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August 17, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry Refuses To Back Down On Bernanke Comment ~ Thank You Gov.!!!

Perry Refuses To Back Down On Bernanke Comment: “I’m Passionate About The Issue, I Stand By What I Said"

The Washington Post

Twelve hours removed from a controversy about his suggestion that Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke was engaging in “treasonous” behavior Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential campaign didn’t try to walk back the remark. In fact, they doubled down on it.

“I am passionate about the issue but I stand by what I said,” Perry told reporters in Iowa today.

Although Perry’s campaign is only a few days old, the episode provides a telling insight into the Texas governor: he is brash, bold and unapologetic about being so.

And that just might make him a perfect fit for the current Republican primary electorate who is mad as hell and not going to take it anymore.

A look back across Perry’s rhetorical history suggests that this latest controversy is nothing new.

Perry famously floated the idea of Texas seceding from the United States if the federal government kept trampling on states’ rights in 2009

Obama: Perry “Needs To Be More Careful” What He Says


The White House denounced Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry on Tuesday for his threatening remarks toward the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve that represented some of the most inflammatory rhetoric of the 2012 election campaign.

At a campaign event on Monday, Perry was asked if Obama loved the country, and replied, “You need to ask him.”
Campaigning in Iowa on Monday, the Texas governor said he would consider it "treasonous" if Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke "prints more money between now and the election" in November 2012 -- a fresh sign of the political heat the central bank faces as it tries to right the stumbling U.S. economy.

"If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I don't know what y'all will do to him in Iowa, but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas," Perry said to laughter from supporters in Iowa.

"Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost treacherous, treasonous in my opinion," he said.

Asked whether Perry’s remarks were disrespectful, Obama said he would “cut him some slack” as a new candidate.

“Everybody who runs for president, it probably takes them a little bit of time before they start realizing that this isn’t like running for governor or running for senator or running for Congress, and you’ve got to be a little more careful about what you say,” Obama said on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.”


Wild Thing's comment......

This all reminds me soooo much of the last presidential campaign. When Sarah Palin was speaking the truth about Obama, things about William Ayers, about his other associations, so many things. And she was attacked for it, BUT not by any of us, we cheered her on as did all the other conservatives that wanted people to know the truth about Obama. She did not back down either. Only RINO MCCain was running around saying Obama was a man of honor....BARF!

Thank God that Perry stands his ground on what he said. IMO conservatives should all be very glad about this.

And what arrogance Obama has once again to even give a warning to Perry sheesh!

Read my lips Obama. Perry is right and I will add that YOU Obama are treasonous to our country. With your socialized medicine and the rest of your agenda.

Posted by Wild Thing at August 17, 2011 04:55 AM


"The eyes of Texas are upon you, all the live long day ...till Gabriel blows his horn."

This is our man.

The mere prospect of this leadership coming to Washington could have ramifications the world over prior to January 20, 2013.

The eyes of the world are watching.

Posted by: Carlos at August 17, 2011 06:58 AM

I am sure glad Perry is not backtracking. I also don't like Bernanke as Fed chairman. Seems like everytime Bernanke opens his mouth the economy takes a slide downwards.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at August 17, 2011 10:33 AM

The Fed was created in 1913, didn't need it until that point, why do we need a private corporation held accountable to Nobody and in charge of the Nations supply of money.

We have Geithner in charge of the Treasury, a man who is an admited Tax Cheat, working hand in glove with Bernanke to raise the debt with no way of ever paying it back. So obama's going to cut Perry some slack, give me a break...beam me up...maybe we'll get Jimmy back in 2012

Posted by: Mark at August 17, 2011 11:46 AM

gov. perry is starting to make a believer out of me with these type of comments and to his credit i am glad to see he didn't back down from the comments he made .which, by the way, i also agree with. love the picture of obummer you posted above it looks so like him ...........evil !!

Posted by: latitude38 at August 17, 2011 06:23 PM

Thank you so much. Great input!

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 17, 2011 07:23 PM