TV preacher Robertson sees GOP as too extreme


Radical TV preacher Pat Robertson is not known for his moderation. He is, after all, the televangelist who blamed 9/11 on Americans, thinks gay people can cause meteor showers, and inspired an entire Wikipedia page listing the controversies springing from his over-the-top tirades.

And even he thinks congressional Republicans are a little too extreme right now.


For those who can’t watch clips online, Right Wing Watch uncovered this gem from yesterday’s “700 Club.” Robertson told his viewers:

“The Republicans have got to wave the white flag and say, ‘We fought a good fight and now it’s over. They cannot shut the government down and then bring about a default. We can’t do it. I mean, it would be devastating economically to every human being and the Republicans just can’t get tarred with that.”
Congratulations, House GOP lawmakers. You’ve helped position a radical TV preacher as a voice of reason in conservatitve politics.