National Politics - 2016

Rick Perry: Presidential Clinger

FORMER TEXAS GOVERNOR TROLLS DONALD TRUMP || By FITSNEWS || We’ve written extensively in recent days about the forces propelling the 2016 presidential candidacy of Donald Trump … as well as the mass establishment freakout his campaign has spawned. Trump is a pariah to the left.  And to the media.  And…


|| By FITSNEWS || We’ve written extensively in recent days about the forces propelling the 2016 presidential candidacy of Donald Trump … as well as the mass establishment freakout his campaign has spawned.

Trump is a pariah to the left.  And to the media.  And to his rivals for the “Republican” presidential nomination.

Like him or not, Trump has so thoroughly upended the tightly controlled “red versus blue” debate the Washington, D.C. establishment was hoping to have (again) this year, other GOP candidates have been reduced to one-upping themselves with “Trump hate.”

Take former Texas governor Rick Perry, whose 2012 campaign flamed out due to the intellectual limitations of the candidate and whose 2016 bid has gone absolutely nowhere.

Not content with relentlessly trolling Trump on social media, Perry upped the ante this week during a visit to the seat of the empire in Washington, D.C.

“He offers a barking carnival act that can be best described as Trumpism: a toxic mix of demagoguery, mean-spiritedness and nonsense that will lead the Republican Party to perdition if pursued,” Perry said of the surprise frontrunner. “Let no one be mistaken: Donald Trump’s candidacy is a cancer on conservatism, and it must be clearly diagnosed, excised and discarded.”

Whoa …

Writing for liberal website Salon, Simon Maloy pounced on Perry’s remarks.

“I’m all for calling out Trump and saying as many nasty things as can possibly be said about him, but let’s be clear about something,” Maloy wrote.  “Trump isn’t a problem for Republicans because he represents a perversion of conservatism. He’s a problem because he represents conservatism too well.”


This is a simple equation: The more GOP establishment figures like Perry assail Trump, the dumber they look – and the more they alienate the voters Trump is inspiring.

Sure, such a strategy may ultimately result in one of them (not Perry) getting the GOP nomination, but haven’t the last two election cycles established the relative worthlessness of that title?

In the meantime, Perry comes off looking more like a stage five clinger than a legitimate critic.


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Tazmaniac July 22, 2015 at 4:20 pm

I’ve always suspected Perry of being a Jim Bakker style Theocracy kind of guy. Except instead of a Jessica popping up it would be a Jesse.

Speak D Truth July 22, 2015 at 4:47 pm

Or a Lindsey?

jimlewisowb July 22, 2015 at 4:28 pm

…”Perry comes off looking more like a stage five clinger”….

…”Perry comes off looking more like a stage five dingleberry”…

Fixed it for you, no thanks necessary

Buddy Miles July 22, 2015 at 4:31 pm

My bid? Two, no Trump.

Speak D Truth July 22, 2015 at 4:47 pm

Perry, Graham and those lower tier guys are running for ambassadorships. They have no chance at the nomination. They are trying to attack Trump to help out the establishment candidate in exchange for political favors. The Republicans have given us so many “unexcitable” option in recent history from Bob Dole to John McCain that it is pathetic. We are tired of getting the next guy in line. We want the excitable person with a fresh approach that speaks his mind. The democrats won the White House with Obama, in part, because he was not the established candidate. He wasn’t John Kerry and he wasn’t Hillary Clinton. Now, the democrats are trotting out that old nag (Hillary) again and they expect to walk to a victory. The Republicans can’t run another “establishment dead horse” against her.

Sic Semper Tyrannis July 22, 2015 at 5:03 pm

Honestly, no one in the republican party has a chance, this is just going to be part 3 in the Koch brothers failure to buy it. Every American knows the plan now. What a ass of money to waste.

Hot Air Balloon July 22, 2015 at 5:47 pm

Jesus! I think my daughter is freakin’ sexy!

How ya been there, Tango? I know you’re still a little sore about President Perry’s poor showing awile back, but life sucks. About me giving money to the Clintons….I was high on hair product???

Pogo July 22, 2015 at 5:49 pm

The Donald speaks the truth. He just slapped the shit out of GrandTango.

Flip July 22, 2015 at 5:52 pm

Don’t make fun of my gay lover like that!

Speak D Truth July 22, 2015 at 6:59 pm

People seem to be obsessed with Pogo and GrandTango. The only Pogo I see is an unregistered troll and I have never seen any posts from a GrandTango.

Speak D Truth July 22, 2015 at 6:33 pm

As a businessman sometimes you have to business with people that you would rather not in order to be successful, The same can be said for politics.

RogueElephant July 22, 2015 at 6:36 pm

If the Republicans run another establishment candidate they will get the same results as 08 and 12.

Buthow July 23, 2015 at 2:27 am Reply
TroubleBaby July 22, 2015 at 4:47 pm

“but haven’t the last two election cycles established the relative worthlessness of that title?”

Well put. And, it’s going to be very difficult for “The Donald” to try to turn some of the “unfavorability” polls back that he’s created by his bombastic style.

Sure, I love seeing someone kick the establishment in the teeth…but if the goal is to get elected I doubt his path is going to be successful even if he managed win the GOP primary…which to me is doubtful in and of itself.

He just alienates too many people even though he’s got some populist fervor going.

CorruptionInColumbia July 22, 2015 at 4:52 pm

Perry is just another gutless, nutless, wonder. Same as most of the “offerings” the Republican patty has gifted us with for the last coupe or so decades.

AirHead July 22, 2015 at 5:46 pm

I bet he’s a natural blonde.

TroubleBaby July 22, 2015 at 4:52 pm

Btw, who doesn’t want to punch four eyes in the face?

R U intellectually limited? July 22, 2015 at 5:13 pm

You sound like a very Roofian Hateful person. Violence is the answer from the very stupid, drug-induced or emotionally broken. You must be a Democrat, too immature to handle yourself rationally.

Don't Hold Back, GT July 22, 2015 at 5:53 pm

We all know you want to call him a Liberal-Tarian. Go ahead. We already know who you are.

TroubleBaby July 22, 2015 at 6:39 pm

Roofian Hateful person?

Pardon my GT Speak:


Perry can get nice appointment July 22, 2015 at 5:10 pm

Compare to the wonderful economy of Texas to the horrible fiscal mess Obama has made of our nation. Gov. Rick Perry looks like a Superstar when compared to the failure in chief in there now.

Add to it Perry’s demolishing of the Democrat Party in Texas under his watch, and the Perry deserves LOTS of credit. He’s done a GREAT job as an executive. He turned back the heinous practice of the butcher shop abortion industry, and destroyed the best Democrats in the process.

But unfortunately Perry took the media’s bait to attack fellow-Republican Trump, instead of bashing the media for baiting him. It has cost him any chance. Cruz took the bait, but used it to slam his dirty media aggressors.

Maybe it’s because Perry has managed to TAKE the Hispanic vote from the Democrat Party in Texas, and form a model that would neuter the Democrats nationally. Democrats are praying the Hispanics will save their dying gaggle of miscreants and beggars.

If Perry plays it cool, finds the winner, and endorses him eventually, I’m sure there will be a nice position for him in the GOP presidency of 2016.

Saluda Rapids July 22, 2015 at 5:13 pm

You sure Al Gore’s boy won’t run Hillary’s campaign in Texas? Just STFU and let the adults talk politics. You go back to eating paste.

U R living in the past July 22, 2015 at 5:15 pm

Are you the only idiot still hanging all your hopes on Hillary and Gore? You are one past-dwelling dumbass? Even the ass-backward Democrat Party has passed you by.

Sic Semper Tyrannis July 22, 2015 at 5:17 pm

It won’t matter who Hillary picks. Unless it’s a republican.

Hillary nosediving daily! July 22, 2015 at 5:22 pm

She’s having trouble beating a Socialist, you idiot. You better find another Obama, if you want ANY chance. And even that might hurt you more than it helps, you you consider the disaster Obama is.

Sic Semper Tyrannis July 22, 2015 at 5:34 pm

Hit me again after the blowout.

Such a typical Democrat July 22, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Typical fucking Democrat. You always assume you are entitled, no matter big a Fuck Up you are, again and again.

Clue: The media can only cover up the disaster you are, so much. And there is no Bush to blame this time. Besides: Bush looks like a Brilliant and shining star compared to you miserable liberal assholes. People KNOW it was you who Fucked it up. You cannot hide from what you are.

God Loves All His Children July 22, 2015 at 5:54 pm

Please tone down your language sir, you should be ashamed. Jesus taught us to show compassion to all people.

Hot Air Balloon July 22, 2015 at 5:59 pm

Ya know I hate to pipe in, but Tango doesn’t worry about being entitled. His Medicaid keeps on kicking in!

Conservative "values" July 22, 2015 at 6:05 pm

He has conservative “values”you know.

Rocky July 22, 2015 at 5:12 pm

Of to my right here is a listing for Female Athletes With Better Behinds than Kim Kardashian – I think I’ll click on that – since the GOP nomination is getting boring unless it includes Trump.

ATTACK the Enemy Democrats July 22, 2015 at 5:20 pm

US Sen. Tim Scott Joins Senate Colleagues in Urging Obama Administration to Fully Comply with Investigations into Planned Parenthood’s Practices.

Go after the ENEMY of our Country, not Donald Trump and LEGAL Americans.

Perry made a mistake by criticizing Trump in favor of illegal immigration. That was a deal-killer for Perry. Perry was a GREAT Governor. He will do a wonderful job when appointed by the next Republican president after the 2016 win.

Geocities July 22, 2015 at 5:50 pm

Whatever happened to your blog, GrandTango?

Hot Air Balloon July 22, 2015 at 5:51 pm

I had a fetus stuck under one of my head flaps once in China. Like Mexicans, they’re really tiny.

CorruptionInColumbia July 22, 2015 at 6:49 pm

That was funny!!!! No matter how hard these wannabes try and emulate Trump, they just can’t get it right. That is because they are walking on eggshells, trying to be politically correct in every word and deed, and Trump really just doesn’t give a shit. He is beholden to no PAC’s, no high dollar campaign contributors, and no lobbyists. I believe he even ssid recently that the only ones he wants to be beholden to are the American people. After decades of wimpy, limp-wristed, lispy, Presidents from both parties, what’s not to love?

RogueElephant July 22, 2015 at 10:44 pm

Weather or not Trump makes it all the way, he is saying what REAL Republicans should be saying. It is refreshing to hear the un adulterated truth for a change. More power to him.

Centrist View July 22, 2015 at 5:58 pm

(in Christian theology) a state of eternal punishment and damnation into which a sinful and unpenitent person passes after death.

Does the GOP even need Trump to hitchhike to perdition?

You FILTHY POS July 22, 2015 at 6:33 pm

You’re selling the body parts of mutilated babies, you fucking idiot. You’re more hideous than Hitler. On top of that, you’re trying to ignore your nasty deeds, while the nation is demanding you Account for your murderer and crime.

To try to judge someone to Hell because you hate them, while you’re heartlessly ripping the most-precious and innocent apart, to feed your Greed and power…you may be the lowest, feces-slurping piece of shit on the face of the earth. Shame on you, you dirty liberal BASTARD.

sarah failin July 23, 2015 at 12:36 am

Hi Big T

THE Story is DEMOCRAT Fiasco July 22, 2015 at 6:28 pm

The media is TRYING – and failing- to make Perry or Trump, or McCain or Graham the story:

While the country is riveted on:

The Planned Parenthood Scandal (WORSE by far than Todd Akin);

Shiftless, Obama-supported illegal aliens killing and raping our vulnerable contributing citizens in liberal sanctuary cities;

Hillary’s declining stature on a daily basis;

Murdering Jihadist, that Obama will not admit, because he said he had defeated them.

Keep trying to deflect, but it’s not working. We’re paying attention to who you are, and what you are doing.

Sarah Failin July 23, 2015 at 12:25 am

You don’t say?

RogueElephant July 22, 2015 at 6:34 pm

Perry gives new meaning to “go west till you smell it , turn south till you step in it.” LOL Personally I love Texas and most Texans, buy this jerk is ridiculous.

Perry governed well in Texas July 22, 2015 at 8:17 pm

Is that why Texas elected him over and over? R.E. you’re a good dude. Don’t fall into the trap of HATING a decent man, who has done a lot of good, just because he is not a dick-sucking liberal, like most of the pipe-throaters on this site.

I’m not saying he is part of the GOP’s top tier, that’s a VERY high standard this time. But Perry is not a bad guy.

RogueElephant July 22, 2015 at 10:33 pm

From what I can gather he was an outstanding gov. I just don’t think of him in the same light as a Scott Walker. Maybe my mistake but it is what it is.


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