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What will happen next?

Trump’s election in 2016 brought out women across the country to protest with massive women’s marches not seen before in our country.  That agitation and energy was transformed into political action- the result was the 2018 election that flipped the House.

The next election needs to flip the Senate and regain the presidency.

Biden has responded to this moment in our history by moving left of center and looking to FDR as a role model for policies he will support and implement.  Biden has been meeting with Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders and others. These meetings  have resulted in policy positions that are more left of center than any presidential hopeful in the history of our country. Biden has also been speaking out and his words are the words of the leader we need.  If Biden has the energy of younger Americans behind him, he will win in November.

I am hopeful now in a way I have not been before that not only is the younger generation motivated, but multi-generational activism has been ignited. Protesters must maintain peaceful protests despite many right wing groups and criminal elements that are coordinating damage and looting.  Protesters cannot play into Trump’s hands by allowing violence to mar their message and fuel his.

This organic energy is our country’s best hope to defeat Donald Trump in November.

Trump and the GOP must lose and lose REALLY BIG. There can be no question about who wins the next election because Trump will take advantage of any uncertainty to claim the election was stolen from him.  He will claim that anyhow, but if it is a massive loss in the Electoral College, he will not succeed in holding onto power because the military will follow the constitution.

The 20th Amendment of the Constitution says that on January 20th at noon, the president and VP who have lost the election are no longer in power. At noon on January 20th the president and VP become regular citizens. The newly elected president and vice president assume the power of all our government agencies at that moment, including the power to command the military. If Trump fails to leave the White House, he could be ordered to leave the White House and expelled as a trespasser by the police.

General Mattis understands that danger we face as a country and he has spoken out against Trump at long last.

Here are excerpts from General Mattis’ remarkable statement:

“I have watched this week’s unfolding events, angry and appalled. The words ‘Equal Justice Under Law’ are carved in the pediment of the United States Supreme Court. This is precisely what protesters are rightly demanding. It is a wholesome and unifying demand—one that all of us should be able to get behind. We must not be distracted by a small number of lawbreakers. The protests are defined by tens of thousands of people of conscience who are insisting that we live up to our values—our values as people and our values as a nation.” He goes on, “We must reject and hold accountable those in office who would make a mockery of our Constitution.”
“Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try. Instead, he tries to divide us. We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort. We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership. We can unite without him, drawing on the strengths inherent in our civil society. This will not be easy, as the past few days have shown, but we owe it to our fellow citizens; to past generations that bled to defend our promise; and to our children.”

Mattis goes on to contrast the American ethos of unity with Nazi ideology. “Instructions given by the military departments to our troops before the Normandy invasion reminded soldiers that ‘The Nazi slogan for destroying us … was “Divide and Conquer.” Our American answer is “In Union there is Strength.”’ We must summon that unity to surmount this crisis—confident that we are better than our politics.” (from The Atlantic)


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