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Keep their feet to the fire

Keep their feet to the fire

by digby



I just wanted to point out something about Tom's post below which references the new polling showing that the Resistance is real. It's also non-violent and it crosses all demographics and ages. And most reporting shows that women are doing most of the organizing.

I just hope the Democrats keep this in mid as they fashion their electoral strategy and perhaps even more importantly, their approach to governing should they win one or both houses of congress. The people taking to the streets are doing so mostly out of a sense of total horror at the presidency of Donald Trump and what his administration is doing to this country. They will not be voting for Democrats to appease him or spend the next two years modeling themselves on him in order to win over his voters in the 2020 election. Don't think they won't. It actually will take tremendous pressure to keep them from doing it. The pressure to appease is tremendous for a whole host of reasons.

It's as Tom says in his post. This is a fight and these people getting into the streets want to see someone stand up for them against this misbegotten horror show of a president. I just hope elected Democrats have the stomach for it.