Romney's new BFF Pat Robertson recommends wife-beating since divorce isn't an option

thepoliticalfreakshow:

After insisting that the Republican Party totally digs chicks—and caterpillars—the new election strategy appears to be writing off women entirely so Mitt Romney can instead try to shore up his base by saying “God” a lot and endorsing the wingiest of wingnut politicians and palling around with self-appointed arbiters of whom exactly Jesus hates and how much.

Because the Republican Party still can’t quite bring itself to rally around its candidate—despite the insistence of Mitt and Ann Romney that the party would be united following its convention—the most unlikable presidential candidate ever spent some quality time on Friday with Rep. Steve King and professional Bible-humper Pat Robertson. That would be the same Pat Robertson who thinks feminists caused 9/11, gays cause hurricanes, marriage vows are null and void if your wife gets a disease, and women who don’t want their husbands to cheat on them should make themselves “as attractive as possible and don’t hassle him about it.”

So you can see why Romney would want Robertson’s endorsement to help him with his own party. And don’t expect Romney to suddenly distance himself from his new best friend, just because Robertson had some not-very-friendly-to-women advice for a caller who’s at his wit’s end about his uppity wife, whom he can’t just divorce because, you know, “Scripture”:

Well, you could become a Muslim and you could beat her. […] This man’s got to stand up to her and he can’t let her get away with this stuff. I don’t think we condone wife-beating these days but something has got to be done.

Mitt Romney should condemn such remarks and distance himself from Pat Robertson. He should, but he won’t. He needs the support of the Republicans who nod along enthusiastically to this kind of garbage, and since polling has shown for months and months and months that Republicans are notgoing to get the lady voters demographic, no matter how many times Ann Romney says she loves women, the Romney campaign has apparently calculated that it’s better off forgetting about women entirely, instead embracing Pat Robertson and his extremism in the hopes it will bring out all the misogynists and racists and homophobes to make up the difference.

Not that it will help; as Sen. Lindsey Graham observed in August, the Republican Party isn’t “generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term.”

Oh well. Even as Republicans acknowledge they don’t have enough angry white dudes to make up for all the demographics the party has written off, that won’t stop them from continuing to appeal to angry white dudes. Because that dwindling demographic really is all they have left.

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Pat Robertson: Sikh temple massacre because ‘atheists hate God’

nonplussedbyreligion:

Thank you Pat Robertson for continuing to be amongst the lowest beings in existence who continue to use tragedy and suffering as a platform for your intolerance.  

divineirony:

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Monday reviewed the case of a shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin that left at least seven dead and came to the conclusion that places of worship were being attacked because “people who are atheists, they hate God.”

Robertson opened Monday’s 700 Club broadcast with the news that there had been a mass shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek.

“What is it?” the TV preacher wondered. “Is it satanic? Is it some spiritual thing, people who are atheists, they hate God, they hate the expression of God? And they are angry with the world, angry with themselves, angry with society and they take it out on innocent people who are worshiping God.”

“And whether it’s a Sikh temple or a Baptist church or a Catholic church or a Muslim mosque, whatever it is, I just abhor this kind of violence, and it’s the the kind of thing that we should do something about,” he added. “But what do you do? Well, you talk about the love of God and hope it has some impact.”

U.S. Attorney James A. Santelle on Monday said that the man who murdered six people in Wisconsin before being shot himself was 40-year-old Army veteran Wade Michael Page. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) identified Page as a neo-Nazi who led a racist white-power band.

SPLC’s Heidi Beirich told the Journal Sentinel that there was “no question” that the suspect was part of the white supremacist movement and had attended “hate events” around the country.

Reports also indicated that Page had a number of tattoos, including one that said “9/11″ and a Celtic knot, which is commonly used as a symbol of the Christian Holy Trinity. There is no evidence that Page was an atheist.

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nonplussedbyreligion:

holygoddamnshit:

NOTED CLIMATOLOGIST PAT ROBERTSON:  GLOBAL WARMING A HOAX BECAUSE NO SUVs ON MARS

by David Edwards, April 17, 2012

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Tuesday pointed to the fact that there were no sport utility vehicles (SUVs) or oil refineries on Mars as evidence that claims of global warming on Earth were a hoax.

Following a segment about how European climate change activists were like a “religious cult,” Robertson explained that he was “not a disciple of global warming.”

“This is weird,” he noted. “You wonder is there a desire to punish themselves? Is it some kind of innate guilt that is eating at the Europeans? They just seem to be intent on destroying themselves.”

“There’s a fairly large faction of people here in the United States also who follow that whole creed,” co-host Terry Meeuwsen pointed out.

“Yeah,” Robertson agreed. “Is it guilt? Do we think that we have sinned and therefore we have destroyed our planet and therefore we’re going to get it in the neck?”

“Just keep in mind that Mars, and say, ‘How many SUVs, how many oil refineries are there on Mars?’ And yet, it’s the relationship to the sun that is effecting the climate on Mars,” he concluded.

In recent years, some global warming deniers have pointed to a slight warming trend on Mars as evidence that man-made climate change is not real.

But Penn State meteorologist Michael Mann told Live Science that blaming the sun’s radiation for climate change is just another scapegoat for global warming caused by human activities.

“The small measured changes in solar output and variations from one decade to the next are only on the order of a fraction of a percent, and if you do the calculations not even large enough to really provide a detectable signal in the surface temperature record,” Mann explained.

“Solar activity continues to be one of the last bastions of contrarians,” he added. “People who don’t accept the existence of anthropogenic climate change still try to point to solar activity.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/04/17/pat-robertson-global-warming-a-hoax-because-no-suvs-on-mars/

This man has built a fortune with his words.  Just let that fact really sink in. I don’t know if I should laugh or cry. ~ Kim

quickhits:

Pat Robertson says something stupid again.

With bonus stupid.

Right Wing Watch:

Pat Robertson, who earlier called tornadoes a sign of the End Times, was asked today on the 700 Club about the tornadoes that have ravaged parts the country and killed at least twelve people. He said that the storms weren’t a malicious act of God and instead turned it around on the victims, asking, “why did you build houses where tornadoes were apt to happen?”

Probably because the midwest is America’s breadbasket and people have to eat. Besides, if Pat wants to share his knowledge of a disaster-proof area of the country, I’d be glad to hear it. If it’s not tornadoes, it’s earthquakes or floods or blizzards or hurricanes or landslides, etc. This is an argument the right often likes to make and it’s ridiculous.

But there’s more:

Robertson continued that the tornadoes may not have happened if people had prayed for divine intervention, “If enough people were praying He would’ve intervened, you could pray, Jesus stilled the storm, you can still storms.” He also told people who live in areas prone to natural disasters that it’s “their fault, not God’s.”

There’s just so much wrong here. First off, even if you believe in this sort of wizardry, the tornadoes actually have to happen before you pray for intervention — unless Pat’s saying midwesterners should constantly be praying against tornadoes.

Secondly, when those twisters were tossing around cars like toys outside, I’m guessing there was plenty of praying going on. In fact, I think you could say with certainty that a pray-o-meter would’ve spiked right about then.

Thirdly, all that praying didn’t work. At all.

This guy is a complete and total idiot and those who follow him are just living in denial of reality.  

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