Skip to comments.Anita Perry: Husband Rick Perry "brutalized" by media, the GOP because of his faith
Posted on 10/13/2011 1:21:33 PM PDT by Evil Slayer
Anita Perry, campaigning for husband Rick Perry in South Carolina, suggests he's been "brutalized" by the media and the GOP because of his faith. Perry is the most religiously expressive candidate in the Republican field. He hosted a seven-hour Christian prayer rally in August in advance of entering the presidential race. And at last week's Values Voters Summit, he was introduced by a Dallas Baptist pastor who said rival Mitt Romney is not a Christian and Mormonism is a cult.
Perry has suffered several extremely bad weeks, stumbling in the debates and losing the coveted endorsement of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who's backing Romney. Here, in emotional remarks at a South Carolina campaign stop, Anita Perry said:
"It's been a rough month. We have been brutalized and beaten up and chewed up in the press to where I need this today. We are being brutalized by our opponents, and our own party. So much of that is, I think, they look at him because of his faith. He is the only true conservative - well, there are some true conservatives. And they're there for good reasons. And they may feel like God called them too. But I truly feel like we are here for that purpose."
Here's the full 15-minute appearance -- a remarkable, emotional address threaded with religious references in which at one point (about 3 minutes in) she nearly breaks down, then (8 minutes in) makes the comments about the brutal campaign and later recalls someone who told Perry his political troubles were a divine test: "God is testing you because he wants you to know when you're in the White House, how you got there." It was a public show of emotion, not unlike Hillary Clinton breaking down in tears
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How heartless of us...
Because of his faith...in illegal immigrants!
It’s not too late to redeem himself on the abandonment of his own countrymen to the invasion.
God wants Rick Perry to be the president. Anyone who says otherwise is heartless.
We are going to get Romney weather we like it or not, unless we can control the primaries.
Everything you don’t like about Romney is NOW also on Christie’s plate. This could be the ruin of Christie.
Talk about an ego trip. These fools mock God when they spout bullcrap like this. Isn’t he like the 3rd candidate so far that said God wanted them to be president?
Even with all of Perry’s high-priced campaign strategists, I gotta say I’m not sure this strategy of moving the wife to the forefront and having her play the victim card is smart, I think this kind of thing could very easily backfire on them.
Well, it ain’t beanbag.
How about Rick stand up and dish it back?
Oh, never mind. He only defends illegals and Merck.
When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging - Will Rogers
Geeez! Anita have you been listening? Govenor Mitt Romney has been being brutalized for his faith.
“Perry is the most religiously expressive candidate in the Republican field.”
On Free Republic, he hasn’t been brutalized because of his faith.
He has been brutalized because he is an imbecile.
Wow--Mrs. Perry tosses around the word "brutalized" very liberally for a woman who works for the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault. Brutalized...oh really?
Great, Obama pulls the race card and Perry pulls the faith card. Is there no end to this crap?
I think the real issue here is that Perry was expecting a coronation. His handlers probably told him he had it in the bag before he even announced. That might help explain his utter lack of preparation in the debates.
Oh no... not the faith card!
I am convince that Perry would make a good neighbor and perhaps a good friend...... just not a president.
And yet he's still up there.
His religion is too close to other religions who take more then one wife and at young ages.IMO
Romney = 0 lite.
Romney = 0 healthcare lite.
Romney = just another one of the guys in the 'club' that don't listen to the people.
Are we sure that Perry is not a closet Mormon?
Weird! Does this lady drink a little?
Shades of Sarah Palin!
I bet Rick will bow out before the first primary.
“Because of his faith...in illegal immigrants”
That and the fact that he can’t cobble together a coherent sentence half the time.
Perry held a big public showpiece of a prayer session, in direct violation of Jesus' instructions.
In similar manner, Perry made a showy public request for Federal assistance in closing the border, coinciding with announcement of his candidacy for POTUS. This man is a shameless poseur, a transparent fake. In fact, he has opposed the measures which other States have taken on their own in order to curb illegal immigration. He only wants to appear to oppose the invasion, while in fact his subsidies for criminal invaders at State universities encourage illegals.
By contrast, Herman Cain, a political 'outsider' has taken lots of verbal abuse from opponents and he gives it right back, with aplomb. Cain doesn't whine or pout, he pushes ahead, like a leader. Rick Perry seems diffident and while having some admirable qualities, does not present the picture of the kind of bold, tough leader this country will need to clean up the massive mess Obama has made. I'm beginning to strongly suspect that Rick Perry is the embodiment of the political version of the 'Peter Principle'. Perhaps Anita Perry should tell her husband to give up his campaign before their feelings are hurt beyond repair.
It is lame.
She sounds like Kitty Dukakis.
I have not commited to any candidate. It is WAY to early.
That’s why all the Perry supporters are now incensed, throwing tantrums, and bashing a great man like Herman Cain. They think La Raza Rick was “entitled” to the nomination.
I hope you’re right. He still has lots of die-hard supporters and if he does drop out, his endorsement will be very telling.
Sorry, that was supposed to be comment reply to story, not you.
LOL! Is that partly cloudy w/rain, sleet and snow?
I know it was a blast of hot air that had the wrong whether.
Talk to Palin about ‘brutalized’ and get back to us! lol
It took 3 debates of everyone piling on to take down Perry, I expect it will take 3 to take down Cain.
Maybe Nurse Gardasil wants it more than he does.
Perry has never had a TOUGH election. There were many (myself included) who wondered how he’d manage in the wood-chipper that is a national election.
Sorry, Perry. You’re playing with the big boys, now.
Until Rick Perry has been accused of being a co-conspirator to murder, gets death threats everyday, has his family smeared and trashed, he will NEVER understand what being brutalized means
But then there is the rub. They won't like it if he burns through a lot of cash and then comes back empty handed.
Thank you both for your keen observations and thoughtful discussion. Excellent posts.
I think someone has bought into the hype a little too much. I haven’t seen ANYONE attacking Perry on the basis of religion - not in the LEAST. (If anyone has the right to say they’ve been attacked on the basis of religion that would be Romney, but even then it’s a bit of a stretch).
To say that Republicans are refusing to support Perry due to his Christianity is absolute insanity. I really hope this doesn’t translate into lost faith for Mrs. Perry (or for Mr. Perry). God MIGHT have called him to the race, but it may not be for the reason they think...
great point in #29.
and while i think Mrs Perry, is a very good woman, and i respect her for defending her husband,
it is precisely because Perry WON’T stand up and defend Christians against Islam, that i refuse to vote for him.
Praising Islam, quoting the Quran, and proudly signing halal bills to cut the throats of animals in Allah’s name,
is NOT standing up for Jesus.
Has Perry condemned the murder of Copts in Egypt, who are truly being “brutalized” ? The Christian women being kidnapped, raped, and forceably converted, in many Muslim countries ?
Has Perry said ANYTHING about this, recently, or at any time in the past 10 years ?
(while being endorsed by members of C.A.I.R.)
I am against Perry, precisely because he does NOT stand up for Christians, and condemn the evils of Islam, killing Christians and burning their churches.
i feel pity and pray for them. not “brutalized” Rick,
who builds Gulen Islamist schools in Texas with Taxpayer money.
If Perry is smart he’ll get his wife away from the microphones. Unfortunately, he isn’t.