Skip to main content

ActBlue has been a huge success story for the left, serving as a hub for Democratic giving online. Through its role as a clearinghouse, ActBlue has helped process over $192,000,000 worth of donations since 2004. It's extremely popular, and though they took their time in doing so, the right finally started copying ActBlue several years ago. In fact, conservatives launched three different, competing efforts, so I was curious to see what they were all up to these days. I took a screenshot of each site, reproduced below.


No worries, guys! You have plenty of time to catch the biggest GOP wave in a generation ... yeah. All right, so, Rightroots evidently isn't going so well. But that still leaves two more.

Big Red Tent:

Surely they must be undergoing temporary maintenance, right? Urm, well, not, it seems, according to their Twitter feed:
So they've been resting for the last couple of years. I'm sure Randy Altschuler and David Harmer and Bill Brady didn't mind a bit! But no matter—I'll bet the miracle of the free market ensures that behind door #3, Republicans still maintain a thriving online donation site, yes? After all, this last one is the undisputed heavyweight, "the Republican ActBlue." So let's have a look.


Yikes! Did I catch them at a moment of server trouble? Let's go check that Twitter feed once more—I'm sure they'll have an update for us:
They're back! Just in time! Oh, er ... 10 months ago. After an 11-month nap. Maybe they'll show up again soon!

Anyhow, folks, there you have it: the state of online giving for Republicans today. They are now only seven years behind us, but I'm sure they'll catch up soon!

UPDATE: But wait, that's not all! Sometimes the invisible hand sure does a good job of rendering things ... invisible. But from the mists of time emerge still others. Go below the fold for more.


Feel the redmentum!

Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Thu Jul 07, 2011 at 07:38 PM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site