Skip to comments.Sheriff Joe Arpaio Endorses Governor Rick Perry for President
Posted on 11/29/2011 6:36:50 AM PST by shield
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You just posed the same questions I have. I don’t know if there will be lots of heartburn if someone like Palin endorses Perry or not—I’m about halfway convinced that some of these are stealth Rom-bots, some are DU operatives, with just a small portion being actual conservatives. Most of them do not even behave like conservatives.
No doubt about it, Perry is sure to win now, oughta be topping 3% in the polls now, he’s almost there ...
Its sad but the writing has been on the wall for some time now. The G.O.P. establishment will not allow an outsider to win the nod. The Democrats cannot allow Cain and Obama to stand on the same stage.
Wether Cain did these things or not is beside the point, they will continue to bring these largely unsubstantiated charges out of nowhere until people grow so weary of defending him that even his most ardent supporters will ask him to withdraw.
I am sick of it already, I am looking at Newt and Perry. I like Perry better on policy but the idea of him debating Obama scares the living hell out of me. Criminy, he makes Dubya sound like a flippin genius!
Newt? I disagree FAR more with Newt on policy but there exists no scenario in my mind where he does not mop the debate stage with Obama.
Coin flip I guess.
The question is, will this help Perry secure the nomination? We shall see.
>>Wonder what will happen if Palin supports Perry or becomes his running mate?<<
Now THAT makes sense...Perry choosing Palin as his running mate, that is...
Perry could put her on crony-capitalist watch, where she could perhaps rein in some of his own tendencies, while she grooms herself for 2020. Wonder what would happen in Iowa if he announced her as his VP choice before the caucus vote?
I think Palin is doing what we’re all doing. Trying to figure out who the ABR (anyone-but-Romney) candidate will end up being. And I doubt she can stomach Gingrich, though I could easily be wrong about that.
Do you think that the same legislators who just said no to the sanctuary city bill will change their minds so soon?
That group is simply posturing for political reasons. IF they really wanted to get the law passed they would be hounding the legislators who voted against the bill instead of demanding that Perry call another special session that would have the same exact results they just got.
I am sorry about Cain. However, it just isn't the women, he has made some of the dumbest statements. The president is not an entry level job. He really is not up to being the POTUS. IF he had the knowledge and abilities to be president, I'd have supported him. But all I'm seeing in him is an Obama on the right as far as knowledge and abilities are concerned.
Perry will eat Obama up in debates...Perry has held back big time on how tough he can actually be. Perry is a master at getting under people's skin...he did in the Vegas debate with Mittens and Mittens blow up...what did people say about Perry...Perry is mean. LOL...
“I would vote for Mittens long before Newt”
When hell freezes over is when I vote for Mitt Romney.
“Perry will eat Obama up in debates...”
I have NEVER seen anything out of Perry that supports that wild claim.
“Perry has held back big time on how tough he can actually be.”
Tough on himself? Because so far the only person that Perry has hurt in any of these debates is Perry. Obama is NOT a great debater and will still absolutely destroy Rick Perry. The only reason to watch debates 2 and 3 will be to see what the candidates are wearing.
“Perry is a master at getting under people’s skin...he did in the Vegas debate with Mittens and Mittens blow up”
Missed it, is there a link for that exchange? I really WANT to find some kind of hope that Perry won’t just unload a 30 round clip into his own boots in a Presidential debate.
Splain this to me please........
Here, let me explain.
Perry has less chance of winning this race than does Duncan Hunter.
The explanation asked for is why would Arpaio endorse Perry?
Oh, good point, why would a tough on immigration sherrif endorse an open borders guy? Beats me, maybe sherrif’s are appointed down there and he doesn’t want to mess up a good thing?
It’s probably that “stupid texas thing”, here’s the best explanation I can find ...
I agree that Perry will fair well against Obama in a debate. I only saw clips of debates and Perry did make me wince but Obama is an absolute nothing. Plus you’re right that Perry has the ability to get under others skin and he has already done it to Obama. Also, Perry has a sense of humor and seems to be able to handle being made fun of. Obama on the other hand can not, under any circumstances, handle ridicle or criticism. I really think if he has to face Perry it will totally discombobulate him.
Perry did join with Arizona in the lawsuit to defend Arizona's right to pass that law though because Arizona thought it was in their best interest.
Perry and Palin both generate foaming at the mouth hatred. They both seem to be strong in the face of opposition. Plus she supported him in his last election even as all the other big wigs in the GOP (plus all the Bushs) endosed Kay Baily.
Perry also really intimadates Obama, that should rattle Obama in the debates - unless he has an ear piece with someone giving him what to say.
The Tea Party of Texas is not an homogenous entity, we don’t have State wide meetings or a Platform, and we don’t have a leader that can speak for us. I’m a member of Texas Hill Country Tea Party Patriots. We have not asked for another Special Session.
With Hotze, Adams, and others against the Bill, what makes you think an expensive Second Special Session would be effective?
Special Sessions cost money, around $1 million to $1.2 million according to the Legislative Budget Board. http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/06/02/3124097/whats-the-special-legislative.html
“Obama needs a teleprompter to talk to sixth graders.”
“Perry has the record to contrast Obamas that Newt doesn’t have, plus Perry is a true social conservative.”
I agree with you on Perrys’ record. I do not believe for one second that this election will have anything to do with social issues.
“Perry is also likable in speeches and in person. Newt is not.”
I agree on both counts. I also believe that sometimes a nation finds itself in such dire straights that only a true *rick can pull it’s fat out of the fire. We know that Gingrich is one.
Jurys’ still out on Rick.
well, since I am here in Texas I wont get to vote till March anyway, but if Perry is still in the race and competitive then I will gladly vote for him.
But my number one priority is making sure Romney loses.
I could arrange a very large crowd to help convince them.
Special Sessions cost money, around $1 million to $1.2 million according to the Legislative Budget Board.
Dead cops are more expensive. Just ask the widow of Officer Johnson, whom you mentioned earlier, or the 6 other Houston cops murdered by illegals in the past 4 years.
Where were you and your large crowd on June 24th or 27th? I was at the Capitol on June 27th, with friends, to let our Legislature know how I felt about their flaking out on the 24th. (After a weekend of emails to the same effect.)
“I like him,” Arpaio said. “He’s a man of principle, of good character. He did a great job in Massachusetts and I feel he’s going to make a great president.”
That was Arpaio endorsing Romney in 2008
But does Perry endorse Arpaio?
I don’t think the election will come down to social issues either, it will be jobs and the economy. The fact Perry is a social conservative is a bonus.
Grunthor, have you thought about the other Rick —Santorum. Less baggage
Well it’s also important to rally around before the Texas primary and promote him on line and anywhere else. I know I wont get to vote for him either until March but he needs to be our President so I try to persuade undecideds.
I do not consider Gingrich to NOT be a SOCON.
So what? Romney, Cain and Gingrich etc. all ask for Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s endorsement yet PERRY got it. Endorsing Romney in 2008 tells me what little respect and trust he has in McRino. You’d think he’d have endorsed a senator from his home state but declined. WOW! Arpaio was shoving it in McRino’s face.
Rick Santorum has three major problems; he endorsed Spectre over Toomey which shows lack of proper judgement.
he lost by almost 20 pts to an idiot. Thirdly he has an Eddie Haskell personality.
I agree with your basic point, but the hatred Palin evokes is much greater around where I live, among liberals and independents, both of whom we need to win. Perry does not seem to evoke anywhere near the same visceral dislike as Palin. He gets lumped with “all Republicans” among those who blindly hate Republicans but he does not evoke the hatred that I have seen on FR.
Saw a woman wearing a Perry button last night. First one I have seen. OK, it was a Tea Party meeting.
That should certainly be Perry’s reply if asked about it.
Look out for this guy [Rick Perry], Im telling you. When Romney kept insisting Perry let him talk and sounded whiney in doing it, the Texan finally looked at him and said, Have at it. So he uses a marvelous Southwest colloquialism to give Romney permission to proceed. That one may go down with Reagans There you go again to Carter. Never mind politics, American public life has not seen this kind of camera presence since maybe John Wayne. Men like him and women admire him. And he seems to be getting used to the debate format. On or off stage, hes got a commanding and theatrical presence.
Great job! Our folks were there to meet with Reps and Senators, face to face, the first time around when it only passed the House, and Senators the second. We made thousands of calls and sent faxes and emails. Then they dropped it like a hot potato. If you want to work together to organize another rally, let me know. We have many folks who want a civil war over this in the next legislative elections. I don't, but there's is mucho anger our there, as you know. We'll see what happens. Meanwhile I have been working pro-bono on behalf of Sgt. Joslyn Johnson in her sanctuary cities lawsuit against Houston on behalf of her murdered husband. That is our main focus in Houston now.
There’s a rumor that many of them are Paultards.
I know a real American hero said that but I don’t know if I can drop his name yet.
Hold on to that until the appropriate time.
Perry was great in the last three debates (two were not widely televised as one was the Luntz debate in Iowa on a Saturday night which SHOULD have been televised and the SC debate on a Saturday night... also watch the youtube of Perry speaking at Sean Hannity’s Texas Freedom concert...... Perry was nothing short of spectacular.
Arpaio knew McCain was not tough on immigration. Those of us in Arizona know who McCain is... sad that NH went for him in 2008.
Shame on you! It is one thing to be for a different candidate then Perry,but you took the low road when you bashed Sheriff Joe, just because he endorsed Perry.
Shield, thank you for the link and article.
If you’re going to call Rick Perry “Rick Gore,” you have to call Herman Cain “Herman Clinton.” Although that might have more than one meaning - not just that he voted for Clinton in 1992.