Wednesday, January 13, 2010

WTF is Wrong With These People?

Regarding the earthquake in Haiti...

Rush Limbaugh said: "This will play right into Obama's hands, humanitarian, compassionate. They'll use this to burnish their shall we say credibility with the black community, the both light-skinned and dark-skinned black community in this country. It's made to order for them. It's why he couldn't wait to get out there, could not wait to get out there."

Of course it doesn't make any sense. As if Obama's standing in the black community needs improving. Clearly Obama should have copied Bush's anemic response to the tsunamai of 2004 or Katrina in 2005. Those certainly didn't "burnish" his (or our) credibility and didn't exemplify compassion. And of course we wouldn't want to be humanitarian or compassionate in the first place.

But then the idiot Pat Robertson says something even dumber.

"Something happened a long time ago in Haiti and people might not want to talk about it. They were under the heel of the French. You know Napoleon, the third and whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said we will serve you if you'll get us free from the French. True story. And so the devil said ok it's a deal and the Haitians revolted and got themselves free."

Ummm. How did this work exactly in the late 1700s? Did they all swear together at the same time? Did they all vote ("they got together") to do this? How did that vote happen? Did they send representatives to a meeting? Ok, so clearly the Haitian revolution from Napolean's forces only succeeded because of this pact with the devil. Did George Washington also make a pact with the devil? Is that how the US revolution succeeded? Or can you have a successful revolution without a devil pact? And if you can, why didn't Haiti?


Richard said...

None of my comments that I have just erased here do justice to the craziness of these two. I am also scared that what they say is what their audience wants to hear.

Note to Pat Robertson, the devil doesn't need the people of Haiti to do his work, it appears that he has you helping him out just fine. Also, Christians follow that Christ guy. Remember the one who said love your neighbor as yourself, and love your enemies. Stop making it so hard for me to do so.

DKB said...

Like I posted on Facebook, it's about time someone dropped a house on Pat Robertson.

Anonymous said...

I do not fear Limbaugh or Robertson. I do however, fear Palin

Someone really needs to quickly ask Palin if she will disavow what Limbaugh and Robertson have said.