Pat Robertson can't seem to help himself. (Does he even try?)
I am far from a Limbaugh apologist. But it seems to me reasonable that, if you're going to say something that hundreds of thousands of people will hear, and that many will quote and cite and use... you ought to have some vague idea of what you're talking about. This consideration has, sadly, never slowed Robertson, no matter what he's operating his orifice about.
In this case, Limbaugh was very clear and concise: he had studied and understood Obama's politics, and he wants none of Obama's liberal, totalitarian, socialist plots to succeed.
To which I say a hearty "Amen."
As I tried to work out at some length, there is nothing particularly Christian about going Kent Brockman and welcoming our new totalitarian overlords. Far from it. I think the American Christian who tries to craft his worldview Biblically is obliged to speak out against much (if not all) of Obama's policies.
Suppose CNN were to ask me if I hope Obama succeeds? I'd say, "Succeeds in what?" Do I hope he succeeds in turning back 30 years of pro-life progress? Do I hope his bloody pogrom against unborn "punishments" succeeds? Do I hope he succeeds in punishing the hard-working and productive who keep their commitments, robbing them of freedom, and forcing them to reward and subsidize the indolent and feckless? Do I hope he succeeds in weakening our defenses? Do I hope he succeeds in emboldening our enemies?
That would be a "No."
I not only hope that Obama fails in those things, I hope that he fails so miserably that, for 50 years, anytime someone proposes a socialistic, liberal, totalitarian policy, the immediate response is to groan, "Oh, you mean like Obama tried?" — and that that is the end of it.
Pray for Obama's safety. Pray for his conversion and growth in Christ.
And pray that his totalitarian, anti-freedom, and anti-child, anti-freedom plots fail spectacularly.