I very much appreciate all of your comments, especially those of Tom Cathcart, which are right on the mark. If this blog can be one of the many places where people can meet and share thoughts and plan together to oppose the in-coming fascist, I will feel that it has served its purpose.
In his meeting with the NY TIMES editorial board, Trump made it flatly clear that he intends to monetize the presidency. There can be no conflict, he said, between his duties as president and his private affairs, because he will be the president. As a matter of constitutional law, this is nonsense, but I suspect he is right that there is nothing he can do [save attacking Republicans] that would move the Republicans to impeach him.
He is a cheap crook, to be sure, but that is not what makes him a threat. America can survive a cheap crook in the White House. His real threat is that he brings with him incipient fascism, of a sort this country has never seen. But Europe has seen his likes, and we know what he will do unless he is stopped.
I am heartened by Tom's thought that even the Bushes might turn publicly against him once he starts attempting to nullify the constitution. I do not know whether that is true, but I would like to hope it is.
We have a long road ahead of us, my brothers and sisters. Courage!