The only person who can stop Rick Perry is Rick Perry

John Ellis, who among many other things is a Republican political analyst, a blogger and a cousin to former President George W. Bush, nails the state of the GOP presidential race in a Business Insider column:

The Republican “establishment,” such as it is, is quickly coming to the realization that the 2012 GOP presidential nomination is Texas Governor Rick Perry’s to lose.

That establishment would prefer someone more electable, someone more like, say, Mitt Romney. But as Ellis points out, Romney is the guy that most Republican voters will choose only if they have no other viable choice:

“Romney’s problem is four-fold: he’s politically “fungible” (to put it politely), he’s from the wrong region of the country (New England), he’s of the wrong religion (Mormonism) and he’s too closely identified with Wall Street (Bain Capital). The Republican base would prefer to nominate a strong conservative, evangelical Christian from the Sunbelt who, at the least, shares their disdain for Wall Street’s reckless stewardship of the nation’s financial system.”

Know anybody like that?

Ellis predicts that after Labor Day, the GOP establishment will launch “a sustained negative campaign to destroy Perry with the party’s base.” We’ve already seen hints of that from Karl Rove, among others. Absent some major revelation, however, that effort isn’t likely to work. Perry’s persona and background align so closely with the desires of the GOP base that it will be very difficult to drive a wedge between them. If Perry can prove that he can perform on the national stage, the nomination is all but his and there’s nothing Romney can do about it.

And as Ellis points out, Perry will get that opportunity very quickly.

“Once Labor Day has passed, there will be five debates, in quick succession, on the GOP presidential candidates’ calendars. These will be important tests for Perry. If at the end of two or three, it’s clear that he’s every bit the equal of Mitt Romney on matters of policy and politics, then the Perry juggernaut becomes all but unstoppable. Romney’s “I’m the only electable one” argument will vanish and the party’s base will nominate one of their own. If Perry stumbles badly in the debates, Romney’s campaign gets a second wind.”

I agree wholeheartedly. The only person who can snatch the nomination out of Rick Perry’s hands is Rick Perry himself.

– Jay Bookman

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Brosephus

August 30th, 2011
11:26 am

I’m willing to bet he’s gonna try to do one hell of a job at it too!!!

Normal

August 30th, 2011
11:29 am

I think it will be fun to watch him hopping on one foot, with the other foot in his mouth and his head up his arse, while raising his hands in praise of his financial donors… ;)

Jm

August 30th, 2011
11:31 am

Ah. Give Romney time. He wants it and he’ll fight for it if he has to.

Romney will win NH. Perry probably gets SC. Romney will probably win FL and then the ball starts rolling downhill for him

Brosephus

August 30th, 2011
11:32 am

Normal

The mental imagery!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Is that the new Texas 2-step?

Jm

August 30th, 2011
11:32 am

There was a disastrous hurricane that was going to tear NYC to shreds too

Mehhhh. Hyperbole

Kamchak

August 30th, 2011
11:34 am

If Perry stumbles badly in the debates, Romney’s campaign gets a second wind.

Romney’s campaign would be wrong.

Soothsayer

August 30th, 2011
11:34 am

ty webb

August 30th, 2011
11:35 am

Want to defeat Perry? Give him a microphone. Romney should engage him publicly every opportunity he gets

stands for decibels

August 30th, 2011
11:35 am

uh… huh-huh…

Jay said “snatch.”

jm

August 30th, 2011
11:36 am

Left-wing talking point #1: Spending is a-ok under Obama.

Granny Godzilla

August 30th, 2011
11:36 am

Rick Perry is HOT!

Of course that’s not the reason he’s going to flame out.

A Perry Primer

Soothsayer

August 30th, 2011
11:36 am

Paul

August 30th, 2011
11:36 am

Nice continuity, Jay. First a thread about trains, now a thread about a train wreck.

USinUK

August 30th, 2011
11:37 am

SoCoBro – 11:26 – :lol:

ByteMe

August 30th, 2011
11:37 am

The question is: if Perry fails does it go next to Bachmann? She’s been making stupid statements for a while and it hasn’t affected her support levels. Only Perry’s entry into the race has affected her levels.

USinUK

August 30th, 2011
11:37 am

Paul – 11:36 – you just won the internets for that one.

ty webb

August 30th, 2011
11:37 am

nut ball talking point: 9-11 was an inside job.

I'm Rick James Wa-Itch!

August 30th, 2011
11:37 am

Blueprint for Deal?

Texas Governor Perry Becomes A Millionaire While Serving in Office”

Since his first race for office more than a quarter-century ago, Gov. Rick Perry has emphasized his roots as a rural farmer.

Yet Perry’s bank account no longer reflects those humble beginnings as his bottom line has soared in recent years, records show, thanks largely to a handful of real estate deals that critics allege were achieved through the presidential candidates’ political connections.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/08/29/2379942/texas-gov-perry-became-a-millionaire.html#ixzz1WWj7BBju

jm

August 30th, 2011
11:37 am

Left-wing talking point #2: The deficit is a-ok under Obama.

Soothsayer

August 30th, 2011
11:38 am

jm

August 30th, 2011
11:39 am

“The only person who can stop Rick Perry is Rick Perry”

Entertaining this notion for a moment. I do hope he stops himself.

stands for decibels

August 30th, 2011
11:39 am

But seriously folks, my first reaction to Jay’s new topic was last week’s Tom Tomorrow.

(Maybe that’s not fair, but a first reaction is what it is.)

USinUK

August 30th, 2011
11:39 am

“Only Perry’s entry into the race has affected her levels.”

meh – Romney won the 2007 Iowa straw poll, too … and we see how well that turned out

Left wing management

August 30th, 2011
11:39 am

You just cannot imagine the collective groan that is being let out around the country – not to mention around the world – as we see yet another Texas politician appear on the national scene, this George W. Bush without the subtlety and the brains – and dare I say it – the nuance!

You just cannot imagine the groan that is being let out now around the country.

jm

August 30th, 2011
11:40 am

“the nuance! ”

everyone’s sick of Obama’s 45-minute, nuance laced, diatribes

Joe Mama

August 30th, 2011
11:41 am

Paul — “Nice continuity, Jay. First a thread about trains, now a thread about a train wreck.”

Post of the WEEK.

Bob Burnitt

August 30th, 2011
11:41 am

Why do people give Perry so much credit??? This 5th generation Texasn sees him for what he is, a dullard and a go along to get along politician. This state is a MESS, we are dead last in practically EVERYTHING. The Insuracnce companies RUN the Texas Insurance Board, I have not had health insurance since 1987, I was “Blackballed” becasue an insurance company did not want to pay a $1,250 claim. Perry believes his OWN BS, he is delusional. Yet people like him, I don’t get it. He took ONE course in economics in his life and he made a D in it. If he was out pounding the streets for a regular job nobody would hire him. But those Holy Rollers will vote for anybody that promises them a THEOCRACY. They think they are going to get that with him. Bob Burnitt Ellis County Texas.

Brosephus

August 30th, 2011
11:42 am

Paul @ 11:36

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

And who says that Liberals are incapable of thought?

ByteMe

August 30th, 2011
11:42 am

everyone’s sick of Obama’s 45-minute, nuance laced, diatribes

jm prefers dog whistles.

Kamchak

August 30th, 2011
11:43 am

everyone’s sick of Obama’s 45-minute, nuance laced, diatribes

Everyone?

I didn’t grant you the authority to speak for me, sport.

Left wing management

August 30th, 2011
11:43 am

I said it on these pages weeks ago — do not misunderestimate this man.

And yet we see it over and over again, with almost every word that’s being spoken about the man.

MIS-UNDER-ESTIMATION in progress.

Peadawg

August 30th, 2011
11:43 am

Yawn. Another blog about someone who has no chance of getting in the white house.

Meanwhile, Bush-Lite is going to give a nice wittle speech about job creation next week. As long as he has plans for spending cuts to fund it, go for it!

Granny Godzilla

August 30th, 2011
11:44 am

Read my lips, No new Texans.

Joe Mama

August 30th, 2011
11:44 am

Bob Burnitt — “Why do people give Perry so much credit??? This 5th generation Texasn sees him for what he is, a dullard and a go along to get along politician.”

Gosh, Bob, I’d figure you’d have a better handle on why people vote for Perry, you being a Texan and all.

Maybe you could tell us some more, please?

Left wing management

August 30th, 2011
11:44 am

Brosephus: “And who says that Liberals are incapable of thought?”

I’m the one who uses the phrase “incapable of thought” on this blog. Not you.

And it’s directed at its proper target: the party of anti-though, of the mobilization of stupid. Which is the Republican party.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

August 30th, 2011
11:45 am

Yep, Perry-Bachmann 2012.

You’ll get it in the rear while they’re praying you straight.

Soothsayer

August 30th, 2011
11:45 am

Right-wing strategy lesson #1: when confronted with irrefutable evidence that everything you are saying is a lie, attack the person who brought that evidence to light.

Same for Focked News!

RB from Gwinnett

August 30th, 2011
11:46 am

“That establishment would prefer someone more electable, someone more like, say, Mitt Romney”

Jay, the “establishment” was tossed out by conservatives in 2008 and shoved to the back seat by the Tea Party in 2010. They aren’t in charge and longer. Thank God!

How about you worry about propping up your empty suit and let us worry about our candidate? We don’t need you telling us the “conservative” from one of the most liberal states in the union is our best candidate.

Jack

August 30th, 2011
11:46 am

Perry may be hurt if his uncle gets a DWI.

Jay

August 30th, 2011
11:46 am

Can a diatribe be “nuance-laced”?

Peadawg

August 30th, 2011
11:48 am

“Read my lips, No new Texans.”

Amen. No more Chicagoans (whatever the word is) either!

kayaker 71

August 30th, 2011
11:49 am

I really don’t care if this guy feels that Evangelicals rule the world, feels that he saw Elvis or believes that the earth is flat. If he can get this economy back on track, get the jobs numbers up and fix this crazy tax system we have, he has my vote. I don’t give a tinker’s damn how much money he made in office…. all politicians, regardless of party, seem to be a little better healed when they leave than when they came. If he can get this insane spending under control, introduce a balanced budget amendment and work hard for it’s passage, he will be the most memorable president that this country has known for the last 100yrs. Bozo has failed miserably. Fess up, libs. He has been a colossal bust. He is a worldwide joke, like the Thin Man said last week, “a perfect combination of Affirmative Action and the Peter Principle.”

Brosephus

August 30th, 2011
11:49 am

LWM

:cry: My bad!!! :cry:

:)

jm

August 30th, 2011
11:49 am

Jay 11:46 – sure

Kamchak – sorry. that 60% of America is sick of it (you know, that portion that disapprove of his overall performance thus far)

Granny Godzilla

August 30th, 2011
11:50 am

Jack

Hurt? Like President George W Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney were hurt by their DUI’s?

Jefferson

August 30th, 2011
11:50 am

The fickleness of the GOP supporters never ceases to amaze.

I'm Rick James Wa-Itch!

August 30th, 2011
11:51 am

Bob: Perry believes his OWN BS, he is delusional. ……… He took ONE course in economics in his life and he made a D in it.

Well there ya go!! In Con world, as long as he passed, he’s capable!! Besides, Cons are sick of “elitist-harvard-edumacated-sushi-eating-libs” telling them how to add.

Bush proved it in 2007-2009 — You don’t need no stinkin edumacation to make up numbers and crash an economy, all you need is swag, a smile, tough talk, and a great publicist!

USinUK

August 30th, 2011
11:51 am

Jay – 11:46 – cut him some slack – he just moved up to the TWO-syllable words in his word of the day calendar, so he’s VERY proud

Brosephus

August 30th, 2011
11:51 am

Can a diatribe be “nuance-laced”?

Yep, although I think many here are nuisance-laced. :)

ty webb

August 30th, 2011
11:52 am

nut ball talking point #2: if all else fails…”Fox news”.

jm

August 30th, 2011
11:53 am

USinUK 11:51 – you ever go look up hedonic quality adjustments? or are you just book smart but incapable of applying some of what you learn?

stick that in your ear. :)

stands for decibels

August 30th, 2011
11:54 am

For some reason, as I was reading Jay’s bit about Karl Rove organizing a Night of the Long Knives, or whatever the GOPers are calling it, I was reminded of a tidbit from the 20-years-past.

A time when none other than one Citizens United created an anti-David-Duke ad.

for those who don’t remember…

It may come as a surprise that the same fervid folks who made the most notorious political ad of recent years — the 1988 Willie Horton spot — also made a commercial against ex-Klansman/Nazi David Duke, who ran unsuccessfully for governor of Louisiana last month. ”Do you know how many jobs are going to leave Louisiana and come to Texas if Duke is elected?” a Texas cowboy gloated in the spot. ”Hot damn!”

The D.C.-based conservative cadre who made both ads included conservative activist Floyd Brown and Larry McCarthy, a protege of Bush media adviser Roger Ailes. They produced the Horton opus as an independently financed political action committee, Americans for Bush. For the anti-Duke ad, their PAC was called Republican Challengers. The same posse popped up shortly before the Clarence Thomas hearings when — under the name Citizens United — it made a pro-Thomas ad.

All’s I’m saying is, it’s been done before, and if need be they’ll get ‘er done again.

Paul

August 30th, 2011
11:55 am

Republican voters are like the adolescent teen who so badly wants a girlfriend he latches onto the first girl who shows him any attention. It takes a while for the hormones to wear off, then one day reality sets in and they go their separate ways.

The debates will be key. So far, all voters have is a vague impression. In the debates they’ll get to see the real Perry. If the moderators do their job and if the candidates are permitted to question to each other, voters will be reminded of what the girl picked up at the bar’s last call looks like the next morning.

“Perry said there would be no need for a stimulus program if he were president because his economic plan would “get America working again. Perry said that the nation’s “entrepreneurial spirit” would create jobs and that his tax policies would allow Americans to keep more of what they earned. “No. 1 is don’t spend all the money; you can figure out what that means,” Perry said at the Tulsa Press Club. Perry said his tax system would be “as light on the job creators” as possible and still deliver essential services.”

Moderator: your economic plan is to rely on the nation’s entrepreneurial spirit? You want to reduce revenue? What spending will you cut to offset tax cuts?

“Don’t spend all the money?” How did you end up with over a 20 billion dollar deficit in Texas, even after taking $17 billion in Obama’s stimulus funds?

How much of a tax cut do you want to give to millionaires and billionaires? Which people will be affected by the program cuts to pay for it?”

The light of day ain’t going to reveal a pretty sight.

Jefferson

August 30th, 2011
11:55 am

Their (GOP) minds are made up, they will vote for who they are told to, and that is a definate maybe.

Kamchak

August 30th, 2011
11:56 am

Kamchak – sorry.

How did you put it? Oh yeah, Mehhhh. Hyperbole. Or as I like to call it “monkey hear, monkey repeat.”

that 60% of America is sick of it (you know, that portion that disapprove of his overall performance thus far)

I can admit that I’m not all that happy with Obama’s performance.

Doesn’t translate to “I’m supporting someone else in 2012.”

jm

August 30th, 2011
11:56 am

Jay, if I said “45 minute, nuance laced, lectures” would that make you happier? I mean, I think diatribe is still appropriate, but I’m open to having an editor (certain liberals here excluded) :)

jt

August 30th, 2011
11:56 am

Why the hostility?
You lefty progs would enjoy this letter to Hillary Clinton………from Rick Perry.

http://i55.tinypic.com/105bb5g.jpg
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Regardless.Righty/Lefty Progs……………………….stock up on the depends……………….Ron Paul is winning.

Our Debt Matters

August 30th, 2011
11:56 am

This election will likely come down to the economy and jobs which is Governor Perry’s strength.He has a successful record on these issues to run on.Look at all those jobs in Texas and think what he could do for the nation.

Left wing management

August 30th, 2011
11:56 am

Paul

August 30th, 2011
11:57 am

I'm Rick James Wa-Itch!

August 30th, 2011
11:58 am

I really don’t care if this guy feels that Evangelicals rule the world, feels that he saw Elvis or believes that the earth is flat. If he can get this economy back on track, get the jobs numbers up and fix this crazy tax system we have, he has my vote

Well folks that statement right there ^^^ proofs that you just can’t teach an old con any new tricks. They’re gonna fall for the man behind the curtain every time.

WWJGD? (What Would Jane Goodall Do?)

jm

August 30th, 2011
11:58 am

Kam 11:56 “How did you put it? Oh yeah, Mehhhh. Hyperbole. ”

Agreed. Everyone uses it all the time. I’m not bringing a knife to a nuclear war. :D

Jefferson

August 30th, 2011
11:58 am

The Texans I know want good jobs and are still looking.

Jay

August 30th, 2011
11:59 am

I really don’t care if this guy feels that Evangelicals rule the world, feels that he saw Elvis or believes that the earth is flat. If he can get this economy back on track, get the jobs numbers up and fix this crazy tax system we have, he has my vote.

Kayaker, I continue to be amazed at the belief that a president — any president — has the powers to get the economy back on track, etc. What in the Constitution gives him such authority? Do you guys just want a Big Daddy to make things alright for you?

Joe Mama

August 30th, 2011
11:59 am

jt — “……………….Ron Paul is winning.”

So’s Charlie Sheen, and we can see how *that* turned out.

Granny Godzilla

August 30th, 2011
12:00 pm

Our debt matters

I would suggest that you look at Perrys record in Texas…

Very closely.

That which you pretend to understand now is what will untimately
bring him down.

I'm Rick James Wa-Itch!

August 30th, 2011
12:01 pm

Only Perry’s entry into the race has affected her levels.”

Well Bachmann should ask her doctor to increase her pyscho meds so that she can keep her levels balanced.

Moderate Line

August 30th, 2011
12:01 pm

I agree wholeheartedly. The only person who can snatch the nomination out of Rick Perry’s hands is Rick Perry himself.
+++++
I would agree with much of what you wrote but there is one potential problem that may make a difference. Texas’s unemployment is currently at 8.4% while the national unemployment is at 9.1%. However, the Texas unemployment is rising while the national unemployment although stagnant is declining. The national unemployment has been lower than the previous year prior 12 months in row while Texas’s unemployment has been higher than the previous year two months in a row and 8 out of the last 12 months. While the American economy has been been stagnant but getting better Texas’ has been getting worse. If Texas unemployment figure goes above the national figure the selling Perry as the jobs canidate well be tougher.

FrankLeeDarling

August 30th, 2011
12:02 pm

Ron Paul? HA HA HA ..

Adam

August 30th, 2011
12:02 pm

It’s Obama’s fault!

Did I beat the wingnuts to that one? :D

Kamchak

August 30th, 2011
12:05 pm

Everyone uses it all the time.

There you go again. :roll:

That you use that particular linguistic stunt, tells me that it is effective when used on you.

USinUK

August 30th, 2011
12:06 pm

jm – aw, diddums … you still flailing around with the CPI discussion pretending I said things I didn’t to make you feel all smart and stuff (Google cut-n-paste doesn’t make you a Nobel Laureate, by the way)

you just keep on keepin on, little man …

Granny Godzilla

August 30th, 2011
12:07 pm

So…

We have been through the flavors of the month pretty quick so far..

We had Palin 2012

and Bachmann 2012

and Pawlenty 2012

and they were all just gonna crush the “libbies”

after Perry 2012 inevitably fades, will the smorgasboard be restocked
with new flavors?

Gordon

August 30th, 2011
12:09 pm

300 million people in the United States and our choice is Rick Perry and Barack Obama. That is pathetic. I wonder if I will ever be excited to vote FOR someone again.

Jefferson

August 30th, 2011
12:12 pm

There is the 3rd party out there for those who don’t like the establishment…

moonbat betty

August 30th, 2011
12:13 pm

and the libs have no choice

hahahahaha!

jm

August 30th, 2011
12:13 pm

Kamchak 12:05 – guess you missed the “joke”

Oh USinUK – you are so far down the rabbit hole in Wonderland, there’s no helping you gal. You’re not even aware that the BLS has changed how it does its calculation. Furthermore, “hedonic quality” is redundant. Not that I expected you to note that.

Kamchak

August 30th, 2011
12:14 pm

300 million people in the United States and our choice is Rick Perry and Barack Obama.

300 million people in the U.S. are over 35 years old?

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

JohnnyReb

August 30th, 2011
12:15 pm

The Only Person Who Can Stop Rick Perry is Rick Perry – that includes being POTUS. The competition is….. well, take a look.

http://sigforum.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/320601935/m/4530034262

Gordon

August 30th, 2011
12:15 pm

“What in the Constitution gives him such authority? Do you guys just want a Big Daddy to make things alright for you?”

Nothing gives him the authority, but he can lead, communicate, and show that he is committed to the things he says while campaigning. And I would say a good percentage of those who voted for Obama wanted him to be the “big daddy” who solved their problems. The next great president (if there is one) will be the one who convinces people it is his job to make sure they have the opportunity to solve their own problems, but that’s it.

Paul

August 30th, 2011
12:16 pm

Moderate Line, Granny Godzilla 12:00

Those are the factual darts that will explode the hot air balloons. This is becoming a classic ‘image vs reality’ contest.

pat

August 30th, 2011
12:16 pm

I think the entire election is Perry’s to lose. Lefties are going to vote dem and righties are going to vote rep. The folks in the middle are what count. Obama is weakened, but not weak.

With a crap economy, a stumlulus that failed to stimulate, astronomical debt like never before seen, a health care bill nobody wanted, a new conflict in Lybia and who knows where else. Obama is beatable….He very much looks like Jimmy Carter right now and that’s a bad thing to look like.
But a poorly run campaign and losing debates is going to kill perry, so he better be on his A-Game.

md

August 30th, 2011
12:16 pm

“Kayaker, I continue to be amazed at the belief that a president — any president — has the powers to get the economy back on track, etc.”

In a perception based society (reality TV?), our politicians….to include the Pres……have a large effect on consumption just by speaking their minds……..couple that with a media on steroids, and it absolutely does effect the economy…………….

When one is told over and over again how bad everything sux, many tend to start believing it………

Hence the run-up in Gold……………..

Joe Mama

August 30th, 2011
12:16 pm

Kamchak — “300 million people in the U.S. are over 35 years old?”

Quick, someone call Diebold.

Moderate Line

August 30th, 2011
12:16 pm

Jay

August 30th, 2011
11:59 am
I really don’t care if this guy feels that Evangelicals rule the world, feels that he saw Elvis or believes that the earth is flat. If he can get this economy back on track, get the jobs numbers up and fix this crazy tax system we have, he has my vote.

Kayaker, I continue to be amazed at the belief that a president — any president — has the powers to get the economy back on track, etc. What in the Constitution gives him such authority? Do you guys just want a Big Daddy to make things alright for you?
+++++
I really can’t believe anyone on the left would make an argument asking where in the constitution does it say _____. That is a typical conservative argument. Where does it say we are to take money from people for the sole purpose of giving it to someone else such as in the case of entitlements.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Also, Obama rode on the back of being the “Big Daddy” who was going to fix everything.

Gordon

August 30th, 2011
12:17 pm

“300 million people in the U.S. are over 35 years old?”

I think my point was obvious.

Kamchak

August 30th, 2011
12:17 pm

guess you missed the “joke”

What I “missed” was believing that you were joking.

I'm Rick James Wa-Itch!

August 30th, 2011
12:19 pm

That Bachmann – What a kidder!!

Bachmann Barnstorms Florida and Explains Controversial Comments

Bachmann spent a little time Monday clearing up a few statements, such as her line that the recent hurricane and earthquake were evidence of the fact that God is trying to “get the attention of the politicians…He said, ‘Are you going to start listening to me here?’”

Bachmann on Monday said “it would be absurd and ridiculous to think” that she was pretending to know what God was thinking; she was just joking.

Also, Bachmann explained her comments on whether she supports oil-and-gas exploration in the Everglades.

“Actually, what I have spoken about is the fact that God has so blessed the United States with natural energy resources. I haven’t said specifically that we should be accessing energy there,” she said.

“The American people are saying: Let’s access this wonderful treasure trove of energy that God has given to us in this country. Let’s access it responsibly. That’s the answer. If we can access energy responsibly, we do it. If we can’t, we don’t. It’s that simple.”

Bachmann was rewarded with “drill baby drill!” crowd calls.

In her stump speech, Bachmann dwelled on the economy. She said she wanted to eliminate corporate taxes and hailed Miami state Rep. Carlos Lopez-Cantera for the Legislature’s decision to start cutting Florida’s corporate-tax rate. She called for fewer environmental regulations and bashed Obama for cutting Medicare in his healthcare plan – though she supported a House plan this year that also trims Medicare spending.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/08/29/2380836_p2/bachmann-barnstorms-florida-explains.html#ixzz1WWu7LKaD

USinUK

August 30th, 2011
12:20 pm

jm – “You’re not even aware that the BLS has changed how it does its calculation.”

wow – you don’t even flinch when you lie, do you?

look, you’re welcome to your own opinion, but you’re NOT welcome to your own facts – particularly if those “facts” completely misrepresent what I said. I clearly said that the BLS has changed calculations just as they change the basket of goods in the CPI – you want to be a LIAR and say that I didn’t say that … well, that just means that people will know you for the low-life you are.

as far as the “redundancy” factor – I stand by my earlier statement – your ability to google cut-and-paste doesn’t make you a Nobel Laureate: http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpihqaitem.htm

(oh, and best of luck with your word-of-the-day calendar … hopefully, you’ll eventually move up to reading comprehension … you definitely need work in that area)

former texan

August 30th, 2011
12:21 pm

Yes, lots of jobs were created while Perry was governor. Unfortunately for him (although he takes credit for it), many of those jobs were in in government contracting – paid for by Obama’s stimulus. Perry has cut state funding for schools, claiming the state does not have the responsibility to fund schools. He says it’s a local problem. God help our education system if he becomes president and cuts the federal education budget.

Paul

August 30th, 2011
12:22 pm

pat

“a new conflict in Lybia”

The article cited earlier: “”We should only risk shedding American blood and spending American treasure when our vital interests are threatened,”

“Governor Perry, as president you would not have acted to have stopped the slaughter of nearly a million Rwandans? Or the genocide in Serbia? You would have us disregard our NATO and other treaty obligations?”

RB from Gwinnett

August 30th, 2011
12:22 pm

““300 million people in the U.S. are over 35 years old?”

I think my point was obvious.”

Gordon, remember you’re dealing with liberals. NOTHING is obvious. If it were, they wouldn’t be on here day after day swooning over the empty suit their party will have running.

Gordon

August 30th, 2011
12:23 pm

“God help our education system if he becomes president and cuts the federal education budget.”

Yes, study after study has shown that the more we spend on education, especially at the federal level, the better the results are.

I'm Rick James Wa-Itch!

August 30th, 2011
12:24 pm

Also, Obama rode on the back of being the “Big Daddy” who was going to fix everything.

That’s the second time I’ve read that about Obama here on this blog on this subject — do you guys go to the same shrink too?

Kamchak

August 30th, 2011
12:26 pm

I think my point was obvious.

The only thing that is obvious to me is that you confused the entire population of the U.S. with those that are eligible to run for president.

Bosch

August 30th, 2011
12:26 pm

“do you guys go to the same shrink too?”

Don’t know, but they do get the same chain Obama hating emails and post the same phrases verbatim. You can always tell when there’s a new email that’s come out.

USinUK

August 30th, 2011
12:26 pm

“Yes, study after study has shown that the more we spend on education, especially at the federal level, the better the results are.”

So, cutting the budgets and giving them LESS money is OBVIOUSLY the answer.

I'm Rick James Wa-Itch!

August 30th, 2011
12:27 pm

Yes, study after study has shown that the more we spend on education, especially at the federal level, the better the results are.

Yes, let’s not spend one dime on education again! We can become Big Haiti and watch our infrastruture, children’s future, and populace be ruled by corruption and arrogance. Think of the Fun we can have as another Haiti!!! Being a third world country won’t be so bad, we can always use religion to make ourselves feel better.

Paul

August 30th, 2011
12:27 pm

From the same citation:

“Gov. Rick Perry discussed foreign policy Monday, telling the nation’s oldest major veterans organization that U.S. forces must be led by American commanders rather than “multilateral debating societies… when our interests are threatened American soldiers should be led by American commanders.”

“Governor Perry, the US may take part in other NATO missions. Why do you think English, German and other military commanders are incompetent and unable to command forces that are comprised, in part, by American forces?”

JohnnyReb

August 30th, 2011
12:28 pm

Yes, if Perry becomes POTUS and Repubs capture the Senate, you can kiss the Federal Dept of Education good by, and the EPA will get its…uh…peanuts clipped.