Rick Perry spent most of June 20th trying to back pedal from his Charleston church shooting comments of June 19th, when he personally insulted the entire city of Charleston, the entire state of South Carolina, and the Christian faith in general.
If you don’t have access to a television or don’t watch the news, here is a quick refresher. Everybody by now should had heard about the horrific Charleston, South Carolina terrorist attack on a historically African American church on June 17th. Nine innocent souls lost their lives to racist and deranged Dylann Roof, all in the name of starting a race war.
Every soul in America condemned the shooting as an attack on faith and race, but leave it to good old Rick Perry to deliver what was the absolute dumbest comment in the history of comments.
Two days after the terrorist attack, Perry said these words on the Steve Malzberg Show:
“This is the M.O. of this administration, anytime there is an accident like this. You know, the president’s clear. He doesn’t like for Americans to have guns, and so he uses every opportunity – this being another one – to basically go parrot that message.”
Yes, Rick Perry, Mr. Opps, called the horrific events in Charleston an “accident.”
If Perry didn’t make it clear before, he has certainly made it clear now that he is not presidential material. Keep in mind that none of his Republican competition used this senseless act of violence to push their agenda. But Gov. Good Hair did, and this should raise a red flag, and cause his popularity to tank.
Perry had no sympathy to the victims, the community, nor the Christian faith at large, and to call the killing of nine innocent people an “accident” makes you wonder if he really cares about this situation, and if he would care about any other tragedy that happens on American soil if he is elected president.
In Perry’s mind, poor little Dylann Roof didn’t know what he was doing. He just sat in on the bible study for an hour, whipped out his gun, and massacred nine people on “accident.”
Perry is not going to get the Republican nomination anyway, but for his own self dignity – if he has any left – he should just drop out of the race now. Calling this horrific event an “accident” was in itself horrific, and the White House doesn’t need a leader who is only thinking about using national tragedies to smear another person, or to raise their profile.
Do America a favor Rick, and just go away.