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The guy the sharks fear (or If the Trial Lawyers Hate Him, Perry Must be Doing Something Right!)
NY Post ^

Posted on 08/28/2011 6:48:15 AM PDT by Nicojones

If you can judge a political candidate by the enemies he makes, Texas Gov. Rick Perry stands pretty tall.

For example, the national tort-lawyer lobby is set to spend millions to try to stop the GOP presidential hopeful in his tracks.

No wonder: Perry, in his 10 years as Texas governor, has managed to implement serious tort reform in a state that even a top litigator concedes was once “the golden goose” for high-end jury verdicts.

Don’t think for a moment, though, that the tort bar is gearing up in the names of truth, justice and the American Way.

As John Coale, a former tort lawyer and major Democratic contributor, told Politico: “Most of the guys I know don’t like [President Obama] . . . But when your livelihood, your money’s on the line, it concentrates the mind.”

Which is why, adds Politico, “among litigators, there is no presidential candidate who inspires the same level of hatred — and fear — as Perry.”

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/editorials/the_guy_the_sharks_fear_etAoeHT2Z2t64YTa9ARjyM#ixzz1WKaB5P6g

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: perry; tortreform; triallawyers
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If the Trial Lawyers Hate Him, Perry Must be Doing Something Right! Say what you want about Perry, but this is very telling.
1 posted on 08/28/2011 6:48:18 AM PDT by Nicojones
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To: Nicojones

One of several fantastic recommendations Perry has received as of late. The more I see the more I like about Perry. Even the RINO’s seem to be helping in their incessant, petty detraction’s.


2 posted on 08/28/2011 6:55:11 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Nicojones

I’m unconvinced but, while the kneejerk haters here will have some cut-n-paste response, I find this a big plus. Anyone lawyers hate, I’m ready to love.


3 posted on 08/28/2011 6:58:06 AM 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: Steamburg

Obama and the Dems have handed our government over to the trial lawyers in the past 2 years. If this guy had the guts to take on the trial lawyers in Texas, he just may be the one to initiate much needed national tort reform. This is a pretty powerful constituency to take on. Its long overdue. More power to him.


4 posted on 08/28/2011 7:01:43 AM PDT by Nicojones
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To: Nicojones
But when your livelihood, your money’s on the line, it concentrates the mind.”

I've heard that the prospect of a hanging also concentrates the mind. I got rope... and trees.

/johnny

5 posted on 08/28/2011 7:10:13 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Nicojones
The Texas Trial Lawyers are major supporters of the democrat party effort in Texas. The following is a link showing some of their contribution during the 2010 cycle.

Texas trial lawyers spend $13M in 2010 election cycle>

6 posted on 08/28/2011 7:12:24 AM PDT by deport ( In Texas it's hotter than two goats fighting in a jalapeno patch.)
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To: Nicojones

Hmmmmm........maybe I’ve underestimated Perry.


7 posted on 08/28/2011 7:17:47 AM PDT by Savage Beast (IF THE ECONOMY FAILS--EVERYTHING FAILS!!!!!)
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To: deport
Unfortunately, country club republicans have also been in the pocket of trial lawyers for years. That is why no meaningful reforms have ever been enacted.

Surprising, no anti Perry slams yet. I guess the're all living in the Northeast, caught up in that storm. I'll leave this thread to you guys. I've got to run to morning Mass.

8 posted on 08/28/2011 7:20:04 AM PDT by Nicojones
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To: Nicojones
Tort reform IS one of Perry's positives—he has others but I am not going to emphasize them until he is no longer a threat to the nomination of Palin (if she runs) Bachman or Cain—in that order.
Nothing personal just politics.
PB&C would just be better for America but if they fall,I will be glad to give my support to the last man standing-even Perry—ABO or bust you know.
9 posted on 08/28/2011 7:42:57 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("11/4/2008: The day America elected a pyromaniac in the middle of a fire storm.")
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Easy on the lipstick, ok? I’ll vote for Perry if Palin doesn’t jump in, and it’s starting to look that way. But I won’t like it.
He’s pro-life, so I can live with it.
Long as the lights stay off.


10 posted on 08/28/2011 7:44:28 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (Heavy the head that wears the tiara.)
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To: Nicojones

Texas tort reform and 20,000 doctors moving to Texas is almost reason alone to vote for Perry.

If he could get in and we get super majorities lead by strong conservatives in both houses, then Obamacare could be dumped and finally some reasonable tort reform put in place.

Our medical system could be saved and improved.


11 posted on 08/28/2011 7:48:21 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Fight for Liberty)
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The way state spending increased over 100% during his governorship, with increased taxes, and him being in that photo hugging the Mexican president, supporting amnesty, signing that abortion rights bill, AND he was a registered democrat...it all makes me think this RINO governor is just not worthy of conservative support.

Glad my parents voted for him (Reagan) anyway.


12 posted on 08/28/2011 8:01:03 AM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: Nicojones

Yeah, ...this makes me like Perry a little more than I did.


13 posted on 08/28/2011 9:05:46 AM PDT by pallis
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To: icwhatudo

Too funny, IC. I’ve posted something like that on other threads that were swamped with unfair vitriol against Perry. However, my posts were not as concise or witty as yours. The point is dead on - the greatest conservative president in our lifetime, Reagan, could not withstand the standard that Perry is being held to here by some.


14 posted on 08/28/2011 9:06:25 AM PDT by Nicojones
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To: Nicojones

Your perspective has to be in the context of the period in which it occurred. Times have changed.


15 posted on 08/28/2011 9:15:33 AM PDT by old school
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Times sure have changed and we need a man like Ronald Reagan again. I voted for him then and I'd surely vote for him now, having lived in both time periods. My perspective has changed, but my values and morality remains as firm as a rock.
16 posted on 08/28/2011 9:19:53 AM PDT by Nicojones
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“...having lived in both time periods.”

That’s a good point! I wonder how many Freepers can say that?


17 posted on 08/28/2011 9:32:44 AM PDT by old school
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To: old school
Just us old school guys, Old school. Reagan was my first Presidential election. I remember him getting slammed by the Dems for being a crazy cowboy and slammed by the right for his abortion/tax votes as Governor. There was no internet back then, so I read up as much as possible to learn more about the guy. The more I read, the more it became clear that he was a regular guy like me, who made some mistakes but evolved along the way. His character showed through. I remember my National Review reading republican buds were generally appalled at his lack of pedigree. It only endeared me more to him.
18 posted on 08/28/2011 9:40:01 AM PDT by Nicojones
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Trial lawyers prep for war on PerryAmerica’s trial lawyers are getting ready to make the case against one of their biggest targets in years: Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

Among litigators, there is no presidential candidate who inspires the same level of hatred – and fear – as Perry, an avowed opponent of the plaintiffs’ bar who has presided over several rounds of tort reform as governor.

And if Perry ends up as the Republican nominee for president, deep-pocketed trial lawyers intend to play a central role in the campaign to defeat him. ..............."

19 posted on 08/28/2011 9:48:46 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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In case your thread readers are interested in the Texas solution to Social Security.

How Three Texas Counties Created Personal Social Security Accounts and Prospered Page 2: “Part of the employer contribution in the Alternate Plan goes toward a term life insurance policy, which pays four times the employee’s salary tax free, up to a maximum of $215,000. That’s nearly 850 times Social Security’s death benefit.

More importantly, if a worker participating in Social Security dies before retirement, he loses his contribution (though part of that money might go to surviving children, if any, or a spouse who didn’t work and therefore didn’t establish his or her own benefits). But a worker in the Alternate Plan owns his account, so the entire account belongs to the estate. There is also, among other benefits, a disability benefit that pays immediately upon injury, rather than waiting six months, plus other restrictions, as under Social Security.

And those who retire under the Galveston model do much better than Social Security. For example:……..”

20 posted on 08/28/2011 9:50:16 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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