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Typical Rick Perry

Given what Jim DeMint* signaled yesterday on This Week about the topics he wanted to pursue with Rick Perry tonight at DeMint’s “Forum,” is it any surprise that Perry is all of the sudden interested in the wildfires in Texas?  For us long suffering Texans, his decision to skip DeMint’s “Forum” is just par for the course.

And with this Perry decision, doesn’t that change the light on the whole dispute over the timing of the president’s address to Congress?  Here’s The Chronicle last week when it all got started:

President Barack Obama will make his long-awaited speech about jobs  Wednesday night to a joint session of Congress at the same time that the Republican presidential candidates are scheduled to debate at the Reagan Presidential Library in California.

While the debate isn’t the first Republican debate of the cycle, it is the first since Gov. Rick Perry entered the presidential contest, and polls have shown him taking a commanding lead in the race for the GOP nomination. Political observers have said that the debate could provide crucial insights into how Mitt Romney’s and Michelle Bachmann’s campaigns plan to deal with Perry’s surging candidacy.

Rush Limbaugh spent the whole day last Wednesday telling John Boehner to refuse the president’s request because this debate was important, especially since it would be the first since Perry, as the new front-runner had gotten into the race.  And that’s exactly what Boehner did.  And the White House said, ok, we’ll do it on Thursday.

Well now.  Perry is up to his old tricks.  Does anyone really think that Perry will show up in California on Wednesday?  Will the wildfires be under control by then?  (The state has been burning all this spring and summer, and Perry made a big stink about a disaster declaration in May.)

I predict that the GOP debate on Wednesday will just be the same old boring candidates that have participated in the previous debates, and they will say the same old things.  The only news will be if one of the candidates slips up and lets out the n-word.

I also predict that all of the usual suspects will be making excuses for Perry about why he skipped DeMint’s “Forum” and the debate.  They just are that predictable.

*The despicable DeMint:  “Frankly I am so tired of his speeches, it’s going to be hard for me to watch.”

John Cornyn to the Rescue!

Those mean old Democrats are such meanies!!!  And they are picking on poor Rush Limbaugh.  And David Letterman and National Public Radio are making fun of how poor Rush Limbaugh dresses and his medical condition (obesity — really he can’t help it)!

So, Big John decides that instead of trying to line up Republicans to run for the Senate in a couple of years, it’s much easier to start a petition to protect Rush Limbaugh:

President Obama owes the American people an explanation.

His staff should apologize to the American people for supporting these tactics and diverting attention to the hard work that needs to be done to get America’s economy back on track.

Please join me in signing this petition and calling on the Obama White House to come clean on this matter. Join me in asking them to work with Republicans on the critical issues facing our country today. The American people deserve better than diversions and manipulations.

Sincerely,

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn

National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman

Senator Cornyn needs a proofreader.

via Crooks and Liars

ADDED:  While looking for something else, I found this transcript of Limbaugh on Letterman in 1993.  It’s interesting to look at in retrospect.  Here’s one little bit that shows just how dishonest and full of it Limbaugh is:

LIMBAUGH: But if he (Charles Barkley) is serious about this, I would like to pledge my services to him. I would like to be his campaign manager, and I think if he is going to go to Alabama and run for governor, he needs a guy named Whitey. I will change my name to Whitey, and I will be his campaign manager, and I’ll let him run for governor, and we’ll win, we’ll win.

(snip)

 LIMBAUGH: Let me tell you now. Now wait just a second. Follow me on this, folks. This is absolutely true. The feminist movement tells you what you ought to do is strike out on your own, be dependent on no one, and certainly don’t be beholden to anyone for what you get. But what did Hillary do? She went to college, found Clinton. They went out and studied in the grass out there with some weeds hanging out their mouths, and they’re studying and doing all this. She attached herself to a guy that she saw was going someplace, and when he got there, she took over.

LETTERMAN: No, no, no, no.

(Audience applauds)

LETTERMAN: Now, see, first of all –

LIMBAUGH: That is exactly what happened.

LETTERMAN: Yeah, but first of all, when Clinton –

LIMBAUGH: There’s nothing feminist about what she did.

LETTERMAN: No, no, but when Clinton was that age, how could you tell he was going anywhere?

(Audience laughs)

LIMBAUGH: Now, this is a good question.

LETTERMAN: You know what I mean?

LIMBAUGH: But wait, there is an answer to this. There’s an answer to this. She didn’t know that he was going anywhere, but she probably didn’t meet anybody else that gave out any signs that they were going anywhere else either –

LETTERMAN: No, no, no.

LIMBAUGH: And so I think she just kind of rolled the dice. Hey look, they got together and they’ve done this as a team. There is no question about that.

What a small, petty man.