The Easy Way To Defeat Trump-ism

  • Step 1: Unite the Democrats
  • Step 2: See Step 1

Sometimes I think we, the so-called “Resistance” are all stupid. We all agree that Trump and the GOP are corrupt and a danger to democracy, the country and the planet. You would think that would produce a response that is as serious as those words. But we retreat to arguing on Twitter, social media and call-in talk shows about who might be best to take on that job. And since the Democratic Party’s format stipulates that we debate and campaign until July, it is virtually impossible that we will be united until July. And by then, our passions and energies will be exhausted, and our bankrolls diluted. We will then just have a few months to organize a team that can defeat Trump’s corrupt but organized team.

Vegas now shows Trump as a 3:2 favorite to win the 2020 election. Wake up folks. Every day we are not united, is a day Trump-ism is getting ahead. 

So maybe we are all thinking about this wrong. Let’s ask ourselves why we got Trump. I hear a lot of Trump-ism was an extension of the Tea Party, HRC was secretly unpopular or Putin did it. And there is some truth in all those theories. But there was one defining event – one simple decision in the control of one person – that opened the door for the Trump fascist presidency. And though we can’t go back in time to undo that decision, we can recognize the error, learn from it and not make the same mistake again in 2020. What was the singular event that begot Trump?

In 2016, Hillary Clinton narrowly defeating Bernie Sanders who had tremendous grass roots support across this nation. The first thing she did after she won the nomination was make a totally unknown senator from Virginia, Tim Keane, her running mate. She ignored all the love, passion, and the investment that millions of Democrats had made in Bernie Sanders. And that was it. I can still recall me telling my wife, HRC just lost the election on that day. Of course, I only slightly believed it. But it turned out that was the defining moment, more than all the others summed, that got Trump in the White House.

Had Hillary Clinton chosen Bernie Sanders as her VP there is almost no way the Dems would have lost to Trump in 2016. Can we all agree on that? I hope so. So now, let’s take away the names Hillary and Bernie and see what really happened from a bird’s eye view.

A Democratic centrist chose another centrist, ignoring the progressive wing of the party as if it did not exist. So that’s the simple thing we have to learn from and not do again in 2020. And then we will win in November because the vast majority really is sick of the division this presidency needs to survive.

We need our POTUS and VP candidates to be one from the center and one from the progressive wing of the Democrat party – and we win. Is that so hard to do? It’s not. It’s alot easier than all these impeachments and debating. Make one right choice and we are 75% of the way there. Enough with a president deserves to surround himself with like-minded politicians. That’s the fascist’s protocol. JFK chose Johnson, who he did not like, because he knew he had to unite the party to win. FDR chose Truman. Were they like-minded? Not.

Let me try to put this in pictures since no one reads much any more.

Biden sort of needs the plans and preparedness that Warren would bring to the table anyway. And I’m sorry I’m not putting a woman in the potus slot this cycle. I am trying to reach out to the other side – a side that does not even want women to control their own bodies. So not this cycle. 2024 is fine. Maybe even 2022. Maybe Joe would retire after two years and be happy knowing he defeated Trump-ism. Joe is running for potus as a patriotic duty more than a burning desire. We can all see that, and that’s fine.
Amy said she liked Bernie just fine. Really all the Dem candidates should like each other just fine. Certainly they can all work together for Americans better than heartless Trump and his loyalist stooges.They don’t have to be clones of each other. They don’t need to be loyal to each other in that Trumpian way – just loyal to their oaths and the Constitution.
These two together would be painted as communists even thought they are not. People scare easily and Trump knows ow to scare. The majority will choose to stick with the status quo if we ignore the center of the party.
This ticket would have an issue exciting the Democratic progressive base. Expect Trump’s base to be excited and possibly violently excited. This summer has the potential to be like 1969. Trump clearly want chaos and will be telegraphing hate.
Someone told me Warren and Bloomberg would fight like dogs and cats. I don’t buy it. I see both as having good hearts and wanting the best for Americans. I see both as being smart and accomplished. I admit I don’t yet know where Bloomberg is on all the important issues that affect peoples’ lives. But I hope we will be learning that soon. Still, this is center and left and a very hard to assail ticket. I’d sleep well with these two in control of the government. And Bloomberg is not asking for a cent from his supporters. That feels very good.

So this is easy folks. We need a Chinese menu ticket. One from column A, one from column B. I am not sure whether the centrist or the progressive should occupy the potus slot – but I know it has to be one of each.


Even Trump knew he had to get a guy like Pence, with his religious right following, to balance his party, which Pence does in his own sick way. Certainly we can be as smart as Donald Trump.

Why don’t we do things a little differently and run as a ticket? Trump has a ticket and an entire team. We don’t have to waste the energies of any of the candidates. I see Pete as a potential Secretary of State. We’re going to need that to regain our standing in the world. I see Kamala Harris as the perfect AG to prosecute the GOP criminality we know is going on.

The sooner we have a team that engages all sides of our diverse electorate, the sooner we will see those odds in Vegas reflecting the will of the majority of Americans. Remember, 75% of all Americans wanted to see witnesses and documents. We have the electorate. I think we just have to do things a little smarter this cycle.

In the 1940’s, the citizens of the  greatest generation resigned to do their parts to defeat German Nationalism with a spirit of teamwork and without ego.  If we had fought WW2 the way we are running this presidential campaign, we’d all be speaking German here today.

Teamwork now please.

Author: josephsword - Joseph Aronesty attended University of Pennsylvania 1967-1971. Published songwriter and father of 5 sons. Discovered that English letters are hieroglyphs for a Stone Age language code that began about 100,000 years ago in Africa, derived from the body/sign language we used as hunters. His book "Deciphering the English Code" conveys this in a way one can understand. He is also one of the world's ground level e-commerce pioneers.

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