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.
Information and education should never be considered the enemy.
I wonder if “Perry for President” t-shirts with Perry the Platypus’ picture would sell?
I guess payback's a bitch.
I doubt Karl Rove and the other establishment Repubs are in Palin’s camp either, maybe Rove and the others want Palin to get in the race so Perry and Palin split the conservatives and Romney wins the nomination.
Splitting the conservatives seems to be working especially here on FR.
The lies include crazy things like his own words. Oh the horror of it all.
St. Rick farts rainbows prettier than a nyan cat... he walks on water... his ordure is scent free... :)
Oh, man....I would SO buy one! :-D
Nice meaningless re-post from earlier threads, can’t you think of anything else to post ?
>>>Nice meaningless re-post from earlier threads, cant you think of anything else to post ?
Just tweaking wazoo apertures to see which ones respond. Thanks. :)
Of course, sound economic fundamentals is the very last thing a gangster government would base its economy on.
If any further confirmation is needed that we are ruled by a true Gangster Government, it was provided by the New York Times report this week (8/17) that Eric Holder's Justice Department is conducting a payback investigation of the Standard & Poor rating agency.
There are three major rating agencies. Only S&P issued a downgrade of US government debt from AAA to AA+. Only S&P is being investigated for "improperly" rating mortgage securities prior to the 2008 meltdown. The other two, Moody's & Fitch, rated those securities the same as S&P, but are not being targeted.
That's because Moody's kept the AAA rating, albeit with a "negative outlook." That qualifier is what triggered the dark hints in the NYT that DOJ "might" extend its investigation to Moody's. Fitch is home free, because the day before the NYT story, it announced (8/16) the US would keep its Triple-A with a "stable outlook."
I don’t have a dog in this race yet. But is that your method of disproving the points he brings up? If so, I’d be cautious trowing that derangement syndrome rock in your house.
You're welcome on this thread Tempest. For myself I welcome Sarah Palin’s imminent announcement of her candidacy. It is past time for her supporters to see the limits of her support and realize that being an “Obnoxious Loudmouth for Palin” is still only equal to one vote.
Exactly .. Perry is getting it from the MSM , the Libs , and the Rovian establishment . I think Perry is doing great so far !
Rick Perry’s worst bogeyman is HIS OWN RECORD!
I guess that could be a real hinderance had he not been elected several times in Texas. Having been elected a few times I suspect the Perry camp will play that info to the other states during their primaries. How it plays will determine his fate.
“Rick Perry’s worst bogeyman is HIS OWN RECORD!”
Thank you. The problem is people want a true conservative so bad they will listen to anyone who makes the right noises, regardless of substance.
Anyone can be framed by selective quotes of their own words, or selective citations of their actions or votes without the context of the reason for those actions, this has happened to Michelle Bachmann to Sarah Palin and happened to Fred a lot when he ran, for example, he did not vote guilty to one of the charges against Clinton. Ann Coulter bashed Fred relentlessly for that and it was completely unfair.
With respect to Sarah, the accusation that she quit is both true and false. She did resign but she did not “quit” her job, she had good reasons to leave. She also endorsed McCain, and that looks real bad outside the context that she was likely just being loyal to the man that brought her into the limelight.
Perry is now getting the same treatment. For example, Gardasil....yes he did mandate vaccinations, but there was an opt out and he later admitted the mandate was a mistake.
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