Skip to comments.Pat Robertson criticizes Bush, praises Obama
Posted on 12/24/2008 5:40:40 PM PST by melt
(CNN) Pat Robertson is "remarkably pleased" with President-elect Barack Obama, the conservative leader told CNNs Suzanne Malveaux and believes President Bushs administration has not dealt with the nations economic crisis in a professional manner.
Well, it's hard to assess blame, but I, over the years I hate to be critical, I mean I am a Republican, and this is the president of the party that I'm a member of but I think we've had some serious goofs along the way, he said on the Situation Room Tuesday.
The Katrina matter was terrible. The rebuilding of Iraq has been terrible. The [handling] of the economy right now has been terrible. It hasn't been handled in what I would consider a professional manner.
Robertson said history may be kinder to Bush than current opinion. But I believe I would look at about a C-minus right now if I were grading him, he said.
The evangelical leader has been a supporter of Bush's presidential campaigns.
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Oh, THERE is the church lady from SNL. Thanks.
How much ice, aid, food and manpower sat on the Louisiana state lines without so much as a how-dee-do from Blanco?
The hero of that entire event was the kid who commandeered that school bus out of a lot full of busses.
Pat’s father was a democrat senator, what do you expect.
He also got little Pat out of fighting in the Korean War.
You Bush-bots are nuts. GWB is a disaster. The test is over, we no longer have to lie about him. In fact its counter-productive.
7 years of no terrorist acts in the US does not add up to a disaster. Gonzalez, not fighting back and telling the media and Dems to STFU about Katrina, Harriet Miers, Presc. Drugs, not fighting the partisan hunt of Scooter LIbby, on and on not fighting back, those were the disasters. Bush should have ordered Murtha to be arrested when he accused the Marines of murder in cold blood.
Pat’s just hoping Zero’s thug army will eat him last.
First, Obama has not taken office yet so it shows class and smart politically for Pat to ‘publically’ praise him right now. Next, and this is something the ‘vote for McCain because he is the lesser of two evils’ crowd didnt seem to understand; we have to have higher conservative standards for our party than their party. That McCain would have imposed socialism and taxes, but not as bad as Obama, is a disaster. Republicans set precidents that allow democrats to move forward, like the bailouts and tax rebate checks for those that pay no income taxes, but vote democrat.
Lastly, GWB just gave the 3 branches of government, the military, the financial system and industry to the fingers of BoB. He has brought disaster.
Add this post to list: “Bush springs drug dealers, leaves border agents to rot”
GWB A disaster!
The jury put the border patrol behind bars but W should give them and Libby a pardon.
Robertson is becoming increasingly irrelevant. He’s now resorted to blaming Bush for a natural disaster (Katrina)? He sounds like an idiot, no better than any rat.
“And for a $50 love offering we’ll send you the limited edotion Pat Robertson and Barack Obama peace plate where I sell what’s left of my soul for a few more dollars to keep this pathetic excuse for a cable network alive for another day”. There nothing worse than a holier that thou hypocritical whore. Can’t wait for the day when Pat says to Jerry, “Gosh, for Heaven, it sure is warm in here”.
FNC did many stories on this and the jury polled afterward said if facts like the criminal witnesses background were not kept from them they would have voted not guilty.
Leadership means having a defined agenda, a plan to achieve it, and a prompt factual response to your detractors, so much so that many of those on the fence or the other side of the argument become some of your biggest supporters. Like his father, GWB has turned out to be a brutal disappointment from a conservative standpoint and a mealy mouthed 98 pound weakling when it came to confronting his opposition and outlining his positions to the public. Good Riddance!
He lost it completely when he went “green” and promoted the Global SWARMING scam.
Pat Robertson was, is, and always will be a jack***.
Reagan 80-84, and Reagan 84-88. nuff said
Pat to Obama “you’re a great guy = please don’t audit my books”
> Leadership means having a defined agenda, a plan to achieve it, and a prompt factual response to your detractors, so much so that many of those on the fence or the other side of the argument become some of your biggest supporters.
I beg to differ. Leadership means the ability to have followers. Nothing more nor less. President George W Bush demonstrably has that ability.
> Like his father, GWB has turned out to be a brutal disappointment from a conservative standpoint
Not this Conservative. In my view he has been a fine War-time President. Every other consideration is secondary: America is at War and President George W Bush prosecuted that war competently and to the best of his ability.
> and a mealy mouthed 98 pound weakling when it came to confronting his opposition
You mean like Saddam Hussein? I seem to recall he had Saddam hanged.
> and outlining his positions to the public.
His positions on the WOT were well-understood by the public. Everything else was a sideshow that did not merit his attention. Winning the WOT was (and is) everything that matters.
> Good Riddance!
Let’s see how you feel after His Excellency Barack Hussein Obama Dada’s first four years. I bet you will look back fondly at GWB.
> Pats just hoping Zeros thug army will eat him last.
(grin!) Yeah, just ingratiating himself to the new guy.
Happy Christmas, BTW.
Although Reagan was by far the best president in my 54 years, he disappointed Conservatives from time to time as well.
Shame on him! :~( What’s the Bible say about many being deceived??
Most TV evangelists are not on my list of men of God to listen to anymore. I will listen to Charles Stanley. I used to listen to D James Kennedy before he passed away. They are old-time style preachers. If a man of God is truly preaching from the Word, he doesn’t have to make these kind of pronouncements.
Amen to that.
Happy Christmas to you and yours!
*DieHard the Hunter*
Reality is there are very few Presidents/CinC's in our history who would have the stones GWB has shown in fighting this WOT (despite the lies, spin and half-truths from 1/2 our Nation and most of the rest of the World). Most others would have bent to such pressure. GWB did not.
This Nation (95%) have no clue how this man has made this world a better place (and given the future more opportunities to be a better place) because of his steadfast leadership. That is reality.
> You Bush-bots are nuts. GWB is a disaster. The test is over, we no longer have to lie about him. In fact its counter-productive.
You’ll be singing a different tune in less than four years. I can remember Conservatives saying Reagan was a disaster.
Merry Christmas to you also! These TV preachers do pretty much nothing but give Christianity a black eye, IMO.
more useful idiots...
Also its a dead shark
I remember that too
> I remember that too
(grin!) It’s funny how none of them can remember ever saying that, ay.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, FRiend....:)
And, many wondered why I wrote Robertson off years ago.
We have not forgotten your liberian Gold scheme Patty boy..
“bush gets a F, for me, but not for the reasons MSM want to use.
- Lack of leadership. Never responses to critics e.g the weapon of mass destruction
- scotus pick almost ended in disaster. Illustrate he takes his base for granted
- no child left behind, expansion of government
- didnt pursue freddie and fannie strong enough
- $700bil bailout
- abbandon capitalism to save capitalism, wtf? Shows he was not a capitalist but a believer of government. Capitalist believes that in time of trouble, capitalist principles will save the day
- car industry bailout”
And may I add “didn’t bother to close our Southern border during an all-out invasion?”
I won’t mention the news photo of him holding (literally) hands with a Saudi prince. (I was delighted the day the head of the Iraqi government called the Saudis “Bedouins on camels”)
I agree....As for the economy... Isn’t it amazing how everyone forgot that Bush took over a Recession.... along with a TRILLION + dollar hit on 911?
The economy didn’t limp along after the tax cuts. In fact, the economy was robust until 2007. Now let’s see, what took place in 2007? Oh yes, the Democrats took control of the House and Senate. Oh darn, it isn’t Bush’s fault.
As for Pat, with all kidding aside, I keep wondering if he does have dementia. (sheeze)
W has presided over a dumbed down population filled with many who have zero respect for the traditions of our society. We can look to the public schools and multiculturalism for that. This nation has slowly become the Whats in it for me gang, including the Ken Lays, Bernie Ebbers, McCauliffs, Clintons, Hasterts, Rubins, the list is endless. W has been a rare man of class and I could be wrong but I doubt he will now traverse the world pandering for easy bucks like Clinton or run around faulting the US for everything like Carter. He had many imperfect decisions but fighting the Muslims trumps all else.
Their is hope that the people will wake up. Most of all, what has truly concerned me in all of this ..”Where are the Christians”? Does Pat represent how people who claim to be Christians believe now?
As for dumbing down of America, this started with Progressives in the 1800s. They took the schools then and created the NEA. Instead of fighting, our tax dollars now continue the dumbing down of Americans.
But after saying all of this - My HOPE is knowing that GOD is Always in Control regardless of what we see.
Psalms 16:9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.
LOL, so you think GWB is Reagan? One problem with that analogy, Reagan didn't generate a landslide for the democrat Dukekas in 1988, Bush Sr won on Reagan's coattails. McCain and congressional republicans lost on GWB coattails, he was the fucus of democrats campaigns, all while he cut deals with them.
Your new Reagan GWB poisoned two elections 2006+2008 after his own re-election, he killed off our popular republican governor in 2006, when the democrat failed Baltimore Mayor ran commercials of the two together, So I will never long for GWB, Obama/Pelosi IS his legacy. Everything they do is his legacy.
I’ll only look back GWB as opportunities squandered.
correct...to any Christian who’s trying to live the life!
> Ill only look back GWB as opportunities squandered.
After eight years of His Excellency Barack Hussein Obama Dada, you might look back at GWB fondly for the damage that he DIDN’T do.
Time will tell. You are now ruled by a different Pharaoh.
> LOL, so you think GWB is Reagan?
No, I think GWB is GWB and that you might be singing a different tune about him once Obama is thru with the Presidency.
> One problem with that analogy, Reagan didn’t generate a landslide for the democrat Dukekas in 1988, Bush Sr won on Reagan’s coattails. McCain and congressional republicans lost on GWB coattails, he was the fucus of democrats campaigns, all while he cut deals with them.
That isn’t really how it happened, is it?
The actual truth of that is that nothing GWB could do would have pleased the MSM because GWB “stole” two elections that they had engineered for the Dems. GWB was never going to get anything other than bad press. The Dems could have nominated a sack of spuds and they still would have won by a landslide.
Coupled with that, when it came time to nominate his replacement, the Conservatives couldn’t get their act together and put a real conservative candidate forward to run for the GOP. It was embarrasing to watch! That had nothing to do with GWB and everything to do with a Conservative movement that couldn’t find its arse with both hands and a map.
> So I will never long for GWB, Obama/Pelosi IS his legacy. Everything they do is his legacy.
Time will tell. In eight years time, once Obama is thru with the US, you might see things differently.
RE :Time will tell. In eight years time, once Obama is thru with the US, you might see things differently
Reagan did NOT have a 20% approval rating when he left like GWB did and did not kill off any republican candidates chances like GWB did. No matter how bad Obama is and how much I hate democrats I will aways blame GWB. His re-election was a gift from , God, so was the republican congress he had for 5-6 years, and what did he use it for? To give us Pelosi and then Obama.
RE :”That had nothing to do with GWB and everything to do with a Conservative movement that couldnt find its arse with both hands and a map.”
Can you imagine GWB calling McCain in late September and telling him, I got really bad news John??? Remember a few months ago when I told you the fundamentals of the economy are strong as you repeated in that clip that Obama is using against you now? Well I am SO SORRY, I have to tell the people on national TV/cable address that we are on the brink of a great depression. I know this looks really bad for you John, but we can turn this around. You can take the credit for MY and Pelosis rescue package, if you do you will be a hero and win in a landslide. But if the bailout goes down, we all go down with the economy. Just Trust me one more time again John (until the UAW bailout) and we will be very careful how we use the money so it looks good for our party, Have I ever let you down?? OK i know but this time it will be different