Friday, August 26, 2005

Pat Robertson is's GOP Hypocrite of the Week

Pat Robertson would be some sort of laughable villain out of Batman if he didn't so closely reflect Bush Administration policy.

So, the Bush Administration already tried to overthrow the democratically-elected Hugo Chavez at least once. And take note that Rumsfeld was recently down in Paraguay to sign a deal that would allow the U.S. to use the country as a staging area for military intervention in South America. It doesn't take a tea leaf reader to know that the number one target for a military coup is -- you guessed it -- Hugo Chavez.

Of course, Bush's campaign for democracy is a cynical charade. The Busheviks will only allow democratically-elected leaders who kowtow to the U.S. corporate interests. Otherwise, it's so long Hugo!

The problem for the Busheviks is that Chavez is a high-ranking military man himself. He prefers the title of "Commandante."

So you could say that Pat Robertson was just expressing the desires of the Bush Administration when he publicly called for the assassination of Chavez, gleefully noting that such a murder wouldn't stop the flow of oil from Venezuela. Forget that Robertson was just breaching the Rovian PR spin by speaking honestly, there's something else that makes Robertson a hypocrite.

You see, the Busheviks and Robertson want a wet job done on Chavez because he is trying to improve the lives of poor people in his country. So, Robertson, who pretends that he's a man of Christ, wants to off a nation's duly-elected leader because Chavez wants to help poor people. We don't think Jesus would approve, not one bit.

Robertson, if you remember, also blamed 9/11 on God wreaking revenge on America for its heathen lifestyle. We guess that meant Osama bin Laden was carrying out God's will, which would have made him a kind of agent of Christ.

Needless to say, Robertson's position on Chavez represents a long history of U.S. hypocrisy in terms of foreign policy regarding our southern neighbors. To advocate for the poor is an act of seditious, Communist rebellion. It is a crime in and of itself. And if the poor become powerful enough to elect a leader in South or Central America, it's the job of the U.S. to get rid of him, dead or alive.

In that sense, Robertson is just following the party line, and for that he merits being recognized as the BuzzFlash GOP Hypocrite of the Week.

Until next week, remember our motto at So many Republican hypocrites, so little time.

Catch up with you soon.

and never has anyone deserved it more!


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