Perry Threatens ‘Treasonous’ Ben Bernanke
Podhoretz at Commentary tries desperately to defend his straight-talking’ Texas man, but it’s a tough job:
“Today in Iowa, Rick Perry was asked about the Federal Reserve and, in a halting 45-second answer, went off on chairman Ben Bernanke: ‘If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I dunno what y’all would do to him in Iowa but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas. Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost teacherous…treasonous in my opinion.’ The clip is here. Liberals on Twitter exploded immediately in outrage after Think Progress posted it, with the economist Nouriel Roubini actually comparing Perry to the Norwegian mass murderer and saying he should be put in a mental institution.”
Oooh, liberals can’t take a joke when you talk about roughing up the chairman of the Fed. Gosh, what’s wrong with them? I mean, violent talk never caused violence before.
And this from a supposed front-runner for president?? John McCain let his pretty little VP gal do the dog-whistling for him.