With the elimination of the nuclear option, the filibuster may also be used against Bush’s Supreme Court appointments. What’s more, leaders of the evangelical religious right have denounced Republican senators as sellouts. One of the most influential, James Dobson, cursed one of the silent supporters of the compromise, Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., the former majority leader, as a Judas, and Lott in reply called Dobson “quite un-Christian.“
Of course, this is Blumenthal reporting, so I would wait until I see other verification. This discusses the tiff:
The campaigns are creating rifts between some of the groups and their Senate allies.
“James Dobson: Who does he think he is, questioning my conservative credentials?” Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., said in an interview. Dobson, head of Focus on the Family, criticized Lott for trying to compromise.
Watching Trent Lott and James Dobson fight would be like watching a Browns/Cowboys Super Bowl. I would be forced to root for injuries.