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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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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Post one.

I'll post a couple, although I'm pretty sure you were around and remember Perry campaigning for Giuliani:

Gov. Rick Perry Endorses Rudy For President from RudyGiulianiHQ (Giuliani's official 2008 campaign account)

And another, also from Giuliani's official 2008 campaign:

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Endorses Rudy For President

Here's some bonus pictures for you:



And just in case you want a large version of that picture for your wallpaper, click on this article discussing Giuliani and Perry and then click on the images - should give you a couple of large images where Perry is proudly campaigning for Giuliani. Speaking of that article (it's from January of this year), it discusses Giuliani potentially running again:

5:53 PM on Fri., Jan. 21, 2011 | Permalink DSC_0323.JPG Rudy Giuliani says he might run again for president. The former New York City mayor says he's more likely to run if former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin does. Giuliani made the comment during an interview on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight," which airs Monday. When Giuliani ran in 2008, Texas Gov. Rick Perry enthusiasticly campaigned for him in Iowa and Florida. They traveled the Sunshine State aboard a campaign bus, where Perry made speeches vouching for Rudy's Republican values. But Republicans didn't buy it. Conservative voters were turned off by the former New York mayor's support of gun control , gay marriage and abortion rights.

Rick Perry campaigned for Al Gore in 1988. Al Gore supports gun control, gay marriage, and abortions.

Rick Perry campaigned for Rudy Giuliani in 2008. Rudy Giuliani supports gun control, gay marriage, and abortions.

What a difference 20 years makes!

51 posted on 06/17/2011 8:09:00 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: chuckles
P.S. on post #48

This is what keeps me coming back to Palin. She has had every statement and email scrutinized and there is no dirt. She has to be the cleanest pol on the planet. If she entered the race, I would have to even overlook Bachmann or Cain. By the time she got to the primary vote, we would even know when her period was. Most of the pols we have to choose from, we are just guessing at their character. Perry was our only real choice in Texas, so he won. That doesn't make him the savior of The US. I think Palin is so right on most issues, she could mortally wound the progressive movement strangling the country. We don't need a candidate that can "bring the country together" if it means compromise of conservative principles. Perry would do that and IMHO, Bachmann would also.

52 posted on 06/17/2011 8:10:29 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
You can expect me to post Rick Perry's record on any thread that you or anyone else creates to try and pump him up, yes.

I did it with Mitt Romney and now I'll do it with Mitt Romney in cowboy boots.

If you wish to call that 'cyber bullying', have at it.

This election is far too important to allow a fast-talking, corrupt, hairdo with cowboy boots into the Oval Office. Big changes need to be made and that is going to require a leader of great strength, not someone who sells their position to the highest bidder.

53 posted on 06/17/2011 8:13:45 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
Cherry pick all you want, but you can't deflect the fact that Rick Perry campaigned hard for a pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, pro-gun control liberal in 2008 (and 1988 when he campaigned for Al Gore).

What is almost as bad as Rick Perry campaigning for a pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, pro-gun control liberal like Rudy Giuliani, is the fact that Giuliani's lawfirm was making money by helping the state and a European company try and get the Trans-Texas Corridor pushed through.

Giuliani's law firm was representing a company in its dealings with the state of Texas while the Governor of Texas was campaigning for Giuliani. That's some Grade-A corruption right there. That's down there with Bill Clinton or Ulysses S. Grant.
54 posted on 06/17/2011 8:13:55 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I suggest you want to deflect from what Rick Perry said in his speech.

Perry's actions speak a whole lot louder than some pretty speech he gave.
55 posted on 06/17/2011 8:14:45 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; perfect_rovian_storm
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. ...”

That was not by Perry's choice. The opt out is there now only because of the tremendous blow back from the people of Texas which forced Perry to back pedal. Perry's original plan was to make it mandatory.

In addition to the outright corruption of his financial and political interests in the issue, the moral and ethical flaws in that statist attitude on his part are doubly damning.

56 posted on 06/17/2011 8:15:52 AM PDT by tarheelswamprat
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

57 posted on 06/17/2011 8:16:16 AM PDT by deport
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The man is a real orator. He had notes but he did not read verbatim.

I would love to see him debate and in the process crucify the Messiah.

He and Gov Palin are going to be hard to decide on.

I’m fix’in to send this speech to all I know


58 posted on 06/17/2011 8:19:01 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: bcsco
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.

Let's get real. We DO need a program for importing farm workers. It would need to be strictly inforced...knowing who they are, where they are etc.

Do you actually think out of work city dwellers are going to do manual labor in the hot Texas sun for minimum wage? Or well ABOVE minimum wage for that matter.

Today's young generation (for the most part) are too soft, too lazy, and too entitled to ever consider a job which requires hard manual labor, regardless of pay.

Spoken by someone with over 30 years of experience in agribusiness. Perry is right.

59 posted on 06/17/2011 8:24:39 AM PDT by Texan
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I really don’t like your attitude or your tone or your “in your face” posting.

I didn't like them either.

60 posted on 06/17/2011 8:26:14 AM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

I apologize for not being nicer about someone trying to deflect an argument about corruption into an argument about vaccinations. I’ll send flowers next time.


61 posted on 06/17/2011 8:33:16 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: Texan
It would need to be strictly inforced...knowing who they are, where they are etc.

Yeah, but who's going to do that? I fear that those of us who believe in pesky things like the 'rule of law' wouldn't be able to raise enough money to pay off Perry to enforce it. There would always be someone else who could pay him more.

62 posted on 06/17/2011 8:38:25 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

Skip the flowers, send money. Nice attempt to justify your actions, but FAIL.


63 posted on 06/17/2011 8:39:30 AM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

LBJ and then the two Bush boys?

Please, no more presidents from Texas....Ever!


64 posted on 06/17/2011 8:41:06 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

Justify my actions? There’s no need. Rick Perry’s record is his record. Some people may not want to accept it, but that is hardly my problem.


65 posted on 06/17/2011 8:43:02 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

I don’t like him. Imho, he’s a RINO.


66 posted on 06/17/2011 8:43:22 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: bcsco

Straight Truth Bump.

Thank you.
Tatt


67 posted on 06/17/2011 8:44:24 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
...."One that will decide if we win or lose in 2012.".....

I disagree. We will win no matter what, IMHO. Obama is unelectable.

Our responsibility is to get the best candidate possible. If we punt with someone like Romney, he will still win, but I'm not sure if we could tell the difference from Obama. A good candidate now, can make years of difference in our pain and hundreds of billions saved versus a RINO.

The only way Obama can win is a run by Trump as a 3rd party. He might draw %5 of the votes from the repub. When 1% often makes the difference, Obama would almost be a shoe in. America would be over.

68 posted on 06/17/2011 8:55:47 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: chuckles

I agree with you. If we ‘settle’ for a candidate in this election, all we’ll succeed in doing is MAYBE kicking the can down the road another few years. If we want to really put this nation on a path to restoration, we MUST choose a candidate who we can honestly say has the guts to make big changes.


69 posted on 06/17/2011 9:00:14 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: chuckles

chuckles posted - “”This is what keeps me coming back to Palin. She has had every statement and email scrutinized and there is no dirt. She has to be the cleanest pol on the planet. If she entered the race, I would have to even overlook Bachmann or Cain. By the time she got to the primary vote, we would even know when her period was. Most of the pols we have to choose from, we are just guessing at their character. “”

Lol. You sound like me talking to the DH. Like most FReepers, we saw Sarah coming lightyears before the rest of the country, but I worry about the voters, (and there are WAY too many of them), who get their news from SNL, Jon Stewart or the Colbert Report. That she will be unable to sway them : /

We shall see.
May God give us strength.
Tatt


70 posted on 06/17/2011 9:21:06 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

You know, I never saw you on these threads.

How come?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2734415/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2731763/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2729459/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2733161/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2728596/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2730088/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2730270/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2728825/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2658984/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2645214/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2706511/posts


71 posted on 06/17/2011 11:33:48 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: patriot08

Thank you for adding your Perry list to the thread.


72 posted on 06/17/2011 11:42:56 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: af_vet_rr; perfect_rovian_storm; tarheelswamprat; dragnet2; trisham; chuckles; ...

73 posted on 06/17/2011 11:46:48 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Sarah is a better person than I. However, Perry is still a RINO. Imho.


74 posted on 06/17/2011 12:02:40 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I don’t know? Maybe because you weren’t pushing a corrupt candidate in them? Just a wild guess. I only bothered to click the first couple though.

You may want to turn this around and make it about you somehow, but this isn’t about you. This is about Rick Perry’s record of dismal corruption.

If you want to post fawning Rick Perry threads, you should be prepared to defend his record. Deflecting from his record to make this about me or you or anything else just won’t fly.

I’ll ask again: Do you condone corruption?


75 posted on 06/17/2011 12:03:08 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (We're stuck between Obama's policies that suck and his ineptitude that blows.)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic; Texan; bert; deport; bboop

Our anti-Perry FReepers sound a lot like Kay Bailey Hutichson trying to convince Sarah Palin to break froom Rick Perry, in her failed attempt to move from her Senate seat to the Texas Governor’s mansion.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/state-politics/20100208-Palin-brings-out-crowd-for-Perry-7275.ece

CYPRESS, Texas - On Super Bowl Sunday, Rick Perry handed the ball to star runner Sarah Palin, who joined the governor’s team in bashing big-spending Washington.

She urged the crowd to stick with Perry as someone whose conservative policies are succeeding, but she also received a huge cheer from the crowd of about 8,000 when she said she’d heard some mention of Texas seceding.

With early voting in the March 2 primary beginning in just over a week, Perry called on Palin to help rally support in his race against Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and Debra Medina.

In a race in which the two leaders are well-known politicians, having been in office for decades, endorsements from former President George H.W. Bush , as Hutchison received, or the last GOP vice presidential nominee, as Perry won, are unlikely to make a big difference to voters. But the appearance raised spirits and attention in the final quarter of a long battle.

In the speeches Sunday, all the long bombs were aimed at Washington, and by extension, the senior senator from Texas.

“Washington is broken. But your state under Governor Perry’s leadership is setting an example that really a whole lot of other people now want to start following. And, as they say, if it ain’t broke, why fix it?” Palin said.

The Hutchison campaign countered that when Palin ran for governor in Alaska, it was with the promise to throw out an old guard and “clean up the favor factory,” as she said in her book Going Rogue.

Perry’s initiatives on the Trans-Texas Corridor and for a vaccine for girls to prevent some forms of cervical cancer were colored by the involvement of favored lobbyists, Hutchison spokesman Joe Pounder said.

“We welcome Sarah Palin to Texas and hope she conveys her message to Rick Perry that cronyism doesn’t work,” Pounder said.

[snip]

Palin lauded the state’s ability to attract businesses and Perry’s decisions to turn away federal offers for hundreds of millions in education and unemployment funding. Those programs would have required Texas to meet certain federal criteria that he said would rob Texas of setting its own path.

“When Washington came calling with money for expensive programs that Texas couldn’t afford, he told them, ‘Thanks, but no thanks. We’re doing just fine without you,’ “ she said.

Palin also made reference to the dust-up Perry caused this summer at a Tea Party rally, when he said he could understand why some Texans might want to secede from the union.

“I think they got that wrong. Texas isn’t seceding. They’re succeeding,” Palin said.....


76 posted on 06/17/2011 12:03:47 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

She endorsed McCain too. Should we support him for 2012 as well?


77 posted on 06/17/2011 12:04:29 PM 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

Does Sarah Palin condone corruption?

According to you, she must.

I’m not fawning over Rick Perry, I’m highlighting him as a candidate that I’d like to see get into the primary battle.

I want to see the GOP candidates go toe to toe.

We need to see what they have, what they’ll take to Obama; how they’ll meet the MSM on the battle field.

But you want to divide and conquer.

Again, I ask you, why haven’t you been on the Palin thread’s (and that’s not all of them) that I’ve been posting in highlighting her? Or are you just an attack dog?


78 posted on 06/17/2011 12:08:37 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Sarah Palin didn't endorse Rick Perry for President of the United States. She endorsed him for governor of Texas over Kay Bailey Hutchison and Bill White.

I’m not fawning over Rick Perry, I’m highlighting him as a candidate that I’d like to see get into the primary battle.

Why? Do you feel that there are not enough dishonest brokers in the field? Or did someone just tell you that 'he can win'. Well, even if he did win, what good would it do this country to have a man who is for sale at the helm?

I want to see the GOP candidates go toe to toe.

Well, I'm showing you the opposition that Perry will be facing on our side.

We need to see what they have, what they’ll take to Obama; how they’ll meet the MSM on the battle field.

We've seen what Rick Perry has. He has a record of corruption, as has been detailed by more than one poster in this thread. How he 'takes it' to anyone is irrelevant if his allegiance can be purchased by the highest bidder.

But you want to divide and conquer.

On the contrary, I'd rather see us all stop promoting dishonest candidates because they 'take it to' someone and start promoting honest candidates who can do the same.

Again, I ask you, why haven’t you been on the Palin thread’s (and that’s not all of them) that I’ve been posting in highlighting her? Or are you just an attack dog?

I've said my piece on Sarah Palin numerous times. Just because it hasn't been to you or on your threads, doesn't mean I've been silent on the matter. Remember, as I've said repeatedly, this is NOT about you. However, again, you are trying to make this about everything other than what it is: this is about Rick Perry's dismal record of corruption.

I answered your questions. You've done nothing but deflect mine.

79 posted on 06/17/2011 12:20:45 PM 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

I really don’t have a strong feeling one way or the other as to whether Perry or Palin for that matter will actually get into the fray. But should either or both get in it will change the dynamics substantially. Once they officially hit the national scene with a group of media pundits following them they will be exposed, examined, sliced/diced like they’ve not seen before. In a way I look forward to that because it’s time we put them under the microscope and get all the good/bad out on the table. Let the best person win.


80 posted on 06/17/2011 12:29:14 PM PDT by deport
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

My dear, you are trying to make this about me, because you have put your foot in it.

I like Sarah Palin and Rick Perry (and so do they, as they have campaigned together).

You can’t say it was fine for Sarah Palin to endorse Rick Perry for Governor (and she said a lot of very nice things about him and how he governs) and then say Perry is corrupt without saying Sarah Palin is in bed with, as you said, someone who can be sold to the highest bidder. You just can’t.

So you might as well save your ammunition and move on and harass someone on another thread because from here on out you’re just shooting blanks on this thread.


81 posted on 06/17/2011 12:32:28 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

You mean like Alabama? They just past an even more stringent law than AZ. I like it. And I like Arizona’s law. Just because the Feds want to meddle into state business doesn’t mean it’s a bad law...unless you agree with the Feds. Do you?

And no, Perry isn’t skinnin’ the cat. Perry’s just another compassionate conservative like GWB. And we know what that gave us. End of story. Peddle your stuff to someone else.


82 posted on 06/17/2011 12:43:16 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: Texan

You like Perry so much, keep him in Texas. He’s just another compassionate conservative and we know what 8 years of that crap got us. No way, no how. And you like illegals? You keep them in Texas as well. Tell you what. Instead of building the border along the Rio Grande, build it along the Red. You seem to like them so much, join ‘em.


83 posted on 06/17/2011 12:45:48 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: trisham
He's not my first pick either, but would you rather have Obama for a second term? I loved Bush, but he gave us the unfunded rug program and the "comprehensive" illegal alien mess. In the end, he wasn't insane and he had the cahones to bomb whoever needed it. Just take a short trip down memory lane to 4% unemployment and a 14k Dow.7 out of the 8 years were under 6% unemployment which is widely called "full" employment. We could throw a dart at a Texas Phone book and get a better president than Obama. Perry isn't my favorite choice, but if he's the one that caches fire, I won't be here on FR saying I will stay home on election day. I'd rather eat a fuzzy worm than vote for Romney, but we are talking about the very survival of America now.

The key will be to add to the House and take back the Senate. Much of what the RINO's want to do can be blunted if we come out in force. This is how we stopped the Nafta highway, and the forced vaccination plan.

Almost any candidate we get still believes in global warming so we will have to stop that.

These guys aren't kings and can be thwarted by paying attention and voting. Obama didn't even pay attention to the 60% that hate Obama care. Now we have to completely start from scratch to get rid of it. At least a RINO understands re election.

Every election, and I have been through a few of them here at FR, have always been contentious on Free Republic. We don't always get what we want, but when it comes right down to it, only the crazies would sit home and allow Obama to get re elected. I almost never get what I want, but I have NEVER, not once, EVER, missed a vote since I was 19. I'm 60 now. As an example I would vote for Nixon AGAIN, even knowing what I know now, over Humphry, McGovern, Johnson, Carter, you name it. Go back and listen to what McGovern wanted to do and your skin would crawl. Nixon was bad, but McGovern was a disaster. Voting for Romney over Obama is a no brainer. Lets just try to get someone better NOW. We can't wait to raise the issues that need to be raised trying to not upset the apple cart. We should say what we think and bring up the knowledge we may have that others don't have. Living in Texas, we have a close up view of Perry and can comment on him so as not to allow him to be shoved down our throats. But if he is the nominee, he gets my vote.

What the media is trying to do right now is convince US, not the Dems, that Palin can't be elected. They are the ones picking Romney because he is the one most palatable to them. That is reason enough for me to hate Romney and love Palin. I will never accept some Northeast liberal's idea of what makes a good Republican. They want to bring back the "Rockefeller" wing of the party. We need the Christian wing and the Tea Party wing to keep the Republican Party viable. Each candidate on the stage, except Ron Paul and Romney does that. Newt is close, but lacks some purity. His pics with Pelosi and his writings on global warming will be up front, IMHO. He is the smartest one, IMHO, but ideas aren't what we need right now, we need a Constitutionalist. POTUS doesn't need a rocket scientist, but a principled moral person. These choices can be made by a person with a GED in most cases if they are moral with common sense. We can see where we are with Harvard and Yale grads running the show. This is more like Checkers instead of Chess. Anybody that has even a rudimentary idea of capitalism know you drill for oil if you need more oil. Raising taxes kill jobs and printing money causes inflation. How tough can it be?

If you don't care if people work and America goes broke, then you try to do what is "fair".

84 posted on 06/17/2011 12:50:32 PM PDT by chuckles
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To: chuckles

I’m not going to consider any RINO at this point in the process. Until we have our nominee, I’m going to fight for conservatives and against RINOs.


85 posted on 06/17/2011 12:55:38 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: deport

That’s the bottom line.


86 posted on 06/17/2011 12:57:07 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: trisham

Good plan. Just be careful that the “RINO” isn’t better than the one you support. We tend to be unrealistic at times trying for purity. No one is as good as I am but I’m not running.


87 posted on 06/17/2011 1:01:23 PM PDT by chuckles
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Endorsing someone for governor is not the same as pushing someone for POTUS. It simply isn’t. Perry was indeed the least of the evils in both the primary and the general election. Therefore, I don’t fault Sarah Palin for endorsing him.

If you were at all adept with these tactics, (Does this ‘change the subject and declare victory’ thing you’re doing here actually ever work with anyone???) you would instead mention that Sarah Palin brought up Perry’s name when talking about presidential candidates. Do I support that? No. Do I know why she did that? No. I’d like to hear more and I’m not pleased that she did it. Do I think she’s ‘in bed’ with Perry because of it? No.

Does anyone really think we should just forget about Rick Perry’s record because a politician we like endorsed him?


88 posted on 06/17/2011 1:41:02 PM 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

YOU said if someone “pushed” a candidate that you have labeled “corrupt” that they were promoting corruption.

You can’t pick and choose and cherry pick.

I like Palin.

I like Perry.


89 posted on 06/17/2011 2:01:50 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Well, what do you call it when a man takes money from a corporation and then mandates that every child in Texas MUST use that product? Is that not corrupt?

Am I supposed to ignore Rick Perry’s record because a politician I like has endorsed him in the past? If so, that’s convenient for him, isn’t it?

She also endorsed McCain. Should we support him for president too?


90 posted on 06/17/2011 2:14:34 PM 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

Just got home. Thanks for the info in comment 76. Gotta hand it to you Wife, you done good and maintained your civility during the back and forth on this thread. Kudos.


91 posted on 06/17/2011 3:11:24 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

Thanks for the vote of “best manners.”

Bump!


92 posted on 06/17/2011 3:28:16 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: bcsco

Hey bcsco, did you have a really bad day? Or are you
just a jerk?


93 posted on 06/17/2011 9:10:47 PM PDT by Texan
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To: bert
He and Gov Palin are going to be hard to decide on. I’m fix’in to send this speech to all I know

Thanks! 90 more people have looked at the video.

94 posted on 06/18/2011 3:49:11 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: af_vet_rr
Palin supported McCain in '08 and for reelection in 2010.

Santorum supported Spector over Toomey.

Cain supported Romeny in 2008.

Shall we continue playing these games?

95 posted on 06/18/2011 6:57:26 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Help Jim DeMint: http://www.cutcapbalancepledge.com/)
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