We had a spirited discussion surrounding Rick Perry and his Niggerhead Ranch. If you recall we were waiting for him to make a further statement, maybe comment on why that symbolism would be so offensive perhaps do something to erase the legacy of a hunting camp run by White men called Niggerhead.
So, the Perry camp didn’t do any of that of course. Instead they launched a bigoted attack on the Mormon faith of Mitt Romney. One of his hand picked pastors stated his opinion that Mormonism was a cult, and when questioned on the subject Perry disavowed the “cult” label pretty much the same way he disavowed the name on his hunting ranch.
Well my stars, look what we have from Talking Points Memo some leaked e-mails.
New emails obtained by the Daily Beast have cast doubt on the Perry campaign’s attempts to disassociate itself from attacks on Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith.
The documents show David Lane – a Christian fundraiser who reportedly played a large role in convincing Perry to run – writing to evangelical talk radio chief Dick Bott.
“What would anyone think if a candidate were a Scientologist?” Bott wrote. “Shouldn’t they want to know what the implications were that may flow therefrom? [sic]”
A day later, Lane included the following in his reply:
“Juxtaposing traditional Christianity to the false god of Mormonism is very important in the larger scheme of things.”
Perry has publicly distanced himself from the pastor since then, insisting that he does not believe Mormonism to be a cult. But the new emails between Lane and Bott suggest not everyone in his camp believes this is a bad development, the Daily Beast reports. Here’s more:
“We owe Dr. Jeffress a big thank you,” [Lane] wrote to Bott, adding that the media criticism that has called attention to the pastor’s comments was “a stroke of luck.”
Rick Perry has advisers who believe starting a nice round of religious bigotry is a lucky thing.
There was a great deal of effort made to state that Rick Perry was not a racist. He painted over the rock ever so long ago, he appointed some Herman Cains to positions yada and yada, but he did nothing to erase the legacy nor does he apparently feel like he should. He painted over the rock but the locals still call the place Niggerhead. Rick Perry to this day has not done or said a single thing to heal even allowing the real Herman Cain to take a spanking for merely calling it insensitive. Now his advisors are apparently openly endorsing religious bigotry, and are you surprised? Not me, just another dispatch from Niggerhead Ranch and there will be more.
Hot off the presses of Think Progress we have another dispatch. Rick Perry is a birther.
Perry said that he recently met with Donald Trump and discussed the issue. Perry stated that he doesn’t “have a definitive answer” on whether Obama was born in the United States or “any idea” if Obama’s birth certificate is real. Here’s the transcript:
Governor, do you believe that President Barack Obama was born in the United States?
I have no reason to think otherwise.
That’s not a definitive, “Yes, I believe he”-
Well, I don’t have a definitive answer, because he’s never seen my birth certificate.
But you’ve seen his.
I don’t know. Have I?
You don’t believe what’s been released?
I don’t know. I had dinner with Donald Trump the other night.
That came up.
And he said?
He doesn’t think it’s real.
And you said?
I don’t have any idea. It doesn’t matter. He’s the President of the United States. He’s elected. It’s a distractive issue.
There will be more, because dude is a stone bigot and like his poodle headed friend a racist. Yes, if you are a birther you are a racist.