Skip to comments.The Left is Petrified of Rick Perry (and Sarah Palin)
Posted on 08/31/2011 5:09:03 PM PDT by smoothsailing
August 31, 2011
RUSH: Powell, Wyoming. Mike, thank you for calling, sir. Great to have you on the Rush Limbaugh program. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, black-and-gold dittos, Rush!
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: I just wondered where George Stephanopoulos' sudden love of Mitt Romney last night on his program portrayed Perry as evil, and he loves Mitt Romney now; and you were saying with Rick Perry's first, you know, being on the panel for the debates, I just wonder, you know: Is this all coordinated, or are they laughing, or is it true coordination? Are they really gonna try and prop up Romney just because Rick Perry is scaring 'em so bad, or...? I just wanted to get your feelings on that.
RUSH: They're scared of Perry. They are scared to death of Perry. They're petrified of Perry. They'll always tell us who they fear. They're not worried about Romney. They think they can beat Romney. They also think that they can scare Romney into being a little bit more compliant and less combative with Obama. I don't think they think that about Perry. I think they are very much concerned about Perry, just as they are very much concerned about Sarah Palin. That's what they're telling us here. ....
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yes. romney is a marshmallow.
Rush is RIGHT!
Perry's the more direct threat. Obama will have as much chance against Perry as his friends in the West Bank throwing rocks at Merkava tanks. There's simply no contest in it. He'll just roll right past.
Palin's the more narrow but larger threat. She'd be harder to get into office, but once she got there, she'd take a chainsaw to every ounce of Barry's legacy, and gut it. She's be thorough and merciless.
The left has every right to be worried. Either they get beaten soundly and sent packing by Perry, or they get beaten narrowly and enter 'the Dark Ages of Palin rule', or they ... get to beat up Mitt Romney.
RE: The Left is Petrified of Rick Perry
The left and the useful idiots for the left and others like the paulists that I’ve seen trashing Perry on FR lately.
I reckon Rush isn't as smart as those Freepers who assert that Perry is a "RINO", or even in some cases, a "RHINO" [sic].
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Well .. I gotta tell ya .. I’m not so sure about Palin being easier to beat than Perry.
Sarah Baracuda is one tough cookie. I wish people would stop saying .. I like Palin, but “she can’t win”. I can tell you already - those people had no intention of voting for her anyway.
If you haven’t seen the documentary about Sarah’s performance as Gov of Alaska, “Undefeated”, please take the time to find it in a theater, or get the DVD - it’s breath-taking.
And .. if Sarah doesn’t run - I will put my money on Perry.
WHEN ARE WE GOING TO REALIZE NONE OF THEM ARE PERFECT ..??
“I wish people would stop saying .. I like Palin, but she cant win. I can tell you already - those people had no intention of voting for her anyway.”
She can’t win. I’d vote for her, so would you and every real conservative out there. But she’d lose indies in droves. Women despise her.
I highly doubt that you’re going to be able sell the American electorate on yet another tough talking Governor from Texas.
Fish in a barrel.
Perry is good enough for Palin and good enough for Rush....but not us?
I'm not from Texas, although I did live there for a year while Bush was governor. Even without my worldly experience, I think that most Americans can tell individual humans apart, even if they're Texan.
Except for liberals. They're going to slip into an apoplectic, rabid sputtering for the duration. Frankly, I'm okay with that.
Romney is most definitely a media install, but even he is making Pravda nervous. The Skid Mark in-Chief is such bird cage newspaper now, all of them make the Muslims nervous, and Sarah hasn’t even thrown her hat in the ring yet.
Well you know, Rush got where he is by being monumentally stupid.
Hmmmm ..?? Where are you getting your data ..??
Only LIBERAL women hate her - and they won’t vote for her anyway, under any circumstances.
And .. as far as “indies” are concerned .. they hate Obama enough that I believe they’ll vote for any repub who has a better record .. which Sarah does.
That is my concern as well
Once she hits the campaign trail and goes directly to the American people she will win over the hearts and the minds of the population. She is that powerful in her demeanor and message. There is no doubt in my mind about that.
With this one caveat: whoever is behind today's fiasco regarding her appearance on the 3rd needs to be fired. It is my impression that it is someone in her camp that caused the problems and miscommunication. It is someone who feels cocky about being in her 'inner circle'. That's my opinion and I haven't read this evening's updates but I base it on this from RealClearPolitics:
After a dizzying day that saw members of her inner circle threaten to pull Sarah Palin's participation in a rally Saturday
“Where are you getting your data”
“If Election Day was right now (August 22), President Obama would defeat the former Alaska governor 50% to 33%, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. This marks the first time that the president has risen out of the 40s in hypothetical matchups with any of the major GOP presidential hopefuls. Fifteen percent (15%) prefer some other candidate, and two percent (2%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Last month, Obama posted a 47% to 38% lead over Palin, the GOPs unsuccessful vice presidential candidate in 2008.
Palin earns support from 62% of Republicans, while 88% of Democrats back the president. Voters not affiliated with either party prefer Obama by a 51% to 30% margin.
Obama holds a narrow 44% to 38% lead over Palin among male voters, but women prefer the incumbent by a sizable 56% to 29% margin.”
Now go ahead and tell us all how Rasmussen is a lefty Palin hater.
Well, at least CAIR and illegal aliens love the Mexan Governor.
Dear noob troll;
You might want to get some time under your belt before you join a conservative forum and start bashing conservative politicians. I am no old timer, but I’ve been here long enough to see noob trolls ride the lightening pdq when they were less than, shall we say....thoughtful.
Oh yeah, Welcome to FR.
I remember the last cheerleader/pilot that Rush endorsed for President. The one he said he carried water for. We all know what a staunch a conservative that guy turned out to be.
You might want to post and ping this one. This was a great piece from an unlikely place...ESPN. It was on Real Clear Politics.
It’s fascinating and talks about Perry’s brilliant campaign support team. They do things alittle different and are not afraid to try things that actually work. As opposed to failed stuff that doesn’t work and only enrich special interest groups.
Very good read. Despite the money and the machine behind his opponent, Perry trounced Kay Bailey Hutchinson by 20 some points. Quite enough said.
I hear he can’t debate, doesn’t like to. I don’t care if he has a silver tongue, or not, I like what he says and 97% of what he does. I remain all in, all the way. Put Rubio on the ticket and we have us the WH in a walk.
I posted and pinged you. Thanks.
Aggie YELL leaders use hand signals and have 80,000 people in the stands yelling the same thing.
I'm not an Aggie but it is very interesting to watch. The yells were old when Perry was there and haven't changed.
Well .. Rasmussen is okay in my book.
My concern was your comment that “ALL” women hate her .. which is blatently not true .. and I’ve never seen any report by Rasmussen which states that - so you got that data from somewere else.
And .. Rasmussen rarely rates people by the “hate” factor - it’s usually by the “vote” factor.
Let’s say Perry gets the nomination. He then declares his running mate as Rubio. Question: does the Left attack Rubio’s eligibility....i.e., do they suddenly become “birthers” [again]?
Perry has a resume and Obama has a teleprompter. Perry is straight forward and says what he means and means what he says. I am from TX and have voted for him in one capacity or another for several elections and will again this time. Liberals are afraid or they would not be attacking him (including Obama)on all the conservative web sites and in media. I would rather have a plain spoken man as GOP candidate rather than a flowery spoken man like Obama who really says nothing.
I believe you would have to PAY Palin to get in, now. For all her energy she can’t budge those negatives with a fork lift. So what she is doing, I’m sure I don’t know, and feel somewhat liberated that I no longer care whether she is in, or out, or where she “vacations”. Rick is in and things are fun again. And drama free. :)
“Women despise her.”
My exact quote. The word “All” does not appear. Given the breakdown of the numbers, I think my words were acceptable.
I believe that Rasmussen, of all the polling outfits is the most accurate. If those numbers do not change for Palin, she won’t lose the general because she’ll never win the primary. I wish it were not the case but it simply is. One can war against the facts all one wants to but in the end, the facts remain.
Eventually even Sarah (if she hasn’t already) will notice her numbers are in the toilet and will announce that she is not running. I would hope that she will be considered for a VP slot or at least a position in the next Republican cabinet.
My pointing out that Palin polls horribly against Obama does not display disrespect of the woman whatsoever, it simply acknowledges a reality that some of her more zealous fans will unfortunately never face.
Question: does the Left attack Rubios eligibility....i.e., do they suddenly become birthers [again]? <<<<
That is an excellent question. Probably they will use the kitchen sink against Rubio, because of the minority vote he’s got and they want. Actually Perry to a large extent can get that vote also, apart from Rubio. The Obama campaign will have to put up some neutral party to bird dog that particular track to use as a line of attack. BTW, can you imagine the VP debate between Biden and Marc Rubio? What FUN that would be! If Perry is said to be a weaker debater and hates to debate, Rubio could REALLY fill a gap there for him.
True, but when you leave off the classificaton of the women, it assumes you’re saying “all women” .. so it’s better to clarify which group of women you’re talking about.
You don’t have to agree with me .. I don’t require that. I just want to be able to make my statements without it being assumed I’m stupid because I’m not in agreement with you.
I don’t switch back and forth between Perry and Palin. My candidate is Palin - and if she doesn’t run - I will support Perry .. but I’m still rooting for Palin.
They’ll do that... AND insinuate that a “dirty” Hispanic isn’t fit to be a heartbeat away from the Presidency.
For we all know that racism is okay, but only when it comes from the left.
The everyday leftists might be afraid of Perry. But I would guess the high level Soros types prefer him to Palin.
Because they’re the ones who know they can get to Perry when they really need to, but Palin will fight them tooth and claw to the end.
It really got to me when Rush came out for Perry a few months ago, he’s always said he would never do that.
Something just wasn’t right about it.
I respect your views, and even your opinion, if I do not share it. I have not seen a breakdown of different groups of women vis a vis Palin support, but we already know that liberal women will not support her, clearly her numbers will be slightly better with independant women, but given her numbers with indies as a whole, not that much better. I believe that conservative women will support her but they cannot make up for the other two catagories.
She's not in the race now because she is holding off the frivolous campaign lawsuits like she had filed on her with McCain. Yes, the rats are that afraid of her, Jury duty, anything.
I can’t figure out WHY women despise Palin so much, but they do, and it doesn’t matter why - they still won’t vote for her.
Heck, it’s the birthers here on FR that I’m worried about...
I’ve lurked long enough to know this is indeed a conservative site. Surprised to see so many Perry fans here. I’ll take Cain/Bachmann/Santorum, thankyouverymuch.
Thanks for the welcome.
Islamic Group says Perry’s relationship with Muslims “sets him apart”
No she quits when it gets too tough.
He singled out as an example the Hawaii Senate Race, which Rasmussen showed the incumbent 13 points ahead, where he in actuality won by 53 - a difference of 40 points, or “the largest error ever recorded in a general election in FiveThirtyEights database, which includes all polls conducted since 1998.”
Hey Grunthor, the foregoing snip was pulled out of a “critics” article on your boy Rasmussen. I think most folks on FR are growing weary of “Grunthor” quoting his polls and “data” every night while trying to convince us all that Sarah doesn’t have a chance. Give it a break please sir.
Check out post #5. Steel Wolf expands a bit on some of what you’ve pointed out.
You might be surprised, but Bush has higher approval ratings today than Obama. There is a certain nostalgia afoot in the land.
They better, the man is crazy, there's no telling who he'll shoot next with his mighty coyote gun!