Rick Perry is pathetic

GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry is such a pandering clown. Romney “bets” Perry $10,000 that he’s wrong about his Massachusetts’ health care mandate and the media, sensing “gotcha,” calls it a gaffe because Romney’s so darn rich he can’t possibly imagine that $10,000 is a lot of money to a lot of people.

Read the previous sentence again and you’ll realize how stupid that assumption is. Naturally, the Democrats jumped all over it. DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a second-rate Ann Coulter, but hey, she’s a Democrat, emailed this: “Romney, a millionaire 200 hundred times over, had the most out-of-touch moment in any debate so far — offering to bet Rick Perry $10,000 as casually as if it’s something he does all the time.” The DNC also released a web ad attacking Romney’s $10,000 bet. (Here)

I understand why the Democrats crassly play the class warfare card. It’s long been the Democrats’ strategy to maintain political power by keeping the middle class tethered to government. And they’ve done a good job at it over the past several decades, making middle class entitlements so desired that neither party has the will to stop them, even as the future screams red ink.

But Rick Perry, the guy who fights with Michele Bachmann for 7 percent in the national polls, a man so devoid of ideas, or speech skills, that he has to mock himself in ads to get votes, is also playing the class warfare card. His video (here) is called The Truth Cannot Be Bought. On the Sunday shows, I heard Perry blather something about how the average Iowan doesn’t have $10,000 to bet.

Well, neither do I. But I’m smart enough to realize that “betting” $10,000 over a policy issue in a debate is not meant to be taken seriously. Besides, Mormons don’t bet. There’s another dumb statement.

I’m perusing the headlines from the Republican primary race today, and besides the Romney $10,000 bet story, the news is so devoid of reality. Newt Gingrich is promising evangelicals he won’t cheat on his third wife (here) and Rick Santorum is stubbornly insisting he’s not a celebrity. (here). How long before campaigns are on the E Channel reality show circuit?

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17 Responses to Rick Perry is pathetic

  1. Steve says:

    “Besides, Mormons don’t bet.”

    Doug, did you forget the old joke? “What are three things Mormons don’t recognize? The authority of the Pope, the validity of the Koran, and each other at Wendover.”

  2. clyde echols says:

    This is a stupid article. and this is a pathetic (whatever this is)

    • calvin says:

      I agree this is one stupid article written by a really stupid journalist, A really pathetic article indeed. My Autistic child writes better articles than this garbage.

  3. clyde echols says:

    This writer has no return email address.. that’s because he’s a pathetic human being.

  4. clyde echols says:

    doug gibson is pathetic.

  5. bb nnrr says:

    Ha ha ha!!! Romney aint gonna make it write another ten blogs aint gonna help you a “flip flopper” stays flip flopper

  6. tom says:

    “Rick Perry is pathetic”

    I think the whole sorry lot of the GOP contenders are pathetic!

    The only one who seems to have any brains, integrity and class is Huntsman and he doesn’t have a MoMo’s chance in hell of winning in the loony tunes controlled Republican party.

  7. Momonomo says:

    Do any of you, particularly Clyde, realize the difference between and article and a blog? An article is (in theory) a report of events and facts. A blog is a place where a person shares their own thoughts and opinions in a more narrative form. Doug’s original posting here is a blog…please try to pay better attention.

  8. hawg says:

    ” DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a second-rate Ann Coulter,”

    second rate? she is not even on the radar of a rating chart with Ann.

    • dkm1469 says:

      You mean she isn’t as big an ass as Ann??

      Remember this fantastic quote…

      “We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren’t punctilious about locating and
      punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That’s war. And this is war.

      And Owain talks intolerance.

      • hawg says:

        tell me all about wasserman-schultz’s readership, how many papers carry schultz’s sindicated columns and how many best seller books does schultz have on the NYT’s best seller list?

        it matters not at all if you agree with her comments.

        did you see Ann’s appearance on that nutcase show The View? when she was talking about how many prison inmates came from single mom”s and how nutso cravy the ladies went? not one time did they contest her facts. they just didn’t like her delivery. waaaaaah

  9. Owain says:

    @Bob Becker. Remember a while back, Bob, we had a disagreement over whether there was more liberal intolerance or conservative intolerance on the SE Blogs.

    There hasn’t been a great deal of activity here of late, but I think many of the replies in this thread certainly count as what I would consider liberal intolerance. No arguments of substance, just ad hominem haters.

    Very impressive. Clyde, Calvin, et al, thanks for continuing to help me make my original point.

  10. Steve says:

    Clyde and Calvin need to crawl back under the bridge and wait for the next Billy Goat Gruff.

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