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Editorial: Rick Perry is the 2010 Texan of the Year
Dallas Morning News ^ | 11:48 PM CST on Saturday, December 25, 2010 | COURTNEY PERRY/DMN

Posted on 12/26/2010 4:10:33 PM PST by wild74

When the CNN cameras started rolling, Rick Perry turned on his Texas tough-guy. In a dark suit and sharp red tie, the perpetually TV-ready governor launched his states' rights spiel, repeating to America why he's fed up with the federal government.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2010review; manoftheyear; perry; rickperry; rino

1 posted on 12/26/2010 4:10:36 PM PST by wild74
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To: wild74

This guy puts on a pretty good act. Too bad he was a big spender in his previous tour of duty. It undercuts his credibility.


2 posted on 12/26/2010 4:21:19 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: wild74

An even creepier version of Romney.


3 posted on 12/26/2010 4:29:33 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I'd rather be Plaxico Burress than Sean Taylor)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

LOL! Too True. Another TexASS RINO like Kay Bailey and Cornyn. When is Texas gonna get rid of these idiots - ditto FL. Open-Border DIABLO scum!


4 posted on 12/26/2010 4:33:05 PM PST by Frantzie (American TV = owned by the Saudis and elites - keep watching & losing your freedom)
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To: Brilliant

No fan of Perry, but he plays his role well. Texas is a weak governor state, very unlike New Jersey where the government has great power.
He has got his friends in important places, and usually his friends are on the right side of issues. As for the future, conservatives had better worry more about Speraker of the House Straus, who has more power and is a liberal. To show how far left he is, his wife is a big player on Planned Parenthood.


5 posted on 12/26/2010 4:42:22 PM PST by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: wild74

Gary Kubiak is very disappointed

6 posted on 12/26/2010 4:52:05 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: RobbyS
You are right we need a conservative speaker.

As far as Perry goes he is a lightweight. I personally know political consultants that have been in the room with "W" and Cheney and they always referred to Rick Perry as "The Dumbass".

7 posted on 12/26/2010 4:53:49 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: wild74

Go Perry! You da man!


8 posted on 12/26/2010 4:57:30 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Brilliant; Forgotten Amendments

I keep hearing what a RINO jerk Perry is but I never see any specifics.

I like the guy, what I’ve seen of him on the tube, you know, but just don’t have enough information about him to decide whether he could actually lead or if he is, as you guys indicate, just “a creepier Romney.”

I’m looking at the comment section of the article posted here and one thing is for certain: the libs hate Perry’s guts. That’s one big plus in my book.

But I’d be grateful for the real goods against him....thanks.


9 posted on 12/26/2010 4:58:15 PM PST by dblup
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To: dblup
I keep hearing what a RINO jerk Perry is but I never see any specifics.

All you need to know are two things. One, perry tried to FORCE young Texas women to be injected with Guardasil. Second, he tried to push the biggest land theft in Texas history via the Trans-Texas Corridor.

10 posted on 12/26/2010 5:07:57 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: isthisnickcool

Don’t forget we had W.Lee O’Daniels as governor. Of all the Big States, our governorship is by far the weakest.


11 posted on 12/26/2010 5:16:27 PM PST by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: wild74

I thought it was going to be Tony Romo...NOT!


12 posted on 12/26/2010 5:17:24 PM PST by Ranald S. MacKenzie (It's the philosophy, stupid.)
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To: isthisnickcool

Well, the Trans Texas might have been our Erie Canal. Suggest you read up on the history of that deal. The Clintons —George and DeWitt—were behind that, and it was strongly opposed.


13 posted on 12/26/2010 5:19:23 PM PST by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: isthisnickcool

Appreciate it.

That Guardasil business has always sounded bad to me, on Perry’s part I mean. But I figured he might have had some motivation toward it just ‘cause of human and bacterial disease pool spilling across your border.

In the end it sounds like the forced injections didn’t happen, right? (Don’t worry I ain’t giving Perry credit for that.)

I don’t know nuthin’ about the T-T-C. I don’t like big gov eminent domain stuff at all. Let me tell you this, however: in the past decade I’ve lived in three states and all the governors, save one, have wanted to do is Raise Taxes, Spend Money, and Propagate Wolves. And mewl like liberal pussies the whole time they were doing it.

Perry talks tough and isn’t afraid to stiff-arm reporters which is what brought him to my attention (that and his dead-eye dick schtick with the coyote). So I’m up here in the high timber trying to figure out if the dude is for real.

Thanks again.


14 posted on 12/26/2010 5:31:04 PM PST by dblup
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To: RobbyS
Perry pushed the TTC and I'm not sure he is done with it. On that issue, the Guardasil issue and other things at the time I thought Perry was just working on what he always works on, his next job. Perry has no real skills for anything other than running for office that I can see.

He was and is buddies with Al Gore and Perry was Democrat. A liberal before. Perry is no Ronald Reagan.

Other posters are right, the Texas Gov. is a lightweight position. In that regard Perry is qualified to be Texas Gov.

At the end of the day Perry will be what he has been in every one of his re-election campaigns, the better of two bad choices. Perry has always been the douche bag running against the turn sandwich. No thanks, I want someone of substance, not someone like Perry who today sounds good but that is all he is, noise.

15 posted on 12/26/2010 5:40:24 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: dblup
>>I keep hearing what a RINO jerk Perry is but I never see any specifics.<<

Lethargic enforcement of our borders.
-Support for the Mexican trucker pilot program.
-Attempted to force government mandated Gardasil injections for school aged young ladies.
-Perry’s pet project (Trans-Texas Corridor)which would have confiscated thousands of acres of private farm and ranch land to build a multi-billion dollar superhighway for the sole purpose of advancing the globalist agenda.
-Rick Perry's visit to the super secret Bilderburg conference in Turkey. When questioned as to the agenda or minutes of what was discussed...he skirted the question.

16 posted on 12/26/2010 5:46:38 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: servantboy777

I think Perry will do a fine job and a good sign will be when the republicans get the budget back in order.


17 posted on 12/26/2010 6:31:03 PM PST by wild74
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To: wild74

Rick Perry stood up to the EPA over federal control of refineries...which has caused the Left to unleash their online useful idiots on the Right against him.

Suckers!


18 posted on 12/26/2010 6:40:53 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Southack
Rick Perry stood up to the EPA over federal control of refineries...which has caused the Left to unleash their online useful idiots on the Right against him.

Oh really?

We'll see how tough Rick Perry is, if and when he begins having EPA bureaucrats arrested for attempting to enforce their suppressive clean air rules on Texas industries.

Until then, it's all great sounding bluster. Talk is cheap, bud.

19 posted on 12/26/2010 7:33:42 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Southack; dblup

Dblup —see also Southack’s post 18.

And I just found this:

GOVERNOR RICK PERRY and the TEXAS ECONOMY - PART 1

http://www.texasgopvote.com/2011-legislative-session/governor-rick-perry-and-texas-economy-part-1-002256

Perry was elected Republican Governors Association Chairman 2011

He must have something on the ball — he is also for malpractice reform and spending cuts — read the above link.


20 posted on 12/26/2010 7:33:42 PM PST by Innovative (Weakness is provocative.)
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To: Windflier

What have you done more than talk?


21 posted on 12/26/2010 7:35:45 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: wild74

Perry is just fine with me, too. Those who still hold the vaccination and Corridor stuff against him haven’t done a lot of research on it. The media was just as liberal then as it is now, and they are the source of raking Rick over the coals for those two things. I was opposed to the corridor project because of cost, not because Texas couldn’t benefit from it. And I am 60 years old, and I had to take shots before I could enter school, so that is nothing new. I can respect those who opposed it,and when Perry saw that it wasn’t getting support,he dropped it. Far better than ramming it down our throat like the current federal administration has a habit of doing. Comparing Rick Perry to Romney is about like comparing Sarah to Barbara Boxer,IMHO...


22 posted on 12/26/2010 7:41:25 PM PST by Quickgun (As a former fetus, I'm opposed to abortion. Mamas don't let your cowboys grow up to be babies..)
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To: Southack
What have you done more than talk?

Hey, jerk. I'm a citizen and a tax payer - not the Governor. Perry is the one standing in front of the TV cameras playing the tough guy. If he actually DOES something besides talk, for a change, then maybe I'll give him some props.

Until then, I'm still waiting for him to do something to stop the illegal incursions across our southern border. You do know that he can call up the militia to handle that anytime he likes, don't you?

The problem with Rick Perry, is, he's all hat and no cattle. He needs to put up, or shut up. Conservatives are sick of being stroked by this guy.

23 posted on 12/26/2010 7:43:39 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

You’re a hypocrit who does nothing more than talk, yet criticizes others for doing nothing more than talk.


24 posted on 12/26/2010 8:11:25 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Southack
You’re a hypocrit who does nothing more than talk, yet criticizes others for doing nothing more than talk.

Yeah, I guess I should be out there stopping the EPA from imposing their jackbooted thug mandates on Texas industries - just like YOU'RE doing, right?

Or, maybe I should be down on the border turning around illegals coming over the border at the point of a gun - just like YOU'RE doing, right?

You don't even know who I am, or what I do in the real world, yet you sit there accusing me of doing nothing but running my mouth. That's worse than being a hypocrite. It's downright foolish.

25 posted on 12/26/2010 8:55:16 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

It was your complaint, not mine. I merely exposed you as a hypocrit for holding others to a standard that you fail to live by yourself.

Yeah, anybody can make infinite complaints. Especially on the internet. Complete waste of time.


26 posted on 12/26/2010 9:55:36 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: dblup; Southack; Brilliant
I’m looking at the comment section of the article posted here and one thing is for certain: the libs hate Perry’s guts. That’s one big plus in my book.

Uh, no they don't "hate" Rainbow Rick, that's because among other things he's a huge RiNO who is:

Is that RiNO-esque enough for you?

27 posted on 12/26/2010 10:24:39 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: humblegunner; Eaker; stevie_d_64; GulfBreeze; WOSG; YCTHouston; anymouse; hocndoc; Allegra; ...
We're-talking-about-your-favorite-governor ping.

Sorry if I left anyone out of the ping who cares deeply about Gov. Goodhair.

28 posted on 12/26/2010 10:34:06 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: wild74

Unbelievable. Rick Perry talks out of both sides of his mouth.

He’s done little to secure the TX border. He thinks AZ’s stance on illegals is not something he’d like to see in TX. The TRANS-TEXAS TOLLWAY should be enough RINO stink for any conservative to have already walked away.

Don’t trust him anymore. Don’t like him. He doesn’t listen to Texans. Throw him, Kay Bailey and Cornyn the heck outta here already.


29 posted on 12/26/2010 10:35:47 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (*********************End automatic pay raises for congresscritters**)
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To: Southack
It was your complaint, not mine. I merely exposed you as a hypocrit for holding others to a standard that you fail to live by yourself.

How am I a hypocrite for not forcing the arrest of federal bureaucrats who are attempting to impose Big Brother's will on the industries of my state?

Tell me how I have the power to do that. I don't, and you know it -- but Rick Perry does.

I said that if Rick Perry actually DOES something besides play tough guy with the feds, then I'll listen. Until then, he's just playing to the cameras like he always does.

So, how 'bout you? Are you on your way to Texas to arrest the EPA jackboots for stomping on our 10th Amendment rights?

Or, are you on the border as we speak, turning illegals around at the point of gun?

What say you, Sheriff?

30 posted on 12/26/2010 10:40:56 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: wild74

Take it from this native Texan; Rick Perry is an empty suit.


31 posted on 12/26/2010 11:14:04 PM PST by no dems (DeMINT / PALIN 2012)
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To: wild74

I read somewhere that he signed the Texas version of the DREAM Act into law.


32 posted on 12/26/2010 11:38:24 PM PST by WilliamHouston
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To: wild74

Rick Perry is a Texas Tough Guy? That’s actually funny!


33 posted on 12/27/2010 12:27:14 AM PST by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

Gee. How did he ever find time to cut ribbons and such?


34 posted on 12/27/2010 3:30:03 AM PST by dblup
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To: lentulusgracchus

He’s been tainted by the Elitist Global Oligarchy.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/world/stories/DN-perry_31tex.ART.State.Edition1.43b926a.html


35 posted on 12/27/2010 5:23:33 AM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: wild74

Well you’d better put yo money on Luetinant governor then cause Perry’s runnin in 2012.


36 posted on 12/27/2010 6:04:31 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: Sarajevo
Rick Perry is a Texas Tough Guy? That’s actually funny!

Perry killed a coyote to protect his dog using his laser sighted pistol. A tough guy would have had a dog capable of killing the coyote.
37 posted on 12/27/2010 1:31:57 PM PST by Misplaced Texan (July 4, 2009 - the first day of the 2nd Revolution!)
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