Will Pat Robertson Pray Away Tr-mp’s Hurricane? Tune In Tomorrow!

“God is using the president to do great things.”

—Televangelist Pat Robertson, March 23, 2017

What is the last refuge of a scoundrel? Why, it’s the 700 Club! Naturally.

As Tr-mp apparently contemplates (okay, that’s too strong a word for him) how to get his family right with God, if not the law, he has turned to Pat Robertson, the faith healer who has grown wealthy off the trade. If there is anyone who knows how to heal a grifter, it is a fellow grifter. Tr-mp sat down for an “interview” today with Robertson, because, well, God and stuff. No, not really. When he’s in trouble, Tr-mp always goes to “the evangelicals” because, as a con man, he knows how gullible is the conservative variety of Bible-toters. Robertson himself, now 87 years old, proves that fact—Beliefnet pegs his net worth at $100 million, but it could be much, much more due to his complicated relationship with his businesses and his “non-profit” “ministry.”

Full (embarrassing) disclosure: When I was an evangelical zealot in the 1980s, I gave money, often monthly, to Robertson’s “ministry.” I faithfully watched the 700 Club. Believe it or not, I teared up reading Pat’s autobiography, Shout It From the Housetops! By the time his conspiracy book, The New World Order, came out in 1991, I was getting very suspicious of either his intellect or his motives or both. Like a lot of grifting “prophets” in the evangelical world, Pat foretold how life as we knew it would end (spoiler: the Satan-directed Illuminati would establish a one-world government in order “to destroy the family, to destroy the state, to destroy capitalism and to destroy the church”).

You can go on Amazon.com and read a relatively recent review of The New World Order written by an unfortunate soul named Melinda, from Santa Cruz. On March 8, 2016, she wrote:

Amazing that it was published in 1991 and so pertinent to what is happening today. Anyone reading this book will vote for Tr-mp because he or she will see that everyone else is connected to the NWO through Goldman Sachs and other Wall Street entities.

I know, I know. It is sad. These folks vote. They vote! But it is kind of a funny thing that Pat Robertson is a Tr-mp supporter and it is a funnier thing that Tr-mp is a Goldman Sachs-Wall Street dream-come-true and, thus, by definition is part of Pat’s faith-destroying New World Order! Don’t ya think that’s hilarious?

In any case, before or after the “interview,” Pat will no doubt lay his miracle-working (and fabulously wealthy) hands on Tr-mp, either on camera or off, and try to impart a little more of God’s anointing on this obviously God-touched “leader.” A snippet released today of what the Christian Broadcasting Network will air tomorrow features Robertson asking Tr-mp if we can “trust” Putin. Now, first, if you don’t know by now that Putin is unworthy of anyone’s trust, your ignorance is unhealable, even by God. And, second, if you don’t know by now that exactly the wrong guy to ask about “trust” is a pathological liar, then your cultish affection for Tr-mp is, to use a biblical term, idolatrous.

But Robertson, an evangelical con artist, is precisely the guy who Tr-mp wanted to see for his first “interview” in a couple of months. Why? I bet you think it’s because Tr-mp thought he would find it friendly territory, right? Well, yes, that’s right. Robertson pretty much invented Bullshit News, which spawned today’s right-wing media complex that is seriously dumbing down the country. But there’s really more to it than that. You see, the Washington Post published a story this morning with this headline:

‘Category 5 hurricane’: White House under siege by Trump Jr.’s Russia revelations

The lede:

The White House has been thrust into chaos after days of ever-worsening revelations about a meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a lawyer characterized as representing the Russian government, as the president fumes against his enemies and senior aides circle one another with suspicion, according to top White House officials and outside advisers.

The “Category 5 hurricane” reference in the headline was provided by an “outside ally” of Tr-mp. And I am purely speculating here, but I think that same ally suggested to Tr-mp that he go to Robertson to fix his hurricane problem. In case you don’t know or forgot what an expert Robertson is on fixing hurricanes, here ya go—and, you’re welcome:

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  1. Anonymous

     /  July 12, 2017

    Even when I was a practicing Christian I didn’t trust the Elmer Gantrys or their pleas for money. The traditional scam and trickery continue.

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  2. The belief that wealth is normally a product of virtuous labor and admirable perseverance is a persistent meme in America. This comports nicely with the belief by many that wealth is somehow a sign of God’s approval.

    The most important men in town would come to fawn on me!
    They would ask me to advise them,
    Like a Solomon the Wise.
    “If you please, Reb Tevye…”
    “Pardon me, Reb Tevye…”
    Posing problems that would cross a rabbi’s eyes!

    And it won’t make one bit of difference if i answer right or wrong.
    When you’re rich, they think you really know!

    I find it astounding that such thinking can persist in the face of contrary evidence in headlines every day, but it does. Bad things happen to good people all the time. Hurricanes would seem to be a very blunt instrument of the Lord’s wrath, but then maybe some areas of the country know how to pray better than others.

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    • How appropriate, Jim, during these tumultuous times, to bring up Fiddler on the Roof (a great film, by the way). Our political life, our democracy, is in a situation as precarious as a fiddler on a roof. No, as a drunk fiddler on a roof.

      Duane

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  3. Anonymous

     /  July 13, 2017

    I rebuke Trump and Robertson’s abomination of the values of honesty, reason, and compassion towards the less fortunate. I have met far greater men without fortunes, that have far richer souls, without deceit in their actions. Eight minutes of listening to a hypocrite asserting you can “rebuke” nature and turn a hurricane backwards, is a waste of time, and offensive to logic. Trump and Robertson are the “devil’s disciples” in the religion they proffer.

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  4. Ben Field

     /  July 15, 2017

    Duane,

    What is truly sad is Pat and Don’s opportunism. The hurricane Pat speaks of is Hurricane Cleo in 1964. And yes, it actually reversed course near Virginia, and took a southeasterly course somewhat back toward “from whence it came”. This storm killed 156 people in the Carolinas that were most likely far better humans than the opportunistic bastard that claimed he rebuked it in Virginia.

    Trump the child has now associated his “faith” hope that Roberts can take a kernel of truth and weave it into a story that can defeat Mother Nature. The miracle Trump seeks has been granted by the spineless cowards in the GOP that attempt to normalize a maniac. Our country is in peril, not from outside terrorists, but from the cowardice of legislators inside. Thank you for your continued articulation of the insanity.

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    • Thank you for putting it that way: “Our country is in peril, not from outside terrorists, but from the cowardice of legislators inside.” That is absolutely right. And disheartening.

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  5. Ben Field

     /  July 15, 2017

    As you can see in the tracking map, the hurricane actually began its turn far from Virginia.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Cleo

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    • Yep. But even if it were true, I just can’t help but think about all those unfortunate folks who didn’t have Pat Robertson’s connection to God. Guess God has his favorites, just like during our tornado in Joplin. I heard countless stories about how God “saved” this person or that person. Well, then I suppose the 161 or so he didn’t save deserved it, right? What else can you conclude?

      Duane

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