National Organization for Marriage has spent tens of millions of donated dollars to accomplish absolutely nothing. Nothing unless you count Brian Brown’s continuing employment as an accomplishment. At about 6:00 PM on Friday I received yet another email missive from Brown (who now should have the organizational life expectancy of a fruit fly). He writes:
I’ve now had the chance to read through the 103 page opinion of the US Supreme Court purporting to redefine marriage, and I am even more upset to read the articulated “rationale” for this terrible decision than I was when I was on the steps of the US Supreme Court this morning and initially heard of their conclusion.
When Brown is upset I am usually happy — but that’s just me.
But despite this terrible blow, we will fight on. We will not accept this decision to be “the last word” about marriage in America. We have a lot of work to do now to reverse this illegitimate decision, and we have a plan ready to launch to do so. But we urgently need your financial help today to carry the fight forward. Please make an emergency contribution of $25, $50, $100 or $500 or more. Today the battle is joined and we are counting on your support.
They really propose to reverse Obergefell? Exactly how they presume to do so remains a mystery. Oh, I know. It’s the constitutional amendment that has no chance of ratification even if they somehow managed to get a super-majority of Congress. Or, or, or Brian Brown becomes a political operative who gets Santorum elected as president.
Brown hasn’t been listening. The GOP is delighted to get this behind them. Republican money comes from business people who were supporters of equality or are agnostic on social issues.
But there is a more pressing question. Who would willingly give NOM more money?