Tag Archive: Rick Perry

Handicapping the Contenders

I have now sat through all of the GOP debates and have come to a few conclusions. First, they should not be called debates. They are actually Meet the Candidates events. As such, they serve a useful purpose. But they are not debates. If they were, Newt Gingrich would have the nomination sewn up by…

Dick Morris and Other Questionable Characters

It’s bad enough having those well-spoken, snazzy-dressed, spokesmen for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), getting all huffy over opposition to the Ground Zero Mosque, but what makes them particularly unbearable is the silence they maintain over the way their brethren burn churches, bibles and Christians, in the Middle East. In a way, it reminds…

Bachmann has Jumped the Shark

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At a recent Republican presidential debate, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann scored some points when she pounced on fellow candidate Rick Perry for his attempt to mandate the HPV vaccine for young girls in the state of Texas. Being that conservatives generally frown upon government intrusion and public mandates, her criticism generated a roar of applause from…

Perry Criticism Sheds Light On What Really Creates Jobs

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One of Rick Perry’s big selling points as a presidential candidate is his governorship of the state that has created approximately 37% of our country’s jobs since the Great Recession. That’s a very impressive number. Thus, it’s no real shocker that his opposition in the Democratic party and in the news media have been quick…