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Friday, August 12, 2011

Rick Perry for President? Tell Him to Fix his $27 Billion Dollar Texas Deficit First, and Then Tell the Other Person Who Will Never Be President to Stop Being a Magnificent Hypocrite

Maybe Perry can hold a state-wide prayer meeting and ask God to fix the deficit.  Afterall, look at all the rain his prayers produced for his drought-ridden state.


And Texas ranks 49th out of 50 states in low taxes.  Tell us, Gov. Good Hair, how low taxes = jobs and low deficits.

Meanwhile, Texas is the killingest state in the Union, and compares favorably in state killings with Iran.

On to the next candidate who will never be president:

Michele Bachmann:  Magnificent Hypocrite.

Bachmann harangues anyone she can get to listen to her about the government's "orgy of spending" while holding out her greasy hypocritical hand for government money.  Her followers will ignore this rampant duplicity because it's part of their culture to support people who say one thing and then do the opposite.

"Though Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has repeatedly trashed the Environmental Protection Agency and vowed to have "its door locked and its lights turned off" if she gets to the White House, new information obtained via the Freedom of Information Act shows that she petitioned the EPA for help and grant support at least twice, among at least 16 requests for federal funds and help.
Many of those funding requests would require dipping into stimulus funds, the Huffington Posts's investigation showed. Bachmann has in the past dismissed President Barack Obama's massive stimulus plan as "fantasy economics" and advocates for limited government and fiscal conservatism.

“During the last 100 days we have seen an orgy [of spending]," she said of the stimulus and auto industry bailout May 4, 2009. "It would make any local smorgasbord embarrassed."

According to the obtained records, just three weeks later, on May 20, Bachmann wrote to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and asked for funding for a rail park in Minnesota "which will enhance economic development and job opportunities in this rural Minnesota community."

These latest findings are only the latest in a line of incongruences between Bachmann's campaign rhetoric and her personal record, including the revelations of Bachmann's federally supported home loans, federal subsidies received for a family farm and the clinic she owns with husband Marcus Bachmann accepting Medicaid funds."

Joe Scarborough this morning on Bachmann:

"Michele Bachmann's first answer was, I wish the federal government had defaulted. Had defaulted! A week after Americans lost--some of them perhaps lost half of their pensions. Lost half of their 401ks. When trillions of dollars went down the drain with Americans suffering, she said that and got applause, and if anybody thinks that guys like my dad are going to be voting that way...they are out of their mind and they are too stupid not only to prognosticate, they are too stupid to run Slurpee machines in Des Moines...Michele Bachmann is a joke. She is a joke. Her answer is a joke. Her candidacy is a joke...Iowa, if you let her win, you prove your irrelevance once again."

Smartypants has a great post up on how extreme the GOP has become just over the past 4 months.

Crooks & Liars exposes Bachmann as the repugnant liar that she is.

Michele Bachmann will never be president.


Jerry Critter said...

Perry thinks we can pray our way to economic stability. Hey Rick, how's that drought thing working out for you?

Shaw Kenawe said...


The drought is still awful in Texas and so is Perry! LOL!

billy pilgrim said...

old joe scarborough seems to be living in a different reality than me. i don't remember trillions being lost or people losing half their pension funds this week.

Rational Nation USA said...

I sort of look at it as, well, comic relief. If it weren't so sad the opposition party has produced not a single serious candidate thus far I'd be laughing.

With the exception of Ron Paul of course. A candidate the republican machine will make sure is buried early... The only candidate that might actually provide real change.

Jerry Critter said...

Ron Paul is different. No doubt about it. However, even in the off chance that he got elected, he would have the whole congress against him and would get little done. The only way to get big change is to change the congress.

Rational Nation USA said...

Jerry Critter - You do make a valid point.

It is unfortunate and my guess is when all is said and done the landscape will very likely look much as it does now after the 2012 elections going into 2013.

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