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  1. capetom says

    i saw this live and it was great for joe kernen, he is one of my favorite on this network, he could have gone after him for the bad dye jobs on his head

  2. Oops. says

    Keep talkin’, Perry, keep talkin’. The more you talk, the more people see how stupid you are, and the less viable your candidacy becomes. There aren’t glasses nerdy enough to make you look intelligent. Everyone now understands why you wouldn’t (couldn’t) debate during your goobernatorial erection campoon. What an embarrassment you are to Texas. The morons who voted for you deserve what you’ve done to them. Sadly, so many other people do not.

  3. Nick says

    Will someone please challenge the term “lifestyle choice?” The Christian taliban continue to drop this cannard about it being a choice in lifestyle, It is inherent -not like choosing what to wear, eat, and where to live.
    As for re-educating the stupid- Mr. Perry is beyond being edujumucated.

  4. says

    I would like to never hear the word “lifestyle” again, unless it is followed by a detailed definition. People like Perry throw it around, but what do they mean? I’d have loved to see the interviewer ask him, “what do you mean by ‘lifestyle?'” just to watch him squirm.

    I’m not a newspaper classified section heading from the days when you couldn’t say “gay” in print. And we could do well to have our own drop the word from our vocabulary too.

  5. GJP says

    At the end he basically comes out for segregation. As a Texan, I’m not shocked at all by this. Whenever people start talking about “State’s Rights” it seems what they’re really talking about is the right to exclude people and keep them out.

  6. bkmn says

    Rick Perry – “These glasses will make people think I’m smart!”

    That’s all I got from Rick.

  7. Mike says

    Just so we’re clear, you don’t need to be an alcoholic to suffer a whole host of problems, like domestic violence and DWIs. Alcohol is, by far, the most destructive drug humans use and abuse on the planet.

  8. Steve says

    The so-called “10th Amendment” does not give the states the right to ignore the US Constitution. These clowns like to pretend that the country is a lose collection of 50 independent countries.

  9. says

    Yes, the GOP is forever going to be behind on this. Because every party, in every country around the world, that has a fiscal plan that utterly f***s over the middle and working classes needs to distract them with a Social Issue – and we gays are their best distraction.

    it’s the truth. every country, every party – those with an anti-gay platform tout is because their fiscal platforms favour the wealthy.

  10. says

    Yes, the GOP is forever going to be behind on this. Because every party, in every country around the world, that has a fiscal plan that utterly f***s over the middle and working classes needs to distract them with a Social Issue – and we gays are their best distraction.

    it’s the truth. every country, every party – those with an anti-gay platform tout is because their fiscal platforms favour the wealthy.

  11. Kema Choinach says

    Hey now, he might be on to something. Anyone who remembers his drunken 2011 debate knows that if there’s anything Rick’s an authority on, it’s being an alcoholic.

  12. clayton says

    @Kema

    Certain rumors also suggest that Perry is an expert on changing one’s sexual orientation

  13. Jonty Coppersmith says

    Hey Rick Perry, I agree with you that people should be able to choose how they want to live. When you say that though you don’t really mean it. What you are really saying is that the majority should be able to discriminate against a disliked minority.

  14. Mike in the Tundra says

    That was very unfair of Joe Kernan. He was having a battle of wits with an unarmed man.

  15. Peter says

    Dear Rick Perry: Religious belief is a lifestyle choice. My sexual orientation is a part of my identity.

  16. BobN says

    “I don’t condemn it either.”

    Said the man who opposed the repeal of sodomy laws, the repeal of DADT, any and all anti-discrimination ordinances, etc.

  17. Burt says

    Perry needs to be careful where he treads. Didn’t some rumors surface during his failed presidential bid that he likes his walks on the wild side?

  18. Brad Lane says

    If you remember, it wasn’t too long ago that Perry was drinking heavily and showing up drunk at public events. Who’s the alcoholic?!?!?!? What short memories people in this country have to keep voting in these morons!

    And I agree – I hate the term “lifestyle”. It’s a life, not a style!

  19. simon says

    He is no legal scholar. He simply doesn’t like the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth
    Amendment which was invoked by most Federal judges in striking down state marriage bans.
    Probably he also wants to use the Tenth Amendment to secede from the Federation. He would have made a better case if he invokes the Ten Commandments, which by the way, are more easily tailored to fit his taste.

  20. jason MacBride says

    When CNBC talking heads start making fun of GOP positions it just shows how far away from good sense the GOP has strayed.

  21. JackFknTwist says

    Hey, Rick,
    “ethnic[sexual orientation] cleansing” much ?

    ‘People will decide where they want to live’, -equality states or bigoted states………but not united states.

    You’re just unAmerican Rick.

  22. Mike says

    He is no scholar PERIOD.

    “GOOD HAIR PERRY” as Rick Perry has been know, has dye jobs? (Shock! Am shocked I tell you!) His hair has long been established as his ONLY accomplishment.

    It must be hard work to come up with so many REALLY STUPID things to say. (The alcoholism and fundamental religion must help.) He serves Texas well, but only in the BARNYARD sense. The country is not ready to be so “SERVICED” again. Remember Dubbya. We are still reeling from the disastrous results!

    These anti-gay, anti-science, anti-humanity sound bite crazies like Virginia Foxx and Louis Gohmert are almost phony and bad enough have their own shows on Fox.

    Put them in bronze. (Certainly NOT to make statues.) Just the metal and make certain it is hot enough to be molten.

  23. ToThePoint says

    So this m****rf****r thinks we should have to move where we will be more liked? So much for freedom. Hope this b***ard suffers horrible pain from whatever disease lingers for decades!

  24. JSB says

    People will decide where they want to live??? I’ll buy that argument when babies can decide what state to be born into, then grow up in. Perry has nowhere to go with that one.

  25. Opinionated says

    I just watched this, waited, waited, and waited, but not sure exactly where the part is in which Perry was “ripped” by Kernan on the issue. Maybe lightly scratched is more an adept word as Perry actually (and unfortunately) skirted the issue quite well. If you were a conservative on the fence you certainly aren’t walking away from this interview with a changed opinion. Next.

  26. Miles says

    There are have been consistent gay rumors about RP since at least 2004. Could everyone please review their iphone backups and let’s expose this clown.