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The anti-Trump resistance takes shape: 'Government's supposed to fear us'

Chris McGreal

The Guardian

 

Donald Trump used anger over a rigged economic system to reach the White House – but now his opponents are using similar arguments against him

 

WASHINGTON: -- The rhetoric is familiar: the demands to take the country back. The railing against an out-of-touch elite. The anger at a rigged economic system.

 

But now the insurgent cries that propelled Donald Trump to the White House have been taken up by stunned opponents as they try to galvanise anger and fear over his election into a strategy to resist his policies and remake the left as a credible political alternative.

 

The rhetoric is familiar: the demands to take the country back. The railing against an out-of-touch elite. The anger at a rigged economic system.

 

But now the insurgent cries that propelled Donald Trump to the White House have been taken up by stunned opponents as they try to galvanise anger and fear over his election into a strategy to resist his policies and remake the left as a credible political alternative.

 

Full story: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/20/donald-trump-protests-economy-opposition

 

-- The Guardian 2016-11-21

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2 hours ago, Maverell said:

Very similar to what's happening in Britain and later it will spread to other countries in Europe....

The stunned losers are just a bunch of out of touch so called elites who seem unaware of what is happening in the real world, or if they are aware they don't give a hoot about the normal person in their country. :partytime2:

 

Brits???

I would not call a bunch of "Scottish Independence Loonies" who could not accept the result of the Scottish Independence referendum "Elites":tongue: 

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17 minutes ago, Emster23 said:

The liberals may just take a page from the Republican handbook, which blocked and resisted just about anything Obama proposed. That was their strategy. However, "the elite" includes those with that title are elite because of intelligence etc. Why is elite (or liberal, for that matter), seen as negative term? I would prefer an elite doctor to treat me, an elite carpenter to build my house, etc. "Make America average again"?

Don't have the votes for that. That's why there is the feeling that a movement OUTSIDE conventional politics is needed. 

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Just now, jimmyyy said:

  Your really going to be whining when we get 3 picks for the supreme court.  Indeed and I have the right to laugh my ass off every time you do..... 

 

Yes, you have that right. 

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43 minutes ago, Jingthing said:

 It's happening, coherent tactics and strategies will emerge (not there yet), and it will be very persistent.  OK, maybe I'm being optimistic that it will become coherent and focused because if not, it won't be worth a hill of beans. 

 

Persistent, of course. If you're used to free stuff you want to keep getting it. A large number will always want to believe in the promise of free stuff, don't know a thing about money management, and so fight to make those promises come true. Never coherent because it rests on a fundamental contradiction which The Iron Lady summed in a nutshell: "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money [to spend]." Already the National Debt has ballooned to about 20 trillion. So the strategy will stay focused on printing money, borrowing money, taxing the productive (tired of having their tax dollars wasted), and redistribution. The faithful will persist in believing that's rational and coherent rather than contradictory and self-defeating.

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