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The Human Rights Campaign Has Donated Over $500,000 To Democratic PAC GroupsAnd Federal Candidates (And One Republican) As We Boycott Them So Far In 2010

Many of us have decided to close the “gAyTM” to the Democratic National Comittee and other various Democratic PAC’s including the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and instead focus our gay money to specific gay political organizations and LGBT friendly candidates.  But as Mike Petrelis of the Petrelis Files has uncovered , obviously Joe Solmonese and the Human Rights Campaign didn’t get our memo’s (or emails) or  are just blatantly ignoring them.

Petrelis has uncovered that so far in 2010 HRC has donated $72,000 to Democratic PACs, and $1,000 to a GOP PAC, that of Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and the.HRC gave $20,000 to the DNC’s Congressional Campaign Committee, and $15,000 to the DNC’s Senatorial Campaign Committee and thats just the tip of it.  According to Petrelis this is the HRC breakdown for donations to federal candidates:

House:
Total to Democrats: $392,320
Total to Republicans: $14,838


Senate:
Total to Democrats: $62,499
Total to Republicans: $2,000


Sub-total for amount given to Congressional incumbents and challengers comes to $454,819, add that to the $72,000 in PAC-to-PAC donations, and the figure for what HRC has given to the Democrats so far this year comes to $526,819.

The HRC even gave  REPUBLICANS – $16,838!

Haven’t we been screwed enough?  The HRC is America’s richest and largest professional gay advocacy org and still they give OUR DONATIONS, OUR MONEY to blanket Democratic Organizations that that divide funds to Democratic candidates because they are Democrats and NOT for the fact that they are for LGBT Rights.  And we have all seen that the Democrast can not get thier House in order to pass even the simplest LGBT equal rights laws and protections because there are still so many anti-gay Democrats so why in the the world would HRC donate your hard earned gay dollars to them instead of specifically donating money to ‘specific” candidates and PAC’s that are involved in the advancement of LGBT Rights?  Just how spineless, retarded and scared are they at losing their place at cocktail paries and at Presidential Photo-Ops.

I’ve said it befor and I’ll say it again.  The HRC MUST GO!  Now more than ever not only is the HRC doing nothing to help us except drawing big paychecks and having parties they are actually doing us harm by not playing hardball and affecting a new political strategy and using the same old tired one that is leading us down the slow and what will be an endless road to equlity if they continue such blanket political support.

Right now not only goes the  gAyTM need to be closed to certain Democratic Organizations and instead our money be funneled to LGBT supportive ones now its become obvious that HRC needs to be boycotted also.  It has become more than obvious at this point that they have absolutely no sense of urgency of concern for the “non-elite” LGBT American and only care about their own asses and reputation.

BOYCOTT THE HRC!  And donate ONLY to specific LGBT friendly candidates and political organizations.  Our rights depend on it.

Joe Mirabella’s Argument Against Closing The "GAY ATM" Crashes, Burns And Get’s Put In The Trash Where It Belongs

Joe Mirabella is a Bilerico Project Contributor, blogs at Huffington Post and SeattlePI.com. He is co-host of the popular weekly political podcast “Same Sex Sunday. 

Yesterday Pam Spaulding over at Pam’s House Blend  gave him a platform to post his piece Don’t Close the gAyTM” (which you can read in full by clicking on the title and also over at Bilerico) in which Mirabella says that now is not the time to withhold money from the DNC being that we are “are too close to our goals to allow the Conservatives to take over”. 

Mirabella must be smoking some MIGHTY WACKY WEED ro believe that we are close to our goals and that the Democrats have done so much.

But the best part of this post was a comment left by John Vissar which will post here in it’s entirity because it is so true, inspiration and outlines exactly why we SHOULD indeed close the GAY ATM.

by: JohnVisser @ Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 17:17:09 PM CDT

This is also outrageous and offensive to everyone who supports civil rights period. Is Mirabella suggesting that only those who have money deserve civil rights? I don’t know how he and his family are faring in this recession, but a lot of us queers are hurting. WE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN FEEDING OUR KIDS AND BUYING OUR RIGHTS. END OF DEBATE. Go back to being out of touch with the very lgbt community you claim to speak for.

Here’s another factoid that the Democratic Party operatives don’t want you to know: just because you give money to a “fair-minded” politician doesn’t mean they will support you after the election. An example: look no further than Barack HomophObama.

He ran on an antiwar platform… and he’s now presiding over two failed wars and an escalation in Pakistan. 30% of the casualties of nine-year Afghan War have taken place in during Obama’s 1 1/2 year presidency.

We voted for Obama because we wanted to defend a woman’s right to choose. Instead we got the Stupak Amendment and an executive order from Obama barring the use of federal funds for abortion (overkill given the Hyde Amendment).

We voted for Obama because we wanted more union rights. Instead, EFCA and ENDA are dead.

We voted for Obama to close Guantanamo Bay. It’s still open and they’re still down there torturing innocent people.

We voted for Obama to break from the so-called Republican love-affair with Big Oil. Instead, Obama fiddles while BP burns the Gulf.

We voted for Obama to end the dominance of Wall Street. Instead, we’ve witnessed the largest transfer of wealth in human history, from your wallet and dinner table to the wealthiest people in the world who caused the current economic crisis and wrote the financial “reform” laws now before Congress.

We voted for Obama to stop the foreclosure crisis. Banks got their reward, while millions, including a disproportionate number of African-Americans, are now threatened with homelessness.

It cost lgbt activists nothing to have homosexuality removed from the DSM. Why does it cost me $300 million to pass a law saying lgbt people shouldn’t be fired for being lgbt?

There was a time when any hack could stand up and say “Vote for the Democrats!” and we would all blindly obey. Thank God that time is over.

We have a choice: to follow the lead of people like Joe Mirabella or we can follow the lead of people like Harvey Mllk. Harvey told us “It takes no compromising to give people their rights. It takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no survey to remove repressions.”

Which side are you on?

OUTSTANDINGLY BRILLANT  POST!  And BRAVO to John Vissar!

And i totally agree 100 percent that Mirabella’s article/post is outrageous, offensive, and insulting to anyone who supports civil rights.   Vassar says it all and sums it up in a nutshell quite nicely.  And I for one will NOT follow Mirabella and give one red cent to the DNC.  I hope that you’ll follow suit. 

Not ONE RED CENT or ONE PENNY to the DNC does for us what they promise and claim to support

There are a multitude of pro-LGBT political organizations and candidates that we can give our money to rather than the DNC. And that’s what we all should do.

No money AT ALL to the DNC (party), the DSCC (Senate campaign), the DCCC (House campaign) or OFA (Obama’s operation).