June 21, 2015 7:00 am -


What is the problem with these conservatives refusing to lead with what really happened? Why do they primarily portray the Charleston horror as an anti-Christian tragedy? It’s as if they’re going out of their way to avoid the obvious.

Perry was speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” conference in Washington, D.C., and much of what he said concerned his condolences to the victims’ families and his heartbreak at the loss of these “nine children of God”:

“I think we all come here today with heavy hearts for those individuals in Charleston — those Charleston Christians — who were gunned down in an absolute heinous hate crime inside of their place of worship.”
Much of Perry’s remarks focused less on the event’s racial implications, as he chose to highlight the anti-religious nature of the crime:

“There is something more basic to our humanity than the color of our skin, our ethnic heritage, our nationality. It’s that we’re all made in the image of a loving God, and we cannot let hatred and violence break the ties that bind us together.”
Rather tellingly, the 2016 GOP hopeful referred to shooting suspect Dylann Roof as a “deranged individual” who “didn’t just take lives of black Americans,” but specifically “gunned down nine children of God.”



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.

15 responses to Rick Perry: Shooter ‘Gunned Down 9 Children Of God’

  1. mea_mark June 21st, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Rick Perry — Oblivious to the obvious, it’s just more #TexasDerp .

    • Suzanne McFly June 21st, 2015 at 10:50 am

      Exactly, this is what everyone would expect from him. It would be news if he said anything else especially is he admitted the truth, this was a hate crime committed against people simply for the color of their skin.

      • mea_mark June 21st, 2015 at 11:05 am

        Perry’s on a roll today … He is all full of #TexasDerp

        • Suzanne McFly June 21st, 2015 at 11:33 am

          That SOB is using some twisted “logic” in that argument.

          • John_St_John June 21st, 2015 at 1:49 pm

            The entire cast of corrupt clowns of the G.O.t.P. are using some twisted “logic” in trying to justify the assassination of 9 citizens of the United States of America at the hands of a home grown terrorist Suzanne.

          • Suzanne McFly June 21st, 2015 at 3:02 pm

            Yes they are and I hope people remember this in the next election.

      • granpa.usthai June 21st, 2015 at 2:28 pm

        uh, remember that doesn’t exist in America anymore? – It’s Obama’s policies, not the color of his skin…
        economic policies far more conservative than Reagan
        Foreign policies that are some 200X times safer for Americans
        restoring America’s burned out and sold off Manufacturing base
        keeping the US out of a GREATER GOP Economic Depression
        hunting down and killing the no.1 terrorist that GOP’s ‘just didn’t care all that much where he was’.

        yep, nothing at all RACIST about the RepubliCONs and every last WHITE one of them will tell you so.

  2. StoneyCurtisll June 21st, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Hey Rick…
    Where was your “god” when those people were gunned down “in his house”..

    • mea_mark June 21st, 2015 at 2:01 pm

      His “god” isn’t allowed to check and see why someone is carrying a gun in church …

      • StoneyCurtisll June 21st, 2015 at 2:27 pm

        I almost forgot..
        It’s Texas…:)

    • granpa.usthai June 21st, 2015 at 2:21 pm

      probably out bowling?

  3. granpa.usthai June 21st, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    a ‘deranged’ WHITE individual who took the lives of 9 BLACK children of God because they were BLACK.
    TAKE away the guns from the WHITE boys and they cannot be that ‘deranged’.
    Better yet:
    Arm all BLACK Churches with Nuclear Arms (as is their Constitutional Right) and let the white boys keep their guns.

  4. No way out June 21st, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    So many of the fake patriotiotic and bizarre spins on this purely racially motivated event. Just disgusting behavior.

    • whatthe46 June 21st, 2015 at 5:45 pm

      isn’t it always fk the obvious with them?

  5. William June 21st, 2015 at 5:26 pm