I want to tell you up front that we're not going to ask you to do anything, to make a phone call or to write a letter or anything.
There is nothing you can do at this time about what is taking place because there is simply no limit to what the left can do at this time. Anything they want, they get and so we can't stop them.
We tried with [Health and Human Services Secretary] Kathleen Sebelius and sent thousands of phone calls and emails to the Senate and they didn't pay any attention to it because they don't have to. And so what you can do is pray, pray for this great nation... As I see it, there is no other answer. There's no other answer, short term [James Dobson, quoted by Dan Gilgoff, "James Dobson's Political Surrender," USNews.com: God & Country, 2009.05.14].
Anything they want. Them... also known as the duly elected representatives of the American electorate, of whom Christian fundamentalists and other right-wingers fail to constitute an effective political majority.
The faithful will cling to those last two words: short term. Surely they have some Glorious Revolution brewing to restore the Kingdom. You keep yourselves busy with that plan, dear downtrodden theocrats. Or just keep praying quietly in the corner. The rest of us will happily keep up the practical work of running the country.