Rick Perry promises to speak the truth in new ‘Politically Correct’ ad

December 13, 2011

Rick Perry appropriates the idea of political correctness in his latest television ad, a thirty-second video denouncing Washington as “the capital of political correctness, where double speak reigns and the truth is frowned upon.”

“You can’t say that Congressmen becoming lobbyists is a form of legal corruption,” Perry says in the ad. “Or that we give aid money to countries who oppose America. Or that Washington insiders are bankrupting social security.”

Here’s the video, courtesy of rickperry.org:

Credit: rickperry.org/YouTube


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One thing I’ll say for Rick Perry: a few gaffes doesn’t mean that a person has got nothing to say, or to contribute to the discussion. He’s still got some worthwhile points to make, and it’s interesting that all the candidates seem to be homing in on “truth” and “honesty” as the hot buzz-words for Iowa at the moment. There certainly is a credibility deficit in Washington at the moment…

Posted by matthewslyman | Report as abusive

The reason Washington has credibility problems is that bribery is legal in the USA as long as a certain protocol (“campaign contributions”) is followed. Bribed officials do not make decisions that harm the hands that feed them.

The system is inherently corrupt.

Posted by txgadfly | Report as abusive

This guy wouldnt know truth if it slapped him in the face. I can’t believe he is still in the race.

Posted by fromthecenter | Report as abusive

If Rick Perry was going to run a truthful ad, he would need just one. He would admit that he has no business whatsoever running for President and is dropping out.

Posted by TexasBill | Report as abusive

Pretty sure that even Richard can read the writing that’s on the wall saying his campaign is just about over. So now he has the freedom to say just about anything he wants. The fact that he chooses to channel the Bar Room Buddies is “just good business”. He made a bundle running for Prez, and he’s still got his job back in Austin.

Posted by nieldevi | Report as abusive