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Rick Perry : one of the most conservative Republican candidates
UK Telegraph ^ | July 19, 2011 | UK Telegraph

Posted on 07/19/2011 7:37:30 PM PDT by Clairity

Should Rick Perry conclude that voter discontent has left him an opening to enter the presidential race, the Texas governor would be among the Republican field's most conservative candidates.

Rick Perry rejects the idea of global warming and the theory of evolution, arguing for natural climate variations and intelligent design of the universe.

He branded Social Security and other New Deal safety net programmes "the second big step in the march of socialism," according to a book published last year. The "first step" was a national income tax, which he has said stands alongside the direct election of US senators as a major mistake among the amendments to the US Constitution.

In the just-completed Texas legislative session, Perry's "emergency items" included laws that require a photo ID in order to vote, a sonogram before a woman had an abortion and enforcement of federal immigration laws by local police.

Texas is the only state that has refused to put in place the EPA's new rules regulating carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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He also signed the "Cut, cap, and balance" pledge.

Rick Perry and Nikki Haley: "Break the spend-and-borrow cycle'>

1 posted on 07/19/2011 7:37:35 PM PDT by Clairity
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To: Clairity

Blimey, the Brits bring us our conservative news, do they?


2 posted on 07/19/2011 7:43:41 PM PDT by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: Clairity; Jane Long; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; Impy; Dengar01
The UK telegraph also ranked Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, John McCain, Dick Morris and Joe Lieberman in the top 50 “Most Influential U.S. Conservatives” (though to their credit, they ranked Arnold Schwarzenegger in the “Most Influential U.S. Liberals” list):

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1435461/The-most-influential-US-conservatives-1-20.html

3 posted on 07/19/2011 7:49:16 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: Clairity

Rick Perry, more correctly known as George Bush III.


4 posted on 07/19/2011 7:51:16 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle
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To: Clairity
Is this the same Governor good hair that endorsed Rudy G. in 08?

Rick is just more of the same BS we have had for years; He will be right wing long enough to get elected.

5 posted on 07/19/2011 7:51:16 PM PDT by coldtexan (30 below keeps the RIF RAF out)
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To: Clairity
The "first step" was a national income tax, which he has said stands alongside the direct election of US senators as a major mistake among the amendments to the US Constitution.

I have supported Perry for awhile now but this line from his book is outstanding. I agree 100%

6 posted on 07/19/2011 7:53:22 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Clairity

Perry is just GWB II where Illegal Immigration is concerned.

He says one thing when he thinks people aren’t paying attention, and then another when he is running for some office.

What is really telling, is his coming out against AZ1070, the one law that would fix the problem at the state level.

It makes Perry “All Hat and No Cattle” where Illegal Immigration is concerned.

He is real big on saying symbolic stuff, but his record is next to empty where actually solving the problem is concerned.

He’ll say anything to get elected.


7 posted on 07/19/2011 7:53:52 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Clairity

Provided by Freeper trumandogz:

In 1988 he headed the Gore campaign in Texas

1n 2008 he endorsed Rudy

As Texas governor he has:

Signed legislation to provide in-state tuition for illegal aliens.

Signed legislation to prohibit teens from using tanning salons.

Signed legislation to require high school athletes to be tested for steroids.

Signed legislation requiring adults to wear seat belts in the backseat of cars.

Attempted to mandate that 11 year old girls be vaccinated against HPV.

Signed legislation to give away billions of Tax dollars in the Texas Stimulus bills which gave hundreds of million of dollars to Formula One Racing, The NFL, the NBA, Sematech and Samsung,


8 posted on 07/19/2011 7:54:17 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Clairity
All LibTards are the same.

The rejection of Anthropogenic Global Warming is different from the outright rejection of any form of Climactic Change. Just the belief that Man has a major impact on climate change. Climates Changes, if not I would be under 10,000’ of glacier along with a vast majority of the Northern U.S. and all of Canada.

The idea of an intelligent designer, IE God: does not preclude the belief that species can and MAY evolve over the period of many millennium. It simply asserts the belief of more than 85% of the population. The belief in a Deity.

9 posted on 07/19/2011 7:58:10 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Clairity; Impy; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy

There is a growing movement in the Republican establishment to give George W. Bush a third term. They don’t have my support.


10 posted on 07/19/2011 8:00:32 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: Clairity
Perry to stick by law giving tuition breaks to illegal immigrants

11 posted on 07/19/2011 8:00:32 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Clairity

Perry seems to be pretty good on domestic issues. Unfortunately, he’s also a globalist.


12 posted on 07/19/2011 8:00:37 PM PDT by Brett11
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To: Clairity; af_vet_rr
Information courtesy of af_vet_rr:

Gov. Perry and the Texas Dream Act

[snip]


That FR thread you're linking to is based on this Houston Chronicle Article, which in turn quotes from this speech: http://governor.state.tx.us/news/speech/10688/

Legislation authored by border legislators Pat Haggerty and Eddie Lucio establishes an important study that will look at the feasibility of bi-national health insurance. This study recognizes that the Mexican and U.S. sides of the border compose one region, and we must address health care problems throughout that region. That’s why I am also excited that Texas Secretary of State Henry Cuellar is working on an initiative that could extend the benefits of telemedicine to individuals living on the Mexican side of the border.

As a compassionate state, we know that for our children to succeed, they must not only be healthy, but educated. The future leaders of our two nations are learning their fractions and their ABC’s in classrooms all along this border. Immigrants from around the world are being taught in Texas classrooms, and our history is rich with examples of new citizens who have made great contributions. We must say to every Texas child learning in a Texas classroom, “we don’t care where you come from, but where you are going, and we are going to do everything we can to help you get there.” And that vision must include the children of undocumented workers. That’s why Texas took the national lead in allowing such deserving young minds to attend a Texas college at a resident rate. Those young minds are a part of a new generation of leaders, the doors of higher education must be open to them. The message is simple: educacion es el futuro, y si se puede.

We also know that poverty is not unique to either side of the border. Some of Texas’ poorest citizens live in colonias all along the border. They often lack basic infrastructure many of us take for granted. Just today, the North American Development Bank announced it will provide $6.3 million in funding to hook up colonia residents in six border cities to water and wastewater lines. More than 18,000 residents will benefit from these water or wastewater hookups. And this November, by approving Proposition 2, Texas voters can ensure that their neighbors in colonias have quality roads so that school buses, emergency vehicles and postal trucks can reach residents, and residents can get to a job or a school reliably.

President Fox’s vision for an open border is a vision I embrace, as long as we demonstrate the will to address the obstacles to it. An open border means poverty has given way to opportunity, and Mexico’s citizens do not feel compelled to cross the border to find that opportunity. It means we have addressed pollution concerns, made substantial progress in stopping the spread of disease, and rid our crossings of illicit drug smuggling activity. Clearly we have a long way to go in addressing those issues. At the same time we must continue to deepen our economic ties, expanding opportunities for Mexican and U.S. companies to do business on both sides of the border. The outlook is promising, even if the road to prosperity is a long one. We share a bond as neighbors, and we find our culture north of the Rio Grande to be increasingly defined by the strong traits of people of Hispanic descent. Texas has long enjoyed a unique identity, an identity forged by an independent spirit, and the convergence of many different peoples. We must welcome change in the 21st Century as we have in every century before it.


Open borders, "bi-national health insurance", what a conservative that Perry is :)

13 posted on 07/19/2011 8:01:36 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Clairity; af_vet_rr
More information courtesy of af_vet_rr

2007: [excerpt] "Perry, in Mexico with a Texan trade mission seeking opportunities in areas like renewable energy, said the federal government’s 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.


Thank you for posting this before I did. This Houston Chronicle article from the day after the Reuters article you posted expands on Perry's thoughts:

MEXICO CITY — Leading a large delegation of Texas executives trying to drum up business in Mexico, Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday criticized the U.S. Congress for failing to pass an immigration bill that would legalize millions of workers.

"I don't think this is that difficult an issue if Congress would have the maturity to sit down and really discuss it and cut out all the mean rhetoric," Perry said during a break in the third day of meetings with Mexican officials and business executives.

"We need those individuals to continue to grow our economy," he said of Texas' undocumented workers, most of whom hail from Mexico. "The vast, vast majority of those individuals want to come and work and take care of their families."


Perry made the remarks in Mexico City, where immigration is nearly as big a hot-button issue as it is in Washington. He spoke at a press conference shortly before meeting with President Felipe Calderon who, like past Mexican presidents, has lobbied for changes in U.S. immigration law that would include a guest-worker program.

Perry's statements seemed to put him at odds with many in the Republican Party's base who regarded the immigration overhaul bill that collapsed in the Senate in June as nothing more than an amnesty for illegal immigrants.


I'd further expand with comments he made the previous year, in 2006, about the need for a guest worker program (http://governor.state.tx.us/news/editorial/10326/):

But to me neither amnesty nor mass deportation is the answer. The first unfairly rewards those who broke our laws, and the latter is not only unrealistic and unenforceable, but it would devastate our economy. That’s why I support a guest worker program that takes undocumented workers off the black market and legitimizes their economic contributions without providing them citizenship status


14 posted on 07/19/2011 8:02:13 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Clairity

Don’t you just love it when others try and tell us what a conservative is?


15 posted on 07/19/2011 8:04:34 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Clairity
I didn't know the Telegraph was a conservative publication!

And they want to instruct us on who the conservative candidate should be!

That is so nice of them!

16 posted on 07/19/2011 8:07:36 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: SoConPubbie

“Perry is just GWB II where Illegal Immigration is concerned.”

Are you aware of the State resources he has placed on the border?

Can you cite them?

You do understand it is not the States job to control the border right?


17 posted on 07/19/2011 8:08:47 PM PDT by davetex (All my weapons got melted by a meteor!! No Sh*t)
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To: Balding_Eagle
Rick Perry, more correctly known as George Bush III.

Same thing, over and over and over....

18 posted on 07/19/2011 8:10:45 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Clairity

I’d put him somewhere slightly ahead of T-Paw. Semi-conservative and fairly unpredictable.


19 posted on 07/19/2011 8:10:45 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Obviously the Brits have no idea what makes an American conservative or what American conservatism is all about.


20 posted on 07/19/2011 8:11:47 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: davetex
You do understand it is not the States job to control the border right?

I'm afraid the Supreme Court of the United States disagrees with your legal judgment.

Illegal Workers: Court Upholds Faulting Hirers
21 posted on 07/19/2011 8:13:14 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Not to mention Arizona picking up where the federal government has failed over and over again.


22 posted on 07/19/2011 8:15:10 PM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: davetex
Are you aware of the State resources he has placed on the border?

Can you cite them?


Are you aware of ANY effect, whatsoever this effort of his has had on stemming the flood of Illegals into Texas?

Can you cite ANY objective study that provides any type of real objective measurement of ANY positive effect this effort of Perry's has had on Illegal Immigration?
23 posted on 07/19/2011 8:15:39 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: coldtexan

If you are going to hold endorsements against people, don’t forget that Tom Coburn endorsed John McCain, Jim DeMint endorsed Mitt Romney, and Sarah Palin endorsed John McCain for the Senate primary.

People endorse for many reasons; I do think endorsing Rudy was bad judgment, but I’d hate to see an otherwise good candidate sunk because of a couple of bad endorsement decisions.


24 posted on 07/19/2011 8:17:08 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Clairity
Apparently he attended the 2007 Bilderberg meeting so what is he, a closet one worlder where by his conservative speak is just more deception by an establishment politician?
25 posted on 07/19/2011 8:17:47 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: Balding_Eagle
Rick Perry, more correctly known as George Bush III.

It will be Perry in for the win. Get on the team or step aside.

26 posted on 07/19/2011 8:18:56 PM PDT by ExtremeUnction
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To: ExtremeUnction

I’ll vote Palin instead of stepping aside.

I want a conservative in the WH.


27 posted on 07/19/2011 8:22:59 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle
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To: SoConPubbie

I knew you could not answer a simple question.

So, I would encourage you to stay in California, where there are no problems at all because they were all solved by people like you.

You do not understand it is the feds job to secure the border, not the States.


28 posted on 07/19/2011 8:25:13 PM PDT by davetex (All my weapons got melted by a meteor!! No Sh*t)
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To: ExtremeUnction; Balding_Eagle
It will be Perry in for the win. Get on the team or step aside.

Actually, you and Perry need to get out of the road, because soon, very soon, you'll both be steamrolled by the Palin SteamRoller!
29 posted on 07/19/2011 8:27:45 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: CharlesWayneCT
Rick (Gov. Good hair) has a LONG list of those “bad endorsement decisions”
and always in a year HE was not up for reelection—Makes you say-—hummmmm

I lived in Texas under Perry. I can tell you he sounds GREAT right now, but I was there when he was not running. If it was JUST the Rudy G thing, I could look over it, but if you read the posts above, you will see a long list of the REAL Rick Perry.

He would be better than what we have now, but so would almost anyone.

30 posted on 07/19/2011 8:27:57 PM PDT by coldtexan (30 below keeps the RIF RAF out)
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To: davetex
You do not understand it is the feds job to secure the border, not the States.

Apparently the US Supreme Court does not agree with you and your definition of what that job entails and who is legally able to do that job.

The SCOTUS just ruled that AZ1070 was legal and ruled in it's favor against those like you who think/believe/feel that only the Feds can do something about controlling Illegal Immigration.

AZ1070 has many components that actually deal effectively with Illegal Immigration, so no, I do not know that only the Feds can deal with this problem and neither does SCOTUS.
31 posted on 07/19/2011 8:30:39 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Please cite where 1070 cedes border control to the States.

It’s not there.


32 posted on 07/19/2011 8:33:23 PM PDT by davetex (All my weapons got melted by a meteor!! No Sh*t)
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To: SoConPubbie

You’d have hated Reagan since he granted amnesty to millions of illegals.

When the perfect conservative falls from heaven, I will happily vote for them, but in the meantime Perry will have to do !


33 posted on 07/19/2011 8:33:52 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Clairity

The Brits have always been the greatest satire writers, which it appears is still true.


34 posted on 07/19/2011 8:34:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: SoConPubbie

Don’t forget that he signed into law the “hate crimes” bill that even George Bush had enough sense to veto.


35 posted on 07/19/2011 8:39:05 PM PDT by farmguy
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To: Balding_Eagle
You know Palin teamed with the Dems in the Alaskan congress to pass a windfall tax on oil companies. She enjoyed an 80% approval rating as those $1200 checks were being sent out and it boosted the Alaskan revenue tremendously. I wonder if she has any plans to tax Big Oil and disperse checks to the American voter?

By the way, as a 10th Amendment guy, Alaska can tax anyone they want. If they think profit from state owned land that produces oil should go to the people via tax hikes on the oil companies, so be it. Alaska is in a unique position to do that. It's just not a very conservative sounding approach, nor is governing for half a term and quitting.

36 posted on 07/19/2011 8:44:03 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
You’d have hated Reagan since he granted amnesty to millions of illegals.

This again?

OK, here are the facts concerning Reagan's Amnesty:

1. It actually had enforcement included in it, tough sanctions against illegals and employers that were never implemented. The same cannot be said about McCain's Amnesty bill that Perry backed.
2. Reagan admitted to his son Michael that his Amnesty bill was probably the biggest mistake of his political career
3. The hope was that his bill would solve the problem by legalizing those here and removing the incentive for future Illegal Immigration (see #1 and #2).
4. The amnesty did nothing but increase Illegal Immigration, because Illegals saw no downside to coming here illegally.
5. Given #1, #2, #3, and #4, why does Rick Perry still think it's a good idea to give Amnesty to the Illegals currently here in the US?
37 posted on 07/19/2011 8:49:14 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: davetex
Please cite where 1070 cedes border control to the States.

Ok, now I am lost.

You have narrowed it down to dealing with an international border. I am dealing with the actual problem, Illegal Immigration.

So, what was your problem originally with what I posted about Rick Perry and AZ1070?
38 posted on 07/19/2011 8:52:28 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Clairity

Perry = Amnesty... He is Rove’s lacky..


39 posted on 07/19/2011 8:53:34 PM PDT by Fred (Palin/Bachmann 2012 OR Bachmann/Palin 2012......that is the ticket!!!)
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To: normy
It's just not a very conservative sounding approach, nor is governing for half a term and quitting.

The Alaska Constitution, as it relates to natural resources isn't very conservative, however, that's the framework all the governors had to work within.

Prior to Palin, the governors decided to screw the people, keeping the spoils for themselves.

Palin changed that, spreading the spoils around to everyone.

To someone like you, that may not be fair, but the citizens of Alaska thought otherwise, and they are the ones who count.

40 posted on 07/19/2011 8:54:48 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle
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To: Clairity
Rick Perry : one of the most conservative Republican candidates

Both true and a cause for weeping. Probably better than either Bush.

The problem is that we face an existential crisis that has roots going back more than 100 years. I am unconvinced Perry will be strong enough medicine for what ails us.

41 posted on 07/19/2011 8:55:00 PM PDT by hopespringseternal
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To: Clairity
Total BS, Perry is no more a conservative than his pal Jorge bush was.
42 posted on 07/19/2011 9:16:04 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Balding_Eagle

When you wish to be wrong why not go whole hog, the state has been handing out well fare checks to its people for years, they mismanaged the funds and used them all up. That is why they came up with an increased redistribution deal.


43 posted on 07/19/2011 9:20:45 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Clairity
Should Rick Perry conclude that voter discontent has left him an opening to enter the presidential race, the Texas governor would be among the Republican field's most conservative candidates.

Umm . . . . . no, he's not. Interesting that the Brits want to pick our candidates for us.

IMO, they haven't done such a great job in their own country. Perhaps they should clean up their own house before trying to "help" us clean ours!

44 posted on 07/19/2011 9:23:32 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Go green - recycle Congress in 2012!!)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Perry is a bit more conservative than Palin, in particular on spending.
The overall records shows that.


45 posted on 07/19/2011 9:34:12 PM PDT by WOSG (Herman Cain for President)
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To: org.whodat; Clairity

Twice this past decade texas had a budget shortfall.
And twice they closed it without raising taxes.
That was what Republicans in Texas like Perry have done.
Bush 41 and 43 never had it in them to do that - not tough enough.

Perry is definitely more of a fiscal conservative than Bush.


46 posted on 07/19/2011 9:37:45 PM PDT by WOSG (Herman Cain for President)
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To: ExtremeUnction
>> It will be Perry in for the win. Get on the team or step aside. <<

Yeah...yeah...yeah... Rick Perry is the "anti-Romney" and he's the lone person who can "stop Romney". Just like in 2008 when the mainstream media and a bunch of freepers went with the "Rudy Giuliani is frontrunner and Fred Thompson is only one who can stop him" line.

:: yawn :: Would you please stop beating the "you have to pick from the media appointed candidates" card?

47 posted on 07/19/2011 9:43:49 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Don’t forget Guardisil.......
And and he used to be democrat.......
The worst of all is TTC, right?

From what I hear, Perry would be one of the last pols anyone could rightly say he was all hat, no cattle, considering he grew up on a working ranch and worked it after his AF tour.

All you PDS guys are “All lip, no fact”.


48 posted on 07/19/2011 9:55:17 PM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: Clairity

Bottom line; we need somebody who can WIN this thing. That means somebody with cross-over appeal, which our Palen, Bachmann and Cain (no matter how much we love them) simply do not have.

Until 1989, Rick Perry was a conservative Democrat. He switched parties as, like many Democrats including Ronald Reagan and Phil Gramm, he saw that party moving farther and farther to the left. Under Perry’s decade as governor, hundreds of Texas Democrats have followed his lead and become Republicans. As a former Democrat, Perry can speak to that swath of his former party that has become disenchanted with their party as President Obama has taken it even farther to the left, in a way that few Republicans can. He can also speak well and credibly to all wings of the national GOP, from the fiscal cons to the social cons to the libertarian set.
He would appeal to all segments of the Republican electorate and would come armed with a record of economic success and a commitment to liberty that no other contender can match.

Texas has been voted #1 business climate for the last seven years.
Texas has been getting all of California’s jobs.
Perry must be doing something right.
We need a good business guy right now.
Perry has proved it.

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CONSERVATIVE ICONS SUPPORT PERRY:

>Sarah Palin threw her endorsement to Rick Perry for governor.
Recently restated that she likes Perry
“He walks the walk of a true conservative” “And he sticks by his guns — and you know how I feel about guns.”
Sarah Palin
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2009/02/palin-perry-201.html

>Rush said that Perry is his dream candidate.
http://gretawire.blogs.foxnews.com/rush-limbaugh-on-the-record-3/

>Michael Reagan praises Perry:
“If you don’t believe Reaganomics can still work in this day and age, for whatever reason, I say you should look no further than the state of Texas.
Under the leadership of Gov. Rick Perry, Texas has championed and built upon the concepts my father used to rebuild America in the 1980s..
In short, Reagan Revolution is alive and well - deep in the heart of Texas.”
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jun/24/reagans-vision-lives-on-in-texas/?page=1

>Ted nugent is a close friend and supporter.

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>Since Perry has been Governor of Texas, Texas has added more than 850,000 jobs, more than all other states combined. Texas has added over 180,000 jobs since August of 2009.

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>According to this web site Texas is #1 this year and last year for business friendly.
http://chiefexecutive.net/best-worst-states-for-business
Obama would not want not run against a governor that has the BEST business climate in the U.S. when everything else is in a depression.

>He refused to raise taxes when Texas faced a record $10 billion budget shortfall in 2003. Instead, he was the first Texas governor since World War II to sign a budget that lowered state spending (and has now done it twice). As governor, Perry has used his line item veto to cut over $3 billion in proposed spending.

>For seven years running, CEOs polled by Chief Executive magazine have rated Texas first in business development and job growth. Texas boasts 58 Fortune 500 companies — more than any other state.

>As America’s No. 1 exporting state, Texas shipped $206.6 billion in goods abroad last year, composing 16 percent of America’s $1.28 trillion in exports. California’s $14.4 billion in exports ranked it second, with 11.2 percent of U.S. outflow.

>Texas’ achievements so stunned Gavin Newsom, California’s Democratic lieutenant governor, that he flew a delegation to Austin last May to ask Perry how he lures defectors from the Golden State.

>Of the 70 companies that fled California in 2011, the Wall Street Journal’s John Fund reported last April, 14 relocated to Texas — these exiles’ primary destination.
http://www.news-herald.com/articles/2011/06/21/opinion/nh4142489.txt

>In 2005, Perry signed a historic $15.7 billion property tax cut for homeowners and businesses that also included new taxpayer protections against appraisal increases. In 2009, Gov. Perry secured a tax cut for approximately 40,000 small businesses in Texas and protected the Rainy Day Fund for future challenges.

>He led the battle to pass the country’s most sweeping lawsuit reforms, closing the door on junk lawsuits that had been making trial lawyers rich while driving countless doctors either out of the state or the profession all together. Since Texas voters approved these reforms, malpractice claims and premiums have fallen and access to healthcare is increasing across the state as doctors have applied in droves to practice in Texas.

>Perry is also known for his socially conservative views on homosexuality, and he opposes same sex marriage. He condemned the United States Supreme Court decision in Lawrence vs. Texas, which struck down a Texas sodomy law. He called the law “appropriate”

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ABORTION:

>Perry is pro-life and opposes government funding for elective abortions. In 2005, Perry, a social conservative, signed a bill that limited late-term abortions and required girls under the age of 18 who procure abortions to notify their parents. Perry signed the bill in the gymnasium of Calvary Christian Academy in Fort Worth, an evangelical Christian school.

>Perry signed into law a bill requiring a sonogram and doctor’s explanation before granting an abortion

>In 2005, Perry signed a new law that requires minor girls to receive parental consent before getting an abortion. This law strengthens a parental notification law Perry supported as Lt. Gov. in 1999, which
helped reduce teen abortions by 26 percent.
Perry has also signed a ban on third trimester abortions, a ban on tax dollars being used to support abortion facilities, a prenatal protection act that protects
unborn children from assault, and an informed consent law that helps expectant mothers better understand the risks and consequences of abortion. Perry supports a ban on human cloning and will veto any
legislation that provides state dollars for embryonic stem cell research, a process that ends a human life.
Perry urges to keep up pressure to roll back the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion until “Roe v. Wade is nothing but a shameful footnote in our nation’s history books.

>Perry, a frequent critic of the federal government, also bashed President Barack Obama for his administration’s policy allowing federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, saying he was deeply disturbed by studies that turn “the remains of unborn children into nothing more than raw material.”

>Perry has faulted Obama for reversing the so-called “Mexico City policy” that banned giving federal money to international groups that perform abortions or provide information about abortions. Obama struck down the policy during his first week in office, saying it was too broad and undermined family planning in developing countries.
Under Obama “our federal tax dollars can now be used to fund abortion all over the world. With the stroke of a pen, abortion essentially became a U.S. foreign export,” Perry said.

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IMMIGRATION:

>Perry adds immigration issues to lawmaker session
Perry wants passage of a measure requiring every person arrested to be run through the federal immigration databases as part of the Secure Communities program. He also wants to provide the state Department of Public Safety with the authority to make sure someone is in the U.S. legally before issuing a driver’s license.

>These measures, along with a ban on sanctuary cities, would “provide a clear message that Texas will not turn a blind eye to those breaking our laws,” Perry said in a statement.
“Texas owes it to the brave law enforcement officials, who put their lives on the line every day to protect our families and communities, to give them the discretion they need to adequately do their jobs,” Perry said.
http://www.rickperry.org/media-articles/perry-adds-immigration-issues-lawmakers-agenda-0?amp

>Gov. Perry has made numerous requests of the federal govt. to enforce the border in Texas including handing President Obama a letter in person when he landed in Dallas last year.
(Obama insulted governor Perry when he turned away and Perry had to hand the letter on the illegals issue to presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett. Obama declined to personally accept it.)

>Gov. Perry refuses to meet/greet Obama in May 2011 at El Paso during his Texas tour.
Perry later declared, “If he wanted to meet, I was in Austin.

>Perry signed into law photo ID required before voting.

WHAT have other states done?? (with the exception of AZ Ok and Ga)

What have other candidates stated that they would do?

What has Sarah stated she would do?

What is Backmann’s plan?

What did Reagan do?
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2008/jan/06/rudy-giuliani/yep-reagan-did-the-a-word/
President Ronald Reagan was the first president in history to grant amnesty to illegal aliens. On November 6, 1986, he signed into law the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986, [PUB L 99-603]. In so doing, he set a precedent whereby the United States would not seek to deport illegal aliens, but to reward their lawbreaking by granting them full citizenship.

NEWSFLASH! None of them are going to do much.
We have to take the best of the lot.

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CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS BELIEFS:

In what was described as a “God and country” sermon at the Cornerstone church in San Antonio, attended by Perry and other mostly Republican candidates, the Rev. John Hagee stated, “If you live your life and don’t confess your sins to God Almighty through the authority of Christ and His blood, I’m going to say this very plainly, you’re going straight to hell with a nonstop ticket.”
Perry was asked if he agreed with those comments and said, “It is my faith, and I’m a believer of that.”[39] Perry went on to say that there was nothing in the sermon that he took exception with.
Humorist and entertainer Kinky Friedman, the Jewish independent candidate for governor in the 2006 election, said, “He doesn’t think very differently from the Taliban, does he?” Carole Keeton Strayhorn disagreed with Perry’s comments, and Democrat Chris Bell said that one who is in public office should “respect people of all faiths and denominations”.
Conservatives then responded, arguing that Perry had a right to his religious beliefs, and that he was not disrespecting Americans of other religious convictions. While visiting Israel in August 2009, Perry gave an interview to the Jerusalem Post in which he affirmed his support for Israel from his religious background, “I’m a big believer that this country was given to the people of Israel a long time ago, by God, and that’s ordained.”

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ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES:

>Perry does not believe there is valid scientific proof of anthropogenic global warming. He has said several times that there is no scientific consensus on the issue.[69] In a September 7, 2007, speech to California Republicans, Perry said, “Virtually every day another scientist leaves the global warming bandwagon. ... But you won’t read about that in the press because they have already invested in one side of the story.”

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>Pro-life, Pro-guns, pro-spending cuts, pro-business

>He’s an outside-the-Beltway candidate

>He is not a Ivy League grad

>He was an Air Force captain who flew a C-130

>Speaks Spainish.
(Odumbo says everybody should speak a foreign language, but he CAN’T)

>Fighting with Obama on many fronts
Google Perry/Obama and you will see he’s been fighting him and his government for the past two years.

>PERRY ISSUES OBAMA A COUPLE OF BIG FUBOs:

1. “Texas to Allow Regular Incandescent Bulbs”
Reports are the governor will sign Bill HB2510 by June 19th.
Bill HB2510 allows for the manufacture and sale of incandescent light bulbs otherwise banned in federal legislation of 2007, applicable from 1 January 2012 onwards.
The legality, at least in the way the proposed law is framed, has apparently been cleared with the US Attorney General’s office.
The Bill has already passed in both House and Senate with overwhelming support.
While Texas has no current manufacture, relevant parties are being invited to restart it.
Texas has been a leading US state in providing new local jobs, and this is seen as a further contributive measure.
http://freedomlightbulb.blogspot.com/2011/06/texas-to-allow-incandescent-light-bulbs.html

2.Perry Adds TSA Anti-Groping Bill to Call
http://www.texastribune.org/texas-politics/tea-party/updated-perry-adds-tsa-anti-groping-bill-to-call/ ^

Gov. Rick Perry this evening announced the addition of TSA anti-groping legislation to the agenda for the special legislative session. In a statement, he said lawmakers could consider legislation “relating to the prosecution and punishment for the offense of official oppression on those seeking access to public buildings and transportation.”

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>There is no such thing as ‘Perrycare’

>Signed into law sonogram and explanation by physician before abortion

>Signed into law, photo ID ident to vote

>Perry did not apply for federal “Race to the Top” education funds because he said it would force national standards upon Texas.

>He has vetoed a record 248 bills, including dozens after the 2001 session, angering many lawmakers.

>He said last year that President Barack Obama was “hell-bent” on turning America into a socialist country.

>Won governorship of state with lots of latinos

>He used to be a Democrat. So? So did Reagan.

>The Bush’s don’t like him

>He has NEVER lost an election, including an elementary school contest for “king” of the Paint Creek School Carnival. He secured that win by handing out pennies for votes.

>Perry has degree in animal science from Texas A&M University

>He is an Eagle Scout and wrote a book about the Boy Scouts, ‘On My Honor’.
Rick Perry uses the Boy Scouts to draw a battle line in what he considers a “culture war,” defending them against the American Civil Liberties Union and what he sees as a moral struggle for the country’s future.
The book also traces a 30-year history of litigation involving the Scouts — most of which they won — which Perry considers an attack on traditional values and faith in God.

Perry targets the ACLU as the primary force behind a leftist push to accept homosexuality and challenge Scouting’s duty to God.
http://www.rickperry.org/media/perrys-new-book-supports-boy-scouts-attacks-aclu

>Perry has a reputation for not sweating

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MISC:
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>He played quarterback on the six-man football team for the Paint Creek Pirates. He also played basketball and ran track.

>He’s a runner and triathlete.

>He is an outdoorsman who enjoys hunting and fishing.

>He plays the drums. At a January 2005 inaugural party in Washington, he played with ZZ Top in front of 2,000 people

>Perry has Romney’s looks without the other baggage.
Raised on a ranch.
Has hair.
6’ tall- presidential (especially after Obama)

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PERRY TRASHING:

Anytime governor Rick Perry is mentioned, Free Repubic seems to turn into something resembling Democratic Underground.
Posts regarding Perry are peppered with profanity, vulgarity and downright fabrications- the likes of which is seldom seen on Free Republic.

This is hardly in the best interests of our Conservative agenda. The Loony Left does not need any help from us in the character assassination of our Conservatives.

This Perry trashing comes from the Ron ‘truther’ Paul nuts, Debra Medina sour grapers, lurking Libs- and I suspect, over zealous Sarah Palin supporters and a few Bachmann supporters.
(I love Sarah and Michelle Bachmann as much as anyone else, but we MUST face reality when it comes to our beautiful Conservative ladies’ chances of winning this thing!)

Don’t you think it more sensible to trust what the Conservative icons have to say about Perry?

>Sarah Palin threw her endorsement to Rick Perry for governor-. She recently restated that she likes Perry.

>Rush said that Perry is his dream candidate. http://gretawire.blogs.foxnews.com/rush-limbaugh-on-the-record-3/

>Michael Reagan praises Perry:
“If you don’t believe Reaganomics can still work in this day and age, for whatever reason, I say you should look no further than the state of Texas.
Under the leadership of Gov. Rick Perry, Texas has championed and built upon the concepts my father used to rebuild America in the 1980s..
In short, Reagan Revolution is alive and well - deep in the heart of Texas.”
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jun/24/reagans-vision-lives-on-in-texas/?page=1

>Ted Nugent is a close friend and supporter.

Don’t you think it more sensible to trust what numerous politicians and scholars have said about Rick Perry than various haters?

VISIT THIS SITE

Read the official statements of dozens of Perry’s fellow politicians and scholars (both Democrats and Republicans) have had to say about Rick Perry: http://www.politico.com/arena/archive/rick-perry-for-president-in-2012.html

All (including Democrat opponents) have called him a staunch Conservative, and not one of the dozens issuing opinions has mentioned the vaccine or TTC.
Apparently they don’t consider these things an issue. They DID mention Perry threatening to secede from the union as a strike against him.

What Perry actually said; “You know, my hope is that America and Washington in particular pays attention,” Perry continued. “We’ve got a great union. There is absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what may come out of that? So. But Texas is a very unique place and we’re a pretty independent lot to boot.”

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The Gadasil vaccine Perry tried to “force” on Texas girls?
Dead issue.
He never tried to force it.
There was an opt out. It was up to parents to choose
Always.

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Trans Texas Hiway?
Dead issue.
If that’s the worst he’s done, I can live with it.
I just want someone who can kick the Marxist/Muslim usurper’s sorry a$$ out of our White House!!

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Bilderberg member?
Dead issue.
Governor Perry attended one meeting in 2007.
Many prominent Americans have attended these meeting.
That does NOT mean they are members or agree with their ‘agenda’- whatever that is.
Some who attended in the past: Ford, Eisenhower, Gates

Why NOT attend if invited? I would want to know what in the heck they are all about and what they are up to.

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>Americans WILL get it:
>Better looking
>Better record
>Rick Perry for President

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Hear Allen West explain eloquently why Muslims- all Muslims, are a danger to America in this short video;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkGQmCZjJ0k

We need a place for sensible men like Cain and West who understand the Muslim and illegal alien danger to America in the new Republican administration in 2012.

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49 posted on 07/19/2011 9:59:41 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

So you’re defending Perry by saying Reagan granted amnesty? And by the way, he also said amnesty was never to happen again. What part of never again did Rick Perry miss? Unlike Rick, Reagan did not love amnesty. Unlike Rick, Reagan believed in US sovereignty and had no desire to open our borders to the world because unlike Rick, Reagan was a conservative.

There are few things on this earth worse than these amnesty RINOs who, just like Romneybots, use Ronald Reagan’s name to support their RINO candidate’s progressive acts.


50 posted on 07/19/2011 10:05:57 PM PDT by Waryone (RINOs, Elites, and Socialists - on the endangered list, soon to become extinct.)
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