National Politics - 2016

So … Rick Perry’s Campaign Felt “Unsafe” In Downtown Columbia

THE EVOLVING EXCUSES BEHIND ONE CANDIDATE’S 2016 IMPLOSION … || By FITSNEWS || The South Carolina leader of former Texas governor Rick Perry‘s 2016 presidential campaign is disputing reports regarding the shuttering of Perry’s Palmetto State headquarters. Earlier this week, Perry for President advisor Katon Dawson confirmed to CNN that…


|| By FITSNEWS || The South Carolina leader of former Texas governor Rick Perry‘s 2016 presidential campaign is disputing reports regarding the shuttering of Perry’s Palmetto State headquarters.

Earlier this week, Perry for President advisor Katon Dawson confirmed to CNN that the campaign had closed its office at 1315 Calhoun Street in downtown Columbia, S.C.  The reason? Dawson told the network his real estate agent had found a “hot new client” for the location.

Um … really?

Take a look …

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1315 Calhoun

(Pic via Google Maps)

Yeah … that’s some “hot property.” LOLz.

Anyway, the shuttering of Perry’s campaign office came a month after National Journal broke the news that the crony capitalist had stopped paying his campaign team.  Which, you know … usually isn’t a good sign.

(Perry has since managed to ramp back up to one paid staffer in the early-voting Palmetto State, where the latest polling has him receiving a single percentage point of support).

Desperate to put a positive spin on Perry’s deteriorating presidential prospects, Dawson gave an interview to a local television station seeking to blunt the impact of the CNN report.  According to reporter Will Whitson of WIS TV 10 (NBC – Columbia, S.C.), Dawson has decided to drop his “hot client” excuse in exchange for a new explanation.

From Whitson’s report:

(Dawson) says that the campaign did close it’s headquarters office in downtown Columbia, but said initial reports by CNN saying the state campaign was shut down are incorrect.

Dawson said he moved the campaign to another one of his properties off Bluff Road, citing safety concerns around the first office’s location.

Wait … safety concerns?  In a city run by the “mayorhood?” Hmmm … don’t look now but Dawson may have belatedly stumbled into a compelling rationale.  Don’t get us wrong, it’s still bullsh*t … but at least this time it’s marginally believable bullsh*t.

After a brief flirtation with frontrunner status four years ago, Perry’s 2012 presidential bid flamed out in spectacular fashion.  He vowed to run a smarter campaign this go-round … but didn’t.

Which is why national news outlets are following him so closely … eager to report on the first “Republican” presidential candidate to give up the ghost.

Meanwhile as for Dawson (who has reportedly been in negotiations with numerous other 2016 candidates in recent weeks), he appears to have successfully bled Perry dry … again.


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Rocky Verdad September 9, 2015 at 2:28 pm

Tango says Rick will win it all.

el pOgO amigo September 9, 2015 at 2:43 pm

Rocky says veterans are evil and don’t deserve money.

mamatiger92 September 9, 2015 at 2:50 pm

Trump says give ’em somebody else’s money.

flip September 9, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Democrats hate the military.Soldiers set a bad example. Here are men and women who possess what, if they chose, could be complete control over power. Yet they treat power with honor and respect. Members of the armed forces fight not to seize power for themselves but to ensure that power can bestow its favors upon all Americans.That is why Trump wanting to help the veterans offends socialists like you and Rocky-neither of you have ANY honor.

mamatiger92 September 9, 2015 at 2:59 pm

If he wanted to help them, he’d write a check out of his own account.

mamatiger92 September 9, 2015 at 3:02 pm

Better yet, why do you support someone who would give away someone else’s money? Why do you hate America, flip?

flip September 9, 2015 at 3:08 pm

You are the one angry about helping the veterans. See the problem you have with the money is that it is the WRONG cause for YOU as you believe this country to be evil and hate our military.

If Trump would have said he wanted the money to go to a bunch of perverts like LGBT or abortion mills you would have loved that.

Right Smirks?

mamatiger92 September 9, 2015 at 3:09 pm

flip • 4 hours ago

I bet you would give-if it was somebody else’s money.That is the way liberals run.

flip September 9, 2015 at 3:15 pm

Joe ScarboroughVerified account?@JoeNBC
What a wonderful idea by @RealDonaldTrump to help homeless vets through the financial windfall he creates!

You are evil not to want to help vets!

Sic Semper Tyrannis September 9, 2015 at 5:06 pm

Where were you before trumps comment. ? See why I’m against bogus Republican wars that accomplish nothing ?

flip September 9, 2015 at 3:24 pm

FYI…it is really hard to reply to your rants when you CHANGE them every 2 minutes….I go to respond and then you have changed it? You that stupid?Copy and paste all you want but at least show some intellectual integrity on here…

mamatiger92 September 9, 2015 at 3:38 pm


bobbymac September 9, 2015 at 3:25 pm

That is such bullshit. I am a veteran who is a Democrat and my son currently serves on the USS Nevada and is a Democrat. It is so ironic that people like yourself so venerate the military and decry socialism when the most socialist organization in the United States is the US military.

flip September 9, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Thank you for your service NOT for hating your country,socialist.

bobbymac September 9, 2015 at 3:34 pm

You are such an arrogant asshole to think that simply because I disagree with what you believe that I somehow hate my country. I would never think that you hate the US simply because you are a conservative. One of the main problems with the level of political discourse these days is that people, like you, believe that anyone who honestly believes something different somehow has an evil motive or intent. People disagree…that doesn’t mean they hate their country or are somehow bad..

Rocky Verdad September 9, 2015 at 3:41 pm

Flip hates Obama so much he’s hoping there’s a terror attack on Friday that kills 5,000 innocent Americans. You probably didn’t know that.

read up on it September 9, 2015 at 3:49 pm

Democrats, or the party, HATES the America, and the freedom we stand for. They think we are racists and imperialists.

You are getting used by the Democrats. Look at what Obama’s done to the VA. He also classifies returning soldiers as Terrorists, while siding w/ our enemies against us.

This is basic politics. I encourage you to look into it.

Rocky Verdad September 9, 2015 at 4:06 pm

You really miss the point. We don’t hate America, we love America. We don’t like you – but then – you’re not America.

Sic Semper Tyrannis September 9, 2015 at 5:02 pm

You are correct, but not in S Carolina. These uneducated people feed on republican stew 24 / 7. I don’t waste my time other than a few comments here and there.

Rocky Verdad September 9, 2015 at 5:42 pm

Ah, they’re easy to shut up.

Do not sound smart September 9, 2015 at 3:40 pm

Was it your son the Village People were singing about….????..In the Navy???

That said: Why anyone would serve in the military, but so damage the country by voting for the most America-Hating bastards in our nation…baffles me.

Rocky Verdad September 9, 2015 at 3:40 pm

Yeah, but we all stopped voting for Bush in 2006.

Your life's a lie September 9, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Bush is LOVED by most in the military. Obama, and Clinton are HATED. Why do you think Gore disenfranchised all those service personnel in 2000.

You are FUCKING ignorant when it comes to history.

Rocky Verdad September 9, 2015 at 4:05 pm

Particularly the ones who don’t serve any longer, collect full time disability and strap them iron legs on in the morning.

bobbymac September 9, 2015 at 3:57 pm

I suspect that you have never served your country at all. Correct me if I am wrong. It is easy to ridicule people who serve while you are sitting in the comfort of your home. I will certainly ask him for you when he gets back from his 3 to 4 month patrol in the Pacific hopefully in time for the first Christmas has had at home in years. As for the reason I voted for Obama, the reasons are numerous….we now have access to health insurance even if you have pre-existing conditions, the unemployment rate is down, my 401k is up and we are no longer involved in two wars. While you may disagree with whether these are good things or not, factually they are undisputable..

UR an Entitled Elitist September 9, 2015 at 9:20 pm

STFU, you blithering asshole. It’s an all volunteer military.

If you are going to whine and moan, don’t join. Some of you stupid motherfuckers think you’re special. But you get paid to join. And you can retire, with full bennies, at 38. WTF is that? . But you act like it’s a big sacrifice.

Clue: You’re not any better than any other American,. You just have a different job. Who ever told you, you were better, LIED you, Dumbass.

Rocky Verdad September 9, 2015 at 3:39 pm

That’s why in the 1990s we had the smartest most capable military ever – thanks to Bill Clinton.

Rocky Dumbass Shit Stain September 9, 2015 at 5:39 pm

errr … hey dumbass … ummmm … remember who came after Reagan’s massive build up of the military and only lasted one term? Remember how that one termer carried on with the military build up become the Sexual Predator you love and adore??? LMAO!!!!!!

Rocky Verdad September 9, 2015 at 5:41 pm

That last sentence makes no sense. You’re saying Bush 1 continued the build-up and then became a sexual predator? Better re-read that one.

Obi Won September 10, 2015 at 5:32 pm

Think he meant “Before” not “Become”?

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Rocky Verdad September 9, 2015 at 2:44 pm

Next excuse. They closed the office so the volunteers could go to the Huge Stop Iran Deal Rally in Washington DC.

erneba September 9, 2015 at 2:50 pm

The place looks like a badly refurbished 7-11.
The “safety concern” excuse may have some validity. I would not be caught dead in Columbia. Unfortunately, some people are.

flip September 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Thanks for the advice.Sometimes we stay out in West Columbia at a nice Quality Inn so we can visit a sports bar called Calloway’s. It is a little rough over there.

flip September 9, 2015 at 2:53 pm

I like downtown Columbia. Stay at the Hampton Inn and hit Jilians for some Beach Music on Thursday’s when we travel thru Columbia.

I go walking in the morning.Seems safe to me. Course I am 6’5″ 250 lbs which I am sure deters Democrat Party trash like Black Lives Matter or Communists for Bernie from fucking with me.:)

Rocky Verdad September 9, 2015 at 3:43 pm

Flip – you need to go on a diet. But then again, so do I.

Columbia becoming n a cesspool September 9, 2015 at 3:34 pm

With Obama as president, letting criminals out, and Benjamin in office…there’s a Murder a day in Columbia. Benjamin needs one ONE criteria to get elected over and over…no matter how bad Columbia gets (see Detroit/see White House)….

I would not want to be in the streets after dark, just the random gunfire will get you…

Black – or white- lives matter ONLY if the Racist Democrat Party can use them to get votes…otherwise, they just as soon blow you away.

Rick Perry September 9, 2015 at 4:22 pm

I told him to name it “Niggerhead Headquarters” and Katon resisted, so I closed the damn thing.

If you ask me it was a fitting name.

Wilhelm von Winkelstein September 9, 2015 at 4:28 pm

Will, didn’t you move you family out of Columbia for safety reasons?

Pete Wagner September 9, 2015 at 5:20 pm

The establishment loathes Rick Perry. Security should not a casual thing with the Perry campaign.


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