Friday, December 09, 2011

Yes, Rick Perry is still running -- bet you forgot

(Ed. note: As HuffPo's Sam Stein is reporting, this ridiculous and bigoted ad has caused division in the Perry campaign. I would also note that in this ad Perry says that "our kids can't openly celebrate Christmas." That's remarkably stupid even for Perry. Just where are these kids? But, then, he would apparently like America to be a Christian theocracy that disrespects any and all difference. -- MJWS)

Have you seen Rick Perry's new ad criticizing President Obama for his "war on religion"? Oh yeah, you might have forgotten. Perry is still running for the GOP presidential nomination, despite the fact that most people stopped paying attention a while ago.

It's an ad designed to appeal to Christian conservatives in Iowa. It's one of those dog whistle things meant to suggest that Obama is not a Christian and not an American, because to be a true American, in Perry's world, you have to be a Christian. Yes, he is still going with the "Obama as Muslim socialist" thing. So clever, and so original.

You know, I don't even have the strength to make fun of Rick Perry anymore. Watch and roll your own eyes.

(Cross-posted at Lippmann's Ghost.)

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  • Ug, I hate that guy. Its gone from funny to down right enough already.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:15 PM  

  • This is exactly the type of President this country so deperately needs- - I completely agree- -our country was founded upon Christian principles and by men of Christian faith....and its time we elect a President like Rick Perry that will uphold those values that have made America the greatest country in the world!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:32 PM  

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