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(Think Progress)   Rick Perry compares lowering corporate taxes to the civil rights movement. Don't we all remember when the cops unleashed the dogs on marchers who demanded lower taxes for millionaires?   (thinkprogress.org ) divider line
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2011-08-22 09:28:03 PM  
I'm just glad they don't have to sit in the back of the company Gulfstream any longer.
 
2011-08-22 09:30:57 PM  
No, he didn't. This dude is idiotic enough, there's no need to make shiat up.
 
2011-08-22 09:46:32 PM  

DamnYankees: No, he didn't. This dude is idiotic enough, there's no need to make shiat up.


I dunno. He certainly didn't do a good job of transitioning if he *wasn't* comparing the two. I suppose we can give him the Benefit Of The Dumbshiat, though.

/not subby
 
2011-08-22 09:59:09 PM  
Remember when Parry was waiting in the wings to expose what an idiot he is?
 
2011-08-22 10:12:12 PM  
www.johnnyleeclary.com

HAW HAW!
 
2011-08-22 10:49:37 PM  

DamnYankees: No, he didn't. This dude is idiotic enough, there's no need to make shiat up.

 
2011-08-22 11:06:46 PM  
What a dick.
 
2011-08-22 11:23:17 PM  
Maybe we should go about the country, lynching CEOs. Give him what he's looking for? =|
 
2011-08-22 11:25:46 PM  
Ah yes! The millionaire manservant march!
 
2011-08-22 11:37:30 PM  
Rick Perry legitimiately believes in far, far stupider things.

You don't need to make shiat up.
 
2011-08-22 11:54:07 PM  
He didn't straight up say that, but he does seem to be making a tacit comparison, perhaps to test how it plays in media and general public. Politicians do this frequently, as I'm sure y'all have noticed.
 
2011-08-22 11:59:54 PM  
Let's see: Parry compares the injustice of over taxation to this
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over litigation to this
www.tadias.com
and over regulation to this
www.bluedogs.us

I'm sure that the corporations and rich fat cats suffer as much as a minority did back in 1950's-1970's
 
2011-08-23 12:05:25 AM  
This new "the poor need to pay their fair share" meme is going to kill satire once and for all.
 
2011-08-23 12:15:18 AM  

brainiac-dumdum: He didn't straight up say that, but he does seem to be making a tacit comparison, perhaps to test how it plays in media and general public. Politicians do this frequently, as I'm sure y'all have noticed.


I don't see any comparison. He was politicking his platform. If anything this website, Thoughtless lack of Progress, should have gone after this bit in his remarks as wishy washy on immigration or something:

"And Americans regardless of what their cultural or ethnic background is they need to know that they can come to America and you got a chance to have any dream come true because the economic climate is gonna be improved"


But I should know better than to expect TP to truthfully summarize the story in their headline. Media Mattards should go after these folks.
 
2011-08-23 12:26:48 AM  
I've heard Rick Perry keeps his cowboy boots on during sex.
 
2011-08-23 12:30:11 AM  

violentsalvation: I don't see any comparison.


Yes, but you're an idiot with no sense of nuance and lack the mental agility to manage multiple levels of thought. So is Rick Perry, but he has a campaign staff that does

But I should know better than to expect TP to truthfully summarize the story in their headline. Media Mattards should go after these folks

How you suffer. Now you know how Martin Luther King Jr felt
 
2011-08-23 12:32:38 AM  
Subby offers himself proof that liberals can't meme themselves to political victory in 2012.

If you want to win the election create a stable climate in which businesses can safely invest their dollars into growth and new jobs.
 
2011-08-23 12:33:39 AM  
At least Perry didn't write a book laying out his agenda and then suddenly deny everything in it...
 
2011-08-23 12:39:48 AM  

BroadbandGremlin: Subby offers himself proof that liberals can't meme themselves to political victory in 2012.

If you want to win the election create a stable climate in which businesses can safely invest their dollars into growth and new jobs in India & China while pocketing their tax breaks & bonuses. FTFY

 
2011-08-23 12:41:54 AM  

BroadbandGremlin: Subby offers himself proof that liberals can't meme themselves to political victory in 2012.

If you want to win the election create a stable climate in which businesses can safely invest their dollars into growth and new jobs.


One of these days, the wealth will trickle down! It'll start any day now!
 
2011-08-23 12:42:56 AM  

Bermuda59: At least Perry didn't write a book laying out his agenda and then suddenly deny everything in it...


So a Texas republican running for president with the intials of RP who took credit for writing something and is now claiming that it was a ghostwriter and that we shouldn't bother discussing it anymore because it's a dead issue and look over there?

I'm shocked.

The fact that Rick Perry took the wrap for something that he obviously didn't write actually makes him look better, because it shows that he's willing to take full responsibility and that the buck stops with him.

At the same time, you shouldn't hold him responsible for anything that went out in his name. That's not fair. It was some other dude.
 
2011-08-23 12:43:25 AM  
But did he have a view of Logan Airport on the morning of 9/11?

This is important.
 
2011-08-23 12:43:55 AM  

brainiac-dumdum: violentsalvation: I don't see any comparison.

Yes, but you're an idiot with no sense of nuance and lack the mental agility to manage multiple levels of thought. So is Rick Perry, but he has a campaign staff that does

But I should know better than to expect TP to truthfully summarize the story in their headline. Media Mattards should go after these folks

How you suffer. Now you know how Martin Luther King Jr felt


So the sense of nuance and mental agility I lack is what? No ability to fill in the blank with bullsh*t for political purposes? F*ck that. I don't even like the guy, at all, Jesus Christ. He gives the left enough material, no need to make up sh*t.
 
2011-08-23 12:44:06 AM  
The system really needs to change if these are the best candidates the people have to choose from. A gun toting texas preacher confederate? Not even 4 years after Bush left? I am almost to sad to say I haz a sad.
 
2011-08-23 12:44:13 AM  

smeag0l: BroadbandGremlin: Subby offers himself proof that liberals can't meme themselves to political victory in 2012.

If you want to win the election create a stable climate in which businesses can safely invest their dollars into growth and new jobs in India & China while pocketing their tax breaks & bonuses. FTFY


=-=--=-

Some will invest in other countries but there are still plenty of businesses in the U.S. sitting on capital and just waiting for resolute leadership to give them the confidence they need to invest in America.
 
2011-08-23 12:44:45 AM  
WTF????I thought Texas executed the retarded? Guess they elect them as well?
 
2011-08-23 12:44:46 AM  
The fact that every news agency in the country isnt laughing him out of both office and out of public eye is proof that this country is ready to implode. Any civilized country in the world would have come out with a April Fools sign at this point and screamed "JUST KIDDING!" before the next primary. I am enjoying the show of this country burning, and I hope to be there to piss on the ashes.
 
2011-08-23 12:44:46 AM  
Nearly 100 years after the Great Depression, the billionaire still is not free of taxes.
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But we refuse to believe that the bank of America is bankrupt yet. We refuse to believe that there are no more funds for us to take from the great vaults of of the middle class. And so, we've come to cash this check, a check that will give us upon demand the riches once hoarded by laborers and middle managers.
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This sweltering summer of the billionaire's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of free markets and tax reform.
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I have a dream that one day on Capitol Hill, the sons of mere millionaires and the sons of billionaires will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
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2011-08-23 12:46:38 AM  

LordJiro: BroadbandGremlin: Subby offers himself proof that liberals can't meme themselves to political victory in 2012.

If you want to win the election create a stable climate in which businesses can safely invest their dollars into growth and new jobs.

One of these days, the wealth will trickle down! It'll start any day now!


=-=-=-

Rewarding innovation is what has made this country great. Wealth doesn't trickle. It gets invested and many times it creates more wealth. If we create a favorable climate for business in the U.S. then it also creates jobs, raises, bonuses, and prosperity.

Assuming that every innovator who worked hard to build his or her business is cold and heartless is probably evidence of the cognitive challenges you have faced in your own life.
 
2011-08-23 12:47:28 AM  
I hear Rick Perry likes to eat his Texas chile out of the bung of a recently captured illegal immigrant.

I'm not saying it's true. I'm just saying that's what I've heard.
 
2011-08-23 12:48:23 AM  

DamnYankees: No, he didn't. This dude is idiotic enough, there's no need to make shiat up.


Yeah, seems more like an incredibly clumsy segue more than anything.
 
2011-08-23 12:50:29 AM  
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2011-08-23 12:52:41 AM  

BroadbandGremlin: Assuming that every innovator who worked hard to build his or her business is cold and heartless is probably evidence of the cognitive challenges you have faced in your own life.


It's perfectly rational to assume a business is going to act for it's own self-interest because a business acting for it's own self-interest is rational.
 
2011-08-23 12:53:21 AM  

DamnYankees: No, he didn't.


PERRY: Listen, America's gone a long way from the standpoint of civil rights and thank God we have. I mean we've gone from a country that made great strides in issues of civil rights. I think we all can be proud of that. And as we go forward, America needs to be about freedom. It needs to be about freedom from overtaxation, freedom from over-litigation, freedom from over-regulation.

Overt metaphor or simile? No.

Deliberate evocation of the civil rights movement followed in the next sentence with pro-corporate anti-government derp as an indirect analogy? Yep.

So yeah, he kinda did.
 
2011-08-23 12:55:30 AM  
...and don't you forget corporations; that they people.
 
2011-08-23 12:56:31 AM  
Yet more proof that Rick Perry is a farking idiot. Too bad he didn't get the heavy hand of government out of Cameron Todd Willingham's life.
 
2011-08-23 12:57:02 AM  

BroadbandGremlin: Subby offers himself proof that liberals can't meme themselves to political victory in 2012.

If you want to win the election create a stable climate in which businesses can safely invest their dollars into growth and new jobs. just make sure Obama is on the ballot.


FTFY

The only chance the GOP has of winning the Presidency in 2012 is to lose their current crop of "hopefuls" and pick someone who is an actual conservative instead of a theocratic psycho.
 
2011-08-23 12:57:08 AM  

Mentat: This new "the poor need to pay their fair share" meme is going to kill satire once and for all.


Do you think that is their goal? I guess it could be.
 
2011-08-23 12:58:26 AM  

BroadbandGremlin: LordJiro: BroadbandGremlin: Subby offers himself proof that liberals can't meme themselves to political victory in 2012.

If you want to win the election create a stable climate in which businesses can safely invest their dollars into growth and new jobs.

One of these days, the wealth will trickle down! It'll start any day now!

=-=-=-

Rewarding innovation is what has made this country great. Wealth doesn't trickle. It gets invested and many times it creates more wealth for the already wealthy. If we create a favorable climate for business in the U.S. then it also creates jobs overseas, where they can pay the workers fark-all, raises , bonuses, and prosperity, again, for the people who are already wealthy.

Assuming that every innovator who worked hard to build his or her business is cold and heartless is probably evidence of the cognitive challenges you have faced in your own life.


Fixed that for you. Under Republican economics, the rich get richer while the poor and middle class get poorer. And I'm increasingly convinced that it'll take at least another Great Depression before that balances out.
 
2011-08-23 12:59:26 AM  

DamnYankees: No, he didn't. This dude is idiotic enough, there's no need to make shiat up.


Yeah, he did.

Reporter: "And coming to the Old Town Bistro you're actually visiting a very important place in Rock Hill and the nation's civil rights history. This year we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Friendship Nine sit-in here. Care to comment on that?

Perry: "Listen, America's gone a long way from the standpoint of civil rights and thank God we have. I mean we've gone from a country that made great strides in issues of civil rights. I think we all can be proud of that. And as we go forward, America needs to be about freedom. It needs to be about freedom from overtaxation, freedom from over-litigation, freedom from over-regulation."

The guy took an opportunity to make it known his view of racial justice in this country and he turned it into a spiel about taxes. Because that's all he's prepped for. He's a one trick pony. All he knows how to do is spin everything in support to what amounts to another form of trickle down economics.
 
2011-08-23 12:59:52 AM  

BuckTurgidson: PERRY: Listen, America's gone a long way from the standpoint of civil rights and thank God we have. I mean we've gone from a country that made great strides in issues of civil rights. I think we all can be proud of that. And as we go forward, America needs to be about freedom. It needs to be about freedom from overtaxation, freedom from over-litigation, freedom from over-regulation.

Overt metaphor or simile? No.

Deliberate evocation of the civil rights movement followed in the next sentence with pro-corporate anti-government derp as an indirect analogy? Yep.


You're being kind.

He's not even making an analogy. He is literally proclaiming this as the next step in the struggle.

If I say, "Computer technology has come a long way, and to move forward, we need to start investing in better transistors," I am not making an in-direct "analogy" between computers and transistors.

Perry isn't comparing himself to the civil rights movement He's not drawing a comparison. He's insisting that his campaign is what the civil rights leaders would be fighting for today, if they were still around.
 
2011-08-23 01:00:13 AM  
Rick Perry is like a dumb G W Bush. Wrap your brain around that shiat.
 
2011-08-23 01:00:21 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: Mentat: This new "the poor need to pay their fair share" meme is going to kill satire once and for all.

Do you think that is their goal? I guess it could be.


They do seem to hate Jon Stewart.
 
2011-08-23 01:01:54 AM  

beer4breakfast: DamnYankees: No, he didn't. This dude is idiotic enough, there's no need to make shiat up.

Yeah, he did.

Reporter: "And coming to the Old Town Bistro you're actually visiting a very important place in Rock Hill and the nation's civil rights history. This year we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Friendship Nine sit-in here. Care to comment on that?

Perry: "Listen, America's gone a long way from the standpoint of civil rights and thank God we have. I mean we've gone from a country that made great strides in issues of civil rights. I think we all can be proud of that. And as we go forward, America needs to be about freedom. It needs to be about freedom from overtaxation, freedom from over-litigation, freedom from over-regulation."

The guy took an opportunity to make it known his view of racial justice in this country and he turned it into a spiel about taxes. Because that's all he's prepped for. He's a one trick pony. All he knows how to do is spin everything in support to what amounts to another form of trickle down economics.


But it'll work! Really! The climate just isn't FRIENDLY enough to big business. We just need to give them MORE tax cuts, tax loopholes and subsidies, and LESS of that pesky regulation. Then, the economy will flourish for SURE.
 
2011-08-23 01:03:31 AM  
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2011-08-23 01:03:33 AM  

LordJiro: BroadbandGremlin: LordJiro: BroadbandGremlin: Subby offers himself proof that liberals can't meme themselves to political victory in 2012.

If you want to win the election create a stable climate in which businesses can safely invest their dollars into growth and new jobs.

One of these days, the wealth will trickle down! It'll start any day now!

=-=-=-

Rewarding innovation is what has made this country great. Wealth doesn't trickle. It gets invested and many times it creates more wealth for the already wealthy. If we create a favorable climate for business in the U.S. then it also creates jobs overseas, where they can pay the workers fark-all, raises , bonuses, and prosperity, again, for the people who are already wealthy.

Assuming that every innovator who worked hard to build his or her business is cold and heartless is probably evidence of the cognitive challenges you have faced in your own life.

Fixed that for you. Under Republican economics, the rich get richer while the poor and middle class get poorer. And I'm increasingly convinced that it'll take at least another Great Depression before that balances out.


=-=-=-

It will take a leader in the White House who understands business and economics better than he does organizing communities...
 
2011-08-23 01:03:47 AM  

Ooba Tooba: The system really needs to change if these are the best candidates the people have to choose from. A gun toting texas preacher confederate? Not even 4 years after Bush left? I am almost to sad to say I haz a sad.


Well, to be charitable regarding the intelligence of the remaining masterminds in the GOP, second-term elections are rarely lost by the incumbent barring them doing something really, really stupid (like, for reference, Bush 2 getting us involved in Iraq under incredibly shaky pretenses wasn't dumb enough to lose him his 2nd term), so usually the opposition party's lineup is made up pretty much solely of symbolic candidates (Ron Paul), hail-mary passes (Rick Perry), and the obligatory guy that makes the party seem reasonable, but that everyone in the party actually kind of wants to see fail for whatever reason (Mitt Romney).

So even if the party's leadership weren't completely batshiat, I'd expect something similar to what they're doing now this year. Note that the Dem candidates from 2004 sort of similarly ranged from dull to useless to crazy, and that in 2008 both partys' official primary candidates were overwhelmingly people regarded as actual legitimate contenders. Basically, I'm expecting both parties to focus on congressional gains and leave the damn-near-inevitable Obama victory to its own devices.

//Though, again, I may be crediting the current GOP leadership with more collective intelligence than they actually have. The last couple decades have ended with most of the really competent leaders and even behind-the-scenes guys in prison, retired, or just exposed and thus somewhat less than effective. Between that and active hostility to education, the people in charge might genuinely think Perry stands a chance.
 
2011-08-23 01:06:10 AM  
If it weren't for the prospect of him actually becoming President, Rick Perry running a campaign would be the funniest thing ever. Almost everything I read about or hear him saying is more ridiculous than the thing he said before it. How can people seriously want to vote for a person with such ridiculous positions?
 
2011-08-23 01:11:11 AM  

Dictatorial_Flair: If it weren't for the prospect of him actually becoming President, Rick Perry running a campaign would be the funniest thing ever. Almost everything I read about or hear him saying is more ridiculous than the thing he said before it. How can people seriously want to vote for a person with such ridiculous positions?


=-==-

Apparently that's because your primary news sources consist of Reddit and the Daily Kas. Outside of the "Meme 2012" web campaign a real world exists in which the longest serving governor with a successful job creation portfolio is running neck and neck with the sitting president in Gallup polls.
 
2011-08-23 01:12:40 AM  

schrodinger: You're being kind.

He's not even making an analogy. He is literally proclaiming this as the next step in the struggle.

If I say, "Computer technology has come a long way, and to move forward, we need to start investing in better transistors," I am not making an in-direct "analogy" between computers and transistors.

Perry isn't comparing himself to the civil rights movement He's not drawing a comparison. He's insisting that his campaign is what the civil rights leaders would be fighting for today, if they were still around.


So a better description would be, Rick Perry attempts to co-opt the civil rights movement on behalf of corporate profits.
 
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