I was talking about his politics in the headline – but, as they say, one picture a worth a thousand words! It sure looks like Rick has a bit of experience in this type of sucking (and quite a technique too).
But his politics are truly frightening. Think Progress offers a couple of clips from his appearances in Iowa that should make you realize what he’s all about.
In this clip, it certainly sounds as if Gov. Perry is suggesting a violent response to Ben Bernanke’s policies:
And in this one, he’s asking for anarchy by saying we should impose a moratorium on ALL regulations!
So, Rick Perry is the media story of the moment, but last week it was Mitt Romney… when he had the gall to say “corporations are people, my friend” (ugh – the “my friend” reminds me of the smug insincerity of John McCain)…
Because of Mitt’s stupid statement, I invited David Cobb back on the show to talk about Move To Amend to discuss their efforts to amend the constitution:
“We the corporations”
On January 21, 2010, with its ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections and run our government. Human beings are people; corporations are legal fictions.
We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United, and move to amend our Constitution to:
* Firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.
* Guarantee the right to vote and to participate, and to have our vote and participation count.
* Protect local communities, their economies, and democracies against illegitimate “preemption” actions by global, national, and state governments.
The Supreme Court is misguided in principle, and wrong on the law. In a democracy, the people rule. We Move to Amend.