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Rick Perry Proves Himself NOT Reliably Conservative by Endorsing Musty Mitch
Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 03/18/2014 3:07:08 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican

Same schmuck who just declared war on the Tea Party...
 
I was actually considering Perry a second-tier maybe for 2016, hard to argue with his economic record. But when he comes out and endorses Mitch McConnell vs. a viable Tea Party challenger (when there was no reason for him to weigh-in in the first place) it becomes clear enough to me that Rick Perry is not the man to reliably bring this country anything resembling a Reagan Revolution. He plays a good conservative when campaigning, and would most certainly portray himself as one again in 2016- but this time the stink won't wash-off.

This is the RINO fossil he's endorsing now:

 
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.


Maybe we shouldn't be so surprised... Gov. Perry has given in-state tuition to illegal immigrants, opposed e-verify, and said in a 2007 speech in Mexico that he supports 'totally open borders'.

Perry has a real impressive Texas economy he can and should be proud of, and there are many lessons for the rest of us there. But others like Ted Cruz think the same way economically- and would deliver simliar results nationally, imho.


Unfortunately, Rick Perry seems completely sold-out to the Rove/RNC/US Chamber of Commerce axis, a corporate Republican focused on the short-sighted demands of industry above all else... Republican grass roots be damned. 

And while some left 2012's presidential primary debates thinking Perry not all that bright, turning on the party's base this year -while backing policy that would destroy the Republican Party as a national force- has me questioning not only the guy's intellect and conservatism, but the plain ole Texas 'horse sense' he supposedly possessed.

What's the end game here, unless Perry intends to be the GOP establishment's latest RINO nothing in 2016? Then they'll plug Rubio in the VP slot and commence to pandering, you can smell it already...
 
Doug Ross   Moonbattery   Washington Times



TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: conservative; endorsement; heartless; kentucky; lundergangrimes; mattbevin; mcconnell; mitchmcconnell; perry; rickperry; tedcruz; texas

1 posted on 03/18/2014 3:07:08 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: AdvisorB; ken5050; sten; paythefiddler; gattaca; bayliving; SeminoleCounty; chesley; Vendome; ...

-PING-


2 posted on 03/18/2014 3:08:52 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican
We've always known he was kind of on the line - but often can be jerked back to the right side with a hard enough tug.

Sometimes he just surprises us...

3 posted on 03/18/2014 3:10:22 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Perry CONTINUES TO BE Team Romney that imposes vaccines,
medications, gay marriage, and ObamaCARE/RomneyCARE
on the NON-EXEMPT (and makes $$$$$$$$$$$ from it all).


4 posted on 03/18/2014 3:10:26 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Reaganite Republican

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 ...


5 posted on 03/18/2014 3:12:25 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Reaganite Republican

Just what does Perry gain by doing this?


6 posted on 03/18/2014 3:14:19 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Diogenesis

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.


7 posted on 03/18/2014 3:16:12 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Diogenesis

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.


8 posted on 03/18/2014 3:21:54 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Reaganite Republican

Grow up.

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...


9 posted on 03/18/2014 3:24:43 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121; All

Your honor, I rest my case.


10 posted on 03/18/2014 3:27:09 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: nikos1121
Then you can do what you wish with the liberal wing of our party.

Pray tell, how do you "do what you wish" with the "wing" of the party you've given all the power?

11 posted on 03/18/2014 3:30:28 AM PDT by papertyger (if disdain of homosexual behavior is "bigotry," is it any wonder hostility to Islam is "racism?")
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To: papertyger

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.


12 posted on 03/18/2014 3:33:34 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Reaganite Republican

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.


13 posted on 03/18/2014 3:35:20 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Gaffer

Perry was a dem. The stupid came to the GOP already installed from the factory. See his past Gore backing for details.


14 posted on 03/18/2014 3:37:59 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: nikos1121
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...

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.

15 posted on 03/18/2014 3:41:12 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I really wasn’t talking about the finer points of Perry per se. Just a general axiom that seems to fit most Republican contenders.


16 posted on 03/18/2014 3:42:36 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: nikos1121

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.


17 posted on 03/18/2014 3:43:03 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Gaffer

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,

Rinse/repeat.

In short, we do it to ourselves. The GOP is smart enough to take advantage of it.


18 posted on 03/18/2014 3:50:24 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: nikos1121

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.


19 posted on 03/18/2014 3:51:23 AM PDT by lucky american (Progressives are attacking our rights and y'all will sit there and take it.)
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To: lucky american

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.


20 posted on 03/18/2014 3:54:50 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Reaganite Republican

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.


21 posted on 03/18/2014 3:54:50 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Norm Lenhart

“weaponized stupid” I like it. I’m gonna steal that! :o)


22 posted on 03/18/2014 3:55:16 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Gaffer

I cant take credit for it. But I wish I could ;)


23 posted on 03/18/2014 3:55:44 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Reaganite Republican
I would vote for Bevin over McConnell without a doubt.

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.

24 posted on 03/18/2014 3:56:36 AM PDT by Eric Pode of Croydon
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To: Norm Lenhart

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)


25 posted on 03/18/2014 4:00:47 AM PDT by papertyger (if disdain of homosexual behavior is "bigotry," is it any wonder hostility to Islam is "racism?")
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To: Reaganite Republican

> “...(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.


26 posted on 03/18/2014 4:07:36 AM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: grobdriver

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.


27 posted on 03/18/2014 4:08:46 AM PDT by Usagi_yo (Standardization is an Evolutionary dead end.)
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To: Eric Pode of Croydon

The capacity for ‘conservatives’ to justify voting for a RINO is utterly boundless.

I gotta say. I’m impressed. Truly impressed.


28 posted on 03/18/2014 4:11:00 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: papertyger

Basic econ 101. Subsidize something and you get more of it ;)


29 posted on 03/18/2014 4:12:25 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Reaganite Republican
“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.”

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.

30 posted on 03/18/2014 4:16:16 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: Reaganite Republican
What is it about Texas Republicans?

They always do a tightrope dance between RINO and conservative.

31 posted on 03/18/2014 4:17:58 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: FR_addict
McConnell wants to crush the Tea Party

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?

32 posted on 03/18/2014 4:22:50 AM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: Reaganite Republican

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.


33 posted on 03/18/2014 4:51:43 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Reaganite Republican

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.


34 posted on 03/18/2014 4:55:34 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Shoot cops that shoot dogs.)
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To: Reaganite Republican
Rick Perry Proves Himself NOT Reliably Conservative by Endorsing Musty Mitch

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.

35 posted on 03/18/2014 5:09:29 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: nikos1121

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.


36 posted on 03/18/2014 5:12:40 AM PDT by MrEdd (vHeck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Texas Tea Party members told everyone that long ago.


37 posted on 03/18/2014 5:18:41 AM PDT by Bibman (Tea Party since 1976)
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To: Paladin2

He gains the trust of the GOPe.


38 posted on 03/18/2014 5:19:50 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

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.


39 posted on 03/18/2014 5:26:37 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Reaganite Republican
Rick Perry Proves Himself NOT Reliably Conservative by . . . showing more compassion for illegal aliens than U.S. citizens.

This was back in the 2012 primary season.

40 posted on 03/18/2014 5:45:11 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: napscoordinator

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.


41 posted on 03/18/2014 6:15:59 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Have to agree ;-(


42 posted on 03/18/2014 7:17:33 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: Norm Lenhart

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


43 posted on 03/18/2014 7:40:43 AM PDT by Bikkuri ( those would have been affected.)
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To: Paladin2

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?


44 posted on 03/18/2014 9:15:00 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: ilgipper

Amen


45 posted on 03/18/2014 9:16:13 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: circlecity
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.

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....

46 posted on 03/18/2014 9:28:10 AM PDT by sand88 (We can never legislate our way back to Liberty)
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To: MrEdd

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.


47 posted on 03/20/2014 3:39:03 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: Norm Lenhart

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.


48 posted on 03/20/2014 9:44:32 AM PDT by nikos1121
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