Marijuana: Pat Robertson asks for Amendment 64 billboard featuring him to come down

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Last week, we told you about a Grand Junction billboard in support of Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, featuring televangelist Pat Robertson, who'd made public statements in support of the measure. Nonetheless, one of Robertson's reps asked that the billboard come down -- and it has.

Here's a look at the full image:

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As we reported in March, Robertson more or less endorsed Amendment 64 in an interview with the New York Times. "I really believe we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol," he said, adding, "If people can go into a liquor store and buy a bottle of alcohol and drink it at home legally, then why do we say that the use of this other substance is somehow criminal?"

Additionally, Robertson informed the Times that he "absolutely" supports the Colorado ballot measure, as well as a similar one in Washington state.

Robertson noted that he would not campaign for the initiatives, saying, presumably with a straight face, "I'm not a crusader." But based on his published statements, the Amendment 64 campaign went forward with the billboard anyhow.

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The first pro-Amendment 64 billboard to appear in Denver, near Mile High Stadium.
Then, last Thursday, act proponent Mason Tvert says he was contacted via e-mail by a Robertson representative, who "suggested that [Robertson] did not specifically endorse this initiative" and hadn't actually read its featured language.

In a reply, Tvert wrote that he would gladly provide a copy of Amendment 64 -- an offer Robertson's rep has not yet accepted -- even as he defended the billboard. "We didn't convey anything other than what he said in the nation's largest newspaper," Tvert maintains. "He's a public figure and it was a public statement."

Even so, Tvert continues, "we never meant to disrespect Mr. Robertson -- so we were happy to take the billboard down at his request."

Doing so was simple, since the billboard in question is electronic. Right now, Tvert says no message is being shared on it, but members of the campaign hope to decide what to use as a replacement in the coming days.

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RobertChase
RobertChase topcommenter

Robertson explicitly stated that he supported Amendment 64 -- it is plain that he lacks the courage of the only one of his convictions grounded in the real world and making any sense.  Mason should have insisted on clarification from Robertson himself; how does he know that the person with whom he corresponded is authorized to speak for Robertson on this matter?  There are plenty of otherwise lockstep fundamentalists with Robertson who wish he had not endorsed legalization, and given his specific support for Amendment 64, the campaign should have demanded that Robertson personally request the message on the billboard be removed before doing so.  The campaign needs to start making affirmative statements about the safety of cannabis, and the pitch for regulation of sales should be incidental to that message.

Chris
Chris

I know that I am probably going to regret asking this but @DonkeyHotay , what is your platform? I see you commenting in all of these threads and you are generally reactionary and I cannot figure out what specific stance you take. I know you hate stoners and A64. That is obvious. Are you just simply anti-marijuana? Anti-regulation? Anti-government?

 

In all seriousness, I am interested since you seem to pop up in my internet life every day. 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

LOL!

 

Just as I predicted, the LYING LIARS behind A64 didn't even bother to obtain Pat "batshit crazy" Robertson's permission before stupidly using this bigoted, hateful scumbag's image to denigrate their own amendment.

 

WHO ARE THE IDIOTS running A64 ??

 

A64 = EPIC FAILURE !!

 

 

brownn
brownn

How could one ever use the zoomed or magnified image of another for their campaign's promotion without telling that person? Amendment 64 is running a dirty campaign and I'm disappointed the Dems of CO approved and endorsed the initiated amendment against the will of President Obama.

Scarifying
Scarifying

Hip tip! Hip tip!! HIP TIP! HIP TIP!!! I AM THE HOTAY! HIIIIIIIIP TIIIIIIIIIIIIP!!!

Guest
Guest

DonkeyHotay's verbal diarrhea in 3....2....1.... 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @RobertChase 

 

Why do you LIE ? ... like all the rest of the A64 LYING LIARS ?

 

When -- exactly -- did Robertson state he endorsed A64, especially given the FACT that he has not even read A64 ?

 

And when will the LYING LIARS behind A64 provide any evidence to support their absurd claims of 10,000 arrests being prevented every year? 

 

-- How many people over 21 are arrested for growing only 3 flowing pot plants in Colorado ??

betweenthelines
betweenthelines

 @DonkeyHotay You're kind of an Internet fag but the only people who are really interested in the 'Anti-Stoner' movement is law enforcement and luckily, BRAINS are overcoming mindless armed BRAWN as we as a civilization become more intelligent.........Bad news for mindless armed thugs who didn't get enough Mommy attention, but great news for the human race.....

Monkey
Monkey

 @DonkeyHotay A great example of their deceptive campaign. Trick the people into voting for it, it can't pass on its own merit.

IcePick
IcePick

 @brownn Um, Robertson is a public person and so his image is already in the public domain.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 

Stupid Stoners are as Stupid Stoners do !

 

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RobertChase
RobertChase topcommenter

 @DonkeyHotay He said that he supported the legalization measure in Colorado -- which did in fact refer to Amendment 64.  You now pivot from insisting that Robertson's endorsement compromises the campaign to insisting that Robertson does not support what he said he supported (which if he wants the message removed from the billboard is obvious)..

 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @IcePick 

 

Pat Robertson does not live or vote in Colorado.

 

A64 = LIES promoted by LYING LIARS.

 

 

IcePick
IcePick

 @DonkeyHotay His Name is Greg and he runs a website in Wyoming called AmKon.net.  He is a neo-Nazi and a contrarian.  He loves Hitler and hates logic. 

 

 

IcePick
IcePick

 @Monkey Hey, asshat, how are these gun laws working for you now?  Still clinging your gun and bible, Monkey?  

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @Monkey 

 

The habitual deliberate deception and abject lying behind A64 ought to land the promoters in jail.

 

It would if they were hawking Securities or Mortgages with the same mendacious prevarication.

 

Book 'em, Danno !

 

 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @IcePick = legal FAIL, again!

 

Stay stupid, stoner, it's your only skill.

IcePick
IcePick

 @DonkeyHotay Get your facts straight... you said Tvert was a drunk, now he's a stoner too?  

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @RobertChase 

 

A64 does NOT legalize marijuana, you've said so yourself.

 

Robertson said -- in general -- he supports legalization of marjuana.

 

To falsely claim as part of a public campaign that he specifically endorsed A64 is FRAUD.

 

To do so without first obtaining his permission or consent is Political Idiocy.

 

Just another repeat of the LIES told by A64 promoters, as when they LIED and falsely claimed The Democratic Party endorsed A64.

 

LIES LIES AND MORE LIES from LYING LIARS pimping A64.

 

 

 

 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @RobertChase 

 

A64 does NOT legalize marijuana -- you've said so yourself -- so he clearly was NOT referring to A64.

 

To claim otherwise, and to use his photo and a patently false fabricated endorsement as part of a public campaign is -- ipso facto -- FRAUD!

 

The kind of Deliberate Mendacious Prevaricating FRAUD we've come to expect from the lying scumbags promoting A64.

 

 

 

 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @IcePick You're projecting you own depraved bigoted fantasies again.

IcePick
IcePick

 @DonkeyHotay He hates "Fags" and sits alone polishing his gun waiting for the "darkies" to come take over. 

IcePick
IcePick

 @DonkeyHotay Look, first off Hawaii-Five-O SUCKS.  Second, nobody is hawking securities.  Third PROOF THEY ARE LYING or STFU!

 

Yes on 64!

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