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Dick Armey Campaigns With Kay Bailey Hutchison ^ | 01/27/2010 | Staff

Posted on 01/27/2010 8:14:37 AM PST by Patriot1259

Dick Armey campaigned with Kay Bailey Hutchison in Brownwood, Lubbock and Amarillo. The former Majority Leader, who represented Texas' 26th district, was a leading figure in the 1994 Republican Revolution and the Contract with America. He currently serves as the Chairman of FreedomWorks and is a leader in the TEA Party movement.

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TOPICS: Government; Local News; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: dickarmey; hutchison; teaparty; texasgovernor

1 posted on 01/27/2010 8:14:39 AM PST by Patriot1259
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To: Patriot1259

I thought oil and water didn’t mix??

2 posted on 01/27/2010 8:15:34 AM PST by LibFreeUSA
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To: Patriot1259


3 posted on 01/27/2010 8:15:41 AM PST by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: Patriot1259

It’s interesting to watch who is lining up with whom in this race. I wish I knew the reasons. I’ve never understood why KBH would take on Perry, who has been quite a popular governor and in her own party, to boot.

4 posted on 01/27/2010 8:16:26 AM PST by ChocChipCookie (God to Obama: Don't think I'm not keepin' track. Brother.)
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To: Patriot1259

Rino’s of feather...stick together.

5 posted on 01/27/2010 8:20:43 AM PST by gitmogrunt (The stupidity of American Liberals never ceases to amaze me.)
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To: Patriot1259

Sickening to see how the beltway repubs are supporting KBH. They always band together,,, the repubs really do need a big ol’ enema this year. Good for their health,,,

6 posted on 01/27/2010 8:22:31 AM PST by DesertRhino (Dogs earn thi title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: Patriot1259

Does Dick Armey have a certain affinity for illegal aliens like Kay?

7 posted on 01/27/2010 8:23:33 AM PST by Comparative Advantage
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To: ChocChipCookie

She’s “entitled”—it’s “her turn.” I detest this attitude in politics. She wants to live in Texas and Be Very Important and wear elegant suits out in public. Thing is, being governor of a huge state is hard work, and KBH is not used to it.

8 posted on 01/27/2010 8:27:21 AM PST by Mamzelle (Who is Kenneth Gladney? (Don't forget to bring your cameras))
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To: Patriot1259

I am glad I never liked him much. Very disappointing.

9 posted on 01/27/2010 8:31:00 AM PST by GeronL (
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Feds Have Built Only 32 Miles of 700 Mile Double-Border Fence Originally Mandated by Congress “One reason DHS has been able to do this is an amendment that Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R.-Texas) slipped into an omnibus appropriations bill that Congress passed on December 18, 2007. Hutchison’s amendment put a loophole in the fence law that allowed the secretary of Homeland Security not to build the fence Congress had mandated the year before.”

Media ad:

“Who is going to think more about Latino families? Rick Perry, Kay Bailey Hutchison or me, who has a Latino family?” (Medina’s cultural heritage is German and Bohemian.)

She told a colleague last month in an e-mail. “Being married, however, to someone with a Mexican American heritage, I certainly embrace the culture.” But before she explained that, she told my colleage, who had asked her whether she considers herself Latina: “I’d not consider myself anything other than a wife and mother, a nurse and a patriot. I believe we too often get into race when it’s immaterial.”

No, Thanks, Mrs Medina.

She is also running Spanish ads. Hello Mrs.Medina! If they cannot speak English then they have no business voting IMO. When they learn English then let them vote. Assimilate. Learn English. Appreciate all America gives you.

So I’m sure she is blowing a lot of hot air just like Obama did just to get elected. Running those ads and saying what she has, tells me the border issue is just a try to get votes for herself.

No, thanks, I’ll stick with ‘ol RINO Perry. Texas has remained in better shape than almost any if not all of the states in the union under Perry's watch. As someone said, 'he's the devil we know'.

The motly crew running for governor is laughable; a MUSLIM, a trecherous RINO woman* (Hutchison) and a woman with questionable loyalties


10 posted on 01/27/2010 8:36:42 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: DesertRhino; ChocChipCookie

I’m also puzzled about the endorsements for KBH, and I have a hypothesis.

I don’t like her, and I don’t trust her, and I never have. I don’t like Perry, and I don’t trust him, either. I did at one time — voted for him, and likely will again this spring.

However, he’s crooked. We Texans have watched him sell us out to Cintra, Merck, no telling how many other deep pockets.

This is a race with no good candidates. Shame on us. We could do so much better.

I think the endorsements we’re seeing from Bush 41 and Armey have to do with character. Of the two, sad to say, KBH may be the most honest, and I think they know it.

Whatever your political opinions of the Bushes or Armey, they are straight shooters, people of character. Sure, they’ve made mistakes, but these are fundamentally good human beings who have tried to walk the straight and narrow.

I think they know that Perry isn’t. And that Hutchison is the lesser of the evils.

Again, just my theory.

(Yes, I said I will likely vote for Perry. It has to do with redistricting from the 2010 census, nothing more. I see proper redistricting as absolutely critical. We must elect a Republican legislature and governor. Perry stood firm in 2003, and I think he will do it again for his own political benefit. I trust him more on that one vital issue.)

11 posted on 01/27/2010 8:39:41 AM PST by Jedidah (Be bold, be sharp, be blunt -- but show a kind conservative heart. The world watches and takes note.)
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“Armey...currently serves as the Chairman of FreedomWorks and is a leader in the TEA Party movement.”

He’s a ‘leader’ in the Tea Party movement...according to him.
It’s a mistake to let Dick Armey claim any fame because of this. He’s an open border/amnesty hack. Which is probably why he supports Kay Bailey...just like Bush.

“He [Armey]also has a more liberal view of immigration than many in his party. “Reagan went to Berlin and said, ‘Tear down this wall,’ ” Armey said. “We went to San Diego and said, ‘Build a fence.’ It was just stupid. You have Hispanics saying, ‘I’m not going to vote for those guys because they don’t like me.’“”

” More and more these days, immigrants are being viewed as if they were the source of America’s problems. It seems the old Malthusian notion that people are a drain is making one of its regular revivals…

Anti-immigration has always been ironic, because throughout our history newcomers have been a source of strength, not weakness. America still attracts the world’s best talent. And surely that is no liability. Think of it. We can avail ourselves of much of the world’s intellectual wealth simply by opening our doors…The impulse to limit immigration is really a manifestation of the protectionist impulse. And it’s misguided.”

During the 2006 immigration debate, Armey referred to anti-immigrant xenophobe, former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO), as the “cheerleader of jerkiness in the immigration debate.” Armey has proposed privatizing the US immigration system to allow in immigrants who love liberty and are willing to obey the law.

Nonetheless, Armey’s immigration views are probably motivated more by his pocket book than the goodness of his heart. A few months ago, Think Progress reported that corporate lobbyists were playing a big role in orchestrating tea party protests. That might help explain why Armey’s FreedomWorks was one of the few right wing organizations to support comprehensive immigration reform in 2006. Curiously, his lobbying firm was simultaneously representing the Senado de Republica (Mexican Senate) on “enhancing U.S.-Mexico relations,” specifically on immigration policy.

12 posted on 01/27/2010 8:53:47 AM PST by AuntB (If Al Qaeda grew drugs & burned our forests instead of armed Mexican Cartels would anyone notice?)
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To: Comparative Advantage

“Does Dick Armey have a certain affinity for illegal aliens like Kay?”

Oh, yes!


13 posted on 01/27/2010 8:56:42 AM PST by AuntB (If Al Qaeda grew drugs & burned our forests instead of armed Mexican Cartels would anyone notice?)
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To: Patriot1259

Never underestimate the willingness of a RINO to sell out for some “special purpose.” Newt supports Scozzafava to pacify the party bosses, hoping it might lead to a place on the 2012 ticket. Armey’s purpose?? We’ll know, sooner or later.

14 posted on 01/27/2010 8:58:30 AM PST by Oldpuppymax
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DENVER to DALLAS weather disaster:

STRANDED 12 hours traveling only less than 3 miles; and total trip was 25 hours total.

Who would have known:

1) Not one Texas Highway Patrol came by to help.
2) Not one Kay Bailey Hutchison Air Force helicopter came to help.
3) Not one Gov. Perry's National Guard HumVee came to help.
4) Not one State Highway Maintenance vehicle came to help.
5) Not one Texas State Political figure came to help (with porta-potties)
6) Not one trucker offered their facilities to any passenger of the cars.
7) Not any blockage of highway to keep all of the problematic trucks from entering this stretch of highway
... I saw more trucks among the cars that I have seen in my lifetime
... all rushing (sic) home for Christmas, I guess, bless their hearts.
... or delivering Chinese goods to Dallas/Ft. Worth's WallMart
... instead of letting Santa Clause do it with his sleigh, high above our perplexity.

You see, I would have been stranded there more than 12 hours If I had not became so enraged and "put my petal to the metal"
in my wonderful Jeep Grand Cherokee, Quadra-track 4-wheel drive, into the edge of the ditch and
"went places no one else dared to go", and we made it around the 20 miles of stranded cars and trucks ... we
were one of only a very few that made it earlier than anyone else ... lol

You can still see from my "rant" that I am still "steaming" from the non-action, or any apologies. When we finally made
it to Wichita Falls main highway junction there was no plowed streets and snow was up to our bumper and dragging bottom ...

Oh, well ... If I still lived in Texas I would not vote for any of them ... and I am a Conservative "Tea Party" activist.

If any truckers can tell me differently ... I would love to hear their good "ice story"
to change my mind about them ... and I have truckers in my family ... lol
15 posted on 01/27/2010 11:52:28 AM PST by slickfree
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