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Rick Perry For President? Meet 24 Billionaires Who've Backed Him
Forbes ^ | July 20, 2011 | Clare O'Connor

Posted on 07/20/2011 12:28:59 PM PDT by Clairity

In a federal race like the presidency, each donor can only give $2,500 per candidate. However, there's nothing stopping powerful 'bundlers' from collecting checks from their rich friends. President Obama is already taking advantage of these super - donors: billionaire Democrats including Penny Pritzker and Marc Benioff have already raised hundreds of thousands for the reelection campaign. Perry must be hoping his past billionaire donors will do the same. Per Texas state disclosure records:

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bilderbergers; billionaires; donors; elections; palin; perry; perry2012; rickperry
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Good! Why is it OK and "not newsworthy" when Obama, Pelosi and the like do it, but it's "wrong" when a Republican does it?

For someone to beat Obama, he/she needs to be able to raise as much money as Obama,to be able to counter the lies the Dems will spread in ads that spam the airwaves, and that takes money.

Billionaires are the ones who invest that results in jobs. As Wynn said recently, Obama is destroying the economy.

1 posted on 07/20/2011 12:29:02 PM PDT by Clairity
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To: Clairity; af_vet_rr
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
2 posted on 07/20/2011 12:30:54 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Clairity

El Presidente Mexicano Vincent Fox just loves Perry...

Rick Perry thanked by Vicente Fox for illegals in-state tuition.

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

Perry Supports Guest Worker Program


3 posted on 07/20/2011 12:33:41 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Sure, you are smarter than all those billionaires who really care about the business climate, jobs, and economic growth.


4 posted on 07/20/2011 12:34:00 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: SoConPubbie

Just last week some unfortunate fool posted a vanity that suggested that we should all support Mitt Romney because he’s rich.

He got a rightful FR beatdown.


5 posted on 07/20/2011 12:34:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Clairity

Ricky Ricardo Perry, another ‘Texan’ who will not do a thing about those ‘illegals’ coming into our United States of America!


6 posted on 07/20/2011 12:34:10 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: Clairity
"Lucy! Those were not 'intruders' in our house! They were merely "undocumented" guests!"


7 posted on 07/20/2011 12:40:11 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: Clairity

just serves to reinforce my fears about Perry (touched off by the whole Gardisil incident) that he can be bought.

He seems to say all the right things, but, you know....Follow the Money.


8 posted on 07/20/2011 12:41:21 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Clairity
For someone to beat Obama, he/she needs to be able to raise as much money as Obama...

So your logic is whoever can raise the most money should be our candidate? "I don't think so, Tim". You've just lowered my opinion of Perry with this post.

9 posted on 07/20/2011 12:44:55 PM PDT by McGruff (Don't go wobbly on me now GOP leadership)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
my fears about Perry (touched off by the whole Gardisil incident) that he can be bought.

Perry, along with many in the Texas legislature at that time received a Merck campaign donation of $6,000.

As one FReeper put it, (paraphrased) "$6,000. wouldn't even get you in the handshake line, much less buy a bill".

10 posted on 07/20/2011 12:54:12 PM PDT by Texan
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To: SoConPubbie
El Presidente Mexicano Vincent Fox just loves Perry

So does Sarah Palin who has stated that Rick Perry "walks the walk of a true conservative".

11 posted on 07/20/2011 12:57:32 PM PDT by jla
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To: jla
So does Sarah Palin who has stated that Rick Perry "walks the walk of a true conservative".

Nice generalization, however, Sarah came out strong in favor of AZ1070 and has stated unequivocally that she wants a Physical fence built along the southern border.

Two policy position issues that tell you whether someone is Open Borders or not.

Like I said, nice try at providing cover for Perry by an association, however, Perry will live or die (politically speaking) on his own record.
12 posted on 07/20/2011 1:02:02 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

How did I just know the tag team of PDS coyotes would be here? Cause it had PERRY in the headline and the Perry Derangement Syndrome made you do it or was it the talking points memo from ronpaul headquarters?


13 posted on 07/20/2011 1:03:45 PM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: Clairity
Sure, you are smarter than all those billionaires who really care about the business climate, jobs, and economic growth.

Are you talking about the billionaires supporting Obama?

14 posted on 07/20/2011 1:04:32 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: SoConPubbie

Perry will live or die (politically speaking) on his own record.


Hopefully that will be the way the eventual nominee is chosen based upon their record or lack thereof.


15 posted on 07/20/2011 1:06:56 PM PDT by deport
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To: Clairity
Perry ready to hang out with Billionaires:


16 posted on 07/20/2011 1:10:07 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: jla

Call it denial. No accountability for her. Shill for McCain, Perry, Carly. It is all forgotten.

But if anybody else has a transgression, they are taken to the mat.

http://www.rickperry.org/palin-letter


17 posted on 07/20/2011 1:11:45 PM PDT by dforest
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To: indylindy
Support for both Juan and Perry?

THAT could be a problem. (No representative that one could elect would, in fact, be one's true representative.)

If you want something done your way, you have to pretty much do it yourself. (Just sayin')

18 posted on 07/20/2011 1:16:15 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Clairity
Perry is the answer. I think he will cream King Obama. I would like to see Palin as VP and given the task of destroying the communists Democratic Party. They need to be crush for good.
19 posted on 07/20/2011 1:16:37 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: SoConPubbie
Correct. My impression of Rick Perry is only a little better than my impression of Mitt Romney or George Bush-- they might be nice guys. But they are definitely RINO's. The fact that Sarah Palin was courteous to him means nothing more than the fact that she was also courteous to Juan McCain.

RINO's are welcome on the conservative bus. But they should be pushing from behind and not driving.

IOW, the same role which they assign to conservatives.

20 posted on 07/20/2011 1:19:32 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Paladin2

I got ya. But we are also known by the company we keep. It isn’t possible to be able to know everyone we associate with. The best you can do is not make the same mistakes over and over.


21 posted on 07/20/2011 1:20:45 PM PDT by dforest
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To: McGruff

My congressman defeated an incumbent democrat on less than half the money raised by democrats. $8 million raised by democrats vs $3.5 million raised by the GOP.

The “conventional wisdom” house of cards is collapsing.


22 posted on 07/20/2011 1:21:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek
Just last week some unfortunate fool posted a vanity that suggested that we should all support Mitt Romney because he’s rich.

It does make about as much sense as supporting Rick Perry because he has a lot of billionaire friends, doesn't it?

23 posted on 07/20/2011 1:22:33 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Clairity

These billionaires better step it up if Perry runs or they won’t be billionaires for much longer


24 posted on 07/20/2011 1:24:06 PM PDT by PMAS
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To: Clairity

Pleased to meet you Mr. Billionaires, glad you could make it.


25 posted on 07/20/2011 1:30:32 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Guess I’m just not impressed with people who are for sale and see the presidency as something that can be bought.

Just the other day someone was covering for Steve Wynn by saying that he’s just covering his bases by supporting both democrats and republicans. In my opinion, they shouldn’t see giving to either side as advantageous.


26 posted on 07/20/2011 1:31:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: SoConPubbie
Sarah Palin doesn't live on the border of Mexico. She has no idea what the hell she is talking about when she makes that statement.

By the way, Palin joined a bunch of Democrats in Alaska to pass basically a windfall tax on oil companies because she said "the Alaska Constitution states Alaska's resources are the people's"

Really? So who is providing all those high paying jobs to the citizens of Alaska and why oh why was there not a tax on the fishing industry? Big money in fishing going to a handful of boat owners.

How can she say Obama shouldn't put a windfall on "Big Oil" but she can and I wonder how her husband would have appreciated a nice big tax on his livelihood, fishing Alaska's waters for an Alaskan natural resource to sell for profit.

27 posted on 07/20/2011 1:37:37 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: normy
Sarah Palin doesn't live on the border of Mexico. She has no idea what the hell she is talking about when she makes that statement.

Sorry, Red Herring.

You don't have to live on the border to know how to deal with this issue. Two things need to be done to deal with this very effectively and Sarah is in support of both of them and Rick Perry is against both of them:

1. At the Federal Level: Physical fence along the complete border.
2. At the State Level: Implement laws like AZ1070.
28 posted on 07/20/2011 1:40:57 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: normy; Al B.; gov_bean_ counter
By the way, Palin joined a bunch of Democrats in Alaska to pass basically a windfall tax on oil companies because she said "the Alaska Constitution states Alaska's resources are the people's"

Well, the Alaska Constitution does say that. Is states that the resources are the property not of the state, but of the citizens of the state. Pretty simple concept.
29 posted on 07/20/2011 1:43:54 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

So you and Palin would put a fence on our side of Texas/Mexico border thus limiting American and Texan access to the Rio Grande. That’s why in Texas, it’s a stupid idea. Bottom line.I won’t cede Texas property or American property to Mexico.


30 posted on 07/20/2011 1:44:52 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Good, then Palin should have put a windfall on the logging and fishing industries too.
31 posted on 07/20/2011 1:46:14 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: normy; Al B.; gov_bean_ counter
and why oh why was there not a tax on the fishing industry? Big money in fishing going to a handful of boat owners.

How can she say Obama shouldn't put a windfall on "Big Oil" but she can and I wonder how her husband would have appreciated a nice big tax on his livelihood, fishing Alaska's waters for an Alaskan natural resource to sell for profit.


I don't know, you'd have to ask Governor Palin, and the Republicans and Democrats who supported the bill and voted for it.

BTW, you do know that the bill passed by I believe a margin of 59 to 1, right?

So trying to use the statement she teamed up with Democrats as some type of knock on her is rather ineffective and falls into the area of propaganda.
32 posted on 07/20/2011 1:46:36 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: normy
So you and Palin would put a fence on our side of Texas/Mexico border thus limiting American and Texan access to the Rio Grande. That’s why in Texas, it’s a stupid idea. Bottom line.I won’t cede Texas property or American property to Mexico.

Yes I would, but you are putting up another Red Herring, because you could have a fence on our side of the Rio Grande and still give access to American Citizens to the River.

It is not an either/or situation.
33 posted on 07/20/2011 1:48:25 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: normy
You just stated what I have been thinking about a physical border fence. It would restrict Texans, their cattle and our game animals from that water. I am not suggesting we do nothing and I am not suggesting I have a plan but that land right up to the center of the Rio Grande belongs to Texans.
34 posted on 07/20/2011 1:51:03 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: SoConPubbie

So she did team up with Dems and passed a bill taxing job creators in the natural resource industries(just not all, like Todd’s business) and then quit after doing it, retiring with an 80% approval rating halfway through her first term by giving $1200 dollar checks out. How conservative of her, oh and she thinks ceding the Rio Grand to the Mexicans is a fine idea, at least according to you.


35 posted on 07/20/2011 1:51:53 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Here's what he said in Mexico city:

“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.”

Not speaking specifically about any particular bill.

“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.”

Sound to me like he wants to allow more workers to come from Mexico legally. Again shifting the focus to Washington.

Hispanics are miffed at obama because he hasn't delivered on his campaign promises and has deported nearly a million.

Might be a good time for a border Governor to take the lead?

36 posted on 07/20/2011 1:54:30 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: Ditter
I don't suggest do nothing either and I think if Arizona or New Mexico want a fence, go for it but to have people 3000 miles away tell us a border fence in Texas is a must or your some open borders Rino is what comes out a bulls ass.
37 posted on 07/20/2011 1:57:29 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: The Bronze Titan

He’s not Cuban, duffus

He just this year signed into law a voter ID measure and requirement of proof of citizenship to get a TX DL.

That’s a couple of *things* .


38 posted on 07/20/2011 1:58:28 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: Vigilanteman
Correct. My impression of Rick Perry is only a little better than my impression of Mitt Romney or George Bush-- they might be nice guys. But they are definitely RINO's. The fact that Sarah Palin was courteous to him means nothing more than the fact that she was also courteous to Juan McCain.

Hight accurate and sensible interpretation of the facts.

Just because Sarah didn't call PRIC Rick something along the lines of "windsock" doesn't make it so. That is just Sarah being a smart team leader.

.

39 posted on 07/20/2011 2:01:05 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Ditter

If the people up north wanting a fence want it bad enough we would have to build it in Mexico and form a demilitarized zone and risk war and sanctions.


40 posted on 07/20/2011 2:02:15 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Clairity
"Sure, you are smarter than all those billionaires who really care about the business climate, jobs, and economic growth."

I think they're probably more excited about being able to loot the public coffers if their sock-puppet Perry gets in. Nobody sinks that much money into a candidate without expecting some direct ROI.

What these people care about is their own bottom line. When what is good for their own personal bottom line very often runs contrary to what is good for the rest of the us.
41 posted on 07/20/2011 2:17:52 PM PDT by CowboyJay
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To: wolfcreek

You’ve left out the portions of his speech where he stated in no uncertain terms that those undocumented workers needed to be legalized.

Please include all fo the facts.


42 posted on 07/20/2011 2:22:07 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: CowboyJay

What, are you opposed to economic feudalism? Billionaires are like Grand Dukes aren’t they, or are they Counts....


43 posted on 07/20/2011 2:23:24 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
"just serves to reinforce my fears about Perry (touched off by the whole Gardisil incident) that he can be bought. He seems to say all the right things, but, you know....Follow the Money."

Oh yeah. Bilderberger Boy, Rick Perry has billionaire backers alright. The Bilderberger elites like Rockefeller, Bill Gates, et.al is funding this phony. He's been bought big time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90jfQrb4wAE&feature=related

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44 posted on 07/20/2011 2:23:59 PM PDT by abcc2011 (Christian and conservative.)
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To: normy
So she did team up with Dems and passed a bill taxing job creators in the natural resource industries(just not all, like Todd’s business) and then quit after doing it, retiring with an 80% approval rating halfway through her first term by giving $1200 dollar checks out. How conservative of her, oh and she thinks ceding the Rio Grand to the Mexicans is a fine idea, at least according to you.

The bill passed 59 to 1.

You do realize that means ALL of the republicans backed her bill, right?

And those $1200 dollar checks you are referencing was the same thing as a Tax Rebate, so yes, it was very conservative of her.

With regards to possible inequities concerning how Natural Resources are taxed/not taxed, you might want to ask all the Republicans who voted for the bill or maybe the citizens of Alaska, or the Supreme Court of Alaska.

Nobody seems to be unhappy about the bill except you, the Left-Wing press who thin they have an issue, and the supporters of other GOP candidates who think they have a gotcha against Sarah Palin.

The citizens of Alaska and the congressmen/congresswomen who represented them all seemed happy with the bill.

If there was such an issue as you make it out to be, don't you think there would have been a lot of noise made about it in the Alaska State Houses, the Supreme Court of AK, or the Alaskan Media?
45 posted on 07/20/2011 2:28:10 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Please provide complete link?


46 posted on 07/20/2011 2:31:30 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: jla; dusttoyou; cripplecreek; Clarity
From the Article, Harold Simmons is one of those Billionaires that has donated $600,000.

The Harold Simmons Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Simmons financial empire. Two of Simmons' daughters, Serena Simmons Connelly and Lisa Simmons Epstein, are its administrators. The foundation supports the causes of immigration rights, campaign reform, prison reform, handgun control, and reproductive rights.[129] The contributions to the presidential bids of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama made by Serena Simmons Connelly were privately made, not funded by the foundation.[130]
47 posted on 07/20/2011 2:36:09 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Are these suppose to make me dislike Governor Perry or continue to support him?

Or are they something you got from copy and pasting someone elses info?


48 posted on 07/20/2011 2:37:18 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: SoConPubbie

Muckety.com is usually pretty good for finding the kind of things these folks support.


49 posted on 07/20/2011 2:40:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: wolfcreek

They are facts.

Facts that some of Perry’s supporters would rather not have as part of the discussion and vetting process of Perry.


50 posted on 07/20/2011 2:50:15 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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