With the Red Cross estimating 45-50,000 dead from the earthquake in Haiti, we have the following words of wisdom from two of my favorite pundits, Pat Robertson and Rush Limbaugh. I don't know which to post first, in other words, who makes the stupidest (sp?) statement. You decide.
On the 700 Club Wednesday, Robertson suggested the plight of Haiti is a result of a deal with the devil Haitians made with Satan in the late 1700s...Haitians “were under the heel of the French, uh, you know Napoleon the 3rd and whatever, and they got together and swore a pact to the Devil,” Robertson said. “They said, 'We will serve you if you'll get us free from the French.' True story. And so the Devil said, 'Okay, it's a deal.’ And, uh, they kicked the French out, you know, with Haitians revolted and got themselves free. But ever since they have been cursed by, by one thing after another…”
On his show Wednesday, Limbaugh was asked by a caller about the president urging Americans to go to Whitehouse.gov to contribute to the Red Cross to help Haitians.
“Would you trust that the money is going to go to Haiti?” Limbaugh said. “Would you trust that your name is going to end up on a mailing list for the Obama people to start asking you for campaign donations for him and other causes?”
Limbaugh added, “besides, we've already donated to Haiti. It's called the US income tax.”
The talk radio giant said President Obama “runs around the world apologizing for” the US and “he now turns to as its president and asks people who have lost their jobs because of his policies to donate to WhiteHouse.gov to the people of Haiti, and we will do it. We are the most charitable and the most generous people on the face of the earth. Each and every time a natural disaster like this happens, we step up. We are there.”
I first heard snippets of these remarks on "Morning Joe". I quickly googled Haiti Limbaugh Robertson. For more stupidity, in depth, visit: http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/01/white-house-says-haiti-statements-by-robertson-and-limbaugh-are-really-stupid.html
For a comprehensive listing of various charities & organisations involved in helping Haiti, go to: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/12/haiti-earthquake-relief-h_n_421014.html