With the exception of Jon Huntsman and some things Ron Paul has said, the Republican candidates seeking the highest office in the land have proven to be a group of sociopathic wackos unfit to rule as class president. Each and every one of them seem to out crazy one another every week, which makes it extremely difficult to choose the craziest without leaving anybody out. A Michelle Bachman presidency would certainly put the entire world in the intensive care unit, but a Rick Perry presidency wouldn’t be that much different. Here’s why.
1.Rick Perry is a radical fundamentalist Christian who thinks leading a collective prayer of monolithic Christian hate groups is the most effective government solution for combating record wildfires and scorching heat in his state of Texas.
2. As governor of Texas, Rich Perry presided over a state with the highest number of minimum-wage jobs that don’t help working-class folks escape the cycle of poverty.
3. As governor of Texas, Rick Perry presides over a the state that leads the nation in the number of uninsured residents, has the third-lowest percentage of people covered by their employers and spends less per capita than all but one other state on Medicaid, the joint state-federal insurance program for the disabled and poor children.
4. Rick Perry has repeatedly said that he’s “a firm believer in intelligent design as a matter of faith and intellect, and believes it should be presented in schools alongside the theories of evolution.”
5. When it came to devastating BP oil spill, Rick Perry’s thoughtful and secular solution was to say “From time to time there are going to be things that occur that are acts of God that cannot be prevented.” I wonder if Rick Perry is one of those things.
6. For a guy vying for the top federal government job in the land, Rick Perry believes in seccession, once ever-so eloquently saying “There’s a lot of different scenarios. We’ve got a great union. There’s absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that. But Texas is a very unique place, and we’re a pretty independent lot to boot.” Well, as long as they take Texas with them.
7. As governor of Texas, Rick Perry proudly touts his Christian penchant for forgiveness and fondness for life by holding the record of delivering the most executions and, worse yet, politicized the forensic science commission to cover up for executing a potentially innocent man. Let’s hope Republicans in the early voting primary states execute his presidential campaign.
8. As governor of Texas, Rick Perry was way more concerned with flagrantly violating church and state issues as well as the Supreme Court’s Roe V. Wade decision by forcing sonograms on every abortion seeking woman. Apparently this was more important to an elected official than say funding public schools and employing teachers.
9. Rick Perry is a semi-retarded, gun-slinging, virulently anti-intellectual, anti-middle class, dangerous religious zealot who believes its “god’s will” for him to run for president. If any of those descriptions don’t sound eerily similar to a certain other former Texas governor, than you’re either a member of the top 1% or a Fox News host.
10. Finally, a recent poll concluded that Americans associate Rick Perry with “Texas,” “Idiot”, and “No.” Perhaps the only honest and factual things ever to be associated with Rick Perry.
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