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A verb meaning to say something so stupid while on the campaign trail that it might have ruined your chance at election. The term comes from Rick Perry's 2012 presidential campaign, where he posted an advert, heavily implying that "gays serving in the military" is wrong. This was at a time of great favour for LGBT rights in the United States, and the public turned his presidential campaign into a joke, which likely cost him many votes, and completely discredited him.

To pull a rick perry is to say something so idiotic, ignorant, or so unpopular that it makes you look like a complete idiot, and therefore costs you any chance you had at being elected.
When Mike Huckabee said that he "wished that he was transgender in high school so he could shower with the girls", he pulled a Rick Perry
by SinisterMartian June 28, 2015
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