Brian S. Brown National Organization for Marriage
Brian S. Brown

National Organization for Marriage

According to a new email from National Organization for Marriage, donating money to them is going to do, um, well … something.

Are you frustrated with politics and politicians? I certainly am.

It seems like there’s no accountability… that all too often elected officials don’t live up to their promises or even outright break them.

Well, you and I have the opportunity to change that this November!

Won’t you please consider making a donation of $35, $50, $100 or even $500 or more today and help NOM execute our plan to hold politicians accountable and elect marriage champions to office?

WTF? They have some sort of master plan? They claim to have had this great success in New York?

I know we can make an impact this November… because we’ve done it before!

In 2012, just one year after the state of New York redefined marriage (on the backs of seven state senators who lied to their constituents about their positions — selling out their voters for the promises of major campaign contributions from the same-sex ‘marriage’ lobby) NOM led a coalition of local groups that successfully defeated five of those seven state senators!

The rhetoric is all wrong (nobody lied) and they are obscuring the fact that, in 2012, NOM lost all four of the key ballot initiatives that made Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington marriage equality states.  Moreover, the math is wrong. NOM’s biggest revenge target was State Senator Mark Grisanti. That’s where most of NOM’s (donors’) money went and Grisanti handily defeated his NOM-backed challenger. Then there is this monstrous lie:

Among the newly elected state senators was marriage champion David Storobin from Brooklyn. Mr. Storobin was a young Republican who had never previously held office running in a district that was comprised of five times more registered Democrats than Republicans. But he won, because he made marriage a central part of his campaign. 

Storobin won a special election earlier in the year. In the 2012 general election he was defeated by Simcha Felder. NOM invested tens of thousands of dollars into someone who held a seat for a few months and was then ousted. Good job Brian!

The bottom line to this nonsense is that money alone does not win races

and NOM is not going to put all of what is donated into races. As a conduit, NOM is going to take a considerable chunk of change to pay salaries and do stupid things like sending Brian Brown to Moscow last week. More than political campaigns NOM is desperately fighting for relevance. Donors should also wonder who pays Brown’s expenses when he is in DC (Brown is a resident of Pennsylvania). Where does he stay and on whose dime does he stay there?

Brian Brown and NOM haven’t demonstrated the skills necessary to safely organize a parking lot. More money only makes them more inept.

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.