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Joe Scarborough says Rick Perry is "a dime store conservative"
The Daily Caller ^ | 08/31/2011 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 08/31/2011 10:50:11 AM PDT by martosko

Yesterday, after a 1993 letter from then-Texas Agriculture Commissioner Rick Perry commending then first lady Hillary Clinton and her efforts to reform health care surfaced, some Republicans are questioning 2012 presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s conservative credentials.

The letter and his support for Al Gore in 1988 have fueled Perry’s detractors who suggest the Texan is all style and less substance when it comes to principles. And MSNBC host Joe Scarborough is one of those detractors.

On his Wednesday “Morning Joe” program, the former Florida congressman launched into a near 15-minute rant, complete with faux southern accent, ripping Perry’s Democratic past before he became a Republican.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: msnbc; perry; scarborough; texas
Is Scarborough a dime-store TV host?
1 posted on 08/31/2011 10:50:16 AM PDT by martosko
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To: martosko

Joe who?


2 posted on 08/31/2011 10:50:54 AM PDT by chris37 (representative)
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To: martosko

Look who is talking!


3 posted on 08/31/2011 10:51:38 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: martosko

And Joe is a Token conservative on the Lean Forward and grab your ankles station.


4 posted on 08/31/2011 10:51:38 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: martosko

I wonder what MorningLiberalJoe’s FR screenname is? He sure seems scared of Perry getting the GOP nomination.


5 posted on 08/31/2011 10:53:23 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: martosko

Heck, if Joe don’t like him, that makes me like him all the more


6 posted on 08/31/2011 10:53:40 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: martosko

Typical elitist.


7 posted on 08/31/2011 10:53:42 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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To: martosko

Wasn’t Perry a Democrat in 1988? Who exactly would one expect him to support?

I believe Reagan switched parties as well.


8 posted on 08/31/2011 10:53:53 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: martosko

The only one who cares what Joe thinks are his listeners- BOTH of them!


9 posted on 08/31/2011 10:54:04 AM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofread....)
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To: martosko

You over valued Morning Joe by $.10


10 posted on 08/31/2011 10:54:55 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: martosko
If MSDNC and Axelrod is tweekikng village idiot Joe slimy these talking points then Axelrod and the Soros Media is REALLY scared of Perry . The internal polling data match up with the Soros-Buffet puppet must be real scary for this Dem PR front group.

Rush just stated on air that Soros-Axelro media is veryyyy scared of Perry and Palin and they have a reason too.

11 posted on 08/31/2011 10:55:43 AM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: martosko

Perry has simply proved the old axiom, “Show me a young man who is not a liberal and I will show you a man without a heart. Show me an old man who IS a liberal and I will show you a man without a brain.”

Looks like Perry’s party switch proved he gained wisdom beyond his years.


12 posted on 08/31/2011 10:56:00 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: martosko
Joe Scarborough says Rick Perry is "a dime store conservative."

So? Joe Scarborough is a talking head hack picked up from the bargain bin at the local flea market. ;-)
13 posted on 08/31/2011 10:56:52 AM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: martosko

He saying this drivel now to try and torpedo Perry in the primaries, but bet your house on the fact that if Perry gets the nomination, he will later accuse Perry of being to far right


14 posted on 08/31/2011 10:57:23 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: martosko

“FORT WALTON BEACH, FL. - Lori Klausutis, a 28-year-old office worker for Rep. Joe Scarborough (R-Fl), was found dead in the congressman’s district office. Police said preliminary findings from the medical examiner’s office showed no foul play or any outward indication of suicide.”

Unbelievably, that was it. The story was simply dropped.
Tell us about her, Joe.


15 posted on 08/31/2011 10:57:45 AM PDT by dainbramaged (I lost my mantra around 1969.)
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To: martosko
Scarborough is a disgraced former congressman. There is a reason he resigned.


16 posted on 08/31/2011 10:58:50 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: martosko

and his boy obama is a two bit hustler and a con man.


17 posted on 08/31/2011 10:59:34 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: MNJohnnie; martosko

>> You over valued Morning Joe by $.10

I’d probably give a nickel for him. He could clean my toilet, and when he was done, he could bend over, grab his ankles, and serve as the brush holder. ;-)


18 posted on 08/31/2011 10:59:41 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: cuban leaf
"Perry has simply proved the old axiom, “Show me a young man who is not a liberal and I will show you a man without a heart. Show me an old man who IS a liberal and I will show you a man without a brain.”"

Completely off subject but the best Winston Churchill quote is this reply after being told he was drunk:

"Madam, you are ugly. In the morning, I shall be sober."


19 posted on 08/31/2011 11:01:02 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: jersey117

Wow . Who is that dead girl in my office ?


20 posted on 08/31/2011 11:01:42 AM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: cuban leaf
It's more complicated that that, it actually has to do with the civil war, unlike in the north the south has held a grudge regarding the war, especially those who descended from civil war veterans like Perry (and me) I am the very first one in my family to ever vote Republican for this reason mostly, in my family they didn't even call it the civil war, but instead the war of Northern aggression, and the term “party of Lincoln” was meant to be a slur and a reminder of what party did us wrong. But all the changed in the 70’s and early 80’s as present wrongs being inflicted on us by Democrats outweighed the historical wrongs.
21 posted on 08/31/2011 11:04:02 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Retired Greyhound

“And Joe is a Token conservative on the Lean Forward and grab your ankles station.”

Joe looks forward to his day in the barrel.


22 posted on 08/31/2011 11:05:37 AM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: martosko

Don’t know for certain as I’ve never heard of him. He must have been created in China.


23 posted on 08/31/2011 11:11:29 AM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: cuban leaf; All
Perry was a Dem in 1988. He's been a Republican for over 21 years now. Reagan was a Democrat until 1962 and 18 years later he was the GOP nominee.

Perry changed parties when he ran for Texas Agriculture Commissioner.

As Texas Agriculture Commissioner Perry wrote, on April 6, 1993, asking Hillary to keep the challenges to rural communities, farmers and ranchers in mind as the task force developed ideas on healthcare reform.

That was just two months after Clinton took office, 6 months before Hillary's healthcare congressional testimony and 8 months before a bill was introduced.

Anyone can read the letter.

He was doing the professional duty of the office to which he was elected. It was not advocacy or praise for what eventually came out of the task force or the legislation in congress.

24 posted on 08/31/2011 11:12:55 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Boehner should take Nancy's advice: "Just say no.")
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To: All

Scarborough is a fraud...he’s fallen in love with Manhattan conservatism, which is no conservatism at all.

Joey nit-picks every Republican candidate who is “too” conservative and finds every excuse in the world for Nobama.

Joe, keep seeking acceptance in Manhattan.

You are not even close to a conservative.


25 posted on 08/31/2011 11:15:46 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Beware of PaulBots tearing down good conservatives - they are deceptive weasles.)
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To: martosko

The only thing left for Joe is to come out of the closet!


26 posted on 08/31/2011 11:17:19 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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To: martosko

Perry years ago was a Liberal and Scarborough years ago was a conservative.


27 posted on 08/31/2011 11:19:56 AM PDT by TinCan
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To: martosko
Joe played that kid with the banjo in Deliverance.
28 posted on 08/31/2011 11:20:31 AM PDT by Blado (Audemus jura nostra defendere)
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To: martosko

Is this Joe “there’s a dead girl in my office” Scarborough?


29 posted on 08/31/2011 11:29:16 AM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: martosko

Scarborough is a coke head, pure and simple. EVERYONE in the know in panhandle FL know THAT is why he left office. Powdered his nose— and still does on cup-a-joe. Does it by the cupful now instead of a small spoon. A tool of Micro-Sense National Broadcasters of cocaine. In short, a loser.


30 posted on 08/31/2011 11:30:19 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: martosko

Pot, meet kettle.


31 posted on 08/31/2011 11:32:37 AM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Thank you! Deo Vindice! The democratic party morphed by all of it’s co-0pted political leftist wrongs,including the progressive agenda of statist politics. Statist politics, however should be viewed properly as similar to Reconstruction and govt. run healthcare— pure socialism, coupled with private property theft at gunpoint of Union troops. Southerners have experienced this, both black and white southerners... they know what this marxist pres and party are about. Why Herman Cain is so feared and despised.


32 posted on 08/31/2011 11:35:19 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: newzjunkey
As Texas Agriculture Commissioner Perry wrote, on April 6, 1993, asking Hillary to keep the challenges to rural communities, farmers and ranchers in mind as the task force developed ideas on healthcare reform.

That was just two months after Clinton took office, 6 months before Hillary's healthcare congressional testimony and 8 months before a bill was introduced.

Bears repeating. His job was to represent Texas Farm interests, and he wrote the letter many months before there was even a plan.

33 posted on 08/31/2011 11:43:20 AM PDT by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions by the ATF***)
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To: martosko

Joe is a nickle c**ksucker.


34 posted on 08/31/2011 11:49:41 AM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: martosko

What the hell happened to Joe Scarborough? Wasn’t he a fairly conservative congressman during the Republican takeover?

If I pulled a Rip Van Winkle and fell asleep in 1994 and just woke up now, I would be very confused about his transformation into “Morning Joe” and I would be equally confused about Arianna Huffington.

They both defy the normal practice of growing more conservative with age.


35 posted on 08/31/2011 11:59:34 AM PDT by 3Fingas
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To: martosko

For decades in Texas, as in several southern states, one had to be a registered as a Democrat to have a say in the state, county, and local elections. There were few, if any, Republicans on those tickets. Growing up in Texas, I was advised to “register Democrat, vote Republican”. Those voters were conservative Democrats (think Zell Miller’s philosophy) and were taken for granted by the national party. However, the Democrat party hung them out to dry in favor of the special interest coalitions the Democrats put together. Those conservative Democrats, no longer represented by the Democrat party, had nowhere to turn but to the Republican Party for a reflection of their conservative values.

Only in the last decade or so have Republicans had candidates on the local ballots that seriously had a chance of winning that local office.

Texans did not suddenly move to the right during the last two decades, rather the Democrat party shifted to the left.


36 posted on 08/31/2011 12:01:08 PM PDT by Temujinshordes
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To: martosko

Well if anyone should know it is Joe ...he has had a basement room in the MSNBC 5 and 10 for years


37 posted on 08/31/2011 12:08:50 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: RnMomof7

Perry gladly used Obama stimilus to keep Texas Budget Balanced .

Texas, which crafts a budget every two years, was facing a $6.6 billion shortfall for its 2010-2011 fiscal years. It plugged nearly all of that deficit with $6.4 billion in Recovery Act money, allowing it to leave its $9.1 billion rainy day fund untouched.

Even as Perry requested the Recovery Act money, he railed against it. On the very same day he asked for the funds, he set up a petition titled “No Government Bailouts.”

Also , the amount of state debt has more than doubled since Perry became governor. Perry is another spend and borrow rino like George W. Bush


38 posted on 08/31/2011 12:46:02 PM PDT by RED SOUTH (Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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“It plugged nearly all of that deficit with $6.4 billion in Recovery Act money, allowing it to leave its $9.1 billion rainy day fund untouched.”

So you think that Red states should not benefit from money that is going out? That’s preposterous.

Should Red states also send all education money back, highway money...lol.


39 posted on 08/31/2011 12:52:08 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Beware of PaulBots tearing down good conservatives - they are deceptive weasles.)
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To: RED SOUTH
Also , the amount of state debt has more than doubled since Perry became governor. Perry is another spend and borrow rino like George W. Bush

Another bald-faced (and bold font) lie from Red South - but what else can we expect?

According to USGovernmentSpending.com, state debt in Texas in the year 2000 was $19.2 billion. At the end of 2010, it was $27.3 billion. Even if you don't account for inflation, that is only a 42% increase. If you account for inflation, it is a 16% increase, or 1.6% per year.

40 posted on 08/31/2011 3:35:26 PM PDT by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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To: martosko

No, Slow Joe is just a typical MSNBC asshat.


41 posted on 08/31/2011 3:40:17 PM PDT by bfree (The revolution is coming - OBAMI IS THE ENEMY OF FREEDOM)
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To: martosko

I watched his show this morning. He was disgusting. He put on a fake Southen accent to make fun of Perry etc. You could tell he did not read the letter he sent to Hillary. He is a dunce. A high paid dunce. He makes me ill. He should be fired for his making fun of those with Southern Accents. He is a ASS. He acts like he is 12 years old. Anyone know how much he makes a year. 1-5 million for being stupid.


42 posted on 08/31/2011 5:54:55 PM PDT by therut
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To: RED SOUTH

I agree ...He is GWB redux ..but Joe calling Perry a dime store conservative is the pot calling the kettle black


43 posted on 09/01/2011 1:47:19 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: chris37

I think he’s a closet homosexual they have on MSNBC or something like that.....a loser with a microphone and two viewers.


44 posted on 09/01/2011 1:49:13 PM PDT by Gaffer
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