No It’s Not Going To Be Ok:
Counter punch has an article perfectly summarizing exactly how I have been feeling lately.:
Liberal and other partisan Democrats have spent no small effort trying to evade adult responsibility for Donald Trump’s presence in the White House and Republicans’ control of all three branches of the federal government along with most of the nation’s state governments – this in a nation that loathes the Republican Party. I’ve written extensively about the remarkable lengths to which Democrats have gone to block honest discussion of how their party’s craven captivity to the corporate and financial elite and their related allegiance to the values and ideology of the professional class have demobilized their “progressive base” and delivered a considerable portion of the white working class over to the arch-plutocratic, white-nationalist Republican Party. Ever since the election they couldn’t lose, the dismal dollar Democrats (DDDs) have been blaming others for their fiasco: the Green Party for running a “spoiler” campaign; Bernie Sanders’ backers, for daring to note and challenge the Goldman Sachs-greased global corporatism of Hillary and the Clinton machine; former FBI Director James Comey’s last-minute e-mail insinuations; Russia, for supposedly intervening in the United States’ supposedly democratic political process.
The entire thing is worth a read, because it gets at an essential truth. The reason why we have Trump as president is because there wasn’t a party of the working people anymore. Trump only had to stand on stage a lie, saying HE was for the worker, and people who have been trampled by decades of abuse believed him (even though there was no rational reason to think he was telling the truth). Just enough people in just the right states and now we have this monster as president.
The fact is this will keep happening until one of the parties stops pandering to the big money interests. The republicans are basically a lost cause at this point, the democrats are probably as well. But its possible that a new party could grow out of the democrats, call them justice democrats, democratic socialists, whatever, they can grow within the democratic party and then take it over. Suborning the power structure already in place for their own purposes.
However that will never happen until we vote in a lot more progressives, who demand we fight for real progressive ideals. And vote OUT any democrat who doesn’t share in that fight 100%.
That means Joe Manchin, Heidi Heitcamp, Nancy Pelosi, Cory Booker, and so many others have to go.
Upcoming Action Against Trump:
Tools of change:
Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit? Want to do something about it?
Calling your government representative:
You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.
Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump. You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.
Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:
Call the White House:
Call the “White House”:
Use this website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).
Do a little Slacktivism:
Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:
Monitor your congressperson:
Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.
Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)
Is your mayor up for election? Find out, get involved!
Upcoming house votes:
Upcoming senate bills:
Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:
Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/
Run For Office!:
Remove the Corporate Democrats!:
Join the fight to clean out the democratic party: Justice Democrats!
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