Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. New Website Doxxes Trump Campaign Contributors

 

Allow me to introduce you to a cute little website: Donald Trump Watch.

It’s a website designed to name, shame, intimidate, and target those who have made reportable contributions to the official Trump-Pence campaign account.
I’m on that website.
As a federal campaign election veteran, I knew full well when I made my two contributions that they would be publicly disclosed. I knew the risk that I was taking in doing so. I was also smart enough to list a Post Office Box as my address.
There are no known such sites designed to name, shame, and target Biden supporters, nor should there be. But please disclose it to me if you find one. I am not interested in targeting Biden supporters. This is a free country (for now, at least), and the Supreme Court has long determined that political contributions are speech protected by the First Amendment.

It doesn’t take a Ph.D. to realize the intent. We have seen reports from Kansas City and New Hampshire of warning letters being left on homes of people who have been identified as Trump supporters and warned to make sure their home insurance policies protect them against fire damage.

Don’t believe me? Here’s a story from National Review: Worth your time. And my friend Matt Schlapp has posted threatening fliers (see photo) distributed in a Kansas City neighborhood to those ‘identified’ as Trump supporters. You don’t have to be a contributor to be a target of threatened violence. You just need a yard sign. And people wonder why so many are “silent Trump supporters.”
And people whine about “right-wing” groups threatening violence. Maybe, but the preponderance of evidence seems to point elsewhere.
I’m OK with this. I’m active in politics. I know what it’s like to be a target of doxxing and related threats. I’m at peace, trained, and prepared.
It is not the first time this sleazy tactic has been employed. Democratic US Rep. Joaquin Castro doxxed Trump contributors from his home city of San Antonio in 2019. It has become a common tactic of The Left.
This is evil. And sadly, this is where we are in America right now. Do not be intimidated. Be “wise as serpents,” because that’s what we’re up against.
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  1. Dr. Bastiat Member

    Holy cats.

    If Trump wins, all heck is going to break loose, I suspect. 

    • #1
    • October 24, 2020, at 6:03 PM PDT
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  2. RushBabe49 Thatcher

    You don’t even really have to have the resources to burn someone’s house down. Just the threat may be enough to instill fear in a law-abiding citizen. And in many places the police would be powerless to protect that citizen. 

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    • October 24, 2020, at 6:10 PM PDT
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  3. Headedwest Coolidge

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    You don’t even really have to have the resources to burn someone’s house down. Just the threat may be enough to instill fear in a law-abiding citizen. And in many places the police would be powerless to protect that citizen.

    It is fully established that the police have no obligation, indeed no role, in protecting any individual. Their only function kicks in after a crime has been committed.

    • #3
    • October 24, 2020, at 6:15 PM PDT
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  4. Arahant Member

    Headedwest (View Comment):
    Their only function kicks in after a crime has been committed.

    Threatening people is a crime in most jurisdictions.

    • #4
    • October 24, 2020, at 6:21 PM PDT
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  5. Eridemus Coolidge

    I saw something nasty for the first time on a platform where I find and respond to ads for professional freelance consulting work (by remote internet conferencing and delivery). It has no reason to refer to politics unless the ad is for something like graphic design for a poster etc. and even then it doesn’t usually get stated for what cause since the point is for responses to come in with portfolio samples showing talent and experience.

    So this odd one described his (architectural/engineering) problem. THEN he stated that he would only welcome responses from people who voted BLUE, and not RED. So I responded anyway, and since the comment wasn’t really a question but it was entered in a question field, I couldn’t complete my form without typing something. So I typed “—” and left him to interpret that however he wished, or just grow up and look at the credentials only. I guess anyone answering was supposed to create a small anti-Trump high fivin’ rant. But the job had nothing to do with voting.

    I thought it would be kool if he had to work with and pay for a RED consultant and catch some magic cooties but I guess I didn’t pass the litmus test.

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    • October 24, 2020, at 6:27 PM PDT
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  6. philo Member

    Bucknelldad: It’s a website designed to name, shame, intimidate, and target those who have made reportable contributions to the official Trump-Pence campaign account.

    Scary stuff but…doxxing?

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    • October 24, 2020, at 6:32 PM PDT
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  7. Gary Robbins Reagan

    philo (View Comment):

    Bucknelldad: It’s a website designed to name, shame, intimidate, and target those who have made reportable contributions to the official Trump-Pence campaign account.

    Scary stuff but…doxxing?

    I won’t speak for the post’s author, but I will speak for myself. One member of ricochet choose to post my campaign contributions at Ricochet. If I had it all my way, that would be contrary to the Code of Conduct.

    There is all sorts of stuff available on line, divorces, paternity cases, lawsuits, bankruptcies, criminal cases (not just convictions, but merely being charged), evictions and lots of other things. In a decent society, they should not be splashed around.

    • #7
    • October 24, 2020, at 6:52 PM PDT
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  8. Headedwest Coolidge

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Headedwest (View Comment):
    Their only function kicks in after a crime has been committed.

    Threatening people is a crime in most jurisdictions.

    Good luck getting somebody arrested for that.

    • #8
    • October 24, 2020, at 6:58 PM PDT
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  9. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    Nothing new here except that it is more open. Back when I was more into political stuff I notice the local Democrat government would target Democrat area for more services while those with Republican contributors / supporters would go without city services such as garbage, sewage, street cleaning, snow plowing, etc. The Democrats have always been a party of small minded vindictive asses. It is why I am registered as a Democrat and give money to them. It is the same as paying any protection racket.

    • #9
    • October 24, 2020, at 7:08 PM PDT
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  10. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Nothing new here except that it is more open. Back when I was more into political stuff I notice the local Democrat government would target Democrat area for more services while those with Republican contributors / supporters would go without city services such as garbage, sewage, street cleaning, snow plowing, etc. The Democrats have always been a party of small minded vindictive asses. It is why I am registered as a Democrat and give money to them. It is the same as paying any protection racket.

    Louisiana Democratic Governor Huey Long showed this tendency. A new highway would be paved in counties that he had won, and would be only gravel in those counties that voted against him, with the change in surfacing being exactly at the county line.

    Former Homeland Security Chief of Staff Miles Taylor reports that he heard Trump ordering Homeland Security to stop sending aid to California because they were not his supporters. A similar allegation has been made about Jared Kushner not being concerned about COVID-19 in blue states.

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    • October 24, 2020, at 7:19 PM PDT
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  11. philo Member

    Gary Robbins (View Comment): One member of ricochet choose to post my campaign contributions at Ricochet.

    Not “doxxing .”

    • #11
    • October 24, 2020, at 7:20 PM PDT
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  12. Gary Robbins Reagan

    philo (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment): One member of ricochet choose to post my campaign contributions at Ricochet.

    Not “doxxing .”

    Clearly you have never been doxxed. I have. It is contrary to the spirit of an organization dedicated to civil discourse. I hate to see his form of cancel culture come to Ricochet.

    • #12
    • October 24, 2020, at 7:26 PM PDT
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  13. philo Member

    Gary Robbins (View Comment): Clearly you have never been doxxed.

    Oh, yes. The expected shallow non sequitur. This has nothing to do with whether it has ever happened to me. This has to do with understanding the meaning of the word. A meaning that has been explained to you on this bandwidth numerous times. Yet you continue to pretend otherwise and to lie about the events here.

    Gary Robbins (View Comment): I have.

    That makes twice in three days. But, as I have referenced before, you are a demonstrable liar. From dutifully repeating fully discredited MSNBC talking points to telling tall tales about your mistreatment here under a presumption of “good faith” that you abuse with almost every post, you still remain one of the most coddled trolls on the internet. You cry for “civil discourse” yet you constantly insult your on-line neighbors by persistently dealing in transparent intellectual dishonesty that is anything but. Your act is getting very tiresome. 

    • #13
    • October 24, 2020, at 7:54 PM PDT
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  14. Gary Robbins Reagan

    philo (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment): Clearly you have never been doxxed.

    Oh, yes. The expected shallow non sequitur. This has nothing to do with whether it has ever happened to me. This has to do with understanding the meaning of the word. A meaning that has been explained to you on this bandwidth numerous times. Yet you continue to pretend otherwise and to lie about the events here.

    Gary Robbins (View Comment): I have.

    That makes twice in three days. But, as I have referencedbefore, you are a demonstrable liar. From dutifully repeating fully discredited MSNBC talking points to telling tall tales about your mistreatment here under a presumption of “good faith” that you abuse with almost every post, you still remain one of the most coddled trolls on the internet. You cry for “civil discourse” yet you constantly insult your on-line neighbors by persistently dealing in transparent intellectual dishonesty that is anything but. Your act is getting very tiresome.

    Are you suggesting that someone should report who at Ricochet has been divorced, who has had a child out of wedlock, who has gone through bankruptcy or eviction, who is being sued, and who has had criminal charges against them? Those are all public records. But Ricochet is a private organization dedicated to civil discourse.

    You can find out people’s addresses by going to the County Recorder, and searching for deeds, and then cross-referencing them with the County Assessor. But I think that it would be improper to list the addresses of people.

    You can find out telephone numbers by going to the voting records. I think that that would be improper.

    You can find salacious information in a divorce case which hasn’t been sealed. I think that that would be improper.

    You can get the unpredicted copy of police reports by subpoena. That is not meant for public consumption.

    All of that is doxxing. And all of that is wrong.

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    • October 24, 2020, at 8:10 PM PDT
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  15. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Nothing new here except that it is more open. Back when I was more into political stuff I notice the local Democrat government would target Democrat area for more services while those with Republican contributors / supporters would go without city services such as garbage, sewage, street cleaning, snow plowing, etc. The Democrats have always been a party of small minded vindictive asses. It is why I am registered as a Democrat and give money to them. It is the same as paying any protection racket.

    Louisiana Democratic Governor Huey Long showed this tendency. A new highway would be paved in counties that he had won, and would be only gravel in those counties that voted against him, with the change in surfacing being exactly at the county line.

    Former Homeland Security Chief of Staff Miles Taylor reports that he heard Trump ordering Homeland Security to stop sending aid to California because they were not his supporters. A similar allegation has been made about Jared Kushner not being concerned about COVID-19 in blue states.

    I have not doubt that some Democrat embeded said they heard it. Trump and Jared may have actually said it. They are more New York Democrats than GOP so it would be familiar with that way of doing business. Just like you as a Reagan Democrat have no problem putting it out in the world whether you know it is true or not.

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    • October 24, 2020, at 8:15 PM PDT
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  16. EHerring Coolidge

    My donation hadn’t shown up, yet. 

    • #16
    • October 24, 2020, at 8:25 PM PDT
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  17. David Foster Member
    David FosterJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    There should be no doxxing at Ricochet, and this includes gathering and releasing public information on an individual. If some people wish to be anonymous or semi-anonymous on the site, this should be their right.

    • #17
    • October 24, 2020, at 8:26 PM PDT
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  18. Headedwest Coolidge

    David Foster (View Comment):

    There should be no doxxing at Ricochet, and this includes gathering and releasing public information on an individual. If some people wish to be anonymous or semi-anonymous on the site, this should be their right.

    Except for Democrats who pretend to be Reagan Republicans.

    • #18
    • October 24, 2020, at 8:39 PM PDT
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  19. kedavis Member

    David Foster (View Comment):

    There should be no doxxing at Ricochet, and this includes gathering and releasing public information on an individual. If some people wish to be anonymous or semi-anonymous on the site, this should be their right.

    That’s pretty easily done.

    Don’t Use Your Real Name.

    Don’t Give Out Your Real Location.

    Don’t Give Out Your Real Occupation And Location Of Same.

    Don’t Announce Other Things You Do.

     

    Gary fails on every count.

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    • October 24, 2020, at 8:42 PM PDT
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  20. Gary Robbins Reagan

    David Foster (View Comment):

    There should be no doxxing at Ricochet, and this includes gathering and releasing public information on an individual. If some people wish to be anonymous or semi-anonymous on the site, this should be their right.

    Are you saying that if someone’s name is not anonymous, then they lose their right for confidentiality?

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    • October 24, 2020, at 8:45 PM PDT
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  21. philo Member

    Gary Robbins (View Comment): Are you suggesting that…[No, I’m not going to repeat that inflammatory nonsense you are trying to pin to me. “Good faith” my arse.]

    As if I hadn’t just referenced it, you come back with typical intellectually dishonest twaddle. (Pssst…stop arguing with the voices in your head and maybe get back on the meds.)

    Clearly, for anyone willing to stick to the facts on the table, I am only suggesting two things: (1) For you to stop lying and (2) for you to stop being a troll. But, then again, you are a Democrat…

     

     

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    • October 24, 2020, at 8:45 PM PDT
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  22. philo Member

    David Foster (View Comment): There should be no doxxing at Ricochet,

    Should’ve stopped right there.

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    • October 24, 2020, at 8:47 PM PDT
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  23. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Headedwest (View Comment):

    David Foster (View Comment):

    There should be no doxxing at Ricochet, and this includes gathering and releasing public information on an individual. If some people wish to be anonymous or semi-anonymous on the site, this should be their right.

    Except for Democrats who pretend to be Reagan Republicans.

    That is the rub isn’t it?

    The purpose of the First Amendment is to protect unpopular speech, not the speech that other’s agree with.

    The purpose of the Code of Conduct is to protect everyone, not just the people you agree with.

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    • October 24, 2020, at 8:47 PM PDT
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  24. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member

    Bucknelldad:It’s a website designed to name, shame, intimidate, and target those who have made reportable contributions to the official Trump-Pence campaign account. 

    Getting back to the OP, there is someone running for Judge in our district. The usual political lawn signs appear…but now someone has made up signs that they put next to the candidate’s signs that say something like “(Candidate) is a Trump donor. Do we want a Trump donor on the bench?” I would wager that they consulted the doxxing website.

    Of course, in Cook County, the answer is Yes, we want a Trump donor on the bench. Diversity and all that….

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    • October 24, 2020, at 8:58 PM PDT
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  25. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    David Foster (View Comment):

    There should be no doxxing at Ricochet, and this includes gathering and releasing public information on an individual. If some people wish to be anonymous or semi-anonymous on the site, this should be their right.

    Are you saying that if someone’s name is not anonymous, then they lose their right for confidentiality?

    So you are suggesting

    kedavis (View Comment):

    David Foster (View Comment):

    There should be no doxxing at Ricochet, and this includes gathering and releasing public information on an individual. If some people wish to be anonymous or semi-anonymous on the site, this should be their right.

    That’s pretty easily done.

    Don’t Use Your Real Name.

    Don’t Give Out Your Real Location.

    Don’t Give Out Your Real Occupation And Location Of Same.

    Don’t Announce Other Things You Do.

    Gary fails on every count.

    So A, B, C, D, E and F have no reasonable expectation of privacy since they use their real names? I don’t think so.

    [Edit. I removed their names and public information based upon their posts and podcasts. It is nobody’s business.]

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    • October 24, 2020, at 9:02 PM PDT
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  26. Arthur Beare Member

    I would think it would be possible for, say, a cyber-security expert to arrange it so the names, addresses and phone numbers of the owner/operators of that site are displayed on the site: doxxing the doxxers, as it were.

    I wonder how ling the site would remain up if that happened.

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    • October 24, 2020, at 9:25 PM PDT
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  27. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Arthur Beare (View Comment):

    I would think it would be possible for, say, a cyber-security expert to arrange it so the names, addresses and phone numbers of the owner/operators of that site are displayed on the site: doxxing the doxxers, as it were.

    I wonder how ling the site would remain up if that happened.

    That would be horrible. I suggest that the civil discourse portion of the Code of Conduct specify a prohibition of doxxing of any and every member, popular or not.

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    • October 24, 2020, at 9:32 PM PDT
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  28. Randy Webster Member

    Bucknelldad: We have seen reports from Kansas City and New Hampshire of warning letters being left on homes of people who have been identified as Trump supporters and warned to make sure their home insurance policies protect them against fire damage.

    If they try that BS in my neighborhood, they’d better have their life insurance paid up.

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    • October 24, 2020, at 9:44 PM PDT
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  29. kedavis Member

    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    Bucknelldad: We have seen reports from Kansas City and New Hampshire of warning letters being left on homes of people who have been identified as Trump supporters and warned to make sure their home insurance policies protect them against fire damage.

    If they try that BS in my neighborhood, they’d better have their life insurance paid up.

    You’d think by now, someone would have caught some of these miscreants on security cameras.

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    • October 24, 2020, at 9:57 PM PDT
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  30. Arahant Member

    kedavis (View Comment):
    You’d think by now, someone would have caught some of these miscreants on security cameras.

    Hoodie, sunglasses, and a CoViD mask. What’s to see?

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    • October 24, 2020, at 10:00 PM PDT
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