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September 16, 2011

Perry Repeats Socialist Charge Against Obama Policies ~ Good! Perry Is Correct!!

Rick Perry comes out swinging in an exclusive interview in the new issue of Time magazine, which hits newsstands tomorrow. Perry sat down with the magazine's editor, Rick Stengel, and Mark Halperin, its editor at large and senior political analyst; he was photographed for the cover by Platon in a tight close-up.

Perry Repeats Socialist Charge Against Obama Policies

New York Times

In an interview with Time magazine, Gov. Rick Perry showed that he had no intention of softening the cactus-thorned rhetoric he developed during his decades in Texas politics, notably repeating his characterization of President Obama’s policies as “socialist.”

“Look, when all the answers emanate from Washington, D.C., one size fits all, whether it’s education policy or whether it’s health care policy, that is, on its face, socialism,” Mr. Perry told Time’s Richard Stengel and Mark Halperin.

In 2009, Mr. Perry told a Republican group in Texas that the Obama administration is “hell bent on taking America towards a socialist country.” This year, as he faces charges from his rivals for the Republican nomination that his positions are too extreme to win the general election, Mr. Perry said he will not change the way he speaks to appeal to the nation as a whole.

He also refused to back down from his characterization of Social Security as a “Ponzi scheme.”

“American citizens are just tired of this political correctness and politicians who are tiptoeing around important issues,” he said. “They want a decisive leader.”

He continued, “No one gets confused about the point I was making, that we have a system that is now broken. We need to make sure that those on Social Security today — and those approaching it — know without a doubt it will be in place.”

Wild Thing's comment......

If ObamaCare and the redistribution of wealth AREN’T socialist policies, what are they?

Perry is dead on accurate; perhaps even kind in his criticism.

Posted by Wild Thing at September 16, 2011 04:47 AM


One man's opinion.

One thing we can all say about Governor Perry, he leaves absolutly no doubt about where he stands.

This is a good sign for a lot of us and it is what we want to hear.

That being said it is going to take a lot of Independent voters to elect any Republican candidate.

Mr Perry needs to make sure that he does not lose to many of those potential voters, with what could be termed, by some, as being inflamatory rhetoric and labels.

President Reagan when he was running on much the same platform, made many of the same statements,as Perry, but refrained from labels like Socialism. He left it up us to fill in the blanks.

Posted by: Sean at September 16, 2011 10:21 AM

I think that what we conservatives, and many independents(Reagan Dems?), have been looking for for several decades is a candidate who aggressivly takes on the liberals and shows no fear. The Silent Majority is no longer silent(the Tea Party). We want an outspoken hero that we can rally to. No more of this compassionate conservative nonsense. We want a rooting tooting straight shooting from the hip sheriff that we can gather our posse around as we get America back on it's traditional successful highway.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at September 16, 2011 01:51 PM

They are Communists.

I have no reservations whatsoever in writing or saying that what we have today in the White House in 2011 is an American conclave of Communists.

I go still further to argue that they are worse than the Russian Soviet Communists.

Talk to elder Americans of Russian descent and they will tell you how the Bolsheviks of 1918 thoroughly destroyed a once industrious people, their proud history, the very culture of Russians and their way of life over a 70 year period ending in the demise of the Soviet Union to leave in their wake a gangster corrupt ridden society.

Americans of Cuban and Venezuelan descent will give you similar stories.

Why is this crowd we have gathered today in the White House worse ?

Because it is not just a creed of C.S. Lewis' collectivist stories where personal freedom and individual achievement are subjugated to give way to collective well being, collective group thought, and socialist ideals governed by spread the misery elitist central planners.

No, the policies of this White House are but prologue and plenary with its origins in the America of the 1960's "It Takes a Village" hippie commune creed of sloth and deceit that has cleverly adopted environmentalism and equality as a religion that worships at the church of government.

It is a creed that does not believe in God or country, that continues to destroy the American family, so sinister, so appealing and effectively pervasive to our young people that there are American teenagers today that cannot relate with their grandparents on so many levels.

If you were to take all of the speeches of Ronald Reagan since the 1950's and given a dime for every time he said or wrote the words freedom or liberty, you'd be a multi millionaire.

If you did the same with this President's speeches since his first appearance on the national stage at the 2004 Democrat National Convention, you could not pay for breakfast at McDonald's or the waiter's tip at a Sunday brunch this weekend.

Posted by: Carlos at September 16, 2011 03:55 PM

Thank you Sean, Tom and Carlos, I really appreciate what you think and your input and sharing.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 17, 2011 02:27 AM