There has been a lot of talk in the media in recent months about that the idea that the Right is angry with President Bush and the Republicans and that this anger might hurt the party in November.
For instance, there is this piece today from McClatchy Newspapers making just this sort of prediction regarding the FDA’s recent decision to make the “morning after pill” available over the counter – something the Right is none-too-happy about
Now the Family Research Council and other allies among social conservatives and in Congress are weighing a lawsuit to challenge the FDA’s decision. News of such a confrontation just before this fall’s elections could aggravate the White House’s hopes of energizing conservatives to vote.
“This is not an issue that grabs people around the dinner table. It doesn’t grab people like the war or taxes, or even marriage or the abortion decision in South Dakota,” [Family Research Council’s Tom] McClusky said.
“But people are going to wonder why all these pro-life, pro-family groups are suing this administration.”
Sitting at their kitchen tables in districts with close House races or states with close Senate races, some social conservatives could react with anger and not vote at all. Or they might remain sufficiently afraid of the Democrats to vote but too apathetic to help get anyone else to vote.
Just how much danger does this supposed right-wing rage really pose to the GOP? Well, judge for yourself
Focus on the Family Action today announced a Stand for the Family rally to be held this fall in Nashville, Tenn. The event is designed to motivate and inform voters about the importance of voting their values in November.
“It’s clear that people of faith must continue to go to the polls and vote their values,” said James C. Dobson, Ph.D., chairman of Focus Action. “Our calling to be good citizens did not end in 2004 -– it requires us to be informed, diligent voters in each election.
“The issues at stake in this election demand our careful attention and involvement. The men and women elected to office will be entrusted with decisions that most affect America’s families – protecting traditional marriage and the sanctity of life, as well as rolling back the judicial tyranny that plagues our nation. Voters in eight states, including Tennessee, will also have the opportunity to directly protect marriage by voting for state marriage-protection amendments.”
Dobson will be joined by Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council Action; Gary Bauer, former presidential candidate and chairman of American Values and the Campaign for Working Families; Dr. Ken Hutcherson, pastor of Antioch Bible Church, near Seattle, Wash; and Dr. Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.
As we have noted before, if the Right is indeed angry, they sure have a funny way of showing it.