Rick Perry’s brain fart at CNBC debate

“Dumber than Dubya” Rick Perry continued to fortify his reputation as the goofiest candidate on the GOP primary slate last night at the CNBC debate, when he was unable to remember the name of the third of three agencies he planned to cut as President.  Perry’s potentially campaign-killing brain fart:

Stalwart GOP supporters are anything but pleased:

I almost feel sorry for the poor guy.


24 Responses to “Rick Perry’s brain fart at CNBC debate”

  1. 1 Rick Barnes (@queerthoughts) Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    That was just too bad. Would love either him or Cain to be the nominee for the GOP. That was just bad….

  2. 3 Torontonian Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    He puts me in mind of Dan Quayle and “potatoe”.

    It was rather funny that he couldn’t remember the
    Department of Energy, given that he’s from a state
    with an energy-driven economy.

    How much longer can he go on at this rate?

    Slow motion train wreck.

  3. 15 hemmingforddogblog Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Could this group of GOP cretins get any sorrier? Pathetic, really.

    • 16 JJ Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 5:23 pm

      This is without a doubt the lamest and most pathetic line-up of GOP candidates I’ve ever seen, and I’ve been watching US politics since right around the last time the Leafs won the Cup (ahhh, I remember that last game so well).

      You know who I genuinely feel sorry for? John Huntsman. Huntsman and Ron Paul are the only sane ones in the crew (and the jury’s still out on Paul). But Huntsman has so little support that his name is rarely even mentioned with the others. He gets even less attention than Santorum!

      • 17 Terrence Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 3:44 pm

        My impression is that Huntsman has as much contempt for the teabagger contingent in the Republican base as you or I.

        My hope is that after the Republicans nominate one of the crazies, and said crazy is utterly crushed in the general election, guys like Huntsman can ride in and say “I told you so!”

        • 18 JJ Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 10:44 am

          Exactly right — someone like Huntsman could save the GOP brand. Unfortunately, I think they have to spend a little more time in the political wilderness before they figure out that going ultra-far-right isn’t a winning formula for the long haul. So far they’ve benefited from the economy being so bad, but in more prosperous times they wouldn’t be so lucky.

          It’s too bad, really — every political system needs a credible opposition, especially a 2-party system.

          It’s amazing how weird the GOP has gotten since I first started observing US politics. Richard Nixon was considered a right wing monster in his time, but by today’s standards he’d be a flaming liberal :shock:

  4. 19 Phatbiker Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    OOOPS!! there went Perry’s chances of getting the GOP nomination. This guy makes Palin look intelligent.

    • 20 JJ Friday, November 11, 2011 at 5:10 pm

      Dude! What’s happening!

      Seriously, eh? Perry is weapons-grade, rock-solid Stupid. Can you imagine a debate between him and SaWah? :lol: :lol: :lol:

      • 21 Phatbiker Friday, November 11, 2011 at 5:58 pm

        Jon Stewart and Colbert would have enough material for a year! If any of these clown car conservatives (GOP) actually became POTUS, the planet is doomed. It makes me want to throw up how they fall over each other, saying that they where “called by God”, who is the most right wing and who is the most Christian. They all want to throw woman’s reproductive rights, the 99% and med-pot under the bus (except maybe Ron Paul).

        • 22 JJ Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 10:36 am

          No kidding eh? Even without any of them being in the white house, this must be like an open-pit comedy gold mine for those guys.

          I actually quite like Ron Paul, except for some reason he’s anti-choice, which I find very strange for a libertarian (though I think it could have something to do with Roe v Wade being federal law). Other than that, he’s usually the only one that makes any sense to me, along with Huntsman. The rest are a bunch of bootlicking bible-thumping hypocrites.

  5. 23 Jackie Denney Monday, November 14, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    some where in Dallas Bush is laughing his ass off and telling the dog, “and they thought I was stupid.”

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