“You want to turn the Republican party around, get godly,” [Phil Robertson] told the Republican Leadership Conference on Thursday, according to coverage from The Times-Picayune. [...]Bring up God a lot? Damn, man, I don't think anyone's thought of that before. You may be just what the Republican Party needs to break it out of its no-ideas, horrible-on-the-issues funk!
Robertson’s speech focused on religion in politics, citing quotes from the Bible, referencing prayers written by John Adams and George Washington and reading religious legislation, such as a 1983 Senate and House resolution designating the year as the national year of the Bible.
The reality star, appearing at the party gathering in New Orleans, admitted that he was surprised to be chosen to speak at the event.No, they're just about exactly that desperate. "TV guy who said homophobic things in an interview and thought the Jim Crow days were pretty good" is pretty much right in the Republican Leadership wheelhouse these days; you're lucky you weren't followed up with a zoo animal that paints abstract portraits of Ronald Reagan. Or Ted Nugent.
“I’m not a political person,” he said. “I guess the GOP may be more desperate than I thought to call somebody like me.”