Tuesday, March 21, 2017

John Thompson: Indivisible Oklahoma forum responds to 'Trumpism' - NonDoc

Indivisible Oklahoma forum responds to 'Trumpism' - NonDoc:

Indivisible Oklahoma forum responds to ‘Trumpism’

Trumpism

Following the election of President Donald Trump, Oklahoma’s U.S. Senators James Lankford and Jim Inhofe earlier this year refused to hold traditional town hall meetings with their constituents.
It’s just as well: Had they been present to face the 1,500 people who attended the Indivisible Oklahoma public meeting on Saturday at Rose State Community College, the senators might not have appreciated the panelists’ explanation of how today’s right-wing agenda is born of fear and xenophobia.
Even if they couldn’t say so aloud, however, surely Lankford and Inhofe understand that Trumpism is also founded on decades of conservative and neoliberal, national and international efforts to privatize our democracy.
As the officeholders and political activists on the Indivisible Oklahoma panel knew from personal experience, Trumpism was first nurtured by quiet and well-funded groundwork in states like Oklahoma. The hard lessons we’ve learned will be brought into the battle against President Donald Trump.


Inman warns against limiting opportunities

Oklahoma House Minority Leader Scott Inman (D-Del City) recalled the lesson of the rope and why we should never cut it. Like the generations of Americans who preceded us, Indivisible Oklahoma forum responds to 'Trumpism' - NonDoc:


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