Conservative columnist and Fox contributor Michelle Malkin was on Fox News with host Sean Hannity recently complaining about the "lynch mobs" going after Republican donors and organizations like the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). According to Malkin, President Barack Obama is behind the grassroots efforts to push back on ALEC and on Rush Limbaugh for his offensive attacks on law student Sandra Fluke.
Hannity complained to Malkin that Democrats are, "elevating controversies like the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case, Sandra Fluke case." Malkin lamented, "America has been collectively a slow learner when it comes to [President] Barack Obama." She added: "We were frustrated, you and I, trying to get the message out in 2008, and that is why we're trying overtime, redoubling our efforts to vet the president, not only his record over the last four years, but everything that led up to his grooming, the marinating in this leftist, progressive ideology."
"And it's going to get worse," Malkin continued. "The fact that we have so many of these little lynch mobs that are going after Republican donors, Republican legislative associations like ALEC, and are trying to use as many ad hominem attacks as possible."
Apparently, Malkin thinks that customers asking companies they frequent to distance themselves from ALEC's extreme agenda, such as the Stand Your Ground/Shoot First laws linked to the Trayvon Martin killing, is comparable to horrific lynchings from the shameful Jim Crow era of U.S. history. Previously, Malkin's website, Twitchy.com, posted a picture of a boy in his boxers holding up two middle fingers for the camera, falsely claiming that it was Trayvon Martin. The site later acknowledged its mistake. However, the site continues to allow blatantly racist comments from readers to be posted.
Organizations like CMD, ColorOfChange, Common Cause, People for the American Way, and more have urged consumers to call and email corporations, asking them to end their affiliation with ALEC. To date, 14 corporations have decided to dump ALEC as a result of this consumer pressure. The groups are now focusing their efforts on State Farm, Johnson & Johnson, Amazon, and AT&T.