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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:38 PM

Pat Robertson Admits he Blew Election Prediction he Received from God


In January, televangelist Pat Robertson told 700 Club viewers that in his annual New Year’s “conversation” with God, the Almighty had revealed to him who the next president would be. Up through Election Day, Robertson harshly criticized President Obama and the Democratic Party while praising Mitt Romney. Then, Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network predicted a GOP sweep, leaving Robertson utterly confounded by Obama’s victory.

Today, responding to a question from a viewer who wondered why her business is struggling since she thought God told her it would be successful, Robertson admitted that he sometimes misses God’s message. “So many of us miss God, I won’t get into great detail about elections but I sure did miss it, I thought I heard from God, I thought I had heard clearly from God, what happened?” Robertson replied, “You ask God, how did I miss it? Well, we all do and I have a lot of practice.”

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/robertson-admits-blew-election-prediction

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Reply Pat Robertson Admits he Blew Election Prediction he Received from God (Original post)
Adenoid_Hynkel Nov 2012 OP
Blue Owl Nov 2012 #1
louslobbs Nov 2012 #7
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ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #18
Joe Bacon Nov 2012 #47
mzteaze Nov 2012 #58
Mojo2 Nov 2012 #2
The Magistrate Nov 2012 #3
davidpdx Nov 2012 #46
LiberalFighter Nov 2012 #4
Liberal Veteran Nov 2012 #5
louslobbs Nov 2012 #6
treestar Nov 2012 #41
louslobbs Dec 2012 #62
flakey_foont Nov 2012 #8
Ataboy35 Nov 2012 #9
Filibuster Harry Nov 2012 #10
Cheap_Trick Nov 2012 #11
Arkana Nov 2012 #12
Sentath Nov 2012 #53
nruthie Nov 2012 #13
yortsed snacilbuper Nov 2012 #15
Sunlei Nov 2012 #14
LiberalFighter Nov 2012 #60
humanistcafe Nov 2012 #16
RogerM Nov 2012 #17
brooklynite Nov 2012 #19
libdem4life Nov 2012 #20
yellowcanine Nov 2012 #21
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WI_DEM Nov 2012 #23
DFW Nov 2012 #24
RichGirl Nov 2012 #25
sigmasix Nov 2012 #26
louis-t Nov 2012 #27
dbackjon Nov 2012 #28
Cognitive_Resonance Nov 2012 #29
boingboinh Nov 2012 #30
Douglas Carpenter Nov 2012 #31
CthulhusEvilCousin Nov 2012 #32
sarcasmo Nov 2012 #33
Rosa Luxemburg Nov 2012 #34
Coyotl Nov 2012 #35
SouthernDonkey Nov 2012 #36
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madinmaryland Nov 2012 #38
sakabatou Nov 2012 #50
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2012 #39
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RBInMaine Nov 2012 #42
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wake.up.america Nov 2012 #51
politicaljunkie41910 Nov 2012 #61
NickP Nov 2012 #52
Cha Nov 2012 #54
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Hekate Nov 2012 #56
losangeleslibker Nov 2012 #57
Hekate Nov 2012 #59

Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:42 PM

1. Turns out the WORD OF GOD was actually the TURD OF GOP, Karl Rove

n/t

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:59 PM

7. Laughed out loud on that one.

Lou

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:06 PM

18. >

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:19 AM

47. No, it was the word of AYN RAND

Because Ayn as in Mine Rand is Pat Robertson's REAL God. Pat loves to kneel down to his beloved Golden Elephant and kiss it's ass every chance he can!

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:40 PM

58. ..



Maybe it was a case of bad lip reading.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:44 PM

2. Wacko

Robertson is a thief that has pillaged and stole from people that are desperate and lonely. This guy is no different than Jim Bakker. If there is a heaven, surely this man will not be included in that place.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:44 PM

3. When You Mistake Voices In Your Head For An Omnipotent Lord Of the Universe, Sir, This Happens

"Garbage in, garbage out."

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:17 AM

46. Ack you stole my line!

Well sort of. I was going to say he should stop listening to the voices in his head and take his medication.

All the good jokes were already done

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:48 PM

4. He needs to stop masturbating so much.

The lack of blood in the brain can do that.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:50 PM

5. Interesting. My Magic 8 Ball was right on target on the election.

All hail the Magic 8 Ball!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:57 PM

6. Oh brother! Those voices you hear in your head Pat, they're not god, it's you Pat telling

yourself what you believe your god would tell you. It's just you telling you, what you want to hear. You want to believe that you are hearing god, but you are only hearing your own self thoughts without speaking them and crediting them to god. Unless of course you are actually talking to god on the telephone or internet, then I would say that someone has been pulling your leg. Even your god would not have voted for Romney and Ryan. As a matter of fact, god told me when I spoke to her before the election, that she was voting for Obama/Biden and so were all her friends and family.
Lou

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Response to louslobbs (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:29 PM

41. I think you have it!

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Response to treestar (Reply #41)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:23 PM

62. Thank you, I believe I do....sorry for the late response, been working pretty much day and night on

a live to tape production for the Kennedy Center Honors....good to see you treestar.
Lou

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:04 PM

8. so Honey Boo-Boo endorsed Obama

Pat,

Who are you gonna believe? God or Honey Boo-Boo?

The God-Pat connection strikes out more than Reggie Jackson.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:08 PM

9. Big Con man

People like him make me not want to go to church on Sundays. People like him make me give money directly to people on the streets than to the church. People like him give Christianity a bad name. People like him polarize this democracy. People like him are no different from the fanatics who preach hate in other religions. People like him contribute to economic, gender and racial inequality. People like him ultimately worship money and place its importance ahead of human well being. Pat Roberts you are a con man

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:13 PM

10. Well he either wasn't talking to God or God played a cruel joke on him? Of course with all the

crap the GOP says I would say it was a well deserved joke. See if they believe now that God taught them a lesson. I wonder why he didn't make up the Dick Morris excuse of I made it up?

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:24 PM

11. "Turns out it was just gas."

"No more Taco Bell right before bedtime."

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:26 PM

12. I hope that when Robertson dies and goes to Hell

that his own personal hell is a gay nightclub that never closes and is always packed to the gills.

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Response to Arkana (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 07:23 PM

53. I was reading your headline, thinking no

But then I read the body and maybe that isn't so bad.

I was going to condemn him to the kiddy table for the first 10-12 thousand years.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:32 PM

13. When God talks....

he seems to only talk to crazy people.

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Response to nruthie (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:39 PM

15. god used to talk to dubya all the time,

I see what you mean!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:37 PM

14. God must have seen those tax returns.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:35 PM

60. Was god wondering where the 10% tithing went?

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:40 PM

16. Why would god waste his time ...

... conversing with a washed up old huckster like Pat Robertson. I'll bet God prefers someone more stimulating ... say Barack Obama. Now that's a helluva discussion.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:01 PM

17. F**king moron

should be locked up and key thrown away

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:12 PM

19. Actually, WHAT did Robertson misunderstand?

Did God tell him that a Mormon cultist was going to win, and was Pat okay with it? Or did Pat get the word that Santorum or one of the other Christian Right candidates was on their way to the White House, and he's been hiding his "misunderstanding" since June?

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:19 PM

20. Their god has some specific reservations about rape, as well.

I've lived with the RWCF "oh well, no one is perfect" explanation for their "misinterpretations" of what god said. He's perfect, we just hear imperfectly...but only when we are proven to be wrong. The rest of the time we hear him correctly. Ho hum. Please, send your tithes to the address on your screen.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:36 PM

21. Maybe he and Harold Camping could compare notes on GAWD speak.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:37 PM

22. I wonder if GAWD told him to do business with Charles Taylor?

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 03:11 PM

23. God set Pat up again.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 03:15 PM

24. Actually, Pat, the explanation is really quite simple:

Rush Limbaugh is NOT God.

Mystery solved.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 03:52 PM

25. My God is Nate Silver....

Well...my God of elections, that is. He toldeth me that Obama would winneth the election and HE DID! Praise and glory to the God of Algorithms!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 04:17 PM

26. Pat's god: horns and a pitchfork

Mr. holy pants has been listening to his god (the one with the biggest lies and hottest fire) for years. Too bad he won't listen to the God described in the new testament. His fans are soul-less hate-mongers and racists, so I'm sure they are pleased with Robertson's newest attrocious behavior and ill-disguised hatred for America.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 04:21 PM

27. I love it when God messes with Pat.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 04:54 PM

28. Those voices in your head are not from God

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 04:55 PM

29. The Bible is crystal clear regarding what is to be done with false prophets. nt

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:18 PM

30. Oh Science and your Fact-Based Bias

 

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:27 PM

31. perhaps God was just pulling his leg

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:12 PM

32. False Prophecy

Deu 18:20-22 But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. (21) And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken? (22) When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:44 PM

33. I admit, the idiot known as Pat Robertson needs to be banned from TV.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:54 PM

34. False prophet

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 10:25 PM

35. knr

What can I add. I figured out something was amiss with the god story soon after Santa Claus.

Don't ask me why Santa came first cuz I was getting gifts from him at least

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 10:41 PM

36. And I'm sure in the end...

Pat convinced her that she just had not seeded her faith enough for God to smile down on her, but if she could just send a new "seed" of a couple thou, he'd get God right back on it....

Charlatans and thieves!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 10:45 PM

37. Slap his face

I want to slap this guy so hard, with a glove with a brick in it

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 10:52 PM

38. OH SHIT!! I thought it said that "Pat Robertson blew an erection.."


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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #38)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 11:28 AM

50. ...

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 11:14 PM

39. God punk'd Pat, but good.

"Yeah, I told that old grifter that Romney would win 'cause I knew I'd laugh My celestial ass off when Obama won and Pat pissed himself. I'll send Pat to Hell later, but not yet - he's way too much fun to watch."

Bwahahahahaha!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:13 AM

40. So can Robertson just go to hell now or do the rest of us have to suffer more? nt

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 03:57 PM

42. God must have endorsed Obama. bwahahahahahaaaa...

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 03:13 PM

43. What a complete fool.

The voices in your head don't know anything, Patty.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:51 AM

44. Sounds like he's worshiping false Gods

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 04:48 AM

45. Sounds Like A Schizophrenic Patient In Denial - Mirrors The GOP In Many Ways

eom

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:45 AM

48. That God is such a practical jokester!

Pat Robertson has been pwwnd!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 11:27 AM

49. God's trolling Pat

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 11:39 AM

51. What garbage. This BS is insane and so is Pat. Stills hauls in the offerings big time.

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Response to wake.up.america (Reply #51)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 07:59 PM

61. Shame on those still listening.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 03:21 PM

52. Well...

I think we all know how idiotic Robertson is, so this is really no surprise. Just like all those whack-jobs that claim the world is going to end when God spoke to them as well.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:38 PM

54. Isn't that Devil's Broadcast Network? nm

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:44 PM

55. crazy nut

 

he really needs to go away.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 02:18 AM

56. God was just messing with your mind, Pat

It's probably over -- have you checked to see if you've been unfriended yet?

Hekate

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Response to Hekate (Reply #56)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:03 PM

57. I'm glad to be nonreligious

I don't think necessarily that extreme Christians are stupid but just ignorant and gullible. My dad is republican but we agree on one thing, why do people take a fictional book so seriously? They were meant to just be stories to be read for enjoyment. If you think about it, all religions don't make sense and have crazy stories. They all just have metaphors not to be taken literally. I'm not trashing religion. I don't have a problem with religious people just as long as they don't force their beliefs on me. A good friend of mine is a baptist but we respect each other and don't question either.

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Response to losangeleslibker (Reply #57)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:07 PM

59. There's a lot of good in the Good Book, but the teaching stories are metaphorical, not literal

As a child I used to tag along with whichever neighbors wanted to let me go to church with them, so I was religious for a long, long time. However, one thing my nonreligious mom got through to me is that stories like Genesis were (a) the best understanding of a tribal people at the time, and (b) metaphorical, as in, "A billion years could be a single day to God." The Bible was NOT to be taken literally. As an adult I met a wonderful and wonderfully literate Lutheran pastor who explained Revelations as a literary genre popular at the time around the Mediterranean world. Just let that last sentence sink in for a minute.

My spiritual life has been a journey, and though I no longer identify myself as a Christian, it took me many years to say so. I became more or less a polytheist on the Goddess path. It took me even longer to articulate that people like the appalling Pat Robertson and the late Jerry Falwell worship a god, all right, but no matter how many times they say "Jesus" and "God", the being they really worship is hateful and nasty, and is certainly not my god. In order to continue respecting Christianity (which I do -- Jesus was quite a teacher, a Bodhisattva, even) I had to use my polytheism to separate people like those two from what used to be mainstream Christianity....

Thanks for dropping by to comment on my post. Welcome to DU.

Hekate

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