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03/26/2010

It's Maggie's GOP, others just struggle to freethink within it

by Jeremy Hooper

This is Maggie Gallagher's assessment of the current Republican party:

"Bottom line: I think Tom Campbell is about to find out, as Dede Scozzafava did, that it is not a good idea to be for gay marriage if you are Republican."
What You Don't Know about Tom Campbell [National Reveiew]

Which seems weird, since our ears are still ringing from the apeshit applause conservative Republicans recently gave once certain marriage equality supporter:

So perhaps a more a apt comment from Maggie would be: "It's not a good idea to be for gay marriage if you are a somewhat vulnerable Republican who the National Organization For Marriage can build a fundraising campaign around in order to look like they have political clout." Perhaps the National Review just limited Maggie's words too much for her to make the full point.

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Just like Dede Scozzafava, when NOM supported Doug Hoffman? Hmmm. Reminds me of when NOM supported Stephen Burgmeier.

It seems like Old Bag Maggs is telling us she intends to give the Democrats more seats with this statement.

Posted by: Tommy | Mar 26, 2010 10:29:54 AM

I completely forgot about Stephen Burgmeier -- their first failed attempt.

The Scozzafava situation was absolutely disgusting. They knew she was vulnerable, so they came in with over-the-top (even for NOM) flyers in support of Hoffman. Then when Dede pulled out they claimed a win -- even though a Democrat won.

It's absolutely their new model. The Campbell/Fiorina race is completely up for grabs, and they know this. So now that they've laid their groundwork with the absolute failure of a campaign ad (they still can't get the YT version of it above 2.5 stars, even with continued vote requests and a link on National Review!), so that if Tom Campbell should lose the primary, then they will claim another "give us money, we're effective" fiction. Even if/when Boxer ultimately wins.

I get (and reluctantly accept) that politics is a dirty game. But I seriously don't see how they can live with being so disingenuous.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Mar 26, 2010 10:52:53 AM

It amazes me that a group who has such a notable track record of failing, and failing in such a way as to actually hurt the people who are most likely to support their cause, still manages to bring in money.

Posted by: Tommy | Mar 26, 2010 4:21:11 PM

I remind NOM supporters of Stephen Burgmeier all the time. And now that they are backing a couple of DC Council opponents we'll have more names to add to their loser's list.

Posted by: Bob Barnes | Mar 26, 2010 5:25:33 PM

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