|Some crazy moron.|
Remember when it looked like Rick Perry had a good shot at the Republican nomination? Given how widely unpopular Romney was, and given that at the time the conservative banner was being carried by Michele Bachmann, Perry was looked upon a savior even before he entered the race in August of last year.
It didn’t take long for that bubble to burst, with Perry embarrassing himself on the national stage and generally looking worse and worse as time went by.
But again… it could have been Perry, who still looks and sounds the part, if only he’d managed not to come across as such an extremist moron / moronic extremist.
Then again, that may not be possible, hence his downfall. And in case you need more evidence, he’s back in the news this week being as mind-bogglingly stupid as ever:
In a conference call with fellow evangelicals earlier this week, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) shared his thoughts on the origins of the constitutionally mandated separation of church and state. Rather than tracing the idea to the nation’s founders, Perry warned of a more nefarious source: Satan.
“Satan runs across the world with his doubt and with his untruths and what have you and one of the untruths out there that is driven is that people of faith should not be involved in the public arena,” Perry said during the call on Tuesday, organized by the Rev. Rick Scarborough.
Perry said the separation of religious and civic institutions in the U.S. began with a “narrative” that first took root in the 1960s.
Well, he’s an right-wing evangelical theocrat, so none of this should come as much of a surprise. But while the Satan line is silly enough, it would also seem that Perry knows nothing of Jefferson and the Founders and U.S. history and a certain key document known as the United States Constitution.
I mean… really? He blames it on the ’60s? What, on the hippies? Is he really that stupid?
Well… yes. And you know what? The Republicans really should have picked him. He’s just their kind of guy.