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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: plain talk

Simple: we’re the only state to cut spending since WWII. Actual, real cuts to total spending.


151 posted on 08/13/2011 11:14:44 AM PDT by BJClinton (My daughter is over $46K in debt and all she owns is a dollhouse.)
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To: IceAge
“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.”

Agreed, I've been watching Perry for some months and like what I see. He is not “perfect” but he has the credentials, backbone and political instincts to play in the big leagues (IMHO).

Probably the biggest endorsement is from my Texas brother and his wife who are dyed in the wool Democrats. They are fed up with “No-bama” (their words) and, unbelievable, will consider voting a Republican, especially if that R happens to have Perry attached to the (R).

152 posted on 08/13/2011 11:14:57 AM PDT by lowbuck (The Blue Card (US Passport) Don't leave home without it.)
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To: texmexis best

you are correct on that...We Texans never get just pissed...we just get even. Perry will give payback in spades


153 posted on 08/13/2011 11:15:27 AM PDT by VF-51vnv
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To: Chandalier

“Bush-light will be the first attack.”

Bingo!!!


154 posted on 08/13/2011 11:16:03 AM PDT by jamndad5 ("I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials.")
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To: VF-51vnv

A lone voice from New York and in gratitude: God Bless the People of Texas.


155 posted on 08/13/2011 11:16:55 AM PDT by seoul62
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I could go for a real Texan in the White House next year.


156 posted on 08/13/2011 11:17:04 AM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: Signalman

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

AMEN!!!! This is sooooooooooo exciting! GO RICK GO!!!!


157 posted on 08/13/2011 11:17:09 AM PDT by wk4bush2004 ("FREEDOM, PROSPERITY, RESPONSIBILITY: RICK PERRY 2012!")
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To: greene66

I agree, it should be interesting to see how he wears. Looks like he’ll have the spotlight to himself for a few weeks, and it’ll be interesting to see if he can go from flavor of the week to flavor of the year. (My guess is he’ll have his day and fade.)


158 posted on 08/13/2011 11:17:41 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: jamndad5

“Bush-light will be the first attack.”

Yep.....but it won’t work. Even some Democrats I know would take Bush over Obama now. ;-)


159 posted on 08/13/2011 11:18:19 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: betty boop

Right. To say “CAIR Supports him” is as inaccurate as saying “Republicans are Racist” simply because a handful of them across the country might actually be.


160 posted on 08/13/2011 11:18:19 AM PDT by RockinRight (The ObamAA+ Downgrade)
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To: VF-51vnv

Perry will win and most native Texans talk with a drawl...I know I do. Nobody is the perfect candidate.


161 posted on 08/13/2011 11:18:29 AM PDT by seeker41 (CULPRIT CHINESE COMPANY INFO.)
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To: All

From Perry’s website:

Why I’m Running

http://www.rickperry.org/news/why-im-running/

What I learned in my 20’s traveling the globe as an Air Force pilot, our current president has yet to acknowledge in his 50’s - that we are the most exceptional nation on the face of the earth.

As Americans, we believe freedom is a gift from God, and government’s prime function is to defend it. We don’t see the role of government as a nanny state, and we recognize there is no government money that wasn’t once earned through the sweat and toil of private citizens.

That’s why we object to an Administration that sees its role as spending our children’s inheritance on failed economic theories that have given us record debt and left far too many unemployed, threatening not only our economy, but our security. Our reliance on foreign creditors and sources of energy not only compromises our national sovereignty, but jeopardizes our national future.

America’s place in the world is in peril, not only because of disastrous economic policies, but from the incoherent muddle known as our foreign policy. Our president has thumbed his nose at traditional allies such as Israel and Great Britain.

We will not sit back and accept our current misery ... because a great country requires a better direction ... because a renewed nation requires a new president. That’s why, with faith in God, the support of my family, and an unwavering belief in the goodness of America, I am a candidate for President of the United States.

And I will work every day to make Washington, D.C. as inconsequential in your lives as I can.

As governor of Texas I have led based on a few guiding principles. One, don’t spend all the money. Two, keep taxes low and under control. Three, keep regulations fair and predictable. And four, reform the legal system so frivolous lawsuits don’t paralyze employers that are trying to create jobs.

Over ten years, we have followed this recipe of fiscal restraint to produce the strongest economy in the nation. While millions of jobs have been lost over the last decade nationwide, hundreds of thousands of jobs have been added in Texas. Texas is home to one in 12 Americans, and yet since June of 2009, we have created more than four in ten American jobs.

The change we seek will never emanate out of Washington ... it must come from the windswept prairies of Middle America ... the farms and factories across this great land ... the hearts and minds of God-fearing Americans who will not accept a future that is less than our past ... who will not be consigned a fate of less freedom in exchange for more government.

It is up to us ... to this present generation of Americans…to take a stand for freedom ... to send a signal to Washington that we are taking the country back from the grips of central planners who would control our healthcare, spend our treasure and micro-manage our businesses.

My mission as your president will be to get America working again!

With God’s help, and your courage, we will take our country back.


162 posted on 08/13/2011 11:19:02 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: varina davis
There is an “opt out” for that vaccine order. Perry is no fool.

I am "opt out" for the whole public eduction system as it has metastasized into the monster that it is.

I am radical like that.

163 posted on 08/13/2011 11:19:02 AM PDT by don-o (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: 9YearLurker

I didn’t see any reference to a comprehensive energy policy for America. That is the engine that drive a resurgence of the American economy.


164 posted on 08/13/2011 11:19:18 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 the year of ME.)
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To: IceAge

Palin would make a great Energy Secretary under Perry.

Rubio for VP though.


165 posted on 08/13/2011 11:19:32 AM PDT by RockinRight (The ObamAA+ Downgrade)
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To: Clairity
“The message is simple,” Perry concluded, “educacion es el futuro, y si se puede.”

Is he running for president of America or Messyco?

166 posted on 08/13/2011 11:19:57 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: IceAge

Rick Perry invites Andrew Breitbart and others to a shooting range. Great video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVCoTx1IZe4


167 posted on 08/13/2011 11:20:14 AM PDT by Atlantan
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To: edh

Perry might also point out some of the other things that obama inherited from Bush:

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

a $10 trillion dollar national debt

a $1.3 trillion deficit of which half was TARP money the democrats all voted for, and insisted Bush sign-over to the obama regime, in Dec 08

an unemployment rate of less than 8%

a stable Iraq

a non-nuclear Iran

an America not attacked by al Qaeda since Sep 11
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Further, Perry should look obama in the snake-eyes and tell him he is not afraid to go right to work to fix what he is going to inherit from obama


168 posted on 08/13/2011 11:20:19 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: don-o

I think she’s pretty fair...can go a bit over sometimes though...


169 posted on 08/13/2011 11:20:32 AM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: MestaMachine

Says who? I just read they like Gov. Christee! Does that make it true? NO! If they support him it will come out in the Left wing media who hates conservatives or anyone that has a R after their name!


170 posted on 08/13/2011 11:20:39 AM PDT by tallyhoe
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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.

COAT TAILS. If we can get a conservative candidate who excites the people, Congress will follow.

171 posted on 08/13/2011 11:20:47 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: tsowellfan

Well duh, Perry was trying to emulate Reagan even down to how he combed his hair.


172 posted on 08/13/2011 11:20:58 AM PDT by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: mtrott

Perry/Rubio would legalize enough Hispanic voters to puyt the GOP into perpetual losing status—and Obama would see his hoped for European socialist government in no time.


173 posted on 08/13/2011 11:20:58 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: tsowellfan

I agree. Keep in mind, people have legit reservations about Perry, but back in ‘79 they had some reservations about Reagan too (like his support of abortion in CA that he later changed his mind on) and he turned out OK!

If he is the nominee and he picks Rubio for VP, GOOD NIGHT OBAMA, it’s over for Barry.


174 posted on 08/13/2011 11:20:58 AM PDT by RockinRight (The ObamAA+ Downgrade)
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To: ishmac
I can live with a Perry administration if we have a Tea Party Congress

You summed up my exact position in that one sentence, in fact your entire post is spot on and very well stated.

Bravo!

175 posted on 08/13/2011 11:21:02 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: RockinRight

“Palin would make a great Energy Secretary under Perry.”

That’d be great. Hopefully, she’d be the first politician to actively promote disbanding her own department! :-).


176 posted on 08/13/2011 11:21:02 AM PDT by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: don-o; Alamo-Girl
I have no problem with Palin doing what she does well. I do have a serious problem with seeing her as a viable choice to defeat Obama. I am on record here, fwiw, that she will endorse Perry. We shall see about that, I know.

I can see that scenario developing, too, don-o.

FWIW, I doubt Sarah Palin will throw her hat in the ring. I simply believe that she values her personal liberty, freedom of movement, and privacy too much to want to be cooped up in the "fishbowl" of the Oval Office for eight years. Plus why should she enter the race now, when it appears that she and Perry generally share the same values and principles? Plus it seems undeniable that Gov. Perry has a certain "Reagan-esque" quality about him....

I liked what I saw from him today, and am keeping an open mind.

P.S: Please say "hello!" to Mrs. don-o from me!

177 posted on 08/13/2011 11:21:38 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: jamndad5
I don't think the "Bush light" argument is going to get anyone very far -- just compare Bush with the current occupant of the WH.


178 posted on 08/13/2011 11:21:45 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: texmexis best
We keep telling people, don’t mess with Texas.... We aren’t kidding. It won’t go well for you.

LOL...ain't that the truth, now prissy Obama will have to stand next to a real "made in America" man for comparison and I don't think Obama is up to the task. That's what he gets for dissing Perry when he landed AF1 in Texas.

179 posted on 08/13/2011 11:22:00 AM PDT by Bassfire (Remember the Alamo!)
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To: 9YearLurker

Although he does mention it in passing as to why he is running.


180 posted on 08/13/2011 11:22:00 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 the year of ME.)
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To: don-o

You can bet that they are having some made up as we speak. ;-)


181 posted on 08/13/2011 11:22:00 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Inspectorette
But what comes through most is that he’s so AMERICAN, and he LOVES his country!

Hmmmmm.... Is that why's he's spouting slogans in spanish????

“The message is simple,” Perry concluded, “educacion es el futuro, y si se puede

182 posted on 08/13/2011 11:23:11 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: MestaMachine

Jeez people.

Rick Perry once shook hands with a Muslim and didn’t take his gun out of his holster and shoot him, so therefore he must be a CAIR-supporting, Sharia loving Muzzie sympathizer!

BANISH HIM!!


183 posted on 08/13/2011 11:23:11 AM PDT by RockinRight (The ObamAA+ Downgrade)
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To: ishmac

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

EXACTLY!! And any way you slice it, Perry is a million times better than the current occupant of the White House!


184 posted on 08/13/2011 11:23:41 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: RockinRight; MestaMachine
To say “CAIR Supports him” is as inaccurate as saying “Republicans are Racist” simply because a handful of them across the country might actually be.

Exactly. Thanks, RockinRight!

185 posted on 08/13/2011 11:24:41 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: raybbr

“The message is simple,” Perry concluded, “educacion es el futuro, y si se puede.”

WHERE DID YOU GET THIS?!

HE SAID NO SUCH THING

Yes, I am shouting! STOP making things up.


186 posted on 08/13/2011 11:25:06 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: KansasGirl

We shouldn’t have to be talking about having a Congress that will make a Republican president do the right thing.


187 posted on 08/13/2011 11:25:06 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 the year of ME.)
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To: IceAge

“she makes such long sentences, it is hard to follow her point”

Ditto here. BO rambles in long sentences as well. I want plain and simple layman’s talk so I can understand the point or opinion being offered. I don’t want to have to read between the lines or look for a hidden agenda. That that I’m saying Palin has a hidden agenda. I’m just saying what I expect in a candidate.


188 posted on 08/13/2011 11:25:17 AM PDT by 1hedLyte
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To: Clairity

One of the advantages of Perry as Prez is that we won’t be seeing mom-pants anymore.


189 posted on 08/13/2011 11:25:25 AM PDT by texmexis best
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To: Brett11
"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."

I read that as well and it seems to be the #1 attack on him. I did some research and learned that the drug was already being provided at no cost to low income people in Texas. Insurance companies would not cover the vaccine for regular tax payers unless it was on the states list of "mandated" vaccinations. What is not usually mentioned though is that the governor's "forced" vaccination policy included an opt-out provision for parents. The opt-out was made even easier by Perry by putting it online.

If a parent can easily opt-out, I'm not sure how it can be called "forced" "mandatory" etc etc.

I'm relatively new to this issue and would welcome any additional info on this from Perry critics.

190 posted on 08/13/2011 11:25:27 AM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: flaglady47
I can’t help it, but as I’m listening to Perry speak, I’m hearing George Bush. He sounds just like George Bush. Just as long as he doesn’t act like George Bush, I’m ok with that. But the intonation is eery.

Yes, the voice does sound like George Bush, and he even looks like him.

191 posted on 08/13/2011 11:25:48 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: don-o
Both are great ladies. Neither can win an election. Book it.

You are 100% correct. Neither one will ever be president.

192 posted on 08/13/2011 11:25:57 AM PDT by engrpat (A village in Kenya is missing their idiot...lets send him back)
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To: 9YearLurker

**That is what people across the country will hear (and see).**

Does that mean we can accuse them of being Texaphobic?


193 posted on 08/13/2011 11:26:05 AM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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To: 9YearLurker

Because of his accent? I do see the msm and apparently others trying the “he’s stupid” ploy. They played that successfully with Bush and Palin.

Isn’t it time we got out there and countered some of this garbage? Are they saying we can never elect another Texan or is it Southerners in general?

We need to focus on issues, not accents or geography.


194 posted on 08/13/2011 11:26:05 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Interesting. His handlers are Establishment guys and that probably makes them squishy on energy policy—even though their candidate is from Texas.


195 posted on 08/13/2011 11:27:22 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Clairity

I’ll bet Marie Antoinette was not pleased. She probably got her mean face on.


196 posted on 08/13/2011 11:27:22 AM PDT by GodfearingTexan
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To: Clairity

I’ll bet Marie Antoinette was not pleased. She probably got her mean face on.


197 posted on 08/13/2011 11:27:28 AM PDT by GodfearingTexan
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To: sklar
Let me fix this for you.

Maybe Palin will get the nomination and go on to lose the Presidency...

And then 4 years later we'll all be here on Freerepublic going "How could we be 28 Trillion in debt? Sarah Palin said the right things... 80 million illegals, how could that be? She wore a JOGGING outfit... Fifteen new Federal Govt Agencies? I don't understand... she had great turnout at rallies and everything! She even got 39% of the vote!!

We had high hopes for another "tough talking Western Conservative" a few decades back in '64 who lost just as badly!

198 posted on 08/13/2011 11:27:30 AM PDT by RockinRight (The ObamAA+ Downgrade)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

The GOP controlled both Houses of Congress during that time and only legislative drek was the end consequence. See Medicare Part D. If they want to argue that they’ll do better next time, promising to rollback that nonsense that THEY put into place during Dubya’s time in office would be a good start.


199 posted on 08/13/2011 11:27:42 AM PDT by KantianBurke
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To: tallyhoe

Christie just appointed a muslim judge to the state court. Support whomever you wish. And I will do the same.


200 posted on 08/13/2011 11:27:46 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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