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Jeff Perry blows off Sarah Palin as Tea-mate (Mass 'Tea Partier' now disowning Tea Party)
Boston Herald ^ | 9/22/10 | Edward Mason

Posted on 09/22/2010 4:38:49 AM PDT by nhwingut

Republican Jeff Perry, a self-proclaimed Tea Party member, said he doesn’t want former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to campaign for him because of the baggage she would bring, after dismissing the former vice presidential candidate as an “entertainer” in a TV interview.

“I don’t want to interject the debate over the national Tea Party with my race about my district,” said Perry, seeking to replace U.S. Rep. William Delahunt. “I’m trying not to interject a national debate that would distract from my message.”

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Sounds a lot like Scott Brown. Use the Tea Party. Then distance yourself.
1 posted on 09/22/2010 4:38:53 AM PDT by nhwingut
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To: nhwingut

He doesn’t have to like Palin, any more than NH Tea Party and Palin have to agree on a Senate candidate. Palin herself said she won;t get involved where she’d hurt. I like Palin, but others can perceive her differently.


2 posted on 09/22/2010 4:42:38 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: nhwingut

Fine with me. Sarah’s time and energy is extremely limited and extremely precious.

If this dork doesn’t want her help, I am sure there are many others who do.


3 posted on 09/22/2010 4:42:38 AM PDT by Ronin (If it were not so gruesomely malevolent, Islam would just be silly.)
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To: nhwingut

In a moonbat-ridden state, the only GOPers who can get elected to major positions are political invertebrates, at best. Think Mittens.


4 posted on 09/22/2010 4:43:07 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: nhwingut

If it works no complaints. Let’s get rid of the commies.


5 posted on 09/22/2010 4:46:06 AM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: Ronin

If she flew in and campaigned for him—or even just tweeted an endorsement, he’d assuredly lose. Sad but true. She’s made great gains in the past year as to the number of states she’s a boost in, but MA is particularly tough.


6 posted on 09/22/2010 4:46:45 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: nhwingut; All

on the other hand, if you prefer to be in lock-step, there is always the Democrat Party. Or are we going to add an ideological litmus test to Tea Party members now?


7 posted on 09/22/2010 4:49:14 AM PDT by j.argese (Liberal thought process = oxymoron)
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To: nhwingut

Each candidate has to determine what is going to help him win in his district. Sarah would probably hurt more than help here, and if distancing himself from her helps him, then I am fine with that. But you can distance yourself without insulting.


8 posted on 09/22/2010 4:56:35 AM PDT by Paradox (Socialism - trickle up poverty.)
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To: 9YearLurker
If she flew in and campaigned for him—or even just tweeted an endorsement, he’d assuredly lose. Sad but true. She’s made great gains in the past year as to the number of states she’s a boost in, but MA is particularly tough.

Absolutely. So many people living in solid red states don't seem to grasp this but it is what it is. By dissing Scott Brown a while back, Sarah Palin probably did more to help him than many of her supporters understand.

9 posted on 09/22/2010 4:58:31 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: Dr. Sivana

I’m from Mass. I get the politics. Of course Palin would not be a net plus for Perry.

But the question was a setup. Just like asking a Dem in TX if they want Obama to campaign for them.

But you don’t have to go so low as to call her “an entertainer.” There are many ways to get around the question.


10 posted on 09/22/2010 4:59:03 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: nhwingut

My only question is:

Why did Mr. Perry choose to announce this in a newspaper? Couldn’t he have shown a little class and just not said anything?

Whatever.


11 posted on 09/22/2010 4:59:38 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: Paradox
and if distancing himself from her helps him, then I am fine with that. But you can distance yourself without insulting.

Exactly my point. In Mass, Palin is a net negative. Believe me.

But there was no need to insult. And he knows it as he's backtracking today -- saying, "I could have chosen my words better..."
12 posted on 09/22/2010 5:01:32 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: nhwingut

It makes me wonder if there is something in his background that he doesn’t want discovered by the national press. Sarah Palin shines a huge light on candidates and maybe he prefers to keep the lights dim.


13 posted on 09/22/2010 5:04:37 AM PDT by carmody
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To: carmody

No MA GOP candidate in his right mind would want Palin to back him publicly.


14 posted on 09/22/2010 5:06:11 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: nhwingut

Just remember on Nov 3, he gets a back row spot in the class picture. Behind the tall guy.


15 posted on 09/22/2010 5:06:20 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: nhwingut
"But you don’t have to go so low as to call her “an entertainer.” "

I caught that, too - no reason to abase her like that, unless it's to shamelessly score some cheap points with the local Demoncrats.
He can easily distance himself from her without insulting her - unless he's just naturally a jerk.

16 posted on 09/22/2010 5:07:45 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: rhombus

Yep. Lots of long-time RINOs are, indeed, liberal plants, as is being exposed. But the issue of getting elected in true-blue states is something else. We need to be able to differentiate the two—even though the latter has often been used as a cover for the former.


17 posted on 09/22/2010 5:08:23 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Artcore

With Rove & Perino relentlessly attacking O’Donnell, Perry probably mis-read the cues and thought the new game plan was to attack people in his own party.


18 posted on 09/22/2010 5:08:28 AM PDT by carmody
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To: nhwingut

Delahunt as DA helped spring that woman professor from Harvard who killed her own brother and then killed her colleagues in Alabama when they wouldn’t give her tenure.


19 posted on 09/22/2010 5:09:34 AM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: carmody

With Rove & Perino relentlessly attacking O’Donnell, Perry probably mis-read the cues and thought the new game plan was to attack people in his own party.
___________________________________________________________

You may very well be right.

Why this lady (Perino) is a commentator I’ll never know?


20 posted on 09/22/2010 5:12:14 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: nhwingut
But you don’t have to go so low as to call her “an entertainer.” There are many ways to get around the question.

I'm from CT and still visit and keep tabs. CT is like MA ten years earlier. That is part of the reason we moved, even rural IL is better.

I agree 100% that calling her a mere entertainer was uncalled for. I think Michael Steele made that charge against Limbaugh (and there the charge would at least be plausible and partly true), and it didn't work out for him.
21 posted on 09/22/2010 5:13:29 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: 9YearLurker

So insulting Palin in a public way is helpful to him ... because it demonstrates a lack of polish and class ... which is what people in Mass. are attracted to?

He could have quietly asked her not to campaign for him without publicly insulting her. Or maybe it’s what I wondered, he has something in his past that won’t look good under the bright lights of national attention. Maybe he doesn’t want O’Reilly screeching at him to come on his show and explain himself.

Palin is a spotlight - I simply wonder if there’s something he doesn’t want lit up.


22 posted on 09/22/2010 5:19:46 AM PDT by carmody
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To: nhwingut

“I don’t want her to come down. She’s an entertainer.”

Not a word to indicate that she even offered. This is effette, selfish, self-promoting blather of the tenth degree.. I wouldn’t vote for this guy for dog crap collector.


23 posted on 09/22/2010 5:20:04 AM PDT by John Valentine
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To: nhwingut
Republican Jeff Perry, a self-proclaimed Tea Party member

What would a self-proclaimed "Republican" and self-proclaimed "Tea Party member" from Massachusetts, know about either?

24 posted on 09/22/2010 5:21:16 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate: Republicans freed the slaves Month.)
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To: Artcore
Couldn’t he have shown a little class and just not said anything?

Massachusetts, remember, Massachusetts.

25 posted on 09/22/2010 5:24:16 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate: Republicans freed the slaves Month.)
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To: nhwingut

John Adams would box this guy’s ears.

And then mutter, “This is what I sacrificed for?” as he walked away.


26 posted on 09/22/2010 5:24:26 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: nhwingut

The MSM desperately wants to put a face on the Tea Party, so they can use their Alinsyite tactics to marginalize the movement.

Sarah Palin is not the Tea Party and the Tea Party is not Sarah Palin. A lot of Tea Partiers like Sarah Palin (myself included!), but she has nothing to do with it.


27 posted on 09/22/2010 5:26:36 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Anything not about elephants is irrelephant.)
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To: nhwingut

Palin probably knows what this guy is doing. He has to win like Scott Brown did.

These statements might help pull in some democrats.


28 posted on 09/22/2010 5:29:19 AM PDT by dforest
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To: nhwingut

Since when is Palin the Queen of the Tea Party for crying out loud. She endorsed Ayotte in NH but the Tea Party candidate was LaMontagne.
In certain parts of the country she HURTS the candidates chances especially MA for crying out loud


29 posted on 09/22/2010 5:29:29 AM PDT by DM1
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To: nhwingut; Diogenesis; rabscuttle385
Here's why he said what he said(which he's trying to backtrack on)......


From a month ago...




30 posted on 09/22/2010 5:29:58 AM PDT by GQuagmire (Hey now!)
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To: 9YearLurker

Fiscal conservativism is something that can very much sell in a blue states (e.g., Scott Brown). On the other hand, Social conservativism strikes many blue states as akin to Big Government telling people how to live their lives. Please don’t shoot the messenger but that’s how the SoCon conservative principles are viewed by many in blue states. Thus, when voters run away from bumbling tax and spend Democrats they run toward the “independent” rather than the Republican. This is why politicians like Deval Patrick ALWAYS have an independent run on the ballot too.


31 posted on 09/22/2010 5:33:12 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: Psalm 73; nhwingut

Doesn’t Rush call himself an “entertainer”?

Yes - the choice of words could have been better, but TEA party candidates are typically NOT professional politicians. What I see here is an issue that arose because the candidate wasn’t as polished a politician as he could be.

If Perry is backtracking, we may have reached the level of a “teachable moment”, where he learned something - to watch how he talks about leaders in the conservative/TEA Party movement.

Just my $.02, of course! ;-P


32 posted on 09/22/2010 5:35:58 AM PDT by MortMan (Obama's response to the Gulf oil spill: a four-putt.)
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To: nhwingut

I’m okay with that . . . if this person is better for America than the Dem and if he’s right that Sarah would energize the opposition without motivating patriotic Americans.


33 posted on 09/22/2010 5:36:52 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Artcore

She’s the perky cheerleader in the Republican Party. The sorority sister to the frat boy Rove.


34 posted on 09/22/2010 5:43:16 AM PDT by carmody
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To: carmody
It makes me wonder if there is something in his background that he doesn’t want discovered by the national press. Sarah Palin shines a huge light on candidates and maybe he prefers to keep the lights dim.

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Ah, the old attack-through-innuendo trick.....well played.

35 posted on 09/22/2010 5:46:37 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: nhwingut

This is Massachusetts. People up there sent a murderer to the Senate. They sent Barney Frank to the House,They keep electing a gigolo traitor to the Senate John F’in Kerry,it isn’t surprising that this man believes that distancing himself from Sarah palin is the right thing to do to get elected there.

He is probably right, the easiest way to get elected in Massachusetts is to drown a woman or kill a wounded Viet Cong, or be a homosexual pimp, running homo prostitutes out of your basement.


36 posted on 09/22/2010 6:02:29 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: nhwingut
“I don’t want her to come down. She’s an entertainer.”

A stupid little man to insult a major Republican political figure when there was no reason at all to speak in those terms.

37 posted on 09/22/2010 6:04:46 AM PDT by Will88
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To: carmody

He said he misspoke and I didn’t like it either. Dig not too deep and you’ll find he’s another kind of questionable tea party candidate who wasn’t thoroughly vetted. But believe me, he lives in fear of the Palin question every time he makes an appearance and if he says anything that can be construed as positive about it he will pay for it.


38 posted on 09/22/2010 6:07:47 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: wtc911

Sarah Palin is just an entertainer — the old attack-through-dismissive-superiority trick.

That said, I’m not trying to attack him - it was just my first thought when I read this post. Having seen what Christine O’Donnell is going through, if he has anything in his past, he will run from the national spotlight.

The obvious reason for him to backhand/dismiss Sarah Palin is to pander to voters. But why do that and risk alienating a portion of voters who like her? He needs every vote he can get, right? To me, it makes me wonder if there was another reason for him to dismiss her in such an arrogant way. “Please don’t attack me! I hate Sarah Palin!”


39 posted on 09/22/2010 6:09:14 AM PDT by carmody
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To: 9YearLurker; GQuagmire

“No MA GOP candidate in his right mind would want Palin to back him publicly.”

Well he had no probelem bring on stage with Sarah back in April when she was in Boston.


Perry appeared with Romney a month ago. In April Perry shared the stage with Palin at a Tea Party event. I would surmise Romney has made a deal with Perry. This is disappointing. I do understand that Sarah is not popular here in the People’s Republic but to come out and say this is a big letdown

1 posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 9:54:08 PM by GQuagmire

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2593868/posts


40 posted on 09/22/2010 6:10:48 AM PDT by Clyde5445 (Gov. Sarah Palin: :"You have to sacrifice to win. That's my philosophy in 6 words.")
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To: nhwingut
In Mass, Palin is a net negative. Believe me

People who don't know MA politics and MA voters have no clue. Sarah has some pretty strong negatives in that state. They see her as an entertainer - at best. Now with her daughter on a television program the negatives have intensified.

41 posted on 09/22/2010 6:20:04 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Psalm 73

They used to call Rush “an entertainer” too. Haven’t heard it in years though.

I hold to the “If you can’t say anything nice......”


42 posted on 09/22/2010 6:20:51 AM PDT by super7man
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To: Venturer
"....the easiest way to get elected in Massachusetts is to drown a woman or kill a wounded Viet Cong, or be a homosexual pimp,..."

From the state that gave us John and Abigail Adams (among many, many other worthys).
So sad, you wonder what the hell happened to it over the years - how did it go from there to here?

43 posted on 09/22/2010 6:21:38 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: nhwingut

Fear of the MSM turns Republicans into RINOs.


44 posted on 09/22/2010 6:22:04 AM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: Clyde5445

You may be right. There is almost no end to Romney’s treachery—or willingness to spend money on treachery.


45 posted on 09/22/2010 6:22:27 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Clyde5445

Also, of course, in April Perry would have just been looking for traction in the primary.


46 posted on 09/22/2010 6:23:32 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Will88

“A stupid little man to insult a major Republican political figure when there was no reason at all to speak in those terms.”

How many votes does this little twit think he is gaining by insulting Palin. If he didn’t want her endorsement, he should have kept his yap shut. In speaking thus, he has alienated her supporters who are not a few. When Palin was in Boston she drew a crowd at midday during a weekday that was much bigger than the one Obama drew when he was up there campaigning for Martha Coakley. According to the Huffington Post, Palin drew a crowd of 5000 (which means it was likely twice that big)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/14/tea-party-express-boston_n_536780.html

So little Jeffie is so popular that he doesn’t need Palin’s thousands of supporters, doesn’t even want them? Yet he is proud to be photographed with Mr. RomneyCare himself.

With this little weenie running, it looks like Delahunt’s seat will remain safely in Dem hands.


47 posted on 09/22/2010 6:23:37 AM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: ladyjane
Now with her daughter on a television program the negatives have intensified.

No worries. She'll be gone by next week. ;o)

48 posted on 09/22/2010 6:24:20 AM PDT by super7man
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To: GQuagmire

Jeff Perry is a Mittwit.

- JP


49 posted on 09/22/2010 6:30:50 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("Conservatism is not a candidate. It's a movement." - Jeffrey Lord)
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To: Brices Crossroads
So little Jeffie is so popular that he doesn’t need Palin’s thousands of supporters, doesn’t even want them?

It's just extremely dumb to offend potential supporters for no reason. Sarah would have fewer supporters in Mass. than in most states, but she'd still have more than enough to swing the results in a close race.

50 posted on 09/22/2010 6:33:41 AM PDT by Will88
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