November 14, 2014 6:30 pm -

Gov Rick Perry joins the list of Republicans who have no idea what Net Neutrality is, but they do know that President Obama is for it so they are against it.

Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks to National Right to Life Convention

For the record: the Internet was not around during the Great Depression, but the Texas Governor is going with that and a few other falsehoods. reports:

“President Obama’s call to saddle 21st century technology with outdated, unnecessary regulations from the era of the Great Depression is alarming and will stifle innovation and growth,” Perry said in a statement, attributing Texas’ prosperity to “regulatory certainty and major private investments in critical technology infrastructure.”

“Instead, we should embrace a business and regulatory climate that encourages competition and empowers consumers with greater choice and access to high-speed Internet and all the business, consumer, education and health care benefits that come with it,” he said.

Republican presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, also of Texas, called net neutrality “Obamacare for the Internet” after Obama’s announcement.

It’s obvious that Tea Party Ted has no idea what Net Neutrality is either:

Follow the money:

Some of the Republicans who criticized net neutrality most vocally this week have also collected big donations from the telecom industry. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) received $317,825 from these companies, while incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) received $159,925. The five members of Congress who received the biggest donations from this group are all Republicans.

I found this video at Liberal America, and it takes only 4 minutes to understand what this topic is about.

Net Neutrality gives you more freedom. It doesn’t take freedom from you.

Burnt Orange Report reports:

With net neutrality, it is not up to private companies to control access to corners to its preferred corners of the Internet. The web remains a free and open space, which is ironically what Perry is defending dishonestly. The Internet is a unique access-dependent and expression-heavy medium that requires new laws, like net neutrality, to maintain its integrity.

H/T: LL’s Mod God @Mea_Mark with thanks. [su_center_ad]

Image: Getty


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

41 responses to Gov Rick Perry Joins List Of Republicans That Don’t Understand Net Neutrality

  1. edmeyer_able November 14th, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Tried to watch the video but all I get is a swirly circle, is it supposed to be like that………/s

    • tiredoftea November 14th, 2014 at 6:39 pm

      See, Obama is screwing it up already!

      • StoneyCurtisll November 14th, 2014 at 10:16 pm

        Thanks Obama~!

  2. tiredoftea November 14th, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    He thought it was a hair care product.

  3. mmaynard119 November 14th, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    To be fair, Perry also doesn’t understand oatmeal.

    • tracey marie November 14th, 2014 at 7:54 pm

      laughing and snorting

  4. Hirightnow November 14th, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Easily fixed:
    Simply start demanding premium rates to stream pro-Republican, pro-life, pro-gun, and pro TP videos from your new site, which has “Patriot” in the url…..

    • Kim Serrahn November 15th, 2014 at 12:08 pm


      • Hirightnow November 15th, 2014 at 2:56 pm

        I know, I know…I’m evil.

        • Carla Akins November 15th, 2014 at 3:01 pm

          Not evil at all, just a wicked sense of humor.

          • Hirightnow November 15th, 2014 at 3:33 pm


        • Kim Serrahn November 15th, 2014 at 5:22 pm

          I have an Irish background and the more wick the better. Keep up the good work.

  5. craig7120 November 14th, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    I read it and I when I think I understand something, I’m usually wrong.


    Rick Perry

  6. Sko Hayes November 14th, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    More Republican word salad.

  7. AAASuperPatriot November 14th, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Here is all that Republican politicians care to know on the issue:

    Lobbyists will hand you fat envelopes of money for opposing net neutrality.

  8. burqa November 14th, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    The arrow to start the video blocks the letter ‘n’, making it look like it says “defend et neutrality.”
    When it comes to space aliens, I prefer they be neutral, but that’s just me….

  9. Budda November 14th, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    There are a lot of things Perry does not understand.

  10. Wayout November 14th, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    The internet is already free and doing very well and the government does not need to get it’s slimy hands on it in any way.

    • StoneyCurtisll November 14th, 2014 at 10:14 pm

      “if the left likes the idea of “net neutrality” then it should be
      opposed because this is just a subterfuge for something more sinister”…
      You seem to be obsessed by paranoid delusions..
      Perhaps you would like to attempt to explain how you perceive ‘net neutrality’ to be an evil Obama inspired plot.

    • StoneyCurtisll November 14th, 2014 at 10:24 pm

      Wayout says…
      “The internet is already free and doing very well”..
      I have one simple question for Wayout…
      Where are you getting free internet access?

      • rg9rts November 15th, 2014 at 2:02 am

        Gopee mouthpiece…a regular twit

      • Wayout November 15th, 2014 at 5:36 am

        I meant FREE FROM GOVERNMENT CONTROLS – and it should be left that way. What do you want, the Federal government to pay for this too?

    • Anomaly 100 November 15th, 2014 at 6:07 am


      With all due respect, saying Net Neutrality is a government takeover of sorts is a bold face lie which you are circulating.

      Most Conservatives get it. Ted Cruz’s Facebook page was bombarded with Conservatives who are outraged over his remarks. It’s only Republicans who don’t mind licking Comcast’s boots.

    • Roctuna November 15th, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      Would you like a tiered system for your phone? You’ll have to pay a premium if you’d like your call to be connected in a timely fashion, otherwise, wait til phone traffic is low and maybe the phone company will complete your call. How about electricity? Perhaps you’d prefer to pay a low base rate for a limited number of kilowatts/day? If you want full power 24/7, well that’s a premium level of service. You’re name is wayout so maybe you would prefer things that way, who knows? Govm’t regulation does not equal govm’t oppression. It can prevent oppression of the public by unscrupulous utility providers. The internet you say you like is currently neutral, let’s keep it that way.

      Try grasping this analogy from the Houstone Chronicle

  11. neworleans878 November 14th, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    The Rickster is ever so much smarter when he wears his glasses…was he wearing his glasses when he said this?

    Seriously, this is a sell out of the highest degree.

    ps…great video…kudos to it’s creator.

    • StoneyCurtisll November 14th, 2014 at 10:08 pm

      Rick perry isn’t cool…
      Even with his hipster glasses…:)

      • neworleans878 November 14th, 2014 at 10:20 pm

        Your avatar brings back memories…

        • StoneyCurtisll November 14th, 2014 at 10:21 pm

          Ed Roth~!

          • neworleans878 November 14th, 2014 at 10:23 pm


          • StoneyCurtisll November 14th, 2014 at 10:29 pm

            When we was kids in the late 60’s, they sold bubble gum with Ed Roth-Rat Fink art cards, just like they did with baseball cards..
            Those old cards are long gone now, but the memories remain.

          • neworleans878 November 14th, 2014 at 10:41 pm

            They don’t make bubble gum like that any more, do they?

            Or cards for that matter.

            Loved the smell of that bubble gum…some odors will stay with me forever, and that’s a good one that has. Permeated the cards for days after opening the pack.

          • StoneyCurtisll November 14th, 2014 at 10:48 pm

            The gum sucked..
            But the cards where cool!

          • neworleans878 November 14th, 2014 at 11:06 pm

            The gum is a Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride fer sure.

            When I was young, went to Disney World back in ’71..’72? Went on that ride and thought it was the coolest thing in the world. Returned years later with my wife, step son and DIL…daughter in law. Went on the ride again, and it was the lamest thing in the world.

            Point is…childhood memories are like Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride

          • StoneyCurtisll November 15th, 2014 at 9:03 am

            Mr. Toads wild ride~!

  12. StoneyCurtisll November 14th, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Rick Perry cant even remember the 3 agencies of government he would eleminate, if elected..

  13. Chris Evans November 14th, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    I think that, just like judges, if you’re sponsored by someone you cannot regulate anything that is associated by that sponsor.

  14. rg9rts November 15th, 2014 at 2:01 am

    Its the latest accessory for his bass boat

  15. Hass November 15th, 2014 at 6:22 am

    I’ve noticed being a stupid Christian is a requisite to become a conservative politician.

    • Kim Serrahn November 15th, 2014 at 12:05 pm

      or living in tx

  16. Kim Serrahn November 15th, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    I’m old and new to the net, but even I’m smarter than Perry.

    • swampfox26 November 20th, 2014 at 7:03 pm

      I’m old and have been on the internet from very early and I have a brick out in the yard that is smarter than Rick Perry.