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Perry fires back at pro-Bachmann super PAC
Politico ^ | September 1, 2011 | MAGGIE HABERMAN

Posted on 09/01/2011 2:12:25 PM PDT by AAABEST

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To: CajunConservative

Yo (friendly Philly jive for hello) CajunConservative—I guess we’ll have to agree to disagree on Perry. He is not the “obvious” choice to me. There are too many red flags. For example: So-called former demrat. Gore campaign chair. Vocal gobal warming supporter. Recently signed hate speech bill. Open border proponent.

I believe these concerns far outweigh the occasional mistake of a name, date or number.

I do agree that we don’t need another drama queen in the WH.

By the way I want to aplogize for getting snotty in my other post back to you. Uncalled for. Disagreement doesn’t justify incivility. Sorry.


151 posted on 09/02/2011 5:46:25 AM PDT by dools0007world
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To: casinva

I could see Perry picking Pawlenty as VP but Santorum? That WOULD be fun!


152 posted on 09/02/2011 5:55:06 AM PDT by Grunthor (But Sarah....there are no votes in Korea!)
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To: casinva

Thanks for the post and source. I’ll check it out.

I’m falling into the trap of settling on a candidate way too early in the game. It’s the same thing I’m being critical of others for doing.

Actually, of those committed to running and those still making up their minds, I had settled on Palin or Bachmann for pres. Palin remains my first choice in the absence of any other info.

I distrust Perry because of his past demrat associations, his recent signing of a hate speech bill and his belief in open borders. And I view with suspicion how he’s managed to capture the airwaves since the Iowa caucus. Not to mention his Romney ties. I believe the GOP is setting him up to take a fading Romney’s place. To me that puts Perry squarely in the RINO (aka demrat) camp.

I like Cain or West for Veep.


153 posted on 09/02/2011 5:59:02 AM PDT by dools0007world
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To: casinva
I can’t stand Romney, and I can’t see Perry side by side such a metrosexual egomaniac.

I agree 100% and I don't see this as any fear. I think Dame Peggy Noonan has this one right in her WSJ column today: Perry and Romney's First Face-Off ...

"... if ever two candidates saw each other as Exactly the Kind of Guy I Don't Like, it would be Messrs. Perry and Romney. Mr. Romney's people see Mr. Perry as a dopey Texas barbarian. Mr. Perry's people see Mr. Romney as Northeastern, elite, effete and opportunistic. If they go head to head through the fall and winter, their contest could wind up looking like a scene in 'Raging Bull'".

Again. More reasons to like Governor Perry.

154 posted on 09/02/2011 6:01:30 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Tempest; cripplecreek; ca consevative

You need to look at the returns these investment brought Texas. This are nothing but good, solid business practices that brought jobs to Texans, not corporate welfare.

BTW the 2003 Texas Leg introduced this fund and it has to have the signatures of the Gov.,Lt. Gov, and the Speaker of the House for every transaction.

In case you’re wondering about defaults or other problems. Case in point:

“In 2004, they authorized the fund to grant $20 million to Countrywide Financial in return for a promise “to create 7,500 new jobs in the state by 2010.” The grant (all of which are approved by the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the House) is one of the largest made from the fund in terms of the size and the number of jobs promised. In the fall of 2007, while slashing jobs and with its stock price plummeting, Countrywide was eventually acquired in a fire sale by Bank of America. But thanks to the “claw-back” provisions in the program, grantees return all funds to the state for jobs not created.”


155 posted on 09/02/2011 12:30:42 PM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: wolfcreek

Please read post #75 in this thread.


156 posted on 09/02/2011 3:28:51 PM PDT by Tempest (Google: Rick perry bi-national healthcare)
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To: Tempest
I don't see what that has to do with my post #155.

Would you please elaborate?

157 posted on 09/02/2011 3:38:57 PM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: wolfcreek

Sorry I thought I was responding to another thread...

Alright here’s my response for your position.

Governments shouldn’t be picking winners and losers? That is NOT capitalism. Corporate welfare only enriches the oligarchy, governments subsidizing multi-billion dollar corporations to give them an advantage against smaller companies that can’t compete does not improve the marketplace? It only diminishes it by reducing overall competition.

This obscenity is by no means conservative, this is the same policy in which China and Airbus uses to under cut Americans in general but Perry has instituted it to undercut neighboring states. If done at a national level it would clearly be socialistic and ignite trade wars with our allies. It would also diminish salaries for of most ‘average’ workers and place America in a 3rd world manufactuering status like India and China.

Is that good for america?


158 posted on 09/02/2011 4:04:33 PM PDT by Tempest (Google: Rick perry bi-national healthcare)
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To: Tempest

It happens in the business world every day. There were large and small companies on that list but, the larger ones hire the most Texans.

Not going to hold it against Perry for something the entire Texas legislature pushed it’s chump change for the return and one of the reason Texas is where we are today.

We are trying to create jobs here, right?


159 posted on 09/02/2011 4:13:15 PM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: wolfcreek

That’s the thing though, you’re not really creating anything meaningful. your stifling the engine of innovation to promote sameness and to pick winners and losers and providing an unfair advantage to giants that already posses a naturally unfair advantage.

Small business can create jobs as well. what you get with Rick Parry is a socialist frankenstein of what artificial life support of an economy looks like.


160 posted on 09/02/2011 11:50:41 PM PDT by Tempest (Google: Rick perry bi-national healthcare)
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To: Tempest
Looks like the *engine of innovation* and most other aspects of our economy are at a stand still. WTH is anyone else doing to stimulate the economy?

At least this program has induced companies to hire ‘some” people and small support business will follow.

Beats sitting on you ass and twiddling your thumbs.

161 posted on 09/03/2011 4:36:44 AM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: wolfcreek
Texas has "Small Business Development Centers" throughout the state designed to assist small business developement/startup. I don't know the number of jobs created in their efforts.

Small Business Assistance - Office of the Governor

162 posted on 09/03/2011 4:50:25 AM PDT by deport
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