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Brace for impact

by Tom Sullivan


Progressive groups across the country are prepared to mount "rapid response" protests should the president oust Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Not one year into this presidency, we are all losing a little sleep over how it will end. As the administration's enablers and propagandists direct fire at Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the FBI, at Eclectablog LOLGOP wonders whether Wall Street – the country's Owner class – might not have the final say on how it ends. It won't be "tidy," he suggests, quoting CNBC contributor Josh Brown:

The only defense the President has is the fact that he is the President. And his pardon power – which is literally the last thing he will give up. There will be no impeachment process in Congress because the GOP already handed this guy the ability to do whatever he wants in exchange for tax cuts and the rollback of all social progress that occurred under his predecessor. Liberals dreaming of some other outcome where Republican pols come to their senses will be sorely disappointed. Republicans don’t win elections by tacking toward the center and becoming Rupert Murdoch targets, so why would they?
In its effort to undermine the Russia investigation and Mueller's team, the right wing is pulling out all the stops on the Mighty Wurlitzer:

Should the sitting president oust Mueller, LOLGOP writes, "Americans will either rise up and win some check on Trump’s power or the right will crush the uprising and send America stumbling into authoritarianism." Unless the markets sag and Wall Street demands stability, he adds. But don't count on it:

My nightmare is the markets jolt at first but quickly shake their worries off in favor of the next massive tribute to the Kochs that Paul Ryan has been dreaming of since college. The enabling of Trump that has made all of this possible would continue as Trump and his followers decide how far they will go to crack down on dissent. At that point, it will be up to the people to decide what they can risk for justice.
Brown reminds his readers that MoveOn, Indivisible and other groups are readying their members for direct action should Trump fire Mueller:
Our response in the minutes and hours following a power grab will dictate what happens next, and whether Congress—the only body with the constitutional power and obligation to rein Trump in from his rampage—will do anything to stand up to him.

That's why we're preparing to hold emergency "Nobody is Above the Law" rallies around the country in the event they are needed. Rallies will begin hours after news breaks of a Mueller firing:

  • If Mueller is fired BEFORE 2 P.M. local time —> events will begin @ 5 P.M. local time
  • If Mueller is fired AFTER 2 P.M. local time —> events will begin @ noon local time the following day
This is the general plan—please confirm details on your event page, as individual hosts may tailor their events to their local plan.
Odds are the new "Saturday Night Massacre" will come at a day and time most inconvenient for mounting protests. I suggest keeping a pot and a wooden spoon in the car.

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