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10 Things Republicans Told Democrats They Can Do to Block Trump's Agenda

November 12, 2016

Less than 72 hours after Tuesday's shocking election result, Donald Trump's transition team is hard at work transforming American government. A rogue's gallery of extremist right-wing has-beens and never-should-be's is being lined up for Trump Cabinet slots. With the success of Mitch McConnell's unprecedented blockade of Obama Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, a list of 21 conservative darlings has been prepared to erase women's reproductive rights and resurrect the long-ago discarded notion of businesses' "right to contract." Over the next six months, McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan vow, Obamacare will be a thing of the past, while a budget-busting, $6 trillion tax cut windfall for the wealthy is the future. To abort any opposition in advance, Republicans like Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker are already calling for the "nuclear option" to eliminate the Senate filibuster for President-elect Trump's legislation and nominees.
So what should Democrats do to stop Donald Trump's agenda? In a word, everything. More specifically, Democrats are free to do everything and anything Republicans did over the past 8 years in their never-before-seen obstruction of Barack Obama. After all, if the media are going to continue to charge that "both sides do it," liberals might as well finally make the claim true.
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Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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