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All right Texas governor Rick Perry -- new bombshell of -- -- controversial comments that He made.
About Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke He had said that printing more money before the election was quote.
Treason yes He got a lot of attention for that his but He said yesterday let's.
-- is this guy friends more money.
Between now and the election.
I don't know what Joseph visual and I'm.
We really great birdie.
Paying for any more money.
Play politics it's.
That particular time in American history.
It almost pressures are.
Are pretty and I think.
We know that you got a lot of heat for that He -- you know.
Basically asked you wanna walk it back He said no I don't wanna walk -- back and in fact today just moments ago in New Hampshire.
He's going even further with this line of thinking here's we said today -- listen to this.
Whether you're the governor of the state.
When you president of the United States -- -- ahead of the agency are in if you know an independent.
Branch of government are not a branch of government but an agency.
Government like the Federal Reserve they should.
Open their books -- they should be transparent so that people United States knows what they're doing how we're gonna.
-- on to say that they're not taking any improper.
Which is basically what He alluded to that first comment I'm dynamic Tucker Carlson.
Editor of the daily caller of Fox News contributor to morning Tucker good to have years -- more.
It you know a lot of heat came towards Rick Perry yesterday I spoke to Karl Rove on the show yesterday He said that his comments were on presidential.
And He you know was very strong in his criticism of Rick Perry today Rick -- basically taking that whole -- another step further.
Yeah -- I think in this case Perry's critics have done in the great service say I don't think the Kerry campaign was planning to lead with this issue that -- issue the Federal Reserve.
But it's an enormously resonant one politically the Federal Reserve is one of the main ways.
The president executive branch influences our economy and there's really no question that the Fed has devalued the dollar.
In effect over the last couple -- years and that's that's a bad thing and most people agreed that it's a bad thing.
And by -- bringing this up I think He gives his campaign.
Any very specific and again -- issued that a lot of voters particularly on the right deep.
We care about no one else is talking about it.
You know what you're very right and it isn't -- that we need to talk about.
And it is something that the executive branch the president the administration that's a way that they have power to -- you know talk to the Federal Reserve the Federal Reserve then.
-- money as a lot of people have criticized in terms of a way to stimulate the economy so it doesn't go very much.
To the idiotic notion of the administration's efforts to stimulate the economy and and you know -- but you know what make of -- the heat.
That Rick Perry got for for talking about Ben Bernanke that -- Well it's coming from a couple of different places this time from the left of course which.
Has also been trying to paint Rick Perry as a racist some more on another cable channel compare him to Bull Connor yesterday etc.
But it's also coming from some conservative some former bush people there has been.
This widely reported tension between Perry and former President Bush and their staffs and there's really no question that that plays.
A role in this but again I don't think the Perry campaign.
Meant to talk about this issue and I think they have woken up to the fact.
On did it's advantageous to do so -- look there is the sort of unwritten agreement that you don't criticize the Fed most people don't know what the Fed does.
Interview Ron Paul voters Ron Paul gets a lot of traction in every poll his fundraising numbers are extraordinary for a guy who's not likely to be the nominee.
Ask people why they support Ron Paul and you'll get six times out of ten the Federal Reserve -- an answer the big deal.
It talks about that the Perry candidacy overall you know it is see another you know Donald -- a tough comparison because he's such a unique character I and politics -- but -- He had a weekend where He looked like He was going gangbusters.
You write it Wes Clark look at Fred Thompson other people who were supposed to -- wowed now that we -- the candidates now.
Do you see Rick Perry is having lasting power in this thing.
Well I mean He is the longest serving governor in the history of Texas I mean he's -- very much unlike Wes Clark who.
You're right sort of blew up and and deflated almost in the same week.
This is a man with a lot of experience on the campaign trail albeit within one state I do think this points up.
And possibly strengths inherent to Rick Perry but also the perceived weakness of the Republican field by people of noted this but it's fundamentally true.
There -- a lot of Republican voters who are focused on defeating Barack Obama in the fall and they're not entirely satisfied with their choices.
You can't argue with the fact this guy announces and he's the front runner in the same day I mean.
Their strength there and -- attacker but just quickly a thought on that -- is He playing it right to be playing it relatively quiet right now.
I think He is I'm not sure what you say I mean I think they're waiting to see if if Perry implode -- I don't know that He will -- high tech thanks so much Ali thanks Martha.
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