Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:15 PM
DemocratSinceBirth (48,392 posts)
How Rick Perry–Mr. "Oops"–Helped Kill the Romney Campaign
Of all the characters who littered the strange campaign of 2012, none was a bigger laughingstock than Rick Perry, who will go down in political lore for three things: threatening bodily harm to the chairman of the Federal Reserve, declaring that our staunch ally Turkey is run by "Islamic terrorists", and, oops, I can’t remember the third thing. But now that the election is over, it’s looking like Perry had the last laugh.
It’s been so long now that it’s easy to forget, but 15 months ago, the governor of Texas was looming as a force to be reckoned with. After mulling a run for president, he decided to jump in, with a potent fundraising base and the presumptive support of most of the delegate-rich South behind him. Sure, he wasn’t considered the sharpest pitchfork in the barn, but he had never lost an election and, with his brief flirtation with secession, had tapped into the anti-Washington fervor of the moment far better than any other Republican in the field. Premier national political magazines dispatched reporters to do long profiles of him. And the frontrunner for the Republican nomination fatefully decided that Perry was such a threat to his prospects that he would … try to destroy him by running to his right on immigration.
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How Rick Perry–Mr. "Oops"–Helped Kill the Romney Campaign (Original post)
Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)
Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:27 PM
txdemsftw (447 posts)
2. That bastard better not
ever be re-elected in this state or I'm moving...
I love it here. I love Austin, Dallas, SA..but I really don't want to endure anymore of RP's bullshit. Enough is enough.
Good news is that I've got a feeling he won't be re-elected. A lot of people here HATE him and want to see him GONE!
Response to txdemsftw (Reply #2)
Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:52 PM
TTUBatfan2008 (2,805 posts)
4. Such a corrupt bastard
Cannot stand the amount of Aggie corruption in his government. Really cannot stand the fact that he is in charge of appointing regents to my university, especially when he only appoints people that will do what he wants them to do. A&M has had a long history of trying to hurt Texas Tech. Aggies in the legislature have voted in the legislature against funding for Tech and they have fought to keep the PUF fund closed so that only UT and A&M have access to it. So you can imagine my frustration with an Aggie governor appointing regents to Texas Tech. Can't wait for this asshole to be fired by the people of this state.
Response to TTUBatfan2008 (Reply #4)
Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:23 PM
smackd (216 posts)
people that don't live here or know the history may not get this part...but my gawd, the aggyness!
did you see the Texas Monthly cover story about UT and Perry? chilling...
here's how bad it is...I know many EXTREMELY conservative alumni, many big rep. donors...and they absolutely DETEST Perry.
dems don't have a chance, but Dewhurst or someone would be a huge improvement
He's absolutely FILTHY with corruption, like Louisiana levels...bleah!