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Rick Perry Makes Sad Face Over Boy Scouts Vote

Poor Rick Perry. First he gave new meaning to the word “doofus” as a presidential candidate, and now the Boy Scouts voted to allows the dreaded gays to join in a vote taken in his own state. Where will the horror end?

Ignoring the demographic trends in Texas, Gov. Perry has decided to go the full culture warrior route, with the Boy Scouts a key part of his strategy.  So it’s no surprise that Perry had a press statement at the ready when the Boy Scout vote was announced. Cue the mournful music:

“The Boys Scouts of America has been built upon the values of faith and family for more than 100 years and today’s decision contradicts generations of tradition in the name of political correctness. While I will always cherish my time as a scout and the life lessons I learned, I am greatly disappointed with this decision.”

Have a good cry, Rick. It will make you feel better.

By:           JOHN GALLAGHER
On:           May 24, 2013
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  • 15 Comments
    • NateB79
      NateB79

      I wonder who even asked his opinion. I know when there is breaking news, I never think to myself, “I wonder what Rick Perry thinks of this.” It’s called basic human rights and the 21st century Ricky. I’m sure the same statement would have been made 60 years ago if they had to have a conference on whether to let persons of color be Boy Scouts. Throw in the towel people, you are on the ignorant, short lived side of history.

      May 24, 2013 at 5:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Desert Boy
      Desert Boy

      The Pride of Texas is sad. Good. That makes me happy.

      May 24, 2013 at 5:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • damendo
      damendo

      I live in Tx, and I can say without a doubt Rick Perry is a moron! First of all, why did he feel the need to put his 2 cents in? The alarming thing is, there are SO MANY others in this state that feel the same way he does. I’m in my upper 40’s, gay, and have lived as normal a life as any heterosexual man lives. I was also a Boy Scout in my younger years, and learned a great deal from this organization. I don’t believe this decision contradicts Boy Scouts traditions for political correctness, but more so for the fact that society is finally realizing we’re not monsters, and we are simply more accepted in social situations than ever before. Oh Rick, remember this……. We are here for good…….. You, however, will be looking for a new job next year!

      May 24, 2013 at 5:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gppm1103
      gppm1103

      @damendo: I know you can’t bring Ann Richards back…but get someone like her:-)

      May 24, 2013 at 5:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charli Girl
      Charli Girl

      HA HA HA WICKY RICKY,!! Did I just say that? Lol…sorry couldn’t help myself. I Was born and raised here boy,this is OUR state,make room for us,bc we WILL be here for a VERY long time. Now go make me a sandwich,and wash my truck GUVNA…..

      May 24, 2013 at 7:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Harley
      Harley

      There will never be as fine a Grande Dame as Ann Richards. God bless her. I voted for her. I watched her at the 1988 Democratic convention key note address. You can watch it on youTube. It’s priceless. The repugnant-klans will never be able to run a candidate with as much heart and sole.

      May 24, 2013 at 7:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • damendo
      damendo

      @gppm1103: Ann Richards was da man!!! They broke the mold with her. Rumors I hear though are one of the Castro Bros. possibly running. I live in SA, and our Mayor Julian Castro already announced he would not run for Gov in 2014, and his brother Joaquin is a Congressman, but hey, we can always dream! Farewell Mr. Rick Perry, better known as the John Travolta of Tx (If anybody remembers those rumors)!

      May 24, 2013 at 9:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MickeyP.
      MickeyP.

      His face is SAD,period! It matches his personality!

      May 25, 2013 at 1:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charli Girl
      Charli Girl

      Cue Govenor Annise Parker,please.

      May 25, 2013 at 2:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • niles
      niles

      Any gay person still living in Texas should seriously think about an exit strategy. The republicans have big plans for you.

      May 25, 2013 at 6:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caleb in SC
      Caleb in SC

      @niles: I agree. Plans something along the like of concentration camps.

      May 25, 2013 at 6:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charli Girl
      Charli Girl

      I think Annise can take him! As far as exiting Texas,well I’m only back here for the rocking economy in my town,thanx to my wonderful mayor,Annise Parker….The only other choice is that hideous state Florida,which my partner is from and I can’t stand that state,AND it’s BROKE and the economy is in the toilet thanx to the asshat Scott. .. It’s too bad this state hasn’t turned blue,YET ! All of Central Tx is blue except Wicky Ricky.

      May 25, 2013 at 12:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • macmantoo
      macmantoo

      @damendo: Unfortunately he’ll probably have a job at Fox News. They seem to hire a lot of loser over there. And like Sarah Palin, he probably won’t last long there.

      May 25, 2013 at 8:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TxHeat
      TxHeat

      I for one see a place in history for Ricky that will be a good thing. He will be forever known as the man who turned Texas blue in Presidential elections, starting in 2016 when Hillary/Castro win Texas that will mark the day of the death of republicans ever winning the white house for decades if not forever.

      May 26, 2013 at 6:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      No, the Republicans cheat and will get their candidate Gerry Mander in at all costs. Voter suppression and gerrymandering will allow them to keep what little power they have left, that is, until people wake up.

      May 26, 2013 at 7:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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