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12/06/2013

NOM: It's 'outrageous' how equality activists outraise us

by Jeremy Hooper

I've written several posts about the odd and duplicitous way that National Organization For Marriage personalities refer to their historic losses in the 2012 election, specifically how they overlook the fact that our side's fundraising advantage in those races is itself a statement about where we are in this fight. But now check this one out. In his latest beg for cash, NOM prez Brian Brown goes so far as to call our 2012 cash advantage "outrageous":

The only time we've lost a state by popular vote was last year when the playing field was extremely skewed by both an extremely liberal political environment and an outrageous, three to one spending advantage by those who sought to redefine marriage — approximately $32 million to $10 million (of which NOM contributed over $5.5 million...).
FULL: NOM

What was outrageous about it, exactly? Both sides put out their messaging and both sides asked for cash. The pro-equality side was able to bring in a whole lot more of it. That's it. Our request just happened to be more compelling and our pool of (bipartisan) donors much larger. That's because our arguments hold merit and our goals are in line with progress.

What's really outrageous is how NOM heads continue to demand more cash from donors who it continues to let down (*while collecting six figure salaries). I mean, it's a good thing that NOM is failing them, since these failures are saving these donors from their own misguided efforts. But for those who don't yet realize this and who continue to hand NOM cash, you'd think they'd demand to see some results before the give in to this continued begging for MORE, MORE, MORE.

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