Rick Perry (pictured left) is the village idiot of gubernatorial politics. Those of us who unfortunately have become his victims during his king-like reign as governor of Texas knew about this long before he made a fool of himself in the 2012 Republican presidential primary, but as he looks ahead again toward failing in the 2016 presidential race, Gov. Perry is back on the fool train. Choo choo or whatever, y’all.
On Sunday, Perry served the girls conservative troll realness as he insinuated that President Barack Obama (pictured) is purposely trying to fill the country up with undocumented immigrants during an interview with ABC News. When offered the chance to step two steps back from the crazy talk, Perry pressed on with the paranoia. Speaking to Martha Raddatz, Perry explained, “When I have written a letter that is dated May of 2012, and I have yet to have a response from this administration, I will tell you they either are inept or don’t care, and that is my position.” Rick Perry, whose solution to the drought in Texas was to pray for rain in stadiums, is calling another administration “inept”? Super.
Continuing on with his rant, Perry repeated the “inept” accusation and said it’s either that or “you have some ulterior motive of which you are functioning from.”
He went on to offer the following ominous warning (via Raw Story):
“Unless we secure our southern border, this is going to continue to be a massive amount of individuals that are coming to the United States. And, frankly, we don’t have a place to house them as it is. And if we have a major event, a hurricane that comes in to the Gulf Coast, I don’t have a place to be housing people who are displaced because this administration….”
Ever responsible, Raddatz interrupted Perry and concluded the interview with, “Okay, Governor, I’m going to have to stop you there, but thank you very much for joining us.” Mind you, days before this interview, Perry said to FOX News’ Sean Hannity, “I mean I hate to be conspiratorial, but I mean, how do you move that many people from Central America across Mexico and then in to the United States without there being a fairly coordinated effort?”
In other words, he very much wants to be conspiratorial. Hello, Republican primary voters, did that moisten your insanity enough?
When Perry isn’t talking crazy, he’s being disrespectful. In Texas for two days for private fundraising, the Obama administration extended an offer to Perry for him to greet Obama at the Austin-Bergstorm Airport. Perry’s response?
I don’t want to shake your hand again, boy. No, thank you.
The Austin American-Statesman quotes a letter penned to President Obama:
“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. 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. With the appropriate notice, I am willing to change my schedule to facilitate this request.”
“With the appropriate notice,” eh? Rick Perry is well aware that he could easily both greet the President at the airport and have a substantive discussion about immigration. Not that he’s actually interested in any such conversation, however. A week ago, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest noted, “The truth is, it’s hard to take seriously Governor Perry’s concerns” — mostly because Perry could be speaking to his fellow Republicans who represent Texas districts in Congress that are making no effort to pass the comprehensive immigration reform that might settle issues at the border that a fence clearly cannot.
That would be too much like, right, though, and what’s the point of talking about policy when you’re posturing for primary votes? You know, after you already took heat for being sensible enough to defend a Texas law that provides in-state tuition for students of undocumented immigrations, I guess it’s much safer to do this instead.