Skip to comments.David Brooks advice to Perry opponents: Make him seem corrupt
Posted on 08/27/2011 11:20:21 AM PDT by caroline2005nc
One things for certain Texas Gov. Rick Perry has made an impressive charge in the polls since he announced his candidacy for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination early this month. So how does a guy like Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, take him on?
In an appearance on Fridays NewsHour on PBS, New York Times columnist David Brooks explained that Romney will have to do something aggressive to remain formidable.
He has only been in the race a couple of weeks but the polls moved to a degree that is almost unprecedented. He has catapulted and catapulted along all wings of the party. He is the guy they were waiting for somebody who has a harder edge. Somebody who has very strong conservative credentials but who has been elected, run a major state, and I think Mitt Romney has to be thinking Im an outsider now. Im behind and I have to do something aggressive to try to get back.
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This is such a crock article.
Make him ‘seem’ corrupt?!
If you put lipstick on a pig it’s still a pig!
“Make him SEEM corrupt”
Too bad Brooks didn’t take that stand with Barry, the Imposter.
Perry advice to David Brooks: Go shove something up your ass and think happy thoughts.
WOW the haters think the american public is so stupid they can just openly announce their plans to steal the election.
Only problem, Perry has been through 3 Texas Gov races. Tested by fire. Will not work.
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1. A newly found conservative backbone to replace his amoebic, jellyfish like spine.
2. A time machine.
3. Redoing his entire career, with said backbone inserted instead of said jellyfish spine.
“He is the guy they were waiting for”
So then, faux conservative, just who were you waiting for? Huh Pant Crease guy?
He’ll survive it. He’s done so for over 20 years. Not a scratch.
They’ll wait until when/if he wins the nod to bring out the dirt.
Perry covered-up this scandal by refusing to release the public listing agreement, attempting to hide the identity of the land buyer and hiding the fact that the buyer was a business partner with the original seller.
“David Brooks advice to Perry opponents: Make him seem corrupt”
Translate: “Talk about Perry’s record as governor.”
No, because they are already “bringing out the dirt.” It’s happening right here on FR and in the media daily. There will be nothing left by the time he wallups Obama.
In 2000, when Perry took office, the TRS had more assets than it needed to fund retiree benefits for more than 30 years.
But by 2010, the TRS has an unfunded liability of $21.6 billion.
When news of the scandal broke, Governor Rick Perry claimed he knew nothing about the abuse until he saw it in the paper. That was a lie.
In fact, Governor Perry and his office were informed of a stalled investigation into the abuse as early as February 2005, two years before news reports first came out.
What will Perry cover up as President?
Perry's position on illegal aliens also has not been Conservative in the slightest.
Still, do you have any idea why Romney is wasting his time running for the Republican nomination?
Almost half of those donors received big contracts, tax breaks or appointments during Perry's tenure.
Clearly , Perry is for sale.
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DMN YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING!
Brooks? He's found what he was waiting for, nestled between obama's legs.
I think that's a serious error.
They will attack any newspaper that doesn’t start with Ricardo4Prez.
Apparently the Zero admin is afraid of Perry’s policies:
Esterny Ironche had no criminal history, and he was married to a U.S. citizen. He had overstayed a visa 15 years ago, but had paid his taxes and had legal work authorization from the government. He had a case pending before the Board of Immigration Appeals. And he was in remission for prostate cancer and participating in a clinical trial in Houston.
All of those factors, the lives that had carefully constructed together here, would surely count in his favor, they figured.
But the government did not spare Ironche, who was loaded onto a flight from Houston to Dallas with the suitcase his wife had packed for him. He arrived in Madrid early Thursday.
” David Brooks advice to Perry opponents: Make him seem corrupt
Translate: Talk about Perrys record as governor.”
An authentic facsimile, perhaps. Perry is a center-right Moderate, at best.
Gee Reagan was a Democrat before he was a conserv Repub.
Since all of them love their illegal alien lawn boys and upstairs maids, and the cheap tarts when on travel "investigating stories", they really aren't likely to attack on those issues.
The MSM crowd also want all their women-folk to have had gardisil shots ~ so they don't themselves catch any more genital warts.
You need to plumb the depths and find some Conservative policy Perry has really pushed that has already caused Leftwingtard heads to explode.
There aren't many.
Gee Reagan was a Democrat before he was a conserv Repub. And he actually implimented an amnesty program for illegals.
At least be consistent.
Tested by fire? Perry ran against weakling stink bugs every time. I only voted for him (twice) because he was the least odious of the bunch.
More convincing than Romney perhaps. But now we know who’s pulling for RINOs the most. It isn’t Republicans.
BTW, RR really blew it with the first amnesty. It should be rescinded and all those people sent back home.
BTW, Ronaldus Magnus never ran for public office as a Democrat. Conservatives all have a good sense of his history. You don’t. You are not a Conservative.
Golly, I hope the RATS don’t use up all their smears before the actual election! (Sarc)
Isn’t this the faux “conservative” pillowbiter who was impressed by the crease in barky’s pants? I am glad he is against Perry.
Actually Ronald did sure in a semi-public office as a Democrat, President of the Screen Actors Guild.
The fact is that until the border is sealed and manned the problem will not go away. Maybe if border States got some cahones and bill the Feds 350+ million for housing illegal criminals like Perry has, we might get some action. Frankly I want our troops out of the ME and on the Mx Border.
You are NUTS.
Obviously we should eliminate legal visits by foreigners. Going beyond that we need to create a militarized zone along the Canadian and Mexican borders ~ and to avoid federal/state federalism issues those zones should be carved out of Mexico and Canada!
As I've pointed out numerous times (with numbers, timetable, headcounts, etc.) all the illegals can be sent abroad in under 6 months.
Oh no, he made money selling land just like everyone else. What a jerk!!!!!!!
Talking to yourself is a good sign of being insane.
No one wants to do the jobs illegals do. You want to pick onions for 10 hours in 102 degrees for minimum wage (or less)? I don’t know anyone that does. There is a place in this country for work visas for Mexicans; otherwise, onions would be $6/pound. I don’t know anyone that wants to pay that either. The problem is legal Mexican workers versus illegal Mexican workers. But we can never have a rational discussion on the topic, like Perry says, until No. 1, people calm down and stop screaming at each other and, No. 2, we SECURE our BORDER, stopping the flood. That won’t happen until Perry is in the White House. Of all the candidates, he is the most knowledgeable about the problem, regardless of the intentional misrepresentations of “he’s for amnesty!” and “he said a border fence is nonsense!!!” Doesn’t help anyone, including your cause, Temper. Your cherry-picking his statements and laying them out out of context is meaningless and just makes you look like a child throwing a temper-tantrum.
Calumny is a particularly despicable and damnable sin.
I wonder how much ink the Dallas Morning News gave to the little land deal Barack Obama had with Tony Rezko?
Well honestly if you think there is a difference between Reagan being a high profile Democrat of influence in the entertainment industry, albeit without a political office in government, vs an election as a Democrat then I think you’re kind of nuts. There are some actors and producers that carry more influence over the government then sitting congressmen. Hell, don’t stop with the entertainment industry. There are any number of special interest groups on each side that hold more power then even one Senator.
I also think Brooks is nuts. So he believes Romney’s best strategy is to sit back and only in the event of Perry consolidating the base’s support AND presuming he sails through the debates then...THEN attack him as a corrupt? If Perry doesn’t implode of his own volition then by that point it would be far too late to attack him. The base will be emotionally committed and destroy him.
If Romney is going to take Mr. I Love pant crease’s advice then he would have to attack him before the base “marries” Perry. But obviously he doesn’t want to do that because they are still hoping Romney can continue this invisible primary he has had going and escape making any statement the elite would cringe at. And that might be a good stratgy, but only if Perry screws up in the next 3 weeks.
Since I’m rooting for Perry I’d prefer to see him consolidate consevative support as he has been doing and perform well in the debates. But I won’t take it for granted that will happen.