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Thursday, November 10, 2011

RICK PERRY: TOAST OF THE GOP DEBATE, 11/9/11

After last night's debate, is there any doubt about what Rick Perry is:

Why are certain elements of the GOP so attracted to empty-headed clowns?  Rick Perry should go back to Texas.  Apparently, that state can function with a disconnected, confused amateur.  Incredibly this guy has won every election he's been in. 


Can someone explain this?



From Andrew Sullivan's blog:

Quote For The Night


"I learned three things in Zurich during the war. I wrote them down. Firstly, you're either a revolutionary or you're not, and if you're not you might as well be an artist as anything else. Secondly, if you can't be an artist, you might as well be a revolutionary. . . . I forget the third thing," - Henry Carr, in Tom Stoppard's play, so appropriately called "Travesties."

Rich Lowry:
That might be the most uncomfortable moment I’ve ever witnessed in presidential politics.
Larry Sabato:
To my memory, Perry's forgetfulness is the most devastating moment of any modern primary debate.
Allahpundit:
[Perry is] down to 4.9 percent now on InTrade; before the debate he was at 9.3 percent. Remember two months ago when he was going to be the guy who saved us from Romney?
Adam Sorensen:
Watching Rick Perry fail to recall the third part of his own answer in tonight’s debate was like watching a thoroughbred get euthanized on the track. It was shocking, grisly and impossible to look away.
Alex Massie:
You can stick a fork in [Perry], he's done.
Joe Gandelman:
I wonder: Will Rick Perry remember which office he’s running for? Impressions: I can’t see Cain losing any ground with this debate (even if it increasingly seems like a fitting campaign slogan for Cain would be “The White House or bust.”) Romney holding firm. Gingrich waiting in wings as Anti-Perry understudy for Cain.

And on and on and on...

6 comments:

Infidel753 said...

Why are certain elements of the GOP so attracted to empty-headed clowns?

Because they can't find any smart and serious people who share their idiot world-view?

Apparently, that state can function with a disconnected, confused amateur.

A friend who lives in Texas told me that in their system the Governor doesn't have much power and most real decisions are made elsewhere in the system. When Perry started running he told me the guy was an empty suit and wouldn't be a serious candidate. Looks like he had it about right.

Perry's indeed toast, though. After this, not even the most delusional teabagger will want to put this guy up to debate Obama.

S.W. Anderson said...

I wonder if Perry is using cannibis in some form. That would explain his giddiness and memory lapses.

As for Texas functioning with a bumbling amateur, the state has had practice. Remember, George W. Bush was a majority of Texas voters' idea of a good enough governor to become president. The Peter principle struck again, and again.

Lisa said...

I can explain that he still has more experience and a bigger resume than Obama ever had.
I'll give Perry this he said we already have a smooth talker and see how that's working out.

Yeah he's toast which opens the door for someone else.

Too bad people base thier vote on smooth talkers who make false promises.

Rational Nation USA said...

Burnt Toast methinks. Or, down in a blaze without glory.

okjimm said...

What a great guy!!! " I will eliminate the Hardware Department, The Plumbing Department... and,ah,lemmee see...THE SHOE DEPARTMENT!"

"All of them must go.... unless Wal-Mart pays me off!!"

Shaw Kenawe said...

"I can explain that he still has more experience and a bigger resume than Obama ever had."

But Perry will NOT be running against candidate Obama of 2008. If Perry were to get the nomination, he would be running against a man who has 4 years of being president of the United States of America and all that brings with it. Perry has zero experience as a world leader, and being governor of Texas is not the same as being president of the US. Google governor of Texas and find out how little executive responsibility that position has.

"I'll give Perry this he said we already have a smooth talker and see how that's working out."

It's working out just fine. And that's why Mr. Obama beats any generic GOP candidate right now in the polls.

"Yeah he's toast which opens the door for someone else."

Herbie the Love Bug?

"Too bad people base thier vote on smooth talkers who make false promises."

Google PolitiFact to see that Mr. Obama has kept a MAJORITY of his promises. And keep in mind that the GOP controlled House has thwarted every single initiative Mr. Obama has proposed that would move this country forward.

The American people understand this, and that's why many conservative initiatives were defeated at the polls this past Tuesday.

The 2010 elections had a very low voter turn out--about 30% of the electorate--hardly a mandate for anything, yet the GOP governors voted into office went to Crazy Town in pushing for anti-worker, anti-union, anti-middle class initiatives.

When a large number of people turn out to vote, the conservative lose.

See 2008 and this past Tuesday's results.