Gov. Perry invites Politico to either give the source…
…that Politico used to back up its repeating of anonymous internal sniping from Perry’s campaign; or else to kindly shut up: Partial transcript at the link. One of the nice things about being a Perry supporter is that his contempt for the DC establishment – which Politico most assuredly is a member of at this point – is never particularly in doubt. I’m also reasonably | Read More »
Update on the VA primary ballot situation.
Or possibly “mess,” depending: Rick Perry’s definitely not certified, but is going to contest the results. Newt Gingrich may be certified; there’s this report (via @allahpundit), but I’ve seen no confirmation elsewhere and the VA GOP site is currently melting down. [UPDATE: that report has now been walked back.] Presumably Ron Paul will be next, as he has not actually gotten 15K signatures. [UPDATE: turns | Read More »
Geez, the WaPo misrepresents the GOP primary AGAIN.
This is getting exasperating. Now we apparently have Michael Gerson of the Washington Post making stuff up: It is now a familiar pattern — the scandal of sanity. Rick Perry is criticized for supporting discounted higher education for the children of undocumented workers, as though the ignorance of the innocent is an obviously superior policy option. [snip] There is room for debate on all these | Read More »
Is Jen Rubin using Andrew Ferguson to sneak an anti-Perry sneer in?
Now, normally I don’t like to do this sort of thing when it comes to people who will be eventually on my side when it comes to an election. Truly, I do not. But while I was reading this Jen Rubin Washington Post article targeting the latest anti-Romney… excuse me, I meant to type out “Newt Gingrich,” there… I was struck by something in these | Read More »
Perry’s government reform speech.
So, Governor Rick Perry made a speech today where he proposed the following: Ending the practice of giving lifetime appointments to federal judges (current judges would not be affected); Cutting Congressional pay in half; Cutting Congressional pay in half again if they don’t balance the budget by 2020; Cutting Congressional office budgets in half; Cutting the Congressional calendar by half; Criminalizing insider trading by Congressmen | Read More »
Gov. Perry at the Iowa Republican Presidential Forum on Manufacturing.
Texas governor and Republican Presidential candidate Rick Perry participated in a Presidential manufacturing forum today in Pella, Iowa (hosted by the Vermeer Corporation): and it’s pretty interesting viewing. (The entire forum (and transcript) can be seen here.) Governor Perry answered questions from both the moderators and the audience: if I had to sum up fifteen minutes of informed, fairly specific commentary in one sentence it | Read More »
Herman Cain ’12 Iowa caucuses: Obama, 2008? Or Dean, 2004?
Hot Air and Ace of Spades HQ are both contemplating the issue of Herman Cain, whether he can win, and whether he is truly likely to win. Fortunately or unfortunately – depending on your point of view – I take a utilitarian point of view on the matter: what does the Herman Cain Iowa plan look like? Does it look like this? Campaign organizer: We’re | Read More »
Livestream of the Perry Flat Tax program presentation.
Plan here. [UPDATE]: Speech done; copy can be found here. Lots of good stuff in it: to quote @DrewMTips… Shorter Rick Perry: “What’s my plan? Just about every popular conservative idea that’s been floating around for 30 years”. Pretty much, pretty much. I like ending baseline spending, myself. A lot. Moe Lane (crosspost)
Romney, Romneycare, *free* health care, and illegal immigrants.
It’s funny: by the standards of a lot of people in the GOP I’m pretty firmly in the ‘pro-amnesty squish’ wing. [INSERT INTEMPERATE RESPONSE TO INSULTING AND PROVOCATIVE STATEMENT THAT WILL NOT FOSTER PARTY UNITY, BUT WILL MAKE THE RESPONDER PERSONALLY FEEL BETTER ABOUT BEING CALLED A RUDE NAME HERE] So it’s always a little interesting to talk about the immigration debate in the primaries. | Read More »
New Perry ad: “Misleading.”
I can tell you at least one key difference between this latest ad by Governor Rick Perry and the latest one from former Governor Mitt Romney… …Team Perry will probably not have to fall all over itself later today to pull the ad from the Internet. Which was something that Team Romney had to do yesterday with their ad. For those without video, the Perry | Read More »
Rick Perry’s post-Dartmouth Remarks, Part II.
And here’s part II: the Q&A from last night’s (10/11/2011) post-debate remarks by Texas Governor Rick Perry. Again, this was done by RedState’s Aaron Gardner, not myself. You can see the first part here. Moe Lane (crosspost)
Rick Perry’s post-Dartmouth remarks, Part I.
Our own Aaron Gardner was on hand to record Governor Rick Perry‘s remarks after the debate last night. I’ll be putting up the video in two parts: this part consists of the formal remarks that Governor Perry made, and the second will be from the question-and-answer period. Not to be, ah, pawkish about this or anything: but as you can see, the difference between Perry’s | Read More »
On the Washington Post’s embarrassing attempt at a Perry hit piece.
Background: there was a ranch in Texas with an unfortunate name*. Gov. Rick Perry’s father rented the hunting rights of the camp; when the family discovered that there was a rock on the premises with the aforementioned unfortunate name on it, they first painted over, then turned over, the rock**. Almost thirty years pass. In the meantime, Rick Perry switches parties; takes over the hunting | Read More »
DGA Martin ‘Whitebread’ O’Malley (D, MD) speaks on Republican racism!
So. We got Maryland Governor and DGA head Martin O’Malley out there SNEERING about us awful, awful racist Republicans (for the full effect, assume that I’m fluttering my hands like I’ve got the St. Vitus’ dance): Using Governor Rick Perry (formerly) of the RGA for that, too. You see, good old Martin here really, really respects the heck out of Rick, you understand; despite the | Read More »
Gov. Bob McDonnell (R, VA) on short list for VP?
That’s one potential conclusion that you can draw from today’s and yesterday’s Quinnipiac polls looking at Virginia political conditions. Admittedly, they’re just one firm’s polls; also admittedly, anyone likely to be reading this is a hardcore political junky anyway, so we might as well take a look. Yesterday’s Q-poll looked at Governor McDonnell’s popularity rating*, which is – to be modest about it – practically | Read More »
MITT ROMNEY’S Social Security blunder.
You’ve probably read by now Mitt Romney adviser Stuart Stevens’ gleeful email to Ben Smith – and might I add that there is something unseemly about an ostensible Republican using Politico for what is essentially an internal debate? – crowing over Governor Rick Perry’s rather sensible observation that Social Security is a Ponzi scheme: He has lost. No federal candidate has ever won on the | Read More »
Jihad-watchers beclowning themselves over Perry/Ismaili thing. [Updated]
Yeah. I’m kicking it Old School here: “anti-Idiotarian” is one of those terms of art from the far-off dawn of the blogosphere (which is to say, 2003 or so). Then again, a lot of the people who are going to be talked about here have been in the ‘sphere for that long; so keep that in mind. There’s a history here, and it’s not always | Read More »
Rick Perry Insensitive to Barack Obama’s Feelings!
Governor and new Presidential candidate Rick Perry (R, TX), on his priority levels: …if I hurt the president’s feelings, well, with all due respect, I love my country and I love future generations more than I care about his feelings. To give the context: the White House has been taking the opportunity offered by Perry’s entrance to the race to take slaps at the candidate. | Read More »
RS Gathering: Perry declares.
Governor Perry has made it official today: he’s running for President. Reactions from various and sundry Contributors and alumni within reach of the bar: Ben Howe: holy monkey Leon Wolf : well, that happened. Aaron Gardner: Rick Perry just became President. Now we just need to wait for the election. Brian Simpson: right person, right time, great speech. Thomas Crown: hit the right points, needs | Read More »
RedState Gathering: Rick Perry (R, TX-GOV).
Governor Perry was an excellent host governor for the RedState Gathering, and took the time to talk with many of us on various matters. Here we talk about activism and the 2010 elections: Governor Perry’s election site is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.