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Friday, October 7, 2011

More Perry

Democracy controlled by billionaires
   Each day I see the human evidence of the growing inequity in the distribution of wealth in our country and communities. I am outraged and disgusted that our democracy has been completely co-opted and is controlled by corporate billionaires who care nothing for the lives of the people who labor to fill their coffers.
   It is time for working people to take back the country they and their forefathers suffered broken backs to build. The United States of America has turned into a “company town,” and it is time to proclaim enough! We will not accept this any more.
   The media may refuse to adequately cover the real issues underlying the wave of public demonstrations, but not for long. Soon there will be no ignoring the reality that the time for change is now!
   n Dalynn Kuster, Boise


Rick Perry Wants to Invade Mexico

| Sat Oct. 1, 2011 4:47 PM PDT
What happens when a Republican candidate for president finds himself on the defensive over a hot button culture war issue beloved of the tea party base? Answer: in an effort to maintain his more-kick-ass-than-thou credentials, he goes completely berserk:
Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Saturday that he would consider sending U.S. troops into Mexico to combat drug-related violence and stop it from spilling into the southern United States. “It may require our military in Mexico,” Perry said in answer to a question about the growing threat of drug violence along the southern border. Perry offered no details, and a spokesman, Robert Black, said afterward that sending troops to Mexico would be merely one way of putting an end to the exploding cartel-related violence in the region.
Black said Perry’s intention is to work with the Mexican government, but hedeclined to specify whether Perry is amenable to sending troops into Mexico with or without the country’s consent.
Do I even need to spell out why this is such an unconditionally boneheaded idea? Probably not, but Steven Taylor has done the job here just in case. I can't wait to get the official Mexican government reaction to this.
I don't get it. Is Mitt Romney really such a blood-curdlingly terrifying opponent that he scares every other candidate in the field into repeatedly immolating themselves? This is crazy.
God, what an idiot...  I need say nothing further.

Rick Perry's Spectacular Fall From Grace

| Mon Oct. 3, 2011 6:34 AM PDT
Just to recap, in less than two months Rick Perry has:
  1. Suggested that maybeBen Bernanke should be lynched.
  2. Declined to back off his contention that Social Security is an unconstitutional Ponzi scheme.
  3. Called climate change a "contrived phony mess" that was cooked up by scientists who have "manipulated data so that they will have dollars rolling in to their projects."
  4. Pissed off the conservative base by defending his decision to (in Michele Bachmann's immortal words) give "government injections" to "innocent little 12-year-old girls." Said Perry condescendingly: "What I don't get is what parents don't understand about an opt out."
  5. Further pissed off the conservative base by suggesting that if you disagree with his policy on in-state tuition for illegal immigrants, "I don't think you have a heart."
  6. Mangled a prepackaged debate attack on Mitt Romney so badly, and then followed up with a statement on Pakistan so inscrutable, that even his supporters started to wonder if he has a three-digit IQ.
  7. Proposed that US troops should be used to fight Mexican drug lords. In Mexico.
  8. Had to defend himself against revelations that his family leases a hunting spot called "Niggerhead."
I'm putting this up because you can't truly grasp the full scope of Perry's train wreck campaign unless you see the whole list in one place. It's really pretty stupendous. Has any top-tier presidential candidate in history ever imploded quite this quickly?
Oh, those Republicans.  They really have a good idea when it comes to a candidate.  Rick Perry, a loser and an idiot to boot.

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