Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Why Perry the Phony Fears Ron Paul...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Birthplace of Independent Conservatism
Liberty -vs- Tyranny

Whoa! Finally, a short concise article by Brent Budowsky explaining why Rick Perry, is, and ought to be afraid of Ron Paul. Perry is a phony. A big government pay to play fraud. He is, as I pointed out in a prior post, nothing more than a red statist. Which is only a matter of degrees different than a blue statist. After all, a statist is a statist, whether they be red or blue.

Anyone who wants to see a true conservative/libertarian calling the shots should think twice and hard about supporting Perry. For those conservatives/libertarians who realize GWB was really no fiscal conservative at all, and in fact in many ways encroached on the liberties of all Americans {the Patriot Act comes to mind} should realize that Perry very likely will offer up more of the same. In a nut shell... Leviathan under a Perry presidency would continue it's glutenous feast at the taxpayers expense.

Enough of my opinion, here is Brent Budowsky's take...

One of the cardinal rules of politics is "never attack down,” meaning a front-runner should never attack or respond to an opponent who is far behind. Yet that is what Rick Perry is doing. He is intimidated by Ron Paul, and responding to Ron Paul. Why? The answer is that Ron Paul is a true libertarian and a true conservative, while the latest version of Rick Perry, the man who once championed Al Gore, is a phony conservative and can't even pretend to be a phony libertarian.

As I have written repeatedly, Rick Perry is the ultimate pay-for-play government man, the exact opposite of a true conservative and a true libertarian. Ron Paul, whether one agrees with him or not, is the true libertarian and a genuine conservative in ways that Rick Perry can never be. That is why Rick Perry fears Ron Paul.


For now it is fascinating to watch Ron Paul get under Rick Perry's skin, and into Rick Perry's head.

Rick Perry is afraid of Ron Paul.

Rick Perry should be afraid of Ron Paul.

Ron Paul's very presence reveals what a polyester impersonation of a conservative Rick Perry actually is.

Indeed. There are candidates that are by far more conservative as well as libertarian in the republican race.

I will only add the following for those contemplating supporting Rick Perry; "beware of wolves in sheep's clothing."

Via: Memeorandum


  1. You republicans love your statists don't you!

    The biggest statists are conservatives from Texas!

    Never understood why Ron Paul ever thought he was a republican....small government, individual rights, isolationism, and dismantle the military....yeah, that really works in the republican party.

  2. Such positive vibes. And from a progressive nonetheless. Go figure!??!

  3. RN, it will not matter how Perry views ROn Paul, or whether he is afraid of him. Ron Paul has no chance of winning the GOP nomination.

    He is too old, does not support the GOP platform, and there is no path to victory for him through the GOP Primary system.

    Now, if you are going to define victory, not as getting the nomination, but winning some hearts and some minds, that is a different story.

    But that will capture the White House.

    Paul is interesting, but unless he is willing to go back on his word and run as an Independent, something that will rightly be seen as an opportunistic flip flop, which it will be, his candidacy is over...

    If you think otherwise, please explain to me how he comes through the primary calendar with the nomination.

    He loses Iowa and probably NH. He has no chance in SC. Doubtful he can win Florida, although with a lot of work, he can probably capture my state, Nevada.

    That is worse than Huckabee last year and then on Super Tuesday, he'll get crushed in the south...

    Just my thoughts...

  4. I think I'd vote for Jack the Republican Ripper over ANY leftwinger these days, but I don't see Paul winning even the primary let alone an election. He can out think Obama in any debate; I think ANY of the Republicans could...but his age and his stature (or lack thereof) are a real hindrance. TALL WINS in America, sadly.
    I think you're right about Perry....kind of slimy.
    But he has one big thing going for him: he's not Obama.

  5. Dave Miller - I have often said Ron Paul could not win the repub. nomination. The system in and of itself will assure this.

    I admire R.P. as a man of integrity who has more smarts in his little finger than Perry and a couple other phony RINO candidates have in the entirety of their being. IMO.

    I'm sticking with Ron Paul all the way or until he tosses in the towel.

    I will not support Perry, nor will I vote for him should he receive the repub. nomination.

  6. In a horse between these two undesirable candidates I'm not so sure which has the most negatives. I think it's a photo finish.

  7. Perry is kind of like Bill Clinton and Romney. He seems to say whatever he has to to please whoever it is he's talking to. He's a typical politician 101, basically.

  8. Tao said: "Never understood why Ron Paul ever thought he was a republican....small government, individual rights, isolationism, and dismantle the military....yeah, that really works in the republican party. "

    Actually, small government and individual rights are concepts that work very well in the Republican party, and not the Democrats, not at all.


    Dave said: "RN, it will not matter how Perry views ROn Paul, or whether he is afraid of him. Ron Paul has no chance of winning the GOP nomination."

    You are right. His supposed popularity is an artifact of the primary system. No, nothing is rigged against him. Him and his views are just not that popular.

  9. A comment I left @ LCR seems appropriate here...

    It refers to the possible choice between Obama and Perry in the 20012 presidential election....

    "Unfortunately it is looking like 2012 will be a match up of Statism and Statism Light.

    So much for integrity and the possibility of real meaningful change.

    Choice... 1) Locomotive ride to the abyss
    Choice... 2) Stagecoach ride to the abyss

    Eventual destination either way... More Statism...

    Just shaking my head."


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