Shortly after the bomb dropped on Perry's bigoted "Strong" political ad, he visited with CNN's Wolf Blitzer to, as we find out, further incriminate himself.
In the ad, Perry says "you don't need to be in the pew every Sunday to know that 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." Perry reiterated those sentiments in the interview, saying American values are being "trampled on" by the Obama administration.
In fact, it seems Perry loves the ad. "I'm very comfortable with that ad," Perry said. "My faith is part of me. The values that I learned in my Christian upbringing will affect my governing."
In a statement that left a particularly bitter taste in my mouth, when Perry was asked the following by Blitzer, "Separation of Church and State, does that mean anything to you?", his response was one the Freedom From Religion Foundation might also take exception to, "Sure, but it means we're supposed to have freedom of religion not freedom from religion."
Perry said Obama and the political left were waging a "war on religious traditions", Perry continued, "What we're seeing from the left, of which I would suggest to you, President Obama is a member of the left and substantial left-of-center beliefs, that you can't even have a Christmas party. You can't say a prayer at school."
But as it turns out, Mitt Romney isn't the only flip-flopper running for the GOP Presidential nomination. Perry was waging his own personal "War on Christmas" just last year. CNN revealed that in a holiday statement to troops issued by his office on Dec. 22, 2010 and posted on the governor's website, Perry fails to mention Christmas at all, sticking instead to more general terms like "holiday season."
As of this posting, the original 'Strong' political ad has 640,295 dislikes. It's the second most disliked video on youtube. Drop by and give it a dislike, help make it #1... lol.
The very weak, 'Strong' political ad spawned an avalanche of parody vidoes. Our blog titled 'Colbert On Perry’s ‘Strong’ Ad + Top 5 Strong Parodies' from late last week highlights the best of the best.