Straight To Hell

by digby

Former serious Republican presidential candidate, conservative movement luminary and national Christian leader Pat Robertson weighs in on the disaster in Haiti:

And you know Kristi, something happened a long time ago in Haiti and people might not want to talk about it. They were under the heel of the French, uh you know Napoleon the third and whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the Devil. They said we will serve you if you'll get us free from the French. True Story. And so the Devil said "OK, it's a deal." And they kicked the French out. You know, the Haitians revolted and got themselves free. But ever since they have been cursed by one thing after the other, desperately poor. That island is Hispaniola is one island. It's cut down the middle. On one side is Haiti, on the other side is the Dominican republic. Dominican Republic is prosperous, healthy, full of resorts, etc.. Haiti is in desperate poverty. Same island. Uh, they need to have, and we need to pray for them, a great turning to God and out of this tragedy. I'm optimistic something good may come.

I'm sure this is exactly how Jesus would have reacted.

And how many Republican bullets can this country dodge before one of these fruitcakes actually wins the thing?

Update: Well, it looks like Robertson isn't the only right wing asshole talking trash today --- about Obama:

"They'll use this to burnish their ... credibility with the light-skinned and dark-skinned black community in this country".

(It would probably be inappropriate to bring up Rush Limbaugh's stag parties in the Dominican Republic with illegally obtained Viagra, so I won't. Let's just say that when it comes to burnishing ...)

Update: Rush has more to say:

After earthquake, Rush says Haiti produces "zilch, zero, nada," asks when Obama will call for Aristide to be returned

Limbaugh: Obama discussed Haitian earthquake sooner than attempted Christmas bombing; "Did he apologize for America?"

Limbaugh: "[W]e've already donated to Haiti. It's called the U.S. income tax"