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  •  I knew this wouldn't hurt Perry. (2+ / 0-)
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    cassandracarolina, mconvente

    He's their guy. And short of a live boy or a dead girl, they will spin virtually anything he says or ignore it altogether. Wasn't it just the other day a couple GOP governors or state folks lined up behind Perry's statement about Social Security? I knew then, they like the guy and if they're busy trying to spin THAT, what else could he possibly say to turn the GOP primary voters against him?

    I have NO idea.

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

    by mdmslle on Mon Sep 12, 2011 at 07:41:56 AM PDT

    •  He would never have doubled (6+ / 0-)

      down with that being tested with the right people..

      Romney polls the village....Perry polls the people who can vote for him...

      Perry is in touch with the grassroots...Romney is making the same mistakes Hillary made trying to  win points with the media...

      "But once John Boehner is sworn in as Speaker, then he’s going to have responsibilities to govern. You can’t just stand on the sidelines and be a bomb thrower." - President Obama, 12-07-2010

      by justmy2 on Mon Sep 12, 2011 at 07:44:03 AM PDT

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    •  Perry's going for younger voters (2+ / 0-)
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      cassandracarolina, LaurenMonica

      like Ron Paul, with their "ponzi" scam.

      The GOP says -- "firefighters are thugs!"

      by MartyM on Mon Sep 12, 2011 at 08:21:03 AM PDT

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      •  The problem is, the more he reassures older voters (1+ / 0-)
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        The more that trades off with the pitch he's making to the kiddies.

        If you've been working for 5-6 years, you're already paying into the system enough to have felt it in your paychecks.

        His argument to older voters is that they'll be taken care of, regardless. But SS is financed by current workers. So the reality becomes that current young workers aren't going to see benefits to the system they're paying into.

        Its only under Perry's idea that SS becomes a monstrous lie and a ponzi scheme.

        It is sort of irrelevant anyway. You can't get elected calling a cherished program a ponzi scheme.

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