This dumbass quote of the day comes from the dumbass currently running the state of Texas, which has a habit of electing dumbasses to office. During a campaign stop with Republican senate candidate Steve Lonergan, Rick Perry unleashed this bit of idiotic hyperbole:
In a campaign appearance Tuesday on behalf of New Jersey Republican Senate nominee Steve Lonegan, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said the government’s implementation of the national health care reform law constituted “a criminal act.”
“If this health care law is forced upon this country, the young men and women in this audience are the ones who are really going to pay the price,” Perry said to a small crowd outside the Bendix Diner in this New York City suburb. “And that, I will suggest to you, reaches to the point of being a felony toward them and their future. That is a criminal act, from my perspective, to put that type of burden on them, to mortgage their future like that. America cannot stand that. America cannot accept that.”
Okay, Rick, let’s go back to civics 101. There is no such thing as a criminal act “from your perspective.” It’s either a criminal act — meaning it violates the law — or it’s not. Since the Affordable Care Act IS the law, passed by majorities of both houses of Congress, signed by the president and already upheld by the Supreme Court, implementing it can’t possibly be a criminal act. If you have trouble understanding what I’ve just written, try reading it very slowly and sounding out the words.