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(Huffington Post)   After calling Herman Cain a "bro" and a "stud," Governor Rick Perry "walked onto that stage probably as kind of confident and loose as I had been -- and then had that little brain fart"   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 56
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2013-07-05 08:19:55 PM
 
2013-07-05 08:22:19 PM
www.nndb.com

RIP Herb Caen
 
2013-07-05 08:23:25 PM
People voted for this guy. Seriously.
 
2013-07-05 08:26:07 PM
At first I thought, "Gee whiz! Running for president doesn't get you your own bathroom at the debates?"
Then I remembered there like 28 of them there. There probably weren't enough port-a-potties in the city to make that happen.
 
2013-07-05 08:28:37 PM
I am ashamed to admit I share the same last name as this asshat, After did some research I was relieved to find out we are NOT related.
/Perry is a common name of those of Portuguese descent
// We all came off the same boat
/// We are all related. Yes, that one. That one too. Even that one.

I know CSB
 
2013-07-05 08:29:06 PM

Fart_Machine: People voted for this guy. Seriously.


People at one point believed that Perry was gonna crush Obama in the general election.
 
2013-07-05 08:30:50 PM

HighOnCraic: Fart_Machine: People voted for this guy. Seriously.

People at one point believed that Perry was gonna crush Obama in the general election.


There are people who still believe this guy can be POTUS in 2016.
 
2013-07-05 08:35:43 PM
Rock the Vote 2016: Ralph Nader vs Ron Paul
 
2013-07-05 08:36:33 PM
For Rick Perry, a rational thought is a brain fart. What the rest of us call brain farts is his normal brain activity.
 
2013-07-05 08:36:40 PM

MFAWG: HighOnCraic: Fart_Machine: People voted for this guy. Seriously.

People at one point believed that Perry was gonna crush Obama in the general election.

There are people who still believe this guy can be POTUS in 2016.


Yep.  And they have heavy crossover with people who think Cruz is a political powerhouse that can take over national politics and run for the big chair in a few years.  These are also the same people who think Bachmann was a great leader, and Palin was a visionary.
 
2013-07-05 08:38:58 PM
Rick Perry is a cock-up, but I think the real story from that video is the sneer Romney gives to Perry. He's looking at him like he's thinking "this idiot is a country rube and doesn't deserve to be in the same building as me." It is arrogant beyond reason.
 
2013-07-05 08:46:06 PM
Perry is the perfect GOP politician.  Stupid and easily manipulated.
 
2013-07-05 08:46:54 PM

casual disregard: Rick Perry is a cock-up, but I think the real story from that video is the sneer Romney gives to Perry. He's looking at him like he's thinking "this idiot is a country rube and doesn't deserve to be in the same building as me." It is arrogant beyond reason.


In R-Money's defense (a phrase I never thought I'd use on Fark...), Perry is a idiot, a country rube, and only deserved to be in the same building if he were sitting in the audience. He was arrogant in plenty of other ways - his utter dismissal of Rick Perry isn't one of them.
 
2013-07-05 08:51:32 PM

casual disregard: Rick Perry is a cock-up, but I think the real story from that video is the sneer Romney gives to Perry. He's looking at him like he's thinking "this idiot is a country rube and doesn't deserve to be in the same building as me." It is arrogant beyond reason.


I don't know ... Perry is a country rube.  Romney's arrogance there isn't completely beyond reason.
 
2013-07-05 08:52:11 PM

Fart_Machine: People voted for this guy. Seriously.


Le Bomb Suprize: Perry is the perfect GOP politician.  Stupid and easily manipulated.


If we cloned people instead of giving birth to them;

I'd swear Perry and W came out of the same vat.
 
2013-07-05 08:52:26 PM

casual disregard: Rick Perry is a cock-up, but I think the real story from that video is the sneer Romney gives to Perry. He's looking at him like he's thinking "this idiot is a country rube and doesn't deserve to be in the same building as me." It is arrogant beyond reason.


There are plenty of smart, tough country types in Utah. That part doesn't have anything to do with it.
 
2013-07-05 09:11:45 PM
Oops.


MFAWG: HighOnCraic: Fart_Machine: People voted for this guy. Seriously.

People at one point believed that Perry was gonna crush Obama in the general election.

There are people who still believe this guy can be POTUS in 2016.


It gets better:

Ted Nugent thinking about running for president

PLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLE A SEPLEASE
 
2013-07-05 09:27:02 PM

casual disregard: It is arrogant beyond reason.


This guy is arrogant?

static6.businessinsider.com

I find that hard to believe.
 
2013-07-05 09:27:57 PM
That seems like a step up, compared to Rick Perry's usual constant stream of brain diarrhea.
 
2013-07-05 09:31:14 PM
Rick Perry is clown shoes. In other news: sky blue, water wet, etc.
 
2013-07-05 09:31:59 PM
Perry recounted to me later what happened next. "He looks over at me and he's always got that big smile on his face and I said, 'Herman, how you doing, you big stud?' That's a term of endearment that I would use.

Wait, wat?  I wouldn't call anybody a "big stud", unless I was gay and flirting with some "big stud".
 
2013-07-05 09:35:35 PM

MurphyMurphy: Fart_Machine: People voted for this guy. Seriously.

Le Bomb Suprize: Perry is the perfect GOP politician.  Stupid and easily manipulated.

If we cloned people instead of giving birth to them;

I'd swear Perry and W came out of the same vat.


P-Rick is from the Abilene area.  He comes by his rubidity naturally.  W had to learn that when he moved from the northeast.
 
2013-07-05 09:58:34 PM

blue_2501: Perry recounted to me later what happened next. "He looks over at me and he's always got that big smile on his face and I said, 'Herman, how you doing, you big stud?' That's a term of endearment that I would use.

Wait, wat?  I wouldn't call anybody a "big stud", unless I was gay and flirting with some "big stud".


Yeah, and?
 
2013-07-05 10:20:03 PM

casual disregard: Rick Perry is a cock-up, but I think the real story from that video is the sneer Romney gives to Perry. He's looking at him like he's thinking "this idiot is a country rube and doesn't deserve to be in the same building as me." It is arrogant beyond reason.


In Romney's defense, isn't all that true?
 
2013-07-05 10:21:42 PM

blue_2501: Perry recounted to me later what happened next. "He looks over at me and he's always got that big smile on his face and I said, 'Herman, how you doing, you big stud?' That's a term of endearment that I would use.

Wait, wat?  I wouldn't call anybody a "big stud", unless I was gay and flirting with some "big stud".


Well. . .

http://gawker.com/5868489/all-your-rick-perry-gay-sex-rumors-collect ed -in-one-handy-book
 
2013-07-05 10:25:55 PM
I walked out of there and I came in and told that story [to his own advisers] and everybody was laughing."

Ha! Good joke, Boss!
 
2013-07-05 10:33:24 PM

blue_2501: Perry recounted to me later what happened next. "He looks over at me and he's always got that big smile on his face and I said, 'Herman, how you doing, you big stud?' That's a term of endearment that I would use.

Wait, wat?  I wouldn't call anybody a "big stud", unless I was gay and flirting with some "big stud".


My first thought...
 
2013-07-05 11:02:25 PM

blue_2501: Perry recounted to me later what happened next. "He looks over at me and he's always got that big smile on his face and I said, 'Herman, how you doing, you big stud?' That's a term of endearment that I would use.

Wait, wat?  I wouldn't call anybody a "big stud", unless I was gay and flirting with some "big stud".


Yeah, it is kind of strange. Normally, I'd imagine that Rick Perry would find Cain to be a bit old for his tastes.

But Perry was addicted to opiates at the time, so maybe hia standards were lowered.
 
2013-07-05 11:17:16 PM
"Big stud?" He actually said that?

Perry must have a vestigial dick.
 
2013-07-05 11:23:42 PM

HighOnCraic: Fart_Machine: People voted for this guy. Seriously.

People at one point believed that Perry was gonna crush Obama in the general election.


2012 was not a normal year for the GOP.  And it will go down in history as exactly that.

Dems fall in love.  The GOP falls in line.  And 2012 was the year they didn't and that's what happened.

Let's not forget that at one point in time Bachman was in the lead, Cain was in the lead, Newt was in the lead, Santorum was in the lead.....there was about three to five weeks of news cycle where the leader ended up being vetted by the press and the polls would change.

It was alot of fun to watch but the fact was and still is that it's about the money.  Newt might of had a shot at it but he just didn't want to spend like Mitt was willing to.  Mitt had the bucks to be in it to win it.  Ever since 2008 he was a guy that got up every morning, looked at how much he had at his disposal and tried to figure out how he could buy his way in.

Unless there's serious money behind them then it's all a pipe dream.  They might as well go home.  The GOP faithful don't function at a grass-roots effort; that niche has been eaten up by the Tea Party and the Libertarian/Casual Anarchists.  With the split ticket it's cash that gets the votes.

Want to see a preview of the GOP in 2014 and 2016?  Look around at the state level and see who is trying to out-do everyone else.  Bob MacDonald went down in flames and he shows no sign of pulling out of that tailspin but "Cooch" may emerge like the Phoenix from the ashes.  Were talking about Perry and Kaisch and McCrory and, of course, Scott Walker.  These are the guys that are stupid enough to stand up on the sinking ship and say "No!  I'll TOTALLY take them helm and I PROMISE I'll get you all to shore safe!!!!!"

No one smart is going to stand up because they're so far on the wrong side of history right now that it will be another decade until change is forced on them, institutionalized and they have to come to grips with it and figure out what it is they stand for.

No, Perry has been to the dance before but that doesn't make him prom queen.  Not by a long shot.
 
2013-07-05 11:33:54 PM

Skarekrough: HighOnCraic: Fart_Machine: People voted for this guy. Seriously.

People at one point believed that Perry was gonna crush Obama in the general election.

2012 was not a normal year for the GOP.  And it will go down in history as exactly that.

Dems fall in love.  The GOP falls in line.  And 2012 was the year they didn't and that's what happened.

Let's not forget that at one point in time Bachman was in the lead, Cain was in the lead, Newt was in the lead, Santorum was in the lead.....there was about three to five weeks of news cycle where the leader ended up being vetted by the press and the polls would change.

It was alot of fun to watch but the fact was and still is that it's about the money.  Newt might of had a shot at it but he just didn't want to spend like Mitt was willing to.  Mitt had the bucks to be in it to win it.  Ever since 2008 he was a guy that got up every morning, looked at how much he had at his disposal and tried to figure out how he could buy his way in.

Unless there's serious money behind them then it's all a pipe dream.  They might as well go home.  The GOP faithful don't function at a grass-roots effort; that niche has been eaten up by the Tea Party and the Libertarian/Casual Anarchists.  With the split ticket it's cash that gets the votes.

Want to see a preview of the GOP in 2014 and 2016?  Look around at the state level and see who is trying to out-do everyone else.  Bob MacDonald went down in flames and he shows no sign of pulling out of that tailspin but "Cooch" may emerge like the Phoenix from the ashes.  Were talking about Perry and Kaisch and McCrory and, of course, Scott Walker.  These are the guys that are stupid enough to stand up on the sinking ship and say "No!  I'll TOTALLY take them helm and I PROMISE I'll get you all to shore safe!!!!!"

No one smart is going to stand up because they're so far on the wrong side of history right now that it will be another decade until change is forced on them, institutionalized and they hav ...


With one exception, every year since 1976, the runner-up in the most recent primary or the sitting VP has gotten the nomination.

In 1976, Ford edged out Reagan....
who was nominated in 1980, ahead of Bush...
who, as sitting VP, easily took the nomination from Dole in 1988...
who, in 1996, defeated Pat Buchanan, who ended up going full Reform Party.
so in 2000, it fell to two newcomers, and Bush out push-polled McCain...
who, in 2008, came back from the dead against a weak field including the runner-up....
Mitt Romney, who in 2012 won the war of attrition against....

Your presumptive 2016 Republican nominee, Rick Santorum.
 
2013-07-05 11:40:30 PM
His brain farts a lot.

Perhaps he should take his brain to see an ass doctor.
 
2013-07-05 11:50:03 PM

UNC_Samurai: With one exception, every year since 1976, the runner-up in the most recent primary or the sitting VP has gotten the nomination.

In 1976, Ford edged out Reagan....
who was nominated in 1980, ahead of Bush...
who, as sitting VP, easily took the nomination from Dole in 1988...
who, in 1996, defeated Pat Buchanan, who ended up going full Reform Party.
so in 2000, it fell to two newcomers, and Bush out push-polled McCain...
who, in 2008, came back from the dead against a weak field including the runner-up....
Mitt Romney, who in 2012 won the war of attrition against....

Your presumptive 2016 Republican nominee, Rick Santorum.


He does poll well among Conservative Fundamentalist middle-aged and older white males......
 
2013-07-06 12:05:52 AM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: His brain farts a lot.

Perhaps he should take his brain to see an ass doctor.


I'd be more than willing to give him a referral.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-06 12:24:06 AM
UNC_Samurai: Your presumptive 2016 Republican nominee, Rick Santorum.

Best news ever.
 
2013-07-06 12:46:57 AM
He done gone and bootstrapped American bootstraps freedom--BOOTSTRAPS FREEDOM AMERICA!

/Yeah, that's our voting public.
 
2013-07-06 01:03:13 AM

fusillade762: It gets better:

Ted Nugent thinking about running for president

PLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLE A SEPLEASE


Meh. It will be good for a few headlines and insane rallies, but even with his Teahadist fans, Ted won't have any more coverage or influence on the outcome than Rosanne Barr did in 2012.
 
2013-07-06 02:23:22 AM
OK, I missed the 'bro' part. Anyone else?
 
2013-07-06 02:52:19 AM

UNC_Samurai: Your presumptive 2016 Republican nominee, Rick Santorum.


I hope so. He'll make the "we need to go further right" crowd happy, and disenfranchise all the moderates.
 
2013-07-06 03:15:45 AM

casual disregard: Rick Perry is a cock-up, but I think the real story from that video is the sneer Romney gives to Perry. He's looking at him like he's thinking "this idiot is a country rube and doesn't deserve to be in the same building as me." It is arrogant beyond reason.


I watched the video and didn't see a sneer.  When are you seeing it?
 
2013-07-06 03:33:41 AM

Fuggin Bizzy: UNC_Samurai: Your presumptive 2016 Republican nominee, Rick Santorum.

I hope so. He'll make the "we need to go further right" crowd happy, and disenfranchise all the moderate



I'm sitting here, with this past year's election, and my  bootstraps just going to "nine".  Romney just didn't have it, with what the previous moderation and lack of religious fervor.

Next time, you show me a candidate that can pump these bootstraps to eleventy, and we'll be talking Ameritasticationism.

/BOOTSTRAPS!
 
2013-07-06 03:35:55 AM

phygz: I am ashamed to admit I share the same last name as this asshat, After did some research I was relieved to find out we are NOT related.
/Perry is a common name of those of Portuguese descent
// We all came off the same boat
/// We are all related. Yes, that one. That one too. Even that one.

I know CSB


Not amused:

imgs.tuts.dragoart.com
 
2013-07-06 05:19:30 AM

UNC_Samurai: No one smart is going to stand up because they're so far on the wrong side of history right now that it will be another decade until change is forced on them, institutionalized and they hav ...

With one exception, every year since 1976, the runner-up in the most recent primary or the sitting VP has gotten the nomination.

In 1976, Ford edged out Reagan....
who was nominated in 1980, ahead of Bush...
who, as sitting VP, easily took the nomination from Dole in 1988...
who, in 1996, defeated Pat Buchanan, who ended up going full Reform Party.
so in 2000, it fell to two newcomers, and Bush out push-polled McCain...
who, in 2008, came back from the dead against a weak field including the runner-up....
Mitt Romney, who in 2012 won the war of attrition against....

Your presumptive 2016 Republican nominee, Rick Santorum.


ohpleaseohpleaseohplease

The LOLs from that will be Legendary!
 
2013-07-06 06:46:56 AM
So he called a black man a "stud" as they were both standing there taking a piss with their dicks in their hands?
 
2013-07-06 07:59:58 AM

Skarekrough: HighOnCraic: Fart_Machine: People voted for this guy. Seriously.

People at one point believed that Perry was gonna crush Obama in the general election.

2012 was not a normal year for the GOP.  And it will go down in history as exactly that.

Dems fall in love.  The GOP falls in line.  And 2012 was the year they didn't and that's what happened.

Let's not forget that at one point in time Bachman was in the lead, Cain was in the lead, Newt was in the lead, Santorum was in the lead.....there was about three to five weeks of news cycle where the leader ended up being vetted by the press and the polls would change.

It was alot of fun to watch but the fact was and still is that it's about the money.  Newt might of had a shot at it but he just didn't want to spend like Mitt was willing to.  Mitt had the bucks to be in it to win it.  Ever since 2008 he was a guy that got up every morning, looked at how much he had at his disposal and tried to figure out how he could buy his way in.

Unless there's serious money behind them then it's all a pipe dream.  They might as well go home.  The GOP faithful don't function at a grass-roots effort; that niche has been eaten up by the Tea Party and the Libertarian/Casual Anarchists.  With the split ticket it's cash that gets the votes.

Want to see a preview of the GOP in 2014 and 2016?  Look around at the state level and see who is trying to out-do everyone else.  Bob MacDonald went down in flames and he shows no sign of pulling out of that tailspin but "Cooch" may emerge like the Phoenix from the ashes.  Were talking about Perry and Kaisch and McCrory and, of course, Scott Walker.  These are the guys that are stupid enough to stand up on the sinking ship and say "No!  I'll TOTALLY take them helm and I PROMISE I'll get you all to shore safe!!!!!"

No one smart is going to stand up because they're so far on the wrong side of history right now that it will be another decade until change is forced on them, institutionalized and they hav ...


2012 was less about getting in line, but getting the cash. It was an unabashed race to fleece as many donors as possible. It wasn't about who might have a chance, because in truth, no one stood a chance against Obama, and the leadership knew that from the get go. After the McCain disaster--and it was in every sense of the term for setting back GOP Presidential hopes--this last go around had folks in who knew from the start that they had no chance, and used it instead as an opportunity to get books out, to campaign and get cash, that they could bleed off to the right folks, to keep their support on other revenue streams. It wasn't their money that they were spending, and they knew that. It was money that was essentially siphoned off to media outlets, to printing firms, to execs at "consulting" firms. It was about the money that the gullible were willing to fork over, and that large donors were willing to let other siphon off to keep their "message" alive.

No one really thought that Mitt would go the distance. For Hells sure they knew that Newt and Cain couldn't go the distance. It was nothing but a legal way for folks to siphon cash from rubes, and call it "patriotic" and collude with their media partners to continue to support the shenanigans that they would be able to cue up, and call the histrionics something else. It was about selling books, geegaws and bumper stickers. It was about driving up website traffic. It was to keep the dream alive, only without Freiheit's Eurohair, and to keep folks giving cash to folks who really didn't want to admit that they had nuttin'...
 
2013-07-06 08:22:07 AM

MFAWG: HighOnCraic: Fart_Machine: People voted for this guy. Seriously.

People at one point believed that Perry was gonna crush Obama in the general election.

There are people who still believe this guy can be POTUS in 2016.


I would be so pleased if Perry actually got the GOP nomination.
 
2013-07-06 08:34:41 AM
It amuses me that a number of conservatives of my acquaintance are convinced that Obama voters who are upset about NSA snooping -- and there are plenty of us -- will react by suddenly turning Republican. Democrats/liberals don't live in a binary world. What worries me, though, is that a sufficient number of previous voters who supported Obama might simply stay home in disgust in the next general election (or vote for a meaningless third-party candidate in protest), giving the Republican candidate (whoever it turns out to be) a better shot at winning. That's a far more likely reaction.
 
2013-07-06 08:46:01 AM

mksmith: It amuses me that a number of conservatives of my acquaintance are convinced that Obama voters who are upset about NSA snooping -- and there are plenty of us -- will react by suddenly turning Republican. Democrats/liberals don't live in a binary world. What worries me, though, is that a sufficient number of previous voters who supported Obama might simply stay home in disgust in the next general election (or vote for a meaningless third-party candidate in protest), giving the Republican candidate (whoever it turns out to be) a better shot at winning. That's a far more likely reaction.


So, you have decided that you will vote for any democrat rather than a republican because you aren't binary. Let's go with the absurd notion that in the next year or so the republicans figure it out and actually nominate someone who is respectable and not batshiat crazy (I.e. Huntsman, who would have actually beaten Obama if the crazy train didn't completely take the gop over). I've voted for both parties and have grown disgusted with both of them, however I vote my mind and not along party lines. Would you really stick to your party line if there was a better alternative?
 
2013-07-06 09:11:58 AM

hubiestubert: No one really thought that Mitt would go the distance.


Wrong.  Dead wrong.

Every single Massachusetts resident knew with about 90% accuracy that Mitt was the guy for 2012.  We'd watched him get beat before and knew that he wasn't a guy who would take that sort of lump and walk away.  Mitt was a guy who was in it to win it and was there every single minute since he didn't make the cut as the nominee before.

I remember distinctly at least a few months before the Iowa straw poll chatting with a friend of mine and stating that it was going to be Mitt.  No other candidate could have put in more time, had more resources and had been out there working it day in and day out for the gig.

Go back and watch those debates knowing what you know now.  You can see a man who is mostly perturbed to be surrounded by fools and charlatans who hadn't worked as hard and as long as he had to get that nomination.  He was a politician at his best right then up on a stage with those he really viewed as unworthy of something he had THE RIGHT to because of time, money and resources spent on it all.
 
2013-07-06 10:37:50 AM

UNC_Samurai: MurphyMurphy: Fart_Machine: People voted for this guy. Seriously.

Le Bomb Suprize: Perry is the perfect GOP politician.  Stupid and easily manipulated.

If we cloned people instead of giving birth to them;

I'd swear Perry and W came out of the same vat.

P-Rick is from the Abilene area.  He comes by his rubidity naturally.  W had to learn that when he moved from the northeast.


Given that Poppy and Barbara moved to West Texas immediately following his graduation from Yale in 1948, W was about 2, so he may not have been born in Texas, but that's about it. He played the cowboy at prep school and college, and upgraded to fighter jock when he went to Harvard.
 
2013-07-06 10:49:39 AM
umm mods you know obummer won?
 
2013-07-06 11:52:28 AM

Smoking GNU: UNC_Samurai: ... Your presumptive 2016 Republican nominee, Rick Santorum.

ohpleaseohpleaseohplease

The LOLs from that will be Legendary!



Just imagining all the photographs we'll see from the Santorum "Victory Party" is making me smile.

You just know that when the doors open, a crowd of photographers is going to rush up to the main stage and jockey for position, and they will all be grinning like maniacs.
 
2013-07-06 12:10:12 PM

phygz: mksmith: It amuses me that a number of conservatives of my acquaintance are convinced that Obama voters who are upset about NSA snooping -- and there are plenty of us -- will react by suddenly turning Republican. Democrats/liberals don't live in a binary world. What worries me, though, is that a sufficient number of previous voters who supported Obama might simply stay home in disgust in the next general election (or vote for a meaningless third-party candidate in protest), giving the Republican candidate (whoever it turns out to be) a better shot at winning. That's a far more likely reaction.

So, you have decided that you will vote for any democrat rather than a republican because you aren't binary. Let's go with the absurd notion that in the next year or so the republicans figure it out and actually nominate someone who is respectable and not batshiat crazy (I.e. Huntsman, who would have actually beaten Obama if the crazy train didn't completely take the gop over). I've voted for both parties and have grown disgusted with both of them, however I vote my mind and not along party lines. Would you really stick to your party line if there was a better alternative?


I cast my first presidential vote for LBJ in 1964. And while there were (until recent years) Republican public officials at the national level whom I respected -- people like Earl Warren, for instance, and Senators like Ed Brooke -- there hasn't been a GOP presidential candidate in the past fifty years I could even begin to tolerate.  In theory, yes, I'm open to any candidate of any party. (In practice, only the two major parties matter. If you vote for the Libertarians or the Vegetarians, or whoever, you're simply throwing your vote away, so your opinion doesn't really count.)

The GOP in general and its presidential nominees in particular have become progressively (if I may use that word in an ironic sense . . .) more and more blinkered toward anything outside their little corner of the world, more and more paleolithic in their social attitudes, and less and less tolerant of any kind of racial, ethnic, or religious difference. They have become more and more fearful and xenophobic. The GOP also has been the party of the wealthy for 120+ years, but now that situation has reached an intolerable level of extremism.

Show me a GOP candidate who breaks that mold, one who doesn't yearn for the earlier part of the 19th century, and we'll see.
 
2013-07-06 03:24:17 PM

Skarekrough: hubiestubert: No one really thought that Mitt would go the distance.

Wrong.  Dead wrong.

Every single Massachusetts resident knew with about 90% accuracy that Mitt was the guy for 2012.  We'd watched him get beat before and knew that he wasn't a guy who would take that sort of lump and walk away.  Mitt was a guy who was in it to win it and was there every single minute since he didn't make the cut as the nominee before.

I remember distinctly at least a few months before the Iowa straw poll chatting with a friend of mine and stating that it was going to be Mitt.  No other candidate could have put in more time, had more resources and had been out there working it day in and day out for the gig.

Go back and watch those debates knowing what you know now.  You can see a man who is mostly perturbed to be surrounded by fools and charlatans who hadn't worked as hard and as long as he had to get that nomination.  He was a politician at his best right then up on a stage with those he really viewed as unworthy of something he had THE RIGHT to because of time, money and resources spent on it all.


That he'd be the candidate? That was pretty much assured, but that wasn't really the question: would he be able to beat the incumbent President? Of that, There was also little doubt that this moneyed asshat would get his dick stomped flat and he would recede past the horizon even as a fundraiser. Which is why folks had to make it look like a horse race, to keep the rubes on the line, and handing over cash.

Bob Dole at least took the role of falling on his sword with some dignity. He deserved better, but he was a good soldier and did his duty. And damn the party for putting him in that position in the first place.

Mitt and none of the field put forward had much of a chance. Yes, he got votes, but no where near enough, and only by dint of careful media spin did it not turn into the blowout it would have been otherwise. Mitt is NOT a personable human. He is neither warm, genuine, or even terribly likable, even within the fold of the party. He was useful. And his career in politics has always stemmed from his ability to steer cash into the right hands. Nothing more, and nothing less. He doesn't inspire, he doesn't lead, not by example and not by deed or word. Never has. Never will.
 
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2013-07-07 07:17:57 AM

phygz: I am ashamed to admit I share the same last name as this asshat, After did some research I was relieved to find out we are NOT related.
/Perry is a common name of those of Portuguese descent
// We all came off the same boat
/// We are all related. Yes, that one. That one too. Even that one.

I know CSB


Well that Como guy could sing.
 
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