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Déjà Vu All Over Again

Jim Burroway

January 11th, 2012

Remember when it seemed like the entire world was waiting on pins and needles for Texas Gov. Rick Perry to do what God had called him to do and enter the race for the GOP presidential nomination? Remember how everyone knew that he was just the right candidate for the right wing? Remember how he was going to take his amazing twelve-year track record as governor of Texas and suddenly inject some excitement into the campaign of loonies and also rans, and how he was going to show everyone how it was done? How he was going to show everyone how a true conservative who hated the gays with the best of them would sail to the nomination and unseat the socialist Kenyan athiest-islamic traitor in the White House and return America back toward its true destiny?

And remember how, before he did all that, he paused for prayer, at a giant prayer rally called The Response which was put on by his Christian Dominionist friends? And how on the seventh day after The Response (keeping it Biblical, you know) he announced his candidacy? And how he vowed to protect America from all gays, foreign and domestic?

Remember how all of that turned out?

He doesn’t. He’s going to try it again. A prayer rally, that is, again called The Response, again put on by the same folks who organized last August’s rally in Houston, this time in Greenville, South Carolina. He will be a special guest at the “apolitical” event on Tuesday, January 17.

You know the definition of insanity, don’t you?



Lindoro Almaviva
January 12th, 2012 | LINK

well, he is now going to tell everyone that he is answering the call of god to step out and because he is such a good steward, he has no choice but to obey.

That way all the loonies that still think he is electable will have a good reason why he is not running. See? God made me doing and now God is making me get off the train. It was never my fault

January 12th, 2012 | LINK

“You know the definition of insanity, don’t you?”

Social conservative.

January 12th, 2012 | LINK

Does your country realise how crazy this makes America look to the rest of the world? Except maybe to Uganda and Iran.

January 12th, 2012 | LINK

Albert Einstein didn’t say that. It’s a good quote, but definitely attributed to the wrong person.

I love Rick Perry. In fact, I love the whole coocoo express that has been driving through Conservativille.

January 12th, 2012 | LINK

And remember the main purpose of that original Texas prayer rally? Remember that it was to bring rain to the drought ridden state?

The drought has only gotten WORSE since the public display of bat shit craziness. In fact 2011 was the WORST drought on record.

@Eric, yes, many of us very much realize it.

Richard Rush
January 12th, 2012 | LINK

“You know the definition of insanity, don’t you?”

Yes. It pretty much describes the virulently anti-gay types such as LaBarbera, Barber, Harvey, Higgins, Fischer, and Lively, et al.. Every single day they do the same gay-bashing thing over and over again while expecting different results in their battle to stop the radical homosexual agenda. But our success rate just keeps accelerating while theirs continues to sputter. And the amazing thing is they even have the huge advantage of a god being on their side.

Ben in Oakland
January 12th, 2012 | LINK

I believe that the definition of insanity is believing that the all powerful creator of the universe has nothing better to do with his time than to select an materially megalomaniacal, manipulative moron with Messianic meshuge-ness (as Homer says, mmmmmmmmm) to run for president of our country.

Reed Boyer
January 12th, 2012 | LINK

I hope THIS time the event gets a lot of coverage, because it’s important for as many people as possible to have an accurate idea of this pandering prat’s notions of governance.

January 13th, 2012 | LINK

Oh, man, and I have to drive by there on Tuesday. Crap. And you know the cars with the fish on them are always driven by the worst and most inconsiderate drivers.

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