Sic transit Robertso…
Sic transit Robertson.

Pat Robertson, a former GOP presidential candidate and host of the “700 Club” daily Christian TV show, yesterday called for the assassination of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez.

“There was a popular coup that overthrew him,” Robertson said. “And what did the United States State Department do about it? Virtually nothing. And as a result, within about 48 hours that coup was broken. Chavez was back in power. But we had a chance to move in. He has destroyed the Venezuelan economy, and he’s going to make that a launching pad for Communist infiltration and Muslim extremism all over the continent.”

About the Fidel Castro ally, Robertson said: “You know, I don’t know about this doctrine of assassination. But if he thinks we’re trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it.”

“It’s a whole lot cheaper than starting a war … and I don’t think any oil shipments will stop,” Robertson added. “But this man is a terrific danger and the United … this is in our sphere of influence, so we can’t let this happen.”

Why, oh why, does the MSM go to he and Falwell when they want the “Christian viewpoint”? Well actually, the above quote answers that question; they’re hoping for a scoop about something outrageous that they’ve said. Never mind your view of Chavez (and I have a very poor view of him), this is uncalled for.

Pat? Jerry? Please leave politics alone? Please?

(Jim at Stones Cry Out beat me to a post on this subject by 20 minutes. His remarks are good as well.)

Filed under: Uncategorized

Like this post? Subscribe to my RSS feed and get loads more!