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Rick Perry’s Despicable Lie

September 23, 2011 by  

Rick Perry’s Despicable Lie

Commentators called it one of the most poignant moments in the Sept. 22 GOP debate, second only to Herman Cain’s story of his battle with cancer. It was when Texas Governor Rick Perry, hero to much of the apparently deluded Tea Party movement, told how he was lobbied to mandate young girls be forced to take the Gardasil vaccine not by Merck, but by a woman dying of cervical cancer.

Michele Bachmann tried to hurt Perry with charges of corporate cronyism. But the hall grew respectfully silent as Perry looked into the camera, put on a serious expression, and said: “I got lobbied on this issue. I got lobbied by a 31-year-old young lady who had stage four cervical cancer. I spent a lot of time with her. She came by my office. She talked about this program. I readily admitted we should have had an opt-in, but I don’t know what part of opt out most parents don’t get. And the fact is, I erred on the side of life, and I will always err on the side of life as a governor or as a President of the United States.”

Unfortunately for Perry, his story is deceitful. As ABCNews pointed out, Perry signed his executive order requiring sixth grade girls receive the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) in early February 2007. He first met the woman, Heather Burcham, while she was lobbying the Texas Legislature to prevent it from overturning Perry’s order.  That was AFTER he had signed the order and AFTER he had received $22,000 in campaign contributions from Merck and AFTER his former chief of staff had taken a job at Merck as a lobbyist.

Rick Perry is a liar. How he can continue to lead in the polls and be considered the darling of the Tea Party movement is beyond me.

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American and author of The Bob Livingston Letter™, founded in 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • DaveH

    Me too.

  • Dan az

    I’ll second that!
    The guy is a flaming idiot and crook.Oh thats what they want,I forgot!

  • http://deleted Claire

    Rick Perry is about as creepy as a person can get. This guy is up to no good. It is written all over him. I could almost call him the devil in disguise.

  • s c

    If Perry is “into” doing things by force, then he can’t be much of a conservative. By definition, he’s closer to the Obummer philosophy, which demands that Americans yield to his character (lack thereof, actually).
    No, thanks, Perry. I prefer to deal with conservatives. I don’t know if you’re a RINO or a closet Obummerite. Whatever you are, you’ll never get my vote. OK, conservatives, if you are a Perry fan, you need to do some soul-searching. Do you support substance or shadow? Are you conservatives, or closet RINOs?

  • ron

    How bad can he be? You have the speaker of the house who always looks as if he has just climbed off a bar stool, E. Cantor the spoiled brat, Ryan the well whiner, and Bachmann the social conservative. (like Hitler)

  • US Citizen

    Bob, Rick Perry is not the darling of the Tea Party movement. In fact we think he is “Obama Lite”. You should look at what the Texas Tea Party’s have to save about this socialist in sheep’s clothing.

    just look at his record:

    He spent more money then Bush in Texas.
    If he think he can save a life he will take your liberty away.
    He created the Dream act in Texas.
    He will not secure the Boarder.
    He stands with Obama on his views of a one world government.
    He likes to Rule by executive order.
    He did not create one job for this country just transplanted them from other states.
    The man believes in Big Government.

    look at the facts and he does look like OBAMA Lite!

    This man is all Talk and does not have one drop of love for this country only a lust for money and power.

    Please check you facts before you compare the patriots in the tea party to this RINO.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      US Citizen,
      Remember, if he did all that on just the power of a governor, then when he gets the power of the president, he could be ANOTHER nobummer or worse!! RON PAUL IN 2012!!!

  • ben

    He is the establishment/MSM/bilderberg choice; I knew Michelle was on to something! Will the truth ever come out to the masses though?

  • ben

    we might be better off with hillary; wait, what? did I just say that?

  • ben

    Rush had Perry’s back last week excusing the hispanic/illegal pandering for votes; “gwb and karl rove did the same thing”; man we are in trouble!

  • Texas_GunDealer

    As a fellow Texan I don’t see Perry as the cowboy the media tries to portray him to be, he’s more comparable to a S*!t kicker or goat roper. Why would I want to elect someone who can’t stand by his words he made 6 months ago. If you said something and put it in writing you better damn well mean what you say, that’s all I’m saying on that one. Also he isn’t as conservative as he claims, just look at his immigration stances and govt expansion in Texas. I happen to live on the coast in one of the highest standard of living areas south of Houston, I’m only in my 20s but have seen significant amount of growth in my area, most of our cities have doubled in both size and population. It wasn’t till recently that we have seen stagnation, mostly in part because we have seen quadruple the red tape that prevents us from expanding many of our coastal oil and nuclear projects.

    We have been on hold for the last 3 years from building two new much needed nuclear reactors due to govt cronyism trying to force STP (South Texas Project) into accepting a loan with so many brother-in-law deals and union kickbacks its unbelievable, they can’t even do ground work without the govt choosing which company they can use, this is a right to work state and they are trying to tell us who we can and can’t use in order to get their loan money. They are not only affecting the nuclear industry in our area, but the many contractors we hire to do the work, and the many hotels that have been built around here in expectation that they would be built and the contractors that would be staying with them. The Japanese who have built the designs for theses two reactors are becoming impatient because they are pouring so much money into this project, they have already expressed concern with delays and have said they will build it themselves overseas and ship it here with their own workers and assemble it here, barring our own workforce from having any part in it, I could go on with the many things I am seeing here but do not want to ramble on. We need someone in office who knows how to get our workforce back to work, we are here, we are willing to work, just take the damn restraints off and quit with the kick backs that hinder our employers from getting us work.

  • Angel Wannabe

    I think people have had it with the Career Politicians and sent THAT out as STRONG message, when Herman Cain won the straw poll!__
    __ Herman Cain isn’t your run of the mill career politician, like the others. You don’t have to be the smartest politician on the block, to be a nominee, but you do have put smart people around you, with the intel in the areas that you lack! While he knows the business/fiscal side, he lacks Foreign policy. __I don’t like the fact he worked for the Kansas City Federal Reserve, but on the upside, working at the federal reserve, he does have intel on its inner workings, which can be either a good thing or a bad one, depends how ya look at it____Either way his straw poll win was a message from the people!!


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