Another stupid untruthful partisan fundraising letter from a gay “leaders”

Timothy Kincaid

September 16th, 2010

Karen Ocamb of LGBT POV is also taking issue with a fundraising letter, this time from HRC’s Joe Solmonese:

What is Joe Solmonese smoking? The President of the Human Right Campaign sent out a fundraising email Wednesday morning that appears to blame the possible loss of the Democrats majority in Congress on District Court Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling that Prop 8 is unconstitutional – and on the National Organization for Marriage:

“Extremists’ hatred is surging in the wake of the Prop. 8 decision. The National Organization for Marriage is spreading vicious anti-gay lies. Control of Congress could be up in the air.”

I realize that fear-based fundraising letters are a traditional tactic to draw attention to one’s cause. In this case, HRC’s political action committee is trying to raise money for their designated races – Democrats Tarryl Clark (challenging Rep. Michele Bachmann), the terrific LGBT ally Patrick Murphy who’s lead the House repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Rep. Joe Sestak from Pennsylvania, openly gay Providence, Rhode Island Mayor David Cicilline, longtime LGBT ally Sen. Russ Feingold, and Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias who is running for Senate.

The problem is – HRC may have just provided opponents of LGBT equality talking points and quotes. Not to mention that HRC is just plain wrong.

tim

September 16th, 2010

The money I saved by not giving to HRC since Joe took over has gone to more worthwhile programs. Those that actually help people.

A dollar giving to HRC is a dollar wasted.

Everett

September 16th, 2010

Those HRC people have been in D.C. too long that they’re just as useless in getting their agenda enacted into law as most D.C. interest organizations. Even the DADT semi-repeal legislation came about because of the hard work of Aubrey Sarvis and his group. I wish HRC with their expensive clothes and fancy dinners would just go away.

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