Sunday, August 21, 2011

Perry (R) on Obama - 'I Love my Country More Than I Care About His Feelings'

Video embedded below.

"The Boston Herald followed Perry’s trip in New Hampshire, where the Texas governor wants to challenge Mitt Romney in his strongest state, where Perry took aim more at Obama and the President’s call for a kinder, gentler campaign:

“The rhetoric will probably get heated. I’m going to be outspoken, I’m going to be passionate, I’m going to be calling it like I see it,” Perry told the Herald in a one-on-one interview, as he shrugged off Obama’s recent scolding that he should be “more careful” about what he says.

“And if I hurt the president’s feelings, well, with all due respect, I love my country and I love future generations more than I care about his feelings,” the 61-year-old governor added.

Perry, who embraced the Tea Party even before GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann, also brushed off Democratic attempts to paint him as a marginal candidate.

“It’s the height of hypocrisy for this president to call anyone a marginal performer. If anyone is a marginal performer, it’s him. He has downgraded the good name and credit of this country,” Perry said. “Talk about someone who has marginalized America.”

Republicans will also like remarks captured in this Boston Herald video about the “experiment” with the American economy, conducted by Obama and his administration. Perry calls it a “terrible, terrible failure,” and pledges to appoint pro-business administrators to agencies, especially the EPA:

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