Rick Perry’s New ‘Smart-Glasses’ Aren’t Working (VIDEO)

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Whatever amount of money Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) has spent on his new fangled ‘smart-glasses,’ they don’t seem to be doing the job at all. This point became painfully obvious on a Sunday segment of ABC’s This Week when Perry trailed off into a nearly five minute paranoid conspiracy rant against the Obama administration, claiming that President Obama was somehow willfully bringing undocumented immigrants across the border.

Governor Perry, when the news media cuts your microphone it means that your inane talking point has failed and it’s time to get new glasses.
Perry made this initial claim back in June during a segment of FOX News Hannity. Of course, in usual FOX fashion, Sean Hannity only egged on this conspiracy theory.

Sunday, Martha Raddatz, host of ABC’s This Week, confronted Perry and gave the Texas Governor a chance to back away from his remarks.

Raddatz asked:

“Governor, do you really believe there’s some sort of conspiracy to get people into the United States by the federal government, by the Obama administration?”

Unfortunately, not only did Perry refuse to back down from his false claims, he doubled down on stupid.

Perry stated:

“When I have written a letter that is dated May of 2012, and I have yet to have a response from this administration, I will tell you they either are inept or don’t care, and that is my position. We have been bringing to the attention of President Obama and his administration since 2010, he received a letter from me on the tarmac…I have to believe that when you do not respond in any way, that you are either inept, or you have some ulterior motive of which you are functioning from.”

Apparently, President Obama’s refusal to deploy drones along the border to hunt down undocumented immigrants is a sign to Gov. Perry that his conspiracy theory is now a proven fact.

Perry claimed:

“Unless we secure our southern border, this is going to continue to be a massive amount of individuals that are coming to the United States…And, frankly, we don’t have a place to house them as it is. And if we have a major event, a hurricane that comes in to the Gulf Coast, I don’t have a place to be housing people who are displaced because this administration…”

As soon as Perry started ranting about imaginary weather patterns, ABC must have decided they had had enough, and Raddatz abruptly ended the interview.


“Okay, Governor, I’m going to have to stop you there. But thank you very much for joining us.”

Watch the video below from ABC’s This Week.

Debunking Rick Perry’s claims

Not only is the border currently more secure than ever, but the amount of illegal border crossing has drastically reduced over the last five years. If you think I am lying, ask Senator John McCain (R-AZ).

According to McCain:

“There is no question, there has been a significant reduction in illegal crossings over the past five years. Apprehension by the border control have dropped 70 percent from 2005 to 2012. But their work is not yet complete. Greater focus need to be paid to drug traffickers and criminals that cross the border.”

As Raddatz attempted to point out to Perry, President George W. Bush signed into law the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, which requires due process for all persons seeking refugee status from Central American countries. In other words, it’s “not Obama.”

Under the same law, it is a requirement of Border Patrol agents to take child undocumented immigrants that are not Mexican into custody for screening, and then transfer them to the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Mexican children are not eligible.

If Governor Rick Perry thinks wearing glasses is going to make him appear smarter to the public, he needs to actually play the part — not delude himself with wild conspiracy theories and false facts.

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