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Pat Robertson: The Republican base is too ‘extreme’ right now

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Pat Robertson provided a statement Monday afternoon that some may consider a “pot meets kettle” moment.

On the latest installment of The 700 Club, the televangelist the televangelist admitted that even he believes many in the Republican Party have shifted too far to the right.

“I believe it was Lyndon Johnson that said, ‘Don’t these people realize if they push me over to an extreme position I’ll lose the election?’” Robertson said. “Those people in the Republican primary have got to lay off of this stuff. They’re forcing their leaders, the frontrunners, into positions that will mean they lose the general election.”

Pat Robertson provided a statement Monday afternoon that some may consider a “pot meets kettle” moment.

On the latest installment of The 700 Club, the televangelist the televangelist admitted that even he believes many in the Republican Party have shifted too far to the right.

“I believe it was Lyndon Johnson that said, ‘Don’t these people realize if they push me over to an extreme position I’ll lose the election?’” Robertson said. “Those people in the Republican primary have got to lay off of this stuff. They’re forcing their leaders, the frontrunners, into positions that will mean they lose the general election.”
 
WATCH: Video from the 700 Club via Right Wing Watch, which appeared on October 25, 2011. 
 
 
 

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