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Retired general calls out Perry

Damn.

A retired Air National Guard general called Thursday with three worries.

“Something bad’s gone wrong in this country,” said retired Brig. Gen. Tom Daniels, 62, of Fort Worth.

“Something’s wrong in Arlington. Something’s wrong in Austin. And something’s wrong in America.”

He flew missions in Vietnam. In the Pentagon, he served proudly under President George H.W. Bush — “whom I loved,” he added.

“Now our country chooses a black man as president — and suddenly, the governor is talking about secession? And Arlington is boycotting the president? They won’t even let children see him in school?”

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“All I know is, the black guy wins, and suddenly these nuts are out there on TV and radio preaching to long-haul truck drivers all over the country,” Daniels said.

“Somebody needs to start talking back. Where are the moderates in the Republican Party? Where are the people like George [H.W.] Bush who made sense? They’re letting the nuts lead them around by the nose.”

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Daniels reserved special vitriol for Gov. Rick Perry.

“He’s Air Force. He should be ashamed,” Daniels said. “I’m ashamed of him.” Perry “should know better” than to float talk about Texas leaving the U.S., Daniels said.

“Even for a campaign, it’s the wrong thing to talk about,” he said. “That’s not our Texas. We love our country. We’re not going anywhere. We don’t believe in secession.”

He had one final question.

“When is somebody in Arlington or Austin going to stand up to these people?”

Well, there’s still room in the Democratic primary for Governor if you want the job yourself, General. Be that as it may, I look forward to seeing the sure-to-be respectful and reasoned response that his remarks will engender from the rank and file of today’s Republican Party, and which will undoubtedly do nothing, nothing at all, to prove his point.

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  1. Greenguy says:

    But it has NOTHING to do with his race– they would complain about any foreign-born crypto-commie fascist secret Moozlim in power. Especially one that masks his socialist agenda in the guise of moderately left of center domestic policies and moderately right of center foreign policies. It’s only when a president’s entire economic agenda and economic policy team stand well to the right of Richard “price controls” Nixon, and when unprecedented government intervention leaves over 99% of all assets in private hands, that you know you’d better load up on guns and ammo for the coming government death panels. That’s just logic, not racism. There’s something not quite right about Obama; they can’t quite explain it but they certainly can’t trust his calm and lucid explanations of his policy agenda. Cuz, you know. Socialism. Booga booga.