June 12, 2015 7:00 pm -


Maybe Rick Perry forgot that Barack Obama is the chief executive of the United States.

The candidate suggested that if Obama hadn’t expressed a “lack of engagement to stop ISIS” in Syria, then the U.S. could have somehow eliminated both the terrorist network and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, despite the fact that they were fighting each other and knocking one side down would have only bolstered the other.

“It’s this lack of really being able to connect the dots, I think it’s a lack of executive experience that this president has, as well as a philosophical void when it comes to understanding what it takes to keep America safe,” Perry added.

While this “executive experience” argument may have been a reasonable line of attack against Obama in 2008, now that he has been president for more than six years, it rings a bit hollow.



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.

27 responses to Rick Perry: Obama Has ‘A Lack Of Executive Experience’

  1. StoneyCurtisll June 12th, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    I guess nearly 8 years in the highest office in the land..(The President of The United States of America)..
    The leader of the Executive Branch of Government…
    Is “no executive experience” to Rick Perry…..
    The man who cannot remember how many departments he would eliminate..

    • Greg Tierney June 12th, 2015 at 9:13 pm

      Why is he attacking obama? he’s not running….

      • Chris June 12th, 2015 at 11:34 pm

        Shhh! Don’t tell him. Let the little guy have his fun.

  2. StoneyCurtisll June 12th, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    They Rick…
    Those hipster glasses do not make you smarter…(it’s just an illusion)
    Whats next?..
    Wearing tie died tee-shirts?

    • Obewon June 12th, 2015 at 10:38 pm

      ‘Hey glasses made tundraTart smarter’-Perry’s spectacles were copied from Palin.

      • allison1050 June 13th, 2015 at 5:28 am


  3. whatthe46 June 12th, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    ah prick, you have none. he has and it’s going on 8 yrs. duh dummy.

  4. Suzanne McFly June 12th, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    In all honesty, I would of felt this term “lack of executive experience” would of appropriately applied to the last CIC. However, bush did not have a similar list of accomplishments… Passed Healthcare Reform,Passed the Stimulus, Passed Wall Street Reform, Ended the War in Iraq, Began Drawdown of War in Afghanistan, Eliminated Osama bin laden, Turned Around U.S. Auto Industry, Recapitalized Banks, Repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, Toppled Moammar Gaddafi.

    Where as the last one started wars without a purpose which cost us lives and trillions of dollars and this eff up will continue for decades more.

  5. Warman1138 June 12th, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Mr. Oblivious failing to see the obvious.

    • whatthe46 June 12th, 2015 at 7:55 pm


      • Warman1138 June 12th, 2015 at 8:08 pm

        He makes it easy.

  6. No way out June 12th, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    What a psycho. Stop. President for 6 years. stop.

  7. Obewon June 12th, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    Facing 99 years of prison experience is Ricky Bobby!

  8. Chris June 12th, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Executive experience?

    Obama: almost 7-1/2 years as president.

    Perry: governor of Texas, which is not a greatly taxing job, especially as evidenced by all of the free time Perry thought he had last go around to campaign for prez. As the late, great Molly Ivins observed in 2001:
    “The next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United States, please, pay attention.Bush was replaced by his exceedingly Lite Guv Rick Perry, who has really good hair. Governor Goodhair, or the Ken Doll (see, all Texans use nicknames—it’s not that odd), is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. But the chair of a major House committee says, “Goodhair is much more engaged as governor than Bush was.” As the refrain of the country song goes, “O Please, Dear God, Not Another One.”

    God, I miss Molly.

  9. Aunt Pee June 13th, 2015 at 1:11 am

    Does Rick Perry realize he’s not running against Barack Obama?

    • allison1050 June 13th, 2015 at 5:25 am


  10. allison1050 June 13th, 2015 at 5:26 am

    Oh Ricky…insert a sigh and eyeroll here please.

  11. Gindy51 June 13th, 2015 at 6:21 am

    Rick who?

  12. William June 13th, 2015 at 9:17 am


    • allison1050 June 13th, 2015 at 2:05 pm

      Good question good question. ;o)

  13. labman57 June 13th, 2015 at 10:18 am

    File this inane, clueless comment in the same category as the assertion (made by several politicians and pundits) that American did not suffer a single terrorist attack while GWB was POTUS.

  14. crc3 June 13th, 2015 at 10:29 am

    It rings a bit hollow because Perry’s cranium IS hollow. Move on….

    • allison1050 June 13th, 2015 at 2:05 pm

      Indeed it is.

  15. Terry "Death to Equality" Xu June 13th, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Well he doesn’t really have executive experience – the guy was a college professor

    world leaders should be predominantly chosen from technocrats, diplomats, businessmen or military leaders

    Anything else and it becomes overly safe

    • ohpaleasegivemeabreak June 13th, 2015 at 5:46 pm

      Like Shrub the Stupider – a failed businessman.

      That worked out so well.

  16. allison1050 June 13th, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Ya mean former Governor Oops Perry had any thoughts even incorrect thoughts?

  17. commonsense3078 June 13th, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    Hey Ricky you aren’t running against Obama….he’s already beat you guys twice