Rachel Maddow Destroys Perry on His Failed Economic Record

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Here in Texas, news organizations like the Texas Tribune can barely hold their breath about how much they want to see Rick Perry run. Too many in Texas have seen Perry win — forgetting all the many mistakes his campaigns have made — and think he could easily run in a national Presidential race.

Well, Rachel Maddow did an amazing job destroyong the biggest bubble Perry loves to tout — his economic record. Here it is below: 

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Phillip Martin

Currently the Research and Policy Director for Progress Texas and the Texas Research Institute, Phillip Martin writes occasional long-form pieces for BOR that promote focused analysis and insight into Texas politics. Born and raised in Austin, Phillip started working in politics in 2003 and started writing on BOR in the summer of 2005. Phillip has worked for the Texas Democratic Trust, the Texas Legislative Study Group, and now the Progress Texas family. He is a lifelong Houston Astros fan, a loyal Longhorn, and loves swimming at Barton Springs Pool.


  1. Yes
    I saw this and was glad Perry's record was revealed.  Obviously conservative media will desperately try to cover this up or ignore it with snippy prissy responses.  “Most uninsured in the country!  Who cares as long as big shot corporations rake in money to donate to the right wing conservative tea party republicans.”  Given the right wing swing of the media the last few years I would not be surprised if they said that near verbatim.

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