Leftovers

Right Wing Leftovers - 11/27/12

  • Despite two years of constant pressure, it looks like Janet Porter's effort to get the Ohio legislature has failed.
  • Mona Charen is mad that Democrats have refused "to be magnanimous in victory" following the election.
  • But wait, maybe the election isn't over and Romney can still win
  • Conservative Christian talk radio host Frank Pastore is in a coma following a motorcycle accident.
  • Personhood USA calls on the GOP to purge John McCain and "all of the Republican candidates who want to maintain the status quo on abortion."
  • Finally, Bryan Fischer channels David Barton as he asserts that our three branches of government came directly out of the Bible:

Right Wing Leftovers - 11/26/12

  • Ralph Reed tells the GOP not to throw social conservatives overboard after the recent election losses.
  • Rick Santorum remains open to making another run for president in 2016.
  • One Million Moms declares victory as the show "666 Park Avenue" is cancelled.
  • So, how long will it be before we see "Two And A Half Men" co-star Angus T. Jones speaking at Religious Right conferences about the dangers of television?
  • An insightful new book questions "whether Obama truly understands authentic Christianity."
  • Finally, Phyllis Schlafly's niece offers exactly the sort of advice to feminists that one would expect from Phyllis Schlafly's niece.

Right Wing Leftovers - 11/21/12

  • Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill is back.
  • William Owens says black voters who support marriage equality don’t understand “the damage that they are causing to their families and the future of this country.”
  • Another Religious Right talking point falls apart as a Defense Department report finds that the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell has had no negative effects on retention.
  • The Christian Anti-Defamation Commission still doesn’t believe the results showing Allen West losing re-election and warns that “conservative Christians are going to be targeted by the left for political extinction.”
  • David Lane says the GOP will go the way of the Whig Party if they split over same-sex marriage and abortion rights as the Whigs were divided about slavery:
Long term, either principled conservative leaders participate in guidance and management of the Republican Party, or it goes the way of its predecessor – the Whig Party – which collapsed in the mid-1800s, ultimately over its attempt to bring expansion of a social evil, slavery – like present-day homosexual marriage and abortion – to the territories.

Right Wing Leftovers - 11/20/12

  • After two weeks, former Rep. Allen West has finally conceded in his election.
  • Joseph Farah says that people like Jim Daly of Focus on the Family are why conservative Christians are losing the culture wars.
  • Frank Gaffney wants the crisis in the Middle East to be referred to as "Obamawar."
  • Despite having just been re-elected, apparently "the American people have demanded that Barack Obama be impeached."
  • Finally, Bryan Fischer comes to Sen. Rubio's defense with a bunch of "evidence" that the earth is only a few thousand years old.

Right Wing Leftovers - 11/19/12

  • Lisa Biron, a member of the Alliance Defending Freedom's "Honor Corps," has been arrested on charges of taking an underage girl to Canada where she convinced to be filmed engaging in sexual activity.
  • Liberty University professor and former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline will not lose his teaching position at LU even if the Kansas Supreme Court find that repeatedly violated ethics rules.  Would you really expect anything else from a school that also employs Judith Reisman?
  • Allen West demanded a recount and he got one ... and now he is trailing by even more votes.
  • Papa John's Appreciation Day?
  • Gary Bauer explains why Mitt Romney lost: "Obama won by tearing down Romney with a torrent of negative ads, especially during the Republican primaries. Even Romney’s solid debate performances couldn’t overcome all the negativity, which portrayed Romney as unfeeling and disconnected, and made voters think the president cared more about people like them."
  • Finally, Jim Daly's insistence that evangelical Christian need to learn to collaborate and compromise will probably only result in him finding himself ostracized by the Religious Right.

Right Wing Leftovers - 11/16/12

  • Allen West's request for a recount in his lost bid for re-elections has been denied.
  • On a related note, Gary Cass claims that West is being denied a recount because "he’s being singled out as a Christian elected official."
  • Matt Barber says that churches that do not preach against homosexuality "are not engaging in love and grace; they are doing something most hateful."
  • Beware! The "Twilight" books and movies are a "doorway to darkness."
  • Franklin Graham is now claiming he was unaware that the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association described Mormonism as a "cult" and was "shocked" when he found out!
  • The guest on the most recent episode of "God Knows" with Cindy Jacobs explained how he found Jesus by watching TBN while on LSD.
  • Finally, FRC's latest prayer update says that President Obama's re-election and the spread of marriage equality are signs that "religious oppression and persecution ... is already underway, and will only increase."

Right Wing Leftovers - 11/15/12

  • Anita Staver explains how conservative women felt about Mitt Romney: "Romney was like the unwanted suitor at our high school prom. We danced because we didn't want to turn him down and make a scene. Our reluctance was warranted, because as we danced, he talked about his economic plan."
  • ALIPAC's William Gheen has big plans to unseat Sen. Lindsey Graham in 2014, which is interesting seeing as he's spent the last week sending out frantic emails warning that ALIPAC is on the verge of permanently shutting down.
  • Is Rick Santorum already laying the ground work for another presidential run in 2016?  We hope so! 
  • FRC is seeking donations so it can work to "prevent radical homosexual activists from making further gains in the U.S. military and placing service members and our nation at even greater risk" and "stop the Employment Non-Discrimination Act from forcing people to deny their moral convictions in the workplace."
  • Finally, it seems that Bryan Fischer is now simply trolling for attention with ridiculous segments like this:

Right Wing Leftovers - 11/14/12

  • Gary Cass says that progressive Christians "cherry pick things in the Bible they prefer and despise the rest. This is intellectually dishonest and hypocritical. By exalting their own ideas of morality, they have cut themselves off from God and His revelation. They have made themselves their own god, therefore they have become God’s enemy."
  • David Lane blasts Jim Daly for supposedly flying the “white flag of surrender” to the Right's political opponents on social issues.
  • Gary Bauer declares that "the Left is determined to 'fundamentally transform' this country, and it fights day after day after day. It never gives up and we cannot either!"
  • It seems that President Obama has been chosen by God "like Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, whose insane capriciousness enlarged the voice of godly prophet Daniel in the midst of a godless culture."
  • CWA's Penny Nance tells the GOP "we will leave you if you betray us" on the issue of abortion.
  • Finally, Joseph Farah says God's judgment will soon fall on America and Christians have to "figure out ways to insulate ourselves from what they are bringing down on all of us. We need to be prepared for the economic calamity they are causing. We need to be prepared for the spiritual judgment they are bringing down on all of us. We need to be prepared for the repression they will inflict on us. And we need to be prepared to rebuild what they are destroying."

Right Wing Leftovers - 11/13/12

  • Matt Barber responds to the election results by declaring that "God will not be mocked."
  • Oh good, Joel Gilbert says that a sequel to "Dreams From My Real Father" is in the works.
  • Peter LaBarbera is furious that "the national Republican Party now has no problem if the Republican is openly homosexual."
  • Bryan Fischer says that if the GOP hopes to survive, "it must say no to amnesty, no to an increase in the debt ceiling, and an emphatic no to gay marriage."
  • Finally, FRC prays in response to the election: "Heavenly Father, yet grant us victory beyond these defeats! Reverse four states' embrace of same-sex "marriage," our national embrace of unprecedented economic irresponsibility; our affirming of those who advocate for abortion, homosexuality, lack of support for Israel, passive or active support for Islamist regimes and groups and other policies and practices that defy you and will bring harm to our nation."

Right Wing Leftovers - 11/9/12

  • Ben Shapiro on Breitbart says David Petraeus didn’t willingly resign but was pushed out by the “Obama Mafia” and his “resignation is only the most recent evidence that the Obama administration will lie to the American people to achieve its ends.” Laura Ingraham and Monica Crowley seem to agree.
  • Allen West’s initial legal challenge to force a recount has been denied.
  • La Shawn Barber of WORLD magazine hopes that “homosexual activism in government schools is a spark that will ignite a larger movement among Christians to take their children out and homeschool them or opt for private Christian schools” as parents “peacefully protest homosexual indoctrination.”
  • Erik Rush, once again, asserts that “voter fraud and possibly electronic tampering played a part in the victory of Barack Obama and other Democrat office holders,” still offering zero evidence.

Right Wing Leftovers - 11/8/12

  • The Romney campaign has finally conceded the state of Florida, bringing the final electoral vote tally to 332-206.
  • Speaking of the Romney campaign, here's a glimpse at the nightmare that almost was.
  • Here is how OneNewsNow reports the various victories for marriage equality: "The Evergreen State joined Maine and Maryland -- each also winning 52 to 48 percent -- to make a total of nine states (plus Washington, DC) that allow the unbiblical partnerships."
  • On a related note, Ken Hutcherson blames the National Organization for Marriage, Focus on the Family, and the Family Policy Institute for sidelining him in the marriage fight in Washington because he was "too controversial," saying "they did not want me involved basically in the top leadership, so I took a back seat and let them run with it. And that really hurt our unity out here."
  • These sorts of post-election analysis pieces are useless because you could pick any demographic and argue that is only X number of them had voted differently, the other candidate would have won.
  • Finally, Glenn Beck and crew spent a few minutes today blaming that "fat bastard" Gov. Chris Christie for costing Mitt Romney the election:

Right Wing Leftovers - 11/7/12

  • Joseph Farah says President Obama's re-election is "God’s judgment on a people who have turned away from Him and His ways and from everything for which our founders sacrificed their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor."
  • Mike Huckabee says that the election results "only remind me that our country has slipped into a deeper state of dependence on government than I wanted to believe."
  • And Gary Bauer declares that "hope and change gave way to fear and smear."
  • Nobody is actually blaming Bill Keller for Romney's loss because he is a nobody who wields no influence.
  • Allen West is demanding a recount in the election that appears to have cost him his seat in Congress.
  • Roy Moore, the "Ten Commandments Judge," was re-elected to a seat on the Alabama Supreme Court after having been removed from that very position in 2003.
  • It is amazing to see Newt Gingrich returning to his "reasonable and rational"  commentator persona now that the election is over.
  • Finally, Bryan Fischer knows how to get the GOP back on track: Rick Perry 2016.

Right Wing Leftovers - 11/6/12

  • Ralph Reed will hold "a news briefing to discuss the results of a post-election survey showing the impact of the evangelical vote and other faith-based voters on the outcome of the 2012 elections." We can't wait.
  • Matt Barber is now apparently an expert on energy independence.
  • The Family Research Council is predicting "massive turnout among Values Voters" and is taking credit for that turnout.
  • Phyllis Schlafly says "increasingly atheistic public schools ... are probably the biggest reason for this decline in religion among youth."
  • Gary Bauer makes the final case for Mitt Romney.
  • Finally, after saying that he wouldn't vote for [Mitt Romney] if Satan were running against him," WND's Joseph Farah bravely announces that he will, in fact, vote for Mitt Romney.

Right Wing Leftovers - 11/5/12

  • Sarah Palin issues a very timely endorsement of Mitt Romney ... one day before the election.
  • Apparently the Christian Coalition is still around.
  • The rainbow that appeared over New York after Hurricane Sandy was "God [reminding] Himself of His promise never to flood the entire earth again," just as he pledged to Noah.
  • Regina Griggs and Peter Sprigg try to explain that people can vote against marriage equality even if their loved ones are gay because "personal relationships should not dictate the definition of our most fundamental social institution."
  • Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics says "the only difference between the Klan and Planned Parenthood is that Planned Parenthood's a lot slicker, a lot more polished."

Right Wing Leftovers - 11/2/12

  • Ralph Reed declares that that the entire presidential race "can now be boiled down to two key counties" in Ohio.
  • William Owens is outraged by an ad urging African Americans to vote in favor of marriage equality in Maryland.
  • The Family Research Council is out with a new ad urging people to vote against President Obama ... because of Dan Savage?
  • Glenn Beck says media outlets are sitting on incriminating emails regarding the Libya attack in order to protect President Obama and that if they aren't released, he will "expose them."
  • Finally, Penny Nance of Concerned Women for America says that a woman who become pregnant via rape should not be allowed to get an abortion because "aborting her baby, which was the result of a crime, actually adds to the emotional and physical harm to the mother."

Right Wing Leftovers - 11/1/12

  • Jay Sekulow says the presence of international election monitors "can only be described as a troubling attempt to intimidate voters and poll works on Election Day."
  • David Caton, president of the Florida Family Association, says MSNBC "is the most dishonest, most anti-Christian, and most pro-Islamist news network out there, bar none."
  • Donald Trump continues to prove that he is a genuinely awful person, blaming President Obama for not releasing his records and thereby preventing Trump from donating millions for hurricane relief.
  • Speaking of Hurricane Sandy, FRC is praying that the storm will cause people to "repent and turn to Jesus!" 
  • Michael Brown warns that "if we have four more years of President Obama -- barring true, national revival in the Church that would lead to a cultural awakening -- it could well be that same-sex 'marriage' will be the law of the land and the norm taught in schools ... those opposing [his redefinition of marriage] will be officially classified as bigots, that public criticism of gay activism would be virtually forbidden, and that churches (and synagogues and even mosques) that differ with gay activism will be persecuted ... for their stands."
  • Finally, the quote of the day from Stephen Prothero: "I used to believe that the purpose of the religious right was to infuse American politics with Christian politicians and Christian politics. I no longer believe that. The purpose of the religious right is to use the Christian God for political purposes ... I am perfectly happy to see [Ralph] Reed stump for Romney in Ohio and [Billy] Graham plump for Romney in an ad in The Wall Street Journal. Just don’t tell me they are doing so as Christians. They are doing so as shills for the GOP."

Right Wing Leftovers - 10/31/12

  • Charisma publisher Steven Strang is urging all Americans to vote for Mitt Romney. 
  • Sen. Scott Brown is bravely using Hurricane Sandy as an excuse to skip the final debate against Elizabeth Warren.
  • Is there a "new Christian conservatism"? The fact that it was unveiled at the Family Research Council headquarters makes us doubt it.
  • Ted Nugent says "we are all heartbroken that the Herculean work ethic that dominated The Last Best Place and made America The Last Best Place has dwindled considerably since the big lies of The New Deal and The Great Society succeeded in brainwashing a segment of our country to believe Fedzilla would provide for anyone who decided, for whatever reason, to not be productive." I have no idea what that is supposed to mean.
  • Finally, this is a new election ad from Focus on the Family:

Right Wing Leftovers - 10/30/12

  • James Dobson has endorsed Roy Moore with "enthusiasm and confidence."
  • Mat Staver vows to continue to fight for the Oklahoma personhood amendment.
  • Anti-Mormon activist Tricia Erickson refused to vote for Mitt Romney by "writing in the name of God, because I cannot be right with Him and support either candidate."
  • Gary Bauer has the vapors again.
  • Pat Mahoney and Troy Newman are heading to Ohio to make a "last-minute push for God to remove the most pro-abortion President in America's history."
  • Finally, Bryan Fischer says "you can read the Constitution from front to back, back to front, upside down, from right to left and hanging from a chandelier and you will find no mention whatsoever of any right to engage in sodomy."

Right Wing Leftovers - 10/29/12

  • Richard Land, who always prided himself on his "24-year tradition of not exercising my right as a private citizen to endorse a candidate" has now broken that tradition to endorse Mitt Romney because "this election is that important."
  • Speaking of Romney, was his election as President predicted in the Bible.  WND says it was
  • Gary Bauer has the vapors: "The use of profanity conveys a lack of seriousness, and it trivializes the democratic process. Its repeated use contributes to the coarsening of our culture. More than anything, it shows disrespect and disregard for the voters whose support Obama needs to win reelection."
  • Bryan Fischer is obviously still angry about his recent profile in The New Yorker.
  • Finally, the ex-gay organization PFOX is accusing the Obama administration of "spreading intolerance against the ex-gay community and Christians who support the religious testimony of former homosexuals."

Right Wing Leftovers - 10/26/12

  • John McCain says Colin Powell's endorsement of President Obama will turn off voters because Powell "got us into Iraq." Yes, he really said that. 
  • Newt Gingrich's SuperPAC wants you to be very scared.
  • Cindy Jacobs is calling on her prayer warriors to pray against Hurricane Sandy and "rebuke this storm in Jesus' name. The authority of the believer is powerful enough to shift weather patterns!"
  • Jim Garlow's continued use of his wife's cancer as a metaphor really is rather tasteless: “My wife has advanced cancer and I am fighting for her life, but my nation also has advanced cancer and we are fighting for its life. My wife has had aggressive treatments to save her life. We need some radical surgery, radiation, chemo and alternative treatments to save our nation.”
  • Finally, James Dobson agrees with John Hagee when he says that "the upcoming presidential election will be one of the most significant events in American history…. They [U.S. citizens] know something is seriously wrong but can't quite define it. The truth is America has been intentionally deceived and is racing toward economic and political destruction. If we don't change paths now, the America we know and love will be lost forever."
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