Skip to comments.Rick Perry pre-debate shot: Santorum's weak on states rights
Posted on 02/22/2012 3:02:42 PM PST by red flanker
Rick Perry took a shot at Rick Santorum prior to tonight's GOP debate, saying the former Pennsylvania senator is "weak on the 10th Amendment" and lacks the instinct to go after big spending in Washington. In an interview, Perry touted Newt Gingrich as the best Republican in the field to be the party's nominee for president. Perry said of Santorum, "He thinks that Washington needs to be making a substantial amount of those decisions" regarding spending and federal oversight of education, environment and health care decisions better left to the states. Perry appeared on conservative talker Michael Medved's radio show.The Texas governor is in Mesa, Arizona for tonight's GOP debate. He will be in the hall as a guest of Gingrich and will be in the post-debate spin room to promote his candidate's performance.
Perry was asked what he thought of Santorum's idea that not only the federal government but also state government should steer clear of overseeing public education. Santorum says public schools would be better off if they were operated at the local level. Perry said: "That's just nonsense." The Texas governor has called for more state control of education, but says the states properly should have a "partnership with local school districts" to administer public schools.
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Given that Rick Santorum insisted that he was not a Reagan Republican, it is not surprising that he compiled a Bush One and Bush Two type record and would essentially be comfortable with the establishment status quo.
So it is great that Americans have Gov Perry, Chuck Norris (an honorary Texas Ranger) to help Newt battle the major media and Dem/GOP Washington establishment.
“Santorum says public schools would be better off if they were operated at the local level. Perry said: “That’s just nonsense.”
Give us THREE reasons, Rick?
Well, he *IS* right on that.
He doesn’t believe states are smart enough or responsible enough to education ‘the children’. But then, he doesn’t think any citizen of the United States is smart enough or responsible enough to know how to behave without the Federal government dictating what is or is not moral for them.
The Hottentot nanny brigade strikeforce is here to tell us all how to vote, live our lives, drive our cars, flush our toilets, pray to G-d, eat, sleep, and wear clothing!!!
Run! Hide the women!!!
Gov. Rick Perry is the one I WISH would be answering the 3 a.m. phone call.
Santorum is weak all around. A RINO on economic issues, and an annoying little preacher on social issues. No thanks.
Arizona - "The Case for Newt Gingrich"
I see both Gingrich and Santorum supporters telling us how to vote.
I can foresee the Department of Environmental Solutions telling us how to live our lives, drive our cars, flush our toilets, sleep, and wear clothing as the EPA does now.
What I have not seen is a candidate advocating telling us when or how to pray.
Can someone divulge which lovely channel and what time this Debate is on tonight? I’ve heard all the news about the debate but nobody is saying what channel it’s on. Very annoying. Help a sista out!
8pm EST on CNN.
CNN... no wonder I didn’t know! I never watch that POS.
Is that your belief?
I agree, I supported Perry and still pray one day I can say President Perry!
Santorum YUK! Not a fan of Santorum at all.And his wife looks like someone in a vampire movie.
Excellent graphic-—I love it.
Thank you, Governor Perry-—you’re right, as usual.
Man - Santorum sure looks like a “Up with people” weenie in that picture. Hope Newt does well tonite.
I’ve been meaning to bring this up, and I knew as soon as someone posted about Rick Perry at tonight’s debate, you’d be on the thread like a possum on roadkill, trolling. Sure enough, here you are. Perfectly predictable.
I did a search of your posting history and found the same Santorum pictures and cartoons posted over...and over...and over...and over. On countless threads. I want to ask if you have any qualms at all about using up someone else’s bandwidth to do your constant spamming?
I so agree.
Mr Perry didn’t seem to have any trouble using an executive order to tell the parents of female children that they must have a vaccine they may not want foisted upon their daughters.
So look who forgot all about about individual rights.
Why? So the government can pay for that vaccine with a company he was wheeling and dealing with. Hell of a deal.
That picture shows a great line-up for America’s future.
I hope that Romney and friends have not packed the debate tonight. Mesa AZ is very strong Mormon territory.
Ahhhh.... quit your whining and grow up.
SEVEN new polls released today:
Michigan @NBC News/Marist
Santorum 35, Romney 37, Gingrich 8
NEWTORUM +6 OVER Willard
Oklahoma @Rasmussen Reports
Santorum 43, Romney 18, Gingrich 22
NEWTORUM +47 OVER Willard
Wisconsin @Marquette Survey
Santorum 34, Romney 18, Gingrich 12
NEWTORUM +28 OVER Willard
California @Field Polling
Romney 31, Santorum 25, Gingrich 12
NEWTORUM +6 OVER Willard
2012 Republican Presidential Nomination @Associated Press/GfK
Santorum 33, Romney 32, Gingrich 15
NEWTORUM +16 OVER Willard
2012 Republican Presidential Nomination @Quinnipiac Survey
Santorum 35, Romney 26, Gingrich 14
NEWTORUM +23 OVER Willard
2012 Republican Presidential Nomination @Gallup Tracking
Santorum 35, Romney 27, Gingrich 15
NEWTORUM +23 OVER Willard
Rick Perry is/was our best candidate.
But he didn’t. The vaccine was not mandatory.
Looks like your Willard the Lib in drag. (~ ;
Weren’t you warned? Didn’t Jim give you the last rites the other night? Hold it down.
Never was. EVER!
So then I take it that you, indeed, have NO qualms about using someone’s else’s bandwidth to spam your endless pictures of Santorum. Got it.
You’ve got it bad, CC. You’re a regular fanboy. :)
Santorum is a two-term Senator with an unremarkable record and an obnoxious, over-inflated ego.
Not only that, he’s a big-government porker who won’t do a damn thing to rein in the spending.
Newt, on the other hand, is calling for a flat tax plan that would dramatically simplify our bloated federal tax code for most people. A flat tax is the only kind that doesn’t pick winners and losers, Little Ricky.
Santorum embraces the strong role of the federal government. That's his real record.
Dallas Morning News is weak on understanding that the 10th among other things, is about state "powers" and NOT state "rights".
considering perry is also pro amnesty perry should be thrilled that anyone gives him the time of day.
i take it that you have mo pronlem propping up your dead beat candidate byy asting everyones time
Rick is a global social justice Catholic. Sorry, it is truel.
Santorum looks like a Conservative, but talks like a Statist. His words to the commies at NPR:
One of the criticisms I make is to what I refer to as more of a libertarianish right. You know, the left has gone so far left and the right in some respects has gone so far right that they touch each other. They come around in the circle. This whole idea of personal autonomy, well I dont think most conservatives hold that point of view. Some do. They have this idea that people should be left alone, be able to do whatever they want to do, government should keep our taxes down and keep our regulations low, that we shouldnt get involved in the bedroom, we shouldnt get involved in cultural issues. You know, people should do whatever they want. Well, that is not how traditional conservatives view the world and I think most conservatives understand that individuals cant go it alone. That there is no such society that I am aware of, where weve had radical individualism and that it succeeds as a culture.
Has Santorum explained this anti-Freedom quote? Was he misquoted?
>> Man - Santorum sure looks like a Up with people weenie in that picture
LOL. Actually, I think it’s a good picture. The man has a handsome family.
If Newt wins the GE. I think Perry and Cain will be asked to be a part of his cabinet staff.
Newt/Perry possibly I wanted to like Santorum but he soured on me last night. He is not ready he lets his emotions control him.
Ricardo Perry is like a bad joke, you just can’t seem to get it/him out of your mind. Rick, you are a big time loser so please, go away, far far away.
There were several issues that caused me to rank Perry lower on the original list of candidates, but the mandate you cite was a big one. Only in the debate where he was attacked for it did I find out that there was an opt out for parents who didn't want it. That changed everything for me on that issue and frankly I found it dishonest that people made the accusation without the disclaimer.
That is also why I changed my original first choice Bachmann (tied with Cain) when she ran it into the ground so emotionally. I think that's what finished her off with many people along with the suspicion of her running for Mr. Inevitable's VP. I felt bad as she had the voting history that showed she walked the talk, but bailed on the walk at a crucial time.
Is that supposed to be English? It's barely decipherable.
So you think Newt is a deadbeat? Why?
FReeping from the Kindle sux!
LOL, fair enough