It's been one week since The Day The Earth Stood Still (because it couldn't fucking believe that Americans elected the completely unqualified racist, sexist asshole). Inauguration Day is still 2 months away, but it feels like a lifetime since the election, and a blink of the eye until he rolls into the White House with his ego sporting a permanent stiffy. There have been numerous stories already describing how ill-equipped he is for this role (and how little he understood the responsibilities), but that's a blog for another day.
During the campaign, he villainized (or at least minimized) anyone who was not a straight, white, Christian male. His supporters certainly got THAT message, based on their actions in just the last week
That list only includes those which have showed up in front of me - I did not search for any of these. To be fair, there are some that we can't definitively say are tRump-inspired, although the one's that include tRump's name certainly are. tRump hasn't exactly assuaged concerns or told people to stop it. No, he chose Ken Blackwood - Family Research Council Fellow - to run his domestic transition team
. Anyone who had any hope that things would cool down as we got further from the election (and the toxic campaign) should realize that this is the new "Not Normal
However, those concerned that tRump is going to steamroll the country with all of the things he promised during his campaign can probably breathe a little easier. He's already walking back numerous campaign promises
, which hopefully will enrage those who trusted him to make big changes. As for "draining the swamp"? Yeah - not so much
. There are also the district courts which have been heavily populated with Obama-appointed judges which will be a firewall against any onerous legislation, and the quick lawsuits they will inspire.
It's amazing how much insanity has occurred in just the past week. There's not much we can do about the shit-show in tRump's inner circle (of hell), but we CAN try to help protect and stand up for our brothers and sisters who have been marginalized by this monster. Power to the people - and Sic semper tyrannis.