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  •  If it was, good. (11+ / 0-)

    I'd like to see a little more bare-knuckled politics out of the President.  If the GOP continues to play games, I see no reason in the world that the President shouldn't give it right back to them.

    He has (to my dismay) time and time again tried to work with them, and every time has been rebuffed and disrespected.  I say good on him if he did this to overshadow Perry.

    Beside, Perry is such a loon that I don't think too many Republicans are interested in what he has to say.


    Republicans chap my ass


    by Marc in KS on Wed Aug 31, 2011 at 02:16:01 PM PDT

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    •  Are you kidding? (1+ / 0-)
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      It's all the GOPers are talking about!

      Perry has their base really fired up.

      I want to see Perry and Romney duke it out.. should be fun!

      •  Maybe -- (0+ / 0-)

        But most of them haven't been listening to him and don't know much about him.

        He comes off like a caricature of Bush, and if Obama won because of Bush fatigue, I don't think Perry is going to get a lot of support.  

        Romney's the danger -- I think he will walk all over Perry.  And Romney is the one that the big corporate money is going to go to.


        Republicans chap my ass


        by Marc in KS on Wed Aug 31, 2011 at 02:24:54 PM PDT

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        •  Srsly? No offense but where've youbeen (4+ / 0-)
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          Since iowa?

          Perry leads by 20. Romney is toast. The money is going to perry. Romney never had the "money wing" but rather his own rich buddies in Utah. The GOP has been holding back to funnel money and they recognize that perry may be unbeatable in a primary dominated by partisans. They're busy now trying to get him not to fuck himself too hard. Perry has the same money folks bushie did. Romney IMO was never a frontrunner. Only highest polled by default. Romney is toast hence his sudden effection for tea party labor day parades. Unless perry really really really screws up (really meaning more than calling for secession and saying social security is unconstitutional) he's going to be the nominee.

          It's the difference between losing a fight and refusing one. (h/t Kossack james richardson)

          by mdmslle on Wed Aug 31, 2011 at 02:31:23 PM PDT

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          •  I have to laugh sometimes (3+ / 0-)
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            at just how many people that hang around here at dKos know so little about the competition.  Kinda like all the hooha about Huntsman.. lol.

            I have to agree with you that Perry has the momentum.. but how he plays in northern states is still the question.  Romney may still have a shot, but he played it "safe" for way too long and now he's paying for it.

        •  Romney (0+ / 0-)

          is finished, even if the big money thinks he still has a chance.

      •  Sarah Palin had their base (0+ / 0-)

        really fired up to.   And every day she spent on tv in front of the general public, her unfavorables went up and Obama's odds of winning went up.

        I really hope that Perry get's that base fired up and cherry red and the sucker plays to it.

    •  "bad-ass-move" on the part of the president (2+ / 0-)
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      has already been referenced on mainstream as such

      "Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. And don't be attached to the results." -- Angeles Arrien

      by Sybil Liberty on Wed Aug 31, 2011 at 02:21:20 PM PDT

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    •  only if it works (1+ / 0-)
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      I'll decide when it is convienient for the president to speak to us (not that we'll be paying any attention) doesn't have Obama coming off as in charge.

    •  Oh boy do I (0+ / 0-)

      want to hear what Perry has to say. He's nuts!

    •  I always (2+ / 0-)
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      thought that the President's press statement to announce the demise of bin Laden - in the middle of the season finale for Duh Donald - was indicative of the man:

      Sly, subtle and devastatingly effective.

      The timing of that little bombshell was no accident.

      As far as Perry being a loon (despite the implied insult to water fowl), he is:  But he's red meat to some of the rethugs and the rest of 'em'll tune in to see just what implausible mish-mash comes out of his mouth.

      Our promises are made in proportion to our hopes, but kept in proportion to our fears.-LaRouchefoucauld

      by luvsathoroughbred on Wed Aug 31, 2011 at 02:54:45 PM PDT

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