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Friday, January 06, 2006
I will not talk about Pat Robertson. I will not talk about Pat Robertson. I will not talk about Pat Robertson. I will not talk about Pat Robertson. Okay, I give up. Against my better judgment, I'm going to talk about Pat Robertson, and his latest statement that has the lefties giggling, while feigning outrage. On his TV Show, the 700 Club, Robertson opined that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's stroke was divine punishment for "dividing God's land." "God considers this land to be his," Robertson said. "You read the Bible and he says 'This is my land,' and any prime minister of Israel who decides he is going to carve it up and give it away, God says, `No, this is mine.'" All of the usual lefties who monitor Robertson's show for the purpose of using him to attack Christianity (because they don't want to see Christian principles in public policy) fired off their faxes to the news media, which dutifully printed their criticisms. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, said, "Pat Robertson has a political agenda for the entire world, and he seems to think God is ready to take out any world leader who stands in the way of that agenda." I empathize with neither Barry Wynn nor Pat Robertson, and I believe that most other Americans don't either. I think both Wynn and Robertson represent fairly extreme ends of the religious spectrums, but the news media, which is far more left than right, always side with Wynn's side of any story that features a Pat Robertson statement, so that helps Wynn's agenda and hinders not just Robertson's agenda, but a more main-stream agenda that Wynn successfully attaches to Pat Robertson with the help of the media. For instance, President Bush [claims to be] a Christian, but stood solidly with Arial Sharon in Sharon's action that incited Robertson's statement, but Wynn and his ilk are able to use Robertson to rev up suspicion of President Bush's agenda, because Robertson and Bush are both Christians and Robertson supports Bush, even when he disagrees with Bush's positions. Pat Robertson has every right - in fact he probably has a responsibility - to say what he believes about the effect of public policy on religious issues. His pronouncements may sound outrageous to most, but they have NO influence whatsoever on President Bush specifically and Republican office-holders in general. That is the truth that is never revealed in the frequent skirmishes between Wynn and Robertson. Because of that, Wynn wins every time. Robertson is not Wynn's enemy. Robertson is Wynn's tool. Ralph Bristol
posted by Jack Mercer @ 1/06/2006 04:40:00 PM  
  • At 1/06/2006 05:25:00 PM, Blogger chickenhawk said…

    That is a good assessment. It is also good to read something other than my own pugilist words, something other than "I want to beat him up." (Im just being angrily humorous with that when I say that)

    It is so easy to just hear people in the news and get all riled up for whatever reason I guess.

  • At 1/08/2006 09:41:00 PM, Blogger The Fly said…

    Absolutely right, Jack! Pat Robertson is a tool, in more ways than one.

    Keep kicking ass in 2006, mate!

  • At 1/09/2006 10:24:00 AM, Blogger English Professor said…

    I think Robertson lost his bearings a long time ago, but it never occurred to me to use his statements to attack Bush, Republicans, or conservatives; to me, Robertson reveals his own heart when he talks, not that of others.

    Now, on the other hand, if Bush ever tells us that Robertson is doing a heckuva job, then I may have to amend my first statement.

  • At 1/11/2006 05:11:00 PM, Blogger Jack Mercer said…

    Hi Fly! Thanks, Buddy! Hope you have a wonderful year ahead.

    EP, I think that Pat is the "rights" Dean, Kennedy, Bellefonte, etc. Both sides have 'em :)


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