Friday, October 28, 2011

Following the Money

Yeson26 is back to their old ad hominem attacks again trying to discredit Mississippians for Healthy Families by claiming it's a front for Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. Of course, anybody with any sense could have just gone to the Secretary of State's website to see the organizers are members of PP and the ACLU. Nobody has denied that. But what Yeson26 didn't count on is that people might take a look at their financial reports as well and see its ties to big money out of Colorado and the numerous donations they are getting from prominent and wealthy backers. Perhaps Yeson26 thought folks around here are too dumb or lazy to do any research. Perhaps, as with so many other things, they know just how to spin it to make their true believers go even wilder for them.

Regardless, if I were Brad Prewitt, I'd want 26 to fail by a narrow margin this year so I could push it for the next couple years and keep milking that cash cow. $10,000/month to regurgitate memorized lines? Absolutely! Where do I sign up?

So sit back, relax, and don't let the numbers scare you off. In the end, the figures aren't nearly as important as the fact that Yeson26 is just as much an out-of-state movement as anything else and they are raking in the money with no reservations.