“Party of Compassion”: A GoFundMe campaign for a firebombed GOP office has some Democrats angry
When Democrats helped raise $13,000 to rebuild a Republican campaign office in North Carolina that was firebombed and defaced over the weekend, it seemed to provide a feel-good moment in a presidential election season sorely in need of one.
But then came the backlash.
For some North Carolina Democrats, the GoFundMe campaign was a slap in the face. Many took to social media Sunday evening to suggest worthier causes to donate to, such as LGBT advocacy groups fighting North Carolina’s anti-trans bathroom bill, or the state’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, or the RAINN group, which supports victims of sexual assault.
Others wondered why Democrats were willing to empty their pockets for North Carolina’s Republican-dominated Legislature when earlier this year a 4th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the state’s voting laws had disenfranchised African-Americans and suppressed black voter turnout “with almost surgical precision.” – READ MORE