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Perry Gets Another Insane Endorser

The list of lunatics to endorse Rick Perry for president continues to grow.

Rick Perry snagged the endorsement of 27 New Hampshire state legislators on Wednesday, passing fellow GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has endorsements from just 9 Granite State lawmakers. The Texas governor’s campaign was quick to brag about this ally-recruiting coup. “We are honored to have the support of these men and women who represent and understand the sentiments of voters across the state,” said Paul Young, a senior adviser for Perry. But some of Perry’s new supporters have made headlines for the wrong reasons—including for claiming New Hampshire “sold” children to gay couples and for slamming college students as “transient inmates.”


The details:

One of Perry’s New Hampshire endorsers, state Rep. Al Baldasaro, sparked an outcry in 2010 when he compared adoption by same-sex couples to child trafficking. New Hampshire passed a law in 2008 permitting unmarried same-sex couples to adopt children. Afterward, Baldasaro testified before a legislative committee that New Hampshire “sold each kid to a homosexual couple that’s not married for $10,000.” Baldasaro later apologized, called the statement “a bad choice of words,” and claimed he was referring to federal money received by the state to cover adoption costs.

Another Perry endorser, GOP state Rep. Gregory Sorg, publicly supported a bill that would ban college students from voting in elections in their college towns. (The bill drew large opposition from New Hampshire students, the League of Women Voters, and the secretary of state.) But it was Sorg’s description of college students that caught the eye: He disparaged them “transient inmates…with a dearth of experience and a plethora of the easy self-confidence that only ignorance and inexperience can produce,” the Union Leader reported.

I think the crazy supporters of Perry and the crazy supporters of Bachmann should get together and talk things out. It would be a who’s who of the religious right.

Comments

  1. raven says

    The list of hates of the xian death cults is long and ever growing.

    I suppose they will have to add college students to the list now, along with women and children.

    They are so close that they might as well just summarize it.

    Fundies hate everybody and everything. They even hate each other some of the time.

  2. Randomfactor says

    “…a plethora of the easy self-confidence that only ignorance and inexperience can produce,”

    Surely he himself demonstrates that ignorance alone will suffice.

  3. beezlebubby says

    Raven, they hate everyone else because they hate themselves. They are required to do so by virtue of original sin. It’s really quite simple when you look at it that way.

  4. MikeMa says

    I have an idea for Sorg. His party hates education, intellect and the elitists they fear hiding behind every tree (or progressive idea). He should write legislation to close all colleges and universities in his state. That way the ‘transient inmates’ can be transient in some other state. I’m sure the loss of local college students and graduates will thrill most businesses that hire them.

    He don’t need no stinking college students there messing up his elections.

  5. dogmeat says

    He disparaged them “transient inmates…with a dearth of experience and a plethora of the easy self-confidence that only ignorance and inexperience can produce,”

    In other words, they might vote for a Democrat!!! *gasp*

  6. jufulu says

    I got an easier solution to the “dearth of experience” problem. Raise the voting age to thirty. Ever since I turned thirty (many many years ago), I came to the realization that one should never trust anyone under thirty.

    (/irony – if you were alive in the 60s you know what I’m talking about)

  7. dogmeat says

    I got an easier solution to the “dearth of experience” problem. Raise the voting age to thirty. Ever since I turned thirty (many many years ago), I came to the realization that one should never trust anyone under thirty.

    I’ll go one further, obviously if you’re more experienced and knowledgeable at 30 then we should raise the voting age to 40. Now I know some of you would suggest 50, but I have to say that such a suggestion is just silly. But, to show my willingness to compromise, I’m willing to discuss the idea again in 7 or 8 years. ;o)

  8. says

    He disparaged them “transient inmates…with a dearth of experience and a plethora of the easy self-confidence that only ignorance and inexperience can produce,…”

    And they have the nerve to call liberals elitist?

  9. dcsohl says

    It’s perhaps worth noting that New Hampshire’s House of Representatives has 400 members, roughly one per 3300 residents. The expression “a dime a dozen” comes to mind. At the moment, 295 of them are Republicans.

    27 endorse your campaign? That’s nothing. Really. Wake me when you get 100.

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