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Rick Perry

Politics. Skip if uninterested:

He just told Glenn Beck that he wants to "uphold and stand with" Israel in the way the US traditionally has.

This year, that support was 3 billion dollars. Next year, the Obama government is going to raise that by $75 million.

Rick Perry looked interesting there, but if he wants to hand more billions to a government not our own, he does not have my vote.

Now, I know that neo-cons and Revelations-believing Christians LOVE to say that not supporting Israel is the same as anti-Semitism. This is bullshit. I support Israel's right to exist, but those $3 billion of American tax dollars shouldn't be part of it.


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Jun. 27th, 2011 09:58 pm (UTC)
we support a lot of foreign countries. i really dont like it at all.. i agree with the basic idea that we have so many issues that we need to put that money here at home first.

that said... if we are going to support ANY foreign countries, i want it to go to our allies. (do you know we send a lot more than that to countries that actively support our enemies and or actively teach propoganda against us? we give more than that to saudi arabia every year if i recall correctly, and i forget what we give to Pakistan)
Jun. 27th, 2011 10:04 pm (UTC)
Completely true, about SA and Pakistan. They need to be cut off twice as fast. However, you don't hear them mentioned because Israel gets more of an emotional (and for many religious) response.

The US also gives money to Egypt, but we also have at least one base on Egyptian soil and they're with us in Afghanistan. So at least they act like allies.
Jun. 27th, 2011 09:59 pm (UTC)
Wait, that was the first thing Rick Perry has said to dissuade you from voting for him?
Jun. 27th, 2011 10:01 pm (UTC)
I've only heard him speaking against the TSA. That got my attention positively, but this brought it down completely.
Jun. 27th, 2011 11:30 pm (UTC)
Jun. 27th, 2011 11:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks, man. I've just gone from "No" to Rick Perry to "DEAR THOR, PROTECT US FROM THIS MAN!!!!"

Coincidentally, I've been wearing my mjollnir openly today to see if anyone recognized it. So far, no.
Jun. 28th, 2011 02:17 am (UTC)
Yeah, he's like W 2.0 except ten times worse
He's not even fiscally conservative
Jun. 28th, 2011 12:09 am (UTC)
Oh wow at the link in the comments above me. He sounds like another right-wing winner.

The idea of the 2012 election and all this drama starting all over again honestly makes me sick to my stomach. I think the 2008 election was a factor in Katie's Grad School Anxiety Fiasco 2008-Present, and I'm only just starting to get over it. I'm so not ready to do this again. Considering holding my breath underwater until it's over.
Jun. 28th, 2011 12:30 am (UTC)
I've voted against Perry three out of the four chances I've had (2006 primary pitted him against a scary secessionist). But I can see myself picking him over some of the other folks running around.
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