Skip to comments.On the Nature of the Perry Attacks
Posted on 08/20/2011 4:50:00 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
Rick Perry once tried to get out of a speeding ticket.
Rick Perry once owned stock in a chain of video stores competing against Blockbuster, some of which also rented adult movies.
Rick Perry once was a Democrat.
The attacks have come fast and furious against him. But most of the attacks take on a peculiar and very telling strain.
A reporter on television or in print will utter a sentence like this, Privately many Republican consultants suggest Rick Perry may be too Texas or shoot from the hip too much and might turn off necessary independent voters and women.
It sounds so serious. As Alex Castellanos said on CNN the other night on John King USA, some fear Rick Perry might have Mad Cowboy Disease.
Let me sum this all up for you into what Rick Perrys biggest problem is.
Whether you are talking about Alex (Team Carole Strayhorn 2006) or Karl Rove (Team Kay Bailey Hutchison 2010) or a host of other national Republican consultants, Rick Perry and his Texas team have beaten a significant portion of them.
But they did not just beat them. In many cases, Team Perry then shut the consultants who opposed him out of future business with him.
So there are scores and scores of Republican consultants who have scores to settle with Rick Perry and his team. And for guys like Karl Rove, if Perry were to win the White House, Karl and a few others would see themselves shut out of White House business for at least four years.
Rick Perry may be the only guy in America to have beaten both Karl Rove and also Obamas own consultant, David Axelrod.
So theres a lot of score settling in a lot of the attacks. Next time you hear some Republican consultant say Rick Perry cant win because he is too much of a cowboy, understand that it is probably a national Republican consultant fearful they will be shut out of work if Perry wins and, more importantly, understand that the same dynamics were in place in 1980 with Reagans boys from California team of consultants and the national consultants back them said the same about Reagan hes too much of a cowboy conservative who will alienate key voting blocks.
Thats not to say Perry is Reagan. It is to say the GOP national consultants have been pulling the same stuff since 1980.
Well, sheeesh, I’m very sorry you took my post to you in a manner I didn’t intend! That’s the trouble I sometimes have with written word.
No question that he has a lot more experience that Governor Palin.
Governor Perry is a 27 year career politician!
Then the stock market imploded, this had a far greater negative impact than anything Romney's people did IMHO.
It’s forgivable. And he’s going to win. Romney is too liberal. Bachmann isn’t a credible candidate. And Palin isn’t running.
So face it - you’ll be voting for Perry in 15 months, so get on the Perry express now.
Changing the subject for Captain Gardasil,
or to obfuscate RINO Perry’s
love for Islam or open borders?
No one is going to be as bad as Bambi on this issue, but I want someone who has expressed a serious desire to solve this illegal immigration crisis, stopping the influx of illegals in their tracks.
If Perry (or any other candidate) does not show a willingness to defend our borders, he will disappoint us as much as Bush did, and right now I don't want that, simply can't handle that.
Until he proves otherwise, I'll support someone else, particularly Palin if she runs.
That's 38 years ago ~ the issues been around a long time ~ interesting that Texas is only now cleaning up the mess, but keep at it.
This isn’t even a Palin thread , but i’ll entertain your Perry attack .
Why did she quit ?
First of all she isn’t going to run, and if i’m wrong and she does run , people are not going to put money behind someone who quits when the going gets a little tough .
You cannot get me to vote for a Democrat.
Excellent post, Sharky! Are you reading my mind and much better expressing my thoughts and concerns? LOL.
Illegal immigration is a huge issue and Governor Perry's positions and record are worrisome, and he reminds me of President Bush. My mimd remains open and we have not yet begun the marathon primary season.
"Hold yer horsies" is my advice. Learn everything we can about all the candidates, partiulary the ones in the so-called lead! Let's see how it all shakes out.
We must have our Victory in 2012 and that means our TEA PARTY VICTORY!
Frankly, I watched the last debate...trying to picture each candidate on the stage with The Won. It scared me silly. There is no way I think Perry is perfect...but I can see him messing with O’s mind in a big way.
My first goal this election season...retain the House and gain the Senate.
My second goal...make O look like the idiot he is.
Why are you picking on him?
What have the other canidates and prospective candidates done/said against Islam??
NEWSFLASH: they won't say/do anything. If they did, they know what a sh*t storm it would bring down on them!
One of them finally got the guts to go up against Islam. That was Herman Cain. After the sh*t storm desended on him, Cain appologized for his remarks about not hiring Muslims) That is the sad state of affairs re; Islam in America.
The main thing here is to get this POS Muslim/Marxist's sorry a$$ kicked out of our White House before he finishes destroying America. This election will be about growing jobs and the economy. Rick Perry is the only one with an excellent, solid record in this area- and is tough enough to go up against Obama.
Here’s another hint, now I’m getting really worried, openborders R2D2 is at it again, I just can’t believe he said this: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2766637/posts
Personal pronoun “I” is capitalized.
To not do so is distracting.
Apologies for the Mission Impossible stuff.......
He is full-out pandering.
correction; should read ‘apologized’
i am glad i have that effect on you ... not to be confused with affect ... let’s move on , shall we ?
Good questions. Anyone not carrying water for RINO Rick is attacked. So be it. I'd rather be attacked for defending conservatism than be attacked for supporting RINO Rick.
Well, I have seen and have participated in that thread so its no shock to me. I don’t agree with Perry on that one.
Not gonna happen Lakeshark. Why would any respectable citizen get into politics. Call me jaded, but you have to know the “game”. It is what it is.
I will now eat this message and self-destruct, lol. :)
I’m in a wait-n-see status on Perry. I’m going to ignore all the attack stories being posted by Paultards and those trying to push Romney back to the top, and decide for myself from what I see from him over the next several weeks. The next debate or two will either solidify my support for him, or will make me rally around Bachmann or others who may still jump in. I still think Palin is going to throw her hat in, and if she does its a whole new ball game.
Many of our presidents have had good character, character is destiny......cough up the message before it's too late!!!
It's a huge problem. How can he think it's okay to have illegals in our armed forces at all?
Yep she did, and that's public knowledge and unlike a Perry supporter I won't screech over public knowledge and facts.
Palin DOES have a 50 - 60% disapproval rating
Seriously? you want to act like a French surrender monkey over this? Maybe you should concentrate on voting for American Idol instead of American President, for goodness sakes.
Palin DID support the Bridge to Nowhere before she opposed it
Alright let me see if I've got this correct...
You are upset over the bridge to nowhere that would connect Alaskan resident to Alaska's International Airport. That would've cost $400 million dollars.
But you're A-okie-dokie with the 14.4 BILLION dollars that Rick Perry took in Stimulus to cover budget shortfalls? You're OK with the infringement to eminent domain that Rick Perry used to move his Trans-Texas corridor scheme along? Your alright with the 300 million dollars he appropriated from state tax payers to hand over to private business that funded his reelection campaign.?!?!
The list keeps going on and on...
Well you know I have to ask which President has not had to conpromise his character.
Sorry Onyx, but Sarah has not been tested on illegal immigration, so its an apples and oranges comparison. I guarantee you that if Sarah becomes prez (praise the Lord) she will say and do things that we are not going to like, just like Reagan did, but she will be a great President nonetheless.
I'd say Reagan was our last great president with fine character.
No one is perfect (Reagan was not perfect), but good character brings out greatness.
I don’t know, he needs to be questioned on that. We have several months before the first primary to do that. Sarah should also be questioned on whether or not she supports it. What if she supports that idea, what will you do?
Holding someone to their record is an attack.
Rick Perry has exactly the same problem Romney has...his record.
Herman Cain is exponentially less flawed, as are Bachman and others. I would still like to see a dark horse enter the race, perhaps Brewer.
Under no circumstance will Romney or Perry get my vote.
It's a matter of having a good president and not just a good candidate.
He was asked if he wanted the same law AZ has to be passed in TX. He did not say “I don’t like the law”. He said it was ok for AZ because they felt it fit their situation as a state. But he did not feel the exact same law would fit Texas.
But you knew that...
Dont’ get me wrong, I’m not so anti-Perry as to dismiss him if he were to win and run against Bambi, but this stuff has got me a bit ticked off right now, I don’t want to support him as the GOP nominee if he’s an amnesty squish.
He’s been unclear about it, and he did say he didn’t like the law for use in Texas. I have no idea why he said that (pandering?), and neither do any of us really, but it gives me pause as it should you......
Reagan was a great president..no doubt about it.
But his greatness was not recognized by most until many years later. Believe me, I was around for his administration, and he didn’t have loads of praise heaped on him. Even he compromised his beliefs.
Character should be the most important single qualification for choosing a President.
More than anything else, we need to trust our leaders.
If you have any qualms whatsoever about trusting a person to lead the country and our troops in a war, they shouldn't be President.
Agreed, but by the end of his presidency I thought he would become known as the greatest president of the twentieth century. I still believe that.
Hmmmm, maybe because the Feds put the cease and desist on Az law? I like the Az law, but in the last few days The Won granted back door amnesty, didn’t he?
Perry needs to make his case, no question about that. At least he is not hiding his ideas about this very controversial issue, and can now be questioned on the campaign trail. I trust the tea party will do just that.
Gotta look at the whole record, plus the plans for their Presidency, plus, the chance of actually winning the election.
Record - not perfect, but overall, 85/100
Plans - none specific, but if similar to his book, let’s say 90/100
Electability vs. Obama - 90/100
Record - 90/100
Plans - based on her general statements - 90/100
Electability vs. Obama - 50/100
Perry wins this 3-part exam.
He was right about Christine O'Donnell and Sharron Angle and it was nothing personal. He just knew they could be beaten in races that should have been automatic GOP pick-ups.
He's not desperate to go back to the White House and be further demonized. The constant Democrat attacks destroyed his marriage, cost him a personal fortune in legal costs and make him subject to assaults and harassment every time he appears in public.
And as much as I respect Reagan...he granted amnesty.
Having been a Democrat in Texas does not equal being a RINO.
Just because Reagan did not run for office when he was a young man, like Perry did when he was a young man and a Texas Democrat, does not mean anything against Rick Perry.
When I was young it was almost unheard of to run in TX as anything but a Democrat. What precious few Republicans there were did not come from Perry’s area. They came from North Central Texas or around Houston and were from suburbia. The hinterlands were solid, solid Democrat because that was their tradition. Republicans were associated with Reconstruction after the Civil War and with Herbert Hoover.
That is just the truth. You want to rewrite history. The history Rick Perry lived and the geography of his upbringing makes his unfolding political story make perfect sense.
There is Phil Gramm who helped Reagan pass his bills while still a Democrat, then he became a Republican. He represented rural TX.
There is Ralph Hall who for many, many years served as a Democrat Congressman from TX, who had the single most conservative voting record in Congress of 100 percent, year after year after year. When the Dems became so radicalized in DC, Ralph Hall finally switched to Republican when an elderly man with snow white hair. He still serves today way into his 80s. He voted against the debt ceiling bill.
You are pretty sharp most of the time, but on this you are not into reality on the topic. Your head is above the clouds and not down on ground level where these people actually lived and still do.
Gots to go hit the hay, thanks for the back and forth.