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A Nice Parody of Rick Perry’s Anti-Gay “Strong” Ad

___ Rick Perry’s inane original ad here.

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Resentment Politics: Rick Perry Baits Gays

I think this remix on Rick Perry’s “Strong” ad illustrates rather nicely the ugly way that gays function as “out-group” in contemporary Republican politics:

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Three Agency Debate Flub: Watch Rick Perry’s Poll Numbers Rise in Response

You can’t change your mind in a liberal direction if you can’t keep a line of argumentation straight in your head. Thus is Rick Perry’s conservative purity guaranteed. His rational faculties impaired, he’ll always “think” with his gut. Therefore, score a big … Continue reading

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Robert Jeffress: Mitt Romney and Other Mormons Are Not “Part of the Christian Family”

At RD Magazine, Sarah Posner reports that Rick Perry supporter, the Rev. Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church Dallas, excludes Mormonism from Christianity, quoting him as saying the following: [Mormons] have never been considered by evangelical Christians to be part of … Continue reading

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Rhetoric Watch: How Rick Perry Parries

This blogger nails it: Perry’s rules of rhetorical engagement boil down to 1) constantly impugn your opponents’ motives by insinuation; 2) shamelessly misrepresent their policies; 3) tag existing federal programs and functions with inflammatory and manifestly inaccurate labels; 4) eschew … Continue reading

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Rick Perry Doesn’t Have Any Idea How Old The Earth Is

A little child (with his mother’s promptings) shall lead him:

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Jon Huntsman Shocker: Plants And Animals Change Over Time And Carbon Dioxide Raises Atmospheric Temperatures!

This dude’s presidential aspirations, at least from within the Republican Party, are toast.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             . Actually, on a more serious note, I can’t help but wonder if Jon Huntsman is gunning for the Vice Presidency. As President Obama’s former ambassador … Continue reading

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Anti-American Leftism in Practice: Norman Podhoretz on Barack Obama’s (Failed) Presidency

Of Barack Obama’s apparent failure as president, Norman Podhoretz, writing in the Wall Street Journal, traces it to President Obama’s anti-Americanism, which he defines as follows: [H]is unshakable strategic objective . . . is to turn this country into a … Continue reading

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Rick Perry for President of the United States?

I’m not thrilled with Rick Perry’s Christianism, but his otherwise libertarian instincts are damned appealing. After watching his announcement to seek the Republican nomination for president, I’d be tempted to vote for him, and I’m a liberal! President Obama is … Continue reading

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God Hasn’t Answered Rick Perry’s Prayers for Rain Yet

Here’s the New York Times on this grave matter: In the four months since [Texas governor Rick] Perry’s request for divine intervention, his state has taken a dramatic turn for the worse. Nearly all of Texas is now in “extreme … Continue reading

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Right Ring: Perry-Bachmann 2012?

The Herderian religious conservative governor of Texas, Rick Perry, at the recent Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, appears to have wowed the Christian fundamentalist dominated crowd. This is from NBC News: Of all the speakers of the three-day confab, Perry was … Continue reading

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Republican Governor Rick Perry Calls on Texans to Pray For Rain

Reuters reports that the governor of Texas, Rick Perry, has called on Texans to pray to God for rain, and quotes him as saying the following: It is fitting that Texans should join together in prayer to humbly seek an … Continue reading

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