According to, Pete Hoekstra has tapped evangelical minister and Focus on the Family Founder, James Dobson, to help with his Gubernatorial campaign.

The wingnut extremists on the far right love guys like Dobson, but for reasonable Republicans not caught up in the culture wars and focused on REAL issues like business and jobs, he brings nothing to the table….just like Pete.

Here are some of Dobson’s more famous quotes:

He’s pro-spankings:
“It is not necessary to beat the child into submission; a little bit of pain goes a long way for a young child. However, the spanking should be of sufficient magnitude to cause the child to cry genuinely.”

He hates gay people:
“Homosexuals are not monogamous. They want to destroy the institution of marriage. It will destroy marriage. It will destroy the Earth.”

And there’s part of him that thinks we deserved September 11:
“I certainly believe that God is displeased with America for its pride and arrogance, for killing 40 million unborn babies, for the universality of profanity and for other forms of immorality. However, rather than trying to forge a direct cause-and-effect relationship between the terrorist attacks and America‚Äôs abandonment of biblical principles, which I think is wrong, we need to accept the truth that this nation will suffer in many ways for departing from the principles of righteousness. “The wages of sin is death,” as it says in Romans 6, both for individuals and for entire cultures.”

Obama got a lot of grief about his association with Reverend Jeremiah Wright….Dobson doesn’t seem much different!

THIS is who Pete Hoekstra has on the front lines campaigning for him with roughly 3 weeks left until the primary.

Bad judgment. Bad leadership. Michigan can, and must, do better.

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