It’s pathetic how quickly some people will change their minds. Rick Perry was one of the first Republicans to stand up and say, “No” when Donald Trump burst on to the scene. He recognized Trump for the fraud that he is and although he had to drop out early, he knew told people what damage Trump would do to conservatism.
Back in July of 2015 Rick Perry said the following in a speech:
Let no one be mistaken – Donald Trump’s candidacy is a cancer on conservatism, and it must be clearly diagnosed, excised and discarded.
It cannot be pacified or ignored, for it will destroy a set of principles that has lifted more people out of poverty than any force in the history of the civilized world – the cause of conservatism.
I feel so strongly about this because I believe conservatism is the only way forward for this country.
I will not go quiet when this cancer on conservatism threatens to metastasize into a movement of mean-spirited politics that will send the Republican Party to the same place it sent the Whig Party in 1854: the graveyard.
And now? This:
Rick Perry would be open to being the vice presidential candidate on a ticket with Donald Trump, CNN reported Thursday.
“I will be open to any way I can help. I’m not going to say no,” the former governor of Texas and two-time presidential candidate told Dana Bash, who recounted a phone conversation she had with Perry earlier that day on “Erin Burnett Outfront.”
“Rick Perry just told me on a phone call from his home state in Texas that he does support Donald Trump and that he’s going to do everything he can to help Donald Trump get elected,” Bash reported.
“He said that he believes in the process and the process meaning the voters inside the Republican electorate clearly said Trump should be the guy and he is going to follow that process.”
Seriously, man? When you announced for President, you had Marcus Luttrell standing by your side. Trump is the guy who mocked war prisoner John McCain.
Trump goes from a clown who mocks veterans and a “cancer” to somebody he endorses and would run with?
To say that I am disappointed is an understatement. All this does is lend credibility to those who say, “Oh most Republicans will come around. They’ll support Trump at some point.”
Claiming somebody is a “cancer on conservatism” is not just a political statement. It’s taking a stand against a person you don’t think should be anywhere near the White House. This notion that the “process” dictates what one is supposed to do is absurd.
Shame on you, Governor Perry.