Pat Robertson is so immensely unpredictable lately, whether he’s warning of the dangers of haunted sweaters, advocating for transgender acceptance, decrying the secretly evil nature of low-carb diets, slamming creationism and backing up evolution, or arguing marijuana laws be made more reasonable.
Yes, it’s often said that Pat Robertson is like a box of chocolates, with half of really nutty and some not all that bad. And by often, I mean just now when I appropriated that cliche, but doesn’t it totally fit?
Anyway, today we got reasonable Pat — and while he has, in the past, raged against Obamacare, he also sees the sense in not completely tanking the economy over the passage of the law.
Yes, Robertson — the same guy that says homosexuality is a form of demonic possession –has lambasted the bill colloquially known as Obamacare in the past. But now the religious pundit has changed his tune, as a government shutdown wears into its third week and default looms.
Previously, Robertson said:
“You know, they revolted in Egypt against the oppressive actions of the Muslim Brotherhood… This example of state socialism is something that Americans should rise up against… Twenty-six, 2700 pages of gobbledygook, and look what’s happening.”
But that was three long months ago, and Pat Robertson has toned down the revolution rhetoric. Now he explains the GOP has lost their marbles over Obamacare, imploring:
“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. So they tried and if they go to the electorate and say, ‘We tried, Obamacare was awful, we tried to get it underway and we weren’t successful, the Democrats wanted it, they fought for it and they wouldn’t let go so it’s their bill, their program.’ ”
Watch Pat Robertson urge GOP reconsideration of the default issue, above.