Monday, October 02, 2006

Focus on the Ballot Box, Dobson-style

Reverend James Dobson, personal buddy of JC, who has been told by the same that Democrats are Satan's Legion while Republicans are saved Christians who are occasionally tempted by Satan's Legion. And the internets.

Foleygate is starting to look like a novelty shop gizmo -- it's a gift that keeps rewrapping itself to provide the recipient with a slightly new gift each time its unwrapped. This version involves Supreme Homophobe and Clinton-Hater James Dobson of the Most Exalted Focus on the Family empire.

Apparently after emerging from his prayer closet, Reverend Dobson directed his lieutenant (Senior Vice President of Government and Public Policy Tom Minnery) to make the following statement on Congressman Foley's behavior towards his youthful temptations: (hat tip: TPMCafe)

"This is not a time to be talking about politics, but about the well-being of those boys who appear to have been victimized by Rep. Foley. If he is indeed guilty of what he is accused of, it is right that he resigned and that authorities are looking into whether criminal charges are warranted. This is yet another sad example of our society's oversexualization, especially as it affects the Internet, and the damage it does to all who get caught in its grasp."
Yepper. The internets made Foley queer AND a pedophile, which would stand to reason since Al Gore invented them. And politics, well, no, as we are near an election Jesus don't want the faithful (that would be the GOP base) to actually think and either stay at the house or, God forbid, vote DEMOCRAT!

Paul Krugman at the NYTimes uncovers when it is a good time to talk about sex and politics for Brother Dobson -- that would be when a Democratic penis is involved:
"When assessing the legacy of Bill Clinton, we can’t overlook his shameful sexual behavior in the Oval Office, and then, his lies under oath to the American people to cover it up. Indeed, it is my belief that no man has ever done more to debase the presidency or to undermine our Constitution -- and particularly the moral and biblical principles upon which it is based -- than has William Jefferson Clinton."
How on Earth (or Heaven) anyone can review the behavior of the Bushies and square their (mis)deeds with "biblical and moral principles" requires of necessity, spiritual pretzel-making in the most hellish of ovens. Such theological contortions would suggest the Dobsonites have clear title to one.