Trump World Grab-Bag--A Collection

Friday, June 19, 2015

Oh, Rick Perry. We see you.

So, this is certainly one way a person running for president during this century can talk about what happened in Charleston:

Perry and Malzberg kicked off the discussion of the shooting by attacking President Obama for mentioning the failure to pass gun reform. Perry, a GOP presidential candidate, said that the president is trying to “take the guns out of the hands of everyone in this country.”

“This is the MO of this administration, any time there is an accident like this — the president is clear, he doesn’t like for Americans to have guns and so he uses every opportunity, this being another one, to basically go parrot that message,” Perry said.

Instead of talking about guns, Perry said, we should be talking about prescription drugs: “Also, I think there is a real issue to be talked about. It seems to me, again without having all the details about this, that these individuals have been medicated and there may be a real issue in this country from the standpoint of these drugs and how they’re used.”
I know Perry has since come back around and said he meant "incident" not "accident"--but people can do some wild things on prescription drugs. I heard of one damned fool who tried to run for president for a while all goofed up on back pills.  I know he's a proponent of loosey-goosey gun laws, too, but he can't possibly believe "gun control" equals "taking away all the guns, melting them down, and turning them into a ginormous peace sign statue", right? And I wonder why he wasn't too interested in talking about race? I mean, I don't actually wonder, but...

3 comments:

mikey said...

It's obvious he doesn't value the victims, but it's also obvious why he doesn't have to. Any electoral success he's going to have is going to be based on his being the most heartless racist in the race. More than I think we even realize, the 2016 election is going to be a referendum on race. And I think - but without any kind of real confidence - that they will lose...

mikey said...

In my world - Silicon Valley/Northern California - when i look around I see far more brown faces than white ones. I honestly don't know how that ratio plays out in other places, but there is no real possibility that 'minorities' are the minority around these parts. But how many of them can vote? So many in country on education and work visas. So its hard to know. But at the same time the bitter hatred is not something that most young people identify with. So just maybe they'll finally have to accept that bitter, angry disenfranchisment and immiseration might not be a popular ideological position...

StringOnAStick said...

Mikey has a lot of good points. I do think the fact that black people have been lately protesting their horrible treatment at the hands of the police had something to do with the actions of our latest installment of right wing white domestic terrorism. Moron Perry and the rest are just normalizing these horrible events every time they try to deflect blame from the perpetrator to the victims, the President, whoever.