Rick Perry doesn’t understand logic

Alex Hern covers Rick Perry; he remains, ineluctably, Rick Perry.


Rick Perry released his new campaign video on Tuesday, and it’s a doozy. It contains one of the greatest leaps of logic we’ve seen in a political statement for a very long time.

You can watch it below:

Here’s hoping that this style of message becomes the norm on this side of the Atlantic as well.

Ed Miliband might say:

There’s something wrong in this country when women can serve on submarines, but Subway serves sandwiches.

David Cameron speaking to the European Union:

“There’s something wrong in this Union when Greece can get a haircut, but hairdressers can’t work for more than 48 hours a week.”

Boris Johnson addressing the London assembly:

“There’s something wrong in this city when fares can go up by seven per cent, but firefighters’ wages go down by three per cent.”

George Osborne telling the house:

“There’s something wrong in this country when Unions can go on strike, but MPs have to pay for their own duck houses.”

Or maybe Nick Clegg, speaking to Sheffield Hallam:

“There’s something wrong in this constituency when students can get an education for only £27,000, but a Liberal Democrat leader can’t get re-election. Hang on, where are you all going?”

Of course, we can’t be too smug. We have Nadine Dorries.

See also:

Malcolm Rifkind: Nadine Dorries doesn’t live in the real worldAlex Hern, December 8th 2011

USA 2012: The Cain train derailsAlex Hern, November 23rd 2011

Romney remains least risible Republican candidate for another weekAlex Hern, November 14th 2011

USA 2012: Cain self-destructs, and Huntsman attempts to drag Romney into the frayAlex Hern, November 1st 2011

Republican tax plans put the myth of conservative economic prowess to bedAlex Hern, October 27th 2011

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9 Responses to “Rick Perry doesn’t understand logic”

  1. Political Planet

    Rick Perry doesn’t understand logic: Alex Hern covers Rick Perry; he remains, ineluctably, Rick Perry. http://t.co/esl9HgXC

  2. Angus Carruthers

    WATCH: Rick Perry doesn’t understand logic: http://t.co/HJTL3xbV by @AlexHern #US2012

  3. Guest

    No-one’s stopping him from being in his pew on sunday, no-one’s stopping anyone from praying, but unless all religions are to be granted the same rights to pray, meditate or otherwise hold religious activities in schools, then why should Christians be able to do these things?
    He might bear in mind too that prayer does not need to be spoken out loud: there’s nothing stopping anyone from having a quick word with their God, or whatever term they use.

  4. Shamik Das

    Aaaaaand must watch vid no. 3! RT @leftfootfwd: WATCH: Rick Perry doesn’t understand logic: http://t.co/UunXHEja by @AlexHern #US2012

  5. Sean

    RT @leftfootfwd: Rick Perry doesn’t understand logic http://t.co/30sY2Vfq

  6. Guy Manchester

    What a complete & utter knob: Rick Perry's campaign message: http://t.co/pDcv4lex

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