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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 05:27 PM
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Rick Perry’s Gay-Baiting Ad Rivals Justin Bieber In YouTube Hatred
Talking Points Memo 12/8/11
Rick Perry’s Gay-Baiting Ad Rivals Justin Bieber In YouTube Hatred

Rick Perry’s gay-baiting Iowa ad may have ruffled some feathers within his campaign, but it’s nothing compared to the outpouring of hatred it’s received on YouTube, which now rivals even viral video lightning rod Justin Bieber.

A spokesman for YouTube tells TPM the video is the most viewed video in America today, as well as the top video in Des Moines, IA and Manchester, NH. But the reaction isn’t exactly positive. The Perry camp’s settings for the video enable users to “like” or “dislike” the spot and as of this afternoon viewers have given it 4,485 “likes” and 211,664 “dislikes.” That gives it a staggering approval rating of about 2.1% among those who care enough to cast a vote.

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The Perry video’s only been up two days, so there’s plenty of time for him to move his way up the list. Watch out, Bieber.


Go show him some Texas love DUers - you know what I mean. If you have a YouTube account hit that dislike button like the proud Democrat you are! Yee Haw!!!!

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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 05:29 PM
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1. Perry's Desperate Gay-Bashing Tactic
Texas Observer 12/8/11

Perry's Desperate Gay-Bashing Tactic
How should we remember Rick Perry?

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that he's not going to be the GOP nominee, much less president. So, his political legacy ought to be defined, in part, on how he conducted himself in the presidential race. In this, the 11th hour before the Iowa caucuses, Perry and his team decided to gamble for the evangelical vote by rolling out a rank piece of homophobia.

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Perry may win over some evangelicals in Iowa, but at what cost? The only race he's still in is with Justin Bieber for most hated YouTube video of all time.


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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 07:28 PM
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2. Governor Perry Not Afraid to Admit He's a Bigot, Either
Yahoo News Commentary 12/8/11
Rick Perry 'Strong' Ad: Governor Not Afraid to Admit He's a Bigot, Either

By Andrew Riggio

On Tuesday, a campaign ad called "Strong" featuring presidential hopeful Rick Perry was uploaded to YouTube. In it, Perry claims that something is wrong with America because "gays can serve openly in the military." This comment should land him in court for some kind of racist hate crime.

He opens the ad by saying, "I'm not afraid to admit that I'm a Christian" as if people would think less of him because of it; like it's a dirty secret he has to admit. What Mr. Perry should be afraid to admit is that his ad comes across as hateful, bigoted, and shamelessly pandering to the ultra-religious.

Apparently I'm not the only one who thinks so. At the time of this writing his video's negative feedback outweighs the positive feedback by a rate of about 50 to 1. Perry so far has received about 4,500 positive responses and about 215,000 negative ones. Here's a hint, Mr. Perry: when you advertise online your message meets an audience that generally frowns on racism, hate, bigotry - not to mention the sheer lack of common sense shown by creating such an ad. Enable comments on your video - you'll get an earful of America's opinion of you and your ad.


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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 05:33 AM
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3. Nobody's ever accused Ricky of being smart.
From his history, given the choice, he will always pick the dumbest option.
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 09:59 AM
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4. Link
Here is the link to the YouTube video in case you want to "view it". You don't have to watch it all, to dislike it. Just log into your YouTube account hit that thumb arrow down. :evilgrin:

YouTube link to Perry's Strong ad

Over 2 million views and 420,000 dislikes vs 10,000 likes. :rofl:


Oh and response ads or parodies on the ad are pretty funny too!
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 01:37 PM
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5. Rick Perry: More disliked than Rebecca Black
Salon Magazine 12/9/11
Rick Perry: More disliked than Rebecca Black

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You’ve seen the “Strong” video by now. Your friends have posted it all over Facebook, usually with a string of LOLs underneath. In a campaign ad that, unfortunately for Perry, strongly evokes both Heath Ledger’s tormented performance and his sartorial leanings in “Brokeback Mountain,” the man who uproariously still believes he has a shot at the White House says, “I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a Christian, but you don’t need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there’s something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can’t openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school.” He goes on to promise, “As president, I’ll end Obama’s war on religion. And I’ll fight against liberal attacks on our religious heritage.” (Perry staffers are already distancing themselves from responsibility, with his top pollster calling the ad “nuts”)

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It didn’t take long for Perry’s video – as brilliantly painful a piece of performance art as any of Katie Roiphe’s recent Slate columns – to become a viral sensation. It’s racked up nearly three million YouTube views. And though the campaign has disabled comments – no doubt in anticipation of a more critical response – on Friday the video was heading toward a half-million “dislikes,” a new YouTube record. The newly unseated “dislikes” champion, Rebecca Black, also owes someone an Edible Arrangement today.

Meanwhile, over on Facebook, Perry’s official page has drowned in thousands of comments, mostly expressing disdain. “Sure, I’ll share it,” wrote one woman. “I want EVERYONE to see ‘How to sink a campaign in 30 seconds or less.’” My personal favorite is from the person who congratulates Perry “on making Ron Paul the sane one.”


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