Rick Perry to Bring His Anti-Social Security Message to Orange County's GOP Social Security Recipients

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The day after the Sept. 7 Republican presidential debate at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Texas Governor Rick Perry will navigate the Southern California freeway system (or probably fly over it) for private meetings with fat-cat donors in San Diego and Newport Beach.

But worry not, mortgaged-to-the-hilt tea-baggy types: sandwiched between those campaign money suck-up sessions is an "old fashioned meet and greet" with Orange County's unwashed GOP voters.

Ch-ch-ch-check it out, straight from OCGOP.org:

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Lotsa demands, sure, but Perry's hotter than the hothouses at Roger's Gardens in Corona del Mar. That's where he's scheduled to show after the 7:30 a.m. invite-only breakfast with the snotheads in San Diego and before the private nooner with Nouveau Riche types at the Island Hotel, Fashion Island.

After that it's off to more V.I.P. meet-and-fill-my-money-sack gatherings in La-La Land, Bakersfield and Silicon Valley, so the CdM appearance is the only real chance to see Ricky Poo during this SoCal swing--unless you've got an invite and second mortgage to hand him.

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Fed Fed Up?
Speaking of screwed by this economy, ya'all may recall the dust-up from someone (whose name probably rhymes with Shit Bomb-knee) pointing media mouth-breathers to Perry's book Fed Up, specifically the D-student's take on Social Security being a "Ponzi Scheme" that had been created "at the expense of respect for the Constitution and limited government."

Funny thing about that . . . well, two funny things:

1) Didn't this nation already try a shitty student-turned-Texas Gov. in the Oval Office? No WMDs? Heckuva job, Brownie? Started with large reserves and left with larger deficits? Hmmm, must've imagined it.

B) This piece from our Village Voice Media brethren at the Dallas Observer.

Perry apparently skipped the memo from his communications director Ray Sullivan, who told the Wall Street Journal his candidate has tempered his views on Social Security since Fed Up was published. Because as any campaign official worth his late-night backrub knows, Social Security recipients are the folks who end up electing U.S. presidents. But after the Journal piece came out, the Observer, uh, observed Perry saying this on the campaign trial in Iowa Saturday:

"It is a Ponzi scheme for these young people. The idea that they're working and paying into Social Security today, that the current program is going to be there for them, is a lie," Mr. Perry told the crowd . He added during a later stop in Des Moines, "I haven't backed off anything in my book. So read the book again and get it right."

Damn, RP, readin's hard. So is debatin', especially when you hand someone whose name sounds something like Spit Wommnee the ammo he needs to tame the Texas Tornado at Gipper's Shack.
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20ftJesus
20ftJesus

I'd be okay with the elimination of Social Security.  Folks should either plan for retirement or face the consequences like living under the McFadden bridge in Santa Ana. 

Briansays
Briansays

from wonkette

Rick Perry had a grand idea, just days before Muslim Terrorists attacked the United States on 9/11/01: Mexico could join together with the United States to provide free socialized health care for everyone, Mexican and Texan alike! This is how Rick Perry spent the days before 9/11, trying to give our capitalist freedom to a bunch of Mexicans all wrapped up in a nice RED box called “Obamacare.” And you thought Perry supposedly quit being a Democrat after working for Al Gore’s Democratic campaign for the presidency in 1988, or maybe that he quit supporting Hillarycare/Obamacare after he wrote a 1993 mash note to First Lady Hillary Clinton, begging her to please bring Washington’s socialized medicine to the millions of poor, uninsured Texan individualists who just want another handout from Nurse Perry. No. Not even on the Eve of 9/11 could Rick Perry stop trying to give our corporate freedoms to socialists and Mexicans. The Dallas Morning News directs us to this official Rick Perry speech transcript that you can read right now on Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s official governor’s website:There are other challenges that require a unified approach, especially in the area of health care. A lack of preventative medicine means conditions that could have been eliminated through childhood immunizations show up in disturbing numbers later in life. Limited availability of medical specialists means conditions like heart disease and diabetes go untreated at alarming rates. In Texas, we recently placed a strong emphasis on preventative care when we expanded access to Medicaid for more low-income children by making the Medicaid enrollment process simpler. We allocated an additional $4 billion to the Medicaid program, and more than $900 million to the Children’s Health Insurance Program. I urged legislators to pass a telemedicine pilot program that will enable, through technology, a sick border resident of limited financial means to receive care from a specialist hundreds of miles away. But the effort to combat disease and illness requires greater cooperative efforts between our two nations. It is a simple truth that disease knows no boundaries. An outbreak of drug-resistant tuberculosis, for example, endangers citizens of both our nations. We have much to gain if we work together to expand preventative care, and treat maladies unique to this region.Legislation authored by border legislators Pat Haggerty and Eddie Lucio establishes an important study that will look at the feasibility of bi-national health insurance. This study recognizes that the Mexican and U.S. sides of the border compose one region, and we must address health care problems throughout that region. That’s why I am also excited that Texas Secretary of State Henry Cuellar is working on an initiative that could extend the benefits of telemedicine to individuals living on the Mexican side of the border.

Dear God. Forget the question of whether Rick Perry is a real Republican. Is he even American

Briansays
Briansays

its another day of 100 degree weather in dallasthats about 70 of the last 69 days or soover 100just think how much hotter it would be if global warming was for realcourse it might be that satan took up residencybut it sure explains why perry doesn't want to go home

Juan
Juan

Amen, brother.

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