Skip to comments.Statement by Gov. Rick Perry Regarding Sanctuary City Legislation [Failure]
Posted on 07/01/2011 9:11:46 PM PDT by JeepersFreepers
Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding sanctuary city legislation:
"As the special session appears to be winding down, I am disappointed the Legislature did not address sanctuary cities. Working with legislative leaders last weekend, we worked to include sanctuary city legislation in Senate Bill 1. Unfortunately, SB1 Conference Committee [Republican] Chairman Robert Duncan ultimately refused to allow language related to the ban of sanctuary cities into the final version of Senate Bill 1. Because of this action, the special session will not provide our peace officers with the discretion they need to adequately keep Texans safe from those that would do them harm."
I thought it was as good as passed?!! What is WRONG with the Republican majority we elected?
Perhaps if Perry had actually been in Texas during the Special Session, this bill would have actually passed.
I don't really remember who exactly it was that said it, (George Wallace?) but it went something like this- "There's not a dime's worth of difference between the Republicans and the Democrats."
As long as certain people of infuence can make money off of the backs of cheap illegal labor, along with conning Americans into subsididizing them through welfare and benefits, nothing will change. It’s up to the people of this country to put their foot down, and put a stop to it. It’s your country, do with it as you see fit.
Between Duncan and Straus, who needs enemies?
“There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the Republicans and the Democrats.”
The Democrats want Socialism right now. Most Republican politicians want to ease us into Socialism.
Duncan is a disgrace to Texas and the citizens of Lubbock and surrounding areas that elected his sorry butt ....
No argument there. Duncan is quick to stab other Republicans in the back (especially if they are, GASP, conservatives).
It would have been good to get the SC bill, but getting photo ID for voting and proof of citizenship for Drivers Licenses were solid gains.
“I thought it was as good as passed?!! What is WRONG with the Republican majority we elected?”
Because . . .
Like cylinder and piston;
warp and weft;
needle and thread;
hammer and anvil . . .
Republicans and Democrats are INTEGRAL PARTS OF THE SAME SYSTEM.
They WILL work TOGETHER to preserve their joint monopoly of power. Until conservatives recognize the two parties are not two adversaries but are instead a single TAG TEAM, conservatives will be sandbagged, sucker punched and betrayed 24/7/365.
I'm convinced now that you could give the Republicans 100% of the seats and still not get a conservative result.
You nailed it.
Why am I not surprised about this. Of course if he really wanted this to pass he could call them back into session.
There is no question that a conservative who believes that the Republican Party will faithfully adhere to conservative principles when it has political power is being foolish. He will be foolish because he does not understand that politicians are in the business of politics and they act to make a profit. In their case the profit is not-or should not be and legally cannot be-monetary reward but rather the confirmation by the people at the voting booth of their actions which in turn yields them the emoluments of office. So politicians, both conservative and liberal, unsurprisingly act as legislators within the limits of the constraints imposed upon them.
Therefore, when Democrat legislators risked their careers by voting for Obama Care they did not do so out of blind adherence to liberal shibboleths alone, they did so with full consciousness of the world of Democratic Party politics in which they were doing business. That meant that if they betrayed the party line and voted against Obama care they risked excommunication from the Soros machine. They weighed the risks of offending the electorate against the risks of offending the Soros machine and concluded, most of them, that the more prudent course was to offend the electorate and hope that over the passage of time they could slither around their anger. Many in the House miscalculated but many Democrat senators like Harry Reid did not.
Therefore, when Republican Senators, Congressmen and state representatives decide how to vote they make a similar calculation. Unfortunately, we Republicans have no brooding malevolent presence like George Soros to intimidate our representatives into keeping their promises. They are far more free than Democrats to wet their finger and put it into the wind and vote according to their assessment of their best political chances. We don't really have the weapons, apart from primary challenges which is a double edged sword, to discipline our own representatives.
We do not control the money machine the way George Soros does. We do not control the media through his channels of legal bribery the way George Soros does. We cannot excommunicate our unfaithful the way George Soros and his machine can.
If we challenge the Olympia Snowe in the primary and succeed in depriving her of the party nomination, we greatly risk control of that Senate seat in Maine in the general election. If we stay home out of pique, we lose the Senate seat. If Olympia Snowe is reelected in Maine by toadying up to the media and pandering to the mushy middle, she likely retains her seat. If she becomes as stalwart and proactive in support of conservative principles as Sen. DeMint, assuming she has any inclination whatsoever to do so, she clearly risks her seat in the next election.
But consider the landscape in Maine and compare it to the landscape in South Carolina. It is easy for Sen. Demint to be a rip roaring conservative because he represents the most conservative state in the union. How conservative dare Olympia Snowe of Maine or Scott Brown of Massachusetts be?
We conservatives believe we have a representative government yet we complain when politicians actually represent the consensus of their home districts. We decry politicians as betrayers of our trust. That is foolish.
The greater fool asks a politician to do what politicians are not in business to do. It is either foolish or extremely brave to get into a cage and ask a tiger to do what Tigers do not instinctively do. Rather than curse the darkness and blame politicians for doing what politicians do, a wise conservative tries to change the political landscape and create a climate in which politicians will do business our way.
Who is the greater fool, the conservative who decries the betrayal of politicians or George Soros who sets about shaping the rules of the game to his advantage? Which fool is actually winning?
“It appears that the lobbyists were successful in getting the bill killed...”
It seems like the governor was successful. He gets his lip service in and never has to actually SIGN the bill.
...after all, if the governor here REALLY wanted this bill, he would simply call another special session of the legislature, as he did for taxes. Let’s all see if he does that - if not, then we know where he stands.
I'm sure you are really disappointed Guv Perry.
HEB and Perry Homes...
I will no longer give HEB my business.
“Between Duncan and Straus, who needs enemies?”
Dunceman and Straus need to change their tampons and become Democrats.
I don’t know if anyone has posted on who was behind the derailment of the anti-sanctuary cities bill, but here they are: BOB PERRY OF PERRY HOMES and
CHARLES BUTT OF H-E-B GROCERY
two very rich men who think they own Texas!
Start printing up “Don’t buy Perry homes” and “Don’t shop at H-E-B Grocery” bumper stickers. How about a nice picket line around these businesses complete with signs?
I found this on www.vdare.com. Vdare got the info from this website:
Here is a list of political contributions of Charles Butt:
Remember the “Day without a Mexican” a few years back? How about a day without an American boycott—call in sick, don’t shop and don’t leave the house. Just stay home and disappear for a day to give Mr. Perry and Mr. Butt (what an appropriate name) a peek at what the future will look like living in an all-Mexican colonia.
Yes, and didn’t he get the cap on medical suit awards or was that last session. I know he tried for tort reform.
>>>Yes, and didnt he get the cap on medical suit awards or was that last session. I know he tried for tort reform.<<<
I’m not sure about the med cap but the loser pays will drive the trial lawyers crazy, and that’s a win for liberty.
Monday, May 30, 2011 Austin, Texas Press Release
“Gov. Rick Perry ceremonially signed House Bill 274, which brings important lawsuit reforms to Texas courts, including implementing a loser pays system for frivolous lawsuits in the state. The governor designated this issue as an emergency item for this legislative session.”
Downright eerie how Perry’s people talked about Merck product on same day Merck gave Perry money
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Karl in a Corner
Second, Roves opponents would regularly find that they had suddenly become the target
of a criminal investigation, and details concerning the investigation would be
aggressively fanned to the press. Rove mastered this technique in a contest
for the Texas Agriculture Commissioners post that he managed for now-Governor Rick Perry.
It Started in Texas: Karl Roves Political Prosecutions
1. Rove was hired to run the campaign of Rick Perry, the current governor,
for the powerful Texas office of Commissioner of Agriculture, then held by
Democrat Jim Hightower. Shortly thereafter, it was clear that a major
FBI investigation had been launched into the workings of the Texas Agriculture
Department (TDA), focusing on Hightower and his senior lieutenants, who had been
pursuing a populist, anti-corporate agriculture and pro-small-farmer agenda.
Jim Hightower talks about his new book, “Thieves in High Places: They’ve Stolen Our Country and it’s Time to Take it Back”
HIGHTOWER: Rick Perry, back then (currently Texas Governor), was his client, so to speak,
and Perry had been recruited. He was sort of a nothing Texas legislator who had been brought
in — again as an affable fellow without any brain muscle. Perry was essentially sent to
wander around out in West Texas during the campaign so he would be out of the way,
while Rove worked this FBI agent and raised money from the chemical industry
and other corporate interests that opposed me. Rove had George Bush go on
television against me. Then Rove ran a series of television ads that
established a new low in negative advertising.
For example, they showed a long-haired guy setting a flag on fire,
and throwing it on the ground. And then my picture came up out of the fire, and said
“Hightower supports flag burning,” which, of course, I don t. But it doesn t matter,
you know. I had to go around answering: “Why do you support flag burning?”
Rove had another ad of me campaigning with Jesse Jackson, who I supported in 1988
in the Presidential campaign. And Rove ran this ad that essentially was a smear
on Jackson and then tying me to him. The ad so angered the Black Caucus in the State Legislature
that they convened their own press conferences in Houston and Dallas to assail it. But again it was too late.
All this was happening in the last three weeks of the election. So, I mean, that s just who the guy is.
Gay rumors complicate Rick Perry’s presidential prospects
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On Tuesday morning, a small group of protesters (almost outnumbered by reporters and photographers)
gathered at the Governor’s Mansion for what was disingenuously billed as a “support rally” for Gov. Rick Perry,
under the theme, “It’s OK to Be Gay.” As any Austinite with access to e-mail or a cell phone knows by now,
for a couple of months rumors concerning the governor’s personal life have been flying furiously around the Capitol,
the capital city, the state, and indeed most of the Western Hemisphere.
The variations are multiple and quite inventive we won’t recount them here
but at their core is the tale that the governor’s marriage is in trouble, that his
wife Anita has/will/may decide to divorce him, and that the issue is Rick’s alleged infidelity,
with one or another member of his administration of undetermined gender.
(Rumors of this sort, about multitudinous politicians, circulate all the time,
but the current Perry rumors are indeed extraordinary in their baroque detail and remarkable persistence.)