Rick Perry Accuses God of Election Tampering

Outgoing Energy Secretary Rick Perry is likely complicit in President Trump’s efforts to get Ukraine to investigate one of his political opponents (which, of course, has led us to Congressional impeachment hearings), and at the very least appears to have used his Cabinet position to enrich his friends. If you’ve been wondering how Perry and other Trump acolytes can justify their pious devotion to the Great Big Orange Man in the White House, here’s part of your answer…

Perry says that Donald Trump is the “chosen one” who was “ordained” by God to become President of the United States, which is a polite way of suggesting that God interfered in the 2016 election. As Perry told Ed Henry of Fox News:

“I said, Mr. President, I know there are people that say you said you were the chosen one and I said, ‘You were.’ I said, ‘If you’re a believing Christian, you understand God’s plan for the people who rule and judge over us on this planet and our government.’”

Trump has referred to himself as “The Chosen One” — as recently as late August — and supports the suggestion that he might be the “King of Israel,” so this kind of butt-kissing is right on target. Perry is the former Governor of Texas and a onetime contestant on “Dancing With the Stars,” but he’s not a complete dummy; he didn’t get to become Secretary of Energy without being skilled at buttering up President Trump. As National Public Radio reminds us, Perry was singing a different tune four years ago:

At first, it might have seemed absurd that what Perry wanted was to join the Trump administration.

After all, in 2015, during his second presidential run, Perry scorched Trump in a speech, calling his Republican opponent’s candidacy a “cancer on conservatism” and “a barking carnival act.” Trumpism, Perry warned, was “a toxic mix of demagoguery and mean-spiritedness and nonsense that will lead the Republican Party to perdition if pursued.”

It’s also worth noting that Perry is the leaving the same Department of Energy that he wanted to eliminate altogether when he was seeking the GOP nomination for President in 2015. In other words, the outgoing head of a department he doesn’t think should exist — who was appointed to the job by a man he didn’t think should be President — would now have you believe that Donald Trump was chosen by God to lead the United States of America.

And that, dear friends, is as good an explanation as any for the current state of American politics and the Republican Party in general.

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  1. Conserv. Head Banger says:

    Which "god" is Rick referring to? The Hindus have millions of gods in their pantheon.

  2. MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

    Geezuz.  I assume he's talking about White Prosperity Jesus' daddy?

  3. RepealAndReplace says:

    If it was possible for him to sink any further below his "oops" moment when he couldn't name three federal departments he'd eliminate, this does it.

    I’m reminded of the old joke about the Texas Republican ticket in 1998. The gubernatorial candidate was the smarter of the two.

    Think about that….

  4. MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

    I'm guessing Governor Good Hair's sphincter just tightened up a notch or two…maybe he’ll want to rethink that resignation?

    Further background: The House sued McGahn in August, claiming the Judiciary Committee needed his public testimony about Trump's attempts to obstruct the Russia investigation. McGahn had been a key witness on several instances of obstruction that special counsel Robert Mueller investigated, and had since left the White House.

    But McGahn never appeared before Congress. The White House had claimed he had "absolute immunity" and could ignore the call for him to testify.

    The White House has since used the same idea to block several more witnesses in the House impeachment probe, including top former national security officials with knowledge of the President's dealings with Ukraine.

    All along, the House has called that assertion unlawful and has waited for a judge to weigh in. 

    On Halloween, Jackson heard arguments from House lawyers and the Justice Department, which defends the White House and McGahn.

    The judge, during the hearing, seemed floored that the White House was attempting to control even its former officials' public statements.

    "We don't live in a world where your status as a former executive branch official somehow shields you or prevents you from giving information," Jackson said. "I see almost every day people who are former executive branch officials giving information to the media."

  5. Diogenesdemar says:

     I said, ‘If you’re a believing Christian, you understand God’s plan for the people who rule and judge over us on this planet and our government.’”

    Thank you, so very much then, god for:  Caligula, Hitler, Pol Pot, Idi Amin, Stalin, Francisco Franco, Ivan the Terrible, Queen Mary, Vladimir Putin, Agusto Pinochet, . . . and of course, Donnie Ttump!

    Tis’ the season for giving thanks for all of god’s bountiful blessings . . .

    . . . and, thank you Rick Perry for reminding us all.

    • MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

      I’m pretty sure Ricky had a different take on things during the Obama years. 
       

      Kee-rist these assholes give Christianity a bad name. 

      • Diogenesdemar says:

        The only things worse than idiot clergy who espouse selective politics are idiot politicians who espouse selective theology . . .

        . . . Reverend Goodhair and the Eternal Scam Church of the Immaculate Donnie.

        He gave blindness to the blind, deafness to the deaf, and gave everyone else nothing but lame justifications. The lies he hath freely given to the world (as long as it helps make him a buck.)

        Put you hands on that FOX TV and pray! . . .

  6. itlduso says:

    Well, Trump is a godsend to Perry if you consider the graft that Perry stands to gain on the Ukraine energy industry shakedown that will benefit Perry and his thugs. 

  7. harrydobyharrydoby says:

    Be sure to catch today's "Non Sequitur" by Wiley Miller

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