Wednesday, February 08, 2006

"FRC's Tony Perkins Urges Congress to Keep Faith with Values Voters"

Contact: Amber Hildebrand or J.P. Duffy (for Radio), 202-393-2100, both of Family Research Council

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Today, The Dallas Morning News published an op-ed by Family Research Council President Tony Perkins addressing the failure of Congress to address the values issues which swept the GOP to victory in the last election. Family Research President Tony Perkins released the following statement:

"There were multiple factors at work in the 2004 election, but the single most notable element was the Republican Party's campaign platform. That platform energized and mobilized grass- roots America, giving rise to the famed 'values' voters.

"Since 2000, President Bush and the Republican Congress have delivered on legislation protecting the unborn, a historic first vote on a U.S. Constitutional Amendment on marriage, and putting on our courts well-qualified judges. However, many of the issues that brought social conservatives to the voting booth remain unaddressed.

"The Democratic Party's rush to charge the ruling party in Washington with creating a 'culture of corruption' misses the deeper issue that roils American voters: the corruption of culture. Corruption among our elected leaders should not and cannot be tolerated. Embarrassed elephants and dismayed donkeys are racing to reform congressional rules and lobbying laws, as if another statute on the books is the answer. The proposed reforms may very well be necessary to close a loophole or two, but reform efforts alone will not solve the real problem.

"The question that must be answered is this: Are we seeing the results of a major lapse in judgment by key members of the majority party, or are we seeing the symptoms of a much greater, systemic problem?

"2006 may very well be one of the most challenging years ever for the Republican Party. Congress must remember that voters will reward those who stand up for those values."

Visit http://releases.usnewswire.com/redir.asp?ReleaseID=60738&Link=http://www.frc.org to read the full op-ed in The Dallas Morning News.

This is total BS!

Religious blackmail!

But it won't work this time.

The Rethugs have shown themselves to be corrupt as sin. They have lied, cheated, stolen and run this nation into the ground. No one is going to give a damn about Tony and his "values voters" in 2006. By that time we will probably have more on old Tony than we already have.

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