‘perry’s faulty memory on secession talk’


April 2009:

Steve Benen: …. In early 2009, Perry was so outraged by Democratic efforts to clean up Republican messes, he pushed the rhetorical envelope much further than he should have. The governor denounced the United States government as “oppressive,” arguing that it was “time to draw the line in the sand and tell Washington that no longer are we going to accept their oppressive hand in the state of Texas.” Soon after, he said he doesn’t want to “dissolve” the union of the United States, “But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that.”

A month prior, Perry said of Texas, “[W]hen we came into the nation in 1845, we were a republic, we were a stand-alone nation. And one of the deals was, we can leave anytime we want. So we’re kind of thinking about that again.”

Did Perry specifically use the word “secession”? There’s no evidence of that*. But it’s entirely fair to say Perry dabbled in secessionist rhetoric, which in itself should be considered scandalous in the 21st century.

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6 Responses to “‘perry’s faulty memory on secession talk’”

  1. 1 jacquelineoboomer
    September 22, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    What an embarrassment this Republican is, to the Great State of Texas. He should be run out of Dodge. Or Dallas.

  2. 2 Fred
    September 22, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    he should leave the darn planet not just the State of Texas and our Country;oh and he can take his fellow secessionists with him too while he’s at it 🙄

  3. 3 theo67
    September 22, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Correction – shouldn’t be considered “scandalous”. Should be considered “treasonous”!

  4. 6 Lightfoot
    September 23, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Okay, so the reason $h!t is spewing out of Perry’s facial orifice is that god made a mistake and but his bum on his face and his mouth between his hairy cheeks; otherwise there is no accounting for such bald-face lying crap flying out of his face hole!

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