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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:24 PM

"Puerto Rico...That is a country that already had its challenges before this storm."



In the wake of President Donald Trump’s response to the devastation in Puerto Rico that many have called “disastrous,” Energy Secretary Rick Perry slipped up and called the island territory a “country.”

As the Washington Post reports, Perry initially spoke correctly about the territory during a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on Thursday, only to then call it a “country.”

Responding to questions from Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL) about the country’s ruined energy grid (which was the subject of derision in a tweet sent by the president), Perry uttered his now-viral “oops” moment.

“You have just pointed out the real challenge that this country faces in dealing with the territory and the citizens of Puerto Rico,” Perry said, responding to the Castor’s question. “That is a country that already had its challenges before this storm.”

https://www.rawstory.com/2017/10/oops-rick-perry-calls-puerto-rico-a-country-during-congressional-hearing/

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Reply "Puerto Rico...That is a country that already had its challenges before this storm." (Original post)
Miles Archer Oct 12 OP
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Tommy_Carcetti Oct 12 #2
unblock Oct 12 #6
sarisataka Oct 12 #3
irisblue Oct 12 #4
Solly Mack Oct 12 #5
Tommy_Carcetti Oct 12 #7
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NastyRiffraff Oct 12 #9
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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:28 PM

1. in perry's defense,

he is really, really, *really* stupid.

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Response to unblock (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:31 PM

2. But you're forgetting one more thing:

He's incredibly, unbelievably stupid.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:39 PM

6. mrs. unblock had the dubious pleasure of sharing an elevator with him once

this was in austin, before he was governor. probably when he was agriculture commissioner, but enough in the news so she recognized him.

she said he was really, really, *really*, incredibly, unbelievably wrinkly in person. to this day every time she sees a picture of him she tries to figure out if it's heavy makeup or injections or what.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:31 PM

3. Puerto Rico is part of the USA...

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:35 PM

4. What is wrong with his spine? I know he had stem cell self transplant & spinal fusion surgery in '11

https://www.texastribune.org/2011/08/03 article about it, but he looks markedly worse in this photo.
And he is a jerk.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:37 PM

5. He still thinks the glasses helped to make him smarter.

That's how dumb Perry is.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:47 PM

7. I heard its President is a moron.

And let's not even mention its Secretary of Energy.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:54 PM

8. No, you nitwit. You pointed out the REAL challenge.

"You have just pointed out the real challenge that this country faces in dealing with the territory and the citizens of Puerto Rico,” Perry said, responding to the Castor’s question. “That is a country that already had its challenges before this storm.”


Thinking PR is a country, and not part of the US with US citizens is the real challenge, especially for the supposed pResident.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 05:06 PM

9. He fits right in the Dump administration

He's challenging Dump for Idiot of the Year.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 05:50 PM

10. Rick Perry and Louie Gohmert -Texas A&M Graduates

along with special nod to Clayton Williams who lost the Texas Governorship to Ann Richards by pointing out that "if you are going to get raped you might as well lie back and enjoy it."

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