Bigot of the Week Award: December 9, Rick Perry

9 Dec

Bigot of the Week

Just as it looked like Rick Perry (Mr. Snap on Hair) had become totally irrelevant in the GOP Presidential election cycle, he created a new ad that wins him this week’s BWA. Trailing badly in the polls, Perry decided to tack even farther to the right, releasing this nasty 30 seconds of homophobia and irrational babbling. After saying “I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a Christian,” he launches into a bizarre comparison of the end of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell with the so-called “War on Christmas.” You know the only thing those things have in common, Rick? Civil rights for all Americans and the separation of church and state are both enshrined in our Constitution. You should have someone read it to you some time. If by some chance this horrific pandering to the Teahadists pays off, let’s remember what a Perry Presidency might look like—bless his heart!

As an antidote to this asshat, enjoy this very smart parody.  As a further lovely tonic to such a schmuck, my friends and huge LGBT allies Jennifer and Misti inspired me to do Perry as the bigot and and include the delightful parody.

8 Responses to “Bigot of the Week Award: December 9, Rick Perry”

  1. James Kaliway December 9, 2011 at 8:23 am #

    Rick needed this to stay relevant, I hadn’t heard much about him in the news to the point where I forgot about him. So it isn’t surprising he went with this ridiculous ad. I think it highlights his inability to campaign outside of Texas. I wrote a little something about too if you’re interested.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt December 9, 2011 at 9:04 am #

      James, yes, you are right about Perry needing something (out of the depths of desperation) to keep relevant. I loved your post on the same story and thank you for including the link. I hope people will read it!

  2. Jennifer Lockett December 9, 2011 at 7:25 pm #
    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt December 10, 2011 at 8:22 am #

      Jen, that is fantastic. I think it may be the first time Jesus has actually appeared on TSM.

      • Jennifer Lockett December 10, 2011 at 1:01 pm #

        “Faith made American strong. But it made Rick Perry a complete imbecile.” – Jesus

      • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt December 10, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

        I just love you, Jennifer!

  3. Will S. December 10, 2011 at 11:17 am #

    What a douche Perry is. I’m an Atheist and even I thank God he’s got almost no shot at the presidency. Not that he’s that different from the rest of the field. The other day Bachmann basically said that marriage equality would amount to “special rights,” and that the law as-is gives everyone equal rights. As in equal rights to marry someone of the opposite sex. There’s a really good post about it on this site:

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt December 10, 2011 at 11:21 am #

      Dear heart, you are in good company here. Thank you for including the link! You always offer such good comments here.

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