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If you thought NOM’s tour yesterday was bad…

Timothy Kincaid

September 28th, 2010

The National Organization for Marriage seems to be running into a little problem getting people to show up for their “Vota Tus Valores” tour. Yesterday was kinda discouraging with a total of 17 folks at five stops (15 were all from one stop) but today was the kind of day that makes California’s anti-gay Latino Republicans sad at heart.

Day 2, Stop 1: Sacramento

Our state’s capital didn’t exactly swarm out to greet NOM. (Courage Campaign)

Already progressive supporters are beginning to out-organize the tour. The count in Sacramento was 9 to 4.

Day 2, Stop 2: Placerville

The following picture includes all of the ralliers at this stop:

NOM didn’t even get off the bus.

Day 2, Stop 3: Yuba City

The tour website said they would be at the Gauche Aquatic Center at 1:15 pm. But they didn’t show up.

Courage Campaign asked the Aquatic Center and it turns out NOM never followed through with a request to use the parking lot. Fortunately CC was ran into NOM & crew where they had stopped for lunch and now are stuck following the bus.

Day 2, Stop 4: Colusa

The bus was to be there at 2:30, but as of 2:40 they hadn’t left Yuba City (CC will update tonight) so perhaps Colusa is another no-show. Why not? It’s not like anyone is there waiting for them.



Emily K
September 28th, 2010 | LINK

not that i’m hoping for grand rallies for these people, but i have to ask – did they make it known that they were going to be there? i don’t think enough people follow the NOM website/twitter feed to care when they show up to whatever town. they have to advertise in that actual town at least a week prior, preferably 2.

Lindoro Almaviva
September 28th, 2010 | LINK

You know what the problem is? That there are no counter demonstrators. This means that they will not have people to blame for all the people who did NOT go to the rally.

Because they can not play the victim, they are quickly loosing interest.

Regan DuCasse
September 28th, 2010 | LINK

I can’t wait to hear how Brian Brown and the other NOM’ers spin this. I get their e-newsletters and breaking news.

They seemed to be quite happy with their tour, and the turnout. Indeed, they turned a shouting match, blocking a young mother’s view and a silent protest into rioting, abusive interlopers.

They made quite a lot of their rallies as attracting mean, loud and angry gay people there to trash them and shout down their message.

Gay people, they said, that didn’t have jobs and that’s why they could harass the real hard working people.

You think they’ll spin this as them and their supporters being too afraid of gay people running riot over them to show up or leave the bus?

Any bets?

September 29th, 2010 | LINK

Maybe, like the momma bird faking an injury in order to lure the fox away from the chicks, NOM’s goal here is to distract you from bigger story we are missing.

September 29th, 2010 | LINK

Let’s not forget the words that NOM is probably taking to heart right now.

“Blessed are the persecuted for the cause of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

Oh, and Jesus’s words “They hated and despised me so they will hate and despite you also.” (My Personal Version)

My guess is that the people of NOM are delusional enough to think of themselves as victims.

September 29th, 2010 | LINK

Really? They went to Colusa and Yuba City and Placerville?! 1) Not many people in Colusa or Placerville. 2) Most people in Yuba City are of Korean, Hmong, and Lao ethnicities, not Latino. They should have stopped in Willows, Orland, Corning, Hamilton City or Chico if they wanted a lot of anti-gay Latinos. Chico’s a college town though, and where I live, so they might not have been successful. But, in general NorCal (above Sacramento) is pretty rednecked and bigoted. And always votes in conservative whack jobs for the state senate.

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