Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Rick Perry, You're Not Calling In To A Talk Radio Program

So newly-minted frontrunner and post-Civil War secessionist Rick Perry is one of those Tea Party conservatives with a Michael Savage talk radio mentality who goes Right for the jugular, reports The Washington Post.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, making his maiden campaign swing in Iowa after jumping into the race for the Republican presidential nomination, suggested Monday night that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke would be committing an act of treason by printing more money between now and November 2012.
Responding to a question about the Federal Reserve at a campaign event in Cedar Rapids, Perry said: “If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I don’t know what y’all would do to him in Iowa, but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas. Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost treacherous, or treasonous, in my opinion.”
No doubt Michele Bachmann, vying for the soul of the GOP/Tea Party/Conservative base, will have to meet Perry's craziness by calling for Bernanke to be burned at the stake.

This is fringe stuff. Weird and scary.


enoughlalready said...

I see that some think Paul Ryan may yet enter the race:

(PS -- Don't know if you got my previous post. Not only did I spell weird wrong, but I hit the wrong button trying to correct my error.)

Anon Jim said...

At this point in time Paul Ryan is exactly where he wants to be - a conservative fiscal wonk in charge of the Federal budget.

It is difficult enough to figure out why any rational person would want to go thru meat grinder of running for President.

There is no upside for Ryan to make the attempt.

Especially now it is no longer just Snow White and the 7 dwarfs and there is a viable candidate capable of beating Obama in the form of Rick Perry.

Ryan simply is not gonna do it, he is way too smart for that.

Reagan's Disciple said...

I don't think Ryan should get in and I like Paul Ryan a lot.

He is better suited to keep his spot in the House and possibly entertain becoming Perry's VP and running mate (bringing in WI's electoral votes.)

While I'm sure the left will soon start labeling Perry as unintelligent. I think Perry has an upside as big as any Conservative Republican candidate since Reagan.