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 Texas’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 quite formidable, well… there’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 administration’s nuclear negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran, Perry denounced Iran as being untrustworthy and referred to the proud nation as “the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism”. (In this he is wrong. That dubious distinction…

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