Skip to comments.Perry knocks Obama’s handling of border security
Posted on 07/18/2011 12:02:38 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Speaking this morning to the Texas Municipal Police Association in Austin, Gov. Rick Perry returned to one of his favorite subjects over the last few years, saying the Obama administration has inappropriately handled security issues on the Texas-Mexico border.
Perry, who told the Des Moines Register in recent days that God may be calling him to run for president, has long said Washington has not deployed enough manpower to the Texas-Mexico border. He repeated that criticism this morning, saying he wants 3,000 Border Patrol agents along the border in Texas and 1,000 troops from the National Guard. He said the administrations decision to send 286 troops last year was grossly inadequate.
The federal government continues to turn a blind eye to this problem, Perry said.
Last August, when President Barack Obama came to Austin for a fundraiser, Perry met him at the airport and tried to hand him a letter asking for National Guard troops. (He gave the letter to an Obama aide.) Perry later bragged in a re-election commercial that he had confronted Obama, showing footage of their brief encounter.
Last year, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano sent Perry a letter saying the Border Patrol was better staffed than at any time in its history, having increased from about 10,000 agents in 2004 to more than 20,000 in 2010.
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We (Texans) have a 1250 mile INTERNATIONAL border with Mexico. It is the FEDs job (money and muscle) to protect it. Texans are spending about $100 million a year from our budget on border security. Gov. Rick Perry has asked for drones, he's gone to Israel to see how they protect the Gaza Strip. He has asked for 3000 troops on the border. Rick Perry has set up an elite Texas Ranger force.
What do you suggest Gov. Perry do, beyond running for the top job and finally facing and addressing this issue?
For the time being, Gov. Perry should send the Texas Rangers to the border.
As a whole, our border with Mexico should be militarized anyway. If one argues that the threat to terrorism is so vast, one cannot say it is without securing to border to protect against said threats.
Gov. Rick Perry, with state Sen. Kirk Watson, left, greets the president as he arrives in Austin. Perry brought a four-page letter on border security.
Pot calls kettle, better no use that term.
How about Perry first walking back his pro-amnesty comments to Mexican Politicans first?
How about Perry reversing his refusal to support the great Arizona bill SB1070?
He can start there and then he won’t look like such a pandering political idiot!
Isn't that swell?
I don’t think 0bama’s handling of the border is any worse than the way George W. Bush handled it. Bush was an absolute disaster.
Ever wonder how you can really know there is an election coming up................
Sept 10, 2009: Perry deploys Ranger Recon' to the border "Gov. Rick Perry announced Thursday he's sent a special contingent of Texas Rangers called Ranger Recon to hot spots along the Texas-Mexico border to engage drug and human smugglers.
Perry said the special teams drawn from the state's elite 144-officer Texas Ranger division began operating in early August in remote areas on the Texas border where cartels and human smugglers have overrun private farms and ranches.
The division is supported by 200 Texas National Guard members, part of what the governor described as a continuation of $110 million in state-funded operations to contend with the fallout from Mexico's increasingly violent drug war.".....
July 7, 2011: Obama unveils drug strategy......." Texas border lawmakers have long pressed the Obama administration to integrate local and state agencies in federal strategies on the border.
...The updated strategy comes one month after President Barack Obama ordered a three-month extension of 1,200 National Guardsmen for the U.S.-Mexico border.
Only 250 of those troops were deployed in Texas, where Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican eyeing a White House bid, has criticized the president of short-changing Lone Star state on border security."
July 18, 2011: Issa and Grassley Seek More Fast and Furious Info....""On March 15, 2011, Senator Grassley sent you a letter requesting a briefing to gain a better understanding of the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) involvement in Operation Fast and Furious," the letter to DEA administrator Michele Leonhart reads. "Nearly four months later, your agency has yet to respond directly."
The questions for the FBI are even more pointed and include requests for details of the investigation into the murder of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer Jamie Zapata. Zapata was unarmed and gunned down, along with a fellow agent who was wounded, in northern Mexico in February.
"To help us better understand the role of the FBI in this multi-agency...case, we request that you produce communications relating to Operation Fast and Furious by FBI personnel based in Phoenix, Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, and El Paso, Texas..." the letter to FBI director Robert Mueller read."....
2007: [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
You’ve a way of attracting these PDS coyotes like flyes.
Wonder what they’ll do after ronpaul or mutt drop out, start openly promoting nobama?
Its important to point out that there is a huge difference in the Texas Dream Act and the The Dream Act that was pushed in Congress and failed. The Dream Act in Congress was full of all kinds of goodies other than allowing children of illegals to receive in state tuition. The Texas Dream Act was focused only on that. I happen to agree with The Texas Dream Act, and so did everyone in the Senate in Texas. It passed with ZERO no votes. Add to that, it has been proven to be successful.
These are a few things you need to know about the  Texas Dream Act. The child has to have lived in Texas the three years leading up to high school graduation. These students are given no special treatment in getting into Texas colleges and universities. They must get in on their own merit. They are paying the tuition (with or without financial aid). Its estimated that these students make up about 1% of those entering college.
Most of us agree that border control MUST be dealt with first. The problem with all other efforts on this issue in the past is that the borders were not sealed. If there is anyone who we can trust to do that it is Gov. Perry (if he decides to run for President). He knows what goes on down at the border. He has gone there many times. He knows what needs to be done. There is no doubt in my mind that if he were President, he would seal our borders. But Perry also understands Hispanic outreach.
Your tag line says it all.
At least you’re honest.
It’s the progressive social programs that have encouraged massive illegal migration into the U.S.
When you live in a border state you have to contend and live with what those programs have wrought.
The Left is in NO HURRY to stop the entrance of a new voting block.
Cheap political points.
True, 2012 is getting easier for them with each passing day of inaction by the GOP.
***Perry could always engage in war with Mexico.***
Bad move! They already have a potential army of over 5 million behind our lines!
And like all RINOs and the DNC, it is always: Blame everyone else.
Those Texas Ranger Recon Teams....didn’t just stay in Texas... ;o)
I went over to godaddy.com and checked for you. These domains are available:
rinoperry.com is available too
Unfortunately, rickperrysucks.com has been taken:)
Help Texas watch our borders:
29 live cameras
No kidding. Talkin tough about the border is the EASY-PART, ain’t it? He leaves behind the legacy of a sanctuary state & instate tuition rates + grants to illegal alien demanders and ingrates.
There is a lawsuit being put together by IRCOT the law is really clear on this but more plaintiffs are needed to overturn Gov. Perry’s shenanigans on this.
1) must have oil and gas revenues in Texas and pay taxes on this
2) would not approve of illegal alien tuition breaks over American-citizen students.
Diogenesis...I have an idea...your name should be “Wedge”.. “simplest tool known to man”....same bullshit..day after day..nothing ever new....just the same old smelly used lies...again and again. Yes, “Wedge”...”you da man”!
"Why doesn't Perry MANDATE the vaccine, Gardasil,
by his Executive Order upon incoming illegal aliens
instead just giving them freebies?"
Not so "cheap" with a lot of voters.
"The only way that you can be eligible for that in-state tuition is if you are in the process of getting your citizenship," Perry said.
Since you posted an article and several comments that portray Perry as tough on immigration would you like to comment on the above quote and the law he signed that it references?
EternalVigilance probably meant “cheap political points”
to conservatives or real Americans since ignoring
the ISSUES (mandated Gardasil and open borders for years)
are the REAL POINTS (and avoided by PerryBOTs).
Sorry, I missed this on first reading through the thread.
The TX Legislature meets for 140 days every 2 years. Perry called them back into a special session to address "Sanctuary Cities. The Senate did a "take it or leave it bill" and left it on the House's desk and adjourned. The House leadership was pissed at the Senate's posture and they laughed at the representative pushing it in the House and adjourned too. There was much jockeying going on (political musical chair considerations) for the next elections, going on in the TX legislature.
June 29, 2011: Lawmakers Call it Quits, Leave Unfinished Business
However! There is more than one way to skin a cat.
July 4, 2011 [Texas] Rule requiring drivers to prove citizenship now law ..."As the House early last month debated a must-pass finance bill, one member slipped in language that puts into law a controversial Texas Department of Public Safety policy requiring driver's license applicants to show they're in the country legally.
The amendment, added by Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, to the education funding bill legislators needed to balance the state budget had originally been included in Senate Bill 9, the so-called "sanctuary cities" bill that failed in the special session. It also had appeared in an omnibus homeland security bill by Sen. Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands, that died in the regular session.
The new law approved last Tuesday makes some tweaks to a 2008 DPS policy that prevents illegal immigrants from getting a driver's license and created a special license for temporary visitors. The rules require Texans applying for or renewing their license to show they are citizens or are in the country legally.
By putting it into law the state potentially undermines an ongoing lawsuit that argues DPS doesn't have authority to check legal status."....
I look at what they DO, and DON’T DO, throughout their career, not just at what they SAY during a campaign.
And, because I have done that, I simply don’t trust Rick Perry on border security or illegal immigration.
kettle, meet pot. / pot, meet kettle.
That’s okay. Just saw your update.
Perhaps the others will upload the REAL DEAL about the TTC.
On 2/7/07, the WSJ reported that Merck was desperate for cash.
With estimates that the settlements Merck will owe for its Vioxx litigation
will amount to approximately $970 million, and the expiration of some of its patents,
Merck faces a huge cash flow problem.
But if Gardasil is mandated, Merck will generate sales of approximately
$1 billion in the first year alone, with 5 year revenue projections of up to $4 billion"
In 2007, when Texas governor Rick Perry issued
an executive order that all girls entering the 6th grade
would receive Gardasil, parents were furious.
Some argued that the vaccine would promote promiscuity.
The order was eventually overturned."
" Critics rip Perry's vaccine mandate
Governor rejects opponents' calls to reverse order
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry stood firm Monday against a political firestorm generated by his
order that sixth-grade girls be inoculated against a sexually transmitted virus linked to cervical cancer.
Social conservatives from Texas to Washington called on Perry to reverse his order making
Texas the first state to require the vaccine, saying the mandate makes sex seem permissible
and that parents should be the ones to decide whether to immunize their daughters.
And several Texas lawmakers expressed outrage at Perry for circumventing the legislative process. "
"RP65 - Relating to the immunization of young women
from the cancer-causing Human Papillomavirus.
Friday, February 02, 2007 o Executive Order
BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF TEXAS
Rules.The Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner
shall adopt rules that mandate the age appropriate vaccination
of all female children for HPV prior to admission to the sixth grade."
The definition of mandate is a command by a person,
group, or organization (the 'mandator') to another
(the 'mandatary') to act in a particular way, or here
to ingest, inject, imbed a poison or other substance
they do not want and for which informed consent was
There are over 40 Types of HPV, and 15 of them
have been linked to cervical cancer and/or genital warts.
Gardasil has been developed to vaccinate
against the 4 Types that have the highest
correlation with cancer and genital warts.
However, unlike the smallpox vaccine, for example,
Gardasil does not grant full immunity to those 4 Types of HPV.
Gardasil offers no protection against the other
11 strains of HPV that have been linked to cervical cancer. "
Merck and the Gardasil Vaccine Show Us the Money
First there was the news that Gardasil sales had dropped by 16% in 2008.
As CNBCs Mike Huckman bluntly put it,
From the third quarter of last year to the fourth quarter
Gardasil sales fell off a cliff Merck officials said part of the Gardasil problem
is that so many 11-18 year-old females have already been
inoculated that they're running out of new customers.
And the 19-26 year-old population continues to be a marketing challenge."
The main problem with Gardasil seems to be the equivalent of a design flaw.
To be completely immunized, women have
to get a series of three shots over six months.
Many women don't.
The Centers for Disease Control reported in late
August that while 44% of teenagers received the HPV vaccine in 2009,
only 27% of them received all three doses of the shot.
Unfortunately, there isn't evidence to support
that getting only one shot effectively protects against cancer. "
CDC: "As of June 22, 2011, approximately 35 million doses of Gardasil®
were distributed in the U.S. and VAERS received a total
of 18,727 reports of adverse events
As of June 22, 2011 there have been a total 68 VAERS reports
of death among those who have received Gardasil®."
"Gardasil Causes 400 Percent More Deaths than Other Common Vaccine
A federal report has concluded that the human papillomavirus (HPV)
vaccine Gardasil has a 400 percent higher rate of adverse effects
than another comparable vaccine, the Menactra anti-meningitis shot. "
Do you live in a border state?
Troll: One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument
Under the “leadership” of the wing of the GOP that Rick Perry is part of, we’ve all become “border states.” Other than a few isolated pockets, the whole nation has been overrun. You do realize this, right?
One more time:
I'm not a mind reader but it strikes me that Gov. Rick Perry truly believed the HPV vaccine would have helped a lot of Texans who otherwise would not have gotten this protection against cervical cancer (it was to help with 3 strains of the human papilloma virus HPV).
Rick Perry's wife Anita Perry was a nurse for many years and still is involved in health care as First Lady of Texas, so I imagine health care is something this governor is more aware of than maybe your "average" governor and understood this to be a vaccine that would combat cervical cancer and cut heath care costs.
Then too Rick Perry grew up hard scrabble with little luxury as many have, yet vaccines traditionally have been made available to all.
Instead of applying the worst motives to Rick Perry, perhaps his critics could consider that his motives were good ones.
Another FReeper had some thoughts on this issue.
However, there are some here on FR who prefer to apply the worst motives to Rick Perry.
The most "vocal" either won't name a candidate they would support; say they would vote for Huntsman or Romney over Perry; say they would rather Obama stay in the White House than vote for Rick Perry.
The HPV vaccine was always Opt-Out. And according to this report had been changed to Opt-In, before being dropped entirely.
90 days after his EO, Gov. Rick Perry let stand legislation undoing the EO.
..Ann Hettinger, Concerned Women for America's state director of Texas, was instrumental in convincing Perry to change his proposal to an opt-in provision. When asked if Perry's original plans for the HPV vaccine would be an issue if he were to run for president, [CEO of Concerned Women for America, Penny] Nance replied, It would've been an issue IF HE HAD NOT FIXED IT.
However, under the law, students only have to promise that they will apply for citizenship.
And why exactly would El Presidente Vincente Fox be thanking Perry if the governor did not do something that El Presidente approved of on the illegal alien front? Perry can't run away from that video.
What was provocative?
More provocative than mandating GARDASIL for one’s
Chief of Staff’s company by Executive Order?
More provocative than RINO Perry being the puppet of Rove
and Al Gore?
So you don't live on the border.
Still beating that drum? Prove it. Do some work and then I'll post all the links I have that totally destroy your smears.
You little disingenuous PerryBOT.
THE VACCINE WAS MANDATED.
PEOPLE WERE HORRIFIED.
THE RINO PERRY and his WIFE DID NOT CARE.