Skip to comments.Rick Perry’s Perry, Iowa Rally-most patriotic event ever, or most patriotic event of all time?
Posted on 01/03/2012 1:30:31 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
Perry,Iowa After witnessing the Perry rally in Perry, Iowa, I have a sudden urge to rush out, purchase a firearm, and start rearing eagles. And if it had that effect on me, you know it was potent stuff.
The Perry rally at the HotelPattee was far, far nicer than the Santorum rally. Santorum stood on the stairs and addressed a tepid crowd of people without amplification, only four of whom were holding signs, while someone vacuumed in the background. Perry had a country music performer entertaining crowds in a nice room that Santorum seemed unaware was part of the building. The crowd was large and energetic. They shouted, Amen! and waved flocks of Perry signs. They interrupted him with tumultuous laughter and applause.
...It was all so aggressively, enthusiastically appealing to all patriotic impulses as to be very nearly cynical. Here I am! Send me! Perry volunteered, in the words of the prophet. The crowd went wild. You couldnt stand there unmoved as two governors, two veterans, a country singer, and RickPerry, with tears in his eyes, begged you in front of a mural with grain on it to have my back tomorrow at the caucuses, and Ill have your back the next four years in Washington!
You felt that it might be almost cruel to send this man to Washington, a place he so clearly hated. But he had to go, because Isaiah had said so. Next I was expecting a yellow SupportThe Troops bumper sticker to emerge from the wings shouting, I, too, endorse Rick Perry! as several eagles flew overhead in formation and someone drilled down into the middle of the assembly to release a flood of oil and Jesus glanced down from the sky and nodded a manly nod, as though he approved....
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Almost half of all jobs filled during Obama Depression: Texas
Texas Employment Update!
Typical Washington Post. Alexandra Petri’s piece typifies the high-school level liberal “editorial” given play in the media nationwide, dripping with familiar distain for the intellectually inferior, small-minded American, seething with haughty, self-righteous rage, devoid of meaningful content or insight.
We’re too stupid (grounded in family values and American excetionalism, hoping Obama fails).
Ok, that’s it. If nothing else, I’ll vote for Gov. Perry just to piss these people off.
OK, Rick Perry gets the yeehaw award hands down (or is it eagle claws down?)
But Santorum is much more of a mensch.
41% of Iowans are undecided and the Left (along with Fox News) is going to keep pushing Perry down, hoping to give Mitt a boost out of Iowa.
I would argue that but instead will point out that Gov. Perry is the executive of Texas and all that comes with it besides the "yeehaws" - like a SURGING economy in an Obama economy (they were "handed" the same one -- look who did what with it).
Everybody is getting Mittboated, and it’s not just Perry. That nincompoop Romney, he’d Mittboat himself.
Just a shame that in every debate he’s involved in, he manages to give the impression he’s as thick as a whale omelet.
This may not of course be the case, but this is politics, and the perception you give to the non-political-junkies of America (the vast majority of the electorate) who will only ever see or hear the soundbites, is kinda crucial.
Can’t hurt to have several newly viable oilfields in various corners of your state, of course. All a governor of that kind of place has to do is not bumble too badly in order to reap the halo.
I’ll recommend the undefeated Texas governor over your handily defeated Pennsylvania legislating Senator.
Betting on Rick Perry - a winner in a GOP year, with no need in the world to win liberal approval ..IT WILL BE THE JOBS ISSUEand Texass record in creating themthat will define Rick Perrys presidential run. Since he became governor in 2001, the U.S. as a whole has had a net loss of private-sector jobs, while Texaswhich has only 8 percent of the nations populationhas had a net gain of 825,000 jobs.
Richard Fisher, president of the Dallas Federal Reserve Board, told me that if you look at the number of jobs created since the recession technically ended in June 2009, Texas has accounted for 48 percent of net new jobs created in the U.S.
Fisher also disparages claims that the jobs are all low-paying jobs at McDonalds or Walmart, paying the minimum wage, or that they were primarily caused by the oil and natural gas boom. According to Tom Pauken of the Texas Work Force Commission, the annual median wage in Texas in 2010 for all occupations was $31,500 a year, only 7 percent below the national average. That difference is easily explained by the fact that Texas has a younger workforce than most states and a higher percentage of workers in lower-pay agriculture jobs near the border with Mexico. [ CW: Cost of living in Texas is lower than many other states; Texas has no state income tax; Texas is a right to work state.]
As for where the job growth has been, three sectors of the economy have grown faster than the energy sector, which alone added 40,500 net new jobs in 2010. Last year, Texas added 57,900 new jobs in trade, transportation, and utilities; a total of 53,400 jobs in professional and business services; and 44,900 net new jobs in the hospitality industry.
For each of the past seven years, CEOs polled by Chief Executive magazine have rated Texas first in the nation for economic development climate and job growth. What is the secret of Texass success? Rick Perry isnt shy about his answer. Its all about four points, he told me. First, dont spend all the money. Keep the taxes low and under control. Have regulations that are fair and predictable so business owners know what to expect from one quarter to the next. And reform the legal system so that frivolous lawsuits dont paralyze employers who are trying to create real wealth.
If there is on issue which Perry has made a personal crusade, it is lawsuit reform. Working with the legislature, he has helped pass curbs on frivolous lawsuits, implemented a first-in-the-nation system under which loser pays all court costs in many lawsuits, and reformed medical malpractice law.
Dick Weekley, the co-founder of Texans for Lawsuit Reform, says Perry showed genuine political courage in resisting calls for watered-down reforms that wouldnt have addressed the core problem. He recalls that in 2002 Perry vetoed a bill strongly supported by doctors that would have required them to prompt payment from health maintenance organizations. In the eyes of the tort reform advocates, the bill was a Trojan Horse compromise negotiated between doctors and trial lawyers. There was a huge response from physicians [against the veto], Kim Ross, the former top lobbyist for the Texas Medical Association, said. TMA went so far as to endorse Tony Sanchez, Perrys millionaire Democratic opponent in the 2002 election. Perry sent a signal that he wanted real reform and would stand his ground, Weekley told me. Soon the medical lobbyists playing footsie with the trial lawyers were gone and the obstacles to real reform started falling.
.The Gardasil [cervical cancer] vaccine was recommended the FDAs vaccine approval committee, more than 6 months before Governor Perrys Executive Order. All girls who qualified for the Federal Vaccines for Children program were eligible to receive the vaccine free of charge: Medicaid, CHIPs, and uninsured or those with insurance that wont pay for vaccines. The Texas Legislature had previously delegated unconditional authority to mandate new vaccines to the Department of State Health Services, which is under Governor Perry and the Executive Branch. Source
Gov. Perry's E.O. [opt out] also made all required vaccines easier to opt out of. The Legislature moved to kill the E.O. and Gov. Perry made no objection. No one was given the vaccine from the E.O.
Recently: Routine HPV vaccine recommended for boys - The panel that advises the CDC on vaccines recommends that the shot be given to boys ages 11 and 12 in addition to girls, noting that the virus is linked to many other cancers besides cervical.
However, as of 2010, only about a third of U.S. girls had received the three-dose vaccine, and the rates are plateauing, said Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.
Another potential barrier to routine use is money. The three-shot series costs at least $300.
"Year after year we continue to have evidence of low uptake in girls," said Dr. Jane Kim, an assistant professor of health decision science at Harvard School of Public Health who has studied the cost-effectiveness of the HPV vaccine. "When we're at such low coverage for girls, it is of value to vaccinate boys."
It's not clear how well parents will embrace vaccination of their adolescent sons. Those who are dubious should know that vaccination against HPV may help prevent other types of cancers, such as those of the penis, head, neck and mouth, said Dr. Jessica Kahn, associate professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and chair of the vaccinations committee for the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, which supported the recommendation.
Rates of oral cancers are rising, and HPV infection is now thought to account for more cases of oral cancer than tobacco use, Kahn said.
And, she added, the vaccine is just as safe and effective in boys as in girls.
The key to acceptance, Kahn added, will be in making sure that parents understand the range of diseases that HPV can cause in their sons. The role of HPV in cervical cancer is broadly known, she said. "But we fall short in explaining what HPV can cause in boys and men."
And which MSM outlet do you subscribe to?
It seemed that various missives from the TX bureaucracy couldn’t even agree on what parents’ rights were on Gardasil until Austin shot it down.
Washington needs better coordination than that. Imagine this happening at a Federal level. Imagine the confusion.
No, no, no. This is a clear insult to whale omelets.
Can Perry get the geek factor out of his tax reform proposals? First phase, Second phase, first-and-a-halfth phase, it’s a scene right out of Dilbert.
My own eyes, in watching every debate live on TV. We can blame the MSM, quite fairly, for many things: but not, I think, for Perry’s recurrent (lack of) ability to string a coherent sentence together on his feet in response to any number of questions.
You point being, here? Or are you simply attempting to switch the subject to the topic of the MSM?
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