OMG! Perry Doesn’t Remember Every Single Supreme Court Ruling in History!

What a doofus he is! (h/t Ace).

Just like the time he couldn’t remember, what’s her face again?, Supreme Court Justice… Wise Latina? Oh no, Sotomayor, I got it.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Texas Gov. Rick Perry admitted Thursday that he didn’t know about the Supreme Court case Lawrence v. Texas, a case decided while he was governor which struck down the state’s anti-sodomy law and similar laws in 13 others.

A voter at a meet and greet asked him to defend his criticism of limited government in the case.

“I wish I could tell you I knew every Supreme Court case. I don’t, I’m not even going to try to go through every Supreme Court case, that would be — I’m not a lawyer,” Perry said at the Blue Strawberry Coffee Shop here.

ABC calls it a “Landmark” case which, if you ask us, is a bit of a stretch, to put it mildly. Unless everything you say or do revolves around teh ghey.

To us Texans, the only thing “landmark” about it was that, once again, the Supreme Court decided it had jurisdiction over something it clearly hasn’t, but that’s been so common ever since they started erasing the 10th Amendment back in the 19th century that even that can’t be considered “landmark” anymore.

Was it a stupid, ancient, ridiculous law in dire need of being repealed? You bet. It was yet another example of the stupid laws on every state’s books that keep hanging around there because they’re not ever enforced, so nobody ever thinks of repealing them. For instance, it is still the law in Texas that you can be slammed with a felony for owning more than six dildos. Or in Wisconsin it’s a class A misdemeanor to wave a burning torch around in the air.

So yes, the Texas anti-sodomy law most certainly should have been repealed by the legislature in Austin and, had it ever been brought to the attention of Texans prior to Lawrence v. Texas, it most assuredly would have been.

But the Supreme Court does not have the power to do so, unless they can helpfully point to the part of the Constitution securing the right to take it up the Khyber which we, in all of our readings of that document, seem to have missed.

But never mind, Perry’s dumb for not remembering that, so let’s re-elect Constitutional scholar Obam-bam.




  1. 1
    The Watcher growls and barks:

    Class A misdemeanor? Crap, gotta stop running around with a lit torch, then…

  2. 2
    KArnold growls and barks:

    Watcher: I have no doubt that the fear of being charged with a Class A felony, and nothing but that fear, and persuaded thousands of angry members of torch-and-pitchfork-wielding mobs of disgruntled Wisconsinite citizens, to stay safe at home rather than march on Madison to throw their elected overlords out into the streets.

    Or, perhaps, not.

    The Lawrence citation is intended to scare the public into fearing Perry’s alleged incompetence, just as attacks on Sarah Palin’s inexperience back in 2008 were intended to persuade the masses that she was unfit for office – and just as she still had both more smarts and more fitness for duty by herself than Soetero and Biden combined, Perry is far more suited for the office than the current resident at 1600 Pennsylvania and his assorted henchmen.

    I read once that Henry Ford was challenged on his intelligence by a newspaper reporter, and failed to correctly answer just about every question posed to him – including how many feet were in a mile. When the smug reporter concluded that Ford was therefore ignorant, he answered that he employed people who could get him any of the answers with a single telephone call. I would have paid good money to hear Mr. Perry respond with “I don’t need to know all that; that’s why I’m going to hire me an Attorney General, to know all that crap for me.”

  3. 3
    Tallulah growls and barks:

    I reckon Governor Perry ain’t all that interested in the didoes of the Cornholio Faction.*

    *Also known as the Sacred Steers of the Nation.

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    LC Jackboot IC/A growls and barks:

    Great topic! This is one of the more egregious habits of SCOTUS, ignoring the 10th. If they had no other victories in pushing their agenda, the liberals in packing the courts still have a great ally.

    Thanks FDR, thanks a lot, you seething socialist bastard. May you rot in hell for that which you foisted on an unsuspecting country. Of course aided and abetted by the ACLU which is the breeding ground for judicial activism.

    Fuck ‘em.

    slammed with a felony for owning more than six dildos


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    DJ Allyn, Private Citizen growls and barks:

    ABC calls it a “Landmark” case which, if you ask us, is a bit of a stretch, to put it mildly. Unless everything you say or do revolves around teh ghey.

    It is a landmark case and it had implications not only in Texas, but anywhere else where such sodomy laws still existed. It was decided on the basis of the liberty protected by substantive due process under the Fourteenth Amendment, which overrides any tenth amendment argument you might try to make.

    But landmark case or not, it was a case that was decided DURING Rick Perry’s term, and vigorously defended by his administration. It is kinda funny that he had no recollection of it even when other people far and wide are familiar with it. It isn’t as if there are hundreds of cases that overturn the laws in Texas. This case was a pretty big deal at the time for a governor. Especially a case that is pretty much a red meat issue for many social conservatives.

    It isn’t a big deal. It is just another campaign “gotcha” that every candidate has to endure. Nobody can be expected to remember every little thing. It’s just that in Perry’s case, there seems to be more than just a couple. He seems to come off as being unprepared. He could be the most able person in the country to execute the duties of office, but it does him no good if he appears as though he hasn’t prepared himself for running for the position.

    Mittens, on the other hand is probably one of the least capable, but he at least has prepared himself for the run. He’s playing a long game, where Perry and the others are only playing a short one. The only other exception to that is the campaign Ru Paul (I mean Ron) is running. Paul is never going to win the nomination, but he is going to have a lot of victories along the way. He is setting himself up as the king maker in the Republican race, and his goal is to collect as many delegates as he can to use as bargaining chips for the convention. Someone will have to go through him to get the nomination. THAT is playing a “long game.” It isn’t enough to just be the last man standing in this case — and that is what Mittens is, the last man standing. HE is the one who will have to go through Ron Paul to get to the nomination. I just wonder what Ron Paul’s price is going to be…
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    bruce growls and barks:

    who cares what queers do because sooner or later they smoke a bad pickle and that’s the end of them.when is the court going bug out?