RECENT  POSTS:  » Where art thou, Jeremy? » Video: Ad for blemish remover/ tourist spot for our new, bettered America » Whether justified or Kim Davis-ed, individualistic rage rarely outplays broader truths » Kim Davis: The almost too perfect coda to the marriage discrimination fight » Anti-gay clerks are going to have to do their jobs. Because of course they are. » Jeb really wants to remind voters of his anti-'same status' plan for gay couples » Maine: NOM finally forced to hand over its tiny, out-of-state, incestuous donor roll » This delusional primary: Huckabee claims 'same-sex marriage is not the law of the land' » The 'Yeah. Duh. Of course' phase of this fight » Trailer: 'Stonewall'  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »


NOM confuses yellow billboard for pink slip, basic fairness for NY liability

by Jeremy Hooper

I'm not the least bit surprised at the National Organization for Marriage's choice to run a billboard that seeks the ousting of pro-equality New York state senator Roy McDonald (R-Saratoga), since NOM has chosen the fruitless campaign to roll back Empire State marriages as its ID marker for 2011. However, I am surprised to see NOM rolling back said billboard's pop culture sensibility to sometime around 2004, when slogans like this "Apprentice"-invoking one might have seemed clever:

Nom Email 2011-09-05 Ny-Roy-Fired-Billboard

What, was "You are the weakest link -- goodbye!" too topical? "What'chu talkin' about, Willis?" too fresh? An "Old McDonald" reference too Top 40?

Not to mention, beyond just the dated dictum: No candidate has even announced an opposition campaign. So at this point, not only is McDonald not fired -- he's not even thinking about updating his resume yet! You'd think that if NOM wanted to spend its donors money on silly little roadside attractions, they'd at least pinpoint a path forward rather than merely positing this generalized need for regression.

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper

Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy

Related Posts with Thumbnails