12/19/10-by Bridgette P. LaVictoire
Maggie Gallagher, looking more and more like Maggie The Hutt as she slumps over in her chair, has had the National Organization for Marriage make the call for her followers to help the Republican Party push for an anti-LGBT Chairman while, of course, the Susan B. Anthony List pushes for an anti-Woman candidate and Americans for Tax Reform push for an anti-Poor candidate. One would think that this entire thing was, well, rather insulting given the fact that the RNC will probably choose someone who is virulently homophobic, anti-woman, anti-poor, pro-rich, and racist anyway.
Of course, what they want are questions to be asked at the RNCDebate.org site, and for people to register and vote for their favorite questions. One has to register in order to vote because, well, they don’t want the rabble, you know, voting. It should not be surprising given the number of Tea Party leaders who have expressed a desire to return to the days when only the landed in this nation could vote.
NOM’s little press release stated:
There is tremendous pressure from inside-the-Beltway, establishment Republicans to water down the party’s commitment to marriage, compromising with gay marriage advocates or trying to sweep the issue under the rug in hopes that it will go away. But it isn’t going anywhere – not with a Supreme Court ruling likely looming in the next two years – and we need a RNC Chairman who is willing to make the case for marriage, religious liberty and the proper role of the judiciary, investing resources to advance the cause of marriage both nationally and at the state and local level all across the country
Of course it is not going away. That is the problem, is it not? As more and more Americans begin to support LGBT rights, the more they support marriage equality. While a fight is brewing in New Hampshire over repealing marriage equality legislation there, it is not going anywhere in Iowa, and is advancing in New York, Rhode Island and Maryland. We may lose one to gain three. Of course, in New Hampshire, where many Republicans who are still there in office voted for marriage equality, the repeal may not be a done deal as some may even be unwilling to break a gubernatorial veto.
1. Register. Go to RNCDebate.org and click the REGISTER button. You’ll need to provide an email address and create a password in order to vote.
2. Check your email. An email confirming your registration will be sent to the email address you provide. Click on the link in the email to confirm your account.
“Surveys uniformly show that over 80% of Republicans support the traditional definition of marriage. GOP candidates who support gay marriage like Dede Scozzafava, Bill Binnie and Tom Campbell have been trounced in GOP primaries. In the 31 states where marriage has appeared on the ballot, including in deep blue states like California and Maine, the voters in every state have rejected gay marriage and voted in favor of traditional marriage. Yet most candidates have been encouraged by the RNC to avoid speaking up on the marriage issue. Will you continue this policy or will you encourage candidates to make their position on marriage clear to voters?”
And while you’re there, you may also want to vote for Question #23:
“As chairman, what specifically would you do differently than current and past administrations when it comes to the issues of Life and Marriage? Will you highlight these two critical issues in political advertising programs?”
Now, they want people to vote up these two questions. Why not register and vote them down. Way down. Keep voting them down until they reach the bottom. Send a message that marriage is a right for all Americans and that women have the right to determine what goes on with their own bodies.
Have fun. And be sure to throw your support behind Michael Steele.