Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney questioned Wednesday whether Texas Gov. Rick Perry could be elected to the White House, given his stances on Social Security and other issues, and he expressed skepticism that his rival had the experience to govern effectively if he did win.
Romney’s caustic critique in a phone interview with USA TODAY previewed likely confrontations tonight between the two leading contenders for the Republican presidential nomination at a Republican debate in Orlando.
“My life experience has been in the private sector and has been in turning things around that are in trouble, whether that was a business or the Olympics or in a state,” he said. “Gov. Perry came into a state that was doing just fine.”
…Does that blunt talk make Perry unelectable?
Romney called it “a very disconcerting approach,” then argued that the views Perry outlined in a book he published last year, suggesting that Social Security was unconstitutional, are ones he won’t be able to easily disavow.
“Given the fact that the book is so recently published and he reiterated his position with television interviews, I think his position is now cast in concrete,” said Romney — who has been criticized for changing positions over the years on such issues as abortion rights.
The Perry camp shot back after Romney released questions he said the Texas governor should answer on Social Security, including details of how a pension system run by states rather than the federal government might work.
“Mr. Romney is again sounding like a Democrat, distorting the truth and trying to scare senior citizens,” Perry communications director Ray Sullivan responded in a statement. “Rick Perry and other conservatives are courageous enough to be honest about federal spending and entitlements, whether Mr. Romney and the liberals like it or not.”
Christian Persecution World
The Orthodox Christian Church, which is reclaiming its traditional role in post-Soviet Russia, has just described its government’s fight against the Islamic State and other jihadi groups in Syria as a “holy war.”
According to Vsevolod Chaplin, head of the Church’s Public Affairs Department,
The fight with terrorism is a holy battle and today our country is perhaps the most active force in the world fighting it. The Russian Federation has made a responsible decision on the use of armed forces to defend the People of Syria from the sorrows caused by the arbitrariness of terrorists. Christians are suffering in the region with the kidnapping of clerics and the destruction of churches. Muslims are suffering no less.
This is not a pretext to justify intervention in Syria.Read more →
2nd Amendment Faith
While the blood was still dripping from those martyrs who, in front of an evil man armed with a gun, asked them if they were Christians and those strong in the faith said they were. He shot them in the head. While those who were lost or weak said nothing he spared their lives and shot them in their legs.
Barrack Hussein Obama angrily ran to the cameras to use this opportunity to say that guns being in the hands of the law-abiding Americans is the problem, and we need to restrict the 2nd amendment to spare the lives of “we the people.”
This is nuts; guns do not kill people, people kill people! You can test this fact in your own home right now. (Do not worry no one will get hurt).Read more →
2nd Amendment Faith
How did you feel when you heard of the shootings in Oregon this week? Was the first thing that came to your mind the thought that if we only had stricter gun control legislation, this kind of tragedy could have been prevented?
If you listened to idiotic liberals, like President Barack “Insane” Obama, you might believe that. It is my contention that liberalism is a mental disorder based on the rejection of God and His principles, and extreme irresponsibility.Read more →
What type of Republican Leader do you want in 2015?
As we look at elections coming up quickly in 2015, as well as the very important 2016 election cycle, what type of “Republican” leaders do you want to shape the future of your county and country?
Do you ever wonder why it is that the current crop of Republicans are not declaring, at every media interview, “These ills have been brought to you by the Democrat Party!” when speaking of Obamacare, the hordes of immigrants being allowed to destroy our country, the Iranian nuclear treaty, the “Black Lives Matter” racial division rhetoric, the attack on the defense of marriage, the 94 million Americans not currently in the work force,Read more →
Child protection services should be self-explanatory based on the simplicity of its name. But they are doing exactly opposite of their name in many places. Wynne, Arkansas is one such place.
A baby has been sentenced to death and will be executed on Friday, September 11, 2015 and Arkansas Department of HUMAN SERVICES (DHS) – Division of Children and Family Services- Central Office will facilitate the delivery of the baby’s 10-year-old to the abortion clinic.
On August 29, 2015 20-year-old Justin Smith was arrested and charged with three counts of rape and one count of endangering the welfare of a minor. His “alleged” victim is a 10-year-old.Read more →