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Texas Deathmatch - Two GOP heavyweights in a fight to the finish.
The Weekly Standard ^ | 2-22-2010 | Fred Barnes - Commentary

Posted on 02/13/2010 6:02:14 PM PST by smoothsailing


Texas Deathmatch

BY Fred Barnes



TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: tx2010

1 posted on 02/13/2010 6:02:14 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Bad headline... KBH is trailing badly, this wont be a fight to the finish.


2 posted on 02/13/2010 6:09:11 PM PST by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: smoothsailing

Perry is going to win very easily both the primaries and the general elections for Texas governor.


3 posted on 02/13/2010 6:15:12 PM PST by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: WOSG

Any chance she might drop out?


4 posted on 02/13/2010 6:16:10 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

It’s a real shame that it has come down to these two losers.


5 posted on 02/13/2010 6:19:02 PM PST by Onerom99 (I)
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To: smoothsailing
Pigs flying, ice water in hell, etc., etc...
6 posted on 02/13/2010 6:20:04 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: smoothsailing

Perry may be far from the best that Texas can do, but KBH is awful. I’ve watched her in the Senate for some while now. She is fed gov all the way. We’ll all just go along to get along. Another small step on the road is to put her out of political power. Deal with the rest in time.


7 posted on 02/13/2010 6:32:01 PM PST by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: Bahbah

The former Texas cheerleader is a lightweight as she showed in the senate.


8 posted on 02/13/2010 6:39:06 PM PST by Eleven Bravo 6 319thID
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To: smoothsailing
But unexpected things can happen in politics.

Medina sure proved that on the Beck show.

9 posted on 02/13/2010 6:45:40 PM PST by ansel12 (Mitt Romney and the Romney family traditionally, is at war with conservatism and traditional America)
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To: smoothsailing

No fight Perry wins easily.

I only wish KBH would retire from the Senate after she gets her butt kicked here.


10 posted on 02/13/2010 7:07:34 PM PST by Soul Seeker (?)
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To: Onerom99

What do you base that statement on?


11 posted on 02/13/2010 7:10:53 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (If you remove the first Amendment, we'll be forced to move on to the next one.)
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To: smoothsailing

Any chance she might drop out?


Why now?..... In person early voting starts next Tue., Feb. 16, and the Primary is 18 days hence on Mar. 2. She’s in now so why drop out three days before voting starts?


12 posted on 02/13/2010 7:16:52 PM PST by deport (TEXAS PRIMARY -- 4 DAYS TO EARLY VOTING......... 18 DAYS MARCH 2, PRIMARY)
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To: Bahbah

Need to replace KBH in the Senate with a real conservative and then elect someone to replace Cornyn next time around. He’s still asking for money to elect Senators like Crist in 2010. He and KBH made an interesting pair - I think they flipped a quarter on each quote to see whose turn it was to vote yes with the loser voting no. As a result, we had no representation in the Senate for Texas.


13 posted on 02/13/2010 7:19:52 PM PST 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: smoothsailing

Perry is MUCH better than KBH. And it looks as if he is going to win.

He does favors for people? What politician doesn’t? But at least he’s pro-life, and much more fiscally conservative.

Interesting that, according to Barnes, most of the RINO establishment favors KBH.


14 posted on 02/13/2010 7:26:23 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: deport

I understand, I was just wondering if she might consider saving face. It looks like Perry is gonna clean her clock otherwise.


15 posted on 02/13/2010 7:29:49 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: ansel12

I heard about that, Medina came across as pretty flaky.


16 posted on 02/13/2010 7:31:30 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Why? At this point, all candidates are locked and loaded for the election. The polls however, show a clear Perry lead, so KBH is unlikely to win at this point.


17 posted on 02/13/2010 7:33:17 PM PST by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: smoothsailing

Washington D.C. over time makes 90% of Republicans go left and forget their roots. KBH is a good example. Sad but true.


18 posted on 02/13/2010 7:36:07 PM PST by kempo
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To: WOSG

post#15


19 posted on 02/13/2010 7:38:06 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Bahbah
And didn't she surreptitiously tack that little amendment onto the border fence bill that essentially shut down actually building the fence? Evil *itch.

Mrs. Prince of Space

20 posted on 02/13/2010 7:49:56 PM PST by Prince of Space ("Hi Mom!")
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To: smoothsailing

I don’t understand why KBH does not stay in the Senate.


21 posted on 02/13/2010 8:05:26 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: jveritas
Perry is going to win very easily both the primaries and the general elections for Texas governor.

The (D), Bill White, should not be underestimated, he is a strong candidate.

22 posted on 02/13/2010 9:16:15 PM PST by 1066AD
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To: Outlaw Woman

Hutch is a Fed loving Washington insider. Perry is EXACTLY what the Hutch calls him. A corrupt political crony, using his power to line his own pockets.

Great choices.


23 posted on 02/13/2010 9:36:59 PM PST by Onerom99 (I)
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To: Onerom99

I’m sorry but I haven’t read anything like that. Can you cite some sources?


24 posted on 02/13/2010 10:09:42 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (If you remove the first Amendment, we'll be forced to move on to the next one.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

If you’re that naive, I’m not wasting my time with you. If you think Perry is on the up and up, then you truly are clueless.


25 posted on 02/13/2010 10:11:24 PM PST by Onerom99 (I)
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To: Eleven Bravo 6 319thID

They are both former cheerleaders; so were Trent Lott and Thad Cochran. In 1984, Perry was leading the Mondale forces in TX, and Hutchison I suppose was voting for Reagan with the first Bush.


26 posted on 02/13/2010 10:16:57 PM PST by Theodore R. (...)
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To: kempo

I believe that Hutchison and Cornyn have nearly identical Senate voting records. He is not one to rock the boat either.


27 posted on 02/13/2010 10:18:10 PM PST by Theodore R. (...)
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To: Onerom99

Put your tail on the spot? I can see you are a real intellectual giant.


28 posted on 02/13/2010 10:18:40 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (If you remove the first Amendment, we'll be forced to move on to the next one.)
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To: Outlaw Woman; Onerom99

You’re wasting your time, with Onerom99.
S/he is sore about Medina outing herself recently.
I don’t think the poster lives in TX anyway.
I don’t either, for that matter, but if I did, I would be proudly casting my vote for RICK PERRY.


29 posted on 02/13/2010 10:28:20 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: onyx

Thank you. I’ve read others slamming him as well and for the life of me cannot find out what the specific problem is. He’s had a stellar career, served the country in the AF, is for lower taxes, been endorsed by the Texas Home Schooling Association and the NRA-PVF. He’s pro-life and a 10th Amendment advocate. His stance on border security may be a weak point but he’s requested and received drones. Someone mentioned that ‘he’ stopped the building of the fence when in fact it was our very own DHS...I do not live in TX either but certainly wish that I did.
Palin/Perry 2012 Both have actual experience in running things.
PS Medina.........know nothing about her as I found out all I needed to know: she’s a kook who believes the U.S. Gov is behind 9/11.


30 posted on 02/13/2010 10:38:57 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (If you remove the first Amendment, we'll be forced to move on to the next one.)
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To: onyx

I was mildly disappointed in Medina. I was hoping she represented a rationale alternative to the two-faced phony, Al Gore-supporting Rick Perry and Big Gov Hutch. Those hopes didn’t come to fruition.

Rick Perry is an opportunistic, corrupt political crony who latched onto the Tea Party to save his career. He doesn’t give a flying f-ck about you. Someday you’ll realize you were duped.


31 posted on 02/13/2010 10:40:43 PM PST by Onerom99 (I)
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To: Outlaw Woman

I can’t find disagreement in your post and KBH is a porker in the US Senate. Rick Perry looks fine to me and I also wish I lived in Texas!!!

I am thrilled that Debra Medina outed herself for the kook she is. I already knew she was a Ron Paul type, and I found that unacceptable.


32 posted on 02/13/2010 10:43:15 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: Onerom99; Outlaw Woman
I was mildly disappointed in Medina. I was hoping she represented a rationale alternative to the two-faced phony, Al Gore-supporting Rick Perry and Big Gov Hutch. Those hopes didn’t come to fruition.
Rick Perry is an opportunistic, corrupt political crony who latched onto the Tea Party to save his career. He doesn’t give a flying f-ck about you. Someday you’ll realize you were duped.

LOLOLOL.

You've mistaken me for a Texas resident, despite the fact that I clearly posted that I am not. All you've done is cast unsourced and rather vicious slams at Governor Rick Perry, but I see that's your stock-in-trade. You don't like Sarah Palin either, so I'm content to dismiss your hissy-fit opinions.

33 posted on 02/13/2010 10:48:44 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: onyx; Onerom99

Nice comeback onyx.


34 posted on 02/13/2010 11:01:55 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (If you remove the first Amendment, we'll be forced to move on to the next one.)
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To: Outlaw Woman; Onerom99

Actually, s/he owed you the reply, right?


35 posted on 02/13/2010 11:05:31 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: onyx

I think it might be the part where I asked for sources that caused s/he to go to you. You just seemed more friendly at that point ........maybe? lol


36 posted on 02/13/2010 11:08:46 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (If you remove the first Amendment, we'll be forced to move on to the next one.)
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To: Pantera; TWfromTEXAS; BoringGuy; Richard Kimball; girlscout; omegabea; Warrior_Queen; erkyl; ...
Ping

Freepmail me or ping me from the original thread to get on/off the 2010 Texas Governor's Race ping list.

37 posted on 02/13/2010 11:32:41 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: onyx

The way I put it is this: So what if Perry is a panderer, most politicians are ... but at least he is pandering to ME, a concerned taxpayer who sees the Fed Govt as way too big and out-of-control.


38 posted on 02/14/2010 6:48:32 AM PST by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: WOSG

Excellent and you’re a Texas voter!!!


39 posted on 02/14/2010 6:50:23 AM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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