…with calls to Bank of America
By Marc Keyser, TheResistance.Blog
Trump nominated a Trump Republican, Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Politicusa put it this way: “It Took Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Less Than 30 Seconds To Disqualify Himself. (link) In his short remarks following the announcement, Kavanaugh proved that he is likely to be nothing but a puppet for Trump.”
Democrats are outnumbered in the Senate, so what we have left is a last-ditch campaign to block President Trump’s pick for the U.S. Supreme Court.
We have no choice. We must force Congress not to confirm Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court, and that is going to take a new and different approach to protesting.
The Resistance is prepared to fight
Prominent activist groups including Demand Justice, Indivisible, MoveOn and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee are already planning a week of protests at home-state offices of senators across the country after Trump announces his nominee.
Unfortunately, the groups are following the same grass-roots strategy that has failed to kill the disastrous legislation Trump Republicans have passed so far.
Planned Parenthood has held events across the country to attract local news coverage.
And Resistance groups are flooding the airwaves with ads, urging Americans to call their senators, hoping the outpouring will jam phone lines on Capitol Hill and sway senators even though jamming the phones of a politician has no real impact.
“It is game time; this is not a drill,” says an ad from NARAL, an abortion-rights nonprofit.
Demand Justice plans to spend $5 million in states with senators who might flip, with radio, television and online ads opposing Trump’s nominee. The group was recently formed as a counterweight to Judicial Crisis Network, a right-leaning group whose advocacy helped block President Barack Obama’s nominee from being considered in 2016 and supported Gorsuch’s nomination in 2017. The conservative group has also pledged to spend at least a million dollars for ads encouraging people not to believe Democrats on Kennedy’s replacement.
The protests seem to be more about convincing liberal activists that Democrats are putting up a solid effort, rather than actually stopping Congress from confirming a Trump extremist.
The challenge is to convince the Republican controlled Congress that it’s their best interest not to confirm any Trump Supreme Court nominee. The question is how?