In his recent epic
Rick Perry heaped his wrath on Donald Trump, the leading Republican Presidential candidate so far, for being a "cancer on conservatism." As one of the many Presidential Republican candidates, Rick Perry railed against Donald Trump the Terrible for bashing John McCain's military service, among other reasons.
Puffed up like a rooster an indignant Rick Perry asked Trump:
"I can only ask as Senator Welch did of Senator McCarthy, 'Have you no sense of decency, sir?'"
(Rick Perry forgot that he was part of the Swift Boat
character assassination plot against John Kerry's distinguished military service in 2004. So was St. Jeb Bush.)
I have to admit that I laughed out loud when I heard have you no decency coming from Rick Perry. Decency?
What would Jim Crow Rick Perry know about decency? After all, this is the Governor who imposed one of the toughest voter ID laws in the country. It is such a repressive law that it disenfranchised over 600,000
Texans from their right to vote in 2014. A federal judge equated it to a poll tax.
Throwing 600,000 registered voters under the bus is the real decent thing to do, heh?
As Governor Rick Perry has also made it next to impossible for low income women to obtain abortions,contraceptive counseling, medications, devices and various cancer screenings in the state. He and his Party's war on Planned Parenthood has been especially brutal.
Rick Perry and his colleagues who rail against government did a fine job of imposing big government on women's reproductive choices. Off to the south of border flea markets, we send you.
And our Governor, who lectured another Republican about basic human decency (which has become a lol moment these days) presided over the state with the highest number of uninsured residents. And our former Governor who can make very cruel conservative decisions with apparent ease, refused to accept federally expanded Medicaid. His decision was based on sheer spite, rigid right wing ideology and little else. Yes indeed. Rick Perry ignored the powerful arguments put forth by health care professionals.
And so there's a large segment of the population here that are left with the old Republican plan for health care.
Don't get sick. If you do get sick die quickly.
The list of Rick Perry's mean-spirited conservative decisions is a very long one. I am sure if he gains any traction in the primary race his opponents will be more than happy to shine a laser focused light on Rick Perry's long record as Governor Cruel.
But as far as Trump being a cancer on conservatism many see Donald Trump as the embodiment of conservatism.
Please follow me below the orange gerrymander to see how.
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