Skip to comments.Rick Perry Proves Himself NOT Reliably Conservative by Endorsing Musty Mitch
Posted on 03/18/2014 3:07:08 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed any tea party candidates challenging establishment Republicans in the 2014 midterm elections would not just fail but fail miserably.
"I think we are going to crush them everywhere," he said, The New York Times reported, "I don't think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country.
Sometimes he just surprises us...
Perry CONTINUES TO BE Team Romney that imposes vaccines,
medications, gay marriage, and ObamaCARE/RomneyCARE
on the NON-EXEMPT (and makes $$$$$$$$$$$ from it all).
There are three things that worry me about Rick Perry, they are — ummmmm, they are -— ... well, I forget, but I’ll think of ‘em later ...
Just what does Perry gain by doing this?
That’s OK. He’s a lesser evil. the Dem is worse and we gotta elect him no matter what. Because anyone that doesn’t supports Obama, hates America and Kicks puppies.
I think I got them all...
Oops...Also, must be a DU troll because we all know that principles don’t matter.
Or so I have been told. A lot.
Oops...forgot a couple. We gotta moderate our stance because purity is bad for conservatism. Winning is what matters even if the guy that wins is more lib than con. Because we will hold their feet to the fire.
Yup. We will. Real soon now. Not this time though because this time is the most important election ever or ever will be...just like the last one.
I dunno. There are so many excuses people use to justify voting for RINOs over conservatives it’s hard to remember them all.
I’m sick of the immaturity of the argument that we have to get rid of McConnell and Roberts and GRaham and Roberts and Cronyn and on and on and on...
Don’t get me wrong... I want them all out of there... every last one of them... But there’s something called timing...
Our first and only objective is to win the Senate. Did you hear me... Win the Senate... Then you can do what you wish with the liberal wing of our party.
Anything else is mental masturbation and gives the dems a fit of glee.
That does your candidate have 20%? 20%/ Yeah, let’s get rid of Mitch..and be assured that the a hole in Chief has another two years of control over our lives...
Your honor, I rest my case.
Pray tell, how do you "do what you wish" with the "wing" of the party you've given all the power?
Oh thats easy! You hold their feet to the fire. Thats what lots op people promised they would do last election and look what a swell job they did.
Since it worked so well last time, it is sure bet to work as well this time.
Oh wait. The GOP is more liberal than ever.
I am beginning to think that the Democrats have developed a spray aerosol they can dope potential opponents with. The effect of the spray being that whenever any one of the dopees starts acting like a viable conservative alternative, they are irresistibly compelled to pick up a gun and shoot themselves in the foot with it.
Perry was a dem. The stupid came to the GOP already installed from the factory. See his past Gore backing for details.
Can you give me an example of how McConnell 'stopped' Obama at anything? Certainly not on his recent Debt limit vote where he was forced to show what a rat he is, nor on budget and spending measures before that. There have been numerous times when Republicans (organized by McConnell) could have stood together on Cloture and filibuster, but they invariably "brought the bills to the floor" for plurality votes in which they verifiably KNEW they would lose - all so they could go home an lie about how they voted "No" and how conservative they are.
I really wasn’t talking about the finer points of Perry per se. Just a general axiom that seems to fit most Republican contenders.
Can you show me any evidence that the DC wing of the party is any better at winning elections? The past four cycles tell me otherwise.
It sure seems like the Dems weaponizes stupid alright. I’ll definitely agree there. But it really comes down to the base bing willing to overlook all the obvious warning signs just to ‘win’.
Once they ‘win’ as our fellow poster above is rooting for, they revert to form until the next election when they become the staunchest conservative to ever hoist a musket at a pep rally.
The base, fearing a loss and susceptible to the age old lie that the Dem is worse (despite their guy voting with the dems on all the things that matter), forgets all the damage they did during their term and reelects their problem,
In short, we do it to ourselves. The GOP is smart enough to take advantage of it.
I keep reading right hear on Free Republic how stupid Americans complain about their candidates and then vote them back into office again and again and again and again.
Seems we can’t even take our own advice.
It’s all about winning and then we’ll take care of the problem senators and congressmen.
How many times must YOUR candidate betray you before you get the message? It’s no longer funny.
Just as the libs send trolls to right wing sites, so do the GOP. And for the same reason. Posts advocating that we keep voting for our problem ‘no matter what’ should be viewed through that filter.
The surprise is that people are shocked over this fraud. He showed he true colors during his Presidential run, but the Perry fans who slobber over themselves will never recognize the sleaze that is Perry. We will continue to hear how “groovy” Rick Perry is probably until the day he dies.
“weaponized stupid” I like it. I’m gonna steal that! :o)
I cant take credit for it. But I wish I could ;)
But I'm not going to play the game some Freepers love to play:
"McConnell is a RINO"
"Therefore, anyone who endorses McConnell is a RINO"
"Therefore, anyone who supports anyone who endorses McConnell is a RINO"
"Therefore, anyone who says anything favorable about anyone who supports anyone who endorses McConnell is a RINO!"
That way lies madness.
Because buying a product you don’t want has always been the path to getting a manufacturer to develop the product you do....
Did someone mention “mental masturbation?”
(Seriously Norm, no inference to our previous discussions is intended here. The analogy just fits)
> “...(when there was no reason for him to weigh-in in the first place)...”
This would be true if principles were involved. But this is about McConnell who controls the purse strings of vast amounts of funds for campaigns and Perry needs the funds for his presidential campaign. And he needed to come out now in support to show McConnell he is not just a fair weather political ally.
Ted Cruz on the other hand appears well-funded and can therefore afford to be independent.
What it shows is that Perry has his hand out asking. He is not independent, he will be bought off and promoted by establishment interests.
If this November the Tea Party prevails or even fights to a tie, Perry will have his hand out to Tea Party supporters and will sound very conservative.
Perry can’t be trusted.
Yea, as much as somebody with an IQ of 99 can surprise somebody. He maybe a smart man, but he comes across as kinda dumb.
The capacity for ‘conservatives’ to justify voting for a RINO is utterly boundless.
I gotta say. I’m impressed. Truly impressed.
Basic econ 101. Subsidize something and you get more of it ;)
McConnell wants to crush the Tea Party, not Democrats. He is not only a RINO, but stupid. Why should anyone that is a Tea Party Conservative vote for this Obama “YES Man”. And Rick is stupid too. If he had a chance, it was with Tea Party conservatives taking a second look. The establishment Republicans wont give him the time of day. Rick destroyed any good will of Tea Party Conservatives with the McConnell endorsement.
They always do a tightrope dance between RINO and conservative.
And he has said just that.
So to RINO Rick's die-hard supporters who have argued so many times that he is a TEA Party conservative I ask, do you still believe so now?
Perry is a politician - he figures Mitch is going to win re-election and he knows he will need Mitch’s support if he is going to make a run in 2016. Like it or not, that’s how the game is played.
Polling in Kentucky indicates that, even if Mitch beats backs his primary challenge, he’s still likely to lose to the Democrat candidate in the general election.
This was a stupid move, politically, on Perry’s part; but at least he exposed himself for what he is.
I wouldn't go that far. I think that Rick Perry is conservative on some things very important to conservatives, and his track record in Texas is proof of it. He would be an imperfect conservative candidate, but he's right on Life, God, Guns, Spending, Defense, Natural Family, and American exceptionalism. He's squishy on amnesty, iirc, and he's infected by association with the republican party. That's part of the reason he supported McConnell. The other part is that McConnell is the sitting senator so the odds on favorite to win if basing it on past statistics about sitting senators. So, Perry is simply keeping his options open in his run for the presidency. If Bevins were to win over McConnell, then I'm sure he'd support Bevins.
However, I would GLADLY have had him as the candidate instead of Romney the last time around.
I'm concerned with killing off viable conservatives. My favorites are, in order: Cruz, Sessions, Palin. Those I could possibly support are: Perry, Lee, Martinez, Paul, Bush, and Scott. Based on what I know now, all of the above are better than Romney, although that's not the highest praise. If I find any of them are suspect on Life, God, Guns, Spending, Marriage, or America, then I'll remove them from the list.
There is no way to get you wrong.
You are a quizling who not only has no immutable standards on anything, not one moral line you refuse to cross on any issue anywhere...in addition to that lack of character you attack anyone who exhibits that sort of character. Hence your meaningless “childish” and “timing” quips.
That pretty much covers you.
Texas Tea Party members told everyone that long ago.
He gains the trust of the GOPe.
Politicians are politicians. None are to be trusted. Power does most definitely corrupt. Term limits are thus essential, and we will never truly have responsive political representation until we do away with career politicians.
That said, I am curious as to what criteria each of us would use in determining who is an acceptable candidate for support. I’m not sure that even on this board there will be agreement on a lot of issues.
This was back in the 2012 primary season.
I feel the same way about Santorum and his support of Arlen Specter, who turned out to be the deciding vote for Obamacare, but there are still fans that slobber over themselves and will never recognize the sleaze that is Santorum.
Have to agree ;-(
I have noticed a couple have shut up about the ‘purity’ cr@p... but as soon as they shut up about it 5 more come in the replace them :p
Thats what I was saying in the last line of the post here- why is he kissing up to the RINO establishment when his only real path to the presidency lays on the right?
All True. I am glad Perry did this -- it shows he has absolutely NO clue to the reality of the evilness of the GOPe pukes.
We are very close to losing our Republic and Perry still thinks the "game" is the way to go.
Come 2016 if Boehner and McConnell are again leaders you will see a relentless push by the GOPe to utterly politically destroy the Tea Party.
They will show themselves to be NO less evil than the Marxists.
2012 was the very last time I will ever cast a vote for the lesser of two evils
No scare tactics by the likes of the evil Rove, the evil GOPe will ever get me to cast a vote for ANY RINO such as Bush, Perry, Christie, Romney, etc....
I want all these people out of there as much as you, but I want more so that we win the Senate. If you don’t understand that, then fine.
I think you and I are speaking to the wind here. It is beyond me how we have success in our grasp, and our strategy is to get rid of republicans. Mass is different than Arizona, that is different from Penn that is different from Texas. We are not a one size fits all party.
I agree with you that we can hold these bastards to the fire when they’re in office.
But no, we listen to these immature ones here talking big about cleansing the party.
We have a guy running in Illinois for Gov. He’s a republican. I frankly don’t give a crap what his stance is on all the issues, as long as he can win.
Winning is everything this year. I want the Senate and the House, and then the Presidency in 2016.
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