Chad’s Morning Brief: Rick Perry to Call Trump a Cancer on Conservatives and President Obama Listens to the People
Here are some of the issues that will be discussed on today’s edition of The Chad Hasty Show.
Perry Takes on Trump... Again
Rick Perry will continue taking shots at Donald Trump today. According to Real Clear Politics, Perry will say that Trump is a cancer on conservatism.
Rick Perry will intensify his attacks on Donald Trump in a speech Wednesday in Washington, D.C., in which Perry will call Trump’s campaign for president “a cancer on conservatism.”
“Let no one be mistaken: Donald Trump’s candidacy is a cancer on conservatism, and it must be clearly diagnosed, excised and discarded,” Perry will say, according to excerpts of his speech provided to RealClearPolitics. Perry will deliver the speech as part of a forum organized by the pro-Perry Opportunity and Freedom PAC.
As Trump continues to enjoy strong standing among Republicans in public polling, Perry will aim to dent the public perception of Trump by warning that he is “a barking carnival act” with the potential to gravely damage the Republican Party in the long term.
“(Trump) is without substance when one scratches below the surface,” Perry will say. “He offers a barking carnival act that can be best described as Trumpism: a toxic mix of demagoguery, mean-spiritedness and nonsense that will lead the Republican Party to perdition if pursued.”
The speech has been on Perry’s calendar for weeks, but it will likely draw fresh interest in the aftermath of Trump’s remarks Saturday at the Family Leader summit in Iowa, when he disputed whether Sen. John McCain, a former prisoner of war, is a “hero.”
“He’s not a war hero,” Trump said. “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” Trump has since explained his comment further, but he has not apologized as most of the Republican field has urged.
It is hardly the first polarizing remark Trump has made as a candidate for president — yet he remains a powerful force in the Republican presidential primary, with a new poll sounding a fresh alarm: An ABC News poll published Monday showed Trump with 24 percent among Republicans nationally, followed by Scott Walker with 13 percent and Jeb Bush with 12 percent.
But the poll also shows a potential area of weakness for Trump, with a majority of Republicans saying he does not “represent the Republican Party’s core values.” Perry will look to advance that argument Wednesday by portraying Trump as the antithesis to “a conservatism that works.”
“The candidate who wins the Republican nomination for president will articulate the best vision of ‘a house united,’” Perry will say Wednesday. “It will be based on a conservatism that works … that appeals to our better angels … that believes in the power of the individual … through hard work and thrift … to get ahead.”
Rick Perry had better be careful. If he keeps hitting Trump hard, Trump may give out Perry's cell phone number.
Is Rick Perry spending too much time attacking Donald Trump? An argument could be made that he is I guess, but it seems to be helping Perry in the polls. I say keep calling Trump out.
Obama Listens to the People
President Obama finally listened to the people of America. Yesterday he ordered flags be lowered to honor the victims of the terror attack in Chattanooga according to FOX News.
In a proclamation issued early Tuesday afternoon, Obama said of the Chattanooga victims, "We honor their service. We offer our gratitude to the police officers and first responders who stopped the rampage and saved lives. We draw strength from yet another American community that has come together with an unmistakable message to those who would try and do us harm: We do not give in to fear. You cannot divide us. And you will not change our way of life."
He ordered flags flown at half-staff at the White House and "all public buildings and grounds," as well as over military posts and naval stations and vessels -- until July 25. Flags will be flown at half-staff at U.S. embassies and other overseas diplomatic offices.
The decision comes after congressional leaders ordered flags at the U.S. Capitol lowered to half-staff earlier in the day -- that decision fueled questions over why the White House hadn't yet done the same.
Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., a veteran, earlier released a statement calling it "unconscionable" that the flags had not been lowered, as of Tuesday morning. "The flag and all it represents is sacred to our military, and the President must know that lowering the flag is a signal of honor and respect," he said.
Shortly afterward, the White House issued its proclamation, following similar instructions for the Capitol by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner.
"Last week, five brave service members were murdered in a terror attack in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Out of respect for their courageous service and sacrifice to our nation, flags at the U.S. Capitol are being lowered to half-staff," Boehner said in a statement.
The House will also observe a moment of silence Tuesday evening for the victims.
It's about time! The White House was able to change out light bulbs the day of the gay marriage ruling at the U.S. Supreme Court. It took days for our President to call for flags to be lowered after a terror attack.
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