The King of Crony Capitalism Asks People to Die For Him

August 31, 2015 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Rick Perry in South Carolina at the God Rally.  Listen to him say, “Load Up!” and “What are you willing to die for?” and then call for Christian soldiers.

With half a decent lawyer, we could have him committed.  It’s 2 minutes and 18 seconds of loco eyed crazy.  Stay with it until the end but turn down the sound a little because he’s foaming at the mouth screeching.

 

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46 Comments to “The King of Crony Capitalism Asks People to Die For Him”


  1. Robert Hurst says:

    Maybe it’ll start a trend where instead of joining FOX News when they loose their party’s nomination, GOP Presidential hopefuls will join their nearest church. Let God sort ’em out.

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  2. No way am I listening to that. But I saved this from a column about the dedications in GOP candidates’ campaign bios:

    Perry, often accused of being intellectually unencumbered, emphasizes the historians and legal scholars he consulted for “Fed Up!,” published before his failed run at the Republican Party’s 2012 presidential nomination. (Regrettably, the former Texas governor also writes that thanking his wife is a “no-brainer,” an expression Perry should avoid in any sentence describing his decision-making.) — Carlos Lozada

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/book-party/wp/2015/08/27/god-family-and-donors-inside-the-book-acknowledgments-of-the-2016-gop-field/

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  3. These wingnuts are extremists, dangerous and real.

    ” First they came for the Minorities, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Minority .

    Then they came for the Unions, and I did not speak out—
    Because I did not belong to a Union..

    Then they came for the Gays, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not Gay.

    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

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  4. Notice that it is the “Christian soldiers” who are supposed to die for the cause and not Rick Perry.

    Funny how that works.

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  5. I can’t help but think none of those lovely white people on those capital steps are really familiar with the Rick Perry that we know or they would literally be ROFLing with the irony.

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  6. Pardon me while I frow up.

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  7. Fred Farklestone says:

    All I can say is, “How effing pathetic!”

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  8. screecherguy says:

    Perry is like a corpse hitting the pavement on the second bounce. His second run for the roses is coming to a crashing end. Thank you god. Of course, only an idiot would not have realized he had no chance. What. So. Ever.

    Personally, I think the republican contest is already over. Trump has won it. The entire field of clowns are done even before it starts. They’re just sticking around to make it through the second “debate”. Of course, it won’t really be a debate. After all, they all hold the same stupid positions. Kill social security & medicare, and Obamacare, deport everyone who isn’t purely lily white & kill birthright citizenship forever (sorry Cruze, Jendal, Rubio), erect some kind of east/west German type wall to keep out those hoards of brown people, kill college/universities and voucherize public education, and rollout a new war with Iran. The only real question left for these right wing nj’s is who’s going to be Trump’s running mate.

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  9. I listened to pRick, but kept my eyes on the crowd of white women and the one white man behind him. Except for a couple of them, they didn’t appear to be very into what he was yelling. If he had any campaign money I would bet he paid that crowd, but maybe one of his PACs did.

    Fred Farklestone is correct: It was effing pathetic. pRick is getting desperate. hee hee

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  10. When you’re a loser and unemployed, you become a “christian” grifter.

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  11. mrswiggins says:

    I listened to part of it and OMG, what was he talking about? He threw around talking points and jingo, but really said nothing. And the crowd response was tepid.

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  12. The last squeals of the last guy left on a sinking ship! Pitiful!

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  13. daChipster says:

    “…on the second bounce!” Oh, boy! That totally nails it!

    Screecherguy wins the Internets, today. I shall give that comment my highest honor, and steal it, shamelessly.

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  14. So Perry tries to tun his campaign speech into a revival, but nothing comes of it. What are we willing to die for? Protecting the planet, womens’ equality, the rights of all Americans to vote, healthcare for all, fair treatment for the poor and middle class…all the things you (pRick) oppose. Yours is one of the money changer tables we want to overthrow.
    Go to jail. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200.00.

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  15. UmptyDump says:

    Good ‘ol Christian Soldiers. Kill somebody you don’t like for Christ.

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  16. Marcia in CO says:

    I agree, Screecherguy totally nailed it!

    It would seem pRick was ranting on and on about his own party!!

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  17. Don Balya says:

    The moneychangers and corruption are on Wall Street, and ol’ Rick probably has more than a buck or two involved there. And it IS interesting, as someone noted above, he is asking “Christian Soldiers” to die, not Rick Perry. Guess his hair is too nice to muss up.

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  18. Can’t we reverse that? Let’s as pRick, and his cronies, to die for us!

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  19. Corinne Sabo says:

    I agree with Lex. Stand together or fall alone.

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  20. South Carolina?

    I wonder which Confederate leader is immortalized in that statue on the left side of Perry? As Donald Trump himself might say, it’s a bonus video, two losers in one shot!

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  21. pRick, didn’t you hear? Your 15 minutes is well past “up”. If you don’t go away we can’t miss you. Go away.

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  22. elise von holten says:

    Well, Rick’s cronies have killed all the pension funds, so all those people don’t have a thing to live for…Social Security doesn’t pay enough to retire on…so “dying for the cause” is the next,best think to a fully funded old age. If the were Muslim, they would (males, only) 40 virgins or grapes (translation differences) waiting for them, as Christians–it’s hanging out with Huckabee, the Newt, a bunch of TV preachers–enough to drive most logical types straight into sin, so the better company of hell would be attainable…

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  23. For all his bluster that was a passive audience. Wonder if they were state workers forced to be there. Hopefully soon the bottom of the biosolids barrel will fall out and we can flush Perry, Santorum, Cruz, Huckabee and maybe a few others down the drain. At least Kasich and a few others aren’t totally nuts.

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  24. Elise, the “Duty-to-Die” movement is a real thing. (It’s a logical progression of the neoliberal/conservative principles discussed yesterday in the Paul Krugman piece.)

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  25. Marion (formerly known as MM) says:

    He’s talking about corruption and crony capitalism in Washington. Now that’s a subject he really knows something about right here in the state he governed for so long.

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  26. Linda Phipps says:

    Screecherguy: I can’t for the life of me imagine anyone as Trump’s running mate. (Maybe Fiorina, she’s quiet)… But mostly I think that he would rather have both jobs himself.

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  27. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    Linda Phipps, be happy. Fido Purina and Spawn of Cheney are both too old to be considered by T-Rump as running mates. Age of candidacy for VP is 35, which might pose a problem for T-Rump. He might drop out of the race, if someone clues him in that it requires an old broad to be a running mate.

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  28. Linda Phipps, t-rump seems to be rather taken with the Tundra Tart, maybe she’ll get the VP nod since she did so much for Johnny Mac.

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  29. I think that when the Independence volunteer fire department sprayed the gunk off of Little Rocky Creek before Perry’s baptism there, they washed away any mojo he might have had. Any man vain enough to compare himself to Sam Houston, but too prissy to be baptized in a Texas creek without first having it washed down by the fire department is never going anywhere.

    That preacher performance couldn’t get him a role on an afternoon soap. It was bad enough that he had to keep going back to his notes to find out where his indignation was taking him- his hand-slapping was like a misplaced exclamation point.

    And! Jesus.

    Pitiful. Poor man, he clearly has no idea.

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  30. That was just plain scary! He looked like he was on a pogo stick, jumping all over the place. And what a contrast between his mania and the apathy of all those white folks behind him. Not to mention the contrast between his words and reality.

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  31. I feel kind of sorry for him. He’s gone creepy-crazy, and I suspect it’s due to really bad advisers. He’s certainly NOT cut out to be a Bible-thumpin’ orator.

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  32. Marge Wood says:

    I’m willing to go help turn over the tables of the moneychangers, aren’t you? Seems like we could start here in Austin at the Capitol.

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  33. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    Marge Wood – an activity needed in all 50 states. Have one of your local youth football teams run interference for you. I don’t trust some Texans to treat a lady with respect, but that sainted football should give you some cover.

    Here in Nevada, maybe a Little League baseball team would be safe. Guess I should give Cliven Bundy a call to see if he has a favorite sport that might cause him to respect the lives of little children.

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  34. Sandridge says:

    Screecherguy and Chipster,

    That’s a dead pRick bounce (with apologies to WS cats)…
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    Wiki has an absolute perfect description of pRick’s political arc:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_cat_bounce
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    Just change the word “stock” to Perry:
    “In finance, a dead cat bounce is a small, brief recovery in the price of a declining stock.[1] Derived from the idea that “even a dead cat will bounce if it falls from a great height”,[2] the phrase, which originated on Wall Street, is also popularly applied to any case where a subject experiences a brief resurgence during or following a severe decline….
    The standard usage of the term is: A short rise in price of a stock which already suffered a fall. In other instances the term is used exclusively to refer to securities or stocks that are considered to be of low value. First, the securities have poor past performance. Second, the decline is “correct” in that the underlying business is weak (e.g. declining sales or shaky financials). Along with this, it is doubtful that the security will recover with better conditions (overall market or economy).:.
    Although pRick really never has seen any upside this run.
    .

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  35. Sandridge says:

    Dinah says:
    August 31, 2015 at 5:43 pm
    I feel kind of sorry for him. He’s gone creepy-crazy, and I suspect it’s due to really bad advisers. He’s certainly NOT cut out to be a Bible-thumpin’ orator.
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    Dinah’s nailed it. Prayrry started long ago acting like a preacherman, even before his big ‘Prey for Rain’ circle-jerk with all the preachermen in Houston years ago.
    He seemed to have been getting coached and practicing the mannerisms of the hotdog teevee talibangelicals and megachurch tycoons over a period of time.
    The whole act involved a growing display of those proven (to ijiots) speech patterns and cadence, body and hand language, etc. employed by the greedy Rev’s pitching to the faithful sheeple.
    Quite a skit he’s slowly ramped up the last decade or so (as those second rate ‘advisors’ sought to position him as a ‘savior’ to the serious wingnut believer demo/R-base). That plan is obviously borking.

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  36. This is the way Rick’s campaign ends
    This is the way Rick’s campaign ends
    This is the way Rick’s campaign ends
    Not with a bang but a whimper.

    Apologies to T.S. Eliot, but he was writing about hollow men.

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  37. UmptyDump says:

    The following is not meant to endorse any particular church or religious sect … but … who behaves in a manner that we wish to associate with the spirit of Christianity?

    Rick Perry? …

    Or? …

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-pope-francis-calls-cristo-rey-jesuit-20150831-story.html

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  38. Mary Beth says:

    I think I felt spit spraying out of the video.. He needs to check his meds.

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  39. de Tocqueville? Seriously? He slid de Tocqueville into his rant? Oh yeah, assuming they even heard the name slide, or spatter, out of the pRick’s mouth, clearly that is a crowd well versed in philosophy and history.

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  40. We stand with God?

    More like Gott Mit Uns.

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  41. @coozledad
    Съ нами Богъ! right back atcha! “God with us” indeed. Although “God with us” would likely surprise many in that crowd.

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  42. Rick missed his calling.

    I see “John Oliver” type…… televangelism in his future.

    Not much different than politics….. ask for …. and receive money ………from people too ignorant/stupid to know better.

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  43. When is this sick pRick going to the pokey?

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  44. Lots of great posts here, but let’s do something about this. How about sending a fork–any kind, even a picture of one–to : Perry for President, Inc. PO BOX 162406, Austin, TX 78716

    As in, STICK A FORK IN HIM, HE’S DONE!!!

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  45. Ron Pilcher says:

    Rick-
    I wondered about the statue as well.
    Not a Confederate- Just a Southerner.

    George Washington.

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  46. claudeewelch says:

    Slick Rick resembled a puppet with several strings, all working in unison to reveal one pathetic mo fo.

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