soldiers fight, and some soldiers die or are wounded, and this soldiers accept and expect.
what they do not accept and expect is contempt and derision from those they fight to defend, and from a group or society that looks down upon them. (you may read "tommy" by rudyard kipling at this point, if you wish.) and, as a general rule, you will not find soldiers who fight and defend those who look down upon them with contempt, and who will not extend to them the respect and admiration their due. this is simply biologically and historically ingrained in the fighting man.
the american soldier at this point in our history does not regard the american progressive leftist, e.g., democrats, socialists and communists with anything other than a reciprocal contempt, and an additional repulsion that is inborn in the fighting man, the fighting man's contempt for the physical and moral coward.
with their performance at the president's state of the union speech, in which democrats treated the widow of one of their own fallen with contempt and disrespect, the american military will not lift a finger to aid democrats in any sort of conflict with donald trump, and they are quite likely to support trump at the ballot box, and with their presence in the field of conflict should trump need them.
before the state of the union some of the idiotic leftist mewing for "coup" were only ridiculous: the american military has never overtly interfered in american politics. after their ludicrous and vile behavior in the congress of the united states at the state of the union address, when they would not stand in respect for the widow of an american who fell in combat, it is utterly and absolutely impossible that they will ever rise in support of the left against trump.
trump will not be run out of town. he will master the bureaucracy, and bring it under reign. and, there will be no political uprising against him: he will simply go to the people for support and help against the left, and he will get it. and, he will not have to harbor any concern about intervention of the military in a coup in support of the left: anything remotely resembling that will be immediately crushed by the soldier.
the soldier knows for what he fights, and for whom, and he knows why he fights and sacrifices. and, he knows full well, it is not for some piss ant liberal pantywaist who does not stand for military widows, with head to his chest and hand to his heart, with respect written on his mien.
the sad part about this, in my mind, is that the left has not fallen as low as it can get. they have plenty of "bottom" left.
john jay @ 03.01.2017