Rick Perry: No Smarter Than a Texas 5th Grader

I think we’re going to get a lot of mileage out of Perry’s foot-in-mouth remarks during this presidential campaign

While pressing the flesh in New Hampshire in his campaign for the presidency, Rick Perry of Texas was asked by a mom who was supposedly speaking for her son to explain “why he doesn’t believe in science.” Without looking at the mom Perry tells the kid, “Evolution is a theory that’s out there.  It’s got some gaps in it but in Texas we teach both creationism and evolution…”

When pressed again by the mom to encourage her son to explain why Perry doesn’t believe in science, Perry again looks directly at the boy who appears to be about 7 or 8 years old and says, “…because I figured you’re smart enough to figure out which one is right.” SOURCE

Perry is right about evolution being a theory and everyone who accepts the premise of evolution knows it is not an absolute.  I don’t think we can say the same about how Perry and many of the fundamentalist Christians he mingles with are regarding their creationist’s view.

I would like to be around in about 10 years when this kid confronts Perry and says something to the effect, “I figured it out and I have discovered that though dinosaurs did not walk the earth with man as creationism preaches, they do walk among us today as Texas fundamentalists”

To claim that evolution has some gaps and not see the holes in some of the claims the Bible makes is a scary thing to witness in a man who wants to be POTUS.  Clearly critical thinking is not a prerequisite for creationist who think Adam and Eve were the first people only to read later that Cain comes across another human being to make his wife after he was banished by God for killing Abel.   Our current knowledge would be turned on its head to think Moses could stop the sun so Joshua would have enough daylight to complete his victory over the Amorites.  You’d would first have to believe that the sun revolved around the earth to think along such moronic lines.

I wish the faith of such Christians could be turned into reality.  Lord knows that if faith alone could move a mountain it could surely produce needed rain in drought-stricken Texas.  Rick Perry asked all of us to pray for rain last April.  Clearly the faith of such rigid and narrow-minded folk must be of the sort that couldn’t get enough piss to fill a thimble because that’s just about what we got.

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8 thoughts on “Rick Perry: No Smarter Than a Texas 5th Grader”

  1. Well at least Perry knew an eight year old was smarter than him by assuming the kid knew the right answer. I’d vote for the kid myself.

  2. Perry has to be the love child product of George W and tofu, all three are as thick as cheese, no insult to cheese intended! Nice on LB!!

    1. Yes, being considered a cheese-head would be a notch above whatever it is Perry is. 🙂

  3. I am starting to think that if there is a supreme being, he is just pissed off at the imbeciles from Texas and the South and that is why there is such a drought. Remember, they say he is a vengeful God, but I don’t see him picking on the non-fundamental areas. So, maybe he isn’t so thrilled with those who claim to know exactly what his word means. But he is not going to pick on you or the other two liberals that come from Texas. Well, I didn’t count all the progressives in Austin.

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