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  •  Perhaps we could get a poor person (6+ / 0-)

    into his office to talk about poverty, or a working person to talk about the importance of unions and workplace safety, or a child to talk about the importance of education and facts (not myths) being taught, or a senior citizen to talk to him about how Social Security and Medicare aren't Ponzi schemes, or maybe a polar bear to talk about how Perrys fossil fuel friends are driving him into extinction.  

    Of course, it's BS.  No single person has an impact on anyone money driven or ideology driven.  They believe what they believe because it benefits them personally in dollars, or votes, or powerful allies.  They'll change their tune whenever they feel it benefits them (I'm looking at you, too, Mitt McFlipFlop).

    Perry is looking to undermine that fact that the pharmaceutical company that benefitted from his order was a supporter and donor.  In signing the executive order rather than going through the Legislature, he gets sole responsibility (and also the blame) for it.  He can't shift the responsibility elsewhere so his only recourse is distraction and outright lies.  Right now any lie will do since the "small government" and "government off our backs" memes he promotes are diametrically opposite of his action in this matter.

    His primary goal is to make himself disappear as a person who will support anything for a buck.

    There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

    by Puddytat on Sat Sep 24, 2011 at 10:04:22 AM PDT

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