Gov. Rick Perry Spews Some Crazy Talk for Teapartiers

November 12, 2009

(ChattahBox)—Texas Gov. Rick Perry is facing a tough challenge from Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX) for the GOP gubernatorial nomination for 2010, and his campaign strategy seems to involve lots of pandering to the extreme right-wing tea party activists. Since the tea party folks are not known for their intellectual bona fides, after screaming for the government to keep its hands off of their Medicare, that means Gov. Perry has to spew out some real crazy rhetoric.

But that’s not a problem for Gov. Perry, since not too long ago he suggested that the the State of Texas may secede from the union and he supports the so called, “tenther” movement that claims health care reform is unconstitutional.

Yesterday, Perry made an appearance before a meeting of the Midland County Republican Women and let loose with attacks on President Obama, calling him a Socialist and calling for larger tea party protests.

PERRY: “This is an administration that I see punishing this state. I say it’s time for us to stand up. I say it’s time to make Tea Parties twice as big as what they were. […]

If you don’t think those Tea Parties really worked, let me tell you something: When they all came home in August and were going to different places and town hall meetings, they got an earful. Then they went back to Washington, DC, and the Senate voted that public option down in Senate committee, with a majority Democrats in the Senate and that committee. You better believe they’re listening.

This is an administration hellbent on taking America toward a socialist country, and we ought not to be afraid to say that.”

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4 Responses to “Gov. Rick Perry Spews Some Crazy Talk for Teapartiers”

  1. Jes on November 12th, 2009 3:11 pm

    I can accept your left -leaning whining. But it’s wrong for you to flat-out lie. Gov. Perry did NOT “for the State of Texas to secede from the union.”
    Wherever you got your information from is incorrect.

  2. Old Man Dotes on November 12th, 2009 3:54 pm

    @Jes: It’s not a lie; it’s incomplete, but that fits perfectly with the GOP’s policy of cherry-picking sound bites that, when taken out of context, might make someone who is not a member of their Neo-Nazi KKK group look bad.

    Here’s a link to the original quote back in April of this year: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/15/gov-rick-perry-texas-coul_n_187490.html

    ” Perry suggested Texans might at some point get so fed up they would want to secede from the union, though he said he sees no reason why Texas should do that.”

    He further specifically said that he supports right-wing extremists: ‘After praising veterans in the cheering crowd Wednesday, he said: “I’m just not real sure you’re a bunch of right-wing extremists. But if you are, we’re with you.”‘

    So Perry *is* an extremist. Let’s not forget that other (in)famous right-wing extremist, Adolf Hitler.

  3. Vic on November 12th, 2009 6:55 pm

    Where in the Constitution does it state that we can be fined or thrown in jail for not buying mandatory health care?

    And as to your “bona fides” here’s a nice little quote for you:

    “There are some ideas so preposterous that only an intellectual could believe them.” George Orwell

    Thanks,

    Vic

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