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Video: Perry’s cringe-worthiest debate moment
Michelle Malkin ^ | 9/23/2011 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 09/23/2011 6:25:35 AM PDT by Lakeshark

I mentioned Rick Perry’s DREAM Act debate blunder in my round-up post.

It gets second place.

The cringe-worthiest moment, by a hair, was when Perry botched what should have been his most potent attack on Mitt Romney’s chronic flip-flopping. As I noted on Twitter when it happened, any random high schooler at the CPAC conference in Washington could have done better than this.

If this is how Perry’s going to take Obama on in debates, we’re in trouble. Someone inject him with some Red Bull and a dash of Herman Cain’s personality.
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Perry said he’s in favor of making English the official language of the U.S. Perhaps he should concentrate on mastering it before the next debate

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Perry committed Hara Kiri (self-immolation) last night, wooden, bumbling, pandering, almost incoherent. After all the splashy PR he's gotten here for the past month, his supporters have a lot of 'splainin' to do........
1 posted on 09/23/2011 6:25:39 AM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: onyx; Virginia Ridgerunner; Windflier; grey_whiskers; rintense; Al B.; Bigtigermike; ...
Video at the link, keep the facepalms to yourself....

:-)

2 posted on 09/23/2011 6:28:42 AM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: Lakeshark

We’re getting a bit Alinsky around these parts, this morning.

How about we keep it on the high road?


3 posted on 09/23/2011 6:30:24 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Cut the Crap and Balance!" -- Governor Sarah Palin , Friday August 12 2011, Iowa State Fair)
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To: Lakeshark

I am one who defended Perry from some of the ludicrous attacks, but held my reservations over his stance on immigration, HPV, etc.

I thought he was the best compromise candidate we had, but his debate performance is attrocious!!!!

I cringed with his every response. He bumbles worse than anyone I have seen and he strays all over.


4 posted on 09/23/2011 6:31:14 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: Lakeshark
The only argument the Perrybots have left is "Vote for our guy or you get Mitt Romney by default." To which I shrug "So what? We'd be getting him anyway if we vote for youor guy."

Swap their constituencies and you'd swap their records.One loves open borders, one loves socialized medicine. It is a pretty academic argument as to which is worse for America.

5 posted on 09/23/2011 6:31:33 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Lakeshark

I just saw it on Fox. Not one of his better moments. :)


6 posted on 09/23/2011 6:31:36 AM PDT by Clyde5445 (Gov. Sarah Palin:"You have to sacrifice to win. That's my philosophy in 6 words.")
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To: Lakeshark

Only political junkies believe anything described here is important to the average voter or will make a difference in who wins the nomination.

As long as a candidate of Perry’s stature (or Romney’s)doesn’t make a HUGE gaffe it won’t matter. Errors in syntax or speech stumbling is a non event and will be forgotten in a matter of hours.


8 posted on 09/23/2011 6:32:14 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: Lakeshark
Perry made G.W. Bush sound like a Shakespearean actor by comparison. He insulted tens of millions of Americans with his pathetic 'heart' line and then stumbled and bumbled his way through the rest of the debate, and then lied about a cancer victim inspiring his Gardisil order, when he met her not only AFTER the order, but after it had been overturned by the legislature.

THIS is the Obama-defeater? You've got to be kidding.

9 posted on 09/23/2011 6:33:57 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Lakeshark

He still has nice hair.

Yep that is about all I can see they got...


10 posted on 09/23/2011 6:34:21 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Lakeshark

“Houston home sales surge 30 percent in August”

http://houston.culturemap.com/newsdetail/09-20-11-houston-home-sales-surge-30-percent-in-august/


11 posted on 09/23/2011 6:34:37 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Lakeshark
As a (former) Perry advocate, I don't think the delivery was what was "cringe-worthy," I think the fact that he chose to use that tack at all was cringe-worthy.

Michelle is right, that Romney's history of flip-flopping is a potent weapon with which to attack him, but it was completely inappropriate to the moment and the topic. It was a clear moment of Perry saying "Well, I don't have a good answer to your attack on this topic, but look over here everybody--a bunny with a pancake on its head."

When a person in a debate chooses to deflect to that degree, they are admitting that they just got their butts kicked.

I do agree that it was Perry's most cringe-worthy moment, in fact it was at that point in the debate that I got up stopped watching the debate.
12 posted on 09/23/2011 6:36:16 AM PDT by Sudetenland (There can be no freedom without God--What man gives, man can take away.)
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To: 101voodoo
As long as a candidate of Perry’s stature (or Romney’s)doesn’t make a HUGE gaffe it won’t matter.

You don't consider his comment that we're all "heartless" a huge gaffe?

13 posted on 09/23/2011 6:37:06 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
So where are all the Perrywinkles this morning?

That was the first debate I watched, I had never seen Perry speak on the fly before last night. It was cringe worthy the entire time, even worse than I expected. I would hate to be one of his supporters this morning.......

14 posted on 09/23/2011 6:37:46 AM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: montag813

I agree. I was in the “Perry’s not perfect, but he’s the best we’ve got, and way better than Romney camp” until last night. Now I would never vote for Perry (or Romney) in a primary or general election.

Run, Sarah, run!


15 posted on 09/23/2011 6:39:22 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

“You don’t consider his comment that we’re all “heartless” a huge gaffe?”

It’s not a gaffe, because he meant what he said. It hurts him with the “deport them all” crowd, but that’s just a small number of Republicans.


16 posted on 09/23/2011 6:39:59 AM PDT by magritte
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To: Lakeshark
Perry has the most work to do. He's the former demonrat and he has to convince Republicans, especially conservative Republicans, that the word 'former' is accurate.

But, there's something more subtle he has to address. He follows GWB, largely ridiculed on the left and then by the center of being a stoopid, frat boy from Texas.

And then, along comes Perry...

17 posted on 09/23/2011 6:40:16 AM PDT by GBA
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To: Lakeshark

I can’t bear to watch that twice. My first impression of Perry was that he was weak on defense and likely had a glass jaw.
Last night he proved I was an optimist.
Last night, Perry bit down on his glass jaw and chewed it up on national television.


18 posted on 09/23/2011 6:41:03 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (Heavy the head that wears the tiara.)
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To: 101voodoo
Passionately telling his constituents/American citizens....

..that they are heartless.

....because they don't support his embrace of tuition funding of illegals......

..will not be forgotten!

19 posted on 09/23/2011 6:42:03 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: Lakeshark
“I don’t think you have a heart“ if ”you say that we should not educate children who come into our state for no other reason than that they’ve been brought their through no fault of their own.”

Hey Ricardo, as the spouse of a LEGAL immigrant who's abiding by our immigration laws, KMA!!

20 posted on 09/23/2011 6:43:23 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Erik Latranyi

That’s because this man is just not very smart, period.


21 posted on 09/23/2011 6:43:30 AM PDT by NotTallTex
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

we are all here laughing that you think debates matter.

99% of the population doesn’t watch or care about the debates.

That moment was the most important moment of the debate, because even though he executed it poorly, Perry tipped his hand and we got a peak at how he will destroy Romney in the ads people see while they are watching their football games or American Idol.

Perry will attack and decimate Romney as a flip flopper, just wait, watch, and learn.


22 posted on 09/23/2011 6:44:16 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Rick Perry 2012 ! Luckily we are electing a president and not a debate captain)
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To: Lady Lucky
He not only has a glass jaw.....he can't shoot straight either!

...cause he sure shot himself in the foot last night!

23 posted on 09/23/2011 6:44:49 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: ejonesie22
He still has nice hair.

Yep that is about all I can see they got...

Hair today, gone tomorrow...

24 posted on 09/23/2011 6:46:54 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: magritte
It hurts him with the “deport them all” crowd, but that’s just a small number of Republicans.

You really believe that?

25 posted on 09/23/2011 6:47:30 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Lakeshark

Oh good grief. Michelle Malkin the idiot that lectured that if we even comment on the birth certificate we ‘look’ like fringe. Screw her.

And NO, Perry did not commit Hari Kari, but he definitely needs a debate coach. He’s not a glib smoothe talking slick con man like Mitt, or even Michelle Bachmann, who is lying through her teeth with her attacks on Merck and Gardasil. And she’s going to have to be exposed. Perry’s team should’ve taken care of that last night. Newt’s a teacher and a trained communicator of information. I love Newt but you can’t trust him with the money.


26 posted on 09/23/2011 6:48:30 AM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: Erik Latranyi

Perry almost had me til last night. Now not so much.


27 posted on 09/23/2011 6:49:02 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Lakeshark

ego problem?? The gov. who proposed elimination of the income tax and grew a small business into a 1000 person company was outstanding!


28 posted on 09/23/2011 6:49:11 AM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: TexasFreeper2009
99% of the population doesn’t watch or care about the debates.

So, you're going with that spin this morning, eh?

29 posted on 09/23/2011 6:49:42 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network; TexasFreeper2009; 101voodoo

Please don’t shoot the messengers.


30 posted on 09/23/2011 6:49:56 AM PDT by ngat
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To: Vigilanteman

I see very little difference between Perry and Romney except that Romney is a much better speaker. Perry is reminiscent of GW Bush in speaking style and ability.

Santorum, Cain and Newt are all fabulous speakers with better conservative credentials. Bachmann just doesn’t seem ready for the job (to me) and Huntsman is too liberal.

Ron Paul is just nuts. I love listening to him, but he’s nuts.


31 posted on 09/23/2011 6:50:19 AM PDT by Poser (Cogito ergo Spam - I think, therefore I ham)
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To: GBA

Perry sucked, sure did. I admit it. I wish Cain could do better. Santorum and his poor boy schtick wasn’t good, but I like him.

I still have to back Perry at the moment.

I can’t stand Romney, but I could hold my nose like I did for McCain.


32 posted on 09/23/2011 6:50:46 AM PDT by waterhill (Got pig?)
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To: Lakeshark
It's bad enough Perry's incoherent, inarticulate, mumbles, and utters some really dumb non sequiturs, but he does it all with that goofy (drug-induced?) grin on his face.

That might go over big in cattle country, now somebody ought to tell Perry he's not in Texas anymore.

33 posted on 09/23/2011 6:51:04 AM PDT by Liz (The rule of law must prevail. We canÂ’t govern ourselves by our personal point of view.)
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To: Lakeshark
I wasn't really happy with any of Perry's answers last night.

He looks stiff and talks incoherently, when he's not calling us names, that is. He sure didn't stumble on that one!

He's imploding.

34 posted on 09/23/2011 6:51:17 AM PDT by CAluvdubya
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To: Guenevere
Passionately telling his constituents/American citizens....

..that they are heartless.

....because they don't support his embrace of tuition funding of illegals......

..will not be forgotten!

Wife watched it I passed on it. Glad I did. I'd have had my shoe smack in the middle of my TV screen.

35 posted on 09/23/2011 6:51:32 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: Lakeshark

If you watch a rerun of the debate keep your eyes on Perry’s hands.

When he is on solid ground and confident of his position he is very outgoing and expressive; he becomes animated and his hands fly all around emphasizing his words.

When he is uncertain or on thin ice his demeanor becomes reserved; he seems to shrink behind the podium, his hands remain on the podium top, he locks his fingers together and he fidgets around with his thumbs and fingers.


36 posted on 09/23/2011 6:51:39 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Muslims who advocate, support, or carry out Jihad give the other 1% a bad name)
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Michelle Malkin the idiot that lectured that if we even comment on the birth certificate we ‘look’ like fringe.

So Michelle Malkin's an idiot now?

37 posted on 09/23/2011 6:51:45 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Lakeshark

What is wrong with Rick Perry? I mean, c’mon man, how long has he been in politics now? Has he always been this nervous and a bad debater? I was for him, now I’m hoping against hope that SP gets in.

I just don’t get how he could have got this far with the way he was trippin all over his lips last night. So disappointed. Tell ya what, I won’t be watching the debates if he’s the nominee, I’d just cry watchin him, dang


38 posted on 09/23/2011 6:51:50 AM PDT by SaintDismas
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To: Lakeshark
Here is Gov Perry's new coyote shooting pistol.


39 posted on 09/23/2011 6:53:01 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: fabian

“ego problem?? The gov. who proposed elimination of the income tax and grew a small business into a 1000 person company was outstanding!”

At the end of the debate, I felt most positive about the performances of Johnson, Cain, and, surprisingly to me, Santorum.


40 posted on 09/23/2011 6:53:26 AM PDT by ngat
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To: Above My Pay Grade

I have a question for you and all who care to answer. If it turns out to be Romney V Barry. Would you sit this one out and give it to Barry? Let’s just assume for this question that Palin does not get in.


41 posted on 09/23/2011 6:54:10 AM PDT by mk2000
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To: Lakeshark

Mitt made Perry look like an azz hat.

And I’m no Mitt supporter either.

This is gonna sound like I’m on a high horse but i’ll say it anyway.......
Those of us from TX have been warning those of you (Perry riders) NOT from TX, that Perry has warts and immigration was the BIGGEST of them all.

Can you hear me now???

Do you believe us now???

Bachman is correct. Fences work. They are not fool proof, but done right they are a tremendous force multiplier.
Perry knows this too. That’s why he and his cheap labor lovin $$$$ donors in Texas don’t want a fence. It slows down the supply of cheap labor.

Have a great day..... Flame away!


42 posted on 09/23/2011 6:54:15 AM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: Vigilanteman
"The only argument the Perrybots have left is "Vote for our guy or you get Mitt Romney by default."

The only argument the Mittens have is "Vote for our guy or you get Rick Perry by default." Two sides of the same two faced coin.
43 posted on 09/23/2011 6:54:27 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Lakeshark

Please Sarah! Announce already and spare us this nightmare of lightweights who are only going to ensure we nominate Romney.


44 posted on 09/23/2011 6:54:48 AM PDT by Waywardson (Carry on! Nothing equals the splendor!)
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To: Lakeshark
At one point he was babbling incoherently about something. :(
45 posted on 09/23/2011 6:55:02 AM PDT by McGruff (Vetting - The process of examination and evaluation of a candidate's record.)
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To: montag813

Perry performed an amazing feat-—he made both Romney and Obama look like election shoo-ins.


46 posted on 09/23/2011 6:55:06 AM PDT by Liz (The rule of law must prevail. We canÂ’t govern ourselves by our personal point of view.)
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To: Lakeshark

Well, the purpose of these GOP debates is to weed out candidates who cannot defend or articulate their positions.
Perry is at least now totally not ready for prime time.
In 2008 Palin was unprepared and got destroyed in hostile CBS interview. Most high schoolers would have performed better in that debate.

Whoever emerges now as the GOP nominee, will hopefully be strong enough and will be not derailed by hostile debate hosts or Obambi.

As for debate performance, Newt, Santorum, Romney and maybe even Cain are strong.

Maybe Perry can improve, but now he is just embarrassing and would have no chance in general election (with lots of hostile interviews by DNC agents in State Media).

Perceptions matter.


47 posted on 09/23/2011 6:56:16 AM PDT by heiss
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To: Lakeshark

Well, the purpose of these GOP debates is to weed out candidates who cannot defend or articulate their positions.
Perry is at least now totally not ready for prime time.
In 2008 Palin was unprepared and got destroyed in hostile CBS interview. Most high schoolers would have performed better in that debate.

Whoever emerges now as the GOP nominee, will hopefully be strong enough and will be not derailed by hostile debate hosts or Obambi.

As for debate performance, Newt, Santorum, Romney and maybe even Cain are strong.

Maybe Perry can improve, but now he is just embarrassing and would have no chance in general election (with lots of hostile interviews by DNC agents in State Media).

Perceptions matter.


48 posted on 09/23/2011 6:56:16 AM PDT by heiss
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To: CAluvdubya

The person I saw yesterday standing behind the podium reserved for Rick Perry, was George W Bush.

Bush has lots of nice qualities, but he lost me the day he called me a ‘vigilante’.

Not me, personally, but those who support US sovereignty.

So far, I don’t really see any of our candidates very good on that issue.

Perry is starting to sound exactly like Bush.


49 posted on 09/23/2011 6:56:55 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Cut the Crap and Balance!" -- Governor Sarah Palin , Friday August 12 2011, Iowa State Fair)
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To: Guenevere

The “heartless” bit did it for me. That’s the leftist mantra. Anybody against government handouts is just heartless. Brings to mind compassionate conservative. He would give fuel to democrats in their demonization of us.


50 posted on 09/23/2011 6:57:14 AM PDT by all the best
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