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Gov. Rick Perry - 4 Keys for Republican Success & No Amnesty
Newsmax ^ | 14 nov 2008 | Newsmax.tv Interview

Posted on 11/14/2008 2:01:07 PM PST by An American!

Gov. Perry: Amnesty for Illegals 'Asinine' Texas Governor Rick Perry tells Newsmax TV the country would be much better off if it were run like states with Republican governors. He also minces no words about illegal immigration. He calls it Assinine!

(Excerpt) Read more at video.newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 110th; immigration; perry; republican; rickperry; texas; tx2008
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The Governor of our great state tells it like it is!
He says, Texas is doing fine because we are holding firm
to the four key values:
1. Don't spend all the money
2. Be thoughtful in regulatory process, but firm
3. Legal system that doesn't allow frivolous lawsuits
4. Fund an accountable public school system
Then get out the way....
1 posted on 11/14/2008 2:01:07 PM PST by An American!
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To: An American!

Some people on here are going to be disappointed that Gov Perry called Amnesty assinine since they berate him all the time as being a liberal.

This doesn’t look the least bit liberal to me.

Beginning to wonder about some posters that keep attacking all our elected officials with giving them little to no credit.

BTW, I really like Rick Perry.


2 posted on 11/14/2008 2:03:39 PM PST by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER LetsGetThisRight.com RED STATE Oklahoma Republican)
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To: PhiKapMom

It is all about the TTC- they look at that as giving in to some NWO, thus, pro-amnesty by default.


3 posted on 11/14/2008 2:06:22 PM PST by mnehring
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To: PhiKapMom

Perry took some heat for his “required” immunization for cervical cancer for young teenage girls, and rightly so.

He is quite easy on the eyes and the ears. Has he made any statements about Ramos & Compean? If he isn’t for clemency for these men, that will tell me a lot.


4 posted on 11/14/2008 2:06:26 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: Sioux-san
Gov Perry signed on to the following statement from the Texas Republican Party platform:

Therefore, Be It Resolved, that the Republican Party of Texas State Executive Committee urges all members of the Texas Senate and House of Representatives, as well as Governor Rick Perry and Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, to support in everyway possible these law enforcement officers – Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean – fellow Texans, to be immediately released from prison on bond and to be granted immediately new trials, not a pardon as such a pardon may be construed as an admission of guilt where in this case there is none.

5 posted on 11/14/2008 2:08:23 PM PST by mnehring
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To: An American!

Bravo for him! He looks like a 70’s porno star to me.


6 posted on 11/14/2008 2:08:48 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Obama/Biden...change you can laugh at!)
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To: Sioux-san

Correction that was a Texas State Republican Executive Comittee resolution, not platform (not much difference though, both official statements by the party as to a position on the subject.)


7 posted on 11/14/2008 2:09:42 PM PST by mnehring
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To: PhiKapMom
There were two things he tries to jam down the throats
of Texans that stick in a lot of our craws.

The big one is the trans Texas Tollway.

The other was the attempt to force the Gardasil vaccinations.

8 posted on 11/14/2008 2:10:49 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Obama, Change America will die for.)
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To: An American!
He said, “assinine” Huh, huh... Other than that, did anyone think he looked a little buzzed.
9 posted on 11/14/2008 2:11:50 PM PST by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: An American!

I like him too, wanna trade? (Blago) Uh, guess I wouldn’t either!

Hopefully a Republican Governor will go to the White House, and ours will go to the Big House!


10 posted on 11/14/2008 2:12:58 PM PST by bigbob
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

I was griping about the TTC last week and someone pointed out something I hadn’t thought of. Some of the biggest opponents of the TTC in one breath are the same folks in another breath who claim the government should be out of the highway business and it privatized.... just a thought...


11 posted on 11/14/2008 2:14:48 PM PST by mnehring
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To: GOPsterinMA

“Bravo for him! He looks like a 70’s porno star to me.”

How about posting your picture so that we can see what you look like...


12 posted on 11/14/2008 2:17:00 PM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: PhiKapMom

I’ll admit I’ve given Perry hell and honestly have never liked him. (from when he was Lt. Gov) (and he’s an Aggie)

As the late Ann Richards use to say, “He’ll do fine, he’s got nice hair”


13 posted on 11/14/2008 2:17:00 PM PST by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: An American!; PhiKapMom

[Texas Gov.] Perry says he now supports border fences
Star-Telegram ^ | Feb. 01, 2008 | JAY ROOT

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1963539/posts


14 posted on 11/14/2008 2:18:01 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (ObamaNation - beyond your expectations.)
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To: PhiKapMom
I agree. I fled a democRAT state to come to Texas for a reason. Texas is what America used to be, and has jobs galore. I wonder if that has anything to do with the fact that Texas is run entirely by the GOP? < /rhetorical >

Anyone who thinks that Rick Perry is a liberal has issues with reality.

15 posted on 11/14/2008 2:18:13 PM PST by lormand
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To: snoringbear

I say that about Mr. Perry as a good thing actually.

As far as I go, picture Billy Dee Williams.


16 posted on 11/14/2008 2:20:38 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Obama/Biden...change you can laugh at!)
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To: GOPsterinMA
Bravo for him! He looks like a 70’s porno star to me.

Not being an expert on 70's porno stars, I'll have to take your word for it.

17 posted on 11/14/2008 2:25:16 PM PST by dearolddad
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To: An American!; MeekOneGOP; weegee

Texas GOP bump!
No amnesty!


18 posted on 11/14/2008 2:25:28 PM PST by DirtyHarryY2K (Don't blame Texas..)
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To: DirtyHarryY2K

Is there a Texas ping list? If so I want to be on it.


19 posted on 11/14/2008 2:27:12 PM PST by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: An American!
He used to be a (conservative old Texas) Democrat, and I believe his parents still are.

I think he switched during the Reagan revolution.

He has the reputation of being a do-nothing Governor (which is not always a bad thing). U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchenson is planning on challenging him next election.

20 posted on 11/14/2008 2:30:54 PM PST by Dallas
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To: dearolddad

Oh come on! No one ever watched naughty films when they were in high school or college?

Perry has the hair-do like the guys in the films is all. I didn’t write it as an insult, it was a half-hearted joke!

Besides, his kiss of death is being the governor of Texas. The only thing worse would be if his last name was Bush.


21 posted on 11/14/2008 2:31:01 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Obama/Biden...change you can laugh at!)
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To: GOPsterinMA
He looks like a 70’s porno star to me.

His toll road initiative is definitely obscene, he's trying to shove it down our throats...that's the main reason I will NEVER support him for anything, he is a con man.

22 posted on 11/14/2008 2:33:03 PM PST by ravingnutter
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To: An American!

He’s impressed me so far.

With several hurricanes and evacuations in the past two years, he always seems to be on top of things and has the necessary people on alert and standby ready for any emergency. The state did learn a lot of lessons from Rita and seems to have solved the evacuation problems.

If he’s against amnesty and for the fence then he really has my support.


23 posted on 11/14/2008 2:34:26 PM PST by WestCoastGal (READ MY LIPSTICK!!! Sarah will be back.)
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To: snoringbear
“Bravo for him! He looks like a 70’s porno star to me.”

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24 posted on 11/14/2008 2:35:04 PM PST by Right_Wing_Madman
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To: wolfcreek
As the late Ann Richards use to say, “He’ll do fine, he’s got nice hair”

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25 posted on 11/14/2008 2:36:48 PM PST by Right_Wing_Madman
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To: word_warrior_bob; MeekOneGOP
I think There are several (area) lists. Depends where you are in the state. Maybe Meek knows..
26 posted on 11/14/2008 2:36:48 PM PST by DirtyHarryY2K (Don't blame Texas..)
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To: PhiKapMom
To be sure, Rick Perry has definitely made a few missteps as governor of Texas (I know of no one in public life who hasn't made a few somewhere along the line.) but he isn't making one by taking this stance!

I know there are those in Texas who will disagree but I wouldn't have a problem supporting him should he decide to seek a higher office in the future.

27 posted on 11/14/2008 2:40:04 PM PST by Bigun ("It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." Voltaire)
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To: GOPsterinMA

28 posted on 11/14/2008 2:41:02 PM PST by BARLF
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To: Dallas

KBH needs to stay right where she is.


29 posted on 11/14/2008 2:43:05 PM PST by DirtyHarryY2K (Don't blame Texas..)
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To: An American!

We do tend to rag on Governor Perry here but i’m grateful to have him compared to Chris Bell or Scott McClellen’s mom. We can also thank Independent Kinky Friedman for taking 13% of the vote away from democrat Chris Bell, insuring a GOP victory.

God Bless Texas!


30 posted on 11/14/2008 2:49:11 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: wolfcreek

What’s wrong with Texas A&M ??


31 posted on 11/14/2008 2:50:15 PM PST by DirtyHarryY2K (Don't blame Texas..)
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To: An American!

Too bad he didn’t give Bush-McCain’s amnesty anything more than tacit approval when it mattered.

Rick Perry: The GOP’s Ted McGinley.


32 posted on 11/14/2008 2:52:30 PM PST by dangus
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To: BARLF

That’s what I’m talking about!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fYfdlKIon4&feature=related


33 posted on 11/14/2008 2:54:17 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Obama/Biden...change you can laugh at!)
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To: PhiKapMom
The problem with Perry is that he talks out of both sides of his mouth.

I would argue that ones actions speak louder than words and one need not look any further than the programs he's promoted on colonias to understand what's going on.

And don't misunderstand, all the colonia programs are Perry's babies, lock, stock and barrel.

34 posted on 11/14/2008 2:55:22 PM PST by Proud_texan (Scare people enough and they'll do anything.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Rick Perry is a pompous ass and a statist. He supported and tried to *enforce* a state-wide mandatory medication program for little girls (the cervical cancer-causing infection inoculation). He’s not the worst RINO, but he is far from having a core understanding of personal freedom and the limited role of government.


35 posted on 11/14/2008 2:57:07 PM PST by aWolverine
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To: PhiKapMom
”Beginning to wonder about some posters that keep attacking all our elected officials with giving them little to no credit."

Okay, I like what I hear so far, but have to wonder how long he’ll survive in such a hostile 'national' environment. I lived in Texas for over 7 years and know it is populated by a people not to be trifled with, but how long can they endure?

36 posted on 11/14/2008 2:57:39 PM PST by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard)
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To: aWolverine

That’s right - the HPV vacccine. Yuck.


37 posted on 11/14/2008 2:58:23 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Obama/Biden...change you can laugh at!)
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To: An American!

I wish I could believe this about Rick Perry, but I don’t. Until he walks the walk with conservatives, he can just keep moving his lips until he passes out from exhaustion. His TTT is a disaster. Regarding a border fence, he strongly opposes it! Just yesterday this was in the Houston Chronicle: “Republican Gov. Rick Perry has said he opposes a fence along the entire U.S.-Mexico border, although he said some ‘strategic fencing’ in urban areas makes sense.”

No thanks Gov. Perry.


38 posted on 11/14/2008 2:58:30 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: Liberty Valance

Kinky came in second at Swinney Switch! (Gov. Goodhair was first.)


39 posted on 11/14/2008 2:59:54 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (ObamaNation - beyond your expectations.)
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To: An American!
You might want to look at the abomination of a franchise tax that Gov. Rick inflicted on Texas small business.

It isn't based on profits. It is based on GROSS SALES.

That's right, gross sales. Last year, my business took in 500k. After expenses, I made 10K. Governor Perry took $1500. That's right, I was taxed 15 percent of my profit.

It is a tax so stupid, that no other state is idiotic enough to try it. And Perry is proud of it.
40 posted on 11/14/2008 3:01:06 PM PST by horse_doc
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To: An American!

My question is: does this statement indicate the direction that the GOP will be taking? This sounds like the first part of a new GOP mission statement, removing a lot of RINO crap. At least that’s the impression that I get. If so, let’s back them up. The worst we can do is start in fighting because we don’t agree 100% with the GOP. The alternative is rat rule, and I’m sure no one here wants it.


41 posted on 11/14/2008 3:03:43 PM PST by ABQHispConservative (Liberal + Democrat = Socialist)
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To: DirtyHarryY2K
What’s wrong with Texas A&M ??

Nothing, except their football program...;~)

Proud Aggie Dad '05

42 posted on 11/14/2008 3:08:12 PM PST by TADSLOS (McCain Courted Socialism and Brought Us Marxism Instead)
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To: PhiKapMom

As a Texan, I detest Rick Perry. He is a spender, a taxer, and a liar. He does, however, have good hair.


43 posted on 11/14/2008 3:09:09 PM PST by achilles2000 (Shouting "fire" in a burning building is doing everyone a favor...whether they like it or not)
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To: achilles2000
As a Texan, I detest Rick Perry. He is a spender, a taxer, and a liar. He does, however, have good hair.

And a talented wet finger to keep checking the political winds...

44 posted on 11/14/2008 3:10:44 PM PST by TADSLOS (McCain Courted Socialism and Brought Us Marxism Instead)
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To: aWolverine
Whoa Cowboy, hold yer horses there for a minute. I don’t particularly care how you feel about the Governor of Texas, but I and my wife personally petitioned the Naval Hospital, Camp Lejeune to make available (already had in stock) to those so inclined, the ‘miracle’ of Gardasil. My daughter (15 at the time) had all three shots and I’m happy to report no adverse effects three years later. Don’t let paranoia get the best of ya my friend!

No disrespect intended.

45 posted on 11/14/2008 3:20:23 PM PST by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard)
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To: ArchAngel1983
Whoa Cowboy, hold yer horses there for a minute. I don’t particularly care how you feel about the Governor of Texas, but I and my wife personally petitioned the Naval Hospital, Camp Lejeune to make available (already had in stock) to those so inclined, the ‘miracle’ of Gardasil. My daughter (15 at the time) had all three shots and I’m happy to report no adverse effects three years later. Don’t let paranoia get the best of ya my friend! No disrespect intended.

Thank you for your kind deferral sir. May I point out that the difference between your decision in *choosing* to inoculate vs. a government *mandated* injection is about as far apart as Dallas is from Proxima Centauri in terms of philosophical validity?
Back to you.
46 posted on 11/14/2008 3:25:26 PM PST by aWolverine
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To: An American!
Where's the part were he wants to sell all the roads to the Saudis and Ben la-din construction.
47 posted on 11/14/2008 3:29:18 PM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives don't vote for Bailouts! Republicans do!)
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To: SwinneySwitch

He is really flip flopping on this issue, he was fully behind the Texas witch, Hutchinson when she got her kill the fence bill passed.


48 posted on 11/14/2008 3:33:05 PM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives don't vote for Bailouts! Republicans do!)
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To: achilles2000
As a Texan, I detest Rick Perry. He is a spender, a taxer, and a liar. He does, however, have good hair.

The hair you can buy the rest is his nature, this man would sell his mother if he could make a dime.

49 posted on 11/14/2008 3:36:28 PM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives don't vote for Bailouts! Republicans do!)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Two things and you all are up in arms at him? Try living in a total Red State with a Democrat Governor and Attorney General like in Oklahoma — we would love to have a Rick Perry. Trust me it changes your perspective.

I lived in TX when Ma Richards was the Governor — give me Rick Perry any day.


50 posted on 11/14/2008 3:40:08 PM PST by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER LetsGetThisRight.com RED STATE Oklahoma Republican)
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