Texas Governor and potential Republican Presidential Nominee; Rick Perry. Image from http://linkrandom.blogspot.com/2011/08/texas-gov-rick-perry-to-officially.html
“Josh Brolin, playing George W. Bush look-a-like and D-student governor of Texas.” That has to be the worst phrase in American history.
Rick Perry is now officially a Republican candidate to destroy an already destroyed country. Apparently doing God’s work, Governor Perry kicked off his presidential campaign with a video that shows–hold your breath–President Obama is responsible for the S&P’s downgrade of the U.S. credit rating.
The video sticks to traditional Republican themes: Obama is a big, old, evil, socialist, spending machine and is killing our children’s future by not doing enough to export create jobs. Perry, of course, is a big, fat hypocrite. Despite vigorously pandering to Teabaggers by loudly demonizing President Obama’s stimulus money, Perry gladly used it to balance his state’s budget. Back in 2009, when the nation was eating their junk mortgages for sustenance, Perry was a vocal critic of Congress’s recovery package, even advocating that Texas reject the money because “we can take care of ourselves.” Months later, Perry was miraculously able to balance the state’s budget with the aid of billions in federal stimulus dollars. He really must have prayed extra hard because Perry, once again, took advantage of federal funding to issue $2 billion in bonds for highway improvements in Texas. Nonetheless, the state faces a $27 billion budget deficit.
Here’s the video (be sure to stream to :53 and watch Perry slowly morph into a shittier, stupider version of Bush):