What kind of idiot is Pat Robertson?
Listen to him here, blaming Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake on a pact with Satan.
A spokesman for the White House said It never ceases to amaze, that in times of amazing human suffering, somebody says something that could be so utterly stupid.
But do you know what’s worse? Thousands – even millions – of dimwits will listen to this perverted old man and agree with every word he says, because Robertson speaks for the unthinking underbelly of American society.
The sub-prime people.
Robertson speaks for those who stand out in fields pointing at aeroplanes and holding all-night vigils before a prison execution with placards that say Burn in Heel. Robertson speaks for people who have the same first name as their brother. Robertson speaks for people who have more wheels on their home than on their car. At least 30% of Robertson’s followers know someone who has been abducted by aliens.
Pat Robertson speaks for the gun-rack people. The Eye-rack people. The Eye-ran people. The Lynndie England international armed know-nothings.
Robertson speaks to those who believe world peace can be achieved through ballistics, and what’s more, they believe him.
But do you know what’s worst of all?
These people have the vote. If you think they don’t matter, I have two words for you: Sarah Palin.
Here’s Keith Olbermann:
(With thanks to Brian for the link)
In the following clip, the Haitian Ambassador to the US responds to Robertson’s message of hate, disguised as Christianity: