You’ve almost made it too easy, Rick Perry.
In a controversial new campaign ad, the Texas governor, clad in a tan coat – which George Takei wonderfully pointed out on Twitter was almost the same one Heath Ledger wore in Brokeback Mountain (oops!) – complains that “there’s something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can’t openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school.” The “not ashamed” Christian then promises that he’ll “end Obama’s war on religion.”
The prime-for-the-picking pro-Christmas, anti-gay/Obama/logic political commercial – which Stephen Colbert masterfully skewered on The Colbert Report last night – has already, as expected, received the proper Internet treatment. (So, take a breather, UC Davis pepper spray cop!)
From the growing number of parody videos to the hilarious Rick Perry’s Unpopular Opinions Tumblr (“Shane from The Walking Dead? He’s a good guy.”) to the lightning-fast release of a merciless NSFW FunnyOrDie clip (“I’m Rick Perry, and I’m a piece of s—”), it’s safe to say the backlash from the comedy world has only just begun. Thank who– or what– ever you have faith in, for that.