Pat Robertson displayed his penchant for ignoring reality so he can continue to maintain his preferred myth. This is true of nearly all conservatives, who claim that Obama is a socialist who is trying to destroy Wall Street and corporate America even while the stock market reaches historic highs. “Obama and his crew are doing everything they can to cripple our industry,” he says while pretending that those facts do not exist.
He just doesn’t see how it’s possible that corporate profits could be breaking all previous records while Obama is trying to destroy them. And he can’t contemplate that his premise is false, so he pretends that reality is magically not reality.