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Gov. Perry challenges Pelosi to a debate (Pelosi to respond at today's morning press conference)
The Daily Caller ^ | November 17, 2011 | Caroline May

Posted on 11/17/2011 5:52:50 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has challenged the women conservatives love to hate — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — to a public debate next week.

In a letter obtained by The Hill, Perry requested that the pair meet for a debate during Perry’s visit to Washington next week to compare the plan he rolled out this week to “Uproot and Overhaul Washington” with the current system.

“I think it would be a tremendous service to the American public to see a public airing of those differences,” he wrote. “Let the people decide.”

Perry’s challenge comes just days after his roll out of his plan to reform Washington. A central piece of his plan is a part-time Congress with half the salary and office budgets.

“After increasing the debt by $4 trillion in less than three years no one can truly believe that Americans are satisfied with business as usual, and that a permanent political class in Washington can get us out of the mess you and your colleagues have created,” Perry wrote......

......Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill told The Daily Caller that the minority leader will address the challenge in her weekly press conference Thursday morning.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


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1 posted on 11/17/2011 5:52:53 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: All; shield
The President says Americans are Lazy [:31]

Rick Perry on Congressional Insider Trading [:24]

2 posted on 11/17/2011 5:54:29 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I guess Perry now thinks he is running for minority leader of the house....


3 posted on 11/17/2011 5:56:13 AM PST by Nifster
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So he wants to debate someone that isnt even running for president?

Can these people concentrate on Obama and stop with these stupid debate stunts?


4 posted on 11/17/2011 5:56:25 AM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Perry has the right idea now.

Every one running for office wipes the floor with him in a debate, even nutburger Ron Paul.

Perry has got to debate someone that will make him look good by comparison, even if that means it has to be someone not running.


5 posted on 11/17/2011 5:58:11 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This is a scene from “Dumb and Dumber”.


6 posted on 11/17/2011 5:59:59 AM PST by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’ve been saying all along that we need bi partisan debates. There’s no better way of telling whether a candidate can handle the opposition than putting them up against actual opposition.


7 posted on 11/17/2011 6:00:26 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Who cares what this clown wants.


8 posted on 11/17/2011 6:03:06 AM PST by Fawn (No TO PERRY!!!!!!!!! Vote for Newt)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Well, it’s a creative idea, but I doubt that she’ll take him up on it.


9 posted on 11/17/2011 6:03:48 AM PST by livius
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To: Texas Songwriter

Posting useless, childish insults isn’t exactly up there with rocket science and brain surgery, friend.


10 posted on 11/17/2011 6:04:39 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Is he trying to make Pelosi more or less relevant?


11 posted on 11/17/2011 6:06:00 AM PST by Pan_Yans Wife ("Real solidarity means coming together for the common good."-Sarah Palin)
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To: livius

She could always beg off to concentrate on her insider trading portfolio.


12 posted on 11/17/2011 6:06:32 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; ...
Perry Ping....

IF you'd rather NOT be pinged FReepmail me.

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13 posted on 11/17/2011 6:09:27 AM PST by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: txrangerette

NO WAY this morons handlers would ever allow that to happen and even if it did, what does it show.

I agree with another poster who said we are running against O dupa, not the minority leader, or even the janitor.


14 posted on 11/17/2011 6:09:50 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: txrangerette

Get over yourself. It was meant as a joke. Get a life.


15 posted on 11/17/2011 6:14:06 AM PST by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife

“Pelosi fires back at ‘60 Minutes’ report on ‘soft corruption’”

“Pelosi and her husband participated in an initial public offering of Visa in 2008, according to CBS. They bought 5,000 shares at the initial price of $44; two days later, shares were trading at $64, CBS said.”..........

http://articles.cnn.com/2011-11-13/politics/politics_60-minutes-pelosi_1_cbs-report-pelosi-spokesman-drew-hammill?_s=PM:POLITICS


16 posted on 11/17/2011 6:14:53 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Texas Songwriter
This is a scene from “Dumb and Dumber”.

Yeah, imagine the both of them "losing" their train of thoughts during the debate.

17 posted on 11/17/2011 6:18:23 AM PST by John123 (US$ - I owe you nothing. Euro - Who owes you nothing.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Why? For what purpose? This is nothing more than a distraction intended to draw attention he is otherwise not receiving.

Plus, Nan would eat him alive. Do you honestly think she’d play patty-cake with him when he starts to hem and haw all over the place?


18 posted on 11/17/2011 6:19:07 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Mittt Romney - he lacks the courage of his absence of convictions.)
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To: MrEdd

You must have missed this Perry/ Paul exchange at the Spartanburg debate last Saturday -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NKf4RO33Tk


19 posted on 11/17/2011 6:24:40 AM PST by LimberJim
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I am not sure of the wisdom of Perry trying to challenge Pelosi for anything.


20 posted on 11/17/2011 6:25:28 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Great idea on Perry's part. Everyone knows Pelosi and Reid did a lot of dirty work for Obama, and it is a good idea to put Obama’s henchmen front and center. It also provides an opportunity to watch Pelosi cover her own @ss and throw Obama under the bus. If it happens, I hope Perry does well.
21 posted on 11/17/2011 6:25:33 AM PST by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

When is she going to be tried and convicted?


22 posted on 11/17/2011 6:26:46 AM PST by Pan_Yans Wife ("Real solidarity means coming together for the common good."-Sarah Palin)
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To: Nifster
Beat me to it, he wants to run for minority leader, well it is his life long party.
23 posted on 11/17/2011 6:27:39 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The problem with this is that it not only IS a stunt, it LOOKS like a stunt, and election-year stunts are signs of desperation. Why would Pelosi agree to this? She will come out and mock Perry, and now he will look foolish. If she said yes, what has been accomplished? If he beats her in a debate, it`s not going to help him with primary voters who have seen his performances in debates with the people he`s actually running against, and what if he LOSES to Pelosi--certainly in the realm of possibility considering his debating skills?

I think Perry has terrible advisors. In fact, CW, you seem to be his smartest supporter--maybe you should offer your advice to him?

24 posted on 11/17/2011 6:27:40 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Obama: The stupid person`s idea of a smart person.)
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To: Nifster

NOOOOO

If Repubs keep up the BS Nasty Nan will be Speaker Again.

I think it’s perfect to see how he would deal with her draconian views.

I’ll bet she says no. And even goes futher and makes some smarta** remark to go with it.


25 posted on 11/17/2011 6:30:02 AM PST by marty60
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Smart!

Draw attention to yourself and force the MSM’s hand.

Thinking outside the box.

I like it. That’s the kind of stuff that will keep Perry alive. Let’s see if the MSM ignores this.


26 posted on 11/17/2011 6:31:47 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic
Gov. Rick Perry's letter to Minority Leader Pelosi
27 posted on 11/17/2011 6:32:15 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Maybe Governor Perry should prepare for debating fellow Republican presidential candidates instead of debating the dimwitted House Minority Leader.


28 posted on 11/17/2011 6:36:15 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: txrangerette

When will they realize that jumping on CW’s threads with little posts that I guess they think are clever doesn’t do anything but annoy people.

It does not make Cain look better, people. In fact, your tactics reflect badly on Cain.


29 posted on 11/17/2011 6:39:59 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Here’s a couple of sharply contrasting images...

Newt sitting beside SanFranNan chatting up global warming.

Perry challenging SFN to debate the issue of Washington DC out of control and cutting it in half.


30 posted on 11/17/2011 6:41:02 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: Texas Songwriter; South40; org.whodat; rintense; JoenTX; stephenjohnbanker; Condor51; indylindy; ...
Perry challenges Pelosi to a debate -----Texas Songwriter points out," This is a scene from 'Dumb and Dumber.' ”

Heh---nice take.

Perry actually thinking Pelosi would debate him (dumb).

Perry staging a stunt to raise his dwindling chances (dumber).

31 posted on 11/17/2011 6:45:27 AM PST by Liz
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To: marty60; altura

Yep, and her “smarta’’ remark” would actually fit in well with comments here of that type...


32 posted on 11/17/2011 6:45:41 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Looks like Gov Perry has decided to apply his own version of asymmetrical warfare to his campaign. I'll give him an “A” for creativity.

Personally, I think Gov Perry has gotten a “bad rap” and a lot of bad breaks and, yes, made a few highly visible “unforced errors.” While I am a Cain supporter, I don't think Perry is anywhere near as bad a candidate as some here have proclaimed. He is VERY strong on States Rights and 2nd Amendment ...both very important to me.

I live in VA and I think many of us non-Texans are too quick to condemn Perry's stand on allowing “illegals” to attend Texas colleges/universities at in-state rates. While I am not “wild” about that situation; I have to wonder just what Perry, as a leader, could be expected to do; given that the Federal government continues to not enforce our borders and to place obstacles in the paths of states that attempt to do so. It appears the vast majority of Texans supported the in-state tuition rates; based on their legislator's votes. I think a whole lot of this controversial situation is more understandable when it is put in the perspective of the long history that Texans have w/their friends and neighbors who are of Mexican descent.

I'm probably going to get flamed; however, I sure would like to see all the sniping going on between Perry and Cain supporter come to an end. It's not helpful.

33 posted on 11/17/2011 6:47:12 AM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Debate this senile moonbat on Congressional inside trading. She and her husband have done great by that. Same for some other Congress Critters


34 posted on 11/17/2011 6:48:02 AM PST by dennisw (I heard the old man laughing What good is a used up world and how could it be worth having-Sting)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Using the Dennis Miller test (Dennis jumped off the Cain train because he didn’t think Cain is electable. I agree),

Anyway, using the electibility test.

Romney: probably electable but the enthusiasm among conservatives would be about like it was for McCain, maybe worse.

Gingrich: probably electable but all his prior mistakes that made him a dirty word on Free Republic would come back to haunt him.

Bachmann: would get the staunch conservative vote, but would turn a lot of middle of the roaders off with her odd husband and other things.

Santorem: Maybe, but people just don’t seem to warm to the guy. Why are two guys running who couldn’t even win a senate seat?

Huntsman: Might get some democrat votes.

Cain: His campaign has peaked and his support is showing cracks. His knowledge of issues is poor and his choice of a campaign manager doesn’t bode well for who he would choose in his administration. He might squeak through but I’d have to drag my aching carcass to the polls. He would not pick up any black vote from Obama. It’s iffy on his wife’s vote.

Perry: Extremely electible. There are no skeletons and the more you know him, you better you like him. He takes on Obama and is 95% right on everything that matters to conservatives.

Just my unbiased opinion.


35 posted on 11/17/2011 6:48:25 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: TomGuy
There are 3 reasons why this is a bad idea:

1.Nancy is not running for President

2.Perry's debating skills are terrible.

3.

36 posted on 11/17/2011 6:57:02 AM PST by Right Brother
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

GO PERRY!


37 posted on 11/17/2011 6:58:36 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: altura; txrangerette; CincyRichieRich; marty60; All

WWW.RICKPERRY.ORG

November 16, 2011

Dear Leader Pelosi,

After reading about House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer’s outburst over my “Overhauling Washington” plan, I wonder if his obstructionism reflects your own opposition and that of the Democratic Caucus to urgent reforms the American people so vehemently demand.

After increasing the debt by $4 trillion in less than three years, no one can believe that Americans are satisfied with business as usual, and that a permanent political class in Washington can get us out of the mess you and your colleagues have created.

A part-time Congress with half the pay would still make $38,000 a year more than the average American family. Do you truly oppose lawmakers spending more time in their districts? Is it so important for the Washington power brokers to build their fiefdoms of influence, including providing bailouts to Wall Street while businesses on Main Street are being boarded up every day?

Here is the fundamental question: do you believe Washington is broken? Before answering that question, consider these facts:

1) the Washington Metro area is now the most affluent metropolitan area in the country because lobbyists, contractors, elected officials and bureaucrats have been insulated from the economic ruin prevalent in the private sector;

2) Congressional office budgets have doubled since 2000 while employers all across America are laying off workers;

3) Our nation’s total debt is nearing the size of our nation’s economy, increasing our dependence on competitors like China;

4) The number of Americans out of work has increased by more than two million since January 2009, despite the massive stimulus package Democratic leaders promised would revive the economy, and;

5) on top of the job-killing spending policies of the previous Congress, employers are faced with a staggering $1.1 trillion in costs related to federal regulatory compliance.

Do you truly believe the answer to massive debt, over-regulation and bloated big-government policies is to continue to protect the status quo, which enriches and empowers Washington insiders at the expense of the American People?

My plan would overhaul Washington, eliminating certain agencies and reducing the size and scope of others. It will force Congress to make the tough decisions to balance the budget or require a further reduction in their pay. It would end lifetime appointments to future appointees to the federal bench. I don’t want to tinker around the edges when the American People demand a complete overhaul of Washington.

Let me conclude with an invitation: I am in Washington Monday and would love to engage you in a public debate about my Overhaul Washington plan versus the congressional status quo. I think it would be a tremendous service to the American public to see a public airing of these differences. Let the people decide. If Monday doesn’t work, perhaps we could find a time in Iowa over the course of the next month to discuss these issues in front of the people of America’s heartland.

Should you choose not to respond or engage in such a healthy discussion, I will take it to mean you will continue your obstructionist ways in the face of much needed Washington reform.

Sincerely,

Rick Perry
Governor of Texas


38 posted on 11/17/2011 6:58:56 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Ozymandias Ghost

Thank you for posting and for your reasoned comments.


39 posted on 11/17/2011 7:01:33 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
What would it say if Nancy is afraid of debating a guy with Perry's rep as a debater?

LOLOL

40 posted on 11/17/2011 7:04:07 AM PST by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Can we post the letter.

It’s great!


41 posted on 11/17/2011 7:04:38 AM PST by marty60
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Thanks. overlapping reply.


42 posted on 11/17/2011 7:06:53 AM PST by marty60
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To: Right Brother
There are 3 reasons why this is a bad idea:
1.Nancy is not running for President
2.Perry's debating skills are terrible.
3.



43 posted on 11/17/2011 7:09:05 AM PST by texas_mrs (Heartless Conservative & Native Texan)
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To: marty60

“Can we post the letter.”

I don’t see why not! I transcribed it from the PDF — I don’t think ???? I made any typos.

http://thehill.com/images/stories/news/2011/11_november/16/perrypelosiletter.pdf


44 posted on 11/17/2011 7:09:47 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: marty60

Overlapping thoughts.

LoL


45 posted on 11/17/2011 7:10:48 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Ozymandias Ghost

Looks like Gov Perry has decided to apply his own version of asymmetrical warfare to his campaign. I’ll give him an “A” for creativity.
Personally, I think Gov Perry has gotten a “bad rap” and a lot of bad breaks and, yes, made a few highly visible “unforced errors.” While I am a Cain supporter, I don’t think Perry is anywhere near as bad a candidate as some here have proclaimed. He is VERY strong on States Rights and 2nd Amendment ...both very important to me.

I live in VA and I think many of us non-Texans are too quick to condemn Perry’s stand on allowing “illegals” to attend Texas colleges/universities at in-state rates. While I am not “wild” about that situation; I have to wonder just what Perry, as a leader, could be expected to do; given that the Federal government continues to not enforce our borders and to place obstacles in the paths of states that attempt to do so. It appears the vast majority of Texans supported the in-state tuition rates; based on their legislator’s votes. I think a whole lot of this controversial situation is more understandable when it is put in the perspective of the long history that Texans have w/their friends and neighbors who are of Mexican descent.

I’m probably going to get flamed; however, I sure would like to see all the sniping going on between Perry and Cain supporter come to an end. It’s not helpful.


Kudos on your analysis...dead on!


46 posted on 11/17/2011 7:12:56 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: altura

Adding another point

HE has the FIRE in the belly to DEFEAT Obama and his minions working so feverishly to destroy America.

Amazing how no OTHER candidate has put a plan in play to TOTALLY hold Congress accountable. Only 17% (?), believe Congress is working.

I think this is a GREAT PLAN!!!!!


47 posted on 11/17/2011 7:13:58 AM PST by marty60
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wow. Love the letter. Of course, she will not agree but it is a good opportunity to define the differences in the party.


48 posted on 11/17/2011 7:15:17 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He’s not afraid to smack a witch. :-)


49 posted on 11/17/2011 7:15:17 AM PST by CajunConservative ( Leadership. It is defined by action, not position.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Much as it’s begun to seem to the contrary, our candidate will be running against the Obama administration, not fellow republicans.


50 posted on 11/17/2011 7:16:35 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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