Assuming Senate remains R in 2018 and Trump is re-elected in 2020. What's your plan B?

Title pretty much sums it up.

The blue wave is inadequate in November and the senate stays with a Republican majority.

Trump is re-elected in 2020 running on a strong economy, low unemployment, and Republicans pissed off at tantrum throwing liberals.

How do you think the Democrats will proceed from there? What alterations in their strategy would you foresee or recommend?

Yes, you could debate the details of the presumptions, but those will be the major talking points of the Republicans regardless of how people choose to interpret the underlying facts. This is also irrelevant to the conversation at this point so let’s please refrain from making this another “Trump is an orange poopy head” thread.

What’s your strategy dealing with another Trump term with Republican dominated houses?

Loving my wife and kids. Being kind to others. Going to work.

Basically just getting on with my life.

Trying to stay out of the ovens.

I’d recommend doing pretty much the same things you we’re going to do if Trump loses and the D’s take the Senate. In other words, it’s probably best if you don’t go do something drastic or radical over an election loss.

ETA: PROTIP: probably stay out of the 2020 schadenfreude thread if your side loses.

Canada is too cold except for maybe Vancouver :slight_smile:

Lots of jack Daniels, followed by the realization that as a straight white male US citizen who is financially secure who is old enough that the worst effects of gloabla warming won’t hit until after I’m gone means I’m pretty far down on the list of people who are going to be fucked over by the Republicans. Hopefully by the time they reach me on the “They came for the … and I did nothing” list, someone will have done something.

What I was trying to ask was what the Democrats should do differently going forward if anything.

But I’ll go with personal plans as well. :slight_smile:

What #2 said, plus continuing to vote and protest and advocate. If my worries are valid, then suffering in America will greatly increase, and that suffering will turn into votes that defeats the bad guys (i.e. Trump and his enablers). If my worries are not valid, then everything will be fine.

Close down shop, and let some independent startups takeover?

If they can’t beat Trump after four years of (what they’ve repeatedly assured me will be a disastrous) Trump administration, they don’t deserve to be a political party.

Sounds oddly similar to the fire and brimstone predicted by certain right-wingers if Obama won re-election in 2012.

I’ll stick to my current Plan A, which is being part of the (so far pretty successful) work to bring/keep my state in its lovely blue condition. Getting into the weeds of school (and other services) funding is what all the cool kids are doing these days.

In case you don’t realise how the rest of the World views Trump (like when the United Nations General Assembly laughed at him), here in the UK I will be opening champagne if Trump loses.
America badly needs a President who is not a lying, sexist, racist, impulsive narcissist.

Agreed. “The sky is falling” hysterics (by the losing party) are a fixture of American politics.

I hereby nominate you to be awarded the Most Depressing and Defeatist Post of the Week award.

I think it’s more accurate to say those will be the major talking points of the Republicans regardless of whether they have any connection to reality.

You say you don’t want this to be a “Trump is an orange poopy head” thread. But why should we simply accept a “Trump is Making America Great Again” thread? There’s a lot more evidence to support the former position than the latter.

As for the Democrats, I don’t think they need to worry too much about planning for the Trump administration to be a success. They should instead continue to point out the growing divide between reality and the claims made by Trump, his administration, and the Republican party.

I’m planning to move out of the country next year anyway, so most likely I will be abroad and still staying abroad regardless.

Maybe break in to the participation trophy business… ?

I think it depends entirely on what margin of victory Trump wins reelection in 2020. If he wins it narrowly (it’s quite possible he could once again lose the popular vote - wouldn’t that be one for historical trivia), then I expect Democrats to basically treat his second term just like they did his first. But if Trump wins in a landslide, Democrats will be forced to adjust - maybe shift away from identity politics, LGBT, PC, etc.

That being said, there will almost certainly be a big recession in his 2nd term, like there was with Bush’s.

More investigations, more protests, more public harassment of Republicans, more name-calling, more predictions of brown people in concentration camps. Business as usual, just louder.


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Who needs a Plan B? The Republicans will still select the next Supreme, and the 2nd Amendment will still protect the right to keep and bear arms.

I don’t see how the Democrats would be able to change their strategy, or their tactics, for a 2nd four-year term.