Skip to comments.If The Left Can Ruin Rick Perry, They Can Rule You
Posted on 09/25/2011 9:18:40 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Only 4 things can be highlighted as topic designations for a thread post. I found it a hard choice because business/economy, education, government, health/medicine, history, military, politics, religion, science and society all should be included.
It is being reported by environmentalists -- believers in a socialist green religion -- that their judgment and knowledge is being resisted by unscientific, religious deniers hell-bent on blocking their path. So the deniers need to be identified for the good of humankind. This is dangerous. This morning I posted an article that explores with alarm, how Global Warming Consensus is denied by conservatives that their resistance is an ever growing problem stemming from the religious right in America. The American Allergy to Global Warming: Why?
I posted it because Gov. Rick Perry was mentioned at the top of the article. And there is good reason why. Socialists around the world know that Rick Perry has been fighting them on the legal front, the education front, and the environmental front for years. Due to his past, he knows why and where they are determined to lead us. Why would Rick Perry feel so strongly about these issues and their connection to states' rights and free market capitalism? Why does the Left recognize the danger of a Rick Perry controlling the Bully Pulpit of the White House, his veto, his appointments?
Rick Perry grew up on a farm (I know he keeps telling us this but I think it is done for a reason). His mother sewed his clothes. They worked and went to church. Rick Perry was a Boy Scout, earning Eagle Scout rank (so has his son). Rick Perry was a member of the Future Farmers of America. He went to Texas A&M and was a member of the Corps. Rick Perry joined the Air Force, serving 5 years. He flew C-130s around the world before returning to West Texas and the family farm. He courted his future wife, taught Sunday school and worked the land with his father. And in time he went into state politics.
Rick Perry is a self made man. He was called one of the Pit-bulls in the Texas legislature because he was a Democrat member who sat in the lower pit of the House Appropriations Committee and bitterly fought spending increases. He is naturally a conservative. In 1989 he joined the Republican Party that had begun taking root in Texas as the Democratic Party ideology began moving left. Perry ran for the Agriculture Commission seat against leftist Jim Hightower and won. In 1998 Rick Perry ran for Lt. Gov. and won (he was the first Republican Lt. Gov. elected since Reconstruction).
When George W. Bush became president in 2000, Rick Perry became the governor of Texas. He has been reelected twice (the last time beating out Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, a candidate supported by the Bush family and Karl Rove in a primary challenge). When Gov. Rick Perry was elected in 2010 for his 3rd term, he was joined by a Republican super majority in the Texas legislature. Major legislation was passed and signed by Gov. Perry, including (after a 6 year struggle) Photo Voter ID and tighter controls over how money is spent. Perry's history of being attacked by the mainstream media is well known and his election was won without one endorsement by a mainstream media outlet.
Rick Perry has served twice as Chairman of the Republican Governors Association. The country has seen a rise in the number of conservative governors and state legislatures in recent elections. Rick Perry broke fundraising records for the RGA. And now Rick Perry is a candidate in the GOP Primary for President of the United States. He wants to lower taxes, return states' rights, repeal Obama care, and remove the regulations and laws that are strangling our economy, and get people back to work.
Currently, the Left is battling Gov. Rick Perrys stand on Big Education (unions) and EPA Energy and Environment dictates. Trial lawyers have made it known they plan to block any more power going to Rick Perry, as he has won so many victories against them as the Gov. of Texas. The Left knows Rick Perry has his own religious beliefs and does not adhere to their pseudo green religion. They know he understands the land, that he was brought up in a religious home and has worked for everything he has. The Left knows he attended a school that didnt teach him to hate his country but rather instilled love of country. They know he served in the military and still encourages boys to become Boy Scouts. The Left can not put the lie to the fact that Texas' economy is running rings around Obama's disastrous economic policies. The Left knows that when Rick Perry shows compassion has a heart it isnt because he wants to make you dependent on him but rather to set you free.
If the Left can demonize Gov. Perry, a man who believes in standing with our allies, making government as inconsequential as possible in our lives and who holds firmly to his belief in American exceptionalism if they can successfully define him as a rightwing religious dunce, while simultaneously encouraging people in the GOP Primary to lambast him as someone who isnt conservative, then the Left will have won the ideological battle -- their war against capitalism will be complete and they will permanently Rule America.
Once again you’re wasting your time with pathetic attempts to manipulate people into supporting Mitt Perry.
..and a man who believes in buying his votes with taxpayer money by financing an education for illegal citizens; a man who decrees a mandate for immunization by a stroke of his pen; a man who has some apparent difficulty even in full on attacking those rivals who seek the same job he does..yes, lest we forget it’s the Left who takes down someone like Governor Perry all on their own. He himself has no complicity in his own downfall, is that right?. Thank’s for clearing that up.
Rick Perry ruined himself in the last debate with his in state tuition for illegal aliens.
The Left hasn’t ruined Perry. Perry has ruined Perry.
The left has nothing to do with Perry’s self destruction. He did it all by himself, and asked the heartless conservatives to assist him along the way. Now many are quite willing to help him in that regard.
Rick Perry called me, “Heartless”
Rick Perry called me, “Heartless”
“The Left” has not influenced me one bit. I’m just not seeing any “there there” with Perry. Has no real core principles, just like Mittens. Just another politician swaying with the breeze.
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He ruined himself.
I, for one, am tired of having illegal aliens rammed down my throat and then guilt tripped about it when I speak up against it.
Consider me an uncompassionate conservative.
Perry would be smart to concede that his views regarding illegal aliens is simply not transferrable on a national scale. What may allegedly work in Texas (probably just for political expediency) will not work nationally. A hard line has to be drawn. Kicking this illegal invasion can down the road is no longer acceptable to most conservatives anymore. This is Bush redux.
And as far as I am concerned Governor Perry can stay in Texas and keep spending Texas money to subsidize his favorite illegal aliens through college.
I’m heartless, so that might be why I have 2 big problems with Perry.
You are living in a fantasy world.
Rick Perry was ruined by Rick Perry. That last debate clinched his fate for me. I went from probable support to good bye.
I LOVE that ad, it gives me chills.
Don’t let the Perry haters stop you from posting, most of them are liberals here to try and derail ALL our candidates one by one.
And the rest are loony Ron Paul supporters, or Palin biter clingers still hoping she’ll jump in if only they can destroy everyone else in the field to force her hand.
Then, the next day in an interview...he defended it.
This was a HUGE mistake for him and he needed to retract it instead of defend it. Hs should retract it now and back away from that position. It is not a winner for him in the least and his immigration stance is one of the princiople issues I have with him, even though I genuinely like the man and his life-story.
The American people, the conservative, down-to-earth, God-fearing people he wants to appeal to and whom he must have, are about the most charitable people in the world. They do not want government TAKING their money and then giving it to others, particularly those who have broken the law, or are breaking the law, in the name of chaity.
To call them "children" in an effort to garner that type of charity also is a miss. They are, most of them 18 years of age and older. If they are not US Citizens, then they are breaking the law. Perido...however they got here in the first place with parents bringing them illegally.
Perry's pandering to La Raza in San Antonio in 2010 really irked me too and sent up the warning flags.
That's what this program does...and then for being against it he called them, "hearltess." That's a big loser for him as all the polls and results are showing.
The left didn’t have to ruin Rick Perry, he did it all himself, imo.
How much time does Perry and his campaign staff need to develop a series of one minute responses to differing topics, eight or so? How much time does Perry need to sit down and commit those responses to memory? How much time does Perry need to practice giving those responses until he can do a creditable job of it?
It’s not the peoples job to cut him slack and give him time. It’s Perry’s job to be presentable and knowledgeable about the issues. Perry still has some time to get his act together and develop his skills but the time isn’t long, imo. Perry has been in three debates and there are two more debates coming up on Oct. 11 & 18. I think the Oct. debates are the timeline Perry has to become a credible candidate or not. JMO.
Exactly. Many people are leaving Perry right now because of his stance on these issues. If he misspoke, no one clarified it. If he didn’t, he’s the McCain/Bush sequel on immigration.
Remember back in the 90s’ when Hillary spoke out in defense of Bill against “A Vast Right Wing Conspiracy?” In the end, the cause of the problems were Bills poor behavior and decision making skills, not anyone on the Right.
Did “A Vast Left Wing Conspiracy” force Perry’s hand on in state tuition?
Sometimes it helps if one tunes out of the daily political war, and checks in on it once a week. Whatever happened last week, including the supposed trashing of Perry, is a non-event and doesn’t matter.
Perry would be a great president. So would Herman Cain.
Palin needs to get in soon if she is ever......otherwise, dittos
Boy, are you thinned skinned...I found when anyone is offended by a statement...that statement is hitting them right between the eyes...which means...truth hurts.
The Perry-haters are going to spew their talking points all over any pro-Perry thread. I understand you like your candidate, and I do as well, there is no longer any chance of intelligent discussion about Perry on FR. You’re wasting your time.
I had an anti-Perry tell me Perry was like Michael Dukakis. That’s the level of discourse anymore.
This is a CONSERVATIVE site.
We want a CONSERVATIVE candidate.
We held our noses for too long.
This primary we will support the most CONSERVATIVE candidate whomever that person is.
Perry ain’t it.
Good grief. Perry can ruin himself. Jerry Doyle called him “Arlen Specter in cowboy boots”. Six months to my primary, I don’t know who I will vote for. He didn’t score points with me by talking down to me exactly like a liberal democrat in this debate. What the heck does he know about my heart?
sorry. i disagree.
i was impressed with rick perry for his ability to take on obama.
but he’s falling fast.
not due to liberals, but due to his own inability to claim the position we conservatives gave him too soon.
i like herman cain. he’s honest.
Did the left force Rick Perry to impugn anti-illegal-immigration conservatives as heartless?
Quit blaming everyone but Perry for Perry's own failings. My main concern with Perry was on illegal immigration - he is a mixed bag. His heartless comment in turn showed where his heart is - and it is not a good location AFAIC. And IMO it shows he will pursue a compassionate conservative path on this matter, and that is the opposite of what I wanted to hear from him to show he understands the transition needed from border governor to presidential contender.
I haven't written him off, but he has a tough road for a comeback. And he paved that road himself with his own compassionate intentions.
Perry ruined Perry. We want a conservative!!
No mention of the fact that Texas has a voter ID requirement to keep illegals from voting, in-state tuition is not free tuition, that many of the states have the same thing.
People are being led around by the nose.
I really hate unfair attacks on anyone. I haven't decided who I am voting for, but I've been around this site long enough to know when we are being led around by the DNC.
Perry ruins Perry. No one else.
sorry but as a legal immigrant and now proud American I have lost my desire to vote for Perry after his instate tuition, his comments that we’re haters.
The left neevr destroyed him , he did it to himself.
I’m witcha! The Gardasil matter and the state tuition thang have been known to us for months, so why now? Haven’t you people been paying attention? Or, as I suspect, someone else has to point things out to you, to make them “important”, that someone else are the Lefties in the media and the half-witted Bachmann woman?
I’m not Perrybot, just disgusted by the ease with which so-called conservatives are letting themselves be manipulated.
Is Perry more conservative than?
if you answer yes to all those, then Perry would be the most conservative president since Reagan.
And if you don't answer yes, you have no idea what your talking about.
ricardo Perry, Mitt Perry, what ever his name is we can all be sure it was not the ;left which destroyed him infact the lefty media gave him a lot of time.
He destroyed himself and showed at just how out of touch he is .
I won't. They post so quickly that it's easy to see that they don't even read what is posted. I know they're just here to disrupt. But they serve a purpose (besides being useful idiots) they keep bumping the thread.
Perry would be smart to concede that his views regarding illegal aliens is simply not transferrable on a national scale. What may allegedly work in Texas (probably just for political expediency) will not work nationally.
I agree, he should make that point. I think he half-heartily tried, he needs to clarify.
In-state tuition is a state matter and the students of illegals have paid state taxes through sales tax, property taxes etc. for at least three years. (I don’t like it but it was legislated in...so).
But if he would make clear he doesn’t believe that should be legislated on a national level. Only by the individual states and according to the will of that states constituents.
Controlling the border and enforcing immigration laws is the job that belongs to the feds and if the feds did their job, Texas wouldn’t be legislating laws to deal with children of illegals. (trying to make lemonade out of lemons) It would be a moot point, if the feds were doing their job.
Excellent essay. I have no problem with strong disagreement here, but conservatives should never, ever join hands with the MSM and Democrats against a Republican they don’t like. Never.
Yes. I agree.
The left did not destroy R Perry. He did himself in by being himself. And I live in TX and am not for Ron Paul or Mitt.
You get it.
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