The Long Road

It could be three more years of this. Heck, it could be seven.

Donald Trump may not be going anywhere anytime soon. The Mueller investigation could be sabotaged beyond repair. Voter suppression efforts could (will?) become more aggressive. Right-wing billionaires will funnel more money into our politics in an effort to confuse the public.

Even if Trump left office tomorrow, Trumpism will still be with us. The bigotry and brutality that Trump and the Republican Party injected into our daily politics isn’t fading away. It must be battled. It must be resisted. It must be defeated. That’s what we at the Washington Monthly are committed to doing.

However, we need your help to continue the fight against Trump and Trumpism. This disease won’t cure itself. Remember when the right cooked up a plan to obstruct Barack Obama at every turn on the night of his inauguration? Trump and his minions are surely cooking up more plans to reverse progress–and your assistance is needed to make sure that those plans fail.

Since the nightmare of November 8, 2016, the anti-Trump resistance has demonstrated tremendous resolve. Yet in any war, there will be times when doubt tests that resolve, where disillusionment sets in, where the mind questions whether this war can really be won. It’s our goal–our duty–to keep the hope for a better day alive…and to fight like hell against Trumpism until that day comes.

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D.R. Tucker

D. R. Tucker is a Massachusetts-based journalist who has served as the weekend contributor for the Washington Monthly since May 2014. He has also written for the Huffington Post, the Washington Spectator, the Metrowest Daily News, investigative journalist Brad Friedman's Brad Blog and environmental journalist Peter Sinclair's Climate Crocks.