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Governor Rick Perry's Speech at Red State Conference in 2010 (Video and Notes)
YouTube ^ | September 19, 2010 | Rick Perry

Posted on 06/17/2011 5:33:40 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Video and Notes of Governor Rick Perry at Red State Conference in 2010

FReepers,

In doing my homework on Rick Perry I found this video. It’s about 30 minutes long. I watched and took notes. If you have time to watch it you will hear it complete and in context, delivered in his style and with his inflection.

My notes while watching video of speech:

Opening minutes of video is folksy fun and warm up schtick. At 4 minutes in, Rick Perry takes a nice shot at the “legacy” media then goes into his thoughts about the Constitution, the 10th Amendment and the struggle between the Right and the Left -- how the country is ready “fixin’ to” to swing back.

He addresses his talk to the conservative blogosphere:

James Madison and Thomas Jefferson would be very comfortable in this room today.

Thanks those who went to the sport shooting range a day earlier.

Reads the 10th Amendment – What a beautiful succinct, simple statement – words penned for a time such as this…… (nice list of rights being taken away and by whom).

Republicans lost because you couldn’t tell the difference between a Republican and a Democrat… (expands)

Growing mood in the country – passion across the state and when I look at Glenn Beck’s event in Washington D.C. and other events, it warms the cockles of my heart……”

Texas has led but it’s been a hell of a struggle against Washington D.C. – they must trust the people, they don’t trust the people.

Governing isn’t that hard…

First – Don’t spend all the money!

TX legislature meets 140 days every OTHER year!

TARP – Stimulus – great concern in Texas, country, world --- small businesses don’t know what shoe will fall next – what regulations – costs – job loss. Health care bill – cost – loss of access to health care…..

Second: Fair and predictable tax and regulatory policy…..

Third: Legal system that does not allow for over suing. Sweeping tort reform 2003 in TX has paid HUGE dividends. Went from Jack-pot Justice (legal hell hole) to 60% more doctors practicing in Texas from 7 years ago (expands more on this) – about access to health care.

Last step: Loser Pays tells them, you better have a case. If frivolous – fishing for settlement – they’ll foot the bill! (since this speech, Perry signed it into law)

Haley Barbour told him, If "Loser Pays" passes you can put turnstiles on the TX border and charge people to come into your state!”

THAT’S IT! Put those 4 principles into place and tell government to get the hell out of the way.

You also need to work with principled people.

Jan 2003 was first time there was Republican control of Texas and put Texas on the path that has led to the model it is today -- how you manage government to free people from legislation, litigation and regulation. Business are looking to TX (discusses Caterpillar’s move to TX. Discusses CA losing auto business to TX).

Because we’re a mobile society people can up and move and pick and choose where they want to live and work.

Why 10th Amendment so important to the people. If government continues to take our freedoms by delegating from D.C. [“this is how you’re going to get health care, educate your children, live your life”] -- then we have lost our republic and we have lost our freedom. This is worth fighting for, this is worth standing for…… This is where the rubber meets the road…

If people can risk their capital and get a return on their investment they can pay for good teachers, can pay for officers to be on the roads to protect you. You cannot have transportation infrastructure if you do not have the environment for entrepreneurs.

We are locked in a huge struggle against centralized government -- rationed opportunity, limited freedom...

Bloggers -- the firebrand to rally the people that I dare to speak to today about those who have grown drunk on power in D.C., you must remind your fellow Americans that our system gives them more power than any citizenry in the world…

Closes quoting "the Patron Saint of Conservatism." Ronald Reagan said: Freedom is never more than one generation removed from extinction. We don’t pass it on to our children in our blood stream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on to them to do the same. We will not be the generation that let freedom slip through our fingers. Instead let us be remembered as the generation that stood up for what is good about this country, put it back on the path established by our founding fathers…..

....that is a legacy we can all embrace. So let’s restore basic Constitutional values that set this Republic apart, spread the gospel of our conservative principles….

[end notes]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYO6U78pf08


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: 10thamendment; conservatism; economy; rickperry
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So, how do you think this would go over to a national audience?
1 posted on 06/17/2011 5:33:49 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Looks like he doesn’t put a foot wrong.


2 posted on 06/17/2011 5:42:44 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Educate men without religion and you make of them but clever devils. " Arthur Wellesley)
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To: SMARTY

Barack Obama swinging by to take a look!

3 posted on 06/17/2011 5:47:19 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Thanks for the Cliff Notes summary, I appreciate it.

He’s not my candidate and his approach to immigration is noxious to me, but I wouldn’t argue with any of his points as you’ve reported them.


4 posted on 06/17/2011 5:48:19 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Rick Perry is corrupt. Rick Perry took money from Merck and then tried to mandate that all girls be vaccinated with their product, Gardasil.

I don’t care about his speeches or his supposedly conservative bluster. His actions are what define him. Put simply, he’s corrupt. If you haven’t noticed, corruption has eaten our entire nation. Everything is corrupt from the White House on down to the local community. We tolerate lying and theiving at every level. Cheating is fine, as long as you don’t get caught. Anything you want to do is okay if you have ‘plausible deniability’. Taking payoffs from drug companies is just fine, because that’s ‘the way things work’.

It’s time to stop accepting a corrupt status quo and reject corrupt politicians. It is time to say no to Rick Perry and politicians like him.


5 posted on 06/17/2011 5:53:13 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (We're stuck between Obama's policies that suck and his ineptitude that blows.)
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To: 9YearLurker; Cincinatus' Wife

His immigration stance is the big killer for me.


6 posted on 06/17/2011 5:57:53 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
it warms the cockles of my heart……”

I think we've had enough mention of this kind of thing for a while - ;d) Kidding aside - good summary.

7 posted on 06/17/2011 5:59:22 AM PDT by randita
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To: bcsco
His immigration stance is the big killer for me.

Please expand on that for the thread.

8 posted on 06/17/2011 6:09:10 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: bcsco

Which immigration stance? The one that shows up in his words close to election time or the one that shows up in those pesky actions of his?


9 posted on 06/17/2011 6:10:39 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (We're stuck between Obama's policies that suck and his ineptitude that blows.)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

If parents didn’t want their daughters vaccinated for cervical cancer they could have opted out.

Do you disapprove of the vaccination of children?


10 posted on 06/17/2011 6:18:03 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
We need 1,000 National Guard troops to support current law enforcement operations on our border until they can provide those 3,000 more border patrol agents. We also need Predator drones flying along the Texas-Mexico border providing real time intel to our state and local operation centers.

Source: Speech at 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference Feb 11, 2011

Note the absence of actually "securing" the border to prevent illegals from crossing. The Feds put NG troops in Arizona. They did nothing in terms of operational security. And how long would these NG troops have to be there before those 3000 or so agents were made available?

In addition, his idea of illegals being deported is centered on those convicted of crimes. And he's in favor of a program for importing farm workers from Mexico. This surely won't fly well with millions of Americans out of work.

11 posted on 06/17/2011 6:21:24 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yes, thanks for Cliffs Notes.


12 posted on 06/17/2011 6:21:27 AM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Horse pucky. Don’t change the subject. I disapprove of corruption. Perry took money from Merck and then mandated the use of their product.

The legislature had to override his corrupt power-grab.

Do you approve of corruption?


13 posted on 06/17/2011 6:24:08 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (We're stuck between Obama's policies that suck and his ineptitude that blows.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Diogenesis
If parents didn’t want their daughters vaccinated for cervical cancer they could have opted out.

Do you disapprove of the vaccination of children?

We've got a winner here.

14 posted on 06/17/2011 6:26:41 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (We're stuck between Obama's policies that suck and his ineptitude that blows.)
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To: 9YearLurker; bboop

The problem with Cliff’s Notes is that you can read them cover to cover and still fail the test. :)


15 posted on 06/17/2011 6:32:37 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (We're stuck between Obama's policies that suck and his ineptitude that blows.)
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To: bcsco
Other states leaving Secure Communities (TX expands ICE program] "As Texas moves toward expanding Secure Communities, several northern states are dropping out of the program that matches the fingerprints of those arrested against a U.S. [ICE] database.

Last week, before Gov. Rick Perry's announcement that the expansion of Secure Communities would be on the agenda for the Legislature's special session, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced his state will not take part in the program...."

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Reuters: [excerpt] "Perry, in Mexico with a Texan trade mission seeking opportunities in areas like renewable energy, said the federal government’s plan to build a wall along much of the border to keep out illegal immigrants was “idiocy.”

“We need those individuals to continue to grow our economy,” Perry told a briefing with reporters.

“If you show up illegally, without your card or you’re here as a criminal element, I’m for throwing the book at those folks, but the issue of people who want to legally, thoughtfully and appropriately come to America to work and help us build our economy — we should quickly come up with a program and an identification card to do that.” [end excerpt] Source

16 posted on 06/17/2011 6:45:06 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: bcsco
His immigration stance is the big killer for me.

His campaigning for a pro-abortion candidate for the Presidency in 2008 mostly kills the deal for me (but I have a long list of things that he's done that pissed conservatives off), but definitely does for really serious pro-lifers like my wife. She would vote for a pro-life third party before voting for Perry after he supported Giuliani.
17 posted on 06/17/2011 6:51:13 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

We already have a pathway to citizenship. We also have a visa program for people wanting to come to America on a temporary basis. Why do we have to come up with a program to do that?

Also, if Israel can build a fence, so can we. And if farmers and ranchers want labor, then look to Americans first. In today’s economy, the old saw about doing jobs Americans won’t do doesn’t work.


18 posted on 06/17/2011 6:51:23 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: perfect_rovian_storm
I suggest you're all hat and no cattle with your quips.


19 posted on 06/17/2011 6:53:16 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: perfect_rovian_storm
Horse pucky. Don’t change the subject. I disapprove of corruption.

If you disapprove of corruption, you're going to love this.

A Perry donor applied for millions of dollars of taxpayer money, and Perry signed off on it, but kept it quiet. On the application, among other problems, 2 out of the 3 directors that were listed, were never directors of the company. The director that was a legitimate director, was a Perry donor. The two directors that were not actual directors, one had been a consultant to Perry's staff, the other worked on a council run out of the Governor's office. The legitimate director was listed as a good businessman, even though he had taken millions of taxpayer dollars in the past (also approved by Perry) for another company that ended up bankrupt.
20 posted on 06/17/2011 6:54:53 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

That kills the deal for me as well, but immigration is the most well known issue with this guy. We don’t need another open borders President.


21 posted on 06/17/2011 6:55:00 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: af_vet_rr

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110612/ap_on_el_ge/us_perry_abortion

[excerpt]”...Perry was greeted warmly by the crowd, and left to a standing ovation.

“Every life is precious,” Perry said, as his remarks were repeated by a translator in Spanish. He said the direction of stem cell research under the Obama administration was “turning the remains of unborn children into nothing more than raw material.”

A 1996 law prohibits the use of taxpayer dollars in work that harms an embryo, so private money has been used to cull batches of the cells. Those batches can reproduce in lab dishes indefinitely, and the Obama administration issued rules permitting taxpayer dollars to be used in work on them through the National Institutes of Health.

The administration’s rules expanded the number of stem cell lines created with private money that federally funded scientists could research, up from the 21 that President George W. Bush had allowed to 91 and counting. To qualify, parents who donate the original embryo must be told of other options, such as donating to an infertile woman.

The Obama administration is ignoring “the overriding responsibility of every government — that is to protect citizens at every stage of their lives, especially those who cannot protect themselves,” Perry said.

Perry also faulted Obama for reversing the so-called “Mexico City policy” that banned giving federal money to international groups that perform abortions or provide information about abortions. Obama struck down the policy during his first week in office, saying it was too broad and undermined family planning in developing countries.

Under Obama “our federal tax dollars can now be used to fund abortion all over the world. With the stroke of a pen, abortion essentially became a U.S. foreign export,” Perry said....[end excerpt]


22 posted on 06/17/2011 6:56:47 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

And that latest little Perry scandal that came out this week, you can thank the Republican Attorney General for releasing the documents. I’m still not his biggest fan, but this is twice that he’s taken the side of taxpayers recently, so I’m starting to warm up to him. The company set up by Perry’s donor to get the millions in taxpayer dollars was fighting like mad to keep things quiet. Unfortunately they just received the rest of the millions this week!


23 posted on 06/17/2011 6:57:28 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Most people who claim to be pro-life don't care about it when it comes to their politicians, which is why Rick Perry gets a free pass for campaigning hard for Rudy Giuilani in 2008.

You can hit up YouTube for videos of Perry telling Americans that the pro-abortion Giuliani was the best choice for President in 2008, never mind the fact that Giuliani would have made pro-abortion choices for the US Supreme Court. Pro-life Texans don't care, otherwise he wouldn't have won again in 2010. People just don't care that Perry campaigned for somebody who would have made pro-abortion nominations to the US Supreme Court.
24 posted on 06/17/2011 7:00:53 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr
You can hit up YouTube for videos of Perry telling Americans that the pro-abortion Giuliani was the best choice for President in 2008...

Post one.

25 posted on 06/17/2011 7:08:26 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Really? Suggest away. It seems that I’ve provided arguments and you haven’t. You’ve done nothing but deflect.

You’re going to have to do better than that if you want to get anywhere promoting your corrupt candidate on Free Republic.

Here’s some cattle for ya:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2011/06/04/rick_perrys_gardasil_problem_110089.html

http://www.kbtx.com/home/headlines/5546651.html


26 posted on 06/17/2011 7:12:24 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (We're stuck between Obama's policies that suck and his ineptitude that blows.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
No problem.

Rick Perry Endorses Rooty

27 posted on 06/17/2011 7:15:19 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (We're stuck between Obama's policies that suck and his ineptitude that blows.)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

From your LINK:

“....Perry, a conservative Christian who opposes abortion rights and stem- cell research using embryonic cells, counts on the religious right for his political base.

But he has said the cervical cancer vaccine is no different than the one that protects children against polio.

“If there are diseases in our society that are going to cost us large amounts of money, it just makes good economic sense, not to mention the health and well being of these individuals to have those vaccines available,” he said.

Texas allows parents to opt out of inoculations by filing an affidavit stating that he or she objected to the vaccine for religious or philosophical reasons. ...”


28 posted on 06/17/2011 7:16:13 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: af_vet_rr

Thanks for this. I didn’t know about it. I’ll add it to the Perry stack I’m building.


29 posted on 06/17/2011 7:16:48 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (We're stuck between Obama's policies that suck and his ineptitude that blows.)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

At least you know who died by the end of the book, so you don’t reference them in your 10 page essay.


30 posted on 06/17/2011 7:20:07 AM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I guess it's difficult for you to grasp, but I'll spell it out for you: I'm not here to talk about Gardasil and whether or not it should be mandated.

I'm here to talk about the money that the candidate you are pushing on Free Republic took from Merck right before MANDATING their vaccine for 6th graders.

I'll ask again: Do you condone corruption?

31 posted on 06/17/2011 7:20:55 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (We're stuck between Obama's policies that suck and his ineptitude that blows.)
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To: bboop

Ya got me there. :)


32 posted on 06/17/2011 7:21:40 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (We're stuck between Obama's policies that suck and his ineptitude that blows.)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

I watched the 6 minute video you provided the link for:

Perry on Gulianai:

“Homeland security is not border security”

“Make choices for country at war.”

“Offers a better vision than another Clinton presidency”

Combat - “runaway taxation and open up path to growth”

“Prosecuting criminals and bring them to justice”

“Lowered taxes, increased growth, privatized and deregulated bureaucracy”


33 posted on 06/17/2011 7:24:12 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Yes, I see that you are very enamored with the words of your corrupt candidate. However, as with most corrupt politicians, it's his actions that are the problem, not his words.

His actions in that video were endorsing a pro-abortion, liberal Republican who would have appointed liberal justices to the Supreme Court.

Another poster made the point. You asked for a video. I provided it. Now, you're changing the subject again. Strange behavior on your part. Why?

34 posted on 06/17/2011 7:27:19 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (We're stuck between Obama's policies that suck and his ineptitude that blows.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Depends, the man has been for so much before he was against it no one knows what is real. Is he supporting toll roads today are is he against them?????


35 posted on 06/17/2011 7:27:30 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

I really don’t like your attitude or your tone or your “in your face” posting.

I’ve made my points.

You’ve made yours but you seem hell bent on personally attacking me.

I suggest you want to deflect from what Rick Perry said in his speech.


36 posted on 06/17/2011 7:27:48 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: org.whodat

Why not elaborate?


37 posted on 06/17/2011 7:29:45 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Don’t like my ‘tone’, eh? Well, I don’t like corrupt politicians and I like people who attempt to push them on this site even less.

So, now I’m personally attacking you? Just how am I doing that? I’ve asked you questions that you refuse to answer and you keep changing the subject. It won’t work.

Deflecting from his speech? That’s a laugh. Obama says pretty things too. Should we just believe those words or should we look at his actions?


38 posted on 06/17/2011 7:31:36 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (We're stuck between Obama's policies that suck and his ineptitude that blows.)
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To: 9YearLurker

‘..and his approach to immigration is noxious to me,’

Perry wants passage of a measure requiring every person arrested to be run through the federal immigration databases as part of the Secure Communities program. He also wants to provide the state Department of Public Safety with the authority to make sure someone is in the U.S. legally before issuing a driver’s license.
These measures, along with a ban on sanctuary cities, would “provide a clear message that Texas will not turn a blind eye to those breaking our laws,” Perry said in a statement.
“Texas owes it to the brave law enforcement officials, who put their lives on the line every day to protect our families and communities, to give them the discretion they need to adequately do their jobs,” Perry said.
http://www.rickperry.org/media-articles/perry-adds-immigration-issues-lawmakers-agenda-0?amp
.Gov. Perry has made numerous requests of the federal govt. to enforce the border in Texas including handing Pre. Obama a letter in person when he landed in Dallas last year.

Signed into law, photo ID before voting.

WHAT HAS YOUR/OTHER GOVERNORS DONE?

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39 posted on 06/17/2011 7:32:11 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

SB1070. Maybe ya heard of it?

Perry opposed it.


40 posted on 06/17/2011 7:33:54 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (We're stuck between Obama's policies that suck and his ineptitude that blows.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“Homeland security is not border security”

Neither is a program for immigrant entry for agriculture. That's amnesty lite. The man is not strong on controlling the border. Rick Perry shoots down Arizona's harsh immigration law (April 2010).

Oh, and before you tell me that's old news, what am I to believe, then, now, or tomorrow...?

41 posted on 06/17/2011 7:34:32 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

I have posted articles about many of the candidates.

I’m looking forward to the primary getting underway.

Have you already chosen your candidate in the primary?

I’m still looking over the field.

Perry and Palin have not entered the fray but I hope that they both will.


42 posted on 06/17/2011 7:40:40 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: patriot08

Perry pushed for instate tuition for illegal immigrants. Enough said.


43 posted on 06/17/2011 7:41:14 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: bcsco

Tell me bsco, how is that immigration law working for Arizona?

There is more than one way to skin a cat.


44 posted on 06/17/2011 7:42:07 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

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The clowns we have to choose from thus far suck.
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- and so did Nugent.
Sarah just restated the other day she likes Perry

.Rush said that Perry is his dream candidate.
http://gretawire.blogs.foxnews.com/rush-limbaugh-on-the-record-3/

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

. He’s an outside-the-Beltway candidate

. He is not a Ivy League grad

. 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)

. 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’

. Signed into law sonogram and explanation by physician before abortion

. Signed into law, photo ID ident to vote

. Perry did not apply for federal “Race to the Top” education funds because he said it would force national standards upon Texas.

. He has vetoed a record 248 bills, including dozens after the 2001 session, angering many lawmakers.

. He said last year that President Barack Obama was “hell-bent” on turning America into a socialist country.

. Won governorship of state with lots of latinos

. 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.

. The Bush’s don’t like him

. Perry has a reputation for not sweating

• 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 has never lost an election, including an elementary school contest for “king” of the Paint Creek School Carnival. He secured that win by handing out pennies for votes.

. Perry is also known for his socially conservative views on homosexuality, and he opposes same sex marriage. He condemned the United States Supreme Court decision in Lawrence vs. Texas, which struck down a Texas sodomy law. He called the law “appropriate”

. Abortion:
Perry signed into law a bill requiring a sonogram and doctor’s explanation before granting an abortion
In 2005, Perry signed a new law that requires minor girls to receive
parental consent before getting an abortion. This law strengthens a
parental notification law Perry supported as Lt. Gov. in 1999, which helped reduce teen abortions by 26 percent. Perry has also signed a ban on third trimester abortions, a ban on tax dollars being used to support abortion facilities, a prenatal protection act that protects
unborn children from assault, and an informed consent law that helps expectant mothers better understand the risks and consequences of abortion. Perry supports a ban on human cloning and will veto any legislation that provides state dollars for embryonic stem cell
research, a process that ends a human life.

Perry urges to keep up pressure to roll back the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion until “Roe v. Wade is nothing but a shameful footnote in our nation’s history books.

Perry, a frequent critic of the federal government, also bashed President Barack Obama for his administration’s policy allowing federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, saying he was deeply disturbed by studies that turn “the remains of unborn children into nothing more than raw material.”

Perry has faulted Obama for reversing the so-called “Mexico City policy” that banned giving federal money to international groups that perform abortions or provide information about abortions. Obama struck down the policy during his first week in office, saying it was too broad and undermined family planning in developing countries.
Under Obama “our federal tax dollars can now be used to fund abortion all over the world. With the stroke of a pen, abortion essentially became a U.S. foreign export,” Perry said.

. Immigration:
Perry adds immigration issues to lawmaker session
Perry wants passage of a measure requiring every person arrested to be run through the federal immigration databases as part of the Secure Communities program. He also wants to provide the state Department of Public Safety with the authority to make sure someone is in the U.S. legally before issuing a driver’s license.
These measures, along with a ban on sanctuary cities, would “provide a clear message that Texas will not turn a blind eye to those breaking our laws,” Perry said in a statement.
“Texas owes it to the brave law enforcement officials, who put their lives on the line every day to protect our families and communities, to give them the discretion they need to adequately do their jobs,” Perry said.
http://www.rickperry.org/media-articles/perry-adds-immigration-issues-lawmakers-agenda-0?amp
.Gov. Perry has made numerous requests of the federal govt. to enforce the border in Texas including handing Pre. Obama a letter in person when he landed in Dallas last year.

. Christian religious beliefs
In what was described as a “God and country” sermon at the Cornerstone church in San Antonio, attended by Perry and other mostly Republican candidates, the Rev. John Hagee stated, “If you live your life and don’t confess your sins to God Almighty through the authority of Christ and His blood, I’m going to say this very plainly, you’re going straight to hell with a nonstop ticket.” Perry was asked if he agreed with those comments and said, “It is my faith, and I’m a believer of that.”[39] Perry went on to say that there was nothing in the sermon that he took exception with. Humorist and entertainer Kinky Friedman, the Jewish independent candidate for governor in the 2006 election, said, “He doesn’t think very differently from the Taliban, does he?” Carole Keeton Strayhorn disagreed with Perry’s comments, and Democrat Chris Bell said that one who is in public office should “respect people of all faiths and denominations”. Conservatives then responded, arguing that Perry had a right to his religious beliefs, and that he was not disrespecting Americans of other religious convictions.[40] While visiting Israel in August 2009, Perry gave an interview to the Jerusalem Post in which he affirmed his support for Israel from his religious background, “I’m a big believer that this country was given to the people of Israel a long time ago, by God, and that’s ordained.”

. Environmental issues
Perry does not believe there is valid scientific proof of anthropogenic global warming. He has said several times that there is no scientific consensus on the issue.[69] In a September 7, 2007, speech to California Republicans, Perry said, “Virtually every day another scientist leaves the global warming bandwagon. ... But you won’t read about that in the press because they have already invested in one side of the story.”

. Inauguration concert controversy
Perry invited his friend, rock musician Ted Nugent, to perform at a black-tie gala hours after Perry’s second inauguration ceremony on January 16, 2007. Nugent appeared onstage during the inaugural ball wearing a cutoff T-shirt emblazoned with the Confederate flag and shouting derogatory remarks about non-English speakers, according to press reports.[79] The NAACP condemned Nugent’s flying of the Confederate flag, but he denied intentionally making any racially offensive comments and stated that the flag is a symbol of southern heritage

Misc:
. He played quarterback on the six-man football team for the Paint Creek Pirates. He also played basketball and ran track.

. He is an Eagle Scout and wrote a book about the Boy Scouts, ‘On My Honor’.
Rick Perry uses the Boy Scouts to draw a battle line in what he considers a “culture war,” defending them against the American Civil Liberties Union and what he sees as a moral struggle for the country’s future.
The book also traces a 30-year history of litigation involving the Scouts — most of which they won — which Perry considers an attack on traditional values and faith in God.

Perry targets the ACLU as the primary force behind a leftist push to accept homosexuality and challenge Scouting’s duty to God.
http://www.rickperry.org/media/perrys-new-book-supports-boy-scouts-attacks-aclu

. He’s a runner and triathlete.

. He is an outdoorsman who enjoys hunting and fishing.

. He plays the drums. At a January 2005 inaugural party in Washington, he played with ZZ Top in front of 2,000 people

. 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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45 posted on 06/17/2011 7:43:38 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I have chosen my candidate and my choice has largely to do with the willingness of the candidate to fight the kind of corruption that Rick Perry brings to the table. In my opinion, Sarah Palin is the only one who hasn’t either participated in or condoned by inaction the blatant corruption that has taken over this country from the top down.

It’s a very important issue for me, as I see this nation being torn to shreds and nothing being done to stop it.

But I’m not against Rick Perry because I’m for Sarah Palin. I’m against Rick Perry based on his record and his past deeds.

If I mistook you for a Perry-pusher, I apologize. However, I do recall a rather fawning Perry piece that you posted yesterday that put you on my radar.

If you want another politician who says one thing and does another, Rick Perry is your guy. If you want government policy sold to the highest bidder, Rick Perry is your guy. I cannot and will not support that. In fact, I’ll do everything I can to fight against it.


46 posted on 06/17/2011 7:47:14 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (We're stuck between Obama's policies that suck and his ineptitude that blows.)
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To: 9YearLurker

This law?

http://e-lobbyist.com/gaits/text/200094


47 posted on 06/17/2011 7:51:42 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He does have some warts, but we could do worse. He’s not perfect, but who is? I think if he were elected, he would generally remind us of Dubya. You would get your cockles raised from his border policy and maybe some smarmy business ties, but he does spew the correct rhetoric when the time comes. I will stay with the Tea Party picks we have now. Bachmann or Cain would do as well, IMHO. If the Tea Party goes with Ron Paul, they lost me. I’m afraid Perry is trying to whip up some sort of “draft Perry” thingy like the draft Christy movement. Frankly, Christy is wrong on guns, homo’s and abortion, IMO. Slapping the teacher union is a good thing, but that’s not the same as being president.


48 posted on 06/17/2011 7:52:57 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Well “perfect-r-storm” — now that I’m on your “radar” should I expect more of your cyper bullying?

You do “your” candidate Sarah Palin no favors by your style of discussion.


49 posted on 06/17/2011 8:05:28 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: chuckles

It’s going to be a very interesting primary season.

One that will decide if we win or lose in 2012.


50 posted on 06/17/2011 8:08:01 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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