July 12, 2015

From this weekend's Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and current occupant of the 2016 GOP presidential clown car was asked about Donald Trump's inflammatory remarks about immigrants and was allowed to pretend that the Republicans are the party that actually has something to offer African-Americans and other minorities economically.

Somehow Bartiromo failed to ask Perry if that minority outreach program he was touting would include a visit to his family's "N*ggerhead" hunting ranch.

BARTIROMO: Are you seeing Donald Trump's comment as a taint on the Republican party? Is he taking down the entire party?

PERRY: Well, I see the Democrats making that as an issue and them trying to paint everybody with a very broad brush. You know, I think we won’t paint all Democrats as being untrustworthy, if that’s going to be the tactic here as Hillary Clinton is trying to paint all Republicans with Mr. Trump’s response.

We need to bring this country together and this president for six and a half years has divided us by gender, by economics, by race, and these highly disrespectful terms that get used, we need to reel those back. We’re better than that.

BARTIROMO: You know, you gave a speech last week at the National Press Club and I want to ask you about it, because you said that there are ways that the GOP can earn and deserve the support of black Americans. What did you mean by that?

PERRY; Well, I think admitting where we've been wrong in the past is a great first step, and I did that in that speech, but I also talked about the results of economic policies, tax policy, regulatory policy, eduction policy that really matter.

When you see that African-American in Texas have substantially better position in life, economically, educationally, because of the policies we put in place, then that's hard to argue against. I mean, the left is going to try to, you know, glance off of this and try to deflect and try to get you to look behind, or not look behind the curtain.

But the point is there are real results in the state of Texas. There's real results where you give economic freedom, where you give educational opportunities and African-Americans and Hispanics in particular should really look at the Republican party for the future of their best interests.

Perry wants us to believe that the Democrats are the ones trying to divide everyone along racial lines, not the party that invented the Southern Strategy. And of course he's still selling that trickle-down snake oil they've been touting since the days of St. Ronnie.

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