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VA House GOP’s Latest “Self Own”: ActBlue Edition

They blame their woes on an online fundraising software organization/small-$ donors...not on their own unpopularity, backlash to Trump, etc.

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Hahahahaha. Need a good laugh? Check out the following tweets, in which the Virginia House GOP gets mocked for arguing that the “single explanation for why Republicans were outspent was ActBlue.” Of course, as we all know, ActBlue is simply “nonprofit technology organization established in June 2004 that enables Democrats, progressive groups, and nonprofits to raise money on the Internet by providing them with online fundraising software.”

So, yes, the VA House GOP appears to be arguing that an “online fundraising software,” “nonprofit technology,” small-dollar-donor organization – as opposed to a massive backlash against Trump, or their own party’s highly unpopular stances on issues, or  its own party’s almost complete lack of diversity, etc. – is largely behind their abysmal performance in 2017 and 2019. And these guys don’t understand why they keep losing elections? LOL

Among the amusing responses to this audacious claim:

  • Cindy Cunningham nails it: “;) 😉 😉 Thanks GOP, I needed a good laugh today! Act Blue… 😉 😉 😉  I’m sure you losing has *nothing* to do w y’all blocking the ERA & LGBTQ nondiscrimination laws, voting against worker’s rights, denying climate science, voting against gun safety laws 90% of Virginia supports…”
  • Ben Tribbett nails it as well: “This is such a self own and they don’t know it.”
  • Exactly: “Claiming ActBlue is the reason the GOP got outspent is like claiming another business recieved more revenue than you did because they take PayPal and you use Google Pay. ActBlue is literally just a payment processing service. Actual people are the ones donating money through it.”