Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s 2016 Presidential Campaign Announcement Was a Disgrace, Like the Candidate Himself

Posted: June 17, 2015 in General

United States Hypocrisy

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You may or may not be aware that Texasā€™s former Governor of 14 years, Rick Perry, is once again throwing in his lot for a chance to become the 2016 Republican nominee for President of the United States. For a quick reminder of what a complete train-wreck of a candidate he turned out to be four years ago, despite the media early on touting him as someone who was quiteĀ formidable, wellā€¦ thereā€™s video footage of that:

His latest presidential campaign launched June 4 in Dallas, Texas with a speech that did not shy away from the usual right-wing saber-rattling, xenophobia and war-mongering. When it comes to the Obama administrationā€™s nuclear negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran, Perry denounced Iran as being untrustworthy and referred to the proud nation as ā€œthe worldā€™s largest state sponsor of terrorismā€. (In this he is wrong. That dubious distinctionā€¦

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