Friday, September 9, 2011

Perry Is An Abject Liar

A former Governor a Texas (left) the now faker (right)
(Hat Tip Greg Weeks)

What Rick thinks:
"For the president of the United States to go to El Paso, Texas, and say that the border is safer than it's ever been, either he has some of the poorest intel of a president in the history of this country or he was an abject liar to the American people," Perry said. "It is not safe on that border."
What is actually taking place:
An extensive July 2011 analysis of crime data from Texas, California, Arizona and New Mexico by USA Today found that "violent crime rates were on average lower in cities within 30, 50 and 100 miles of the border — the distances used to fit various definitions of the 'border region.'"Border cities in Texas were no exception.

Perry's comments have angered El Paso's lawmakers and business leaders who have consistently disputed what they claim is political fear-mongering.

"It's incredibly frustrating to have the governor of our state use the national stage to denigrate our community," El Paso County Judge Veronica Escobar told the El Paso Times after the debate. "We are not unsafe. Every time he says that, it hurts us."
So which is it? Is Rick Perry badly misinformed (like he is on most other issues) or is he just an abject liar? Hard to tell sometimes.

And I leave you with the Republican Party of yore. How I miss thee.

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Right Wingnut said...


You have it all wrong here. If you want to prevent Perry from getting the nomination, you should be attacking him from the right...not the left.

BOSMAN said...

How can Perry complain about border security and then be against the fence?

Then, offer incentives for Mexicans to bring and have kids here by instate tuition credits.

He can't have it both ways.

Anonymous said...

Perry is very weak on immigration.


Ellie said...

Actually, I think that GB Sr., not Jr.

Noelle said...

Right Wingnut, I think Perry can legitimately be attacked from both the right and the left. His book is pretty far right, thus the attacks from the left, and his record is more to the left, thus the attacks from the right.

To me it is an indication that Perry is unprincipled.

Doug NYC GOP said...

Riffing off Noelle's comment, to me it casts Perry as a political oppurtunist.

He throws out the red mead but has no knowledge or beliefs to back up what he says.

He wa stalked into running by those whon thought they had an opening to snatch this thing. Boy are they in for a rude awakening.

Pablo said...

"If you want to prevent Perry from getting the nomination, you should be attacking him from the right...not the left."

And by left, you mean Ronald Reagan's position.

Pablo said...

I second Doug and Noelle on this one. Rick Perry panders. He was moderate on immigration in Texas. He is now a hardliner. And he doesn't know what he is talking about. He has the basic facts wrong.