Gov. Rick Perry: Why You Need to Be Scared

17 Jun

You Need to Be Scared

As we watch the Republicans gear up for the 2012 election, it has been interesting to see who the contenders are and how low the Republican party will sink, a la Michele (If I only had a brain) Bachmann.  How beholden to the Tea Party will the party be?  It is also curious to see who is not officially declared their candidacy, but is rumored to run for POTUS.

My husband and I were talking about Gov. Perry of Texas and we speculated what his strategy would be.  I suspect he is waiting for the party to implode and for the carnage to appear, as more debates happen, before he runs for office.  Here is where I am terrified.  Gov. Perry is holding a “Day of Prayer” on August 6 at Reliant Stadium in Houston.  While the “Day of Prayer” is quite bothersome to me, separation of church and state, it does not terrify me as much as knowing that Bryan Fisher is helping fund this event and is a partner.  You remember good old Fisher.  He is the one that said:

…gays are Nazis who should be prevented from holding office in the United States. President Obama is a fascist dictator. The constitution does not apply to Muslims — they should be deported from the country. Native Americans deserve to be killed and thrown off their land because they didn’t convert to Christianity quickly enough.

Oh you sweet talking charmer!  With those honeyed words, how can any oppressed/marginalized peoples not be impressed?  Seriously, this  is one of Perry’s funders and closest friends. We need to be terrified.  Click here to see the full article.

2 Responses to “Gov. Rick Perry: Why You Need to Be Scared”

  1. Jennifer Lockett June 17, 2011 at 4:07 pm #

    Rick Perry also recently signed into a law a bill requiring *all* women (even victims of rape and incest) to undergo sonograms 48 hours before an abortion (also a mandatory waiting tie). He was quite vocally in support of it and signed it within 24 hours. He also has no real political experience as the Lt. Governor runs the state of TX, not the actual Governor.
    I think he spends more time on his hair than he does working for the state.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt June 17, 2011 at 4:15 pm #

      His vicious misogyny does not come as a surprise. I do worry that people are falling into a false sense of security and too easily dismiss him.

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