Right Wing Leftovers

  • The Hill reports that, in the race for the next RNC Chair, Ken Blackwell is falling to the back of the pack, saying he still “has a reservoir of public supporters, [but] his initially fast pace in rolling out backers has slowed.”
  • Maria McFadden Maffucci, editor of the Human Life Review, says that the anti-choice movement itself has not failed but that “pro-life individuals have failed to make the protection of the unborn an actual priority.”
  • The Family Research Council is warning that Wyoming’s Marriage Amendment is “scheduled to die due to lack of support if immediate action is not taken” and urges its activists to start inundating Wyoming legislators.
  • Bryan Fischer of the Idaho Values Alliance is not happy that the University of Idaho is planning to launch co-ed dorm rooms this Fall, saying he doesn’t think “that a taxpayer-funded institution like the University of Idaho simply should not be in the business of fostering environments that encourage this kind of sexual experimentation.”
  • Finally, the blogs were abuzz yesterday with a quote from the Anti-Defamation League’s Abe Foxman voicing his displeasure that George Mitchell was to become the Obama Administration’s special diplomatic envoy to the Middle East, saying he was too “even-handed.” It seems that Gary Bauer shares that concern:
  • George Mitchell has a reputation on his previous work in the Middle East as being evenhanded between Israel and the Palestinian extremists. And for me that means the appointment is bad because I don’t believe we should be evenhanded between Israel and the Palestinians. I think Israel is our only reliable ally in the Middle East. I believe that they are right in this ongoing war that is being waged against them.