Michael Jackson reminded us that if you want to change the world, you have to start by looking in the mirror. The clear message is that we all have the ability to make the world a better place, by beginning with ourselves. However the video that accompanied this powerful song conveyed an additional meaning. Images of the KKK and MLKing Jr. conveyed the need to address the discrimination that still exists today. Donald Trump’s bigotry is only one of many defects in his character. People around the country demonstrated yesterday as the electoral college cast their votes for Donald Trump to become the next president of the United States. Protesters turned out in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Virginia, Utah and Texas. However they were not successful in changing the vote of electors to make a difference.
The question now is what the Democrats will focus their efforts on to limit the destructiveness of a Trump Presidency. Progressives will be forced to decide how much money and attention to devote to Mr. Trump’s cabinet, his White House appointments, his pick to fill a vacant seat on the Supreme Court, his financial conflicts of interest, his stated plan to quickly repeal the Affordable Care Act, and address any unexpected foreign or domestic crises that may arise.
Gara LaMarche, the president of the Democracy Alliance explained:
“In terms of needing to fight Trump and get back on track in the states, the left is unified,” …“the harder question is how you fight intelligently and strategically when every house is burning down.”
The House and Senate must vote to confirm the electoral college vote. That will happen on January 6, 2017. That means we have 16 days to make Congress aware of the tragedy of a Donald Trump presidency.