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Why Perry may be the real deal
Hot Air ^ | 8/14/11 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 08/14/2011 12:14:29 PM PDT by Nachum

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To: BereanBrain

Yep, the Ruling Class RINO Candidate...
Notice the fawning presstitution he is getting already, sigh swoon.

No matter folks, our nominee will be the one who gets the REAL MESSAGE out to the people...Don’t think we have it yet, but it will be done. Has to or we lose the USA.


21 posted on 08/14/2011 12:36:45 PM PDT by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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To: Nachum

We need someone with a mean streak.


22 posted on 08/14/2011 12:37:00 PM PDT by Jedidah (I'll vote for an earthworm before I'll vote for Obama. So wiggle on in, Rick Perry.)
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To: LOC1
The Texas economic model has existed since before the Tea Party. It has been successful for the state. Obviously, Perry has helped make that economic model work.

How so?

I've had Perry boosters tell me how weak the Texas Governership is once it has been shown how astronomically big government has grown under Perry's leadership, so which is it?

Is he responsible for the condition that Texas is in or not?
23 posted on 08/14/2011 12:37:01 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: chicken head
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24 posted on 08/14/2011 12:40:40 PM PDT by chicken head
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To: RIghtwardHo; Allegra
I don’t think his entrance into the race does us any favors.

Yes, but who really cares what a Ho thinks?

Your pimp obviously failed to slap you enough.

25 posted on 08/14/2011 12:43:40 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: chicken head
the dude is dumber than dirt. perry= bush..

I'll bet he doesn't even know when to capitalize when writing.

What a bonehead.

26 posted on 08/14/2011 12:45:30 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: SoConPubbie
“Texas does limit the governor’s powers as compared to many other states, but to conclude that the governor is merely a figurehead, with little power or influence, is simply wrong. Once again, critics are trying to diminish Perry’s achievements by denigrating his part in Texas’ successes, as if his participation as governor was inconsequential.

The formal powers of a governor are measured by using four factors: tenure of office, appointive/administrative powers, budgetary powers, and legislative powers.

The Texas governor has the strongest tenure of office in that he is elected to four-year terms and there are no term limits.

The Texas governor’s appointive powers are limited by the state’s plural executive structure, meaning that he or she cannot count on the loyalty, support, or cooperation of other members of the executive branch. Some of them may even belong to the opposition party. In Texas, the lieutenant governor, attorney general, comptroller of public accounts, state land commissioner, agricultural commissioner, Railroad Commission, and Texas State Board of Education are all elected by voters, not appointed by the governor.

Unlike most other state governors, the Texas governor has very restricted budgetary powers. In Texas, it is the Legislative Budget Board, dominated by the speaker and lieutenant governor that presents a budget to the legislature for approval. A Texas governor’s most significant budgetary power is the line-item veto power over the state budget bill. Because the legislature has often adjourned within days of the budget bill reaching the governor’s desk, they often have no opportunity to override the governor’s line-item veto.

In terms of legislative power, the Texas governor’s veto power is very strong because gubernatorial vetoes or item vetoes are rarely overridden because the legislature has already adjourned by the time that the governor exercises the veto. In Rick Perry’s case, he has vetoed 273 bills since his first term in 2001. He’s not timid about his veto power. The governor also has the power to call additional special sessions of the legislature and is not limited to the number of special sessions he/she calls.

In comparison to other states: thirty other state’s governors were ranked as having more power than Texas’ chief executive, seventeen are ranked about equal, and three had even less power. In summary, Texas limits the governor’s power primarily in two areas, appointive and budgetary. The weakness in the appointive aspect is because in Texas, most of the other executives are elected, not appointed. And as noted above, the legislature has primary responsibility for drafting a budget. HERE is a link to a University of North Carolina chart which ranks the power of each state’s chief executive – using 2007 conditions.

The low comparative ranking of the Texas governor is consistent with the traditionalistic and individualistic political culture of the state. In other words, it is intentional, not accidental. Judging by Texas’ success, perhaps some other states might want to consider reducing the power of their governors too?”

The above is quoted from Item Number 14 in the following article: http://peskytruth.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/rick-perrys-negatives/

As a Texas native, I have some reservations about Perry, but would clearly support him over four more years of President Downgrade.

27 posted on 08/14/2011 12:49:11 PM PDT by LOC1 (Let's pick the best, not settle for a compromise.)
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To: BereanBrain

I’ll take a RINO over a marxist, American hating pos any day....if I have to.


28 posted on 08/14/2011 12:51:22 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Shady
the one who gets the REAL MESSAGE out to the people...Don’t think we have it yet, but it will be done.

I would love to see some one like that rise to the top but don't see any one on the horizon.

Who do you have in mind?

I'd love to get behind him/her.

29 posted on 08/14/2011 12:53:51 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: RIghtwardHo

He won’t get nominated.”

Pretty certain, are ya?


30 posted on 08/14/2011 12:56:59 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: humblegunner

ROFLMAO! (Like a hot knife through room temperature butter my FRiend.)


31 posted on 08/14/2011 12:59:11 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: humblegunner

hehehe


32 posted on 08/14/2011 1:05:21 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: Nachum; Allegra; humblegunner; shibumi; Eaker

Let um ... me be ... um ... perfectly .... clear ... um

Well, when you put it like yet, yea, a Texas Governor sounds good. Damn good!

Rick Perry for POTUS

33 posted on 08/14/2011 1:06:52 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Nice. I had in mind Sam Cooke, though:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNO72aCnVr0


34 posted on 08/14/2011 1:08:23 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Jedidah
We need someone with a mean streak.

If you believe the WSJ, Hairy Perry's got it.

35 posted on 08/14/2011 1:10:25 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: chicken head

Did Perry say ‘Howdy’ before giving the UT salute?


36 posted on 08/14/2011 1:11:16 PM PDT by deport ( In Texas it's hotter than two goats fighting in a jalapeno patch.)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Get ready for his campaign to literally EXPLODE!
37 posted on 08/14/2011 1:11:55 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: LOC1

Bingo! The economy and jobs are the top priorities of many Americans these days. All of the water cooler talk in my office lately is grumblings about their friends still looking for work, the increase in gas prices and food, and their tanking 401K’s. They want a demonstrated fighter and a leader when it comes to economic issues and we will get that with Perry. This is going to be the litmus test this election with independent swing voters so it’s a win/win for Perry as far as I’m concerned.


38 posted on 08/14/2011 1:12:44 PM PDT by MissyMa
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To: Nachum

Evidently, this corporate RINO (Gore+Bush) has a miniscule but screeching loud fan club here.


39 posted on 08/14/2011 1:13:48 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: MissyMa

Perry is a dynamic speaker. He really knows how to inspire a crowd.


40 posted on 08/14/2011 1:16:12 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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