Deep Fried Messiah

That cocky new Republican rooster strutting around the barnyard has chicken liberals throwing hissy fits all over the hen house. Since that big ol' Red State Rick announced he wants to rule the roost from that comfortable white coop in Washington, liberal biddies are squawking up a storm, screaming foul at all that unfair Texas egg production he's bragging about.  With it looking more and more like their own cock-of-the-walk is really a Chicago capon, there's a whole lot of nervous clucking coming from progressive poultry pens.

Seriously, now that Rick Perry is in the race, it's simple to see who the liberals fear the most by their voluminous output of anti-Perry propaganda.  Just Google Rick Perry's problem and see all the supposed problems they're finding.  They're hammering him on his faith, his Texan pedigree, his accent, his academic history, his being another George Bush, his rich cronies, his failed legislative attempts and his leadership record.  Meanwhile, liberal media has suspiciously found a new underdog to champion: Ron Paul.  That so many mainstream sources suddenly and simultaneously awaken to the unfairness of it all smells like a convenient media red herring being dragged across their trail of anti-Texas bias. See, we're for poor ol' Ron and he's a Texan.

Shrewdly recognizing that no other Republican candidate possesses such a starkly contrasting economic record with their own guy, many leading Democrats and their media poodles are rushing to debunk Perry's accomplishments as leader of the Texas economic engine.  They claim that while Texas may lead the nation in job growth, those are poorly-paid positions that no self-respecting, unemployed, on-the-dole-for-life, liberal union member would even consider.  They like to point out that a large chunk of the Texas economy centers on the energy industry while conveniently ignoring that the same is true of California, the state ignominiously anchoring the opposite end of the economic spectrum.  Thus they cleverly debunk their own debunking.  Lastly, they like to say that Perry, as the state's CEO, had nothing to do with the Texas economy. Do you suppose they would say that about Obama if the national economy were booming now?

Interestingly, the most effective debunking of these debunkers that I've come across is from one of their own at a site called Political Math. There, self-described Perry antagonist, Matthias Shapiro, renders a fair assessment of the jobs numbers and employment facts in Texas and concludes that these chicken liberals don't know chicken feed from chicken fertilizer.

I suppose it's just coincidence that this Paint Creek Chanticleer jumped into this cockfight in the one place where the state university men's athletic teams are known as the Fighting Gamecocks. Perhaps all this progressive Perry pecking is to cover their clucking consternation at the thought of  their Chicago Capon getting his skinny neck wrung in 2012. What was it now that Revrun' Wright said about them chickens comin' home to roost?

You think maybe deep fried Messiah tastes just like chicken?