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Perry Surges to Second Place in Two National Polls
Real Clear Politics ^ | July 22, 2011 | Caitlin Huey-Burns

Posted on 07/22/2011 3:04:27 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

With speculation mounting as to whether Rick Perry will make a White House run, two national polls released Friday morning show the Texas governor within close reach of front-runner Mitt Romney.

The Massachusetts governor edges Perry by 16 percent to 14 percent, in a CNN/ORC International survey and by 17 percent to 14 percent in a Fox News poll. The CNN survey shows an increased enthusiasm for a Perry presidential bid. In May, only 40 percent of Republican respondents wanted him to jump into the candidate pool, a number that's now risen to 50 percent. Fifty-five percent want former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to run and 54 percent want former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to enter the race, but Perry has higher net support (the difference between those who want him to run and those who don't) for the GOP nod.

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The CNN/ORC International poll surveyed 455 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents July 18-20 with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points. The Fox News survey was conducted jointly by Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R) July 18-19. It polled 904 registered voters with a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 07/22/2011 3:04:31 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Perry surges:


2 posted on 07/22/2011 3:06:02 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

We’re going to have to see Katy Perry’s mug on every presidential primary discussion for the next year and half, aren’t we? :)


3 posted on 07/22/2011 3:07:40 PM PDT by ilgipper (political rhetoric is no substitute for competence (Thomas Sowell))
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To: ilgipper
Not much discussion, more like a pimping session.

I forgot to note that Perry seems to have surged in 2 place(s).

4 posted on 07/22/2011 3:09:50 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ilgipper

Uuuuhhhh, you looked at her “mug?”.....LOL


5 posted on 07/22/2011 3:12:13 PM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: Paladin2

Nice to see a Perry not pushing Gardasil.


6 posted on 07/22/2011 3:12:40 PM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Perry is now solidly ahead of Romney on Intrade at 35%-28% with everyone else in the single digits.


7 posted on 07/22/2011 3:16:11 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

When one can overlook the BS in the media and even here then it is obvious Perry is the man.


8 posted on 07/22/2011 3:18:10 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: TexasFreeper2009

GO RICK!!!! he is the ONLY one, so far, that has ANY chance of beating Obama.....the rest are “John McCains”.


9 posted on 07/22/2011 3:22:58 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Oh, great. Another John McCain. This one from Texas.


10 posted on 07/22/2011 3:25:32 PM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: Ann Archy
GO RICK!!!! he is the ONLY one, so far, that has ANY chance of beating Obama.....the rest are “John McCains”.

Yea, let's just ignore all the polls saying any generic GOP Presidential Candidate can beat Obama, only the Open Borders Fraud Perry has a chance! <\HEAVY SARCASM>

And for all the rest being so-called John McCain, Perry has stated the following and done the following with respect to Illegal Immigration:



July, 2001 - Address to the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce, regarding DREAM Act, Rewarding Illegal Immigrants
http://governor.state.tx.us/news/speech/10672/
Higher education should be open to all, not just an elite few. It must be responsive to the needs of our growing and changing population, and it must continue to push the envelope of excellence and innovation.

That growing and changing population includes children of undocumented workers, young boys and girls that we serve in our public schools because it is the right thing to do.

I believe it is time they get the same treatment in our colleges and universities. I signed House Bill 1403 so that young Texans who graduated from our public schools, regardless of their immigration status, will be able to pay in-state tuition and take part in the Texas Dream.

We want bright, new Texans to stay here, and contribute great things to our future.

We also want to ensure Texans of all backgrounds participate in graduate and professional degree programs. A new law I signed will ensure that graduate schools give weight to socio-economic conditions of applicants seeking entry into their schools, not just test scores. That is good public policy that will make a difference for Texans from all walks of life.


August, 2001, on Mexican Trucks, Bi-National Health Insurance, Open Borders, DREAM Act
http://governor.state.tx.us/news/speech/10688/
The fruits of NAFTA have just begun to ripen. At the same time, we must not allow the roots of the tree to become poisoned. The NAFTA agreement not only signaled a new era of economic possibility, but a new era of bi-national cooperation. That is why it is wrong, and inherently detrimental to our relationship with Mexico for the U.S. Congress to pursue a protectionist policy that forbids Mexican trucks from U.S. roadways. It is bad public policy, and it violates the terms of the NAFTA agreement we agreed to. Mexican trucks that meet our safety standards should be given the same access to U.S. roads as our Canadian neighbors to the north.

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.

Today, as we look to the south, we see a rising sun. It is perched above a people whose best days are in front of them. Let us endeavor to make the most of this new day through a new dialogue. Let us work together to combat disease, expand trade and provide educational opportunities. If we do, there are no limits to what we can accomplish for the betterment of all of our citizens. Thank you, and God bless you.


June, 2002, Addressing LULAC
http://governor.state.tx.us/news/speech/10785/
John Hernandez, it’s good to see you as well… and it’s good to once again be in the company of men and women who do so much for our state – Texans who build local businesses and create new jobs…who do important work in our communities…who know the importance of strong families and vibrant neighborhoods…the proud, talented and dedicated members of the League of United Latin American Citizens.

Ever since the founders of this organization first gathered in Corpus Christi 73 years ago, LULAC has been a force for greater empowerment, compassionate citizenship and social progress.

I want to commend our honorees this evening who have upheld the tradition of LULAC through a devotion to service. Actions speak louder than words, and your actions for Texas have spoken volumes.

With the political season upon us, some have asked me whether I would be willing to debate my opponent in Spanish. But I believe Spanish is too beautiful a language for Texans to suffer through an hour of me speaking it. I’m still working through “ser y estar.”


July, 2002, Support of No Child Left Behind
http://governor.state.tx.us/news/press-release/4392/
Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige announced today that Texas’ No Child Left Behind implementation plan has received federal approval. The approval clears the way for almost $400 million in new federal funding, moving the governor’s education plan a step closer to the classroom.

“Texas was a model for President Bush’s No Child Left Behind legislation, and we continue to lead the nation in innovative solutions to improve our schools,” Perry said. “The U.S. Department of Education’s stamp of approval means we can move forward with our plan to improve early childhood education, dropout prevention, teaching excellence, science education and our schools’ use of technology.”


November, 2003 on a border wall and guest workers
http://governor.state.tx.us/news/press-release/5015/
The long-term answer to the immigration challenges that confront us is not the building of structural barriers to keep people out, but the removal of economic barriers that keep people from experiencing opportunity and prosperity. When we allow for the free flow of commerce, energy and ideas, jobs and opportunity are created on both sides of our shared border.

Let me say something about the migrant workers who cross our border to work: They provide a real value to our economy and Texas benefits from the contributions they make. I will support reforms to our guest worker laws that allow migrant workers to contribute to our economy so long as the security of our border is in no way compromised.


January, 2004 - Support of guest workers
http://governor.state.tx.us/news/press-release/4310/
“During my visit with President Fox last November, I reaffirmed my support for a guest worker program that balances our two countries’ economic realities along with the need for homeland security. President Bush’s proposal reflects those goals.

June, 2005 - Address to LULAC State Convention
http://governor.state.tx.us/news/speech/10134/
Thank you, Roger (Rocha), for those kind words and for your leadership of a distinguished organization that is continuing to have a profound impact all across this state... ...the League of United Latino American Citizens.

I am always honored to be with men and women who are committed to building a future of unlimited opportunity for every Texan...
...where jobs are abundant...
...where families and communities are strong...
...and where every individual...
...regardless of the neighborhood they come from, or the sound of their last name...
...is empowered to control their own destiny.

Texas has come a long way in the march towards greater opportunity and empowerment in the 76 years since LULAC was founded.


December, 2006 - Speaking out against walled borders, in favor of open borders and guest workers
http://governor.state.tx.us/news/speech/9984/
We have just concluded an election year that was heavy on immigration rhetoric and light on comprehensive solutions. Divisive appeals do nothing to solve problems even if they do score temporary political points. It is time Washington got one of the central messages of this election: when it comes to immigration and border security- get the job done! We cannot wall off the border and solve anything. Strategic fencing in certain urban areas to direct the flow of traffic makes sense, but building a wall across the entire border is a preposterous idea. Imagine the sheriff of Presidio County, Danny Dominguez, and his four or five deputies patrolling 130 miles of a border wall. The only thing a wall would most certainly accomplish is an increase in the ladder making industry.

Washington needs to seek real solutions that protect our economy that take migrant workers out of the shadows by giving then an ID and allowing them to cross freely, and that at the same time recognizes the rule of law and the importance of not rewarding those who break our laws. Our economy is impacted greatly by migrant workers. Let’s create a guest worker program that takes those workers off the black market and that legitimizes their economic contributions without doing the same for their citizenship. I would rather know who it is that crosses our border legally to work, than not know who it is that crosses our border illegally to work. We can have immigration reform that doesn’t compromise our security, and we can have security that doesn’t compromise our economy. That’s my goal, and it is time Washington shared it.


December, 2006, on deporting illegals, supporting guest workers
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.

January, 2007 - Oath of Office Address, Guest Workers
http://governor.state.tx.us/news/press-release/2305/
Perry addressed the divisive issue of border security and immigration by quoting the prophet Isaiah: “come now, and let us reason together.” “We are both a nation of laws and immigrants; the former protect us, the latter enrich us,” Perry said. “We must secure the border with manpower, not unmanned walls. We must have a guest-worker program that recognizes the economic contributions of foreign workers and the desperate conditions that bring them here.

February, 2007 - Guest Workers
http://governor.state.tx.us/news/speech/29/
A guest worker program recognizes the contributions of foreign workers and captures their income in our tax system, ensuring they contribute to the public services we provide them. And a guest worker program will help us know who crosses our border legally rather than not knowing who crosses our border illegally. Illegal immigration is a problem felt deeply by Texas, while too often ignored by Washington.

February, 2007 - LULAC Gala, selling State Lottery to fund healthcare for the uninsured
http://governor.state.tx.us/news/speech/5556/
Thank you. I am so honored to be with you, the distinguished membership of a group that fights for equal opportunities and envisions a Texas that is ample in opportunity. It is good to see so many legislators, including several honorees tonight, Senator Zaffirini, Representative Gallego, Representative Noriega and Representative Anchia. They are good and decent Texans. Even though we don’t share a party, I am proud to serve by their side. I am particularly proud of another one of your honorees because he and I spent a year together traveling Texas as he served as my administrative assistant. Now he is the leading voice for the Texas Motor Transportation Association, John Esparza. If only his Red Raiders would stop beating my Aggies the world would be perfect.

It was nearly 80 years ago when a national movement began in Corpus Christi, they called themselves the League of United Latin American Citizens. Today, their vision is alive and well, and you are the living embodiment of it. And while we have a ways to go in tearing down barriers to opportunity, I have never felt better about the future of Texas because this is a state that welcomes all and includes all. And anything is possible in Texas for those who study hard, work hard and aspire to succeed.


One of the best ways to improve our economy is to improve access to health insurance for our workers. We have two million working Texans with a family income below 40,000 who are uninsured. They are just one accident, one bad diagnosis away from financial ruin. I believe we must use our moment of prosperity to ensure their long-term fiscal and physical health. I have proposed the sale of the Texas lottery for one reason and one reason only: to invest in our future. With a conservative estimate of $14 billion from such a sale, we could create a trust fund for the uninsured that would generate close to a quarter billion dollars every year in perpetuity. This is money that could provide premium assistance for private and employer-sponsored policies.

February, 2007 - Sale of State Lottery, to help insure the uninsured
Note: This was proposed in part by Phil Gramm, who wanted his company to help the state sell the lottery, and his company just so happened to have hired Rick Perry's son
http://governor.state.tx.us/news/press-release/2288/
Additionally, $270 million in annual trust fund earnings is proposed to create a premium assistance program for the uninsured. More than 2 million uninsured Texans are below 200 percent of the federal poverty limit. Perry’s proposed “Healthier Texas” program would help individuals purchase health insurance through employer-based programs or private plans.

March, 2007 - Sale of the state lottery to help insure the uninsured
http://governor.state.tx.us/news/speech/9365/
I have also proposed using proceeds from the sale of the lottery to provide insurance to more than a half million working Texans.

August, 2007 - Trip to Mexico City, responding to reporters
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5090944.html
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.

August, 2007 - Trip to Mexico, response to reporters, anger at wall, need for illegal immigrants
http://www.reuters.com/article/2007/08/28/mexico-texas-idUSN2827524820070828
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.

"If you show up illegally, without your card or you're here as a criminal element, I'm 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."

Congress failed to pass a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws in June despite heavy lobbying by President George W. Bush.

Following the reform failure, Washington is concentrating on border enforcement -- building a security fence along the Mexican border, deporting undocumented immigrants and trying to prevent companies from hiring illegal migrants.

Perry, a Republican, said it was important to separate immigration from security issues, which Texas has dealt with on its stretch of the Mexican border by deploying more guards.

"We know how to deal with border security, and you don't do it by building a fence," Perry said, ahead of a meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderon.


October, 2007 - Perry on a pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, pro-gun control candidate for President of the United States:
http://web.archive.org/web/20080228054735/http://www.joinrudy2008.com/article/missed/908
The time that we’ve spent together, whether it’s been on the phone or it’s been face-to-face, I’ve asked him some tough questions. I’ve looked him in his eye as he answered. I studied his positions. And I will tell you I have been highly impressed with his record. I’ve taken the measure of a man. And I believe that without a doubt or reservation that Rudy Giuliani is the most capable, the most prepared individual of either party to be the next President of the United States. He is the best of a strong field of Republican candidates and I’m proud to proclaim my support of his campaign. So I am proud to introduce to you America’s Mayor, a proven fiscal conservative, a leader who gets things done and the best hope of our nation’s future.

April, 2010 - On Arizona-style legislation to deal with illegal immigrants
http://governor.state.tx.us/news/press-release/14574/
"Recently, there has been much debate over immigration policy in Washington and what has been implemented in Arizona. 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.

11 posted on 07/22/2011 3:27:53 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Ann Archy
SARAH AND RICK AMERICA'S DYNAMIC DUO ....
12 posted on 07/22/2011 3:28:04 PM PDT by flat
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To: Ann Archy

The RINO Perry has NO CHANCE.

Read the article which admits,
“But the Texan doesn’t yet appear to be
a strong candidate against Barack Obama.
In a head-to-head matchup,
the Fox News poll found the
president tops Perry,
47 percent to 37 percent.”

THAT is why the MSM wants Perry. No Chance.


13 posted on 07/22/2011 3:29:13 PM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: Ann Archy
SARAH AND RICK AMERICA'S DYNAMIC DUO ....
14 posted on 07/22/2011 3:30:22 PM PDT by flat
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To: Diogenesis

Idiocy.....who is YOUR candidate, Ron Paul??


15 posted on 07/22/2011 3:30:31 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Paladin2

I bet Katy would poll as well as Rick.


16 posted on 07/22/2011 3:44:39 PM PDT by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: Paladin2

I bet Katy would poll as well as Rick.


17 posted on 07/22/2011 3:44:56 PM PDT by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: ilgipper

18 posted on 07/22/2011 3:47:26 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Good Hair!


19 posted on 07/22/2011 3:48:15 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Kandy Atz
On the Harry poll, Perry polled BELOW Allahpundit and Krauthammer.

Click here for HARRY info

20 posted on 07/22/2011 3:48:51 PM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: Paladin2

Your posts give me a couple of more reasons to click on Perry posts.


21 posted on 07/22/2011 4:00:58 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Diogenesis

So anyone who is behind Obama in a single poll has ‘no chance’?

OK, that’s .... everybody except “Generic Republican”.

You keep bashing and bashing. Who are you FOR?


22 posted on 07/22/2011 4:01:51 PM PDT by WOSG (Cut the spending!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I think Sarah needs to decide sooner than later.


23 posted on 07/22/2011 4:24:26 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: SoConPubbie

NICE post!!

Yeah, I feel about Perry like I do about Romney ... NO WAY RINO!


24 posted on 07/22/2011 4:26:12 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: flat
Thanks for downloading that to your own photobucket account and not hotlinking it, I appreciate it! :)

Here's another version for you, Enjoy!...

Photobucket

25 posted on 07/22/2011 4:30:30 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: SoConPubbie; Ann Archy
Ann Archy GO RICK!!!! he is the ONLY one, so far, that has ANY chance of beating Obama.....the rest are “John McCains”. .... Ann Archy

Yea, let's just ignore all the polls saying any generic GOP Presidential Candidate can beat Obama, .... SoConPubbie

A (not "ANY" ..... "A" .... ) "generic Republican" can beat Obama just as long as the GOP is not downright stupid about it.

The American voters are still open minded about a possible GOP candidate but you, SoConPubbie, are expecting them to be open minded to the point that their brains fall out.

Will ANY Republican beat Obama?

No.

Will a Republican that is a former pizza chain CEO and has never won an election in his life (Cain) beat Obama?

No. It would be another Alan Keyes bloodbath.

Will a Republican that 72% of ALL voters in a Feberuary FOX News poll said that they believed would NOT be a good President (Palin) beat Obama?

No. It would be another Joe Miller bloodbath. (Who, despite Sarah Palin's support and the GOP nomination, lost Palin's home State U.S. Senate seat to a WRITE-IN candidate with a hard to spell name.)

Will a Republican that has ZERO executive experience in either the private sector or the public sector and is on video tape claimimg that is is her religious duty to God to be "submissive" to a lisping husband when he tells her to do something (even if she does not want to do it) be entrusted with the Nuclear Button?

No. It would be another Christine O'Donnell bloodbath.

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Bachmann:(At 1:25) Michele Bachmann tells a megachurch audience that she did what Marcus Bacmann told her to do, regarding her post graduate education, even though she did not want to do it, because she says it is her religious duty to be "submissive" to Marcus Bachmann


Marcus Bachmann: Finger on the Nuclear Button by Submissive Religious Proxy

FOX News Poll (February 7-9, 2011)

Question 3: I am going to read you a list of names. Tell me if you think that person would make a good President or not.

Sarah Palin:

.................YES.........NO.......DK.....Never heard of

ALL...........23%.......72%.........4%.......1%

Dem ...........7%........87%........5%.......1%

Rep ...........40%.......56%.......3%.......1%

Ind ...........25%........69%.......3%.......1%

26 posted on 07/22/2011 4:44:52 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: smoothsailing

Perry is a Gardasil pushing RINO.
With this and his open border problem,
NO SALE for Mitt’s and Rove’s trojan horse.


27 posted on 07/22/2011 4:46:24 PM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: Diogenesis
Perry is a Gardasil pushing RINO. With this and his open border problem, NO SALE for Mitt’s and Rove’s trojan horse

Same tired old crap, huh?

If Rick Perry puts a size 12 Texas boot up Obama's ass and kicks him back to Maui, then Rick Perry can spray Guardasil from cropdusters over the Rio Grande as far as I'm concerned!

28 posted on 07/22/2011 5:01:58 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Ann Archy; All

“GO RICK!!!! he is the ONLY one, so far, that has ANY chance of beating Obama.....the rest are “John McCains”.”

I submit you are wrong. Forget the stupid pollsters. Just about anyone picked to run for the GOP can and will beat Obama. So, it may as well be a pure conservative. I started looking into Perry and realized he isn’t so pure. The man endorse Rudy in 2008.....that shows a clear lack of judgement. I was open towards him running before, but I wished he would stay out now. More and more I’m leaning towards Bachmann, Palin, or Santorum. I want an unwaivering social conservative this is also a fiscal conservative.


29 posted on 07/22/2011 5:04:09 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: ilgipper

no, whoever decided a month or so back to put Katy pics on threads hasn’t been diligent.

I have steve perry, matthew perry, joe perry pix, but apparently those are spam.

but links to old Free Republic threads are not, so that’s what you get from me.

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Quality Free Republic Perry Links : 2007 (Part I - Gardasil)
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Downright eerie how Perry’s people talked about Merck product on same day Merck gave Perry money
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1790722/posts
I wonder how many people actually believe it when the governor’s office says it was just a coincidence that the drug company Merck
donated $5,000 to Rick Perry’s campaign on the same day Perry’s people discussed Merck’s HPV vaccine.

Perry orders anti-cancer vaccine for schoolgirls
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1778223/posts
I find it to be a huge intrusion by goverment to MANDATE that any American be injected with ANYTHING.

Gov Perry’s HPV vaccination order angers pro-family group
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1780119/posts
I held my nose and voted for him the last election, The last time I will ever vote for the least evil.

Passed Signed Into Law (Texas Legislature)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1841432/posts
PASSED, BECOMING LAW WITHOUT SIGNATURE
Cervical Cancer Vaccine: Blocks state officials from following Gov. Rick Perry’s order requiring the vaccine against the
human papillomavirus for sixth-grade girls. The vaccine protects against strains of the sexually transmitted virus
that cause most cases of cervical cancer.

(Vanity) Gardasil and the Reproductive Rights Agenda
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1786731/posts
Today, Texas governor Rick Perry signed the order requiring this vaccination.

Injecting Speed - Why the rush to require the HPV vaccine?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1788355/posts
Texas Gov. Rick Perry skipping the debate entirely this month by issuing an executive order which, he insists, cannot be repealed by the legislature.

Mandating Gardasil: A Gross Infringement On Parental Rights
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1782135/posts
In a statement released Jan 22, the American College of Pediatrics noted that mandating Gardasil
for school attendance “is a serious, precedent-setting action” replacing parental medical decision making with government regulations.
Likewise, Focus on the Family warned last year, that state officials, not parents, would become the
primary sexual-health decision makers for America’s children

Merck’s [HPV] vaccine tied to 3 deaths [Company lobbied states for shots to be required]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1840290/posts
Texas Gov. Rick Perry in February issued an executive order requiring those vaccinations,
but the state legislature rescinded it, citing those concerns.


30 posted on 07/22/2011 5:16:05 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: Kandy Atz

Katy isn’t 35 yet.


31 posted on 07/22/2011 5:18:14 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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Git it on................

2012 Republican Presidential Nomination

2008 GOP Race on July 22, 2007 | 2008 GOP Final RCP Average

Polling Data

Poll Date Romney Bachmann Palin Perry Giuliani Paul Cain Gingrich Pawlenty Santorum Spread
RCP Average 7/5 - 7/20 22.3 13.5 12.4 11.3 11.0 7.8 6.5 5.2 2.8 2.0 Romney +8.8
CNN/Opinion Research 7/18 - 7/20 16 12 13 14 13 8 6 4 3 2 Romney +2
FOX News 7/17 - 7/19 17 10 9 14 9 9 5 4 2 2 Romney +3
ABC News/Wash Post 7/14 - 7/17 26 13 16 8 -- 7 7 4 2 2 Romney +10
NBC/WSJ 7/14 - 7/17 30 16 -- 11 -- 9 5 8 2 3 Romney +14
PPP (D) 7/15 - 7/17 20 16 12 11 -- 9 10 6 5 -- Romney +4
Quinnipiac 7/5 - 7/11 25 14 12 10 -- 5 6 5 3 1 Romney +11

32 posted on 07/22/2011 5:19:51 PM PDT by deport
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To: truthfreedom

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Quality Free Republic Perry Links : 2007 (Part II - Trans-Texas Corridor)
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Texas governor says Rendell’s transportation proposal has merit
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1825624/posts
Is it just me, or has Rick Perry jumped the shark as a “conservative?”

Toll Road firm alarms Texans with purchases
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1776878/posts
Likewise, several grass-roots groups in Texas are battling that state’s Republican governor, Rick Perry,
and his plan to convert existing freeways to toll roads and build a new toll road, the Trans-Texas Corridor,
that would stretch from the Mexican border to Oklahoma.

Texas toll-road debate still has miles to go
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1799241/posts
Rick Perry former Texas A&M cheerleader ping!
Gotta love the biggest RINO in Texas!
Perry is available to be VP if anyone should ask.
and he has nice hair.

Selling out the public interest (highway privatization)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1810726/posts
Putting aside the fact that the voters of Texas get no input on Perry’s decisions to sell off public roads,
with the contracts he’s signing with the European companies - if a highway is later built near any of the roads
they are acquiring/building, then the state has to pay very stiff “penalities”.


33 posted on 07/22/2011 5:23:41 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: Diogenesis
The RINO Perry has NO CHANCE...Fox News poll found the president tops Perry, 47 percent to 37 percent.”

He already within five of Obama in this week's Rasmussen poll despite the fact the Gallup poll indicates 45% of the country doesn't know who he is.

But, if the Fox News poll matters with Perry, why doesn't it matter when it shows Palin 21 points behind Obama?

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/us/general_election_palin_vs_obama-1169.html

Make up your mind now, does the poll matter or doesn't it?

34 posted on 07/22/2011 5:24:06 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: Kandy Atz
I bet Katy would poll as well as Rick.

Somehow I don't it:

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2012/election_2012_presidential_election/election_2012_obama_leads_perry_bachmann_by_single_digits

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that President Obama would enjoy a modest 44% to 39% lead over Texas Governor Rick Perry

In other words, Obama only leads because of name recognition.

35 posted on 07/22/2011 5:27:49 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: Sola Veritas
The man endorse Rudy in 2008.....that shows a clear lack of judgement.

But, Sarah Palin has endorsed Rick Perry. Don't you trust her to only support truly conservative candidates?

36 posted on 07/22/2011 5:29:54 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: smoothsailing; RINOs suck

Perry can’t win with conservatives.

He COULD address the problems and change,
but like Romney he probably will not.


37 posted on 07/22/2011 5:37:44 PM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: Diogenesis

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Quality Free Republic Perry Links : 2007 (Part III - TTC, Giuliani, Globalism)
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MEXICAN BORDER SMUGGLING AREAS: terrorist entry points; Texas-Mexico-Canada “trade road”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1920079/posts
Gov Perry and Giuliani are in business together. Perry also endorsed Giuliani’s campaign bid.

NAFTA Superhighway plans advance south
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1893859/posts
The official website of the Mexican northeastern state of Nuevo León contain multiple reports that José Natividad Gonzáles Parás,
governor of the Mexican state of Nuevo León, has actively discussed with numerous U.S. government officials,
including Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters and Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice, the extension of the Trans-Texas Corridor into Mexico to create what’s
called a “Trans North America Corridor.”

Bracewell & Giuliani (What’s a presidential candidate doing in Kazakhstan-a former Soviet state?)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1915600/posts
Bracewell & Giuliani represents a business consortium involved in the Trans-Texas Corridor,
a costly, high-profile toll road pushed by Perry and opposed by farmers and ranchers.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to endorse Rudy Giuliani at an early morning news conference, Giuliani campaign advisers confirmed.
Perry, who succeeded George W. Bush as governor, would be the first sitting governor to endorse Giuliani.

Canadian, US and Mexican Officials Held Secret Meeting on Integration
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1784157/posts
There are people like Rick Perry who are tasked with creating this atmosphere, and will fall on their political swords
at the absolutel last second to make sure everything still moves forward on this agenda...


38 posted on 07/22/2011 5:40:56 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: truthfreedom

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Quality Free Republic Perry Links : 2007 (Part IV - Bilderberg)
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Secretive Bilderberg meeting set for Turkey
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1842676/posts
Texas Gov. Rick Perry To Attend Bilderberg
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry is flying to Istanbul, Turkey, today to speak at the super-secret Bilderberg Conference,
a meeting of about 130 international leaders in business, media and politics.

Perry’s push for super highway raises conspiracy buzz
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1883116/posts
Perry’s push for the Trans-Texas Corridor super highway is part of a secret plan, the conspiracy theorists say,
to create the North American Union — a single nation consisting of Canada, Mexico and the United States with a currency called the Amero.
Perry enhanced the conspiracy buzz earlier this summer by traveling to Turkey to attend the secretive Bilderberg conference, which conspiracy
theorists believe is a cabal of international monied interests and power brokers pressing for globalization.
Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Lake Jackson was asked about the trip on the syndicated talk radio show
of Alex Jones in June. Paul said the trip was “a sign that he’s involved in the international conspiracy.”


39 posted on 07/22/2011 5:42:52 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: truthfreedom

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Quality Free Republic Perry Links : 2007 (Part V - Other)
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Perry says he supports in-state tuition for illegal immigrants(R - Gov Texas)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1766787/posts
Gov. Rick Perry said a state law allowing illegal immigrant students to pay in-state college tuition
serves a good purpose, and he will fight efforts to repeal the measure.

Texas Eminent Domain Bill Vetoed By Govenor Perry
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1852635/posts
“With this veto, Governor Perry has left every home, farm, ranch and small business owner vulnerable to the abuse of eminent domain,”
said Steven Anderson, director of the Institute for Justice’s Castle Coalition, a national grassroots
advocacy group committed to ending the private-to-private transfer of property using eminent domain.

Campaign to impeach Gov. Perry launched online
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1884086/posts
Perry’s an Rino. This will never happen, but it’ll be fun watching.

Senators: Perry evading law with expired appointments
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1889198/posts
“I think it’s a deliberate effort to expand the powers of the governor,” he said. “I think it smacks of arrogance.
In my 19 years in the Legislature, I’ve never seen such obstinacy and abuse with regard to such critical appointments.”


40 posted on 07/22/2011 5:44:17 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: ilgipper

We’re going to have to see Katy Perry’s mug on every presidential primary discussion for the next year and half, aren’t we? :)

___________________

The Mods have already warned them about all the Katy Perry photos once that I know of...


41 posted on 07/22/2011 5:47:45 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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25 States With the Lowest Debt Per Person

11) Texas: $520 Per Person


42 posted on 07/22/2011 5:51:32 PM PDT by deport
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To: All

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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43 posted on 07/22/2011 5:54:23 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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NO more RINOs. Anywhere in the Galaxy.


44 posted on 07/22/2011 5:57:55 PM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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45 posted on 07/22/2011 6:11:59 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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Ron Paul photoshops mean Rick Perry pics or 2 Rons.

This one will be a Rick Perry pic from the Houston Chronicle.


46 posted on 07/22/2011 7:47:03 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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Quality Free Republic Perry Links : 2002
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RINO TX Gov. Perry trashes GOP Platform, disagrees with 50% of planks, supports only 7
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/715523/posts

“PASTOR ARRESTED FOR PREACHING”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/723946/posts
This article states, “Texas Gov. Rick Perry didn’t really want a ‘hate-crimes’ bill to land
on his desk. But when it did, he signed it inside of three hours.“


47 posted on 07/22/2011 7:50:14 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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Quality Free Republic Perry Links : 2003
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Laredo Democrat Accuses Governor Perry of “Political Blackmail”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/931825/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1030247/posts
In the last Texas governor’s race, the “white” Republican candidate, Rick Perry (BTW, isn’t Perry a common
Melungeon name?) was darker complected than the “minority” Democrat candidate, Tony Sanchez,
who was very obviously of the Caucasian race, with fair skin, blue eyes, and, at a younger age, light brown hair.


48 posted on 07/22/2011 7:50:52 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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Quality Free Republic Perry Links : 2004
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TX Primary Analysis (How RINO Gov. Perry nominated a Democrat environmental wacko to our courts)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1095994/posts

State approves bid for I-35 toll alternative (hmmm, I wonder...)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1303145/posts
Gov. Rick Perry, who proposed the 4,000-mile Trans-Texas Corridor during the 2002
election campaign, made an unusual appearance at today’s commission meeting, joining
the commissioners on the dais for a long presentation on the I-35 alternative.

Texas Gov. Perry denies reports about divorce, infidelity
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1091259/posts


49 posted on 07/22/2011 7:51:44 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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Quality Free Republic Perry Links : 2005
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Perry names judge in Houston (re-appoints judge who got the boot by voters in the GOP primary)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1352512/posts
If Perry was anymore of a rino he would be grey with a horn in his forehead.

Perry, Hutchison stand apart on toll road legislation issue (Trans-Texas Corridor)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1401995/posts
If this ole Texan has anything to do with it he won’t be re-elected. Even if I have to vote for a dead democrat.

Plano, TX: “Officials lay bricks in symbolic start for Muslim center”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1427422/posts
Gov. Rick Perry flew in to lay the first ceremonial brick for the center’s foundation.

Alternative plans for Trans-Texas Corridor take shape
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1355408/posts


50 posted on 07/22/2011 7:52:54 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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