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Newest entrant into GOP field, Rick Perry, is longtime friend of Israel—and Jesus
JTA ^ | August 14, 2011 | Ron Kampeas

Posted on 08/14/2011 12:46:55 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

WASHINGTON (JTA) – To some conservative Jews, Texas Gov. Rick Perry would make an excellent presidential candidate. He’s been to Israel more than any other candidate already in the field and has said he loves it. And Perry creates jobs.

But other Jewish conservatives seeking the anti-Obama candidate look at the three-term governor and see something arresting: He believes he’s on a mission from God.

Perry has nonplussed longtime Jewish supporters by claiming that he has been “called” to the presidency and by hosting a prayer rally this month that appealed to Jesus to save America. Jennifer Rubin, the Washington Post’s “Right Turn” columnist and a bellwether of Jewish conservatism, took liberals to task on her blog for treating the event as “a spectacle” -- it was borne of deeply considered worries about the country’s parlous state, she said – but Rubin also expressed caveats about the rally.

“His words at the event were restrained but not ecumenical,” she wrote. “And his use of public office to promote the Christian event was, to me, inappropriate. The event, while scheduled last December, is still reflective of the man who would be president. Would he do this in the Oval Office? Does he not understand how many Americans might be offended? Is he lacking advice from a non-Texan perspective?”

Fred Zeidman, an influential Houston lawyer who has known Perry for decades and has hosted him at his home, said, “None of us remember him being quite as devout as he seems to be now, but we wouldn't necessarily have known.”

Zeidman, who for eight years served as chairman of the board of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, supports Mitt Romney. but Zeidman told JTA that before endorsing Romney that he checked with Perry last December to ask whether he would be running. At the time, Perry said no.

On Saturday, Perry threw his hat into the ring.

"A great country requires a better direction," he said, declaring his candidacy. "A renewed nation needs a new president."

Perry has been a conservative since before he switched parties in 1989 to became a Republican. A cotton farmer and former air force pilot, he led efforts in his first five years as a Democrat in the legislature to pare the budget.

Perry, a devout Methodist, was attracted to Israel from the launch of his career. One of his first acts after being elected agriculture commissioner in 1991 was to create the Texas-Israel Exchange, which promoted information and research sharing. In a 2009 interview with The Jerusalem Post, when he led a delegation to Israel, Perry – who around the same time flirted with Texas secessionist rhetoric – said the alliance was a natural one.

“When I was here for the first time some 18 years ago and I was touring the country, the comparison between Masada and the Alamo was not lost on me,” he told the Post. “I mean, we're talking about two groups of people who were willing to give up their lives for freedom and liberty."

As much as Perry’s heartfelt love for Israel makes him attractive to Republican Jews, it is was the other reason he was in Israel at the time – seeking out job creation initiatives, as he has across the globe – that has been the basis of his Jewish support.

“I became intrigued by Rick Perry when I read his book ‘Fed Up!’ because it was exactly what I was feeling,” Robin Bernstein, who heads Perry’s fundraising in Florida, said in an interview. “His economic success in Texas is a model for the entire country.”

Texas has managed to weather the recession comparatively well, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has reported that half of all U.S. jobs created from June 2009 to April 2011 were in Texas.

Published last year, “Fed Up!: Our Fight to Save America from Washington” blames America’s woes on an arrogant power elite in Washington – Perry, in his first chapter, accuses it of “chutzpah” – and is music to conservative ears seeking relief from what they see as government unbound.

“We are fed up with being overtaxed and overregulated,” Perry writes. “We are tired of being told how much salt we can put on our food, what windows we can buy for our house, what kind of cars we can drive, what kinds of guns we can own, what kind of prayers we are allowed to say and where we can say them, what political speech we are allowed to use to elect candidates, what kind of energy we can use, what kind of food we can grow, what doctor we can see, and countless other restrictions on our right to live as we see fit.”

It’s a message that resounds with Jewish conservatives – save, perhaps, for its defense of public prayer.

By the same token, Perry’s declaration last month that the presidency is “what I’ve been called to” sent a shudder through some among the conservative Jewish establishment. This month, it was Perry’s leadership in organizing the massive Houston prayer rally, dubbed The Response, and his insistence that “we must come together and call upon Jesus to guide us through unprecedented struggles," that led some Jewish conservatives to go on the record with their discomfiture.

"My response to The Response: No, thanks," wrote Jacob Sullum in The New York Post. "My people have managed without Jesus for thousands of years. Why start now?" Sullum also criticized Perry for seeming to abandon his previous let-the-states-decide view on social issues in favor of amendments to the U.S. Constitution that would outlaw abortion and same-sex marriage everywhere in the country.

Sixteen rabbis were among 50 Houston clergy members who urged Perry not to host the rally. National groups like the Anti-Defamation League also opposed it.

“He called this rally as a governor,” Abraham Foxman, the ADL’s national director, said in an interview before Perry’s formal declaration of his candidacy for president. “He didn’t try to camouflage anything. He's pleasant and he's smart, he has good relations with the Jewish community, but this is a conscious disregard of law and authority. What troubles me most is, this is his perception of where America is at.”

Bernstein, Perry’s Florida backer, said such concerns are overstated. “Nobody criticized Moses for being ‘called,'” she said. “The fact that he upholds the Ten Commandments is very important. I like to believe a man of faith has a moral compass.”

Jewish Democrats are eating up the controversy. In a statement, the National Jewish Democratic Council said it was “encouraging” Perry to run, “given that his record will help repel American Jews and remind them why they support Democrats in historic numbers.”

Zeidman wondered if, with the rally, his old friend was miscalculating. “I don’t know that he has not gone too far in his appeal to the conservative wing of the party,” Zeidman said. “That could prove harmful in a general election.”

Still, Zeidman said, it would be a bigger mistake to underestimate a governor who in 11 years in office has wrested much power from the legislature, where it had been concentrated for decades, and who knows how to win.

“He should never be underestimated in terms of his campaigning ability,” Zeidman said.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2012; adl; christiannation; holyland; israel; jewishvote; openborders; perry; perrybot; perrymiddleeast; perryrecord; proisrael; texas
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June 29, 2011:

…………"David Ainsman really began to get worried about President Barack Obama’s standing with his fellow Jewish Democrats when a recent dinner with his wife and two other couples — all Obama voters in 2008 — nearly turned into a screaming match.

Ainsman, a prominent Democratic lawyer and Pittsburgh Jewish community leader, was trying to explain that Obama had just been offering Israel a bit of “tough love” in his May 19 speech on the Arab Spring. His friends disagreed — to say the least.

[snip]

“When Obama was running, there was a lot of concern among the guys in my group at shul, who are all late-30s to mid-40s, who I hang out with and daven with and go to dinner with, about Obama,” recalled Scott Matasar, a Cleveland lawyer who’s active in Jewish organizations.

Matasar remembers his friends’ worries over whether Obama was “going to be OK for Israel.” But then Obama met with the community’s leaders during a swing through Cleveland in the primary, and the rabbi at the denominationally conservative synagogue Matasar attends — “a real ardent Zionist and Israel defender” — came back to synagogue convinced.

“That put a lot of my concerns to rest for my friends who are very much Israel hawks but who, like me, aren’t one-issue voters.”

Now Matasar says he’s appalled by Obama’s “rookie mistakes and bumbling” and the reported marginalization of a veteran peace negotiator, Dennis Ross, in favor of aides who back a tougher line on Netanyahu. He’s the most pro-Obama member of his social circle but is finding the president harder to defend.

“He’d been very ham-handed in the way he presented [the 1967 border announcement] and the way he sprung this on Netanyahu,” Matasar said.

A Philadelphia Democrat and pro-Israel activist, Joe Wolfson, recalled a similar progression.

“What got me past Obama in the recent election was Dennis Ross — I heard him speak in Philadelphia and I had many of my concerns allayed,” Wolfson said. “Now, I think I’m like many pro-Israel Democrats now who are looking to see whether we can vote Republican.”.............. -- Jewish Dems losing faith in Obama

1 posted on 08/14/2011 12:47:04 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It’s my understanding that Perry is also friends with former president Fox of Mexico who is in favor of open borders. Perry also said that Texas doesn’t need or want the same illegal immigration laws that Arizona has.


2 posted on 08/14/2011 12:49:14 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach government employees how to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Meanwhile...

Video: Barack Obama Mocks Jesus Christ

3 posted on 08/14/2011 12:49:42 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: SkyDancer

You aren’t questioning a personal friend of Jesus are you? LOL


4 posted on 08/14/2011 12:50:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: SkyDancer
The Texas-Mexico International border (1250 miles)

Perry in helicopter with Greta (TX-MX border is over 1250 miles)

2007: [excerpt] “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.” [end excerpt] Source

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"......When Obama continued to refuse even five minutes for the Governor, Perry took matters into this own hands and was standing on the tarmac at Austin’s airport when President Obama stepped off of Air Force One. Obama looked confused, Perry looked determined. Obama still ignored the pleas for help.

Perry again took matters into his own hands, and established an elite unit of Texas Rangers to bolster border security..." Source

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CW: We've been dealt a hand here in Texas (and if you've read my threads you know much of this) where we have a federal government that has not answered the call to protect the 1250 border miles Texas shares with Mexico. Gov. Perry does not believe a fence is the answer to illegals crossing the U.S.-Mexican border. He believes conservative ascendancy will. So we do the best with what we have ($100M/yr of our own state money put up to help secure an international border). We have a lot of crime to combat and pay for because of the illegal activity (drugs, human smuggling and trafficking) generated by an unsecured international border.

We can't refuse to educate or give health care, as everyone in every state is faced with the same situation, but since Perry is a border gov, he's held responsible for illegal aliens, where everyone vents their frustration about the problem using him as a whipping boy (and to make political points and take pot shots). Perry's asked for drones (went to Israel and asked how they protect Gaza Strip), has asked for 3000 people here on the TX border (crickets). Perry has set up an elite Texas Ranger unit to work on the border. Then we find out the Feds have been "running guns" across the border and we've had people killed because of that.

The Texas Dream Act was set up because we have a lot of kids here from the way the feds have allowed this to snowball. Students who have been in Texas for 3 years and graduated from a Texas high school get instate tuition (no benefits -- they pay their way) The entire Texas Senate voted for this in 2001. (The Texas Dream Act does NOT have all the hidden goodies the U.S. Congress "Dream Act" was trying to get into law.)

Perry has said: “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.”

The Texas legislature meets every 2 years for 140 days and the governor is allowed to call Special Sessions. He called a Special Session because he had put "sanctuary cities" on the agenda and the legislature dropped the ball -- but the Senate and then the House left again -- giving Gov. Perry nothing to sign (Texas legislators also have elections they'll be facing and no doubt didn't want a vote on this shadowing their re-election bids).

In this just ended session, after about 3 tries to slip it into a bill, a law that required people to show their birth certificate to get a drivers license got through [The amendment, added by Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, to the education funding bill legislators needed to balance the state budget had originally been included in Senate Bill 9, the so-called "sanctuary cities" bill that failed in the special session. It also had appeared in an omnibus homeland security bill by Sen. Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands, that died in the regular session......By putting it into law the state potentially undermines an ongoing lawsuit that argues DPS doesn't have authority to check legal status.]. However, the ink on that law was barely dry before it was overturned by a judge – as usual.

In this last Texas Legislative session Gov. Perry signed the Texas Photo ID Voting Law -- it took 6 years to get it through -- Only 6 states have a PHOTO Voter ID requirement.

Texas has a long history with Mexico and being "Mexican" does not mean that you aren't an American, or a Texan. A lot of Texans have Mexican heritage or are married to someone who does. Perry doesn't lead with his chin. He's a thoughtful man.

Rick Perry is as ready to fix this as anyone and understands it probably better than anyone running -- or commenting anonymously on a chat site.

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The 2001 TEXAS Dream Act was passed by 100% of the Texas Senate:

"It’s important to point out that there is a huge difference in the TEXAS Dream Act and the The Dream Act that was pushed in Congress and failed. The Dream Act in Congress was full of all kinds of goodies other than allowing children of illegals to receive in state tuition. The Texas Dream Act was focused only on that. I happen to agree with The Texas Dream Act, and so did everyone in the Senate in Texas. It passed with ZERO “no” votes. Add to that, it has been proven to be successful.

These are a few things you need to know about the [2001] Texas Dream Act. The child has to have lived in Texas the three years leading up to high school graduation. These students are given no special treatment in getting into Texas colleges and universities. They must get in on their own merit. They are paying the tuition (with or without financial aid). It’s estimated that these students make up about 1% of those entering college.

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Most of us agree that border control MUST be dealt with first. The problem with all other efforts on this issue in the past is that the borders were not sealed. If there is anyone who we can trust to do that it is Gov. Perry (if he decides to run for President). He knows what goes on down at the border. He has gone there many times. He knows what needs to be done. There is no doubt in my mind that if he were President, he would seal our borders. But Perry also understands Hispanic outreach." Source

5 posted on 08/14/2011 12:52:41 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

A whole tanker load of the wet green stuff, talk about over the top silly.


6 posted on 08/14/2011 12:53:16 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
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7 posted on 08/14/2011 12:53:33 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: org.whodat
Gov. Perry Received Defender of Jerusalem Award Thursday, August 13, 2009

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June 29, 2011: ...."Perry wrote in a letter dated Wednesday, “According to numerous recent media reports, American citizens and organizations, together with a coalition of violent anti-Israeli organizations from other countries, have organized efforts to breach Israel’s Maritime blockade of the Gaza Strip as early as this week.”

He continued, “The act of funding, supporting, organizing and engaging in these efforts appears to constitute participation in a naval expedition against a people with whom the United States is at peace,” as well as material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization and other violations.

Perry said at least two of the ships are registered in Delaware, including one named “The Audacity of Hope,” which was the title of President Barack Obama’s second book.

The letter concludes, “I respectfully request that the U.S. Department of Justice take immediate steps to investigate, enjoin and bring to justice all parties found to be in violation of U.S. law by their participation in these efforts.” Source

8 posted on 08/14/2011 12:54:57 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: SkyDancer

Tell like it is, this Perry loon stuff is beyond, normal.


9 posted on 08/14/2011 12:55:05 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: SkyDancer

Tell like it is, this Perry loon stuff is beyond, normal.


10 posted on 08/14/2011 12:55:58 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: org.whodat

The opening salvos of the reinvention tour.


11 posted on 08/14/2011 12:58:09 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Perry in 2001:"Perry '01 - 'Fox's vision for an open border is a vision I embrace'"

"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."

From a previous article here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2763343/posts

12 posted on 08/14/2011 1:01:03 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach government employees how to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: cripplecreek

So that is why the Texas Rangers put that mail box on top of the telephone pole. A direct mail connection. Everyone was trying to figure out the “J” mail label.


13 posted on 08/14/2011 1:01:23 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Do you, or your immediate family, work for the Government or in a political job?


14 posted on 08/14/2011 1:02:26 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: org.whodat

From a previous FR post http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2763343/posts


15 posted on 08/14/2011 1:02:35 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach government employees how to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“We are fed up with being overtaxed and overregulated,” Perry writes. “We are tired of being told how much salt we can put on our food, what windows we can buy for our house, what kind of cars we can drive, what kinds of guns we can own, what kind of prayers we are allowed to say and where we can say them, what political speech we are allowed to use to elect candidates, what kind of energy we can use, what kind of food we can grow, what doctor we can see, and countless other restrictions on our right to live as we see fit.”

Loved this quote


16 posted on 08/14/2011 1:04:19 PM PDT by MissyMa
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I don’t know Rick Perry well enough to know if he’s the real thing or just another Huckabee. Or Jimmy Carter, who was also widely said to be Evangelical when he first appeared on the scene.

But I am persuaded that Sarah Palin is a real Christian. And no question that she is a friend of Israel.


17 posted on 08/14/2011 1:05:46 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: BereanBrain

No.


18 posted on 08/14/2011 1:06:07 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: tsowellfan

Why are people surprised that a muslim mocks the Holy Bible?

Take a trip to Saudi and see what they do with your Bible when you go though customs.


19 posted on 08/14/2011 1:06:32 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: MissyMa

When Obama said what temp we should run our AC at I opened the window and yelled ...

“HEY OBAMA!!!! I AM RUNNING THE AC WITH THE WIDOWS OPEN!!!!”


20 posted on 08/14/2011 1:08:30 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

That would be the only logical reason anybody could have if they are conservative for supporting Rick Perry, as he has grown the budget in Texas from 49 Billion to 90 Billion in just 9 years.

Only a lover of government could support that.


21 posted on 08/14/2011 1:10:27 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: BereanBrain

TO ALL: Read the next to the last paragraph.

This is what Rick says to Mexico’s leaders (complete 180 from what he says to the voters)

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


22 posted on 08/14/2011 1:12:57 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: 353FMG
Why are people surprised that a muslim mocks the Holy Bible?

I'm willing to bet he told his kids not to tell the media they have 7 mommies.

23 posted on 08/14/2011 1:14:37 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: SkyDancer

Thanks for the actual context of that quote. Sure changes the meaning.


24 posted on 08/14/2011 1:15:02 PM PDT by magritte ("There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself "Do trousers matter?")
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To: BereanBrain

And do you LOVE NAFTA? The American Job killing agreement?

Here’s what RICK PERRY thinks about NAFTA

“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”

See the fifth paragraph at http://governor.state.tx.us/news/speech/10688/


25 posted on 08/14/2011 1:15:15 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: SkyDancer

Perry and his baggage, dont be fooled, this sounds like another Bush we dont need


26 posted on 08/14/2011 1:15:44 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: BereanBrain

We have 23 million people here

People are flooding the place as they abandoned CA and the other ****pits.

Yeah, the budget is growing.


27 posted on 08/14/2011 1:16:08 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: mylife

LOL!!! I think what got me the most was when he was at a town hall event of some sort and a man had asked him what he was going to do about the cost of gas. Obama uses this as his opportunity to educate this man on fuel efficient cars vs the gas guzzling SUV the man needed with his large family. Middle America will remember this going into the polls in 2012, I’m convinced of it. It’s up to all the “bitter clingers” to get out there and vote in 2012 and send Obama’s bitter a** home.


28 posted on 08/14/2011 1:17:38 PM PDT by MissyMa
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To: mylife

And RICK PERRY supports the DREAM act that REQUIRES the state of Texas to SUPPORT ILLEGAL ALIENS.

Perry is a Big Government RINO who just HAPPENS to be governor of a state with an economy so vibrant EVEN HE can’t slow it down.


29 posted on 08/14/2011 1:18:39 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: mylife

Oh, and according to the 2010 census, it’s 25 Million, and 5 Million (there or about) illegals


30 posted on 08/14/2011 1:19:51 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: mylife

So according to you, as population in the U.S. grows government spending and government needs to expand and spend more?


31 posted on 08/14/2011 1:20:01 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: BereanBrain

Gov Rick Perry is the first Texas governor since WWII to cut state revenue spending.


32 posted on 08/14/2011 1:20:32 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: MissyMa

Yes! I recall that.

Perfessor BS missed the mark.


33 posted on 08/14/2011 1:21:31 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: dragnet2

Umm...

more mouths, more bills.

On the whole I would say Texas’s policy’s are doing better than Obamas

I like to see numbers as a percentage of GDP


34 posted on 08/14/2011 1:24:27 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: BereanBrain

Is your candidate losing or not running?

Here are 15 pages about Texas and the 1250 mile international border security issues (excerpted and linked) that the state of Texas deals with.

http://governor.state.tx.us/initiatives/border/


35 posted on 08/14/2011 1:24:58 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: mylife
Let me get this straight, as population in the U.S. grows, government spending and government needs to expand and spend more?

Umm... more mouths, more bills.

So you agree. OK

36 posted on 08/14/2011 1:26:13 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Fact: the 2010-2011 Texas Budget was 182 Billion, or ~ 90 Billion a year

Fact: the 2001 Texas budget was 49 Billion.

In what Universe is that CUTTING?

In the LIAR RINO universe that LIARS inhabit!

What will you say when I post the links here? Will you keep repeating the same old lies?


37 posted on 08/14/2011 1:30:08 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: dragnet2
Let me get this straight, as population in the U.S. grows, government spending and government needs to expand and spend more?

It will as long as the Dems control the WH and the Senate. Unfunded mandates -- Universal Health care -- Public Education with no questions asked -- etc.

38 posted on 08/14/2011 1:30:50 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wonder how all the folks that support Palin and are Perry bashing now are going to react when she endorses him.


39 posted on 08/14/2011 1:31:53 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: dragnet2

Of course if population grows debts will, but in a properly managed state revenues will increase as well.

Fact is Texas is prospering and Obama cant fight that.

He is toast.

Perry has been in this jerks face trying to expand energy an growth from DAY ONE.

Whats Obama got? Debts and woes


40 posted on 08/14/2011 1:32:40 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: SkyDancer

Perry gets a ‘D’ on illegal immigration. He is also a big corporate beltway Republican. Here we go again.

Perry already has a record that hurts him with voters concerned about illegal immigration. In April, he stated that he would not support a version of Arizona’s SB 1070 for Texas. In 2001, he signed a bill allowing the children of illegal immigrants to receive in-state tuition at Texas universities. He opposes using E-Verify, the federal electronic system for verifying prospective workers’ immigration status.

In 2001, Texas became the first state in the country to pass an in-state tuition law. The law created a national movement. Many private universities also now award aid to illegal immigrant students.
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/education/headlines/20100314-Number-of-illegal-immigrants-getting-in-9925.ece

Study: 70% of Texas’ illegal immigrant families receive welfare In Texas, 54 percent of legal immigrants and 70 percent of illegal immigrants receive welfare assistance Texas showed 61 percent of households headed by an immigrant utilizing at least one program compared to the 42 percent of Texas natives on welfare. Study: 70% of Texas’ illegal immigrant families receive welfare
http://newmediajournal.us/indx.php/item/1217

There are about 1000 anchor babies per month being churned out at Dallas Parkland Hospital...that’s just one Texas hospital. In Parkland Memorial Hospital Dallas, the second busiest maternity ward in the United States, 70% of the women giving birth were illegal aliens. That added up to 11,200 babies for which Medicaid kicked in 34.5 million dollars to deliver these babies, the feds another 9.5 million and Dallas taxpayers tossed in 31.3 million. The average illegal patient is 25 years and giving birth to her second anchor baby. Dallas Parkland Hospital 70% of the women giving birth were illegal aliens. Almost 1000 per month.
http://www.snopes.com/politics/immigration/parkland.asp

Perry actually said he supports this: “ 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 tele-medicine to individuals living on the Mexican side of the border.”
http://governor.state.tx.us/news/speech/10849


41 posted on 08/14/2011 1:32:40 PM PDT by doc
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Rick Perry, as he has grown the budget in Texas from 49 Billion to 90 Billion in just 9 years.

Let me get this straight, as population in the U.S. grows, government spending and government needs to expand and spend more?

Umm... more mouths, more bills.

It will as long as the Dems control the WH and the Senate.

Hmmmm

42 posted on 08/14/2011 1:33:13 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: ronnie raygun

I feel the same.....anyone who cloaks themselves in words like “Jesus” for political events is always suspicious—like Jimmy Baker/Joel Osteen—really creepy new age mother earth worship type paganism.......especially when their very actions show no respect for Rule of Law (Dream Act, illegals) and Justice (Cicero sense) and a total disregard on the fundamental issue of the family unit and the very basic unit of God’s design and Natural Law Theory.

He believes that States have the right to disregard Supra Positive Laws which is the basis of Natural Rights and has always been integral to jurisprudence in the US. (So, unconstitutional by all aspects!)

The most spiritual man ever in the White House was Lincoln and that evidence is in his speeches....the Gettysburg address reeks of Biblical allusions and the resurrection of Jesus Christ and redemption—but he never invoked the name Jesus—never had to use the simplistic ways which Perry uses religion—just meaningless words which don’t apply to the America but tries to “fool” people of moral principle who believe in Just Law and Equal Law.


43 posted on 08/14/2011 1:34:24 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: BereanBrain

Well, he did.

Deal with it.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2749731/posts


44 posted on 08/14/2011 1:36:46 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
http://governor.state.tx.us/news/press-release/2203/

Governor and Mrs. Perry to Visit Israel, Jordan

Governor to Receive “Friend of Zion Award”
Friday, June 22, 2007 • Press Release

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry and First Lady Anita Perry today left on a seven-day trip to visit the Middle East nations of Israel and Jordan. In Israel, Gov. Perry will receive the “Friend of Zion Award” from the Global Leadership Council for his leadership in homeland defense, border security and economic development. The award, which is given to “leaders who have played key roles in promoting the close alliance between America and the Jewish state,” will be presented during a ceremony in Jerusalem at the historic Western Wall Square.

45 posted on 08/14/2011 1:37:04 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: savagesusie

For all the bashing of Perry for his religion, would you rather have a Godless man?


46 posted on 08/14/2011 1:39:34 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Support for Israel definitely goes in Perry’s plus column.
However his stance on immigration and mandated vaccines are still a huge problem.


47 posted on 08/14/2011 1:40:18 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: magritte

Some headlines belie the body of the story. My dad says don’t believe anything you read and half of what you see. IOW, always check context.


48 posted on 08/14/2011 1:40:18 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach government employees how to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

2010-2011 Budget 182 Billion

http://sunshinereview.org/index.php/Texas_state_budget

the 2000-2001 Budget was ~98 Billion and iss available at

http://www.lbb.state.tx.us/Bill_76/Bill-76-4_Conference_Summary_0599.pdf

In other words CLOSE to 100% Growth in spending.

During this time, the Census says Texas grew from 20 Million (legal) to 25 Million (2010 Census). That’s a growth of 25 Percent.

So, now, will you call me a liar again?

FACTs and TRUTH. You represent Lies and Deceit, and Perry


49 posted on 08/14/2011 1:40:47 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’ve stated before that I live across the country from Texas and because we can no longer trust the MSM for anything resembling honest reporting, especially about a Republican running for president, I don’t know that much about Rick Perry. However, he seems to be a fairly solid conservative and says the ‘right things’ I’m concerned with some of his Texas policies, e.g. the Trans -Texas Corridor, mandatory HPV vaccine (overruled by the TX legislature) and the fact that prior to his enrollment in the Republican party he worked for Al Gore’s campaign (1988). I’ve seen too many ‘rock-solid conservatives’ turn into jello-spine liberals when they finally get the office they seek. Perry has time to convince skeptical conservatives. However, for now, I remain a Sarah Palin supporter - because she doesn’t have to persuade me that she won’t ‘go wobbly’ if elected to the presidency in 2012.


50 posted on 08/14/2011 1:41:06 PM PDT by Jim Scott ( "Game On!" - Sarah Palin)
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