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NOM, Focus on the Family, FRC to help elect more Democrats in November

by Jeremy Hooper

The National Organization For Marriage loves to talk about its efforts in New York state in 2012 and how it supposedly destroyed pro-equality Republicans in that election. But what they never talk about is how they actually helped to elect more Democrats, since the anti-equality Republicans they put up to challenge the moderates mostly lost their races, handing the edge over to pro-equality Democrats. Many local Republicans in that state (my state) were really annoyed with what the out-of-state NOM did in that cycle.

But NOM, being the really corrosive special interest group that it is, is back to do the same thing in other states, and this time they have the extremely anti-gay Focus on the Family and Family Research Council to help them. And this time, it's openly gay Republicans who they are largely targeting:

Screen Shot 2014-09-26 At 10.48.56 AmWashington, DC — Three of the nation's top pro-family groups have announced an unprecedented campaign against three top Republican candidates for federal office because the candidates are supporters of same-sex 'marriage' and abortion. The National Organization for Marriage, Family Research Council Action and CitizenLink announced they will urge voters not to support Republican House candidates Carl DeMaio (CA-52) and Richard Tisei (MA-6), and will urge Oregon voters not to support US Senate candidate Monica Wehby.

"The Republican Party platform is a 'statement of who we are and what we believe.' Thus, the platform supports the truth of marriage as the union of husband and wife, and recognizes the sanctity and dignity of human life. This is what Republicans believe," said Brian S. Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM). "It is extremely disappointing to see Republican leaders in Washington help push the election of candidates who reject the party's principled positions on these and other core issues. We cannot sit by when people calling themselves Republicans seek high office while espousing positions that are antithetical to the overwhelming majority of Republicans."

Prominent Pro-Family Organizations Announce Campaign To Oppose Republican Candidates In Three Top Races Because Of Their Support For Same-sex 'Marriage' and Abortion [NOM]

This sort of thing should scare the elephant crap out of pragmatic Republicans. This is what will destroy the party in the next national election and likely for years and years to come. As the demographics shift, groups like NOM and FRC and FotF become even more out of touch—yet more strident about their stranglehold on what it means to be a Republican.

It is the kind of sh*t show that will annihilate that party as we have long known it. And here I am without popcorn.

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