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Rick Perry Is George W. Bush 2.0 [Meghan McCain warning]
The Daily Beast ^ | 16 Sep 2011 | Meghan McCain

Posted on 09/16/2011 8:11:33 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

When the initial buzz about Rick Perry started getting louder and louder this summer, I asked a friend of mine, who is a longtime veteran of Republican politics, what I should expect from the Texas governor who was trying to become our party's next nominee for president. The response was quick and to the point: “Rick Perry is George Bush on crack, just wait.” So far, I don't necessarily agree that Rick Perry is George Bush on crack, but he could definitely be described as George Bush 2.0. He is also a phenomenon that has quickly attracted intense interest and high poll numbers that continue to climb (he is currently, in most polls, the Republican frontrunner). All of it, I quite frankly do not understand. I feel like a character in “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” but instead of pointing out that the emperor isn’t wearing any clothes, I am pointing out that this person is in every way unelectable on a national scale.

Who exactly are we kidding here? Do we really think possibly nominating George Bush 2.0 is going to fly with independents in a post-Obama era? Why as Republicans are we are more concerned with retaining our moral high ground in picking a candidate who hits every qualification of a “true conservative” litmus test than thinking about the national stage of a general election? Why do we still, after all this time, and in all the ways that the world is changing, continue to put a politician front and center who has very little crossover appeal?

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chunkystylelesbian; dumbfatchicks; meghanmccain; nomanwilllayher; perry; perry2012; selfappointedmoron; waistterbulthng2mind
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Have to admit, if Meghan McCain doesn't like him, maybe I should start looking into him a little more seriously...
1 posted on 09/16/2011 8:11:38 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

That’s still far better than John McCain 2.0.


2 posted on 09/16/2011 8:12:51 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

I wonder if anyone warned her that John McCain was Bob Dole 2.0?


3 posted on 09/16/2011 8:13:36 AM PDT by TomKOne
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

The people who miss President George W. Bush will just ignore Meghan McCain’s warning.


4 posted on 09/16/2011 8:13:36 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Does anyone pay attention to what this dimwitted itch says?


5 posted on 09/16/2011 8:14:13 AM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

If it weren’t for her mommy’s money and her daddy’s name, Meghan would be working at Starbucks or Piggly Wiggly (No offense to the people who work hard at Starbucks).


6 posted on 09/16/2011 8:14:54 AM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

maybe, but perry stands his ground and attacks his attackers.

unlike bush 2, bush 3 and mccain—all of whom were defenseless against the left’s propaganda machine.


7 posted on 09/16/2011 8:15:00 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Whatever Meghan, Bush won two national elections - two more than you father ever did.


8 posted on 09/16/2011 8:15:29 AM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

I don’t care. I would vote for Pol Pot if he ran against Zero.


9 posted on 09/16/2011 8:15:38 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Wow, McCain hates Perry.

Bush hates Perry.

Rove hates Perry.

Romneybots stir up fake Guardisal controvery against Perry.

I didn’t care for Perry, but now I do.


10 posted on 09/16/2011 8:15:59 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: TomKOne

haha and Mitt Romney is 0bama 2.0


11 posted on 09/16/2011 8:16:22 AM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Meghan McCain is Meghan McCain on crack.


12 posted on 09/16/2011 8:16:35 AM PDT by hometoroost (Frodo lives!)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
Now that the MSM (including Meghan McCain)has started to write nasty articles about Perry it tells us that it's Perry they fear most when it comes to Barack Hussein Obama.
13 posted on 09/16/2011 8:16:59 AM PDT by mk2000
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

If Meghan McCain is trying to piss on him, that makes me want to reconsider my reservations.


14 posted on 09/16/2011 8:17:33 AM PDT by anton
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Meghan McCain is Dixie Chick 2.0


15 posted on 09/16/2011 8:17:33 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
Thanks Megs. As usual, your unsolicited commentary shines more light on the fact that you are a no nothing Leftist struggling with the realization that if not for your father, you would be sales girl at Fashion Bug.


16 posted on 09/16/2011 8:17:33 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Meghan Mc Cain?? Can’t believe anyone would give this PORTLY DITS a platform. Then again, the Daily Beast isn’t exactly conservative friendly


17 posted on 09/16/2011 8:18:48 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
if Meghan McCain doesn't like him, maybe I should start looking into him a little more seriously

Meghan is one of the foremost intellectuals writing about Politics in cyberspace tday. How can you doubt what she says? /s

18 posted on 09/16/2011 8:18:48 AM PDT by sockmonkey (Freepers, please turn yourself in at attackwatch.com)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Well convinced me now, I’m for Perry.


19 posted on 09/16/2011 8:20:00 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

George Bush 2.0 - sounds like a big time endorsement!!!


20 posted on 09/16/2011 8:20:33 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: eclecticEel
She's 0 for 2 in presidential elections - kiss of death.
21 posted on 09/16/2011 8:20:41 AM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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To: ken21

Perry has the same deep visceral hatred for the “scourched earth policy piece of sh:t - Obama”...as I do...

I want a person with the same deep HATRED I have for Obama...running for President...

PERRY...at this time...meets that requirement....


22 posted on 09/16/2011 8:20:49 AM PDT by antivenom (visit SBPDL.com and at least read what you and the liberal media are too afraid to say)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

George Bush 2.0 - sounds like a big time endorsement!!!


23 posted on 09/16/2011 8:20:53 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

This is the biggest problem with Perry, and it’s not clear to me how he can solve it.


24 posted on 09/16/2011 8:21:22 AM PDT by Jim Noble (To live peacefully with credit-based consumption and fiat money, men would have to be angels.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Lazlo, where did you find a picture of Meghan where she is not trying to distract people from the rest of her by flaunting her puppies?


25 posted on 09/16/2011 8:21:59 AM PDT by sockmonkey (Freepers, please turn yourself in at attackwatch.com)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
That blonde bimbo has nothing of value to add to any conversation.

Like her Old Man, she specializes in biting the hand that feeds her.

26 posted on 09/16/2011 8:22:28 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: sockmonkey
Meghan is one of the foremost intellectuals writing about Politics in cyberspace


27 posted on 09/16/2011 8:22:59 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

I agree, If the Ruling Class is against Him, it sounds like he just might be the candidate to support.

ps, Meghan: your daddy is a LIAR and a CROOK and belongs in PRISON for LIFE. (keating 5).


28 posted on 09/16/2011 8:23:22 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Meghan who?


29 posted on 09/16/2011 8:23:58 AM PDT by b4its2late ("Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8")
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To: AU72

Infinitely better than John McCain 1.0.


30 posted on 09/16/2011 8:23:59 AM PDT by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

I like his sound bites on a number of issues, but it appears that Ricardo is, in fact, Jorge Bush 2.0 on immigration.

Since Ricardo has a history of talking tough during the election season, I thought he would reposition himself, even if only temporarily, on immigration. He hasn’t bothered to do that, so I think it is safe to say that he fervently believes in mass immigration.

Sorry Ricardo, no can do.


31 posted on 09/16/2011 8:25:01 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Does anyone else get a chuckle out of the fact that Meghan writes for The Daily Beast?

So we know she does not like Palin and now add Perry to that list. We could probably scratch Bachmann and Cain off her list as well.

So our choices our Newt and Mitt?

No thanks Meghan, been there done that. You don’t win elections by running someone that is only marginally different than an incumbent, even if that incumbent is the very worst POTUS in the history of the country.

The voters need to see contrast. They need to thoroughly reject big government socialism. And you need a candidate that not only talks about shrinking big government, but has a record of doing just that at the state and local level.


32 posted on 09/16/2011 8:25:35 AM PDT by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Actually I’m not so sure these people don’t know exactly what they’re doing. Kind of a reverse psychology thing.


33 posted on 09/16/2011 8:25:54 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Perdogg

Meghan McCain...Piggly Wiggly. How appropriate.


34 posted on 09/16/2011 8:25:54 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

My view exactly, I worry about an Perry being ex-Dim with statist inclinations, but if this moron doesn’t like him maybe there is hope for him.


35 posted on 09/16/2011 8:28:01 AM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: antivenom

yep.


36 posted on 09/16/2011 8:28:59 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Out of the mouth of babes ( not the hot chick type ) comes pablum.


37 posted on 09/16/2011 8:30:42 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (I'll follow an eloquent Allen West out of hell.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
Do we really think possibly nominating George Bush 2.0 is going to fly with independents in a post-Obama era?

Independents are a bunch of Dumb Ass voters who haven't the faintest idea of what is going on

Makes you want to cry to think getting elected depends on appealing to these fools
38 posted on 09/16/2011 8:30:48 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

My view exactly, I worry about an Perry being ex-Dim with statist inclinations, but if this moron doesn’t like him maybe there is hope for him.


39 posted on 09/16/2011 8:30:48 AM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Perry: more of the conservatism and less of the no-accountability “compassion” that has been wrecking our nation.


40 posted on 09/16/2011 8:31:06 AM PDT by Socon-Econ (Socon-Econ)
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To: TomKOne

If the spawn of McStain doesn’t like Rick then he can’t be all bad.


41 posted on 09/16/2011 8:32:05 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: AU72

That’s not saying much.


42 posted on 09/16/2011 8:32:27 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

This endorsement is bigger then Jingle’s.


43 posted on 09/16/2011 8:32:53 AM PDT by jerseyrocks
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To: Perdogg

I don’t think that it would be possible, with all the people out of work, thank mac daddy, she may not be qualified.


44 posted on 09/16/2011 8:33:47 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
What the little nimrod doesn't "get" and will never "get" is that when run as a pure force, a true conservative and conservative philosophy wins and wins big. But it can't be tempered with anything center left or moderate. Then it just loses the focus and breaks up. You can try and govern from the center if you're a far lefty like most RATS but a real conservative will be far better for the country if they run and govern from the right. That's just the way it is.... Ronald Reagan proved this. Sad to say, Bush 41 and 43 were more interested in a globalist agenda which pushed for a NWO than in advancing the cause of conservative values in the economy and American culture. Right now, it's hard for me to identify which 'Pubbie in the game has this game winning agenda at heart.

~TIN FOIL HAT descends and settles onto head, little beanie propeller begins to spin madly as tinfoil glows red~

I'm worried about Perry for his past as an illegal immigrant apologist and as an opposing force to the fence. That smacks of Bush/Clinton/Obama globalism. I like Bachmann but she's not getting the needed traction. If Ron Paul weren't such a loon on foreign policy and terrorism/war he'd be perfect. I also like Herman Cain and he'd perfectly blunt the race card, but I also worry about his so called 9-9-9 plan for the economy. Obviously Romney is a NO-GO for being a prize RINO. Rick Santorum would be fine, though -- but he's not getting much traction either. I'm just afraid that the CFR elites have already put the spin in motion to get their guy elected as they have since the 1930s. They're probably mad at Obozo for costing them so much moola but the fix is in somewhere else I'll wager.

~Propeller slows, tinfoil stops glowing and hat lifts off head~ WHEW!

45 posted on 09/16/2011 8:33:52 AM PDT by ExSoldier ("Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil: It has no point.")
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Yea right!

Even the Dog Whisperer can't teach a dog to bag groceries without mashing the bread much less serve hot coffee without spilling it all over everybody.

46 posted on 09/16/2011 8:34:51 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Finally!! I’ve been waiting breathlessly to hear this bimbo’s opinion of the GOP candidates. I’ll be able to sleep tonight. sigh


47 posted on 09/16/2011 8:35:30 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam ("I know that God's tomorrow will be better than today!" A. H. Ackley)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

WHY ARE WE DISCUSSING THIS BIMBETTE FOR ANY REASON???????


48 posted on 09/16/2011 8:35:47 AM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country!)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
She is wrong as usual, lord Perry is a flaming liberal compared to the compassionate conservative Jorge.
49 posted on 09/16/2011 8:36:50 AM PDT by org.whodat (so Perry's purchase price starts at $5001.00: and $29,000 , was a sell.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Someone please tell her that her dad was the loser and that he is the reason we are stuck with the commie in the WH?


50 posted on 09/16/2011 8:39:03 AM PDT by jersey117
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