Rick Perry Amps Up The Crazy With Claim That Kids Coming Across The Border Are Terrorists

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On CNN’s State Of The Union, Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) claimed that the influx of Central American children arriving at the border are terrorists from countries like Pakistan.

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Perry said, “I’m the governor of the state of Texas. My citizens safety is what’s foremost here, and it hasn’t got anything to do with anything other than those numbers of individuals who are coming across the border and when you think about the idea that some of them are from countries that have substantial terrorist ties whether it’s Pakistan, Afghanistan, or Syria we are at historic record highs with individuals being apprehended from those countries. We say that it’s time to secure the border. Hadn’t got anything to do with anything other than the American citizens expect Washington to respect the Constitution and secure the border.”

Gov. Perry was lying. The current border crisis involves tens of thousands of children arriving at the Southern border from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. More than 30,000 children have arrived since March of this year and more than 57,000 since last October. Most of the boys are age 15-17, and 70% of them are arriving by trying to cross the Rio Grande.

Perry knows that the problem is children, not terrorists, but his claim that these kids are terrorists is the latest attempt by the Republicans to disguise their policy of cruelty to children.

The border security issue is a myth that Republicans use to oppose immigration reform. In 2013, even Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) admitted that the border is secure, “There is no question, there has been a significant reduction in illegal crossings over the past five years. Apprehension by the border control have dropped 70% from 2005 to 2012. But their work is not yet complete. Greater focus need to be paid to drug traffickers and criminals that cross the border.”

The border isn’t secure argument is a scare tactic that is designed to make the American people oppose immigration reform. Rick Perry has invented an insecure border that is being invaded by terrorists in order to hide the fact that his party is trying to deport 550,000 children who have lived in the United States for most of their lives. It comes down to common sense. If the border wasn’t secure, we wouldn’t be apprehending all of these children who are trying to cross.

Republicans have gotten in way over their heads. Once people realize that Rick Perry has deployed the National Guard in Texas to intimidate children, his presidential hopes are doomed. The tough-talking Republican Party of decades past is now afraid of some kids. That’s the reality that Republicans are trying to hide.

There is a chance that terrorists could come across our Southern or Northern borders. There is also a chance that aliens could invade and blow up the governor’s mansion in Austin, but the reality is that tens of thousands of children have arrived at the Southern border, and the only solution that Perry has offered is to deploy the National Guard and call them terrorists.

Fifty thousand Central American kids have caused the complete unraveling of the Republican Party.

30 Replies to “Rick Perry Amps Up The Crazy With Claim That Kids Coming Across The Border Are Terrorists”

  1. “the only terrorists are you and your crazy friends”
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    Well, then, you shouldn’t be complaining about the children who are after all fleeing straight into the arms of the Border Patrol.

  2. Maybe I am stupid but isn’t Pakistan 8,067 miles to Texas? Damn those calves aint the size of cantaloupes they are freaking diesel trucks

  3. Meanwhile terrorists are patrolling the Texas-Mexico boarder. DHS really needs to reign these militia groups, and dismantle them.

  4. This border crisis is only going to escalate as soon as this paranoid numskull Perry convinces his teabag militias to do his dirty work and start shooting, and you know they will, because they have to prove their manhood.

  5. The GOP’s position on this issue isn’t merely politically incoherent, it suffers from Multiple Personality Disorder.

    Boehner is the bland ambivalent, incapable of making decisions;

    Cruz is the forceful (but always wrong) decision-maker;

    King is the feral child, incapable of self-control;

    Perry is the bumbling egotistical incompetent, always taking advice that blows up in his face, which he then blames on others;

    Paul is the ready opportunist, willing to form alliances with the others, as long as those agreements benefit him more;

    Rubio is the greedy coward who wants control, but hides when the time arrives to show leadership;

    McConnell is the oldest personality, and will help the others — for a price.

    They are always in conflict as each tries to assert themselves, and sabotage is the rule, not the exception. The only stimulus that has been shown to at least temporarily allow them to fuse into a coherent whole, is hatred of the black man.

  6. I live in the UK and watch some of your news channels on line. I have to say that the American public receive an appalling service. Why don’t the news anchors challenge these idiots when they say such ridiculous things, no wonder you have all this hate towards children on the border when public figures are on TV making such inflammatory statements without challenge.

  7. Perry wretched up the rhetoric b/c he want that $35 Million that the Beverly Hillbillies-GOP gave him in their bill. Their’s no other state sending Nat’l Guards to the border. He make a decision for political reason & he had no resources to back his stupid-a@% plan. Another Boner member only party.

  8. There is a simple answer to your question. Almost all of the U.S. Media is owned by 5 right wing corporations who control the editorial policies, and content. We do not have a free press as our constitution requires.

  9. When Jesus said “suffer the little children,” this is not exactly what he had in mine.

    Remember the Sunday school song most of us learned as children: ‘Jesus loves the little children…..”red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in his sight….

    They still are! I find what Perry stated and what the Republicans are doing borders on chikd abuse, negligence, and any other offense you want to throw in.

    We all know if these kids had red hair/green eyes as many Iris people do. or were Nordic looking, tall, very fair, blonde, blue eyes, this would not be happening.

    As I posted before, my husband and I have had our names added to a list to foster these kids/families. They need help.

    We do not see “terrorists.” We see frightened, hungry parentless children who need homes, safety, and families/people willing to take them in. Only a cold hearted, unsympathetic, soulless person sees them as terrorists.

  10. thus spoken by male sarah palin! Hey Perry the glasses are not helping because you still are a buffoon!

  11. Anita told him that style of glasses would make him look more serious and intelligent. Ricky was so busy looking in the mirror and admiring himself he only heard “make [him] .. intelligent.” Magic glasses!

  12. First if Perry was truly concerned about the safety of Texans, he would regulate the chemical & oil industries that are blowing up towns & destroying the environment Secondly maybe all those kids are coming for the in-state tuition that Texas charges its undocumented residents for an education at its colleges & universities.

  13. If these kids are terrorists, why did the bill that passed in the house on Friday only cover those children that have already been in this country for some time? Another case of dealing with the past and to hell with what is a problem at the current time. Of course it really does not matter since congress is on vacation for 5 weeks anyway. Those border states apparently forgot to tell Bonehead that it is a critical situation, or is it?

  14. I’ve never understood the point that wearing glasses tend to make one appear smarter with, than without. In my case, I wear glasses because everything appears blurry without them. It would be willful ignorance to choose not to wear them.

  15. I live in Texas and if Perry wants to protect the people of this state he might want to start by accepting the Medicaid expansion, or raise the minimum wage, or regulate the environment. He is all hot air and thinks he will be the next president cause he can “talk tough” about the border. Republicans have ruined Texas, and they are just about to vote in another disaster Abbot.

  16. Ever since Perry started wearing those glasses his statements are even crazier then before. Perry has pandered to the hard right crazies so long, he is one of them.

  17. Republicans don’t give a crap about the kids, they are just collateral damage in their strife to screw Obama. America:WAKE UP. Vote out money and time wasting obstructionist Republiteas.

  18. Did anyone bother to ask Perry about the masked Cliven Bundy militia types at the Texas borger threatening to shoot migrant Moms & kids in the face? No one challenges these jerks on the Sunday shows.

  19. If the texacants would stop doing business with the cross border smugglers, we would not have any cross border smugglers. Also goes for New mexico and Arizona.

  20. I’m also in Texas. There are many people who are disgusted with what is going on with our state republican politicians. And many of these people are repubs.

  21. This is what happens when people think the King James Bible is the language Jesus spoke. If you don’t know that in Renaissance English suffer meant “let” you think Jesus is telling you to make the kids really suffer. They think they are doing God’s work.

    If the traditional religion is right about what happens when you die, there is going to be hell to pay when large numbers of “conservatives” get to the Pearly Gates. Note: I am Unitarian Universalist and do not believe the traditional religious stories.

  22. Many thanks for that information. I was wondering what on earth the National Guard were supposed to do once they arrived at their border posts. This guy Perry gets more strange as time goes on. Is he perhaps suffering from Alzheimers or something?

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