Perry’s Campaign Move Pays Off

-Submitted by David Drumm (Nal), Guest Blogger

In a desperate attempt to distract the media away from the “Niggerhead” story, the Perry campaign used Rev. Robert Jeffress to claim that Mormonism is a cult. Jeffress, pastor of Dallas’ First Baptist Church, introduced Perry at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. Perry hasn’t been doing too well recently and his latest problem was the revelation that his family’s secluded West Texas hunting camp was known by the name painted on a flat rock near its gated entrance: Niggerhead.

Jeffress’s views on Mormonism are well-known to the Perry campaign. He has previously claimed that Mormonism is a cult and that “it is not Christianity, it is not a branch of Christianity.” Like a dog with a new toy, the media went chasing after this new story, forgetting all about the Niggerhead story. Perry just has to deny that he thinks Mormonism is a cult, and the media is left searching for a new toy.

Most evangelical Christians don’t consider Mormonism a Christian sect, so it doesn’t hurt Perry to remind those voters that he is a true Christian and his number one rival is not. If one believes that their faith is the one true faith, then different faiths are necessarily false and not to be tolerated.

I won’t be shedding any tears for Romney. You lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas. You pander to bigots, don’t be surprised when they turn on you.

H/T: Blue Texan, Right Wing Watch, Washington Post, AlterNet, Politico.

80 thoughts on “Perry’s Campaign Move Pays Off”

  1. pete,

    We dropped off some stuff to the Cleveland Occupy Wall Street group and I gotta tell you the firedoglake piece was a lot more accurate than the redstate report. The people helping us out in the drop off were off-duty, out of uniform cops. Unlike the teabagging protesters, not a single Occupy Wall Street protester was packing a sidearm.

  2. HenMan, HenMan, HenMan,

    I was a Howdy Doody, Capt. Penney kinda girl. Princess Summer- Fall-Winter-Spring was my hero. I had three brothers who for some reason or other my parents were constantly releasing from the cages I’d put them in so I also had to watch Roy Rogers but Winky Dink passed me by.

    Lester of the two weevils? That was good … really good.

    SwM and I are going to come visit you and drag you to New York so we can all three camp out in the park and serenade the protesters … do you play spoons?

  3. HenMen,

    Enjoyed the joke…

    Regarding Perry, guess weevil have to wait and see how he fares in the coming months…

  4. Ok….Now all you folks that admitted Voting Republican…..I am now viewing you with ASKANCE….DO YOU HEAR ME….lol….I enjoy reading your postings…..

  5. Is it not a good thing when radicals on the right are fighting among themselves? I’d rather have them fragmented that unified. πŸ™‚

  6. A Conservative Teacher: “A bigot is a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices, especially one exhibiting intolerance, and animosity toward those of differing beliefs.

    Are you a bigot?”

    Merriam Webster defines it thus:
    “a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance”

    Your definition is kind of “Bigot” lite. Since the example of bigotry in Nal’s article regards a statement based on a belief structure that defies reason to apply the same label to beliefs based on observable facts or testable conclusions is disingenuous IMO.

    I did visit your linked blawg and I’m thinking one of us is probably more bigoted than the other (using your definition) but really, it’s just a matter of having a strong political ideology, “bigot” is overkill.

    from linked blog:
    “V, Occupy Wall Street, and the Arab Spring- they may all sound appealing, but so did Lenin and Communism and Hitler and Fascism when they first came about, and we all know exactly how those enterprises turned out. I have nothing but scorn and pity for those who support or like these groups- they have valid concerns and valid criticisms of the system they find themselves in, but they have decided to support the wrong side and history will judge them as doing so.”

  7. anon nurse-

    Before I had the bobcats, I caught two boll weevils in the woods and put them in a terrarium as pets. They were a mating pair, Lester and Lorraine. After a few weeks, I found them to be boring pets, and released them back into the woods. Lorraine wasn’t too bad , but the other one was just the Lester of two weevils.

  8. Blouise 1, October 9, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    anon nurse,

    I’m a fool for HenMan … πŸ™‚


    I know, I know… πŸ˜‰ (and the bobcats…)

  9. HenMan
    I don’t have the Smiley Face technology on my 1955 Muntz computer, so I stuck one of those yellow stickers on my screen. Right over the DuMont Network logo.

    smiley face technology wasn’t invented until the mid 70’s when overproduction led to a market glut.

  10. Elaine,

    I think we have a corporate media but part of the corporate media deliberately masquerades as “liberal”. For example rawstory identifies itself as: “a progressive news site…” alternet identifies itself as a syndication of the alternative press and so on. How “liberal” sites identify themselves is often a striking contrast from what they present on their site.

    Bush sure did get away with everything from conservatives! There were only a few voices on the right who criticized him. That was an incredible disaster for our nation.

    This fact serves as a warning to the left. If you look at person and group after person and group on the left who has sold out their conscience (see another example at Glenn’s column of today), I think this cannot be explained without a hard look at the massive amount of propaganda put out by the administration. When civil libertarians, anti war groups, etc. in large numbers started turning a blind eye to what is/was happening, that needs our attention. We must ask how that came about and how it is still working. That is all I’m trying to speak about. The 08 propaganda was successful. The current propaganda is still successful. Whether it is as successful as Bush’s propaganda is something we likely do not agree on. I’m asking that the left be vigilant and that we help each other to see when we are being manipulated/how it is being done, and how can we resist. Knowledge is power and it will help us to confront the lawless elite we now face.

  11. And Obama is justly deserving of the criteria for criticism…….Can you imagine what he said on the campaign trial? How about when he was denouncing Bush for the same behavior….It is not ok just because he is one of US…..I am just thinking that he thinks that its ok to do the same as Bush did…But that ok….NOT….

  12. Obama has an entire network that criticizes him all day everyday. He has Rush Limbaugh,Sean Hannity, Glen Beck, etc, etc. I think the liberal media is hesitant to feed the right wing frenzy.

  13. Blouise,

    A certain amount of fear is a good motivational factor….But when you live on and in fear….it becomes paralyzing…. and both party’s are guilty of the same….But in principal I agree with you….

  14. Jill,

    I will agree that some loyal Democrats and some in the media have not criticized Obama for certain actions. I think many of those same people are happy that Osama Bin Laden and other terrorists have been killed. It doesn’t seem to matter to such people that the president believes he has the right to order the killing of American citizens. It doesn’t seem to matter to some people that there has been a lot of collateral damage and that thousands of innocent Iraqis, Afghans, and others have been killed. Many in the media didn’t criticize Obama either when his administration didn’t go after the wizards of Wall who tanked our economy. Yet, many in the media first ignored the Occupy Wall Street protesters and then made fun of or castigated them when they couldn’t be ignored any longer. Is that because we have “liberal” media–or “corporate” media?

    I would say that the conservatives have been better propagandized than the liberals. I have heard quite a bit of criticism of Obama from liberals like Keith Olbermann, Cenk Uygur, Amy Goodman, Jeremy Scahill, Glenn Greenwald, Thom Hartmann, and others. I think there was much less criticism of George W. Bush by conservatives when he was president.

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