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Where Loyalties Lie by Victoria (per Rick Perry)
Patriot's 1949 Blog ^ | 12-19-2011 | Victoria

Posted on 12/20/2011 5:33:58 PM PST by Texas Fossil

It has been a bit since I have written a blog, mainly because I only write them when I moved by the heart to do so. I have also been staying off twitter out of disgust for watching so called conservatives judge not by past deeds but only by words that a candidate is spinning today-sorry I don’t tolerate fools easily. Sorry, I am more into judging by actions, the character of a man does not change they just learn to hide it better (& no that was not a veiled swipe at Newtie & Mittens it was a direct hit).

I would imagine by now anyone that has known me over 10 minutes knows that I am a Rick Perry supporter, but let’s talk about why. I bet you can’t find many people that have supported Romney, Newt or even Paul (even Paul bots sometimes grow up) for 20+ years. Yet, in the next 2 weeks not just a handful but close to 2000 TEXANS plan to descend on Iowa. We are talking about a very long drive in dead of winter-many of us abandoning our own families shortly after Christmas, spending New Year in lonely hotel rooms. Have you heard of 1000s or even 100s of Georgians braving the Iowa winter to support Gingrich? How about 100s of MA rushing to Iowa for Romney? And they are used to frigid weather. So what is it about Rick Perry that brings that undying loyalty? No, it is not because I have always agreed with him-been times over 20 years that I would like to have choked him. His answer on in-state tuition sucked he should have just told the truth & blamed us Texans & not tried to explain our in-state tuition to a bunch of anti-10th Amendment RINOS. First off-what Gov. Perry should have said is, “I was governor a few months when that was enacted, it was passed by 99.6% of the legislature & was veto-proof, so there was nothing I could do, veto would have been over-rode.” That is the FACTS but unlike other candidates that would have been quick to pass the blame Rick Perry is a Man & a Texan-this law was supported in 2001 by 80% of Texans so he took his stand with us & said hey Texas made a decision & I stand with her. REASON #1 In 20+ year I have never heard Rick Perry play the blame game. Right or wrong he accepts responsibility period, the buck stops with him. REASON #2 Rick Perry has always listened to the people of the state of Texas, even his enemies admit this. REASON #3- When Rick Perry is wrong he is enough of a man to say I was wrong, I made a mistake. (& yes direct attack here to be clear-not like Newtie & Cain who constantly claim they are misunderstood or we are too stupid to understand what they really meant, or they play semantics which Newtie is excellent at & suckers buy).

I first met Rick Perry when he was running for Agriculture Commissioner; he came to Crockett, Texas. For those of you that do not know Houston County where Crockett is located is farming, ranching & timber land-it is the heart of the area known as the Piney Woods. Now, 90% of us were registered Dems-we never even considered voting for a Republican (not local or state)-this still had a bad stigma in Texas. In fact, I don’t think face to face I had ever met anyone that admitted to being one. But Perry won us over-he was a cotton farmer, he actually “got it”, he told us what he would do, how he would do, his values of work, God & country matched ours-he was a Vet-he was a Christian, he was just like us & most important of all he was an Aggie. (Where I am from you go to A & M or Sam). I would be less than honest if I didn’t say that campaigning for a Republican in conservative but blue Houston County was sort of an embarrassment (but that is personal issue). However, as is history now Rick Perry prevailed – & trust me this was my 1st experience with nasty campaigns & as his opponent will assure you Rick Perry can play hardball with the best of them. REASON #4 Rick kept his word on everything (under a Dem Governor btw) that he campaigned on & easily re-elected by 67% of the vote (& remember Texas was STILL primarily conservative Democrats at this time). Quick education here-do not confuse how southerners vote nationally with how they vote local/state-2 very different things. Rick Perry helped open up Texas products to other markets outside our state & as the daughter of a rancher-with farmers & ranchers in family-he made a difference. Iowa as a farm state should not even be considering another candidate if you care about family farms surviving-Rick Perry believes in land & family farms-they are as much a part of him as breathing. A family farm is what made him who he is. Somehow I can’t picture Romney or Gingrich even knowing how to start a tractor much less plowing, but Rick Perry can.

Slam, Rick Perry all you want for being a Democrat at 1 time but understand this his votes as a Democrat in Texas were more conservative than the votes Newtie cast in DC (i.e. Newt voted to create Dept. of Ed, he voted to nationalize land in multiple states, he voted for every increase in foreign aid, he voted against every decrease in foreign aid & I could go on & on). Unlike others Rick Perry says what he means & lives his beliefs. Reason #5 Rick Perry has never quibbled about being a Conservative-he was a pit bull in Texas legislature, he has always been very pro-life-REASON #6, he has always been pro-defense-REASON #7, pro-2nd amendment, pro-Israel-which brings us to Reason #8 as a Christian Israel is extremely important to me. Rick Perry has been & is the ONLY candidate that has in reality stood with Israel consistently & openly-that is why the Nation of Israel has bestowed on him the highest Honor of Israel. The others talk about it but obviously Perry made a difference. http://www.thepoliticalguide.com/Profiles/Governor/Texas/Rick_Perry/views/Israel/

This is a history of Perry’s stand on Israel-NOT just what he is saying in an election year.

REASON #9- Rick Perry got the Castle Law passed in Texas & is a very big supporter of the 2nd Amendment to the point he personally carries. Both Newt & Romney are anti-2nd Amendment-very weak in this area. Sorry, y’all call me a hick but I like the idea that my POTUS is not a wimp that I could beat up & that knows how to lock & load.

REASON #10- Rick Perry is a Veteran-he had the guts to put his life where his mouth is. While he did not have to Rick Perry stood ready to defend this piece of ground we call America with his life…..Newt & Romney BOTH took deferments-that to me sums up their whole lives. As the mother of a son that has served in the US Army during a war-while I don’t want my son in a combat zone I damn sure what his commander in Chief to have been in his shoes, not a coward that avoided serving his country (& yes deferments are exactly that).

For those of you that still don’t get it, then I am sorry but please keep one thing in mind as you elect either Obama or Obama-lite. When things keep on keeping on-please don’t come to Texas. Nothing personal but you have a choice to make & if you choose to stand with conservative hating Newt or RINO Romney then please don’t expect my Governor & my state to bail you out when it all goes south for you. We have the best economy, best cost of living, best healthcare, best overall life for a reason & Rick Perry has played a large role in that as often by what he hasn’t done as what he has done. This brings up #REASON 11-Rick Perry knows when to butt the hell out. I know this is way too long & the sad part is that I could list another 20 reasons just off the top of my head. But what you really should think about is why 2000 Texans are willing at their own expense (NOT 1 of us are being paid a dime or any expenses this is ALL on us) would make this trek to Iowa (we are not exactly snowbirds you know).



TOPICS: Agriculture; Government; Military/Veterans; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: 10th; 2nd; amnesty; laraza; openborders; perry; rick; rino
A friend of mine wrote this. If you are interested in her thoughts about Rick Perry, read it.

If not, don't flame me as it serves no purpose.

I like what she wrote.

1 posted on 12/20/2011 5:34:15 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

I liked Cain alot, but I’m for Perry too. He may have his faults, but he has served and he was a real farmer and grew up in the real world.


2 posted on 12/20/2011 5:50:17 PM PST by Himyar
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To: Himyar

I told people from the beginning that I would prefer Rick Perry remain governor of Texas.

But I am sick with the options for President.

I grew up 14 miles from Rick’s family. Know both his father and mother. Have never met Rick.

My daughter and son-in-law know him from meetings.

I have always voted for Rick and will do so this time in the primary and if he gets the nomination in the General Election.


3 posted on 12/20/2011 5:54:42 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

http://www.redstate.com/aglanon/2011/12/13/the-rick-perry-i-know/


4 posted on 12/20/2011 6:38:23 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: Texas Fossil

Thanks for sharing. Really nice read.


5 posted on 12/20/2011 6:45:29 PM PST by lahargis (Rick Perry is our jobs and energy candidate! Perry 2012!)
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To: Texas Fossil; shield

I like what she wrote too. Thanks.


6 posted on 12/20/2011 6:48:06 PM PST by McLynnan
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To: Texas Fossil
"but I like the idea that my POTUS is not a wimp that I could beat up & that knows how to lock & load."

Ditto!

7 posted on 12/20/2011 6:49:01 PM PST by lahargis (Rick Perry is our jobs and energy candidate! Perry 2012!)
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To: Texas Fossil

Thank you for this post.


8 posted on 12/20/2011 6:50:46 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Texas Fossil

“90% of us were registered Dems-we never even considered voting for a Republican ... I don’t think face to face I had ever met anyone that admitted to being one. But Perry won us over...”

I thought when he ran for the Ag Comm he was still a Dem ?


9 posted on 12/20/2011 6:54:08 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Texas Fossil
Sounds like it was written by Perry's wife.

She must want it more than Hillary did.

Cheers!

10 posted on 12/20/2011 6:54:15 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Texas Fossil; Cincinatus' Wife; jonrick46; deepbluesea; TexMom7; potlatch; SunkenCiv; wolfcreek; ...
Perry Ping....

IF you'd rather NOT be pinged FReepmail me.

IF you'd like to be added FReepmail me. Thanks.

11 posted on 12/20/2011 6:58:47 PM 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: Texas Fossil

I loved that. It sounded down home and real. Some of her phrases made me laugh.

I don’t want a president I could beat up either.


12 posted on 12/20/2011 7:37:45 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: grey_whiskers

I can assure you it was not Anita. I know her family.

She nursed my grandfather before he died. Careful about what you say about her.

And besides, I know Victoria too. She is from East Texas, not the Rolling Plains where Paint Creek is.


13 posted on 12/20/2011 7:39:29 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: EDINVA

I honestly can’t remember exactly when he changed to Republican but I believe it was BEFORE he ran for ag commissioner. someone will know.


14 posted on 12/20/2011 7:40:26 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: altura

From Red States: http://t.co/dsUtkIE8

“The Rick Perry I know” Not as per media.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Mh0dJnb-rlc unscripted, from the heart, patriot.


15 posted on 12/20/2011 7:41:51 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

I imagine a lot more people will read and enjoy this tomorrow after the Perry supporters are pinged.

Thanks for posting.


16 posted on 12/20/2011 7:43:30 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: Texas Fossil

Tell your friend(s) who are heading from TX to IA that they really have to dress for unbelievable cold. Not a chilly cold, but a biting, brutal cold. I lived in NY and IL, but was not prepared for IA. I’d bet they don’t even sell IA-ready winter gear in TX. They may have to look at buying when they get there. But they must be prepared.


17 posted on 12/20/2011 7:49:55 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Texas Fossil; shield; All
Thank you for posting, I like what Victoria said too.


18 posted on 12/20/2011 7:56:37 PM PST by potlatch (*snip*~ Having the right to be angry does not give one the right to be cruel. ~*snip*)
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To: Texas Fossil
Yes, you mentioned that before.

There seemed to have been reports floating about that, just as Palin was going for the Presidency until her family put the kibosh on it, so Rick Perry was reluctant but for his wife's influence.

BTW, Paint Creek. Was that the place where the stupid scandal about the rock with the N-word scrawled on it was located? (I thought it was a cheap shot, trying to get Cain and Perry to take each other out.)

cheers!

19 posted on 12/20/2011 8:04:49 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: EDINVA

Yes, Iowa is terrible cold in Winter but the people are very warm. Especially in the small towns. Rick will resonate well there.


20 posted on 12/20/2011 8:05:53 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: altura; EDINVA

Rick Perry had a six-year run in the state House, he switched to the GOP to run against populist Democratic Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower in late 1989.


21 posted on 12/20/2011 8:09:24 PM PST by Quicksilver (nominate Rick Perry - defeat Obama - overhaul Washington!)
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To: grey_whiskers

If I repeated myself, you must have asked the same question before.

The rock?

It was at the property when they rented it. They did not own the land. They removed the rock. End of non-story.

Yes, it existed. No, he had NOTHING to do with it.


22 posted on 12/20/2011 8:10:37 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Quicksilver

Thanks.


23 posted on 12/20/2011 8:10:43 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Texas Fossil

Nice! A twenty year supporter. She tells it like it is.


24 posted on 12/20/2011 8:48:58 PM PST by World'sGoneInsane (Make America Great Again--Perry 2012)
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To: Texas Fossil

I also like Perry, recently gave to his campaign, the only one I’ve given to so far. I’d love to see him or Santorum get the nomination, unless Palin enters. She gets it, too! Thanks for the post. I will forward this to friends.


25 posted on 12/20/2011 9:23:26 PM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Texas Fossil

2000 on the ground and thousands more connecting on the Internet, speaking on radio shows, appearing in TV interviews, helping at his rallies, opening their wallets and praying for Rick Perry — the man who can turn the fate of our country back to us, where our children can live good and decent lives and we will know they have a future.


26 posted on 12/20/2011 11:48:50 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Texas Fossil
“You can’t tell me that America is not exceptional. You can't tell me that because I've seen it”

"Rick Perry has always remained faithful." -- First Lieutenant Daniel P. Moran

[6:45] Medal recipients tell of their sacrifice and the sacrifice of their fellow heroes -- and why they support Rick Perry.

The day after Pete was killed, I was sitting at the dining room table with Hardtail, just trying to make sense of all that was going on.

My cell phone rang. "Unknown" said the caller ID.

Thought about letting it pass, but I answered it.

"Alan, this is Rick Perry."…..

27 posted on 12/20/2011 11:51:31 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: potlatch

Oath on a stack of bibles.

Smiling


28 posted on 12/21/2011 5:57:02 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Quicksilver

When you referenced the switching from democrat to republican, it reminded me of the area in Texas where I live. This region has a congressman (Ralph Hall) who was a life-long democrat until very recently. The staunch conservatives around this area always made a habit of voting for Mr. Hall, even though he was a democrat (myself included.) We voted republican for every office, but always supported Ralph. His voting record was always that of a conservative.


29 posted on 12/21/2011 6:55:25 AM PST by mikhailovich
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To: Texas Fossil

Well, hubby and Rick wear the same ring, both served, hubby being of an earlier class did serve in VN. Both have similar backgrounds. Both “old Texas families”, both hard on truth.
I have met Rick and found him to be a man who looks you in the eye when talking, not flailing around for the next hand to shake.

I’m debating what to wear to the inagual.


30 posted on 12/21/2011 7:14:11 AM PST by tillacum
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To: altura

Yes, he was a Republican when he ran for Ag. He ran against the flaming liberal, Hightower.


31 posted on 12/21/2011 7:17:12 AM PST by tillacum
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To: grey_whiskers

Uh-oh. You’ve just been disinvited from visiting Texas.


32 posted on 12/21/2011 9:25:07 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Still heartless after all these years...)
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To: Texas Fossil
Thank you for sharing this by your friend. Please thank her it is wonderful.
I am looking forward to voting for Rick Perry and have been supporting his run for President since the day he entered.
33 posted on 12/21/2011 11:02:46 AM PST by Katarina (Rick Perry the Best man for President ! God bless ElRushbo! Say NO to RINOs Mitt and Newt)
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To: tillacum

Wished I was that sure about the outcome. I think he is the best under the circumstances.

Debates hurt him. But I do not feel they reflect ability in office. Only the ability for bull.

We don’t need hot air, we need a leader. We shall see.


34 posted on 12/21/2011 12:05:30 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: miss marmelstein
Uh-oh. You’ve just been disinvited from visiting Texas.

It's the other end of the thermometer from me anyway...

Cheers!

35 posted on 12/21/2011 2:07:02 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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