Pat Robertson: Mac & Cheese ‘a black thing’

TV preacher Pat Robertson, who once ran for president and had the support of millions of Americans, set the record straight on macaroni and cheese today while hosting yet another episode of The 700 Club.

Pat Robertson, in 1998, gave a thumbs-up to the impeachment of presumed mac & cheese aficionado Bill Clinton.

Pat Robertson, in 1998, gives a thumbs-up to the impeachment of presumed mac & cheese aficionado Bill Clinton.

It’s “a black thing” and he’s never tasted it, he said.

The informative exchange came after Robertson showed a clip of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice saying she enjoyed the gooey delicacy, but only during Thanksgiving, which is almost as unbelievable a statement.

The news shocked the 81-year-old evangelist.

“What is this mac & cheese? Is it a black thing?”

African-American 700 Club co-host Kristi Watts said yes, and that everyone else in the world needed to get on board and start eating more macaroni and cheese.

The show was not, to my knowledge, sponsored by Kraft.

Robertson is no stranger to controversy.

* In September, he said it is OK to divorce someone with Alzheimer’s because it’s a “kind of death.”

* In 2010, Robertson blamed a devastating earthquake in Haiti on that island nation’s alleged “pact to the devil.”

* In 2005, he seemed to suggest Hurricane Katrina may have been God’s punishment for America’s abortion policy.

199 comments Add your comment

This is Mrs. Norman Maine

November 23rd, 2011
6:04 pm

Dude has Alzheimer’s disease or something! The 700 club seriously needs to look at getting rid of him before he humiliates himself anymore.

Mr Charlie

November 23rd, 2011
6:06 pm

Mac and Cheese, fighting in Walmart…..We get it.

sandra

November 23rd, 2011
6:07 pm

You have got to be kidding!!! Please don’t tell my 98 year old mother who scarfed it down for lunch at the nursing home today.

Mister.Earl

November 23rd, 2011
6:13 pm

Just in time for Thanksgiving dinner, Pat Robertson, aka “My Batpoop Crazy Grampa In The Basement” does it once more, this time for all my people (black, white, Puerto Rican or Haitian) laboring in the kitchen.

Me2011

November 23rd, 2011
6:14 pm

So if mac and cheese is a black thing, what the heck have I been eating for the last 29 years?

AU Liberal in ATL

November 23rd, 2011
6:14 pm

What a moron!

cm

November 23rd, 2011
6:14 pm

if mac and cheese is a black thing, what is the fried mac and cheese that The Cheesecake factory sells?

Rick

November 23rd, 2011
6:15 pm

Don’t feed the trolls. Move along children. He decided he needed to stay on the radar and was not comfortable with how little he’s been mentioned lately in the mainstream media.

goatatl

November 23rd, 2011
6:15 pm

Doesn’t sound like a black thing to me…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macaroni_and_cheese

cm

November 23rd, 2011
6:16 pm

yeah, my mac and cheese is a yellowy, orangy thing!

Rick

November 23rd, 2011
6:16 pm

PS: Your clocks are off by an hour.

Eyes wide open

November 23rd, 2011
6:17 pm

Typical white person. He thinks everything revolves around him. #cluelesstotheworld

What?

November 23rd, 2011
6:17 pm

I like Mac & Cheese. Am I black??

Mister.Earl

November 23rd, 2011
6:19 pm

Pat Robertson is is crazy Grandpa in the basement.

His worldview is tainted by a lack of education and exposure. Tragic that he has television followers who invest blind faith in his ignorance.

Once you go cheese and mac, you never go back.

Jim Tavegia

November 23rd, 2011
6:19 pm

I just had some last night as did my wife and we’re white. Whops, we just upset the balance of power. No, Pat, it is just a middle America thing. Someone needs to retire.

RustyHinges

November 23rd, 2011
6:19 pm

@ All posters trashing Robertson’s – “it’s a black thing” comment:

From the liberal bastion of media, NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6455615

Mr Charlie

November 23rd, 2011
6:20 pm

Why is this news?

DHD

November 23rd, 2011
6:21 pm

This is not news.The headline does not match up with his comment, which is typical AJC. Why do I even read here?

Mac and Cheese Typical White Person (world revolves around me)

November 23rd, 2011
6:22 pm

PatDowns

November 23rd, 2011
6:23 pm

For all you Christian-hating leftists, this is from NPR:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6455615

I hate mac and cheese

November 23rd, 2011
6:24 pm

I love watermelon

Mister.Earl

November 23rd, 2011
6:25 pm

Mr. Charlie – it is news because it exposes the ignorance of a popular figure who sells himself as some type of modern-day prophet.

It exposes Robertson for what he is, a vapid and narrow-minded old fool.

Then again, the Fox News demographic is 65 and over, so it fits perfect.

“Time for your medication Mr Robertson… open wide….”

I be black

November 23rd, 2011
6:26 pm

You be white

wonderboy

November 23rd, 2011
6:26 pm

It’s nice to know white people now have someone to be completely embarrassed about. Black people have Jesse Jackson and white people have Pat Robertson. Both have gotten rich without ever holding a real job and say or do something stupid about every other month. Do you think Asians and Latinos feel left out?

Eyes wide open

November 23rd, 2011
6:26 pm

What? Are you black???…………………

johnnywad

November 23rd, 2011
6:26 pm

If you throw it at the wall and it sticks,it’s a black thing..

g

November 23rd, 2011
6:27 pm

Love me some MAC AND CHEESE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH CRAP, I’m black and did not know it!!!!!!!!! Now if only I could dance……………………………….Nope…..can’t dance………apparently I am not black and Pat is stupid!

Mac and cheese be really good

November 23rd, 2011
6:27 pm

I have me an education

Beavis

November 23rd, 2011
6:27 pm

I know a lot of white people that love mac and cheese…

Black people be smart

November 23rd, 2011
6:28 pm

because they eat them some mac and cheese

gsjjs1

November 23rd, 2011
6:29 pm

I’m black….hate mac & cheese, but do love watermelon. Got to keep those racial stereotypes in check. And for the record I hate rap, but love southern rock.

sparta_bubba

November 23rd, 2011
6:31 pm

Typical of white folks and black conservatives who play the “race card” all of the time and any time; but let a black person who doesn’t have weird conservative ideas mention anything about race and they are instanly castigated for “playing the race card.”

I love me some chitlin

November 23rd, 2011
6:32 pm

and mac and cheese and i’m from Africa…….i’m a naked tribal leader……come join my tribe……..mac and cheese be our breakfast every day

Youvegottobekidding

November 23rd, 2011
6:32 pm

OBVIOUSLY….That is what I have thought for years…finally someone had the nerve to say it..thanks Pat for your wonderful insights. As a nation we are proud to have people like you on television sharing your wisdom!

Ol' Timer

November 23rd, 2011
6:36 pm

Enter your comments here

who be eaten my mac and cheese?

November 23rd, 2011
6:36 pm

Enter your comments here

Joemama

November 23rd, 2011
6:36 pm

I LOVE my mac and cheese!! Guess I must have been “passing” all these 51 years…

mark

November 23rd, 2011
6:37 pm

It is a DELICIOUS thing that is UNhealthy!!

Hillbilly D

November 23rd, 2011
6:37 pm

Mr Robertson is the son of a U S Senator, so his upbringing was probably different from those of us members of the Great Unwashed. I’ve always found these food discussions by race, pretty laughable. It usually has more to do with region, etc. People who live by the ocean, eat seafood, etc. What a surprise. Most of the folks in my part of the world eat basically the same things, regardless of race, education level, political persuasion, or sports team affiliation. Most just eat what they like and pass on the rest.

As for Mr Robertson, I’ve long thought he needs to decide whether he wants to be a preacher or a politician. As the Bible says, “No servant can serve two masters………”.

Mickey Mouse

November 23rd, 2011
6:37 pm

Someone needs to tell Mr Robertson that mac & cheese is the survival food for most college students. I guess back when he was in college they were still eating bushes and nuts they foraged in the forest.

Doc Terpepper

November 23rd, 2011
6:37 pm

And in a related news item, the New England Journal of Medicine reported today that excessive amounts of macaroni and cheese may in fact be a leading contributor towards very large penile appendages.

mac and cheese lover

November 23rd, 2011
6:38 pm

i’m white, black, asian, german, irish, scottish, english, indianish, koreanish, dang……no wonder i’m f***ed up!

Mister.Earl

November 23rd, 2011
6:38 pm

Wonderboy – it is not a racial comparison. Stupid is stupid. Own up to Grampa Robertson as the pied piper of the Older Testament.

Forget playing the Jesse Jackson card on cue.

I’ll play my Rush Limbaugh Domestic Terrorist card if you blink.

Ol' Timer

November 23rd, 2011
6:41 pm

Pat Robertson has become a very rich man playing on the the fears and expectations of ignorant people. I cannot find words to adequately describe by disdain for Pat Robertson and his ilk. He’s a zero on a ten scale!

who stole my mac and cheese?

November 23rd, 2011
6:41 pm

must have been a black guy……they love them some mac and cheese………….and hubcaps

Hillbilly D

November 23rd, 2011
6:43 pm

Phyllis

I’m white and you couldn’t pay me to eat a green bean casserole. Just give me good ol’ white half runners with some streak o’ lean in there, and that’s good eatin’, to me.

Hillbilly D

November 23rd, 2011
6:44 pm

A comment about streak o’ lean won’t go through?

Sally

November 23rd, 2011
6:45 pm

??? Mac & cheese is a black thing?? News to me. And all my white friends & relatives.

Mr Charlie

November 23rd, 2011
6:45 pm

Pat Roberson is ignorant, but Louis Farakaan sure “gets it”.

Hillbilly D

November 23rd, 2011
6:45 pm

I hate green bean casserole.