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Rick Perry’s ‘Texas Taint’ Stops Him From Winning Presidency
MEDIAite ^ | July 24, 2011 | Matt Schneider

Posted on 07/24/2011 1:44:02 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Many conservatives and Tea Party activists across the country are eagerly anticipating the entry of Texas Governor Rick Perry into the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Yet Fox Business correspondent Charlie Gasparino suggests that many New Yorkers on Wall Street, presumably of both political parties, are not at all excited about the possibility of a Perry presidency.

Gasparino warns:

“I talk to a lot of Wall Street guys . . . you know I don’t think a guy from Texas can win again. I just think there’s a Texas taint to it all. And I know the big money on the street in New York, I don’t think they’re going to go for a Texan.”

Instead, Gasparino reveals many on Wall Street are preparing for a match-up between President Obama and Mitt Romney. Apparently the “taint” of Obamacare, Romneycare or anything else stinking up these two would wash off much more easily than Wall Street’s enduring fear of anything affiliated with Texas.

Watch the clip from ABC below:

(Excerpt) Read more at mediaite.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bias; bigot; gardasilperry; gopprimary; openborderperry; perry; perrycare; rickperry; rinoperry; romneytrojanhorse; rovepuppet; therinoperry
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1 posted on 07/24/2011 1:44:06 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

>>>Wall Street are preparing for a match-up between President Obama and Mitt Romney.

they can have it.

i’m not voting.


2 posted on 07/24/2011 1:45:37 PM PDT by ken21 (liberal + rino progressive media hate palin, bachman, cain...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yeah, they’re so right. Never in our history has a Texan ever won the presidency...


3 posted on 07/24/2011 1:46:14 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Well look who’s posting “another” Perry hit thread.


4 posted on 07/24/2011 1:46:57 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wall Street guys = cocaine sniffing homos


5 posted on 07/24/2011 1:47:18 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper ("Don't Call My Bluff")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yeah Wall Street and the media.

The very same people that brought us Obamageddon. Americans will really listen to these people that have destroyed jobs and the economy by supporting Zero and his minions.


6 posted on 07/24/2011 1:48:24 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Sacajaweau
Well look who’s posting “another” Perry hit thread.

LOL -- I'm posting a lamestream media hit piece.

7 posted on 07/24/2011 1:48:36 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Texas “Taint”????

Taint used to be slang for....oh never mind.


8 posted on 07/24/2011 1:50:21 PM PDT by ScubieNuc
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Instead, Gasparino reveals many on Wall Street are preparing for a match-up between President Obama and Mitt Romney. Apparently the “taint” of Obamacare, Romneycare or anything else stinking up these two would wash off much more easily than Wall Street’s enduring fear of anything affiliated with Texas.

Baloney. We are not nominating the Mittster.

9 posted on 07/24/2011 1:51:11 PM PDT by freespirited (Stupid people are ruining America. --Herman Cain)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Darn! I guess Perry win New York!

hm... wait.. he wasn’t going to win New York anyway! So who cares.


10 posted on 07/24/2011 1:53:08 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: exDemMom
Lucky Bugs Perry vs Gullabull, Nincowpoop, Media Business Maroon

"STOP steaming up my tail!"

CLICK!

11 posted on 07/24/2011 1:54:06 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Sorry, Rick, but it's Bush's Fault
12 posted on 07/24/2011 2:01:32 PM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

They like Romney!!!


13 posted on 07/24/2011 2:02:36 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: freespirited
Many conservatives and Tea Party activists across the country are eagerly anticipating the entry of Texas Governor Rick Perry into the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Yet Fox Business correspondent Charlie Gasparino suggests that many New Yorkers on Wall Street, presumably of both political parties, are not at all excited about the possibility of a Perry presidency.

The elite Left often write about conservatives and Tea Party "activists" as being "provincial."

PROVINCIAL -- a person of local or restricted interests or outlook; a person lacking urban polish or refinement

Related to PROVINCIAL

Synonyms:


bumpkin, chawbacon, churl, clodhopper, cornball, countryman,
hayseed, hillbilly, hick, rube, rustic, yokel

Antonyms:

cosmopolitan, cosmopolite, sophisticate

14 posted on 07/24/2011 2:07:07 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: ScubieNuc
Taint Misbehavin'

Taint Your Wagon

15 posted on 07/24/2011 2:13:28 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Ridiculous


16 posted on 07/24/2011 2:16:29 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Fight for Liberty)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The important words are:

RINO
Gardasil
Open borders
Karl Rove
Al Gore
Mandate by Executive Order
Illegal Aliens
PerryCARE


17 posted on 07/24/2011 2:18:11 PM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: FreeAtlanta
Ridiculous

Exactly.

This little pissant thinks his remarks will steer money from Perry to Romney.

If he knew so much he'd be making money and not reporting on it.

18 posted on 07/24/2011 2:19:25 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Diogenesis

You’re starting to pound the table Diogenesis.


19 posted on 07/24/2011 2:20:07 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

1. When a reporter says “I talk to a lot of [fill in job here]” theres a 75% chance they’re lying their butts off.

2. As much as I feel that Wall Street has been used as a whipping boy, this election will not be kind to a Republican who is seen as Wall Street’s smiling minion. Yes, I’m talking about you, Mitt.

3. If the Texas taint is bad, imagine the Massachusetts taint...or more properly, the Romneycare taint.

4. Jimmah Carter thought the California taint would work. Toward the end of the 1980 campaign he started running ads featuring dissatisfied Californians who disliked Reagan. Seeing a bunch of San Franciscans ate up about a conservative Republican didn’t exactly do a lot to distract people from the stagflation and massive unemployment, and the fact that Bush and Perry both hail from the same state isn’t going to make Americans forget about Obamacare or a trillion dollars down the crapper with no jobs to show for it.


20 posted on 07/24/2011 2:21:33 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Oh, and speaking of california taint...anybody think Reagan was hurt by the fact that he and Nixon were from the same state?


21 posted on 07/24/2011 2:22:25 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: ScubieNuc

“Taints,” like most everything, are bigger in Texas, I guess.


22 posted on 07/24/2011 2:23:08 PM PDT by eCSMaster (Democrats: the Party of NO!)
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To: ScubieNuc

“taint lemon nor lime”

Or...well, whatever.


23 posted on 07/24/2011 2:25:04 PM PDT by Pigsley
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To: Mr. Silverback
Oh, and speaking of california taint...anybody think Reagan was hurt by the fact that he and Nixon were from the same state?

Bump!

24 posted on 07/24/2011 2:25:18 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: eCSMaster

That’s a big “shocker”! Of course, again, everything in Texas is bigger.


25 posted on 07/24/2011 2:25:59 PM PDT by ScubieNuc
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To: Mr. Silverback
Time for Perry
26 posted on 07/24/2011 2:26:52 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
If Perry gets in, he takes more support from Romney than anyone else.
27 posted on 07/24/2011 2:29:19 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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If Perry gets in, he takes more support from Romney than anyone else.

I think you are quite right!


Mitt Romeny speaks to supporters at a GOP picnic, Friday
May 27, 2011 in Cedar Rapids. (Becky Malewitz/SourceMedia Group News)

28 posted on 07/24/2011 2:33:01 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wall Street voted for Obama. They can kiss my ass.

I’m all for Texas seceding and then we will see who’s “tainted”. Texas has all the ingredients to kick America’s ass economically, especially if they go through with Obamacare.

It won’t even be close.


29 posted on 07/24/2011 2:38:05 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: OrangeHoof

July 24, 2011, 4:43 pm
Enthusiasm for Perry at Iowa Event
By TRIP GABRIEL

SEARSBORO, Iowa — Rick Perry is not yet in the race for president, but don’t tell the the people collecting e-mail addresses alongside tables for other, declared candidates at a gun-rights rally here on Saturday.

In T-shirts reading “Americans for Rick Perry,” they buttonholed the largely male crowd, who had come to inspect the wares of companies like Chaos Arms and to test-fire a 50-caliber assault rifle, its shell – one to a customer, please – as big around as an Iowa corncob.....

Excluded from the straw poll on Aug. 13, which is a test of organizational strength in Iowa, the Perry group has shifted strategy. “If there’s Iowans gathered some place and they’re Republicans, we’re talking about Rick Perry,” Mr. Schoenfeld said.

At the Second Amendment Rally here in central Iowa, Patrick McCormick added his name to about 75 others to receive information. “I like Rick Perry,” said Mr. McCormick, a truck driver, adding he is still mulling his choices. “I really like Herman Cain. And I’m interested in Tim Pawlenty.”.....

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/enthusiasm-for-perry-at-iowa-event/#


30 posted on 07/24/2011 2:43:46 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: ScubieNuc

http://crooksandliars.com/taxonomy/term/8353,482

The Jon Stewart/Ed Helms interview about the taint. It’s pretty funny.


31 posted on 07/24/2011 2:46:47 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Diogenesis

“You’re starting to pound the table Diogenesis.”

What is the largest font size permissible for posting? The only thing missing was all caps, italics and underline. Maybe Genesis needs to make an exodus. As a minimum he should tell us h(is)er domicile and favored candidate.

To be sure Goodhair has his share of faults and I’ve posted a number of criticisms of him myself, but that Al Gore 20+ year old dog won’t hunt. The statute of limitations expired long ago on that one. Goodhair is a down and dirty politician. Goodhair is NOT a RINO. To say that is equivalent to attacking someone you don’t like similar to Demcraps use of “racist.”

I challenge anyone to name one governor (other than perhaps Brewer) that has had more frequent vocal criticism of the regime on MORE than one issue during the course of the past year. If that is not a plus, then a change in medications for those that think otherwise may be necessary.

Cain is fading as fast as Godfathers restaurants. Bachmann has the conservatives for now. If Palin (preferably) or Perry gets in, it’s all over for her.


32 posted on 07/24/2011 2:47:28 PM PDT by secondamendmentkid
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33 posted on 07/24/2011 2:47:50 PM PDT by eCSMaster (Democrats: the Party of NO!)
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Taint stop looking............ lol


34 posted on 07/24/2011 2:52:46 PM PDT by deport
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To: secondamendmentkid

"NO more RINOs."


35 posted on 07/24/2011 2:57:26 PM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: ken21
The crony-capitalist establishment sees that Romney has flat-lined at roughly 20%. The Tea Party and conservative-leaning independents will never vote for him. The answer: Rick Perry, who can spew out "red-meat rhetoric" designed to con conservatives, even though his history is that of someone who supported Al Gore in 1988 and Rudy Giuliani in 2008.

No more phonies. No more career political hacks. We have the chance to elect a true conservative this time. Nothing else will save the country.

36 posted on 07/24/2011 3:02:54 PM PDT by hellbender
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To: Diogenesis
-- You KNOW this means war!
37 posted on 07/24/2011 3:05:50 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: ScubieNuc

taint that the thing between your ******* and your ****?


38 posted on 07/24/2011 3:10:09 PM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: hellbender
......even though his history is that of someone who supported Al Gore in 1988 and Rudy Giuliani in 2008.

You'll have to do better than a southern democrat supporting Al Gore who would have been thought of as a Zell Miller democrat before he hooked up with Clinton, and his support of strong national security Rudy "America's Mayor" Giuliani to make any headway down that path.

39 posted on 07/24/2011 3:11:43 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Wall Street guys = cocaine sniffing homos

So true and worth repeating.

40 posted on 07/24/2011 3:14:11 PM PDT by dragonblustar (I love Allen West!)
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To: Diogenesis

What took you so long?


41 posted on 07/24/2011 3:25:21 PM PDT by ngat
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Al Gore, for whom Perry was the TX campaign chairman, had a lower (i.e. more liberal) ACU rating (9%) than Patrick Leahy (D-Vt), Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Wm. Proxmire (D-Wi), Harry Reid (D-Nv), and Arlen Sphincter ("R"-Pa).

In 2004, Zell Miller had an ACU rating of 75%.

Zell Miller is not remotely comparable to Al Gore. Miller had an ACU rating of 73% in 2004.

If you go on claiming that Rick Perry is a committed conservative, we will call you on the facts, again and again. Some of us do not want another phony "conservative" shoved down our throats again.

42 posted on 07/24/2011 3:31:02 PM PDT by hellbender
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To: BreezyDog
taint =that the thing between your ******* and your ****?

Well, according to slang dictionaries that is the definition (only they don't say ****).
43 posted on 07/24/2011 3:32:41 PM PDT by ScubieNuc
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To: hellbender
…..“Gore won a seat in Congress in 1976 "with 32 percent of the vote, three percentage points more than his nearest rival." He won the next three elections in 1978, 1980, and 1982 where "he was unopposed twice and won 79 percent of the vote the other time." In 1984, Gore successfully ran for a seat in the U.S. Senate, which had been vacated by Republican Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker. He was "unopposed in the Democratic Senatorial primary and won the general election going away," despite the fact that Republican President Ronald Reagan swept Tennessee in his reelection campaign the same year.

......."During his time in Congress, [Al] Gore was considered a "moderate" (he referred to himself as a "raging moderate") opposing federal funding of abortion, voting in favor of a bill which supported a moment in silence in schools, and voting against a ban on interstate sales of guns. His position as a moderate (and on policies related to that label) shifted later in life after he became Vice President and ran for president in 2000…”…… Source

44 posted on 07/24/2011 3:32:43 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: ngat

” What took you so long?” <<<<

Diogenious had to phone home. :) ... Needs more troops. Speak fast before the bots gather like flies at a picnic.


45 posted on 07/24/2011 3:33:43 PM PDT by RitaOK (We hang together or will hang separately. 2012, or bust)
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To: eCSMaster
Amelia Perry has sewn something to cover that poor girl up!

Nellie Doneva/Reporter-News - Amelia Perry(right), mother of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, shows her quilts at a meeting of the Buffalo Gap Republican Woman's Club at Perini Ranch Steakhouse Friday. Perry called this quilt her "Scarlet O'Hara" quilt, because she made it out of a curtain during a time she was getting cancer treatments and spending most of her time at home.

Momma Perry knows quilts, not politics, doesn't know if son is running for president

46 posted on 07/24/2011 3:35:28 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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his support of strong national security Rudy "America's Mayor" Giuliani

You're going to have to do a lot better than that hype about Rudy being "America's mayor." Rudy had no experience whatsoever with national security. He just happened to be the mayor of a disgustingly atypical leftist city when the terrorists attacked.

47 posted on 07/24/2011 3:36:10 PM PDT by hellbender
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Nice try. Look up his voting record. The so-called "moderate" Al Gore, the punk son of an entrenched Senator whose political dynasty and fortune was financed by Stalinist fellow traveler Armand Hammer, had one of the most liberal voting records of any Demonrat in the Senate. He was no "moderate."

If you go on telling lies in order to foist another career politician on the public, some of us are going to call you on it, again and again, until your phony withdraws. Got it?

48 posted on 07/24/2011 3:40:44 PM PDT by hellbender
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You’re going to have to do a lot better than that hype about Rudy being “America’s mayor.”

What a lame whine there. On THAT DAY, you must have been the only one sitting in America who would not stand and rightfully call Rudy, “America’s Mayor”. It’s history and it was real, and ole’ Rudy was there, and he was All American on THAT DAY. Not much was anywhere near “hype” with Americans on THAT DAY and certainly not with Rudy.


49 posted on 07/24/2011 3:46:45 PM PDT by RitaOK (We hang together or will hang separately. 2012, or bust)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
You’re starting to pound the table Diogenesis.

He'll be in a straitjacket if Palin decides not to run and/or doesn't win the nomination.

50 posted on 07/24/2011 3:48:11 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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