Rick Perry, Asshole of the Day for July 8, 2014
by TeaPartyCat ()
Last week Gov. Rick Perry was discussing the immigration crisis and suggested that Obama was “in on this somehow”. How? Well, he wouldn’t say. When pressed a few days later, he stuck to his story and even said he didn’t want to venture into conspiracy theories. Sorry, Governor, but suggesting the President is somehow getting children to illegally cross the border without explaining details or motive is conspiracy theory. You’re already there. I satirized this as
But that’s just one theory. I’m sure Perry has more and will share them when he gets a chance, right?
And now today the Perry has taken it up a notch by refusing to shake hands with President Obama when he comes to Texas:
The governor’s office says the White House extended an invitation to Perry to meet Obama on the tarmac when he arrives for Democratic fundraisers in Dallas and Austin. However, Perry refused the offer, asking instead to meet with Obama in private to discuss the high number of unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months.
“I appreciate the offer to greet you at Austin-Bergstrom Airport, but a quick handshake on the tarmac will not allow for a thoughtful discussion regarding the humanitarian and national security crises enveloping the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas,” Perry wrote Monday in a letter to the president. “I would instead offer to meet with you at any time during your visit to Texas for a substantive meeting to discuss this critical issue.”
Yes, you read that right— Rick Perry said he wants a “thoughtful discussion”. Rick Perry.
Now I’m sure any minute now Fox News and Republicans will begin hyperventilating over Rick Perry refusing to shake hands with the President of the United States, just like they did over the Dixie Chicks saying they weren’t proud of President Bush. I’ll wait…
Of course that’s never going to happen, because Fox News never cared about respecting the office, only respecting it when a Republican is in it. Just another cudgel to use against their opponents.
And maybe I’m being too harsh. Maybe Rick Perry has some valid excuses:
Maybe he only has room in his head for two things, so if he shakes hands, then he’ll forget something important. Oops!
Maybe he’s worried he’ll catch socialist cooties.
Maybe he’s worried shaking hands will allow Obama to perform a jedi-mind-meld on him.
Maybe he’s worried a photo of him shaking hands with Obama will be used against him in the 2016 primary.
Oh, wait! That’s it!
And more to the point— what thoughtful discussion does Rick Perry want to have with the man who he’s accused of “being in on it”? Frankly after his previous statements, you’d think Rick Perry was planning a citizen’s arrest of Obama; anything less and he’s just another RINO squish.
So, for accusing Obama of plotting to create a humanitarian crisis and then refusing to shake hands with him, Rick Perry is the Asshole of the Day.
It is Gov. Perry’s 5th time as Asshole of the Day. Previous wins were for
Full story: HuffPo
You’re right. No possibility of a “thoughtful” conversation with Perry. This is the man that hugged maple syrup and couldn’t put two thoughts together even then…