Rick Perry Says He's a Prophet and That's Why Texans Don't Like Him Much

Governor Rick Perry appeared on the Fox News network for an interview with Neil Cavuto.

Cavuto made the somewhat dubious statement that Perry is "very popular outside your state, still popular but not nearly as popular within your state." (Although "outside your state" could, we guess, refer specifically to the home of some Rick Perry fanatic in Eupora, Mississippi.)

Asked why Texas wasn't exactly in love with him, Perry said, "I say that a prophet is generally not loved in their hometown. That's both Biblical and practical."

Good, humble answer, sir.

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Someday we'll realize...
It's not that conservatives don't like Perry because he tried to force innocent sixth-grade girls to be given the "slut shot" anti-STD vaccine Gardasil, or to impose a billions-of-dollars boondoggle of a highway/rail/hoverboat/flying car transportation system throughout some of the emptier parts of the state.

And it's not that moderates don't like him because he wants to give carte blanche to polluters and slash the state's education system to shreds.

It's because neither group recognizes the Prophet-like genius of Rick Perry.

We gotta say, we are simply in love with the idea that Perry seems to be beginning to think that all he has to do is announce his availability for the GOP nomination and everything will fall in his lap. You think Kay Bailey Hutchison got blindsided last year?

By the way, respected New York Times political stat-geek analyst Nate Silver thinks Perry is one of four people who benefited from Monday's GOP presidential debate.

Mr. Perry -- although he has some vulnerabilities -- could potentially fulfill William F. Buckley's commandment to Republicans: nominate the most conservative candidate who is electable. ...

Given that Mr. [Tim] Pawlenty is treading water in polls -- moving up in some, but stagnant in others despite several candidates having dropped out of the field -- Republican elites may be wondering whether he will "click" with voters and whether he is up to the task of taking on Mr. Romney and fulfilling Mr. Buckley's rule. If Mr. Perry can instead play the role of "generic Republican" -- only with better hair and more fundraising prowess -- their support could shift toward him.

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Marlon Brown
Marlon Brown

You should be ashamed to distort comments like this. It is the media at works again. Listen, just because someone uses an analogy in proverb that does not mean the person implied he is a prophet. I could say "eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth" that does not mean I was hit in the eye. Idiot.

MadMac
MadMac

Really? Seems you don't use such an evocative analogy unless you're pointedly implying/assuming a mantle. If I cite Ezekiel 25:17 in reference to myself, I am pointedly implying that I am a righteous man. 

Or Jules from "Pulp Fiction," which is actually my preference. Go figure.

Dakota
Dakota

Praise Lord Jesus, this guy is a f-ing idiot.

GNJ
GNJ

Perry is a self-serving, hypocrite and so he'll fit right in on Capitol Hill. #justsayin

Angelo_Frank
Angelo_Frank

The man is a maniac. Actually the most dangerous type of maniac, one with religious delusions. Remember David Koresh?

Right Fielder
Right Fielder

I'm as PRO-TEXAS as any native Texan can get, but when I read reports such as those from the Pacific Research Institute [in assoc with Forbes], (see link) I have to wonder how all this good press comes so easy. The report looks at a reliable metric of economic freedom. The kind of freedom that is good for business; its development and long-term growth. According to PRI's report, Texas has dropped from #8 in 1999 to #17 in 2004 to #31 in 2008.

{Perry took office in December of 2000.}

What I'm looking for is a measured, credible, well-vetted opposing report from an unbiased organization. Please help me with this, because I want to believe Texas is headed in the right direction. Apparently PRI won't have an updated report out for another year, and I'd like to read some substantially better news that Texas is climbing back up the Economic Freedom Ladder.

PRI EF Report: http://bit.ly/dmAE1w

By the way, weren't there severe "biblical" penalties applied to those that claimed to be a prophet, yet their predictions were always wrong?

Bill King
Bill King

Now I get it it's a misspelling it's not Prophet it's Piece of Shit many Republicans get that mixed up

Bill King
Bill King

Until Perry 1st stops all executions in TEXAS he should not be invited to any television show or be covered by any news organization 2nd- He needs to understand he is Governor of TEXAS and not a Christian preacher. I don't think he understands that 

Marlon Brown
Marlon Brown

People who have faith are free to pray and do whatever they want. If other people does not relate to that, simply do not follow it. You do not need a damn degree to preach, did you know that? There is no qualifications required.

I have a brain and I use it
I have a brain and I use it

Have you ever heard of the separation of church and state? Let him preach in his home or his church but not in the governors chair!

scotter
scotter

Prophet? Seems like more of a total loss to me. And now, apparently delusional as well.

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