A Quote: On Rick Perry and the Party of Accountability

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R)

“Taking a step back, it’s hard not to notice the pattern: when Republicans find themselves in a difficult position, they reflexively try to blame the president whether it makes sense or not. Eric Cantor lost a primary? Blame President Obama. John Boehner failed to pass immigration bills? Blame President Obama. Bob McDonnell was indicted on corruption charges? Blame President Obama. Sam Brownback fared much worse than expected in a GOP primary? Blame President Obama. Chris Christie’s plan screwed up New Jersey’s finances? Blame President Obama.

“It’s getting a little silly.”

Steve Benen

Ladies and gentlemen, your Party of Accountability.

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Benen, Steve. “Perry finds a way to blame Obama for indictments”. msnbc. 18 August 2014.

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