Skip to comments.Texan objections to Perry may not carry outside state
Posted on 08/15/2011 4:17:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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I think they will and are.
I’m currently not a Texan, but grew up there. Went to A&M. I do not like Perry. He’s a slimy politician. I would probably pick Romney over Perry, and I’m not a big Romney fan.
Don’t know who I’ll be for this time around. I’m liking Michelle Bachmann and Herman Cain.
Sadly, Perry probably has the best chance of anyone now running to unseat Obama.
Perry is deeply flawed, but if he can Barry out of the WH, so be it.
The Lord sometimes uses scoundrels to accomplish His purposes, so who am I?
I have a relative in Texas who knows Perry, but doesn’t like him.
He is supporting Romney.
“Im currently not a Texan, but grew up there.”
Never heard anyone call themselves an ex-Texan before. Wow.
I guess it goes both ways in that I’m in Massachusetts and know Romney, and will be voting for Perry.
Every time I go to file my tax returns, I have to wait for a form from my health insurance company to prove I have insurance so I don’t get a tax penalty. Ticks me off every year as I curse the state of Massachusetts and I still have no idea what made Romney do such a stupid thing if he had any presidential aspirations.
I like Texans. They are good people and I even like them when they are boasting about Texas, especially when you can see in their eyes they dont realy believe what they are saying either, but its fun! Its when Texans believe their own Tall Tales to be true that I get to were I cant stand them. Texas has produced only one really good President and that was Sam Houston and he was just President of Texas not the Union. And then what did they do to him? Forced him out as Governor when he refused to take Texas out of the Union. How did that work out?
Actually as far as “establishment” candidates I concerned, I like Santorum best. At least he doesn’t find any exceptions to his pro life stance.
I’m a Bachmannite myself. (She’s leading the Tea Party Patriot straw poll now)
Don’t be too sad. Sarah Palin will soon change the dynamics.
He is supporting Romney.
So if Romney gets beat and Perry is the pick he’ll vote for Obama or not vote?
I like Cain, but whomever is the candidate up against Zero I’m voting for them. I see no McCain in this bunch and that’s all I can ask.......Beat Obama.
No, he will vote for a ham sandwich over Obama, but he really doesn’t like Perry.
Perry beat Sanchez by 18 points
He beat Bell by 10 points (in a four way race with Rino Strayhorn and quirky libertarian Kinky Friedman)
He beat White by 12 points
He also beat Rino Kay Baily Hutchison by 22 points in the Republican Primary
These are just facts of how the people of Texas voted
I have worked with Governor Perry and his staff as a government employee and as a member of my county’s ad hoc commissions on several issues as well as local Tea Party efforts. I have found him to be the genuine article.
I can understand how a lot of people who were not raised among the sons of the soil, the salt of the earth, can perceive him as phony. They’ve only seen cowboy types presented by fakes on tv and at the movies trying to play pretend. And they don’t realize he’s speaking from the heart.
I am amused by this statement:
“He blows in whichever way the political wind blows,” said Tammy Blair”
Some folks don’t realize that the ‘political’ winds change when the polition actually listens to his constituents. I’ve been in the room and seen him swayed. And back when he was a democrat I stood in the Texas gallery and watched him stand firm on Tort Reform as the Texas Trial Lawyers stood in the gallery and tried to stare him him and others down. After that they crucified him, and that’s when he switched parties because of his conservative stances.
I’ve got friends in Texas and they Detest this faux conservative.
Mr. Good-Hair’s attempt at papering over his checked past where conservative issues are concerned and creating a false-image of a Tea-Party conservative is going to fail miserably.,
You are correct but we voted for Perry because he was the big douche running against the turd sandwiches you listed. Perry really has never had a challenger.
If it came down to Perry vs Obama we would have the same situation but more aggravated. And just like when he ran against these other losers myself and others would hold our noses and vote for Perry against Obama.
Those that know Perry are supporting Romney. Those that know Romney are supporting Perry!
Those that know Obama would support Porky Pig if that was their only choice!
In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made politicians. - - - Mark Twain
You sound like the NY liberals after Nixon won - they were all confused, because no one they knew voted for him!
I think your experience is more likely the result of having like-minded friends, and less a valid experssion of the opinion of the average Texan...
Kinda like going overseas and someone asking where you are from. If you say the US, USA, or something similar you may get an inquisitive look. But say Texas and they'll nod in the affirmative and maybe even smile.
I have friends in Texas who love the guy, and are excited to GOTV for him.
See how that works?
Well, SOME who say they know Perry are supporting Romney - but many who know Perry are supporting Perry.
LOL!! Yup I will be ABO this upcoming election and I’m hoping the majority of the always frustrating undecideds decide the same thing.
Like many others, he might be voting conservative in 2012, even if they have to write them in.
Everything is just a smoke screen....the bottom line is jobs, jobs, jobs, and the economy, economy, economy....Rick Perry has continued and bettered the environment for jobs and the economy in Texas...the rest is smoke and mirrors.....Americans do not give a hoot about the rest of the garbage...it’s jobs and the economy stupid...that’s the bottom line....
Ive got friends in Texas and they Detest this faux conservative.
Yep out of 25 million or so Texans you’ll find them all over the political landscape. Witness the 06 governors race but that doesn’t mean they’ll abandon Perry when it becomes time to fish or cut bait especially if it is against Obama.
As a Texan I have serious reservations about Perry. He seems all to comfortable using the government to achieve what he believes are desireable ends. That said, I believe that he can be controlled by conservatives and I would vote for him in the general if he wins the primary.
Currently my favorite candidate is Bachmann but all bets are off if Sarah enters the contest. Huntsman and Romney I will not vote for under any circumstances, period. I held my nose and voted McCain and have regretted it ever since.
I think I'll go with personal experience over your heresay.
Slimy works. The word I use is smarmy.
I agree. (See my tagline)
We've got a freeper by that moniker. Informative poster, at that.
Well, I live in Texas and I like Governor Perry as do many other Texans. Is he perfect? No. but does know how to win and this Republican state keeps on electing him. Must be doing something right!
Rowdy...please go talk with him about the immigration issue.Stand tall like the chicks are! PROTECT YOUR PEOPLE LIKE JOAN OF ARC WOULD HAVE.....
I’m guessing both your friends are ‘residents’ in Huntsville?
As I would tell my kids when they continue a rumor about someone, maybe you should find out for yourself instead of just repeating what others say.
I consider myself a Texan, but there are quite a few in my family that don’t consider me one, especially since I married a Californian and have lived in California for many years.
How well do you think Perry will do against hostile MSM interviewers? Can he think on his feet?
Let us hope.
That’s why I said “now running.”
He’s an excellent politician. Slick.
What does that tell you about your relative’s thought process?
Perry will do fine with the MSM...but the MSM is not the one I’m worried about. You can control your message with the MSM and Perry is good at it.
And this is why I urge everyone that if Sarah Palin runs, GO ALL OUT! Throw every bit of your weight behind her.
I don’t know how many of you have been raised among the sons of the soil. I was raised among a whole family of men just like Rick Perry. They’re kind, they’re respectful, they don’t like to be seen as overly agressive even when they are. I think that’s part of southern gentility our grandparents brought to us. They’re charming, and they like to persuade and not fight unless things get bogged way down. And coming from very poor roots mostly, they are sensitive to the fact that sometimes they can look like huckster hicks. I’ve even heard Perry speak to that. And they struggle with it. You can see it in Perry’s speeches and demeanor. They’ve been conditioned to struggle with the idea that they are lesser than the grand intelligencia crowd.
Obama is going to lie like a rug. You saw how he debated in 2008. He’s a soulless creature and he’s viscious like a rabid dog. He respects no one when it comes to his communist ideology and he tries to make you look stupid when you don’t agree with him. And then he can turn on a dime and claim victimhood, like the race card, or people don’t like me because I’m ‘different’. He’s like a inanimate punching bag that blows don’t phase unless you are in a viscious mood and cast a blow that can rip it from the ceiling hook. He’s a sociopath and passive/agressive.
Perry will have to practice from here to next November to learn to be viscious enough pull the rabid dog down. Now you’ve all heard the story of him shooting the coyote that was about to attack his dog. To sons of the soil this is an easy choice if something is attacking your own. It’s not an indication of visciousness. Viscious = agressive, on the attack.
Sarah Palin is an equal. Never nothing less. She’s respectful but agressive and push her the least bit and she’s visciously on the attack. And she won’t care about your opinion of it or your sociopathic passive/agressive victimhood act. She will set you straight on right and wrong in even a NY minute. You saw what she did to looney old Biden in the debates...until he was all but laughing at himself and the lies he knew was spewing.
I’m not saying that Perry can’t do it. I’m just saying he’s going to have to CHANGE himself.
Plus, Sarah Palin will slash and burn Washington, DC to the ground, no holds barred. Perry will try to persuade to get that result.
The time to wake up is long past
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