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South Carolina woman calls Perry ‘homophobic’ and ‘racist’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry was greeted at a restaurant in Anderson, South Carolina with a tremendously-backhanded compliment. A young woman who posed for a photo with Perry on Monday told him it was “good to see someone as homophobic and racist as you,” according to Politico. Perry’s response? He smiled…

Perry: ‘I would send troops back into Iraq’

At the Republican presidential debate at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire on Saturday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said that the U.S. should not have withdrawn its forces from Iraq. “I would send troops back into Iraq,” he said. “Because I will tell you, I think we start talking with…

Andy Cobb: ‘Where’s your God now, Rick Perry?’

The political satirist who led the charge against Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s bizarre “Strong” advertisement is back, and seemingly delighted that Iowans basically wanted nothing to do with the guy. This time, instead of mocking Perry’s bizarre claim that President Barack Obama is waging a “war on religion,” Cobb went…

Perry calls Iowa a ‘quirky place’ after finishing fifth

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday that he was staying in the presidential race, blaming his poor showing in the Iowa caucuses on the “loosey goosey process,” which allowed Democrats to vote. “This wasn’t a hard decision,” Perry told reporters, according to CBS News. “[Iowa] is a quirky place, a…

Perry unsure of ‘path forward’ for campaign

After coming in nearly last in the Iowa caucuses last night, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said he would return home to reassess his campaign for the presidency, implying that the end might be near for the candidate. “With the voters’ decision tonight in Iowa, I’ve decided to return to…

Perry would defy Supreme Court to protect anti-abortion laws

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday night that as president he would ignore a U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down an anti-abortion law. During a debate sponsored by Personhood USA, Perry was asked what he would do if the Supreme Court ruled against a law “making clear that Fourteenth…

Perry bills Texas taxpayers over $1 million while touring country

Running for president can be expensive. Thankfully, the taxpayers are here to foot the bill. Okay, that’s not exactly true, especially for private citizens hoping to land a new job in public office. But it does seem to be at least partially true for Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), who…

Perry pushes for part-time Congress in new ad

Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s latest campaign advertisement in Iowa calls for a part-time Congress and knocks four fellow GOP presidential hopefuls who’ve served there. “If Washington’s the problem, why trust a congressman to fix it? Among them, they’ve spent 63 years in Congress, leaving us with debt, earmarks, and bailouts.…

Perry wants constitutional amendment for prayer in schools

As president, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) says he would fight for a constitutional amendment to allow prayer in schools. In an ad released last week, Perry declared that President Barack Obama was waging a “war on religion” because gays are allowed to serve openly in the military and children…

Parody ad: ‘God does not believe in Rick Perry’

Reacting to Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s latest advertisement, which assails what the presidential candidate calls President Barack Obama’s “war on religion,” liberal satirist Andy Cobb published his own take, which concludes that “God does not believe in Rick Perry.” “Perhaps this is a good time to remember that gay and…

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