Monday, April 27, 2009

The Mess That Is Texas

From Alternet:

Why Is Texas So Psycho?
By Jim Hightower, Creators Syndicate
Posted on April 25, 2009, Printed on April 27, 2009

Texas politics has long been a source of great amusement for the people of our state, but it's often a source of bafflement for people beyond our borders. So, sometimes there's a need to explain what's going on here, and this is one of those times. In this case, the explanation is simple: Our governor is a goober.

Texans have known this for some time, but Rick Perry -- whose chief claim to fame had been that he has a spectacular head of hair -- was unknown outside the state, so he was our little secret. Now, however, Perry's gooberness has gone viral. He's a YouTube phenomenon and a new darling of the GOP kingmaker, Rush Limbaugh.

He broke into national consciousness on April 15, when he spoke at one of the many "teabag" rallies that Republican operatives set up around the country to protest Barack Obama's deficit spending. Appearing in Austin before a boisterous crowd of about a thousand people who were fuming about everything from gun control to the Wall Street bailout, the governor opened with this shot: "I'm sure you're not just a bunch of right-wing extremists. But if you are, I'm with you."

Then came the thought that earned him YouTuber-of-the-Day and a favorable mention from Lord Limbaugh: Texas just, By God, might secede from the union if Washington keeps messing with us.

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I think it's indicative that when Dems were unhappy with the Bush administration, we wanted to be rid of him... but when the GOP is unhappy with Obama, they want to be rid of the country.

So much for 'loving your country' - I guess that line was just bullshit when they waved it at the Dems.

Now we know who will 'cut and run' and 'hate America' at the first opportunity.

Thanks Tricky Ricky, now we know right where y'all stand.

1 comment:

Kaye Fissinger said...

Perry is so typical of the rabid right. When they don't like a fact, they simply invent something that works for them -- and then call it a "fact." They certainly are entitled to their own opinions. The problem is: they can't distinguish between the two. Hightower was too kind, but writes with humor. Ahhh, I do miss Molly Ivins. Guess when you live in Texas, it's necessary to have a well-honed sense of humor in order to survive.