September 27th, 2011
10:22 AM ET

Rick Perry dances with rabbis

(CNN)–Video of GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry dancing with a group of rabbis during Hanukkah surfaces on YouTube.

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  1. s767

    "..... to life, to life, l'chaim! .....let all our futures be pleasant ones, not like our present ones, drink l'chaim....... to life!"

    September 28, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  2. Bill

    I bet they did more than dance.

    September 28, 2011 at 2:03 pm |
  3. Jay

    Long and short of Rick's dancing with the rabbis -Rick Perry is nuts! But I am find with the Rabbis.

    September 28, 2011 at 1:51 pm |
  4. Frankly Speaking..

    If Rick Perry makes it to the white house it would be like deaf being led by the blind..Yes, its worst than deaf leading the blind which would be any other nominee with the exception of Ron Paul..

    September 28, 2011 at 1:51 pm |
  5. Edyvan

    This is worse than McCain appearing on Saturday Night Live during the 2008 campaign, which was an act of desperation to win the youth vote......anything to get votes. What McCain did...I 'd never thought that he would sink that low.

    September 28, 2011 at 12:15 pm |
  6. realitybites

    Dances w/ Rabbis
    A heartening story of an advenerous young Evangelistic Texan who wanders into the unknown and befreinds a tribe of Hassedic Rabbis as they struggle to come to terms w/ the 21st century. This movie has not yet been rated.

    September 28, 2011 at 12:04 pm |
  7. fundies

    oye vey

    September 28, 2011 at 12:02 pm |
  8. martajelavic

    Go svi planovi , It talk abaut...

    September 28, 2011 at 10:21 am |
    • Ron Stuart

      Science and Evolution.....I think it's sad that when well over half of the country doesn't believe in macro evolution, that Huntsman and other public figures are so quick to jump on the evolution bandwagon. I've done a significant amount of research on the subject, and while there is no real question that micro evolution exists (i.e. small changes/adaptations in a species over time), there is no real evidence to support macro evolution (i.e. a species morphing into a completely different species over time). Case in point, if macro evolution exists, then where are all of the missing link/transitional forms? They don't exist!!!!!!...and the most prominent evolutionists admit this. I would be willing to debate any scientist on this subject. They may hold to thier belief that they sprang up from an ape....but I for one believe strongly in a divine creation.

      September 28, 2011 at 11:42 am |
    • Dr.K.

      Ron, there are too many errors in your statements to even begin a debate. Your statements are absurdly false and unworthy of serious argument.

      September 28, 2011 at 2:23 pm |
  9. Fritzzz

    This is yet another glimps of who really installs Americas leaders. Qualification one. Absolute service to their Israeli masters.

    September 28, 2011 at 9:14 am |
    • Texas Jewboy

      You're right. We put Obama in office and it didn't work out so well. So, we are going to try someone new. Maybe Perry will help us in our quest for world domination.

      September 28, 2011 at 9:57 am |
  10. gupsphoo

    I bet Rick Perry had an orgasm while dancing with the rabbis.

    September 28, 2011 at 6:01 am |
  11. Zuma

    Pathetic. And, disgusting.

    This guy is yet another brown-noser for the Jewish lobby.

    September 27, 2011 at 8:54 pm |

    heres an article for you to read


    September 27, 2011 at 7:13 pm |
  13. DumbDemocratVoter

    Where are the rabbits????

    September 27, 2011 at 4:41 pm |
  14. BrooklynChick

    I guess it’s Israel lobby ass kissing time again – a time honored American political tradition.

    September 27, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
    • Drake

      Perhaps if you look back and see, when America "kissed butt to Israel" we weren't in terrible shape.

      September 27, 2011 at 9:39 pm |
  15. npandrews


    September 27, 2011 at 2:59 pm |
  16. John Richardson

    I would love to be able to say that anyone who comes in a distant second to a black guy in a Republican straw poll her targeted for a big win is officially toast. But considering the field, I suspect Perry will hang in there for some time. He totally creeps me out. He is everything wrong with religion, politics, the state of Texas, conservatism AND big government all rolled into one.

    Good to see that Bachman is disappearing in the latest polls, however!

    September 27, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
    • linda

      R U a Texan? BTW- name 1– just 1 person that is worthy of holding political office– period.. If you don't like religion or politics, well there have been 2 new earths discovered that will possibly support human life. I suggest you reserve your ticket to paradise. Not everyone can live in The Hamptons.

      September 27, 2011 at 8:11 pm |
  17. Zoe Jean

    Is this a new off Broadway musical? Looks boring.

    September 27, 2011 at 1:34 pm |
  18. One word says it all:


    September 27, 2011 at 11:19 am |
    • Texasboy48

      Hope you're right. I'm from Texas and Perry is the best argument I've seen for term limits.

      September 28, 2011 at 10:39 am |
  19. Uncouth Swain

    Saw this on the Colbert Report...it was funny then and is now.

    September 27, 2011 at 11:03 am |
  20. AGuest9

    As Tom Clancy wrote "I'm a politician, which means that when I'm not kissing babies, I'm stealing their lollipops." Sucking up to one religious group or another is what these people do. It's just embarrassing when they later make a disparaging comment and shoot themselves in the foot.

    September 27, 2011 at 10:31 am |
    • steveinmo

      Very true AGuest9. But the grandstanding does make a good video. I still wonder if Mr Perry has a clue yet how dumb he shows himself to be with this and his attempts to talk his way out of his positions in the debates? Or perhaps he's just representative of many Texans and they just still don't get it.

      September 27, 2011 at 11:42 am |
    • Help!!!

      One egotistical idiot President from Texas got us into the Vietnam quagmire.
      The next egotistical idiot President from Texas got us into the Iraq quagmire.
      One can only shudder at the thought of what this egotistical idiot from Texas would do if he became President.

      September 27, 2011 at 7:28 pm |
    • Texasboy48

      To "Help!!!": I agree 100% and I'm an egotistical idiot from Texas.

      September 28, 2011 at 10:42 am |
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