Good News from the Resistance: Just when we were certain it was impossible for one more firing, resignation, investigation, or porn star allegation to be packed into a single week, Trumpworld proved us wrong. Our takeaway from recent events? The tables are starting to turn. Increasingly, the Good Guys are playing offense, and the Bad Guys are on the run. So sit back, dear Resisters, and enjoy the show.
Kids! They’re Getting the Job Done. Last weekend, on the heels of a successful National School Walkout, over a million kids, parents, and grandparents took to the streets to demand stricter gun control. The teenagers who planned the March were encouraged and bankrolled by pop singers and movie stars. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft (a friend of 45’s), Delta, and Lyft provided free transportation. For his part, 45 fled to Mar-a-Lago, where he buried his head in a golf course sand trap, and once again demonstrated his cowardice by changing the route of his motorcade in order to avoid the thousands of protesters who were eagerly awaiting his arrival. If that’s not a defensive move, what is?
We’re betting on the kids. In the few short weeks since they’ve taken over, public opinion has dramatically shifted (in the right direction), retailers are restricting gun sales, Citibank will no longer do business with companies that sell guns, and Youtube will censor videos that show how to make them. The kids are in it for the long run: they’re making gun control a key voting issue. We look forward to watching NRA Bully-in-Chief Wayne LaPierre taking refuge at Mar-a-Lago, where his buddy 45 will surely offer the head-burying sand trap next to his.
It’s Mueller Time, Big Time. It’s not easy keeping track of Mueller’s narrative, with all the characters, piecemeal information, and denials. No one knows where the investigation will end, but we do know this: all the news this week was Good News, and it just keeps getting better. There’s more than one honey pot at the end of Mueller’s rainbow, and here’s why we’re betting on Mueller’s team to find all of them (try to read the entire next happy paragraph without taking a breath):
Mueller subpoenaed the Trump Organization, looking for clues to Russian funding and interference in the 2016 election, he wants to talk to 45 personally, mostly about the Flynn and Comey firings, and while 45 said he welcomes a sit-down, the advice from his lawyers is, “don’t do it!”; but … 45’s lead lawyer quit and he’s having a tough time finding someone who wants the job, which means he no longer has a legal team stopping him; Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, McCabe has memos describing what he saw and heard in the aftermath of the Flynn and Comey firings, and he’s shared them with Mueller; Mueller’s scrutinizing the connections between 45’s campaign and Cambridge Analytica,the sleazy company whose CEO was fired after telling an undercover British journalist that his company used prostitutes and “fake news” to swing elections throughout the world. The Trump campaign paid the company $6 million to help get 45 elected. But you knew all of that.
Here’s more Good News from the Resistance:
- Print this Rapid Response Plan, so you’ll know what to do if 45 fires Mueller
- Say farewell to White Nationalist Richard Spencer, who is calling it quits!
- Support “Time for a Power Shift,” black women organizing to leverage their votes
- Pay attention to this Pew report: More Democrats now than in last 20 years
- Be amazed at Nixon’s Watergate lawyer John Dean calling 45 “Nixon on Steroids”
- Wonder why Don Trump, Jr.’s wife left him – and hired a criminal lawyer
- Thank the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower who’s shared “Blueprint for Trump’s Victory”
- Be grateful that DeVos’s evil plans were thwarted in the omnibus spending bill
- Smile at homophobe Pence marching with the Rainbow Coalition
- Take Action: Buy John Oliver’s bunny book
Sign Up. Show Up. Never Give Up.
WE BEING PREPARED FOR THE WORST: IF 45 FIRES MUELLER
We’re taking to the streets. Here’s how to know when and where to go.
WE WHEN HATE GOES HOME
White Supremacist Richard Spencer liked to peddle his hate on college campuses. He finally got the message: No one is interested.
WE BLACK WOMEN ORGANIZING TO LEVERAGE THEIR VOTES
When Democrat Doug Jones won a tough Senate race in Alabama, a common refrain was, “thank the black women.” Thanks are not enough. It’s time for true inclusion, and a Power Shift.
WE JOHN DEAN’S OPINION
John Dean was the White House counsel for Richard Nixon during Watergate. He says 45 is worse than Nixon – and that we are witnessing a public obstruction of justice.
WE DON JR.’s WIFE VANESSA CALLING IT QUITS
No one can blame her. But why did she hire a criminal attorney? Can’t wait to see how this one plays out.
WE THIS CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA WHISTLE-BLOWER
She voted for Bernie, yet held a high-powered job managing 45’s Blueprint for Victory – which she just leaked. Why?
WE WHEN DEVOS LOSES
Her agenda for the nation’s schools was so evil (and expensive), Congress shot the whole thing down.
WE WHEN PENCE MARCHES WITH THE RAINBOW COALITION
Even though he had no idea what was going on.
WE TAKING ACTION: BUY JOHN OLIVER’S BOOK
You’ll get a fun read, help combat AIDS, and support LGBTQ youth at the same time.