McConnell backed into corner as Trump joins Dems

Demand military leaders publicly refuse Trump’s scheme to overturn the election with martial law!


Top Stories for December 23:

Democrats call Trump’s bluff after he joins their demand for $2,000 stimulus checks, leaving McConnell trapped in corner

Pelosi responded after Trump released a bizarre video in which he blasted the relief bill that his own White House helped negotiate and called on Congress to increase the stimulus payment amount, which the GOP fought tooth and nail to cut.

Take Action: Call voters in Georgia and help put Mitch McConnell and Republicans into the minority next year!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Giuliani publicly abandons pro-Trump attorney Sidney Powell on air

Even Rudy recognizes the catastrophic failure Powell has been for the Trump team.

Trump’s Hail Mary plan sends “shockwaves” through inner circle

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: This was too far even for his own allies.

Panicking top officials spill to Axios as Trump lashes out at like a cornered rat
Trusted allies of the president are deeply “unnerved” as the president turns on everyone from Pence to McConnell.

Take Action: Stop Trump from pardoning himself!

Trump makes a pitiful last stand over the official POTUS twitter account
The outgoing Oval Office occupant reached a new low in his efforts to spite the incoming President-elect.

Take Action: Demand Trump’s security clearance be revoked after he leaves office!

Biden blasts Trump for handling of cyberattack, fealty to Putin
Members of the Trump administration, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Attorney General Bill Barr have indicated that Russia is responsible for the attack. However, the outgoing president has instead downplayed the Kremlin’s involvement and speculated — without evidence — that someone else was behind the unprecedented attack.

Trump fantasizes about primarying Senate’s No. 2 Republican, ‘Mitch’s boy’ John Thune
The defeated president called the reliably conservative Thune a Republican In Name Only (RINO) and a puppet for Mitch McConnell. “South Dakota doesn’t like weakness,” he added. “He will be primaried in 2022, political career over!!!”

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Lawsuit accuses Trump, RNC of violating so-called Ku Klux Klan Act
The new complaint, filed by the NAACP, alleges that Trump and the GOP engaged in a “coordinated effort” to disenfranchise Black voters by “disrupting vote counting efforts, lodging groundless challenges during recounts, and attempting to block certification of election results through intimidation and coercion of election officials and volunteers.”

US strikes deal to buy 100 million additional doses of Pfizer vaccine, to be delivered by July 31, 2021
The deal to secure 100 million more doses of the highly effective vaccine follows earlier blunders by the Trump administration, which inexplicably passed on the opportunity to secure more doses earlier this year.

Alex Padilla tapped to succeed Kamala Harris, become California’s first Latino senator
The Secretary of State for the nation’s largest state will fill the final two years of her term.

Retiring House Republican rebukes party for “mindless sort of obedience” to Trump following election loss
Always brave on their way out of town…


Of course…

Winter is here.


Today’s Action: Buy local/small business this holiday season!

Last minute shopping? One final gift to procure? Make it intentional by supporting small businesses! This year, more than ever, small and local businesses around the country are depending on a strong holiday season to survive to the next year.

The pandemic has crippled – or shuttered – countless independent businesses. Meanwhile, between March and June 2020, CEO Jeff Bezos’ personal wealth rose by about $48 billion dollars. And Alice, Jim, and Rob Walton (co-owners of Walmart) have seen their fortunes rise by $14.4 billion between March and September 2020. $14.4 billion each.

We get it – we’re pushing people to stay home and stay safe, and online shopping is a good way to do that! However, many small businesses have now had time to create their own safe shopping options, and they’ll need progressive people who see the value and benefit of a strong local, independent, non-corporate economy to make an extra effort this season.

Investigate which small and/or local businesses have online/phone/social-distanced purchase options and stay safe while you boost local retail!

Many brick-and-mortar small businesses have adapted to the pandemic, creating safe curbside pickup options for phone and internet orders. And, others have moved online – or were online well before the shutdowns.

What’s even better: shopping small/local businesses instead of massive corporations allow you to spend your gift budgets at shops more likely to be owned by women/people of color, and directly contribute to the livelihoods of families more likely to be struggling during this pandemic.

Check what’s left on your holiday gifting list, and then investigate how you can get them at local and/or small business shopping this year while staying safe. Many local businesses now are fully equipped for the pandemic and ready to help you find that perfect gift.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition demanding military leaders publicly refuse Trump’s scheme to overturn the election with martial law, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


Required Reading for the Resistance. Actions that make a difference.