Skip to comments.MSNBC's Chris Jansing: Is Rick Perry 'Too Far Off Even for the GOP?'
Posted on 08/24/2011 8:58:12 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Guest hosting for Chris Matthews on Tuesday, MSNBC's Chris Jansing derided Rick Perry, wondering if the Republican presidential candidate is "too far off even for the GOP?"
Jansing, who normally hosts supposedly straight news coverage for the cable network, attempted to generate controversy over statements Perry made on civil rights. A MSNBC graphic for the segment, mocked, "I have a scheme."
According to Jansing, Perry's problem answer came in "comparing" the civil rights to cutting corporate tax rates. Here's Perry's full answer:
RICK PERRY: America's gone a long way from the standpoint of civil rights and thank God we have. I mean, we've gone from a country that's made great strides in issues of civil rights. I think we all can be proud of that.
And as we go forward, America needs to be about freedom. It needs to be about freedom from over taxation, freedom from over-litigation, freedom from over-regulation. And Americans, regardless of social and economic background is, they need to know that they can come to America and you got a chance to have any dream come true, because the economic climate is going to be improved
An indignant Jansing huffed, "So, does Perry really believe African-Americans' struggle for civil rights is comparable to the GOP's fight for lower taxes?"
Talking to Alex Wagner of the liberal Huffington Post, she slammed, "Is this ignorance?...Is this insensitivity?"
Piling on Republican, Jansing marveled, "I mean, when you look at this series of quotes from [Perry's] book, some of which he's backing off on, you have to sit back as a political analyst and say, is he too far off even for the GOP?"
Jansing is supposed to be a straight forward journalist. But, apparently, guest-hosting Hardball turns MSNBC's reporters into just another liberal anchor.
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This is how you "create" jobs -- you create an environment that is friendly to employers!
FIRST: "Don't spend all the money!"
SECOND: "Have a fair and predictable tax and regulatory policy!"
THIRD: "Have a legal system that doesn't allow for over suing and make loser pay!"
Oh what the hell am I thinking?
Of course not!
Perry forced gardasil on Texas to take care of the drug maker because he took lots of campaign cash from them , what is he willing to force on America to payoff his 2012 campaign?
There’s a moron at MSNBC...who’d a thought!!!
High taxes are a form of oppression.So, yes, both are struggles against oppression.
Perry is just a run-of-the-mill charismatic politician. Reminds me of LBJ under a different label.
I’ve noticed that it’s a theme from the left. Clearly they can’t run on “hope and change”, and they can’t run on Obama’s record.
So, it’s clear they’ve decided to paint the GOP as having been pulled to the extreme right by the tea party. Morning Joe had the editor of Slate on yesterday, and he did nothing but call Republicans “stupid”, (his word), for his segment.
So, the DNC has decided they can’t sell Obama, so they’ll try and push the Independents to the Democrats by painting the GOP as stupid and radical. I know they usually do that, but it seems to be more of a concerted effort now.
Hey, by the way, RonBot: I actually DID like George W. Bush. If Perry gets elected, I’m pretty sure I’ll like him even more!
Who’s your BFF? Barack Obama?
Mind if I ask you a personal question? Why the hell would anyone in their right mind “follow you on twitter”? You don’t seem to have *anything* to offer, except a perpetually chapped azz.
Lyndsay Graham could run for president and the MSM would say “Could the country elect such a right-wing extremist?”
Well shame on Texas then.
Texas's problem for reelecting him, not mine.
He WAS reelected, no?
They knew his history, no?
Well Geraldo likes him because all the hispanics are going to vote for Perry. LOL
Their base is so dumbed down and radicalized, it's all they have. As you say, they can't say Obama's made things work. They can only say that the GOP has stopped Obama from walking on water.
Elites who like the destruction of free-market capitalism will do and say anything to steer us over the cliff. The rest are their useful idiots.
RED is a PlainBot whiner. He and a bunch of other PlainBots love to stir the pot and flamebait. But go over to their thread and aska simple quation about Sarah Palin and they cry to JimR to ban you. Next week when SP endorses Perry lots of the PlainBots will feel awfully stupid. But then again drones on the right are not much better than drones on the left.
Who are you for?
The msm loved mccain until he became the nominee, then they turned on him because of the gop tag.
This go round, they love romney.
They hate Perry and Palin.
The msm will openly campaign for baraq.
Who ever the media hates most is probabaly best for this country.
Howard YEEHAW Dean called Republicans STUPID thru out the show.
I rarely listen to Geraldo but I wasn’t fast enough the other morning. He sounded like he was a supporter, at least he seemed to be saying Hispanics would support him. However, I looked and he said at one point said he should be impeached. Of course, Geraldo is...well, we all know what he is. :)
It appears that beginning on August 22nd untill election day all you will have to do is hit the repost button!!!!
What’s a PlainBot?
From his/her/its posting history, there's evidence that he/she/it may be more of a RonBot. Of course, like a lot of the 'bots, when directly confronted, this one won't say where their allegience lies.
Mind you, I *like* Sarah Palin. Unfortunately, she's not running now -- if ever -- and of the rest of the field IMHO Perry is the best choice. FRegards
What is a PlainBOT?
Perry received $6000 from Merck, while others gave millions. I believe his donations that election cycle totaled $20 million.
Texas has very different rules for governor’s races than the National rules. We’re all limited to $2500 a piece or $5000 a couple, corporations included.
Don’t forget that the Governor’s EO publicized the “opt out” and changed the system from the legislature’s previous implementation of a paper-only request to making it available on line. That online form still stands.
It is not the amount of money.
It is the RINO sellout of Perry.
It is not important what was FORCED on the RINO Perry.
What is important is that HE attempted
to FORCE Merck’s untested vaccine on children
for Merck, selling Texas’ children as ‘lab rats’.
They are not, are they?
Who are you backing for POTUS 2012?
You realize he is a she right?
So if there is no plight equal to slavery in the US today, I guess we shouldn’t fight for anything, including greater freedom?
No, they are not lab rats, they are our children.
In February, 2007, http://lifeethics.wordpress.com/2007/02/07/texas-hpv-vaccine-2/ we had over 5 years of follow up, including 1200 girls 9-15 years old and 21,0000 others. We now have another 4 years, 55- 60 million doses, and a recommendation for boys. http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/ucm094042.htm
We are already seeing a decrease in abnormal paps.
There are no more adverse effects among those vaccinated than that found in the population that is not vaccinated.
The vaccine had been “recommended” by the ACIP in June, 2006, meaning that it would be paid for by the Vaccines for Children program, whether mandated or not. All girls who are covered by Medicaid, CHIPS, or who have no insurance for vaccines were already getting the vaccine free of charge to them, paid for by a mix of Federal and State funds.
The mandate would have pushed private insurance to pay for the vaccine.
You state an opinion which is not supported by anything other than that opinion.
No, I never watch that show.
this is MSNBC... can you really be certain of that?
Palin may or may not endorse Perry, we will see, but to say the she is Perry's "one great last hope" is laughable considering Perry is already ahead in all the polls after only a week and a half. A Palin endorsement will seal the nomination up for Perry, that is for sure. If she endorses Bachmann or Cain instead that will help them but I can't see it rocketing them to the nod.
But that scenario is only if she doesn't run, and that remans to be seen.
But RINOs cannot do that, it seems.
Mandates by Executive Order (PerryCARE) are
not appropriate even when the Governor's office
is paid off. Ever.
Obama: the president who brought slavery back to the USA.
I think I have yet seen a Palin drone explain why Palin would be a great President based on her experience. They just think she has a pure heart and can do no wrong.
Part of what makes Perry appealing is he has a track record where he has made some mistakes and corrected them.
This is one reason Perry will win. Common sense and gut says Perry is the more tested and reliable candidate.
Jealous, misogynist RINO Governors Attempt to Silence Gov. Palin
"GOP Governors Pull the Plug On Palin's Press Conference
The Republican Governors Conference Press Guidelines promised
that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin would take approximately
20 minutes of questions at todays morning press conference.
Instead, this press conference, attended by 150 local and national media
and taped by 26 video cameras, disintegrated into a fiasco
when Texas Governor Rick Perry shut it down after
only five minutes and four questions."
"Eight other governors assembled on the stage, all men, seemed
visibly uncomfortable with the Palin at center stage format.
When Perry stepped in front of Palin at the podium to announce
it was over just as it was getting started, Palin looked irritated,
and the media shouted, Youve got to be kidding,
This is ridiculous, "Come on, and
We were promised more questions.
Back at ya.
If you sell out to win, you’re defeated before you even start.
Palin is, in that sense, undefeated.
Only to liberals, like you. Don’t carry their contamidated water here to this conservative site - it blows your ‘cover’ off.
Who are you to put words in my mouth?
What I said is what I mean. No more, no less.
What good is being undefeated if she has a history of quitting when the going get’s tough? We need someone who will finish the job not run and whine.
You would think you could argue your candidates qualifications rather than tear down the opponent but the truth is, Sarah is more experienced at being a celebrity than she is at running a state.
It's funny, I have had at least 2 people on FR with pro Palin taglines defend Perry against the Palin crowd that jumps these threads. I don't see any Perry supporters jumping to your side. Thanks for all your hard work.
Are you that ignorant of the situation in Alaska—or do you just want to pin that label on her regardless?
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