Friday, October 15, 2004

October 15, 2004: Right Wing Watch


Critics contend that the Christian Coalition's supposedly non-partisan voting guides show an obvious partisan slant. The Boston Globe reports: "The Christian Coalition is distributing 30 million voter guides that use conservative catch-phrases such as 'unrestricted abortion on demand' and 'affirmative action programs that provide preferential treatment' in detailing the positions of the two presidential candidates....Roberta Combs, coalition president, said the guides were an attempt to educate voters. 'I don't think the wording is loaded at all,' Combs said." Read

Softer Voices, "an organization of women with families, representing citizens particularly concerned with national security issues, the economy, health care, education and the culture," has announced a television advertising campaign targeted in swing-vote states hoping to convince female voters that President Bush would make American families safer if re-elected as president. Read

Wall Street Journal editorial page writer Kimberly Strassel explains the significance of the Senate race between Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) and Rep. John Thune (R-SD): "Mr. Daschle has served as chief architect of liberals' two-year strategy to obstruct George W. Bush's agenda, from national security and tort reform to energy production, tax cuts and federal judges. A Daschle defeat would be a repudiation of that filibuster game plan, and do more to break the Senate logjam than any other Republican gains." Read

Mary Cheney

The Washington Times characterizes Kerry's "bizarre gay-baiting comment" during the debate as "an insult" and a "cheap shot." What Kerry said was this: "We're all God's children, Bob. And I think if you were to talk to Dick Cheney's daughter, who is a lesbian, she would tell you that she's being who she was, she's being who she was born as." Read

Add so-called "ex-gays" and their champions to the list of individuals enraged over Sen. Kerry's remarks. Warren Throckmorton, a professor at Grove City College in Pennsylvania and producer of the 'I Do Exist' documentary promoting their cause - claimed that Kerry "misled the country" in expressing a viewpoint that some individuals are born gay. One "ex-gay" in Throckmorton's film said the Senator's remark "was an insult to the tens of thousands of people that have struggled with homosexual orientation and have chosen to come out on the other side." Read


Republicans accuse liberal voter registration groups of fraud. The Washington Times reports: "Colorado Gov. Bill Owens this week accused the groups of trying to undermine the election process and demanded an investigation by his state attorney of hundreds of questionable voter-registration applications. 'I am very concerned that such groups have registered people who are not qualified to vote,' said Mr. Owens, a Republican. Democrats quickly blasted Mr. Owens, insisting that he was trying to scare people away from the polls." Read

MediaAmerican Conservative Union chairman David Keene urges Sinclair Broadcasting to "stand firm" in its plans to air an anti-Kerry documentary on all of its stations just days before the election. "The issue of John Kerry's conduct following his service in Vietnam is fair game," Keene said, "and Sinclair is well within its rights to broadcast a documentary that scrutinizes those issues." Read

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