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Rick Perry Proves He Still Is Not Ready For Prime Time After Shooting Remark

June 20, 2015

There is no room for error or more to the point stupidity when it comes to Rick Perry and his quest for the White House.   But lack of brain power is exactly what took place when the former Texas Governor made a comment about the dreadful shooting in Charleston, South Carolina where nine people were killed with a handgun.

Addressing Wednesday’s massacre at a South Carolina church Perry referred to it as an “accident.”  He then went on to wash away the sins of the NRA.

“This is the M.O. of this administration anytime there is a accident like this,” Perry told a conservative news operation.  “You know, the president’s clear. He doesn’t like for Americans to have guns, and so he uses every opportunity, this being another one, to basically go parrot that message.”

I could add more about the incestuous relationship with the NRA and some politicians.  But that is not my purpose in this post.  Instead I want to point out that Perry has no wiggle room when it comes to saying stupid things during this campaign.

The whole reason that Perry undertook his time to retool and transform himself was due to his jug-headed remark from 2012 when he was unable to remember the third federal agency he would eliminate if elected president.  There is no way for him to have any traction if he can not be brighter than his last stab for higher office.

No one should feel Perry is more capable this time after his blowing of the remarks about the nine people in a church who were gunned down.

5 Comments
  1. June 22, 2015 11:16 AM

    Executive actions don’t change hearts. Leadership does. Leadership is hard.

  2. June 21, 2015 7:17 PM

    Had Obama entered office and started to lead on racial issues in the way you imply that would have set back all of the rest of his agenda. The GOP would have went nuts–and I mean more than they did, I do expect given the tone over the past year that Obama is going to use his position to makes many statements and perhaps take a few actions too as chief executive.

  3. June 21, 2015 7:06 PM

    Perhaps, Perry–whom I don’t find to be a plausible candidate–has a point here. The President was elected because he was to lead the country forward on the issue of race. Obviously, there are too many people in the country who remain enthralled by hateful racist ideologies. While this is true, we must also note the deep lack of leadership from this president on the issue. Therefore, Perry is correct that Obama’s comments about guns merely demonstrate his desire to use this terrorist act to advance the misguided agenda about guns, not the real need to address culture. What we needed from the President is significant progress on race; we didn’t get that. It is also true that others would have resisted the President if he had tried to make progress here, but all real leaders face opposition.

  4. June 20, 2015 3:57 PM

    So you have nothing to add to my post about the political ill-effect this will have on Perry’s campaign. You also have no standing other than to bloviate about President Obama since he is where the vast majority of the nation is when it comes to these matters. Nine out of 10 Americans agree that we should have universal background checks, including three out of four NRA members.

  5. June 20, 2015 3:34 PM

    Rick Perry is correct. Obama will use these type of incidents to squash the rights of American citizens. His lack of respect for the Constitution and his need to transform America into a country where freedoms and rights are denied and puts the citizens in danger of being controlled by government instead of government be held accountable by the people.Americans everywhere must stand up tot his type of totalitarian ruler and those who support him stand up and tell them they cannon and will not change the fi\fundamental values that this country has survived on for over 239 years,

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