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Give Me Cowboy Values Over Washington Values Any Day
Fox News ^ | August 19, 2011 | Patrick Dorinson

Posted on 08/19/2011 1:42:43 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Unlike politicians, a cowboy still makes a deal with a handshake and his word is his bond.

.....A cowboy lives by a set of unwritten principles hard wired into his DNA. It is instinctive because it is the example set by those that surround him.

Cowboys don't whine and stomp their feet like spoiled children and politicians often do when things don't go their way. They know that whining and wringing your hands don't get the job done.

In my interaction with cowboy and ranching community up in Idaho, I have learned it is very close knit and neighbors and families work together. If a neighbor gets hurt and can’t work, everyone pitches in to help.

.....They lend a hand when needed, mind each other’s kids as if they were their own, and share hardships and special occasions equally.

Those values still exist in thousands of communities all across this country.

I don’t know much about Rick Perry, but from what I have learned so far that sounds a lot like his early life in Paint Creek, Texas. He comes from the same background and has the same values as....friends up in Blackfoot, Idaho.

Like most voters I want to learn more about him before I decide if he is the right man for the job.

But from George Bush the Elder to Bill Clinton to George Bush the Younger to Barack Obama, the last four presidents were all Ivy League educated and certified members of the establishment that has gotten America into the bipartisan mess we find ourselves.

Maybe it’s time for a graduate of a land grant university like Texas A&M and a real son of the soil to get us out of this mess.

And someone who knows what it means to be a real cowboy.

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Family photo of Rick Perry as a child with his pony in Paint Creek, Texas.


Rick Perry served in the U.S. Air Force after graduating from Texas A&M


Elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1984, Rick Perry was known as one of the "Pit Bulls,"
members who sat in the lower pit of the House Appropriations Committee and bitterly fought spending increases.


Governor of Texas (re-elected twice -- serving 3rd term)


Perry Awarding Iraqi Service Medals


Running for U.S. President.

1 posted on 08/19/2011 1:42:52 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
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2 posted on 08/19/2011 1:47:53 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the Wes)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Cross a cowboy - he shoots you. Works for me. LOL


3 posted on 08/19/2011 1:48:06 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I like Perry’s cowboy values. It is his hob-nobbing with Muslims and Gore which is a concern.


4 posted on 08/19/2011 1:48:45 PM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American that a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

5 posted on 08/19/2011 1:49:48 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

But has he done a reality show?


6 posted on 08/19/2011 1:50:01 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: mware
August 13, 2011 Rick Perry's Announcement Speech at Red State Gathering [YouTube]
7 posted on 08/19/2011 1:52:23 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: ilovesarah2012; Monterrosa-24
Governor Almost Wasn't--After years on ranch, Perry saw climate was right for politics
8 posted on 08/19/2011 1:54:14 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: humblegunner
…….”She tries to help the governor not get too carried away with his own role. "I try to keep him grounded. Sometimes I wonder," she said. When he gets a little too puffed up, "I'm always saying: 'Who told you that you were cute today?' "

Still, she intends to get out on the campaign trail and play a more visible part.

"Not that I'm a vote-changer or a vote-getter or anything like that," she said. "But I'll do whatever I need to do because I think it's important that he get re-elected." You have to grow thick skin, enjoy people, tackle big projects and, in all of it, keep family as a priority, she said.

The governor has also set his priorities. The staff knows to keep his schedule clear every Sept. 9. That's not his wedding day or an important birthday.

It's the anniversary of their first date.”………Anita Perry, a no-nonsense nurse, overcomes shyness in signing on to win votes for her husband

9 posted on 08/19/2011 1:56:15 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Instead of 30, 40, 50 year old pictures, here are a few with Perry's RECENT Friends -- Been signing a LOT of "agreements" with Muslims. How can you criticize Obama for Muslim ties, when Rick's got him beat?
10 posted on 08/19/2011 1:56:29 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
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11 posted on 08/19/2011 1:57:49 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Thanks for posting this article. One of the things that I think draws me to Perry is that “cowboy attitude”. I remember when the media would use that on Reagan and Bush too, and it confused me on why they would consider it an insult because to me it's a compliment. Cowboys are independent and strong. Both those traits to me are positive. I'll take a cowboy any day who tells it like it is vs. the PC correct, squishy and soft politicians out there now and I'm a yankee from Massachusetts so that's saying something. ;-)

LOVED the picture of Gov Perry when he was a child. Thanks for posting it.

12 posted on 08/19/2011 1:58:13 PM PDT by MissyMa
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To: BereanBrain

That’s a big problem for me.


13 posted on 08/19/2011 1:59:16 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: BereanBrain

Don’t even me started on selling out the land of Texas to a Spanish company, who would charge Texans for the right to drive on their own roads.

For those of you who don’t know, Perry has been the big push behind the resurrected (renamed) NAFTA SUPERHIGHWAY, called the Trans-Texas Corridor.

Biggest legalized theft, ever.


14 posted on 08/19/2011 2:00:46 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: BereanBrain
Gov. Perry Received Defender of Jerusalem Award Thursday, August 13, 2009

****** 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

Seventeen (17) things that critics are saying about Rick Perry (and a bonus #18 -- Rick Perry is way too chummy with Muslims -- Really?)

15 posted on 08/19/2011 2:00:46 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: MissyMa

When I worked overseas, I had a Brit who kept trying to critizes us by calling the Houston team a bunch of cowboys.

We would grin and say “damned straight”. He just got confused and would repeat it.

He thought he was insulting us. We wore the badge with pride.


16 posted on 08/19/2011 2:02:50 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: BereanBrain
Don’t even me started on selling out the land of Texas to a Spanish company, who would charge Texans for the right to drive on their own roads.

YOU don't have to start:

It's #2 for all to read: Seventeen (17) things that critics are saying about Rick Perry

17 posted on 08/19/2011 2:03:01 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: MissyMa

I like someone who knows themselves and is comfortable in their own skin.


18 posted on 08/19/2011 2:04:21 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Background:

Perry's story as told by him to the Texas Monthly

The son of tenant farmers from Paint Creek…

…who became an Airforce officer, married his high school sweetheart and went on to become the longest serving governor in Texas history

On the Fed:

Perry would consider Bernanke printing more money "almost treachorous, or treasonous."

Perry refuses to apologize for remarks on Bernanke.

Perry advocates audit of the Federal Reserve.

Global warming:

Perry rejects global warming - science skewed by financial interests.

Economy:

Over the past 5 years, Texas has created more jobs than all other states combined.

Perry against raising debt ceiling.

Perry calls for 6 month moratorium on government regulations.

Supports balanced budget amendment.

Since June 2009, 37% of all jobs created in the entire U.S. were created in Texas.

Guns:

”Perry’s pro-gun resume reads like something the late Charlton Heston would have been proud of… strongly supports the individual right to gun ownership and the subsequent right to use guns in self-defense.”

"Card carrying" member of the NRA

Perry has a permit to carry a concealed firearm

Perry Signs Legislation Protecting Texas Workers’ Right to Self-Defense

NRA Endorses Perry in Governor's Race.

Rick Perry's speech at the NRA convention

Perry carries a laser sighted .380 loaded with hollow points.

While jogging, Perry shoots and kills threatening coyote with one shot

Press: Are you packing heat? Perry: No comment, "that's why it's called 'concealed.'"

Supports campus concealed carry.

Military:

Perry spent 4 years active duty (not Reserve or Nat'l Guard) as an Airforce pilot.

Left Airforce with the rank of Captain

Was in the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M

Opposes the repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell."

Lifetime member of the American Legion.

Social Issues:

Supports constitutional amendments against abortion and for one-man, one-woman marriage amendments.

Opposes gay marriage, opposes special protection for homosexuals in workplace and housing, opposes the repeal of DADT

Pushed bill for ultrasounds before abortions and pro-life license plates

Education:

Perry behind removal of left-wing textbooks from Texas schools.

Texas homeschoolers endorse Rick Perry

Perry speaks at home school rally

Perry refuses millions in Obama education funds because of federal mandates

Perry seeks major reform of higher education

Fought for school vouchers.

19 posted on 08/19/2011 2:04:47 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: smoothsailing

NICE!


20 posted on 08/19/2011 2:05:13 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

For those of you keeping score at home, google Grover Norquist.

He actively campaigned for Perry, and they have had joint press conferences.

Norquist has worked with “prominent Islamic radicals who have ties to the Saudis and to Libya and to Palestine Islamic Jihad, and who are now under indictment by U.S. authorities.”

Yes, that’s RIGHT FOLKS A BIG PERRY BACKER IS FINANCIALLY LINKED TO PEOPLE UNDER INDICTMENT BY THE U,S.

Yes, INDICTMENT— not accused, INDICTED. By our “liberal” Justice department. Should tell you something, right there.

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/08/why-shouldnt-rick-perrys-islamic-ties-be-vetted.html

You are going to have to put more than the wallpaper of “Friend of Israel” over those termites. I want to remind our gentle readers that Obama was portrayed as a “friend of Israel” during the election.


21 posted on 08/19/2011 2:06:46 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: AAABEST

Well, well, well!!!

Great links!!

Perry will be a great president!


22 posted on 08/19/2011 2:07:33 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: AAABEST

a little more “Background” for our readers.

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/from-pam-geller-on-perry-and-muslim-terrorist-ties?xg_source=activity

http://www.newenglishreview.org/blog_display.cfm/blog_id/37218


23 posted on 08/19/2011 2:09:31 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Oh for goodness sakes hokie feel good propoganda narrative. He’s a politician not a cowboy.


24 posted on 08/19/2011 2:10:20 PM PDT by Tempest (Ruining the day of corporate butt kissers everywhere.)
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To: BereanBrain

You are confusing the FedGov and states positions here.

NAFTA is a Federal issue and Perry didn’t have a thing to do with it.


25 posted on 08/19/2011 2:16:10 PM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The Greeting of "His Highness" as Perry calls him at TAMU. if Muslim leaders are treated like this in Perry's Alma matter (and he signs state agreements with them), How much more so as president?
26 posted on 08/19/2011 2:16:25 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: wolfcreek

Google Trans-Texas corridor, or wiki it (and read it) before you make yourself look silly.


27 posted on 08/19/2011 2:17:44 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: AAABEST

Very Nice!


28 posted on 08/19/2011 2:18:22 PM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: Tempest

Actually, a cowboy before he was a politician.

FYI: His boots say Freedom and Liberty


29 posted on 08/19/2011 2:20:51 PM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: AAABEST

Thanks for all of the links. Bookmarked


30 posted on 08/19/2011 2:20:50 PM PDT by MissyMa
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To: BereanBrain

The Trans Texas Corridor is dead. The Texas Legislature officially killed it this past session.


31 posted on 08/19/2011 2:23:26 PM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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They are trying to revive it. Perry and his backers fought tooth and nail to keep it alive.

That's the point. A conservative would never back such an abuse of emmineint domain and the taxpayer.

32 posted on 08/19/2011 2:27:34 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: BereanBrain

http://peskytruth.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/rick-perrys-negatives/

Keep reading.


33 posted on 08/19/2011 2:27:39 PM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I saw one of his town halls. When was the last time you saw anyone say “Yes mam or Yes sir”? That comes from his up bringing and his culture as a Texan. I like the guy. Besides, I view myself as a cowboy. I have been around horsemen/women for over 40 years. Good people.


34 posted on 08/19/2011 2:28:01 PM PDT by RC2
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To: BereanBrain

Who is “they?” Do you have a link with more info?


35 posted on 08/19/2011 2:30:08 PM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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To: Tempest

Nope. Bush was a politician, not a cowboy. It always bothered me that he didn’t ride or have anything to do with horses even though he protrayed himself as a cowboy. I’m married to one and have a cowboy son. Rick Perry is a cowboy. He has his own horse and saddle, good enough for me.


36 posted on 08/19/2011 2:30:45 PM PDT by Himyar
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To: BereanBrain

I’m a Texan who lives just a few mile from our Governor. I don’t need to Google anything.

You are a very confused person who doesn’t seem to want to listen.

But, that’s cool. If one-sided opinion are your thing...


37 posted on 08/19/2011 2:30:45 PM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: smoothsailing

I ain’t afraid of Perry. One question I would like to ask him is: “Have you done right by the people that you have governed?” He cultivated the favor of the Muslims...Is this right?


38 posted on 08/19/2011 2:31:13 PM PDT by Buddygirl
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I see you're back in the grove...have to post this.


39 posted on 08/19/2011 2:34:06 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: mware

I never understood the left thinking it was an insult when they called Dubya a cowboy.


40 posted on 08/19/2011 2:34:26 PM PDT by Spok (This space left intentionally blank.)
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To: Monterrosa-24
What about his hob nobbing with Israelites, Evangelical Christians and Tea Party activists?
41 posted on 08/19/2011 2:38:17 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Tempest

Exactly right. A career politician. But it doesn’t really matter. Nothing’s going to change no matter who is POTUS.

The only thing that will change anything is this little thing called war.


42 posted on 08/19/2011 2:40:22 PM PDT by bigheadfred (The world needs wannabees)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
But from George Bush the Elder to Bill Clinton to George Bush the Younger to Barack Obama, the last four presidents were all Ivy League educated and certified members of the establishment that has gotten America into the bipartisan mess we find ourselves.

Maybe it’s time for a graduate of a land grant university like Texas A&M and a real son of the soil to get us out of this mess.

And someone who knows what it means to be a real cowboy.

Ain't that the truth....

43 posted on 08/19/2011 2:41:48 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: BereanBrain

They not trying to revive it. You are wrong and I know because I fought to kill it.

Do some more research before everyone thinks you’re an idiot.

http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2011/05/23/texas-eminent-domain-bill-becomes-law.html


44 posted on 08/19/2011 2:47:10 PM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: Monterrosa-24

Can I give you just a little background on these concerns?

The only thing the Perry Derangement coyotes have regarding anything muslim relates to Perry doing some groundbreaking ceremony in Plano for a mosque. The “mosque” in question has a strong sponsorship of a reportedly outstanding Boy Scout Troop. Perry is an Eagle Scout and this is why he was at the groundbreaking. No one except some paulnut would ever think anything more of this incident that was centered on the Boy Scouts not anything muslim.

When he was a dem, before and like Reagan, switching to GOP, he was an up and coming state level politician in the Texas Legislature. Anyone wanting to move up needed to show some support for the Dem nationals. At the same time, which most will not remember, algore was pretending to be very conservative and even a graduate of some divinity college, not the real algore everyone finally figured out.

I have observed Perry since before he became Governor and there has never been a more conservative Governor in Texas. That being said, Texas is not just made up of white conservatives and to some degree Perry had some obligation to treat the “others” that probably never supported him, as Texas citizens also.


45 posted on 08/19/2011 2:47:43 PM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: Buddygirl

Check these links:

http://peskytruth.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/rick-perrys-negatives/ (scroll to #18)

http://www.countercontempt.com/archives/1945


46 posted on 08/19/2011 2:49:34 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: normy

The following is from Robert Spencer’s Jihad Watch. To read the entire article and the many comments use this addy: http://www.jihadwatch.org/

Why shouldn’t Rick Perry’s Islamic ties be vetted?

The rush to anoint him our next President is overlooking a great deal.

Imagine a candidate for President of the United States who says all the right things: he will cut taxes, he will roll back the disastrous and defeatist policies of his despised and discredited predecessor, he will restore America’s pride and renew America’s hope.

This candidate is handsome, telegenic, articulate, and apparently unafraid to joust verbally with his failed predecessor, as well as with an adversarial press.

Imagine also that this candidate had raised funds for and had a longtime association with a power player in party politics, a man who was owed favors by virtually everyone who had ever won an election for his party, but a man with ties to some extremely shady characters – say, for example, that this power broker had received, for an organization of his founding, a loan of $10,000 and a gift of another $10,000 from a man who was now in prison for raising money for a terrorist murder plot.

Imagine further that the candidate had partnered in educational initiatives with a billionaire who owned, among many other things, to be sure, a bank that had been accused – and never cleared — of funding a terrorist group, and of complicity in the murder of an American reporter. That billionaire also owned a development organization that bore his name, and that partnered in various initiatives with the government of a country listed by the State Department as a state sponsor of terrorism, and that was now essentially at war with its own citizens.

Do you think that such a candidate would be questioned about these associations, and that he would deserve the questioning, and would be expected to produce honest, full, and serious answers to concerns about whether he was turning a blind eye or would, as president, turn a blind eye to certain kinds of activity that aided and abetted terrorism?

There is such a candidate: his name is Rick Perry. He has occasioned tremendous excitement among Republicans and conservatives, to the extent that those who dare to ask legitimate questions about his associations and beliefs are being attacked and vilified by people who are ostensibly on their own side. I already know of friendships being broken over this candidacy.

Nonetheless, these questions must be asked. I criticized Bush for his ties to the Saudis, and Obama for his fatuous fawning over the Islamic world. I don’t see why Rick Perry should be sacrosanct. The next President of the United States will inherit a responsibility made even more awesome than it usually is by the catastrophic policies of his predecessor, which he will have to move quickly to reverse or else see the nation continue on the path of a prolonged and severe decline from which it may never recover. That is all the more reason not to leap onto the bandwagon of just anyone who looks this week as if he has a chance to defeat Barack Obama, and to rush to demonize those who dare to ask if the emperor’s clothes are really of that good a quality. Now is the time, of all times, to ask of Perry and of every other candidate probing, searching questions, and to investigate their ideas and associations with a critical eye – an operation which, if it had been performed on Barack Obama in 2008, we might not be in this fix.

And so we see first of all that Perry and Grover Norquist held a joint press conference in March 2011. Perry appeared at a fund-raiser for Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform group. Also, Norquist actively campaigned for Perry back in 2009. Their association is longstanding: Perry was investigated by the Texas Ethics Commission in 2004 for allegations that the Governor illegally used campaign money to finance a trip to Bahamas; the point here is not the allegations, but the fact that along on the Bahamas trip at his own expense was Grover Norquist. Perry and Norquist are clearly not just casual acquaintances.

As David Horowitz pointed out several years ago, Norquist has worked with “prominent Islamic radicals who have ties to the Saudis and to Libya and to Palestine Islamic Jihad, and who are now under indictment by U.S. authorities.” Among them was Abdurahman Alamoudi, who was once the most prominent and powerful “moderate Muslim” in Washington, and is now in prison for helping to finance an al-Qaeda plot to assassinate the Saudi king, whom jihadis consider to be inexcusably lax in his Islamic observance (primarily in allowing infidel American troops onto the sacred soil of Saudi Arabia during the first Gulf War). Alamoudi gave Norquist’s Islamic Institute, a gambit to try to garner Muslim votes for the Republican party, a $10,000 loan and a $10,000 gift.

Norquist is unrepentant; he continues to partner with Islamic supremacists. Is this the sort of man our next president should be associating with? Does Perry really need Norquist to carry over his tax-cutting message? Does he know about Norquist’s unsavory ties? Does he care? Do Republican candidates need Norquist so much that they have to put up with his taint?

Why can’t such questions even be asked? And why can’t Perry’s ties to the Aga Khan likewise be investigated? The Ismailis are a peaceful sect; however, what Pamela Geller uncovered in her article on Perry Wednesday ought to raise at least a few eyebrows even during the current Perry pep rally. Geller reveals in her article that in 2008, the Aga Khan Development Network signed three agreements with the Syrian Government, and that “between 2003 and 2008,” the Aga Khan’s group “spent $40 million to develop business in Syria.”


47 posted on 08/19/2011 2:51:50 PM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American that a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: dfwgator

Are you serious??? Perry is Black???


48 posted on 08/19/2011 3:05:22 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: Monterrosa-24

Washington has zero values. It’s motto is -screw the public.


49 posted on 08/19/2011 3:08:52 PM PDT by mulligan
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To: dusttoyou

“...algore was pretending to be very conservative and even a graduate of some divinity college, not the real algore everyone finally figured out...”

It was not difficult for conservatives in Tennessee to see that Al Gore, like his father, was/is a very dangerous man. There was never anything remotely conservative about Jr. except his rhetoric while campaigning in rural Tennesseee. If Perry fell for Al then that says a lot about Perry.

Just check Al’s scorecard as a freshman congressman.


50 posted on 08/19/2011 3:09:04 PM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American that a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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