Rush warns GOP candidates not to attack Perry on Social Security

Rush says that some of these GOP candidates are on the record saying the same thing that Perry said about Social Security, namely Romney, and he is warning them not to attack Perry over it. He also warns Bachmann by name, saying he’s heard she is planning an attack on Perry as well:



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93 thoughts on “Rush warns GOP candidates not to attack Perry on Social Security

  1. Go warning Rush! Repubs DON”T GO THERE. Here is where I agree with Newt. DO NOT TRASH REPUBLICANS who are running for the Top Office. We are fighting the Commies from the Democrat Party ( oops – that’s redundant, Commies and Democrat Party – uhmm). Don’t slam the Conservative Candidates – it will ony lead to your own demise.

  2. Go warning Rush! Repubs DON”T GO THERE. Here is where I agree with Newt. DO NOT TRASH REPUBLICANS who are running for the Top Office. We are fighting the Commies from the Democrat Party ( oops – that’s redundant, Commies and Democrat Party – uhmm). Don’t slam the Conservative Candidates – it will ony lead to your own demise.

  3. I’m all for that there is so much more on him in good’ol’boy politics and supporting open borders cheap labor. Enough meat there for at least three campaigns.

  4. I disagree with Rush; the candidates are supposed to debate each other and point up differences in their positions. How else do people decide who to support. We aren’t in the presidential debates yet; this is a primary.

  5. I disagree with Rush; the candidates are supposed to debate each other and point up differences in their positions. How else do people decide who to support. We aren’t in the presidential debates yet; this is a primary.

  6. Perry is coming across as a non politician while Romney and Bachmann are. Don’t they get that we are tired of the lies and deceipt? Stop playing with words and be blatantly honest. We are smarter than you.

  7. Attacking perry for speaking the truth is not wise this country is being fooled by political correctness and words like bipartisan moderate compromise extreme far right u see the ones idea is always reasonable the true solution is always extreme far right

  8. Romney is really funny, Megan Kelly just pointed out that in his most recent book he ripped SS and the politicians that protect it. Said they should all be in jail (basically)

    I am sure you can find the clip on fox.

    Romney does not have the backbone to be potus. He bends in the wind like tall grass. He is resorting to business as usual political tactics in his current campaign…

    I hate to say it but MB is leaning that way as well. Politics really brings out peoples true self.

      1. I have to say I agree with you…

        If undertaken it will be a hard uphill slog all the way… Defeating Obama, the MSM, plus the GOP establishment is no easy road..

        I have no doubt where my support will go …

        1. I think Palin is the only one with the courage to get the job done. I just wonder if she believes it 100% of the time, or has the support group needed to keep her fired up when she is down. Leading is a lonely place from time to time.

  9. I don’t want Social Security and don’t want to participate. The truth is, it is a Ponzi Scheme. Those that say it isn’t are not telling the truth. It also tells me they have no intention of reforming it. Paul Ryan had a wonderful plan to get this started and he was rebuffed. I want it reformed.

    1. The only difference between a Ponzi scheme and SS is that we are forced to pay into SS, making SS, much worse than a Ponzi scheme.

  10. I’ve been an ardent Rush Limbaugh fan/supporter (Rush Is Right) for more than 20 years just as some of you have been – through the television show- read his books- through the drug addiction – the past wives – Perry making him an honorary citizen of Texas – all of it and it’s obvious Rush is for Perry, If you know him, you know this. Unfortunately, Perry has more than baggage “conservatives are going to have to get past.” (Rush Quote) Perry is a RINO even though he spouts some Conservative talking points. Perry asked for, received and spent $6.4 Billion in Stimulus all the while preaching against Government bailouts. That’s absolutely not a Conservative viewpoint. He signed the Dream act and it has cost Texas $33 Million and continues to rise. That’s not a conservative point either. Mandating the Gardisil shot for most young girls in Texas because of his Crony capitalism ties to Merck is not Conservative. People, come on, stop “getting past” Perry’s Rino ways all the while pointing at Romney like he’s on the opposite side. No more compromise, please. Voting for Perry is a compromise to me. I just can’t do it.

    1. I’ll tell you what I don’t like: being told to vote Perry, Romney, or Obama. I’m sick of it already. Will the real conservative please stand up?

      (Sarah, cough, Sarah)

      EDIT: THANKS COMMUNITY! I’ve got over 1,000 “likes” from you guys.

        1. She really is a tease, ain’t she? haha! But I can hope can’t I?

          Honestly, who would you throw down for? Perry????

        2. She really is a tease, ain’t she? haha! But I can hope can’t I?

          Honestly, who would you throw down for? Perry????

    2. I understand how you feel, D. I am not a Perry fan either. But, every vote not made is a vote that goes to obama…ABO!

    3. I understand how you feel, D. I am not a Perry fan either. But, every vote not made is a vote that goes to obama…ABO!

    4. To me, this isn’t about protecting perry. This is about warning conservatives, that attacking perry about this is potentially injurious to their own political lives. Attack him on gardisil, attack him on the dream act, attack him on his quote “err on the side of saving lives” which is nanny state liberal motherhood mindset that he does have. He has liberal compulsions inside of a conservative thought process similar the GW Bush. To attack him on this kills their credibility to the tea party movement and conservatives in general particularly if you’ve already made statements in support of transforming social security (i.e. Bachmann) Its also important to note, that if money is out there and you qualify for it and turn it down, thats not conservative values, thats being stupid and hurting your own constituency for no reason at all. Its like not applying for unemployment when you are fired. You paid into the system, it should not just be liberals taking out. I would have no problem with both being on unemployment temporarily and fighting to end unending unemployment at the same time. Which is what he’s doing, but on a state level.

  11. I don’t see this as Rush protecting Perry. He is protecting the conservative line. If you paint yourself in a corner to protect SS, then you stand the chance of losing credibility on reform with conservatives. If you aren’t willing to seriously look at reformation of entitlements, you won’t resonate well with the voters IMO. Perry is for reforming it. Even if voters don’t agree 100% with his idea to reform, they will support his boldness in approaching it.

    I actually think Rush is a Palin supporter. He makes a habit of not endorsing candidates, which I appreciate. But if you read between the lines, he’s a big Palin guy. I am too.

  12. If Bachmann attacks Perry on social security..I’ll go absolutely nuts. It will be a complete refutation of the constituency she “institutionally founded” by creating its caucus. If she does it will not be because she believes in social security, it will be that she is desperately trying to attack perry at all costs, even if she loses all future as a tea party representative in the process.

  13. Romney’s latest tactic reminds me of left wing tactics….

    Truth and accuracy of allegations obviously have taken a back seat in the Romney campaign.. All in the name of winning..

    Who here does not agree with Perry that SS IS a ponzi?

  14. Romney’s latest tactic reminds me of left wing tactics….

    Truth and accuracy of allegations obviously have taken a back seat in the Romney campaign.. All in the name of winning..

    Who here does not agree with Perry that SS IS a ponzi?

  15. Romney’s latest tactic reminds me of left wing tactics….

    Truth and accuracy of allegations obviously have taken a back seat in the Romney campaign.. All in the name of winning..

    Who here does not agree with Perry that SS IS a ponzi?

    1. I had to look it up to get a proper definition, but it CLEARLY IS.
      Wiki:

      “A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment operation that pays returns to separate investors, not from any actual profit earned by the organization, but from their own money or money paid by subsequent investors. The Ponzi scheme usually entices new investors by offering returns other investments cannot guarantee…”

      1. Except in this case the enticement is the fed gov making participation mandatory.

        I am sure Bernie Madoff wishes he had such backing…

      2. Except in this case the enticement is the fed gov making participation mandatory.

        I am sure Bernie Madoff wishes he had such backing…

      3. Technically it isn’t. The keyword is “fraudulent”

        Social Security isn’t illegal.

        That said, I don’t believe in Social Security and I’m angry I was forced to pay into it all of these years. I can manage my own retirement funds better than the government, thank you very much.

        1. “Social Security isn’t illegal.”…

          Because Congress says it is not illegal??

          Are you trying to say that Congress is incapable of engaging in fraudulent activities?

          How about placing requirements on Banks and Lending institutions to make loans to unqualified mortgage applicants or be punished?

          Congress brought our economy to its knees… Not the Banks.

          The Banks had been making loans for decades without politicians help, yes they were in business to make money, that is business.
          Inject congressional oversight and you end up with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac DISASTERS.

          And Not ONE SINGLE member of congress was made to answer for their Major part in the debacle..

          Not a One.

          Congress is a fraud.

  16. Let the best woman or man win, Rush. Gloves off.

    The leftist media will decimate anyone who emerges strong, regardless of what they said or didn’t say.

    1. That’s true. I personally think Hilary is going to go after the presidency she wants it so bad she can taste it.

    2. That’s true. I personally think Hilary is going to go after the presidency she wants it so bad she can taste it.

  17. Let the best woman or man win, Rush. Gloves off.

    The leftist media will decimate anyone who emerges strong, regardless of what they said or didn’t say.

  18. Let the best woman or man win, Rush. Gloves off.

    The leftist media will decimate anyone who emerges strong, regardless of what they said or didn’t say.

  19. Perry’s record on immigration is far worse than anything he has said about SS. They should attack him on immigration as it is a legitimate point of disagreement.

    1. his immigration record will be how the DNC ties him to Bush. I see an campaign funded by a “superpac” of “concerned” reps highlight the simlarities between Perry and bush

    2. his immigration record will be how the DNC ties him to Bush. I see an campaign funded by a “superpac” of “concerned” reps highlight the simlarities between Perry and bush

    3. his immigration record will be how the DNC ties him to Bush. I see an campaign funded by a “superpac” of “concerned” reps highlight the simlarities between Perry and bush

  20. A good leader can disagree with Perry in other ways then attacking him. Look at Palin’s response to Perry’s words as the blueprint on how one person can seperate themselves from Perry’s words without trying to scare seniors.

  21. A good leader can disagree with Perry in other ways then attacking him. Look at Palin’s response to Perry’s words as the blueprint on how one person can seperate themselves from Perry’s words without trying to scare seniors.

      1. I think rush would like to see Perry and Palin battle it out. his view will be the winner of the two will move the party to the right.

      2. I think rush would like to see Perry and Palin battle it out. his view will be the winner of the two will move the party to the right.

      3. I think rush would like to see Perry and Palin battle it out. his view will be the winner of the two will move the party to the right.

  22. Admittedly not having any legal knowledge, I bet if SS were not mandated and passed by congress the RICO laws would shut down any other scheme resembling SS.

  23. I missed this part of his show today but I agree. People want the truth and not the BS this Prez and the media want to feed us.

  24. Rush: “Would you like a program that’s going to guarantee your retirement?”

    Yes, but only if it’s the private sector that’s voluntarily offering it.

    Government stay OUT.

  25. The GOP shouldn’t attack Perry, but Perry should never have said SS is a Ponzi scheme. It scares many seniors more than the insane policies of Obama.

      1. Yes, It is a Ponzi scheme, but if Perry is the nominee, his comments will be used against him because millions of seniors will be afraid of him. Your comment “truth hurts ” is true, but which liberal will it hurt the most? Perry or Obama?

        1. Perry needs to explain how he will fix the Ponzi scheme…obama is going to crash the system so that legal American senior citizens don’t get any SS if he gets re-elected.

          1. You are correct , imo.

            Obama intends to bankrupt America as they learned from the USSR’s collapse, it is the easiest way to defeat a superpower..

          2. You are correct , imo.

            Obama intends to bankrupt America as they learned from the USSR’s collapse, it is the easiest way to defeat a superpower..

          3. It won’t matter if Perry scares senior votes to Obama. I don’t like Perry, but if the choice is between Perry and Obama, I’ll vote for Perry of course, but it actually will be a protest vote against Obama. The libs are already using it against Perry.

        2. Perry needs to explain how he will fix the Ponzi scheme…obama is going to crash the system so that legal American senior citizens don’t get any SS if he gets re-elected.

    1. It is a Ponzi scheme the way it is set up now. So, let’s fix it so legal American senior citizens that have paid into SS continue to get it.

      Anyone angry that the executive order over-documented invaders and their extended familes are getting SS?

    2. It is a Ponzi scheme the way it is set up now. So, let’s fix it so legal American senior citizens that have paid into SS continue to get it.

      Anyone angry that the executive order over-documented invaders and their extended familes are getting SS?

      1. I’m angry about that as well as illegals getting tuition rates that people from other states can’t get, thanks to Obama-Lite’s Texas Dream Act. I’m for one way bus tickets south for illegals.

      2. I agree with you both…. Fix it for the seniors or where ever the cut off can be determined to be , give them what they were promised…
        But let’s not perpetuate a failure by throwing good money after bad. The business as usual in D.C. way..

  26. If michelle bachmann brings up perry’s SS ponzi scheme line in the debate tonight that will be proof positive she is a useful idiot for the left wing suicidal crazies. She has no chance of winning & will lose any respect if she hits rick perry below the belt.

  27. They will because they are getting desperate. The problem will be that it will backfire as Perry will have a response for what he would do to save Social Security.

    He can say SS is a Ponzi Scheme but I’m not for getting rid of it and here is how i can fix it…

    1. Perry already has a plan. he wants to get rid of it and make the states have their own retirement programs. He said this in his newsweek interview which is why Mitt is attacking him as wanting to “kill” social security.

    2. Perry already has a plan. he wants to get rid of it and make the states have their own retirement programs. He said this in his newsweek interview which is why Mitt is attacking him as wanting to “kill” social security.

    3. I sure hope you are right and I have no reason to doubt Perry will explain himself better. With Pawlenty’s endorsement of Romney this subject is going to be front and center and the seniors vote is a critical vote because we do vote.

    4. I sure hope you are right and I have no reason to doubt Perry will explain himself better. With Pawlenty’s endorsement of Romney this subject is going to be front and center and the seniors vote is a critical vote because we do vote.

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