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At Least Rick Perry Has The Candor To Revel In Our Death Culture

From last night’s Republican debate

“When co-moderator Brian Williams of NBC noted the 234 executions that took place in Texas on the watch of Gov. Rick Perry, the current frontrunner in the GOP presidential contest, the crowd assembled in the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California, roared its approval. Asked if he ever lost sleep worrying that one of those executed might have been innocent, Perry replied, “No, sir. I’ve never struggled with that at all.”

I’ll say this for Rick Perry—At least he invites us to revel in the contempt for life and hope that often defines this country in so many aspects of public policy and daily conduct.

At least he makes no excuses in a culture where leaders of both parties and much of the public turn their backs everyday on the people who need help the most.

At least he tells you what he is all about.

Rick Perry offers Americans a clear choice. People can decide what they want.

Here are some facts about Rick Perry’s executions. 

Here is the discussion from the debate last night. 

September 8, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , ,

6 Comments »

  1. I have always found it difficult when a person claims such a strong grip on GOD, has him on his side, against aboration, fails to help the poorest in his state, but sits through 234 executions. But Mr. Perry is a typical Texas Republician

    Comment by PHYLLIS RADFORD | September 8, 2011

  2. You think saying, “no, sir. I’ve never struggled with that at all” is revelry? You must throw some wild parties.

    Comment by Matt Bramanti | September 9, 2011

  3. Ms. Radford—Mr. Perry does feel he has a direct connection with God. That makes him big trouble should he ever be our President.

    Matt—Mr. Perry appears to take plenty of enjoyment in what he does. That he is not jumping up and down does not change that fact.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | September 9, 2011

  4. […] at Texas Liberal made note of his growing appreciation for Rick Perry. With the Governor’s lack of any second-guessing over all the people who have been executed […]

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  5. Frankly it was a little creepy – I would have sat on my hands if I was in that audience. Same for the folks in Tampa reacting to the 30 year old uninsured on his deathbed question.

    http://gawker.com/5839564/gop-debate-crowd-on-uninsured-sick-americans-let-them-die

    Are these Republican debates or The Jerry Springer Show? I’ve never seen anything like this before. This goes to show we live in a deeply divided nation with really polarized minds who are very vocal. I feel out of place being a shy introvert in a country of obnoxious extroverts.

    Comment by IntrovertWhoUsuallyKeepsHisMouthShut | September 13, 2011

  6. […] at Texas Liberal made note of his growing appreciation for Rick Perry. With the Governor’s lack of any second-guessing over all the people who have been executed […]

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