Right Wing Leftovers

  • A while back we chronicled the on-going fight between Dick Armey and James Dobson in which Armey proclaimed that “Dobson and his gang of thugs are real nasty bullies.” Well, judging by Amey’s appearance on “Hardball” last night, it seems that the same could quite easily be said about him.
  • Former Rep. Ernest Istook suggests that President Obama ought to get Al Sharpton, Julian Bond, Jesse Jackson, Ward Connerly, CORE (Congress of Racial Equality), Herman Cain, Ken Blackwell and J.C. Watts together to figure out what to do about affirmative action and “gather them all and others in a public setting to chart a simpler, fairer future course that reflects America’s great progress over the last 50 years.”
  • A gaggle of right-wing Representatives and Senators have “re-introduced the Life at Conception Act, legislation that declares that life begins at conception and the unborn to be ‘persons’ under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.”
  • Finally Wendy Wright of Concerned Women for America explains why the Right was so opposed to efforts to including funding for family planning in the stimulus bill – because it would have cut down on the number of children, and we need those children to pay down the debt:
  • The economic stimulus bill shifts the burden of the debt onto the next generation; yet if we are spending billions of more dollars in ‘family planning,’ there won’t be much of a next generation to pay this huge debt.”