“Look, I am not an establishment figure, never have been, and frankly, I don’t want to be. I dislike Washington; I think it’s a seedy place.”
— Texas Gov. Rick Perry
Don’t you wonder why a Presidential candidate would be so opposed to Washington, DC? It’s like being opposed to our National History, being opposed to being in the location of the seat of power, unwilling to communicate with the rest of the government in its central place.
- Rick Perry labels Washington “a seedy place” (politics.ie)
- Rick Perry: ‘I dislike Washington… It’s a seedy place’ (kaystreet.wordpress.com)
- Rick Perry: ‘I Dislike Washington… It’s a Seedy Place’ (crooksandliars.com)
- Rick Perry labels Washington “a seedy place” – Reuters (news.google.com)
- Gov. Rick Perry: ‘I Dislike Washington; I Think It’s A Seedy Place’ (mediaite.com)
- Rick Perry Still Hates the Fed [Quoted] (gawker.com)
- Rick Perry: Accused of Bi-sexual Adultery (goodolewoody.wordpress.com)
- Former AIG Chief Hank Greenberg To Host Rick Perry’s First Wall St. Fundraiser (businessinsider.com)
While it looks like Bachmann is at the head of the list for the Iowa Primary, Romney seems to have New Hampshire tied up and Perry is claiming the lead in South Carolina. So, as the race currently stands, there’s no candidate who can chart a likely path to the nomination that involves winning a majority of the leadoff primary states and sealing an early victory, and that’s causing some Republicans to re-evaluate the field.
Karl Rove has come out to say that Perry went too far accusing Fed. Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke a traitor. “I think we are likely to see several other candidates think seriously about getting in. And frankly, they have time to do so,” said Rove.
The last issue of The Weekly Standard reported that Paul Ryan is indeed “strongly considering a run” and is currently on vacation with his family discussing a prospective bid. So we may have the creator of the worst budget on earth as a candidate in contention with the Religious Righters who are ahead.
And then there’s always the rumored Chris Christie and Jeb Bush Party Salvation Stories.
- Will Rick Perry’s Texas swagger help or hurt? – CBS News (news.google.com)
- Karl Rove Takes Aim At … Rick Perry? (theundergroundconservative.wordpress.com)
- Krugman: Rick Perry is “a shoo-in” after threatening Texas “ugly” if Bernanke plays politics & “prints more money” (americablog.com)
- No apologies from Perry for Texas-style tough talk (chron.com)
- GOP establishment blisters Rick Perry (dailykos.com)
- Speculation of Chris Christie presidential run continues after Rick Perry joins race (nj.com)
- Perry calls Fed ‘treasonous,’ threatens to get ‘ugly’ with Bernanke (dailykos.com)
- Late Returns: Bachmann Leads The 2012 Field In Number Of Iowa Family Reunions (huffingtonpost.com)
- Karl Rove Warns GOP Presidential Candidates Against Moving Too Far To The Right (Video) (kaystreet.wordpress.com)
- Perry replaces Pawlenty in race, looks to challenge Romney for GOP nomination ()
- Ron Paul Rolls Out Ad: He’s ‘The One’ (blogs.wsj.com)
- With the focus on Iowa, Huntsman seeks votes in New Hampshire (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
What are the odds that these turkeys ignore him?
Here’s a clip from a longer McClatchy article:
- Fed’s Bernanke testifies to Senate Banking panel (reuters.com)
- Bernanke Warns on Debt-Limit ‘Chaos’ (blogs.wsj.com)
- Bernanke Says Economy Still Gaining Momentum – NYTimes.com (opsudwinger.wordpress.com)
Gosh… Has Bernanke just figured this stuff out after helping to make the inequality himself?
Here’s a snip they had on HuffPo this morning:
You notice he’s not saying what happens if you are a college graduate over 55 who became unemployed at the end of the Bush Debacle. I’ll bet our unemployment rate is at about 15%.
- The omnipresent – not omniscient – Ben Bernanke (ftalphaville.ft.com)
- Bernanke on CBS’s ’60 Minutes’ (blogs.wsj.com)
- Fed Chair Bernanke talks tax policy (dontmesswithtaxes.typepad.com)
- This Was The Scariest Thing Ben Bernanke Said Last Night (businessinsider.com)
- Bernanke takes defense of Fed to ’60 Minutes’ (msnbc.msn.com)
- Bernanke: More Fed bond buys “certainly possible” (reuters.com)
Here is Senator Sanders’ comments for this week:
I agree with him. If enough of us sign on with Bernie you’ll see how fast Obama comes to agree with him as well!
This is a clip from the NY Times… go HERE for the whole article. There’s a lot more to it.
It’s not that easy, though:
At least 11 senators have said they would oppose Mr. Bernanke, including four Democrats, Ms. Boxer, Mr. Feingold, Byron L. Dorgan of North Dakota and Jeff Merkley of Oregon; one independent, Bernie Sanders of Vermont; and six Republicans.
“Especially since the election in Massachusetts, Democrats are waking up to the fact that Americans are profoundly disgusted with the behavior on Wall Street that led to the disaster we’re currently in,” Mr. Sanders said. “In the last week the president has decidedly changed his tone on Wall Street — in my view, quite appropriately. He would be well served to have an ally at the Fed who shares those concerns.”
“The American people overwhelmingly voted last year for a change in our national priorities to put the interests of ordinary people ahead of the greed of Wall Street and the wealthy few. What the American people did not bargain for was another four years for one of the key architects of the Bush economy.”
-Senator Bernie Sanders putting a hold on therenomination of Ben Bernanke to the Federal Reserve.
Go to it, Bernie!