Saturday, June 18, 2011

Rick Perry Michele Bachmann: For Those That Find Sarah Palin Too Intellectual

In my reply to a comment where I invoked the name of Michele Bachmann, and if you recognise it, Bill Maher's one liner which makes up part of the header. Having brought Bachmann's name into the conversation, I thought a quick check with Google was in order to ensure I had in fact spelt her name correctly.

At the time of my check, this story, featuring the recently scrutinised Texas Governor Rick Perry had pride of place in Google's listing. As I write however, that story has slipped down the rankings, to be replaced by another ''only in America'' Michele Bachmann expose. But of this latest, you're fucking kidding me article, more later, a separate post in fact.

Given that this story is primarily about the far from serious issue of campaign buttons, I thought it only fair, and in keeping with tradition on this blog, that I add a little contribution of my own.

I see in all this nonsense, Bachmann's words on the Environmental Protection Agency apart, nasty little has-been homophobe, Rick, man on dog sex, Santorum has reared his sexually repressed face again. Gay leaning Americablog has more.

Perry Watch: Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann buttons hot sellers at New Orleans event
by Jay Root, Texas Tribune.

It’s about as unscientific as you can get, but the Rick Perry 2012 button is a hot item at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, where several major presidential contenders are fighting to win the who-is-most-conservative contest.

Perry, who is still just “thinking” about a run for the White House, doesn’t get here until Saturday. He’s got a book signing event scheduled in the morning and will speak to the gathering in the afternoon.

In the meantime, the button contest at the conference is well under way. At the Buttons by Design booth at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel, Christopher Davis was busy making up buttons that say “2012—Perry—President.”

“Rick Perry, his buttons are selling, like, so fast,” Davis said. “It’s probably one of our top sellers out of the candidates.” The booth was also selling quite a few Perry/Bachmann buttons, with Perry as president and Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota as his running mate.

See, Innocent man executed video below.

The conservative congresswoman got high marks for her performance in the recently televised debate in New Hampshire. She drew a large and boisterous crowd at the conference, which is dominated by southern conservatives. It has drawn several presidential and would-be presidential contenders, including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, businessman Herman Cain, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsyvania and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas.

During her speech, Bachmann highlighted her legislation that takes aim at federal efforts to phase out incandescent light bulbs and replace them with more energy-efficient ones.

“President Bachmann will allow you to buy any light bulb you want,” she roared. Bachmann also called the Environmental Protection Agency a job-killer and promised she would make “the lights go out” at the federal department if she gets elected president.

Santorum spoke after Bachmann, and like all the other candidates here he stressed his conservative bona fides. He underscored in particular his support for steep budget cuts — including the controversial Medicare plan unveiled by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin. But there were lots of empty seats as he began speaking, and rather than fire up the crowd like Bachmann, Santorum seemed to put the audience asleep.

The more fiery Bachmann probably would be fishing in the same political pond as Perry, should he get in the race. That’s looking more and more likely. Perry sounded more than ever like a candidate during recent speeches in Los Angeles and New York and in TV appearances and interviews on Tuesday.

Republican voter Barbara Schroeder Hill of Austin, in New Orleans to see Perry and other speakers, said she voted for Bachmann in the conference straw poll because Perry was not participating in it.

Schroeder bought both a Perry button and a Perry/Bachmann button and said the duo would make a “strong ticket.”

The most popular item at the Buttons by Design booth, though, didn’t come with any candidate’s name. It said, “Kiss Me I’m a Republican.”

And no show featuring the batshit crazies would be complete without mister Punch himself, Bill Maher.

And finally a last word from Maher before having a look at Rick Perry from another direction.

We try 'em n' fry 'em.

That's known as the English rule. Tell me about it.

There are plenty of clips on Youtube that deal with Perry's questionable judgement, But I think this one just about sums Rick Perry up. I mean Rush Limbaugh, Rush fucking Limbaugh, I ask you!


Anonymous said...

"Now this idiot, who only got into Congress thanks to gerrymandering, is trying to do what liberals typically do: Hide the truth by deflecting."

I am convinced, I am normal. M


Himself said...

It's the entrance exam, it's far too easy.

You keep alluding to your normality, short of having two heads, everybody is normal compared to this lot.

Anonymous said...

"Mr. Santorum doesn’t hate all people, however. As a Republican, he loves rich people, white people, business people and Christians. The real Americans, he calls them. There’s one other person he loves, too: his wife, Karen Santorum. He loves her so much, in fact, that in 1997 when she became seriously ill during the 2nd trimester of her pregnancy, he didn’t want her to die."

heart-warming, a magic man.
Maren (the eternal student)