December 10, 2011

Idiot of the Week: Rick Perry (Yet Again)

Rick Perry is a moronWhen you are a moron with a solid record of idiocy and Christian extremist pandering who somehow finds yourself losing the contest for the Republican Party's presidential nomination, what do you do? More of the same, of course. After holding a Christian extremist prayerfest organized by hate-mongers, Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) flaunted his own science education to a child at a New Hampshire rally. And now that his numbers have plunged following some of the worst debate performances we've seen, almost anyone else might try something new. Not Perry.

This will come as no surprise (you've seen the video), but Perry joins the exclusive three-time "winners" club by making the following statement in his latest campaign ad:
I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a Christian, but you don’t need to be in the pew every Sunday to know that there’s something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can’t openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school.

As President, I’ll end Obama’s war on religion. And I’ll fight against liberal attacks on our religious heritage.
This has already been dissected countless times, and my take is quite simple. First, that a Christian would be ashamed to be a part of the majority religion does not make much sense. Second, what do gays in the military have to do with public schools. Third, our children can and do celebrate Christmas and pray in school (they just aren't led in prayer by school officials). And finally, demanding accurate history is hardly the same as attacking anyone's religious heritage, unless of course, this heritage has been made up and does not reflect actual history.

H/T to Cubik's Rube

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