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November 21, 2016

Obama Supporters Plot Weak, Womanly Resistance Against Trump

Well it's either this or Starbucks.

President Barack Obama told his most loyal operatives that they have 10 days to get over their grief.

They’re already ahead of schedule.

In the past week, Obama alumni have planned gatherings at Glascott's Saloon in Chicago (an old campaign haunt) and The Winslow in New York. In Washington, they're meeting in hotel lobbies, 14th Street bars, nonprofits’ conference rooms and living rooms, plotting the resistance over beer and hummus.

One attendee called the meetings "Obama Anonymous," and while they largely started as impromptu commiseration, they’ve shifted to mobilization. It's an early sign that Obama can continue to command a formidable movement and potentially launch a serious defense of his legacy as a private citizen.

Election night felt like "a nightmare I couldn’t wake up from," said Liz Jaff, a veteran of Obama’s 2008 campaign and White House. "I went from hating everybody to hating myself for not really realizing what was happening."

Then Jaff, now at Crowdpac, had about 15 people over to her apartment in Columbia Heights on Sunday, and she started to feel better about Trump.

"The tipping point was when we started talking about how we could kick his ass, and that we could," Jaff said. "You realize everybody wants to fight and you suddenly get hundreds of messages coming in from volunteers who you've worked with before."

Take it from someone who was depressed after a major electoral lost and met with people to find some kind of solidarity -- it's going to be a long, long eight years, Progs. You may think it's bad now, but the re-election of Trump is going to break your spirit.

Oh you might enjoy this from Saturday Night Live. I didn't myself, because they're not funny, even when making a point I agree with. But others might like it.


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