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      Opinion: the resistance has had some victories. We've been putting up a good fight. But maybe we must do more than just fight Trump. Perhaps we must fight those who would divide us, and show the country what we are FOR, as well as what we are against.

      In conversations with my resistance group this week, as at every resistance meeting, the Orange Beast came up in our conversation. He always does.

      As usual, in brief, conversation turned to remarks that no other president in American history has been this unpopular so early in his term. No other president has been as noted for continual lying, and no other president has been as careless with values and ethics as this one. Our economy is trending toward increasing the wealth of Oligarchs and decreasing the standard of living for everyone else. Many women are very concerned that he is pushing us back into the oppression of the past. The poor are fearful that they are just completely off his radar, and minority groups recognize his plan to exploit all and their needs, only to further his own power and wealth. As for Middle Class, the Trump Oligarchic system has been pushing them down rapidly.

      Illustration from A Child’s First Book of Trump by Michael Ian Black

      the Orange Beastie https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jul/05/brig...


      Okay so we covered that. Now what? We resist. We protest. We develop petitions and register voters. Is it enough? We decided that it is not. It isn't enough to just resist the Orange Beast, we need to be clear and strong in showing what we are FOR, not just what we're against.

      In our communities - our cities, our states, and our Congress, who do we want in those offices and why? To inhibit our compromised Country and a Congress that is controlled by Republicans, we must choose leaders that can repair the damage already taking place from the Trump regime. We must look to those who are running to replace the compromised Republicans with real leaders; leaders who care about our communities, our cities, our states and our federal government. We will need to rebuild ourselves from the ground up! That means knowing our candidates, encouraging them and the voters, and making sure we get the positive message out about what they stand for.

      To do that, we have to be clear! We have to make sure that we promote candidates who are clearly above the dividing that has been taking place in the Democratic party. Democratic candidates who are willing to join those Democrats who though not the party in power, have so valiantly fought for those of us who are their constituents.

      And of grave importance, we must unite! We have seen what dividing us does.

      My group is now on it. We encourage everyone's group, or family, neighbors and friends, to do the same! Clear messages, good candidates, and the need to keep increasing their support. Talk about it, keep improving on the message and the strength we have when we are united.

      The majority of voters in this country are aware of the Trump's shortcomings, but are they aware of the greatness that good Democratic candidates can bring to the country? Democratic candidates who show how to strengthen our economy and the day to day living of our people? Who show their willingness to deal with the concerns of the people? There are so many really good candidates!

      Then the most important thing of all, vote for them in 2018, and help others to do so too.

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          opie
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          Do you understand that the game you are playing will be returned by the opposition when your fav is elected to the presidency?


          Will you call it obstruction?

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              The GOP hav always been obstructionists. They are uninterested in any kind of progress. They (and you) may find some kind of joy in calling human needs a "game," I do not.

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                      opie
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                      I can tell you from my own experience that resistance strategy is being planned and acted on as we speak.

                      Resistance I might add that is reasonable and constructive whenever possible but not at all afraid to tell it like it is. Right now. Fight the power not each other.

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