Anyone who’s successfully dealt with bullies knows that the only thing that stops ’em is to bully them back.
I know that Congressional Democrats will have to keep their powder dry, and when the Republicans go low they need to
lose go high, and all of those excuses for doing nought but increasing their personal wealth. But if they actually want to do something to control the situation, they need to go big. And go bad, and do it quick.
I suggest that they stall/stop every single Trump appointee/nominee, as best as can be done, while attacking them in the press with the most heinous and savage stuff they have, until the Republicans do one thing – give Democrats the SCOTUS Justice that’s been stolen from us. Hold a hearing for Merrick Garland, and if he gets voted down they’ll continue to hold votes for Democratic nominees – and after some number are rejected, Democrats get to simply select who gets the position.
I.e., just do what the Republicans do, but be honest.
If the Democrats give the Garland affair a pass, there is zero hope for the next four years. None. The battlin’ Congressional Dems will have shown the world that they can be stomped on like a bug without consequences, and thus the stompings will only get worse.