Rick Perry Applauded at Republican Presidential Debate For Executing Lots of People

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Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate was the first of the election cycle to feature Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who quickly made up for lost time.

Using what he himself called “provocative language,” he called Social Security a “Ponzi scheme” and “a monstrous lie,” and Barack Obama an “abject liar.”

Perhaps most notably, though, Perry scored enthusiastic applause when it was noted that the state he governs has executed over 200 people under his watch - and more applause when he said he has no regrets. Watch:

Was that really worthy of applause? Even if you support the idea of capital punishment, it's still the worst-case scenario in which the government kills a human being. Justifiable? Perhaps. But something to stand up and cheer for?

That's the kind of night it was, though.

Perry also defended his denial of climate change, saying “The science is not settled about this ... Galileo got out-voted for a spell.” Well, there you have it.

Who would you vote for in a GOP primary?

 

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Michele Bachmann got it wrong God did not send the warning
(Irene) for spending. We are suffering from God's wrath because
we have lost our fear of God's Wrath and our morals in this country.
Because we are so afraid of being called prejudiced or racist we are willing to accept any behavior. God Save us from ourselves.
As far as Obama I wouldn't watch that man if my life depended on
it. He would not could not tell the truth if his life depended
on it. and I cannot stand his "see here I am president and you can't do anything about it look"