Q&A Friday #11: What’s Your Beef With Robertson, Falwell, & Buchanan?

Question: “What’s your beef with Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, and Pat Buchanan?” — Belwar

Answer: I don’t like Robertson and Falwell because both of them have really bad cases of “foot’n’mouth disease”. Every few months, one of those two goofs seems to say something that’s just astonishingly stupid, ill-thought out, and nearly impossible to defend.

Remember this from Robertson (which I don’t believe for a second by the way), right before the election?

“And I warned (Bush) about this war. I had deep misgivings about this war, deep misgivings. And I was trying to say, ‘Mr. President, you had better prepare the American people for casualties.’ “

He said that’s when the president told him he did not expect casualties from the invasion.”

How bout this from Falwell & Robertson right after 9/11?

“And, I know that I’ll hear from them for this. But, throwing God out successfully with the help of the federal court system, throwing God out of the public square, out of the schools. The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked. And when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad. I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way—all of them who have tried to secularize America—I point the finger in their face and say “you helped this happen.”

Robertson then responded:

Well, I totally concur, and the problem is we have adopted that agenda at the highest levels of our government. And so we’re responsible as a free society for what the top people do. And, the top people, of course, is the court system.”

These two clowns don’t speak for me or represent my views and I like to make that clear.

Buchanan is a different animal than Falwell or Robertson. He’s an isolationist, against free-trade, virulently anti-Israel, debatably anti-semitic, and his American Conservative mag along with his anti-war tirades are as far out there as CounterPunch when it comes to the war.

Add to that Buchanan’s demented ranting about neo-cons & the fact that he claims that his 1930’s brand Paleo-conservatism is what real conservatives believe in even though it represents a tiny slice of the right, and I think it’s easy to see why I so strongly dislike him. Again, this is not a guy who speaks for me or most conservatives…

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