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Obama team to Texas Democrats: Itís time to start attacking Rick Perry
Hot Air ^ | 8/24/11 | Allahpundit

Posted on 08/24/2011 5:55:33 PM PDT by Nachum

Forget today’s Gallup poll. If you want a solid sign that Perry’s achieved at least parity with Romney, here it is.

“Your feedback will help hold him accountable on the campaign trail, inspire fellow Texans to get involved, and introduce his record — his actual record — to voters across the country,” Hector Nieto, the campaign’s Texas director, told Texas supporters by email blast today. “Your words will remind him that even as he runs, he won’t be able to hide — a lesson he apparently hadn’t learned as recently as last week. That’s when his campaign explained that the positions he took in the book he wrote just nine months ago, like saying that Social Security is unconstitutional and `a crumbling monument to the failure of the New Deal,’ no longer represent his views.

“But what other Americans are just starting to learn about — and, frankly, reject — Texans have dealt with for more than a decade. It’s up to us to make sure he doesn’t get to run away from the truth.”

Nieto’s email says hundreds of Texans have already shared their dim views on Perry, directing critics to an online form where they can suggest their own favorite “failed policies” for which he should be held accountable.

Yes, they really do have an online form just for this on Obama’s campaign site. I’m intrigued by the fact that they’re not content to rely on standard oppo research in this case but want man-on-the-street grumbling from Texas liberals instead.

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


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1 posted on 08/24/2011 5:55:39 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 08/24/2011 5:56:56 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

But how many Texas Democrats want to throw away the warm relations they made with Perry when he was Al Gore’s campaign manager?


3 posted on 08/24/2011 5:57:22 PM PDT by icanhasbailout
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To: Nachum

Damn, they ARE scared....


4 posted on 08/24/2011 5:57:26 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: KoRn

‘Damn, they ARE scared...’

And how!


5 posted on 08/24/2011 5:58:19 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

It’s time to start attacking, alright....

http://www.morningstartv.com/oak-initiative/marxism-america


6 posted on 08/24/2011 5:58:34 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Nachum
Obama's people are nutz. The only real charge they can lay on Perry that has the evidence that will stick is that he is a RINO.

That's hardly going to make him look all that bad to Democrats!

7 posted on 08/24/2011 5:59:02 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Nachum

Is there any connection between Nieto and La Raza? It sure would be cool to find one. I imagine there is.


8 posted on 08/24/2011 5:59:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: Nachum

Get me on your ping list. All hands on deck. It’s time.


9 posted on 08/24/2011 6:00:25 PM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick. Perry/Rubio '12)
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To: Nachum

Lol...I dislike Perry...but a vote for Perry is a vote against Obammy!


10 posted on 08/24/2011 6:01:11 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Nachum

I certainly hope republicans grow a pair and attack Howdy Doodys total failures as chief resident. They know the field is ripe where their marxist is concerned so they are going to do the usual, lie, cheat and steal.

They said it was going to be brutal and this is just the beginning.


11 posted on 08/24/2011 6:02:21 PM PDT by mardi59 (Cl)
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To: Mortrey

“But what other Americans are just starting to learn about — and, frankly, reject — Texans have dealt with for more than a decade. It’s up to us to make sure he doesn’t get to run away from the truth.”

More than a decade ? How many re-elections is that for Perry ?

They really are in a panic.


12 posted on 08/24/2011 6:03:12 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: KoRn

ditto.


13 posted on 08/24/2011 6:04:30 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

FYI.


14 posted on 08/24/2011 6:04:38 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Nachum

All I ask of Perry is that he keeps coming out firing against Obama. I am reasonably confident he will do so.


15 posted on 08/24/2011 6:06:34 PM PDT by toddausauras
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To: Nachum

If Perry were 1) a convicted felon, 2) had never had a real job in his life, 3) had no academic credentials, and 4) been a total failure in everything he tried, he’d still rank far, far above the Cretin-in-Chief in EVERYTHING.

Face it, live, Obama is really is a CRETIN.

Were he not black, he’d be a ghetto gunman.

He’s that stupid.

Even stupider. (not a real word, but still completely describes the turd-in-chief).


16 posted on 08/24/2011 6:06:54 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: KoRn

You can smell the fear.


17 posted on 08/24/2011 6:07:13 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: icanhasbailout

Ah Ha, icant has already signed up with nobama.com and has taken some of the TexDem talking points to heart. Too bad they only got the talking points from paulnutz on FR, now we get to re-hear all the old ones again.


18 posted on 08/24/2011 6:09:27 PM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: dusttoyou
Was that an "inconvenient truth"?

Please don't let me interrupt the whitewashing the history of this guy and try to paint him as some kind of principled conservative patriot - carry on. I'll start: "Baaaaaaaa! Baaaaaaa!"

19 posted on 08/24/2011 6:11:57 PM PDT by icanhasbailout
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To: muawiyah

I see you’re going to have to have the perry kool-aid iv’d.


20 posted on 08/24/2011 6:20:00 PM PDT by TwoSwords (The Lord is a man of war, Exodus 15:3)
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To: icanhasbailout
Gardisil, illegals, and Gore oh my, Gardisil, illegals and Gore oh my....


21 posted on 08/24/2011 6:20:52 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Nachum
the positions he took in the book he wrote just nine months ago, like saying that Social Security is unconstitutional and `a crumbling monument to the failure of the New Deal,’ no longer represent his views.

Kinda like Biden says that Chinas one-child policy no longer represents his view, after 2 days? Just sayin' ... would make a great campaign ad...

22 posted on 08/24/2011 6:23:44 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: Nachum

Like the democrats haven’t been attacking him since 2001!!! lol And the many republicans right here are attacking him all by themselves and toting around the democrapic bucket of lies. Who needs the democrats when the republicans are willing to do it themselves?


23 posted on 08/24/2011 6:24:44 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: Nachum
Don't worry Obama, the Paul and Palin people are way ahead of you.
24 posted on 08/24/2011 6:24:51 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: HerrBlucher

“Pay no attention to the Trans Texas Corridor behind the curtain”?

Seriously, how many things does he need to have in his background that no real conservative would ever have anything to do with before people get a clue?


25 posted on 08/24/2011 6:28:29 PM PDT by icanhasbailout
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To: Nachum

Seems like the message was intercepted by some FReepers who are doing the Dems work for them.


26 posted on 08/24/2011 6:28:54 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Nachum

obama and the dems have enough help right here on FR


27 posted on 08/24/2011 6:29:28 PM PDT by PMAS
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To: muawiyah
LOL!
Give 'em all a case of hand grenades and let 'em duke it out!

(. . at ten paces . . )

28 posted on 08/24/2011 6:31:11 PM PDT by labette ( Humble student of Thinkology)
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To: Nachum; All

A good place to start recruiting is right here on FR.
Libs are providing plenty of ‘ammunition’.


29 posted on 08/24/2011 6:36:47 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: icanhasbailout

See post #31 at the link for Perry’s conservative points, then think about this, what other candidate has a better PROVEN record on the issues of concern, immigration, fiscal, abortion, gay marriage, obamacare, etc.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2766822/posts

If you can show me that candidate, then you can make a sale against Perry.


30 posted on 08/24/2011 6:37:47 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: icanhasbailout

>> Seriously, how many things does he need to have in his background that no real conservative would ever have anything to do with before people get a clue?

More than he DOES have. Seriously. And thanks for asking a straightforward question with such a simple answer! It’s very helpful.


31 posted on 08/24/2011 6:41:11 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Nachum

They’re running scared LoL


32 posted on 08/24/2011 6:43:57 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: org.whodat; cripplecreek; TADSLOS; BobL; raybbr; truthfreedom; CowboyJay; South40; ...

Organizing for America needs your help.

http://my.barackobama.com/page/s/texans-against-perry?source=20110823_HN_misc


33 posted on 08/24/2011 6:44:31 PM PDT by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: listenhillary

They’ve already got all the help they need from the church of St Rick.


34 posted on 08/24/2011 6:47:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature
Here's the ad ~ knowing that Perry has already done evil, unpronounceable things to the pooch, he's already got Obama bated into attacking Perry on the Gardasil thing.

So, the ad shows Obama snorking and sneering at some young woman and in the background the scrolling message and the sonorous announcer say "Obama wants your daughter to get genital warts" and it closes in on a vaginal wart like a CSI evidence close up.

Make it wiggle a bit, and ooze something on a flesh background.

35 posted on 08/24/2011 6:54:02 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: RowdyFFC
No one has to lie about Perry's record. He's got one.

He's soft on illegals. He's hard on teenage girls.

What more do we need?

36 posted on 08/24/2011 6:55:54 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: cripplecreek

Surely you have something to share with them that they’re not up to speed on. Something they’ve overlooked?


37 posted on 08/24/2011 6:56:58 PM PDT by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: icanhasbailout

You guys are wrong on toll roads. They are an issue Conservatives should be behind ~ only Leftwingtards want to give away socialist roads.


38 posted on 08/24/2011 6:57:10 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Nachum
Obama team to Texas Democrats: It’s time to start attacking Rick Perry

What all three of them?

39 posted on 08/24/2011 6:58:07 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: listenhillary

Well they could always try to elect St Rick, he’s at least as liberal as Huntsman and Romney. He’s apparently good at fooling the slow witted into supporting him.


40 posted on 08/24/2011 7:01:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: muawiyah

Mainly because that an outright LIE! But don’t let any facts get in the way of your democrapic bucket of horse manure.


41 posted on 08/24/2011 7:04:49 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: RowdyFFC
Perry is soft on illegals. Perry is hard on teenage girls.

Those are facts.

42 posted on 08/24/2011 7:13:31 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Well, NO, those are not facts, or I wouldn’t have called them flaming lies!


43 posted on 08/24/2011 7:18:56 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: muawiyah

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Who Is Rick Perry?
He is a fifth generation Texan, the son of hardscrabble west Texas tenant farmers – Democrats but conservatives through and through. He grew up in a farm town too small to be on the state map. Life was so hard that he was six years old before his house had indoor plumbing. His mother sewed his clothes, including the underwear he wore to college.

He is an Eagle Scout. After Paint Creek High School , he attended Texas A&M, graduated, and was commissioned into the Air Force where he became a C-130 pilot.

Now 61 years old, he has won nine elections to four different offices in Texas state government. In the first three elections he ran as a Democrat then switched to the Republican Party. He is currently the 47th governor of Texas – a position he has held for 11 years, the longest tenure of any governor in the nation.

He has never lost an election.

Rick Perry was the Lieutenant Governor to whom Governor George Bush handed over the office after winning the 2000 Presidential election. Since then, Perry won gubernatorial elections in 2002, 2004, and 2010, the last time by 55% against a field consisting of a Democrat, a Libertarian, a Green Party, and an Independent.

Since he became its Governor, Texas – a right to work state that taxes neither personal income nor capital gains – has added more jobs than the other 49 states combined. In the last two years, low taxes and little regulation led his state to create 47% of all jobs created in the entire nation. Five of the top ten cities with the highest job growth in the nation are in Texas . People follow jobs, so in the last four years for which data are available, Texas led every state in net interstate migration growth.

Perry signed ground-breaking “loser pays” tort reform and medical litigation rules that caused malpractice insurance rates to fall. Some 20,000 doctors have since moved to Texas .

Texas boasts 58 of the Fortune 500 companies – more than any other state. Since May 2011 Texas resumed its pre-recession employment levels. Only two other states and the District of Columbia have done that.

Texas ships 16% of the nation’s export value. California trails at 11%. Of the 70 companies that have fled California so far in 2011, 14 relocated in Texas .

In this year’s Texas legislative season, Perry got most of what he wanted. With no new taxes, a fiscally lean state budget was passed leaving $6 billion in a rainy day fund even as other states around the country struggled to balance budgets and avoid more deficit borrowing. A voter ID bill passed that was designed to prevent ballot box fraud and illegal voting. A bill passed that makes plaintiffs pay court costs and attorney fees if their suits are deemed frivolous.

Perry scored points even in his legislative failures. He failed to get sanctuary cities banned – Texas towns in which police cannot question detainees about their immigration status. The blame fell on the legislature. Perry also failed to get a so-called “anti-groping” bill passed that would put Transportation Security Administration agents in prison if they touch the genitals, anus, or breasts of passengers in a pat down. Federal officials threatened to halt all flights out of Texas airports and the bill died in special session. That endeared Texans even more to TSA employees living in Texas .

Perry jogs daily in the morning. He has no bodyguard with him, but his daughter’s dog runs by his side and he carries a laser-guided automatic pistol in his belt. Last year while jogging in an undeveloped area, a coyote paralleled his jogging route, eyeing his dog. He drew his pistol and killed the animal with one shot, leaving it where it fell. “He became mulch,” Perry said. Animal rights groups protested, but Perry shrugged it off. “Don’t come after my dog,” he warned them.

Recently, Obama asked Perry to delay the July 7 execution of Humberto Leal in order to comply with the International Court of Justice in The Hague and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. Perry refused. Therefore Obama asked the US Supreme Court to delay the execution because it would damage US foreign relations. The Court refused 5-4 and Perry ordered the execution to go forward as scheduled. Over the howls of diplomats, politicians, and the UN, Leal was administered a lethal injection at 6:20 p.m. Before he died, he admitted his guilt and asked for forgiveness.

The case has special implications for Perry, who is considering a run for the presidency in 2012. Even his critics resent federal interference in a Texas execution, which is related to a state, not a federal, crime – an alcohol and drug-fueled rape and murder 17 years ago by an illegal whose family brought him into the country 35 years ago as a child. The interference hinges not on the man’s guilt, which Leal’s advocates acknowledged, but on a technicality – failure to inform Leal that he could have gotten legal representation from the Mexican consulate in lieu of the court-appointed attorneys who represented him. Independent Texans saw Obama’s interference as another intrusion of federal power into the affairs of a state, which could cost Obama support in other states.

Needless to say, Perry is a hard-edged conservative and a ferocious defender of 10th Amendments rights (“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”) – an explicit restriction of the federal government to only those powers granted in the Constitution. Perry accuses the federal government, especially the Obama administration, of illegal overreach.

Perry said “no thanks” to the feds whose stimulus offered taxpayer dollars for education and unemployment assistance. The strings on “free money” from Washington , he said, would restrict Texas in managing its own affairs. Perry even depleted all state funds to fight recent wildfires before asking Washington for disaster relief. His request has been ignored, which comes across as an unvarnished federal power play, further pitting Perry and Texans against the federal government.


44 posted on 08/24/2011 7:22:13 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: RowdyFFC
You're a liar. You know what Perry is like.

You're probably being paid to cruise the net by Bob Perry in fact.

You Texans almost all lie about the illegals.

45 posted on 08/24/2011 7:22:45 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Yes, I know exactly what Perry is like...that’s why I’m calling out your flaming lies. I wish somebody would pay me, I could make a lot of money just off republicans toting around the crock of horse manure for the democrats!


46 posted on 08/24/2011 7:24:58 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: RowdyFFC
Your boy is a RINO. He turned to the Algore as a political hero when the Russians were caving to Ronaldus Magnus.

He has poor political instincts

47 posted on 08/24/2011 7:26:47 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: cripplecreek
Man that's an awesome post! So over the top! Keep 'em coming, you and you're partners are doing a great job of pushing people toward Perry with your insulting comments and over the top accusations of Perry and your sneers at his supporters. You should add "by the way only smart people vote Palin" or maybe "remember to vote for Saracudda!" at the end of your posts.

What you don't understand is people want jobs and they want a leader who has proved he can deliver. Palin can't even prove she knows how to create jobs. I love it!

48 posted on 08/24/2011 7:26:53 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Nachum

Boy are the dummies out of touch. The Tx Dums all 10 of them have been attacking Perry on a regular basis. And then there are the Paulbots.

Hasn’t worked and will not work.


49 posted on 08/24/2011 7:27:54 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: muawiyah

“He has poor political instincts”

Lol...yeah Perry hasn’t had much luck getting elected to office in his career.... /s


50 posted on 08/24/2011 7:28:48 PM PDT by magritte
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