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Dr. James Dobson Rethinks Position, Endorses Rand Paul for Senate

Pro Family Leader Rethinks Previous Endorsement That Was Based on "Misleading Information"

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dr. James Dobson has changed his endorsement in the Republican primary for United States Senate in Kentucky. Below is the text of Dr. James Dobson's endorsement of Dr. Rand Paul in the race for U.S. Senate.

Dr. James Dobson: "Have you ever made an embarrassing mistake? I did just that last week. I was given misleading information about the candidacy of Dr. Rand Paul, who is running in the Republican Primary for the U.S. Senate. Senior members of the GOP told me Dr. Paul is pro-choice and that he opposes many conservative perspectives, so I endorsed his opponent.

“But now I've received further information from OB/GYN's in Kentucky whom I trust, and from interviewing the candidate himself.

“I now know that he is avidly pro life. He believes that life begins at conception.

“He opposes earmarking and supports Israel. He identifies with the Tea Party movement and believes in home schooling. Sounds like my kind of man.

“If I lived in Kentucky, I would vote for Dr. Rand Paul. Would you consider sending him to the U.S. Senate to shake things up in Washington?"

Dr. Paul adds, "I thank Dr. Dobson for his support and for his thorough investigation of the views of the candidates in this race. I believe his message and his explanation for his new endorsement says it all.“

To listen to the audio, please click here.

This message will run on statewide radio throughout the coming week.



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I wonder if the site is experiencing any higher traffic from

these two douses

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00hfJ2980IA

and this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MZKtTMX20U

Rand is certainly uniting the core aspects of the conservative and libertarian grassroots like no other candidate that we've seen on a mostly sound platform of limited government. I sure hope some of this rubs off on others.

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I take back my previous negative comments toward James Dobson.

I called him a Pharisee for going along with the moderate GOP establishment.

This explanation fits and the fact that Dr. Dobson has humbled himself in light of the facts and circumstances speaks volumes to his integrity.

Lets just hope that this wasn't an attempt to "save face" in consideration of Rand's complete domination of Grayson in the polls.

I am not completely convinced that Dobson is being sincere; but truly hope and pray for his salvation and that this was a real turning point in his life to stand up against the lairs and corporate special interests which are fully embedded as a cancer within the body of the Republican Party.

Thank you Dr. Dobson for what you have done today.

Frankly he should withdrw his support of Lobbyist Dan Coats as well and get behind John Hostettler, a real Liberty minded Bible thumping Christain; and one not already bought and paid for by Bank of America.

Adam Kokesh -

Adam Kokesh is going to be on Russia Today about GOP dirty tricks to keep out Tea Party candidates like what they pulled here:

James Dobson endorses Rand Paul, apologizes for having previously backed his opponent

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/right-now/2010/05/james_dob...

Watch for the vid!

The DP is proof that the grassroots support for Ron Paul and his peaceful message of individual liberty is large, real, and not going away!

For whatever reason, must

For whatever reason, must give him credit for public admission of error.

Trust in God, but tie your camel tight.

"Socialism needs two legs on which to stand; a right and a left. While appearing to be in complete opposition to one another,they both march in the same direction." - Paul Proctor

It looks like

...the Liberty Movement is going to get a Senator. Somebody pinch me :)

I have to hand it to him it

I have to hand it to him it takes a big man and guts to admit to being wrong. He also had to go against the senior GOP people. I must give credit where it is due.

Supports Israel? What's that

Supports Israel? What's that s..t about?

LOL

it is same mistake you made by not endorsing his father in the presidential election....hopefully you will get that right in 2012 .... I am just afraid that the Palin people talked to him and said he would make her decission look bad ... blah blah blah .....

I liked Dobson - we read some of his books raising our kids ..... but during the campaign they did not listen to me (or anyone else) concerning the truth about Ron Paul .... I wish he would apologize for not back Ron Paul too

AND BTW - Mr Dobson and other fellow Christians - while you are only voting on Pro Life (family issues)
just remember the flip side to the unborn is to protect the lives of the living - meaning those in un-constitutional wars. If you want to be pro-life go for the 100% Support Non-Intervention Foreign Policy!
(you confuse me everytime by wanting to save the lives of the unborn while at the same time want to go to war)
We aren't buying it ... and Rand Paul - I hope you are listening too ... you better not compromise!

This Is Much Better

This is much better than if Dobson had endorsed Paul in the first place.

This way, the Rino Republican National Committee establishment has been shown up for what it is - untrustworthy.

This is huge for the liberty movement in the Republican Party.

Please help on James Dobsons facebook wall

please post pro Rand comments.
Neocons from all over the country are spamming his page with negative comments

http://www.facebook.com/pages/James-Dobson/51536292477?ref=t...

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Genuine GOP partisan hack Mommie

GenuineGOPpartisanhackMommie must be fuming, lol.

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Hopefully Rand dropped the

Hopefully Rand dropped the bug in Dobsons ear to support his father in 2012. I have supported dobsons ministry in the years before the 2008 election. When he didn't give Ron His endorsement I quite everything to Focus on the family.

“Defiance of God’s Law will eventually bring havoc to a society.” - Dr. Ron Paul

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Politico: GOP Misled Dobson on Rand Paul

Dobson: GOP misled me on Paul
By JOSH KRAUSHAAR | 5/3/10 11:06 AM EDT

Christian conservative leader James Dobson withdrew his endorsement of Kentucky Senate candidate Trey Grayson Monday, switching his support to Rand Paul’s campaign and accusing “senior members of the GOP” of misleading him about Paul’s record on abortion.

Dobson said in an audio recording that he made an “embarrassing mistake” as a result of misunderstanding Paul’s position on abortion.

“I was given misleading information about the candidacy of Dr. Rand Paul, who is running in the Republican Primary for the U.S. Senate. Senior members of the GOP told me Dr. Paul is pro-choice and that he opposes many conservative perspectives, so I endorsed his opponent,” Dobson explained. “But now I've received further information from OB/GYNs in Kentucky whom I trust, and from interviewing the candidate himself.”

Dobson’s reversal is an embarrassment for Grayson’s campaign, which touted the religious leader’s support last week and had planned to highlight an endorsement from Republican Rep. Hal Rogers Monday. Grayson, who serves as Kentucky’s secretary of state, has struggled in the polls against Paul, an ophthalmologist, with the primary just weeks away.

Now, Paul's campaign is featuring Dobson's support in a wave of radio ads across the state, on news and Christian radio stations. The campaign is also planning to put up a television spot with Dobson's endorsement starting Tuesday.

Paul spokesman David Adams said that Dobson’s change of heart came after the insurgent conservative’s campaign introduced him to social conservatives who had rallied behind Paul.

“We have made a lot of friends over the course of the campaign who know Rand,” Adams said. “We were able to, when the initial statement came out from Dr. Dobson, get those friends to him and help him understand what the truth was, that he was being misled.”

Kentucky Right to Life, the state’s largest anti-abortion organization, has endorsed Grayson in the primary

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0510/36679.html#ixzz0mt...

Actually,

This is big news. It shows that the Christian Evangelicals splitting from the necons.

I am retracting my previous statement.

Ron Paul is My President

well done

well done

10-15 million more voters need to believe in non-interventionism (liberty) at home and abroad to change America. Minds changed on Syria. Minds changing on privacy. "Printing money" is part of the dialogue. Win minds through focus, strategy.

This is a big deal on many levels.

Not only will Rand win, it could be looked back on as a turning point for a future President.

Even though Christians and Ron Paul regulars don't agree on every thing, we have many many things in common. With 74% of the population claiming Christianity, if RP could get a large part of that block it would mean certain victory.

Imagine 8 years of Ron then 8 years of Rand!

Ralph.. there are many

Ralph.. there are many Christians who are just as Ron Paul regular as you.. don't forget. Ron Paul is a Christian. You may just be surprised to know how many of us support Ron Paul. I would be willing to bet the numbers are higher than those who are not Christians.

“Defiance of God’s Law will eventually bring havoc to a society.” - Dr. Ron Paul

My husband and I are Christians

and we support Ron Paul and other liberty candidates! As you may know, too many Christians today apparently allow their favorite "leaders" to interpret Scripture for them. What this country needs most urgently is more Bereans because so go the Christians, so goes the nation.

Hosea 4:6 "My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge."

Most of the Christains including the pastors, followed their

denominational leaders who worshiped at the alter of the great deceiver and neo-con George Bush. If Pastors can't discern any better than that, then I do not trust their judgement nor motivation at all.

74% of the nation claims to be Christain, if only one third would see the light with RP - It would be a glorious day!

The RNC is deadmeat.

This is exactly why the RNC is failing. They are all RINO's and will say or do anything to get their guy and stay in power and continue pushing the same BS agenda.

Democrats and Republicans at the national level are opposite sides of the same corrupt coin. One borrows and spends the other sides taxes and spends but both sides continue to spend while we the people continue to pay and somehow think we have a dog in the fight. Wake up! We don't and never will unless we get more "Ron Pauls" elected. Rand will make an outstanding senator for all of America, as will Peter Schiff.

Throw the bums out.

we are now going to see the

we are now going to see the purge of rino's.. (those who came to the republican party from the democrats) SEE TREY GRAYSON, back to its original roots.

“Defiance of God’s Law will eventually bring havoc to a society.” - Dr. Ron Paul

the "misleading information"

the "misleading information" he received was that Trey Grayson was winning.

Ventura 2012

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Wow! This is equivalent to the Almighty being remorseful...

after the Great Flood and promising not to do it again. Thank you God for this weekend reversal.

This is a big turnaround and a big endorsement for Rand Paul.

I hope this has taught Dr. Dobson

to not trust the elite Republicans!

Takes a man to admit his mistake

Overlooking the dispensationalist bit, Dobson came out and and admitted he was wrong.

I think that's to his credit.

I'll agree with you on that, Blimpy

Dispensationalism aside, you're right -- it is to Dobson's credit to admit he was wrong.

"senior members of the GOP"

I wish he would name the "senior members of the GOP" who lied to him!

NJ

"supports Israel"

Ahh, key words for Dispensationalists such as Dobson, who I believe completely misinterpret Genesis 12:3 and apparently ignore much of the New Testament.

So after all the thousands dead and billions of taxpayer dollars spent, how's that "blessing" for America going, Dr. Dobson?

The whole 'support at any

The whole 'support at any cost, for any reason' argument is like gossamer for tow the party line pinheads.

yes, this part does . . .

concern *me*--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--