Skip to comments.Perry: ‘Stand up’ and ‘stop apologizing’
Posted on 06/18/2011 2:27:03 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
NEW ORLEANS -- Rick Perry delivered an unapologetically socially conservative speech before a friendly crowd here.
We need to stop apologizing for celebrating life, the Republican Texas governor bellowed at the Republican Leadership Conference in a finger-pointing, finger-wagging and, at times, bombastic, speech.
Stop apologizing for wanting to stem the tide of the entitlement mindset, he boasted.
Our opponents on the left are never going to like us, so lets stop trying to curry favor with them, he said, before imploring the crowd to stand up. Lets speak with pride about our values. Lets stop this American downward spiral.
He acknowledged later with a smile, Im preaching to the choir here."
Perry did not address the speculation surrounding his potential run for president and did not take questions after his speech. Instead, after bounding off the stage to chants of, Run, Rick, run, pumping his fists, and shaking hands with audience members, he headed backstage and did not reemerge in the hallways here.
Of all the speakers of the three-day confab, Perry was the best-received, even more so than Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), who was a close second. Perry got a standing ovation when he took the stage, several times during his speech, and at the end.
Hes the man, one man said to a woman right after Perrys speech.
(Excerpt) Read more at firstread.msnbc.msn.com ...
born March 4, 1950 in Paint Creek, TX (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)
Joseph Ray Perry born 1925 in TX
Amelia June Holt born 1928/9 in TX
Both parents were US Citizens at the time of his birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)
Rick Perry is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN
Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama ISN'T!
I must admit, an Aggie in the White House would be something special.
“Our opponents on the left are never going to like us, so lets stop trying to curry favor with them, he said, before imploring the crowd to stand up. Lets speak with pride about our values. Lets stop this American downward spiral.
Perry had better change his stance on illegal immigration and get tough. We don’t need another wimp like Bush was on that issue.
I love the Ross Volunteers.
It's going to Perry/Palin or Palin/Perry.
We need to stop apologizing for celebrating life, the Republican Texas governor BELLOWED at the Republican Leadership Conference in a finger-pointing, finger-wagging and, at times, BOMBASTIC, speech.
Stop apologizing for wanting to stem the tide of the entitlement mindset, he BOASTED.
by Domenico Montanaro, Political Reporter, NBC News,
or Maybe Domenico just learned about alliteration, and thinks it sounds cool.
Part of that was payback. Perry, generally circumlocutious on the subject of W., gave himself a little time off the leash during the 2008 Republican presidential primaries. Often caricatured as yet another snake-handling southern social conservative, Governor Perry backed thrice-married dress-wearing pro-choice lapsed Catholic Rudy Giuliani, on the theory that Rudy would be a badass commander-in-chief abroad and a reliable constitutionalist at home. Politics being politics, the Texan and the New Yorker met up in Iowa, where more than a few Hawkeye conservatives were already getting restive about out-of-control federal spending on the Republicans watch. Governor Perry let loose the observation that George and the Bushies hate it when Perry calls him George in public has never been a fiscal conservative. Never? Wasnt when he was in Texas . . . 95, 97, 99, George Bush was spending money. He also criticized Bush as being limp on immigration.
The truth hurts, but theres more to the Bush-Perry friction than that. One longtime observer of Lone Star politics described the Bushes disdain of Perry as visceral, and it is not too terribly hard to see why. The guy that NPR executives and the New York Times and your average Subaru-driving Whole Foods shopper were afraid George W. Bush was? Rick Perry is that guy. George W. Bush was Midland by way of Kennebunkport. Rick Perrys people are cotton farmers from Paint Creek, a West Texas town so tiny and remote that my Texan traveling-salesman father looked at me skeptically and suggested I had the name wrong when I asked him whether he knew where it was. (Governor Perry confesses that one of the politiciany things hes done in office is insisting that the Texas highway atlas include Paint Creek, making him the hometown boy who literally put the town on the map.) Bush is a Yalie, Perry is an Aggie. Bush served in the Texas Air National Guard, and Perry was a captain in the U.S. Air Force, flying C-130s in the Middle East. Bush has a gentlemans ranch, Perry has the red meat. The irony is that Perry, a tea-party favorite, personifies the hawkish new fiscal conservatism that has allowed the GOP to find its way out from under George W. Bushs shadow, but he himself remains in the shade of that politically poisonous penumbra. [end excerpt]
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...."
Reuters: [excerpt] "Perry, in Mexico with a Texan trade mission seeking opportunities in areas like renewable energy, said the federal governments 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 youre here as a criminal element, Im 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
I don’t know a lot about him but what little I do know is very positive.
I know — those “bombastic, boasting” Texans.
The lamestream labeled Sarah Palin and the tea party “provincial” in an article I read a couple of weeks back.
Provincial: person of local or restricted interests or outlook; a person lacking urban polish or refinement
You know — not an elite!
Anita and Rick Perry dove hunting.
At this point in the nominating process, we're about seven months out from the first caucuses and primaries. If they are going to get in, it has to be this month or very, very early July. Otherwise it will pretty much be too late to put together the required national organization and fund-raising operation, plus take care of all the federal and state legal requirements, plan out a campaign, set up speaking engagements, and so on.
Both Perry and Palin are running out of time. So far, Perry appears likely to get in, and Palin appears not.
Right message. Very good start.
People always sound so good before an election. As long as we can forget the past.
He is electable. But he is not really a conservative.
The Gardisil issue alone says he is willing to use government to dictate health policy to people who do not agree with a Government dictate. Try selling that and pretending you are a conservative.
Democrat: Talking about Republican opposition, referencing what he called "the Chicago way":
"If they bring a knife, we bring a gun."
and "Argue with them and get in their face..."
This is a stark difference in how the candidates view the the opposition. Very telling.
All that don't matter. It's all about R.
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