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Dominionists to form own political party?

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]wyldraven)

Rumblings On The Right: Disgruntled Dobson Threatens Third Party At Secretive CNP Meeting

[...] That great political philosopher Mick Jagger famously sang, “You can’t always get what you want….” Don’t even tell leaders of the nation’s Religious Right that, however. Many of them probably despise the Rolling Stones anyway, and their mindset for a long time has been that if they can’t get what they want, they’ll make as big a stink about it as possible.

Religious Right leader and evangelical family counselor James C. Dobson has spent years fashioning himself as a political kingmaker of sorts, while also dispensing all manner of advice on rearing children — such as sheltering them from “SpongeBob SquarePants.”

But Dobson’s political machinations have transparently centered on only one political party – the GOP. He works tirelessly at strong-arming Republican Party candidates and policy positions. He has in the past groused about the party’s occasional inability to nominate sufficiently right-wing candidates for president.

Instead of pulling the lever for Republican standard-bearer Bob Dole in 1996, for example, Dobson opted for Howard Phillips of the ultra-right-wing Constitution Party. That party despises a strong central government and promotes the idea that American law should be rooted in biblical law. [...]

So at a meeting over the weekend in Salt Lake City of the secretive Council for National Policy (CNP), Dobson, his protégé Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council and “dozens” of other Religious Right figures got together to threaten a third-party candidate if Giuliani ends up winning the Republican nomination.

According to The New York Times, most of the group supported a written resolution stating that “if the Republican Party nominates a pro-abortion candidate we will consider running a third-party candidate.” The Times reported that during the meeting, Perkins worried that a Giuliani victory was a real possibility, especially if he were successful in Florida’s primary. [...]
Of course, the net result would be to split the Republican party base, and ensure a Democratic party victory.

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