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Riehl: Is Rick Perry Done?
Conservatives 4 Palin ^ | Sept. 23, 2011 | Dan Riehl

Posted on 09/23/2011 9:16:39 AM PDT by RobaWho

Everyone here in Palinville who looks forward to good hard competition will be relieved to know that Gov. Rick Perry was NOT drunk at last night’s debate, all appearances to the contrary. It’s just that before taking the stage he inexplicably chose to receive a Gardasil shot, one of whose known side effects is mental slowness.

I heard about the whole pre-debate immunization from Michele Bachmann’s Twitter.I could be wrong on that. It’s just the information I received.

But enough about my opinion of Perry’s debate performance, let’s hear Dan Riehl’s …

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1 posted on 09/23/2011 9:16:48 AM PDT by RobaWho
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To: RobaWho

Actually both Perry and Romney should drop out. Both proved conclusively last night they have NO business being in the race.

Both are Democrat Lite Establishment bots.

We cannot afford either of them.

The Republic is in danger. We need real tough solutions and real leadership not more twist in the breeze politics as usual types.

Neither Romney nor Perry are fit to be President.


2 posted on 09/23/2011 9:18:21 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: RobaWho

“Going in, I saw these last three debates as critical to him, but by no means everything. Unfortunately, instead of seizing upon them as an opportunity, his now obviously very weak debating skills have proved to be disastrous. He went in as a fresh face and has now, to some extent, damaged himself. I’m by no means writing him off. But Perry’s path to the nomination just got a whole lot harder and longer. He comes out of these debates needing to turn things around, while facing an experienced and relentless Romney machine intent on not giving him the opportunity to do it.”


3 posted on 09/23/2011 9:18:29 AM PDT by RobaWho (I Love the U.S. Constitution, as written.)
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To: RobaWho

Yeah why not get rid of Rick Perry and let’s wait for Obama to be re-elected.


4 posted on 09/23/2011 9:19:07 AM PDT by AngieGOP (I never met a woman who became a stripper because she played with Barbie dolls as a kid.)
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To: MNJohnnie

Here, Here! 100% correct. Palin bests Perry in EVERY single possible category, from Jobs, Debt Reduction, Taxes, Spending Cuts, Bold Leadership, Conservative Credentials, Zero Crony Capitalism, Consistent Respect for the Constitution, Healthcare, Immigration - you name the issue, Palin’s records is stronger and more consistent than Perry, Romney and every other candidate in the race — or even Chris “The One” Christie that many in the progressive right wing of the pundit class seem to love. Last night’s debate simply solidified the public’s complete dissatisfaction with our current GOP options. Yes, all would be “better than Obama.” That is not our standard - We need the absolute best candidate - period. Gov. Sarah Palin is that candidate.


5 posted on 09/23/2011 9:20:28 AM PDT by RobaWho (I Love the U.S. Constitution, as written.)
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To: AngieGOP

Yeah ! Let Mumbles Perry stay in so he can lose to Zero instead. Brilliant !


6 posted on 09/23/2011 9:20:35 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: RobaWho

He hasn’t impressed me. Should He drop out? No. Let the process continue.


7 posted on 09/23/2011 9:21:23 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: RobaWho

I’m not a Perry fan but there are an awful lot of cheap shots being landed in that first line.


8 posted on 09/23/2011 9:21:50 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: RobaWho

At this point I believe most of us are going to go to the polls with the “anything but Obama” attitude. I have had to hold my nose and vote before and I will do it again if I have to. All I know is the democrats must be stopped from destroying this country, by any and all means.


9 posted on 09/23/2011 9:24:36 AM PDT by mardi59 (Time to turn off the tv so I don't break it..)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
I was a Perry fan....
10 posted on 09/23/2011 9:25:45 AM PDT by stormhill
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To: justice14

I agree with you 100%! Perry should NOT drop out. Strong, vigorous debate and open competition is GOOD for America and the entire world. The more exposure the world gets to bad ideas, less than sound policy, outright lies, historical hypocrisy, bad policies, the proper role of Government, the virtues of free enterprise, etc. - the more these ideas are discussed and the public is exposed to legitimate vs. illegitimate &/or failed ideas, the better!


11 posted on 09/23/2011 9:26:11 AM PDT by RobaWho (I Love the U.S. Constitution, as written.)
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To: RobaWho
We need the absolute best candidate - period. Gov. Sarah Palin is that candidate.

Right

12 posted on 09/23/2011 9:26:37 AM PDT by tommix2
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To: RobaWho

Perry has 10 years of experience as governor of a very populous state. Palin has 2.5 years experience as governor of a state that has less population than many of the counties I have lived in.

I’m not happy with Perry on certain counts but this is not as easy a call for some of us as you seem to think.


13 posted on 09/23/2011 9:26:55 AM PDT by freespirited (Stupid people are ruining America. --Herman Cain)
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To: RobaWho

I’d vote for Herman Cain before either of these two maroons.


14 posted on 09/23/2011 9:27:37 AM PDT by McGruff (Vetting - The process of examination and evaluation of a candidate's record.)
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To: RobaWho

Frankly this looks like a really cheap shot by C4P. I’ve seen this before and called them on it on their f/b page.


15 posted on 09/23/2011 9:27:51 AM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: AngieGOP

You are a reason for women not to vote.


16 posted on 09/23/2011 9:29:23 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Obama is a Communist, a Muslim, and an illegal alien)
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To: Condor51; indylindy; Windflier; SaintDismas; trisham; Vigilanteman; stephenjohnbanker; mo; ...
......appearances to the contrary, Rick Perry was NOT drunk at last night’s debate........

It’s just that before taking the stage he chose to receive a Gardasil shot, one of whose known side effects is mental slowness.....and an overwhelming urge to commit political suicude...........

17 posted on 09/23/2011 9:29:47 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: RobaWho; org.whodat; cripplecreek; TADSLOS; BobL; raybbr; truthfreedom; CowboyJay; Sea Parrot; ...

18 posted on 09/23/2011 9:29:54 AM PDT by South40 (Rick Perry = The Other McCain)
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To: MNJohnnie
Actually both Perry and Romney should drop out...

Neither Romney nor Perry are fit to be President.

Neither Romney nor Perry will drop out and there is no fitness test. Voters will order from the menu just as we always have.

If you think someone else on that stage is better than the two frontrunners then name them and explain why and maybe they will rise. If you are waiting for someone else to enter then name them and explain why they should.

Simply trashing the frontrunners helps only the leftists.

19 posted on 09/23/2011 9:30:20 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: McGruff
I’d vote for Herman Cain before either of these two maroons.

Absolutely!

20 posted on 09/23/2011 9:30:51 AM PDT by South40 (Rick Perry = The Other McCain)
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To: RobaWho

Perry is a “goose cooked”. Shades of NCIS. As Mark Steyn says he is sick of Perry using demorat talking points. You heartless people opposed to having your children’s future spent on illegals.


21 posted on 09/23/2011 9:31:01 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: RobaWho

,,,,, I pass on both Perry and Romney ,,, too phony ,, too flip floppy ,, establishment typicals . Had enough already of their type ,, Bush 43 ,, McLame , Boehner , McConnell etc. . We don’t need no stinkin’ RINOs .


22 posted on 09/23/2011 9:31:31 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

>>> I’m not a Perry fan but there are an awful lot of cheap shots being landed in that first line. >>>

That’s me too. I want him to do well, but he hasn’t so far.

Having said that, he is way to the right of Obama and any major elected Democrat on jobs, taxes, regulations, education, terror and a lot of other issues.

He is somewhat to the right of all Democrats on border security. He is consistent with some Democrats on some other immigration issues, but so are a lot of Texas conservatives.

And he had an awful night last night in the debate, but there is time to recover if he has it in him to step up his game. (I don’t know if he does or not.)

Why can’t we just discuss his weaknesses in light of these realities instead of lobbing bombs about him being just like a Democrat and other horse tripe? Such vents may make the poster feel better but it does not add to the conversation nor does it engender sympathy for their particular candidate.


23 posted on 09/23/2011 9:31:57 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: RobaWho

Yep!

You can get the fork!


24 posted on 09/23/2011 9:32:00 AM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: RobaWho

Not knowing Perry from Adam, I gave him 3 debates now to introduce himself to me and show me what he’s got. Conclusion – he has Nothing. He totally comes across as a buffoon, and the least prepared candidate on the stage, even though he has to know what questions were going to be targeted at him.

How he handled the in-state tuition question was shameless. Sounded like a bit of advice from the book Rules for Radicals. – “When under attack accuse the attacker of something outlandish and indefensible (even if not true), taking the spotlight off you.”
Accusing opponents of his policy of not wanting children to have an education is just the sort of outlandish accusation that would make Saul Alinsky proud.


25 posted on 09/23/2011 9:32:11 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: bmwcyle
You are a reason for women not to vote.

Out of line, dude.

26 posted on 09/23/2011 9:33:46 AM PDT by stormhill
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To: RobaWho

“Gov. Sarah Palin is that candidate.”

I didn’t know she announced!


27 posted on 09/23/2011 9:34:12 AM PDT by Magic Fingers
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To: South40

Yes, that is a goose cooked and with a fork stuck in it, three flub performances and you are out.


28 posted on 09/23/2011 9:34:54 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: McGruff

Check out this interview Savage did with Cain.

He should be our guy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpWHK2pEaR8


29 posted on 09/23/2011 9:35:05 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who won’t leave.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
-- I'm not a Perry fan but there are an awful lot of cheap shots being landed in that first line. --

I've only read Riehl occasionally, but that opening paragraph causes me to lump him in with the likes of Andrew Sullivan, Ann Coulter, and the harpies that post at Huffington Post and Firedoglake. I didn't read the piece farther than the first paragraph.

30 posted on 09/23/2011 9:35:50 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: AngieGOP
Yeah why not get rid of Rick Perry and let’s wait for Obama to be re-elected

You seriously think Perry could beat Obama?

31 posted on 09/23/2011 9:36:09 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: RobaWho
Palin bests Perry in EVERY single possible category

Sarah Palin, so far, has failed to best Rick Perry in the all-important "Who has declared themselves a candidate" category.

32 posted on 09/23/2011 9:36:09 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: RobaWho

HAHAHA!

Is Romney done?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2782746/posts


33 posted on 09/23/2011 9:36:22 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: MNJohnnie
Romney should drop out.

After helping Obama win in 2008, and supporting
Obama in 2009 and 2010, Romney is the
DARLING of the MSM and the DNC?
=========================
NOW WHY WOULD THAT BE?
Because they have the 'goods' on Romney and will drop it as the October surprise.

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"Dog on Roof? What Was It Like for Romney's Pooch? - Scientists Say Dog Likely Experienced Wind-Whipped, Uncomfortable Trip - "Before beginning the drive, Mitt Romney put Seamus, the family's hulking Irish setter, in a dog carrier and attached it to the station wagon's roof rack. e'd built a windshield for the carrier, to make the ride more comfortable for the dog,".. Jordan Kaplan, the owner of Petaholics, a dog walking service in New York City,
and a lifelong dog owner and dog lover, said Romney's actions were uncalled for"


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Romney's bad behavior Exposed by Seamus

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34 posted on 09/23/2011 9:36:54 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: freespirited

Governing a border state is not as easy as everyone thinks. Texas spends 400 million a year guarding their borders. where are the feds??????? oh, too busy suing AZ


35 posted on 09/23/2011 9:36:54 AM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: justice14

Right. The process is doing what it is supposed to do.

There is no other way for voters to see and hear these people in real time.

They need and deserve an opportunity to express themselves in the best way they can.

It is up to voters to determine who is most capable.


36 posted on 09/23/2011 9:36:58 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change. " Robert Anthony)
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To: RobaWho

He’s done.

Not trying to be too harsh, but Perry needs to take his leftist open border policies and head back to Texas...Lots of illegal alien butt to kiss there.

Get this animated imposter clown off the stage...


37 posted on 09/23/2011 9:37:07 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: RobaWho
Regrettably, I share your conclusion. And let me state that I was moved to chills when I saw Perry's recent Internet campaign ad (see YouTube).
38 posted on 09/23/2011 9:38:08 AM PDT by Obadiah (Okay, so what's the speed of dark?)
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To: MNJohnnie
The Republic is in danger. We need real tough solutions and real leadership not more twist in the breeze politics as usual types.

Well said.

39 posted on 09/23/2011 9:38:17 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: RobaWho

I clicked here expecting serious analysis, and all I see are juvenile cracks almost as low as Bill Maher.
This is scraping the bottom of the barrel here.


40 posted on 09/23/2011 9:38:28 AM PDT by WOSG (“Legion of Acceptibility”)
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To: rogue yam

As posted earlier - “Palin bests Perry in EVERY single possible category, from Jobs, Debt Reduction, Taxes, Spending Cuts, Bold Leadership, Conservative Credentials, Zero Crony Capitalism, Consistent Respect for the Constitution, Healthcare, Immigration - you name the issue, Palin’s records is stronger and more consistent than Perry, Romney and every other candidate in the race — or even Chris “The One” Christie that many in the progressive right wing of the pundit class seem to love. Last night’s debate simply solidified the public’s complete dissatisfaction with our current GOP options. Yes, all would be “better than Obama.” That is not our standard - We need the absolute best candidate - period. Gov. Sarah Palin is that candidate.” She WILL run. She will announce. She is vetted, proven, popular, prepared and ready to offer the American public an exceptional option NOT from the establishment’s fixed menu.


41 posted on 09/23/2011 9:38:55 AM PDT by RobaWho (I Love the U.S. Constitution, as written.)
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To: RobaWho

Pointing out the shortcomings of other candidates is fair game, but doing so in a mocking manner does little to advance Sarah’s cause.

Please accept this as intended, constructive criticism.


42 posted on 09/23/2011 9:38:55 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: rogue yam
LOL!!

Love Palin, but, yeah

43 posted on 09/23/2011 9:39:17 AM PDT by stormhill
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To: RobaWho

If Romney moves back to the top I think I will puke...I love his defense of SS ponzi scheme, he sounds like Obama.


44 posted on 09/23/2011 9:39:28 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Over-taxed means 'paying too much in taxes', not zero taxes)
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To: MNJohnnie

“The Republic is in danger.”

The Republic is in danger and you want the top candidates to drop out?

That’s nuts.

“Democrat Lite Establishment bots”
Yawn. So is CainPalinGingrichSantorum ... Anyone who actually RUNS.

Except for Ron Paul, and if you think he’s the savior ... that’s nuts.

So who will save us?


45 posted on 09/23/2011 9:40:48 AM PDT by WOSG (“Legion of Acceptibility”)
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To: RobaWho
She WILL run. She will announce.

C'mon Linus. Tell me again about the Great Pumpkin.

46 posted on 09/23/2011 9:41:42 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: RobaWho

No, I don’t think Perry is “done”. Yes, I do agree that he’s making any chance he has a lot harder with his recent performance.

It’s still early. A lot can happen.


47 posted on 09/23/2011 9:41:52 AM PDT by kevkrom (This space for rent.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

As a native Texan and long time republican activist in Texas who previously was a STRONG Perry supporter I will offer the following emotionless opinion.

Rick blew it BIG TIME last last night and lost me as a supporter in the process! Here’s why.

When the legislature passed the bill to provide in state tuition for illegals the make up of the Texas legislature was much different than it is today. Republicans (not conservatives) held a one seat majority in the Texas Senate (16 republicans to 15 democrats). The Texas house was composed of 78 democrats and 72 Republicans. Today the Texas Senate is composed of 19 republicans (not conservatives) and 12 democrats. The Texas House has 101 Republicans and 49 democrats. That is a HUGE change over 10 years and one of the main reasons this has occurred is this very issue!

Rick Perry was dealt a bad hand back then. EVERY member of the legislature save four voted for this bill even though the public was adamantly opposed to it. Perry, the newly minted governor of Texas at that time, signed it into law and I seriously doubt that anyone would have done differently under the circumstances.

The public in Texas adamantly opposed the idea of granting in state tuition to illegals then and they still do today. It was shoved down our throats by the 77th legislature and that is, at least in part, why the current make up of the legislature is what it is!

Until today, I had thought Rick Perry understood all this but his words last night convince me beyond all doubt that I was wrong! He doesn’t get it and chose to insult those of us in Texas who have always opposed in state tuition for illegals! He’s done! He will only sink the polls from this point until he finally decides to pack it in!


48 posted on 09/23/2011 9:42:01 AM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: NavyCanDo

Bravo, Bravo, Bravo - NavyCanDo! And coming from a USAF guy, trust me: it was hard for me to type this compliment!! -:))


49 posted on 09/23/2011 9:42:01 AM PDT by RobaWho (I Love the U.S. Constitution, as written.)
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To: rogue yam

“Palin bests Perry in EVERY single possible category

Sarah Palin, so far, has failed to best Rick Perry in the all-important “Who has declared themselves a candidate” category. “

And if she does run, she will end up being the less conservative, less disciplined, less articulate less experienced and less popular version of Perry.


50 posted on 09/23/2011 9:42:37 AM PDT by WOSG (“Legion of Acceptibility”)
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