Bizarre Right Wing Response to Earthquake in Haiti and Keith Olbermann’s Response

The earthquake in Haiti has brought out some real craziness from Pat Robertson and Rush Limbaugh. Pat Robertson attributed the earthquake to a pact with the devil:

The Rev. Pat Robertson is offering his own absurd explanation for why a quake hit Haiti: Many years ago, the island’s people “swore a pact to the devil.”

“Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it,” the controversial televangelist said during an interview Wednesday on the Christian Broadcasting Network.

“They were under the heel of the French…and they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, ‘We will serve you if you’ll get us free from the French.’”

Robertson continued: “True story. And so the devil said, ‘OK, it’s a deal.’ They kicked the French out. The Haitians revolted and got themselves free. Ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after the other.”

Robertson went on to note that though Haiti shares the same island with the Dominican Republic, it remains desperately poor while its neighbor is “prosperous, healthy and full of resorts.”

“[Haitians] need to have a great turning to God, and out of this tragedy, I’m optimistic something good may come,” Robertson said.

Rush Limbaugh found bizarre ways to play politics and use the earthquake to attack Barack Obama.

Keith Olbermann responded:

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5 Comments

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    the chipster says:

    Pat Robertson has been an embarresment and a thorn in virginia’s side for many years. I feel he uses the religion game to line his own pockets. He plays on the nieveness of those who can least understand politics/ Nor carry the load for his demand of gold. Religion in itself has become a cash crop for those who least beleave it/ and smart enough to use it .

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    the chipster says:

    Whats up with these numbers and symbols next to any politicians name or on a state. People tracking  the messages???? HUMMMMMMMM!

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    Katie says:

    um, keith olbermann is my new favorite person. YOU ROCK.

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    Heather Michaels says:

    Send Robertson and Limbaugh to Haiti to help those poor stricken people.  They are such evil men.

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    AC_Mem says:

    Keith Oberman is my new hero.  If this is an example of conservative, so called “christian” values, God help us all (my God, NOT their God).  Limbaugh and Robertson are 2 examples of everything that is wrong with conservative America and yet, the conservatives will find a way to idolize them and blame our President.  It is so sad to watch and listen to the vile hatred that is spewed from the mouthpieces of the conservatives.  I listen to them because I keep hoping that they will say something – ANYTHING – that will make sense, or offer a better plan.  Instead all that I hear is racially motivated, hate filled lies and an intent to destroy the democratic party at ANY expense, including our way of life.  They care nothing about doing the right thing or they would do it.  All they can do is distort the truth to support their warped perspective and whine and cry like babies throwing tantrums.  Very Sad.

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