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Perry Stalks Iowa; Will Boot Drop Soon?
Investors Business Daily ^ | July 12, 2011

Posted on 07/12/2011 4:59:17 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

......Perry also leads a state whose population is growing as its economy grows, a stark contrast to the debt-ridden, job-killing stimulus the Obama administration imposed on the country. It picked up four new congressional seats in the 2010 census as businesses and job-seekers flocked to the state.

The issue of the economy would be Perry's trump card in a potential race against Obama. Texas leads the nation in job creation: From 2008 to 2010, as California lost 1.2 million jobs, Texas added 165,000.

Michael Cox and Richard Alm of the Center for Global Markets at SMU's Cox School of Business report: "From January 2000 to June 2010 (under Perry), Texas had a net increase of 1.1 million jobs. ... Texas eclipsed the total of the next five job-creating states: Florida, Arizona, Virginia, Utah and Washington."

Texas is a right-to-work state, one of those targeted by a National Labor Relations Board that has taken the position that only union jobs are worth creating. Tort reforms, including medical malpractice reforms, signed into law by Perry, have helped make Texas a business-friendly state.

In contrast to President Obama, Gov. Perry has an answer when he's asked where are the jobs: "Right here, in Texas."

(Excerpt) Read more at investors.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: economy; gardasilperry; jobs; openborderperry; perry; perry4bigpharma; perry4illegals; perry4merck; perry4rove; rickperry; righttowork; rinoperry
"It's the economy stupid!"

Good article. Give it a look.

1 posted on 07/12/2011 4:59:20 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wow, article posted only 22 seconds earlier than the same article by another poster.


2 posted on 07/12/2011 5:04:22 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Perry continues to look like a good alternative to Palin if she doesn’t run. Right now I am supporting Bachmann, but I could definitely support Perry as well.


3 posted on 07/12/2011 5:05:21 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Austin, San Antonio and Houston made the top 5 Boomtown list for the next 10 years. That is NOT by accident.


4 posted on 07/12/2011 5:11:27 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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With all due respect...

If Perry can find the exact spot where he wanted to break ground on the Trans-Texas corridor, he can head South straight on down into Mexico and keep going.

Not interested in the slightest.

Sorry folks, I’m not biting on chum from Texas again.


5 posted on 07/12/2011 5:19:20 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (F me, you, everybody, the new Dem/Pubie compromise. No debt reduction, + wild spending forever...)
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To: DoughtyOne

CFR. Bilderberg drawl.


6 posted on 07/12/2011 5:32:39 PM PDT by glock rocks (Wait, what ?)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

“Wow, article posted only 22 seconds earlier than the same article by another poster.”

When seconds count the article police are only minutes away... :)


7 posted on 07/12/2011 5:40:32 PM PDT by e_castillo (Drill here drill now...)
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To: glock rocks

Turkey 2007 was it?


8 posted on 07/12/2011 5:46:04 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Marty62

So, ducks are lining up, for sure, August money plans and a Labor Day announcement? That’s moving plenty fast and looking swell. Meeting Musharef (sp?) looks like international fearlessness on behalf of Israel whatever was said. Now that’s progress in bell ringing that needed to happen. Good for Rick.


9 posted on 07/12/2011 5:46:27 PM PDT by RitaOK (We hang together or will hang separately. 2012, or bust)
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10 posted on 07/12/2011 5:52:05 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: glock rocks

Yep, just what we needed, to move more jobs south. The whole thing wreaked to me.


11 posted on 07/12/2011 5:54:31 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (F me, you, everybody, the new Dem/Pubie compromise. No debt reduction, + wild spending forever...)
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To: DoughtyOne

I just can’t figure out why a conservative would push Perry so hard. He’s a really bad choice at a time we need a really good choice.

Why, oh why? What’s the fascination?


12 posted on 07/12/2011 6:07:35 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: SuzyQue

He’s a really bad choice at a time we need a really good choice.


Just curious. Can you put names to that ‘really good choice’. Thanks.


13 posted on 07/12/2011 6:11:59 PM PDT by deport
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To: DoughtyOne
I don't know if the TTC was Perry's idea or someone else but when the people of Texas screamed NO NO NO he dropped the idea. I don't know about you but a politician who is not deaf to the people really intrigues me.
14 posted on 07/12/2011 6:18:14 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: SuzyQue

See post #14.


15 posted on 07/12/2011 6:20:30 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: deport; Ditter

I’ll refer you back to an earlier post by Liz, that describes a Rick Perry before he got bigger aspirations and became more politically savvy: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2742640/posts?page=67#67 .

30 October 2009
Rick Perry, the Mosque, and his agreement with Muslims
from The Ismali

Austin, Texas — At the invitation of Texas State Governor Rick Perry, Mawlana Hazar Imam traveled to Austin yesterday to sign an Agreement of Cooperation between the State of Texas and the Ismaili Imamat.

During the visit, Hazar Imam and Governor Perry also held talks at the State Capitol on a range of issues of mutual interest.

Describing the importance of the agreement, Governor Perry explained that “traditional Western education speaks little of the influence of Muslim scientists, scholars, throughout history, and for that matter the cultural treasures that stand today in testament to their wisdom.”


Here’s the “Diversity Governor” with members of ACORN.

Perry endorsed 2008 Giuliani AND Perry partnered with RINO Rudy Giuliani
(persona non grata on Free Repub) to build the Trans-Texas Corridor...
allows Mexican trucks to enter the US and traverse all the way to Canada.
53 posted on Friday, July 01, 2011 11:07:02 AM by Liz ( A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)

He has been a fair weather conservative. I think his past actions and decisions have clearly established that.

Having said all that, I like Perry personally. We just need someone with integrity and a stronger hand.

Other, better choices? I have to admit I’m pretty disheartened right now. I like Cain, Bachmann (maybe), and....can’t think of anyone else. But, then I think We The People have got to pull this nation out of the fire, and even Superman couldn’t lead us out right now.


16 posted on 07/12/2011 6:36:04 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: DoughtyOne

If Perry can find the exact spot where he wanted to break ground on the Trans-Texas corridor, he can head South straight on down into Mexico and keep going.

I agree. A person like this cannot be trusted to repeal obamacare.

17 posted on 07/12/2011 6:37:12 PM PDT by Aglooka ("I was out numbered 5-to-1, I got 4.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

18 posted on 07/12/2011 6:39:59 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: SuzyQue

Other, better choices? I have to admit I’m pretty disheartened right now. I like Cain, Bachmann (maybe), and....can’t think of anyone else. But, then I think We The People have got to pull this nation out of the fire, and even Superman couldn’t lead us out right now.


Thanks for the response. Who will be the eventual winner no one knows at this stage. I just hope it is someone that enough voters can support to at least get Obama out of the WH. I really don’t think a lot of the hits/dispargments that the candidates take here are necessarily what the populace at large would take as serious. I don’t know that, jmo.


19 posted on 07/12/2011 6:42:59 PM PDT by deport
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To: SuzyQue

The big business money is going to like a guy like Perry. He’s demonstrated he’s a shoe-in for international ideas and efforts. He was fortunate enough to have taken over from Bush during a stable period. He kept that ball rolling. As far as that goes, there are some pluses.

How solid is he on illegal immigration? How solid is he on sovereignty issues? How solid is he on globalists ideas? I’ve got some concerns.

There are people who are concerned with the United States becoming too cozy with globalist initiatives. There are people who want the border brought under control. These people want to see repatriation. They want the freebies shut off. They want jobs for illegals to end now. They want to see illegals return to their nation of origin.

There is another group out there that is big business focused. Big business is good, as long as it’s interests don’t trump national interests. From my experience, it seems to me that when big business rules the day, national interests take a back seat. When it rules liberal policies pretty much remain in place. These Leftist problems remain dormant, then are filled with new life, when a Leftist takes over again. If it’s a business related problem that is Leftist in nature, that will probably be addressed. Nothing else will be. Even some Leftist business problems will be left in place.

Illegal immigration won’t be addressed. Big business seems to love it. Sending jobs out of our nation will not be addressed. Getting education fixed won’t be. Keeping our military strong won’t be. Globalist initiatives will be supported, because big business loves to work in a globalist trans-national environment. They’ll cozy up to anyone with a buck.

It concerns me that Perry could be the next guy to get gazillions of dollars without even trying, and this thing could be over before anyone else could burp.

In 1999, Bush had about a $70 million dollar war chest by October. Nobody else had anywhere near that kind of funding. Then we ate leftover luke-warm soup for eight years.

I’d rather keep this between people who aren’t as big a draw to big business. I want to lower corporate tax rates, but I don’t want the next government to be so favorable to big business they’ll gladly send the last job out of the nation, to please them. I also want to see right to work in all states.

I’m not anti-business per se, but I do think things did swing way too far in the favor of business friendly policies as we sent tens of millions of jobs off shore, and pulled in H1B visa subjects to further put our people out of work. Then we watched as telecommunications jobs went to India. Not good.

That’s how I see it. Hope it made some sense to you.


20 posted on 07/12/2011 6:46:51 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (F me, you, everybody, the new Dem/Pubie compromise. No debt reduction, + wild spending forever...)
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To: Ditter

I read some material the other day that pretty much called it his brainchild. He didn’t just walk away from it once it was unpopular either. He pushed that damned thing long after his fellow Texans were up in arms over it. That plan grew to be a monstrosity, and he saw no problem with it at all.

What happens if he becomes president? Does he resurrect that thing? I tend to doubt it, but I’m by no means convinced of that. Him being the big honcho at that point, what would stop him?

Once again, that’s my take on it. If others have some information that would prove me wrong, I’m willing to look at it.


21 posted on 07/12/2011 6:52:20 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (F me, you, everybody, the new Dem/Pubie compromise. No debt reduction, + wild spending forever...)
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To: SuzyQue
Yes I have heard all that. I have not selected a candidate yet, from the ones who are running or the ones who have not declared yet. I see qualities I like in Perry, Palin, Cain and Bachman. There are several I do not like Romney, Paul especially. But I want to vote for the Republican candidate and do not advocate a 3rd party.
22 posted on 07/12/2011 6:52:47 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Aglooka

That may not be fair. It may actually be quite fair. It does seem to me that he’s certainly not afraid of a massive government program. He probably saw this (the TTC) as infrastructure development. I saw it as building a highway to where the jobs were going to move to. Was that something I was going to be thrilled about? No.

I’m not sure what his take on Obamacare is. He may oppose it seeing how Obama rammed it through. He should be able to see it from a state’s point of view. That should help him oppose it. Would that make him abolish it, or cause him to tweak it so that it was a “Republican” idea instead of a Democrat one, vs a Conservative one? I don’t know. It’s something he’ll have to address.

Personally, I want health care returned to the private sector where it belongs. I want government out of it. I want personal savings accounts and doctor, patient, and hospital relationships to rule the day.

I also want insurance companies out of it, except for policies with very high deductables. The insurance industry siphons of hundreds of billions of dollars per year, that don’t provide one dime in health care. That needs to stop ASAP. People need to conduct their business with physicians and other health care providers and institution. They do not need middle-men, except for the most drastic medical problems that arise. Self-insuring would cover most of their needs.

This same pool could be used to self-insure on auto, dental, and other similar plans. Think of all the money folks could save, if they didn’t have to buy insurance on all those plans. And think of the power they would have to negotiate with providers, if they had a person relationship.

Quit giving away tens of billions in services to the citizen of other nations, and we’ll be well on our way to a fix as a first step, or part of the first series of steps.


23 posted on 07/12/2011 7:06:39 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (F me, you, everybody, the new Dem/Pubie compromise. No debt reduction, + wild spending forever...)
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To: DoughtyOne

Good answer, DoughtyOne. You pretty much summed up what I see in a Perry presidency: “Illegal immigration won’t be addressed. Big business seems to love it. Sending jobs out of our nation will not be addressed. Getting education fixed won’t be. Keeping our military strong won’t be. Globalist initiatives will be supported, because big business loves to work in a globalist trans-national environment. They’ll cozy up to anyone with a buck.”

Perry seems to be particularly lacking in support for individual sovereignty and supportive of illegal immigration.


24 posted on 07/12/2011 7:09:57 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: deport
I really don’t think a lot of the hits/dispargments that the candidates take here are necessarily what the populace at large would take as serious. I don’t know that, jmo.

I actually agree with that, but here we are at another Reagan moment. Whoever we run against Obama, is going to have a very powerful case to be made. He's failing us miserably and everyone knows it. When will we have a better chance to install a good Conservative that really gets it? That's why I think we need to think very long and hard when it come to settling this time around. We're in a good position here, and there's no reason to be bashful about putting up a very good person. Obama has already just about killed his chances, and this buffoon can't help himself.

25 posted on 07/12/2011 7:10:13 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (F me, you, everybody, the new Dem/Pubie compromise. No debt reduction, + wild spending forever...)
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To: Ditter

Nope, I’m not advocating a third party. I AM advocating that we take back/over, whatever, the Republican party, and run it as a pro-Republic party.


26 posted on 07/12/2011 7:12:06 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: SuzyQue

I am inclined to think along the same lines regarding illegal immigration. I have seen him evidence some awareness, but at the end of the day, I honestly expect an ‘amnesty’ that is not an amnesty approach to it.

Thank you SuzyQue.


27 posted on 07/12/2011 7:12:44 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (F me, you, everybody, the new Dem/Pubie compromise. No debt reduction, + wild spending forever...)
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To: DoughtyOne

Quit giving away tens of billions in services to the citizen of other nations, and we’ll be well on our way to a fix as a first step, or part of the first series of steps.

Most people know this is what needs to be done but the ruling class always calls this truth "extremist" and "isolationist." Right now, from my perspective, the government is actively working against the average citizen.

28 posted on 07/12/2011 7:13:54 PM PDT by Aglooka ("I was out numbered 5-to-1, I got 4.")
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To: Aglooka

There isn’t any question of that as it realates to this issue.

Several other issues rank right there with it too.


29 posted on 07/12/2011 7:31:17 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (F me, you, everybody, the new Dem/Pubie compromise. No debt reduction, + wild spending forever...)
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To: Aglooka

There isn’t any question of that as it realates to this issue.

Several other issues rank right there with it too.


30 posted on 07/12/2011 7:35:50 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (F me, you, everybody, the new Dem/Pubie compromise. No debt reduction, + wild spending forever...)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
FAIL.

Maybe you noticed that TTC and Gardasil are actual political events within Texas, rather than vague MSM-inspired "unpopularity" whispering campaigns as have been organized against Palin.

Cheers!

31 posted on 07/12/2011 7:55:25 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: SuzyQue
supportive of illegal immigration.

Where do you get that?

32 posted on 07/12/2011 8:03:26 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
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33 posted on 07/12/2011 8:04:53 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: grey_whiskers
Maybe you noticed that TTC and Gardasil are actual political events within Texas

Neither happened. Both were defeated.

34 posted on 07/12/2011 8:05:12 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Tex-Con-Man
The gist of my statement was to compare and contrast those two events (both political controversies which actually happened and were worked out) to the "whisper campaign" of alleged unpopularity against Palin.

Why did you selectively edit my post to change the subject, instead of conceding the point?

Is it related to your screen name, by any chance?

Cheers!

35 posted on 07/12/2011 8:59:15 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers
There's a big difference between "editing" and "excerpting". I "excerpted" the part I was responding to. The "GIF" I made, that you were responding to, had nothing to do with Palin. It's for the Perry-haters who obsess over Gardasil and TTC as if they are some kind of devastating scandal that will destroy his presidential aspirations.

And as far as my name...it's a conservative website...do I really have to spell it out for you?

36 posted on 07/12/2011 9:42:32 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Tex-Con-Man

You’ve captured it well.

Bump!


37 posted on 07/13/2011 2:36:17 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Tex-Con-Man

“Defeated”?

They expose the working of RINO Perry’s “mind”.


38 posted on 07/13/2011 3:44:05 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: Diogenesis

I am not a fan of Perry, but I think you lost any credibility you had here when you made this statement on another thread. And I quote.... “Brit Hume is an left-wing radical apologist for Obama and Romney.”


39 posted on 07/13/2011 3:53:49 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: catfish1957

Hume and FOX News ARE apologists for Obama and Romney.
[Tune in to the Sunday Talk Show thread.]

NO MORE RINOs.


40 posted on 07/13/2011 3:56:18 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: Diogenesis
Thanks for confirming that... Keep digging


41 posted on 07/13/2011 4:04:09 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: Tex-Con-Man
The "GIF" I made, that you were responding to, had nothing to do with Palin. It's for the Perry-haters who obsess over Gardasil and TTC as if they are some kind of devastating scandal that will destroy his presidential aspirations.

They are nonetheless substantive concerns, for they do in fact deal with policy positions.

Which is why they have to do with Palin: her criticism is based on personal dislike.

As far as your screen name: "Con-Man" is and has been a specific term, so there is still room for confusion.

But thanks for the alternative interpretation.

Cheers!

42 posted on 07/13/2011 4:06:23 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: lonestar

Sorry it’s taken me so long to answer this; sometimes life gets in the way!

Links followed by relevant excerpts:

http://theconservativetreehouse.wordpress.com/2011/07/09/rick-perry-for-president/

“...his refusal to make any serious attempts to do something about the ongoing invasion of Texas by illegal aliens. Not only has he not tried to stop it, he has actively opposed efforts by others to do so, and even rewarded the invaders by signing a bill that lets their children pay in-state tuition at Texas colleges and universities. Soon after becoming Governor, he said Mexican “President Fox’s vision for an open border is a vision I embrace.” He said that Arizona’s landmark immigration law, SB 1070, “wasn’t right” for Texas. He opposes a fence on the border to stop illegal aliens in their tracks. While he will occasionally throw conservatives a bone on the illegal immigration issue, by backing one minor bill or another, it’s clear his heart isn’t in it, and it just makes him look unprincipled.”

http://gulagbound.com/17290/the-phony-right-wing-part-5-james-richard-rick-perry/

“Amnesty

Rick Perry often gives speeches about illegal immigration, but when you look at the facts, he has been incredibly soft on the issue. Eric Holder is soft on immigration and against SB 1070. So is Perry. Eric Holder talks a tough game while loosening enforcement. So does Perry. A little ritual troop marching on the border does not block illegals from jobs and entitlements. Perry is working on watered down laws to please his Latino constituency. If Rick Perry does not plan to secure the border, then he should not be president, because illegal immigration is absolutely devastating many areas of the southwest United States. Governor Rick Perry supports in-state tuition for illegal aliens, opposes the border fence, supports the Trans-Texas Corridor, and has refused to crack down on services to illegal aliens. He has even stated openly in the past that he has a moderate record on immigration. Link”

Rick Perry Has Concerns over Arizona Immigration Bill
http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2747613%2C32

“Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who often makes national headlines for his strong conservative views and flashy style, is the latest Republican to come out against Arizona’s controversial new immigration law.

“I fully recognize and support a state’s right and obligation to protect its citizens, but I have concerns with portions of the law passed in Arizona and believe it would not be the right direction for Texas,” Perry said in a statement.
.....

“Some aspects of the law turn law enforcement officers into immigration officials by requiring them to determine immigration status during any lawful contact with a suspected alien, taking them away from their existing law enforcement duties, which are critical to keeping citizens safe,” Perry said. “

http://therepublicanmother.blogspot.com/2011/06/rick-perry-loves-illegal-immigration.html

“Here’s a blast from the past featuring Mexican President Vicente Fox in 2003 publicly thanking Rick Perry for signing legislation that would give illegal aliens from Mexico free instate tuition at the Texas state college of their choice.

Isn’t that swell?

Fact is, Rick Perry for his entire tenure as Texas Governor, has worked overtime to practically erase our borders. When you factor in his relationship with these one-world elitists, it makes complete sense.

Rick Perry is:

Pro-Anchor Baby
Pro-North American Union
Anti-Border Fence
Pro-Sanctuary City before he was agin’ ‘em
Anti-Deportation of Illegal Alien Criminals

All Perry has to do to erase the fact that he used to be a card-carrying leftist himself (TX campaign manager of pro-abort/huge gov/entitlement Al Gore) is mention succession and talk about being “fed up” with leftists. The big neocon “conservative” mouthpieces just have to repeat Perry’s rhetoric and talk him up and we out here in Red State America are supposed to just lap it up and bark like seals. Hate to tell you guys, but the man’s record is all over the internet and can be punched up by anyone. If Perry does announce his presidential ambitions, I predict a growing number of bloggers are going to be on him like white on rice.”

There are many more, this is just a representative sampling.


43 posted on 07/14/2011 5:49:17 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: SuzyQue
Rick Perry for signing legislation that would give illegal aliens from Mexico free instate tuition at the Texas state college of their choice.

Not true...the legislation didn't charge out of state tuition to illegal kids who had gone to high school in TX. They still pay tuition. Big difference.

All Perry has to do to erase the fact that he used to be a card-carrying leftist himself (TX campaign manager of pro-abort/huge gov/entitlement Al Gore) is mention succession and talk about being “fed up” with leftists.

You know that Gore was running as a conservative Democrat from Tenn when Perry was his campaign manager. Perry has never hidden from the fact that he was a Democrat in the past...like most Texans. Gore went one way, Perry went another.

44 posted on 07/14/2011 6:47:00 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lonestar

Agreed, but there’s a lot more there.


45 posted on 07/14/2011 6:51:54 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: SuzyQue
And I've heard most of it before.

Do I think Perry is perfect? Far from it.

Do I think he has the best chance beating Obama? Yes...and that is more important to me than all Perry's imperfections because his worst would be 100X better than BOzo's best. I can't stand the thought of 4 more years of the Obamas.

Have a good one.

46 posted on 07/14/2011 6:58:35 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lonestar

Agreed, but, to me, his negatives outweigh his positives (except for the not-obama factor).

Have a good evening.


47 posted on 07/14/2011 7:01:38 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: lonestar

“....all Perry’s imperfections because his worst would be 100X better than BOzo’s best. I can’t stand the thought of 4 more years of the Obamas.”

I concur.


48 posted on 07/14/2011 7:04:58 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: SuzyQue
except for the not-obama factor

All else pales...

49 posted on 07/14/2011 7:34:09 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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