Rick Perry  (Page 5)

What was that Shakespeare line about political scientists?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 8:30am 10/13/2011 at 8:30am

Florida Governor Rick Scott is proposing refocusing funding away from liberal arts programs at state universities and colleges, which has various groups accusing Scott of being anti-anthropology, or something like that.  Instapundit has the story and lots of reader comments.

Let me suggest that Scott is not going far enough, and should follow the...

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Stop campaigning like Democrats

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 8:30am 10/11/2011 at 8:30am

I criticized Mitt Romney’s campaign on the night of the Reagan Library debate for having a spokesman claim that Perry wanted to kill social security, linking to this tweet by John McCormack:

The Romney campaign has been hitting similar themes for the past month.  It’s the type of scare tactic Democrats use...

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Dear Mitt, did you ever own a rock?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 4:05pm 10/6/2011 at 4:05pm

The smear is long gone from the front pages, but will live on forever in Rick Perry’s campaign:

“I know for a fact that in 1984, that rock was painted over. It was painted over very soon, my family did that.”

Silly you, Rick, you thought...

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Cain’s mistake?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 3, 2011 at 12:17pm 10/3/2011 at 12:17pm

In tagging Rick Perry with the “painted-over rock” allegation without first learning the facts?

Yes, I think so.  It certainly is fine to point out that the name was offensive, but to suggest that Perry somehow was responsible was a bridge too far (transcript via MVOPOV):

WALLACE: I want to ask you, there...

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Reverend Wright is off limits, but a painted-over rock is page 1 at WaPo

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 9:39am 10/2/2011 at 9:39am

You need no better example of the political corruption of our mainstream media than the page 1 headline at The Washington Post, At Perry camp, racially charged name lingered.

There is no story behind the headline.

The article itself reveals that the offensive name of the camp, painted on a rock near the...

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It is 11:09pm, and Rick Perry needs to run not walk away

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 30, 2011 at 11:09pm 9/30/2011 at 11:09pm

I guess I don’t understand the world of big time bloggers and CNN commentators who support presidential candidates.

I thought that if you support a candidate, you don’t go out of your way to turn people against your candidate.

But what do...

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Erick Erickson is going to have to make a better case for Gov. Perry than this

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 30, 2011 at 2:40pm 9/30/2011 at 2:40pm

Perry’s high profile supporters do him no favors by acting like children.  (h/t reader Charles)

 
 
 

Open

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 5:49pm 9/28/2011 at 5:49pm

What’s doing?

Palin’s appearance on Greta last night certainly leaves the impression she’s not running, and the reasons she articulated may very well be what she is thinking, not just cover talk:

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Minimum required debating smoothness

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 9:43am 9/24/2011 at 9:43am

Rick Perry is pushing back against criticism of his debate performances, particularly the Florida debate, by arguing that we should not elect the smoothest debater:

“As conservatives we know that values and vision matter. It’s not who is the slickest candidate or the smoothest debater that we need...

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The Rick Perry of lore needs to show up real soon

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 23, 2011 at 8:58am 9/23/2011 at 8:58am

My initial reaction last night was that Rick Perry did not have a good night.

My reaction this morning is that he had a disastrous night, possibly ending his chances of getting the nomination unless he gets his act together real soon.  I say “possibly” because it only is late September, and there...

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Conservatives coalescing around … Mitt?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 9:10am 9/22/2011 at 9:10am

Via HotAir, Mitt Romney has scored two significant conservative endorsements recently, Jeff Flake and Darrel Issa.  While that may not constitute a coalescing around Romney, it does help insulate him from RINO charges.  Whatever he once was, is he now the conservative who can win?

What’s up with this?

I think it may be dissatisfaction,...

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It’s not about the Gardasil

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 16, 2011 at 12:51pm 9/16/2011 at 12:51pm

See dissent is patriotic.

I disagree with Matt Knee’s post earlier quoting Megan McArdle and Bryon Preston on the Rick Perry Gardasil issue.

It’s not a huge issue for me, but it’s also not a health care issue since it’s a question of the mandatory nature.

The question is does it reflect a selective...

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Jindal for Perry

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 12, 2011 at 3:23pm 9/12/2011 at 3:23pm

This strikes me as more significant than Pawlenty for Romney, because it represents the future of the Republican Party coming out for Perry, whereas Pawlenty in many ways represented the past.  Via CNN:

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is backing Rick Perry for president, a major endorsement for the Texas governor as the...

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Pawlenty endorses Romney

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 12, 2011 at 8:33am 9/12/2011 at 8:33am

In a post at NRO, praising Romney without bashing other Republican candidates:

But he’s not only a family man, he is a man of principle. He believes in the bedrock conservative ideals of limited government and free enterprise. He...

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Post-Debate Tweet of the Day

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 12:04pm 9/8/2011 at 12:04pm

I thought Romney did well last night, as did Perry (although expectations were higher for Perry).  Newt was the star.

But, Romney’s post-debate performance by his messaging team was horrid, playing the “kill social security card” on Perry.  We can quibble about whether the social security system has characteristics of a Ponzi...

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Freudian Tweet of the Day

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 5:04pm 9/1/2011 at 5:04pm

All this talk about Rick Perry being too much like Dubya has infiltrated the brain of the person who tweets for The Hill.

From @thehill:

From The Hill, at the link in the tweet:

 Just a mistake, or creating a story?

 
 
 

The importance of independent bloggers

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 26, 2011 at 9:17am 8/26/2011 at 9:17am

It’s lonely out here in independent blogger world, working for the greater glory not the greater paycheck.

That’s not to say bloggers who work for The Man are not independent thinkers and writers, but the pressures are there depending upon who The Man is:

An escalating series of insults and allegations exchanged between conservative...

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