Calls on citizens to stop ‘example of state socialism’
A famous U.S. televangelist is urging Americans to take an example from Egyptians who ousted former President Mohamed Morsi and “rise up” to stop Obamacare.
“You know they revolted in Egypt against the oppressive actions of the Muslim Brotherhood, and this example of state socialism is something that Americans should rise up against,” Pat Robertson said Wednesday on the “700 Club,” referring to President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
He added, “They snuck that thing by us.”
Then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi called for passage of Obamacare, declaring, “[W]e have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.”
In December 2009, the legislation passed the Senate 60-39, with not one Republican vote. In the House, the vote was 219-212, with 34 Democrats joining 178 Republicans in opposition.
In 2009, conservative pundit Michelle Malkin published a list of “payoffs and last-minute backroom deals” that led to the legislation’s passage.
Robertson described Obama’s signature legislation as “2,700 pages of gobbledygook.”
The televangelist is known for harshly criticizing the president. In 2012, Robertson called Obama a “socialist” who is out to “destroy” America.
“I think he thinks ideologically: ‘I must cripple the capitalist class; I must cripple the business owners; I must destroy the free enterprise system in America,’” he said.