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Rick Perry's Wife On America's Anti-Christian Bias

AnitaPerryGov. Rick Perry's a longshot for the White House these days, and his wife knows why. It's his faith. Apparently, there's nothing the American people hate more than an honest Christian man from a mainline Protestant denomination.

A pained-looking Anita Perry shared this alarming tidbit with an audience at Greenville University in South Carolina last Thursday. In a speech that was, according to Talking Points Memo, "filled with Biblical references," she said:

We've been brutalized. Beaten up, chewed up in the press ... We've been brutalized by our opponents and our own party. So much that is I think they look at him because of his faith.

Yeah! Jeez, Republicans! Whatchoo got against Jesus?

Watch Mrs. Perry explain it all AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. I'm so sick of all this "faith" / religious bulls**t.......keep it at home , like your pet cat.

    Don't they have any thoughts on social programmes or education ? Or employment or the proper management of out of control health insurance companies ?

    Is governing all about Jesus and making more money ?

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Oct 15, 2011 9:47:57 AM

  2. Oh puh-leese. America is fine with a Christian candidate. We are NOT fine with the bigoted, Anita Bryant/GOP/Bachmann/Perry style Christian which seems to have taken over the Republican Party. Most voters will never be comfortable with those politicians who want America to become a theocracy, and increasingly they are becoming uncomfortable with the relentless verbal gay bashing that has become the Christian Right's stock in trade. (Not to mention the relentless Maggie Gallagher-style "we are a victim of those vicious gays" crap. Blaming the victim is the oldest trick in the book.)

    Can't they see by the resistance to Perry and Bachmann that even the Republicans don't like their style? Starting off your campaign with a prayer vigil hand in hand with SPLC certified hate groups with former ties to the KKK? You want to know why your tanking? Look in a mirror.

    Posted by: ChrisQ | Oct 15, 2011 9:50:02 AM

  3. Anita's headed for the Laughing Academy. Apparently her Triumph of the Will& Grace marriage isn't working out so well.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Oct 15, 2011 9:53:55 AM

  4. "Wah, wah, wah...I'm being persecuted because I'm a Christian..."

    What a lie!

    The views of Christians and Jews hold enormous power in America over the views of other religions and atheism.

    Rick Perry has pimped his self out as a Christian bible thumper.

    Everything they do is calculated to keep and maintain their political power and wealth.

    It's disgusting!

    Posted by: brenda | Oct 15, 2011 10:07:58 AM

  5. You've got to be tough to last in politics. Anita Perry doesn't seem to have the right stuff to be a first lady. The religious right sure has become whiny.

    Posted by: Charlie | Oct 15, 2011 10:11:00 AM

  6. paranoid delusional. Or just very, very stupid.

    And then there's the hair.

    Posted by: Danny | Oct 15, 2011 10:12:02 AM

  7. You know whats sweet about here in Cananda? If you bring up god other than saying "god blass us" you are heavily criticized.

    Posted by: Tonez | Oct 15, 2011 10:22:12 AM

  8. What is it today? Bible-believing Xtians on parade? First I had to quote Jesus telling people how many times they should whip their slaves (Luke 12:47-48) in the previous thread. And now this?! This is Anita baby! The woman who caught her hubby, Rick Perry, in flagrante delicto. Yes, she caught him in bed with another man, Geoff Connor, who was Texas Secretary of State at the time. The story was convered by the Austin Chronicle:


    Supposedly, the reporter found no evidence yet, but half the state of Texas found out because Anita Perry has such a BIG MOUTH. The story has it that the day after, she was screaming at Rick Perry over the phone at her office, threatening divorce. Needless to say, the entire office, and by extension the entire state of Texas, found out all the details.

    Will someone give these Xtians their own TV comedy show?

    Posted by: Artie | Oct 15, 2011 10:30:18 AM

  9. Oh, those poor, abused Christians! Maybe one of these days a Christian will be elected President and they'll FINALLY get a voice in government!

    Oh, wait. EVERY single f*cking President has been at least nominally Christian and we get the "Christian" viewpoint shoved down our throats every god*amn day! So maybe Perry should STFU and run for head of the Southern Baptist Convention and leave politics to people who aren't busy counting angels on the head of a pin.

    Posted by: Caliban | Oct 15, 2011 10:32:21 AM

  10. If these KKKristians were more like actual Christians, we wouldn't mind them at all. But they're not. Not at all. They're pushy, arrogant, greedy, bigoted and power-mad. They don't make for good neighbors.

    Posted by: justinw | Oct 15, 2011 10:42:31 AM

  11. I hate nothing more than rich, white people talking about how oppressed they are. It's the height of hypocrisy.

    Posted by: Steve | Oct 15, 2011 10:44:33 AM

  12. I have a bias against stupid candidates. Ones that the press sets low expectations for and then if they don't stumble they win when they clearly were outdebated. Bachmann, Bush and Perry all fall into this category. It has nothing to do with their religion and everything to do with their intellectual short comings.

    Posted by: ThomasPaine2099 | Oct 15, 2011 11:18:59 AM

  13. Those poor, poor victims. We should give them some special rights...

    Posted by: Bubba | Oct 15, 2011 11:36:26 AM

  14. Wow. Just when I thought that the 'pubs couldn't possibly say something even stupider they go and do it.

    Her comment alone is enough to disqualify Perry IMO.

    Posted by: Gill Bates | Oct 15, 2011 11:53:54 AM

  15. I might add that Christianity has nothing to do with their religion either. Feed the poor, heal the sick. Care for the afflicted. These are the opposites of their political platforms and their lifestyles. Christians should repudiate them as frauds.

    Posted by: Jonathan OZ | Oct 15, 2011 12:04:53 PM

  16. you know I'd more then happy to vote for a real christian, you know the kind that advocates helping the sick and poor and needy just like that liberal hippy Jesus said to. it makes me wonder what a REAL Republican like Theodore Roosevelt (the first president to push for single payer health care) or William F Buckley would think about the current state of their party.

    Posted by: Akula | Oct 15, 2011 12:20:17 PM

  17. she also cried about her son choosing to quit his job with deustch Bank to work his fathers campaign was somehow Obama's fault (SEC and exchange has a rule against financial types also working political campaigns due to some silly rthing like ohhhhh being a bought politician/ conflict of interests etc)

    But yepp she cried and cried that her son of his own free will quitting his job to work his father's campaign was obama's fault and she and he can sympathize with lower class peasants that get fired by no choice of their own

    If perry was so stupid and inept to sink his own campaign, which he has, her constant wa wa wa would ruin it for him

    Posted by: say what | Oct 15, 2011 12:52:55 PM

  18. @akula

    I can tell ya what W.F. Buckley would say....back in the day he was instrumental in pushing the John Birch society types (modern day tea baggers, libertarians, etc)into the basement. He considered them all idiots only worth letting out to pull a voting booth lever

    The John Birch society happened to have been founded / funded by the Koch brother's father

    Posted by: say what | Oct 15, 2011 12:55:44 PM

  19. It was a tough month, some of the servants at the country club were indifferent to our presence and some of our favorite black friends won't speak to us now because they were never invited to Niggerhead which we only did to spare them the embarrassment of it all, and now we have to have that wonderful rock defaced, and people have been downright mean about it, and, and that Cain candidate has been rude, but wouldn't you know it, with a name like that, he's no Abel, probably doesn't even read the Good Book else he would have changed his name, more like McCain did, and and .......so forth (till the mike was unplugged).

    Posted by: Life Is Tough | Oct 15, 2011 2:23:18 PM

  20. Of course, Rick wasn't forced to run for president either. It ain't softball.

    Posted by: anon | Oct 15, 2011 2:59:49 PM

  21. Wonderful. It's good to see Anita Perry lamenting that the political system in America is stronger than religion in America.

    Posted by: BG | Oct 15, 2011 3:09:06 PM

  22. They only *call* themselves Christian. Many of them aren't even close.

    Posted by: Max | Oct 15, 2011 3:57:47 PM

  23. Anita really needs to climb down off that cross of hers.

    Thousands of years of brutalizing and murdering of gays, and she's complaining?

    Get serious, girlfriend. Read up on your glorious history. *snark*

    Posted by: Schlukitz | Oct 15, 2011 5:13:03 PM

  24. What can one say about "Christians" who pray in public contrary to Matthew 6:5 and commingle Church and State contrary to Matthew 22:21?

    Posted by: Rich | Oct 15, 2011 5:16:06 PM

  25. I have nothing against Christians, but I don't see what it has to do with anything politically based. Perry - and all of them for that matter - need to keep their religion out of it, then maybe they won't feel so "persecuted".

    Posted by: Davelandia | Oct 15, 2011 5:35:46 PM

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