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The Disaffected Lib: Adios "El Presidente" Perry

Texas governor Rick Perry’s presidential aspirations could be over.  The New York Times reports a Texas grand jury has indicted Perry on two felony counts of abuse of power.

At the heart of Perry’s legal woes is a district attorney and corruption buster, a Democrat, who was arrested for drunk driving.  Following the DA’s . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Adios "El Presidente" Perry

Politics and its Discontents: How Not To Answer A Question

Texas Governor Rick Perry provides an expert technique lesson in the following video:

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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – Rick Perry:Unfounding America’s Principles

The loons are in overdrive in the United States and as a general rule the farther south one goes the loonier it gets. Rick Perry is prime example of the the cringe inducing, bile forming sectarian yahoo’s that ooze out of the woodwork and somehow gain political power. Darkmatter2525 illustrates quite nicely how the wyrm . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – Rick Perry:Unfounding America’s Principles

LeDaro: 2012: The ‘Ooops’ moment

My favourite:

Poor Rick Perry as his ‘Oops’ended his candidacy.

Trashy's World: Friday miscellany

OC Transpo wants to keep the GPS data all to themselves – it’s all about the money! The head of OC Transpo told Ottawa’s transit commission the transit provider didn’t want to make information about bus locations and other data open to the public until it could determine how much money could be made using . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Friday miscellany

Red Tory v.3.0.3: God Withdraws Support for Perry

Following a series of hapless debate performances and a campaign trail littered with innumerable (albeit hilarious) gaffes that left him woefully polling in the range of his presumed IQ, Texas Governor Rick Perry decided today to pull the plug on his doomed bid to be the next Leader of the Free World.

Seeing . . . → Read More: Red Tory v.3.0.3: God Withdraws Support for Perry

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Stephen Harper and Newt Gingrich May be Reunited After All

When Newt Gingrich and the Republicans stole the Mid-terms in 1994, Gingrich gave much of the credit to Preston Manning and the Reform Party.

Manning’s lieutenantt at the time was Stephen Harper.

In the contest for the Republican presidential candidacy, Newt Gingrich was a long shot, but that shot just got a little shorter.

. . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Stephen Harper and Newt Gingrich May be Reunited After All

Progressive Proselytizing: Thoughts on the GOP South Carolina Debate

Despite the GOP nomination contest being all but over, there is still some entertainment value to the sports team contests that are the seemingly never ending debates. What follows is a few miscellaneous thoughts on the most recent South Carolina debate.

Attacking Romney’s Bain Record: Following a couple weeks of attacks by almost all of . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: Thoughts on the GOP South Carolina Debate

LeDaro: Rick Perry’s Ooops song

Armagedddon time for the American right. Gingrich is now a ‘Socialist’ and Perry is ‘like something out of Occupy Wall Street’.

Hey Newt, pass me that copy of Little Red Book. Sure Rick, how about we spark one up?

As the US right does everything it can to destroy not only its own reputation but the economic and human health of its citizens (excepting of course the 1%), it keeps tainting its message with hate speech . . . → Read More: Armagedddon time for the American right. Gingrich is now a ‘Socialist’ and Perry is ‘like something out of Occupy Wall Street’.

Wise Law Blog: Scary, Dumb Republicans

Texas Governor and Republican presidential wannabe, Rick Perry:

“Every barrel of oil that comes out of those sands in Canada is a barrel of oil that we don’t have to buy from a foreign source,” Mr. Perry said in Clarinda, earning a loud round of enthusiastic applause.

(Via New York Times)

– Garry . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: Scary, Dumb Republicans

LeDaro: Snowing so hard that it is covering as**** errrrrrrrrrrr asphalt.

It is quite a funny video. The reporter beats Rick Perry on brain freeze.

gay persons of color: The Great American Republican Bully Movement

Sometimes the complexity of the American Republican circus can be more readily understood by clearing the pollution of campaign rhetoric and seeing a consistent strategy present in most Republican candidates currently hoping to lead the party into victory at the 2012 U.S. presidential elections. This approach, at its rudimentary level, is nothing short of an . . . → Read More: gay persons of color: The Great American Republican Bully Movement

Drive-by Planet: Rick Perry: gaffes and awkward moments

It’s been engaging following the American presidential contenders as they gear up. One thing you can rely on is the spectacle. The departure of Herman Cain hasn’t taken anything away from the entertainment value… after all Rick Perry is still hanging in there. Perry’s greatest challenge since he joined the the Republican roadshow has . . . → Read More: Drive-by Planet: Rick Perry: gaffes and awkward moments

Dead Wild Roses: Rick Perry and The Vagina Bill

Is it just me or does every republican politician preach racism, sexism and bigotry to appeal to the wack-a-loon conservative “value voters” ( *sproing* my irony meter just imploded) and once their votes are secured by promising to disenfranchise demonized minority X (women, homosexuals, PoC, etc) they promptly ignore said base and continue to happily . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Rick Perry and The Vagina Bill

Progressive Proselytizing: Iowa ABC GOP Nomination Debate Analysis

The following is an assortment of unordered commentary on the people, politics and policies from the Iowa ABC/Yahoo GOP nomination debate.

Gingrich vs Romney et al: This was the first debate where Gingrich was now a clear front runner and it showed by many people going after him much as they did against Herman . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: Iowa ABC GOP Nomination Debate Analysis

Montreal Simon: My Very Gay Message to Rick Perry

I’ve been taking a little heat recently, from some of my gay friends, for not having written anything about Rick Perry’s grotesque little video.

But as I explain to those fools, if I wrote a post every time some Christianist bigot in Amerika opened and closed his or her filthy pie hole, I’d never . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: My Very Gay Message to Rick Perry

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Broke-Back Perry

Another great parody of Republican ad; this time, Rick Perry’s pathetic attempt to rile up homophobic Bible-thumpers:

You don’t need to be in the pew each Sunday to know that Rick Perry is an imbecile.

. . . → Read More: Red Tory v.3.0.3: Broke-Back Perry

gay persons of color: Should Rick Perry’s YouTube ad be banned as hate speech?

The question, broached by Amber MacArthur in Thursday’s The Globe and Mail, comes with its own set of issues that perhaps merits a bit of precision. As MacArthur points out: “The Perry video is an open attack on the gay community. He clearly implies that homosexuals should not be allowed to serve in the military, . . . → Read More: gay persons of color: Should Rick Perry’s YouTube ad be banned as hate speech?

Rick Perry wears ‘Brokeback Mountain’ jacket in new anti-gay ad

Funny! If I was a god-fearin’ man I’d say it was one of the old man in the sky’s little jokes on dumbass Rick Perry.

OK, it’s not exactly the same jacket. Close enough for homophobia spotting. Too bad Perry didn’t wear one of white Brokeback Mountain cowboy hats, too.

Progressive Proselytizing: GOP Leadership Contest: The Likeability Factor

Pundits seem to love to profess multitudes of differing explanations for the see-sawing GOP leadership contest that has seen, respectively, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Herman Cain and now Newt Gingrich surge to the front of the pack in challenging Mitt Romney. These alternative explanations range from the simple to the complex, the realistic to . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: GOP Leadership Contest: The Likeability Factor

CuriosityCat: Newt Gingrich leaves The Clowns in his dust

It’s taken a long time, but finally Republican voters have sifted through the hapless gang who wish to be their nominee to take the presidency from Obama, and are moving in droves away from the clueless clowns (Parry, Bachmann, Cain, Paul) to the one man who actually seems to have two brain cells to rub . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Newt Gingrich leaves The Clowns in his dust

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Rick Perry: Lying Douchebag

Here’s the latest attack ad from the Rick Perry campaign:

“Can you believe that?” Governor Perry incredulously asks. “That’s what our president thinks is wrong with America… that Americans are lazy?” Hmmm. I wonder where Perry might have gotten his inspiration for this grotesque distortion from? Oh, right, of course… GOP TV (aka . . . → Read More: Red Tory v.3.0.3: Rick Perry: Lying Douchebag

the reeves report: Biggest concern with Rick Perry’s debate gaffe? Not his poor memory…

Rick Perry and Ron Paul at the CNBC GOP debate in Detroit, MI.

It seems that the biggest take away from the GOP presidential candidate debate last week was that the governor of Texas, Rick Perry, forgot which third government agency he wanted to cut once in office. What is especially troubling, and . . . → Read More: the reeves report: Biggest concern with Rick Perry’s debate gaffe? Not his poor memory…

Herman Cain’s Rick Perry Moment

Dumb as a box of rocks. Just when you didn’t think anyone could out-Perry Perry, try and understand this stream of bullshit about Libya from a man who has pretensions for the presidency. . . . . → Read More: Herman Cain’s Rick Perry Moment