Pot destroys Kettle, as GOP too extreme for Pat Robertson
The Cultural Barometer in the United States is starting to get some very strange readings. When I saw this over at Think Progress, I thought there had to be a mistake. But it turns out there is no mistake.
Pat Robertson, yes, that Pat Robertson, apparently thinks that the current GOP field of presidential candidates is “too extreme.” This is a real report. Pat Robertson thinks that someone else holds political and ideological views that are too extreme for his taste.
Said Mr. Robertson:
“I believe it was Lyndon Johnson that said, ‘Don’t these people realize if they push me over to an extreme position I’ll lose the election?’” … “Those people in the Republican primary have got to lay off of this stuff. They’re forcing their leaders, the frontrunners, into positions that will mean they lose the general election…They’ve got to stop this! It’s just so counterproductive!”
This doesn’t say anything that I think most on the political left have not already noticed, but the current GOP is moving fast and far to the Right. When they passed the ideological rigidity and extremism represented by Pat Robertson is anyone’s guess.