Pat Robertson Still Invited to Inauguration

Friday, January 15, 2010

This is lame.
A spokesman for Virginia Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell says McDonnell disagrees with remarks by his longtime friend Pat Robertson about the recent Haiti earthquake, but Robertson remains invited to McDonnell's Saturday Inauguration.
Not only should Robertson be uninvited to the Inauguration, but Bob McDonnell should return any contributions he's received from "pact with the devil" man. In addition to being the right thing to do from a moral perspective - what Robertson said is deeply offensive - it would also be a smart move politically, demonstrating that McDonnell perhaps isn't Robertson's "Manchurian Candidate" after all. On the other hand, McDonnell has been closely tied to Robertson since the 1980s and they share much of the same worldview, so although McDonnell claims to "disagree" with Robertson on this one, it's apparently not very strong or heartfelt disagreement. Of course, McDonnell didn't break ties with Robertson when he said the following things either:

*"Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians."

*"I would warn Orlando that you're right in the way of some serious hurricanes, and I don't think I'd be waving those flags in God's face if I were you, This is not a message of hate -- this is a message of redemption. But a condition like this will bring about the destruction of your nation. It'll bring about terrorist bombs; it'll bring earthquakes, tornadoes, and possibly a meteor."

*"(T)he feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians."

*"I know this is painful for the ladies to hear, but if you get married, you have accepted the headship of a man, your husband. Christ is the head of the household and the husband is the head of the wife, and that's the way it is, period."

*"Maybe we need a very small nuke thrown off on Foggy Bottom to shake things up"

If none of Robertson's previous hateful insanity bothered Bob McDonnell, I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that Robertson's latest hateful insanity wouldn't bother him either. Wonderful.