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Perry hits back: Obama’s policies are ‘dumb’
Daily Caller ^ | 8/31/11 | Caroline May

Posted on 08/31/2011 9:28:05 AM PDT by Nachum

On Sean Hannity’s radio show Tuesday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry defended himself against attacks that he is “dumb,” claiming what is really dumb is how the U.S. economy has worsened under President Obama.

“It’s kind of the same old attacks they made on [Ronald] Reagan and I guess every prominent, effective conservative,” Perry told Hannity’s audience. “And the better we do down here in Texas, the more they are going to attack us. That’s fine.”

“I think my record is going to stand the scrutiny of time across the country,” Perry added, noting Texas’ economic strength. His state has created 47 percent of the country’s jobs since the 2009 stimulus.

Perry argued that while Texas has thrived under his leadership, the U.S. has wilted with Obama at its helm.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amnesty; back; dumb; hits; perry

1 posted on 08/31/2011 9:28:07 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
Ding, ding, ding

Even us ignorant folks (according to Obama) know he messed things up royally....in both domestic and foreign affairs.

2 posted on 08/31/2011 9:32:47 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Nachum

Obama is the smartest president in American history ... I know this because Chris Matthews and the New York Times told me so.

Obama was so smart ... that he has the worst job performance record of any modern U.S. president. Worse than Jimmy Carter. Hussein is the new standard of being a failed president.


3 posted on 08/31/2011 9:34:57 AM PDT by WilliamHouston
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To: Nachum

Perry is not my favorite candidate but I would vote for him because he takes on the Pretender every chance he gets. The reason everyone liked Trumps is because he toke on the Imposter In Chief.


4 posted on 08/31/2011 9:37:30 AM PDT by vicar7
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To: vicar7

ditto.


5 posted on 08/31/2011 9:38:05 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Nachum

Should he be the nominee, that will be the one talking point you will hear over and over again. Perry = economic success. Obama = economic impotence. It may be an oversimplification but the numbers make it very difficult to dispute.

I think Perry can take it even further. “In the past 10 years in Texas,” Perry could say, “we experienced hurricanes. We experienced droughts. We experienced mass murders on our military bases. We didn’t use them as excuses. We saw them as momentary setbacks and then went on with growing the economy.”

“And Texas had one other obstacle that Washington doesn’t have - interference by the federal government in our efforts to drill for oil, our efforts to build and upgrade refineries and our efforts to keep our borders safe. As president, I’ll make sure we stop interfering and start facilitating.”


6 posted on 08/31/2011 9:39:27 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: Nachum

“...the same old attacks they made on [Ronald] Reagan and I guess every prominent, effective conservative,”

Say what you want, Perry has his head screwed on right. AND he doesn’t mealy mouth what he wants to say.


7 posted on 08/31/2011 9:40:31 AM PDT by SMARTY (A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.)
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To: Sacajaweau

I liked that little story Perry told about the lady afraid of losing her small business if 0bama is re-elected. This was a very effective appeal to emotion which is rare for a conservative candidate. If Perry can continue striking this chord, he will create a bond with the American people and provide yet another contrast with 0bama.


8 posted on 08/31/2011 9:41:07 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: WilliamHouston

0bama is so smart that he has to keep ALL of his school records hidden from the public!


9 posted on 08/31/2011 9:42:02 AM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: ken21

Obama said the next election will be about competing visions and I totally agree with Obama for the first time in my life. So it is incumbent for Perry or whoever is the nominee to share their vision rather than just opposing the “Bozo.”


10 posted on 08/31/2011 9:42:29 AM PDT by vicar7
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To: Nachum
Government spending, Keynesian economics, and 0bama's policies are nothing more than The Broken Windows Fallacy expanded to nationwide policy.

And there is no "muliplier factor" because all of the mythical multipliers are eaten up by the inefficiencies of government spending.

11 posted on 08/31/2011 9:42:31 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Nachum
This is a good start, but it might have more punch if he pointed out every single "brilliant" (and I'd use that word) Obama outcome, i.e., 10% unemployment, $15 trillion deficit, etc.

JMO

12 posted on 08/31/2011 9:44:00 AM PDT by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012!)
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To: Nachum
" Perry also reiterated his promise to sign an executive order wiping out as much of “Obamacare” as he can on his first day as president."

Ladies and gentlemen...that is a winner. I will vote for Perry-if he gets the nomination-based solely on this one issue.

There may be other items that I do not wholeheartedly agree with the governor on, but we are in complete agreement on this matter.

Call it my litmus test.

13 posted on 08/31/2011 9:44:07 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: SMARTY
Perry is dumb?
Compared to what?
Pres. Obama? What supports that Obama is smart - nothing.
14 posted on 08/31/2011 9:45:10 AM PDT by tbird-james
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To: Nachum

True President Obamas tactics are dumb...... UNLeSS!!!...

He is doing it all ON PURPOSE... (its called SEDITION).. even Espionage..
The U.S. is just not ready to handle ANOTHER treasonous President..
The last three Presidents were Progressives.. maybe four..

Treasonous globalist Presidents are politically suicidal..


15 posted on 08/31/2011 9:45:16 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Boardwalk

Obama is at least smart enough TO keep all his school records hidden from the public.
I’ll give him that.
It’s not much, but it’s really all he’s got if anyone
wants to insist he’s “smart”,


16 posted on 08/31/2011 9:46:06 AM PDT by supremedoctrine (No need for a tagline, but here it is anyway..........)
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To: OrangeHoof
I think Perry can take it even further. “In the past 10 years in Texas,” Perry could say, “we experienced hurricanes. We experienced droughts. We experienced mass murders on our military bases. We didn’t use them as excuses. We saw them as momentary setbacks and then went on with growing the economy.”

And in the last ten years, the number of ATMs has tripled.

17 posted on 08/31/2011 9:47:15 AM PDT by Go Gordon (He's so bad, even the people from Kenya insist Obama was born in the USA)
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To: Boardwalk

Kinda like the Gnostics, right?

Obama’s genius isn’t obvious to the common man who has been ruined by his policies, but he possesses a “secret knowledge” that only the divine progressives are privy to, the secret of how we are “progressing” as a nation by becoming more like a dysfunctional, impoverished Third World dump.


18 posted on 08/31/2011 9:47:33 AM PDT by WilliamHouston
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To: Nachum

Much kudos to Gov. Perry here. Calling the Wons Policies dumb hits the nail on the head, so to speak. Obama must be fuming at the thought of someone(Perry) daring to call a spade a spade(pun intended?)here.


19 posted on 08/31/2011 9:50:36 AM PDT by zbogwan2
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To: skimbell

Good post.

I do not agree with 100% of what Perry has done in the past but I sure do like what he is saying in the present.

There are many Perry bashers on this site. We need to consider which candidate will be our best hope for driving the bamster and his minions from government or he will win another term and that is the end of the USA. So far, none of the other candidates interest me as much as Perry.


20 posted on 08/31/2011 9:51:31 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Nachum
ZERO is a moron.
He keeps doing the same thing over and over expecting different results. . . . . . .
21 posted on 08/31/2011 9:58:34 AM PDT by DeaconRed (To the idiots that didn't believe us about ZERO: Hope you enjoy your less than a dollar in change.)
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To: Voter#537
He keeps doing the same thing over and over expecting different results. . . . . . .

I agree he's a moron, but that's the definition of insane.

22 posted on 08/31/2011 10:03:04 AM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Nachum

This is really a stupid tactic by leftwingers. It draws a contrast between their so-called “smart” failure and the dumb success.

It also draws attention to the job they have done vetting their empty suit.


23 posted on 08/31/2011 10:04:37 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought ("The proposition that the government is always right is manifested either in corruption or benefits)
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To: vicar7

Except for Romney, Huntsman and Paul, I’m pretty pleased with the choice of GOP candidates.

Among those that I WOULD vote for, Perry is my least favorite, but I’d still have no problem voting for him.

Bachmann, Cain and Santorum all have just as much backbone as Perry, but they don’t get the press coverage that Perry gets.


24 posted on 08/31/2011 10:07:18 AM PDT by kidd (S&P gives Obama an 'AA+'...Obama's only published grade)
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To: skimbell; org.whodat; cripplecreek; TADSLOS; BobL; raybbr; truthfreedom; CowboyJay; ...
" Perry also reiterated his promise to sign an executive order wiping out as much of “Obamacare” as he can on his first day as president."

Ladies and gentlemen...that is a winner. I will vote for Perry-if he gets the nomination-based solely on this one issue.

We would all like to see Obamacare repealed. But Rick Perry Clueless On Use Of Executive Presidential Powers To Kill Obamacare

25 posted on 08/31/2011 10:22:46 AM PDT by South40 (Perry: There is a path to citizenship for ILLEGAL ALIENS who have served THEIR country)
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To: South40
"Perry also reiterated his promise to sign an executive order wiping out as much of “Obamacare”as he can on his first day as president."
26 posted on 08/31/2011 10:29:59 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Yes, I can read and did notice his parsing words so as to fool the foolish. Perry is blowing smoke. He makes it sound as though he can do away with Obamacare with the swipe of a pen but that just isn’t true nor should it be. If it were leftist presidents could issue EOs nullifying laws they don’t like, be they related to gun rights or some other issue that they can otherwise never win.


27 posted on 08/31/2011 10:39:28 AM PDT by South40 (Perry: There is a path to citizenship for ILLEGAL ALIENS who have served THEIR country)
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To: kidd

I am of the “Anybody But Obama” camp and like Santorum the best but he has no chance. Any conservative will beat Obama and I am not worried about it happening.


28 posted on 08/31/2011 10:42:18 AM PDT by vicar7
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To: Nachum
Perry will have the guts to fire all of King Obama’s communists appointments. The job of cleaning out the various groups such as the FAA, Justice Department, EPA, etc will be huge and will take years. America is now ruled by the communists and have destroyed so much that the job will be unbelievably hard and must be done carefully.
29 posted on 08/31/2011 10:53:33 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: South40

I believe the author of the article you posted is just plain wrong. Plus he is the typical lefty in all his columns, puking out democrap talking points.


30 posted on 08/31/2011 10:55:16 AM PDT by bfree (The revolution is coming - OBAMI IS THE ENEMY OF FREEDOM)
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To: WilliamHouston

In all actuality, Jimmy Carter had the highest IQ of any president- just goes to show you someone with common sense is better that an intelectual


31 posted on 08/31/2011 10:55:43 AM PDT by mriguy67
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To: bfree

You’re free to believe anything you’d like. But If presidents had the authority to nullify laws that they disagreed with this country would live in perpetual chaos. Do you really think Barry has that power but hasn’t used it?


32 posted on 08/31/2011 11:07:20 AM PDT by South40 (Perry: There is a path to citizenship for ILLEGAL ALIENS who have served THEIR country)
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To: Nachum
Think he should get more to - and 'on' point. Perry offered as 'critically' - which is to say "not"; that Obama does not 'get it' - that he has bad advisors.

This is weak stuff, given what Perry should know about Obama after two disastrous years - and all those prior.

. Am disappointed in the Luke warm rhetoric. Makes me think Perry does not get it either.

. (And neither does Karl Rove...and whomever listens to him. Beyond, Mitt, that is; whom we know, 'tunes him in'.)

33 posted on 08/31/2011 11:41:10 AM PDT by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .and Obama, not madhttp://atlasshrugs2000e in the USA either.. .)
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To: hsalaw

OK He is insane & a stupid moron.


34 posted on 08/31/2011 12:09:15 PM PDT by DeaconRed (To the idiots that didn't believe us about ZERO: Hope you enjoy your less than a dollar in change.)
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To: South40

he’s doing it on immigration now.


35 posted on 08/31/2011 12:32:28 PM PDT by bfree (The revolution is coming - OBAMI IS THE ENEMY OF FREEDOM)
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To: South40

Hi, South40,

I see we both go to the Perry threads!

You would be (will be!) good debate prep for Perry for if/when it is Perry who debates Obama.

You find a lot of opposition to Perry from various sources.

This is good because it makes Perry, and the rest of us, look at the election underbelly to correct what is “out there” that the opposition is choosing to use. Correct it early at the right time and right place. Stay on offense.

Perry’s people need to be aware of what is out there so he doesn’t get blindsided. We need to be sure we don’t get blindsided either because we will be challenged by our friends/family/neighbors, etc.

When you find opposition to Perry you keep every one of us on our toes.

I was thinking about this yesterday. Perry was a cheerleader or something like that at A & M.

Bush was also a college cheerleader. A friend of mine, totally in the bag for Obama (and still there) actually sneered about Bush being a cheerleader.

My immediate response to her sneer was: “WTH” and “WTF”. It was so out of the realm of challenge I was dunbfounded and didn’t respond!

When did being a cheerleader get to be a problem? She used it and all of the arrows she could find - big arrows, little arrows, she used anything she could find to oppose Bush.

If truth is out there and can be useful...make sure it stays there far and wide.

If untruth about Perry is out there, always have answer for it in case it comes up. It will come up, I should say.

Perry is really going to have to hone his skills - he is going to have to be Yoda-like! Or Perry-like. And always stay on offense.

Perry’s handlers would do him a favor by following up on Free Republic. Freepers are great fact, and not fact, finders.

Hey, South40, see you on some more Perry posts!


36 posted on 08/31/2011 12:44:10 PM PDT by hummingbird
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To: OrangeHoof

“Perry = economic success. Obama = economic impotence”.....

I like that. I also think they could use Perry = Prosperity
Now if we could come up with a good, negative-meaning adjective for the letter “O”, that would be super.
-——————Like O = Obtuse)?-———

Yesterday I was trying to design a billboard to chide Obama and I came up with this:

Help CHANGE
Obama’s =
Presidency A NEW
End PRESIDENT!

I know ir needs some revision, but you get the point.


37 posted on 08/31/2011 12:45:19 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: cricket
cricket. I agree...not the time for warm rhetoric. Stay ‘on point’.

To Perry: “Bring it!”

38 posted on 08/31/2011 12:49:32 PM PDT by hummingbird
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To: hummingbird; All
Just saw my post. Arghhh....sorry for the ramble and length of post.

Like Mr. hummingbird says sometimes: “learn to reel it back in”.

39 posted on 08/31/2011 12:53:11 PM PDT by hummingbird
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To: mriguy67

In all actuality, Jimmy Carter had the highest IQ of any president- just goes to show you someone with common sense is better that an intelectual


Are we really sure that this bit of propaganda is really true?

Here’s a serious (but absurd and undoubtedly leftist) study that puts Carter nowhere near the top.


40 posted on 08/31/2011 1:04:18 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Are you better off now than you were four trillion dollars ago?)
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To: bfree
he’s doing it on immigration now.

Actually, no he is not. Barry instructed AG Eric Holder to “halt deportation proceedings on a case-by-case basis against illegal aliens who meet certain criteria such as attending school, having family in the military or are primarily responsible for other family members’ care. That is doublespeak for letting them stay in the country, I know. But he did not sign an EO nullifying any particular law in regards to immigration.

Barry also instructed AG Eric Holder to no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act. But again that is entirely inconsistent with what Perry has stated he wants to do with Obamacare which was to, “sign an executive order wiping out as much of “Obamacare” as he can.

I disagree with Perry and his supporters on a good many issues. But I would gladly join in and celebrate Perry’s comments should they contain even a semblance of truth. But they don’t because the POTUS does not have the authority to nullify a law passed by congress with the use of an EO.

41 posted on 08/31/2011 1:29:38 PM PDT by South40 (Perry: There is a path to citizenship for ILLEGAL ALIENS who have served THEIR country)
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To: Gumdrop

Want a bumper sticker?

How about “ProsPERRYty”

or how about “Enough with Hope and Change. I’m voting for ProsPERRYty.”

The fact that it’s misspelled will hack off the liberals even more.


42 posted on 08/31/2011 1:55:46 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: hummingbird
Hello HB. Reasoned responses are always welcome. Unfortunately the nature of this issue causes many to resort to much less which gets us nowhere. I am guilty of it also but that’s just evidence of how the dialogue deteriorates once the first shot is fired.

There is much in Perry’s record that I find problematic, especially when it comes to his wanting and getting support of the conservative base. Of course being strong on immigration is key and that is where Perry is lacking. From the Dream Act (which he supports still) to his wish to grant citizenship to ILLEGALs that he says “serve their country”, Perry has a lot to answer for. His Republican opponents are sure to key in on those issues as will Barry should he get the chance.

I didn’t know much about Perry so I researched his past and to be frank, I didn't like a lot of what I found. I have posted about Perry and his past many times and I cannot believe the ferocity and acrimony I have seen coming from his followers when I do. If they get that upset when his record is scrutinized here on FR, how will respond when it is done on a nationally televised debate?

I see nothing wrong with being a cheerleader and think such criticisms are petty. We have much larger issues to contend with like do we want a president who, in my opinion, showed extremely bad judgment by signing the executive order on Gardasil? Do we want a president who showed extremely bad judgment by being the only Republican governor to endorse pro-abortion candidate, Rudy Giuliani? I know my asking these questions raises the ire in many -- but these are legitimate questions that I need to ask of myself if he is to get my support.

I know he has many conservative principles but that doesn’t mean we should overlook those that are not so I weigh in on the ‘are not’; that’s what we should do in a primary.

I agree, Perry’s handlers would do him well by monitoring Free Republic. We may be only a small segment of society but I believe we all vote and we all want to rid of the Marxist Kenyan, Obama. Who we nominate remains unknown -- but I hope, be they man or woman, they are the best conservative candidate. I’m not ready to settle for another GWB and I sure as heck don’t want Romney.

Cheers.

-SoFo

43 posted on 08/31/2011 2:24:19 PM PDT by South40 (Perry: There is a path to citizenship for ILLEGAL ALIENS who have served THEIR country)
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