Petty Perry exits 2016 race lobbing shots at Trump

…and then there were sixteen

In an announcement that surprised no one, former Texas governor Rick Perry exited the 2016 GOP presidential race Friday with these pretentious words: ‘I step aside knowing our party is in good hands.”

That was the beginning and end of any effort to be conciliatory. The pro-amnesty Perry, who was unable to rise above single digits in his second presidential bid following this 2011 debate debacle (video) then broke loose with a barrage of insults clearly aimed at GOP front-runner Donald Trump.

Using the preferred pseudo language of the left, Perry declared, “We cannot indulge in nativist appeals that divide the nation further. it doesn’t matter where you come from, but where you’re going,“ he chirped. Perry referred to liberals — who retreat from the accurate term — as “progressives,’ their favored description — deceptively implying they are forward thinking.

Previously Perry had referred to Trump as “a cancer on conservatism [which] must be clearly diagnosed, excised and discarded.”

“We have to love others as ourselves, regardless of where they come from,” Perry continued. “We can enforce our laws and borders and we can love all who live within our borders without betraying our values.”

Rick Perry’s static candidacy mirrors Jeb Bush’s minus the infusions of establishment money. As governor, Perry pushed for in-state tuition for illegals, accusing opponents of not having “a heart.”  Bush has called illegal immigration ‘an act of love.”

Perry also opposed E-Verify and a border fence. And like those he regards as keeping the “party In good hands” —- Bush and Marco Rubio —- Perry also opposed Arizona’s SB 1070’s provisions that allowed law enforcement to check the immigration status of those detained for other offenses. 

Good hands, indeed.

This is what Perry had to say as he bowed out. Listen to him brag that students in Texas schools constitute a majority minority, with a high number who have English as their second language.


8 Responses to Petty Perry exits 2016 race lobbing shots at Trump

  1. Maggie says:

    It’s rarely mentioned, but under Gov. Rick Perry, Texas mandated a drug known as Gardasil for 11-year-old school girls! There was no opt-in provision. Parents could opt out within a small window of time, IF they even knew the drug was being administered in their child‘s school. The drug which was rushed to the marketplace, was supposed to prevent cervical cancer in sexually active adult women. It was found to have detrimental side effects and was implicated in numerous deaths. Yet Rick Perry engaged in this overreach through an executive order bypassing the state legislature in 2008. He later pushed through it’s use on young boys!!

    Gardasil’s manufacturer, Merck & Co. Inc., was a heavy contributor to Perry’s campaigns and later Perry’s Chief of Staff went to work as a lobbyist for the drug manufacturer.

  2. state committeeman says:

    If only the rest of the clowns would bow out. Whimsey Graham, John Kacich, Santoram , and the least liked Rubio and Jab ya in the back Bush for starters. Walker is the next fair haired boy the estab will sell us. As usual our big tent is overloaded wiih circus antics and way too much elephant dung. We all love the issues to be out at last, but fellow patriots we are a nation of LAW not touchey feely bleeding heart “give the dreamers citizenship” or even think Mexico would pay for the dang fence. Some of the rhetoric is so foolish it would be laughable if it weren’t so seriously destructive to our sovereignty.

  3. Hometown Guy says:

    Glad to see Perry out. He falsely characterizes himself as a conservative, thinking all we need to do is hear that word and not look at his long and unsavory record. After the anti-America, anti-Constitutional policies imposed by committed liberal Obama and authorized by his congressional cohorts, we stands at a serious crossroad. America needs more than another slick politician. We need brains and commitment to turn this country around while we still have a chance. Perry provided neither. We better get it right this time.

  4. Conservative Since Birth says:

    All I ever saw was a liberal Republican in Rick Perry and I’m tired of Texas and Texans and the bragging that many of them do. Talk about shtick. (You’re exempt, Ted Cruz.) Good riddance to Gov. Perry. Stay away this time.

  5. state committeeman says:

    Well said hometown guy! Be a precinct committeeman and change the GOP back to the founding principles, our freedom depends on good men & women doing their part.

    • Hometown Guy says:

      state committeeman:
      I appreciate the invitation, but I’ve been a Precinct Committeeman for many years. Sometimes it’s a frustrating exercise in futility, and I question my sanity going door to door in the scorching heat, but I know the importance of my efforts and carry on.

      My concentration this time around will be directed at getting rid of John McCain. My support is with Sen. Kelli Ward. Let me invite you to join me.

      • state committeeman says:

        I want to end the shame of AZ and rid a corrupt senator but not add to it with a flawed candidate like Ward.

  6. state committeeman says:

    Well said conserv since birth you are all patriots,