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Two major blows are set to come forth from Donald Trump this week in the never-ending circus that is his first 100 days. Tomorrow at 8:00 pm EST, Trump’s SCOTUS pick will make national headlines. And in the next couple days, a drastic anti-LGBT measure. Let’s review:
GOOD-BYE, MERRICK! HELLO, CONTROVERSY
Tomorrow, Donald will announce his pick for the vacant Supreme Court justice seat that has been vacant for over a year now. President Barack Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, was successfully blocked for an entire year by an obstinate Republican party, and the pick is sure to be explosive.
Democrats have promised to filibuster the nominee. AS WELL THEY SHOULD!
NOTE: as we have witnessed now with many of Trump’s explosive or controversial announcements, is that they are often times a successful diversionary tactic meant to distract us from something more sinister, and usually behind cl0sed doors. When the immigration ban had Americans swept up in a national outcry this past weekend, Donald Trump quietly reassembled the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the National Security Council to implement Steve Bannon.
Does anyone else feel like this administration and it’s cabinet members are like every cliche cartoon villain realized into human form? pic.twitter.com/iTMvG0uaU5
— Alex Mohajer (@alexmohajer) January 30, 2017
WITH REGARDS TO BANNON AND FASCISM
- “Trial Balloon for a Coup,” went viral today on Medium and is a fascinating look at the Trump Administration’s timing and execution of the “Muslim Ban” this past weekend and what this executive order says about Donald’s intentions and goals while in the White House.
- Sarah Kendzior, who studied authoritarian states and fascism for over ten years, wrote this chilling piece for the Correspondent. Worth a read.
BRACE YOURSELVES, GAYS
It is now all-but-certain that Donald is expected to sign into law an executive order in the next day or two that is dramatically harmful to the LGBTQIA community. Brace yourselves for a swift, and rapid response. Donald Trump has no idea the sheer organizing and political power of the LGBT community and we expect that they will not disappoint.
Reports are trickling in that Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order this week stripping rights from LGBT Americans. The response: pic.twitter.com/qX7iRxuajm
— Alex Mohajer (@alexmohajer) January 31, 2017
CALL TO ACTION
- Join Democats and call your Senator or Representative to let them know where you stand on The Muslim Ban.