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Rick Perry works Iowa by pumping Texas
Politico ^ | January 2, 2012 | JAMES HOHMANN

Posted on 01/03/2012 5:48:32 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

....“You’ve got a choice, and that choice is in a governor who has a track record of creating jobs,” Perry told a standing crowd of about 175 in a packed hotel ballroom here in the town that shares his name. “We understand how to compete.”

....No other candidate in the race talks about their home state anything like the way Perry does about his. Michele Bachmann behaves as though if she represents Iowa in the House, not Minnesota. Mitt Romney seems to downplay his history in Massachusetts, highlighting instead the vacation home he owns in New Hampshire. Newt Gingrich represented Georgia in Congress, but he’s lived in Virginia for years and rarely talks about his onetime home state. Santorum mentions Pennsylvania, but talks more often about what he did in Washington during his two terms in the Senate. Ron Paul hardly mentions the south Texas district that he represents in Congress.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: almostover4ricardo; amnesty; economy; gopprimary; heartless; jobs; moron; perry2012; perrybestchoice2012
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1 posted on 01/03/2012 5:48:37 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: All; shield

Texas Enterprise Fund

Texas Employment Update!

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2 posted on 01/03/2012 5:51:12 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Is the Governor REALLY interviewing for a job as a travel agent?
3 posted on 01/03/2012 5:51:39 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; jonrick46; deepbluesea; TexMom7; potlatch; SunkenCiv; wolfcreek; BuckeyeTexan; ...
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4 posted on 01/03/2012 5:54:08 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: Diogenesis
Is the Governor REALLY interviewing for a job as a travel agent?

CALIFORNIA: …..“Texas Gov. Rick Perry has become a folk hero for people like Stewart as he's marketed his state as a low-cost and business-friendly alternative to California, which is fertile job-hunting ground for Perry.

Texas has added 929,000 jobs since 2001, while California has lost approximately 635,000 manufacturing jobs in that same time, Stewart said.

Answering questions after his speech, Stewart told the story of Perry sending programmed cellphones to CEOs in California with a simple message: "If you're interested in growing your business, please call me. I'm here to help."

"They're doing something right down there," Stewart said of what he dubs the "Texas miracle." "Gov. Perry will go anywhere, any time, to try to recruit companies into Texas."

Perry has taken the state's regulatory process and managed it himself, Stewart said………

[CA Economic Development Corporation President Mark] Lascelles emphasized that it does no good to belabor California's regulatory environment

"Unfortunately, we can't avoid it. We have to deal with it," he said. Source

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.."Another new measure made tightening air quality permits on the oil and gas industry more difficult. That law, which Perry signed in June, requires the Texas environmental agency to analyze the effect of new regulation on the economy - including how it might hurt a company - before implementation. The economic impact could override the environmental benefit of the new regulation. The new law reflects Perry's contention that global warming is a questionable theory and that regulation always creates an adverse business climate." Perry Slashed Environmental Enforcement in Texas

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Rick Perry Scares the Media & Democrats to Death GOP consultant Mark McKinnon says that the editor of a major newspaper told him, "We plan to declare war on Rick Perry and do all in our power to crush him."

Mr. McKinnon was outraged. "No pretense of integrity, professionalism or of unbiased news gathering," he wrote in Investors' Business Daily.

But I doubt he was surprised. This is what the "mainstream" media did to Sarah Palin in 2008, and what likely is in store for anyone Republicans nominate.

But liberals will go after the Texas governor with special venom because he is anti- intellectual, prays in public, takes the Constitution seriously and sometimes carries a handgun, Walter Shapiro wrote in The New Republic.

"It's almost as if Perry's political persona was constructed by bundling together all the fears and phantoms in the left-wing anxiety closet." he said. “…

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Perry Wins IPad and IPhone Vote (We CAN take on China and win!)…….”While the rest of the country has been suffering from Obama-itis (too much government regulations and power hungry unionism), Texas has been trying to make itself attractive to business (by limiting regulations, empowering free work rules, limiting frivolous lawsuits, educating ALL its people, limiting taxes) Which brings me back to the IPad and IPhone. As many of you know (well, at least the tech-knowledgeable among us), the brains of the IPAD and IPhone is the A5 chip. These chips are now made in Texas in a new $3.6 Billion facility. How big is this new facility? Well, to put it in terms any Texan would understand: Nine football fields. This is a major facility:

The A5 chip inside Apple’s iPad 2 and iPhone 4S is now being produced stateside (In Texas), according to Reuters. Sources familiar with Apple’s production details told the news organization that Samsung Electronics is now handling production of the A5 in Austin, Texas. Among manufactured products, the state’s leading export category is chemical manufactures, which accounted for $38.4 billion (20 percent) of Texas’ total merchandise exports in 2008. Other top 2008 manufactured exports were computers and electronic products ($35.2 billion), machinery manufactures ($27.3 billion), and petroleum and coal products ($25.3 billion).”…….

5 posted on 01/03/2012 5:55:28 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Diogenesis

Got to LOVE that government number up there, eh?


6 posted on 01/03/2012 6:00:59 AM PST by lahargis (Rick Perry is our jobs and energy candidate! Perry 2012!)
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To: lahargis

You got that right! Thery cut government jobs and added private sector jobs. I also see a significant increase in mfg jobs. Funny, the guys on FNS said that all the new jobs in TX were burger flipping jobs that went to illegals. Gosh...could they have been misleading me? /sarc!


7 posted on 01/03/2012 6:04:57 AM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
No other candidate in the race talks about their home state anything like the way Perry does about his.

No wonder!

8 posted on 01/03/2012 6:11:41 AM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: lahargis; pgkdan
Nov 22, 2011 The Best States For Jobs “The Texas jobs miracle has received a lot of attention since Rick Perry announced his candidacy for president in August. The numbers are impressive. Texas added 1.2 million net jobs since Perry took office as Texas Governor in December 2000, while the U.S. as a whole lost 1.1 million jobs during the same time.”…………….

Texas' Personal Income Growth Over the Last 5 Years Was 66% Faster than US

The case for Perry’s venture capitalismThere’s a big difference between the Texas and statist approaches - There has been a lot of debate about Gov. Rick Perry’s economic development funds. The criticism centers on the idea that the Texan’s funds create a “Solyndra problem” for him, that by investing in businesses that bring jobs to the state, Mr. Perry has the same job-creation approach President Obama displayed in backing federal loans to a solar-energy firm.

Equating the two men in this way provides a convenient symmetry, but it’s also a false comparison that misses why many free marketers are comfortable with Gov. Perry even while critical of Solyndra.”……

Oct 14, 2011 CSM: Rick Perry jobs plan: Make rest of America more like Texas -- Working ........."Not all economists would put domestic energy production among their top five priorities for job growth. But many do see significant potential in this field, as the Perry campaign does.

For example, economist Peter Morici at the University of Maryland, in a recent analysis of the nation's employment crisis, wrote that "shutting down US oil and gas development is costing the US economy millions of jobs."

His view: An emphasis on domestic production could create jobs by dramatically reducing America's trade deficit, thus recycling more consumer dollars in the domestic economy. Promotion of energy production would also spill over into job creation in other industries, Mr. Morici says, as a need for refineries and pipelines boosts demand for construction workers, steel, and heavy machinery.".......

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........."you can lay your fears to rest because in the last year the Texas public sector has shrunk by 26,000 jobs. In the last 12 months, Texas lost 31,300 federal employees, trimmed 3,800 state jobs, and increased local government jobs by 8,400 jobs."........... Source

Misfire: Romney Ad Targets Rick Perry's Jobs Record "I think it's safe to say the Romney campaign is going for the kill with its latest attack on Rick Perry. The former Massachusetts Governor has already gotten a fair amount of mileage out of attacking his Texan rival from the left on Social Security, and from the right on immigration, but this new spot strikes at the heart of the Perry campaign's raison detre -- jobs, jobs, jobs:

The Facts --Mitt Romney's political ad

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The spot's most striking image is a tumbleweed blowing along a deserted Texas highway. That's rich. It's intended to create the impression that Rick Perry's Texas is something of a depressed ghost town. Nothing could be further from the truth. Since the recession began, desperate job seekers have flocked to Texas at a clip of roughly 1,000 people per day. And they're finding work, too. Despite a huge population influx and a bruising national recession, Texas' unemployment rate remains below the national average. How remarkable has the Lone Star State's economic performance been? "Read this Political Math analysis (written by a self-professed non Perry supporter), and marvel.

9 posted on 01/03/2012 6:25:14 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; pgkdan

When did it become a BAD thing to have a record and actually run on it?!

Most of the time, candidate’s run FROM their record...or spin it into an unrecognizable form!

This guy’s got one, he’s worked hard for it and he’s hammering its success!

How could ANYONE not see 3 things:

1. He’s got an amazing record;
2. It’s what we need in the rest of the U.S.;
3. He would eat Obama up over the stuff that’s killing us!

It’s amazing!


10 posted on 01/03/2012 6:32:12 AM PST by Chasaway (Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Right now, Rick Perry's biggest problem remains the 8 years of George W. Bush. If Perry came from any other state, his poor performances early on not have been as devastating and subsequent excellent performances in later debates would fully redeemed him.

For all the "Miss me yet" feelings across the nation, America still suffers from Bush fatigue and Rick Perry's poor early debate performances played right into the MSM's stereotype of "another dumb Texan." Neither Bush more Perry fit that narrative, but it is the image with which they have been painted and it has stuck.

I think if Perry came from any other state, he would have risen back up in the polls, but Bush fatigue has poisoned the well.

I think Perry would be the best of Presidents, but I hold out little hope that he will be nominated.
11 posted on 01/03/2012 6:32:56 AM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: Sudetenland

Agree with you 100%.
Still think he can and should win, but watch for a Perry gaffe-ometer trending if he does even reasonably well today. They did the same to Reagan to - even I remember that.

One quick question, as caucuses are distinctly foreign to me - how likely is it that the field will narrow after today? Have seen some comments on the Santorum threads about various candidates simply not having the cash to carry on.


12 posted on 01/03/2012 6:55:35 AM PST by EnglishCon
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To: Sudetenland
I think if Perry came from any other state, he would have risen back up in the polls, but Bush fatigue has poisoned the well. I think Perry would be the best of Presidents, but I hold out little hope that he will be nominated.

That ridiculous. I guess Romney, Santorum and Gingrich are out too because of Ted Kennedy fatigue and all the other LIBERALS and RINOS coming out of the NE. That "thinking" takes Bachmann out too because look what kind of politicians Minnesota produces. And add Paul into the mix because he's from Pittsburgh (then moved to a small town on the Texas coast to open a medical practice) --- so he's got a double whammy.

I think the electorate is more intelligent. They're out of work, not out of their minds.

And besides, Perry is a conservative, Bush (the Bush family are transplanted elite NE RINOS) is a moderate.

13 posted on 01/03/2012 7:01:03 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Wow, you are so far off base. Ted Kennedy wasn't the last President--in fact he was never President--so your pathetic attempt to draw a parallel doesn't work. If you are going to use an analogy, make sure one actually exists.

By the way, Gingrich isn't from the NE--got reality???

As to the point of my post, why don't you tell us all why it is that Perry has not rebounded. It my comment is ridiculous and the electorate is more intelligent, then why is Perry polling 5th rather than 3rd, or 2nd, or 1st????

Your overly emotional attachment to Perry is clouding your reason and your ability to observe objectively.

NC will be a battle between Romney, Santorum, Gingrich and Perry, with Gingrich and Romney holding the initial lead. Santorum will have the advantage of having done well in Iowa. Perry will be struggling for footing. He still has the money and we have a couple of debates ahead in which he may further redeem himself, but he has the highest hill to climb of the four, by far.
14 posted on 01/03/2012 7:25:21 AM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; bevperl; All
Here is the latest I saw on the VA ballot access issue:

http://www.therightscoop.com/mark-levin-virginia-ballot-fiasco-is-intentional-to-help-romney/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheRightScoop+%28The+Right+Scoop%29

15 posted on 01/03/2012 7:26:27 AM PST by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: EnglishCon
This is a unique year in Republican politics. With all of the debates remaining, even the last place finisher (presumably BAchmann) may survive to continue the race. I don't look for any real winnowing to occur until after Florida--maybe SC, but more likely Florida.

There are two debates scheduled for New Hampshire, Jan. 7th and 8th. Two for South Carolina, Jan. 16th and 19th. Two for Florida Jan 23rd and 26th.

That provides a lot of free air time for all the candidates. After Florida, some of the campaigns should begin running out of steam.
16 posted on 01/03/2012 7:32:30 AM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I think the electorate is more intelligent. They're out of work, not out of their minds.

You nailed it with that line.

I watched Romney and Perry interviewed this morning on FOX. I thought, are we electing a president or crowning a king?!

I'm going with courage of convictions and someone that will work hard for us.

17 posted on 01/03/2012 7:32:59 AM PST by World'sGoneInsane (We Can Take OUR Country Back--Perry 2012)
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To: Sudetenland

You make some good points, but an opposing argument could be made by contrasting Bush-Perry and TX fatigue vs Nixon-Reagan CA fatigue.

That did not seem to bother voters in 1980. And I think Barry’s been worse than Carter, too.


18 posted on 01/03/2012 8:41:21 AM PST by Gothmog (I fight for Xev)
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To: Gothmog

Yes, but the press at least attempted to maintain a pretense of objectivity back then. These days they spend all of their time either promoting Obama, covering up for him, or slandering Republicans. There is no longer even a pretense of balance. Also Reagan was a much more polished speaker. And one last difference, it was Reagan vs. Bush, so all the conservatives were in one basket. This year we have conservatives spread across Newt, Santorum, Bachmann, and Perry and all of them attacking each other rather than attacking Mitt.


19 posted on 01/03/2012 8:54:40 AM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: Chasaway; Cincinatus' Wife; pgkdan; betty boop; Alamo-Girl
How could ANYONE not see 3 things: 1. He’s got an amazing record; 2. It’s what we need in the rest of the U.S.; 3. He would eat Obama up over the stuff that’s killing us!

Great points.

It's because of his record that I support him. He has a consistent conservative record. He's not a one time Gov who flip flops and he has no character questions. The next 2 candidates that come close to Perry are Bachmann & Santorum and neither one has the executive experience.

I'm praying we get past this silly idea that obama is so awesome debating that unless our candidate is an Oxford debate champion we can't win. The only way I see us losing is by nominating a candidate who doesn't think social issues are important, or wants to have America retreat from the world stage. obama will lose every debate when our candidate asks, "where have you been for the last four years?"

20 posted on 01/03/2012 9:12:09 AM PST by wmfights (PERRY 2012)
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To: shield

Bump!


21 posted on 01/03/2012 9:23:36 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

When is Rick “Robber Baron” Perry going to pay back Texans the millions of taxpayer dollars he’s ripped off to support his cronies?


22 posted on 01/03/2012 9:52:19 AM PST by TADSLOS (Rick Perry- The Double Dipping il Duce. He'll overhaul congress and make the trains run on time.)
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To: wmfights; Chasaway; Cincinatus' Wife; pgkdan; betty boop; Alamo-Girl
Absolutely! Perry's the only one I trust to go to Washingtron and really work to clean up the mess. Gingrich, Santorum and Bachmann have all participated in the creation of the fiasco we face...Romney is far too comfortable with big giovernment BUT Governor Perry has a record of fighting the statism that's coming from DC and droening the country!

PERRY 2012

23 posted on 01/03/2012 10:12:13 AM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: Sudetenland

Thank you, kind FRiend.


24 posted on 01/03/2012 10:16:46 AM PST by EnglishCon
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To: pgkdan; wmfights; Chasaway; Cincinatus' Wife; betty boop; Alamo-Girl; seekthetruth
The whole video is great but Perry pays tribute to our military at 15:33: The Heroes that stand with him:
Lone Survivor Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell and Capt Dan Moran!
http://www.c-span.org/Events/Rick-Perry-Ends-Campaign-Day-in-Perry-Iowa/10737426778-1/

Rick Perry is a Veteran, he cares about our military and it is so heartwarming and refreshing to hear someone finally take a stand for our Troops and our Veterans! Rick Perry made a promise to this mother that if he makes it to the White House, he will put all the Leavenworth cases under scrutiny and release those who shouldn't be there!

I hope he sets an example for all the candidates running! Our Troops have been fighting to keep us all safe for 9 1/2 years and it is about time they took the stage with all the candidates! Recognize them, revere them, honor them, it's about darn time!

Beverly Perlson
The Band of Mothers
www.thebandofmothers.com
www.defendmichael.com

PS This next election is about the Supreme Court and the 2nd Amendment!!! No doubt about it, Rick Perry is a strong supporter of a Conservative Court and the 2nd Amendment!

25 posted on 01/03/2012 10:33:04 AM PST by bevperl (Support our Troops!)
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To: Sudetenland

We’ll just have to agree to disagree. The press made no pretense of objectivity back in the 1970s. They savaged both Nixon and Reagan, just like they savaged Bush I, Bush II, Limbaugh, Gingrich, Palin, etc.

Reagan was a much more polished speaker, but they (the press and the establishment “Rockefeller” GOP) still portrayed him as a “dangerous” moron.

So far as the more varied field this time, that was not the point of your original post — that voters were suffering from Bush-TX fatigue.

It should make an interesting night.


26 posted on 01/03/2012 11:20:45 AM PST by Gothmog (I fight for Xev)
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