A Fred Karger parody of Rick Perry's
anti-gay ad Strong has Perry apologizing for the blunder.
In the ad released on Monday, Perry
says there is something wrong with America when gay troops can serve
openly in the military but children cannot openly celebrate Christmas
and accuses President Barack Obama of waging a war on religion.
In Karger's 30-second parody, he walks
through a similar outdoor setting as he talks into the camera.
“I'm Rick Perry and I admit that I'm
a … I'm ashamed of making that ad about gays in the military and
all. I guess I was just desperate because I'm low in the polls. Now
my video is the most disliked video in YouTube history.”
“I guess hate weakens America. And I
want America to be strong,” he says as he puffs out his chest to
emphasize the word “strong.”
“Rick Perry might not approve of this
message but I do. I'm Fred Karger.” (The video is embedded in the
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Karger, a gay marriage advocate and
former GOP political consultant, is America's first openly gay
O'Donnell hits Rick Perry for anti-gay ad.)