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Just Two Of America’s 300 Million People Are Funding Almost All Of NOM’s Hate

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The top anti-gay marriage group in America, the National Organization For Marriage (NOM), has been hiding some very bad news. In addition to their 100% loss at the ballot box in four states last week — three states voted to extend same-sex marriage to its citizens and one state refused to ban it in their constitution — last year NOM’s funding dropped by 32%. On top of this, out 308,745,538 Americans (per the 2010 census), 75% of NOM’s funding came from just two of those 308,745,538 people, and those two donors are anonymous — and not the U.S.Census Bureau employees shown above — but yes, anonymous to you and me. But rest assured, NOM knows full well who they are.

READ: Maggie Gallagher: ‘The Obama Electorate Defeated Marriage’

So much for building a movement.

NOM “saw a steep decline in the amount of money it raised in 2011 – dropping to $6.2 million from the $9.1 million it raised the previous year,” the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) reported yesterday.

And it is curious, given NOM’s extensive outreach and email campaigns — NOM has sent approximately 150 fundraising emails this year — that just “two donors were responsible for funding 75 percent of the anti-gay group – the organization reported two donations of approximately $2.4 million each,” HRC, which showed up today at NOM’s Washington, D.C. headquarters, notes:

“The National Organization for Marriage continues to push the notion that there is some sort of grassroots support for their discriminatory anti-gay agenda,” said HRC Vice President of Communications Fred Sainz. “Last week, that notion was soundly rejected by voters in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington State. Now, NOM’s own financial records are serving as the latest proof that support for LGBT equality is common-sense and mainstream. NOM is nothing more than a conduit channeling the anti-gay agenda of a few secretive, wealthy donors.”

Last year in September, Maggie Gallagher, NOM’s co-founder and Chairman resigned, and Chapman University School of Law law professor John Eastman succeeded her. And then NOM became even more rabid, unsurprisingly, given that Eastman likes to jocularly contemplate the possibility of Iran dropping a nuclear bomb on New York.

HRC also has learned that “NOM paid $870,000 to CC Advertising – a group HRC recently filed an FCC complaint against for spamming unsuspecting cell phone users with anti-gay, anti-Obama text messages.”

The question of course has to be asked: Given NOM’s corporate directive of race-baiting, “sideswiping Obama,” and painting him as a “social radical,” is it possible that NOM was behind those spam texts?

“Recently, HRC supporters have received unsolicited anti-gay text messages such as: ‘Obama endorses the legality of same-sex marriage. Say No to Obama at the polls on Nov 6,’” HRC reports.

Noting that it “remains to be seen who is funding the firm’s unsolicited anti-equality texts,” HRC listed examples of others:

“Obama supports homosexuality and its radical social agenda. Say No to Obama on Nov 6!”

“Obama denies protection to babies who survive abortions. Obama is just wrong.”

“Stop Obama from forcing gay marriage on the states. Your vote is your voice.”

“Seniors cant afford to have 4 more years of Obama budget cuts to Medicare.”

NOM’s funding is shrinking dramatically and quickly, and so is support for its theocratic, 17th century, anti-gay beliefs.

Welcome to the new America.

 

Image by US Census Bureau. Individuals in image are not related to the National Organization For Marriage.

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NYT Bombshell: Trump Tried to Oust Acting AG to Overturn Election Results – Only Threat of Group Resignations Stopped Him

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Only days after Donald Trump returned to private life, The New York Times published a blockbuster new story on his efforts to overturn the election.

“The Justice Department’s top leaders listened in stunned silence this month: One of their peers, they were told, had devised a plan with President Donald J. Trump to oust Jeffrey A. Rosen as acting attorney general and wield the department’s power to force Georgia state lawmakers to overturn its presidential election results,” The New York Times reported Friday evening.

“The unassuming lawyer who worked on the plan, Jeffrey Clark, had been devising ways to cast doubt on the election results and to bolster Mr. Trump’s continuing legal battles and the pressure on Georgia politicians. Because Mr. Rosen had refused the president’s entreaties to carry out those plans, Mr. Trump was about to decide whether to fire Mr. Rosen and replace him with Mr. Clark,” the newspaper reported. “The department officials, convened on a conference call, then asked each other: What will you do if Mr. Rosen is dismissed? The answer was unanimous. They would resign.”

“Their informal pact ultimately helped persuade Mr. Trump to keep Mr. Rosen in place, calculating that a furor over mass resignations at the top of the Justice Department would eclipse any attention on his baseless accusations of voter fraud. Mr. Trump’s decision came only after Mr. Rosen and Mr. Clark made their competing cases to him in a bizarre White House meeting that two officials compared with an episode of Mr. Trump’s reality show “The Apprentice,” albeit one that could prompt a constitutional crisis,” the newspaper explained.

The bombshell report was “based on interviews with four former Trump administration officials who asked not to be named because of fear of retaliation.”

Read the full report.

 

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Mark Your Calendar: Schumer Releases Trump Impeachment Schedule

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has just released the schedule for the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump.

The Article of Impeachment will be transmitted by Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday. That week will focus on the administrative elements of the trial.

The following week, starting February 8, the actual impeachment trial will begin.

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had requested a two-week delay, but Schumer and Pelosi did not grant his wish.

CNN’s Jeremy Herb posted the document:

This is a breaking news and developing story. 

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‘Seditious Conspiracy’: Ethics Complaint Filed Against Rep. Madison Cawthorn, Other GOPers Over Capitol Coup

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An ethics complaint has been filed against three Republican members of Congress over their participation in events that led to the violent and deadly January 6 attempted coup at the U.S. Capitol.

Reps. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina, and Paul Gosar and Andy Biggs of Arizona are accused of “a seditious conspiracy to use force to prevent Congress from carrying out its constitutional and statutory duties to count the votes of the Electoral College,” by the Campaign for Accountability, a government ethics watchdog founded by two former members of CREW.

If the House Ethics Office finds any or all of the three Republicans violated federal law, the group is asking for them to be expelled.

Cawthorn spoke at President Trump’s January 6 rally (photo), barely hours before the armed insurrection.

“This crowd has some fight in it,” Cawthorn told Trump’s MAGA supporters. “The Democrats, with all the fraud they have done in this election, the Republicans hiding and not fighting, they are trying to silence your voice. Make no mistake about it, they do not want you to be heard.”

North Carolina’s WLOS reports that “despite his tweets urging ‘millions of patriotic Americans stand for their country,’ Cawthorn said he felt no culpability in what unfolded” the day of the attempted coup.

“I don’t feel I had any responsibility for them attacking the Capitol,” Cawthorn said.

Two days before the domestic terror attack he posted this:

Gosar and Biggs also bear significant responsibility, according to the lead organizer.

“Far-right activist Ali Alexander, who helped rally Trump’s supporters ahead of Congress’ electoral count, has claimed he planned a rally that preceded the riot with the support of Gosar and Biggs,” The Hill reports, citing an article in The Washington Post.

 

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