ladygrantham | christophernolans | inothernews:
Three things about Rick Perry’s hate video:
- The like / dislike ratio is just about right. Go on and flag it, too, for hate speech.
- Notice how this cowardly, homophobic fuck has disabled comments. And this prick wants to be president? Fuck you, Rick Perry.
- Hey, how many of his Republican presidential candidates will come out and condemn this ad? I’d bet the answer is whatever zero plus zero is.
It’s really one of the most shameful political ads I’ve ever seen a Presidential candidate put out. To purposely attack one minority group and cover it up as trying to bring “faith back to America”. Does this prick not understand there are Christians homosexuals too? Or what separation of church and state means? Such a desperate ploy for attention. Basically the end of a pathetic campaign and thank goodness.
Let’s talk about how when I was in sixth grade, I attended a science fair where Rick Perry (as lieutenant governor) was a guest judge. He asked me to explain my project to him twice.
If you’re too dumb to understand how a fucking sixth grade science fair project works, you’re not qualified to be President.
Also, you’re an asshole.
I’m having a really hard time understanding why religion keeps becoming a presidential issue, I think. There’s a concept called ‘separation of church and state’ that I think a lot of politicians could use a big re-education on. First off, I don’t have a problem with my president being religious, because that is their choice. It’s a non-issue for me as a voter. I have a lot of good, amazing, Christian friends and that doesn’t really cause any problems for us. What I have an issue with is religion being pulled into political debate as a way to gain voters and highlight what should not be important.
Here’s a really big newsflash for you, Perry: whether our kids can pray in school or not is a really not fucking important issue. Let’s talk about things that are an issue: abortion rights, body right, queer rights, gay marriage, the war in Iraq, the economy, healthcare, the future of energy, global warming. There are dozens of more equally important issues, but you know which one isn’t on there? Whether or not your kids can fucking celebrate Christmas in school.
Okay, kids can celebrate Christmas. You go into any public school in America and ask a kid of the dominant population of the school what holidays happen in December, and that kid is going to say Christmas. The reason we don’t call it a “Christmas Break” anymore is because that phrase is non-inclusive to other faiths. No one is stopping your kid from celebrating Christmas. What they’re doing is teaching your kid to be sensitive to other faiths, holidays, and people. Because we live in America and hasn’t it always been said that this is a melting pot? That we are a mixture of different backgrounds, faiths, beliefs, and histories? Don’t you think that teaching a kid to be inclusive not only makes them a better person, but also teaches them something that, I’ve always believed, is part of the American ideal? That we are accepting and open of other folks, despite our difference?
And here’s another thing: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is a sick, repressive, and discriminatory practice that prevents people who want to serve, protect, and honor this country from doing something they believe is right. It doesn’t matter where you come from or how you identify — wanting to join the armed forces is a hugely personal decision and telling someone that they can’t do that is hurtful and prejudiced.
Stop making non-issues into false issues, Perry, and start talking about things that matter. That is, of course, if you can remember them.
it’s now over 200,000 dislikes. awesome.