Saturday, November 19, 2016
Winning Against trump
We can win against trump in Congress.
But, winning requires that ALL Democrat Congress men and women go all out.
trump's negotiating style is clear:
His opening demand is an extreme position. When he sees opposition he compromises. If he sees no opposition, his extreme position wins by default.
He must see determined opposition to all his proposed laws and executive actions. All his Minions appointed to date are extreme hacks who seem to have no interest in the welfare of the United States of America or its citizens or residents.
His style will be simple: He will let his Minions in the Cabinet present extreme laws to Congress for approval. If there is no opposition, the law will pass as proposed.
In order to present that opposition, Democrats will need to PREVENT ANY PROPOSED BILL FROM REACHING A FLOOR VOTE.
Tie up every proposed bill and appointment in Committee, forever.
Use 'outside-the-box' tactics.
** List all areas off-limits to trump - Social Security privatization, Medicare, Obamacare, Dreamer deportation, Education reform, etc., etc.
** Shut off power and heat to any committee room considering a law. Do this sub rosa.
** Lock the doors to all committee rooms.
** Use personal locks and not official locks. Make them strong enough for at least an eight hour hold.
** Hold interminable hearings on all proposed laws.
** Take committee votes whenever Democrats have a majority attending, record the vote and ensure the press is notified.
** Ignore quorum rules and other conventional behavior since trump will use them to pass horrible laws.
** Prevent votes by any means possible whenever the Reps have a majority.
** Ask for recognition and then allow at least 25 demonstrators to enter the room and make a ruckus.
** Have OWS and other protestors block all Capitol entrances and exits with press watching.
The idea is to make government unable to function until a compromise that does not harm the United States is reached.
No compromise, no function.