i got your sign of weakness right here

I declare, living in Iowa during primary season is a trial. It seems I can’t go half an hour without hearing Rick Perry’s smug voice proclaiming “Some liberals say faith is a sign of weakness.”

You know what’s a sign of weakness? Making shit up, then suggesting you’re bold for standing up against a claim nobody made—that’s a sign of weakness. It’s also a sign of staggering douche-baggery.

Rick Perry concludes that particular advert by saying “I’m not ashamed to talk about my faith.” Dude, maybe you should be. On account of I think you must have skipped that chunk of the Bible that goes: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in. Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

It doesn’t read I was in prison, and ye came unto me and gave me a lethal injection.

I’m not a Christian, and I’m a tad uncomfortable judging another person’s Christianity. But I’m completely comfortable judging somebody’s hypocrisy and douche-baggery. And no amount of smirking proclamations of faith can cover up Rick Perry’s hypocrisy and douche-baggery.

5 thoughts on “i got your sign of weakness right here

  1. Seriously, he is the most annoying candidate ever. I’ve lived in both Iowa and New Hampshire, both states where they practice retail politics–and usually I like it. It’s allowed me to do things like eat a cheeseburger grilled by Gary Hart (before his disgrace), shoot a few hoops with Jesse Jackson, and stand in line for chocolate chip cookies with Barak Obama.

    But this year the degree of stupidity is just astonishing. There are people running for president–people who are (or have been) considered serious candidates for the most powerful position on the entire fucking globe–who can’t tell the difference between science and opinion. I wouldn’t want some of those folks teaching grade school, let alone running the nation.

    Whatever happened to serious, principled Republicans who were interested in actual governance?


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