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Rick Perry Walks Back Comments Comparing Gays To Alcoholics: "I Stepped Right In It"

Texas Gov. Rick Perry steps in "it" regularly. But it's rare to actually hear him admit it. 

While discussing his recent comments comparing homosexuality to alcoholism at a Christian Science Monitor event, Perry said, "I readily admit it, I stepped right in it."

"When you get distracted, I'm thinking San Francisco," Perry told the luncheon crowd. "I got asked about issues and instead of saying 'you know what, we need to be a really respectful and tolerant country to everybody,' and get back to talking about, whether you're gay or straight, you need to be having a job, and those are the focuses that I want to be involved with. I readily admit, I stepped right in it."

Going further, the Texas governor then urged his party, the GOP, to stop its war on gays and focus on the economy. 

"If you're really going to be the party that's going to talk to everybody, and say 'listen, you may not agree with all of my positions but giving you and your family and your loved ones the opportunity to live a better life because we've created a climate in this country where you're going to have a job and a good job and a good-paying job, if we do that then I think we'll be successful."

(Source: The Hill)

 

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Perry the fairy should see that the state of Texas allows marriage equality. Shut up and put up!

NO he isn't off the hook.  He obviously believes what he said because he backed it up a second time.  All he is doing is pandering.  He still believes gays are second class citizens, and he "changed his mind" because he doesn't want to loose his political base.  He is a hypocrite!

Just like all the other politicians  he changes his views to get votes

I think to prove his "lets stop the war on gays" he should see to it that the texas gay dads with the twins get to legally call them there own!

Amen!

You ever notice how quick these dumb assess change their tune? All politicians need to be named Harvey Dent...

This clown is full of it. What a dumbass!!!

No, the guy's a douchebag! 

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