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Rick Perry Panic Fires Up The Usual Suspects

From the DNC’s Politico:

Perry panic fires up the left

By: Ben Smith and Maggie Haberman
August 30, 2011

In his two weeks as a presidential candidate, Rick Perry has done something that neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney could do: wake up the left.

Perry panic has spread from the conference rooms of Washington, D.C., to the coffee shops of Brooklyn, with the realization that the conservative Texan could conceivably become the 45th president of the United States, a wave of alarm centering around Perry’s drawling, small-town affect and stands on core cultural issues such as women’s rights, gun control, the death penalty, and the separation of church and state.

And not to mention that fact that, at least according to the Politico, he is as dumb as a box of Bidens.

The epidemic of lefty angst isn’t just a matter of specific Perry policies though; it goes to the heart of the liberal worldview. His smashing debut on the presidential stage suggests that the victory of an urban liberal Democrat, Barack Obama, wasn’t a step toward a more progressive nation, but just a leftward swing of an increasingly wild pendulum, now poised to rocket to the right.

“His entry in the race is a signal and a wake-up call,” the Rev. Al Sharpton told POLITICO.

Perry, Sharpton said, “is looking to go to the O.K. Corral and start shooting. … Rather than the left get caught sleeping, we better load up, because he is bringing it.”

Perhaps we are mistaken, but it seems to us that the Reverend Sharpton is using the kind of violent imagery that has been roundly castigated in recent months.

[L]iberal leaders say they and their constituents see Perry as far worse than your average, hated Republican, and indeed as bad — if not worse — than his hated predecessor in Austin, George W. Bush.

Exactly who are the ‘haters’ in American politics?

And progressives who might have had a hard time getting worked up about Mitt Romney find themselves struggling for superlatives with which to express their fear of a President Perry.

“His work as governor is unparalleled in its frontal assault on women,” said Siobhan Bennett, the president of the Women’s Campaign Forum, citing statistics on women living in poverty and without health care in Texas and Perry’s active opposition to abortion. “He has gone farther out on a limb legislatively in his capacity as governor and has been expressly anti-woman in the legislation he has done.”

Needless to say Ms. Bennett knows nothing about Mr. Perry, except that he opposes abortion. And nothing is more sacred to a real woman than her right to kill her child in the womb.

“He is beyond what we expect from conservative Republicans on the gun issue,” said Dennis Henigan, the acting president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, who cited Perry’s support for gun rights on college campuses and said it was a sharp contrast with Romney’s “moderate” record. Perry’s rise, he said, had already become “a strong mobilizing force” for gun control activists, whose agenda has been largely ignored by the Obama administration.

“People are perceiving a very real threat that he could be the Republican nominee,” said Henigan, calling the prospect “quite frightening.”

Exactly who are the fear mongers here?

By the way, are there any other enumerated rights in our Constitution that the left opposes? Come to think of it, they aren’t too crazy about free speech or the practicing of religion or free speech, either.

Speaking of which:

Barry Lynn, whose Americans United for Separation of Church and State is on the front lines of keeping religion out of public life, also labeled Perry an extreme figure.

“He doesn’t just go to religious right gatherings — he creates religious right gatherings, and that’s a big difference,” he said, citing The Response, a 30,000-person event Perry led in Houston in early August.

Lynn said last week’s polls showing Perry in the lead among Republicans had startled his group’s supporters.

“Any time there’s a very viable candidate who has taken on the mantle of a crusader for Christ and ignorer of the Constitution, that makes very many people who care about the real Constitution very nervous,” he said

Ironically, the America-haters at Americans United, which is a 501c3 tax exempt ‘charity, claim that their mission is to defend the first clause of the First Amendment to the US Constitution. That states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”

Luckily, as a 501c3, Americans United is prohibited by law from endorsing or opposing any candidates for elected office.

And while conservatives enjoy Perry’s ability to enrage their liberal foes, some Democratic strategists have also welcomed his emergence.

“Whether he’s the nominee or not, he absolutely helps fire up our base,” said Jennifer Palmieri, president of the liberal Center for American Project Action Fund. “To the degree to which progressives are disaffected and unenthusiastic — this is their ‘holy sh**’ moment.”

For the record, Center for American Project Action Fund is a “sister advocacy organization” of the Soros bankrolled 501c3 ‘charity,’ the Center for American Progress. The CFAPAF runs the Democrats’ agit-prop hate site, Think Progress.

Clinton strategist James Carville, however, said Perry remains his second choice.

“Actually we’d all prefer Michele Bachmann,” he said.

And we believe him, too.

Stil, what more of an endorsement could any Republican candidate want than to be called a rabble rouser by the Reverend Sharpton? Or ‘anti-women’ by the women haters of NOW? Or to be called ‘frightening’ by the gun grabbers? Or too Christian by the professional atheists?

In fact, it’s hard to believe these aren’t paid endorsements. No wonder Perry is soaring in the polls.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, August 31st, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “Rick Perry Panic Fires Up The Usual Suspects”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    When you get the not so Reverend Sharptons’ panties in a knot, you’ve done something.
    The left is on the move………

  2. JohnMG says:

    …..”according to the Politico, he is as dumb as a box of Bidens……”

    Oh, Steve. What a mental picture that creates! And just how many Bidens are there in a box of Bidens? A six-pack, or……?

    • Right of the People says:

      Only one and that it one too many.

      Perry must be doing everything right, the libs are going into meltdown mode and we’re still 14 months away from election day. I think they’ll reach critical mass before next summer. This is going to be a fun campaign to watch.

  3. wirenut says:

    My mental picture of a box of Bidens looks more like, A Bag of Smashed A–holes!

  4. Howard Roark says:

    Isn’t it fun to watch these sissies scurry about as they panick over Rick? To watch & listen to them, you’d think that they’ve never been faced with any hardships in their soft little lives. Apparently, they’ve never had to make a decision harder than determining whether to have unprotected sex or not.

    Hard to believe that we’re only a few short generations removed from fathers and mothers who had to draw their own water every few days, make do without electricity, and guard against Indian raids.

  5. proreason says:

    I’m hoping Perry goes jogging with his dog during his campaign and shoots any “journalists” who threaten the animal.

  6. Reality Bytes says:

    I kept hearing about Perry gaffes but haven’t found any; one pointing out the difference betweem him & Bush is W went to Yale & Perry went to Texas A&M. How’s that criticism?\

    Seems all liberals & the Flash Mob Media have to do is make the claim for it to stick. Well, it ain’t gonna work this time. Try to be as nice as you will, but nothing can hold back the stench coming from Obama’s abject record for failure.

  7. wirenut says:

    Flip a coin, and most will say, Head’s or Tail’s. Now we are about to see “the edge” of that coin shortly. The left is becoming unglued, and that’s a good thing. Now we can see them for who, and what they really are. Any candidate with a backbone and a firm belief in our Founders oringnal intent, will win. Listen to the hate, the bile, the resentment that these tyrants are useing. From our schools, to our public works, to our State Capitol’s, they have trashed them all.
    This is just the begining of the end, for them.
    Sorry, I forgot about the dead and illegal votes. My bad!

  8. canary says:

    Steve Forbes says Obama’s economy is insane and gives a plug for Rick Perry


  9. proreason says:

    now even ole pro has a dilemna.

    It’s been asked whether there is a state that Perry would win in the general that Romney would not. And vice versa.

    So as the charter member of the win at all costs club, that is quite something to contemplate. It might well be true that Romney would put some states in play against Little Lenin that might go solidly against Perry. Same holds true for any conservative candidate, btw.

    I can’t decide whether to abandon all principles now or wait for a sign.

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