Politics

Robertson and Kennedy

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An odd couple? Hardly. Seems they both buy into the notion that God uses hurricanes as punishment for political positions.

Take it from the horse’s mouth.

In 1998, Republican icon Pat Robertson warned that hurricanes were likely to hit communities that offended God. Perhaps it was [Mississippi Governor Haley] Barbour’s memo that caused Katrina, at the last moment, to spare New Orleans and save its worst flailings for the Mississippi coast.

So, if it’s execrable when Pat Robertson says it, why is it cool when a Kennedy writes it? Kennedy doesn’t have even the excuse of not knowing how foolish you look when you say things like that.

Oh, yeah, of course, he was just picking up the stupid meme and hurling it back in the general direction of its source. So, that makes it OK? So anything that the stupidest Republican on the planet ever utters automatically becomes legitimate rhetorical material for a major figure in the most prominent of Democratic dynasties?