Want to make the world a more dangerous place? Elect Rick Perry

What a fucking moron.

Governor Perry might want to notice that there are many differences between Turkey and Iran. … Turkey still hosts that Incirlik Airbase where the young Rick Perry says he was stationed but where he apparently did not bother to learn anything about his host country. If anything, US-Turkish military relations are on an upswing…Ironically, Perry is doing what he accuses Obama of– making an ally nervous and uncertain.

He meant “making a white and/or Jewish ally nervous and uncertain.”

Can’t wait ’til Perry and Palin run for BMOC and prom queen of the Republic of Texas. The official state network will feature the wisecracking E-trade baby anchoring the daily propaganda report.

The 10 Most Annoying People of 2011: The Ricker

The Ricker's doppelganger, though I'd vote for Nathan Arizona before Perry

Is there anything worse than a cocky dumb ass? How ’bout a cocky dumb ass running for president?

The evidence damning Rick Perry is overwhelmingthis exchange in Iowa yesterday is yet another brick in the wall.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry admitted Thursday that he didn’t know about the Supreme Court case Lawrence v. Texas, a case decided while he was governor which struck down the state’s anti-sodomy law and similar laws in 13 others.

A voter at a meet and greet asked him to defend his criticism of limited government in the case.

“I wish I could tell you I knew every Supreme Court case. I don’t, I’m not even going to try to go through every Supreme Court case, that would be — I’m not a lawyer,” Perry said at the Blue Strawberry Coffee Shop here. “We can sit here and you know play I gotcha questions on what about this Supreme Court case or whatever, but let me tell you, you know and I know that the problem in this country is spending in Washington, D.C., it’s not some Supreme Court case.” …

Asked by Ken Herman, a columnist with the Austin American Statesman, for clarification on whether he knew what the case concerned, Perry responded, “I’m not taking the bar exam…I don’t know what a lot of legal cases involve.”

When told that the Supreme Court case struck down the Texas sodomy law, Perry said, “My position on traditional marriage is clear and I don’t know need a law. I don’t need a federal law case to explain it to me.”

The Texas governor referenced Lawrence v. Texas in his 2010 book Fed Up!, calling it one of the court cases in which “Texans have a different view of the world than do the nine oligarchs in robes.”

He makes W. sound like George Plimpton.

More Annoying People of 2011 here.

Rick Perry is the dumbest man ever to run for president

A bold statement, but the evidence is overwhelming.

“No greater example of it than this administration sending millions of dollars into the solar industry, and we lost that money,” Perry began. “I want to say it was over $500 million that went to the country Solynda.”

I’m surprised Perry didn’t point out how Solynda is governed by a man in drag, thus supporting his claim that Barack Obama has declared war on traditional values.

Rick Perry determined to win over dumbass bigots

This could get you killed in Uganda, Gubnor Peary

At best, a desperate attempt to regain relevance with the ever-expanding lunatic fringe wing of the GOP:

Rick Perry unleashed a furious response to a White House memo urging the State Department to promote LGBT rights in foreign countries on Tuesday.

“This administration’s war on traditional American values must stop,” he said in a statement. …

“Promoting special rights for gays in foreign countries is not in America’s interests and not worth a dime of taxpayers’ money,” he said. “But there is a troubling trend here beyond the national security nonsense inherent in this silly idea. This is just the most recent example of an administration at war with people of faith in this country. Investing tax dollars promoting a lifestyle many Americas of faith find so deeply objectionable is wrong.”

Here’s the nut graph (click here for the complete memo):

“I am deeply concerned by the violence and discrimination targeting LGBT persons around the world,” President Obama said in the memo. “Whether it is passing laws that criminalize LGBT status, beating citizens simply for joining peaceful LGBT pride celebrations, or killing men, women, and children for their perceived sexual orientation.”

Did Perry even read the memo? Good question, since we know he’s ain’t one for books.

If he did, then let the record show the Ricker has tacitly endorsed the incarceration, beating and even murder of gays. Are these the traditional American values supported by Gov. DumbAss Redneck?

 

Is Rick Perry a racist?

So now Rick Perry is to blame for the “unconscionable, racially stereotypical attack” launched against Herman Cain? Rush Limbaugh’s words, not mine.

Apparently the Texas governor can’t handle an “independent, self-reliant conservative black.”

Further confirmation the next GOP nominee is a moron

(Whoops — originally published in October)

If Rick Perry is going to cast doubt about the authenticity of Barack Obama’s birth certificate then I think it’s fair to question his story about the racist rock on his family’s hunting camp. Although there’s irrefutable evidence Obama was born in the U.S. no such proof exists that Perry’s family was all that troubled by N—–head.

In his spare time Perry likes to shoot at invisible conspiracies

You don’t believe what’s been released?
I don’t know. I had dinner with Donald Trump the other night.

And?
That came up.

And he said?
He doesn’t think it’s real.

And you said?
I don’t have any idea. It doesn’t matter. He’s the President of the United States. He’s elected. It’s a distractive issue.

Distractive?!? What are they teaching down there in Texas? Oh, right.

You know what scares me? I think Perry is going to be the Republican nominee. With Herman Cain certain to implode, Perry will emerge as the most credible alternative to Romney (and that’s an indictment of the GOP field, not an endorsement of The Ricker). Talk radio and the Christian right will coalesce behind him. He’s also raised a ton of money. And, in case you haven’t noticed, The Anchorman doesn’t wear well.

Remember, I predicted Obama would win the 2008 Democratic nomination nearly nine months before that year’s Iowa caucus. I hope I’m wrong this time.

Rick Perry’s life of luxury, at taxpayer’s expense

Funny, the Tea Party doesn’t seem very upset about this:

Taxpayer costs associated with Perry’s rental home in western Travis County have sometimes totaled $10,000 per month.

From an Associated Press report in 2010: “It costs more than $10,000 a month in rent, utilities and upkeep to house Perry in a five-bedroom, seven-bath mansion that has pecan-wood floors, a gourmet kitchen and three dining rooms. Perry has also spent $130,000 in campaign donations to throw parties, buy food and drink, and pay for cable TV and a host of other services since he moved in, the records show.”

Perry and his wife are living in the rental home while the Governor’s Mansion is rebuilt. The mansion was already undergoing renovations when it was severely damaged in a 2009 arson fire. No arrests have been made in the crime.

At the rental home, advertised for sale for $1.85 million in 2007, Perry’s taxpayer-funded expenses have included $18,000 for “consumables” such as household supplies and cleaning products, $1,001 in window coverings from Neiman Marcus, a $1,000 repair of the governor’s filtered ice machine, a $700 clothes rack and $70 for a subscription to Food and Wine Magazine.

And talk about pay to play.

Perry often gives the state’s most prestigious appointments to major campaign donors. Of the 3,995 people Perry appointed from 2001 to June 2010, 921 of them or their spouses gave his campaigns more than $17 million, and Perry has collected more than $6 million from the people he appointed to university boards of regents, according to Texans for Public Justice , a liberal watchdog group. Regent posts are among the most prestigious a governor can dole out.

Noted & Quoted, bullshit macho posturing edition

Rick Perry brags about Alabama Southwest, from his cleverly titled bio-screed, “Fed Up”:

“Texans, on the other hand, elect folks like me. You know the type, the kind of guy who goes jogging in the morning, packing a Ruger .380 with laser sights and loaded with hollow-point bullets, and shoots a coyote that is threatening his daughter’s dog.”

 

A salute to Rick Perry

Sad that I feel compelled to salute a candidate for speaking out against letting the uninsured die, but that’s today’s Tea Party-dominated GOP for you.

Texas Governor Rick Perry says he was “taken aback” by an incident that occurred at Monday night’s Republican presidential debate after U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) was asked if a man who is sick should be left to die because he is uninsured, according to NBC News.

In addressing the situation that unfolded Perry reportedly said, “We’re the party of life.”

Still think the tea party isn’t extremist?

‘Perry treats questions like interruptions’

If you think like a GOP primary voter, then Gov. Male-in was last night’s winner, writes Jonathan Chait:

Perry treats questions as interruptions. What scientists do you trust on climate change? I don’t want to risk the economy. Are you taking a radical position on social security?  We can have reasons or we can have results. His total liberation from the constraints of reason give Perry a chance to represent the Republican id in a way Romney simply cannot match.