You may remember his embarrassing run for president during the Regressive republican "Clowncar of Buffoons" primary last year, when he ran against such legendary Mensa-types as Michelle Bachmann, Donald Trump, Rick Santorum, Pizza King Herman Cain, Ron Paul, the "rent is too damn high" guy, and the guy who wants to colonize the moon while 8 year olds clean school toilets, Newton Gingrich.
Rick Perry was the one who vehemently wanted to shut down 3 agencies, very specifically the Department of Education, the Department of Commerce, and... "oops".
This was also the guy who had a ranch named "Ni**erhead."
But he was able to remember one thing at each campaign stop: to oppose federal spending no matter what.
“Washington’s insatiable desire to spend our children’s inheritance on failed stimulus plans and other misguided economic theories have given us record debt and left us with far too many unemployed,” he said at an event to kickoff his campaign last year.
He bragged about how Texas's economy was allegedly booming. And he was one of the nutjobs who wanted that state to secede from the union (treasonous as well as illegal).
Who needs the federal government and their handouts? Right, Rick?
Turns out he does.
The little man with the big mouth begged President Obama to declare his state and its fertilizer exploding town a disaster area -- and he had his big hat in his little hand begging for money.
What happened to all that swagger? All the arrogance? How about that Teabagger mentality that said "no" to aid for hurricane-damaged New England states unless we find something to cut in the budget elsewhere to make up for it?
Why ain't good ol' boy Rick and his ten-gallon hat gettin' together with all them thar real 'mericans and pickin' themselves up by their own bootstraps? Why aren't the Teabaggers refusing all that dirty money that will be shipped in from the Blue States?
Because they're phonies, liars and hypocrites.
Rick Perry, standing there with his open palm up, waiting for a handout -- you know, the "free stuff" his kind pretends to hate.
Our Regressive Republican Jackass of the Week.