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Statement by Gov. Rick Perry Regarding Sanctuary City Legislation [Failure]
Office of the Govenor Rick Perry [TX] ^ | June 28, 2011 | Gov. Rick Perry Staff

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."


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; demrepub; demrepubtagteam; duncan; failure; immigrantlist; immigration; jimdemint; perry; rickperry; robertduncan; sanctuary; sanctuarycities; texas
It appears that the lobbyists were successful in getting the bill killed that would ban sanctuary cities in Texas. See Top Business Leaders Try to Derail Texas Sanctuary Cities Bill. Both the Texas Senate and House played procedural games to let the clock run out so that the bill would die without coming up for a vote. Now they playing the blame game. Texas conservatives are outraged in that they elected a Republican super majority in the House and a majority in the Senate and this is the result.
1 posted on 07/01/2011 9:11:49 PM PDT by JeepersFreepers
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To: JeepersFreepers

I thought it was as good as passed?!! What is WRONG with the Republican majority we elected?


2 posted on 07/01/2011 9:23:25 PM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: JeepersFreepers

Perhaps if Perry had actually been in Texas during the Special Session, this bill would have actually passed.


3 posted on 07/01/2011 9:27:56 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: fwdude
"What is WRONG with the Republican majority we elected?"

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."

4 posted on 07/01/2011 9:30:11 PM PDT by matthew fuller (My realistic, updated (06/22/11) dream picks, in order: 1.DeMint 2.Bolton 3.Bachmann 4.Palin)
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To: JeepersFreepers

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.


5 posted on 07/01/2011 9:31:32 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: JeepersFreepers

Between Duncan and Straus, who needs enemies?


6 posted on 07/01/2011 9:42:46 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: matthew fuller

“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.


7 posted on 07/01/2011 9:44:21 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Army Air Corps

Duncan is a disgrace to Texas and the citizens of Lubbock and surrounding areas that elected his sorry butt ....


8 posted on 07/01/2011 9:58:23 PM PDT by thestob (Vote or P. Diddy will kill you)
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To: thestob

No argument there. Duncan is quick to stab other Republicans in the back (especially if they are, GASP, conservatives).


9 posted on 07/01/2011 10:02:24 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: JeepersFreepers

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.


10 posted on 07/01/2011 10:15:36 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: fwdude

“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.


11 posted on 07/01/2011 10:22:12 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (We are not governed. We are occupied.)
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To: JeepersFreepers
Texas conservatives are outraged in that they elected a Republican super majority in the House and a majority in the Senate and this is the result.

I'm convinced now that you could give the Republicans 100% of the seats and still not get a conservative result.

12 posted on 07/01/2011 10:24:41 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (We the People, acting in principle. It's the only hope for our free republic.)
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To: Psalm 144

You nailed it.


13 posted on 07/01/2011 10:25:32 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (We the People, acting in principle. It's the only hope for our free republic.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Why am I not surprised about this. Of course if he really wanted this to pass he could call them back into session.


14 posted on 07/01/2011 11:05:28 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: JeepersFreepers
Maybe the problem really is that Perry, given the evidence, is really an Open-Borders Fraud.

He was a big supporter of GWB's and John McCain's push to provide Amnesty to illegals.

Here are the facts:

Perry to stick by law giving tuition breaks to illegal immigrants

Texas gov Rick Perry: no full fence, yes to anchor babies, guest workers

More Video: Rick Perry: Border Fence is "Nonsense"

Gov. Rick Perry's Remarks to the Border Summit

Pants on Fire Award: Gov. Rick Perry says his border security efforts led to 60-percent drop in crime along Texas-Mexico border

Texas gov says U.S. needs migrants, not border wall

Gov. Perry softens his tone regarding the flood of illegal immigrants crossing the border, after re-election.

Border Governors Urge Congress To Pass Immigration Reform Bill

Vicente Fox Thanks Governor Perry (for Funding Illegal alien education)
15 posted on 07/01/2011 11:23:00 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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Who is the greater fool, the conservative who operates within the two-party system or the conservative who abandons the two-party system, deploring it as a fraud?

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?


16 posted on 07/02/2011 1:54:13 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: JeepersFreepers

“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.


17 posted on 07/02/2011 6:07:31 AM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts))
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To: JeepersFreepers
I am disappointed the Legislature did not address sanctuary cities.

I'm sure you are really disappointed Guv Perry.

Gov Perrys cries crocodile tears

18 posted on 07/02/2011 8:36:31 AM PDT by Ron H. (The world may change but Gods word and commandments remain the same.)
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To: JeepersFreepers
It appears that the lobbyists were successful in getting the bill killed that would ban sanctuary cities in Texas.

They were very successful and those "lobbyists" include major Perry donors that benefit from illegal labor. As a matter of fact, one of those lobbyists is Perry's [i]biggest[/i] donor.

I don't see Perry mentioning anything about the fact that his good friend and biggest donor played a major part in killing that legislation.
19 posted on 07/02/2011 10:14:41 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: fwdude
I thought it was as good as passed?!! What is WRONG with the Republican majority we elected?

First of all, there are a lot of RINOs in the Texas legislature. As a matter of fact, the Speaker of the House is a RINO, as is the Texas Lt. Governor, who has a lot of influence and was even blamed for killing the legislation the first time around.

Second of all, it was two of Perry's biggest donors that were lobbying against this legislation, including Perry's biggest donor, and they just so happen to be major donors to the Speaker of the House and the Lt. Governor along with plenty of other RINOs in the legislature. As I said, those donors benefit from illegal labor - home builders and grocers.

Third, Perry's biggest donors have the kind of money that could easily be used to defeat any Republicans in the legislature who seriously oppose them and those Republicans know it, because their races are not nearly as expensive as say Congressional races.

When Perry's biggest donors are making it known they want that legislation to die, what's not being said is that any Republicans who push too hard for that legislation will find a well-funded opposition in their next election.

In hindsight, it was quite clear that this legislation was not going to happen, and I doubt that Perry will call for another session or that he will speak out against his major donors. It's a win-win for Perry and his donors. Perry can pretend to be tough on illegal immigration and his donors can sleep easy at night.
20 posted on 07/02/2011 10:23:47 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


21 posted on 07/02/2011 10:35:59 AM PDT by HiJinx (Old Cold Warrior)
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To: fwdude
I thought it was as good as passed?!! What is WRONG with the Republican majority we elected?

HEB and Perry Homes...

I will no longer give HEB my business.

22 posted on 07/02/2011 10:41:04 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Allegra
I will no longer give HEB my business.

Ditto!!!!

23 posted on 07/02/2011 10:43:39 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: Army Air Corps

“Between Duncan and Straus, who needs enemies?”
______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Dunceman and Straus need to change their tampons and become Democrats.


24 posted on 07/02/2011 12:10:32 PM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: JeepersFreepers

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:

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/editorial/7632985.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+houstonchronicle%2Fedt+%28HoustonChronicle.com+—+Editorial%29


25 posted on 07/02/2011 3:09:32 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: cradle of freedom

Here is a list of political contributions of Charles Butt:

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/charles-butt.asp?cycle=08


26 posted on 07/02/2011 3:14:57 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: catfish1957

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.


27 posted on 07/02/2011 3:22:07 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: smoothsailing

Yes, and didn’t he get the cap on medical suit awards or was that last session. I know he tried for tort reform.


28 posted on 07/02/2011 3:35:28 PM PDT by altura ( Palin/Ryan---or Palin/Perry (for the best looking ticket ever))
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To: cradle of freedom
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!


And don't leave out that Bob Perry was Rick Perry's biggest donor, and you won't hear a peep out of Rick Perry complaining about what his donors did.
29 posted on 07/02/2011 4:09:18 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: altura

>>>Yes, and didn’t 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.”

http://www.governor.state.tx.us/news/press-release/16203/


30 posted on 07/02/2011 4:14:52 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: SoConPubbie

Downright eerie how Perry’s people talked about Merck product on same day Merck gave Perry money
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1790722/posts

Perry’s Trans-Texas Corridor plan is a hard sell
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1961128/posts

Senators: Perry evading law with expired appointments
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1889198/posts

Texas Eminent Domain Bill Vetoed By Govenor Perry
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1852635/posts

Campaign to impeach Gov. Perry launched online
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1884086/posts

Tempers Flare At Trans-Texas Corridor Hearing
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1969878/posts

Secretive Bilderberg meeting set for Turkey
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1842676/posts

Karl in a Corner
http://www.opednews.com/articles/genera_scott_ho_080408_karl_in_a_corner.htm
Second, Rove’s 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 Commissioner’s post that he managed for now-Governor Rick Perry.

It Started in Texas: Karl Rove’s Political Prosecutions
http://www.harpers.org/archive/2007/07/hbc-90000569
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”
http://www.buzzflash.com/interviews/03/08/21_hightower.html
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
http://rt.com/usa/news/gay-rick-perry-campaign/

Naked City The Real Sins of Gov. Perry
http://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2004-02-27/198958/
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.)


31 posted on 07/03/2011 4:02:58 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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