U.S. District Judge David Hamilton has been nominated by President Barack Obama to a seat on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and will face the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow. The Religious Right smear machine is operating on full power.
I have to tip my hat to Tony Perkins and the gang at the Family Research Council: Within a week of the election, they issued what I am sure will be first of many fund-raising letters attacking Barack Obama. That's fast turn around.
This mean-spirited missive arrived at my home on Monday. I was impressed. Many Americans were still celebrating the election of Barack Obama, and here's the FRC with its inaugural hate-gram. Nice work, guys.
Religious Right forces did everything possible to keep Barack Obama from winning the White House.
Leaders of the movement successfully mobilized their flock at the ballot box. Exit polls show that 74 percent of white born-again Christians voted for Republican candidate John McCain.
But there weren't enough evangelicals to win the presidency for McCain. Now Religious Right strategists are pondering what to do next.
On Sunday, a disturbed young man in Colorado named Matthew Murray shot and killed two people at a missionary training center in Arvada. He then went on to Colorado Springs, where he killed two more people at New Life Church before being shot dead by a church security guard.