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Skip to comments.Rick Perry backed an already-climate-crusading Al Gore in '88
Posted on 08/16/2011 12:38:21 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
Texas Gov. Rick Perry may have forgotten a thing or two about the Al Gore presidential campaign he helped lead in 1988.
In an interview with an Iowa radio station on Monday, the Republican presidential contender explained his role as the Gore campaigns Texas chairman by saying that this was Al Gore before he invented the Internet and got to be Mr. Global Warming.
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Uh, have they paid attention to Gov. Perry’s assault on the EPA?
The Rhinestone RINO!
LoL, and Ronald Reagan was a supporter of FDR at one time. So what?
In 1988 the ozone hole was the issue of the day, not global warming. This was also during the time algore was playing to the right. Remember all the RIAA decency hearings? Since then he has taken on the epa and gorebull full force.
Oh, please, Perry doesn’t get off that easy. Gore was always an enviro crusader and a liberal. Perry knew what he was and supported him, plain and simple.
I don’t think you can really call it flip flopping when it was over 20 years ago. I supported The Sex Pistols and Black Flag in 1988.
Do yourself a favor.
Stay the F*** Home on election day.
President Obama thanks you.
Not saying dont go hard on him now. But at the end of the day,
It’s the Kenyan, or our guy.
Bush and Perry are both Rove sock puppets and play good cop vs bad cop to each other but have the same NWO agenda that includes crony capitalism , open borders and more government. Just like Rove trained Bush to throw red meat to conservatives to keep them voting for him while he expanded government , Perry knows the fine art of this trick to.
true. and Bachmann was a Democrat also.
i actually like people who learn from their mistakes,
and can admit it, like Bachmann and Reagan.
if Perry did the same, i’d give him the same respect.
...but to try to imply that Gore wasn’t a leftist progressive nutjob even back in 1988 ? not honest.
sure, maybe Gore’s worse since then. but, he was still a liberal nut in bed with the Chinese communists.
So is Perry Romney in a cowboy hat? Who needs the bigger pass?
An article from Politico. I am sure it is fair. /sarc
I find it amazing conservatives on FR are now going to the Nation and Politico for hit pieces on Perry.
Looks like I will face another election cycle where I can’t vote FOR my side. Perry and Romney are the ones the RINO machines want to install.
I will vote AGAINST 0bama, but I can’t see championing a pro-illegal with a history of “crossing the aisle”.
First off, nobody knew anything about global warming at the time. Whether it was true or false. Whether any shenanigans had queered the data. What Al Gore proposed to do about global warming. It was only after he lost against Bush, pushed through these cockamamie (and corrupt) schemes - which benefited him personally - that global warming became an issue of concern to conservatives. Prior to Al Gore’s post 2000 push for federal legislation, global warming was a non-issue among conservatives.
America can’t afford another charlatan who is soft on illegal immigration. As far as I can tell, that’s Rick Perry. He’s got lots of ‘splainin’ to do. If he can’t do it satisfactorily, and he’s the phony that I suspect he is, his election won’t make much difference. Is he as bad as the Kenyan Punk? No, but we need someone who is a great Constitutional leader at this moment. Bob
He and his wife were running around slapping warning labels on my music back then. They'd call him a social conservative Taliban mullah for that crap these days. Even his enviro-shtick was a mild, nascent version of what it became later on.
Guess what? Who shives a git? It’s 2011, not 1988!
And going to CNN for hit pieces on Bachmann.
Algore had a 9% ACU rating in ‘88, up from 6% in ‘87. I won’t be defrauded by yet another Texan. There are great Texans, but Perry isn’t one.
Golly, I remember when Carter was running against Reagan. The word on the street was that Reagan would start a nuclear war his first day in office. We really believed that. I voted for Carter.
I was pro-choice, pro-party, and fairly liberal; but if you asked me why I would not have been able to explain any of my “deeply held” beliefs.
Then a light turned on (thank you, Jesus!). I have been actively conservative ever since.
I guess I can never run for public office because of my past and lack of “purity”.
For crying out loud, people do change.
Global Warming started about 1989. There was the Hanson incident at NASA then Forbes had an article saying that Hanson was FoS.
If Perry is what everyone says he is, I pray to God he loses the primary, and the General, but I’m just not seeing that. I’ve seen some stuff I’m against but not Rhino caliber.
Why shouldn't they? They're doing the libs dirty work after all, aren't they? Can't wait to see their reaction the day Palin endorses Perry.
Maybe YOU are satisfied with a guy who has apparently remade his image for political expediency, but I am not. Maybe I’m cynical, but Perry is older than I am, and *I* had Carter, Mondale, Gore and Dukakis figured out back then. Perry did not. If Perry lived in Mass, I have little doubt that he’d still be a Democrat. Bob
Hm, those articles are very compelling.
Back around 1962, Obama used to crap in his pants every day and he became president!!!
1988? Wow, so after 8 years of president Reagan in the White House and with Reagans’ VP Bush 1 running for pres, Perry is still a democrat? Backing and working for Al Gore? This is not good at all. Perry has a lot, and I mean a lot of explaining to do.
If Perry defeats Palin in the primary, Gov. Palin’s endorsement won’t mean much unless she can convince me that Perry’s not a fake. Bob
But at the end of the day,
Its the Kenyan, or our guy.
...but, we have many good true conservatives.
and we can only run ONE of them.
(and again, i thank mnehring for the education. before that, i wrote repeatedly i thought Perry would be a good president, and planned to vote for him!)
what is wrong with asking honest questions?
and we’re told Perry has a great record,
then when we ask about anything, we’re told to ignore it?
pro Amnesty. pro DREAM act. anti Fence. double TX spending.
is against AZ illegals law.
a Christian who quotes from the Quran praising Islam?!?
and was the Chairman for Gore, who was certainly a liberal in 1988 !
(again, if Perry simply admitted he was wrong about Gore,
like he admitted he was wrong about forcing girls to take Gardasil, i’d respect that, and drop it. but he didn’t.)
seriously, the more i read about Perry, the more i wonder,
WHAT exactly is so conservative about him ?
Exactly. The Obama brown shirts probably can’t believe their luck: willing stooges to do their work for them.
The fact that Perry is still pushing green energy at taxpayer expense isn’t encouraging.
I’m only concerned with his 12 years as governor of Texas record. So I don’t see being a “green” as a problem.
That said, I do want to know how he is different from George Bush 43 on immigration? We don’t need to go down that road again.
Otherwise, there’s no state as American as Texas right now. The person at the helm does need to be taken seriously. I don’t live there, I fled to CO from CA, but I’m getting closer :)
I don't have any problem with him being a conservative Democrat 25 years ago. Those of you who would like to make hay of this will stomp and scream but eventually you'll come to your senses and vote for him in November 2012.
Look, Politics is Principles now, Pragmatism later, sit out and you’ll have thrown away your choice and lost your ticket so you’ll have to stay on.
(love that song)
Perry is and has been in a full scale war with the EPA for years. ‘88 was before Gore walked barefoot over coals. This is ridiculous.
If Palin dropped off the political map tomorrow, I’d still regard Perry as a shyster. Please tell me why you think Perry scheduled his FIRST-TIME mega prayer meeting a few days before he announced, if there is a sincere bone in his body. “Calling all CHUMPS!” bOB
I was in the 4th year of my tour in Germany in 1980. My neighbors were certain that Reagan was going to start WWIII, just as you did.
Fortunately, my German was good enough by then that I was able to instruct them in American civics and nuclear policy.
Shortly after Reagan's inauguration, I was invited to dine at the stammtische at the local gasthaus. The stammtische is the table designated for family members and friends of the family. Although I was likely invited as one of their best customers, I'd like to think it had to do with our discussions during the 1980 elections.
Was getting interested in this guy, now after hearing this..naaaah. Sorry, but anybody who supports an absolute sociopath like Al Gore has a serious flaw in character judgement.
I knew right off the bat back in the ‘80s Gore was one. I worked with too many to not know. Gore has THE classic trait of one: No understanding of emotion, compassion or even love, so he acts like he does.
One telling scene was when he did that kissing thing with his wife on stage. Complete make pretend and her pushing away was telling. He is a sociopath plain and simple, which is why he does not care about the harm he does to other people or even entire economies. As long as it serves Al Gore it’s OK.
And just think how close this guy came to being POTUS!
I think he has a bit of P.T. Barnum in him.
I love 95% of all Al Stewart songs. Al has unintentionally kept me sane through dark times. There is no trouble in the world worth mentioning when I’m enjoying his music. Thanks for a day brightener!!!!! Bob
BTW. THanks for a HT to a song I’ve not realized how long it had been since i heard it!
Today Rasmussen has a poll with Perry beating Romney by double digits. Better get to praying and ask God what the hell he thinks he's doing, doesn't he know Perry is a big lying fake rino???!!!