Friday, November 09, 2007

Douche Bag Of The Week: Pat Robertson

It's not about principle, it's about power. And this douche bag fuels his need for it on the backs of his 700 Club supporters.

Here's an article I edited down from The Los Angeles Times:

WASHINGTON -- Televangelist Pat Robertson endorsed Republican presidential candidate Rudolph W. Giuliani, saying the former New York mayor's promises to appoint conservative judges and protect Americans "from the blood lust of Islamic terrorists" should trump conservatives' concerns about Giuliani's support of abortion rights.

Robertson's endorsement came one day after another prominent social conservative, Paul Weyrich, endorsed Giuliani rival Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor. Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback, a social conservative who ended his own GOP presidential bid earlier this fall, endorsed Sen. John McCain.

Robertson said national security and concerns about federal spending should be top priorities. "To me, the overriding issue before the American people is the defense of our population from the blood lust of Islamic terrorists," he said. "Our second goal should be the control of massive government waste and crushing federal deficits."

Giuliani, appearing with Robertson at the National Press Club, said: "His confidence in me means a lot. His experience and advice will be a great asset to me and my campaign."

In appealing to social conservatives, Giuliani has made a pledge — one of his campaign's "12 commitments" — to appoint "strict constructionist" judges who claim to interpret the Constitution in the manner the nation's founders intended. Robertson indicated that he had been won over by this pledge. Giuliani, Robertson said, "understands the need for a conservative judiciary and ... has assured the American people that his choices for judicial appointments will be men and women who share the judicial philosophy of John Roberts and Antonin Scalia."
The whole U.S. Supreme Court judge nominations are the number one campaign issue for me.


tater said...

I quite agree with you, which is why I will be supporting whomever the democrats nominate. Either that, or I will be working on my poison dart blowing skills and google earthing a certain Italian's living quarters in D.C.

Oops, there goes my right to fly...

michael sean morris said...

Just proof that the inviolate values of the Religious Wrong are pragmatically and cynically motivated by politics.

He rails on against divorce and the breakdown in family values then endorses a man who's been divorced three times and whose children loathe him. He's dead set against same-sex marriage then endorses a man who accepted shelter from two male friends in a long-term loving relationship after screwing over his wife in a very public manner because he couldn't get her out of Gracie Mansion.

And on and on it goes...

(Good choice, Gav!)

Al said...

Maybe I'm giving Mr. NY/2001 a bit too much credit, but for Robertson to be "won over" by the idea of supporting judges who legislate from a perspective of "strict constructionist" intention, seems naive at best. Strict constructionist is by nature subjective. I'm guessing the two men have less in common than Pat may think.

RG said...

Pat is just bat-shit crazy. It's all about power.

more cowbell said...

Absolutely - Dubya, though his reign seems endless, will be out in a year. His Supreme Court spawn will live on, that's the real "accomplishment" of his reign.