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Anita Perry: Husband Rick Perry "brutalized" by media, the GOP because of his faith
Dallas News ^ | 10/13/11 | Wayne Slater

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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KEYWORDS: anitaperry; bitterpalindrones; bitterperrybots; brutalized; cliponchristianity; cultoftexas; extremist; heartless; larazarick; palincultunhinged; perry; rickperry; thinskin; weird
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1 posted on 10/13/2011 1:21:37 PM PDT by Evil Slayer
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To: Evil Slayer

How heartless of us...


2 posted on 10/13/2011 1:23:48 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: Evil Slayer

Because of his faith...in illegal immigrants!


3 posted on 10/13/2011 1:24:33 PM PDT by PAConservative1 (Would you like to sponsor a young illegal's college tuition? Vote Perry!)
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To: Evil Slayer

It’s not too late to redeem himself on the abandonment of his own countrymen to the invasion.


4 posted on 10/13/2011 1:25:06 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: Evil Slayer

God wants Rick Perry to be the president. Anyone who says otherwise is heartless.


5 posted on 10/13/2011 1:25:51 PM PDT by sagar
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To: Evil Slayer
Bull, you are the one that posted this trash, I did not know doofus perry had a wife and still do not care.
6 posted on 10/13/2011 1:26:08 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrat)
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To: Evil Slayer

We are going to get Romney weather we like it or not, unless we can control the primaries.


7 posted on 10/13/2011 1:26:11 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: Evil Slayer

Everything you don’t like about Romney is NOW also on Christie’s plate. This could be the ruin of Christie.


8 posted on 10/13/2011 1:26:20 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: sagar

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?


9 posted on 10/13/2011 1:27:52 PM PDT by PAConservative1 (Would you like to sponsor a young illegal's college tuition? Vote Perry!)
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To: Evil Slayer

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.


10 posted on 10/13/2011 1:27:58 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: Evil Slayer

Well, it ain’t beanbag.

How about Rick stand up and dish it back?

Oh, never mind. He only defends illegals and Merck.


11 posted on 10/13/2011 1:29:42 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Evil Slayer

When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging - Will Rogers

12 posted on 10/13/2011 1:29:47 PM PDT by McGruff (Still a member of Sarah's Army)
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To: Evil Slayer; icwhatudo; PAConservative1
Oh puhleeze! Rick Perry isn't at all ready for prime-time. He's looks like a deer caught in the headlights. His answer to all questions is that we need energy independence (we do), but he's become a one-trick pony. He needs to fight his own battles and stop sending wifey out whining and making excuses. If he can't get himself up to speed to have a coherent debate, he should bow out now before he becomes a national joke.
13 posted on 10/13/2011 1:30:12 PM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: 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."

Geeez! Anita have you been listening? Govenor Mitt Romney has been being brutalized for his faith.

14 posted on 10/13/2011 1:30:39 PM PDT by Spunky (Sarah Palin on Polls "Poles are for Strippers and Cross Country Skiers")
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To: Evil Slayer

“Perry is the most religiously expressive candidate in the Republican field.”

NOT TRUE!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk6PA48uR50

http://blogs.cbn.com/thebrodyfile/archive/2011/03/22/herman-cains-story-of-gods-healing-power.aspx


15 posted on 10/13/2011 1:33:26 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Evil Slayer

On Free Republic, he hasn’t been brutalized because of his faith.

He has been brutalized because he is an imbecile.

.


16 posted on 10/13/2011 1:33:30 PM PDT by bobk333
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To: Evil Slayer
We have been brutalized and beaten up and chewed up in the press to where I need this today. We are being brutalized...

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?

17 posted on 10/13/2011 1:34:19 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Rick Perry's 2012 campaign is Fred Thompson v2.0)
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To: Evil Slayer

Great, Obama pulls the race card and Perry pulls the faith card. Is there no end to this crap?


18 posted on 10/13/2011 1:35:37 PM PDT by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: Evil Slayer
Perry has only gone through a fraction of what Sarah Palin and her family had to go through - and she was only on the VP side of the ticket.

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.

19 posted on 10/13/2011 1:35:47 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: bobk333
"He has been brutalized because he is an imbecile"

Harsh! :-)

20 posted on 10/13/2011 1:36:33 PM PDT by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: Evil Slayer

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.


21 posted on 10/13/2011 1:36:44 PM PDT by Gator113 (~ Just livin' life~)
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To: Spunky
Govenor Mitt Romney has been being brutalized for his faith.

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.

22 posted on 10/13/2011 1:38:06 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (2012—They vote twice— we'll vote three times.)
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To: Kartographer

Are we sure that Perry is not a closet Mormon?


23 posted on 10/13/2011 1:39:14 PM PDT by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: Evil Slayer

Weird! Does this lady drink a little?


24 posted on 10/13/2011 1:41:05 PM PDT by Palladin (Fast and Furious = Obama's Waterloo.)
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To: sagar

Shades of Sarah Palin!


25 posted on 10/13/2011 1:42:06 PM PDT by Palladin (Fast and Furious = Obama's Waterloo.)
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To: demkicker

I bet Rick will bow out before the first primary.


26 posted on 10/13/2011 1:43:36 PM PDT by Palladin (Fast and Furious = Obama's Waterloo.)
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To: Evil Slayer

27 posted on 10/13/2011 1:43:53 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion (Heartless)
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To: PAConservative1

“Because of his faith...in illegal immigrants”

That and the fact that he can’t cobble together a coherent sentence half the time.


28 posted on 10/13/2011 1:43:53 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Evil Slayer
Jesus’ instruction on prayer in Matthew begins this way: “Whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, because they love to pray while standing in synagogues and on street corners so that people can see them. Truly I say to you, they have their reward. But whenever you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you” (Matthew 6:5-6).

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.

29 posted on 10/13/2011 1:44:31 PM PDT by hellbender
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To: Evil Slayer
Running for your party's nomination for president is a huge undertaking and not for the timid or the hyper-sensitive. Mrs. Perry simply had to look at the unprecedented vitriol spewed at Sarah Palin over the past three years to get an idea of what her husband would be facing. Perhaps Perrys popularity in Texas dulled their edges and when the governor hit the big time and stumbled in the debates and was strongly criticized by conservatives for his coddling of the children of illegal aliens while calling those who opposed his policy as 'heartless', Mr. and Mrs. Rick Perry were flummoxed.

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.

30 posted on 10/13/2011 1:44:36 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Meet the New Boss

It is lame.

She sounds like Kitty Dukakis.


31 posted on 10/13/2011 1:45:12 PM PDT by Palladin (Fast and Furious = Obama's Waterloo.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

I have not commited to any candidate. It is WAY to early.


32 posted on 10/13/2011 1:46:07 PM PDT by Spunky (Sarah Palin on Polls "Poles are for Strippers and Cross Country Skiers")
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To: SamAdams76

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.


33 posted on 10/13/2011 1:46:56 PM PDT by PAConservative1 (Would you like to sponsor a young illegal's college tuition? Vote Perry!)
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To: Palladin

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.


34 posted on 10/13/2011 1:47:36 PM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: Spunky

Sorry, that was supposed to be comment reply to story, not you.


35 posted on 10/13/2011 1:47:53 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (2012—They vote twice— we'll vote three times.)
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To: boomop1

“Romney weather”

LOL! Is that partly cloudy w/rain, sleet and snow?


36 posted on 10/13/2011 1:49:32 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: flaglady47

I know it was a blast of hot air that had the wrong whether.


37 posted on 10/13/2011 1:51:40 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: Evil Slayer

Talk to Palin about ‘brutalized’ and get back to us! lol


38 posted on 10/13/2011 1:52:17 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: PAConservative1

It took 3 debates of everyone piling on to take down Perry, I expect it will take 3 to take down Cain.


39 posted on 10/13/2011 1:53:33 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Evil Slayer
Sorry... many things to dislike about your husband... his faith... unless you are talking about liberalism... is not an issue.

LS

40 posted on 10/13/2011 1:54:48 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: demkicker
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.

VERY.

41 posted on 10/13/2011 1:55:21 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: Jim Scott

Maybe Nurse Gardasil wants it more than he does.


42 posted on 10/13/2011 1:56:32 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( The Prudential Governor... Have you bought your piece of the Rick)
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To: Meet the New Boss

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.


43 posted on 10/13/2011 1:56:50 PM PDT by Marie (Cain 9s Have Teeth)
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To: Spunky

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


44 posted on 10/13/2011 1:59:27 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Netizen
He's not going to drop out until his Texas benefactors tell him to. But since they just pooped out a bowl full of bucks for him, they may demand that he hang around and put forth just a little more effort from him than he has given so far.

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.

45 posted on 10/13/2011 1:59:27 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( The Prudential Governor... Have you bought your piece of the Rick)
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To: hellbender; Jim Scott

Thank you both for your keen observations and thoughtful discussion. Excellent posts.


47 posted on 10/13/2011 2:04:49 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Rick Perry's 2012 campaign is Fred Thompson v2.0)
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To: Evil Slayer

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...


48 posted on 10/13/2011 2:05:45 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: hellbender; NautiNurse; Georgia Girl 2

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.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2791079/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2790718/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2786774/posts


49 posted on 10/13/2011 2:06:50 PM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Evil Slayer

If Perry is smart he’ll get his wife away from the microphones. Unfortunately, he isn’t.


50 posted on 10/13/2011 2:14:03 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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