In January 2017, a leaked Media Matters confidential playbook was published. It outlined a liberal game plan attacking Trump and his supporters. Here is a link to the full text of the plan entitled, “Democracy Matters: Strategic Plan for Action”
Here are some highlights:
Refuse to recognize the election results: “We have the mandate. . . The country did not vote for Trump-style change. . . We will resist the normalization of Donald Trump.” p. 1
Silence conservative media voices: They claimed that they denied Trump access to phone interviews (p. 6), kicked Glenn Beck off of cable (p. 8), and that Media Matters is the source of 17,929 news reports (p. 7).
Weaponize Facebook, Twitter, and Google against Trump supporters: “Media Matters has already secured access to raw data from Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites . . .” p. 10
Google will cut off access to ad revenue. p 13
Train thousands of volunteers to harass conservatives to flag and deny access to conservatives. 40,000 added in December 2016. Win with corporate pressure campaigns. p 13
- Defeat or Impeach Trump by 2020: “Trump will be defeated either by impeachment or the ballot box by 2020 . . . We will not back down” p. 1 - 2
My opinion is that Democrats and their many supporters in the media have been closely following the Media Matters playbook. The only problem is that Trump’s favorable rating is higher now than when he was elected.
At the same time Hillary Clinton’s have fallen to record lows:
They seem to be following the plan, winning the battles, but losing the war. What is your opinion?
An implication of the game plan is that a Democratic take over of the House could result in at least two years of impeachment hearings and bitter conflict with the Trump administration. Do you think America is ready for that outcome?