Thursday, January 14, 2010

A rebuttal

Smackdown I was so happy to see this.

Rachel Maddow spoke with the Haitian ambassador to the U.S., and before he said anything else, he had to address the idiotic remarks made by Pat Robertson. For this poor man, who has seen the devastation and death in his country—he may have very well lost family members and friends—to have to hear those remarks disparaging his country, and to have to respond at a time when he is mourning the tragedy of his homeland, just infuriates me. His thoughts must surely be on his fellow Haitians as they struggle to survive, and to hear about how his ancestors brought this upon his country because they made a pact with the devil had to be humiliating and maddening. Watch as the Haitian ambassador delivers a righteous and mighty smackdown to Robertson (without even mentioning his name). It’s a beautiful thing.

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I really hope that the people of Haiti do not believe that Robertson speaks for all Americans. He does not. Merely for a minority segment of slack-jawed drones who think that whatever he says is gospel. I hope the outpouring of help will convince them that most of us have decency and compassion. I realize that Robertson was asking for donations to help Haiti…but why did he have to throw that lunacy about a pact with the devil in there? It really is ridiculous and it is demeaning to an entire country and its people; no matter how much money he gets people to contribute, he should not have said it. It merely shows his ignorance and contempt for those who are not like his “godly” self.

Of course, that gasbag Limbaugh had to weigh in with his disgusting opinion that President Obama is taking advantage of this tragedy to get closer to the “light-skinned and dark-skinned black [communities] in this country.” He cites Rahm Emanuel’s quote about a crisis too good to pass up. To say that anything about this horrible tragedy is “good” is absolutely disgusting. It’s a pretty fucking stupid argument, too—I’d say that our President has plenty of support from both “light-skinned and dark-skinned” blacks in this country, and to suggest that he would exploit the death of thousands in Haiti (estimates are currently 45-50,000) in order to cull political favor is simply abominable.

If you listen to either of these fucktards, I hope you’ll reconsider. With such comments, they have shown their true colors; the masks have dropped, and we can all clearly see that they are the ones exploiting this tragedy, Robertson attempting to feed his particular brand of religious mania to anyone willing to listen and Limbocontin trying to further his anti-Obama crusade and his wish that our President will fail. I find both men abhorrent, and their behavior and words are heinous. Olbermann delivered a smackdown of his own, and said it better than I can.

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14 comments:

  1. Unbelieveable!! "Fucktards" is a very good word and sooo appropriate here for those two bastards. How embarrassing for our country.

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  2. fucktards is too good for the likes of these shit douches!


    xxalainaxx

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  3. Well said Keith :o)

    I am ashamed of how some are blithering on about this horrible tragedy.

    Limbaugh, give it a rest already.

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  4. i am totally with you on this. A friend has had his FB blown up today with fucking insane Pat supporters bashing him because he posted that Pat is a fuckhead and needs to get hit by a bus...lol....i got in the middle of it...inserted a little Jesus love and well,now we are all arguing. People are truly fucking stupid, Beth.

    XO

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  5. ya know what makes me sad about this country is that free speech does not equate to intelligent speech. . .

    saying that the earthquake in haiti happened because the people from 200+ years ago sold their souls to old scratch is like saying the reason priests molest kids is because martin luther nailed the thesis of worms to the door. please. what that makes absolutely no sense and requires leaps of logic not possible to make them analogous. . . .????..... my point exactly!

    xxalainaxx

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  6. Hi Beth,
    I saw the Maddow interview and especially liked the way she chimed-in, saying she couldn't apologize for Robertson and that she found his comments "odious." It was also amusing how she expressed surprise that the 700 Club was still on the air at all (which was exactly my reaction on hearing about Robertson's idiotic comments). Maybe they call it the 700 Club because that's the number of viewers they have left.
    Best,
    Marty

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  7. Thanks to Keith Olbermann for his usual blunt and accurate assessment of the assholes whose vicious words reflect so poorly on our country. I hope the people of Haiti never have to hear the words of Limbaugh and Robertson. As a country, we can counteract the damage done by these two idiots by giving all we can to help the Haitians recover from the devastation.

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  8. "You serve no good and you serve no God." - Keith Olberman

    'nuff said.

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  9. I didn't hear Limbaugh or Robertson, but from past dealings, I knew it was coming. Most employees @ CBN don't agree with what Pat says: but frankly they fear losing their jobs. It would have been better just to ask for donations (they came) and leave judgement to G-d.

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  10. I hadn't seen the Olberman video yet. Very well done!

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  11. I don't expect anything different from fucktards, but hope Haiti receives swift help. Thanks for the entry! I hope you and Ken have a good weekend. And that your Colts win. P&L Wes

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  12. the keith olbermann commentary was beautiful, and right on the mark. i couldn't say it any better.

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  13. The Ambassador was awesome - so very well said. Take THAT Pat.

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  14. I'm so glad the Haitian ambassador put Robertson in his place, for the clearly elitist and racist remarks he made about Haiti. I'm also delighted Rachael gave him the opportunity to do so.

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