PEORIA, IL -- How to bear the awful Trump administration? A compromised president (Russia), an unqualified cabinet of billionaires. Ugh.
Wake me when it's over. Or -- boycott Jan. 20 (no TV, no radio, no Internet sites) with the courageous members of Congress, and strike.
Striking? Here's how: http://www.womenstrike.org/
This is a time tested tactic that works. Sign up and do it.
Then go to the Peoria rally for the Jan. 21 marchers. See below for details.
And then: Only a Democratic Senate can save us. We must work for that in the 2018 election, and also oust the Illinois Republican governor Rauner.
True he's not going to the inauguration, and never endorsed Trump, but will he have the courage to do what it takes to protect Illinois from Trump?
That could mean raising taxes to keep funding Medicaid for all the poor, and subsidies for Medicare if it is cut when Obamacare is killed. (Think they'll replace it? You're kidding yourself. They won't.)
Here's my prediction: Trump will be out before 2017 ends, resigned to build more hotels or impeached for treason because of the Russian connection.
But Pence is as bad or worse, so we are in for a fight to keep civil rights, civil liberties, adequate medical insurance, etc. We don't need Rauner's BS about curbing unions. We need a California-style governor who will work to protect Illinois.
Let's get to work.
-- Elaine Hopkins