Skip to comments.Rick Perry Is Dead Wrong
Posted on 07/16/2014 1:58:59 AM PDT by South40
There are many things I like about Texas Gov. Rick Perry, including his stance on the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution. But apparently his new glasses havent altered his perception of the world, or allowed him to see it any more clearly.
There are obviously many important events going on in the world right now, but with 60,000 foreign children streaming across the Texas border, I am surprised Governor Perry has apparently still found time to mischaracterize and attack my foreign policy.
Governor Perry writes a fictionalized account of my foreign policy so mischaracterizing my views that I wonder if hes even really read any of my policy papers.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/07/rick-perry-is-dead-wrong-108860.html#ixzz37cVzvgfI
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
I was wondering what this article was about when I saw that it said Rick Perry is Dead Wrong. When I saw it was RAND PAUL who wrote it, I already knew who was dead wrong, and that’s Rand Paul, himself.
I don’t even want to hear what Rand Paul has to say because he’s already dead wrong on too many other things, even if - perchance - he might be right on a thing or two.
It’s true ... the NUT doesn’t fall far from the tree!
Hamfisted, amateurish and with a dash of thin-skinned petulance. Not a good tone for a supposed serious presidential contender.
Ted Cruz is laughing.
He is against deportation.
Ru Paul, the DemocRat ...
Ahhhh.... Rand Paul has ‘policy papers’?
What a laugh.
He only runs his mouth so he can stand in front of a mirror, amazed at his erudite stupidity and sophomoric adolescent narcissism.
Bottom line is we are going to have to go back and escalate.
Much like we did in Gulf War I, then ratcheting up the consequences in Gulf War II.
We showed up and did “A Thing” but, never prosecuted a permanent solution.
Reminds me of WWI which beget WWII. We finished the job and changed the outcome permanently.
We will go back to Iraq and go Pall Mall on the terrorists. If only so we don’t have to come back for generations and ensure peace of a lasting permanence.
I hate we will have to go back but, I hate even more the consequences of not settling the issue, once and for all.
Rick has gotten under Rand’s skin. That is a bad characteristic for a leader. Topping it off Paul mischaracterizes the history of Reagan’s presidency.
Other than that, Rand May have a point
I don't see the "mischaracterization". I have no love for Paul but that's Reagan's policy as I remember it.
Rand Paul got it wrong by leaving out a a crucial element of Reagan’s policy, which was having a strong military. That is what “peace through strength” means—the term does NOT refer to diplomacy.
As long as we have the military might to back up our words, we can be diplomatic. Without that might, diplomacy only serves to give time to the enemy to plan and prepare their attack.
The fruit didn’t fall far from the tree.
We have no united face and the enemy is solidly united - we are doomed.
WHO needs the glasses ?
Rand Paul learned foreign policy from his isolationist daddy.
He will always choose to weaken America militarily because that’s what he believes will make America stronger.
That’s isolationist logic for you.
He is never to be trusted.
I am quite literally as likely to cast a vote for John Kerry for president as Rand Paul.
When Republican A attacks Republican B you can bet than Republican B is trying to ingratiate himself with...Democrats.
Sen. Paul is already on record with his ‘we’ll take all comers’ rhetoric about those hard-working immigrants (no welfare state for them! No sir!). It’s blown up in his face and scuttled his political ambition beyond Kentucky and he has no one to blame but himself.
Sad because he had some promise but Potomac Fever is a virulent disease.
Oh pshaw - I meant ‘Republican A is trying....’
So then Rand with all the interlopers streaming across out southern border you take time out to write this article instead of doing something the protect the state of Texas from invasion.
You are a dumb a## clown.
The Governor has the Senator on the run...... the running off at the mouth.
Until Scott Walker shows signs of running I wll go with the Governor of Texas
“Said Perry forthrightly during a Republican presidential primary debate in 2012, I would send troops back into Iraq. Obviously, this is something he advocated long before the rise of ISIS. At the time, Perry urged the United States to return troops to Iraq to act as a balance against Iran .......”
Perry was right at the time.
Rand misleads by not acknowledging his position could have changed because the situation has changed.
In 2012, Perry was right.
“The fruit didnt fall far from the tree.”
Yeah, agree. The old man had a screw loose for sure. But, I’m hoping that neither of these guys wins the GOP nomination. Don’t care Paul’s libertarian views on immigration, the military, foreign policy. And, while I have voted for Perry every time and believe he has been a good governor for Texas I dint believe he can carry the day in a national election.
Neither are suitable cantidates and especially Rick do nothing Perry. This clown is all bark and not bite. I’ve now heard him for at least 2 months drone on and on about this border crisis yet what has he done within his own state? He continues to yammer on some more taking political shots at Obambi while the flow of illegals continue daily. He controls his state’s resources. He could have sent a message months ago through action. He hasn’t....he’s a bag of hot air
More like the stock and trade type of article from the liberal press; in this case Politico. They love to prod Republicans into giving them a sound bite against another Republican, then they can publish this bit of "news". It serves the MSM in two ways, it denigrates a Republican by proxy and it sows dissension among Republican voters. (You'll notice you virtually never see like articles of one Democrat criticizing another.) It's all part of the Emmanuel Goldstein-ing of the Republican party by the MSM/Regime.
That's right he's keeping his powder dry, he will pick just the right time to enter the fight, meanwhile he lets them beat themselves silly.
I figured those characteristics would eventually assert themselves in Rand. Blood will Tell.
I watched Rand Paul on Hannity last night. And he sounded no different than a liberal BS artist. He was nuancing and dancing his way around his pacifism. It was a pathetic display for a Republican.
Ergo, if it's him or Hillary, then Hillary is the logical choice - right?
Lots of hot air among all the politicians and among many of us (including me) on FR - most haven't been in the situation where they claim they would be taking action, and by the same token, none know what may or may not be going on behind the scenes to stay their hands so they don't ignite a Federal response at an inopportune time.
We be full of armchair quarterbacks who haven't been on a football field.
That said, I'm waiting for a number of Governors to band together and present a unified front to begin the process of taking back out Nation - problem is they will never unite because those who would support them cannot unite. The only true unity is the lockstep, blind follower-ship of the Leftists.
Rand Paul already breaking reagan’s cardinal rule
Republicans shouldn’t eat each other
Rand Paul has entirely too much time on his hands if he is swinging at Rick Perry
Shouldn’t the focus be on the absolute horror of the obama/holder depredations against our republic?
Interesting how many on here don’t appear to have actually read the article...
Rand is essentially saying that in Iraq, doing the same thing over and over again is stupid and wasteful.
Nor is he advocating an “isolationist” or even non-interventionist policy.
I’m a “smash your enemies flat and leave” kind of guy, so I don’t agree with his policy. But it still isn’t what folks in this thread are saying it is. And yes, I’m only basing this opinion off of this one thread and the responses to it.
Perry took a shot at Rand first, apparently. This article reads like a rebuttal..
then they are both wasting oxygen
Rand should have ignored it. He doesn’t need to be having this fight right now, Perry does. As far as Perry is concerned, I like him, but the neoconservative foreign policy argument is going to be a loser this time around if foreign policy becomes a central issue.
--except in this case it's A's response to B's rebuttal of A's attack on fellow Republicans. It all started w/ Rino Paul WSJ stance--
America Shouldn't Choose Sides in Iraq's Civil War Obama has made mistakes but so did Bush by invading. There's no good case for U.S. military intervention now...) which Perry slammed--
which Perry slammed masterfully--
--and now we got Paul whining.
No...foreign policy matters.
Its also becoming obvious that the ‘crisis’ at the border is a manufactured distraction.
He has done everything a governor is allowed to do. Sent the DPS and put boats on the Rio Grande. Has been calling for troops on the border for years! I’m not really a Rick Perry fan but he has been on top of this!!!
Sadly, you are right.
Is he evolving toward Libertarian or was he fooling us before?
Correct. But, you need to realize that this is a battle between the NeoCons and Rand Paul. Perry's shot at Paul was a NeoCon shot.
This battle broke out spring 2013 when Paul(on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee) joined the two antiwar dems and voted against arming the Syrian Rebels. Then those three were joined by isolationist Mike Lee to introduce legislation opposing the arming of the rebels.
After that, it was the NeoCons who fired the first shot at Paul. They published that story about Paul's campaign aide being a NeoConfederate racist, which would imply that Paul is a racist.
Rand Paul responded by attacking Liz Cheney running for the Wyoming senate seat. And the battle has continued since. Perry's shot is just the latest.
Paul's campaign strategy is to run against the NeoCons, and because of Iraq and Afghanistan he is getting traction, he has the highest poll numbers. And most recently, many of the NeoCons(especially Cheney) have gone on TV calling for the re-invasion of Iraq and Paul has used that as ammo.
Hillary is watching this. She has hired the prominent NeoCon Fred Kagan has an advisor. No doubt if Paul gets the GOP nomination she will run heavy as an interventionist hawk. Like Joe Lieberman.
Rand’s point is the continuation of the “Paul/Perry” feud.
If Rand wants to sound like Dad, then he will be relegated to similar stature.
I had hoped Rand could keep his head and make a viable contender.
Sorry Rand........ I pick Rick!
Sorry Rand........ I pick Rick!
There should be no “re-invasion” of Iraq. Glass it. Nuke it. Leave no stone on top of another and do it from orbit.
Nothing else will mean a damn thing and only waste trillions more of our dollars we can’t afford and lives put to a better use almost anywhere else.
Maybe if NeoCons hadn’t abandoned all reason, in their pursuit of holding on to power, the Republic wouldn’t be in such piss poor shape right now.
"But apparently his new glasses havent altered his perception of the world"
That nappy-headed dork isn't really the one to be shooting off personal remarks.
Compared to Hillary or Schumer?
I’d rather Perry and Paul waste that oxygen.
Its way too early to be deciding who is and who isn’t a suitable candidate. I doubt either Perry or Paul will be it.
As to your rant about Perry’s inaction per the illegals swarm , he has done everything he can legally do. if you really were watching you whould know about his putting the DPS in gunboats to patrol the River. Perry has proved to be a damn good Governor.
Two wrongs don’t make a right.
Rand Paul does sound more and more like his father every day. That is why if he were to get the Republican nomination, he'd get my reluctant vote. He's better than Romney but then what Republican isn't?
3 wrongs don’t make a right either...
I seem to recall someone stating he has yet to activate the National Guard and place them down south through known points of entry. I could be mistaken and will definitely recant if he has. He seems to me a guy seeking a microphone with less than needed action when it comes to this
He is determined to rewrite Reagan, just like Romney was.