Just when you thought Barack Obama couldn’t get any more out of touch with America’s values, AP reports his administration wants to make foreign aid decisions based on gay rights. …This administration’s war on traditional American values must stop.A statement by Rick Perry • Criticizing President Obama over a memorandum he issued today, which stated broad support for advancing LGBT rights and protecting them from violence. It explicitly mentions the efforts of foreign governments to criminalize LGBT persons (the state of affairs in Uganda the last few years being one such galling example), and states that foreign aid will be directed to promote LGBT human rights. Rick Perry (clearly attempting to spark some momentum for his flat-lined bid for the GOP presidential nomination), decided to pounce, saying further: “Investing tax dollars promoting a lifestyle many Americas of faith find so deeply objectionable is wrong. President Obama has again mistaken America’s tolerance for different lifestyles with an endorsement of those lifestyles. I will not make that mistake.” source (via • follow)
swagandpassion says: So has Ron Paul dropped out or just not receiving any major media attention? The GOP race is perplexing to me. It would seem Ron Paul would have more traction with independents and disillusioned democrats versus Newt, Mitt, or Rick. Just curious.
» SFB says: As usual, he’s getting ignored for candidates with more issues and character flaws. However, he got some pretty good attention today for this attack ad he targeted at Newt Gingrich. There are definitely some plus sides to a Paul campaign for Dems (his anti-war stances especially), but the media at large (minus Jon Stewart) hasn’t really been giving him a chance. Why is that? (By the way, highly recommend reading the Ron Paul Tumblr tag. It shows how passionate people are for and against him.) — Ernie @ SFB
We need to sanction the Iranian Central Bank… that will shut down that economy, and at that point in time they’ll truly have to deal with the United States.Rick Perry, calling for aggressive sanctions against Iran and decrying the Obama administration for failing to act as such.
What I would do with the TSA is privatize them and get rid of those unions.Rick Perry, advocating the privatization of, among other things, airport security — with a little slap at unionization, to boot.