Monday, May 02, 2005

Pat Robertson is Drinking His Own Kool-Aid Again

There is no question that the man is nuttier than a Pay Day candy bar, but once again he has topped himself. Robertson, appearing on ABC's This Week, claimed that federal judges are more dangerous to us than Al Qaeda, one of our supreme court justices is a communist, and, basically, were all going to hell unless we do exactly as he says. I also loved it when he claimed that only Christian judges should be allowed to serve on the bench. I have been searching all day for the full transcripts of the interview, but have not yet found them. But, here is a taste of the interview. The fact that he has millions of followers is what scares me the most.

Robertson: Judges worse than Al Qaeda


Federal judges are a more serious threat to America than Al Qaeda and the Sept. 11 terrorists, the Rev. Pat Robertson claimed yesterday.
"Over 100 years, I think the gradual erosion of the consensus that's held our country together is probably more serious than a few bearded terrorists who fly into buildings," Robertson said on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos."

"I think we have controlled Al Qaeda," the 700 Club host said, but warned of "erosion at home" and said judges were creating a "tyranny of oligarchy."

Confronted by Stephanopoulos on his claims that an out-of-control liberal judiciary is the worst threat America has faced in 400 years - worse than Nazi Germany, Japan and the Civil War - Robertson didn't back down.

"Yes, I really believe that," he said. "I think they are destroying the fabric that holds our nation together."

Robertson's comments came with a showdown looming in the Senate over seven of President Bush's conservative judicial nominees who have been blocked by Democrat filibusters. Republicans have threatened a "nuclear option" to pass the judges by rewriting Senate rules to stop the filibusters.

Sources told the Daily News that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist lacks the 50 votes he needs, which could be a blow to his presidential hopes. "I don't think Frist has the votes," a GOP aide said. "He's now in his own corner. If he doesn't have the votes, he's really screwed."

Robertson echoed that sentiment. "I just don't see him as a future President," Robertson said.

Update: I finally found the quote on Muslims not serving on the court.

"They have said in the Koran there's a war against all the infidels," he said. "Do you want somebody like that sitting as a judge? I wouldn't."

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