Skip to comments.Beware of Rick Perry 'The Latest Idiot Cowboy' (Muslim Media Warns)
Posted on 08/29/2011 1:13:25 PM PDT by tsowellfan
If you find yourself wondering how it was you missed the whole 4th season of Walker, Texas Ranger, while forcing yourself to attend Lamaze classes with your significant other. If on cool, crisp days the aforementioned tragedy causes you to wistfully wonder how to fill the emptiness inside - let me introduce you to the Rick Perry for President Campaign.
Perry, who has seemingly been Governor of Texas since around the time when remaining at The Alamo began to look like a questionable career move, is now ready to throw his 10-gallon hat, frothy intellect and custom-made cowboy boots into the national political ring.
Predictably, Democrats are laughing. He's just another dumb Texan. Another mentally challenged Republican. He's Reagan. And George W Bush. He can't win.
Does anyone else see the problem with this line of reasoning? Shhh, don't tell anyone, but Reagan and Bush The Younger served as president for roughly 50 per cent of the past 30 years.
Of course Perry can win, and in fact, if the Obama team keeps thinking that "patent reform" is the new WPA and continues to show that fighting Dukakis spirit, I'd go so far as to give Perry the advantage should he secure the GOP nomination...
(Excerpt) Read more at english.aljazeera.net ...
Governor Rick Perry has ALL the right enemies.
The towelheads are terrified because Perry shoots straight (unlike them), IS straight (unlike them) and doesn’t put up with a lot of crap (like sharia, CAIR, political correctness, etc.)
That tears it. He says SS is a Ponzi scheme and now he’s pissed off the terrorists?! I’m voting Ron Paul.
Well, it looks like the wise money has identified Perry now. He is getting Bush whacked.
He’s not Reagan. He’s not quite the same as George W. Bush.
Neither is he quite the same sort of politician as Romney in that he won’t take EVERY position to get a vote.
What a terrible thing to say about Al Gore’s former Texas Campaign Manager for President.
Pretty lame article......no substance to speak of. Just an opinion.
Islamists exercising their right of free speech. Sad, tragic irony.
Well, they could say it about Bachman, who worked for CARTER.
And recall, it was Gore vs. Dukkakis in that day, so Gore was, by far, better than Dukkkis.
Awwwww dam. Now they done gone and done it. They pissed off the cowboys. Mount up boys. Whiskey for my men and beer for my horses.
That article is hardly anything to toot about.....says nothing at all...simply Aljazeer playing in the political ball park. No substance spoken of.
This is nothing about “Muslims terrified of Perry”....Aljazzeer is in Obamas court.
My suggestion is that we rid the entire world of sadistic fraudulent-religion zealot murderers whose goal is world domination and the eradication of all non-believers,......er,...I meant to say MUSLIMS!
Apart from Goldwater in ‘64 and Reagan in ‘80, I have held my nose in order to vote the Republican. Can someone allay my reservations about this man? I think specifically about the Texas corridor, Guardasil, his stance on illegal aliens, and other lesser issues. So many RINOs campaign to the right and once elected, govern from the center or center left. We had in NYS just such a candidate in George Pataki. I continually feel like Linus with Lucy holding the football ... year after year. Is he worth supporting? Or will he pull the football? sd
There is another endorsement for Perry if you ask me. The muzzies don’t like him, means 2 thumbs up for me.
If they hate him, I should take a closer look.
We need to play Cowboys and Muslims. Playing Community Organizers and Muslims ain’t working.
Amen to that! Oops... is "Amen" still legal to say under this regime?
he’s dumb, she’s dumb and yet bozo the clown has not released one grade of his from school
So listen up GOP, and candidates when you hear the elitist establishment and the elitist left shout he’s dumb then say well why won’t obama release his grades?
corpseman, inflate tires for his energy , what is the year again dur dur dur when off his best friend
Gov. Rick Perrys friendly relationship with some Texas Muslims was touted in a recent story on Salon.com.
While some other presidential candidates bring up concerns about American Muslims loyalty and decry Islamic law in the U.S., heres a Christian, Republican politician who initiated a teacher-training program on Islamic history and has been friends for years with the Aga Khan, head of an Islamic sect called Ismailis, Salon points out. Perry even laid the first brick at the groundbreaking ceremony for an Ismaili worship center in Plano in 2005.
According to Ismaili national spokesman Mahmoud Eboo, the premise of the Salon story is true, and despite criticism for his Christians-only prayer rally, Perry serves on behalf of all Texans regardless of race, color or faith.
The governor like other American politicians (everyone from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to President John F. Kennedy) has built a relationship with the Aga Khan based on respect and mutual interest, one that could be carried into the White House if Perry runs and gets elected.
His Highness (the Aga Khan) will continue to work with our leaders, whether its Gov. Perry or anyone else, said Eboo. The fact that His Highness already knows the governor is advantageous.
Ismaili Muslims, a group that numbers between 30,000 to 40,000 in Houston where the organization is headquartered, are not predisposed to any political party, but Perry has seen support from Texas Ismailis as well as Muslims from the bigger Sunni and Shia traditions.
The Muslim community has a significant number of political conservatives, and they do support Perry, said Mustafaa Carroll, executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations in Houston, a group that took a position against Perrys recent Christian-only prayer rally.
I have given up finding a candidate who really understands the dangers of islam in America. They are all a bunch of wimps.
I think its about time the USA had a cowboy as President again. Time to get back where we were before. We need to make sure we stand for something again. I believe such a man will inspire a new respect and even love of America in the 3rd world. They respect Putin’s Russia—ever wonder why? They know he hates Arabs and their Moon God. Say what you like—Putin doesn’t bow to anyone.
“We ain’t played Cowboys & Muslims, yet”
I live in Texas.
He balanced our previous budget using federal stimulus money.
K-12 “education” is 45% of the state budget (this doesn’t include all the property taxes paid statewide). The Army National Guard, Air National Guard and Texas State Guard combined are about .9% of the current budget. Half the state is deploying to Afghanistan with limited funds for training, while the ISDs are getting bigger, better trained uniformed police forces to arrest kids for bringing the wrong kind of pencil sharpeners to class.
He’s a really really really big government conservative (note your Guardasil and Texas corridor issue).
Many of the folks here on FR who love him are either not from Texas and just don’t know better or are big government Republicans.
Coming from a group of people who routinely marry their cousins and believe in spells and “Jinn”, who haven’t contributed anything but the suicide bomber since the 7th century....
But , but, but, but ... THEY told me that radical Islam liked Rick Perry.
AFL-CIO Announces Commitment to Promote Large-Scale Infrastructure Investments .AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said:
We at the AFL-CIO believe that together, with our partners in business and government, we can profitably invest at least $10 billion in workers capital over the next five years in public infrastructure projects to make America more competitive and energy-efficient.
AFT [American Federation of Teachers 1.5 million members] President Randi Weingarten and AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades President Mark Ayers will announce the initiative at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting and describe the partnership with investors, the government and businesses.
Teachers Union Prez Heads to Egypt: Should Obama Be Worried? . [AFT] American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten recently led a delegation of union representatives to Cairo, Egypt to meet with leaders of Egyptian unions that were instrumental in the recent political and governmental changes there, according to a news release issued by the union.
Whoa. Are public sector unions planning a similar regime change here in America?
If not, why would Weingarten be cavorting in the Middle East at a time when American public schools are seeing massive dropout rates, budget reductions and reforms that strike at the base of union power?.....
I’ve never understood the bro-ha-ha about Guardasil.
It’s a good vaccine, despite what the luddites say.
He was delegated the power to require vaccines by the legislature.
The repeat objection was “my kid is sinless and will never need it.” Yeah, mine, too — I hope.
I agree. If they hate him...He’s got my vote!
He couldn’t buy campaign advertising better than this!
Last week, Salons Justin Elliott highlighted Rick Perrys ties to the Aga Khan, the leader of the Ismaili sect of Shia Islam ... a persecuted Shia minority in Saudia Arabia. This story tells us more about Salon, Politico and other left-of-center media outlets than about Perry. Rather than engage on the substantive issues as regards to Islamism and the extent of the threat of groups with political motivations and histories of terrorist links, Elliott and Smith refuse to take their opponents seriously, thinking theyre poking the cage of a Republican base too unsophisticated to know the difference between the Ismaili sect and, say, the Muslim Brotherhood.
AlJazeera? So this is a “Terrorists Support Obama” article.
I’ll bet at least Perry knows how many states there are and what year it is.
This cannot be true...! Gov Perry loves Islam; lots of FReepers say so. /s
“Ive never understood the bro-ha-ha about Guardasil. Its a good vaccine, despite what the luddites say.”
Well, the issue is that the government would decide whether or not the risks outweighed the rewards and not the parents or the individual.
So, you see, the “big deal” is the idea that the government always knows best, even when run by a “conservative.”
If you want to get it for your kid (I would if I had a daughter), knock yourself out. If you don’t than that’s your business, not the governor of Texas’s. To those of us who actually think we make better decisions than bureaucrats, it’s kind of a big deal.
A little game of cowboys and muslims anyone?
JB, my concern was that I understood that Guardisil was mandatory. Someone emailed me with an explanation which shed a whole new light on the issue. I’ve been burned so many times on so-called Republicans that I look upon all R’s as suspect until my quibbles have been allayed. Thanks for your reply. sd
Bachmann was 20 years old in 1976. Carter also hoodwinked a lot of people into believing he was a good, upright Christian and Conservative Wallace Democrat. Contrast that with a nearly 40-year old Perry in 1988 when Gore’s record was just as left-wing as Dukakis (despite the revisionist history of the Perrybots). I should know, as Gore was my Senator.
I agree and respect the concern.
Vaccines, however, are kind of “group” activity, and really only work if everyone does it.
(E.g., polio vaccine worked only 70% of the time, so everyone had to use it to get “herd” immunity -— and I think we all agree that was a good thing.)
See my post above; I respect the concern people have with vaccines, and I think there should be a logical, opt-out.
The flip-side is, given that all vaccines need “herd immunity” to work, I really don’t want my kids around non-vaccinated children -— which is one of the (many) reasons I go to a private school with a “no exceptions” policy to vaccination.
Do you have a problem with the other 12 vaccinations that the government requires children to have before they enter middle school?
You know, if we’d let children get sick like they did for thousands of years, we’d all be better off for it. Might sound heartless, but it’s the truth.
They afraid of playing cowboys and Muslims?
Just when they were making so much progress in the military - banning farting, installing losing rules of engagement, inserting jihandists in positions of power (Hansan) and getting a General to enter the political arena to shout down free speech - burning an unholy koran is not allowed under shira.
Along comes a cowboy...who actually still believes Muslims blew up the world trade center and not domestic terrorist Christians.
Your kids first.
Ok, I sincerely hope so - they’d be more like we used to be - I haven’t had a vaccination since I was about twelve. I knew they were nonsense and told my mother I wasn’t getting any more. You know, when I was little, we didn’t get but three vaccinations. Not the ridiculous amounts now, and no phony flu vaccine. People are so gullible.