Skip to comments.Rush: Perry the only conservative threat to Romney
Posted on 10/11/2011 10:04:19 PM PDT by Reagan Man
On his radio program this afternoon, Rush Limbaugh said that Christie's endorsment of Romney is proof that the GOP establishment is "desperate" for Romney to be the Republican nominee.
"They're doing everything they can to make sure -- you know, Bachmann, Santorum, they're not in the top tier now, but they want to make sure they stay there." Limbaugh said, "Perry is the only genuine conservative threat to Romney, and this is an effort to take him out."
Limbaugh added that "the thinking" on Herman Cain is that he does not have enough organization or money to compete with Romney.
"They don't even want to go through the primary process. They want to force people out." Limbaugh concluded, "They want Bachmann to quit. They want Santorum to quit. They want Cain to get outta here. Well, he's not going to for a while. They want Perry to finally throw in the towel. They want everybody to realize they don't have a prayer. It's Romney."
Rush will not support a Loser.
No he's not. I've done my due diligence, and the man comes up short. By a long shot.
Sell your propaganda elsewhere.
Rush is Right.
I almost said that earlier. In fact, I voted my principles in that gubernatorial primary, and gave my vote to Rick, for that very reason.
Take your own advice.
Perry is not just any conservative. Perry is an authentic Reagan conservative, skippy.
“I’ve personally come to a point where I’d almost prefer to let the whole thing fall to pieces now, and allow the necessary, but chaotic, catharsis begin - rather than compromise my principles yet again, so that another coward can tend the oval office for four years while the country slides even deeper into the muck.”
I understand. A couple of years ago I was very sanguine about this very model - let it collapse and then rebuild. Increasingly though I picture dissolution at best, and real risk of balkanized civil warS, an outside chance of a kind of dark age, or more likely a dictatorship like Franco’s or Lenin’s. Different regions could have either. Still . . . Sometimes the long shot is the only one you have. What the Washington hacks are doing is certain to fail. It already has.
I see the United States entering the same tunnel as the Soviet Union did in 1991. I hope we do as well coming out the other end as they did.
Gawd, help me. You defile the name of Reagan.
I'd rate Perry as "better" as Romney, but it's by inches, a short walk, a brief step past... rather than "miles. leagues. fathoms".
Pretty much I get the sense that the only reason Perry sounds so much more conservative than Romney is because that's the political climate in Texas and that's what he needs to say in order to win down there. Had he been running in Massachusetts, I don't think his agenda would have been much different than Romney's. Both are professional politicians who maintained the status quo in their respective state and opposed Reaganism when it was politically convenient at the time.
Unless we citizens get our heads on straight and push back hard against the corrupt and degraded bastards in the political establishment, we're going to lose our last best chance to turn this country around in the next election.
We simply cannot allow that to happen. As you say, there are no guarantees that we'll emerge from the "tunnel" in better shape than when we went in. God help us.
You're not of much importance - hence I'm not trying to sell you anything.
Just countering some of the stupidity.
Well, we’re each entitled to our opinions. I disagree with yours.
I don’t have to ping my posse to express mine, though.
Then again, I come from south of the Mason-Dixon line. ;-)
What part of Billy’s post do you disagree with ? Just curious.
I would think it would be obvious. It’s not as if Billy Boy’s post is multi-faceted.
Take the attempted gang-up game elsewhere. That sort of tactic is useless on me.
While you’ve formed an unfavorable opinion of Perry, others have become more impressed. I thought he handled himself well tonight. He kept his cool and acted like a gentlemen when Karen Tumulty was disgusting in manner and looks when she questioned him. She asked him a question, interrupted him, and gave her own liberal biased answer. When she finished her vitriolic attack, he quietly answered the question with the correct answer. Newt even agreed with one of his answers. In my opinion, Romney is becoming more impressed with himself, and it was even manifested in his actions last night after Christy endorsed him. Governor Jindal of LA. has endorsed Perry, and I find him to be more conservative than Christy!
Perry is as much of a flip flopping politician as Romney plus he’s one that can be bought with big money.
Rush was right!
Well Rush is Captian Obvious now.
Cain and Romney are the more of the same, backslapping Rino guys. Perry isn’t much better, but he’s more a conservative than Romney and Cain. There is a reason why the GOP establishment wants to keep him out. He’s not a robot.
Well said!!! I agree!
Now that's funny. You go to a pro-Perry thread and post about half the replies, with nothing constructive or instructive to say, just "Waaah! Illegal immigration! Waah! Gardisil! Not coservative! Ricarco! RINO!" etc., etc. Then you tell people who are having an actual converstion to take it someplace else.
Why don't you start a thread for whoever you support and post to yourself there.
No, it isn’t obvious, it was a straightforward question. Why would you think I’m ganging up on you ? Have I ever done so with you before ?
Romney is the dumbocrats’ nightmare because he splits the liberal vote.
yeah, that good ‘ol flip flopper couldn’t wait to backtrack on amnesty oh...please. One of the reasons he’s been dragged through the coals is because he wouldn’t renounce his position for political gain. That’s one reason i like him. Not his position on it but he’s being more truthful then any other candidate is being on that stage.
Ah well...let’s hear people say we should back Cain who will not tear into Romney anything near what he’ll do to others and cannot put together an opposition to beat Romney because contrary to belief around here...it takes money and small donors aren’t going to cut it. There is a reason the establishment has ripped Perry to shreds and a reason why all the rest on stage are protecting Romney. And it’s not because he’s an easily controlled RINO.
Right now Romney is on course to win and conservatives are helping him cruise to that nomination.
Really? Romney has flip-flopped on guns, abortion, healthcare, global warming, to name a few off the top of my head. Please tell me some comparable issues Perry has flip-flopped on. Please name one where he did so for money.
The things that Romney has flipped on are RomneyCare, the right to life, marriage as one man, one woman.
The things that Perry has flipped on are Trans Texas Corridor and an Executive Order on Gardasil.
Very good list that documents the Conservative way that Rick Perry has governed.
Post #76 takes on some of his flip-flops, but Perry is now being hailed as a great conservative when in 2007 he was being dissed in Texas as a RINO.
That’s when Perry raised business taxes 10 percent.
Guardasil remains an issue where its dead obvious that money was connected to the issue.
Perry supporters talk about the establishment beating up on him, well it seems that Bachmann took the beating from Perry’s supporters for daring to note that.
Yes, he’s lost his edge. He won’t get it back until his current marriage ends.
Yeah, she also called McCain, Whittman and Fiorina conservatives too.
Ive made my own observations of Rick Perry and have come to my own conclusions about the man.
As you should. Now how about letting others do the same.
If I recall Rush urged Perry to get into the race. I don’t believe Rush has ever mentioned Perry’s stance on illegal amnesty via the Texas educational system that Perry created and called conservatives heartless.
Rush to some degree owns Perry. Rush needs to admit he was wrong on Perry.
What happens if Palin endorses Perry?
Because you’ve come to the opinion Perry isn’t conservative enough for ‘you’ means no one else can come to a different conclusion?
Think highly of yourself, do ya?
Jeez Allegra, sometimes people ping interested friends to their posts. No one is “ganging up” on you. Unbelievable.
Anyhow, IMO the gulf between Ricky and Myth is somewhere between your “miles” and Billyboy’s “inches”, let’s say a few yards ;p. I think Perry is closer to Romney than he is to a Tea Party conservative but Romney is low enough scum that I can say I’d prefer Perry by an appreciable margin.
Rush’s opinion btw=FAIL.
I listened to this episode of Rush and he said something very, very interesting that most people probably missed. It was right after a female caller asked him to pick a candidate and endorse that candidate. I think his answer was very, very significant.
He said that a year before the last elections, McCain was considered as finished and no hopes of winning the primaries. Back then McCain was broke. He was in third place. Then out of no where he rose to win the nomination.
Forward to today. We are a year away from the next election. Who is in third place?
I think that Rush was answering the woman caller’s question indirectly as to whom he is endorsing.
My biggest concern about Cain is where he will get all the money he needs to run and how he will get an organization established quickly enough to compete against Obama. MCCain was severely outspent by Obama and I would expect that Cain would have the same problem if he does not raise the money.
I do think that if the Tea Party gets in back of Cain it can raise $2-3 billion for Cain in a very short time.
Dont bother with the Palinistas ... Perry, a real conservative, had the guts to enter the fray, and their candidate didn’t have the stones.
Bitter is the new black for the followers of the Queen.
If Rush said this he’s an idiot. He’s rarely wrong but in this case he’s totally jumped the shark. Perry doesn’t have a chance in hell.
And I don't think he's backed down on those being good ideas. He certainly hasn't on Gardasil. I'm not sure about the corridor.
Not saying they are good ideas, just saying that saying "I lost" or "I made a mistake" is not the same as a flip flop.
Being as how the Gipper made it legal in California, it seems Perry opposes it more.
Yes, we not Palinistas LOL, a number of them were for burning heretics to their beliefs.
Perry I might be able to vote for next November, but not Romney, especially if I think he has a good chance of winning. I would want no association with him as POTUS.
I would feel much more comfortable with Perry if he came out with a 'read my lips' public statement promising no 'path to legalization' to anyone illegally in this country. That would fix some problems he created for himself.
Rush should have come out more forcefully for Palin (not endorse her, but actually gone out of his way to state her positions), and possibly she might have had more incentive to get in. But, you're right. Rush seems to have tuned out on the actual history behind each of the candidates, has essentially formed his opinions on what the MSM has provided. Sad day for America when this is the best we can do in times such as these.
Remember the last establishment politician who did the “read my lips” pledge. If La Raza Rick tells me the sky is blue, I go outside to double-check.
Exactly what I’ve been saying. You folks continue destroying Perry and you’re stuck with Romney
So much for Cain blasting Romney... Pathetic
Cain didn’t have a chance to “slam” Romney... he was too busy stumbling through his own answers until he got to “9-9-9! 9-9-9!”
Perry doesn’t support open borders. Stop lying!