Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pat Robertson: Republican Base Too Extreme

This past year, Pat Robertson has warned that God will destroy America because of gay marriage and that the left supports abortion to make straight women equal to lesbians. So if even Robertson now warns that the Republican base is pushing its candidates into positions too extreme to win elections, isn't it time for the party to consider its direction? Watch:

Robertson: I believe it was Lyndon Johnson that said, ‘Don’t these people realize if they push me over to an extreme position I’ll lose the election? And I’m the one who will be supporting what they want but they’re going to make it so I can’t win.’ Those people in the Republican primary have got to lay off of this stuff. They’re forcing their leaders, the frontrunners, into positions that will mean they lose the general election. Now whether this did it to Cain I don’t know, but nevertheless, you appeal to the narrow base and they’ll applaud the daylights out of what you’re saying and then you hit the general election and they say ‘no way’ and then the Democrat, whoever it is, is going to just play these statements to the hilt. They’ve got to stop this! It’s just so counterproductive! Well, if they want to lose, this is the game for losers. (h/t: Right Wing Watch)


Michael The Molar Maven said...

It's hard to believe this obvious bit of common sense comes from Pat Robertson. The democrats should take this advice as well.

Jeff Tone said...

Every once in a great while Robertson makes sense, as when he called for the decriminalization of pot. You just have to wade through a great deal of his lunacy to get to the lucidity.