Tuesday, August 30, 2011
"Is Rick Perry Dumb?," Asks Media Outlet.
Can Three Texas Prairie Dogs Hold a Menage a Trois in a Waco Shithouse?
The Answer (to both questions): No freakin' idea. Frankly, don't care. I'm clearly on record in this space as being no fan at all of Perry (the Texas gop'er running for president). Whether he's dumb, brilliant, or just mediocre in terms of political intellect (mediocre at best is about where I'd stick Obama, BTW) really makes no difference to me.
That's because Perry's a prototypical deranged right-winger and then some, and I ain't votin' for him no more than I'd consider ever voting for a loony leftist 20 percenter democrat party member like Obama. Concealed weapons in college classrooms, repeated secession talk, and calling evolution a "theory" does that to any sane Independent. But I digress.
A few points from Politico.com's "Is Rick Perry Dumb?" headline today: First, I can't really imagine any of the so-called "mainstream" media outlets -- of which the slightly left-leaning Politico is a member -- ever, ever, ever titling a story like that if a democrat party candidate was the subject. And make no mistake, just as many democrat party members as republic partisans are as stupid as an Urban Cowboy wedding gift or a military involvement in Libya.
So why not any "Is Joe Biden dumb?" or a "Is Patty 'Wasserman' Simpson dumb?" headlines every now and then from the "mainstreamers"? Those two dumbasses regularly make comments just as stupid as some of the craziest things I've ever heard Perry spout (which is really sayin' something).
It's a novel concept: Consistency. One of the few things I ask for (but never get) from these slimeball politicians and their partisan advocates in the media. As stated before: My Missouri J-degree ain't worth the paper it's printed on anymore.
Second, I've noticed the theme of questioning Perry's intelligence starting to gain some traction from the leftist pundits and the "mainstream" media that likes to blindly follow the leftist talking heads' lead. It will be interesting to see if that ultimately backfires on the leftists.
I think Perry's reactive course of action is pretty obvious and not overly difficult. He needs to come up with a bag of one-liners that lightly poke fun at suggestions as to his dimwittedness (no matter how true those suggestions might be). Not only that, but he needs a few of those lines to turn the tables on the criticism.
I'm reminded of Reagan's famous line about not letting his opponent's age (the younger Mondale's) become an issue in the 1984 presidential campaign. If Perry's smart (or at least somewhat intelligent), he'll find a way to turn this whole thing to his political advantage. Otherwise, I guess the Politico has a point.