Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The money grubber returns from Texas


Brian Brown, head of the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage says, in a new email to supporters, that he just returned from a meeting in Texas. If that's not make-believe then he was probably at the Wilks ranch. Apparently Tony Perkins orchestrated a meeting of 100 social conservative “leaders” shortly after Christmas at the home of Farris Wilks. They intend to concentrate on one candidate. That seems to be Ted Cruz although Marco Rubio probably made a pitch and who knows what Trump did?

I'm sure that Mr. Brown had much to add in the way of how to lose a campaign. Nevertheless, this illustrates the importance of getting our people to the polls in November. We have the votes. We just need to be sure that we have the voters who will pull the levers.

As for Brown, he's still agonizing over that $90 thou or so that they cannot seem to raise.
I was in Texas yesterday participating in an important meeting with allies to discuss ways to advance pro-family policies. … I left the meeting on a real high as I considered the programs we want to launch in 2016 to fight for marriage and people of faith who sustain marriage.
Brown and the rest of these folks describe things in the abstract. You can be sure, however, that these anti-gay piss-pumpers are going to try to coordinate mail, email, social media and broadcast media to effect a winning campaign. For her part, Secretary Clinton has a bunch of folks on leave from organizations like Google and Apple. They are some of the best computer scientists in the nation. They are crunching demographics state-by-state, county-by-county.

It only works if we get our folks to the polls. But I digress. Brown's sugar high doesn't last long:
Then, I have to admit that my heart sank when I looked at yesterday's fundraising report. We still have $92,160 in unclaimed matching funds that we will lose if more of our supporters do not step up with a critically-needed end-of-year gift.
Yeah well it's hard to convince people to donate to an organization that doesn't seem to actually do anything. Then an interesting disclosure:
It's a great blessing to have some of our best donors came together to offer to match all contributions to NOM through the end of the year, up to a total of $200,000. If you are one of the hundreds of individuals who have responded and helped contribute $107,840, thank you! Your gift will be matched dollar for dollar.
So it is a matching pool. Now I know that it's bullshit. They are just restructuring donations that they have either received or expect to receive. Even that part might not really exist. Did I mention make-believe?

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