Perry ad calls Obama comment 'pathetic'
November 16th, 2011
03:37 PM ET
11 years ago

Perry ad calls Obama comment 'pathetic'

(CNN) - Rick Perry is hitting the airwaves for the third time in Iowa, selling his message of government reform while criticizing President Barack Obama's "socialist policies."

The 30-second spot, which will air nationally and in the first-in-the-nation caucus state, starts with a clip of Obama saying America has been a "little bit lazy" over the last few decades.

After labeling the president's comment "pathetic," Perry calls for a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution and decreased pay for members of Congress, pillars of his Washington reform plan put forth Tuesday.

"Obama's socialist policies are bankrupting America," Perry says in the spot. "We must stop him now."

The commercial, titled "Lazy," is the third such spot from the Texas governor, one of two candidates that have purchased ad time in the Hawkeye State ahead of January's caucuses. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas has also run ads in the state.

Although Perry's national and statewide poll numbers have dropped since his late entry into the race, he raised more than $17 million in the third fundraising quarter, enabling paid media buys.

Filed under: 2012 • Ads • President Obama • Rick Perry
soundoff (57 Responses)
  1. Lolo

    @ AlaskaPalin, do you have a job? You are on here constantly telling lies. Quit listening to fox news. The people who are on the welfare roll are in the south and Alaska, and we know who runs those states. In case you don't remember it is the republicans. They like to keep their voters uneducated and clueless like you.

    November 16, 2011 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  2. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    There is really nothing wrong with socialism, it puts the power of a society in the hands of the worker. I kinda like that...
    Problem being socialism doesn't excourage people to be workers, just takers. So just how does a society full of takers survive? Answer: they don't.

    SO madame Alaska, i'll share mines if you share yours, and together we can prevail.
    When you can contribute as much as everybody else, it will be a deal. But offering up $100 to my $1,000,000 sure sounds ;like a very bad deal for me. Of course you will love it being the taker you are.

    November 16, 2011 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  3. AlaskaPalin

    Socialism the kid of communism. State controlled economy. Its americas (capitalist) most favored nation treaty that's the cause of chinas success. China being environmentally responsible is laughable (kyoto). Undervalued currency; a billion persons working in semi slavery; intellectual piracy. Untold human rights violation (ai wei wei). Exploiting the natural resources of poor and corrupt countries. China plays by no rules but its own.

    November 16, 2011 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  4. Zil Zerimar

    Socialist? A man without anything between his ears.

    November 16, 2011 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  5. Zil Zerimar

    I hope Perry someday will not forget the name of his wife.....

    November 16, 2011 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  6. Loraine

    I am a female Korean War veteran and receive VA health care. It is fantastic. I have a woman doctor who refers me to any needed specialists. I was even provided with a walker and recently had a home visit to determine if I needed bathroom aids to make showering, etc. more safe. The only cost to me is $9/per month per prescription. My only wish is that each citizen in America had the same coverage.

    November 16, 2011 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  7. gravis

    Hmmm..Perry, Palin, Bachmann, O'Donnell, Joe the Plumber, birthers, teabaggers, swift boat veterans, Trump, GWBush, Cain. They all have something in common. I just can't think of what it is...

    November 16, 2011 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
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