Welcome to Trumped Progressives, a blog of observations on living in an Implausible, poorly written dystopian novel.
The most recent posts are shown at right.
Here are some useful suggestions, as we wait for the impeachment, and, we hope, hasten its coming. I will add to this annotated list as the occasion warrants.
WHAT IS TO BE DONE?
Resistance must be based on real information. “The Trump Archive collects TV news shows containing debates, speeches, rallies, and other broadcasts related to President-elect Donald Trump. This evolving non-commercial, searchable collection is designed to preserve the historical record for posterity.”
Michael Moore, Do These 10 Things, And Trump Will Be Toast
A calendar of resistance activities.
David Akadjian, How to turn trolls into your best friends
Hint: don’t think you’ve won them over just because you made a logical argument.
Paul Waldman, Why Democrats Need to Forget About “Reaching Out”
There will come a time to reach out, but right now focus on keeping the base’s passion high.
Don’t just tweet and march; elect progressives to office up and down the line.
Individual steps of resistance.
John Stoehr, How the Opposition Can Wound Trump
Thoughtful observations by a Yale professor. Hint: his supporters like him because they buy his act and think he is strong. Show that he is weak.
Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for getting Congress to listen.
Phil Keisling, How to Bring Home Democratic Voters
The answer: universal vote by mail.
This won’t solve any problems, but it may help you feel better.