This is hilarious. The Paul campaign put out this attack ad on Rick Perry:
So in response, did the Perry campaign show that Paul, say, was the Texas campaign chair for Clinton’s 1996 re-election bid? Of course not; Ron Paul would never have done such a thing.
All Republicans rightly chastised Carter for his $38 billion deficit. But they ignore or even defend deficits of $220 billion, as government spending has grown 10.4 percent per year since Reagan took office…
Even worse, Big Government has been legitimized in a way that Democrats could never have accomplished. It was tragic to listen to Ronald Reagan on the 1986 campaign trail bragging about his high spending on farm subsidies, welfare, warfare, etc…
Yep, those two events seem roughly analogous to me, and I’m sure to the average Sean Hannity listener too. Rick Perry was reputedly* Al Gore’s campaign chair in Texas, and Ron Paul was mad that Reagan ran unprecedented budget deficits. As a compassionate conservative once said, “Bring it on!”**
* I say “reputedly” because there is some doubt. But check this out:
Ray Sullivan, a spokesman for Perry’s presidential campaign, recently told us by email: “We have no record or recollection of any leadership position” for Perry in Gore’s 1988 campaign.
Asked why Perry did not say as much when a 1998 opponent repeatedly lofted such claims, Sullivan replied: “We did not (have) access to information about the Gore ’88 campaign organization and therefore 10 years later could not definitively say one way or the other.”
Is that not the oddest denial you have ever read? Are they saying Rick Perry wasn’t sure if he was the campaign chair?!
** Not that I vote. Remember kids, politics is a waste of time.