Skip to comments.Jeff Perry blows off Sarah Palin as Tea-mate (Mass 'Tea Partier' now disowning Tea Party)
Posted on 09/22/2010 4:38:49 AM PDT by nhwingut
Republican Jeff Perry, a self-proclaimed Tea Party member, said he doesnt 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 dont 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. Im trying not to interject a national debate that would distract from my message.
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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.
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.
In a moonbat-ridden state, the only GOPers who can get elected to major positions are political invertebrates, at best. Think Mittens.
If it works no complaints. Let’s get rid of the commies.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
No MA GOP candidate in his right mind would want Palin to back him publicly.
Just remember on Nov 3, he gets a back row spot in the class picture. Behind the tall guy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With Rove & Perino relentlessly attacking ODonnell, 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?
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.
I dont want her to come down. Shes 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.
What would a self-proclaimed "Republican" and self-proclaimed "Tea Party member" from Massachusetts, know about either?
Massachusetts, remember, Massachusetts.
John Adams would box this guy’s ears.
And then mutter, “This is what I sacrificed for?” as he walked away.
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.
Palin probably knows what this guy is doing. He has to win like Scott Brown did.
These statements might help pull in some democrats.
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
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.
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
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.
She’s the perky cheerleader in the Republican Party. The sorority sister to the frat boy Rove.
Ah, the old attack-through-innuendo trick.....well played.
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.
A stupid little man to insult a major Republican political figure when there was no reason at all to speak in those terms.
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.
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!”
“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
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.
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......”
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?
Fear of the MSM turns Republicans into RINOs.
You may be right. There is almost no end to Romney’s treachery—or willingness to spend money on treachery.
Also, of course, in April Perry would have just been looking for traction in the primary.
“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)
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.
No worries. She'll be gone by next week. ;o)
Jeff Perry is a Mittwit.
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.