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President Rick Perry in 2012
740-KTRH News Radio (Houston) ^ | May 20, 2011 | Bryan Preston

Posted on 05/20/2011 2:10:56 PM PDT by hope_dies_last

After a speech in Washington, DC, top republican lawmakers took notice of the presidential nature of Texas' governor. So will he make a run next year? Conservative blogger Bryan Preston weighs in with his thoughts.

Read more: http://www.ktrh.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=426116&article=8601958#ixzz1MvcqSMm8


TOPICS: Texas; Campaign News
KEYWORDS: 2012; campaign; candidate; perry; republican; rickperry
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Refer to the video on the link.

I believe the only candidate that would likely pulverize the Obama regime would be Perry. Apparently, I'm not alone in this sentiment.

Don't mess with Texas.

1 posted on 05/20/2011 2:11:06 PM PDT by hope_dies_last
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To: hope_dies_last

PUHHLLLLEEEEEEAZZZZE.


2 posted on 05/20/2011 2:12:14 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: hope_dies_last

“Refer to the video on the link.”

Refer to the video right here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qU2wbzhjvo&feature=player_embedded


3 posted on 05/20/2011 2:13:11 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: hope_dies_last
Conservative blogger Bryan Preston weighs in

Well, that's a hit against him right there.

It indicates the he can't get a writing job with an organization that pays him.

Otherwise, I'm not opposed to Perry.

Just not going to listen to any flatulent unemployed "blogger".

4 posted on 05/20/2011 2:16:40 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: hope_dies_last

That mandatory vaccine should really make people think twice about this guy. What is different with Perry forcing vaccines on young girls and Obama forcing insurance on everyone? I want smaller (keep out of our business) Presidents. God only knows what Governor Perry would demand if he was President.


5 posted on 05/20/2011 2:22:24 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: hope_dies_last

This Texan will not vote for him under any circumstance! I sincerely hope the pubbies aren’t stupid enough to have him as their candidate. He’s just another entrenched RINO on many fronts.


7 posted on 05/20/2011 2:23:43 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: hope_dies_last

They keep throwing this out there. It hasn’t stuck yet. Hopefully it won’t.


8 posted on 05/20/2011 2:24:10 PM PDT by farmguy
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To: napscoordinator
What is different with Perry forcing vaccines on young girls

Can you list the vaccines that are currently required for children in order to enter school?

Which of them did you object to?

9 posted on 05/20/2011 2:27:23 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

That is so different. Of course it is and you know that. Were you for the mandatory vaccine when he mentioned it or are you just having a revisionist history like many others here?


10 posted on 05/20/2011 2:29:39 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: hope_dies_last
As a Texan that has voted for him every time he's run I have to say -

NO

The problem for conservatives is singular - communication.

That was the brilliance of Ronald Reagan. When they stuck a microphone in his face and tried to catch him off-guard (which the liberal press will always try to do to conservatives) he'd cock his head slightly to the side, speak plainly, directly, and straight to the heart of the matter. I don't believe he was any great theorist or intellectual - he was a great communicator.

Perry is generally on the right side of issues, and he's pulled the hard button when he needed to. But when the unscripted microphone gets shoved in his face, he frequently stammers and loses the point the GWB did.

He's a great governor. He'd be massacred on the national stage.

11 posted on 05/20/2011 2:30:37 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: basil
This Texan will not vote for him under any circumstance!

If it's between Perry and Romney (which it will be0, you will vote for Perry.

12 posted on 05/20/2011 2:33:22 PM PDT by montag813 (Stop Illegal Immigration: JOIN http://facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: hope_dies_last
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13 posted on 05/20/2011 2:36:25 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: montag813

I don’t think we’ll get a choice between Perry and Romney, will we?


14 posted on 05/20/2011 2:38:27 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: montag813

Or between Perry and Barky. I even voted McCain to try to keep Barky out.


15 posted on 05/20/2011 2:38:59 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: napscoordinator
That is so different.

Different from other vaccines how exactly? Can you list all of them?

Were you outraged when they were first required?

are you just having a revisionist history

Please explain what I'm attempting to revise, as regards history.

Kids have to get vaccinated. Why is one vaccine bad and all the rest good?

16 posted on 05/20/2011 2:38:59 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: hope_dies_last

you are correct sir, pulverize to dust


17 posted on 05/20/2011 2:42:18 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: humblegunner

Memory not quite as sharp as I would like. This one, I believe, apparently would keep young girls from getting cervical cancer. I think part of the underlying problem was that it assumed all young girls are sexually active. I do believe we have the highest teen pregnancy rate in the U.S. so some of this was “if that be true, then...” Parents became up in arms about the issue and Perry retracted his order - so he does listen to public opinion on occasion. Of course in this instance the really big winner was the drug company that manufactured the vaccine.


18 posted on 05/20/2011 2:47:42 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: basil

Basil knows what she’s talking about.


19 posted on 05/20/2011 2:58:02 PM PDT by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: hope_dies_last

No...no...NO. He’s a RINO... The only thing that keeps him in line are the multitude of conservatives kicking and screaming at him....


20 posted on 05/20/2011 2:58:53 PM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: hope_dies_last

Lord I hope not. Perry is not the answer for America.


21 posted on 05/20/2011 2:58:57 PM PDT by girlscout
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To: hope_dies_last

I’d vote for a RINO before a Donkey. So I’d vote for Perry. I’d rather have him than a few other possibilities.


22 posted on 05/20/2011 3:00:54 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (New Day In America November 03, 2010)
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To: basil
I don’t think we’ll get a choice between Perry and Romney, will we?

The only ones who can raise Obama-cash are Romney, Palin (maybe) and the "choice" candidate. In 2008 the "choice" was McCain. This year it could be Perry or Daniels. But Daniels' past embrace of a mandate will doom him, imho. So that leaves Perry. The big money will get behind him if Romney falters.

23 posted on 05/20/2011 3:03:08 PM PDT by montag813 (Stop Illegal Immigration: JOIN http://facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: LaineyDee

I’d vote Newt before Perry. And Newt isn’t in my good graces these days.


24 posted on 05/20/2011 3:04:27 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: darkangel82

I wouldn’t vote for Newt over Perry. At least Perry will bend to the will of the people. Newt is for whatever benefits himself.


25 posted on 05/20/2011 3:08:35 PM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: hope_dies_last

I’d rather have that beautiful woman and former Alaskan governor run for POTUS.

I think you know who I’m referring to. *heheehee*


26 posted on 05/20/2011 3:11:42 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: hope_dies_last
Anybody or anything other than that POS we are presently stuck with.

The ghost of Ted Kennedy would be an improvement.

27 posted on 05/20/2011 3:16:37 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: montag813

LOL! No way - I’m done pulling a lever for a rino - let’s the idiots keep barry if that’s the best they can do.


28 posted on 05/20/2011 3:31:54 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: hope_dies_last

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Our likely choices SUCK thus far.

I am not a huge fan of Perry, but
compared to Romney, Newt, and the rest of JOKES running for President he’s a rock star.

Texas has been voted #1 business climate for the last seven years.

Texas has been getting all of California’s jobs.
Perry must be doing something right.

We need a good business guy right now.
Perry has proved it.

. Sarah Palin threw her endorsement to Rick Perry for governor.

. Pro-life, Pro-guns, pro-spending cuts, pro-business

. He’s an outside-the-Beltway candidate

. Fighting with Obama on many fronts
Google Perry/Obama and you will see he’s been fighting him and his government for the past two years.

. Since Perry has been Governor of Texas, Texas has added more than 850,000 jobs, more than all other states combined. Texas has added over 180,000 jobs since August of 2009.

. There is no such thing as ‘Perrycare’

. According to this web site Texas is #1 this year and last year for business friendly.
http://chiefexecutive.net/best-worst-states-for-business
Obama would not want not run against a governor that has the BEST business climate in the U.S. when everything else is in a depression.

. He used to be a Democrat. So? So did Reagan.

• He refused to raise taxes when Texas faced a record $10 billion budget shortfall in 2003. Instead, he was the first Texas governor since World War II to sign a budget that lowered state spending (and has now done it twice). As governor, Perry has used his line item veto to cut over $3 billion in proposed spending.

• In 2005, Perry signed a historic $15.7 billion property tax cut for homeowners and businesses that also included new taxpayer protections against appraisal increases. In 2009, Gov. Perry secured a tax cut for approximately 40,000 small businesses in Texas and protected the Rainy Day Fund for future challenges.

• He led the battle to pass the country’s most sweeping lawsuit reforms, closing the door on junk lawsuits that had been making trial lawyers rich while driving countless doctors either out of the state or the profession all together. Since Texas voters approved these reforms, malpractice claims and premiums have fallen and access to healthcare is increasing across the state as doctors have applied in droves to practice in Texas.

. He is not a Ivy League grad

. The Bush’s don’t like him

. He was an Air Force captain who flew a C-130

. Speaks Spainish.
(Odumbo says everybody should speak a foreign language, but he CAN’T)

. Won governorship of state with lots of latinos

. Perry has Romney’s looks without the other baggage.
Raised on a ranch. Has hair. 6’ tall- presidential (especially after Obama)

Americans will get it:

Better looking
Better record
Rick Perry for President.

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29 posted on 05/20/2011 3:35:39 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

We could do better and we could do a whole lot worse.

I wouldn’t be on fire for Rick Perry but I’d get behind him sooner than I would some of the clowns that are already out there.

Personally, I’d rather see him as the first President of the New Republic of Texas rather than President of the United States.


30 posted on 05/20/2011 3:59:12 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: hope_dies_last
top republican lawmakers took notice of the presidential nature of Texas' governor.

Sorry, but the sentence alone disqualifies him.

31 posted on 05/20/2011 4:00:47 PM PDT by Jim Noble (The Constitution is overthrown. The Revolution is betrayed.)
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To: Grams A
Memory not quite as sharp as I would like. This one, I believe, apparently would keep young girls from getting cervical cancer. I think part of the underlying problem was that it assumed all young girls are sexually active. I do believe we have the highest teen pregnancy rate in the U.S. so some of this was “if that be true, then...” Parents became up in arms about the issue and Perry retracted his order - so he does listen to public opinion on occasion. Of course in this instance the really big winner was the drug company that manufactured the vaccine.

I know that was one of the issues, but it was not by far the biggest issue. The long term effects of said vaccine weren't known yet (and still aren't) to justify mandating them. The million dollar question is, what happens to the people that take this vaccine in 20 years, 25 years, 30 years ?

Will it protect from one form of cancer while increasing the odds for a different kind ? Will it cause birth defects down the road ?

This was basically rushed out there and then mandated, and pretty darn fast. Its one thing to make it voluntary and then study it for years, or even encourage it, but to mandate it and make it a requirement, that was dangerious.

And I actually happen to like Rick Perry, not sure about him for prez, but he I like him more then some of the jokers running now, especially Romney.

32 posted on 05/20/2011 4:19:40 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: hope_dies_last

With a little luck maybe Texas can share the Paint Creek democrat with the other 56 states and get us another gov... Heck maybe Al Gore will return the favor and become a campaign manager for Perry much like he managed Gore’s Presidential run in Texas. Or maybe Rudy can come down and help since Perry endorsed Rudy for President in 2008.


33 posted on 05/20/2011 4:19:55 PM PDT by deport
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To: hope_dies_last

President of Texas?


34 posted on 05/20/2011 4:31:38 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: hope_dies_last
I believe the only candidate that would likely pulverize the Obama regime would be Perry. Apparently, I'm not alone in this sentiment.

What you been smokin', Crack?
35 posted on 05/20/2011 4:45:13 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: patriot08
Better looking
Better record
Rick Perry for President.


No way, no how!

Rick Perry is GWB II.

I've had enough of so-called Big-Government Conservatives.

If he is the nominee, I vote third party.

He would be worse than GWB, more akin to Arnold.

Made the mistake of voting for the lessor of two evils for the last time.

Either the GOP puts an actual conservative on the ballot for POTUS, or they can count on me voting for someone else who actually represents my principles.
36 posted on 05/20/2011 4:50:28 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: hope_dies_last

Rick Perry campaigns through the years:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnD1ZOT2a1w


37 posted on 05/20/2011 4:54:11 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: SoConPubbie

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Texas Gov. Perry is Fed Up with Washingtonby
Kenneth Hanner

11/22/2010 Texas GOP Gov. Rick Perry has penned a manifesto against big government, taking dead aim at Washington, the courts, the bureaucracy, and both political parties.

In Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America from Washington (Little, Brown and Co.), Perry offers up a list of what has gone wrong with America and gives a blueprint on how the country can reverse course.

His main gripe is federal government intrusion into every aspect of life.

“We are fed up with being overtaxed and overregulated,” Perry writes. “We are tired of being told how much salt we can put on our food, what windows we can buy for our house, what kinds of cars we can drive, what kinds of guns we can own, what kinds of prayers we are allowed to say and where we can say them, what political speech we are allowed to use to elect candidates, what kind of energy we can use, what kind of food we can grow, what doctor we can see, and countless other restrictions on our right to live as we see fit.”

While making clear that he believes in the greatness of America, he writes that a wrong turn was made. “I wrote this book because I believe that America is great but also that America is in trouble—and heading for a cliff if we don’t take immediate steps to change course.”

He calls Congress “arguably one of the most incompetent regimes with one of the worst track records of mismanagement in the history of mankind” and says the Supreme Court “long ago wrested away from the people the power to decide what is right and what is wrong and at the most fundamental level how we should live our lives.”

Perry gives a lengthy history lesson for what went wrong with America.

Enacting the 16th Amendment, which allowed levying a tax on income, was “the great milestone on the road to serfdom.”

The 16th Amendment “was the birth of wealth redistribution in the United States. It created a giant faucet of money for the federal government and ensured that state cooperation in federal programs would not be necessary,” he writes.

He blames Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal and Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society for growing the federal government and laments that the election in 2000 of a Republican President and congressional majority did nothing to stem the tide of big government.

He offers a word of warning to the Republican Party: “If Republicans don’t get it right this time, I am afraid we will go the way of the Whigs, because the American people are looking for leaders who will stand athwart history and fight.”

And regarding President George W. Bush, he writes: “he turned a blind eye to undisciplined domestic spending.”

Perry returns to the principles of the Constitution and makes a case that the Founding Fathers had it right by granting key power to the states, which he says should be laboratories of democracy on issues ranging from education to taxes.

In a chapter entitled “Why States Matter,” Perry writes that the Founding Fathers recognized “that the preservation of liberty requires a government located closest to the people.”

Fed Up is not just a litany of anti-government complaints but contains a blueprint for fighting back.

“We know that the route to success is lower taxes, smaller government and freedom for every individual,” Perry writes.

First and foremost, Perry says that ObamaCare must be repealed—“the future of America depends on reversing this law.”

His prescription includes electing leaders “who respect the constitution and hold[ing] them accountable” and restricting federal spending and the unlimited power of the courts.

The key for Perry is for the states to stand up to Washington and to assert their constitutional rights. States need to “band together to fight against the intrusion of the federal government” and to “quit blindly accepting money from Washington.”

He cites Texas as a successful model, saying that Texas has weathered the recession better than most states with pro-growth economic policies and has taken stands opposing federal government policies that intrude upon state sovereignty.

“We in Texas are proud that so many of our fellow Americans have sought relief from the heavy taxation and burdens of some of our sister states,” he writes, noting the influx of people moving to Texas from other states.

“If you don’t support the death penalty and citizens packing a pistol, don’t come to Texas. If you don’t like medicinal marijuana and gay marriage, don’t move to California.”

He sees hope in the Tea Party movement and echoes the concerns of its supporters for smaller government and fiscal responsibility.

“The good news is that the people are taking action,” Perry writes. “The Tea Party movement began in earnest as the result of boiling frustration among Americans, triggered by the dramatic expansion of government in their private affairs.”

Perry, who just won his third term as governor of Texas, says that the future of the country is at stake unless government intrusion in the lives of Americans is reversed: “The American people have never sat idle when liberty’s trumpet sounds the call to battle—and today that battle is for the soul of America.”

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=40131

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38 posted on 05/20/2011 5:16:42 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Grams A

“This one, I believe, apparently would keep young girls from getting cervical cancer. I think part of the underlying problem was - that it assumed all young girls are sexually active.”

I think that was a misunderstanding - I seem to recall docs talking about it on the news, saying that it could prevent cervical cancer in the future, but would only be effective if vaccinated before a certain age - seems like they said 14 or 15 (it’s a one-time shot). In other words, women couldn’t get the shot in their 20’s and expect to be protected. So maybe it just wasn’t explained properly?


39 posted on 05/20/2011 5:19:52 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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To: hope_dies_last
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40 posted on 05/20/2011 5:20:22 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: presently no screen name

“LOL! No way - I’m done pulling a lever for a rino - let’s the idiots keep barry if that’s the best they can do.”

Think it’s funny, do you? Problem is, the rest of us, our kids and grandkids have to live in the same country as “the idiots”. The current occupier of this White House is more evil than any in our lifetimes - he’s lethal for the Republic - we can’t outlast him and emerge intact.

If necessary, Rinos can be reigned in by the right Congress - but not Obama. So I will vote regardless - against him.


41 posted on 05/20/2011 5:43:01 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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To: patriot08

“Odumbo says everybody should speak a foreign language, but he CAN’T”

Au contraire - he speaks fluent ARABIC.


42 posted on 05/20/2011 5:49:55 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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To: Sonny M

“Its one thing to make it voluntary and then study it for years, or even encourage it, but to mandate it and make it a requirement, that was dangerous.”

That’s an excellent point - I wasn’t even thinking of that.


43 posted on 05/20/2011 6:05:35 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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To: llandres
Think it’s funny, do you?

Yeah, I do - you telling me/others that we WILL vote for Perry. If it's between Perry and Romney (which it will be0, you will vote for Perry. . Are you always this obnoxious? I thought that was reserved for the liberal media.

If necessary, Rinos can be reigned in by the right Congress - but not Obama. So I will vote regardless - against him.

You state The current occupier of this White House is more evil than any in our lifetimes - he’s lethal for the Republic - we can’t outlast him and emerge intact.

And then go to 'if' and 'could'. You could not be concerned about you kids/grandkids if you are willing to accept and 'if' and 'could' and expect others to be as weak in their commitment as you. This is NO time for wishful thinking. Not too surprising of 'your predication' of Rick and Mitt - like the MSM telling us our options.

Nothing like coming to this conservative site and seeing liberal tactics being played out - If it's between Perry and Romney (which it will be), you will vote for Perry.

You not only have the candidates already picked out for us, you are also telling us who we will vote for. Shove it and get yourself a reality check just who you are speaking to here. You are way over your head here.
44 posted on 05/20/2011 6:11:56 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

“you telling me/others that we WILL vote for Perry.” “If it’s between Perry and Romney (which it will be0, you will vote for Perry.”

That line you quote must have been from another post, NOT mine - so kindly back off, okay? I never said a thing about it being between Perry and Romney (I hope it’s NOT), nor did I say for whom I would be voting, much less for whom you or anyone else will vote.

The quotes about BHO being dangerous and Rinos able to be reigned in by Congress are mine, but I was stating my own opinions there, not predicting (or advocating) anyone else’s.

So you must have two different posts mixed up. By the way, fighting amongst ourselves is just what the Left wants to see happen - divide and conquer.


45 posted on 05/20/2011 6:42:42 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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To: presently no screen name

Post #12 is the one you had confused with mine.


46 posted on 05/20/2011 6:58:00 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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To: llandres
So you must have two different posts mixed up.

Nope. That's was my reply to another poster and you replied to that w/' you think it's funny, do you? And I told you what I thought was funny. It's wasn't your post but I was ENLIGHTENING you what I was responding to which really was your job to find out before responding w/your sarcasm. You had no idea what I was replying to but adding what 'you thought'. I stayed on target also with your post of 'If' and 'could' in spite of the urgency of what we have in office. Not too much urgency if someone goes into a wishful mode of 'if' and 'could'.
47 posted on 05/20/2011 7:54:08 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Sonny M

The million dollar question is...”

IMO you have hit the nail soundly on the head. Doesn’t seem like we know long term effects on most everything the kids are taking these days. One of my other concerns is the long term effects on drugs such as Ritalin. And why so many kiddos with autism now?

Re Perry. Parts of him are likeable. Went to a Republican Women’s meeting in Austin recently. He stopped by and ended up spending over an hour with us and answered everybody’s questions quite plainly, openly and honestly without a lot of double political talk - unlike some of our politicians such as Olson and Cornyn. I think people like him can have more influence remaining as a governor.


48 posted on 05/20/2011 8:37:49 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: patriot08

Get back to me when Perry does the following:

1. Renounces his attempt to force the Highway that stretched from Canada to Mexico down the throats of Texans.
2. His support of forcing a vaccine pushed by Pharmaceutical companies that he and other assumed was necessary based on the evil assumption that all kids were sexually active.
3. Renounces his refusal to support AZ1070.
4. Actually commits to being against illegal immigration, not just lip-service.

Until then, it’s all words driven by what Perry thinks will get him the most votes.

He is not trustworthy.


49 posted on 05/21/2011 2:03:29 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

He is not a perfect candidate, but such a candidate does not exist and never has. But Perry is one of the few potential candidates with both the skill and record to build a credible national effort quickly, and turn the national political landscape around in his favor. If he were to run, Rick Perry would be a very strong candidate.

I’m not a big Perry fan, but warts and all, compared to the clowns who have we have to choose from so far, he’s a rock star.


50 posted on 05/21/2011 2:35:21 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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