Rick Perry Leading in Nevada

The results of a Magellan Strategies poll has Rick Perry leading Mitt Romney by 5% in the Nevada 2012 Republican Presidential Caucus.  With Mitt Romney winning Nevada in 2008 (neighbor to Utah and home to many Mormons), these results are a little surprising.  What do these results tell us about Nevada Republicans and their chances of winning in 2012?

In 2010, Nevada Republicans chose Sharron Angle, by popular vote, to run against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.  The Nevada GOP has already shown us that they prefer the extreme to the electable.  This poll, a little over a year later, indicates little has changed.  No lesson learned.

Harry Reid’s approval ratings in Nevada were much lower than Obama’s ever have been.  Yet he was able to defeat Sharron Angle.  So if Rick Perry (who probably even scares Sharron Angle a little bit) wins in a Nevada Republican Presidential Caucus, President Obama’s 2012 reelection bid is looking pretty good.

Maybe Nevada Republicans just don’t realize that Rick Perry is more extreme than Sharron Angle.  Or perhaps it isn’t the extreme that was wrong with Angle in the first place.  Maybe it was all the gaffes (Hispanics look like Asians, etc. etc.).

Just in case you weren’t aware of how radical Governor Perry is, here’s a run down of his most disturbing suggestions:

10 Ways Rick Perry Wants to Change the Constitution

Keep in mind, all of these would require amending the Constitution (based on current Supreme Court jurisprudence):

1. Prevent gays from ever getting married

2. Outlaw a woman’s right to decide when to end a pregnancy

3. Take away the People’s right to elect senators directly by repealing the Seventeenth Amendment

4. End federal judicial lifetime tenure (one way to end the independence of the judicial branch)

5. Give Congress power to override Supreme Court decisions with a 2/3 majority (another way to end judicial independence)

6. End federal income tax by repealing the Sixteenth Amendment

7. Require the federal government to balance its budget every year

8. Abolish Medicare and Social Security

9. Allow states to leave the union

10. Abolish federal environmental regulation

Let’s see how quickly Rick Perry tries to backpedal on all of these.  Flip flopping didn’t work too well for Sharron Angle, but this guy is a lot smoother… he’s a real politician.

Justin McAffee

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  • Glenn Koons, LB, Ca.
    September 2, 2011, 1:40 pm

    Oh the Journo-Lists that try to make Pubs extreme when NV has a failed Senator in Reid, huge unemployment numbers , a failed Dem Prez who is the most radical in our history, and who could be more corrupt with Fast and Furious than Grant, Harding and Nixon put together! Perry is a man, which many Dem guys just are not. Not extreme just a guy who loves our military, the Const.which Bama and Reid apparently do not understand, created jobs, real ones. And will cut taxes, regulations, and spending. No Dem will do that. They are the extremists. Alien to our American heritage,history and values. And I did not mention the horror of Obamacare to business and no domestic energy plan by Bama except green baloney. Yikes. Shameless propaganda by the Left and the MSM.

    • Justin McAffee@Glenn Koons, LB, Ca.
      September 2, 2011, 2:08 pm

      Do you really like the idea of taking away the popular election of senators?

      Also, I don’t think Mitt Romney is extreme. Clear distinctions are listed above in how Perry wants to change the Constitution. A lot of these things are fundamentals to our democracy. You talk about freedoms and liberty all the time in your rhetoric, but stampede all over them in your actions.


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