Jeb’s lame ultimatum: Are you with the sane Republicans or Not?

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October 25, 2011

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"In South Carolina this afternoon, TX Gov. Rick Perry held a press conference to detail his economic plans," writes PJ Media's Bryan Preston: "The very first reporter tried distracting him by bringing up the birther nonsense. Perry was having none of it; he cut the reporter off in mid sentence, said the issue is a 'distraction' and put the focus right back on his plan … Every reporter who brings this up from now on should be treated with equal or greater contempt." Good to see a potential POTUS refusing to let the lamestream media control the narrative spin.

By Sissy Willis of sisu

"Are you with the sane Republicans or Not? GOP voters need to decide," writes the WaPo's Jennifer Rubin, reporting on the contents of an exclusive and perhaps unwittingly snotty e-mail statement from Jeb Bush regarding the recent Rick Perry "birtherism" flap:

Republican candidates should categorically reject the notion that President Obama was not born in the United States. It is a complete distraction from the failed economic policies of the President.

You need to get out more, Jeb. As we wrote in comments at Commentary's Facebook page in response to Peter Wehner's similar scolding of the Perry campaign for lacking "discipline":

Seems to me the pussyfooting advice of old-school campaign advisers cautioning against saying anything controversial drains the life out of the authentic — if sometimes unpolished — American voices of the Tea Party favorites whose vision has given us hope of regaining the Shining City …

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Comments:
  1. Dustin says:

    You’re 100% right. Jeb is being a complete jackass to try to actually USE birtherism. He says the issue is a distraction. Then why bring it up? Oh, because you think you can help Romney.
    All Perry did was say the birth certificate issue is a distraction. He can’t personally vouch for Obama’s birth, and it’s extremely lame that we’re expected to actually assert Obama’s case for him. If the left is upset that there isn’t enough defense of Obama’s birth, they should go ahead and raise that defense, assert Obama’s eligibility, and ask Obama to help with that.
    Otherwise, why even bring it up? Why demand Obama’s ideological foes actually vouch for documents they don’t even care about?
    Perry’s ‘this is a distraction’ reaction is perfect. Obama deserves nothing more, and Perry owes us campaigning on issues, like a balanced budget. We have SERIOUS problems, and RINOs appear to miss the point of winning elections (to solve the freaking problems).

  2. m says:

    I am a Republican conservative. I am supported Gov. Rick Perry for President. I agree with his policy and ideas. It is the RINOs like Mitt Romney, the Bush families, Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana, Sen. McCain, Karl Rove, Ann Coulter and other Rinos are the problem. They are hurting the Republican Party. They should have leave GOP and join the Democratic Party. The Republican Party is belong to conservatives; not RINOs. It is the party of former the late Pres. Reagan.

  3. sickofrinos says:

    m- agree. How about a conservative party?

  4. FedSec says:

    You guys are aware that Perry is the one who initially brought up Obama’s birth certificate earlier this week, right?

  5. sickofrinos says:

    I wonder if frank marshall davis is his father? hee hee hee…

  6. Will says:

    “Seems to me the pussyfooting advice of old-school campaign advisers cautioning against saying anything controversial drains the life out of the authentic — if sometimes unpolished — American voices of the Tea Party favorites whose vision has given us hope of regaining the Shining City …”
    So even if Rick Perry makes statements that are categorically, provably, without a doubt untrue, that’s ok, because he’s…”authentic”?

  7. Don L says:

    The GOP elite – that ever so much like the enemy they are pretending to oppose, remains nothing but a puffed impediment to true opposition -the Cloward-Pivenization of preventing true opposition to socialism.
    They merely serve to clog the passing lane, at all costs, to prevent true opposition from beating the rushing socialist truck up ahead.
    The fact be known -the GOP is the real problem, so Jeb, along with his compatriots:Coulter/Christie,Will/Krauthammer/Rove/Noonan/Ingraham/Parker/and their ilk -get out of the way -you’ve had your failed day in the sun.

  8. zane says:

    Perry said he hadn’t seen Obama’s bc. Has Rubin? Jeb Bush? Perhaps one of them would like to lay their reputation on the line saying they have personally seen it?
    Perry did not bring the subject up. The Parade reporter did. Perry also said that it was a issue to Trump, not to him.
    And let us not forget that it was Jeb Bush, and Karl Rove, who were the two biggest forces behind trying to get Paul Ryan to run in this election. If they can’t have Ryan, then they will pick and choose the “sane” Republican for us. i.e. Mitt Romney.

  9. Thomas Jackson says:

    I have some swamp land that those who believe Obama was born in Hawaii might be interested in. I have the same proof obama does. A wonderful certificate detailing its wonders, and its only 2,000,000 an acre. So buy now, no scrutiny required.