It started when progressives started donating money to Planned Parenthood in the name of VP-elect Mike Pence. Pence receives a thank-you note for every donation. Donations have surged 17 times their normal rate since the election.
But why stop there? Many progressives are now making donations to other organizations in the names of their Trump-voting friends and relatives in lieu of giving them Christmas presents. What better way to get revenge than to give a gift to a left-leaning organization? Say Merry Christmas to your jerk brother-in-law by giving a gift to the DNC, the ACLU, the Southern Poverty Law Center, or the Human Rights Campaign for LGBT equality in his name. It is the gift that will keep on giving.
Meanwhile, it looks like Democrats are going to take Robert Reich up on his idea to hold a counter event the same day as Trump’s inauguration. A concert promoter is putting together a fundraising event for the Democratic Party in Florida.
While Trump has reportedly been struggling to find entertainment willing to perform at his inauguration ceremony, top performers are “banging on the doors” of the concert promoters to play at the fundraiser.
This could be a new hobby — driving Trump supporters, and even The Donald himself, nuts. Given Trump’s notoriously thin skin, it should be a lot of fun.
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