Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Pat Robertson Needs a Reality Check

Of course Pat ran for President, but you can’t hold that against him.  A lot of men as foolish as he is have run and some of them have been elected.


PatrobertsonBut this thing about assassinating Hugo Chavez, the president of Venezuela, is just off the wall.  Time to throw a rope around old Pat Robertson and lead him off to a more remote pasture than The 700 Club.  Certainly the Christian Broadcast Network that sponsors his diatribes ought to be ashamed of itself, but we’ve gotten to the place where the so-called religious right is equally off its nut. Pat Robertson is the best argument I know against intelligent design.


Whatever happened to the age-old religious beliefs in loving one another, helping each other over the rough patches and being a good neighbor?  When did it turn so hard to the right that we have national religious and political figures (Robertson, embarrassingly rates as both) suggesting they “don’t know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he (Chavez) thinks we’re trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it.”


I guess he doesn’t know much about this ‘doctrine,’ but it ought to be explained to him, since the reason we have it is because we lost a president named Kennedy by making it open season on heads of state. “We have the ability to take him out and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability.” This ill-informed ignoramus went on to call Chavez, the democratically elected president of his country, a ‘strong-arm dictator’ that our covert operatives ought to do the job on and get it over with.


Get what over with?


Hugochavez_1Chavez’s friendship with Fidel Castro?  Does that affiliation between South and Central American presidents so disgust Robertson that he would kill one (or both) of them?  What a paragon of peace and faith in God this ignorant buffoon claims to be.


Is it Venezuelan oil that needs to be ‘gotten over with?’  Pat better adjust his glasses and notice that America, each and every day, consumes nearly 60% of Venezuelan production.  That mob Pat calls his flock, those 700 Clubbers, might get a tad bent out of shape if Chavez yanked that production.  I wonder how long it would be before Robertson’s followers begged the old man to recant as gasoline shot up towards four bucks? 


At age 75, Robertson is clearly senile.


His past idiocies include a suggestion that the State Department should be nuked and that feminism encourages women to ‘kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.’ 


Get serious, Pat.  Those are just the women in your social circles.
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