"[The decision] was a foregone conclusion to what has been quite possibly the worst-run presidential campaign of our lifetimes."

— An early Rick Perry campaign fundraiser, offering harsh words about the GOP candiate’s campaign as he looks to drop out this morning.  (via shortformblog)

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As of this moment, 874 viewers are watching the livestream of Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum at the Personhood USA presidential forum.

motherjones:

Aaaand scene.

motherjones:

Aaaand scene.

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unpopularopinionrickperry:

Rick Perry also says: “And I am sure that Kim Jong One will be just as great.”

unpopularopinionrickperry:

Rick Perry also says: “And I am sure that Kim Jong One will be just as great.”

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A live-action recreation of For Lack of a Better Comic:

Now this is pissing me off.

Now this is pissing me off.

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Too. Goddamn. Far.

Too. Goddamn. Far.

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"Just when you thought Barack Obama couldn’t get any more out of touch with America’s values, AP reports his administration wants to make foreign aid decisions based on gay rights. …This administration’s war on traditional American values must stop."

A statement by Rick Perry • Criticizing President Obama over a memorandum he issued today, which stated broad support for advancing LGBT rights and protecting them from violence. It explicitly mentions the efforts of foreign governments to criminalize LGBT persons (the state of affairs in Uganda the last few years being one such galling example), and states that foreign aid will be directed to promote LGBT human rights. Rick Perry (clearly attempting to spark some momentum for his flat-lined bid for the GOP presidential nomination), decided to pounce, saying further: “Investing tax dollars promoting a lifestyle many Americas of faith find so deeply objectionable is wrong. President Obama has again mistaken America’s tolerance for different lifestyles with an endorsement of those lifestyles. I will not make that mistake.” source (viafollow)

I really want to go at this and tear apart Perry’s misunderstanding of the Constitution, civil rightsand how government works, rather than how he thinks government should work, but I have better things to do.

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dcdecoder:

Did Herman Cain just have his “Oops” moment?

Cain, in front of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel editorial board, stumbles hard when asked whether he agrees with President Obama’s policy toward Libya.

I do not agree with the way he handled it for the following reason [pause.] No, that’s a different one [pause.] I gotta go back and see; got all of this stuff twirling around in my head [pause.] Specifically, what are you asking me about what I agree or disagree with?

When Cain gets around to it, he says he would have done more to distinguish who was in the Libyan opposition before making his decision about whether to intervene.

NBC’s Chuck Todd thinks it may actually be worse than Perry’s infamous Oops moment during the debate in Michigan last week.

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This is painful to watch.

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Keyboard Cat plays off Rick Perry

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motherjones:

Public Policy Polling, FTW.

motherjones:

Public Policy Polling, FTW.

Daily Beast:

A reader asks [Andrew Sullivan]: Why do you think the Republican candidates haven’t attacked Perry for suggesting that Texas secede from the U.S.?

My question: Why with the rotoscoping?