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Is Rick Perry drunk??? Full Cornerstone Speech
YouTube Video ^ | October 29, 2011 | Video

Posted on 11/01/2011 5:26:14 AM PDT by casinva

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To: TexMom7

At a press conference where there is talk about a previous sexual harassment problem, a Presidential candidate bursts out in song. Talk about totally embarrassment. WTH?

51 posted on 11/01/2011 9:07:56 AM PDT by magritte
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To: altura

I think they each get an assigned thread, then ping others if they feel overwhelmed. Slow day at Camp Romney, I suppose.

52 posted on 11/01/2011 9:09:32 AM PDT by magritte
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To: altura
Why do I not believe you were ever a Parry [sic] supporter.Hah!

Maybe because you are lazy?

A simple reading of my posting history would reveal I have never bashed Perry and have actually defended him. It would also reveal I have not openly "cheerleaded" for any candidate...for I am not firmly in any candidate's camp...just firmly AGAINST Romney. I was leaning Perry...and had him #1 and Cain #2 (assuming no Palin...which...and check the history...I always thought she would NOT run)...until I heard more from Cain and now Cain is 1 and Perry is 2. Depending on who is fighting for 1st against Romney when the primaries get to TX...they will probably get my vote.

I think it's still too early to say "this is my guy...let's BASH/destroy everyone else." Why? I think that gives aid and comfort to the ENEMY. I have posted such.

So yes...I am going for "you're lazy." HAH!

53 posted on 11/01/2011 9:11:20 AM PDT by NELSON111
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I am lazy and I’ve never bothered to look up anyone’s posting history.

I just thought maybe you were one of those seminar caller types who call Rush and say, “I’ve listened to you for years and I usually agree with you BUT...”

I now realize and admit I was wrong and you are definitely right about cautioning people to beware about trashing other candidates. It could come back to bite them if something happens to their favorite.

Also, I was kinda kidding you because you said you were once a Parry supporter. Mean of me because I have typos all the time, but then I am mean ... and lazy.

54 posted on 11/01/2011 11:31:37 AM PDT by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: altura
NO problem. No...not a seminar caller.

It has been very frustrating this primary season to watch while everyone but Romney has been trashed. It is an orchestrated effort on the part of the establishment and too many conservatives have fallen into the trap.

It is one thing to have a candidate that you like or are rooting for...but I have always maintained...especially to the people trashing Perry: What if he gets the nomination? Now what? You trashed him for months to all your friends and now you have to crawfish. You'll look like a fool with no moral center. give aid and comfort to the enemy...and the enemy is the left. They want Romney...make no mistake. However, if they don't get Romney...a badley damaged Perry or Cain would be fine....and our candidates are doing ALL the dirty work FOR them.

It makes me sick. They should stick to policy but show a unified front when it comes to defeating socialism...not hep the other side out by leaving a half-dead nominee.

55 posted on 11/01/2011 12:16:47 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: alicewonders

I’m a Cain supporter—and I really have NO HATRED at all for Gov. Perry. Either man would make a wonderful President—even though Perry is awful about immigration—and a bit too moderate on other things too; Perry is, after all a mainstream Republican—more than an ideological Conservative, who’s been playing ball with the mainline GOP types... for a long time now.

I know Perry about as well as I know Cain...which isn’t all that much. However, when I see a guy who I KNOW will be portrayed JUST LIKE one of the Left-and-Middle folks MOST HATED presidents, W. Bush, I have a hard time believing he will win.

Is Perry REALLY like Bush? No, not at all. Perry’s a real Texan, who is a true self-made man, not a New England heir carpet-bagger Texan like President Bush was... However both men (to us non-Texans) talk alike...have similar mannerisms, and I just KNOW the mainstream Media will make it out that Perry is a Bush clone.

Obama’s whole campaign in ‘08 was really against Bush (not McCain) hence the campaign again would be against Bush’s “ghost” in the person of Perry... Since superficially, it can look that way...(and we know the Media and the Dems are CERTAINLY superficial) I really do think—regardless how good a man Perry is (and I really do think he is a great man) I have serious doubts a (HEAVILY PORTRAYED) Bush III could win.

A more thoroughly ideological Conservative—who is black though—would totally flummox the Dems. They really do NOT know what to do with a serious conservative black man—except trash him—which, as we will see in the coming days, won’t work with Mr. Cain.

I have a hard time getting excited for a guy who takes the RINO/Dem line on immigration too...and in his style can appear drunk, when really he was just relaxed (which I do believe was the case). The national campaign will eat him alive, I’m afraid... No offense to you Texans either, but I’m just not convinced the USA is ready for another Texan as President.

56 posted on 11/01/2011 1:30:41 PM PDT by AnalogReigns ((since reality is never digital...))
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To: casinva; 7thOF7th; 9YearLurker; af_vet_rr; alicewonders; altura; AmericanInTokyo; AnalogReigns; ...
I dunno, I always stumble and slur "one term president", so it comes out "wern term president" just like Perry! /sarc

At the start of that video he even hiccups like a drunk...

"Kevin, I want to tha{hic}, I want thank you..."

57 posted on 11/01/2011 4:37:22 PM PDT by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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Nelson, it makes me sick too.

Sometimes I have to take a vacation from Free Republic because of the nastiness.

I know it’s an open forum but I just wish that the mods would see fit to delete some of the worst posters.

Oh, well.

58 posted on 11/01/2011 4:47:01 PM PDT by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: Future Useless Eater

Fwiw, Perry’s host for the event called the Howie Carr show today, and swore Perry hadn’t been drinking. He said he had no idea if any ‘controlled substance’ - Howie’s suggestion - was at play. After Howie played a very protracted clip, ALL the texts he read did, however, accuse Perry of inebriation. One interesting comment came out to the effect that Perry has back problems. Could painkillers produce the effect of a buzz?

I stand by my original comments, though it appears an alcohol buzz has been ruled out. I still believe a chemical substance was involved. This was a different Perry than I’ve seen/heard in the past. It wasn’t just a relaxed, happy Perry; it was an altered Perry.

59 posted on 11/01/2011 4:53:06 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Future Useless Eater

Not sure how I got on your ping list. Please drop me off.

60 posted on 11/01/2011 5:02:08 PM PDT by TheZMan (
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To: casinva
He he appeared high...or possibly had more than a few drinks.

His demeanor was silly, juvenile, loose and he appeared slightly disoriented.

He goes from loud, to whisper in seconds...With very odd animated facial expressions.

To be honest, this guy is spooky.

61 posted on 11/01/2011 5:05:33 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Future Useless Eater
Did I ask you anything? Take me off your ping list as well.
62 posted on 11/01/2011 5:13:02 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: Future Useless Eater
A: Texas Gov. Rick Perry

Q: With which candidate would you most like to drink a beer pound tequila shots?

63 posted on 11/01/2011 5:13:48 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Newt - The Adult in the Room.)
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To: casinva
The speculation is that it's prescription medicine or maybe dramamine.

Perry probably knows enough not to mix liquor and speechifying by now.

64 posted on 11/01/2011 5:18:22 PM PDT by x
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To: Future Useless Eater
Did I ask you anything? Take me off your ping list as well.
65 posted on 11/01/2011 5:18:44 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: Fantasywriter

He had back problems, and did some sort of weird medical procedure for it. I’ve been on some of those painkillers, and I’ve felt like at the first two debates he looked like he might be on drugs. But they don’t make you look drunk, they can make you tired.

But they don’t effect you for 30 seconds, and then you are fine for 5 minutes, and then back and forth again.

You know, the parts people are saying look odd actually remind me of his speech introducing Sarah Palin at one of his campaign rallies when he was running for re-election.

Maybe someone could dig up that video and post it.

Anyway, the charge was that he was drinking, and that has been pretty soundly refuted, much to the consternation of the Cain supporters who were looking for a real pick-me-up after sending all their money to Cain and still having him talking about this stupid harrassment story. What will they do when they can’t run around calling Perry a drunk and a homosexual?

ON second thought, they didn’t actually NEED any evidence for that.

66 posted on 11/01/2011 5:35:25 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Future Useless Eater

Perry wasn’t drunk at speech, says host
By Cameron Joseph - 11/01/11 04:20 PM ET
Presidential candidate Rick Perry was stone-cold sober during his bombastic, comedic speech in New Hampshire, according to the man who invited the Texas governor to speak and spent much of the evening with him.

“I can tell you unequivocally he wasn’t drinking at the event and he hadn’t been drinking prior to the event,” said Kevin Smith, the executive director of Cornerstone Action, the conservative group that hosted the event over the weekend. “I was sitting with him, and I found him to be very engaging with all of the people he was talking with, he was very articulate.”

Smith, who has not endorsed any candidate, said that Perry drank “only water” at the event and that his speech was well-received by the audience. Smith spent much of the time before the speech with Perry, including dining with him at the event’s head table beforehand.
“When I started seeing all of the blog stuff going up on Sunday and the video going viral it caught me by surprise,” said Smith. “He was definitely more animated than we’ve seen him during the campaign but the reports that he was buzzed or whatever never crossed any of our minds.”

A video featuring clips of Perry’s speech went viral this weekend and has since been viewed on YouTube by more than 600,000 people.

The eight-minute video shows a punchy Perry joking about how “cool” New Hampshire’s state slogan is, making fun of rival Herman Cain’s tax plan and giggling when presented with a bottle of maple syrup from the event’s organizers.

Late-night comics and some news anchors, including MSNBC’s liberal host Rachel Maddow, said Perry appeared drunk during the speech, and others have speculated he might have been on back-pain medications. But Smith said that despite media reports to the contrary, he thought it was one of Perry’s stronger speeches since he became a candidate.

“The people there loved the speech. The reaction I was getting was ‘wow, he hit it out of the park’ — people were saying that was the Perry they wished they’d see during the debates,” he said. “He was loose and passionate. He got a great reaction from the audience.”

67 posted on 11/01/2011 5:46:24 PM PDT by CajunConservative ( Leadership. It is defined by action, not position.)
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To: McGavin999

ok, Perry made me laugh but

YOU made me smile!

when you said:

“Yes, it is objective. The things that are embarrassing to me is a man caught in a sexual harrassment scandal who can’t quite get his facts straight, a man who sits on a couch with Nancy Pelosi doing a global warming commercial for Al Gore, a guy who thinks America deserved 9-11, and a guy who puts his dog in a 700 crate on the top of his car and goes on vacation.

To each his own. Which one is your guy?”

Now that right there makes you stop and go Hmmmmmmmmm.

I’m for the guy that protects baby labs from coyotes!

I’m for the one that said this:

“It is time to let America be America again. To return freedom to the people. To stand on our founding principles and reject the cynical politics of the Nanny State.

To paraphrase President Reagan, Washington isn’t the answer to our challenges, it is part of the problem. It is time to get Washington out of the way in order to preserve the American Way.”

68 posted on 11/01/2011 5:48:50 PM PDT by TexMom7
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To: 7thOF7th
I was around during the appointment hearing for Justice Thomas and I say you are wrong! The same tactic is being foisted on Cain and it is wrong!

No it is not the same at all. In Justice Thomas' case a woman came out of the blue and accused him, with NO records of having filed a complaint at the time. She testified before congress to things and was an employee of the EEOC department and should have KNOWN how to file a complaint. In Cain's case, the woman filed at the time. It may or may not have been a smear, but Cain has admitted he knew about the complaint so it WAS filed at the time. It can still be a smear, but it is in NO WAY as vile at what was done to Thomas.

I don't know about the case because we haven't read the complaint, but I really don't think Cain is guilty, but even so, it is nowhere near as bad as what was done to Justice Thomas and you belittle Thomas by drawing the parallel.

69 posted on 11/01/2011 6:12:30 PM PDT by McGavin999 ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: Future Useless Eater

Oops—forgot to thank you for the ping. I always enjoy your comments and observations, and this time was no exception. Keep them coming, please. :)

70 posted on 11/01/2011 6:30:49 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: dragnet2

Of all the words in your post #61 “juvenile” is the one that kept coming to mind as I watched this performance.

I guess pain killers could have been a factor, but the bigger issue is: Not Presidential.

71 posted on 11/01/2011 6:57:21 PM PDT by samtheman (Newt, can you refute... global warming? You really have to do that.)
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To: samtheman

I agree. Given the grave state of this country, the last think needed is a candidate/president who appears giddy, loose, and acts silly, not to mention the fact half the people who’ve seen this video believe he was possibly intoxicated or medicated.

Crazy days...

72 posted on 11/01/2011 8:34:59 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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73 posted on 11/01/2011 8:36:06 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Future Useless Eater

Actually, I think a person has to be drunk to want to run for president and put themselves at the mercy of this bunch of jackels in the media...

74 posted on 11/02/2011 6:01:24 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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