He’s in ur braynez, killin’ ur cells.
So, remember how Rick Perry brought up this birther nonsense, destiny farted, and all seemed as it should be? It was only — oh — like — TWO DAYS AGO.
Here’s a refresher:
SATURDAY: Rick Perry says he doesn’t know if he has seen President Obama’s birth certificate. “I don’t know. Have I?” he coyly purrs to a reporter for PARADE “magazine.”
MONDAY: Rick Perry, apparently blind to the fact that this birther shit is about as racist as it gets (it’s a fuzzy standard given the racist coating that surrounds the Tea Party’s gooey white center), says “It’s fun to poke at [Obama] a bit and say “Hey how about let’s see your grades and your birth certificate.” (Just as his ancestors thought it was fun to go huntin’ at Niggerhead.)
MINUTES LATER THAT MONDAY: Rick Perry calls the birther issue “a great distraction” but then says “I’m not distracted by it.”
TUESDAY: In response to a reporter questioning him about birther nonsense — the very same nonsense that he himself raised merely two days prior — Rick Perry says:
“You know, I’ll cut you off right there. That is one of the biggest distractions that there is going. We need to be talking about jobs. Somebody wants to see my birth certificate, I’d be happy to show it to ‘em. But the fact is, that is a distraction, and Americans really don’t care about that, if you want to know the truth of the matter. What Americans want to talk about is jobs. Who is going to lay out a plan, which will get America working again.”
Do you feel that? That’s cognitive dissonance slapping you in the face.
Either Rick Perry is the most un-self-aware ignorant asshole on the face of the planet, or he is trying to confuse America into voting for him.
[via Political Animal]
[cross-posted at Angry Black Lady Chronicles]