It’s time to be cautious; it’s time to be wary,
The “war on religion” is gonna be scary;
They’re coming to get us, according to Perry,
And Christians are under attack.
They’re coming to stop little children from praying
And force all our forces to get busy gaying;
Our nation had morals—but now, they’re decaying,
And Perry is bringing them back
He’s got a new ad, and he’s on the attack,
Cos he needs to distinguish himself from the pack
So he’s kickin’ some ass and he’s talkin’ some smack
Cos we all love a fella who tries.
And surely as Texas got rain when he prayed,
Rick Perry will win with his modern crusade…
Though the A.P. examined the claims that he made
And tells us they’re pretty much lies.
Context, after the jump:
But this ad, which attacks President Barack Obama on gay rights and religion, is misleading and inaccurate.
Perry’s suggestion that Obama has led the way in banning prayer in public school is factually wrong.
(Much more at link) But don’t you think it’s brave of Perry to come out and identify (“I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a Christian”…) with the overwhelming majority of his primary voting base?
(as an aside, one of the comments at the WSJ echoes other things I have seen written about Perry:
Nobody questions Rick Perry’s sincerity when he speaks. One may not agree with him on a given topic- and I do disagree with him on some things- but when he states his position, there’s no doubt he’s calling it as he sees it. Considering the weasely-ness of Gingrich and Romney, this should be Perry’s greatest selling point.
This, of course, led to a bit of West Texas Swing you might have forgotten.)