The ACLU sees memberships increase bigly in response to election of Donald Trump.

By | 2018-07-06T16:11:51+00:00 July 6th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , |15 Comments

See, not everything about Donald Trump is negative.

Courtesy of The Hill:

Membership for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) grew exponentially in the months after President Trump was elected.

According to a report published by the The New York Times on Wednesday, the national organization’s membership expanded from 400,000 to 1.84 million in the first 15 months after Trump was elected.

The organization also reportedly saw a jump in online donations during the same period.

In the three years leading up to Trump’s election, the ACLU reportedly averaged between $3 and $5 million in online donations per year.

But since Trump won the 2016 presidential election, the organization has reportedly raised just under $120 million in online donations.

“Until Trump, most of our support came from people who have been with us since we challenged Nixon,” Anthony Romero, the ACLU’s executive director, told The Times.

“Now we’re kind of cool. Cool’s not a word generally associated with us,” Romero said.

That is a hell of an increase in both donations and membership.

Gee, it’s almost like people realized right at the start that our individual civil rights would be endangered by the election of Donald Trump. 

Perhaps that is because Trump started to threaten them at the very beginning of his campaign. 

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15 Comments

  1. Anonymous July 6, 2018 at 6:26 am

    “The Electoral College is an outmoded and unjust system. It should receive more critical treatment in discussions about presidential authority and power.”
    “Facts and Fears. “Of course the Russian efforts affected the outcome,” writes Clapper. “Surprising even themselves, they swung the election to a Trump win. To conclude otherwise stretches logic, common sense, and credulity to the breaking point. Less than eighty thousand votes in three key states swung the election. I have no doubt that more votes than that were influenced by this massive effort by the Russians.””
    “Russians’ interference through social media and cover-up of the Daniels and McDougal stories represented efforts to “manufacture” a Trump win. Interference by then-FBI Director James Comey took a different form. It helped to elevate an “accidental” president.”
    “Trump won the 2016 election with outside help from Russian agents, through concealment of scandals involving sexual escapades, and through interference by a high-minded but politically clumsy FBI Director. Trump also lost the popular count by nearly three million votes. These facts are relevant-Journalists need to keep this in mind.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/trump-no-democratic-mandate-manufactured-accidental-president/

  2. anonymous July 6, 2018 at 6:55 am

    https://thinkprogress.org/richard-spencer-is-effectively-barred-from-europe-30b18131d272/

    ” Spencer learned that he would be unable to travel to Sweden to take part in a conference for young white supremacists. As Spencer’s pal Christoffer Dulny, another white supremacist member of the so-called “alt-right” movement, wrote on Twitter, Spencer was slated to be a “secret guest” at the conference, but will be a no-show instead, having been turned away at a “European airport and denied further travel.”

    “The global anarcho-tyranny lives and thrives,” “

  3. anonymous July 6, 2018 at 7:30 am

    And $O ~IT~ begins…’Rump’s trade war officially launched Thursday, as tariffs were applied to $34 billion in Chinese goods.’
    “On Friday morning, Fox’s Leland Vittert pulled up a Wall Street Journal map to visualize the damage to the US economy—including in states like Tennessee, which went largely for Donald Trump in 2016. Speaking with Tennessee Congresswoman Diane Black
    (R-Tennessee), Vittert wondered what would happen to industries as different as car manufacturing and whiskey.

    “As we looked at it, every county in your state — nearly every county — was far more hurt by the tariffs than helped as you looked at the industries in the counties in Tennessee,” ”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/watch-fox-news-worried-trumps-trade-war-will-hurt-every-industry-trump-country/

    drink to that bitch mcCONnell!

    • Anonymous July 6, 2018 at 7:49 am

      As I’ve said from the get go, the plebes are not going to wake up until it hits them squarely in the wallet and by then it will be too late.

    • anonymous July 6, 2018 at 9:27 am

      https://www.axios.com/soybean-ship-china-tariffs-trade-war-2414c2f5-ccf3-4e6f-b3fa-a5dab39767e4.html

      “The Peak Pegasus, a ship moving soybeans from the United States to China, sped to the Chinese port of Dalian on Friday (local time) in a race against the clock to beat China’s retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods. Unfortunately for Peak Pegasus,
      the ship missed its mark by 30 minutes, per Reuters.

      The timing: The ship had to conclude its one-month voyage and arrive at the port before 5 p.m. on Friday to dodge the tariffs deadline. It arrived just after, at 5:30 p.m.” <to bad, so sad.

      "Go ship, Go! China roots for last U.S. soybean cargo to land before tariffs kick in"

      "Alas, the Peak Pegasus fell short. At 5:30 p.m., it was at anchor near Dalian, missing the noon deadline."

      “Poor little soybeans. Try to become a bean sprout, maybe it’s not on the tariff list,”"

  4. Anonymous July 6, 2018 at 7:38 am

    GAWD do I hate that mug, and the sheeple will follow him right over the cliff.

  5. ANONYMOUS July 6, 2018 at 8:04 am

    https://www.pbs.org/video/amanpour-mona-charen-and-alexander-betts-6mozdj/

    “Mona Charen, the Conservative columnist joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the swing to the right in the Supreme Court, how feminism has gone too far and her new book “Sex Matters”.
    Alexander Betts, a Professor of Forced Migration at The University of Oxford discusses our failing refugee system.”

  6. Anonymous July 6, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Fox News Admits That Many Conservatives Are Now Supporting Democrats

    The list includes:

    Max Boot,
    George Will,
    Jennifer Rubin,
    Steve Schmidt,
    Nicole Wallace, and
    Joe Scarborough.

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/07/06/fox-news-admits-many-conservatives-are-now-supporting-democrats.html

    • Anonymous July 6, 2018 at 10:11 am

      “THE BERN”~IT~ ALL BEGAN HERE>”According to Ball, MSNBC was never able to grasp how to target the blue-collar demographic that Schultz strove to cultivate and embody.

      “To me, there was a correlation there between MSNBC not really understanding his audience and not really wanting to court his audience and moving him off the air and then what happened in the Trump era,” Ball said.

      Schultz, who once identified as a conservative, continued to identify as a “pretty faith-based guy” after he had become an avowed progressive. For several years after his left-ward move, Schultz continued to oppose abortion, The Washington Post reported.

      Independent analysis has shown that a relatively large segment of people who vote for Democrats have strong differences with the party platform on social issues such as religion, abortion, and law enforcement.

      After his television program ended, Schultz was hired by RT, a television service formerly known as Ru$$ia Today which is funded by the national government of Ru$$ia.

      In April on his RT program, Schultz said that he believed he was fired from MSNBC because he supported the 2016 Democratic presidential candidacy of Bernie Sanders.” 1down.

      http://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/395792-krystal-ball-msnbc-never-wanted-ed-schultzs-working-class-audience

  7. Anonymous July 6, 2018 at 9:24 am

    The cable news landscape has changed. MSNBC and CNN no longer give Trump and his rallies millions of dollars in free advertising.

    Outside of Fox News, MSNBC and CNN have drastically cut the amount of coverage they are giving to Trump for free. The president’s rallies are now monitored for anything newsworthy, and increasingly are not covered live outside of Fox News. They have deemed Trump’s pep rallies not newsworthy, and have gone so far as to call some Trump White House events boring.

    The free ride is over for Trump. All he has left are the few million Americans who watch Fox News, as the rest of the cable news competition has woken up and shut off Trump.

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/07/06/msnbc-cnn-trump-advertising.html

    • anonymous July 6, 2018 at 10:41 am

      “Just a coincidence? Probably. But the DHS release also contained another odd passage where, instead of using percentages or presenting statistics as a proportion of 10 or 100, as is routine, specific numbers were used: “On average, out of 88 [asylum] claims that pass the credible fear screening, fewer than 13 will ultimately result in a grant of asylum.”

      The number 88 has a special significance to neo-Nazis and other white supremacists, as does the number 14. At Law and Crime, Colin Kalmbacher explains: “The ’14 words’ are frequently used in conjunction with the number 88 because ‘H’ is the eighth letter of the alphabet and therefore 88 becomes ‘HH’ which stands for ‘Heil Hitler.'” Kalmbacher observes that in addition to its 14-word headline, the DHS release also contains “14 distinct sets of claims; 13 of which are bullet-pointed–one of which is not.””

      Wp

  8. Anonymous July 6, 2018 at 9:33 am

    Watch: Activists find the perfect way to shame Trump supporters at Montana rally

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/watch-activists-find-perfect-way-shame-trump-supporters-montana-rally/

    • anonymous July 6, 2018 at 10:39 am

      “As President Trump addressed his base inside the Four Seasons Arena, outside critics assailed the administration.

      The “leader of the free world” shocked those watching streaming video by defending Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin, while outside, protesters united in song for a moving rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.”

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