Alex Blaze

Pat Robertson endorses Rudy Giuliani

Filed By Alex Blaze | November 07, 2007 11:57 AM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Politics
Tags: media, Pat Robertson, Republicans, Rudy Giuliani

Say good-bye to the possibility of a social conservative third-party run.

The Washington Post has video of Pat Robertson at the National Press Club endorsing Rudy Giuliani this morning.

This indicates three things:

  1. Rudy Giuliani is not "moderate on gay rights" or "pro-choice" like the tired media narrative on him says (even the WaPo link above says that, ugh), and he's doing a good job of convincing people of that behind the scenes.
  2. Pat Robertson, and other leaders of the Religious Right like him, don't want to support a candidate who has a purer record and history out of fear that they'll end up supporting a loser and be exposed the non-power-brokers they are now in the larger conservative movement.
  3. Tax cuts still outweigh everything else for Republicans, and threat construction is the only trick they know to get there.
But don't mind the gay blogger in the corner here, telling everyone that Rudy's just as bad as all the other Republican primary candidates on LGBT rights. He dressed in drag! He has gay friends! Yeah, well, Dick Cheney even has a gay daughter, but I don't hear him speaking to the House about a trans-inclusive ENDA.


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I think we still might see a third party candidate run. Pat Robertson doesn't have the same clout he used to among the religious right. Actually nobody does. There's a power vacuum. Folks like Rick Warren are probably a lot more powerful, though as active pastors, they can't endorse due to the FEC laws.

For some reason I just can't see Rich Warren putting together a third-party run.

And most of the third-party talk was coming from Tony Perkins and Dobson, and I don't see much daylight between their motivations and Robertson's. But if there is, I'm sure you'll explain it to me in the kindest of terms, Kevin.... :)

I think we still might see a third party candidate run. Pat Robertson doesn't have the same clout he used to among the religious right. Actually nobody does. There's a power vacuum. Folks like Rick Warren are probably a lot more powerful, though as active pastors, they can't endorse due to the FEC laws.

This may end up being a liability for giuliani, as younger evangelicals can't stand pat robertson. if they're presented with an appealing democratic alternative (edwards or obama) they'd be likely to jump ship.

oh weird, it said my comment didn't post so i added another paragraph and posted again, and there it is twice!

It's because you're gay, Kevin. That and hurricanes in Florida, right? At least according to Pat Robertson... Wow. And now he's predicted Rudy? Robertson doesn't have that good of a record on announcing winning future events.... Just saying...

Anyone else think that the evangelicals will start lining up soon? Pat realized where the money lay and threw his hat to his feet. I can't think of any big personal grudges between the two - just general disdain for the breed from Hizzoner's direction.

Der Gubernator, Schwarzenegger, the guy who wines and dines Austrian neo-Nazis was Robertsons first pick but he can’t run for President.

So Robertson had to pick one of his two favorites, Rudy Giuliani or Hillary Clinton, about whom he said “Well she’s– tacking to the right as hard as she can tack. And– you know Hillary’s got some good points.” I suppose Robertson flipped a coin.

One of Clintons 'good points' was illustrated when her mentor Bill Clinton appointed homobigot Democrat Judge Karen Nelson Moore to the bench just before he campaigned for and signed DOMA. Judge Moored joined a Bush appointee in the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals which recently endorsed gaybashing in Kentucky schools.

Dianne Feinstein and a dozen or so democrats recently joined with their Republican cousins in putting racist and gaybasher Mississippian Judge Southwick to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the Democrat controlled Senate by a vote of 59-38. Even more Democrats voted with their bipartisan Republican cousins to put a gay basher in as Attorney General.

The idea of waiting for the judiciary to ‘grant’ us equality is as practical as the ‘theory’ of lesser evils. That is to say, not very.

With Democrats like these who needs Republicans.

Bush/Clinton/Bush/Clinton = the fix is on.

A Republican politician is a baboon in a people suit with a totalitarian christian attached at the hip. A Democratic politician is a Republican in drag.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karen_Nelson_Moore

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories.....1776.shtml

Say what you want about Republicans but at least with them you know where you stand with the Dems you dont after all we were just lied to by some of our so called friends.