Skip to comments.Perry fires back at pro-Bachmann super PAC
Posted on 09/01/2011 2:12:25 PM PDT by AAABEST
Rick Perry's campaign just responded to the attack ad that a pro-Michele Bachmann super PAC unveiled last night, which it is airing in South Carolina, and which hits him on his spending record as Texas governor:
Gov. Perry is a proven fiscal conservative, having cut taxes, signed six balanced budgets, and led Texas to become Americas top job-creating state, said Ray Sullivan, RickPerry.orgs communications director. Congresswoman Bachmanns front-group ad is patently and provably false. Unlike Washington, the Texas budget is balanced, does not run deficits and limits spending, even as Texas added jobs and population in big numbers.
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OMG! Thanks for posting the link to that ad.
It has got to be one of the worst ads for this level of government (well, ANY level of government office) I’ve ever seen!
Surely Mitt’s secret funds to her could have purchased a better public relations and advertising team!
I’ve got a question for you and would like your insight.
Could Michele Bachmann pull out of the race at some point and still be on Mitt’s VP list or do you think she’ll need to stick it out longer than she could have otherwise?
Good point. That document shows that 54,954 direct jobs were created at a cost of $7,455.52 per job, or a total of 190,360 direct and indirect jobs were created, at a cost to the state of $2,308.98 per job. Considering that the federal government crows about creating a few hundred job that cost the taxpayers over $100k per job, it looks like Texas has the right idea. If Perry had $800 billion to spend on job creation like Obama did, by this calculation, he could have created 107,303,045 direct jobs.
Also, did you see the return on investment? The state was getting back from a LOW of 27x the investment up to over 100x the investment in increased Gross State Product. This has got to be one of the most effective economic stimulus programs in history!
Thanks, cripplecreek. I never realized how effect the TEF program was at job creation. I'll be sure to post this information every time someone brings the subject up.
I think orginally, some were thinking Bachman could be a good choice for VP but since the Iowa straw poll she has had numerous gaffes and is losing her star power rapidly. All the oxygen is almost gone from her campaign. I think she will continue to go downhill.
I think Victor Davis Hanson is a Democrat unless he’s changed parties and I’ve missed it.
If Mitt wins, he'll pick whoever he wants. They don't have to be currently serving or from any particular group, so long as they balance the ticket.
Mitt doesn't really need another governor, a moderate, a businessman, or someone who can raise cash. He's got all that himself. If he won the nomination, it would be by appealing to the center-right. All well and good, but there's plenty of people on the actual right who might sit it out, unless he has a strong conservative VP.
Anyone reading this probably thought about not voting for McCain until he picked Sarah Palin. That didn't win over everyone, but it changed a lot of minds. Mine included. Mitt knows he's in the exact same boat. He needs a partner who has 'it'. Popularity, to offset his blandness. A fighter, to offset his calm. A conservative, to offset his moderation.
If it's not Bachmann he chooses, he'll need someone exactly like her. The fact that she's behaving the way that she is makes me think that they've already come to an understanding.
It might not be, though. She may just be auditioning for the part, trying to show her use, in the event a Romney-like candidate got the top slot. Or it may just be a trial run for next time. No matter what, she's not going to be top of the ticket next year.
Yeah I see that it also claims jobs were created at HelioVolt but HelioVolt disagrees and says they won’t be creating the jobs. Seems to me that you’re playing Obama games with number (lying) just like Obama’s stimulus.
Why the lack of courage in noticing that?
Perry is just the better more proven candidate than "Sarah!"
You must have missed it.
Excuse me? I use the numbers from a document that YOU provided, and I am playing with numbers? You really are delusional, aren't you? You either don't believe the very document you provided (and if that is the case, why provide it in the first place?), or you just don't like the fact that it doesn't support the point you THOUGHT it would support. Maybe you should have read it first...
Time means nothing to MB. She "raised" 23 foster kids, don't you know...and needed only 2 weeks to "raise" some of them.
I think she will find that this is not a good tactic at all. She’s in over her head here.
But until then, Perry for President.
Possibly granted, but this one does not lend itself to such posts sensibly, and I don't think they will do that. It would look hokey in this instance.
This just looks bad, bad, bad on Michele Bachmann, and I would think both Palin and Perry supporters should be MORE upset with Michele Bachmann's lies and deceptive ads in her quest to cozy up with Mitt Romney than they will use one of our own (Michele Bachmann) who is disgracing the word "conservative" to make a case against Rick Perry.
Let them use what they want to vet Rick Perry, but this isn't the right story to do that.
Michele Bachmann, one of our best known models of conservatism today, has now associated herself with lies and deceit. In that, Michele Bachmann has LOWERED the standards and reputation of our party. Now THAT deserves anger from both Palin and Perry supporters!
Tempest, I'm hoping you guys take the right route on this one! :)
I will refer you to posts 3,4,5,6 and 13 for starters.
If Michele Bachmann is susceptible to lying in her campaign ads, why would you expect she would live up to her word with what she has said about immigration, especially since she has no executive record to show what she really would do when push comes to shove and pressure keeps coming from all sides?
Yea, she can sit in her congressional seat and whine, complain, and vote and say she fought for this and fought for that, but now we see her in the midst of a real battle and can see what she does, and she is caving to lies just to get a VP choice position with Mitt Romney.
I am not dissing your desire for tough immigration laws, reform, deportation or anything here. I’m asking if you really can trust her now that we are seeing she is willing to lie and distort in a real life situation, campaigning.
And??? You act like this one example that delays some of the 158 jobs to be created by this one grant somehow negates the effectiveness of the whole program. Hardly - you are talking about less than 3/10 of 1% of the jobs created through this program. And only some of the jobs are delayed - they currently have hired somewhere around 100 of the 158 positions they expected to hire.
Boy, you are really reaching here...
None of them are worth a hoot. At least that is how they are discussed here. So what the heck difference does it make?
I trust her more than the others. How’s that? Plus, none of them own me. Can you say that?