People for the American Way thinks that James Dobson of Focus on the Family has been unusually quiet of late.

Health problems and foot-in-mouth disease may have prompted Dobson’s low national profile, but PFAW suggests the organization’s strategic plan is alive and well:

Given a lackluster slate of Republican presidential candidates and a partisan refusal to support Democratic religious-values candidates such as Barack Obama, Focus is instead pushing its partisan agenda in state elections.

While some values voters may feel drawn to Obama’s frank talk about faith and charity, Focus and its state affiliates hope to mobilize “an army of citizen warriors” who believe that self-righteous militance is somehow Christian and convince them to vote for candidates who assert that politically correct, cherry-picked passages about fire and brimstone represent the totality of “Biblically based” values.

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