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David Brooks advice to Perry opponents: Make him seem corrupt
The Daily Caller ^ | August 27, 2011 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 08/27/2011 11:20:21 AM PDT by caroline2005nc

One thing’s 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 Friday’s “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 ‘I’m an outsider now. I’m behind and I have to do something aggressive to try to get back.’”

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Perry will withstand Romney's onslaught. Between the two, Perry is the authentic conservative.
1 posted on 08/27/2011 11:20:25 AM PDT by caroline2005nc
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To: caroline2005nc

This is such a crock article.

Make him ‘seem’ corrupt?!

If you put lipstick on a pig it’s still a pig!


2 posted on 08/27/2011 11:23:48 AM PDT by Tempest (Google: Rick perry bi-national healthcare)
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To: caroline2005nc

“Make him SEEM corrupt”

Too bad Brooks didn’t take that stand with Barry, the Imposter.


3 posted on 08/27/2011 11:24:28 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: caroline2005nc

Perry advice to David Brooks: Go shove something up your ass and think happy thoughts.


4 posted on 08/27/2011 11:24:35 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("But resist, we much! We must and we will much about that be committed!" - Al Sharpton)
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To: caroline2005nc

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.


5 posted on 08/27/2011 11:24:54 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: caroline2005nc; South40

Perry: Border Wall Is “Ridiculous”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQqYf3lP0rY
Rick Perry: Border Fence is “Nonsense”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEHDDktDn8o
Rick Perry Doesn’t Support Border Fence
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVehEBgFFSg
Rick Perry AGREES with Obama: Open Borders for America!
Rick Perry wants an ‘immigrant worker program!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwD84nKA5y0
Rick Perry want supports Obama regime and Janet Napalatono’s border defense strategy.

Vicente Fox Thanks Governor Perry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWLrI7RQetQ

Rick Perry supported the TARP BAILOUTS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3NNDLO7-AI

Fact Check: Rick Perry supported TARP bailout
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gU7-T0nxww

Rick Perry: shameless political thespian
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we3mU0HBukY

TX Gov. Rick Perry said his Exec. Order on HPV vaccine for girls was because of his PRO-LIFE stance (WTF?! Is he serious?!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAk_ht8of9c

Rick Perry is Fine with Gay marriage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8-8K8nug9s

Rick Perry: Suggests He’s A Prophet (This guy puts the UTZ in Nutz!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDpkGEpTPeA


6 posted on 08/27/2011 11:25:06 AM PDT by Tempest (Google: Rick perry bi-national healthcare)
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To: caroline2005nc

Rick’s about to get the full on Sarah Palin treatment from the msm. I hope he can survive it


7 posted on 08/27/2011 11:25:32 AM PDT by Jeff Vader (Palin 2012)
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To: caroline2005nc
If Romney wants to do something that will help his campaign, he's going to need a few things. Off the top of my head, I'm going to say at least three.

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.

8 posted on 08/27/2011 11:26:26 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: Tempest
Bwaa-haa-haa, Temper!! I read the article and thought, "Well, Tempest is already doing that on FR. Maybe he's David Brooks." And here you are, the very first flamer, the very first comment. Do you ever sleep?

And by the way, that kind of slander will never work. People have been trying it against Perry for two decades. It doesn't stick because it IS NOT TRUE.
9 posted on 08/27/2011 11:28:26 AM PDT by DRey
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To: Marty62
Will not work.

Exactly.
10 posted on 08/27/2011 11:29:21 AM PDT by DRey
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To: caroline2005nc

“He is the guy they were waiting for”

So then, faux conservative, just who were you waiting for? Huh Pant Crease guy?


11 posted on 08/27/2011 11:29:38 AM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: Jeff Vader

He’ll survive it. He’s done so for over 20 years. Not a scratch.


12 posted on 08/27/2011 11:30:36 AM PDT by DRey
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To: Tempest

They’ll wait until when/if he wins the nod to bring out the dirt.


13 posted on 08/27/2011 11:31:31 AM PDT by Ingtar (Together we go broke (from a Pookie18 post))
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To: DRey
An investigative report by the Dallas Morning News showed that Rick Perry coordinated with two business partners to flip land he purchased and sold in order to profit more than $500,000.

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.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/state-politics/20100725-murky-land-deals-mark-gov.-rick-perry_s-past.ece

14 posted on 08/27/2011 11:31:56 AM PDT by RED SOUTH (If you liked George W. Bush, you will LOVE Rick Perry! Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: RED SOUTH
"Dallas Morning News"

Enough said.
15 posted on 08/27/2011 11:33:34 AM PDT by DRey
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To: caroline2005nc

“David Brooks advice to Perry opponents: Make him seem corrupt”

Translate: “Talk about Perry’s record as governor.”


16 posted on 08/27/2011 11:35:00 AM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: Ingtar

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.


17 posted on 08/27/2011 11:35:05 AM PDT by DRey
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To: RED SOUTH

I know freepers get turned on everytime they see a pair of boots and a hat but Perry is sitting on top of a mountain of corruption and he won't survive. It's just a fact. In about a week or two , Romney will have to unleash the attack machine on Perry to stop his bleed in the polls. When people find out about the real Rick , his bubble will pop. If he survives it , he will be damaged goods and Team Obama is ready to finish him off. Team Obama , while publicly hinting they are afraid of Perry , actually consider him the best christmas gift they could ever get.


18 posted on 08/27/2011 11:36:03 AM PDT by RED SOUTH (If you liked George W. Bush, you will LOVE Rick Perry! Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: RED SOUTH
Perry appointed friends and donors to the Teacher Retirement System Board who steered hundreds of millions of teacher dollars - and millions in fees - to firms run by Perry donors.

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.

19 posted on 08/27/2011 11:37:18 AM PDT by RED SOUTH (If you liked George W. Bush, you will LOVE Rick Perry! Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: RED SOUTH
In 2007, Texans learned of of a massive sex abuse scandal at the Texas Youth Commission.

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?

20 posted on 08/27/2011 11:37:43 AM PDT by RED SOUTH (If you liked George W. Bush, you will LOVE Rick Perry! Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: caroline2005nc
I don't recall Romney ever being a Conservative. He has been a Republican all along, and Perry can't say that.

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?

21 posted on 08/27/2011 11:37:50 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: RED SOUTH
Perry received $37 million over 10 years from just 150 donors, which adds up to over a third of the $102 million he had raised as governor

Almost half of those donors received big contracts, tax breaks or appointments during Perry's tenure.

Clearly , Perry is for sale.

22 posted on 08/27/2011 11:38:09 AM PDT by RED SOUTH (If you liked George W. Bush, you will LOVE Rick Perry! Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: Jeff Vader

How Illegal Aliens Depress American Wages (Texas)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE2tNO3Uvs0


23 posted on 08/27/2011 11:38:11 AM PDT by Tempest (Google: Rick perry bi-national healthcare)
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To: RED SOUTH

DMN YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING!


24 posted on 08/27/2011 11:38:11 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: RED SOUTH

See what I mean , a mountain of material to smear Perry sits ready in Texas.


25 posted on 08/27/2011 11:38:48 AM PDT by RED SOUTH (If you liked George W. Bush, you will LOVE Rick Perry! Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: SanFranDan
“He is the guy they were waiting for” So then, faux conservative, just who were you waiting for? Huh Pant Crease guy?

Brooks? He's found what he was waiting for, nestled between obama's legs.

26 posted on 08/27/2011 11:39:28 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: RED SOUTH
You assume the Obamistas know the difference between right and wrong.

I think that's a serious error.

27 posted on 08/27/2011 11:39:48 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: caroline2005nc



28 posted on 08/27/2011 11:39:59 AM PDT by deport ( In Texas it's hotter than two goats fighting in a jalapeno patch.)
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To: RED SOUTH

They will attack any newspaper that doesn’t start with Ricardo4Prez.


29 posted on 08/27/2011 11:43:17 AM PDT by Tempest (Google: Rick perry bi-national healthcare)
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To: Tempest

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.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Friday that they could not comment on Ironche’s deportation, citing the agency’s privacy policy. A DHS official who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the agency has not yet started the national case reviews. The agency is still operating as it did before the Aug. 18 announcement, the official said, and will continue to do so until the government establishes a formal case review process.

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Despite-policy-Friendswood-teacher-deported-2143472.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+houstonchronicle%2Ftopheadlines+%28chron.com+-+Top+Stories%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo


30 posted on 08/27/2011 11:43:59 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: BobL

” “David Brooks advice to Perry opponents: Make him seem corrupt”

Translate: “Talk about Perry’s record as governor.””

LOL!!


31 posted on 08/27/2011 11:45:54 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: caroline2005nc
Between the two, Perry is the authentic conservative.

An authentic facsimile, perhaps. Perry is a center-right Moderate, at best.

32 posted on 08/27/2011 11:46:30 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: muawiyah

Gee Reagan was a Democrat before he was a conserv Repub.


33 posted on 08/27/2011 11:47:20 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Jeff Vader
In general the pukes in the MSM hit candidates on policies they themselves don't agree with.

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.

34 posted on 08/27/2011 11:48:01 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Gee Reagan was a Democrat before he was a conserv Repub. And he actually implimented an amnesty program for illegals.

At least be consistent.


35 posted on 08/27/2011 11:48:01 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Marty62
Perry has been through 3 Texas Gov races. Tested by fire.

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.

36 posted on 08/27/2011 11:49:10 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: caroline2005nc

More convincing than Romney perhaps. But now we know who’s pulling for RINOs the most. It isn’t Republicans.


37 posted on 08/27/2011 11:49:22 AM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: Marty62
Marty62, I am exceptionally consistent. If you ran for public office, won and served AS A DEMOCRAT you are a RINO. It's a lifelong badge.

BTW, RR really blew it with the first amnesty. It should be rescinded and all those people sent back home.

38 posted on 08/27/2011 11:49:59 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Marty62

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.


39 posted on 08/27/2011 11:50:51 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: caroline2005nc

Golly, I hope the RATS don’t use up all their smears before the actual election! (Sarc)


40 posted on 08/27/2011 11:51:32 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: caroline2005nc

Isn’t this the faux “conservative” pillowbiter who was impressed by the crease in barky’s pants? I am glad he is against Perry.


41 posted on 08/27/2011 11:53:00 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: muawiyah

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.


42 posted on 08/27/2011 11:54:00 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Marty62
SAG is NOT a government agency or a government.

You are NUTS.

43 posted on 08/27/2011 11:54:55 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Marty62
The numbers vary depending on the source but somewhere between 40% and 50% of all the illegal aliens arrive as LEGAL VISITORS at some airport somewhere and we've got a number of states without borders on foreign countries or the Ocean.

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.

44 posted on 08/27/2011 12:00:38 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: RED SOUTH

Oh no, he made money selling land just like everyone else. What a jerk!!!!!!!


45 posted on 08/27/2011 12:08:04 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: RED SOUTH

Talking to yourself is a good sign of being insane.


46 posted on 08/27/2011 12:09:37 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Tempest

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.


47 posted on 08/27/2011 12:14:29 PM PDT by DRey
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To: caroline2005nc

Calumny is a particularly despicable and damnable sin.


48 posted on 08/27/2011 12:15:55 PM PDT by CWW (Pray for God's Protection!)
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To: RED SOUTH

I wonder how much ink the Dallas Morning News gave to the little land deal Barack Obama had with Tony Rezko?


49 posted on 08/27/2011 12:21:10 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: muawiyah

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.


50 posted on 08/27/2011 12:29:03 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (“I will work every day to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your lives as I can.”- Perr)
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