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Rick Perry Official Announcement: He is running for president (LIVE THREAD)
FoxNews ^ | Aug 13, 2011 | Rick Perry

Posted on 08/13/2011 10:23:41 AM PDT by Clairity

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To: Wolfstar

Agree, just don’t think Romney can beat Obama. He tries to be too nice. We need a street fighter this time.

I love Sarah Palin but too many women don’t like her and won’t vote because of that dislike.(jealousy, IMHO) I think she could work well in a Perry administration. Sarah is a team player.

They crucified the only perfect Man who walked this earth. I may not agree with all of his positions but sure as the sun rises, like what I heard today from him.

No more mister nice guy trying to prove he’s a statesman.

Think he’s a fighter!!!! That’s what we need to defeat Obama.


101 posted on 08/13/2011 10:56:25 AM PDT by IceAge
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“Just last night a yet unannounced candidate was talking about eliminating the Department of Education and realigning the role of government with the Constitution.”

Who? This is my biggest pet peeve. WTH good is the Dept. of Education anyway? Don’t all the states have their own Education departments, anyway? What a colossal waste of money.


102 posted on 08/13/2011 10:56:37 AM PDT by mtrott
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To: pulaskibush

I don’t trust presidential campaign pledges and explanations. I go on records over the years—and his stinks on illefal immigration.


103 posted on 08/13/2011 10:56:37 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Needs to pick Rubio. Talk about liberal heads exploding.


104 posted on 08/13/2011 10:56:37 AM PDT by Chandalier (You say Obama, I say O-blame-o!)
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To: pulaskibush

I don’t trust presidential campaign pledges and explanations. I go on records over the years—and his stinks on illegal immigration.


105 posted on 08/13/2011 10:57:11 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: MestaMachine

I heard he breaths air JUST LIKE HITLER DID!


106 posted on 08/13/2011 10:57:11 AM PDT by BJClinton (My daughter is over $46K in debt and all she owns is a dollhouse.)
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To: Clairity

I thought his speech was great! I agreed with every word.


107 posted on 08/13/2011 10:58:03 AM PDT by Puzzleman ("Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government. " -- Edmund Burke)
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To: LdSentinal
I’m watching, but like Reagan and Bush Jr., he supports Amnesty.

Reagan did not support amnesty though he did compromise with the dems on it...providing they would SECURE the border, which of course they promptly failed to live up to their end of the bargain (surprise)

The bill was called the Simpson-Mazzoli Act

108 posted on 08/13/2011 10:58:15 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Aria

WOW !!!!

Perry is AMAZING!

I just saw our next president!!!!!!!!!!!

GO RICK!!


109 posted on 08/13/2011 10:58:43 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: MestaMachine
cair supports him. That leaves me out.

I don't think CAIR "supports" Gov. Perry. CAIR was just acknowledging that a whole bunch of Muslims in Texas support him. I gather some of them attended Perry's National Prayer Meeting last week.... So CAIR had some 'splaining to do.

Probably CAIR regards these Texas Muslims as seriously undermining its policy agenda....

Which is good news for the rest of us; i.e., that not all Muslims living in the great State of Texas are fanatical jihadists.

110 posted on 08/13/2011 10:58:52 AM PDT by betty boop (We are led to believe a lie when we see with, and not through, the eye. — William Blake)
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To: Dengar01
This guy is probably worse than Pawlenty.
111 posted on 08/13/2011 10:58:52 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Dengar01
This guy is probably worse than Pawlenty.
112 posted on 08/13/2011 10:58:56 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Clairity

I watched the speech on MSNBC (yeah, I know).

As soon as it was finished the Studio Reporter (Not a pundit) started ATTACKING PERRY, saying he has the 47th-ranked schools, Texas leeaks the most dangerous chemicals in to the environment, blah, blah, blah.

Like I said, this wasn’t a pundit, it was the MSNBC HOST. They threw anyway any pretense of not being biased, long ago.

Republicans should start demanding equal time on NBC for the non-stop 24/7 Democrat campaign commercial on MSNBC.

Fox at least TELLS YOU what is opinion, and what is news. MSNBC disguises electioneering as news.


113 posted on 08/13/2011 10:59:24 AM PDT by tcrlaf (PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMISTS FOR OBAMA2012!)
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To: don-o
I am on record here, fwiw, that she will endorse Perry.

If that happens, FR will go into full meltdown mold, and Palinite heads will be exploding. Personally, I think Sarah is just in it for the money. Think about it, if she trully had higher politcal aspirations, I don't think she would have bolted the AK guvship for payola.

It seems all her actions are more strategic toward making money than politcal aspirations. It is easier to be a rock star than be president

114 posted on 08/13/2011 10:59:32 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: Inspectorette

A little foggy in keeping up with the news but what did our dear leader do? I commend Rick Perry for doing this.


115 posted on 08/13/2011 10:59:43 AM PDT by seoul62
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To: KantianBurke

What about it?


116 posted on 08/13/2011 11:00:02 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Clairity

It will be interesting to see how Perry does these next few weeks. I’m curious to see how much he’s upped his game. Observing him all these years in Texas, he has tended to wear thin pretty quickly. But he’s animated and scrappy and will very likely look good next to damp squibs like Romney/Pawlenty and such.

Personally, I don’t consider him a total ‘RINO’ as some others do. Yet, after the experiences with that idiotic Trans-Texas Corridor and his rather two-faced approach to the illegals problem, I really can’t totally place my ‘trust’ in him. I’m just grown so innately wary, having been burned so many times by GOP Establishment types.


117 posted on 08/13/2011 11:00:07 AM PDT by greene66
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To: Longbow1969
After 4 years of the intellectual egg head Harvard types led by Hussein

Of course, the dirty little non-secret is that Obama is far from bright. I cannot wit for when Perry's reported poor grades are brought up, that he declares that the people want to see the pResident's transcripts

118 posted on 08/13/2011 11:00:16 AM PDT by don-o (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: flaglady47

**He sounds just like George Bush**

Correction. He and George Bush sound like everybody else in West Texas. There are plenty more who sound like they do.


119 posted on 08/13/2011 11:01:14 AM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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To: LostInBayport
Cannot agree more.

Ditto!

120 posted on 08/13/2011 11:01:34 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: jocon307

Yes Perry is good looking enough and in every presidential election the better looking candidate is elected POTUS.


121 posted on 08/13/2011 11:01:59 AM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: flaglady47

Well do you expect his to sound like he is from NJ. Get a grip. He speaks much better than Bush.


122 posted on 08/13/2011 11:02:06 AM PDT by therut
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To: catfish1957
"Right now, my candidate is Jim DeMint, and with a virtual tie for second between Perry, and and Palin. Problem is the attack dogs from the Palin crowd have gotten so vicious that I think I may be trending toward Perry."

Agreed. Sums up my position as well.

123 posted on 08/13/2011 11:02:23 AM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: plain talk

“No President will fix this mess. But maybe he (or she) can at least slow down the onslaught.”

Perhaps we can at least have someone - anyone - who won’t actively TRY to screw things up!


124 posted on 08/13/2011 11:03:16 AM PDT by Magic Fingers
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To: Clairity

I still don’t know that much about Perry. I do know that he signed an executive order that would force all 6th grade girls in Texas to receive a vaccination for a STD. That was a bad move and a blatant violation of personal liberties.


125 posted on 08/13/2011 11:04:23 AM PDT by Brett11
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To: therut

Right on. And I may as well point out another problem with Palin here - and that is the tone of her voice. I have not heard her since Wisconsin, but shrieking is a turn off to a lot of us - regardless of the content.


126 posted on 08/13/2011 11:04:28 AM PDT by don-o (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: BJClinton

While MY family breathed in gas thanks to islam’s final option which they gave to hitler. GFYS.


127 posted on 08/13/2011 11:04:32 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Mama always told me if you cain't say something nice/use duct tape. Ever try to ducttape a keyboard?)
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To: Dengar01

It’s also BS, in fact CAIR is ticked off at him for not inviting Mohammedans to some prayer thing in Houston.


128 posted on 08/13/2011 11:04:32 AM PDT by BJClinton (My daughter is over $46K in debt and all she owns is a dollhouse.)
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To: Clairity

PERRY-BACHMANN 2012


129 posted on 08/13/2011 11:04:43 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Clairity

How was the speech? I wonder if it’s on YouTube


130 posted on 08/13/2011 11:04:52 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: kjam22

Perry/Rubio has the potential to change the national electorate dynamic for years. Most hispanics are hard working folks who don’t want to be dependent or beholden to anybody. Face it, with Ob as the dem, he is going to get 90% of the black vote again. If Perry/Rubio can bring over a significant number of hispanics, game over.


131 posted on 08/13/2011 11:05:21 AM PDT by mtrott
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Perry won't pick Romney- they would look like two Ken dolls out of the box.

He does need to pick someone with foreign policy cred.
Maybe someone who is not even up on the stage yet.

“I will work every day to make sure Washington DC is inconsequential to your lives”

I applauded. That line will give the liberal MEdia, the progressive left, and the professional poverty pimps, the buckwheats.

Sarah will campaign for Perry. She will not run against him.
She will make an excellent addition to his cabinet and will keep the TP focused on making sure the Perry administration hears them and works with them.

132 posted on 08/13/2011 11:05:21 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: WinOne4TheGipper; All

I’m typing this on an iPhone 3Gs, and it loves to autocorrect some words it does not recognize if I’m not careful. When I typed “doofus”, it corrected it to “doodie”, which I did not catch. Sorry.


133 posted on 08/13/2011 11:06:30 AM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper
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To: o2bfree

Plain talk and Perry has a lot of cattle under his hat. Perry/Rubio -— if Palin doesn’t run.


134 posted on 08/13/2011 11:06:57 AM PDT by varina davis (Life is not a dress rehearsal)
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To: silverleaf

My take as well.


135 posted on 08/13/2011 11:08:05 AM PDT by don-o (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: Clairity

Well, Obama messed with Texas through the EPA.

So, here is the payback

We keep telling people, don’t mess with Texas....

We aren’t kidding. It won’t go well for you.


136 posted on 08/13/2011 11:08:22 AM PDT by texmexis best
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To: Longbow1969

Rick Perry is the Ronald Reagan of 2012. Folks, you have just listened to our next President.


137 posted on 08/13/2011 11:08:29 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Brett11

There is an “opt out” for that vaccine order. Perry is no fool.


138 posted on 08/13/2011 11:08:29 AM PDT by varina davis (Life is not a dress rehearsal)
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To: Clairity

I very much like the CAN-DO attitude that he projects.

He makes the point that we are AMERICANS and we CAN and WILL fix these problems. I like that. I like his firm confidence. We need that.


139 posted on 08/13/2011 11:08:37 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: catfish1957

So you have noticed the attacks, too. Thought I was the only one who noticed. What a relief.


140 posted on 08/13/2011 11:09:30 AM PDT by famousdayandyear
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To: Magic Fingers

“The attacks dogs exhibit a level of nastiness I’ve never seen in Palin herself.”

I’ve noticed this too ... thanks for putting it into words.

She’s still my favorite though I don’t know if she can win. Before I get attacked for that, let me assure you that I am not some “bot” repeating that mantra. I truly feel that. Regardless, I do donate cash to SarahPAC when idiots post ridiculous comments about her on Facebook :-) ... that shut them up! I credit her for waking people up in this country.

My feelings on Perry are :

1> He’s only going to help, not hurt, come 2012.

2> I could see myself voting for him w/o having to put Palin on the ticket a la McCain in 2008.

I need a LOT more information on Perry though. I find the whole “former Democrat” argument ridiculous given Reagan’s history. I find the illegal immigration arguments extremely valid. I don’t pay much attention to the Trans-Texas Corridor and Guardisil (spelling probably wrong) issues as they are more state oriented ... at this time anyway.

As for Palin ... I hope she announces one way or another soon :-). I’ve had a gut feeling that she’d be linked to some kind of Perry announcement. It’s nothing more than that though.

As for the “He sounds like Bush” argument ... a simple “Mr. President, you and your party have been campaigning against Bush for over a decade ... get over it.” will put that argument to rest. A good comparison of Carter to Obama would shut them up (notice how the tone of Obama’s recent speeches sound eerily like the infamous “malaise” speech).

To drive them crazier, he should embrace some of the good Bush did and emphasize that he’ll contrast himself from Bush in terms of spending. All in all, I doubt his Texas mannerisms will be a problem. They’ll try that at first, but it will fail immediately.


141 posted on 08/13/2011 11:10:42 AM PDT by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: texmexis best

he messed with Texas again by closing Nasa!

It’s payback time, Texas style!


142 posted on 08/13/2011 11:11:04 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: don-o

“I am on record here, fwiw, that she will endorse Perry.”

I think you are probably correct.


143 posted on 08/13/2011 11:11:44 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: SumProVita

watch the US stock market on Monday

Maybe some confidence in the future will start to creep back

Perry neeeds to take a little less credit for “we” created jobs to “we” made it possible for many hardworking American businesss owners to create jobs


144 posted on 08/13/2011 11:12:13 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: WinOne4TheGipper

“doodie” — lol.

That’s something you didn’t have to worry about with typewriters.


145 posted on 08/13/2011 11:13:29 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: don-o

I have to agree, I like (what) she says but can’t listen to her for long.

I think that is one reason Hillary lost to BO. Her voice got screechy when she made important points. So does Palin.

Heard her last night with Hannity and she makes such long sentences, it is hard to follow her point.


146 posted on 08/13/2011 11:13:29 AM PDT by IceAge
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To: kjam22

[Man... this guy has a lot of George Bush mannerisms. And it sounds like the same speech writer as well...]

And it’s so much better than the Marxist propaganda coming from the current administration.


147 posted on 08/13/2011 11:14:01 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: nanetteclaret

That doesn’t mean he doesn’t sound just like GWB (and have all the same mannerisms). That is what people across the country will hear (and see).


148 posted on 08/13/2011 11:14:07 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Clairity

Highlights from his speech (live blogg)

Rick Perry Announces his Candidacy for President and His Plan to Put America Back to Work
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Posted on August 13th, 2011

Live from the RedState Gathering in South Carolina, Texas Governor Rick Perry announces his candidacy for President of the United States and his plan to put America back to work.

1:30 – Governor Perry: As President, “I will work every day to make Washington, D.C. as inconsequential in your lives as I can.”

1:28 – “We will repeal this President’s one size fits all Government healthcare plan.”

1:25 – “I declare for you today that I’m a candidate for President of the United States.” The crowd chants “Pery, Perry, Perry!” at the top of their lungs.

1:23 – “Revitalizing the economy is our country’s most urgent need. Stopping the generational theft posed by record debt is our long-term mission.”

1:22 – “America is not broken, Washington DC is broken.”

1:20 – “It’s time to get America working again. It’s time to give a pink slip to the current residents of the White House.” The crowd goes wild.

1:19 – “We don’t need a President who apologizes for America.”

1:17 – “Our President has insulted our friends.” Including Israel, our greatest friend in the Middle East.

1:14 – The crowd goes nuts as the Governor talks about the importance of turning around the rising unemployment rate and cutting the excessive spending in Washington.

1:11 – “Not everyone values life like we do in America.”

1:10 – “At age 8, I was blessed to meet my future wife, Anita Thigpen, at a piano recital. We had our first date eight years later. And she finally agreed to marry me 16 years after that I’m persistent.”

1:09 – “I am also the product of a place called Paint Creek, a community too small to be called a town along the rolling plains of West Texas.”

1:07 – Governor Perry asks for a moment of silence to honor the members of our Armed Forces who bravely put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms.

1:05 – With a standing ovation and raucous applause, Governor Perry enters the room.

1:00pm Eastern – About 700 conservative activists are crammed into a ballroom and overflow space at the Francis Marion hotel in Charleston, South Carolina awaiting Texas Governor Rick Perry.

http://www.rickperry.org/news/rick-perry-for-president/


149 posted on 08/13/2011 11:14:33 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: Las Vegas Ron
My hope is that we can get more TP members in the House and possibly take over the Senate too.

This is THE NUMBER ONE TASK for conservatives in the upcoming election. As long as the Tea Party element in the GOP continues to gain power, we'll be able to influence events. My motto: VOTE HOBBIT!

There simply is no perfect candidate out there. Perry has his warts, but with a Tea Party Congress he can be made to do the right thing. I think that's our best bet to influence events. The real action isn't so much at the federal level anymore; it's at the local school board elections, the state legislatures, and lastly, the federal Congress. Taking these local offices is as important as the presidency now.

I can live with a Perry administration if we have a Tea Party Congress

150 posted on 08/13/2011 11:14:43 AM PDT by ishmac (Lady Thatcher:"There are no permanent defeats in politics because there are no permanent victories.")
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