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Rick Perry, the ‘no apologies’ candidate
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/rick-perry-the-no-apologies-candidate/2011/08/16/gI ^ | 8/16/11 | Chris Cillizza

Posted on 08/16/2011 1:02:12 PM PDT by Nachum

Twelve hours removed from a controversy about his suggestion that Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke was engaging in “treasonous” behavior Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential campaign didn’t try to walk back the remark. In fact, they doubled down on it.

“I am passionate about the issue but I stand by what I said,” Perry told reporters in Iowa today.

Although Perry’s campaign is only a few days old, the episode provides a telling insight into the Texas governor: he is brash, bold and unapologetic about being so.

And that just might make him a perfect fit for the current Republican primary electorate who is mad as hell and not going to take it anymore.

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


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KEYWORDS: apologies; bernanke; bloggersandpersonal; no; perry; rick; sourcetitlenoturl
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No regrets
1 posted on 08/16/2011 1:02:15 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

never apologize.....it's a sign of weakness.

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2 posted on 08/16/2011 1:05:21 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts." Richard Feynman father of Quantum Physics)
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To: Nachum

He’s right. Bernanke is sacrificing the well-being of the entire nation to enrich the empty-headed liberal bankers in New York by lowering their costs to zero.


3 posted on 08/16/2011 1:09:23 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo
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To: Nachum

Finally. One of these clowns grows a set.


4 posted on 08/16/2011 1:10:13 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: Nachum
A Rhinestone RINO with Dum Dum bullets. Shoots his mouth off first, thinks second!
5 posted on 08/16/2011 1:10:44 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: Nachum

In Texas, we say what we mean, and mean what we say!

YE HA!

GO PERRY 2012!


6 posted on 08/16/2011 1:11:24 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Thane_Banquo

And it was working so well... until the liquidity trap he set for himself went “snap” and flattened the curve towards the results seen in Japan....

Bernanke is a grade-A moron. The political class can hyperventilate about the “treason” remark, but Bernanke’s mendacity and stupidity are not open to debate any more. The guy is a public menace.


7 posted on 08/16/2011 1:12:08 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: Nachum

This made up my mind, I ALL IN for Perry now, gonna donate right now.


8 posted on 08/16/2011 1:13:16 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Nachum

9 posted on 08/16/2011 1:13:34 PM 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: shield

The only thing that would make this sweeter, is if he picked Cheney to be his VP!

ROFL!

This is going to be the BEST election EVER!

GO PERRY !


10 posted on 08/16/2011 1:15:34 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Nachum

bump.


11 posted on 08/16/2011 1:16:27 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: shield
someone needs to photo shop that picture of perry next to Cheney with his hat on at the inauguration looking at that piss-ant Obama!
12 posted on 08/16/2011 1:17:28 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Just an observation but is it me or is anyone else noticing that the Paulites are flooding FR with negative articles about Perry?

It is not a complaint, because I do want to know what can be verified about Perry and other GOP candidates since it seems that the vetting process misses a lot. I’m sure that the Dims are planning ‘October’ surprises next year on whichever GOP candidate is put up against Obama.


13 posted on 08/16/2011 1:21:00 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Nachum
THE RINO REPUBLICAN LAMENT
14 posted on 08/16/2011 1:21:17 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts." Richard Feynman father of Quantum Physics)
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To: KeyLargo

No, I noticed too.


15 posted on 08/16/2011 1:24:00 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: KeyLargo

Paulites, Palinistas, Cainiacs, Bachmannites. They’re all piling on.


16 posted on 08/16/2011 1:24:29 PM PDT by Huck (Here's the bad news--Gov. Perry is the best we've got.)
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To: KeyLargo

Maybe you should post a thread calling for a purge of anyone who speaks blaspheme against St Rick.

Not a Paul or Palin supporter, just a regular old conservative who won’t be bullied into silence.


17 posted on 08/16/2011 1:25:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: Nachum

I love it!! Houston we have a candidate. I don’t want any more namby pamby meely mouthed candidates like McCain and Bush.

I want a straight shooter who is direct and to the point. Go Perry. No apologies!!


18 posted on 08/16/2011 1:25:45 PM PDT by lone star annie
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To: Huck

So, you are allowed to criticize other candidates, but others are not allowed to criticize your candidate.

Got it.


19 posted on 08/16/2011 1:30:50 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Herman Cain 2012 - http://www.arealleader.com)
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To: cripplecreek
You're a Bachmann supporter. Right?
20 posted on 08/16/2011 1:33:06 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Perry is one tough Texan...Americans throughout this country are going to love what they hear and see with Perry.


21 posted on 08/16/2011 1:34:47 PM 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: normy

You’re a Perry supporter right?

See how stupid that sounds.


22 posted on 08/16/2011 1:35:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: KeyLargo

“Just an observation but is it me or is anyone else noticing that the Paulites are flooding FR with negative articles about Perry?”
Not me. Perry actually gets along with Ron Paul. VP or Treasury secretary works well.


23 posted on 08/16/2011 1:35:33 PM PDT by JustAnotherOne (Rick Perry-Ron Paul 2012)
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To: justsaynomore

When did I say others couldn’t criticize? Feel free. Hell, I’m criticizing my candidate.


24 posted on 08/16/2011 1:37:09 PM PDT by Huck (Here's the bad news--Gov. Perry is the best we've got.)
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To: cripplecreek
Now that your Glen Beck, (who I am a fan of btw) - thread is gone. Maybe you should start a thread for those freepers that are paranoid that other freepers want to silence them all the time.
25 posted on 08/16/2011 1:37:22 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan
So true.

In politics (as in most of life), when you're explaining (or apologizing) you're losing.

26 posted on 08/16/2011 1:37:27 PM PDT by glennaro
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To: cripplecreek
Of course. I have been all over the Perry threads from the beginning. I see you on them. You said you didn't support Palin or Paul. It's Bachmann, right or are you really just out to make sure no gets hoodwinked or bamboozled?
27 posted on 08/16/2011 1:37:46 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: normy

Its the conservative version of calling someone a racist.


28 posted on 08/16/2011 1:39:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: Huck

I’m a Sarah supporter but I do like how Perry speaks straightforward and unapologetic. Like Sarah.

That said, his liberal/RINO baggage is similar to another RINO liberal...Huckster.

Perry will be the flavor-of-the-month and them fade once his record becomes more known.


29 posted on 08/16/2011 1:40:07 PM PDT by newfreep (I am a "terrorist". I am Sarah Palin!)
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To: KeyLargo

Well you’re the one who’s using the conservative version of calling someone a racist to silence dissent.

And its just as respectable as when the democrats do it.


30 posted on 08/16/2011 1:41:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: Thane_Banquo

Bernanke is just as much a criminal as Obama, Holder, and Geitner. They all belong in prison.


31 posted on 08/16/2011 1:42:02 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: JustAnotherOne

“Perry actually gets along with Ron Paul. VP or Treasury secretary works well.”

That works for me. :)


32 posted on 08/16/2011 1:42:25 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: TexasFreeper2009

“In Texas, we say what we mean, and mean what we say!”

This week Perry says he was wrong to sign an order requiring all sixth-grade girls to receive the vaccine, which is promoted as a cure against the sexually-transmitted human papillomavirus. “I readily stand up and say I made a mistake on that,” Perry said Monday on an Iowa radio call-in show.

I could quote a few more, but the idiot has had to apologize more than once for major ‘mistakes’. How about his “Trans-Texas Corridor”? Yeah, that corridor, the one that gave Mexico an expressway through Texas. He had to back off that idea.


33 posted on 08/16/2011 1:43:13 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Nachum

Houston....I think we've got a candidate

34 posted on 08/16/2011 1:43:50 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts." Richard Feynman father of Quantum Physics)
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To: shield

“Perry is one tough Texan...Americans throughout this country are going to love what they hear and see with Perry.”

They will?

They are going to love hearing how he ordered all 12 year olds to get a controversial vaccine?

Maybe they’ll love to hear how he was going to take massive private lands to build a massive “Trans-Texas Corridor” from Mexico, giving Mexico an expressway through Texas into the rest of the country? Thank God the Texas legislature stopped him on that one.


35 posted on 08/16/2011 1:45:43 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: newfreep
Perry will be the flavor-of-the-month and them fade once his record becomes more known.

In your dreams..just hide and watch kemo sabie....

36 posted on 08/16/2011 1:46:36 PM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver
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To: shield

LOVE That!!!


37 posted on 08/16/2011 1:48:44 PM PDT by MissyMa
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To: cripplecreek
"Well you’re the one who’s using the conservative version of calling someone a racist to silence dissent."

Oh goody so me and 'Normy' are racists now. Geeezzz..

38 posted on 08/16/2011 1:48:54 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Nachum

Never apologize. Never explain.

39 posted on 08/16/2011 1:53:59 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: NVDave
Finally. One of these clowns grows a set.

you got that right.

40 posted on 08/16/2011 1:55:30 PM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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HA HA HA....here’s the deal and you might as well realize...AMERICANS do not care about any of that...it is all a smoke screen....bottom line for Americans are jobs, jobs, jobs, and the economy, ecomony, economy....Perry has the best record around...the rest is smoke and mirrors...


41 posted on 08/16/2011 1:57:48 PM 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: CodeToad
There's a world of difference between admitting a mistake, and caving to the PC Police because you called a spade a spade!
42 posted on 08/16/2011 2:01:35 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Nachum

I can’t wait for Rick Perry to take a whack at the EPA and Lisa Jackson who runs the EPA. She is our #1 eco-saboteur. The EPA has been fighting with Texas for a few years on oil refinery regulation. Rick Perry had better be bearing a grudge on that.


43 posted on 08/16/2011 2:04:39 PM PDT by dennisw (A total waste of oxye)
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Rick Perry had better be bearing a grudge on that.

As we say in Texas: "You can take that to the bank"! Life will become very different for what's left of the EPA under a Perry Presidency..

44 posted on 08/16/2011 2:08:33 PM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver
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To: shield

righteous!


45 posted on 08/16/2011 2:08:34 PM PDT by dennisw (A total waste of oxye)
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To: Nachum

Interesting tactic. A shot across the bow of Benny and the Pretenders, dont even think about playing politics now. QE3 has to go stealth. Re-write for Bennies Jackson A-hole speech on August 26


46 posted on 08/16/2011 2:34:09 PM PDT by tomd2
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To: newfreep

McCain had plenty of baggage and he won last time.


47 posted on 08/16/2011 2:51:46 PM PDT by Huck (Here's the bad news--Gov. Perry is the best we've got.)
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To: RVN Airplane Driver

Being from Texas you know better than me. I’d love to see the EPA cut down to size and then some more.


48 posted on 08/16/2011 3:07:49 PM PDT by dennisw (A total waste of oxye)
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To: shield
"HA HA HA....here’s the deal and you might as well realize...AMERICANS do not care about any of that...it is all a smoke screen....bottom line for Americans are jobs, jobs, jobs, and the economy, ecomony, economy....Perry has the best record around...the rest is smoke and mirrors..."

LOL. "Smoke screen" describes Perry's campaign to a 'T'.

No apologies? Really? How Orwellian. I guess Perry must not need to apologize personally for his record, because his apologists run around doing it for him 24/7.
49 posted on 08/16/2011 3:36:45 PM PDT by CowboyJay
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To: Huck
"McCain had plenty of baggage and he won last time."

Yeah. Remind us how that whole RINO thing is working out for President Juan McCain. The GOP still thinks it can win elections without appealing to its' own base for votes?
50 posted on 08/16/2011 3:39:21 PM PDT by CowboyJay
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