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2:45 pm - 06/03/2009
Rick Perry: "God Bless Rush Limbaugh" (VIDEO)

The conventional wisdom surrounding Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court is that elected Republicans will tread lightly in their critiques, lest they burn their already weak bridges to the Hispanic community.

Along these lines, comments from Rush Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich (who has since recanted his remarks) and others calling Sotomayor a racist were deemed the GOP establishment as counterproductive, especially for GOPers in states with large Hispanic populations.

But maybe not.

This past Friday, at the apex of the conservative movement's anti-Sotomayor rhetoric, Limbaugh was bestowed the title of "honorary Texan" by the state's governor, Rick Perry, during an event in Houston.


"You said something on your radio station that you thought you ought to pack up and move to Texas," said Perry. "Well when you get here brother you're an honorary Texan... God bless Rush Limbaugh!"

Perry, of course, is a dyed-in-the-wool conservative who has built his political career by appealing to his party's most ideological elements. Hence his recent talk of secession. But the governor is also facing an incredibly difficult primary challenge from Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson. The Hispanic population in his state -- one of the largest in the countries -- could play a major role in who gets the nod. And the extent to which Limbaugh can serve as a political prop or foil (even within the Republican Party) could be put to an early test.
ahtefeh 3rd-Jun-2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
Not gonna watch cause you know, it's Rush. Is that guy crying in the corner???
lanrek 3rd-Jun-2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
And then they fuqd.
sunoftheskye 3rd-Jun-2009 10:22 pm (UTC)
And now I'm straight. :(
ladypolitik 3rd-Jun-2009 10:24 pm (UTC)
Okay.



NOW is the time to abandon the fistbump fad, folks.
jimmyblue 4th-Jun-2009 01:44 am (UTC)
They ruined it. We need something new.
layweed 3rd-Jun-2009 10:25 pm (UTC)
...

I can't wait until next year. I'll even vote in the Republican primaries if it'll help get this retard out of office.
sunoftheskye 3rd-Jun-2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
LOL.
escherichiacola 3rd-Jun-2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
Now I really hope Texas turns blue.
ohhhmandy 3rd-Jun-2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
WHY DO U HATE TX, RICK PERRY? WHY?

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escherichiacola unrelated but3rd-Jun-2009 10:51 pm (UTC)
CIRCLE CIRCLE CIRCLE
alil2sarcastic 3rd-Jun-2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
What an idiot thing to do in a state that's over 1/3 hispanic.
suthrncan 3rd-Jun-2009 10:47 pm (UTC)
Rush Limbaugh and Texas deserve eachother.
tribulation 4th-Jun-2009 12:01 am (UTC)
Yes.
txvoodoo 4th-Jun-2009 12:49 am (UTC)
NO. DON'T DO THAT TO ME!!!
_lilou 3rd-Jun-2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
Tough break, Texas.
misscrystal 3rd-Jun-2009 11:24 pm (UTC)
Right. Like we don't already have a surplus of fat, sweaty entitled blow-hards in Texas.
whosmurry 3rd-Jun-2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
I just... How in the fuck did this guy get elected?
layweed 4th-Jun-2009 12:48 am (UTC)
He won a plurality of the votes cast in a 5-way election. Shrug. Or something like that, I'm not sure exactly how many candidates there were.
tribulation 4th-Jun-2009 12:02 am (UTC)
loltexas
chaobell 4th-Jun-2009 02:30 am (UTC)
EW OH GOD HE WAS NEAR MY TOWN NO WONDER THE VERY AIR FELT SLIMY THAT DAY.

My mom is now referring to Perry as "that catfucker."
frohohaggins 4th-Jun-2009 03:03 am (UTC)
Oh Christ. Embarrassing is the only word I can think of right now. For everyone involved. -_-
leitao 4th-Jun-2009 06:43 am (UTC)
Ugh, what the fuck, Rick Perry. Why is he even in office? D:
paris_of_priam 4th-Jun-2009 08:05 am (UTC)
I'm trying to decide who's fake tan looks more like Corinthian leather, his or Boehner's.
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