Videos appear overnight responding to and parodying Rick Perry's ad: Perry is wearing same jacket as Heath Ledger in "Brokeback Mountain"
On December 9, 2011 At 12:37 pm
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Yesterday we reported on Rick Perry's perhaps ill-advised attack ad on President Obama's approach to religion. The ad also attacked gays, people who apparently don't celebrate "Christmas," and Perry's erroneous contention that prayer is not allowed in schools. Overnight, a slew of videos have appeared slamming Perry's video. The first one is by an openly gay Christian veteran of the Persian Gulf War:
Uploaded on YouTube by "DepFox," the caption of the video calls for an apology to America from Rick Perry:
As an American citizen, I want us to pull together and think about exactly what Rick Perry stands for in his war against diversity and equal rights. We should fight against political attacks on our families and loved ones and focus on those things that do make America strong.
America is its people, gay, lesbian, straight, christian, or muslim and contrary to your statement Mr. Perry, America is and always will be strong. It is not America that has grown weak, it is its leaders. America is offended by your video and we demand an apology.
Next, Jesus has his say in a parody video. The caption of this video reads "The Lord Jesus Christ takes a moment to rebut Governor Rick Perry's outrageous bout of soulless pandering in his video "Strong."
Jesus ends the video by saying "I'm the Lord Jesus and I disapprove of this reprehensible dick."
One cannot help but notice that Perry is dressed like the guys on "Brokeback Mountain."
Someone else apparently caught on to this as well–this video compares the Perry ad to a scene from "Brokeback Mountain:"
It seems fitting to close with a quote from the movie that may be a question the Perry campaign will be asking itself soon:
"Brokeback got us good, don't it? "