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Did Perry Even Vote For Reagan?

Posted on 08/15/2011 5:41:08 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear

Rick Perry was a Democrat until Karl Rove convinced him to switch parties and run as a Republican against Jim Hightower for Agriculture Commissioner.

Perry is always mentioning Reagan... But no Yellow-Dog Texas Democrat who was a chairman for Al Gore in 1988 would have voted for Reagan. Some Democrats would have... but not a leading member of the Texas party.

Perry is just too slick. He is not conservative at all.


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1 posted on 08/15/2011 5:41:11 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Minus_The_Bear

What Texan roads did he sell to spain? This guy is a wolf in sheeps clothing


2 posted on 08/15/2011 5:42:34 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Reagan voted for FDR.


3 posted on 08/15/2011 5:42:50 PM PDT by Huck (Here's the bad news--Gov. Perry is the best we've got.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Can you spell pro amnesty.... He can


4 posted on 08/15/2011 5:44:04 PM PDT by Breto (never accept the premise)
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5 posted on 08/15/2011 5:44:38 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Minus_The_Bear
I don't know but I know that Michael Reagan endorsed Rick Perry last year.
6 posted on 08/15/2011 5:48:27 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Huck
Reagan didn't campaign for LBJ did he? He campaigned for Goldwater.

Reagan was also never an elected official of the Democrat party.
7 posted on 08/15/2011 5:49:23 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: tsowellfan

So did Sarah Palin.


8 posted on 08/15/2011 5:50:13 PM PDT by DRey
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Perry smells funny.....


9 posted on 08/15/2011 5:50:20 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: hosepipe

I know. It’s been a long time for us, but that’s the smell of victory.


10 posted on 08/15/2011 5:53:10 PM PDT by DRey
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To: Minus_The_Bear
Oh, you think that, like Rush Limbaugh, Perry never voted for Reagan?
11 posted on 08/15/2011 5:53:45 PM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Of course not. He was still a left wing Democrat in those days, too soon o0ut 9of his commie college days and fired up against Conservatives. Don’t forget he was later Al Gore’s campaign manager!

Perry’s Problematic Even today he must be judged by the company he keeps: Illegal immigrants and these people. Pals - http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/../2011/08/perrys_problematic_pals.html

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The article we were discussing.

American Thinker


12 posted on 08/15/2011 5:54:04 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: Huck
Reagan voted for FDR.

Well, then, by the Freeper idealogical purity test, Reagan (who by the way was a Democrat until 1962) was a RINO.

;-)

13 posted on 08/15/2011 5:54:04 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Paperdoll

He was never a left-wing Democrat. That’s a lie. He was a right-wing Democrat.


14 posted on 08/15/2011 5:55:30 PM PDT by DRey
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Reagan was a RINO?! WE'VE BEEN HAD!!!!!!!
15 posted on 08/15/2011 5:56:35 PM PDT by DRey
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To: Minus_The_Bear
Might I suggest specifics? We begin to assemble pro/con charts, and emotional generalities serve no general good.

The first time I ever heard anything about Perry was his decision to mandate shots for teens to prevent HPV. As a pro-life leader, I was shocked to know a conservative Texas guv would think that way. I now put that bit of info on the con side of the Perry chart.

And we all appreciate specific details of his voting record by Texans, or others who have kept score, or know personal anecdotes. But to make the bald statement that he is not a Conservative is not accurate. He is not WHOLLY Conservative on a number of issues, notably immigration.

His support of Gore is bad bad bad, but it was 1988 and how old was he then? I became a Conservative just prior my 30th birthday, and cast a first Conservative vote for Reagan in 1980. Most important is: What has he been the past decade?
16 posted on 08/15/2011 5:56:54 PM PDT by jobim
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To: Minus_The_Bear

If the choice is Perry v. Bachmann I’m all in for Michele.


17 posted on 08/15/2011 5:57:13 PM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Bachmann voted and I think worked for Carter’s campaign.


18 posted on 08/15/2011 5:58:04 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Obama/Biden '12: No hope and chump change.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

I suggest you look up Reagan’s past


19 posted on 08/15/2011 5:59:09 PM PDT by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: Breto

So can Reagan


20 posted on 08/15/2011 5:59:54 PM PDT by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: Minus_The_Bear
Perry admits to voting for Carter in 1976.

The Internet rumor is that he also voted for Carter in 1980 and Mondale in 1984, but he hasn't said so.

In the 70s and 80s there were still old school Democrats in elected office who privately voted Republican in the top race.

21 posted on 08/15/2011 6:00:18 PM PDT by x
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Being a Democrat in l962 and in l980’s are two completely different things! The Democrats are now Communists. The core Republican Party is sadly now to the left of JFK!


22 posted on 08/15/2011 6:01:26 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: Minus_The_Bear
Reagan didn't campaign for LBJ did he? He campaigned for Goldwater.

Reagan was an enrolled democrat until 1962. He was a union leader prior to entering politics. He must be a RINO.

Michelle Bachmann grew up in a Democrat family and campaigned for Carter. She, too, must be a RINO.

And don't forget Sarah Palin. While governor she supported a 25% profits tax on "big oil." What could be more RINO than that?

23 posted on 08/15/2011 6:01:55 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: DRey

So pro choice is right wing? Praising new deal is right wing? good to know


24 posted on 08/15/2011 6:02:06 PM PDT by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: skaterboy

See #22.


25 posted on 08/15/2011 6:03:10 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: Paperdoll
Being a Democrat in l962 and in l980’s are two completely different things!

Michelle Bachman was a Democrat until 1980 and campaigned for Carter.

26 posted on 08/15/2011 6:03:25 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Huck

Shhhh...they are on a roll. No sense bringing up Reagan supported the only President elected 4 times and held up as a god to the modern Liberal movement.


27 posted on 08/15/2011 6:04:39 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (“I will work every day to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your lives as I can.”- Perr)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Well, i’d say she got out while the gettin’ was good!


28 posted on 08/15/2011 6:06:13 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

I don’t know if he voted for Reagan, but it wouldn’t surprise me, since has publicly stated that he voted for Bush 41 in 1988 (after Dukakis got the nomination).


29 posted on 08/15/2011 6:06:50 PM PDT by CA Conservative
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To: ronnie raygun
We have the new Messiah. Now everything will be fine!!!! Forget all globalist tendencies (trade/immigration), His Government mandate, that he had to run from. Or even special interest ties to big business. He is really one of us!
30 posted on 08/15/2011 6:07:59 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (Be strong in truth!)
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To: Soul Seeker

Most of us get wiser as we age. If you are under78 you have no idea what the Great Depression was like.


31 posted on 08/15/2011 6:09:45 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: Paperdoll

I think you really need to do some research about the Democrat party in the early 20th century. The birth of many of the leading liberal institutions, programs and beliefs came into being during that time.


32 posted on 08/15/2011 6:09:45 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (“I will work every day to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your lives as I can.”- Perr)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Being a Democrat in 1962 is a far far cry from being a Democrat in 2011. Most Democrats in the 60’s, President Kennedy included, would be considered, if not out and out right wing extremists then very close to it, by today’s Democratic/Communist standards and their sycophants in the press.


33 posted on 08/15/2011 6:11:44 PM PDT by Graneros ("It is no exaggeration to say that the undecided could go one way or another.")
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To: foundedonpurpose

I’m not so worried about the D-label many rural types are or have been but this is really a damning indictment by a leading activist on Jihad/Islam, Pamela Geller:
http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/08/perrys_problematic_pals.html


34 posted on 08/15/2011 6:13:54 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: Soul Seeker

But, like the Free Ma Free Masons, other secret societies, and some religions you don’t know who you’re worshipping until you’ve entered the highest level of that society or church.


35 posted on 08/15/2011 6:15:23 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: DRey

He asked for her help.


36 posted on 08/15/2011 6:16:03 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( BHO....the destroyer)
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To: jobim
He just fought for six years and finally won on photo i.d. for voting in order to prevent illegals from voting. He is on record repeatedly for saying that border SECURITY is the first priority -- Constitutionally a FEDERAL issue -- and that until our borders are secure, rational discussion on legal and illegal immigration is moot. His detractors say he's for amnesty. He is not, and has never said such a thing. They will show you articles from the early '90s that they want to say he's for amnesty, but if you read them you will see they say no such thing.

He absolutely did try to include the Gardisil (anti-cervical cancer) vaccine among the other required vaccines for Texas school children. He included an opt-out provision, but when we all screamed bloody murder, he backed off, listening to us. He then apologized saying he should have included an "opt-in" provision instead of opt-out, and that it was a mistake on his part.

You may have heard about the textbook stink in Texas? We have had liberals writing our textbooks for the past decade. Perry finally got them out and replaced them with enough conservatives to outvote them on content. Now the textbooks for our public school are turning back from left-leaning brainwashing and back to the facts. This was a national incident because as Texas is such a huge state, our choices here dictate the textbook options for many other states in what is published. So basically, he brought conservatism back to the classrooms in Texas and for many other states.

He has a balanced budget and under his command Texas created 40% of the jobs in this country over the last two years. His detractors (and there are MANY Palinistas on this site) will say they are minimum-wage jobs. They would be wrong. They run the gammut, but one must consider that Texas has no state income tax, and we are among the lowest cost-of-livings in the country. A four/three mack-daddy house dripping with granite and a pool in Dallas is $250,000 easy. His critics also hate him because he allowed ALL residents in Texas to pay resident tuition rates. This allows resident illegals of three years or more who attended public schools to be able to pay for their college at the slightly lower in-state rate. Perry believes educated Mexicans in this state are better than uneducated, and frankly, I agree. Their tuition is NOT free, as many on this site will pretend. Texas has 64% of the Mexican border and only receives 20% of the border security funding, yet the growth in illegals in Texas per square mile of border is far less than other states. Perry campaigned on putting up border cameras to allow local law enforcement to pick up border runners and drug trafficers. The legislature shot him down on it, so he pursued it independently, obtaining millions of dollars in grants to pay for these cameras. He fulfilled his promise. He is on record as saying that Arizona's law will not work for Texas. He is crucified for that remark. Constitutionally, the border and immigration and deportation is a federal responsibility. That is why the feds sued Arizona for overstepping. Perry wants to hold the feds accountable. That is why he hand-delivered that letter to Obama, which Obama refused to accept. It was a letter begging for help with the Texas border. He is pro-life. He is a devout Christian, and he is fearless. He flew for the Air Force. He was a farmer/rancher before entering politics, once serving as the Texas Agricultural Commissioner. He's a smart man, and will be a wonderful president. If you need more, let me know!
37 posted on 08/15/2011 6:16:23 PM PDT by DRey
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To: skaterboy

He was never pro-choice. Even Gore was pro-life, at least back then. I don’t know what he is now.


38 posted on 08/15/2011 6:17:22 PM PDT by DRey
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Reagan was an enrolled democrat until 1962.

Reagan was campaigning for Republicans, Eisenhower in 1952, and 1956, and Nixon against JFK in 1960 in his role as 'A democrat for the Republican', and there is a huge difference between being a democrat in the 1930s and 1940s, and being an Al Gore democrat during the Reagan Revolution after the 1960s and Jimmy Carter and even Reagan himself.

39 posted on 08/15/2011 6:18:12 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Bristol Palin's book "Not Afraid Of Life: My Journey So Far" became a New York Times, best seller.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

You’re confusing RINO with CINO.


40 posted on 08/15/2011 6:18:31 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter Hobbit)
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To: Minus_The_Bear
The bottom line:

I will vote for Perry, Palin, Bachman, Romney, or Mickey Mouse vs obama.

I will not stay home because my perfect candidate isn't on the ballot. I would walk several miles to the polls, if I had to, to vote against obama.


41 posted on 08/15/2011 6:19:07 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Soul Seeker

Darlin’, I was born when Herbert Hoover was President. I have had a deep interest in the workings of my beloved country for a long, long time.


42 posted on 08/15/2011 6:19:27 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

I suppose this is where some jerk points out to the absolutists that Reagan voted for FDR, probably all four times. But we shouldn’t vote for anyone who was ever a Democrat.

We probably also shouldn’t mention that Algore was pretending to be prolife back then.


43 posted on 08/15/2011 6:20:03 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Post of the Year!


44 posted on 08/15/2011 6:21:13 PM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Unless we go back to the precinct voting booth and citizen ballot counting as poopsed to computers which can be programmed, we will never box ourselves outta this sack!


45 posted on 08/15/2011 6:22:26 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: PaleoBob

It won’t be. Iowa will be her high point. Don’t get me wrong, I like her and would vote for her, but I don’t believe she can win the primary.


46 posted on 08/15/2011 6:25:45 PM PDT by DRey
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To: skaterboy

He was never pro choice.


47 posted on 08/15/2011 6:27:22 PM PDT by DRey
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To: Andy from Chapel Hill

Thank you...

I know a few democrats who literally drive me nuts. One woman recently told me she agreed with ‘everything’ obama said in a recent speech.

Obama has to go.


48 posted on 08/15/2011 6:27:23 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Soul Seeker

I just find it fascinating all the similarities with Reagan and Perry.


49 posted on 08/15/2011 6:28:27 PM PDT by DRey
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To: Paperdoll

We may know what the Great Depression was like soon enough if we don’t get rid of Obama.


50 posted on 08/15/2011 6:29:49 PM PDT by DRey
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