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Rick Perry Announces -- And the Boogeyman is Back
Commentary Magazine ^ | August 13, 2011 | John Podhoretz

Posted on 08/14/2011 3:50:13 PM PDT by DRey

“I will work every day to make Washington, DC as inconsquential in your life as I can,” says Rick Perry as he announces for president. Well, there it is. The 2012 race in a nutshell—”America is not broken. Washington D.C. is broken,” as Perry said, in contrast to Barack Obama’s continuing insistence that government must somehow lead the way out of the economic doldrums with infrastructure banks and payroll tax cuts and extending unemployment insurance. If the dividing line between Republicans and Democrats is that Democrats want, in some sense, to direct America from Washington, Republicans believe the United States should not be directed, and should instead be managed as close to the citizenry as possible.

Most people outside Texas know very little about Perry, but given his standing as a kind of amalgam of George W. Bush and Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee, he may soon occupy an unprecedented position in the imagination of liberals and the Left—perhaps the most frightening specter of anti-liberalism since Ronald Reagan precisely because he is electable. The conservative boogeyman is back."

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bigbucks; conservatism; districtofcolumbia; hugemoney; media; patriarchybulldozer; perry; south; texas
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"The conservative boogeyman is back."

Yep. The liberals are terrified of Perry.
1 posted on 08/14/2011 3:50:17 PM PDT by DRey
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To: DRey

I love the theme— most real Americans would love for Washington to be inconsequential on an average day.


2 posted on 08/14/2011 3:52:38 PM PDT by Lysandru
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To: DRey

Yep. The liberals are terrified of Perry.
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As evidenced by the lib trolls on FR


3 posted on 08/14/2011 3:53:00 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: DRey

“I will work every day to make Washington, DC as inconsquential in your life as I can,”

So he’s going to reform Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid? No? Call me when he gets a clue about our entitlement problem.


4 posted on 08/14/2011 3:56:13 PM PDT by KantianBurke
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To: DRey

Then there’s the adoring followers here who seem to think his ordure is scent-free.


5 posted on 08/14/2011 3:56:23 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: DRey

Yep. The liberals are terrified of Perry.


Don’t know if they are all liberals but some are damn sure terrified of Perry. They must really think he’ll be the nominee and walk right on into the WH. FR is going to be an interesting place for a while.


6 posted on 08/14/2011 3:56:50 PM PDT by deport ( In Texas it's hotter than two goats fighting in a jalapeno patch.)
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To: patriot08

Yup!


7 posted on 08/14/2011 3:56:50 PM PDT by MissyMa
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To: KantianBurke

He has said on record he believes Social Security is unconstitutional.


8 posted on 08/14/2011 3:58:54 PM PDT by DRey
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To: DRey

I am not yet sold on Perry.

But this is a good start.


9 posted on 08/14/2011 3:59:51 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: patriot08
"Yep. The liberals are terrified of Perry. - As evidenced by the lib trolls on FR"

As opposed to the open border trolls? They are very bold.


10 posted on 08/14/2011 4:01:33 PM PDT by I see my hands (Keep your sunny side up!)
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To: DRey

And his solution is? Somehow I doubt he’s going to be calling for the program’s abolishment. Those older folks get mighty cranky when that monthly check is threatened.


11 posted on 08/14/2011 4:01:44 PM PDT by KantianBurke
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To: patriot08
As evidenced by the lib trolls on FR

And Ron Paultards.

They are so easy to spot yet so ashamed to admit who they are supporting.

12 posted on 08/14/2011 4:03:12 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: DRey
Yep. The liberals are terrified of Perry.

Make believe story.

Get back to me when Perry takes 10% of the flak that Governor Palin has taken, until then, Perry is a piker.
13 posted on 08/14/2011 4:05:47 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: patriot08
As evidenced by the lib trolls on FR

I take it that by that comment you mean anyone posting the checkered so-called conservative past of Rick Perry?
14 posted on 08/14/2011 4:06:59 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: KantianBurke

I’m posting a new thread on his policies now. He’s been in the race less than 24 hours.


15 posted on 08/14/2011 4:09:24 PM PDT by DRey
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To: DRey
"I will work every day to make Washington, DC as inconsquential in your life as I can."

And when he says "I will work every day to make our borders as impenetrable as I can", he will be relevant.

16 posted on 08/14/2011 4:10:41 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: DRey

My only objection is that I don’t believe him.


17 posted on 08/14/2011 4:12:58 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: patriot08
As evidenced by the lib trolls on FR

Yeah, well.. look here:

I'm in favor of Perry. I do NOT ascribe objections to him as being a result of FEAR.

That's stupid. Ate up with the dumb ass, it is.

Folks in the Palin camp say that about her, and it's just as ate up.

I dislike both Rye bread and Lima beans.

I don't fear either. In fact I don't think Rye bread or Lima beans could ever hurt me at all.

But yet I dislike them both. Fear of them is not a factor.

There may be folks who fear these things.
Rye bread and Lima beans and Sarah Palin and Rick Perry might be scary as hell to some folks.

But to normal folks.. not so much. Calm down, Charlene.

18 posted on 08/14/2011 4:13:37 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: SoConPubbie

It’s already started from all quarters .. we’ll see if Perry can take the heat ... i suspect he can


19 posted on 08/14/2011 4:14:10 PM PDT by Neu Pragmatist (Rick Perry is the only one who can defeat Romney and Obama)
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To: Red_Devil 232
actually, during his “im running” speech he directly attacked and admonished Obama for not fulfilling his oath as president to protect our nations borders from the illegal alien invasion.
20 posted on 08/14/2011 4:16:03 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: humblegunner

Rye bread and lima beans can’t take away your welfare.


21 posted on 08/14/2011 4:16:36 PM PDT by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: DRey

“Yep. The liberals are terrified of Perry.”

Close, Conservatives are TERRIFIED of Perry, because of the damage a left-leaning Republican president can do.

But call me names if you think that helps your man, I’ll let my 10,000 posts on this site speak for themselves.


22 posted on 08/14/2011 4:16:50 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

The media is mostly made up of partisan shill organizations and individuals working for the Demwits; they felt the sting of the 2010 referendum at least as deeply as the Demwit officeholders did. In 2012 the voters will reject both even more.


23 posted on 08/14/2011 4:17:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: tuffydoodle
Rye bread and lima beans can’t take away your welfare.

I'm gonna have to think about that one.

24 posted on 08/14/2011 4:18:44 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Even NumbersUsa, who gave most of the candidates a really bad report card (Perry D-, Palin D), ranked Perry as GOOD on the subject of border security.


25 posted on 08/14/2011 4:20:20 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: SoConPubbie

What do you mean? You personally have delivered 10% of Palin’s flack to Perry, but unlike Palin, he’s still standing and will never quit on us.


26 posted on 08/14/2011 4:21:34 PM PDT by DRey
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To: Brilliant

Well at least your objection is reasonable, and the first reasonable objection I’ve heard about Perry since he announced.


27 posted on 08/14/2011 4:23:37 PM PDT by DRey
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To: BobL

Bob, you and the other four guys that think Rick is not conservative are really quite boorish.


28 posted on 08/14/2011 4:25:12 PM PDT by DRey
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To: Red_Devil 232

Amen.

But,I don’t think we will hear that.


29 posted on 08/14/2011 4:25:44 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: DRey

There are three issues which I cannot compromise on.

Gun control, abortion, and immigration.

I like Perry but if he is wrong on any of these issues I cannot support him.


30 posted on 08/14/2011 4:26:16 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: DRey

I fully expect the markets to make short work of both Medicare and Social Security at this point. when Bernanke is thru...a typical SS check won’t buy mouse food...and the medicare “benefit” will pay for the Kervorkian Konsult.


31 posted on 08/14/2011 4:28:17 PM PDT by mo
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Perry the NEW John McLaim..
America may not fall for the bait and switch this time..


32 posted on 08/14/2011 4:28:46 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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33 posted on 08/14/2011 4:32:31 PM PDT by RedMDer (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: BobL

But you’re OK with FUBO? He’s creating real damage and destruction.

BTW, your 10,000 posts are meaningless, doesn’t mean you opinions are god-like. Just shows you have a lot of time on your hands.


34 posted on 08/14/2011 4:33:04 PM PDT by bfree (The revolution is coming - OBAMI IS THE ENEMY OF FREEDOM)
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To: DRey

I want to see people leaving Washington DC by the 10’s of thousands looking elsewhere for productive work.

The housing bubble should collapse there as it has done in the rest of the country.


35 posted on 08/14/2011 4:33:13 PM PDT by Poincare (Reality is not a fool.)
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To: DRey

Perry = Obama on illegal immigration. Like Obama, when Perry says “Enforcement” he means “deporting only those who commit serious felonies”. Texas is a magnet for illegals because Perry gives them college tution and welfare.


36 posted on 08/14/2011 4:34:09 PM PDT by Siegfried X
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To: hosepipe

Nonsense. You keep waiting for St. Sarah to run. Until she does, the attacks on others is stupid. obami is the enemy, not other candidates.


37 posted on 08/14/2011 4:34:51 PM PDT by bfree (The revolution is coming - OBAMI IS THE ENEMY OF FREEDOM)
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To: DRey
Yep. The liberals are terrified of Perry.

As are some FReepers.....
38 posted on 08/14/2011 4:36:28 PM PDT by LA Woman3
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To: DRey

“No RINOs”

39 posted on 08/14/2011 4:38:15 PM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: DRey

[Perry] “directly attacked and admonished Obama for not fulfilling his oath as president to protect our nations borders from the illegal alien invasion.”

Perry is hiding behind Obama. All the RINO and Democratic governors pretend that they want to enforce the immigation laws. That allows governors like Perry to leave their borders wide open and say “It’s not my problem — it’s the Federal government’s job”.


40 posted on 08/14/2011 4:40:20 PM PDT by Siegfried X
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To: BobL
I’ll let my 10,000 posts on this site speak for themselves.

Well, statistically.. they make you seem to be a fag. Maybe
you should post less about Ricky Martin and Justin Bieber.

Just a thought.

41 posted on 08/14/2011 4:42:40 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: submarinerswife

Yep. The Paultards on my FB page are seriously freaking out about Perry.


42 posted on 08/14/2011 4:43:17 PM PDT by ponygirl (Okay, so you're not a racist. Who are you going to vote for in 2012 to prove you're not an idiot?)
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To: ponygirl

Yes, still angry about Medina!


43 posted on 08/14/2011 4:47:54 PM PDT by LA Woman3
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To: Diogenesis

Pawlenty is gone and Newt isn’t going anywhere ,so that means NO ROMNEY


44 posted on 08/14/2011 4:48:07 PM PDT by Neu Pragmatist (Rick Perry is the only one who can defeat Romney and Obama)
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To: DRey

So far, Perraddicts on FR can only attack the opponents to promote their boy. Pathetic!


45 posted on 08/14/2011 4:48:41 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: DRey

Conservative Rick Perry is not. Shall we recount the TTC fiasco? Also, under the guise of closing a loophole in the Texas tax law to get MD’s to pay franchise taxes, everyone else’s, including mine trippled. How about the yearly escalating state fees tacked on to professional licenses? You wanna ask me about my property taxes?
If Rick Perry is the nominee I’ll vote for him for the same reason I voted for him 3 times in the Governor’s race: I will not vote for a dumbocrap, but don’t tell me he is a conservative.


46 posted on 08/14/2011 4:50:15 PM PDT by 05 Mustang GT Rocks
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To: DRey
I really enjoyed the Republican debate last week - nearly everyone there impressed me in some way or another (except the Loon). I wish Perry had been in the debate as well - I think I would have learned a lot more about him.

One thing I took away from the debate was how intelligent those folks were. I enjoyed how each candidate seemed to try to shift the debate away from 'gotchas' and back towards issues. Certainly there were exceptions, and I am sure I can find things about each candidate I disagree with or don't like, but overall, again except for the Loon, I would absolutely be happier with pretty much any of them in place of the fool currently in the White House.

I look forward to hearing more from Perry - I like what I have heard so far.

47 posted on 08/14/2011 5:03:46 PM PDT by AzSteven ("War is less costly than servitude, the choice is always between Verdun and Dachau." Jean Dutourd)
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To: 05 Mustang GT Rocks
"don't tell me he's a conservative."

He's a conservative.
48 posted on 08/14/2011 5:09:28 PM PDT by DRey
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To: 05 Mustang GT Rocks

If your property taxes went up, it wasn’t Perry’s doing but your school board. It is amazing to me how simple-minded some people are. You live in a black and white world. Perry gets results. Conservative results. And Texas has a balanced budget and NO income tax...still.


49 posted on 08/14/2011 5:15:55 PM PDT by DRey
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To: Revolting cat!

Perraddicts? Wow. Lame.


50 posted on 08/14/2011 5:17:17 PM PDT by DRey
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