Friday, October 14, 2011

Perry campaign needs to muzzle Anita

Before she applies the coup de grace to her husband's already-gravely-wounded presidential aspirations. Yesterday she said this:

"It’s been a rough month. We have been brutalized and beaten up and chewed up in the press to where I need this today," she said. "We are being brutalized by our opponents, and our own party. So much of that is, I think they look at him, because of his faith. He is the only true conservative – well, there are some true conservatives. And they’re there for good reasons. And they may feel like God called them too. But I truly feel like we are here for that purpose."

So it's not the governor's poor debate performances, his swaggering rhetoric, his inconsistent approach to undocumented immigrants or even his unwillingness to condemn a pastor who both endorsed him and called Mitt Romney's religion "a cult" that are the reasons he's come under criticism. And correspondingly lost the respect of GOP voters to the tune of over 20 percentage points in the past month.

She likened Perry's decision to run to encountering a "burning bush," a reference to the Biblical story of Moses receiving a sign from God. And Anita Perry suggested that her husband's current difficulties were a "test."

"Last week, someone came up to Rick and gave him the scripture. He said Rick, I want to tell you God is testing you," she said.

Yeah. Next up for Rick Perry: boils all over his body and  locusts to swarm and cover him entirely and suck the pus from them. You know, before he is rewarded ten-fold (or whatever).

Anyway, then today Anita said this:

"My son had to resign his job because of federal regulations that Washington has put on us," Mrs. Perry said while campaigning for her husband in South Carolina, after a voter shared the story of losing his job.


"He resigned his job two weeks ago because he can't go out and campaign with his father because of SEC regulations," she continued, referring to the Securities and Exchange Commission. "He has a wife... he's trying to start a business. So I can empathize."

"My son lost his job because of this administration," she said a few minutes later.

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Her comments about her son came in response to a question from 45-year-old voter who said he lost a job paying over $100,000 and who now makes $12 an hour as a handyman.

Griffin Perry resigned his six-figure position at Deutsche Bank in order to work on his father's presidential campaign. And -- in the wake of 2008's Great Crash -- because there are SEC regulations now in place to prevent Wall Street executives from participating directly in political campaigns, it's Obama's fault that he lost his job.

These two delusional gaffes followed last week's revelation that "people are hungering" for minimum wage jobs that her husband has graciously provided the citizens of the state of Texas.

There's simply nothing to add to this. There's not sufficient medication to relieve psychotic episodes this severe.

If she keeps saying things like this, even the $17 million bucks he raised in the third quarter isn't going to get him out of the hole she is helping him dig. 'Implosion' is now an understatement.

What the national media is exposing just by following her around and quoting her words is a detachment from reality even most of us in Texas weren't fully aware of. And trust me, it is breathtaking.

1 comment:

KatyDid said...

I'm starting to think my worry about Perry was a false alarm.

I'm a little relieved that GOP folks are running from him.

Maybe I underestimated them...