Another new Rick Perry ad pings Mitt and Newt

posted at 5:55 pm on December 21, 2011 by Tina Korbe

This ad, which Politico’s Maggie Haberman reports started to run in Iowa and South Carolina today, comes from the pro-Rick-Perry Super PAC “Make Us Great Again.” It doesn’t hit Newt Gingrich for his affairs — but that’s about all it leaves out. In barely more than half a minute, the spot reminds us that Gingrich has been in Washington for decades, that Mitt Romney once campaigned as a pro-choice candidate, that Gingrich was once found guilty for ethics violations, that Romney created Romneycare, that Gingrich joined Nancy Pelosi on the loveseat, that he supported TARP and that he lobbied for Freddie Mac. Whew. It makes me exhausted just to think about all those poor showings on the part of our frontrunners. For some reason, the attacks lodged themselves deeper in my mind than the praise for Perry, which comes at the end of the ad (I was too distracted by the sudden appearance of an iPad). But, in general, the spot makes me excited for Iowa. All polls aside, who knows what might happen there? As Allah has reported before, plenty of Iowans are still undecided. The closer we come to the caucuses, the more I begin to think anyone could win. It’s the essence of elections: We the people — messy, unpredictable, mercurial, yet somehow reliably rational in the pursuit of our own self-interest — decide. Cool.


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Why are people calling our most successful current Governor stupid. They said the same about Sarah. Stupid is what BO and the democrats have been doing. Stupid is if you fall for this media BS again. BO forgets, flubs and is an A1 a$$hole and nobody cares.

southernms on December 21, 2011 at 10:25 PM

If you truly believe that the open borders-loving, Norquist-puppet, islamist-tool Perry is in anyway a conservative, you’re a fool.

thedevilinside on December 21, 2011 at 7:02 PM

And you are a paid operative.

John the Libertarian on December 21, 2011 at 10:45 PM

southernms on December 21, 2011 at 10:25 PM

Because its easier than writing “That corporate crony illegal alien lovin gay Islamist needle rapin’ Bush clone Aggie from Texas and the voters he rode in on”.

cozmo on December 21, 2011 at 10:46 PM

Stupid is if you fall for this…
southernms on December 21, 2011 at 10:25 PM

Doubting Perry does not entail admiration for the one who visited all 57 states.

kunegetikos on December 21, 2011 at 11:01 PM

A very sincere thank you for all the Perry links .
Please keep em commin .

Lucano on December 21, 2011 at 11:01 PM

And you are a paid operative.

John the Libertarian on December 21, 2011 at 10:45 PM

They are not getting their money’s worth, whatever they pay him ;)

Aslans Girl on December 21, 2011 at 11:03 PM

cozmo on December 21, 2011 at 10:46 PM

LOL! “devil” left out the needle and the gay part, lol! Glad you remembered ;)

Aslans Girl on December 21, 2011 at 11:04 PM

Doubting Perry does not entail admiration for the one who visited all 57 states.

kunegetikos on December 21, 2011 at 11:01 PM

Oh, you go farther than doubting Perry:

To tell the truth, MB, Santorum, and “Trig” Perry should all three unite behind Anita Perry and hide Rick in an attic before he ruins everything for her.
kunegetikos on December 20, 2011 at 10:24 PM

cozmo on December 21, 2011 at 11:04 PM

Aslans Girl on December 21, 2011 at 11:04 PM

Its hard to forget as many times as the Perry hatin’ nutballs bring all those things up. Man, I never knew my governor was such an evil imbecile.

cozmo on December 21, 2011 at 11:22 PM

cozmo on December 21, 2011 at 11:22 PM

Yeah, you Texans needed to be told the truth from the out-of-staters ;) Funny, how come so many out-of-staters are flocking to Texas everyday… isn’t the stat 10,000 a day or something? Wish I was one of them :)

Aslans Girl on December 21, 2011 at 11:45 PM

Rick Perry lies. Just the man for the job. I guess he gets his talking points from Ron Paul’s newsletter like some of the people we have here on HotGas.
astonerii on December 21, 2011 at 6:54 PM
******

Prove it. I want links.
Aslans Girl on December 21, 2011 at 7:25 PM

Me, too.

avagreen on December 21, 2011 at 11:56 PM

Why are people calling our most successful current Governor stupid. They said the same about Sarah. Stupid is what BO and the democrats have been doing. Stupid is if you fall for this media BS again. BO forgets, flubs and is an A1 a$$hole and nobody cares.
southernms on December 21, 2011 at 10:25 PM

’cause they don’t have anything positive to say about their own candidate?

So, they use warmed over lies put out by the MSM and Paulites without investigating?

avagreen on December 21, 2011 at 11:58 PM

(tell me how Rick Perry wins Wisconsin or Pennsylvania or New Hampshire in a general please.)
pamplonajack on December 21, 2011 at 6:35 PM

Probably wouldn’t win Wisconsin, PA is always a long shot, but I think he could pull off wins in Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico.

El_Terrible on December 21, 2011 at 6:41 PM

Romney is a loser but he could do that and get NH or Wisconsin or Pennsylvania as that other state. Gingrich is a sleaze but he gets Wisconsin

Perry would have trouble getting Virginia and Florida…..

pamplonajack on December 21, 2011 at 6:42 PM

It just so happens Perry was polled in Wisconsin at the end of October. He beats Obama but Romney and Cain lost to Obama.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/archive/election_2012_wisconsin_president

NbyNW on December 22, 2011 at 12:14 AM

Perry: “Duuuuuuuhhhhh. What day is it?”

csdeven on December 22, 2011 at 1:19 AM

No…you call people that disagree with you that because you can’t make an argument based on merit.

The hell we can’t. It’s called Texas.

capitalist piglet on December 22, 2011 at 1:53 AM

Perry: “Duuuuuuuhhhhh. What day is it?”

csdeven on December 22, 2011 at 1:19 AM

Speaking of stupid, how stupid do you have to be to buy into the meme that a successful three-term governor of Texas is an idiot?

He’s far smarter than a number of his critics, I’d wager.

capitalist piglet on December 22, 2011 at 1:57 AM

It just so happens Perry was polled in Wisconsin at the end of October. He beats Obama but Romney and Cain lost to Obama.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/archive/election_2012_wisconsin_president

NbyNW on December 22, 2011 at 12:14 AM

Exactly. He can do this.

capitalist piglet on December 22, 2011 at 1:58 AM

Someone fill me in. I think he’s an idiot. Prove me wrong?
pamplonajack on December 21, 2011 at 6:30 PM
If he was an idiot he would have done what Obama did and Texas would be a clone of California or Illinois.
El_Terrible on December 21, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Thank you!

tacodawn on December 22, 2011 at 2:10 AM

Perry: “Duuuuuuuhhhhh. What day is it?”

csdeven on December 22, 2011 at 1:19 AM

Speaking of stupid, how stupid do you have to be to buy into the meme that a successful three-term governor of Texas is an idiot?

He’s far smarter than a number of his critics, I’d wager.

capitalist piglet on December 22, 2011 at 1:57 AM

You would win that bet, capitalist piglet.

avagreen on December 22, 2011 at 5:18 AM

I keep doing these candidate match surveys (picking which candidate’s views I most agree with) and danged if I keep getting matched with Rick Perry. It’s too bad that he hurt himself during the early debates.

ConservativeMom on December 22, 2011 at 7:54 AM

Aslans Girl on December 21, 2011 at 11:45 PM

Illinois state Senator leaves for Texas: ‘I’m tired of subsidizing crooks.’

“Roger Keats, a former Illinois state senator and Cook County Board president, is packing up and leaving the Land of Lincoln for good. The 62-year-old Keats was a good government reformer who helped clean up the rampant corruption in the Chicago-area courts uncovered by Operations Greylord and Gambat.

But now he’s throwing in the towel, and he and his wife are heading for Texas. “I am tired of subsidizing crooks,” Keats told the Wilmette Beacon.

In “Good Bye and Good Luck,” a letter to all the friends and political supporters he’s leaving behind after 60 years, Keats says he is leaving what he calls “the most corrupt big city…and most corrupt state in America” with “a heavy heart.”

“But enough is enough!” he writes. “The leaders of Illinois refuse to see we can’t continue going in the direction we are and expect people who have options to stay here.”

Indeed, Illinois’ most populous county, Cook, actually lost population between 2000 and 2010. The state is losing another seat in the next Congress.

And that’s not the only sign of serious, and possibly irreversible, decline.

“Illinois just sold still more bonds and our credit rating is so bad we pay higher interest rates than junk bonds! Junk Bonds!” Keats points out.

“Illinois is ranked 50th for fiscal policy; 47th in job creation; first in unfunded pension liabilities; second largest budget deficit; first in failing schools; first in bonded indebtedness; highest sales tax in the nation; most judges indicted; and five of our last nine elected governors have been indicted. That is more than the other 49 states added together!…

We are moving to Texas where there is no income tax while Illinois’ just went up 67%. Texas’ sales tax is half of ours, which is the highest in the nation. Southern states are supportive of job producers, taxpayers and folks who offer opportunities to their residents. Illinois shakes them down for every penny that can be extorted from them.”

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2011/03/ill-state-senator-leaves-texas-im-tired-subsidizing-crooks?utm_source=The+Perry+Almanac&utm_campaign=deacb4fa4f-Email_19_15_2011&utm_medium=email#ixzz1hGnxgYSB

workingclass artist on December 22, 2011 at 8:43 AM

No…you call people that disagree with you that because you can’t make an argument based on merit.

The hell we can’t. It’s called Texas.

capitalist piglet on December 22, 2011 at 1:53 AM

Score

Texas

… isn’t the stat 10,000 a day or something? Wish I was one of them :)

Aslans Girl on December 21, 2011 at 11:45 PM

I dunno’, but according to the census bureau, its been half a million since the 2010 census. More than any other state…again.

cozmo on December 22, 2011 at 8:57 AM

The hell we can’t. It’s called Texas.

capitalist piglet on December 22, 2011 at 1:53 AM

Yeah..The argument is Texas and Perry has been one of the most effective governors in the history of the state.

Texas is projected to continue growth for the next 5 years as more industries move here. Other states that adapt versions of the Texas model see growth as well.

Commonsense State Budget Control (Don’t spend all the money) Texas has a Balanced Budget Amendment.
Fair & Predictable Regulation
Low Taxes that encourage business growth
Tort Reform

Conservative Governance Works

Texas is ranked 3rd in the nation or small business growth.

http://sbecouncil.org/survivalindex2011/?utm_source=The+Perry+Almanac&utm_campaign=deacb4fa4f-Email_19_15_20

“The U.S. population climbed 9.7 percent from 2000 to 2010, according to Census Bureau data. Five states — Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Utah and Idaho — grew at more than twice the national pace, as California, the most-populous, had its smallest increase ever, the data show…

“If you move from New York to Houston, you just gave yourself a gigantic raise,” Kotkin said in a telephone interview. “As the country has become more stressed, people have to move to those places where they can achieve a middle- class lifestyle at a lower cost.”

The average sale price of a single-family home in the area including New York City was $464,900 at the end of September, compared with $159,500 in the Houston region, according to National Association of Realtors data…”

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-12-21/u-s-population-migrates-from-coasts-for-gigantic-income-boost.ht

I just hope they leave their liberal politics behind them when they move here.

workingclass artist on December 22, 2011 at 9:00 AM

cozmo on December 22, 2011 at 8:57 AM

Averages about 1500 a day which is why our unemployment rate shot up a bit but it’s movin back down. A lot of folks move here looking for jobs.

workingclass artist on December 22, 2011 at 9:03 AM

I just hope they leave their liberal politics behind them when they move here.

workingclass artist on December 22, 2011 at 9:00 AM

I’ve been thinkin’ that we need a wall along the Red river more than the Rio Grande.

cozmo on December 22, 2011 at 9:07 AM

“Forbes has assembled a list of the top “30 under 30″ people who are changing the world in fields as diverse as music, technology and finance, and it comes as no surprise that several Texans are on the list…”

http://austin.culturemap.com/newsdetail/12-20-11-atx-30-under-30-forbes-annual-list-singles-out-several-texan

workingclass artist on December 22, 2011 at 9:08 AM

cozmo on December 22, 2011 at 9:07 AM

HA!

Yeah…Politics is going to be interesting in the next few years around here.

workingclass artist on December 22, 2011 at 9:10 AM

Rick Perry 3 term governor of Texas, runs the 13th largest economy in the world, U.S. Air Force Pilot and Veteran. Compared to Barack Obama, lawyer, who could replace Megyn Kelly on Fox News when he’s out of work next year.

Megyn Kelly is a lawyer who reads a teleprompter for Fox News.

Barack Obama is a lawyer who reads a teleprompter, and is broadcasted on cable news because of his “position” not because of who he is…the Obama brand has taken a beating Matt Damon doesn’t want to blow sunshine up his butt anymore when you have lost Matt Damon who’s next Sean Penn?

Rick Perry dumb? Sure ask a Texas lawyer. Perry was especially dumb when he signed tort reform into law.

You can tell a lot about a person by their enemies. Rick Perry has all the right enemies. Many are lawyers. Harvard educated lawyers have been doing such a bang up job running this country, let’s reelect him/

Dr Evil on December 22, 2011 at 9:15 AM

Another economic indicator, based on National Retail Federation data: Five of the top six most “generous” cities in America are in Texas.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/galleries/2011/12/12/most-generous-cities-photos.html?utm_source=The+Perry+Almana

workingclass artist on December 22, 2011 at 9:18 AM

Dr Evil on December 22, 2011 at 9:15 AM

John “Bhopal” Coale (husband of Great and Funder of Sarahpac) is one of those lawyers and as publicly stated he’d rally the trial lawyers association to defeat Gov. Perry…He’s butt hurt over Loser pays law in Texas and other Tort Reform championed by Gov. Perry.

workingclass artist on December 22, 2011 at 9:22 AM

Meant to type Coale is husband of Greta of Fox News fame.

Time for another cup of joe

workingclass artist on December 22, 2011 at 9:24 AM

Ideas matter. Policies matter. Leadership matters.

Results Matter.

Gig Em’
Perry 2012

workingclass artist on December 22, 2011 at 9:26 AM

workingclass artist on December 22, 2011 at 9:18 AM

That’s not a big surprise when Katrina hit Louisiana, Texas stepped up. Perry has seen Texas and the gulf coast through a lot of disasters. What exactly did Obama do for Louisiana’s economy besides cause job loss? The Permitorium after BP spill did what for energy prices in this country? But hey loans for Solyndra and Lightsquared were great investments and decisions. Yeah that’s some kind of extra special Harvard educated genius at work there. Obama’s so much smarter then Rick Perry when it comes to making executive decisions, because he’s got more experience in executive office, and the private sector/ It’s not like the only thing Obama did before getting into politics is community organize.

People get the government they deserve, Thomas Jefferson.

Dr Evil on December 22, 2011 at 9:38 AM

That’s not a big surprise when Katrina hit Louisiana, Texas stepped up. Perry has seen Texas and the gulf coast through a lot of disasters.Dr Evil on December 22, 2011 at 9:38 AM

Yeah…It’s what Texans do…Help their neighbors.

workingclass artist on December 22, 2011 at 10:00 AM

However, I do believe that the establishment has effectively destroyed or scared away from running anyone who is a social and fiscal conservative….

KickandSwimMom on December 21, 2011 at 8:04 PM

Who would you have liked to have seen run? Who was scared away by the establishment meanies?

By the way, not long ago Crony Career Politician Rick Perry was a Dem and one of Al Gore’s biggest supporters. It has been reported that Perry gave away jobs and nice appointments to his friends and campaign supporters. You attempt to make the claim that Perry is some great fiscal conservative, but the truth is that Texas debt exploded under Perry.

Setting aside Perry’s obvious mental deficiencies (he can’t string two sentences together to save his life and he sounds like an incoherent drunken doofus whenever he opens his mouth), the biggest problem with Perry is his unrepentant pro-Illegal Alien Amnesty position. This man Perry supports amnesty, opposes a border fence AND opposes E-Verify. You obviously don’t live in a border state (where rampant illegal immigration from south of the border is wreaking havoc, bankrupting states and turning once-beautiful, once-safe regions into trashy dumps) if you can so easily brush aside the issue.

MR. PERRY, PLEASE STAY IN TEXAS!

bluegill on December 22, 2011 at 12:13 PM

By the way, not long ago Crony Career Politician Rick Perry was a Dem and one of Al Gore’s biggest supporters. It has been reported that Perry gave away jobs and nice appointments to his friends and campaign supporters. You attempt to make the claim that Perry is some great fiscal conservative, but the truth is that Texas debt exploded under Perry.

bluegill on December 22, 2011 at 12:13 PM

Yeah! Sing it sister! He did all those things bluegills claims!

You stupid Texans. Join the future and rest of this prosperous country you backwards hicks.

cozmo on December 22, 2011 at 12:27 PM

Bachmann, Santorum, and Huntsman won’t make it past Florida leaving us with Mitt, Newt, Paul, and Perry. Newt and Paul don’t/won’t have the campaign infrastructure nor the money to last for the 50 state long-haul. This leaves Mitt and Perry. Mitt can’t get more than 1/3 of the Republican electorate.

Perry is going to be the candidate. Simple math, really.

Carnac on December 22, 2011 at 1:44 PM

Love the use of black and white reels against the new technology, old insiders vs. new outsider theme.

jazzuscounty on December 22, 2011 at 2:57 PM

You stupid Texans. Join the future and rest of this prosperous country you backwards hicks.

cozmo on December 22, 2011 at 12:27 PM

Okey dokie. lol

kg598301 on December 22, 2011 at 4:01 PM

Bachmann, Santorum, and Huntsman won’t make it past Florida leaving us with Mitt, Newt, Paul, and Perry. Newt and Paul don’t/won’t have the campaign infrastructure nor the money to last for the 50 state long-haul. This leaves Mitt and Perry. Mitt can’t get more than 1/3 of the Republican electorate.

Perry is going to be the candidate. Simple math, really.

Carnac on December 22, 2011 at 1:44 PM

That is obvious to me and has been all along. It just seems like a no-brainer, doesn’t it?

kg598301 on December 22, 2011 at 4:03 PM

Perry is essentially saying “See? All these other losers are almost as liberal as I am!”

Crusty on December 27, 2011 at 11:18 AM

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