NEWSFLASH: TX Gov. Rick Perry will end his presidential campaign Thursday and will endorse Newt Gingrich, Politico reports. Boy, will I miss the gaffes coming from Rick Perry on the campaign trail and during the debates.
Some where in Texas, a village is missing an idiot. Once again, Rick Perry draws a blank on which three agencies he would cut, Think Progress reports. Why is this fool still in the race for the Republican presidential nomination?
First Read: “During a radio interview this morning, he was asked which federal departments he would shut down. Perry listed: ‘Three right off the bat: Commerce, Interior, and Energy are the three that you think of.’ Problem: Those are NOT the three he had previously not been able to name. He swapped Interior for Education. He has not previously said he would eliminate Interior. The radio host later followed up and asked Perry if he would eliminate Education, and Perry responded with a harsh critique of federal education standards.”
President Obama would love to get this man to debate. It would be comic relief 20 times over. How did Rick Perry ever win any election, much less a gubernatorial election. What does that say about the Republican electorate in Texas?
GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry says he’s going back to Texas to reassess his campaign after resounding defeat in Iowa caucus. He isn’t going to South Carolina tomorrow as he had initially stated. This sounds like someone who’s about to drop his bid for the GOP presidential nomination. Um, why couldn’t Michele Bachmann see the writing on the wall and bow out? This was Rick Perry’s first lost in 27 years. Um, bye-bye.
Rick Perry played the Tim Tebow card during Fox News presidential debate. He said he hopes he’s the Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucuses. Um, Tim Tebow has talents We’re still trying to figure out what’s Rick Perry’s claim to fame.
GOP presidential hopeful Gov. Rick Perry challenges Nancy Pelosi to public debate, aims to highlight his ineptitude even more.
GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry sent a letter to Nancy Pelosi challenging her to a public debate. Um, Rick, Nancy Pelosi isn’t the one running for the presidency nor is she Speaker of the House at this juncture. You’ve got the wrong person, you idiot. Here’s the letter in its entirety from GOP12:
“Dear Leader Pelosi,
After reading about House Minority Whip Steny Hoyers’ outburst over my “Overhauling Washington” plan, I wonder if his obstructionism reflects your own opposition and that of the Democratic Caucus to urgent reforms the American public so vehemently demand.
After increasing the debt by $4 trillion in less than three years, no one can truly believe that Americans are satisfied with business as usual, and that a permanent political class in Washington can get us out of the mess you and your colleagues have created.
A part-time Congress with half the pay would still make $38,000 a year more than the average American Family. Do you truly oppose lawmakers spending more time in their districts? Is it so important for the Washington power brokers to build their fiefdoms of influence, including providing bailouts to Wall Street while businesses on Main Street are being boarded up every day?
Here is the fundamental question: do you believe Washington is broker? Before answering that question, consider these facts:
1) The Washington metro area is now the most affluent metropolitan area in the country because lobbyists, contractors, elected officials and bureaucrats have been insulated from the economic ruin prevalent in the private sector.
2) Congressional office budgets have doubled since 2000 while employers all across America are laying off workers
3) our nation’s total debt is nearing the size of our nation’s economy, increasing our dependance on competitors like China
4) the number of Americans out of work has increased by more than two million since January 2009, despite the massive stimulus package Democratic leaders promised would revive the economy, and;
5) on top of the job-killing spending policies of the previous Congress, employers are faced with a staggering $1.1 trillion in costs related to federal regulatory compliance.
Do you truly believe the answer to massive debt, over-regulation and bloated big government policies is to continue to protect the status quo, which enriches and empowers Washington insiders at the expense of the American people?
My plan would overhaul Washington, eliminating certain agencies and reducing the size and scope of others. It will force Congress to make the tough decisions to balance the budget or require a further reduction in their pay. It would end lifetime appointments to future appointees to the federal bench. I don’t want to tinker around the edges when the American People demand a complete overhaul of Washington.
Let me conclude with an invitation: I am in Washington Monday and would love to engage you in a public debate about my Overhaul Washington plan versus the congressional status quo.
I think it would be a tremendous service to the American public to see a public airing of those differences. Let the people decide.
If Monday doesn’t work, perhaps we could find a time in Iowa over the course of the next month to discuss these issues in front of the people of America’s heartland.
Should you choose not to respond or engage in such a healthy discussion, I will take it to mean you will continue your obstructionist ways in the face of much needed Washington reform.
Governor of Texas
This man just doesn’t get it. Princess Nancy will literally rip him from stem to stern! We’ll see another Rick Perry brain-freeze or two.
Rick Perry Invents New Word, Says Europe has Forewithall to Deal with Debt Crisis.
Texas governor and GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry says Europe has forewithall to deal with debt crisis, thereby inventing a new word. The man couldn’t make it through a debate without putting his foot in his mouth.
Rick Perry thinks China will end up on ash heap of history if they don’t change their virtues.
Rick Perry thinks the Communist China government will end up like Reagan warned about Russia, on the “ash heap of history.” I would love to hear China’s response to that comment. We’ll end up on the same ash heap since we owe them tons of money.No mention of the Euro mess, unbelievable.
GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry tries to save campaign after brain freeze during his comments about which government agencies he would close if elected.
Howard Kurtz: “After a series of stumbling performances, the governor of Texas attempted to tick off the three federal agencies he would abolish, and was stumped at two. He paused, regrouped, and still couldn’t come up with the missing one (the Energy Department, which is hardly obscure). It was the only Perry moment anyone will remember, and a metaphor for his erratic campaign.”
Brad Phillips: “With his bumbling answer, Mr. Perry reinforced the now almost irreversible perception that he is not ready for prime time. That indelible moment will linger, and will likely doom his campaign.”
No matter how he spins this, his presidential aspirations have come to a screeching halt. Everyone now realizes that he would literally be swimming with the sharks in a debate with President Barack Obama. The man isn’t ready for prime time and he certainly isn’t ready for the White House. This slate of Republican presidential candidates is a joke. I can’t see one candidate that has a legitimate chance at beating Obama in 2012. Hey Rick, your old stomping grounds at Niggerhead is calling you!
“Not to be overly pedantic, but talking is a kind of doing. Indeed, talking is primarily how one gets things done in politics. How does Mr Perry convey that he is a doer, and not a talker? By talking. What else is there? Interpretative dance? A presidential candidate unable to best a foe in a public exchange, or to communicate his position on a complex issue when the heat is on, is about as useful as a one-legged fullback. There’s a good reason Mr Perry’s embarrassing debate performances have left him trailing Herman Cain by 15 points in the polls not long after he entered the race with a comfortable lead: a candidate this feckless on his feet would be eaten alive by Barack Obama in the general-election debates.”
The Economist is absolutely right. Rick Perry’s “I’m a doer, not a talker” is a moot point in politics. Yes, he will be swimming with the sharks in a match-up with President Obama. You have to be able to talk to get things done.