Skip to comments.Slippery slope for ‘slick’ Rick
Posted on 09/24/2011 9:51:38 PM PDT by raccoonradio
I never thought Rick Perry was going to be the next Ronald Reagan. But who knew hed turn out to be the next Mumbles Menino?
At least the governor of Texas picked the right place to turn into a pumpkin Orlando, home of Disney World.
That GOP debate Thursday night was a political NASCAR race. All the fans got what they came for a massive crack-up on the far turn. Remember two weeks ago when everyone said Rick Perry was ready for prime time. It turned out to be a monstrous lie, to coin a phrase.
Here is Gov. Perry, unleashing his roundhouse on Mitt Romney: I think Americans just dont know sometimes which Mitt Romney theyre dealing with. Is it the Mitt Romney that was on the side of against the Second Amendment before he was for the Second Amendment?
Did I say Mumbles Menino? This is sounding like Ted Kennedy after a long car ride.
Was was it before he was before the social programs, um, from the standpoint of he was for, uh, standing for Roe versus Wade before he was against vers Roe versus Wade?
Perry went to Texas A&M. Fill in your own Aggie joke here.
Uh, who, uh, he was for Race to the Top, uh, hes for Obamacare and now hes against it.
The next morning Perry was reduced to telling an audience, Its not whos the slickest candidate or the smoothest debater. Or, as Mumbles puts it, Im not a fancy talker.
Perry has a glass jaw. How about when Rick Santorum was hectoring him about whether Texas was succeeding in keeping illegal aliens out? Perry stumbled, swallowed, and finally said the Lone Star State was putting the aviation assets on the ground.
That does a lot of good, Im sure.
Who would have thought that Gov. Aggie would have more problems with immigration that Mitt is having with Romneycare? The difference is, Obomneycare, as Tim Pawlenty used to call it, doesnt really start destroying health care until 2013. An illegal alien could kill you today a clear and present danger.
So when Perry haughtily said that anyone who opposes granting in-state (read: free) tuition to illegal aliens doesnt have a heart well, I think we have a problem, Houston.
What is it with these Democrats-turned-Republicans from Texas? They all seem to have such fine pedigrees. John Connolly in 1980, spending $13 million to win one delegate. Phil Gramm, another total washout, in 1996. And now Perry, the governor with a heart for illegal aliens.
Too bad for us here at the Herald? How many front pages and exclusives did we waste on this guy? Deep in the Heart of Taxes that was a great headline. And now its all for naught.
I live 15 miles from Rick’s parents and know both of them.
For all his failings he is a Texan and carries the imprint.
I probably know more about his failings than most of FR, but have never met Rick in person. He is a few years younger than I am, and I lived away from this county for 25 years.
Don’t believe everything about him presented in the MSM. Remember what they did to Sarah Palin.
One of my biggest critiques of Perry is due to his liberal policies regarding ILLEGAL immigration. One need not listen to the MSM to know what I've heard is truth as he confirmed it himself during the debates.
I am a conservative. Perry is not.
It actually isn’t the smoothest debater.
It actually isn’t who wins the FL straw poll.
Who do you think will win the Iowa Caucus? It won’t be Michele Bachmann, who won the Iowa Straw Poll but has destroyed her credibility by going over the cliff in her anti Perry zeal. I don’t know who it will be, but if Perry’s still in the race, whether he wins it or not I won’t be unhappy, as long as it is either Perry, Herman Cain or Sarah Palin - if she runs, of course.
Or, if someone wins I can’t support, that the Iowa Caucus turns out not to be determinative of who wins the nomination.
Most of the time, it has not been determinative.
In my opinion, there is no other solution to our mess than to gut and field dress the Washington bureaucracy.
If amnesty is given to the hordes of ILLEGALS in America they will become voters. And if they become voters they will likely vote democrat. And if they vote democrat the Republicans will likely never again win a national election.
A president Rick Perry would not be good for America.
and now for something completely different.
Herman Cain vs Clinton
Howie on illegals receiving in-state tuition:
Basically, he argues in-state tuition for illegals adds up to free tuition, since illegals qualify for full scholarships, having no income (as far as the state knows).
Governor Coupe Deval, David Axelrod's other client (
Together we can!), favors offering illegals in-state tuition.
Perry is just another Dubya. It really is like deja vu
Texas awarded about $33.6 million in state and institutional financial aid to those students between fall 2004 and summer 2008.
"They [the children of illegals] are being educated, right up to and through high school.
Where did it come to pass that if you're here illegally, you have a right to a college education, let alone the right to have it subsidized, when all Americans do NOT have their college educations subsidized?
I mean, this is perverse, to be honest with you.
And it is also the position of the Bush family. And I think if I'm wrong, I stand corrected it's the position of some of our "inside-the-beltway" publications.
But it is not the position of the American people, who have to pay this bill, endlessly."
>>At least the governor of Texas picked the right place to turn into a pumpkin Orlando, home of Disney World.<<
I am in tears laughing at this line. BEAUTIFUL!!!!
As I pilot I cringed...twice...not something you want, actually....
[He has taken some real bone headed positions before, but he has a lot of things right.]
I don’t know if the question is whether Perry is a horrible conservative as much as whether he can repreent us at the presidential level.