Worried about Ohio?
It would seem a group of right-wing fundamentalists are worried, too. A fascinating article in USA Today describes the goals of the Ohio Restoration Project, led by up-and-coming wingnutter Pastor Russell Johnson. Says Johnson on the direction of conservative religion and politics: "'It's time for the church to get a spinal column' and push the 'seculars and the jihadists ... into the dust bin of history.'"
Progressive grassroots organizing has a long way to go to battle these congregations-turned-activists, who've basically been cut out as highly effective prefabbed mobilization blocs. Recent activities like that of bloggers and others in the OH-2 special election give hope, but it's not going to be enough if we keep on the same old "a little harder, a little more" party line.