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Archive for the ‘rick perry’ Category

Sarah Palin comes to Iowa to bury Perry, not to endorse him

Posted by joshpainter on September 2, 2011

– by Josh Painter
With apologies to William Shakespeare:

Friends, Republicans, countrymen, lend me your ears;
I come to bury Perry, not to endorse him.
The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones;
So let it be with Perry. The noble Bachmann
Hath told you Perry is ambitious:
If it were so, it was a grievous fault;
And grievously hath Perry answer’d it.
Here, under leave of Bachmann and the rest, —
For Bachmann is an honorable Republican;
So are they all, all honorable Republicans, —
Come I to speak in Perry’s political funeral.
He was my friend, faithful and just to a degree:
But Bachmann says he was ambitious;
And Bachmann is an honorable Republican.

According to Scott Conroy, national political reporter for RealClearPolitics, Gov. Palin will make it clear that she if enters the presidential race later this month she will “vociferously” challenge Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s self-created image of solidarity with the tea party movement:

In her speech at the bucolic National Balloon Classic field in Indianola, Palin will lean on loaded phrases like “crony capitalism” and “permanent political class” in laying out her view of the U.S. political system’s deep-rooted ills, according to a source close to Palin and familiar with the content of the speech.

Though she will not call Perry out by name, Palin’s carefully couched rhetoric will leave the impression that she may soon draw more overt attention to one of the Texan’s potential vulnerabilities as a candidate: his history of doling out plum positions and other benefits to generous campaign donors during his nearly 11-year tenure as the nation’s longest serving governor.

“Part of what she’s going to be addressing is the frustration that many Americans feel that nothing gets done in Washington, D.C.,” a Palin source told RealClearPolitics. “We know that we have a debt problem and that we need to rein in government waste, and yet nothing ever gets done. Why is that? What special interests are involved?”

Palin’s speech before what will likely be one of the largest crowds of the campaign season to date will come on the third anniversary of her 2008 Republican convention address in the Twin Cities, when she accepted the vice presidential nomination in an almost universally acclaimed speaking performance.

In another likely indication that she still has her sights set on a White House run, Palin will also tout her record as governor of Alaska, particularly in ushering in what an aide described as “sudden and relentless reform” to state government.


Cry Havoc! and let slip the dogs of war.

Cross-posted from Texans for Sarah Palin

– JP


Posted in 2012, rick perry, Sarah Palin, tea party | Tagged: | 1 Comment »

Obama’s targeted groups not enthused…

Posted by Roderic Deane on August 26, 2011

While totally predictable, recent polling has suggested that the core, targeted constituencies of Barack Obama are less than enthused with his record. According to a Neil Munro post at the Daily Caller today:

The bloc of “unmarried women, people of color, and younger voters — comprises a rapidly growing majority of the eligible voting population in this country … [but they] are not hearing an economic narrative that speaks to their problems and concerns or convinces them that their leaders have the ability to solve those problems,” says the Aug. 24 report titled “Creating a New Economic Narrative; Engaging the Rising American Electorate for 2012.”

Munro goes on to suggest that the Obama administration’s outreach to these groups is being eroded by union displeasure, as voiced by AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka on Wednesday:

…fewer working-class voters will turn out in 2012 unless Obama can persuade them that their votes can change government policy. “Give them the narrative about why it will work,” he said at a press breakfast sponsored by The Christian Science Monitor.

Meanwhile, the Obama campaign’s Project Vote effort says it will work to ”engage key demographic groups, such as African Americans, Women, Youth, Latinos, LGBT, Veterans, Asian Americans and others.”

I have an idea. How about dumping the Obama agenda and getting behind a true, market-based advocate like Sarah Palin? I’m going to quote Rush Limbaugh: “Conservatism works every time it’s tried!” Sarah understands the power of the free-market and also understands the oppressive nature of governmental regulation. I’m going to dedicate this Sunday’s The Roderic Deane Show to examining the disastrous effects of government regulation and why it should be at the very top of the list of any conservative candidate.

If Sarah could spur energy production, reign in government regulation and end out-of-control government programs like Obamacare, she will ignite a period of economic growth unseen since Ronald Reagan’s term as President. Further, she chafes at the idea of crony capitalism, which seems to haunt my vaunted Governor, Rick Perry. In all good conscience, I cannot endorse Rick Perry for the Presidency. His tendencies remind me too much of George Bush’s “compassionate conservatism” and his record suggests a willingness to support crony capitalism. Conservatism doesn’t need an adjective, it only needs an exclamation point!

Sarah Palin’s accomplishments offer none of the concerns that Rick Perry’s do. All you have to do is read the record. The truth will set you free!

Crossposted from Roderic Deane

Posted in 2012, rick perry, Sarah Palin | 3 Comments »

Rick Perry is no Sarah Palin

Posted by joshpainter on August 8, 2011

– by Josh Painter
Gov. Rick Perry appears poised to announce next week that he’s going to make a run for the White House. Aaron Blake and Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post report that the Texas governor’s supporters are already soliciting donations for the coming Perry campaign:

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is expected to announce his presidential plans shortly after the Ames Straw Poll this coming weekend, and his supporters are already soliciting contributions for the campaign, according to an e-mail from a Perry supporter.

The e-mail from Gene Powell, a real-estate executive who Perry appointed to the University of Texas board of regents, states, “We expect that announcement in a week to ten days” and tells people to start writing checks today.

It is further evidence that Perry is truly ramping up for a 2012 presidential campaign, even though a top Perry adviser says the e-mail’s timeframe isn’t hard and fast.

Perry adviser David Carney told The Fix that the no one should read too much into the e-mail, which he says contains some factual inaccuracies.

“While we are encouraged by this enthusiasm, we have not made the final decision, as even this email indicates,” Carney wrote in an e-mail, “and there are some other items in that email that are incorrect, but it just goes to demonstrate how excited some of our folks are.”

Carney said the timeframe for the possible campaign continues to be “this summer with Labor Day as the outlier.”

If he announces as expected, we may give up on trying to read the tea leaves. Back on May 19, we didn’t believe Perry was seriously considering a run for president because:

If Perry does allow himself to be persuaded to chase the bandwagons to the White House along with the other big dogs, it would be the biggest flip-flop since John Kerry voted for the $87 billion before he voted against it. After all, Perry stated in November of last year:

“I’ve made my decision. If I really believe in the 10th amendment, then being a governor of a state is where the action is.”

Asked during a GOP gubernatorial debate on Jan. 29 whether he would serve his full four-year term if re-elected, Perry answered that he would “absolutely” as long as the Lord lets him live that long:

“If your intent here is to question where I would want to go any better than being the governor of the state of Texas, that place hasn’t been made yet,” Perry said.

Perry told the Daily Beast’s Andrew Romano just nine months ago that he was “Not going to run for president.” Silly us. At the time, we believed Perry to be cut from the same cloth as Sarah Palin, someone who means what they say. But intensive research over the months has informed us that any resemblance between Perry and Palin is purely superficial.

Unlike the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, what Perry says can’t be taken to the bank, and there are other significant differences. She’s a political reformer; he goes with the flow. She’s a small-government Reagan conservative; he’s much closer to the GOP establishment than his feud with the Republican Party’s Bush wing would lead you to believe. She left Alaska with a $12 billion surplus; he’s saddled Texas with twice the debt and doubled state spending on his watch. Rick Perry is a good ol’ boy, but the last person we need in the White House is another good ol’ boy. Unfortunately, Rick Perry is no Sarah Palin.

Cross-posted from Brazos Valley Pundit

– JP

Posted in 2012, GOP Nominee, Republican Party, rick perry, Sarah Palin | 2 Comments »

Sarah Palin Campaigns for Rick Perry in Texas

Posted by Dr. Fay on February 8, 2010

Governor Palin spoke at a campaign rally for Governor Rick Perry in Cypress, Texas on Sunday. Christy Hoppe from The Dallas Morning News reports:

But it was Palin who brought the crowd to its feet. Her speech was filled with comparisons between her home state and Texas.

She said she’d asked her daughter Piper if she knew where they were. “Honey, we’re in Alaska’s little sister state,” she joked.

Palin lauded the state’s ability to attract businesses and Perry’s decisions to turn away federal offers for hundreds of millions in education and unemployment funding. Those programs would have required Texas to meet certain federal criteria that he said would rob Texas of setting its own path.

“When Washington came calling with money for expensive programs that Texas couldn’t afford, he told them, ‘Thanks, but no thanks. We’re doing just fine without you,’ ” she said.

Palin also made reference to the dust-up Perry caused this summer at a Tea Party rally, when he said he could understand why some Texans might want to secede from the union.

“I think they got that wrong. Texas isn’t seceding. They’re succeeding,” Palin said.

She concluded by saying that the country must get back to believing in its own “exceptionalism.”

“There’s nothing wrong with America that Americans can’t fix,” she said. “Let’s get our country back.”

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Posted in campaign, rick perry, Sarah Palin, Texas | 2 Comments »

Sarah Palin: Ride the Tide with Commonsense Candidates!

Posted by Dr. Fay on January 20, 2010

Complete transcript of Governor Palin’s Facebook Note:

Ride the Tide with Commonsense Candidates!
Today at 9:00am EST

I want to again thank the good people of Massachusetts for propelling a commonsense, independent agenda forward! May the working man and woman feel empowered now more than ever to get involved in their government, and let’s put this great country on the right track.

The past year continues to offer the promise of commonsense government in so many areas. There are steps we can all take to get there, one of which is to support candidates who promise to fight for the people and against politics as usual. I’m excited to get out and help elect candidates who will bring those principles to our nation’s towns, state houses, and directly to Washington D.C. We are already making plans to support the candidates our nation needs to make a difference and speak for everyday Americans.

I look forward to helping Governors like Rick Perry in Texas, Representatives like Michele Bachmann in Minnesota, and heroes and statesmen like Senator John McCain. We will support these candidates and others so that they can continue to fight for our American values.

The special election yesterday in Massachusetts was truly amazing. It is a clear indication of things to come and a demonstration of the momentum we all share in the fight for the values and policies that will get our country back to work. The commonsense conservative principles of liberty and fiscal responsibility are on the rise, and that’s why I’m going out and campaigning as hard as I can to make a difference. I can’t wait to join all of you in supporting these great candidates and many more over the coming months.

In the meantime, visit the websites of Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, and John McCain. And join us as we embark on America’s journey to November!

– Sarah Palin

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