I’ve been thinking about what needs to be done. I think the first thing is to get our priorities straight. What are the biggest things we are worried about happening because Trump is president, and what do we need to do to prevent them?
It is important that we be as specific as possible. For example, saying that we are worried that he will repeal Obamacare (the ACA) is not a good way to put it. A better way to put it is we are worried that he will change our health insurance system such that health care costs rise faster, or that people lose their health insurance. If he repeals the ACA and replaces it with a real single-payer system, I’ll be perfectly happy. He has promised to make a better deal for us. If he doesn’t keep his promise, we need to hold him responsible.
So I’ll write a few other examples: I am afraid that he will stack the Supreme Court with people who will reverse gains we have made in gay rights. What we need to do about that is have the Democrats commit to filibuster any nominee who opposes gay rights. Pure and simple.
Another example: I am afraid that Trump will curtail freedom of the press. He has already punished media that reported things about him that he didn’t like. We need to make sure that he can’t do that as president.
I’m sure you have other things. Please put them in the comments. Again, be specific. We need things to be clear, so we know when he actually does one of these things, and have a response planned. I will try to collect them up.
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