WASHINGTON — Evangelical Christian leaders, who have been working closely with senior Republican lawmakers to place conservative judges in the federal courts, also have been exploring ways to punish sitting jurists and even entire courts viewed as hostile to their cause.More back-room, behind-the-scenes chicanery via the GOP and religious right. If they can't get what they want front and center, either due to moderate Republicans resisting or public polls weighing in against, then they do whatever it takes in the shadows to achieve their extreme agenda.
An audio recording obtained by the Los Angeles Times features two of the nation's most influential evangelical leaders, at a private conference with supporters, laying out strategies to rein in judges, such as stripping funding from their courts in an effort to hinder their work.
The discussion took place during a Washington conference last month that included addresses by House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., who discussed efforts to bring a more conservative cast to the courts.
Wake up folks, these people don't play by the rules, much less the Constitution, and it's obvious hypocrisy, shame, etc., certainly doesn't affect them. They're scary and they're dangerous.