Robertson Prefers Ideology to Facts

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.

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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.

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  • peterh

    Would that Walt Kelly were still with us; he could develop endless satire from the material such clowns produced.

  • dingojack

    “And he can’t contemplate that his premise is false, so he pretends that reality is magically not reality.”

    Isn’t that the right-wing’s general raison d’être?

    Dingo

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    He is trying to ruin them. With success. Scrooge McDuck drowned a while ago, in his money vault. I rest my case.

  • brucemartin

    You note that Robertson “pretends that reality is magically not reality.”

    As the character House said, I thought that was a job requirement for you guys (I.e., the religious).

  • D. C. Sessions

    Well, there you have it. Get the word out to America’s Christians tomorrow: Pat Robertson, the country’s Senior Prophet, says it’s time to sell all of your stocks (and presumably buy gold.)

  • John Pieret

    Damnit Modus! If you are going to keep making me laugh out loud, we’re just going to open the interners vault and let you rummage to your heart’s content!

  • D. C. Sessions

    John, you can’t open the vault. Modus has the keys.

  • http://johnm55.wordpress.com johnm55

    I’ve said it before and I will say it once again, Barack Obama would, apart from the fact that he is probably more intellegnt than most of them, fit quite happily into the British Conservative party.

  • raven

    Oddly enough, along with his human body count, Bush killed tens of millions of 401(K) plans. I feel sorry for them but mostly for the one that was…mine.

    I’d long since given up on it and made alternate plans involving a cardboard sign, “Will clone for food”.

    But it is back from the dead. Thanks to Obama and the record stock markets.

    Most 401(K) plans are designed to be idiot proof. They really just track the markets by way of various index funds. So I’m sure many millions of Zombie 401(K) plans are showing signs of life as well.

  • howardhershey

    Except for all the Zombies who panicked and sold all their stock funds at the beginning of the Obama administration (right after the major losses in the Bush era) and put it all into ‘safe’ money market funds.

  • Michael Heath

    Ed writes:

    Pat Robertson displayed his penchant for ignoring reality so he can continue to maintain his preferred myth. This is true of nearly all conservatives . . .

    [Heath bolded]

    You can see a great illustration of secular conservatives denying realty in the comments section of the Wall Street Journal. It’s great fun when the article’s reporting good results, for example, GDP or the stock market.

    Conservatives have vested so much of their arguments in blaming President Obama on root causes that precede his presidency, that they refuse to concede good news during his presidency. I typically see two patterns:

    a) GDP, inflation, whatever isn’t being accurately reported – it’s actually far worse – therefore Obama’s ruining the country or,

    b) Bald assertions that Obama is horrible in articles reporting good news, with no attempt to tie his performance to those results.

  • D. C. Sessions

    Except for all the Zombies who panicked and sold all their stock funds at the beginning of the Obama administration (right after the major losses in the Bush era) and put it all into ‘safe’ money market funds.

    The ones I know bought gold.

  • lorn

    Roberson, crazy as ever.

    Bad news: when the stock market goes it is just a matter of time before working people suffer. When the wealthy shift from investment to locking in their profits unemployment will rise and labor will suffer. Same as it ever was.

  • Larry

    If noted America and wall street hater Barrack Hussain Obama wasn’t prez and some other guy, say Rmoney, the Dow would be over eleventy-million as we speak. Instead, its only at 17,000 and change. If that isn’t an indictment, I don’t know what is.