The Right and the ACLU
I’ve observed before that I think the Right would be the natural supporters of the ACLU, except that the ACLU often ends up defending representatives of marginalized populations that the Right actively hate (the poor, women, people of other races than white and other religions than fundamentalist Christianity, people who have been arrested, outright criminals, etc.). Conor Friedersdorf has a nice post on the how the Right even attacks the ACLU for not taking action (in this case, defending students who wore American-flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo) even when the ACLU is in fact taking action. (The Right has never had much regard for facts, it’s true.) It’s worth reading the column for the various comments from Right-wing voices (Rush Limbaugh, for example), tearing the ACLU a new one for not doing what they are in fact doing.