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What ELSE Might They Be Wrong About?

Rob Tisinai

November 15th, 2012

Oh, it’s time for some fun. When Obama endorsed marriage equality back in May, the National Organization had something to say about it. It’s time to glance back at those statements and see just how well NOM understands America. I’ve bolded some of the juiciest bits in case you’re short on time, but the full quotes are worth reading, especially if you’re feeling especially schadenfreudy.

Let’s start with this headline, glorious in its certainty:

SSM Will Cost Obama Re-election Bid

The Obama campaign is beholden to gay marriage financiers and is counting on an energized base to carry him to victory this November. But it’s an approach that is likely to backfire, alienating large parts of the constituency that carried him to victory in 2008…President Obama’s announcement is likely to spark a divisive battle over same-sex marriage in the Democratic Party platform this summer. Same-sex marriage will be a defining issue in swing states, especially states like Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia, Florida and Nevada where state marriage amendments are threatened by President Obama’s position.

NOM gave us this quote from their favorite political consultant, full of sagacity and wisdom:

Frank Schubert: Obama’s Gay Marriage Gambit A Pinball Loser

The left is jumping for joy at their accomplishment, forcing President Obama out of the closet on gay marriage. Their celebration will be short-lived, though, because they have very likely cost him the presidency. The presidential election is not going to be decided in states like California where George Clunie and Nancy Pelosi are cheering President Obama’s gay marriage “evolution,” but based on how voters in a series of swing states cast their ballots – states like North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Colorado and Nevada. President Obama and his buddies on the left have thrust the issue of same-sex marriage front and center in these swing states. How is that going to play? Not well for Obama.

Here’s NOM in all its foot-stamping determination:

NOM Promises Pro-Marriage Americans Will Defeat Obama This November For Abandoning Marriage

The definition of marriage was already headed for the ballot in four states this fall; now it will be one of the defining issues of the presidential election. No state in this country has ever voted for gay marriage. Just yesterday North Carolina voters sent a clear message that America wants to preserve marriage. We intend to win the marriage debate this November.

And you might say this one backfired on them:

Obama Abandons Marriage. Will America Stand For It? NOM Marriage News

Pres. Obama may be basking in the applause of the media, and rolling in cash from his gay millionaire bundlers, but American now has a clear choice: a president who supports gay marriage or one who stands with the majority of the American people.

How did that “clear choice” work out for you NOM?

That’s just a sampling. Browse their blog and you’ll find many more:

NOM’s Peters: Socially Conservative Democrats Will “Jump Ship” Over Obama’s Marriage Betrayal

Maggie Gallagher: Obama’s Gay Marriage Support Will Help Romney in 2012

NRO: Recent Polling Shows Romney Pulling Ahead Because of Marriage

This is sinfully delicious. NOM is currently in full damage control mode right, inventing reason after reason why they didn’t really lose on November 6. But no matter what they say now, they were simply, fully, and woefully wrong about Obama, marriage equality, and America. Instead of rationalizing away their disaster, they ought to be asking:

If we were so wrong about this, what else might we be wrong about?

But I suppose if they were that thoughtful and aware, they wouldn’t be in the business they’re in.

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Bose in St. Peter MN
November 15th, 2012 | LINK

What else will they be wrong about?

How about assuming that their big-money funders will continue dumping buckets of cash into losing campaigns?

Hunter
November 15th, 2012 | LINK

Stuff like that makes me laugh. I must be a terrible person — or maybe I’m just a normal human being who takes some satisfaction in seeing self-appointed “guardians of morality” get buried in their own BS.

On the other hand, it’s kind of sad to see people struggling so hard to avoid coming to terms with reality.

jerry
November 15th, 2012 | LINK

I can’t imagine what it must be like to be completely controlled by a fantasy and then watch as your hopes and aspirations collapse on all fronts.

I wish I could say I have some compassion for them, but I can only summon up pity.

Steve
November 15th, 2012 | LINK

Everything

Lindoro Almaviva
November 15th, 2012 | LINK

At least some of you are capable of feeling pity for them. If I lived in DC we would be on day 9th of a gloating campaign in front of their national offices. I would do it with glee. The only reason why I not doing it on FB is because I have some family and close friends who actually voted for Romney and I do not want to add to their stress

AdrianT
November 15th, 2012 | LINK

This doesn’t exist in a vacuum. The kind of people that need to believe this also need to believe in voter fraud, birthed conspiracies and creation museums.

Truthspew
November 15th, 2012 | LINK

Of course NOM will try to spin this as if it wasn’t actually a resounding defeat. But it was.

People can see through NOM’s specious arguments now. And once the veneer is removed it’s just ugly anti-gay animus at it’s core.

What really amuses me is the amount of money simply WASTED to try to suppress our rights in this election cycle. Someone needs to explain opportunity cost to the bigot cavalcade.

iDavid
November 15th, 2012 | LINK

Brian and Maggie must have put on at least another 20 emotional pounds by now. It must reeeally suck to be an international loser.

PLAINTOM
November 15th, 2012 | LINK

I apologize in advance my inner child has taken control of my keyboard. Hee Hee Hee !

gsingjane
November 16th, 2012 | LINK

George Clunie?

That ought to tell you something about their connection to reality, right there.

Richard Rush
November 16th, 2012 | LINK

“What ELSE Might They Be Wrong About?”

The elephant in the room that everyone hesitates to mention directly is RELIGION. Given their documented capacity for delusion on so many issues, why would anyone believe them when they insist their religion is true? Religion is the Granddaddy Of Delusions which enables all their other delusions to exist in their heads.

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