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What a Silly Consolation

Rob Tisinai

November 14th, 2012

After years of crying, “Let the people vote!”, the National Organization for Marriage is desperately searching for some way to prove that the votes in Minnesota, Washington, Maine, Iowa, and Maryland don’t really mean anything.

Their latest attempt is to quote from breitbart.com in a post they called, “Breitbart’s Ken Klukowski: “Marriage Still Wins When Equally Funded”:

…given the narrow margins in these races, traditional marriage still wins when equally funded, but a large imbalance of resources for promotion and organizing to mobilize voters can give gay marriage a winning edge.

Perhaps. And if pigs had wings they’d be pigeons. Klukowsi’s quote should alarm rather than console them. It should make them ask, Why was gay marriage so well funded?

How on earth did a tiny group of extreme homosekshul activists fighting for a fringe, perverted cause roundly opposed by the vast majority of decent Americans manage to raise so much more money than the godly folks at NOM and all those wealthy, wealthy churches?

Perhaps it’s no longer a fringe cause. Perhaps it was never perverted. Perhaps those homosekshuls aren’t so extreme. Perhaps support isn’t limited to a tiny group, and the vast majority of decent Americans don’t oppose marriage equality.

Perhaps NOM should stop fantasizing about what they could do with more money and ponder instead why can’t get it.

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Morenci
November 14th, 2012 | LINK

The only reason we lost is that we had fewer votes!

What about all the times we were outfunded? Like the first fight in Hawaii? Are those results null and void?

Michael C
November 14th, 2012 | LINK

Pro-anti-family funding came from the Hollywood elite, duh. George Clooney bought all four elections.

JohnAGJ
November 14th, 2012 | LINK

Weren’t their campaigns better funded in some of the 32 wins they used to crow about? Someone out to put together a comparison and rub it in their face… (hint, hint)

Neil
November 14th, 2012 | LINK

It seems we’re the new Jews, with our financial clout beyond all proportion to our numbers. Gay plutocrats, the elders of homosexualism, are trucking in the dough to subvert the morals of regular folk.

What stands between those folk and our sinister conspiracy is the Nationalist Organisationalists for Marriage. Let’s hope they don’t go recruiting beer busts and bars for a stirring orator with a chip on his shoulder. It might prove our undoing.

iDavid
November 14th, 2012 | LINK

They are bucking for more dollars. This is a tactic to convince people to donate more. It’s either they make bux or go fry wings at Chikofilet.

Hard to tell which job Maggie would find more fascinating.

markanthony
November 15th, 2012 | LINK

How much more money are they even capable of raising? If these fights were happening in Texas, I could imagine significant fundraising pools becoming available. However, the upcoming fights are in places like New Jersey and Illinois, where alot of the opposition is going to come from lower income, ethnic minority Democrats.

I cant imagine the Catholic Church has more funds it can tap for this effort, not with all of its current obligations.

In Prop 8, the two sides were roughly even….since then there has been a huge decline in average wealth, the repeal of DADT and several more states allowing for marriage and civil unions.

Mega-donors, who are weighting multiple requests for their capital, are going to give to causes where they can actually affect change. Doesn’t seem like this NOM is capable of making that case to them.

Secret Advocate
November 15th, 2012 | LINK

Class warfare!

(Kidding.)

Neon Genesis
November 18th, 2012 | LINK

I love how they’re basically saying that the morality of Christians can be bought with money.

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