So newly-minted frontrunner and post-Civil War secessionist Rick Perry is one of those Tea Party conservatives with a Michael Savage talk radio mentality who goes Right for the jugular, reports The Washington Post.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, making his maiden campaign swing in Iowa after jumping into the race for the Republican presidential nomination, suggested Monday night that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke would be committing an act of treason by printing more money between now and November 2012.
Responding to a question about the Federal Reserve at a campaign event in Cedar Rapids, Perry said: “If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I don’t know what y’all would do to him in Iowa, but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas. Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost treacherous, or treasonous, in my opinion.”No doubt Michele Bachmann, vying for the soul of the GOP/Tea Party/Conservative base, will have to meet Perry's craziness by calling for Bernanke to be burned at the stake.
This is fringe stuff. Weird and scary.