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Over the years, the deranged, theocratic bigot Marion G. "Pat" Robertson has given huge amounts of money to the Virginia GOP ($720k+). However, over the past few years, he's largely disappeared, with just a few scattered donations (to EW Jackson, Ken Cuccinelli, etc.). I'd been wondering about this, and was thinking that maybe Virginia Republicans had told crazy "Pat" that they didn't want to be associated with him anymore, given his many, many offensive remarks over the years. For instance, Robertson said:

*Gay Rights Activists Out to Destroy Family, God
*Planned Parenthood Backs Genocide, Inspired Hitler
*He Wants "Vomit" Button for Same-Sex Facebook Posts
*Gays are Really Straights with "chromosomal damage"
*Mocks "Climatism," Hopes We Don't "burn the officials of VEPCO"
*Gays Use Rings to Cut, Infect Others with AIDS
*Rants About Church-State Separation Inviting Radical Muslim "Fifth Column" into US
*Public Schools Are to "Indoctrinate" Children
*A Lo-Carb Diet Violates God's Principles; Halal Food Funds Terrorism
*Non Christians are "termites"
*Blamed the Haitians for making a deal with the Devil
*Women should accept a cheating husband because "he's a man"
*Joked (?) that a man should move to Saudi Arabia so he could beat his wife

On and on it goes; where Pat Robertson's extremism, bigotry and outright insanity end, nobody knows. Except perhaps for Virginia Teapublican Attorney General candidate Mark "Criminalize Miscarriages" Obenshain , who on September 10 received $10,000 from Pat Robertson. Which raises a few big questions: 1) why has Robertson decided to give big-time money to Mark "Restrict Contraception and In-Vitro Fertilization" Obenshain (who the Washington Post calls "a doctrinaire conservative"), especially after being pretty quiet on the donation front the past few years; 2) why has Robertson focused on E.W. Jackson and Mark "Ban Abortion even in cases of rape and incest" Obenshain , because they're two "peas in an extremist pod" or what; and 3) since Mark "Ken Cuccinelli's a role model" Obenshain is happy to take Robertson's $10,000, does he also agree with Robertson's heinous views that I've listed above, or does he condemn them? Inquiring minds want to know.

P.S. Also see Mission Congo: how Pat Robertson raised millions on the back of a non-existent aid project and Pat Robertson Threatens Legal Action Against Filmmakers For Exposing Charity Scam to get an even better idea for this corrupt extremist slimeball.

P.P.S. Needless to say, if you want to see Pat Robertson's pal Mark Obenshain defeated on 11/5/13, then please help Democratic AG candidate Mark Herring in any way you can. Thanks.

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  •  700 (3+ / 0-)
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    zerelda, Cofcos, BlackSheep1

    I left my room to take a shower, and left the TV on.  When I returned The 700 Club was on.  Pat was opining on all the greedy people wanting things as the cause of the current crisis.  Then they had a film clip where they brought in the heavy gun - Franklin Graham.  He explained that the whole problem was that the nation had turned away from god.  Five minutes of that huckster's show was all I could take.

    Then I had to take another shower.

  •  4th question (1+ / 0-)
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    snoopydawg

    4) Why does someone like him HAVE this kind of money to give away?
    I know, I know. That despicable ignorant 25-28% of our citizens. Sigh.

    One should never consider yourself too poor to support the ACLU.

    by oakroyd on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 07:04:57 AM PDT

  •  Ok, so I'm old. Does anybody else remember (0+ / 0-)

    when this Teawadhadjinutjob progenitor ran for President?

    The fail was strong with this one, even back then. I think he lost in the primaries to the guy who eventually lost to GHWBush -- but IIRC he actually had a few delegates on the convention floor that year.

    Yeah ... from Wikipedia:

    See also: United States presidential election, 1988

    In September 1986, Robertson announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for President of the United States. Robertson said he would pursue the nomination only if three million people signed up to volunteer for his campaign by September 1987. Three million responded, and by the time Robertson announced he would be running in September 1987, he also had raised millions of dollars for his campaign fund. He surrendered his ministerial credentials and turned leadership of CBN over to his son, Tim. His campaign, however, against incumbent Vice President George H. W. Bush, was seen as a long shot.

    Robertson ran on a standard conservative platform. Among his policies, he wanted to ban pornography, reform the education system, and eliminate departments such as the Department of Education and the Department of Energy. He also supported a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced federal budget.
    Robertson's campaign got off to a strong second-place finish in the Iowa caucus, ahead of Bush.[15] He did poorly in the subsequent New Hampshire primary, however, and was unable to be competitive once the multiple-state primaries began. Robertson ended his campaign before the primaries were finished. His best finish was in Washington, winning the majority of caucus delegates.[16][17] He later spoke at the 1988 Republican National Convention in New Orleans and told his remaining supporters to cast their votes for Bush, who ended up winning the nomination and the election. He then returned to CBN and has remained there as a religious broadcasting broadcaster.

    I remember drafting an editorial column for the Stephenville paper back then, and taking a butt-chewing from the (then brand new) Mormon editor who felt my quoting of "Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's and unto God the things that are God's"
    represented religious bias. He won -- but I ran the piece the following week, in my personal column, anyway. In Texas in 1988, I got letters agreeing with me ... how far have we fallen?

    LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

    by BlackSheep1 on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 11:15:38 AM PDT

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