[quote]As much as I abhor Pat Robertson, until the day he commands his followers to blow people up and or crash trucks, boats, planes into the US or foreign armies or US or foreign civilians, he can say whatever idiotic things he wants.
How about calling for assassinations of foreign heads of state? Given how Republicans like Coulter (who sees nothing wrong with what Tim McVeigh did), Liddy (who urges his listeners to go for head shots against federal agents) and Hal Turner (who supports the killing of federal judges) simply don’t like government, I suppose it’s no mystery how a Republican presidential candidate could feel it’s time for the U.S. to kill the elected leader of an oil-rich country.
Well, again, that first amendment thing swings both ways. Pat can say pretty much whatever he wants. He says what he thinks the US SHOULD do. I am certain that the story would be very different if he said, “I’ve got my people renting helicopters and elephant guns and we’re going in this weekend.”
MFGR, you should know that the Right is not the only side replete with these kinds of idiots. Are you suggesting that these folks and their viewers/listeners drive the Republican Party? Hardly. The far right is not very happy with what they see as Bush’s moderatism. There was a good article in The Economist a few months about this.
Has Robertson broken any laws? You seem to be suggesting that the Bush administration is covering up for him:
Amazing how fast the Republican spin machine has been working overtime to try to protect Robertson and his “peaceful” ideas.[/quote]
I’m curious to see how PR has been protected. Got links?