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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

James Dobson Won't Vote For McCain, Now or Ever

Statement From Dr. James Dobson As Delivered By Laura Ingraham On “The Laura Ingraham Show” (2/5/08):

“I’m deeply disappointed the Republican Party seems poised to select a nominee who did not support a Constitutional amendment to protect the institution of marriage, who voted for embryonic stem cell research to kill nascent human beings, who opposed tax cuts that ended the marriage penalty, and who has little regard for freedom of speech, who organized the Gang of 14 to preserve filibusters, and has a legendary temper and often uses foul and obscene language.

“I am convinced Sen. McCain is not a conservative, and in fact, has gone out of his way to stick his thumb in the eyes of those who are. He has at times sounded more like a member of the other party. McCain actually considered leaving the GOP in 2001, and approached John Kerry about being Kerry’s running mate in 2004. McCain also said publicly that Hillary Clinton would make a good president. Given these and many other concerns, a spoonful of sugar does not make the medicine go down. I cannot, and I will not vote for Sen. John McCain, as a matter of conscience.

“But what a sad and melancholy decision this is for me and many other conservatives. Should John McCain capture the nomination as many assume, I believe this general election will offer the worst choices for president in my lifetime. I certainly can’t vote for Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama based on their virulently anti-family policy positions. If these are the nominees in November, I simply will not cast a ballot for president for the first time in my life. These decisions are my personal views and do not represent the organization with which I’m affiliated. They do reflect, however, my deeply held convictions about the institution of the family, about moral and spiritual beliefs, and about the welfare of our country.”

Can you say, WOW? Dobson received much credit for Bush's victory over Kerry just back in 2004. I guess we'll wait and see if anybody actually listens to the Dobson anymore. If folks still do, we'll be guaranteed to get some HOPE, Midwest-style for at least four years!

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Blogger Big Daddy Weave said...

Apparently, Shirley Dobson chairs the National Day of Prayer Task Force. And once a year she gets invited to the White House so that she and Dubya can publicize the power of prayer with the camera's rolling. A while back, McCain used a little obscene language and said this:

"There goes Shirley *#@!#% Dobson's annual White House National Day of Prayer shindig..."

9:46 PM

Blogger ElhananWinchester in Pinstripes said...

Interesting. James Dobson's reasons for rejecting McCain are actually the reasons I might consider voting for him (or Rudy if he had stayed in).
However, McCain, despite his sane views on the social issues, is a hot head, so there are plenty of other reasons to reject him. And if he used that dirty language about Shirley, he has hurt his witness. I understand he attends North Phoenix Baptist Church. He needs to walk the aisle and talk to Dan Yeary. Shame, shame.

2:41 PM

Anonymous Glenn Jonas said...

I have found it fascinating how Limbaugh and other conservative talk radio hosts are crucifying McCain. I think, more than anything else, they are frustrated to be realizing that (1) McCain doesn't care about them and thinks he can win without them and (2) that they have very little influence this year with the Republican voters

4:28 AM

Anonymous John Klink, Jr said...

I happen to agree with Dobson. We have McCain who's values are virtually the same as the other 2 possible Democratic canidates. So what is there to vote for in the way of values? NOTHING!
Why don't the Conservative talkshow people have much influence? Because we've realized there is nothing else to vote for. Maybe the Constitution party will come up with someone with some moral backbone. Hey we have nothing to loose. With the 3 currently on the table, we've already lost.

12:31 PM


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