Idiot Meets Idiot

Feminism is a … “socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.” – Former Idiot of the Week recipient, Pat Robertson

Wednesday morning, despite, or perhaps because of the reported chaos in the White House, Donald Trump found time to do an interview with none other than Pat Robertson on Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), his first public appearance since he returned from the G-20 to the news that his son, Junior, has made a muck of things. (The interview actually aired on Thursday) It is interesting to note that, while Trump shuns and rallies against the mainstream media, he is willing to sit down with one of the foulest, most bigoted men in the country.  Says something, don’t you think?

A few of the more “magical” moments with Filosofa’s snarkiness in blue.

Robertson asked Trump if Putin’s assertions that he did not meddle in the 2016 election could be trusted, to which Trump responded, “I think we get along very well and I think that’s a good thing, that’s not a bad thing.” I imagine this one had Robertson scratching his little bald pate. 

“We are the most powerful country in the world and we are getting more and more powerful because I’m a big military person. As an example, if Hillary had won, our military would be decimated. Our energy would be much more expensive. That’s what Putin doesn’t like about me. And that’s why I say, why would he want me? Because from day one I wanted a strong military. He doesn’t want to see that.”  News alert, Trumpie … Putin knew he could pull your little puppet strings, but that Hillary was too smart to fall for it.

“It was a great G-20. We had 20 countries.”  No shit, Sherlock!  GASP … perhaps that is why they call it the G-“20”!

“That’s why I do interviews with you, you have a tremendous audience. You have people that I love — evangelicals and sometimes you say ‘the evangelical Christians.’” Sigh … no comment.

“We’ve really helped because I’ve gotten rid of the Johnson Amendment. Now they’re going to be able to speak, and that’s a great thing for Christianity, believe me — a great, great thing — and it’s a great thing for religion.” (The Johnson Amendment is a provision in the U.S. tax code, since 1954, that prohibits all 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations from endorsing or opposing political candidates. Trump signed an executive order in May that says, “churches should not be found guilty of implied endorsements where secular organizations would not be.” It does NOT repeal the Johnson Amendment, nor does Trump have the power to do so. The only way to repeal the Johnson Amendment is if Congress votes to repeal, which would breach ‘separation of church and state’.)

When asked what would happen if the effort in Congress to repeal ACA should fail, Trump replied, “I will be very angry about it.”  Awwww shucks … don’t want to make li’l Donnie angry.

All of the above would be hysterically funny … if only it were not so very real. If only it were not coming from the mouth of the man who occupies the Oval Office.

pinocchioAnd then there were the blatant lies:

“Saudi Arabia put up hundreds of billions of dollars of money going into buying our planes and our military equipment and investing in our country.”  No, they did not … according to Bruce Riedel, a scholar at the Brookings Institution, “There is no $110 billion deal. Instead, there are a bunch of letters of interest or intent, but not contracts. Many are offers that the defense industry thinks the Saudis will be interested in someday. So far nothing has been notified to the Senate for review.”

“The Keystone Pipeline and the Dakota Access Pipeline will lead to thousands of thousands of jobs.”  A likely exaggeration, though it is unknown how many temporary jobs the construction of the pipelines will create.  Keyword here is temporary.  At the end of the construction, the projects will have created approximately 35 permanent jobs.  Thirty-five.  35.

Obamacare “has failed. It is a failed experiment — it is totally gone. It is out of business.” Wrong again.  Some 20.4 million people have been added to the insurance roles, and the current 8.8 percent rate of uninsured persons is the lowest since 1972.  In fact, ACA is currently more popular than at any other time, with more than half the adult population in support of keeping and repairing it. If that’s failure …

Robertson did not ask Trump about the Russia investigation, though he seemed to reference it afterward, saying, “I dealt with so many issues in that interview and we didn’t once talk about all that garbage because the American people don’t care about it.” Oh YES, sweet cheeks, the American people most certainly DO care about “all that garbage” … in fact we care VERY much!

Trump and Robertson had a lovely little mutual admiration society, rather like an afternoon tea on the veranda.  However, what I want to see is him to do a one-on-one with George Stephanopoulos, Anderson Cooper, or Jonathan Karl, somebody who is intelligent and who will ask the tough questions and keep asking until they get an answer.  But Trump will never agree to that interview, for he is a coward.  Most bullies are.

23 thoughts on “Idiot Meets Idiot

  1. Jill, I would love to ask Pat Robertson the following question on camera. Mr. Robertson, you have on several occasions said God was punishing cities and are also with hurricanes for their sinful behavior. Hurricane Katrina hitting New Orleans is a good example.

    If you believe that, can you tell me why the 2008 and 2012 Republican National Conventions lost one day each to a hurricane. I can understand the one in Tampa being affected, but the other was in Minneapolis, not a hotbed of hurricanes. Does that mean God is punishing the Republican Party?

    I would love to hear is answer. Keith

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    • An excellent question to ask him!!! I wonder if he would stutter, divert to another topic, or have a pat b.s. answer? So many so-called ‘men of the cloth’ today are so inhumane … I wonder how they call themselves “Christian” and still sleep at night. We may have separation of church and state, but politics has invaded religion to a large extent.

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  2. We must use the word idiot with great care not as a name calling exercise. Now my IQ is not fabulous at 105 I’m just above average but this must not be confused with character . Those with a low IQ may have a high moral character and conversely those with a high IQ may be despicable. Hitler is a fine example he was a considerable artist and sang in the choir I suspect he was more intelligent than me. ISIS has many intelligent followers educated in western universities ; so we need to exercise care in bandying the word idiot around.
    I looked up Mr Pat Robertson on wiki to see what his character write up might be . It appears he dropped a case against fellow republican Pete McCloskey over his time of service in Korea. It speaks volumes about his character not about his intelligence. Perhaps he was not so smart he did fail his New York bar exam ( I expect I would fail it as well) but managed to get a Master of Divinity degree at a Bible Seminary. These days Master of Divinity must mean you are very holy and inclined perhaps to give all your goods to the poor.

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  3. If Trump keeps this up, you know, I may have to eat my words about claiming that “Trump IS America.” I mean, whoa, there is a limit. May as well come clean right now, and say, “Sorry, my American friends, I was quite wrong. No human being can be this bad.” I’m wondering, could this Trump character be some alien clone gone bad that somehow survived being discarded out the airlock of an orbiting space ship, landed in Queens to be raised by a female Chihuahua, then rescued by the CIA to… well, you know the rest…? I dunno… pass me another beer, Sam…

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    • You are funny!!! But I am happy that you are seeing now that Trump is the bottom of the American barrel, so to speak. If he defined what America was about, I would have to throw myself off a cliff first thing tomorrow! Here you go … 🍺. Think I will join you … 🍺

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  4. Hi Jill and all readers with a sense of humour.
    DDT has helped comedians all over the world to outdo each other with a parody on “America First”. The Dutch started with “America first, the Netherlands second” and it is hilarious to all who know the Dutch and their history. “…welcome to this introductory video it is going to be great…”.
    We really enjoyed the Italian “America first Italy second”, they stated that they have the best Mafia in the world, organised and practical, they build a wall in 3 days”.
    You can spend quite some time on all the entries, we nearly peed ourselves laughing.
    I know…I know… Europe can laugh…(the one from Sweden is very funny too). All of them make fun of the Netherlands and the other countries in Europe.
    When everyone feels low….take a break…and have a laugh. There is some dark humour too (Israel).
    Some countries outside Europe followed suit (e.g. South Africa, the Muslim world).
    “America first but can we just say [country] second”?
    Elisabeth

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    • I didn’t … I read the transcript! I have an aversion to watching or hearing this man … he makes me nauseous, so whenever he does a speech or interview that I need to know about, I read the transcript! Actually, it is a big time-saver, too, so I rarely actually watch anything, just read it. 🙂

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  5. You know, I’m not even sure if Trumpeter is even aware that he is lying! I think he soaks up rubbish information fed to him by people with ulterior motives. He then spits it out again, out of context and using the language skills of a preschool child. We Brits would say that Trumpeter is ‘as thick as two short planks!’ He certainly ‘is not playing with a full deck.’
    I honestly think he will not last much longer.
    (I don’t want to ‘eat my hat,’ if he does though).
    Surely America will wake up from this bad dream soon!

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    • Exactly what I have been saying for nearly six months now! He claims to have an IQ of 150+, but yet he cannot string a sentence together, cannot answer a simple, direct question, and has absolutely no common sense! “As thick as two short planks” … that’s an apt description! You guys have some great words and phrases! I learned a new one from Jack last week that I just love … wazzock! I’ve been using it all week! 🙂 And no worries, I promise not to make you eat your hat! 😀

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  6. Pat Robertson seems like an outdated, dumb, misogynistic idiot. At least he’d be like that on one of his better days ~ if he ever had a better day.
    And this fool is supposed to be a Christian?
    He’s a good match for Trump.
    Keep up the good work Jill.
    Hugs ❤ ❤ ❤

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