Skip to comments.Perry's adrenaline-packed new ad
Posted on 09/21/2011 3:56:47 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
PROVEN LEADERSHIP PERRYS NEW AD: Rick Perrys campaign is launching an epic new bio spot today. The first 40 seconds attack PRESIDENT ZERO, juxtaposing eerie images of national stagnation with footage of Barack Obama taking responsibility for the economy. A tornado siren playing over the presidents voice creates a palpable sense of alarm. The last minute of the web ad introduces Perry as a job creator and veteran who believes Americas best days are ahead, rotating sunny images of the country at its best with footage from the Texas governors announcement speech. Lucas Baiano, who produced the spot, has signed on with Perry after working for Tim Pawlenty. Watch it: HERE.
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Oh My! He’s got it all: charisma AND gravitas! (Two words that used to be greatly overused, but they DO apply to Gov. Perry. What a contrast to the poseur who is currently soiling The People’s House.
Great. There’s more revisionist history and lies in those claims than you can shake a stick at. I’ll tell you one thing, though, don’t you dare hoodwink this Tennessean by claiming Gore was a Conservative in 1988. Go look at his ACU record. Whatever claims to moderation were ejected BEFORE he ran for President. Indeed, he LIED like a certain other candidate to our faces about what stances he took even as his voting record betrayed him. You Perrybots have absolutely not one ounce of shame in rewriting the history of your candidate and of reality.
Great ad. Now let’s see if it turns up anyplace except YouTube.
Thanks again casinva!
I’m not a Perrybot. I’m just tired of the misinformation and outright lies that some of you perpetuate on these threads.
Gore was conservative by liberal standards not conservative standards. And the ACU rating you keep touting doesn’t represent what you portray it as representing. The 1988 ACU rating is based only on the votes Gore made in 1988 that came before the legislature. It wasn’t a lifetime rating. He had an 84% pro-life rating by pro-life groups back then.
Gore is and always has been a liar. He does what is in his political interest. And in 1988, it was in his political interest to portray himself as a conservative Southern Democrat.
So go back to 1988.
Perry was part of the Democratic Party and trying to find leadership roles.
Gary Hart drops out. Who is left to support?
or one of several others with little chance for success.
Zell Miller, another conservative democrat, saw the options the same way Perry did. He certainly was one of the more conservative democrats. As did several others.
I appreciate your efforts - you raise some excellent points in your comments. There is another related issue which I am surprised has not been raised in these discussions: the number of American killed each year by illegal aliens/immigrants.
I don't know what the current figures are, but back in 2006 when the political establishment, i.e. Dems, GOP, the media, all of them were pushing "comprehensive immigration reform", the number was 6000-8000 deaths per year, from causes ranging from drug gang turf wars, to regular murders for money, to deaths by illegal drunk drivers.
The point was made that illegals in this country killed more people each year than we had lost total in 9/11 or the Iraq/Afghanistan wars. The war totals have of course increased since then, but I believe the comparison would still be close.
It's also interesting to note that during that period when we were seeing frequent news stories of people and families killed by drunk illegal drivers, the media was also reporting the daily death count totals in the wars. Both types of news stories have largely disappeared for some reason.
The misinformation is being spread by you guys. The revisionist history about Gore, the votes, the claims. All to save face for Perry. You guys move like trained circus animals for him. That’s the kind of crap I expect from Democrats. Perry certainly ain’t moved far from his “roots.”
Very good ad.
Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats - H. L. Mencken
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Thank you, I remember 1988 very well. With all due respect to Zell Miller, he did earn the moniker of “Zig-Zag” for a reason, and that being he was all over the map. First he was Conservative, then he was a liberal, then he was Conservative again. While he was “fine” when he went to the right, he was hardly a stable element. Unlike in Texas, the Georgia Democrat party was close to 2 decades away from collapsing. Perry jumped ship just as it was sinking, and that was pure, unadulterated opportunism. If the TX GOP were at the same point in 1988 as the GA GOP was (or the TN GOP, which was dead, and had been since after Watergate until 1994), Perry would’ve remained a Democrat for a long, long time to come. He could’ve just as effortlessly been Clinton in ‘92 (or his running mate) or Gore 2000.
I expect that kind of flipflopping and opportunism in the Democrat party, but I don’t trust those that come over to the GOP, especially when they still cling to their same behaviors and actions. This guy is no reformist and no small-government type. He’s just another establishment pol we see in both parties. He’s fine with talking tough at election time, just like Gore’s “Conservative” schtick, but yet it just doesn’t match the walk. You see why many of us remain thoroughly unimpressed.
Shhhhh......we peons are not supposed to notice that.
WORKED SO WELL IN TEXAS Here's the calculated and organized patented Perry MO ----no matter what the polls say, no matter what the headlines are, Perry alone is "the winner," "ahead," "unbeatable," "loudly applauded," "universally praised," etc, etc, etc.
One Perrydactyly posted a FR article that paints Perry as a "favorite" of the Tea Party..... yet it links to an article that says Tea Party leaders are unhappy with Perry. Remember that Perry was loudly booed at the Tea Party Debate on the issue of immigration.
All the Perrydactyl's seem trained in Perry's door-to-door-salesman approach: "say one thing, then do the exact opposite."
What you have demonstrated here is a case of projection.
We all make our own reputations here, by our posts.
That includes me, and it includes you, too.
Not by me it isn’t. I make an effort to mostly stay off these threads because of the vitriol and pointless arguments. For example, you argued with the AM about whether or not Perry voted for Reagan. You claim logic dictates he didn’t vote for Reagan. The back and forth went on for several posts. And what was the point? All you had to do was look it up. I did. And if you try you can find evidence that Perry supported Reagan from way back before he declared his candidacy. It’s not a new revelation.
Democrats were winning majorities for many years to come in Texas.
Even as Republicans made electoral gains in statewide races they failed to win more than a handful of elections to the US House. Only after the controversial redistricting effort undertaken by the Republican-controlled Texas legislature in 2003 did the GOP finally overtake the Democrats by winning seventeen seats to the Democrats' sixteen.
I dont trust those that come over to the GOP
We will just pass over the obvious examples. Texas had several of them besides Perry or those in California.
I do agree Perry is a political animal and based on that alone not to be trusted too deeply.
The RINO label became useless for me once they started pinning it on Rick Perry. Hey, if Rick Perry is a RINO, then call me a RINO too!
LOL is that absurd. Whatever long time Hispanics you have there are vastly outnumbered by the illegal alien Mexican invaders of the last 10-20-30 years. The older Hispanics will complain about being swamped in Texas by the new illegal alien border jumpers
New Mexico has quite a few Hispanics who have been there for 150+ years but they too are vastly out numbered by the illegal alien hordes of the last few decades
I stand with Israel
It is a great honor to be in the presence of the Imam of 16 million Muslims around the world, a global humanitarian leader, a man of peace with a pluralistic vision for people around the world, His Highness, the Aga Khan, the 49th Hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims.
As a Christian I stand with Israel.
We are delighted to welcome you to the Lone Star State and participate in the celebration of your Golden Jubilee. (Talking to Muslim Cleric Aga Khan)
What the Bible says about welcoming Muslims.
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. Galatians 1:8-9
2 John 1:9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. 10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: 11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
Re: the definition of rationality - I appreciate your posting that as well.
First, an apology and clarification. The barbed aspect of my comment was not aimed at you or your handling of these discussions - I should have expressed it more clearly and precisely.
My concern was with definitions 1. & 2. As for 1. the state or quality of being rational and 2. the possession of reason, both definitions are inherently linked to considerations of the manner in which facts, data and logic are used, or ‘manipulated’, so to speak, hence my references to both rationalization and sophistry.
These threads and discussions are replete with both types of errors and deceits. The rationalizers tend to err mainly through excessive emotional zeal, inaccurate information and sloppy, fallacious logic or ‘reasoning’.
The sophists, on the other hand, know exactly what they’re doing. Like the ancient Greek Sophists, they use valid facts and carefully parsed logic, but twist, mischaracterize and/or redact and misapply them in order to make a deceptive but logically persuasive and ‘reasonable’ sounding argument. These are the ‘operative’ types who post thread after thread of tightly-focused, talking-point articles and comments. After a while, the banal sameness becomes amusing, which is what prompted my comment.
Perry could make even more headlines with this ad if his campaign officially submits this video to AttachWatch.com - insult to injury
People on these threads aren’t interested in the facts. They’re Keyboard Kommandos who sit in front of their screens spewing vitriol and making crude jokes they consider very macho (spelling Boehner as Boner, for example), and most of them don’t even bother to read the article that the thread ostensibly concerns. In fact, I bet some of the people who are foaming at the mouth here didn’t even bother to watch this video.
I rarely participate in these threads either. It’s not worth it.
At first I went on a campaign to raise the level of discourse on these threads. I hoped we could discuss the issues and properly vet the candidates. Unfortunately, that turned out to be a foolishly naive goal.
In reviewing my posts in this thread, I discovered my first response to you was misdirected and should have been directed to Cincinatus’ Wife. I deliberately used “rationality” to imply the loss of the ability to reason and falling into an emotional state.
Great ad. Now lets see if it turns up anyplace except YouTube.
A good ad with stark contrast.
That ad kicks some butt!
There’s no such thing as a RINO, as the GOP has always had liberals, moderates and conservatives in it.
Perry is a cafeteria conservative.
There’s no such thing as a RINO, as the GOP has always had liberals, moderates and conservatives in it.
Perry is a cafeteria conservative.
RINO has never been a useful acronym, as The Republican Party has always had liberals.
CINO is arguably a better acronym, but I think cafeteria conservative is a more useful term. It pegs Bush43, a big spender weak on immigration, but strong on cutting taxes and national defense.
Click Here to see it.
But by what criteria do you define conservative? They may mean that he’s the most conservative of the bunch and acceptable to a lot of people as a coalition candidate. He’s acceptable to me but I don’t carry his train.
Perry: He’ll put the adults back in charge.
Well political historian, Texmom makes one. I make two. I have at least 50 family and friends that will attest to the same thing.
Here's the deal pal, if Sarah doesn't jump in, Perry is all we got. Period.
I would agree that CINO makes some sense and is accurate, but I think “unreliable” or “shaky” conservative gets the message across.
RINO was for a time useful, but it is useless now because of over use. No one owns the word so anyone is free to apply it as they want to, but It was not intended by those who crafted the term to mean anything other than a Republican who advanced by trashing other Republicans. Thus, the term, Republican in Name Only.
Since these were almost always moderate and liberal Republicans who did this, a lot of single issue conservatives - especially single issue pro lifers - started using the term for Republicans who went the wrong way on that issue. But this is misleading since the quintessential RINO is John McCain, and he is (technically) pro life and I think so is Lindsay Graham.
Both McCain and Graham are much much more likely to curry favor with liberals by trashing other Republicans or even conservatives than say, Rudy G, who while disagreeing with pro lifers, has never gone out of his way to antagonize the conservative base on a regular basis the way McCain and Graham do every time a camera is rolling it seems.
It’s an interesting conversation, and I don’t think RINO will ever mean what it once did - killed by over use and mis-use.
>>> Theres no such thing as a RINO, as the GOP has always had liberals, moderates and conservatives in it. >>>
Now I see where you are coming from:
I respectfully say you are half right: the GOP has always had liberals, moderates and conservatives in it for sure. But there is indeed such a thing as RINO — just not as defined by philosophy alone - which is how the term has been perverted.
As I explained in a couple other posts, the term was attitude driven and not issue driven, though many who had the anti Republican attitudes also have the liberal to moderate bent on issues.
Oh there will eventually be reasonable discussions, and you can find the rare thread where people are actually polite to each other, but most are swamped with other candidate activists and even dems hoping to demoralize and offend.
Perry/Palin,Palin/Perry 2012,doesn’t matter,still a winning team....
“One of the best political ads I’ve ever seen.”
Agreed. It’s very well done. Many voters are not like us Freepers (long discussions about complicated issues)instead, many voters need a simple, direct message.
One thing about Perry, regardless of how deep his conservative convictions lie, he is not afraid to attack liberal philosophy head on.
Thank you for putting those links together.
Attest to what ? Posting a long diatribe inferring Huey Long was really a right-wing Conservative Republican ? You want a guy who lies about his record, diminishes Reagan and deifies Al Gore ? You can keep him. I’m voting for someone that doesn’t make my skin crawl. Go Palin !
You might reserve judgement until she declares herself a candidate.
Voting for people who aren't running is colossally stupid.
And grab her a good VP too, because a couple of years in when
some yay-hoo files a "frivolous lawsuit"... PFFFT! She's gone.
It’s posted and has been shown and talked about considerably more since then. And at YouTube, there are (last time I was there) 11 individual videos running for Perry’s “Proven Leadership” ad.