I do not even begin to know where to start on this issue. James Dobson explains, quite clearly, why he is very, very dumb. Watch the video.
Apparently, it is better to commit political suicide than to, you know, actually accomplish anything. Dobson's zeal to protect the unborn will lead him to abandon the actual born – and any real chance to protect the unborn in the long run. What chance do the unborn stand if the courts are packed against them?
Dobson would abandon the courts and will argue that the backlash will sweep his favorites to power later on. I'd submit that his viewpoint is arrogant and counterproductive. Because losing the courts for a generation would be a disaster. The only power Dobson has is to destroy – not to create. He would destroy a viable challenge to the coronation of a Democrat for the sake of his own ego. And sacrifice the courts to extend his importance.
(Yeah, this will be a popular post, too. Not.)