Perry says Obama ‘grew up in a privileged way’
Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday night said President Barack Obama “grew up in a privileged way” and that America’s foreign policy reputation has suffered because of the president’s “mentality that he’s the smartest guy in the room.”
“It reveals to me that he grew up in a privileged way,” Perry said of Obama when asked by host FOX News host Sean Hannity to comment on the president’s recent comment that American business interests have been “lazy” in their approach to the global economy. […]
Well ain’t that the pot calling the kettle black.
“You get to ask the questions, and I get to answer how I want to.”
Rick Perry, flatly refusing to answer moderator Anderson Cooper’s question, even when Cooper explicitly stressed he wanted him to respond to his question rather than go after Herman Cain. On top of his aggressive interruptions of Mitt Romney, it seems clear Perry’s strategy is to come out swinging with high-energy, but frankly, we think he’s coming off as massively rude and undisciplined. (via shortformblog)
Have you ever heard of a Candidate being so fucking rude to the Moderator?!?!(via squeetothegee)
Conservatives Are Outraged … at Herman Cain
It’s been a tough couple of weeks for Rick Perry, and now, with the Washington Post throwing him into a racial controversy, things are about to get … much better! Wait, what? Let’s backtrack a bit. Yesterday, the Post published a bombshell story about a hunting camp the Perry family has leased on and off since the early eighties.
Asked yesterday about the story, [Herman] Cain, the only black Republican in the race, lashed out at Perry. “Since Governor Perry has been going there for years to hunt, I think that it shows a lack of sensitivity for a long time of not taking that word off of that rock and renaming the place,” Cain said on This Week.
Cain’s reaction is certainly understandable. Anyone could find the revelations offensive, and Cain is a black man who grew up in the segregated South. And yet, as Michael Tomasky points out today, it’s Cain, not Perry, who could be damaged the most by this story. To understand why, you have to consider that there are two things Republicans hate more than anything. One is being accused of racism, which has happened with increasing frequency since President Obama became president, and, if you ask Republicans, is never, ever justified. Two is unfair treatment by the allegedly biased mainstream media. So among Republicans, the widespread response to the Post story was not, “wow, Rick Perry messed up.” It was, “the liberal media is smearing another Republican as a racist!”
Please, God. Don’t make me have to defend Herman Cain. This is such a sick joke. Please?!?!?!!?!?!?
I refuse to defend Herman Cain. I don’t care what they say, my soul cannot take being forced to defend that fool. No. Nein, noch, nicht. Not happening.
Today, Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) issued the first policy position of his presidential campaign by asking the White House to issue a “moratorium on regulations across this country”:
We’re calling today on the president of the United States to put a moratorium on regulations across this country, because his regulations, his EPA regulations are killing jobs all across America.
“We’re sending out a request today asking President Obama to put a moratorium on all regulations,” Perry said on WHO radio in Iowa, recorded live by ThinkProgress.
Under such a moratorium, the Food and Drug Administration would stop approving new drugs and preventing human experimentation; the USDA would stop checking for food safety; the EPA would stop monitoring for poisons in drinking water; the Library of Congress would stop loaning materials to blind people; the NTSB would stop investigating airplane accidents; HHS would end Medicare payments; no more patents, copyrights, or trademarks would be issued; DHS would stop protecting chemical facilities from terrorist attacks; the Treasury would stop printing currency; financial sanctions on hostile nations like North Korea and Iran would end; and the Federal Reserve System would shut down.
Perry’s “moratorium on regulations” would mean a literal end to the rules of law in the United States. At least it would also mean that all of President George W. Bush’s midnight regulations favoring polluters and industry abuses would also be lifted.
And let’s not forget all the jobs related to regulation and regulation compliance that would be lost.
What a fucking dumbass.
Rick Perry is horrible and the fact that so many pundits seem to think he has a real shot at becoming presidency is enough to make me want to move to that floating barge full of garbage to get away.
One thing they keep saying is that Perry is a job creator - of shitty minimum wage jobs. Minimum wage, of course, that Tea Partiers want to do away with. Because it’s killing jobs, apparently. I read that President Obama had eggs for breakfast today, killing hundreds of cereal factory jobs. Let’s not even talk about the sausages he had, putting bacon crafters out of business. JOB MURDERER!!
I…he…if this fool gets elected his supporters deserve whatever they get. Yes, including the toxic waste dumps in their living room & the poisonous produce in the grocery store.
“Rick Perry embodies the tragedy and the scandal of the modern United States. A country that has led the world, dominated global economics, politics, even science - but which is turning its back on reason and rushing headlong to embrace a new Dark Ages, in which superstition is not only followed, but hallowed. A country which could be great, but which is rapidly turning itself into an embarrassment, the laughing stock of the developed world.”