Robertson: We Can’t Fight ISIS Because We Hate the Baby Jesus

Pat Robertson delivered one of his usual rambling, loopy monologues, this time about ISIS (which he falsely thinks is just “a few dozen nutty radicals in a pickup truck”) and how we are powerless to fight them because we no longer love the baby Jesus, or something.

“Ladies and gentlemen, this is a great country,” he said. “We’ve got over 300 million people in America, we have the most powerful armed forces in the world, there’s nothing that can even come close to our strength, we have tremendous strength. And why should we be afraid of a few dozen nutty radicals wandering around in pickup trucks? But we are, because somehow or another we’ve lost the ethic, the élan if you will, that has drawn us together as a nation. We give up the founding principle of America, which is Christianity, a belief in the Bible, a belief in God Almighty. And we’ve given that up. We’re helpless.”

“And so it’s reflected in the fact that these crazy fanatics could come loose in small segments of the population and do terror,” he said, referring to the ISIS-inspired Americans who tried to attack an anti-Islam event in Texas. “Well, what could they do? They could put a bomb in and they can go for a radiological bomb, they can go for a dirty bomb, and one day they may even be able to import a real nuke, which could do terrible damage.

“So, it’s like your body. If your body is strong, if your immune system is strong, you don’t get disease. Your body is strong enough to overcome the diseases. It’s only when your immune system is weakened and your body is weakened that these diseases can take you. Our body should be strong, and if it’s strong it should be strong, nurtured, with the knowledge of our founding fundamental freedoms, the knowledge of what the history of our country is and especially the knowledge of God, the knowledge of the Bible. That’s what made this country strong. You give all that up, well, the inner man, the immune system, gets weak, and it’s subject to attack by little viruses like this thing that’s coming along.”

There isn’t a remotely coherent thought anywhere in that word salad. Go do some more 2000 pound leg presses, Pat.

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  • wreck

    We must protect our vital bodily fluids!

  • colnago80

    Rather fine of ole Pat who used the influence of his father, a senator from Virginia at the time, to get him out of serving in the Korean War.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/TabbyLavalamp Tabby Lavalamp

    So is he saying you can’t be an effective killer unless you’re a Christian?

  • colnago80

    In this regard, the neo-cons are erupting in righteous rage about the ISIL capture of Ramadi in Iraq, claiming that it proves that the administration’s limiting of US intervention to air attacks is a failure, the inference being that ground troops are required. What really happened is that there were intense sandstorms in the area over the past few days and the planes weren’t able to fly. Give the ISIL commanders some credit for realizing this. When the sandstorms die down, the aircraft will be in action again. One swallow does not a summer make.

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    “Ladies and gentlemen, this is a great country,” he said. “We’ve got over 300 million people in America, we have the most powerful armed forces in the world, there’s nothing that can even come close to our strength, we have tremendous strength. And why should we be afraid of a few dozen nutty radicals wandering around in pickup trucks? But we are, because somehow or another we’ve lost the ethic, the élan if you will, that has drawn us together as a nation.

    Hey, this is actually progress. People of his political persuasion are usually shitting their pants over ISIL and claiming that their members have infiltrated every part of the country and have training camps in Texas, and will come pouring across the southern border (never the northern one) carrying Ebola bombs aided by Muslim Brotherhood-aligned Mexican Catholic drug gangs any minute now.

    Nice of Pat to realize that they aren’t any threat to us. Now if he’d only take the next logical step and realize that there’s no need to mobilize all 300 million of us or spend trillions more on military occupation, he’d really be on to something.

  • John Pieret

    why should we be afraid of a few dozen nutty radicals wandering around in pickup trucks?

    Apparently, in Pat’s world 20,000-35,000 is just a few dozen.

    http://www.vox.com/2014/9/12/6138977/isis-iraq-numbers

    And they are not just riding around in pickup trucks, thanks to the Iraqi army’s incompetence letting ISIS capture a lot of American equipment and arms.

  • busterggi

    So when are Pat’s REpublican buddies in Congress going to deliver a declaration of war against ISIS for Obama to veto?

  • Larry

    We’ve got over 300 million people in America, we have the most powerful armed forces in the world, there’s nothing that can even come close to our strength, we have tremendous strength

    I thought Obama had gutted our military, leaving us totally weak and vulnerable to being overrun by the Duchy of Grand Fenwick. Somebody’s lying here.

  • eric

    @7: Yes exactly. We probably could do a fairly good job of ISIS-squashing, if the nation was willing to commit significant troops and materials to the expedition. But we aren’t (this is not intended as a criticism, merely an observation). That unwilling “we” includes most Republicans too, not just Democrats. We may indeed have lost some of the ‘ethic’ of risking our citizens’ lives in wars far away against bad guys that do not pose a serious threat to the US as a nation. If so, its probably not due to lack of belief in the Bible, but rather to dissatisfaction with how things turned out in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    Pat Robertson becomes more and more indistinguishable from Hitler in the bunker with each passing day.

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    I don’t know why Robertson doesn’t lead by example and just leg-press them to death.

  • abb3w

    Cue up old comments on phatic word salads again.

    Per Haidt, the immune system imagery may be associated to conservative purity/disgust axis.

    It may also reflect such an epic failure of understanding of asymmetric warfare that it might shed useful light on the problem, but I’m not sure of that.

  • teele

    I’m pretty sure the references to the immune system are just Pat warming up to sell a new vitamin-rich supplement guaranteed to make you stronger…

  • Lady Mondegreen

    Jeez, Evil Uncle Chuckles Pat couldn’t be any clearer, you sillies. Does it really have to be spelled out for you guys?

    Jesus is Wonder Bread, full of vitamins and minerals that build strong bodies 12 ways. Strong bejesused bodies have healthy immune systems.

    So the moral is, be Christian, take your vitamins, and IS will fail. Their pickup trucks will stall and be left to rust in the desert like so much Mad Max background decoration.