Skip to comments.Governor Rick Perry's Speech at Red State Conference in 2010 (Video and Notes)
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
In doing my homework on Rick Perry I found this video. Its 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 couldnt 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 Becks event in Washington D.C. and other events, it warms the cockles of my heart
Texas has led but its been a hell of a struggle against Washington D.C. they must trust the people, they dont trust the people.
Governing isnt that hard
First Dont spend all the money!
TX legislature meets 140 days every OTHER year!
TARP Stimulus great concern in Texas, country, world --- small businesses dont 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 theyll 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!
THATS 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 Caterpillars move to TX. Discusses CA losing auto business to TX).
Because were 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 youre 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 dont 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 lets restore basic Constitutional values that set this Republic apart, spread the gospel of our conservative principles .
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
I didn't like them either.
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.
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.
Skip the flowers, send money. Nice attempt to justify your actions, but FAIL.
LBJ and then the two Bush boys?
Please, no more presidents from Texas....Ever!
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.
I don’t like him. Imho, he’s a RINO.
Straight Truth Bump.
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.
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.
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.
You know, I never saw you on these threads.
Thank you for adding your Perry list to the thread.
Sarah is a better person than I. However, Perry is still a RINO. Imho.
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?
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.
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.
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.....
She endorsed McCain too. Should we support him for 2012 as well?
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?
Im not fawning over Rick Perry, Im highlighting him as a candidate that Id 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 theyll take to Obama; how theyll 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 havent you been on the Palin threads (and thats not all of them) that Ive 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
That’s the bottom line.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
Thanks for the vote of “best manners.”
Hey bcsco, did you have a really bad day? Or are you
just a jerk?
Thanks! 90 more people have looked at the video.
Santorum supported Spector over Toomey.
Cain supported Romeny in 2008.
Shall we continue playing these games?