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Rick Perry aims for right balance of firebrand and statesman in GOP race
Washinton Post ^ | August 19, 2011 | Philip Rucker and Nia-Malika Henderson,

Posted on 08/20/2011 10:35:41 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

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S.C.’s jobless: 'People around here, they're struggling'

In Orangeburg, nearly 1 in 5 are out of work --- " ORANGEBURG — South Carolina’s jobless rate jumped to 10.9 percent in July, up nearly half a percentage point over June and the highest it has been all year.

But if you’re jobless, particularly for the long-term jobless, the rate is 100 percent and holding — and people are frustrated.

“People around here, they’re struggling. People are stealing the manhole covers — it’s just that bad around here now,” said Purvis Richardson, 43, of Orangeburg, leaving the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce office here Friday afternoon with an updated resume in his hand.

“You got people running to these scrapyards, trying to sell anything, man. That’s why you see people tearing up $20,000 air-conditioner units for $50 worth of copper. It’s that bad,” said Richardson, who said he has not worked since 2009, when he lost his job of 10 years at a food-processing plant after “some bad product got out the door” and the blame fell to him.

Orangeburg County’s unemployment rate soared to 17.7 percent last month, according to figures released Friday, catapulting the county from 10th place to 4th place in the state’s unemployment sweepstakes, an honor nobody is trying to win. Only Marlboro, Allendale and Marion counties had higher rates, topping out at 20 percent.<<<..........


Keith Kalvin, 49, has been unemployed for about a year. Kalvin, a resident of Orangeburg for thirty years,
says a lot of friends have to drive to other cities to find work. Orangeburg has the worst unemployment rate in the Midlands.


A sign outside a business in West Tisbury, Mass., welcomed the Obamas to Martha’s Vineyard for their 10 day stay.

The Obama family's favorite vacation rental Blue Heron Farm in Chilmark is a 28-acre compound, owned by William and Mollie Van Devender of Mississippi. It overlooks Tisbury Great Pond and the Atlantic Ocean and features a boathouse, basketball court, pool, barn, and a single hole golf course.

1 posted on 08/20/2011 10:35:47 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
WaPo is rooting for CFR-Rick.

That, alone, should tell you everything you need to know about him.

2 posted on 08/20/2011 10:37:22 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

that blackboard is priceless!

the peace symbol and a pacifist president at war.


3 posted on 08/20/2011 10:37:59 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
WaPo is rooting for CFR-Rick.

Again, as an anti-Perry poster wanting to be the first to kick Perry, you didn't even take time to read the article.

4 posted on 08/20/2011 10:40:21 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: ken21

The peace symbol has morphed into just another symbol for Leftists. They believe that when the Left engages in war, then that war is just fine.

“All we are saying is give peace when there is a republican president a chance.”


5 posted on 08/20/2011 10:42:56 AM PDT by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

CFR Rick ? Really ?


6 posted on 08/20/2011 10:44:19 AM PDT by Neu Pragmatist (Rick Perry is the only one who can defeat Romney and Obama)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; org.whodat; cripplecreek; TADSLOS; BobL; raybbr; truthfreedom; CowboyJay; ...

It matters not who writes about RINO Rick or who roots for RINO Rick, he is not a conservative.


7 posted on 08/20/2011 10:44:28 AM PDT by South40 (Rick Perry is to conservatism what Susan Smith was to motherhood)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“The president’s been on a jobs tour,” Perry said. “He had his big ol’ bus — his big ol’ $1.2 million bus, made in Canada."

I love Perry's jabs. He understands it doesn't take much to needle Obama and force a knee jerk reaction. He's shaping the dialogue in a way that forces Obama to react to the things Perry wants to talk about.

8 posted on 08/20/2011 10:48:01 AM PDT by McLynnan
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

They have a sale on tinfoil going on at Lowe’s right now..maybe you should stock up today whilst on your way to the McVeigh memorial service. We got 500+ days until election day and you need to pick a side. Either start shooting the proper enemy or get out of the way.


9 posted on 08/20/2011 10:48:35 AM PDT by Shaka
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“The president’s been on a jobs tour,” Perry said. “He had his big ol’ bus — his big ol’ $1.2 million bus, made in Canada. But, anyway, the real issue is our president’s out there and he goes on a jobs tour. This is the president of the United States that has killed more jobs in America than I think any president. . . . The only job he cares about is the one he’s got.” Love it!
10 posted on 08/20/2011 10:48:51 AM PDT by MissyMa
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
WaPo is rooting for CFR-Rick.

I missed that part in the article. Could you please show it to me? Thanks.

11 posted on 08/20/2011 10:49:33 AM PDT by Eagle Eye (I am Joe the Hobbit as well as a RINO. Who'd want to be a "real" Republican anyway?)
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To: McLynnan

It’s more fun to watch the desperation among the Palin Cult around here. They are about to melt down any second. Some of them already have.


12 posted on 08/20/2011 10:50:43 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

WaPo is rooting for CFR-Rick.


Well amongst the ‘ins’ he’s at least better than some.


13 posted on 08/20/2011 10:51:31 AM PDT by deport ( In Texas it's hotter than two goats fighting in a jalapeno patch.)
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To: Shaka
Either start shooting the proper enemy or get out of the way.

I think you newbies are the ones who are going to have to be getting out of the way.

ineluctable

14 posted on 08/20/2011 10:53:20 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: Eagle Eye

If Perry is NWO , CFR, and Bilderburg , he better know the secret handshakes or i’m not voting for him ...


15 posted on 08/20/2011 10:54:06 AM PDT by Neu Pragmatist (Rick Perry is the only one who can defeat Romney and Obama)
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To: South40

Stop with the RINO thing. If you try to tar everyone then it losses force. Perry is more conservative then Romney or Bush. He definitely is not a favorite on 7th street, at least not yet.


16 posted on 08/20/2011 10:55:06 AM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: South40
South40 PINGED To: E. Pluribus Unum; org.whodat; cripplecreek; TADSLOS; BobL; raybbr; truthfreedom; CowboyJay; ...

It matters not who writes about RINO Rick or who roots for RINO Rick, he is not a conservative.

Here. You'll need this for your anti-Perry FReeper ping list -- maybe they're already on board. Keep the seats clean. We paid for it. BHO looks happy to see you.


17 posted on 08/20/2011 10:57:07 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: South40
Here is your best tool for taking out Perry. There are no measures too drastic when the task is so important as the one you are so dedicated to.
18 posted on 08/20/2011 10:57:30 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

[I think you newbies are the ones who are going to have to be getting out of the way.]

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-bully.htm


19 posted on 08/20/2011 11:01:16 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: South40
It matters not who writes about RINO Rick or who roots for RINO Rick, he is not a conservative.

Yeah, he's got ONE HECK of a RINO record. Look:

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.

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.

First governor since WWII to reduce general revenue spending – by $3 billion using line item veto.

Cut billions in property taxes

Cut taxes on small business and instituted tort reform

”Texas isn't just the fastest growing... it's growing over twice as fast as the second fastest state and three times as fast as the third. “

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 home schoolers 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.

Environment:

Perry rejects global warming - science skewed by financial interests.

Property rights:

Perry signs anti-eminent domain bill protecting Texas property owners.

Small government

"I'll work every day to try to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your life as I can."

TX Gov. Rick Perry Reintroduces TSA Anti-Groping Bill

20 posted on 08/20/2011 11:03:20 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: South40

Geraldo loves him, that’s plenty.


21 posted on 08/20/2011 11:04:16 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: RobbyS
Stop with the RINO thing.

You should tell that to RINO Rick; he's the RINO, I'm a conservative.

If you try to tar everyone then it losses force.

I've tarred no one. Perry's record reveals he is anything but conservative. That may be hard for you and other Perry supporters to accept, but it is fact.

Perry is more conservative then Romney or Bush. He definitely is not a favorite on 7th street, at least not yet.

So that's the measure in which conservatives should pick their nominee --- he/she just need be more conservative than Mitt Romney? I don't think so. And...btw...Bush isn't running. We need a conservative representing our conservative values, not a proven RINO. Rick Perry is a proven RINO. Some may want to overlook that. I don't.

22 posted on 08/20/2011 11:04:42 AM PDT by South40 (Rick Perry is to conservatism what Susan Smith was to motherhood)
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To: Shaka
We got 500+ days until election day and you need to pick a side. Either start shooting the proper enemy or get out of the way.

Oh BS! Nobody has to pick a candidate until all who are running are in for crying out loud! And even then they don't have to choose until Election Day if they determine to wait it out.

It's been said if one can't stand the heat.....that goes both ways. Good grief lighten up man!

23 posted on 08/20/2011 11:04:59 AM PDT by caww
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To: MissyMa

24 posted on 08/20/2011 11:05:01 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

What are you? A two-year old?


25 posted on 08/20/2011 11:05:48 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: cripplecreek
Geraldo loves him, that’s plenty.

Of course Geraldo loves him. Geraldo loves all conservatives. /s

26 posted on 08/20/2011 11:06:12 AM PDT by South40 (Rick Perry is to conservatism what Susan Smith was to motherhood)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
BARICK PERRIED

27 posted on 08/20/2011 11:06:55 AM PDT by I see my hands (Keep your sunny side up!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Been here since 2000, who’s a newbie? Bashing a party candidate who has’nt even started running full throttle yet, is ridiculous. I love Sarah too, but there are intangibles that we must be honest about. I hope she is the lightning rod that distracts the liberals from swift boating Perry. But Perry can and will beat Obama in the genral.


28 posted on 08/20/2011 11:07:12 AM PDT by Shaka
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To: deport

The “ins”

Bachmann
Cain
Gringrich
Greenspon
Huntsman
Johnson
Krager
Martin
McCotter
McMillan
Miller
Moore
Paul
Perry
Roemer
Romney
Santorum
Wuensche


29 posted on 08/20/2011 11:08:07 AM PDT by deport ( In Texas it's hotter than two goats fighting in a jalapeno patch.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It takes a small mind to believe that if someone doesn’t support RINO Rick Perry they are trying to reelect Obama. But if that’s the message you wish to convey by all means please proceed.


30 posted on 08/20/2011 11:08:41 AM PDT by South40 (Rick Perry is to conservatism what Susan Smith was to motherhood)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
It’s more fun to watch the desperation among the Palin Cult around here. They are about to melt down any second. Some of them already have

What Palin cult? I see no difference between Perry's crew and Palin's, both are passionate and should not make excuses for being so. It's election time!

....but interesting that Perry's taking his cues from Palin and Trump. Both who know well how to name that tune in one note.

31 posted on 08/20/2011 11:09:46 AM PDT by caww
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To: Shaka
Bashing a party candidate who has’nt even started running full throttle yet, is ridiculous.

The fact that you think he can't tolerate criticism is very troubling.

Sarah Palin can tolerate criticism, and give it back ten-fold.

That's the kind of person we need, not some marshmallow.

32 posted on 08/20/2011 11:12:15 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: caww
....but interesting that Perry's taking his cues from Palin and Trump. Both who know well how to name that tune in one note.

Good comment!

33 posted on 08/20/2011 11:13:45 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Obama has made it official now..a white is only 3/5s a person in the US. Diversity wins.)
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To: AAABEST

You forgot a couple....

Perry’s for open borders.
Perry’s for teaching kids Islam in the school system.


34 posted on 08/20/2011 11:14:51 AM PDT by caww
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To: Shaka
Bashing a party candidate who has’nt even started running full throttle yet, is ridiculous.

So you're loyal to the Republican party first and not conservatism? Okay.

And it's 'ridiculous' to think we can't critique RINO Rick Perry because he hasn't started 'running full throttle' -- he has a record and that record is what we should base our opinions on, not his campaign promises.

35 posted on 08/20/2011 11:15:22 AM PDT by South40 (Rick Perry is to conservatism what Susan Smith was to motherhood)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; caww; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; ...

ping


36 posted on 08/20/2011 11:15:38 AM 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: E. Pluribus Unum
No, but I am a proud member of the 101st Airborne Ranger Division as well as a combat veteran. And just because you stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night does not qualify you as a critic or orator of all things perfect.
37 posted on 08/20/2011 11:15:38 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
WaPo may be “rooting” for Perry because they think he may be easy for Obama to beat, or they may be “rooting” for him because they underestimate him.

Those of us in Texas know about Perry, including the warts. He does have some.

But we keep reelecting him, even when he runs against someone else that we like, Senator Hutchinson or Mayor White, for instance.

Perry is one shrewd politician. Seems like he often hits the right chord. And he is a ruthless administrator. Just ask any commissioner he has appointed. They do not dare oppose him.

38 posted on 08/20/2011 11:16:19 AM PDT by LOC1 (Let's pick the best, not settle for a compromise.)
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To: Shaka

The side I will pick is the conservative side which does not include Perry.


39 posted on 08/20/2011 11:19:02 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Shaka
I hope she is the lightning rod that distracts the liberals from swift boating Perry

I believe you need to learn the proper use of the term "swift boating". The "swift boat" folks brought the truth out about the phoney skerry.

40 posted on 08/20/2011 11:20:03 AM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver
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To: South40

I’ll kindly refer you to post 20 ...

Perry is the only true Conservative that can actually win .


41 posted on 08/20/2011 11:20:10 AM PDT by Neu Pragmatist (Rick Perry is the only one who can defeat Romney and Obama)
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To: South40
It takes a small mind to believe that if someone doesn’t support RINO Rick Perry they are trying to reelect Obama.

It's also a liberal tactic seen time and again. It's just pure nonesense since there's a field of candidates to choose from and more conservative than Perry....if he's conservative much at all.

How can he be conservative and want open borders...and schools to teach Islam to our kids? Somethings wrong with that picture.

42 posted on 08/20/2011 11:20:27 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww; PSYCHO-FREEP; Virginia Ridgerunner
Mr. Freep animus toward Governor Palin goes back a ways. He once referred to the Governor as “a populist idiot”. Reference Virginia Ridgerunner’s obligatory Psycho-Freep disclaimer for the rest of the story.
43 posted on 08/20/2011 11:22:49 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Neu Pragmatist
Perry is the only true Conservative that can actually win .
44 posted on 08/20/2011 11:24:36 AM PDT by caww
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To: RVN Airplane Driver
You can't “Swift Boat” an honorable Military Man who has served with honor and integrity, like Rick Perry has.

Perry's brothers in arms, have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for him. He is a true leader and a great man. His stellar career and record illustrate that beyond all doubt. Anyone who says different, is a complete liar.

45 posted on 08/20/2011 11:24:42 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: caww

split post....?

Obama’s set the bar so low any candidate could win.


46 posted on 08/20/2011 11:26:03 AM PDT by caww
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To: South40

At what point does one become Conservative enough?

Are you seeking a perfect, error-free candidate?

At what point does perfect become the enemy of good or great?

The last perfect man was murdered by the religious authorities of his day, so demanding perfection from a lesser man is a mission doomed from the start.

And at what point does attacking one candidate make your preferred candidate any better?


47 posted on 08/20/2011 11:26:25 AM PDT by Eagle Eye (I am Joe the Hobbit as well as a RINO. Who'd want to be a "real" Republican anyway?)
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To: Neu Pragmatist
The Bilderberg Conference is an "invitation only" annual meeting that invites people that are considered "influential", both liberals and conservatives, to get together and butt heads about different problems.

It is sort of like a "Pro-Bowl Game" of political and economic leaders.

In her day, Margaret Thatcher was invited to and attended a Bilderberg Meeting.

The only problem with attending a Bilderberg Meeting, however, is that it earns you the wrath of the Tin-Foil Hat/Black Helicopter crowd.


48 posted on 08/20/2011 11:26:25 AM 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: gov_bean_ counter

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-bully.htm


49 posted on 08/20/2011 11:28:07 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: caww
You are right. One cannot be conservative and advocate for liberal causes AND liberal candidates. I find it laughable that so many think we should ignore the long list of things in Perry's past that prove he is no conservative.

Conservatives don't support liberal causes. It's just that simple.

50 posted on 08/20/2011 11:28:34 AM PDT by South40 (Rick Perry is to conservatism what Susan Smith was to motherhood)
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