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In this new "post truth" era where fact checking

reason and passionate debate seem increasingly ineffective and antiquated, what NEW strategy will work to defuse and overcome the power of Trumps ad-hoc propaganda, truthiness proclamations of success , misdirection, distraction and bully tweets that are echoed by rabid bully followers and repeated by, auto bots and secret foreign actors with their own motives? I'm serious. This is not your grandfather's America. The rules are evolving fast and we have to be prepared for an agile and strategic fight in uncharted territory. Do the Senate Dems use the confirmation hearings to try to expose for instance the climate change denier who was just nominated for the head of the EPA using facts? Is this the last chance to defend and restore rational fact based debate? Or does the loudest most tweeted voice win? I believe this is the debate and strategic brainstorming we need to have now, , not an internal self defeating and demoralizing debate over why we lost big time and have a battle for " the soul of the party".enough has been said and it won't change the outcome or the impending gutting of democratic policy. To much at stake in the values we share that are about to be trampled if we don't pull together with a united front. Like now...

Privatizing highways? Killing climate change funding to give tax breaks to wealthy?

Why did it take so long for the media to get beyond racism, sexism, sexual assault etc..to the actual Trump policy detail horror show?? Not even Trump supporters i know would agree with this...

"The first beneficiary of that kind of environmental know nothing-ism would be the Koch Brothers, oil companies and the wealthiest of the wealthy who will get the savings on their tax bills when Trump slashes every form of taxation on the rich to benefit himself and the top 1% of earners.

And anyone who drives would feel the pinch of the only new roads being expensive toll lanes which connect wealthy areas to one another - potentially bypassing the poorer areas.

None of this is what Trump supporters think that the candidate is pitching, but they’re blissfully unaware that any policy exists from their campaign.

A policy to deliver America’s infrastructure to Wall Street and give away our green energy investment funds to billionaires for tax breaks.

I guess that’ll make America great for billionaires and infrastructure companies, but the rest of us may be less than thrilled."

More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-just-told-the-truth-its-more-terrifying_us_581e495ce4b0102262411844
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