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  •  probably because people like him (20+ / 0-)

    DO have the power to write legislation and lobby. wanna know where it comes from? Pat.

    just a little bit bored.

    by terrypinder on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 11:52:46 AM PST

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    •  And, as Jack Ryan once said to Captain Ramius: (9+ / 0-)

      "It is wise to study the ways of one's adversary. Don't you think?"

      "It is."

      I don't know what comes after voter suppression and intimidation, but it's coming.

      by here4tehbeer on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 12:06:42 PM PST

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    •  really? (0+ / 0-)

      he doesn't even hold any formal position in any church, never mind any political body in the USA.  The man has made himself a laughingstock many times over by predicting God's judgement on the USA in 1982, predicting a nuclear terror attack in 2007 that would destroy parts of the United States, and that the US would turn "socialist" in 2009.  He most recently predicted that someone who was not Obama would win the 2012 election in a landslide.  So far, whatever God has been talking to Pat has gotten it all wrong.  Except for the socialism.  Please explain to me where Robertson's lobbying or legislation-writing power has made a itself felt in the American electorate, because frankly - I just don't see it.  He's 83 years old, and a completely seething crackpot.  I don't think we should give him a second thought.

      "Kossacks are held to a higher standard. Like Hebrew National hot dogs." - blueaardvark

      by louisev on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 12:56:00 PM PST

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      •  Three words for you (9+ / 0-)

        Law School

        We will be a generation rooting out these fungal spores and cleaning up after their influence in our Justice Department.

        Rev. Pat's vision still being fulfilled today. He's made himself relevant for quite a while.

        Almost 10 year old Daughter: "Boys are pretty good, but daughters have sentimental value." Me: "I don't think that phrase means what you think it does." Daughter: "None of them do, Mom. More's the pity. Words have to be flexible in today's world."

        by left rev on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 03:07:43 PM PST

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      •  Come on!!! (0+ / 0-)

        Do you think that maybe he's on television every day because nobody pays attention to him?  Damn, he's practically the American Baptist Pope.

        •  my objection (0+ / 0-)

          is based upon the fact that Robertson has lost his 'mainstream' bona fides, long long ago, and should not be featured as a front-page topic because it just gives him more press.  "Lockdown" and "Gilligan's Island" are on television every day too, and they aren't guiding public policy.  If this were 1977 I might see Pat Robertson as relevant, or when he ran for President a few years later.  Since then - not so much.  At the time I first objected to the relevance of this story my complaint was based on 'front paging' it.  Well it got front-paged, as I expected it would.  We have better things to put on our front page.  Animal Nuz is far more relevant on our front page.

          And no, I don't put him in the same class as Limbaugh, because Limbaugh is actually engaged in influencing politicians and legislative bodies through his microphone.  Robertson is so far off the beaten track of policy that there is no track.

          "Kossacks are held to a higher standard. Like Hebrew National hot dogs." - blueaardvark

          by louisev on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 05:37:19 AM PST

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