Note to Rick Perry’s opponents: you’re screwing this up

Ever since Governor Perry went to Iowa and opened his pie hole, all the Democrats and half the Republicans have been calling his comments “un-Presidential.” The Bushies, led by Karl Rove, have been particularly vocal in their opposition to Perry’s rough rhetoric.

Perry finally makes a valid point

Here’s a helpful hint for you Republicans: you’re only helping Perry. Don’t you imagine that all those wing nuts whose support Perry is after like that there is now a candidate in the race who is “un-Presidential?” They believe that people being “Presidential,” ironically including George W. Bush, is what got us in this mess to begin with. The fact that those who intend to be unflattering to Governor Perry are calling him precisely what best positions him in this whacked-out race for the Republican nomination only helps propel him to the top of this pile of Bad News Bears-esque misfits running for the Republican Presidential nomination.

Perry thinks the Republican nomination will hinge on the jobs message. Perry isn’t wrong. So if you want to ensure that Perry isn’t the nominee, take him up on it. There’s plenty to talk about.

Perry’s narrative about jobs in Texas looks great at first blush, but it has ginormous holes upon closer scrutiny. Yup, Texas has jobs. Texas is a pro-business state. So what – Texas has always been pro-business, and we’ve almost always been near the top of the heap in job growth, and were long before Perry was around to take credit for it. And under his “leadership,” those jobs he brags about are crappy jobs – we have twice as many minimum wage jobs as anybody else in the country.

If you want to avoid getting a whuppin’ by Perry, stop taking Karl Rove and the Bushies’ lead in calling him “un-Presidential.” Instead, use his own jobs blather against him. He’s not un-Presidential – he’s simply unfit for office.

But speaking of Bushes, this is happening. I never thought I’d say this, but she really should keep her Bush.



One Response to Note to Rick Perry’s opponents: you’re screwing this up

  1. Anonymous August 18, 2011 at 6:37 pm #

    A tautonym!

    Well, it being NY, she *could* be marrying his friend Vera Wang…

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