Maybe Rick Perry was off his game in last night’s American Taliban debate in Florida because of back trouble. That’s what Texas Monthly columnist Paul Burka speculates.
And we’ll get back to that in a minute.
Something very telling is going on at these debates. Something chilling.
In the first round, the line that got the most reaction came not from the gladiators, but from the referee. The audience erupted into wild applause when Brian Williams correctly pointed out that Texas Gov. Rick Perry has presided over more executions than any other governor. Cheers flew around the Coliseum.
Dead. That’s how many Republicans prefer criminals whether or not the death penalty works.
At the second debate, another blood splatter came when the moderator asked whether a person without medical insurance should be left to die. Again a throaty cry reverberated from the audience: “Yes!” Even Ron Paul looked startled.
Dead. That’s how some Republicans prefer poor people without money enough for health insurance.
Now, back to Gov. Perry’s possible back trouble. Expect no mercy from your fellow Tea Party Republicans. They’re blood thirsty.
And yours will do until they can rip into Obama.