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Watch: Fred Karger Takes on NOM in N.H. with 60-Second Ad


In a new 60-second TV spot which starts airing today and will run for a full week in seven cable markets all over New Hampshire, activist and presidential hopeful Fred Karger's organization Rights Equal Rights exposes the National Organization for Marriage's anti-gay activities in the Granite State and elsewhere.

Writes Karger in an email:  Brown

“Brian Brown, NOM’s President, threatened in a video on November 3rd -- the day after the election last fall -- that NOM was going to repeal gay marriage in New Hampshire just like it has done in California and Maine. Brown also said that NOM was going to qualify a Constitutional Amendment in New Hampshire to end marriage equality by writing a ban into the state Constitution. NOM is relentless and stops at nothing to hurt and demean people...

...I want to let the citizens of New Hampshire know exactly what they are up against. This is the group that spent $1.5 MILLION to try and defeat Governor Lynch in the November election with their nasty commercials. NOM spent millions more in direct mail, robo calls, radio and TV commercials to overthrow the statehouse. NOM recently hit a roadblock, however, when Republican House Majority leader D. J. Bettencourt said that the Marriage issue would have to wait until 2012.  NOM’s response: a direct mail piece viciously attacking him to all the voters in his district."

Watch Karger's ad, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. heck yeah. i like this guy. i'm mean, obvi, no one replaces obama. but this guy is good for politics. thanks andi.

    Posted by: just a guy | Jan 28, 2011 2:40:57 PM

  2. finally an ad that attempts to really show these groups for what they are.I am tired of always having to take the high road and look like upstanding citizens. We are upstanding citizens and if we believe it we shouldn't have to convince others. It's time to play for real.


    Posted by: bobcat | Jan 28, 2011 2:57:37 PM

  3. well, he is better than the goproud guy


    "...Republican House Majority leader D. J. Bettencourt said that the Marriage issue would have to wait until 2012"


    pull it out for election time the Repub standard play book = god gays & guns to drive neanderthals to the polls

    Posted by: | Jan 28, 2011 3:03:51 PM

  4. One thing about the Karger ad that everyone needs to realize, and why Karger is a "genius" in one sense: Stations that air ads by political candidates are not permitted to edit those ads in any way. This means that once a broadcaster or cable operator agrees to sell time to a candidate, it has NO CONTROL over the content of the candidate's ad. And that is why Karger can trash NOM, and no one can stop him from doing it! Even if you don't like Karger -- and many of us don't -- it's a brilliant strategy to get the anti-NOM message DIRECTLY AND WITHOUT CENSORSHIP to all TV/cable viewers! Other gay (and pro-gay) candidates should use this same strategy (as some have done in the past, without much public attention to their clever approach).

    Posted by: MiddleoftheRoader | Jan 28, 2011 3:39:50 PM

  5. I like this Karger guy.

    Posted by: Adrian | Jan 28, 2011 3:52:32 PM

  6. He's speakig the truth, quite simply and very directly. NOM is a Hate Group out to demean and destroy us any way it can.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jan 28, 2011 4:10:09 PM

  7. I am just slightly disappointed that we have to sink to the level of NOM with commercials in this style.

    I just don't think fear tactics work for our side. I really don't.

    Posted by: sarah | Jan 28, 2011 9:58:03 PM

  8. As much as people don't like Fred Karger and Meghan McCain, I think they're good for the political landscape of the nation. I believe they give more moderate Republicans something to latch onto and will hopefully shift the party as whole further from the right, however slightly.

    Posted by: Matthew | Jan 29, 2011 10:38:47 AM

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