The impeach Trump campaign now has more members than the NRA.

By | 2018-10-21T10:59:02+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |8 Comments

Gotta love that!

Courtesy of Newsweek:

A campaign to impeach President Donald Trump marked its one-year anniversary on Saturday, celebrating reaching more people signed on to its online petition than the 146-year-old National Rifle Association has paying members.

“This online community is bigger than the NRA,” Need to Impeach founder Tom Steyer announced at a town hall in Newark, New Jersey, on the campaign’s first birthday.

The crowd of more than 200 people cheered and applauded.

Need to Impeach last week reached six million signatures on its online petition calling on Congress to begin proceedings to remove Trump from office. The NRA’s dues-paying membership stands at about 5.5 million, Andrew Arulanandam, a spokesman for the gun rights group, said in an email to Newsweek Friday.

This is not exactly a fair comparison, since Steyer is not asking petition signers to pay dues, and has no intention of lobbying Congress. 

However, it is still worth noting, as is the fact that the numbers continue to grow and the issue is talked about on the campaign trail by such Democratic superstars as Beto O’Rourke and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. 

I think there is a good chance that the issue will become much more relevant after the midterms. 

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8 Comments

  1. Anonymous October 22, 2018 at 5:17 am

    Perhaps we should start lobbying for impeachment.

  2. Old Redneck October 22, 2018 at 5:42 am

    “. . . The NRA’s dues-paying membership stands at about 5.5 million, Andrew Arulanandam, a spokesman for the gun rights group, said in an email to Newsweek Friday. ”

    Hmmm. Maybe so, maybe not. Here’s a recent analysis of NRA membership claims. It should not surprise anyone that, well, maybe the NRA is playing fast and loose with numbers.

    https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/03/nra-membership-magazine-numbers-1/

    Here are a few excerpts from the article.

    — quote

    ” The National Rifle Association likes to boast that it represents 5 million gun owners. Or maybe it’s “nearly” 5 million—or perhaps “more than” 5 million. The NRA has never provided solid numbers on how many members it has, yet a look at what data is out there suggests that its claims may be wide of the mark—and the real figure could have dropped by more than 10 percent in the year after Donald Trump was elected president. ”

    . . . the NRA is thought to use a few tricks to pad its numbers, such as keeping dead lifetime members on its rolls. It also gives away free memberships to buyers of select gun brands. (Taurus, a major NRA backer, offers one-year memberships to its customers.) As a result, the organization’s core of committed members is likely much smaller than the overall number claimed. In 2011, Bloomberg News found a NRA pitch to prospective sponsors in which it said that about half of its then-4 million members were the “most active and interested.”

    “Another mystery of NRA membership is its readership gap. Every NRA member receives a subscription to one of its flagship magazines, American Rifleman, American Hunter, or America’s First Freedom. (Shooting Illustrated was added to the lineup in 2016.) Yet there is a considerable difference between these publications’ circulation numbers and the NRA’s membership claims. . . . ”

    — end quote

  3. Je$u$ October 22, 2018 at 6:39 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/heres-why-young-white-evangelical-women-in-texas-are-breaking-with-ted-cruz/

    ““Many white evangelicals around the country support the Republican agenda wholeheartedly based on this issue of abortion,” Dias said. “But now they’re seeing Beto O’Rourke, someone they’re telling me better represents Jesus, frankly, and the range of ways they saw Jesus caring for the vulnerable people. They said, ‘look, we all voted for Ted Cruz in 2012 and no more.””

    https://workingclassstudies.wordpress.com/2018/10/22/red-state-white-evangelicals-and-a-blue-wave/

    “We don’t care if it’s a prank,” a counter-protestor told the Gazette. “We’re going to show up because what’s going to happen is they’re going to call this and then we ain’t going to show up and then they’re going to really burn down an American flag and it’s going to cause someone to seriously have problems.”

    Cleveland County Sheriff’s Maj. Joel Shores said that the Facebook page is not linked to a real-life group in Gaston. Nevertheless, a rally attendee vowed to guard that shopping mall “until we know Antifa ain’t coming.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/facebook-prank-tricks-dozens-angry-trump-supporters-protesting-outside-north-carolina-store/

  4. Anon October 22, 2018 at 7:39 am

    https://thinkprogress.org/donald-trump-barack-obama-wiretapped-twitter-justice-department-86dccea278ee/

    “based upon the Congressional testimony of then-FBI Director James B. Comey, that it has no records of alleged wiretapping of then-candidate Trump in Trump Tower by the Obama administration prior to the 2016 presidential election, as referenced in President Trump’s Twitter post on March 4, 2017.”

  5. ANON October 22, 2018 at 8:32 am

    https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2018/10/22/intv-amanpour-fox-butterfield-crime-family-prison.cnn

    BOGLE> THINK BUNDY>THINK dRUMPf

    “In my Father’s House” exposes a pattern of criminality found in one American family. 60 family members so far…

    The United States currently holds the distinction of housing nearly one-quarter of the world’s prison population.
    He chronicles the malignant legacy of criminality passed from parents to children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren.

    https://www.amazon.com/My-Fathers-House-Crime-Family/dp/1400041023/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1540225806&sr=8-1&keywords=in+my+fathers+house+book

    • Anon October 22, 2018 at 8:40 am

      https://www.pbs.org/video/the-eugenics-crusade-jtaetc/

      1h 53m 12s

      The Eugenics Crusade tells the story of the unlikely –– and largely unknown –– campaign to breed a “better” American race, tracing the rise of the movement that turned the fledgling science of heredity into a powerful instrument of social control.

  6. Anonymous October 22, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    Booker is for impeaching Trump.

    Pelosi is against it. (Also against impeaching Kavanaughty, the FAKE JUSTICE.)

    All I need to know.

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