Agape Press reports that some on the Right are concerned that the GOP is turning its back on its right-wing base and that doing so could have dire consequences in November.
The Right’s recommendation? The GOP needs to work harder to support good Christian candidates – like Katherine Harris
With the mid-term elections less than nine weeks away, Republican Party leaders are worried they could lose control of Congress — and political observers feel that fear is justified.
Capitol Hill conservative icon Paul Weyrich of the Free Congress Foundation says there could be huge changes ahead for the United States after the November elections. The GOP, he says, is in “deep, deep trouble.” And according to Weyrich, an “anti-incumbency” attitude is sweeping the nation.
Rev. Rob Schenck, director of the National Clergy Council in Washington, DC, agrees with Weyrich’s assessment, saying the Republican leaders have turned their backs on the grassroots of the Party, which is their strength. He contends Party leaders have forgotten that Christians “were really driving the revival of the Republican Party.”
One case in point perhaps could be two-term U.S. Congresswoman Katherine Harris, a Florida Republican — and professed Christian — who on Tuesday overcame being abandoned by leaders in the GOP to claim the Party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate. Fellow Republicans had criticized Harris for calling separation of church and state a lie, and for saying that not electing Christian candidates amounted to “legislating sin.” Harris — who observers say faces an uphill battle in November against the Democratic incumbent, Bill Nelson — drew 49 percent of the vote in the Republican primary.
Instead of looking to conservatives like Harris, Schenck suggests that Republican leaders are leaning a different direction in their search for new leadership in the Party — and they do not like depending on the “religious” voters for their wins, he adds.
Harris is currently tied to a bribery scandal, is constantly losing her staff, barely won her primary and trails in the polls by nearly 40 points to her Democratic opponent, and has, according to some, basically lost her mind.
If the Right honestly believes that the GOP needs to support staggeringly incompetent candidates like Harris if it hopes to maintain control of Congress, then it is in “deep, deep trouble” indeed.