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.
They are more of what I call foam frothing lunatics. With this sliming, they have a lot in common with the Paulites, and the lefty MSM
That’s exactly why Rove now loves Palin ... Rove has a grand design and it isn’t Socially Conservative .
Hopefully Palin understands this and isn’t buying into Rove’s hype ... I would also hope that she endorses Perry again .
The author lists the following:
“gardasil” zero times
“PerryCARE” zero times
“sharia” zero times
For many...that is looking like Perry!
We don't buy the bullsh!t that the Libs love! We are thinkers...and we have logical/rational standards.
That said, Perry is the guy this time. He has a long record and tons of experience. Sarah will make a great Sec of Interior. She's next, but this is not her time.
i know you are a TRUE conservative American patriot.
you know ive read and ADMIRED your posts in the past.
Reagan and Bachmann were also once Democrats.
i haven’t seen ANYONE make an issue of that.
...that’s a straw man argument.
(but, i do care that he campaigned for AL GORE,
and endorses Guiliani, comparing him to Reagan.
that shows poor judgement, as does Gardasil.)
but seriously, is there NOTHING that Perry does or says,
that bothers you the slightest ???
Perry speaking at La Raza or Islamic gatherings?
The Muslim community has a significant number of political conservatives, and they do support Perry, said Mustafaa Carroll, executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations in Houston, )
Fethullah Gulen, dubbed the most dangerous Islamist on planet earth, builds Islamist schools in Texas, with TAXPAYER money, and it doesn’t bother you ?
Muslims are KILLING our troops in the name of ISLAM,
and C.A.I.R. SUPPORTS Perry, and it doesn’t bother you?
pro-Amnesty for illegals? Texas “DREAM” Act?
someone breaks our law, enters illegally, LIES to join our MILITARY, and Perry wants to reward them ?
TEXAS TAXPAYERS pay 17 BILLION a year for illegals,
and Perry wants to give them amnesty,
and it doesn’t bother you ?
Palin proudly admits she is an evangelical creationist.
Perry DECEIVES a child’s question, to avoid “losing votes”,
because he’s ashamed to show the same courage Palin did.
WHO needs to “man up” and have the courage of their faith?
(besides, an evangelical who PRAISES Islam, and quotes from the Quran, when it specifically denies that Jesus is the son of God? there is NO common ground with Islam !!!)
So WHY do you want Perry so badly?
if another candidate was IDENTICAL in record,
you’d honestly ignore all of this?
again, i KNOW you are a TRUE patriot.
America needs someone to:
1) CUT SPENDING,
2) SECURE THE BORDER,
3) DEFEND US AGAINST ISLAM AND SHARIA.
so WHY the blinders for Perry ?
and why do you attack fellow conservatives,
who have honest questions about someone who is a pro-Amnesty big goverment politician, who C.A.I.R. supported!
Shat about the story that all of Newt’s consultants left him and went to work for Rick? Is that not true?
Again, context. That was August 2001, what has happened since? Well, we don’t know because you have selected a freeze frame out of history and it is out of context. I could freeze frame history to show that Bachmann worked for Carter, but what has happened since? Well, she got the word and changed. This game can be played endlessly.
sorry typo “What” about......
Maybe that's the truth in your world, but Free Republic is a conservative forum, so we're looking for the best "conservative" to beat Obama and Governor Perry is just now being vetted.
Seems to me that his biggest hurdle (should he win the nomination after the Marathon Primary Season) would be whether the electorate at large would be ready to send another Texas Governor to the White House only 4 short years after President Bush....?
LOL! You are goooood!
As a long time lurker, I have you at a disadvantage.
I know you (I know your husband is a psychiatrist).
Don't be a bully. You don't own conservatism...FR doesn't own it either.
All that said, I have always had great respect for you and your opinion matters greatly to me and many other lurkers.
As for Perry, he isn't new to me. I know his positions and his tenacity. He has infinitely more experience than Sarah.
I know you are wise...I remember your input back in the Natalee Hollaway threads. I am humbled to be able to speak with you.
“The truth is the people want anyone who has an ounce of common sense and who can beat Obama.
For many...that is looking like Perry!”
I hear ya... I just don’t think we need to settle for a poser. There are better candidates, but Perry is sucking up the spotlight. Flashy, but not much substance there.
I’ve heard fellow Texans say, paraphrasing, “We know he’s an empty suit, but he’s OUR empty suit.” Ick.
I am a Palin supporter too, and like Sarah Palin, I also like Perry, overall anyway. He does have more warts than Sarah but not enough to toss him out. I am puzzled that so many Palin supporters are so willing to use the same tactics to bash Perry as the anti palin’s use to bash Sarah.
But it doesn’t really matter, the election will take its course no matter what happens here at FR, it always has and it always will.
Texas Halal Law Signing Ceremony with Governor Rick Perry
Halal food, is PART of Sharia law.
the food is killed, after a prayer to ALLAH.
it is meat sacrificed in the NAME of Allah.
this should be on the label of ALL halal meat,
because many Christians believe it is wrong,
to eat food sacrificed in the name of another god!
I love Sarah, but we have got to win this thing or the country is DONE!
BTW, I do believe Sarah will be president eventually...if the country is still here.
Well, I am not going to get into a pissing match with you, I have looked at Perry’s record, good, bad, and ugly, and have decided that the good outweighs the bad and the ugly. You have decided otherwise, so be it. The point of my original post is that anyone can be selectively bashed You have responded with selective bashing, oh well.