Focus on the Family’s Dr. James Dobson is suggesting the Republicans lost Tuesday’s election because they abandoned the values the Christian Right stood for. The Republicans failed to stand tall and force the issue of Conservative appointments to the Judiciary. Some of those Appointees had waited years before their name left the Republican Chaired Judiciary Committee for an up or down vote before the entire Senate. It is doubtful the Appointees still waiting Committee approval will ever get approved now.
There are so-called centrist Republicans that blame the Christian Right for the Republican demise in Senate and House. Dobson correctly points out that the Republicans would NEVER have won in 2004 without the Christian Right vote. Without the Christian Right a weasel like Senator John Kerry would have beaten George W in 2004.
Scandal and the inability to deliver to the foundation of the Republican Party is what caused its fall. I am convinced the failure to deliver to the Christian Right aided a Democratic Party victory more than the stigma of the Bush Administration’s strategical miscues in Iraq.