Rick Perry warned Ben Bernanke not to print more money or else he’d be violently accosted and accused of treason.
“If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I dunno 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 treasonous in my opinion.”
Treasonous to print more money, but not treasonous to threaten the Fed chairman with violence or to endorse secession from the Union. Rick Perry knows right from wrong, doesn’t he.
Karl Rove, whose boss had his own lapses into violent rhetoric, didn’t approve.
“You don’t accuse the chairman of the federal reserve of being a traitor to his country. Of being guilty of treason,” Karl Rove told Fox News Tuesday. “And, suggesting that we treat him pretty ugly in texas. You know, that is not, again a presidential statement.”
But I assure you, the far-right loves, loves, loves it.
Oh, and by the way, Rick Perry is wrong about printing money.