Who Are You And What Have You Done With The Real Reverend Pat Robertson?

Pat Roberson - 700 ClubI never thought I’d be posting something positive, nay… glowing, about something Pat Robertson said (via Political Wire):

The founder of the Christian Broadcast Network charged the Republican Congress as “abandoning” fiscal responsibility, noting among other things the $223 million for the construction of a bridge connecting Alaska’s Gravina Island to Ketchikan (also dubbed “the Bridge to Nowhere”).

“This is our government at work, and unfortunately it is run by Republicans,” he said.

Robertson was among several Republican figures who spoke to a group of about 40 people at the convention held at the Prince William County Government Center.

In light of the NSA wire-tapping revelation, which he called a “tool of oppression,” Robertson admonished the Bush administration for “encroaching on” Americans’ personal liberties.

“One day this whole thing is going to be in your hands,” Robertson said to the group of teenagers, encouraging them not to stray from their “core values” – Christianity, limited government and fiscal responsibility – in their political pursuits.

*Rubs eyes* Did he really just say something all pro-libertarian? Or have I ended up in a parallel dimension where Al Gore really is the president?

I’m going to start watching The 700 Club just to see if an alien chestburster rips through Robertson’s chest one day and starts quoting Thomas Jefferson.

posted by vforvandyke
  • Timothy West

    Dont worry, he’s still he same guy that has beat millions of poor elderly saps out of their meager income.

    …a great American, Pat Robertson, recently said: “Man’s law is important, but it must reflect God’s law to be truly valid. . . .

    “What a gift our forefathers have given us. By their example we learn that it is our right and duty as citizens to judge the laws and the lawmakers of this nation by the laws of God in the created order and in God’s Word, and then to act.”

    ‘We want to see a working majority of the Republican Party in the hands of pro-family Christians by 1996 or sooner.’ (They succeeded)

    LARRY KING: God told you to be for George Bush.
    Is that true? Did you say that?

    ROBERTSON: I’m not sure if I did . . .

    KING: Pat””Did you, Pat?

    ROBERTSON: I may have, to some of my
    close friends . . .

    KING: Pat!

    ROBERTSON: Yes! I think he’s going to win.

    LARRY KING LIVE!
    August 17, 1992

    Ghandi said it best. He likes Christ, but not Christians.

  • Mike G

    I predict Pat Robertson will get his a** kicked at the next AG Church Fellowship meeting…. ROFLMAO!!!

  • http://21cr.blogspot.com DaveT

    I’ll be damned. That sounded good. Maybe Pat Robertson has had some kind of revelation recently. You never know. I don’t have a lot of respect for religious people, but religious people that don’t believe in abusing government to further their divine causes have my deepest respect. If Pat keeps this up, I could get behind him.

    Now, if someone could convince him that the solution to the creation/evolution debate is to get the government out of the business of running schools we’d be set.

  • http://21cr.blogspot.com DaveT

    You know, I take that partially back.

    “One day this whole thing is going to be in your hands,” Robertson said to the group of teenagers, encouraging them not to stray from their “core values” – Christianity, limited government and fiscal responsibility – in their political pursuits.

    So in other words, be fiscally responsible, but continue to persecute drug users and homos via the force of government? When it comes to government, the core values should be limited government and fiscal responsibility. Leave the Christian out of it.

  • Devious David

    You can’t intertwine all three and have all three. Of course Republicans want limited government and they’ll give it to you… right after they get us involved in permanent foreign entanglements and wars, new bread and circuses and means of voter fraud to win elections consistently, domestic “wars” on poverty, drugs etc, good old fashioned “law and order” police statism and enforcement of their own personal moral code upon everyone else. Yep, sounds like limited government.

    When a brown shirt says “limited government” they really mean “limiting opportunity for others to govern”. When a brown shirt says “fiscal responsibility”, they mean unabated inflation and bigger debt through dollar hegemony.

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