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Friday, June 05, 2015

Yet another clown 2

Yet another far right anti-gay religious zealot has entered the Republican Clown Bus of candidates for president—so what? Well, this one IS different: He’s the first-ever person under felony criminal indictment to announce a presidential candidacy.

James Richard “Rick” Perry is a loon, plain and simple. He amply proved that the last time he ran, 2012, when he created the impression he couldn’t possibly walk and chew gum at the same time. Everything he did in that campaign was a disaster, and he quickly sank from contention.

Now, he wants a do-over. I guess he thinks the USA didn’t get enough of his brand of crazy last time.

And Perry IS crazy—batshit crazy (no offense intended—to chiropteran excrement, that is). He believes that practically everything the Federal Government does is “unconstitutional”: Social Security, Medicare and all other health programmes, the federal Clean Air Act, laws protecting workers, and more. He also thinks voters shouldn’t be able to vote for their own US Senators, and that taxing investment income should be unconstitutional because, yay to our billionaire overlords!

Perry clearly has never read, or cannot understand, the US Constitution. To be fair, most Republican clowns candidates are in the same boat. But for Rick, it’s not just about making sure everyday Americans are treated like serfs, it’s also about Big Money, especially, of course, Big Oil Money.

Perry said that—dog forbid—if he became president, on day one he’d wave his magic wand and make the Keystone XL pipeline construction begin. By his command. No need for pesky democracy—the billionaires want more money!

Perry is a disaster on pretty much every issue imaginable, not the least his extreme zeal for executing prisoners, even ones that could have been innocent and even if they were mentally disabled. What a nice guy that Rick is! And such a credit to Christianity, eh?

Of course, like every other Republican (except, partially, Pataki), he’s rabidly anti-gay. Obviously he’s against marriage equality—duh!—but he also defended the Texas law that made homosexuality a crime. He’s compared homosexuality to alcoholism, and he thinks gay people should simply choose abstinence. See also: “Let's Look At Rick Perry's Worst Comments About Gay People”.

Rick is also vindictive, having often used his power as governor to punish opponents and critics. Add that to the fact he’s bigoted, a christofascist, and stupid, and he’d be an utter disaster as president.

Perry is 65, which means on Inauguration Day he’ll be 66 years, 323 days old. This makes his age more or less average among Republican clowns candidates. The oldest US President, Ronald Reagan, hallowed be his name, was 69 years, 349 days when he was sworn in.

Believe it or not, this post is dramatically toned down. I have nothing but contempt for Rick Perryyou should have seen the original version! Put more simply and with less rancour, Rick must never be allowed anywhere near Washington, DC—except maybe as a tourist.

But hey, he was such a great candidate last time, maybe we should all start placing bets on how long he lasts this time.

There’s still 1 year, 5 months, and 4 days until the US presidential election.

Photo of Rick Perry in 2012 by Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

4 comments:

rogerogreen said...

But he has glasses now! He's MUCH smarter.

Arthur Schenck (AmeriNZ) said...

Damn! THAT'S what I did wrong! Instead of glasses, I had eye surgery so I wouldn't need glasses. If only I'd realised that the only thing we need to seem smarter than we actually are is glasses! Jeez, Rick is smart! (have I hidden my contempt-laden sarcasm enough)

rogerogreen said...

I've decided that Rand Paul will stick around a while. He's differentiated himself from the pack on the Patriot Act issue, where some people think that those who attack him (Christie, McCain, et al.) are just slugs in the "New World Order."

Arthur Schenck (AmeriNZ) said...

I seem to have accidentally nuked the comments on this post. I'm leaving this comment in the hope that it fixes the problem (the comments are still there, just not displaying).