Rove Continues Attacks on Perry: Says His Social Security Views Are “Toxic” …(Perry Correctly Says Social Security Is Ponzi Scheme)
What Rick Perry actually said was that Bernanke “almost committed treason” while discussing the Fed’s money printing Quantitative Easing policy. He never accused Bernanke of treason. But, Rove and the state-run media pounced on the comment anyway.
Karl Rove continued his attacks on Governor Rick Perry today on Good Morning America.
Rove said Perry’s thoughts on Social Security are “toxic.”
On “GMA” this morning, Karl Rove noted that new GOP frontrunner has many strengths, but Rick Perry’s thoughts on Social Security are not among them.
Perry’s campaign has not backed away from what Perry wrote in his book “Fed Up” — that Social Security is a “Ponzi scheme,” a “failure,” “something we have been forced to accept for more than 70 years now,” and one of many New Deal programs that have “never died, and like a bad disease, they have spread.”
But Rove pulled no punches today, calling that stance “inadequate.”
“They are going to have to find a way to deal with these things,” Rove said.
“They’re toxic in a general election environment and they are also toxic in a Republican primary. And if you say Social Security is a failure and ought to be replaced by a state level program, then people are going to say ‘What do you mean by that?’ and make a judgment based on your answer to it,” he said.
Our latest ABC News/Washington Post poll shows that Republicans believe Perry is the challenger best able to beat Obama. But Rove thinks it’s too early to make that judgment, and that Obama can still pull out an election that is the GOP’s to lose.
We get it, Karl. You don’t like Perry.
But, it would be nice if you quit offering democrats their talking points.