Friday, February 6, 2009


Tony Perkins disses the GOP:
There is not the strong connection to the Republican Party that there once was. I'm more representative of the younger generation and I don't have as strong allegiance to the Republican Party. And to the degree that they try to avoid the values issues and put them at the back of the bus, I don't have a lot of desire to mess around with that.
Perkins is a pawn of James Dobson, and Dobson in recent years seems to have become so embittered and peevish that his sour attitude has poisoned the well.

Coalition politics is hard work. Zeal is necessary, but so are wisdom and competence. I'm reminded of the Army of the Potomac: Evangelicals have some loyal and courageous foot soldiers, but too often their commanders have been of the caliber of McClellan, Pope, Hooker and Burnside. Until they are led by a Grant or a Sherman, they'll continue suffering senseless defeats.


  1. Like Perkins or not, he makes a good point, and I'm convinced the GOP's not viable as a winning party if it adopts social moderation as part of its platform. I just wrote about that right now, in fact.

  2. What does he know? He dressed up as his mother and killed who knows how many women at the Bates motel.

  3. I've had no use for Dobson or his cohort for some time, and his "Focus on the Family" is diminishing in influence. The man is a caustic jerk, to put not too fine a point on it, and his heavy handed approach to social issues is the approach that allows many to paint the Republican party with ugly colors (legislating morality, outlawing sexual freedom, etc). I don't like Dobson's top-down, legislative approach. I prefer the much harder task of trying to engage and change the culture that leads to homosexual marriage, abortion, etc. If social conservatives can better set examples for leading lives of moral rectitude as being beneficial and necessary for the survival and growth of Western Civilization, we will do much better than having these men with bad haircuts lecturing the nation on TV about sin.

    As an aside, Focus on the Family started in Colorado Springs, where I have family. 10 years ago, his organization motivated alot of people there, but, now, Colorado Springs is just about done with that guy. As the Springs goes, I hope, goes the nation.