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Democrats view Rick Perry as vulnerable and are gearing up to take him on
Boston Herald ^ | August 7, 2011 | Todd J. Gillman The Dallas Morning News

Posted on 08/07/2011 8:09:00 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

WASHINGTON — As Rick Perry gears up for a presidential bid, Democrats also are making preparations — dusting off years of opposition research, sharpening attack points, designing anti-Perry websites and, for the most part, awaiting his entry with more eagerness than anxiety.

They’re not trying to tip the GOP primary. But in seeking to tar Perry as a flawed extremist, they want to ensure that as voters beyond Texas get to know him, he won’t be able to shake that image later.

"He has a pretty poor record as governor of Texas on a lot of measures — on wage growth, on job growth, on health care," said Bill Burton, head of a new pro-Obama political action committee, Priorities USA, and until recently the deputy White House press secretary.

.....Texas Democrats will offer a one-stop shop to expose what they see as Perry’s warts, gaffes and failures. They’ve created a website (www.meetrickperry.com) devoted to that cause. It’s fundraising tool for now, but it will go live when and if Perry jumps into the race, perhaps this month.

"We’ll do everything we can to introduce him to the American public," Richie said. "We have been working diligently to put material together."

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2012; elections; gayromneytrolls; gopprimary; jobs; nicknotcool; perry; rickperry; texas; youknowwhotheyare; zots4romneybots
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Note: A Dallas Morning News story run in the Boston Herald. Mitt Romney (Mass)is being very quite about Perry because he doesn't want to upset financial backers that have been holding back. Perry would clean Romney's clock. Romney is hoping that the MSM will let him keep his fingers clean. And Obama's crowd is already gearing up to attack Perry. Well, they have a thing or two to learn about Rick Perry (but probably already know).

The Rick Perry I Know ......"He is an extremely astute politician with a keen sense of where voters are, and he has great instincts on message. Perry has ruthless discipline and communication. They say in politics, “Don’t let your boot off an opponent’s neck till Election Day.” Perry doesn’t take his boot off till a year after the votes have been counted and the opponent has faded into oblivion. He is actually a better campaigner than George W. Bush (Perry’s predecessor as Texas governor) was when he first entered the national scene.".....

1 posted on 08/07/2011 8:09:04 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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……”Perry didn’t have a lot of use for the media — not after two terms as governor — nor did the media have much use for him, as most major papers endorsed his GOP rival in the gubernatorial primary and Democratic rival in the general election.

He further enraged the media when he spoke at a national editorial writers gathering last fall and wouldn’t take questions, prompting the group’s “stunned” president to send Perry a letter accusing of him of “disingenuousness” and going back on his word.

The fact is, Perry was so far ahead that he didn’t need the press, and he romped to a huge win in his reelection bid.”…. Source

2 posted on 08/07/2011 8:09:38 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

All the big elite GOP guns were after him when they ran their darlin’ Kay Bailey-Hutchison....Perry still creamed her...


3 posted on 08/07/2011 8:14:34 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

you’re pushing perry?


4 posted on 08/07/2011 8:15:01 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Bill Burton, eh? I am happy to have him leading the opposition any day. What an embarrassment to the great state of Texas.


5 posted on 08/07/2011 8:15:52 AM PDT by ilgipper (political rhetoric is no substitute for competence (Thomas Sowell))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Just so he picks Rubio or Allen West for VP. I am a Texan and dislike a couple of things Perry has done but I will vote for him in 2012 without hesitation. And actually, I prefer him to the current campaigners. I don’t like Romney, Bachman is an exceptional woman but don’t want her for president. Huntsman makes me think of the ‘old guard’ RINO’s, and that just wont cut it. I love Cain, respect Pawlenty. How could you not like Rand Paul, but...and its a big ‘but’. I say, go for it Perry....


6 posted on 08/07/2011 8:18:31 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: ken21

Yes she is....daily.


7 posted on 08/07/2011 8:19:05 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

my first choice is palin.


8 posted on 08/07/2011 8:21:03 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

anyone the dominating Josef Stalin wing of the democrat party hates so bad, must be a good guy


9 posted on 08/07/2011 8:22:04 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Why take him on? He is a big RINO who love illegal aliens and girls having lots of sex.....not really sarc at all. This is pretty true.


10 posted on 08/07/2011 8:22:37 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“He has a pretty poor record as governor of Texas on a lot of measures — on wage growth, on job growth, on health care...”

If that is the best they can throw at him, then they ain’t got much. If you want to talk about someone with a poor record on wage growth, job growth and health care, then talk about Obama.


11 posted on 08/07/2011 8:23:39 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Dudoight
We have nothing to lose with Perry and everything to gain.

I don't care if Fred Flintstone is the nominee, I'll vote for him just to get the MARXIST out office.

12 posted on 08/07/2011 8:23:40 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I do not prefer Perry, I prefer Sarah, but if she doesn’t run, Perry may be better than most in the race so far. I still think Bachman has found her high water mark and Romney will fade. I wish Santorum would get a better look. :(


13 posted on 08/07/2011 8:28:43 AM PDT by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, "Paradise Lost")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Romney is looking better every day and he doesn’t look very good.


14 posted on 08/07/2011 8:32:03 AM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: Brilliant
“If that is the best they can throw at him, then they ain’t got much. If you want to talk about someone with a poor record on wage growth, job growth and health care, then talk about Obama.”

Bingo! That's what makes the point of their argument so funny. Are they that out of touch with reality??

15 posted on 08/07/2011 8:32:36 AM PDT by MissyMa
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"He has a pretty poor record as governor of Texas on a lot of measures — on wage growth, on job growth, on health care,"

Oh yeah...and OBozo's got a record that can't be beat.

Run Sarah, RUN!!

16 posted on 08/07/2011 8:32:47 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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Hell...I’m not convinced that OBozo is going to get a SERIOUS primary challenge! Can you say BILLary!?!


17 posted on 08/07/2011 8:34:13 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Brilliant

The Left hates Rick Perry with a passion because he goes after their sacred big political campaign contributors, Big Education and Trial Lawyers. He’s standing against the EPA’s assault on Texas. He wants Obamacare repealed. Texas has growth and jobs and Obama’s record stands in stark comparison. But Rick Perry is praying for Obama.


18 posted on 08/07/2011 8:35:46 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Yes she is....daily.

Daily? Constantly:)

Whispers from Austin say that there are some folks in town making inquiries in to Perry's sexuality. He better be prepared for that. It is coming.

19 posted on 08/07/2011 8:37:05 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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oops..."... I'm not convinced that OBozo is NOT going to get a SERIOUS primary challenge!"
20 posted on 08/07/2011 8:39:32 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Perry/Palin

It’s going to take two good ones and these two have it all.

They’ve both been dragged through the dirt and still cleaner then what’s in the WH now.


21 posted on 08/07/2011 8:39:35 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (The democRATS—just doing the groundwork for al Qaeda?)
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To: ez

Santorum is looking goofy and weak
WE dont need “Mr Rogers”

He couldnt even keep his own Senate seat in PA and he lost BAD


22 posted on 08/07/2011 8:42:37 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: ken21; All
The White House anti-Rick Perry site is being used as a FUNDRAISER and email sign-up for Democrats.

Obamanoids FEAR a Perry candidacy.

Meet the Real Rick Perry "Help fund our efforts to expose Rick Perry's record of failure"

23 posted on 08/07/2011 8:42:49 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: ez

Santorum has a good chance of winning back his Senate seat should he decide to try. Hopefully when his presidential aspirations fizzle out he will turn his attention to the Senate.


24 posted on 08/07/2011 8:44:13 AM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012 - GAME ON!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

bill burton is a lowdown, filthy-dirty, scumsucking, bottom feeding, loathsome, treacherous, diabolical, particularly vile, shifty, venomous viper in a nest of same.


25 posted on 08/07/2011 8:44:28 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Going down! (Gunwalker Ping List))
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To: napscoordinator

Welcome Mr. Oppotroll


26 posted on 08/07/2011 8:46:47 AM PDT by yetidog
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Perry bothers me personally as I am not sure his outward appearance represents his inner motive. However, as soon as the Dem’s start throwing their spears, his charismatic response like a general in a war will cause him to be the winner. He has excellent leadership abilities in a time of battle.... We just have to be careful that the ends do not justify the means of the battle and we end up with someone extreme in the other direction.


27 posted on 08/07/2011 8:49:22 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: isthisnickcool

I always find gay whispers humorous when used by the left since it starkly reveals the hypocrisy of their support for (like Blacks)that constituency.


28 posted on 08/07/2011 8:56:36 AM PDT by yetidog
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’m not yet convinced he will run. I think he will, but wouldn’t be surprised if he didn’t. I also don’t think he is our best choice by a long shot.


29 posted on 08/07/2011 8:57:51 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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"He has a pretty poor record as governor of Texas on a lot of measures — on wage growth, on job growth, on health care," said Bill Burton, head of a new pro-Obama political action committee

Bill, what are you smoking??? Everybody in the country knows about job growth in Texas except you. You're going to get a can of whoop ass if you pursue this logic.

30 posted on 08/07/2011 8:59:11 AM PDT by McLynnan
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To: napscoordinator
He is a big RINO who love.. girls having lots of sex...

Yeah right, Rick Perry wanted them to be innoculated against cervical cancer, he wanted to save lives.

It was a boneheaded move on his part, he let his heart get in the way of his good sense. He got kicked hard for it, and then went the opt-in route. Today it's part of the state's vaccination program, and women's health is better for it.

Only a Perry hater would accuse the man of wanting 12 year-old girls to be humping their way across Texas. You make yourself look foolish with such a slanderous claim.

31 posted on 08/07/2011 9:00:05 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Democrats are the communists party of destruction. When will America wake up?


32 posted on 08/07/2011 9:02:21 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: ex-snook
Romney is looking better every day and he doesn’t look very good.
I'll vote for Perry, though with reservations. There is no way I'll vote for Romney under any circumstances.
33 posted on 08/07/2011 9:05:03 AM PDT by Antoninus (Nothing that offends God can possibly be a legitimate right.)
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To: Brilliant
If that is the best they can throw at him, then they ain’t got much.

I felt the same way the other morning when the local radio station had some doofus liberal on attacking Rick Perry for using his own money for back surgery. It was an expensive and experimental surgery involving adult stem cells. The liberal argued that this money spent was hypocritical while Texas cut teacher pay.

I was saying to myself "Gee, is THAT the best they can do?"

Or like this spam e-mail going around attacking Perry for being 33rd in the nation on teacher pay. My thought was "So would you rather be in the Top 5 and paying teachers the same union-dominated wage they get in expensive states like California and Massachusetts? Did these Perry haters not witness what we just saw in Wisconsin over teacher wages?

Watch carefully the smoke and mirrors of the Perry haters. There are some honest-to-goodness mistakes the governor has made in the past 11 years but I'd take his record as governor over what any other state is producing and it would be even better without the interference of the EPA and other federal fascists.

34 posted on 08/07/2011 9:05:55 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: isthisnickcool
Whispers from Austin say that there are some folks in town making inquiries in to Perry's sexuality. He better be prepared for that. It is coming.

And they keep emanating from you.

I addressed that over here.

And another poster address it over here.

"STOP SPAMMING THE IDIOTIC PERRY IS GAY STORY!!!"

" You keep posting the part of the story with the salacious rumors, but conveniently leave out the part where they never find any evidence that there is any truth to the story!

The part you purposely omit...

For the record, Naked City looked into the Perry rumors when they first surfaced some weeks ago – inevitably accompanied by the warning, “The divorce papers are being filed today!” – and found no evidence of any truth to any of them, whatsoever. Amid much finger-pointing about who was the original source (and which political party he or she belongs to), nobody will go on the record.

The governor's office (perhaps understandably) refuses any and all comment beyond a one-sentence statement from Perry spokesperson Kathy Walt: “These are false, malicious, and hurtful rumors, and the Chronicle's own investigation acknowledges that fact.”

We also know that numerous other reporters, from here to New York, have looked into the rumors, with, as far as we know, an identical lack of results. Nor do we expect anything we say here to have any effect on the rumors, which have become entirely self-replicating as they echo through the blogosphere." Source

This is your "style" of character assassination as posted on Posted on the Internet

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[“There is a story in politics, commonly attributed to Lyndon B. Johnson, about how LBJ wanted to circulate a rumor attacking his opponent in a Texas election. Johnson, it's said, wanted to spread the story that his opponent liked to have sex with barnyard animals. One of LBJ's aides said, "We can't prove he's a pig f----r."

"I know that," replied Johnson. "I just want to hear him deny it."

”Rush Limbaugh was detained for several hours at the Palm Beach airport yesterday for having non-prescription Viagra (and maybe some other stuff as well, it's not clear). He was returning from the Dominican Republic, a popular "sex tourism" destination where rich white men can have sex with underaged, desperate, sex-slave Dominican girls. Putting two and two together, I wonder: is that why Pigboy was down there, committing legal rape with the help of his non-scrip ED medicine?

"I can't prove it. I just want to hear him deny it.”] - End

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35 posted on 08/07/2011 9:08:45 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: napscoordinator

Your coordination is off, go back to sleep. We’ll wake you when something comes up needing 2 cents input.


36 posted on 08/07/2011 9:10:43 AM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: harpu
Can you say BILLary

As I learned on FR, the Chicago mob had political "nuclear weapons" that could be used on the Clintons if the Clintons tried to bring up Obama's dubious past. You know the Clinton's vaunted private detective operation had all the inside info on Obama.

This makes a primary challenge in 012 most unlikely.

37 posted on 08/07/2011 9:12:26 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: OrangeHoof
Perry is thinning out the government leeches in Austin: [Texas Education Agency] TEA to lay off 178 workers [Thousands of pink slips for state workers]
38 posted on 08/07/2011 9:16:23 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; All
Trivia: Who was Al Gore's Texas Campaign Chairman in 1988?
Answer: Rick Perry.
39 posted on 08/07/2011 9:17:08 AM PDT by TennesseeGirl
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Whispers from Austin say that there are some folks in town making inquiries in to Perry's sexuality. He better be prepared for that. It is coming.

"Whispers from Free Republic say that there are some folks in town making inquiries in to isthisnickcool's sexuality. He better be prepared for that. It is coming."

Well, that's an easy little game to play, isn't it? :)

40 posted on 08/07/2011 9:17:21 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It seems to me that the Democrats don’t hold a candle to some here on FR in trying to destroy Perry. The so called conservatives eat their own rather well in destroying any credibility candidates may have with those who would have voted for our side.


41 posted on 08/07/2011 9:17:21 AM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: napscoordinator

You know— that’s a foul comment and a lie. Pitiful you.


42 posted on 08/07/2011 9:19:32 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: TennesseeGirl
Trivia: Who was Al Gore's Texas Campaign Chairman in 1988? Answer: Rick Perry

Yes you are correct. And Michael Dukakus won that Democratic Party primary. What is your point?

43 posted on 08/07/2011 9:20:07 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: CynicalBear
It seems to me that the Democrats don’t hold a candle to some here on FR in trying to destroy Perry......

Makes you wonder, doesn't it?

44 posted on 08/07/2011 9:21:06 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: smoothsailing

LOL!


45 posted on 08/07/2011 9:23:18 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: TribalPrincess2U
Perry/Palin. It’s going to take two good ones and these two have it all.

Photobucket

46 posted on 08/07/2011 9:24:31 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: ex-snook
Romney is looking better every day...

Cataracts?

47 posted on 08/07/2011 9:24:42 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: isthisnickcool
Whispers from Austin say that there are some folks in town making inquiries in to Perry's sexuality. He better be prepared for that. It is coming.

Seriously?? Perry has more testosterone in his pinky than Obama has in his entire body. That is what the Democrats are scared of with Perry. People have seen that Obama is a weak, wimpy metrosexual.
48 posted on 08/07/2011 9:24:56 AM PDT by LA Woman3
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To: isthisnickcool

And you seem to take such delight in bringing it up over and over again. Tell ya what. Why don’t you post the dirt, if you know about it. Or shut up about it?

Just posting to you makes one want a good shower with lots of soap.


49 posted on 08/07/2011 9:25:20 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: OrangeHoof
Or like this spam e-mail going around attacking Perry for being 33rd in the nation on teacher pay.

Did they mention that Texas teachers don't pay state income tax?

I bet not!

50 posted on 08/07/2011 9:29:54 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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