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Perry in SC Day 7: The Believable Perry Economic Plan

Jan 15, 2012
Joe Hyde

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Rick Perry on the campaign trail in South Carolina

The video above is Rebecca Winterowd's recording of "A President For Our Time" in support of Rick Perry's Presidential Campaign. Lyrics written by Dan Winterowd.

Last night, Texas Gov. Rick Perry had an awesome appearance in Mike Huckabee's South Carolina forum. He was energized, engaging, and always on message. Here is last night's "Rick Perry Experience" here, in video:

I loved this appearance by Rick Perry because he highlights his economic plans, and his record of discipline in balancing budgets and vetoing spending increases. "We had 64 different times that we've cut spending in that state (Texas)," Perry said.

Perry's economic agenda is a three-legged, and powerful proposal. It starts with the Energy-Jobs plan, a proposal to use the power of the office of the presidency to open up federal land and offshore areas for energy exploration via executive orders.

Next it has a two-pronged tax policy that flattens and simplifies the federal income tax with a 20% flat tax for personal and corporate taxes. Part of that plan includes a one-year 5.25% tax on corporate cash-on-hand that is currently sheltered overseas, or invested overseas, because returning it to the U.S. right now will subject those dollars to a 35% corporate income tax. Perry's plan will repatriate that money, and create opportunity for entrepreneurs.

The third leg is his plan to overhaul Washington D.C. in ways that reduces its power over the U.S. economy (and our freedom). This is the plan that will demolish the current EPA and replace it with an agency that is more responsive to state governments.

No one has a plan as simple and believable as Rick Perry's, and he explains it well in the video above.

Meanwhile, at the same forum last night, Newt Gingrich was booed:

At a forum hosted by Mike Huckabee with 800 undecided South Carolina Republicans, Newt Gingrich was loudly booed when he criticized Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital, according to a Republican who attended the closed-press event.

“They were really angry,” said the attendee. The forum will be aired on Fox News tonight.

(Source: ABC News "SC Republicans Boo Newt Gingrich Over Romney Attacks")

At RedState, a volunteer for the Rick Perry phone bank provides encouragement from the ground game in South Carolina:

Since Wednesday evening, I have called almost two hundred South Carolinians and only about ten said they would not support Rick Perry; one of them was a democrat, so go figure! Everyone else was either very receptive or already voting for Gov. Perry. My favorite conversation was with a sweet little lady in her golden years.

(Source: RedState "Forget the Nay-sayers: Perry IS popular in S.C.")

Opposition Research: Crate Gate

If you haven't heard about Mitt Romney's dog named Seamus, and how Mitt Romney strapped Seamus to the roof the family car to transport the poor pooch to the family vacation spot near the Canadian border, here's the whole story: "Romney hounded by memory of Seamus the dog and 'Crate Gate."

For humor, here are The 18 Best Responses To Romney's Dog-On-The-Roof Incident. If you have more of an affinity with the plight of dogs than you do for Mitt Romney's candidacy, join "Dogs Against Romney" on Facebook.

Oh yeah, Romney speaks French, too. Questions?

Now, on the road Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 with Rick Perry. Here are the stops along the way:

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Mount Pleasant, SC

The Dallas Morning News on Perry's stop in Mount Pleasant yesterday:

U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina, who has been introducing Perry, has likened the contest to the 1980 race in which the Democrats wanted to run against Ronald Reagan because they thought he was unelectable. It was South Carolina that looked beyond the naysayers and launched Reagan, and they should do the same with Perry, he said.

“He is the only man who has that stark contrast that we need between the president and our candidate,” Mulvaney said.


[and then, out of ideas, reporter Christy Hoppe ran down the usual, boring, unauthentic rabbit hole of asking a liberal professor to comment on her preconceived theory that she bangs over the reader's head with that sensational headline. Ho hum, Christy. What would the Texas media elite do if Perry finishes strong in SC?]

(Source: Dallas Morning News: "Perry struggling to close the deal with wavering S.C. voters")

Charleston, SC

The Huckabee forum changed minds, favoring Rick Perry:

At the Sottile, Summerville Republican Barbara Smith said she was backing Newt Gingrich two days ago. But after hearing Rick Perry's enthusiasm for reforming Washington, she's ready to look elsewhere.

"He threw a socket wrench into my decision-making today," she said of the Texas governor's appeal.

West Ashley resident Michael Horrocks also had a change of heart.

"I think I'm more 'undecided' than when I walked in," said Horrocks, who also had been siding with Gingrich.

(Source: Charleston Post and Courier "After hearing candidates, some voters ready to choose")

A first hand report via Facebook by Erik Benjamin Corcoran, Charleston Southern University Chair for Rick Perry Campaign:

Perry just killed it at the Huckabee Forum!! He was incredibly passionate and won over a lot of undecided voters in the Coliseum at the College of Charleston! I did my part as well after the forum. ;) We also had a terrific event this morning at the Okra Grill in Mount Pleasant. I worked every voter in that place and I can tell you we're about to surge through the Palmetto State. I was also able to recruit for CSU as I spoke to parents of high school parents. Ladies and gentlemen we're back in this thing and South Carolina is about to turn the tide for Rick Perry!!!!

(via Facebook)

If you beg often enough, Mitt Romney will fill your panhandler hands with cash (filed under panhandlers for Mitt Romney):

Amid shaking hands and signing campaign posters, Mitt Romney did something he has never done before on the ropeline: He took out his wallet and handed a wad of cash to a woman waiting to shake his hand.

(Source: ABC News "Romney Gives Unemployed Woman Cash on Ropeline")

Georgetown, SC

A blogger sat down with Perry to discuss the Middle East:

[Perry said,] “Iranians need to understand we’re serious and I’ll give you one example. I called for sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran two months ago at one of the debates. They finally have agreed to put these sanctions in. There’s a lengthy period of time. I would do it now. Iran needs to understand. I don’t think that’s going to slow down these maniacs who run that country – both the mullahs and the president – from going forward. But it may cause the people of Iran to again consider a revolution from inside. And, this time, America needs to help. We really missed a great opportunity in ’09 with the Green Revolution, the summer of ’09. Our president considers himself to be a great negotiator. He was talking to the Syrians, talking to the Iranians. At the same time, we should have been using every tool we had civically, economically, covert, overt, to help overthrow that government. Who knows what Iran might look like if we would have assisted them in ’09. And here we are almost three years later with them closer and closer to having a nuclear weapon and would wipe Israel off the face of the earth.”

(Source: Tip on the Trail "Perry: I love Israel with all my heart")

The Charleston paper gets the link. Picture credit to Seattle PI.

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Funny thing about Perry's

Jan 15, 2012 6:01 pm
Terrie Mead

Funny thing about Perry's idea to sanction Iran in the debate. He is being modest.
Rough timeline:
The 21st of November, the UK sanctions Iran's central bank.
November 22, 2011, Perry calls for the US to follow suit and sanction Iran's central bank. Oohs and boos ...eyebrows raised..."stupid Perry" remarks...blah, blah, blah.
29th of November Iranian protesters storm Britain's embassy. Britain pulls everyone out and closes the embassy.
On the 15th of December, the senate passed, 86 -13 in favor of the bill the house passed, authorizing sanctions on Iran's central bank. But, Obama said he would veto the bill if it reached his desk.
A bit after House and Senate's decision, Obama "reconsidered" and signed the bill to sanction Iran's Central Bank, albeit as a future option, not automatic.

This is only one example of the media and even Perry's fellow opponents throwing up their arms with "oh, there goes Rick Perry with crazy ideas again" comments. Most on the stage at the debate and after revealing their weak approach and understanding of foreign policy, exclaimed that the US can't risk offending Iran and having the price of crude go up. After all was said and done, however, the lawmakers agreed that the risk of a crude price spike is worth it in order to punish Tehran for its nuclear activity.

Ironic Herman Cain remark, "He (Perry) wasn’t very deep on any of the issues, I’m trying to be respectful."

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Thanks for posting my video

Jan 16, 2012 6:41 am

Thanks for posting my video for the Gov. Joe!