Nothing surprises me at all when I hear Rush Limbaugh and Pat Robertson speak. Yesterday, both raised the ire by making complete fools of themselves on the situation in Haiti.
On his radio show Wednesday, Limbaugh said, the earthquake has played into President Obama’s hands, allowing the president to look “compassionate” and “humanitarian”, while at the same time bolstering his standing in both the “light-skinned and dark-skinned black community in this country.”
He added: “We’ve already donated to Haiti. It’s called the U.S. income tax.”
And I supposed President Obama should have done what President Bush did after Hurricane Katrina destroyed New Orleans in 2006…absolutely nothing.
Even conservatives came out against Limbaugh’s remarks. “They are deeply insensitive,” said commentator Pat Buchanan on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“The president speaks for the country when he says we’re going to go in there,” he said. “You want your whole nation, and it’s very positive. And I think Rush’s comments were cynical.”
Sitting next to Buchanan on set, host Joe Scarborough called Limbaugh’s comments “deplorable.”
Even worse were the remarks by Pat Robertson. Speaking about the disaster during his “700 Club” airing on the Christian Broadcasting Network, Robertson said that when Haiti was still a French colony its leaders “swore a pact to the devil” to get out from “under the heel of the French.”
“They said, ‘we will serve you if you will get us free from the French.’ True story. And so, the devil said, ‘OK, it’s a deal,’” Robertson claimed, as was recorded and sent around by the liberal group Media Matters.
“But ever since they have been cursed by one thing after the other. That island of Hispaniola is one island. It is cut down the middle on the one side is Haiti the other is the Dominican Republic. Dominican Republic is prosperous, healthy, full of resorts, etc. Haiti is in desperate poverty.”
Keep in mind, this “Sinister Minister” is supposed to be a Christian. I’m sorry! But no real “Christian” that I know of wishes “ill will” on anyone. That’s not a Christian, that’s the Devil!
Pretty goddamn sad if you ask me!