No bashing people for trying to get Senator Obama elected; that's absolutely vital, and there are no guarantees until the last vote is counted. Leave everything on the road.
But Proposition 8 (or, as I put it in my title, Proposition Hate), is the bad guys' last, worst hope for a victory on November 4th. The No on 8 team has a million dollar matching fund up for the weekend.
More begging on the flip side.
This is the religious right's Battle of the Bulge, their big Culture War pushback. If they can destroy LGBT marriages in California, they won't just ruin the lives of "teh gheys" who got married, but they'll have a bloody scalp to wave as a salve in the wake of what looks like a massive wave of blue forming for Election Day. This is no longer an in-state matter; if you've read any of the previous diaries or blog entries on this topic, you know that the Yes on 8 slimers are being backed by a massive nationwide wingnut funding push. We need to push back.
This is about the lives of good people, people who have spent their entire lives struggling with who they are in a culture that still hates and fears them. Think California is too blue to do this to its LGBT community? Remember where the Waterboard Barack Obama and Obama Food Stamps crap came from.
We can do this. Proposition 8 will be, in many ways, the front line of the culture war as far as the national media is concerned. The polling shows us in danger of losing, but we're more than close enough to shut the door on the bigots and haters.
Heed your Great Orange Master Markos: Leave everything on the road.
(/) Roland X
Hope is a phoenix
Straight but not narrow
Update: By request, here's the ad No on 8's funding with this drive: