When I read about Rick Perry’s prayer service in which he invited a faux–or “messianic”–rabbi to urge the conversion of Jews to Christianity, I knew I was gonna have to take this jackass on someday (and maybe more than once, depending on how far he goes in the primaries). But today is his lucky day. He really hit the jackpot when he accused Federal Reserve chair Ben Bernanke of “treason” and threatened him with lynching if he ever stepped foot in Texas:
Gov. Rick Perry…suggest[ed] that the monetary policies of the Federal Reserve were potentially “treasonous” and could warrant “ugly” treatment should the Fed chairman, Ben S. Bernanke, ever pay a visit to Texas.
“Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost treacherous — or treasonous in my opinion,” Mr. Perry said Monday…criticizing the possibility of the central bank’s taking further steps between now and the election to keep interest rates low.
He added, “I don’t know what y’all would do to him in Iowa, but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas.”
I swear there are more dingbats running for president on the Republican side than there are residents in some towns in Texas. Of one thing you can be sure, given his record in the race so far–upon election, his first two presidential orders will direct Jews to convert and the Justice Department to arrest Ben Bernanke for treason. Should they convict the latter and should any Jews fail to accept Perry’s gracious offer, he could have himself a ‘twofer’ by hanging them en masse in Lafayette Park. It’d make quite a spectacle and start his presidency off with quite a bang so to speak. Next, he’d make Michael Ledeen his defense secretary and find a few puny countries to knock the shit out of, to show the world who’s boss. That’s surely get things off to a flying start, don’t you think?
As for an economic policy, who needs one when you can just take a few economists and fed governors out and shoot ’em at sunrise? Between the lunacy of Michelle Bachman, Rick Perry, Herman Cain and the rest of that lot, there’s gonna be lots of fun before this primary season is over. Stay tuned.