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Texas Gov. Rick Perry : Is 2012 GOP Presidential Nod His for the Taking?
International Business Times ^ | Aug. 5, 2011 | Elisha Maldonado

Posted on 08/05/2011 8:58:07 AM PDT by Clairity

Despite having not yet announced his candidacy, many are seemingly already considering Texas Gov. Rick Perry as the man with the best chance to defeat President Barack Obama in 2012.

Under his stewardship, Perry has created more jobs than any other state in the country in recent years. The Dallas Federal Reserve estimated that all of the jobs created in the country in the two years from April 2009, a low of 37 percent (2009) to high off 48 percent (recently) were created in Texas.

Perry also supplies substance-starved citizens with a deep-rooted belief system. From the surface, his deepest views have not changed much since his early days in a cotton-farming community in Paint Creek in the 1950s.

"We believed in God, we believed in taking care of ourselves and one another, and we believed that America was the greatest nation on earth," he wrote in the preface to "Fed Up," the book he wrote last year.

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


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KEYWORDS: economy; elections; jobs; obama; perry
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1 posted on 08/05/2011 8:58:09 AM PDT by Clairity
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To: Clairity

It’s time for Governor Palin to let us know her plans.
We’re seeing videos supporting Governor Perry from Jobs for Iowa, Jerry Patterson, and from Students for Perry. I’m sure there are others.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNSloevv56M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YoDHRAzWSk&hd=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIcxLrViDbA


2 posted on 08/05/2011 9:04:38 AM PDT by hocndoc (http://WingRight.org)(I've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.)(RIAing))
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To: Clairity

Perry can carry the south, Texas and Florida. can anyone else do that?


3 posted on 08/05/2011 9:05:06 AM PDT by refermech
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To: Clairity

Just what we need...another RINO from Texas....


4 posted on 08/05/2011 9:06:40 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: refermech
Perry can carry the south, Texas and Florida. can anyone else do that?

Palin can do it and with higher margins.
5 posted on 08/05/2011 9:10:04 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: rightwingextremist1776

I could take a guess, but I figured you’d let us know who you’d be supporting when all is said and done...

But don’t get me wrong, I’m not totally onboard with Perry myself, because I do know what his past and his style of governance is...

Personally, I don’t think anyone who has declared, so far, has a chance...

A couple of those I would think might be good as a VP on someones ticket this time...

But I think you’d agree that the goal is to beat the crap out of Obama next year...Right???

And of course avoiding another Rino is certainly an option...But the overall goal is to accomplish defeating Obama...


6 posted on 08/05/2011 9:11:36 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: SoConPubbie
Perry can carry the south, Texas and Florida. can anyone else do that?

Palin can do it and with higher margins.

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Please provide detailed support for this statement.

7 posted on 08/05/2011 9:11:49 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: Clairity

Perry’s book, “Fed Up”, will be a cool add-on to his campaign roll out and too perfect, since it speaks to the single issue voters care about this cycle. This means book sales will increase poll nummbers even more. His.


8 posted on 08/05/2011 9:12:53 AM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick. Perry/Rubio '12)
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To: stevie_d_64
All I can say is that I had a long talk with my Uncle when he came up for a visit from Texas. He warned me that Perry isn't what he portends to be....that's enough for me as far as I'm concerned. According to him Perry is rather quick to appease those with whom we might disagree....
9 posted on 08/05/2011 9:15:09 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: rightwingextremist1776

One more pro amnesty RINO who will help win the future for the democrats permanently.


10 posted on 08/05/2011 9:15:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: hocndoc
It’s time for Governor Palin to let us know her plans.

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IMO she has been showing through her actions over the past two years that her personal agenda resides in the marketplace not the political arena.

If she were to come out and say, "I'm not running." then the dollar value of the Palin Trademark would drop overnight.

Frankly, I think her behavior borders on shameless given all the acolytes waiting...and waiting...and waiting.....

11 posted on 08/05/2011 9:16:32 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: Clairity

No RINOs.

No PerryCARE.
No RomneyCARE.
No ObamaCARE.

But one must admire the ego of the RINO.


12 posted on 08/05/2011 9:17:18 AM 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: Clairity
many in the mainstream media are seemingly already considering Texas Gov. Rick Perry as the man with the best chance to defeat President Barack Obama in 2012.

I guess we can forgo the primaries this election cycle. What say you FReepers?

13 posted on 08/05/2011 9:17:22 AM PDT by McGruff (I am Sarah Palin)
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To: Clairity

Looks like the MSN has its work cut out for them if they are going to get Mitt Romney “selected”.


14 posted on 08/05/2011 9:19:56 AM PDT by oyez ( America is being pimped.)
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To: Clairity
More RINO astroturf.

Gets old.

15 posted on 08/05/2011 9:20:00 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: wtc911
So are you for or against open borders. I can't tell with Perry.
16 posted on 08/05/2011 9:22:18 AM PDT by McGruff (I am Sarah Palin)
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To: cripplecreek
We need a fighter, not a lover.....

And we certainly DON'T need another Bush (compassionate Conservative) wannabe.

17 posted on 08/05/2011 9:22:24 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Clairity

RINO boosting is all “clarity” and “smoothsailing” ever do.

I wonder if they work for the gubmint.


18 posted on 08/05/2011 9:23:18 AM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: McGruff

I see no reason to forego the election cycle, but I do think that the too many conservatives in the running has the effect of dividing up the support and making Romney appear to be running better than he actually is. And media perception is a huge issue.

I like in order: Palin, Perry, Santorum, Pawlenty, Bachmann, Cain, Gingrich.

Palin and Perry haven’t announced; Santorum, Pawlenty, and Cain seem to be going noplace; Gingrich is unelectable.

At this point, the announced, best acceptable candidate is Bachmann.

I see no good reason to injure any of these conservatives just to advance the cause of a different conservative.


19 posted on 08/05/2011 9:24:53 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: Clairity

If the “GOP” starts nodding, then it’s time to look for another candidate. The GOP elite lost it’s way with conservative values a long time ago.


20 posted on 08/05/2011 9:25:35 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: McGruff

Are you for amnesty and a “path to citizenship”? Your girl is on record multiple times in favor of it.


21 posted on 08/05/2011 9:25:40 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: hocndoc; wtc911

I’m thinking those ads are PERFECT. I also believe Romney can steam roll Obama, even in the north. Romney can not.
It is so past time to tacle Romney! We sure do need a front runner to increase our clout in Washington. DC will have to respect Perry for obvious reasons. Accomplishment.
He has it and they don’t.


22 posted on 08/05/2011 9:27:03 AM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick. Perry/Rubio '12)
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To: Diogenesis

You are going to be very disappointed. Thankfully. Perry will crush the POS obami. We will see a new growing economy, and a person to be proud of. Stay home then and pout.


23 posted on 08/05/2011 9:31:13 AM PDT by bfree (The revolution is coming - OBAMI IS THE ENEMY OF FREEDOM)
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To: wtc911

You lie.


24 posted on 08/05/2011 9:31:48 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: Clairity

If Perry signed a pledge agreeing to NEVER sign amnesty legislation as POTUS... AND to seal the border with US Army
units... I would vote for him.

Otherwise..... Adios Mofo! <-— google that. It’s funny.


25 posted on 08/05/2011 9:32:25 AM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: RitaOK

I also believe Romney can steam roll Obama, even in the north. Romney can not.” <<<<

Sorry, I was so excited by those ads up thread! I meant Rick (not Romney) can steam roll Obama. It’s that energy thang’. (He was a cheerleader you know.) ;D


26 posted on 08/05/2011 9:32:37 AM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick. Perry/Rubio '12)
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To: wtc911

Punk, you are.


27 posted on 08/05/2011 9:33:44 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: refermech

You betcha. Palin or Bachmann cannnot only carry the South (including TX and FL) but all Red States as well.

Perry, even if he has grown up to be an authentic Constitutional Conservative (which I doubt, given his being a former demrat) will always be suspect as far as Tea Party is concerned. We cnnot afford to make a mistake and vote for RINOs again.

I would hope that Perry supporters will, in the end, accept this reality and put their energy behind Palin or Bachmann.


28 posted on 08/05/2011 9:34:11 AM PDT by dools0007world (uestion)
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To: SoConPubbie
Let's see in the latest Quinnipiac poll, Perry, with limited name recognition, is five points behind Obama while Palin, with 100% name recognition is 19 points behind him:

http://www.quinnipiac.edu/x1297.xml?ReleaseID=1632

29 posted on 08/05/2011 9:34:29 AM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: RitaOK
"I also believe Romney can steam roll Obama, even in the north. Romney can not."

Well, thanks for clearing that up for us.

30 posted on 08/05/2011 9:37:35 AM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: RINOs suck

Perrrrry!

It’s starting! Things can get fun again! He’s fresh and, thankfully, NO WHINER, and no chip on his shoulder! Can NOT wait!


31 posted on 08/05/2011 9:37:53 AM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick. Perry/Rubio '12)
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To: hocndoc
IMHO....there just may be a significant "personal" difference between Mrs. Palin and Mr. Perry. Having been around for over 50 years...and having lived in many parts of the world, I've noticed that there seem to be two basic kinds of christians.

No...I don't mean the creed they follow. Heaven knows there are many many many more than two of them. No, here's what I think the difference is (at least to my eyes).

There are the "tshirt slogan" christians....and the "internalized" christians.
Here's what I mean. The "tshirt slogan" christians, while fine folk with strong beliefs, feel that they must advertise their "christianity" to any and everyone. I've seen these kind of folk throughout the world. You know the type and can "see" them in your own mind far better than I can describe them. Take Mr. Perry for exampe. Today, he's holding a political rally poorly disguised as a "prayer meeting". If you want to spend the time, take a look at the guest list! Showy....all about "christianity" while raising funds for a political campaign. IMHO...very poor judgement. One can only wonder why the good Gov. hasn't done one of these before. Why this one in particular comes at this particular time. Ah well, again, IMHO, very poor judgement...and gives me a terrible feeling of mis-trust in the guy. The phrase that keeps popping into my head is "all for show".

Now...the other....the "internalized" christians. There has been one and only one true saint alive - at least of whom I am aware - in my lifetime. And that is Mother Theresa. Yes...we all saw occasional pictures of her in her nun garb...usually when she was out and about trying to raise money to help her in her work. What we saw very little of was the day to day activity of this remarkable woman. A woman who let her chrisianity shine by busting her butt for the poores of the poor in sections of India where animals couldn't even live. No preaching...no "symbology", no praying...just vast amounts of very hard, very dirty work.

No I am not going to compare Mrs. Palin to Mother Theresa...except to say, that Mrs. Palin "wears" her christianity on the inside (as did Mother Theresa and countless millions of others do today). She lives by it. If asked about it, she will answer directly, truthfully (I honestly believe that if that lady every tried to lie, her tongue would snap out of her head!)...and then go back to doing her business. She leads by her life...and if that example convinces someone to become a christian or to follow a christian lifestyle, all well and good.

Give me the "internal" christian over the "tshirt slogan" christian any day. For the simple fact of the matter - at least for me - is this. I trust implicitly Mrs. Palin. What I "see" is exactly what I get. Take it or leave it. Scarce "grey" area. She is what she is.

As to Mr. Perry...I've no idea what is there. I get the queasy, uneasy feeling that - given the moment - he'll use his "tshirt slogan" christianity smoothly as a club, an inducement, or a reward...depending on the situation. But what is he like internally?? I have no idea. Worse, if he tried to tell me, I wouldn't believe him for a second. In short, Mr. Perry is a politician...and as far removed from real, "on the street" people as a politician can get.

So...if ever there comes a time to vote between these two, you now know for whom my vote will be cast. Take it or leave it.

Of course, IMHO.

32 posted on 08/05/2011 9:41:39 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be REMOVED (ERADICATED)....NOW!!)
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To: rightwingextremist1776
"Just what we need...another RINO from Texas...."

I would say that Perry is exponentially better that our last NAZI democrat nominated candidate from AZ, and magnitudes better than our current alleged president.

33 posted on 08/05/2011 9:46:56 AM PDT by matthew fuller (If America is to survive, the national socialist democrat (NAZI) party must be destroyed.)
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To: stevie_d_64
But I think you’d agree that the goal is to beat the crap out of Obama next year...Right???

This can not be the only goal, or we will wind up just like we did on the Debt Ceiling sellout.

Anyone who live through the early 50's remembers well the "Better Red than Dead" slogan. In my mind anyone but Obama is pretty close to the same thing.

34 posted on 08/05/2011 9:51:55 AM PDT by itsahoot (--I will still vote for Sarah Palin, even if I have to write her in.--No more traitors.)
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To: wtc911

If you liked George Bush, you will love Rick Perry.

Every day we in Texas hear disbelieving conservative citizens on local talk radio asking “...is the national media serious about Rick Perry as a conservative president?”

Because here in Texas, we know Rick Perry is anything but a conservative.

As the moderates realize the country wants a conservative president, they want to find us one. Romney was fine until ObamaCare was modeled on his RomneyCare. Kind of looks fatal to the moderates. So, who’s next?

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/06/rick_perry_a_moderates_conservative.html


35 posted on 08/05/2011 9:52:27 AM PDT by McGruff (I am Sarah Palin)
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To: Clairity

God help us no!

http://www.enviroknow.com/2011/06/23/rick-perry-al-gore-1988/

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2011/07/25/rick-perry-stands-by-texas-dream-act

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.
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5090944.html

http://governor.state.tx.us/news/speech/10688/

Study: 70% of Texas’ illegal immigrant families receive welfare
http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2011/04/study-70-of-texas-illegal-immigrant-families-receive-welfare/

“President Fox’s vision for an open border is a vision I embrace”
http://governor.state.tx.us/news/speech/10688/

This is the GOP’s Jimmy Carter!


36 posted on 08/05/2011 9:55:25 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: wtc911
Wow, you have moved from being mildly annoying to be truly despicable.

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If she were to come out and say, "I'm not running." then the dollar value of the Palin Trademark would drop overnight.

37 posted on 08/05/2011 9:59:23 AM PDT by itsahoot (--I will still vote for Sarah Palin, even if I have to write her in.--No more traitors.)
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To: RitaOK

>> “He was a cheerleader you know” <<

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You are a cheerleader for mediocracy.


38 posted on 08/05/2011 9:59:53 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: refermech

>> “Perry can carry the south, Texas and Florida. can anyone else do that?” <<

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Obviously yes.

Palin can do it and much more solidly. Perry is questionable even in Texas, but Palin is solid in every Red state.


39 posted on 08/05/2011 10:02:15 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: editor-surveyor

Perry has been working hard the secure the border — stop with your misleading posts.

Perry knocks Obama’s handling of border security

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2750319/posts

Perry, who told the Des Moines Register in recent days that God may be calling him to run for president, has long said Washington has not deployed enough manpower to the Texas-Mexico border. He repeated that criticism this morning, saying he wants 3,000 Border Patrol agents along the border in Texas and 1,000 troops from the National Guard. He said the administration’s decision to send 286 troops last year was “grossly inadequate.”

“The federal government continues to turn a blind eye to this problem,” Perry said.

Last August, when President Barack Obama came to Austin for a fundraiser, Perry met him at the airport and tried to hand him a letter asking for National Guard troops. (He gave the letter to an Obama aide.) Perry later bragged in a re-election commercial that he had “confronted” Obama, showing footage of their brief encounter.


Gov. Perry on Border Security

We cannot have homeland security without border security. Under Gov. Perry, Texas has been a leader on border security while the federal government has faltered. Under his leadership, Texas has put more boots on the ground, more technology to use, and more targeted operations to dramatically reduce all crime along the border.

— Surge Operations. Starting in June 2006, state-funded operations have committed resources to strategic areas, resulting in an average of 65 percent reduction of all crime, including rape, murder, human trafficking and narcotics smuggling in our border communities. In 2009, the 81st Legislature reapproved funding for border operations, dedicating more than $110 million for the second consecutive session.

— Transnational Gang Initiative. In response to a rising tide of gang violence in Texas communities, Gov. Perry secured funding for enhanced anti-gang efforts all across the state. On Feb. 26, 2009, Gov. Rick Perry sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano requesting the deployment of an additional 1,000 National Guard soldiers to the Texas-Mexico border and has yet to receive a response. Gov. Perry reiterated his request and concerns in a letter to President Barack Obama on Aug. 21, 2009.

— Ranger Recon. In September, Gov. Perry launched the Ranger Recon security initiative, which utilizes Ranger Reconnaissance Teams to tap the specialized criminal intelligence and apprehension capabilities of the Texas Rangers to protect Texans who live in remote areas of the border and whose lives and property are threatened by criminals coming across the border.

http://www.rickperry.org/issues/border-security


40 posted on 08/05/2011 10:11:01 AM 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: editor-surveyor

>> “He was a cheerleader you know” <<

>>> You are a cheerleader for mediocracy.<<<

Are you jealous? Just never cut out for cheerleader, at A&M, huh? It’s that long face you’re wearing, the whining and the chip on your shoulder. Where can you find a candidate that matches all those charactoristics? Well, it won’t be Rick. Cheer up, things are turning fun again. See ya on the track.


41 posted on 08/05/2011 10:12:50 AM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick. Perry/Rubio '12)
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To: Clairity

YOU call my perfectly accurate post “misleading” by posting an extremely deceptive post where Perry actually pretends to be a Christian?

Wow!

Christian Ministers all over the country are denouncing Perry as a fake Christian.


42 posted on 08/05/2011 10:14:31 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: cripplecreek

Glad to see cripplecreek is awake and throwing bombs again on the Perry threads. Trying to create division among conservatives is not usually a conservative tactic, it reminds me more of the Alinsky Liberals.


43 posted on 08/05/2011 10:15:54 AM PDT by o2bfree
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To: RitaOK

"The borders remain open for you
until Madame President takes your job."

44 posted on 08/05/2011 10:17:56 AM 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: editor-surveyor

>>>> “ Palin can do it and much more solidly. Perry is questionable even in Texas, but Palin is solid in every Red state.” <<<<<

Ummm, but Sarah isn’t going to run. I tole ya’ that a million times. ;-!


45 posted on 08/05/2011 10:18:12 AM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick. Perry/Rubio '12)
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To: itsahoot

Tell me exactly what is inaccurate in my statement. A significant component of the palin(tm) machine is the possibility that she might run. Take that away and her market value drops.


46 posted on 08/05/2011 10:19:33 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: o2bfree

When the bots get the drift their candidate is not running, it’s going to get frisky as they come down off the ledge.


47 posted on 08/05/2011 10:20:22 AM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick. Perry/Rubio '12)
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To: Diogenesis

“Last August, when President Barack Obama came to Austin for a fundraiser, Perry met him at the airport and tried to hand him a letter asking for National Guard troops. (He gave the letter to an Obama aide.)”

THAT is the event of the picture you posted. Perry asking Obama for National Guard troops to secure the border.


48 posted on 08/05/2011 10:24:24 AM 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: Clairity
I thought Perry was going to be the man until a friend sent me an e-mail with an article in it by Kelleigh Nelson . This guy is not what the country needs. I checked with my "ex" who lives in Texas and she confirmed the material in the article.
49 posted on 08/05/2011 10:25:25 AM PDT by Realist (If you don't know where you are being led, you may not like where you end up!)
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To: o2bfree; cripplecreek

>> “Glad to see cripplecreek is awake and throwing bombs again on the Perry threads.” <<

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Get serious!

All Perry threads are bombs, and excruciatingly deceptive.

Perry is a globalist/socialist trojan horse that has worked his entire career for open borders.


50 posted on 08/05/2011 10:25:57 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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