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Rick Perry Flying High in Iowa
The Iowan Republican ^ | 09/17/11 | Jeff Patch

Posted on 09/19/2011 9:00:05 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa—Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) blitzed through Iowa Friday with the swagger of a rock star, elevating his high-octane campaign with a series of stage-managed campaign events.

As the only sitting governor pursuing the GOP nomination for president, Perry’s Texas-sized entourage and personality project an aura of authority that other candidates envy. His style, though, may risk alienating Iowans accustomed to lower key campaigning and more time for back-and-forth over issues.

For example, Perry traveled to campaign events throughout Iowa in a 22-seat Gulfstream IV jet owned by Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, Inc., a subsidiary of the banking conglomerate. The plane has ferried Perry since at least Sept. 12, when it left Austin, Texas for Tampa., Fla., where Perry participated in the CNN-Tea Party Express debate. Perry’s use of corporate jets, a perk most other candidates lack, allowed Perry to cram five public events into four days. But the propriety of jetting around the Hawkeye State for retail political events in a corporate jet could crimp Perry’s populist touch among fickle, frugal Iowans

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: acorn; countrywide; crownedjewel; ia2012; iowa; laraza; palin; perry; perry2012; thankangelomozilo
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To: winoneforthegipper

I am starting now to dislike Perry before the rush. If ever there was a poster child for a politician that will do or say anything to be elected!

The biggest fib he would have us believe is this...while he was a Democrat campaigning for Gore in 88, he now claims that he voted for Reagan.

I for one did not just fall off a freakin turnip truck...yes I will say it...you lie (Perry)


21 posted on 09/19/2011 9:33:52 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2012 or flippin bust)
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To: Irenic

“It’s not unusual for politicians to regularly take planes on tours and then board a campaign bus to arrive at a stop, but in an era in which private jets carry a special sort of stigma,”
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/sarah-palin-bus-tour-features-travel-private-plane/story?id=9211087

“It’s a two-hour drive between Ames and Cedar Rapids, two key Iowa cities for Republican presidential candidates competing in the state that will host the first balloting next year. Ron Paul flew by private jet. “
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-07-26/ron-paul-rides-in-private-jet-in-iowa-as-money-flows-into-his-12-campaign.html

“Former Bay State Gov. Mitt Romney shelled out more than $5 million in campaign cash over the past three months, including blowing $80,000 on hotel rooms in Las Vegas, $50,000 on a security squad and $125,000 on private jets — despite a pledge to scale back on luxury travel, new campaign filings show.”
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/07/20/romney-spends-big-on-luxury-hotels-and-private-jets/#ixzz1YPszO1aT

“Mr. McCain’s cash-short campaign gave itself an advantage by using a corporate jet owned by a company headed by his wife, Cindy McCain, according to public records. For five of those months, the plane was used almost exclusively for campaign-related purposes, those records show.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/27/us/politics/27plane.html

“That message, however, is on a collision course with Cain’s own spending habits, which include $900-a-night hotels, five-figure private-jet rides, and chauffeurs awaiting him when he arrives in the next city on his uphill climb toward the White House.”
http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/07/herman-cain-campaign-ritz-carlton-president


22 posted on 09/19/2011 9:34:17 AM PDT by Irenic
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Sucess? is having your own campaign pay for the thrills and frills....not the Likes of Wells Fargo.

That’s just owing.....lol


23 posted on 09/19/2011 9:35:10 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
To my way of thinking, when you are governor of a state the size of Texas, driving around in a Prius is stupid and a corporate jet is probably the most cost efficient way to get around.

Yeah, Bill White, in the last TX Governor's election promised if he became governor, he'd live in a double wide trailer. Apparently that worked out real well for Mr. White as a campaign strategy.

24 posted on 09/19/2011 9:35:32 AM PDT by sockmonkey (Freepers, please turn yourself in at attackwatch.com)
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To: Friendofgeorge

Correction...Perry now claims he voted for Reagan twice...that`s right Reagan had such a big impact on him that he worked for Al Gore

Bring on the lie detector!!!!


25 posted on 09/19/2011 9:35:48 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2012 or flippin bust)
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To: Friendofgeorge

26 posted on 09/19/2011 9:37:40 AM PDT by Liz (The rule of law must prevail. We can’t govern ourselves by our personal point of view.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Whether it’s private enterprise success or campaign fund raising success or simply being the governor of a mega state - it’s still success and the attitude that resents it is the same attitude that resents all success.

The corporate jet talking point is a favorite of the left based on class envy - and for conservatives to resent it is not intellectually consistent.

Now, if there’s a quid pro quo that is specific and can be shown, that’s another story. But this unseemly resentment of him having a fancy jet is just pure class envy.


27 posted on 09/19/2011 9:37:40 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: winoneforthegipper
"...Perry’s use of corporate jets, a perk most other candidates lack,"

If Perry campaign pays for this, I have no problem with it.

But, if Perry is getting this as a free "perk", then I have a MAJOR problem with this, and so should anyone that is against Corporate Crony Capitalism.

28 posted on 09/19/2011 9:38:16 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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29 posted on 09/19/2011 9:39:30 AM PDT by Liz (The rule of law must prevail. We can’t govern ourselves by our personal point of view.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Uh....Perryola is battlin a crony persona...if it sticks and to me it should given all that I have read....there is no one to blame but himself.

As for my thought.....u can’t change stupid.


30 posted on 09/19/2011 9:42:14 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Friendofgeorge
There was a very popular term at the time...perhaps you're not familiar with it..."Reagan democrat"?

There was a lot of them. Do you think Reagan won 49 states in '84 with just Republicans?

31 posted on 09/19/2011 9:42:57 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: The Bronze Titan

Mail.


32 posted on 09/19/2011 9:43:59 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: winoneforthegipper; Sacajaweau
What's wrong with going around in a corporate jet. Oh yeh...You need to take a bus to be more popular with hometown folks....like Obama and his little bus. ..... Sacajaweau

If you don’t understand why.....there’s more problems in Texas than I ever realized. .... winoneforthegipper

It looks like winoneforthegipper has swallowed Obama's class warfare agitprop, hook, line and sinker.

Winoneforthegipper believes that "hometown folks" are so stupid that they believe that spending $1.1 million for a Canadian bus for a photo-op (while you actually fly between stops) makes you better than leasing a small jet for a few days in order to get X number of people to Cities A, B and C for the least possible cost.

Winoneforthegipper does not seem to know the difference between simple economics and being a phony demagogue.

Winoneforthegipper probably believes that Sarah Palin's "Bus Tours" actually involve riding a bus around the country.

This is what even other Palin supporters think of such attempts at class warfare, winoneforthegipper: "GAG ALERT!"

Sarah Palin Bus Tour Hits Speed Bump With Private Jet Controversy (GAG ALERT!!!)

Sarah Palin Uses Private Jet Between Stops on Cross-Country Bus Tour to Promote Book

33 posted on 09/19/2011 9:45:02 AM PDT by Polybius (Defeating Obama is Priority Number One)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

You are absolutely right...HOWEVER how many Reagan Democrats went from supporting Reagan to working for Al Gore? And then after working for Gore in 88 claims to have also voted for Reagan that same time as well.

I say bring on the lie detector, I challenge the statements that he ever voted for Reagan!


34 posted on 09/19/2011 9:47:20 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2012 or flippin bust)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Cronyism is a totally separate issue from class envy. I agree Perry has some baggage there and it may sink him given the fact that crony capitalism is going to be a major campaign issue (as it should be given GE, GM, Solyndra, etc...). As conservatives, we should stand against anything that perverts the free market and anything that raises government spending — and crony capitalism does both.

But from what I’ve seen from a few on this thread, there is definitely some pure class envy going on. That’s not the same thing. And that’s not what should ever drive conservatives.


35 posted on 09/19/2011 9:47:25 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Polybius

Dude....

Did you go to washington dc for the first Tea Party march?

NO?

Then shut the hell up.


36 posted on 09/19/2011 9:48:24 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Liz
I guess you think that cartoon is a negative against Perry.

So then tell us how Social Security is NOT a Ponzi scheme.

37 posted on 09/19/2011 9:49:01 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: gov_bean_ counter
"Now, u-all go on and vote for a real 'Texan', right here!"
38 posted on 09/19/2011 9:52:39 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: The Bronze Titan

Hahaha!!!


39 posted on 09/19/2011 9:53:22 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Liz

You’re not denying SS is a Ponzi scheme, are you? It darned sure is a Ponzi scheme and thanks to Perry for having the guts to tell the truth.


40 posted on 09/19/2011 9:53:41 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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