Video: Pro-Bachmann Super PAC launches ad aimed at Perry

posted at 11:25 am on September 1, 2011 by Tina Korbe

An ad created by the ironically named “Keep Conservatives United” Super PAC — a pro-Michele Bachmann political action committee — criticizes Rick Perry for spending more money than the state of Texas takes in.

“He’s supposed to be the Tea Party guy?” the ad asks. “There is an honest conservative and she’s not Rick Perry.”

The ad begins airing in Columbia, S.C., today and will run for one week on CNBC, Fox News and CNN.

“Nobody will go after Rick Perry so I thought I would,” PAC founder Bob Harris told CNN. “His record doesn’t match the big talk.”

That’s not quite right, of course: Plenty of conservatives have gone after Rick Perry — and I’m firmly in the camp of those who maintain every conservative candidate, no matter how appealing or how promising, has to be vetted (in fact, the more promising, the more rigorous the vetting should be!). But the ad’s selective images, piddly background music, cheesy substitution of “hombre” for “man,” and pseudo-Southern-sounding narrator combine to make the ad likely to be ineffective. A big spender Rick Perry might be, but a hick he is not. He’s of humble origins and from the South, yes, if that’s what the ad is driving at, but, more importantly, he’s a seasoned politician who professes a strong brand of conservatism at the same time that he displays energetic executive leadership. The ad’s thinly veiled attempt to portray him as backwoods rubs the wrong way, especially when it comes from a conservative organization that surely knows the MSM will do what it can to perpetuate the “gee, aren’t Republicans dumb” meme.


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carbon_footprint on September 1, 2011 at 5:36 PM

..:)

Dire Straits on September 1, 2011 at 5:49 PM

MrX on September 1, 2011 at 5:30 PM

All of these “charges” were answered last week. Even AP weighed in. Where were you?

bluefox on September 1, 2011 at 5:51 PM

All of these “charges” were answered last week. Even AP weighed in. Where were you?

bluefox on September 1, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Supporting Ron Paul.

Knucklehead on September 1, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Rick Perry Campaign Blasts pro-Bachmann Super PAC Ad as “Blatantly False”

ABC news

Rick Perry’s presidential campaign lashed out at a pro-Michele Bachmann Super PAC that is planning to run a television ad in South Carolina seeking to portray the Texas governor as unworthy of Tea Party support.
“Gov. Perry is a proven fiscal conservative, having cut taxes, signed six balanced budgets, and led Texas to become America’s top job-creating state,” Ray Sullivan, communications director for Perry’s presidential campaign, said in a statement on Thursday. “Congresswoman Bachmann’s front-group ad is patently and provably false. Unlike Washington, the Texas budget is balanced, does not run deficits and limits spending, even as Texas added jobs and population in big numbers.”

Dr Evil on September 1, 2011 at 6:18 PM

Unlike Washington, the Texas budget is balanced, does not run deficits and limits spending even as Texas added jobs and population in big numbers.”

That was meant directly for Rep Bachmann. I understand she may not understand southern. Let me translate. Perry’s campaign called her a big spending Washington insider, who doesn’t produce squat GRIN.

Dr Evil on September 1, 2011 at 6:24 PM

Today, he’s still for big spending, big deficit, big debt and his job creation comes from big government as the vast majority of new jobs are in the public sector. This guy is a joke.

MrX on September 1, 2011 at 5:30 PM

You are a god damned liar.

Private Sector Growth during Perry’s terms = 732,800

Public Sector Growth during Perry’s terms = 286,800

They hang people like you in Texas.

rcl on September 1, 2011 at 6:28 PM

Supporting Ron Paul.

Knucklehead on September 1, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Oh, ok. It is so hard to keep up with whom supports who!

bluefox on September 1, 2011 at 6:37 PM

Rick Perry’s presidential campaign lashed out at a pro-Michele Bachmann Super PAC that is planning to run a television ad in South Carolina seeking to portray the Texas governor as unworthy of Tea Party support.

Dr Evil on September 1, 2011 at 6:18 PM

That is what you have to do, when attacked, retaliate:-)

bluefox on September 1, 2011 at 6:39 PM

rcl on September 1, 2011 at 6:28 PM

Be nice to the Perry haters concerned uncommitted voters. They only have our best interest at heart when they try to edumacate us dumb Texans. We just don’t know how bad it really is here.

Bless their hearts.

Besides they are safe in their liberal enclaves claiming to be something they ain’t in order to torpedo a candidate they are afraid will kick their savior out of office.

Their circle jerk lasted a whole page. Let this one die so they can move onto their next anti-Perry talking point.

cozmo on September 1, 2011 at 6:40 PM

That was meant directly for Rep Bachmann. I understand she may not understand southern. Let me translate. Perry’s campaign called her a big spending Washington insider, who doesn’t produce squat GRIN.

Dr Evil on September 1, 2011 at 6:24 PM

Big spender is right. All for me but none for thee, LOL

Debate the issues, but lying about someone’s record is cheap.

If she thinks this ad is going to endear her to the S.C. Southern voter by attacking another Southern Governor, she is more ignorant than I already know.

Like Obama, it’s all about her.

bluefox on September 1, 2011 at 6:45 PM

They hang people like you in Texas.

rcl on September 1, 2011 at 6:28 PM

Good job!! Truth destroys a lie every time, love it!!

bluefox on September 1, 2011 at 6:48 PM

bluefox on September 1, 2011 at 6:45 PM

Bachmann is from Minnesota. They are going to have to explain to her she got b1tch slapped- although it was done politely. The folks in S.C. don’t appreciate bad manners. They have that in common with Perry a fellow southerner. I heard they plan on running this ad in Florida too, last time I looked a southern state. This might play in the north and midwest, but I predict it won’t be well received in the south. Especially if she tries it again, and Perry issues this rebuke at the debates. If she tries it again, he will put an exclamation point on it :)

Dr Evil on September 1, 2011 at 7:09 PM

Perry’s not gonna take any shit from this crazy bitch! Doesn’t Michelle realize she’s playing with the big boys now?

lonestar1 on September 1, 2011 at 7:26 PM

Dr Evil on September 1, 2011 at 7:09 PM

Clearly she doesn’t understand Southern People. I lived in Texas about 14 years and am well acquainted with their ways. They stick together. For MB to play that ad in the South, seeing she is a Yankee, some will take it as an insult.

The debate will be interesting. MB can come on too nasty as she did with Pawlenty and damage herself.

I’m looking forward to the Columbia, S.C. Palmetto Freedom Forum hosted by Jim DeMint on 9/5/11.

bluefox on September 1, 2011 at 7:41 PM

Even with a pro-Bachmann ad, they still manage to find a photograph of her with crazy eyes.

ButterflyDragon on September 1, 2011 at 7:42 PM

whatcat on September 1, 2011 at 12:06 PM

Nothing Texan is a subset of anything.

We are our own set.

catmman on September 1, 2011 at 12:11 PM

Keep it up, and we’ll split Alaska into two states and make Texas just the third largest state in the union.!!

/sarc

tom on September 1, 2011 at 7:51 PM

Perry will be on the Mark Levin show during the next hour.

xblade on September 1, 2011 at 7:57 PM

Texans don’t have a southern accent.

Its a Texan accent.

Get it right.

catmman on September 1, 2011 at 11:57 AM

Nah, it’s mostly just a Tennessee accent. ;)

ddrintn on September 1, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Dr Evil on September 1, 2011 at 3:05 PM

Wow, I didn’t know that. Did they implement their agenda? That is too too weird. That’s what happens tho, when man forgets he is a creature and not the Creator.

bluefox on September 1, 2011 at 3:14 PM

Yes back in the 20s and 30s, it left them with a legacy, they are hardwired now for social justice, restorative justice etc. If Perry get’s that quote thrown in his face by the liberal media he needs to throw Vermont back in their teeth, the lefts own movement to leave the union. Let them nurse their own ugly baby- their secessiionist progeny:)

Bill O’Reilly offering to help in this video.

I looked up Ken Crow I wanted to see what he looked like. Founder of the American TEA party.

Dr Evil on September 1, 2011 at 3:57 PM

The first real threat of secession from the Union did not come from the South, but a generation earlier from a group of northeastern states. Try googling the Hartford Convention of 1814, or read about it on Wikipedia.

Secession was a fairly natural argument for a state or group of states to make that felt it was being strangled by the federal government, but the War Between the States may have killed the notion permanently.

tom on September 1, 2011 at 8:18 PM

Unlike Washington, the Texas budget is balanced, does not run deficits and limits spending even as Texas added jobs and population in big numbers.”

That was meant directly for Rep Bachmann. I understand she may not understand southern. Let me translate. Perry’s campaign called her a big spending Washington insider, who doesn’t produce squat GRIN.

Dr Evil on September 1, 2011 at 6:24 PM

They have a balanced budget, but they also have had deficits due to budget shortfalls. In fact last year, they slashed billions from the budget in an effort to avoid the deficits they have run in recent years. And I think they also increased the rainy day fund to try and cover any costs over budget.

I am not a Bachmann fan, but there is some truth in regards to the issue of deficits, but in Texas the legislature has a lot of authority and the Governor is limited when it comes to limiting spending.

Terrye on September 1, 2011 at 8:25 PM

Perry will be on the Mark Levin show during the next hour.

xblade on September 1, 2011 at 7:57 PM

Thanks!!! He’s up now.

bluefox on September 1, 2011 at 8:31 PM

Perry will be on the Mark Levin show during the next hour.

xblade on September 1, 2011 at 7:57 PM

Thanks!!! He’s up now.

bluefox on September 1, 2011 at 8:31 PM

I can’t thank you both enough. Great interview by both Levin and Perry. Love them both.

I think we might have this thing won guys. If Republicans don’t screw this up, I think Obama’s days are numbered.

Perry sounded perfect. Just the right blend of bold and plain spoken criticism of Obama, with hope for the future ala Reagan and still sounded grounded, capable, responsible and “Presidential.”

And lest we forget the 2 most important things. Conservative and electable.

My favorite line began with “When I am President . . .”

Elisa on September 1, 2011 at 8:54 PM

Guess a broken clock is still right sometimes.

mythicknight on September 1, 2011 at 9:18 PM

Guess balancing the budget in TX means nothing to some people. So you have to cut to make the budget balanced which is what a balanced amendment is all about. You make the tough decisions on cuts so the budget can be balanced. Guess some people never heard of the veto pen that Perry has used as well. If you are going to take on a Texan, you better have your facts straight and not run an ad filled with lies.

Attacking Perry in South Carolina is dumb but she never seemed like the brightest bulb in the pack. Anyone who allows bags of envelopes to sit in your office unopened that contains checks says all you need to know. The head of the Tea Party caucus could be called in name only as they never have meetings or take a stand as a group. It was a front as she knew she was running for President.

Then she pulled that stunt in Iowa not going in the venue in her home town but waiting on a bus until after Perry spoke and then lying she was at family reunion when she never showed up to the reunion. Not very smart.

Want to see Bachmann get nasty at the debate against Perry. He has been through a lot of debates and a lot of trash thrown at him in Texas politics but he is standing tall.

PhiKapMom on September 1, 2011 at 10:45 PM

cheesy substitution of “hombre” for “man,” and pseudo-Southern-sounding narrator

Tina Korbe

Obviously, Tina, you’re not familiar with Texans.

Yes, Rick Perry spends more than the State of Texas brings in for revenue. And Rick Perry has doubled the size of Texas State Government bureaucracy during his unprecendented tenure as Governor.

You persist in failing to note that Rick Perry taunted the Texas Tea Party as radical vigilantes before deciding to court those votes.

Perry, like Romney and Obama, will promise whatever the crowd wants to hear, with or without intention or ability to fulfill pledges.

Regarding Perry’s worst character flaw so far as the Tea Party agenda is concerned, it is Perry’s authoritarian streak that in three cases attempted to ignore and over-reach his office’s constitutional limitations.

But hey, so far as the suckers are concerned, he can “win” a debate by staring off into the distance while raising his eyebrows as if to say STFU.

maverick muse on September 3, 2011 at 9:47 AM

Weak. Very Weak. The Bachmann team has cruise missles at their disposal and they opt to us sticks and clubs. Leaves one scratching ones head. DD

Darvin Dowdy on September 5, 2011 at 12:48 PM

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