NBC’s Brian Williams to Rick Perry: “how do you sleep at night?”, Perry: “very well thank you” UPDATE: Matthews responds

Let me say right out of the gate that I am not a proponent of the death penalty, although there are times when I think I’d gladly let someone else pull the switch, especially in cases like the Petit case. But NBC’s Brian Williams question was so snarky and so pointed and so beyond journalistic pale, that I had to put this up. I think you’ll feel the same way after watching the video no matter where you stand.

The question begins with Brian Williams asking Rick Perry that his state has enforced the death penalty more than any other state in the nation. He then asked the governor if he sleeps well at night. Perry’s response I thought was measured and well done.


As someone who is pro-life I am naturally inclined to be against the death penalty. But I wonder. Will Brian Williams in the presidential debate asked Pres. Obama, who has a State Sen. block in Illinois law to protect infants born alive during an abortion procedure, and who has robustly defended late-term abortion, if the young president sleeps well at night. My question is he won’t because Brian Williams most likely holds the lefty position on this one. Disgusting! Your comments.

UPDATE: For  Your amusement, here’s Chris Matthews totally aghast at the audience response to Brian Williams question. Congressman Rick Mulvaney calms Chris down enough to explain Perry’s position and why he won’t back down.  It’s true, conservative politics is totally alien to a lefty.


But Matthews has this right. There is a difference between Republicans and Democrats on this. Most Republicans believe that when you take the life of a young child or a police officer or young couple in a brutal act of violence justice must be served.  in Texas that means the death penalty.

10 replies
  1. Shock and Awe
    Shock and Awe says:

    The idea that it is hypocritical to be pro-life and pro-death penalty at the same time is unconscionable.? To compare, an unborn child to a person like Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky is unconscionable.? Think of a newborn baby, think about how perfect they are and how at that time they can do no wrong and then think of what Steven Hayes did.? How can they even be put in the same category as one does when comparing being pro-life to being pro-death penalty?? Does any newborn or unborn baby deserve to be put in the same category as monsters such as Hitler, Steven Hayes, and Osama Bin Laden?

    • NH-Jim
      NH-Jim says:

      Do we put any value on the rights of the victims?…any value on the horror, the suffering, and the pain at their last moments?? Why do we continue to allow the rights of these vicious persons to be valued above that of good, law-abiding citizens.
      Why do we not realize the pain and suffering of the millions of unborn lives.

  2. Shared Sacrifice
    Shared Sacrifice says:

    I find a lot of Dems don’t understand or support things like partial birth abortion once they understand that a baby is delivered almost to the point of crowning- just to have the base of her scull opened so that her brains can be vacuumed out.?? Brian Williams might be more sensitive to this issue, but he dropped out of college with 18 total credits, is now a millionaire living in New Canaan CT, and he apes journalism according to the company line because he has tasted the good life and doesn’t want to take a step back based on principles- if he’s smart enough to have any?

  3. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Matthews calls it “killing people” instead of executing convicted criminals.? As Jim noted, I bet Matthews doesn’t call abortion infanticide.
    On the other side of the coin, isn’t letting criminals off the hook, with life sentences and often less, “celebrating the killing of people” too?
    The difference is that executions are of convicted criminals, while “killing” involves innocents.? Once again, the left proves that it can’t make fine distinctions (nuance?) between legal and illegal, invader and immigrant, fair and biased etc., etc.

    • winnie
      winnie says:

      hahahahaaaa…the left loves the word “nuance(d)”–especially when it comes to bastardizing the education system & multiculturalism political correctness.? And they continue to be the ones who hyphenate Americans, yet don’t like the distinctions you refer to above.
      I googled American playwrights the other morning…The first google return was a wiki page that had all American playwrights categorized by their skin color or religion.? I guess that’s a nuanced approach.? And I wonder how many people have visited the page and didn’t bat an eyelash??

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