Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Rick Perry’s bad, Obama-style medicine
michellemalkin.com ^ | 08-16-2011 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 08/17/2011 12:40:57 AM PDT by bronxville

Rick Perry’s bad, Obama-style medicine by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2011

Texas, we have a problem. Your GOP governor is running for president against Barack Obama. Yet, one of his most infamous acts as executive of the nation’s second-largest state smacks of every worst habit of the Obama administration. And his newly crafted rationalizations for the atrocious decision are positively Clintonesque.

In February 2007, Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed a shocking executive order forcing every sixth-grade girl to submit to a three-jab regimen of the Gardasil vaccine. He also forced state health officials to make the vaccine available “free” to girls ages 9 to 18. The drug, promoted by manufacturer Merck as an effective shield against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) and genital warts, as well as cervical cancer, had only been approved by the Food and Drug Administration eight months prior to Perry’s edict.

Gardasil’s wear-off time and long-term side effects have yet to be determined. “Serious questions” remain about its “overall effectiveness,” according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. Even the chair of the federal panel that recommended Gardasil for children opposes mandating it as a condition of school enrollment. Young girls and boys are simply not at an increased risk of contracting HPV in the classroom the way they are at risk of contracting measles or other school-age communicable diseases.

Perry defenders pointed to a bogus “opt-out” provision in his mandate “to protect the right of parents to be the final authority on their children’s health care.” But requiring parents to seek the government’s permission to keep an untested drug out of their kids’ veins is a plain usurpation of their authority.

Translation: Ask your bureaucratic overlord to determine if a Gardasil waiver is right for you.

Libertarians and social conservatives alike slammed Perry’s reckless disregard for parental rights and individual liberty. The Republican-dominated legislature also balked. In May 2007, both chambers passed bills overturning the governor’s unilaterally imposed health order.

Fast-forward five years. After announcing his 2012 presidential bid this weekend, Perry now admits he “didn’t do my research well enough” on the Gardasil vaccine before stuffing his bad medicine down Texans’ throats. On Monday, he added: “That particular issue is one that I readily stand up and say I made a mistake on. I listened to the legislature … and I agreed with their decision.”

Perry downplayed his underhanded maneuver as an aberrational “error,” and then — gobsmackingly — he spun the debacle as a display of his great character: “One of the things I do pride myself on, I listen. When the electorate says, ‘Hey, that’s not what we want to do,’ we backed up, took a look at what we did.”

Are these non-apology apologies enough to quell the concerns of voters looking for a presidential candidate who will provide a clear, unmistakable contrast to Barack Obama? Not by a long shot.

How Obama-like was this scandal?

Let us count the ways:

READ MORE: michellemalkin.com


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gardasil; obamacare; perry; rickperry
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-186 next last

1 posted on 08/17/2011 12:41:06 AM PDT by bronxville
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: bronxville

How Obama-like was this scandal? Let us count the ways:

Trampling the deliberative process. Since Day One, President Obama has short-circuited transparency, public debate and congressional oversight. How can Perry effectively challenge the White House’s czar fetish, stealth recess appointments, selective waiver-mania and backdoor legislating through administrative orders when Perry himself employed the very same process as governor?

Not only did Perry defend going above the heads of elected state legislators, but his office also falsely claimed the legislature had no right to repeal the executive order. “The order is effective until Perry or a successor changes it, and the Legislature has no authority to repeal it,” Perry spokeswoman Krista Moody told The Washington Post in February 2007.

When both the House and Senate repealed the law six weeks later, Perry did not — as he now claims — listen humbly or “agree with their decision.”

Human shield demagoguery. In response to the legislature’s rebuke, the infuriated governor attacked those who supported repeal as “shameful” spreaders of “misinformation” who were putting “women’s lives” at risk. Borrowing a tried-and-true Alinskyite page from the progressive left, Perry surrounded himself with female cervical cancer victims and deflected criticism of his imperial tactics with emotional anecdotes.

He then lionized himself and the minority of politicians who voted against repeal of his Gardasil order. “They will never have to think twice about whether they did the right thing. No lost lives will occupy the confines of their conscience, sacrificed on the altar of political expediency.” Perry, of course, has now put his own ghastly Gardasil order on that same altar — but with no apology to all those he demonized and exploited along the way.

Cronyism. Most noxious of all, Perry wraps his big government health mandate in the “pro-life” mantle. But the do-gooder theater is a distraction from the business-as-usual back-scratching and astro-turfing that are Obama hallmarks. Perry’s former chief of staff Mike Toomey is a top Merck lobbyist. Toomey’s mother-in-law headed a Merck-funded front group pushing vaccination mandates. Merck’s political action committee pitched in $6,000 to Perry’s re-election campaign in 2007 and Merck discussed the vaccine with Perry staff on the day they donated.

The PerryCare executive fiat was not simply a one-off mistake explained away by lack of “research.” It exposed a fundamental lapse in both political and policy judgments, an appalling lack of ethics and a disturbing willingness to smear principled defenders of limited government who object to the Nanny State using their children as guinea pigs.

Trusting Rick Perry’s tea party credentials is a perilous shot in the dark.
michellemalkin.com


2 posted on 08/17/2011 12:44:16 AM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bronxville

Tea Party members:

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE REJECT RICK PERRY!

Please don’t be fooled by this phony opportunist.

He has never supported the Tea Party. He will not fight for our causes. His supporters have been going around the Internet and viciously trashing Sarah Palin, Ron Paul, Michele Bachman and everyone associated with the Tea Party.

Go ahead and join him if you are an Establishment Republican who is satisfied with politics as usual, whose only goal is to beat the Democrats instead of fixing the catastrophic problems our country is facing.

PLEASE SAY “NO” TO RICK PERRY!

.


3 posted on 08/17/2011 12:56:01 AM PDT by bobk333
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: bronxville

4 posted on 08/17/2011 12:57:15 AM PDT by GunRunner (10 Years of FReeping...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bronxville

I trust Michelle Malkin far more than I trust the Perry apologists who are pushing (hard) to recharacterize his record.


5 posted on 08/17/2011 1:01:10 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Bad is easy. Anyone can do bad. Good, OTOH, is work. It takes discipline.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: bobk333

woot! woot! I love how people who hate McCain b/c of immigration, all of a sudden love Perry who has the same stance as Juan!.... and some freepers even defending illegal immigration saying we need the “migrant” workers...I never EVER saw that on FR until Perry decides to run, then suddenly illegal immigration is no big deal!


6 posted on 08/17/2011 1:01:38 AM PDT by DrewsMum ("I abandoned free market principles to save the free market." -GWBush)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: DrewsMum
woot! woot! I love how people who hate McCain b/c of immigration, all of a sudden love Perry who has the same stance as Juan!.... and some freepers even defending illegal immigration saying we need the “migrant” workers...I never EVER saw that on FR until Perry decides to run, then suddenly illegal immigration is no big deal!

I agree, its nerve wracking. Who do you want to be overtaken by, liberals or illegals? Some choice.

7 posted on 08/17/2011 1:16:46 AM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: CitizenUSA

“In February 2007, Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed a shocking executive order forcing every sixth-grade girl to submit to a three-jab regimen of the Gardasil vaccine. He also forced state health officials to make the vaccine available “free” to girls ages 9 to 18.”

We’d be hypocrites to even contemplate this man after the fuss we kicked up about obamacare. If we back him our credibility is zero.

It was in 2007 he was invited to the Bilderberg meeting. I wondered if it was innocent, but now can see why he got an invite, they like his style.


8 posted on 08/17/2011 1:17:51 AM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: GunRunner

If that’s a dig at Michelle - she’s not running for president.


9 posted on 08/17/2011 1:20:56 AM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: bronxville

It’s good to see Malkin knows how awful Perry is.


10 posted on 08/17/2011 1:21:41 AM PDT by truthfreedom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bronxville
No she's not.

But it doesn't surprise me that she parallels the Gardisil issue and Obamacare in the same breath. This is a woman who couldn't tell the difference between using race and ethnicity in profiling terrorism and putting 100,000 Japanese-American men, women, and children in concentration camps.

Only someone with such a broken moral barometer could make such an asinine comparison.

11 posted on 08/17/2011 1:27:28 AM PDT by GunRunner (10 Years of FReeping...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: bronxville

What Perry says now:

“I made a mistake on that,” Perry told Iowa Radio later in the day Monday, calling it “an error in not having a conversation with the people of the state of Texas.”

“I agreed with their decision. I don’t always get it right, but I darn sure listen,” he said of the legislature responding to his decision.

“One of the things I do pride myself on, I listen. When the electorate says, ‘Hey, that’s not what we want to do,’” Perry told Houston’s ABC affiliate on Monday. “We backed up, took a look at what we did. I understand I work for the people, not the other way around.”

#

What Perry did and said then.

Not only did Perry defend going above the heads of elected state legislators, but his office also falsely claimed the legislature had no right to repeal the executive order. “The order is effective until Perry or a successor changes it, and the Legislature has no authority to repeal it,” Perry spokeswoman Krista Moody told The Washington Post in February 2007.

When both the House and Senate repealed the law six weeks later, Perry did not — as he now claims — listen humbly or “agree with their decision.”

Human shield demagoguery. In response to the legislature’s rebuke, the infuriated governor attacked those who supported repeal as “shameful” spreaders of “misinformation” who were putting “women’s lives” at risk. Borrowing a tried-and-true Alinskyite page from the progressive left, Perry surrounded himself with female cervical cancer victims and deflected criticism of his imperial tactics with emotional anecdotes.

He then lionized himself and the minority of politicians who voted against repeal of his Gardasil order. “They will never have to think twice about whether they did the right thing. No lost lives will occupy the confines of their conscience, sacrificed on the altar of political expediency.” Perry, of course, has now put his own ghastly Gardasil order on that same altar — but with no apology to all those he demonized and exploited along the way.
##

The Perrytistas think we should ignore this and Move On.


12 posted on 08/17/2011 2:23:32 AM PDT by SUSSA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bronxville
She raises a lot of hard to ignore issues. The entire Gardasil episode is like a microcosmic bullet point list of reasons to avoid Perry: Crony capitalism, executive arrogance, nanny-statism, self-righteousness, demagoguery, stubborn refusal to admit wrongdoing (after 4 years of defending his actions and maligning his critics, he finally admits it was a mistake when he's a presidential candidate?!).

I so wanted to support the governor if my candidate didn't get in; but Perry is withering now that he's in the spotlight.

13 posted on 08/17/2011 2:40:36 AM PDT by AHerald ("Do not fear, only believe." - Mark 5:36)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bronxville

This and more is what I have been finding out about Perry’s record, a conservative he is not.


14 posted on 08/17/2011 2:48:52 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CitizenUSA

Me, too. bttt


15 posted on 08/17/2011 2:52:54 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (Obamageddon, Barackalypse Now! Bam is "Debt Man Walking" in 2012 - Rush Limbaugh)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

I don’t see how requiring a vaccination to attend a PUBLIC school is anti-libraterian. If using a government school, then follow government rules. There was an opt-out provision. If a parent chooses to be ill-informed and fail to opt out, that cannot be blamed on the government. I thought personal responsibility was a conservative hallmark . I find it more troubling that Perry backed away from his decision. No one can predict with certainty who will be the Republican nominee. My guess is it will be Perry and November’s choice will be him or Obama.


16 posted on 08/17/2011 3:01:21 AM PDT by Vevey
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: bronxville

Somewhere between Huckabee and Trump


17 posted on 08/17/2011 3:18:56 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bronxville

Oh, you go girl!!! Ping for later reading but this is THE singular reason for me balking at a Perry run.’’Thank you Michelle Malkin.


18 posted on 08/17/2011 3:38:12 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bronxville

And what about that highway going through Texas and up into Canada and something about the “North American Union”?

I really don’t like this guy. He reminds me too much of Romney. Charming snakeoil salesman.


19 posted on 08/17/2011 4:01:13 AM PDT by goldi (')
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Vevey

Very statist post.

HPV is transmitted by behavioral actions and is not contagious in the way that chicken pox, measles, influenza, etc.

As far as I’ve been able to discover there have been no “sudden outbreaks” of HPV affecting large local populations. One has have direct with an infected person for the viral transmission. It is not like typhoid or cholera.

So Governor Perry circumvented the legislative process and public debate and issued an edict, the executive order, to benefit Merck, the public be damned.

The opt-out provision is immaterial to the abuse of executive power to impose forced inoculation which has serious consequences for a significant portion of those inoculated with a drug fast tracked by the FDA with no serious study of long term effects.

Perry further exhibits his arrogance by not having rescinded his executive order, relying on the Texas legislators to do the job. Brings back memories of LBJ and his life story closely matches LBJ’s.

He can talk smoothly but as far as I can tell he’s a wave rider with a very keen sense of the shifts in public opinion. His readiness to change party affiliation after Turd Blossom’s seduction underscores his drive for power.

The approach of big money interests urging him to run absent any previous public expression of running justs cements his lust for power.

He’s going to be walking a whole herd of cats back in short order.


20 posted on 08/17/2011 4:16:47 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: bobk333
PLEASE SAY “NO” TO RICK PERRY!

This reminds me of 2008 and a similar 'Say No To Fred' plea. Remind me, how did that work out for us?

A 'Say No To Gov. Perry' movement will leave us with Milt in 2012.

NO SALE

21 posted on 08/17/2011 4:26:21 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: bronxville

Poor Michelle...... there is a wave threatening to drown her candidate.

She dredges up a sea shell fragment hoping it will be adequate to stop it.


22 posted on 08/17/2011 4:32:49 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Rats carry plague)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bert

Who is Malkin’s candidate?


23 posted on 08/17/2011 4:38:20 AM PDT by traderrob6
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: bronxville
It never came to fruition and he apologized for not doing enough research.

WTH more do you want?

24 posted on 08/17/2011 5:17:52 AM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All
Okay, Enough back and forth already.

How true are the accusations that I have seen recently of Rick Perry's Koran-quoting, Muslim cronyism, etc ?

Oh, and don't get me started about Rick Perry being Al Gore's campaign manager at one time. I already looked into it and its true, so I am --uh, to say the least-- shocked and worried about him being a candidate.

The mainstream media seem to think he is the RIGHT GUY FOR THE RINO JOB!

Cough. Case closed.

25 posted on 08/17/2011 5:32:15 AM PDT by txnuke (Obama votes "PRES__ENT" because he has no ID.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All
Malkin? Where is this coming from? Is she another "Chris Christie-will-save-us-all" flack like Coulter now?

Obama gives you NO choice. The only way to opt out is to DIE.

Perry protected the choice and decision making authority parents have no differently than with any other childhood vaccination.

Vaccine requirements are not news: for school attendance, for travel, for certain working environments. It's routine.

Some really sick-minded people are obsessed with Gardasil because the vaccine is against strains of HPV that are classed as an STD. They see "STD" and lose all pretense of rational thought. "He's trying to sexualize our daughters!" "He thinks our baby girls are sluts!" (Cue headless chicken running.)

He was taken to the woodshed. He knows it. You know it. Michelle knows it.

Let's contrast Perry's parental involvement approach with what's happening in CA today

AB 499 does an end-run around parents entirely and says simply: "A minor who is 12 years of age or older may consent to medical care related to the prevention of a sexually transmitted disease."

The state and the child only. No parental consent. There's not even a requirement for parents to be informed after the fact in this bill.

That's the kind of fascist insanity that needs to be stopped. That's real interference with parental rights. That's not what Perry did.

He was repudiated soundly for his use of executive order on the vaccine in spite of its parental rights protections, but the act should not be sensationalized to the extreme.

26 posted on 08/17/2011 5:43:56 AM PDT by newzjunkey (12yo's consent law, AB499 (Atkins), passed the CA Asm 50-25, Sen vote next.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bobk333

Why did the tea party support Perry last year if he is not supportive of the tea party? You people need to take a different tact here on FR because it is not helping your candidates.


27 posted on 08/17/2011 5:44:58 AM PDT by ilgipper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: bronxville

Michelle is generally pretty good, and I won’t dismiss her concerns outright. But I will say the concept of federalism gives states MUCH more leeway than it does the federal government. Voters can judge their state’s performance at a closer level and reward or punish it as they see fit.

How did the voters of Texas view this action by Perry? I understand there are also questions of process that ought to be addressed. Let us also not equate every healthcare issue with Hussein’s Death Law...it diminishes the damaging effects of the statute.


28 posted on 08/17/2011 5:45:10 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: wolfcreek

“WTH more do you want?”

They want Ron Paul or Romney or Newt! Or blood! Anybody else who they fantasize is perfect.
I haven’t decided who I will vote for in the primary yet. I know that it will NOT be Paul or Romney or Newt.
I’m still sifting through whatever I can find and I do look through some of the links posted on here,
but after the 50th time someone posts the same links and hysterical blabber I get turned off. I live in Texas
and I know Rick Perry’s record and believe me he has warts but a whole lot of the crap that is posted and
repeated is blown way out of proportion. The primaries are still months away.
And the election is over a year away. And all this hand wringing is already getting to be a pain in the ass!


29 posted on 08/17/2011 5:47:29 AM PDT by SwatTeam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: txnuke
The mainstream media seem to think he is the right guy ...

What are you smoking? The MSM is apopleptic against Perry!

30 posted on 08/17/2011 6:01:59 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: bobk333

So far from what I can see Perry is one of these Texas big mouth blowhards.Telling it like it is is one thing,how you say it is another.
He not going to wash come the general election with the rest of the country. F’n phoney baloney Foghorn Leghorn.


31 posted on 08/17/2011 6:03:31 AM PDT by TShaunK
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: SwatTeam; wolfcreek

I am with you FRiends. I have not made up my mind either...and while I appreciate the info, I think the the invectives ought to be reserved for Hussein and the lackeys thereof.

Here is an idea I think we ought to do: start a WRITE-IN campaign for “Jesus Christ, God’s Son and Messiah”. Perhaps THAT candidate could get majority support here on FR, but there are bound to be some hard core atheists here who wouldn’t even support the guy. And some zealots would say he wasn’t TOUGH ENOUGH on the Pharisees.


32 posted on 08/17/2011 6:10:59 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: Covenantor; All
As far as I’ve been able to discover there have been no “sudden outbreaks” of HPV affecting large local populations. One has have direct with an infected person for the viral transmission. It is not like typhoid or cholera.

HPV of all forms is spread by contact. Warts you may have on your hands or elsewhere are caused by strains of HPV. Nearly all contract HPV of one form or another. It's ubiquitous. Most of the time a normal healthy immune system deals with it fine.

How do you know if or what strains, of hundreds, you've been exposed to? You don't unless you develop symptoms. For strains causing cervical cancer that can take years even decades and if you want the vaccine it's best to give it before risk of any exposure. The very reason annual pap smears are done is HPV.

Since the Perry debacle there's now a second HPV vaccine (Cervarex) but works against fewer strains than Gardasil.

I think a lot of people are squeamish about STD vaccines because they think it's a comment on their morals, their parenting or in some way gives permission to children to be sexual activity. It's none of those.

The way I see it is there's no way any of us can know if a daughter is going to be molested or raped by a pervert who happens to be a carrier.

I would not want to find out a vaccine may have prevented a cancer problem later and not have taken advantage of that preventative medicine.

33 posted on 08/17/2011 6:23:24 AM PDT by newzjunkey (12yo's consent law, AB499 (Atkins), passed the CA Asm 50-25, Sen vote next.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: txnuke
Oh, and don't get me started about Rick Perry being Al Gore's campaign manager at one time. I already looked into it and its true, so I am --uh, to say the least-- shocked and worried about him being a candidate.

Why don't you get started and explain to us any logic in your position. 23 years ago, someone who grew up in a Democrat family, in a Democrat dominated area, with a father active in Democrat politics supported a Democrat. Oh the Horror. Shortly after that he switched to Republican and stayed put. Explain how that in any way reflects on his conservatism in 2011.

Ronald Reagan did not switch to the Republican Party until he was 52 years old. I suppose you are shocked and worried about the high regard held by most conservatives for Reagan. Oh wait, it gets worse, Reagan is the role model for most conservatives. Oh the Horror!

I voted for Jimmy Carter in 1976 and never voted for another Democrat since. I can see now how my credentials as a conservative will always be suspect.

Winston Churchill said, "If you weren't liberal when you were young, you have no heart. If you're still a liberal when you are older, you have no brain." Of course, he was just some English dude.

So please do get started. Please explain to us under what logic Perry's party affiliation in 1988 is relevant with respect to his constant party affiliation for the following 23 years. I can hardly wait to observe your "brilliance".

Please, Please, Please...

34 posted on 08/17/2011 6:53:38 AM PDT by CMAC51
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: newzjunkey
Perry protected the choice and decision making authority parents have no differently than with any other childhood vaccination.

Perry enhanced the choice and decision making authority parents have.

He made the form available on line and a parent only needed to submit it once for the duration of the child's schooling.

Prior to that, the form needed to be requested from a State Office and the only reliable way to obtain one was to request it in person. There are anecdotal reports that some parents ended up having to travel to Austin to finally obtain the form. The need to resubmit the form changed over time from being good for 5 years to as low as being effective only year to year.

35 posted on 08/17/2011 7:01:46 AM PDT by CMAC51
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: bronxville
The Gardasil debacle and the many of his insults as well as mis-steps on stemming the invading tide of illegal invaders including but not limited to refusing to stop the illegal's coming across our southern border, the refusing to get illegal's off the tax payer dole at any level of government, only offering very timid support to do away with sanctuary cities in Texas, the all out trumpeting of tax payer paying tuition for illegal's to attend our colleges and openly defying anyone to try and reverse that piece of extremely bad legislation, the advocating of removing our sovereign southern border to Mexican Vicente Fox back in 2001 and numerous other missteps that many of us around here are all to well aware of only exemplify the glaring fact that Perry lacks the temperament or judgment to be President.

As Malkin points out his attempt at an apology smacks only at much regret that he was proven to be not only just wrong but so wrong at a level tat he should have resigned as a disgraced RINO. His non-apology is nothing more than a slap in the face to those of us who were fighting his ultra bad judgment call in trying ram that debacle down Texans throats. What utter arrogance. This is only a glimpse of what America can expect from the latest liberal leaning professional politician who has so little regard for the wishes of the citizenry and electorate. His presidency would be very bad for America.

BTW. Good article as usual from Michelle Malkin. Keep them coming.

36 posted on 08/17/2011 7:09:30 AM PDT by Ron H. (Loving my Deering Goodtime 2 Classic 5-stringer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GunRunner
No she's not. ....

Nothing like attacking the messenger when one disagrees with their message. Her message is spot on no matter your views on, "the difference between using race and ethnicity in profiling terrorism and putting 100,000 Japanese-American men, women, and children in concentration camps". A failed lame attempt to discredit the messenger. Shame on you. I'll take Malkin over her disgruntled detractors any time.

37 posted on 08/17/2011 7:21:48 AM PDT by Ron H. (Loving my Deering Goodtime 2 Classic 5-stringer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: wolfcreek
WTH more do you want?

Uhh, how about trying to apologize to all those he trashed and condemned when he was rebuffed and defeated in his attempt at dictating public policy instead of trusting the people via the legislative constitutional process?! His so called apology just sounds so hollow and nearly meaningless in view of what has been revealed to date on this subject.

38 posted on 08/17/2011 7:28:53 AM PDT by Ron H. (Loving my Deering Goodtime 2 Classic 5-stringer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Ron H.
She's not the messenger. We've known about the Gardisil issue with Perry for years, and comparing it to Obamacare is dishonest.

It's not surprising that she has no trouble finding parity between the two since she also thought that interning hundreds of thousands of innocent Japanese-Americans in concentration camps was in the same ball park as looking at someone's race and national origin in terrorist profiling.

The Gardisil executive order was a bad move by Perry, but comparing it ObamaCare, as well as comparing internment and profiling, is indefensible, stupid, and dishonest.

Shame on you for not being able to tell the difference.

39 posted on 08/17/2011 7:29:17 AM PDT by GunRunner (10 Years of FReeping...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: bert

Is Michelle a Palin-drone? Most of these over the top accusations and outright lies seem to come from them.


40 posted on 08/17/2011 7:32:17 AM PDT by GunRunner (10 Years of FReeping...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: bronxville

One or two weeks in the national spotlight should send this corrupt roach Rick Perry scurrying for cover back among the LBJ types down in Texas.


41 posted on 08/17/2011 7:38:39 AM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GunRunner

Duoh, when did Michelle Malkin start making public policy decisions for Texas citizens?! What does your straw-man argument have to do with Perry’s ill conceived dictatorial public policy decision on this issue?


42 posted on 08/17/2011 7:40:04 AM PDT by Ron H. (Loving my Deering Goodtime 2 Classic 5-stringer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: GunRunner
Is Michelle a Palin-drone?

If turn about is fair play then is GunRunner a Perry-drone?

43 posted on 08/17/2011 7:41:54 AM PDT by Ron H. (Loving my Deering Goodtime 2 Classic 5-stringer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: Ron H.

No, but I do defend all Republican candidates from over-the-top hyperbole, lies, and misinformation. Comparing the Gardisil issue to Obamacare is exactly as I described.


44 posted on 08/17/2011 7:43:11 AM PDT by GunRunner (10 Years of FReeping...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: Ron H.
Duoh, when did Michelle Malkin start making public policy decisions for Texas citizens?!

I'm glad she doesn't. Perhaps she thinks that interning every woman with HPV in a concentration camp would be a better option.

45 posted on 08/17/2011 7:50:38 AM PDT by GunRunner (10 Years of FReeping...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: bronxville
He also forced state health officials to make the vaccine available "free" to girls ages 9 to 18.

This is a deceptive assertion. To get it "free" you had to go to the county health clinic. If you had your family doctor administer the vaccine it was costly. If it was not a mandatory vaccine, most health plans in Texas did not cover it. By making it mandatory, the vaccine was covered by health insurance.

46 posted on 08/17/2011 7:53:47 AM PDT by CMAC51
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GunRunner
I'm glad she doesn't. Perhaps she thinks that interning every woman with HPV in a concentration camp would be a better option.

You need to step back away from your computer for awhile and take a long break. You are hurting your own image every time to try to defend Perry's ill thought out dictatorial decision in this matter.

47 posted on 08/17/2011 7:53:48 AM PDT by Ron H. (Loving my Deering Goodtime 2 Classic 5-stringer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: bronxville; Responsibility2nd; Hodar; Jewbacca; SoldierDad; dfwgator; harpu; JimRed; indylindy; ...

Hey Guys,

A deeper look into Perry’s Guardisil Action!

Sorry about the earlier ping, it was to a duplicate post.

This one is the original.


48 posted on 08/17/2011 7:57:27 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bronxville

She has it wrong. The “Vaccines for Children” federal program made the vaccine available free of charge for eligible children before the EO. Perry also made it easier to opt out.


49 posted on 08/17/2011 7:58:47 AM PDT by hocndoc (http://WingRight.org)(I've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.)(RIAing))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: bronxville

She has it wrong. The “Vaccines for Children” federal program made the vaccine available free of charge for eligible children before the EO. Perry also made it easier to opt out.


50 posted on 08/17/2011 7:58:49 AM PDT by hocndoc (http://WingRight.org)(I've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.)(RIAing))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-186 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson