Why is this Twitter account publishing the names and locations of Trump donors?
Just because it’s legal doesn’t mean it’s right.
A Twitter account called @everytrumpdonor is posting the names, locations, amount donated, and field of employment of Trump donors.
Yes, political donations are public record, easily searchable on FEC sites, but why tweet how private citizens donated? What’s the point?
The account tweets the information about one donor every hour or two, effectively blasting private citizen information in direct connection with President Trump. Featured in the profile is a link to a beta FEC data site, not yet live, presumably reiterating the public nature of this kind of information.
A local news outlet in Tampa Bay found the account and answered questions from concerned residents.
Surely there’s a comparable account for Hillary donors, right? RIGHT?! There are two that I found, but, neither of them has ever tweeted.
I’m so sick of the whole “imagine if Democrats did this” trope, but imagine if someone began tweeting the names and locations of Hillary donors, that might be considered unfair targeting of private citizens because of their political leanings.
This type of public announcement becomes particularly concerning in the current OUTRAGE ALL THE THINGS climate where agreeing to disagree has been traded for witch hunts for “wrong” thinking. People have lost their jobs, suffered property vandalization, and assault for who they supported in the last election. @everytrumpdonor isn’t just sharing public information, it’s imperiling the private citizenry for their political beliefs.
Just because it’s legal doesn’t make it right.
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When your core beliefs/principles will not stand up to even light scrutiny, every trick must be used to distract, obfuscate and degrade ANY opposition.
Just as the leftist talking heads will not answer questions and pontificate/filibuster to their own ends, conservative donors may be dissuaded by publishing public records.
Nothing illegal, and when questioned the perps will wrap themselves in righteousness, and pretend to be doing a great service.
>“why tweet how private citizens donated? What’s the point?
Are you really asking as if the reason isn’t crystal clear?
It’s pure Alinskyite terror tactics intended to cow non-Leftists into silence by making examples of anyone who dares oppose the Left. It’s why Obama weaponized the IRS to make donating to Republicans a ticket to an audit and why donor lists were illegally leaked to Leftist groups, but the Obama-Holder-Lynch JUST US Dept. refused to prosecute.
Brandon Eich was run out of Mozilla – a company he co-founded and had never been accused of discrimination – for donating to Prop 8 and businesses owned by other donors had boycotts and disruptions. These Leftist fascists show up at homes and terrorize families. Doesn’t take too many of these incidents to get people to keep their wallets shut lest they appear on a hit list.
The Left wins because they are ruthless and brutal and feel there is no method out-of-bounds against those they view as impediments to their quest for absolute power. I’ve lost count of how many Facebook acquaintances have told me privately that they can’t Like or comment on my posts because friends, family or employers would retaliate against them. When you’ve got a mortgage and family to feed and your workplace is overwhelmingly liberal, how hard are you going to rock the boat?
The same underhanded tactic was used in 2012 when a list of some NYS concealed carry permit holders was published. Other such lists have since been published.
Your answer is dead-on. And that’s what the left wants for us – to be silenced, embarrassed, harmed in some way, or dead.
It comes down to a basic question: Do you actually have rights when you’re not allowed to exercise them without fear of violence and retribution?
Howard Dean and others – how ironic is it that Bernie Sanders, that Commie, stands up for Coulter’s 1A rights? – believe that freedom of speech must be constrained because of their feels. The NYT had an op-ed the other day from a professor that declared that free speech ends where “marginalized groups” feels began. IOW, you don’t get to call throat-cutting jihadists here illegally that because it may trigger the snowflakes.
Obama minimized religious freedoms to effectively be “whatever you snake handlers want to do on Sunday at church” but sued nuns to provide abortifacients and supported businesses who didn’t want to bake cakes to be crushed. The First Amendment is almost wholly null and void in practice and they’re working on the Second.
Freedoms are only allowed to Leftists. Want to stand on the sidewalk outside a Planned Abortionhood mill peacefully protesting the genocide of the unborn? You’re a terrorist! Want to stand on the sidewalk of a Trump donor and terrorize their kids? Power to the People, baybee!!!
The Left will always have the advantage because they believe terror and violence are acceptable means to achieving their goals while sane people (i.e. conservatives) are too nice and polite and don’t believe in sinking to the Left’s gutter level. We know it’s evil so we don’t do it and that’s why we always lose.
Look at the Snoopy dancing the Left does whenever they take down a target while they’d blast their pants off soiling themselves if a concerted effort to unemploy one of their people. Bill O’Reilly is fair game and no one on MSLSD is touchable. How many tax dodgers were on MSLSD’s air? Sharpton, Toure and Harris-Perry? What if conservatives drove them off the air? Heck, Martin Bashir never had to apologize and neither did NBC for his comments about Palin. He was just quietly let go with no explanation. EPSN purges conservatives at the drop of a hat while promoting Leftists who drive away viewers.
If it wasn’t for double standards, the Left wouldn’t have any standards.
Why in the heck are the on FascistBook enriching worthless Billionaire Zuckaberg?
Seems like there ought to be a similar site to give personal information on members of the media. And for the same reasons.
What most leftist ideologues lack in ethics, morality and integrity they over compensate with zeal and violence. For reasons unknown, many conservatives are content to become either couch potatoes or workaholics…then ask every few years why their candidate failed so miserably.
Haven’t you mis-typed doesn’t as does? As in: Just because it is legal, doesn’t make it right.
Yes. Thank you!
I’m Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud. I donated $25 million to @HillaryClinton. I live in Riyadh. I work in the dictatorial king industry.
I know why.
Liberals flat out hate anyone who is not them.
…and that they can not Enslave….
OK, just man up. IF you support anyone, support them, and don’t mess yourself over publication of your support.
Otherwise, find a means…and they exist…to support people without being tied to your support.
Conservatives used to say we liked sunlight. That is REAL conservatives….
Everyone should tell them this means we will increase our support multiple-fold.
You allude to an important point, but you don’t follow it through. Count me as one who always used to believe that there should not be limits on political contributions, as those limits violated the 1st amendment, but I also believed that those contributions should be made publicly.
Now – this practice of publishing names brings about not just an implied threat, but an open threat. People, especially in California, have lost their jobs once it was revealed they donated the “wrong” way. (See Proposition 8) The left has demonstrated that they are prepared to use physical violence against anyone who they think is a “fascist”, and flash mobs are becoming more and more common. Easy to see a coming convergence of the two trends. And the threats and intimidation ONLY work in 1 direction, that is so obvious to all of us that it hardly needs to be said.
So, because of these new actions by the left, I now have changed my opinion, as have many. I still believe that contributions should be unlimited, but I also believe they should remain secret, if the contributor wishes, and for those who cry that leads to corruption, well too bad, so what if it does. The left has given us no other choice.
As they say, this is why we can’t have nice things.
Ragspierre | April 27, 2017 at 3:53 pm
OK, just man up. IF you support anyone, support them, and don’t mess yourself over publication of your support.
I don’t. But this is not just publication of support. This is targeting. Publish my name if you will: my name is Charles Anderson and I voted for Trump. There are literally thousands of Charles Andersons in the United States.
But how many live at my address? One.
This is no different at all, at all, from the scumrats who published the address of George Zimmerman’s parents. Whoever published these did so with intent.
Anyone up for the challenge? Anyone want to wait for an unhinged moonbat to come pound on your door? Or how about a rousing game of being SWATted? Run that scenario involving your family through your head.
The s.o.b.’s who did this would love nothing better than to dance on your grave.
These people need to be doxed.
1. I ain’t skered, and
2. I won’t be the sombitch that they are.
PLUS, bring it…!!!
I ain’t skeered neither. For myself.
But my 6 year old means more to me than my own life.
You won’t be the sombitch they are. Good for you. That will look good on your marker. “I wasn’t the bastard my enemies were when they had me SWATted.” And that’s a real danger. Ask R.S. McCain about it.
At some point you have to stand your ground and say ‘Enough!’ Because you and I and everyone else here wouldn’t dream of messing with their families. With only their own example to go by, their own projection of motive, the prog s.o.b.’s who did this would need Depends to even leave the house.
Andrew said it best about the bastards. “Fxxk you. War.”
I don’t care that the names are being published, mine included.
Yes I know their intent.
It’s a positive. If they wish to come to my house they will find we do not suffer fools. Threaten us and there is a price to pay. So, bring it on.
Let’s publish the names of donors to Clinton and be even.
Barry, you’d never hunt down a Clinton doner. They would hunt you or your family.
And that’s the point. You have morals and your enemy thinks that makes you weak.
Red, maybe you missed this:
“If they wish to come to my house they will find we do not suffer fools. Threaten us and there is a price to pay. So, bring it on.”
Killing doesn’t bother me. My “morals” include the right to self defense and the considerable means and experience to carry it out.
I have no desire to “hunt down” Clinton donors. But if they wish to hunt me they can have at it. I’m not sure what you think I was saying…
Barry, I am 100% in agreement with you. I don’t fear any barking moonbat coming after me. I will stop any threat to my family by any means necessary.
What if they terrify your kid at school while you’re at work? You know they would if given the opportunity. Not so easy to defend. Anyone does that to my child and I will come down on them like the wrath of God, but my child is still affected.
You must have missed my earlier comment about SWATting like what happened to Robert Stacy McCain (The Other McCain). That is no joke and very deadly.
I will not hide but I am getting prepared, mentally. I really thought this leftist mentality would be all tuckered out by now, almost 6 months after the election. I thought they’d get tired of this nonsense and get back to life. More fool I. I forgot this is the only life most leftists have.
Well, while I’m waiting on my friends in Turkey to fix their broken machine…
Granted, if you have children they will not be protected while out of your direct care. It’s a risk we all have. Mine are all grown now, can take care of their selves. When mine were small I had no concerns while at school. They were in a good environment. A concern for those with children, but I’m not aware of anyone’s children getting targeted at this point. When/if that occurs the civil war will be on I think.
Back to the Turks… I was in southern turkey when Trump launched the missile attack, about 150 miles south of me.
RE: “I don’t care that the names are being published, mine included.
Yes I know their intent.
It’s a positive.”
In fact, I have faith and believe this tactic will BACKFIRE on the Dems.
Imagine, all the supposedly isolated Trump Supporters finding this out and exclaiming: “WOW!!!!! I didn’t know so many of my next door neighbors and co-workers were such big TRUMP SUPPORTERS! YIPPEE!!!!!
When I read a couple years ago that the “antifas” were doing this to dumb neo-nazis in order to get them fired from their jobs and evicted from their housing, I knew it was only a matter of time that they would try it on Republicans and conservatives. One would hope being Republican wouldn’t lead to unemployment and homelessness, but it doesn’t matter. These “antifa” worms are just as bad, maybe worse that the neo-nazis they oppose but behave like the real ones eighty years ago.
It’s caring and compassionate liberals favorite new pastime, using any and all means necessary to intimidate their political opponents. Just like the Nazi’s they constantly accuse us of being. These fair and tolerant people hope to scare away potential Trump supporters with strong arm tactics, thereby silencing opposition to their increasingly deranged and hate filled ideology. Just like the Nazi’s they constantly accuse us of being. Does anyone else see a pattern here?
Folks the left just increased their vile attacks on anyone who supported President. That support could be a letter to the editor, donated money, supported trump on line. Any action action to help Trump will be attacked by the left.
They will do anything or say anything to harm you however they can. Look at what is happening everyday. We are in a war with the vile left. The left knows this not sure if the right does?
Oh, new vistors coming to my home! Fantastic! I can’t wait to show them how my AR-15 works! We’ll have a blast!