O’Malley on Perry: 'All Hat and No Cattle'

Texas Gov. Rick Perry appears in radio ads critical of Maryland's business climate.

By Adam Bednar

Gov. Martin O’Malley isn’t very pleased with Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican who reportedly plans to visit Maryland this Wednesday to meet with business owners.

"I know from past experience that the gentleman is all hat and no cattle," O’Malley told the Washington Post before the Maryland Democratic Party gala in Greenbelt Thursday night. 

Perry has irked O’Malley, and other Democratic governors, by appearing in radio ads trying to lure businesses to Texas by criticizing states such as Maryland, California and Missouri as having high taxes and too much regulation.

The Texas governor is scheduled to follow up the radio ads by visiting the state to hold private meeting with companies this week, according to The Baltimore Sun.

Perry is considered a possible candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. He sought his party’s nomination in 2012 until a series of gaffes, such as forgetting the third federal agency he wanted to eliminate during a televised debate, derailed the campaign.

It’s widely speculated that O’Malley is also considering a run for president in 2016. But if O’Malley’s comments during the gala dinner about the pair’s Politico sponsored debate in 2011 are any indication he doesn’t consider Perry much of a threat.

"I kicked his a--, and he never came back," O’Malley said, according to The Washington Post.  

Jakub Wolinski September 14, 2013 at 01:01 PM
While O'Malley has as much chance of getting the democratic nomination for president as Perry, both have destroyed their respective states. Perry has to be one of the dumbest governors to have served in a big state like Texas. Oil is the only thing which sustains Texans. It is 2nd only to Mississippi in terms of providing healthcare to children. a vast number Texans have no healthcare coverage, and the education system of young children is one of the worst in the country. Oil has sustained that state for generations and allowed it to not impose a state income tax on Texans. On the other Marylanders are fortunate to have 2 of the biggest Maryland counties bordering with DC where many politicians live, foreigners visit, and the resdidents of Prince George's and Montgomery Counties prosper. If lets say were located where Delaware is located. Our unemployment rate would be higher than the national average rather than lower. O'Malley has been running around the country and talking to every cable station which will listen spewing his nonsense. The last national democratic poll has O'Malley at 1% and most around the country have no idea who he is. But for the state of Maryland with his unkept promises, increases in income taxes, gasoline taxes, and other fees, he's a typical spender who has about as much chance of being successful in national politics as I do. O'Malley is a freaking joke.
Cynthia Curran September 18, 2013 at 11:54 AM
Well, all heavily Hispanic states have large uninsured populations. California does as well, but Perry is against the medicaid expansion while Jerry Brown isn't.
Cynthia Curran September 18, 2013 at 11:58 AM
Your right, while some business prefer less Taxes and Regulation, Texas growth is oil and gas and lots of people coming out of state to live there housing is cheaper and illegal immigrants coming from Mexico to built houses cheaper and had to consumption since they usually have a slightly higher birth rate than the native born.
Cynthia Curran September 18, 2013 at 12:01 PM
I mean the Mexican immigrants of Texas consume well since they have slightly higher birth rates than the native born. Texas model is a cheap housing version of Los Angeles in the 1980's, bring in Hispanic immigrants to keep wages low and they double up on housing since more than one family will live thre and business that hire illegal immigrants don't have to be rax and regulated.


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