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Rick Perry Issues Press Release to Remind You How Much He Hates You

Jim Burroway

December 6th, 2011

It didn’t take long for the Texas governor and GOP presidential candidate to respond:

Just when you thought Barack Obama couldn’t get any more out of touch with America’s values, AP reports his administration wants to make foreign aid decisions based on gay rights. This administration’s war on traditional American values must stop.

I have proposed a foreign aid budget that starts at zero. From that zero baseline, we will consider aid requests based solely on America’s national security interests. Promoting special rights for gays in foreign countries is not in America’s interests and not worth a dime of taxpayers’ money.

But there is a troubling trend here beyond the national security nonsense inherent in this silly idea. This is just the most recent example of an administration at war with people of faith in this country. Investing tax dollars promoting a lifestyle many Americas of faith find so deeply objectionable is wrong.

President Obama has again mistaken America’s tolerance for different lifestyles with an endorsement of those lifestyles. I will not make that mistake.

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PhilDC
December 6th, 2011 | LINK

I don’t want to violate Godwin’s law but I believe it’s fitting to classify Perry’s statement as a fascist.

Clinton is not talking about gay marriage or even anti-discrimination laws for the most part. She’s talking about the right of gay people to NOT BE MURDERED. The religious rights feels that LGBT people being protected from violence is “objectionable and wrong”.

How is this different the Nazis talking about the traditional culture of the German volk and how it had to be “defended” from Jews?

David S.
December 6th, 2011 | LINK

“President Obama has again mistaken America’s tolerance for different lifestyles with an endorsement of those lifestyles.” – Rick Perry

So criminalizing homosexuality is “tolerant”?

Jaft
December 6th, 2011 | LINK

Of course, David S. – imprisonment isn’t immediate execution, after all. It’s not intolerant if I offer you the chance to change.

Lindoro Almaviva
December 6th, 2011 | LINK

coming from someone who right now has as much a chance as becoming president as I do, all I have to say is: Go ahead and continue that trend, it will all come back to bite you in the ass in the (extremely rare) chance you are the nominee and you start campaigning for president.

TampaZeke
December 6th, 2011 | LINK

And with that GOProud changed their latest endorsement from Johnson to Perry. He’s singin their song now.

Ryan
December 6th, 2011 | LINK

As much as I already hold many Repubs in low regard, I was still totally shocked by the language he used here. He could’ve just said he was against any foreign aid that doesn’t involve American national security and be done with it. We would know of course, that his real reason for objecting would be due to anti-gay animus, but he would at least have plausible deniability. But, no. He made it crystal clear that his reaction is based purely on hate. Granted, at this point he’s irrelevant, but I’ll be very interested to see how Romney and Gingrich react.

Timothy Kincaid
December 6th, 2011 | LINK

I’m not big on the “hate” word… but it certainly seems appropriate in this usage.

Greg
December 7th, 2011 | LINK

This dumbass will say anything if he thinks it will keep him relevant. Rick, please go away so that the other 49 states can forget your name once and for all.

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