Rick Perry is in a bad position with the voters. He came into the race for the Republican nomination a few months ago leading the field, but has seen his lead evaporate every time he opens his mouth. In an effort to boost his brand with the far right-wing of his party, Perry embraced the birthers movement, which questions whether President Obama was born in America.
Pay no attention to the birth certificates the President already provided debunking these nut-jobs and their conspiracy theories.
Needless to say, Perry is now looked upon as an absolute joke among thinking Americans, so he’s decided to drop the birthers and is looking for acceptance of another group – those who believe that President Obama got into Columbia and then Harvard because of affirmative action. He simply could not have been accepted on his own merit.
In another interview, with Adam Smith of the St. Petersburg Times, Perry discarded the birthers and has now embraced another of Trump’s baseless claims, now centered around Obama’s education;
Adam: Jeb Bush said the other day, the Republican candidates should categorically reject the notion that Barack Obama was not born in America. This came after you expressed doubts about that… what would you say to him?
Perry: “I don’t think I was expressing doubts. I was just having some fun with Donald Trump. So I…
Adam: Are you comfortable that he’s an American citizen?
Perry: ”Oh yeah. It’s fun to… ya know lighten up a little bit.. ”
Adam: So you have no doubt he’s an American citizen?
Perry: ”I have no doubt about it. But here’s the more interesting thing. Let’s lay out our income taxes. Let’s lay our our college transcripts. Mine’s been on the front page of the paper. So if we’re going to lay out all these things, let’s lay them all out. So, whether it’s college transcripts or income tax, lay them all out. Let the people take a look at them.”
Tune in next week, to see Perry jump on the ”deathers” bandwagon – those asking to see the dead body of Osama Bil Laden as the only proof that the President was able to get America’s number one villain!