Wednesday, May 27, 2015

NOM: "Our Chance" and they claim to be broke - again

Photo Credit: NOM
Does that look like 15,000 people?
National Organization for Marriage has gone to the well once more with “Our Chance.” According to NOM they are going to change the world if you just dig a little deeper. The only thing missing is a solicitation for a $65 million jet.
You know what we have done together standing for the truth that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.

Whether bringing nearly 15,000 diverse supporters of marriage to our nation's capital for the March for Marriage or supporting legislation that will protect our First Freedom to act and speak freely in our support for natural marriage—we are in this fight together.

Now, as we face a most dangerous time for marriage, a generous donor has stepped up to the plate and pledged to match any gifts we may get in the weeks before the decision.

It is absolutely urgent that you stand with us now as we stand boldly for the truth of marriage. We do not have billionaire donors, but rely on your sacrificial help to fund our efforts.

Please stand with us now at this critical time with your gift of $35, $50, $100, or even $500 or more.

We have spent everything in our coffers to make the March for Marriage the great success it was.
If they really shot their load on the March for Marriage then they are bigger idiots that even I thought they were. It was an utterly pointless enterprise without a discernible realistic objective.

As for that legislation, even the conservative Catholic state of Louisiana said “no sale.” It left and an embarrassed Bobby Jindal sputtering with a diminutive, and somewhat meaningless, executive order.

No billionaires? NOM, in the past, has received money from Fielstead, Howard F. Ahmanson, Jr.'s foundation. More importantly they have operated with the full weight and support of the Roman Catholic Church. "Poor us" doesn't cut it.

They go on to say that they are organizing a presidential pledge for the 2016 campaign, similar to the one that Mitt signed in 2012. I'm sure that Santorum and Huckabee will sign it but they are not real candidates. Then they intend to advance what amounts to license to discriminate legislation which the business sector loathes. Where does NOM think GOPers get their money from? 

The next objective was curiously entertaining:
Organize a diverse and massive response to the Supreme Court — whichever way they rule in June. We will need to build up our grassroots education and activism programs to ensure that everyone who believes in marriage is both informed and equipped to stand up and make their voice heard — regardless of what the Supreme Court says. 
Exactly what do they propose to do? Whatever it is, it is lost in that rhetoric. What? They are going to get people to yell “I'm as mad as hell …?” Seriously, if the Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional then that becomes the law of the land. There is nothing at that point that NOM can do although their chairman, John Eastman, might look for a way to gouge out more legal fees.

If you are a fan of hyperbole, you will love the next part:
Make no mistake — we are fighting for the foundation of our very civilization and the very freedoms upon which our great nation was founded. The government — in bed with lobbyists backed by millionaires and billionaires seeking to redefine marriage — is trying to take away not only what is sacred and true about marriage... but our very right to defend it!
The foundation of our very civilization? Seriously? Perhaps NOM should have titled this piece Our Last Chance because it's getting close to that time when even the idiots will stop donating money for NOM to squander.

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