President Trump famously passes out maps of the US showing the counties he won and those Clinton won, the result being a very red US. Liberals like me carp that the map represents acres, not the people. He also is proposing to change the air traffic control system to a nonprofit corporation. That idea has run into the reservations of senators representing many of the acres shown on his map. The problem being that the more sparsely settled areas of the country are also more dependent on air traffic (Alaska is perhaps the biggest for small planes). So the senators fear the impact of this possible change. And the senators are mostly Republican.
A case of principle (smaller government) conflicting with the real world, IMHO.