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Yesterday it was Rove calling the birthers nutcases-- and today its Robertson saying the candidates are getting too extremist...

Pat Robertson Says GOP Getting Too 'Extreme' To Win Election

First Posted: 10/25/11 12:33 PM ET Updated: 10/25/11 12:44 PM ET

On his show "The 700 Club," televangelist Pat Robertson commented on the views of the GOP, calling them a bit too extreme.

Robertson quoted Lyndon Johnson: "Don't these people realize that if they push me over to an extreme position, I'll lose the election?"

The notoriously controversial Christian figure mentioned that if candidates venture into heavily radical territory, it could cost Republicans the general election.

"Those people in the Republican primary have got to lay off of this stuff," he exclaimed. "If they want to lose, this is the game for losers."


Robertson has received heavy criticism in the past for comments regarding abortion, politics and marriage. His recent remarks about justifying divorce from a spouse with Alzheimer's caused uproar in the media. In October, Robertson announced he would stop making political endorsements.
 

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hot many posts ago was oldtimer bashing Roberston's statementsn ho he is jumping for joy at one of them......sounds hypocritical as all get out :roll:
 

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I believe in the past OT has called Robertson "extreme", so it might be a good thing to be considered "extreme" politically by Robertson
 

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"Extreme" could be used to identify many things.........................

For instance, one could be "extremely" obese. Or one could be "extremely" thin.

Works on both sides of the spectrum...........................................
 

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Mike said:
"Extreme" could be used to identify many things.........................

For instance, one could be "extremely" obese. Or one could be "extremely" thin.

Works on both sides of the spectrum...........................................

Exactly Mike! :D

why is the extreme left trying to label actually folowing the Constitution as extreme right, when it is actually central and essential to the well being of our Republic?
 

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first, McCain, then Rove, and now Robertson.

it just became hilarious.. OT is now quoting Robertson...

but putting that aside.. is Robertson right?

to a point yes, when the conservatives attack each other it leaves lasting impressions.. and more words for the DNC and Obama to use later.. but it will cost them in time money and reputation to regurgitate the old news..

When an old point is re-dredged by Obama for the general it will just be a rehash of old news.. the sting is already gone... it won't sway anyone.. old news seldom gets any news time. so getting it out later to benefit Obama will cost him money and time.. and again it still will not sway voters..

, it is better to get out all the dirty laundry in the primaries and have it all washed and inspected by the media by the general..
 

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Been watching some video of the "Occupy" idiots.

"Fight For Socialism" & "Capitalism Is The Problem" are prominently displayed signs.

Is that "Extreme" enough for ya? :roll:
 
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hypocritexposer said:
I believe in the past OT has called Robertson "extreme", so it might be a good thing to be considered "extreme" politically by Robertson

Yep-- everybody is getting a laugh out of it- now the rightwingernuts are calling the other rightwingernuts crazy :???: :wink: :lol: :lol:
 

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Oldtimer said:
hypocritexposer said:
I believe in the past OT has called Robertson "extreme", so it might be a good thing to be considered "extreme" politically by Robertson

Yep-- everybody is getting a laugh out of it- now the rightwingernuts are calling the other rightwingernuts crazy :???: :wink: :lol: :lol:


oldtimer is like flipper he quotes whomever might make him look good in his spouting, and everyone knows he needs all the help he can get to make point he is sooooo wrapped up in his own self worth that he actually thinks he is important :wink:
 

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Oldtimer said:
hypocritexposer said:
I believe in the past OT has called Robertson "extreme", so it might be a good thing to be considered "extreme" politically by Robertson

Yep-- everybody is getting a laugh out of it- now the rightwingernuts are calling the other rightwingernuts crazy :???: :wink: :lol: :lol:


oldtimer where do you see yourself on the political spectrum, center, left of center, or right of center?
 

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Nah not really flipper, unless you spell the name TERRY, which is a bottom feeder :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :roll: :D
 
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Lonecowboy said:
Oldtimer said:
hypocritexposer said:
I believe in the past OT has called Robertson "extreme", so it might be a good thing to be considered "extreme" politically by Robertson

Yep-- everybody is getting a laugh out of it- now the rightwingernuts are calling the other rightwingernuts crazy :???: :wink: :lol: :lol:


oldtimer where do you see yourself on the political spectrum, center, left of center, or right of center?

Depends on the issue... I don't follow any cult- or the preachings of any "spectrum"...Pretty much think for myself and decide on each issue instead of going the direction the group leaders/preachers tell you to go... I don't want anyone else painting the picture of the direction I shuld take..

On most economical issues I'm pretty conservative- on social issues some I'm more liberal/mostly libertarian on thinking government should keep their noses out of most of it... But on the same hand I recognize that government has existed since man lived in the caves- and that it plays a vital role especially in this new microwave day of instant everything..
 

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Oldtimer said:
Lonecowboy said:
Oldtimer said:
Yep-- everybody is getting a laugh out of it- now the rightwingernuts are calling the other rightwingernuts crazy :???: :wink: :lol: :lol:


oldtimer where do you see yourself on the political spectrum, center, left of center, or right of center?

Depends on the issue... I don't follow any cult- or the preachings of any "spectrum"...Pretty much think for myself and decide on each issue instead of going the direction the group leaders/preachers tell you to go... I don't want anyone else painting the picture of the direction I shuld take..

On most economical issues I'm pretty conservative- on social issues some I'm more liberal/mostly libertarian on thinking government should keep their noses out of most of it... But on the same hand I recognize that government has existed since man lived in the caves- and that it plays a vital role especially in this new microwave day of instant everything..
well let me rephrase my question oldtimer- do you think demanding that our Constitution be followed as written is extreme right, left, or center?
 
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Lonecowboy said:
Oldtimer said:
Lonecowboy said:
oldtimer where do you see yourself on the political spectrum, center, left of center, or right of center?

Depends on the issue... I don't follow any cult- or the preachings of any "spectrum"...Pretty much think for myself and decide on each issue instead of going the direction the group leaders/preachers tell you to go... I don't want anyone else painting the picture of the direction I shuld take..

On most economical issues I'm pretty conservative- on social issues some I'm more liberal/mostly libertarian on thinking government should keep their noses out of most of it... But on the same hand I recognize that government has existed since man lived in the caves- and that it plays a vital role especially in this new microwave day of instant everything..
well let me rephrase my question oldtimer- do you think demanding that our Constitution be followed as written is extreme right, left, or center?

I don't think following the Constitution fits any political descriptions... Some right wing groups proclaim to be big followers of the constitution- with one party even calling themselves the Constitution Party...But one of the most liberal groups in the country- the ACLU- is one of the biggest proponents of following the Constitution-- the reason a quite conservative, very Libertarian ex-Congressman, former Federal Prosecuter, and former Libertarian candidate for President-- Bob Barr does a lot of pro bono work for them...Probably one of the more knowlegeable Constituion Lawyers in the country...
But I do know- as the world changes- and like I said especially in this new microwave world- more and more issues need to be interpreted by the Courts to see how they fit into this document that was written 200+ years ago- before the authors of it even dreamed of such things......
 

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Oldtimer said:
Lonecowboy said:
Oldtimer said:
Depends on the issue... I don't follow any cult- or the preachings of any "spectrum"...Pretty much think for myself and decide on each issue instead of going the direction the group leaders/preachers tell you to go... I don't want anyone else painting the picture of the direction I shuld take..

On most economical issues I'm pretty conservative- on social issues some I'm more liberal/mostly libertarian on thinking government should keep their noses out of most of it... But on the same hand I recognize that government has existed since man lived in the caves- and that it plays a vital role especially in this new microwave day of instant everything..
well let me rephrase my question oldtimer- do you think demanding that our Constitution be followed as written is extreme right, left, or center?

I don't think following the Constitution fits any political descriptions... Some right wing groups proclaim to be big followers of the constitution- with one party even calling themselves the Constitution Party...But one of the most liberal groups in the country- the ACLU- is one of the biggest proponents of following the Constitution-- the reason a quite conservative, very Libertarian ex-Congressman, former Federal Prosecuter, and former Libertarian candidate for President-- Bob Barr does a lot of pro bono work for them...Probably one of the more knowlegeable Constituion Lawyers in the country...
But I do know- as the world changes- and like I said especially in this new microwave world- more and more issues need to be interpreted by the Courts to see how they fit into this document that was written 200+ years ago- before the authors of it even dreamed of such things......

isn't this why we can ammend the document? so there is no need of "interpretation"- so if it is ammended and properly ratified them we would know what the will of the people is. "all just powers come from the consent of the governed" there should be no fear then in letting the people decide how we are to be governed,NOT some appointed puppets! :(
 

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But I do know- as the world changes- and like I said especially in this new microwave world- more and more issues need to be interpreted by the Courts to see how they fit into this document that was written 200+ years ago- before the authors of it even dreamed of such things......

Our Founders never dreamed of a "Politically Correct" Liberal USA that would ban prayer in school, yet allow the Senate & House to start each day with one.

The Constitution is NOT a "Living" document. Uphold it as it is or it will be thrown aside before long.
The constitutionality of the chaplains’ prayers was upheld in 1983 by the Supreme Court (Marsh
v. Chambers, 463 U.S. 783) on the grounds of precedent and tradition. The Court cited the
practice going back to the Continental Congress in 1774 and noted that the custom “is deeply
embedded in the history and tradition of this country” from colonial times and the founding of the
republic. Further, the Court held that the use of prayer “has become part of the fabric of our
society,” coexisting with “the principles of disestablishment and religious freedom.”
Subsequently, on March 25, 2004, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, citing
Marsh v. Chambers, dismissed a suit that challenged the congressional practice of paid chaplains
as well as the practice of opening legislative sessions with prayer.
 

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