Nov 072007

Surely there is not one person out there who does not see the hilarity and downright hypocrisy in all of this… the man who said America deserved what happened on September 11, 2001 endorses the man whose only reason for running is his self perception as a hero of that awful day.

Pat Robertson Endorses Giuliani

giuliani-robertson.jpgWASHINGTON (AP) – Televangelist Pat Robertson, founder of the Christian Coalition, endorsed Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday.

“It is my pleasure to announce my support for America’s Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, a proven leader who is not afraid of what lies ahead and who will cast a hopeful vision for all Americans,” Robertson said during a news conference with Giuliani in Washington.

The former New York mayor backs abortion rights and gay rights, positions that put him in conflict with conservative GOP orthodoxy, and has been trying to persuade evangelical conservatives like Robertson to overlook their differences on those issues.

Evangelicals have split in their support for the leading Republican candidates. Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback, a favorite of Christian conservatives who dropped out of the race last month, endorsed fellow Sen. John McCain of Arizona on Wednesday. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney recently announced that Paul Weyrich and Bob Jones III were on board with his candidacy.

Asked about the Robertson endorsement, McCain, at a news conference with Brownback in Dubuque, Iowa, said: “Every once in a while, I’m left speechless. This is one of those times.”

Giuliani is best known to voters for leading New York in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Shortly after 9/11, Robertson released a statement in which he said the attacks occurred because Americans had insulted God and lost the protection of heaven by allowing abortion and “rampant Internet pornography.”

Robertson made no mention of his differences with Giuliani on social issues in Wednesday’s statement.

I mean, come on! The Republicans based their entire campaign on their so-called “values” in 2000 and 2004 and now all of a sudden those things no longer matter?

Or is it that we are just now being shown the truth: that all these “religious folk” have been nothing but political tools all along?

If you believe yourself to be a member of the religious right, it is time for you to face the facts… You’ve been used and tossed away like a used tissue. Did you enjoy the ride?