Sunday, November 20, 2016

Has the Resistence formed?

John Shinkle/POLITICO

Politico reports this morning that Obama loyalist are uniting nationally to organize the resistance.   While I tend to be skeptical of such things  -- emotion makes big plans that can be hard to follow thru on when the emotion subsides -- the Obama machine redefined political organization for the 21st Century. 
The talks are all early, but a few broad themes have emerged. One is protecting the people most targeted by Trump’s policies and rhetoric. How to block a deportation force, for example? Could Vice President Joe Biden leads an anti-domestic violence campaign? Then there are the Obama policies that are most at-risk: the health law, his climate regulation. Finally, with Democratic ranks decimated not only at the federal level, but in statehouses as well, there’s a significant new emphasis on supporting alumni who are considering running for office.
Over the past 10 years, Obama alumni have spread throughout the government, the advocacy world, and influential parts of the private sector, including at Google and Facebook. That means there’s a lot diverse talent to harness.
Give it a read.

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