The Resistance to Tyrant Trump has found a home on our blog.
Climate Change deniers. Racists. Islamophobes. Corporate cronies. Wall Street insiders. Oligarchs.
Trump’s administration is already resembling the man himself: vehemently bigoted and devoted to enriching the powerful and privileged.
Trailing by more than 2 million votes, this is the least-qualified and most-unpopular president-elect in modern history. Trump is stocking his cabinet full of hardliners and shady loyalists. His pick for Attorney General, Senator Jefferson Beauregard “Jeff” Sessions III of Alabama, had previously been deemed too racist for a federal judgeship by members of his own party. His future National Security Adviser, Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, traffics in anti-Muslim bigotry. Steve Bannon, Trump’s Chief Strategist, is an avowed white supremacist. Secretary of Commerce will be run by billionaire investor Wilbur Ross. For Secretary of Education Trump picked Betsy DeVos, a choice hailed by many conservative groups.
Allowing Trump to appoint hate-mongers and corporate insiders to leading positions will corrupt our democratic institutions and put millions at risk. Leading Democrats need to find their spines and immediately commit to resisting and blocking Trump’s crony cabinet.
Senator Elizabeth Warren is already showing Democrats how to lead. She demanded Trump drop those with corporate conflicts of interest from his transition team and told him:
“Should you refuse, I will oppose you, every step of the way, for the next four years. I will champion the millions of Americans you will fail to protect. I will track your every move, and I will remind Americans, every day, of the actions you take that fail them.”
While we continue to resist Trump by challenging the electors to exercise their moral conscience, we also have to pressure Democrats to put up a firewall against Trump. There is no reason to give a hate-group candidate who did not win the popular vote a free pass to appoint bigots, hatemongers and corporate puppets to leading positions in government. If Democrats stand their ground, they may even win allies from those Republicans who were lukewarm on Trump and foresee the damage from an administration full of unqualified cronies.
The Trump administration is elevating fringe elements of society while giving more influence to Wall Street and corporate elites. Only by standing united in fierce resistance can Democrats expose Trump’s true agenda and build a diverse coalition demanding bold progressive change.
Tell Democratic leaders: Block Trump’s crony cabinet.
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