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Texas Gov. Rick Perry Did NOT Do Well In College

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Can't say this surprises us AT ALL!

Back in June, we heard that Texas Gov. Rick Perry issued a proclamation declaring August 6th as a Day of Prayer which was being sponsored by the nation's leading anti-LGBT groups, and we were NOT pleased!

Now, it appears that Perry's ignorance is actually even more widespread than we realized, because his transcript from Texas A&M University has been released, and the governor earned mostly C's and D's. Ouch.

Here's what a former classmate of Perry's had to say about him:

"A&M wasn't exactly Harvard on the Brazos River. This was not the brightest guy around. We always kind of laughed. He was always kind of a joke."

Don't worry, Rick! We're sure all your friends in the anti-LGBT groups can look past the fact that you got a D in a class called "the principles of economics." It's not like a governor needs to be knowledgeable about the economy or anything!

What do U think about Rick Perry's college history? Does it affect your views on the man?

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33 comments to “Texas Gov. Rick Perry Did NOT Do Well In College”



  1. 1

    We're still waiting for Obama to release his college grades.



  2. 2

    No, it does not have an impact on what I think of him. College is largely wasted on the young, and most of us (not YOU, Perez, because you're an eternal moron) grow wiser with time and life experience. No one cares if YOU weren't pleased about his prayer day; he has as much right to HIS beliefs as YOU have to yours. So suck it up and STFU. You sound like a pansy when you whine.



  3. 3

    Fucking Moron… And you're better than him how? Let's see your college transcripts Nancy.



  4. 4

    Didn't one moron from Texas as president do enough damage to your country , do you really need another? Even this guy's mannerisms remind me of Bush.



  5. 5

    Poor grades in school is forgivable, hiding behind the bible to condone prejudice is not.



  6. 6

    Texas leads in jobs and unemployment is the lowest in the nation.
    Perry knows how to create an evvironment for business growth.
    Low taxes. Less regulations. Perry has job experience. (So does Palin.)
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    Bush's worst day hasn't even been close to Barry's Wrecking Crew.
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    This is Barry's seventh time he's promised to focus on jobs. My ass.
    Yet, just this week 650 new regulations go into effect against small business.
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    Go sit in the corner you moochers with the Harvard professors, while President Rick Perry fixes this fine mess!
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    PERRY/PALIN '12



  7. 7

    Re: La Garse

    What a relief, I thought I would go a whole day without a glimpse of my favorite Celebrity Juice fan. Hello La Farce.
    Perry has not done well as governor either if you read the fine print.



  8. 8

    Re: luvs2tango
    TRUE, if you want a minimum wage job with no benefits. Texas is the perfect example of the decline of the middle class.



  9. 9

    Re: luvs2tango – Dumb and dumber 2012?



  10. 10

    I think just because this guy doesn't have the same views (anti-lgbt)hes in need to be attacked. Big woop he didn't do well in college…..who knows for what classes, and that was how many years ago?!!? I think if your working on gay rights you need to be open minded to other ppls views too otherwise that just makes you a hypocrite. Just sayin..



  11. 11

    not only is Rick Perry a shitty student he's also a crazy, bigoted, religious zealot, who obviously doesn't understand the meaning behind the separation of church and state.
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    Rick Perry, one of the leading Republican contenders for the 2012 White House race, is under fire after organising a huge Christian evangelical rally at a football stadium in Houston, Texas.
    He called on Christians to join him for the seven-hour rally, "with praying people asking God's forgiveness, wisdom and provision for our state and nation. There is hope for America. It lies in heaven, and we will find it on our knees."
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    for the sake of our country let's hope this prayer rally goes better than his last one. lol!
    *
    On April 21, 2011, Perry proclaimed a three-day period, from April 22 to April 24, as "Days of Prayer for Rain in the State of Texas" in response to the wildfires then covering much of the state.
    The drought became worse after the Days of Prayer; by late July, 75% of the state was experiencing exceptional drought conditions, as opposed to 10-20% in April.



  12. 12

    Please Perez. You aren't from Texas. You haven't seen the GOOD he has done in our state. We have the lowest unemployment rate in the United States. When I hear about how BAD things are in California, I thank GOD I'm a Texan.

    He's a governor of the greatest state in the Union. You blog a pathetic gossip column. Despite his college grades (which don't matter after you graduate!), I'd choose him for President over ANYONE you'd recommend.



  13. 13

    Hell at least they were released. Unlike Obama who cautiously guards his.



  14. 14

    nice to see that Perry, the god loving christian, is aligning himself with such other wonderful god loving christians. i'm sure jesus would be so proud. isn't it funny how the most hateful organizations always give themselves the sweetest names.
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    The American Family Association, formerly known as the National Federation for Decency, is financing the rally. The organisation, based in Tupelo, Mississippi, runs about 200 radio stations. The Southern Poverty Law Centre, which tracks discrimination, described it as a hate group.
    The Houston Clergy Council, in a letter to Perry, said: "The American Family Association and its leadership have a long track record of anti-gay speech and have actively worked to discriminate against the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community."
    Critics of the rally, including other Christian groups, were scheduled to hold a counter-rally on Friday. Ministers from some churches signed a letter critical of Perry for holding a rally that they say is only for Christians and excludes other faiths.



  15. 15

    Grades hardly mean anything. Einstein struggled in school and hes the most brilliant man in history, and James Longstreet finished near the last of his class at west point and was one of the most brilliant generals in american history. Other people that struggled in school includes George Bush, John McCain and John Kerry. School is hardly the be all end all of someones intellect. Poor grades could have been achieved through learning disabilities, slacking, lack of focus, and distractions



  16. 16

    Where are Barack Hussein Obama's college records??? Sealed and removed, so the people of the USA cannot see that he was an international student, not native born, and had poor grades.



  17. 17

    Now I want to see Obama's grades!



  18. 18

    I live in Austin and trust me the country doesn't want Rick Perry for president. Texas is a mess and he drove our money in to the ground.



  19. 19

    Re: penny1206 – First you people want him to release his birth certificate now you want him to release his college transcripts. Face it, a black man is president of the US get over it already.



  20. 20

    Re: penny1206
    Re: nicky45

    You fucking morons realize Obama graduated with his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard and was a professor for 12 years? Disagree with his politics all you want but no one's going to take you seriously if you're trying to call him stupid.



  21. 21

    Re: Muskratlove – You fucking idiot. He wouldn't have been an international student if what you claim is true. Even if he was born outside of the US (he wasn't), he attended school here from the time he was 10 until 18, and would have established residency by the time he began university. He was a US citizen!! You people are complete morons and believe anything Donald Trump tells you. If he was born in Kenya, how did his parents attend the University of Hawaii in 1961, at the time he was born? There are records showing they were enrolled students at that time. His father was a student there until 1964, when he went to Harvard. His mother stayed in Hawaii and Obama was living in Indonesia from 1967-71. Living abroad doesn't mean you're no longer a US citizen. Your logic perplexes me.



  22. 22

    Re: LadyBow – Next, they're going to claim Bill Clinton was a moron, academically, too! Clinton and Obama are two of our most intelligent presidents, yet they try to discredit them constantly. Obama is a VERY intelligent man and regardless of what they have to say about the way he runs the country, he's not an idiot. They can claim (as they always do) he was only given those academic opportunities due to affirmative action, but affirmative action doesn't earn you a J.D. magna cum laude from one of the world's top law schools. Sorry, but a brief stint as governor (she couldn't even finish her term) and being on the city council of a small town in Alaska is not even close in terms of political experience to being a constitutional law professor, a state senator for 7 years and US senator for 3 years. Palin is a fame whore beauty queen that would embarrass our country, and I have no idea WHY people support her when there are intelligent, experience people in the Republican party that could run our country.



  23. 23

    Trust me, a lot of us Texans are completely embarassed by this "man". I really want him to go run for President so we can get rid of him…finally. He is an utter moron.

  24. auds says – reply to this


    24

    This makes me sad that the gay community would stoop to such lows, mocking a man's struggle through college (which MANY American's have done through) and equating it to his desire to have a national prayer day. I'm indifferent on either side, but I think it's a low blow on the gay community's side and it makes you just as bad as an ignorant person who hates gays for stupid reasons.

  25. Bree says – reply to this


    25

    Some of you are right. Obama is intelligent…in a way that he knows how to manipulate the public.



  26. 26

    Re: LadyBow – hey dipshit did i call him stupid… no just want to see the grades…. don't post unless you read others as well.



  27. 27

    No matter how big a douchebag a person is, they can always find supporters (including on this site!). Being an ahole and a willfully ignorant, anti-intellectual knuckle dragger is a prerequisite for running on the Repug ticket. He's perfect!



  28. 28

    So where is the messiah's transcripts-you know the man who is responsible for obliterating the U.S. private sector economy????? You can't trash one candidate over their transcripts when the campaigner in chief refuses to share his transcipts with the public.



  29. 29

    Re: bgbreakdown – Wow…from your post, I see you know alot about intellect-NOT!



  30. 30

    Re: yumba1 – You do, too, considering alot isn't a word…



  31. 31

    He couldn't possibliy do a worse job as President than BO. BO is our food stamp President. BO's making the country pessimsitic as he erodes opportunities and discourages employment, apoliigizes for the US around the world, overspends, leads us to a downgrade in our Bond rating….and provides us with a gloomy future with high unemployment. The US people have always been optomistic until BO was elected.



  32. 32

    Re: penny1206

    You are a fucking idiot Penny.



  33. 33

    First of all, grades in college do not reflect what a person learns. There are some profs that refuse to give anyone an A (I had a man do this, even after writing nearly 10 pages single spaced for a midterm question). I learned more than most people who take that class but because it was so intesive, my grades did not reflect that in comparison.
    Second, how many years ago was this? Who knows what he has done to further his real-world education. Besides, a lot of things cannot be learned simply through "theory". It takes real-world experience to learn many things.
    I'm sure that you just hear "Rick Perry" and think he's against gays, I'm going to dislike everything I hear about him! Stop being to biased towards EVERYBODY.