Skip to comments.On the Nature of the Perry Attacks
Posted on 08/20/2011 4:50:00 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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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.
Well I’ll just be right there to remind you that anything Obammy said more than a few years ago is off limits per your rules.
IMHO, two great Americans cut from the same cloth.
Yes, there are differences and fine points...but this election is about saving the country from radicals, not about fine points.
May the best man/woman win!
Yeah ... ok ...
That's what I am thinking. And Sarah can understand this as well.
To be expected. It was just a matter of time until Redstate went over to the Commies and their running dog lackeys.
No, nobody here smears Perry about being a Texan. The guy was a Democrat who decided to support AlGore just as Ronald Reagan's program for defeating the Soviet Union came to its full power.
That is an unforgiveable sin. Rove should have reconsidered the idea of bringing that guy into what appears to be "too big a Republican umbrella".
>>But of course you know that these are not the nature of the objections to Perry at all, but in fact a strawman specifically concocted to avoid the real issues with Perry - Gardasil, TTC, being pro-illegal, his spotty at best understanding of the Constitution, and the Brazilification of Texas, among others.<<
Exactly, these issues were conveniently not mentioned.
Wonder why not?
The Mitbots can count on no more than 10% of the vote. With 90% left to split up among other serious candidates, you can have 8 of them show up with more delegates than Mit.
Was Reagan not a Democrat at one time ? They both came over to the right side .
Rove is now trying to derail Perry because Perry went rogue a long time ago .
No it is not, absolutely not, but even Obama deserves the consideration of context. Had he genuinely changed his ways from his commie past then I would give him slack for that. Or, if he had done a lot of good along with the bad, I would give him slack for that too. But he hasn’t so he gets no slack.
That is so fing funny. You are clearly the post of the day by a million miles.
LOL OK whatever.
With what? A bunch of empty rhetoric like the other candidates? Talk is cheap. It doesn't help Perry to be friends with Aga Khan. Khan is some sort of King and power broker and Perry is at least sucking up to him. But that doesn't mean Perry is a stealth muslim like Obama. It doesn't mean that the floodgates will be opened under Perry and certainly doesn't mean they won't be opened under some other candidate.
Neither Reagan nor Bachmann ran for office as Democrats against the Republicans.
That makes a really big difference.
I'm finding a lot of Perry supporters have difficulty differentiating in their minds between VOTERS and POLITICIANS.
That's a very bad sign.
Rick Perry ran for office and won several times as a professional Democrat politician.
We really don't need RINOs anymore.
I don't just want a good candidate, I want a president I can trust in this fragile time.
I’m beginning to think most of the anti-Perry posters are DU trolls
But temp, what if someone pointed out that ronpaul was a larryflint wannbe and both soros and the russians were financing ronpauls campaign, besides being an absolute loon?
That is laughable. Texas is one of the most conservative states in the USA. Perry is the most conservative politician currently holding statewide office in Texas. Perry is the most conservative Governor in the USA.
Bottom line - if you are attacking Perry, you might be a troll
Hey, you just convinced me that most of the pro-Perry posters are registered Democrats.
Nice try, won’t fly ... A Conservative Democrat in Conservative Texas that had long been dominated by Conservative Democrat politics ...
You people have vivid imaginations and imagine you are really Conservative and then you give instate tuition to illegal aliens while denying it to Americans
Sorry ~ to be a real conservative you must be consistently patriotic and loyal to the United States.
Other Democrats who changed to Republican:
If you’re calling Perry a RINO for changing party affiliation, you’re calling all of the above RINOs. Go back to DU.
Oh you arrogant person you. Perry is NOT the most conservative governor in the U.S. You have SC, VA, WI, FL, PA and many more that are way more conservative than Perry. You are screaming things that are not even 1/2 truths. Oh and I am not a DU guy so save your breath. I want a real conservative and Perry is not that person.
Executive experience ? Palin quit before serving out her term .. she lost an immense amount of credibility and support with that unwise move .
You are funny.
You use the same logic as the RomneyBOTs.
Must be another Rove-planned RINOhood.
Inclined to agree, look what happened when the purists stayed home in 2008, we got The Won.
Palin DID quit her governorship
Palin DOES have a 50 - 60% disapproval rating
Palin DID support the Bridge to Nowhere before she opposed it
Sorry, he sc....d the pooch back when he took on being the Algore's chairman in Texas.
That is simply unforgivable.
Regarding the others, Gramm, Connally, Baker, Perdue, Rice and Helms didn't go on to run for President ~ and Bachmann made the big switch in her fourth year of college ~ long before getting into politics in any respect.
We used to need RINOs to run in the Souf' ~ you people shot or hanged 30,000 Republicans in fact, so it could be tough.
These days we don't need them.
Ronald Reagan NEVER ran for public office as a Democrat. He was not a RINO.
I think you’d get a 90% disapproval rating yourself on this forum! Get moving!
He seems to be all over the place on illegals, that concerns me too, but not enough to reject him. Sarah has the luxury of not having to govern in a border state (well canada to the south but that is not the same) so while her stance on illegals appears to be better she has not actually had to put it in action. She has also been unfairly (I believe) bashed for past statements about illegals....something about her believing in a path to citizenship blah blah blah. The bottom line is, no matter who is president we really need a tea party house and senate to keep them in check.
Lets face it, its Perry or Palin, and as far as I am concerned, that puts us in reasonably good shape against the commies.
The Governors in WI and NJ are far Leftwingtards compared to the Governors of IN and OH BTW. They have far to go to strip Union Power out of state government.
You’re 100% wrong. I apologize for appearing arrogant, but I suspect you know I’m right and that’s why you are lashing out.
1. Perry has done far, far more on tort reform than any other Governor. That’s a fact. He enacted Proposition 12 on med mal lawsuits and just passed legislation limiting frivolous lawsuits by levying some fees on plaintiffs and allowing meritless suits to be dismissed early in the process.
2. Perry signed the sonogram law mandating sonograms prior to abortions.
3. Texas has the best business climate in the USA, per Forbes, S&P, etc.
4. Perry has the best record against the intrusion of the EPA in the country. Perry is suing the Environmental Protection Agency on behalf of Texas over its December decision to regulate greenhouse gases as a pollutant.
I could go on and on and on. I’m right.
She quit ! Please tell us why she quit ...
A relative and I were discussing this just the other day and came to the conclusion that the inside the beltway ‘Pubs like Rove sense they will be shut out if a Perry or some other outsider gets elected. It scares and angers them. Their importance will melt like snow cones in the Texas sun and their influence and big paychecks will disappear too. They want Romney, probably already have the promise of a job.