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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Robertson's a nutjob

By now everyone knows about Robertson's incredibly dumb statement about Chavez:

[Chavez] has destroyed the Venezuelan economy, and he's going to make that a launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism all over the continent.

You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war. [link]

Two of my favorite quotes are these two gems:

"The feminist agenda ... is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encouraged women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft and become lesbians."
-Pat Robertson, fund-raising letter to Iowans

"You know who's pushing [abortion]. You saw some of those women out there. I mean those women aren't ever going to have a baby by anybody. I mean, these are primarily lesbians, and lesbians don't have babies. And it's the one thing a mother has - that a lesbian can never have - is this feminity, and they can never achieve that. And so, in order to level the field, they say, 'Hey, let you abort your baby so you'll be like us, because we don't have them.'"
-Pat Robertson, 700 Club [link]

And everyone has probably heard about Robertson and Falwell's little blame game on 9/11.

JERRY FALWELL: And, I know that I'll hear from them for this. But, throwing God out successfully with the help of the federal court system, throwing God out of the public square, out of the schools. The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked. And when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad. I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way - all of them who have tried to secularize America - I point the finger in their face and say "you helped this happen."

PAT ROBERTSON: Well, I totally concur, and the problem is we have adopted that agenda at the highest levels of our government. And so we're responsible as a free society for what the top people do. And, the top people, of course, is the court system. [link]

Well, through Crooks and Liars, I found this compilation of some of Robertson's best quotes. It's a "fun" read.


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