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02/18/2014

Claim: People who fight LGBT rights for sport are costing GOP national elections

by Jeremy Hooper

In an uncharacteristic moment of "journalistic" candor, the American Family Association's One News Now site chose to run the following claim, even though it is a direct repudiation of what the AFA does every single day:

Dr. Charles W. Dunn, professor emeritus of government at Clemson University, says there is a major problem with a survey of only conservative activists.

"Conservative activists don't elect presidents," Dunn claims, "and if conservative activists select their candidate for president, the likelihood that they would nominate a Goldwater who would lose overwhelmingly."

FULL: AFA's One News Now

Well duh. Those of us who wonk out on politics pretty much know this to be true. Establishment Republicans obviously know this to be true, which is why they keep running relative moderates, or at least someone who can more ably play the role of one come presidential election time.

But for the AFA, a band of conservative activists that advocates to the right of even most conservative special interest group's more strident wing, to clue its readers into this inconvenient truth about far-right advocacy and the toll it takes on the party to which the AFA and its key figures have aligned? That's pretty telling. And damning. And funny.

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