Sunday, August 7, 2011

Perry's "The Response" Invokes Prayer, Weeping, and Other Empty Actions

Rick Perry held The Response, a Christian prayer event , on Saturday, to which 30,000 attended. M instances of Perry's hypocrisy and and poor leadership were obvious.

The El Paso Times reports:

Unlike at rock concerts, attendees generally did not leave drenched in sweat as air conditioning blasted through the 1.9-million-square-foot building the day after Perry asked Texans to conserve energy to help minimize power outages.

"Because of the extreme heat that has created an unprecedented demand on the state's energy grid, and with no relief in sight, all Texas residents and businesses are being asked to conserve electricity," Perry said in a statement issued Friday.

Perry urged people to conserve energy over the weekend and next week, "especially during the peak hours of 3 to 7 p.m." His prayer event ran from 8 a.m. to about 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Protestors braced the heat outside, waving signs that read "Hate speech is not Godful," "Your prayer can't hide your hate," "Didn't a governor put Jesus to death" and "Pastor Perry must resign." Vicki Coffman, 59, a high-school teacher and Richmond resident, held a sign that read "Hey Rick, get off your knees and fund schools."

U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, said he did not plan to attend an event that was held simply for Perry's "own self-serving interest to bolster his national image before running for president."

"If he is sincere, I hope he prays for the Texas children who will have fewer educational opportunities, the elderly and the poor who will lose access to vital health-care services, and for the rest of us who will have to pay more in local taxes because of his desire to spare the wealthiest from new taxes at the state level."

Doesn't he just look like a slimeball?

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