Skip to comments.New Hampshire debate: Perry recalls three agencies to cheers (video)
Posted on 01/08/2012 12:43:30 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
Its the Republican debate oops moment that just wont die. Texas Gov. Rick Perry got a few laughs during Sundays Meet the Press / Facebook debate, but this time he was in on the joke. Today, Perry named all three agencies that he thinks should be eliminated without any help from Ron Paul. Watch.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Gov. Rick Perry has a true joy and honesty about him.
....."PERRY: I -- I think we start talking with the Iraqi individuals there. The idea that we allow the Iranians to come back into Iraq and take over that country, with all of the treasure, both in blood and money, that we have spent in Iraq, because this president wants to kowtow to his liberal, leftist base and move out those men and women. He could have renegotiated that timeframe.
I think it is a huge error for us. Were going to see Iran, in my opinion, move back in at literally the speed of light. Theyre going to move back in, and all of the work that weve done, every young man that has lost his life in that country will have been for nothing because weve got a president that does not understand whats going on in that region."
10:06:46:00 Governor Perry, your partys last nominee, John McCain, wrote in the Washington Post in an Op-ed about a year ago, his words, I disagree with many of the presidents policies, but I believe he is a patriot sincerely intent on using his time in office to advance our countrys cause. I reject accusations that his policies and belief make him unworthy to lead America or opposed to its founding ideals. Agree?
10:07:13:00 I make a very proud statement and of fact that we have a president thats a socialist. I dont think our founding fathers wanted America to be a socialist country. So I disagree with that premise that somehow or another that President Obama reflects our founding fathers. He doesnt. He talks about having a more powerful, more centralized, more consuming and costly federal government. I am a tenth amendment believing governor. I truly believe that we need a president that respects the tenth amendment, that pushes back to the states. Whether its how to deliver education, how to deliver health care, how to do our environmental regulations. The states will considerably do a better job than a one-size-fits-all Washington, D.C., led by this president."
Yep, brought a smile and a chuckle.
Will Rick Perry move troops back into Iraq even without the request or consent of the Iraqi government?
The smarty pants Post writer wrote such a poorly constructed sentence - she should watch her own missteps...
“Perry named all three agencies that he thinks should be eliminated without any help from Ron Paul”
Was Ron Paul’s help in eliminating the three agencies ever relevant to the discussion?
What can I say?
Schools of journalism.
I imagine Rush will have some interesting comments about the New Hampshire debates.
Most everyone else is afraid to stand up and cheer!
As far as his "honesty" goes, where do I start? How about the fact he wore a bracelet in honor of a fallen Iowan Navy Seal, which he received after meeting the parents of the serviceman. He pandered to the Burlington crowd by mentioning the wristwear.
When he doesn't get the results he wanted in Iowa, Perry calls the caucus process "quirky," and implies the citizens are not "real" Republicans.
Does it get more disingenuous than that?
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Paul mentioned one agency that truly needs to be eliminated, the Bureau of Land Management. But Paul has also been the only candidate to cut to the chase: returning 500 million acres that were taken by the feds from the states, back to the states.
There is absolutely no constitutional authority for this immense land grab, nor any legitimate reason *other* than to deny states the use of their own land. And to keep the “hoi polloi” (us) off land that environmentalists want for their own use only.
Conservatives have rarely said anything about this, but every single president since Teddy Roosevelt has seized ever more state land, in their minds just so that they would have a “legacy” of having done so.
At least Bill Clinton honorably stole land in Utah to pay off one of his major foreign contributors. There are only two major low sulfur coal deposits in the world, and this contributor owned the other one. By putting this Utah coal off limits, it guaranteed them huge profits and a monopoly.
But the heck with all of this. Somebody ask Perry if he will return these lands, or is Paul the *only* candidate willing to do so. If that is the case, we are in deep trouble as a nation.
“When he doesn’t get the results he wanted in Iowa, Perry calls the caucus process “quirky,” and implies the citizens are not “real” Republicans.”
Maybe Perry can sue the State of Iowa for having a quirky caucus process.
But, why would Perry spend $6 million dollars in Iowa if there were not any “Real Republicans” in the state?
You’re a little confused.
Wearing and mentioning a bracelet is “dishonest”?
Offering a point of view that the Caucus process was quirky is “dishonest”?
The dirty little secret is IRAQ tried to get Obama to renegotiate the time table.
Amen and AMEN!
“It’s the nicest moment of the 2 NH Debates.
Gov. Rick Perry has a true joy and honesty about him.”
I agree. He and Rick Santorum shared the joke, lol.
If you notice, Perry seems to get along well with just about everyone who’s running, with the possible exception of Mr. Plastic. That’s not surprising, since Plastic has no discernible personality. But Perry just has a natural likeability about him.
I wouldlike to add the new Consumer Protection Agency that Obama just illegally named a head to in a recess appointment.
Another Agency we don’t need.
"95% of South Carolina Republicans do not support Rick Perry."
CW, that is just so disarming!
I’ve been a supporter of Governor Perry’s from the get-go and I’ve suffered through his goofs/slip-ups or whatever with all of the rest of his supporters.
And I try to watch him objectively; to listen to him and to try to “see” him through others’ eyes.
If the the early stumbles had been something that had been concerning me about Governor Perry, I truly believe that his response to them would go a long way to clearing that out of my mind.
He’s not dumb and he’s not mindless. He comes across as a “normal” human being with a great sense of humor, enough humility, with some grace on top of it.
Thanks for posting this.
Rick squared 2012 (to those of you in Rio Linda, that is a ticket of Rick Santorum and Rick Perry in any position).
They’re just another puppet government, they don’t get a choice.
They’re STILL HERE...
omigosh, with their little tablets in their hands which say on one side that Perry is out of it and doesn’t have a chance, but say on the other side ...’Perry is still a possibility and while that possibility exists, we will try to take him down with our last breaths.’
I cannot believe these people.
Are there no Santorum threads?
Are there no Newt threads.
I know there are no Ron Paul threads so one chose to come
Rick Perry was talking about just that (could have been a video of a townhall in Iowa) -- He said places like Yellowstone and the Everglades would be set aside but that America had over 300 years of energy to tap and that we needed to go get it. He also is not opposed to alternative energy (but not subsidized by the federal government).
The people of Iowa scored 10% on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills. :)
Newest SC Polling
1. Romney 30%
2a. Gingrich 23%
2b. Santorum 19%
3a. Paul 9%
3b. Perry 5%
2008 SC Results
1. Lib McLame 33%
2. Conservative Grassroots & Evangelical Favorite HUCK 30%
3. Spoiler Lazy Ass Thompson 15% (who also garnered a whopping 1% in NH, the same as Perry NOW)
Anyone seeing a pattern here?
Its obviously deja vu...
McLame = Willard
HUCK = Newt/Santorum combined
Lazy Fred = Texas Perry
...if you have a brain.
He was very good in the debate, I wish he had more questions.
The Iowa process is BS and loaded with Dems, everyone knows it.
23% of all the Iowa Caucus voters weren’t Republicans. 47% of the Ron Paul voters weren’t Republicans.
I got such a kick out of that this morning *grin*
Rick Perry seems to have a beautiful attitude about life. The ability to laugh at one’s self shows an inner confidence and wisdom. Everyone messes up at one time or another, the trick is to pick yourself up and move on.
It is just important that lands with nothing of great value to them be returned as well as those with exploitable resources. The federals have been actively pushing people off their land by denying them roads and access and water, which amounts to eminent domain without remuneration.
In addition, some candidates need to face the fact that despite the ego trip of ever expanding power to the office of the presidency, the president needs to work with a friendly congress to *diminish* presidential power by law. Removing those tools that have built up over the years by which a president takes power away from congress and the judiciary for his own use.
This would be a humbling experience for any candidate. To state that if elected, he wants less power than his predecessors.
An even better idea would be to sell the land to private owners and get it back on tax rolls. The govt. can use the money.
Romney=Massachusetts RINO, Paul=Crazy Racist, Perry=Sweet Empty Charm, Huntsman=Democrat, Santorum=The next VP, Newt Gingrich=The Perfect Choice : )
We could find twenty agencies to abolish starting with DHS.
That was a funny moment.
And you know it.
By “everyone,” I’m assuming you’re including Perry and his campaign team. If that’s the case, why spend time and money as part of the process? Especially if you’re an honest person with interity.
Because it is a media spectacle, and you have to get that facetime.
Did he go to town meetings or appear in debates and happily say that? An honest person full of joy (as the individual who posted this article stated) would have.
You are making a mountain of a mole hill.
If Perry is no count, and can’t win, Why is the level of Perrynoia so high?
You just mention his name and people go nuts.
You decided to interject with a critique of Iowa's process. Fair enough for you, but the candidate doesn't get to have it both ways.....especially when he's supposed to be the one with honesty and itegrity.
It's not the first time I've been accused of nit-picking where Perry is concerned. That generally happens when someone doesn't have a meaningful counterpoint. It's probably not the last....at least until after the SC results are in.
I suppose you think the VA ballot debacle was also a valid process?
It stinks on ice, and everyone knows it!
Even if it gets changed, there will be those that say it doesn't matter because Northern Va is full of liberals. Like Iowa.
A vast majority of people in South Carolina don't support any specific candidate.
Perry called BO a socialist. That took guts.
That would make a great campaign sign. “Rick^2 = 2012!”
Newt’s the perfect choice if you’re either a progressive or a conservative convinced by smooth talking rhetoric.
Thank you for contributing to Perry’s campaign by bumping his threads.
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