There’s no polite way to put it—Rick Perry is an idiot. In fact, he’s so totally clueless that he actually believes he has a real chance at becoming president in 2016. Outside of a handful of his supporters, and probably his family, no one in their right mind believes he has any legitimate shot at even winning the GOP nomination, let alone the presidency.
The key part of that last sentence is “in their right mind”—which Perry clearly is not.
A perfect example of this can be seen in his comments about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”), where he said that to implement the law would be a “criminal act” to our future generations.
His exact words were:
“If this health care law is forced upon this country, the young men and women in this audience are the ones who are really going to pay the price. And that, I will suggest to you, reaches to the point of being a felony toward them and their future. That is a criminal act, from my perspective, to put that type of burden on them, to mortgage their future like that. America cannot stand that. America cannot accept that.”
First, the law isn’t being “forced” upon them. I love how Republicans feel that elections apparently don’t matter. Last November, the American people had their chance to “reject Obamacare.” But what did they do? They overwhelmingly re-elected the president who signed the bill into law and gave back more seats to Democrats (the party that supports the law) in both the House and Senate.
If the “American people” were rejecting the law, Mitt Romney would be president right now and Republicans would have full control of Congress. And even at the very least, it would be one or the other.
But guess what? Republicans didn’t gain more power in Congress and Romney not only lost—he was crushed.
Besides, what the hell does Rick Perry know about health care to begin with? Texas has the most citizens without health insurance of any state in the country. The last governor I’d turn to when it comes to thoughts on fixing our health care system is Rick “Texas has more uninsured citizens than any other state in the country” Perry.
But let’s not forget that Rick Perry is a giant hypocrite. Recently, he was caught seeking $100 million from “Obamacare” to expand Medicaid for the elderly and disabled in Texas. You can tie in that hypocrisy with his opposition to the 2009 stimulus, where he aggressively opposed it—while using funds (the second most of any state in the country) from it to balance his budgets.
Balanced budgets which he used as a catalyst for his 2010 re-election.
It seems every time Rick Perry opens his mouth, he proves how utterly clueless he is about everything. He’s an absolute hypocrite and a pathetic excuse for a “public servant.”
Maybe before he worries about the implementation of “Obamacare,” Rick Perry might want to solve his own state’s health care problems.
Because if anyone has proven to be an absolute failure on anything to do with health care—it’s him.
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