Comments on: Rick Perry’s Defense Of 1988 Al Gore Endorsement Runs Into Reality http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/rick-perrys-defense-of-1988-al-gore-endorsement-runs-into-reality/ The latest Politics news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers including Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos and more. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:00:16 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Nick Balandiat http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/rick-perrys-defense-of-1988-al-gore-endorsement-runs-into-reality/#comment-2677991 Nick Balandiat Mon, 19 Sep 2011 00:54:18 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=31951#comment-2677991 TO: Tim T. RE: "Nick, I do believe that you’ve misrepresented Perry’s position on every topic you listed" I was referring to positions that Perry spelled out in his book. Perry will tell folks on the campaign trail to "READ MY BOOK" when asked about his positions. As for directly electing Senators. Well I suppose you are a Republican and as of this momment Republicans CONTROL more state government so if the 17th amendment were gone Republicans would control more seats in the Senate. So it doesn't surprise me you would support this (if you're a Republican - which I strongly suspect). As it stands altering the constitution is tough...for good reasons. But hey you want to change things go right ahead. I don't think you'll have much luck in the long term. Now back to Perry. If you think I "Nick, I do believe that you’ve misrepresented Perry’s position on every topic you listed" Then read Perry's book. TO: Tim T.

RE: “Nick, I do believe that you’ve misrepresented Perry’s position on every topic you listed”

I was referring to positions that Perry spelled out in his book. Perry will tell folks on the campaign trail to “READ MY BOOK” when asked about his positions.

As for directly electing Senators. Well I suppose you are a Republican and as of this momment Republicans CONTROL more state government so if the 17th amendment were gone Republicans would control more seats in the Senate.

So it doesn’t surprise me you would support this (if you’re a Republican – which I strongly suspect).

As it stands altering the constitution is tough…for good reasons. But hey you want to change things go right ahead.

I don’t think you’ll have much luck in the long term.

Now back to Perry.

If you think I “Nick, I do believe that you’ve misrepresented Perry’s position on every topic you listed”

Then read Perry’s book.

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By: VRWC1 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/rick-perrys-defense-of-1988-al-gore-endorsement-runs-into-reality/#comment-1669121 VRWC1 Tue, 06 Sep 2011 17:40:34 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=31951#comment-1669121 This just another one of many attempts to take Rick Perry down in feigned deferrence to Romney. The left (this absolutely includes the MSM who, no matter how bad a president Obama is, still believe in the Big Brother agenda) believes Romney will be easier to beat than Perry. Everything should be analyzed with that pretext in mind. This just another one of many attempts to take Rick Perry down in feigned deferrence to Romney. The left (this absolutely includes the MSM who, no matter how bad a president Obama is, still believe in the Big Brother agenda) believes Romney will be easier to beat than Perry. Everything should be analyzed with that pretext in mind.

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By: ruff karver http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/rick-perrys-defense-of-1988-al-gore-endorsement-runs-into-reality/#comment-1571951 ruff karver Mon, 05 Sep 2011 12:11:57 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=31951#comment-1571951 As with Bachmann Perry Talks the talk but takes the stimulus money. He cannot erase his damage he has done by shooting of his mouth over Texas seccession or his support of Al Gore. Outside of the voluntarily uninformed whose only qualification requirements would be "cowboy essense" there needs to be a nation of voters concerned not just with defeating Obama, but with repairing the damage to america and restoring the faith in washington Ron Paul in 2012 As with Bachmann Perry Talks the talk but takes the stimulus money. He cannot erase his damage he has done by shooting of his mouth over Texas seccession or his support of Al Gore.
Outside of the voluntarily uninformed whose only qualification requirements would be “cowboy essense” there needs to be a nation of voters concerned not just with defeating Obama, but with repairing the damage to america and restoring the faith in washington
Ron Paul in 2012

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By: newz4i http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/rick-perrys-defense-of-1988-al-gore-endorsement-runs-into-reality/#comment-1436561 newz4i Sat, 03 Sep 2011 15:07:27 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=31951#comment-1436561 "The Perry campaign declined to comment." Perry is declining comments on most of his history. “The Perry campaign declined to comment.” Perry is declining comments on most of his history.

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By: ben http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/rick-perrys-defense-of-1988-al-gore-endorsement-runs-into-reality/#comment-1390901 ben Fri, 02 Sep 2011 17:38:55 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=31951#comment-1390901 Seriously, the only candidate that I am supporting who has a CONSISTENT voting record for the past 30 years is Congressman Ron Paul. He is for the PEOPLE. Stop voting for established candidates like Perry. LOOK AT THE OTHER REPUBLICANS VOTING RECORDS. The other Republican candidates only serve the special interest groups. WAKE UP PEOPLE. RON PAUL 2012. Seriously, the only candidate that I am supporting who has a CONSISTENT voting record for the past 30 years is Congressman Ron Paul. He is for the PEOPLE. Stop voting for established candidates like Perry. LOOK AT THE OTHER REPUBLICANS VOTING RECORDS. The other Republican candidates only serve the special interest groups. WAKE UP PEOPLE. RON PAUL 2012.

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By: Ron http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/rick-perrys-defense-of-1988-al-gore-endorsement-runs-into-reality/#comment-1356761 Ron Thu, 01 Sep 2011 23:42:43 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=31951#comment-1356761 He also supported forced vaccines, the trans texas corridor, HillaryCare, and doubled Texas's spending. He also supported forced vaccines, the trans texas corridor, HillaryCare, and doubled Texas’s spending.

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By: Troy Wood http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/rick-perrys-defense-of-1988-al-gore-endorsement-runs-into-reality/#comment-1354961 Troy Wood Thu, 01 Sep 2011 21:58:08 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=31951#comment-1354961 Told ya so...so if Gore was really already on record as not supporting SDI, why did Perry like him so much to be his campaign chairman in Texas? And the far-right wants to annoint this guy over the pragmatic Romney??? Clue GOP. If you want the White House back, nominate Romney. If you want to stand for your damned "conservative principles" then nominate anyone else. You will force all the moderates in the blue and purple states to vote for Obama and you will get him for a second term. I'm betting that will happen, and since I did predict all 50-states right on the electoral map last time, I'm going to bet that way again at this juncture. Told ya so…so if Gore was really already on record as not supporting SDI, why did Perry like him so much to be his campaign chairman in Texas? And the far-right wants to annoint this guy over the pragmatic Romney??? Clue GOP. If you want the White House back, nominate Romney. If you want to stand for your damned “conservative principles” then nominate anyone else. You will force all the moderates in the blue and purple states to vote for Obama and you will get him for a second term. I’m betting that will happen, and since I did predict all 50-states right on the electoral map last time, I’m going to bet that way again at this juncture.

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By: Tim T. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/rick-perrys-defense-of-1988-al-gore-endorsement-runs-into-reality/#comment-1347361 Tim T. Thu, 01 Sep 2011 14:39:59 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=31951#comment-1347361 Nick, I do believe that you've misrepresented Perry's position on every topic you listed. Just as a single example: the 17th amendment undid one of the major pillars of the separation of powers found in the Constitution. Originally, the states were supposed to have enough power to balance federal power -- to keep the fedgov from spinning out of control. The Senate was designed to give the states *as states* a say in how the fedgov was run. The House of Reps was meant to be the voice of the common folks like us. The Constitution intended the House, the Senate and the Presidency to represent competing interests that would keep one another in check. The 17th Amendment upset that balance, essentially stripping states of their ability to act as a check on federal power grabs. Is this a good thing? That's what Perry is railing against. Nick, I do believe that you’ve misrepresented Perry’s position on every topic you listed.

Just as a single example: the 17th amendment undid one of the major pillars of the separation of powers found in the Constitution. Originally, the states were supposed to have enough power to balance federal power — to keep the fedgov from spinning out of control. The Senate was designed to give the states *as states* a say in how the fedgov was run. The House of Reps was meant to be the voice of the common folks like us. The Constitution intended the House, the Senate and the Presidency to represent competing interests that would keep one another in check. The 17th Amendment upset that balance, essentially stripping states of their ability to act as a check on federal power grabs. Is this a good thing? That’s what Perry is railing against.

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By: Tim T. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/rick-perrys-defense-of-1988-al-gore-endorsement-runs-into-reality/#comment-1347151 Tim T. Thu, 01 Sep 2011 14:30:39 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=31951#comment-1347151 If in 2008 ABC, et al. had subjected Mr. Obama to the same level of nitpicking scrutiny they are now giving Perry, Obama might not be president now. The truth is, the big boys of the media weren't the least bit interested in digging more deeply than Obama's books. If in 2008 ABC, et al. had subjected Mr. Obama to the same level of nitpicking scrutiny they are now giving Perry, Obama might not be president now. The truth is, the big boys of the media weren’t the least bit interested in digging more deeply than Obama’s books.

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By: newcountryman http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/rick-perrys-defense-of-1988-al-gore-endorsement-runs-into-reality/#comment-1346221 newcountryman Thu, 01 Sep 2011 12:48:42 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=31951#comment-1346221 I agree. Just another politician. I'll write in a candidate before I'd vote for either him or Obama. I agree. Just another politician. I’ll write in a candidate before I’d vote for either him or Obama.

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