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When Rick Perry Praised HillaryCare (1993)
The Atlantic ^ | Conor Friedersdorf

Posted on 09/03/2011 4:15:57 PM PDT by Tempest

So what does a complete review of Perry's record reveal? As it turns out, he sent a letter during his tenure as Texas Agricultural Commissioner that praised Hillary Clinton's 1993 health care reform efforts. "I think your efforts in trying to reform the nation's health care system are most commendable," he wrote. "I would like to request that the task force give particular consideration to the needs of the nation's farmers... Rural populations have a high proportion of uninsured people, rising health care costs, and often experience lack of services." He concluded by noting, "your efforts are worthy, and I hope you will remember this constituency as the task force progresses. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of any assistance."

Dan Amira at New York magazine dismisses the story and mocks the Daily Caller for publishing it. "He didn't even say anything about the substance of Clinton's health-care reform plan," Amira writes, "just that it was 'commendable' to try to reform the system in some way, which is hardly controversial."

I disagree.

Clinton's efforts were widely criticized by Republicans at the time, and the substance of her reforms obviously constituted a substantial federal intervention into health care, the very thing Perry now claims is obviously unconstitutional and ruinous to liberty. (And yes, Clinton's plan did call for both an employer mandate to provide health care and an individual mandate to be covered.)

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


TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: perry; perry4hillarycare; perrycare; ricardo; rino; rinofreeamerica; rinoperry; rinorick; rinos4hillarycare; romneycare; sellout
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1 posted on 09/03/2011 4:16:00 PM PDT by Tempest
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To: South40

The Perrybots will be here soon to try to deny the fact that the Clintons healthcare reform plan was a cornerstone of the Clinton campaign and thatr everyone and his dof already kneew of what the principal policies would consist of.

They will lie to your face because they worship false idols.


2 posted on 09/03/2011 4:17:46 PM PDT by Tempest (Rick Perry is a solid conservative, if you consider Jello to be solid.)
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To: Tempest

This is not good for Perry.


3 posted on 09/03/2011 4:18:13 PM PDT by CGalen
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To: Tempest

. Guard the Borders!! .... "Gard a sil?"

RINO Rick (Captain Gardasil) says he opposes a fence along the U.S. border with Mexico

4 posted on 09/03/2011 4:18:27 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Tempest

That’s nothing. Right after he was elected, Margaret Thatcher said in a TV interview that she liked Jimmy Carter because he was “a conservative with a small ‘c’.”


5 posted on 09/03/2011 4:19:56 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Tempest

Oh not this B.S. Again. Temp. Why you keep on bringing up proven crap to try to make your case?

Perry 2012!


6 posted on 09/03/2011 4:21:26 PM PDT by rjeffries
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To: Tempest

A transparent attempt to curry favor with the Clinton admin....Perry has no shame...


7 posted on 09/03/2011 4:23:34 PM PDT by Fred ('Just cus I said it, don't mean I meant it'....Rumor has it)
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To: Tempest; org.whodat; cripplecreek; TADSLOS; BobL; raybbr; truthfreedom; CowboyJay; ...
Outlines of 'HillaryCare' were known before Perry wrote letter praising reform effort
8 posted on 09/03/2011 4:23:58 PM PDT by South40 (Perry: There is a path to citizenship for ILLEGAL ALIENS who have served THEIR country)
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To: rjeffries

rjeffries
Since Jul 6, 2011....

a texican???


9 posted on 09/03/2011 4:25:18 PM PDT by Fred ('Just cus I said it, don't mean I meant it'....Rumor has it)
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To: Tempest
He's quite the letter writer.

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10 posted on 09/03/2011 4:25:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Tempest

He signs a formal letter to Hillary Clinton, *Rick*.

LOL.

Perhaps he also knew her personally at the time.


11 posted on 09/03/2011 4:26:31 PM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR, so support it! If you support SARAH PALIN & want on her ping list, let me know!)
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To: Tempest

Perry and Hillarycare? Four words. Tort reform in Texas. Perry has done more to protect doctors and traditional health care in Texas with tort reform than any previous governor. Just ask the personal injury trial lawyers in Texas. Wonder why the Atlantic didn’t mention that?

That said, I hope Palin runs.


12 posted on 09/03/2011 4:27:42 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Fred
A transparent attempt to curry favor with the Clinton admin....Perry has no shame...

And this was YEARS after RINO Mitt Perry was supposed to have become a Republican.

13 posted on 09/03/2011 4:28:13 PM PDT by South40 (Perry: There is a path to citizenship for ILLEGAL ALIENS who have served THEIR country)
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To: Tempest

I’ll bet his constituents were glad he was looking out for them. After all, that’s why they voted him into office.


14 posted on 09/03/2011 4:28:29 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Diogenesis

You’re baaaaaaad....LOL.
The kitty cracks me up.


15 posted on 09/03/2011 4:29:19 PM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR, so support it! If you support SARAH PALIN & want on her ping list, let me know!)
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To: Tempest

Sounds like he was begging for rural public hospitals


16 posted on 09/03/2011 4:29:41 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Tempest
This letter is date April 1993. The task force was formed in January 1993 but Slick Willie didn't deliver a speech clarifying the plan until September 1993 and even then the plan was presumably to work through HMO's in the private sector. The plan was a dog of course but Perry was just trying to get in a good word for America's farmers (just in case a stupid plan was effected).

And you think this is going to torpedo Perry's campaign some 18 years later?

Is it that you really hate Perry or that you just love Sarah that much?

I love Sarah too, but give the attacks a rest.

Just waiting with bated breath for you to resort to the "newbie" accusation...check it out.

17 posted on 09/03/2011 4:30:17 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: Tex-Con-Man
I’ll bet his constituents were glad he was looking out for them. After all, that’s why they voted him into office.

That same mentality is why he took billions in stimulus money after trying to convince everyone he was opposed to it.

How noble.

18 posted on 09/03/2011 4:30:36 PM PDT by South40 (Perry: There is a path to citizenship for ILLEGAL ALIENS who have served THEIR country)
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To: Fred

Jean S
since sometime in April 1998

I am sick of Tempest attacking Perry. Why in the heck are we eating our own?


19 posted on 09/03/2011 4:30:53 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Tempest

This letter pretty much says, hey y’all lets give universal healthcare to the entire world...(attemptin my texican talk so the perritos can qien sabe)


20 posted on 09/03/2011 4:31:20 PM PDT by Fred ('Just cus I said it, don't mean I meant it'....Rumor has it)
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To: CGalen
This is not good for Perry.

Moochelle...is that you?

21 posted on 09/03/2011 4:32:36 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: rjeffries

because he has nice hair.

22 posted on 09/03/2011 4:33:50 PM PDT by Tempest (Rick Perry is a solid conservative, if you consider Jello to be solid.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Sorry ,give it up on the Palin lover crap, little perrito.

This is about ISSUES...and Ricardo stinks on the issues that are critical to resolving the gigantic problems in this country...


23 posted on 09/03/2011 4:33:53 PM PDT by Fred ('Just cus I said it, don't mean I meant it'....Rumor has it)
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To: Fred

Perry was for universal healthcare (aka, Hillary’s socialized medicine) before he was against it (Obamacare).


24 posted on 09/03/2011 4:34:30 PM PDT by South40 (Perry: There is a path to citizenship for ILLEGAL ALIENS who have served THEIR country)
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To: Fred
This is about ISSUES...and Ricardo stinks on the issues that are critical to resolving the gigantic problems in this country...

Oh Noes...this little perrito bows to your superior knowledge of such critical issues.

You vote for Obama (or stay home...same thing), I'll vote for Perry to win!

25 posted on 09/03/2011 4:36:49 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: cripplecreek

WOOOAAAHHHHH When was that letter written. I'd really like to know the context.

26 posted on 09/03/2011 4:36:52 PM PDT by Tempest (Rick Perry is a solid conservative, if you consider Jello to be solid.)
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To: Tempest
Ricardo Perry is also an open-border RINO who spoke at a LaRaza convention. But the Perrybots don't care.


27 posted on 09/03/2011 4:37:08 PM PDT by Falcon28
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

It’s now apparent that Rick Perry has a history of supporting or imposing government health care mandates.


29 posted on 09/03/2011 4:38:01 PM PDT by Tempest (Rick Perry is a solid conservative, if you consider Jello to be solid.)
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To: Fred
We allocated an additional $4 billion to the Medicaid program, and more than $900 million to the Children’s Health Insurance Program. I urged legislators to pass a telemedicine pilot program that will enable, through technology, a sick border resident of limited financial means to receive care from a specialist hundreds of miles away. But the effort to combat disease and illness requires greater cooperative efforts between our two nations. It is a simple truth that disease knows no boundaries. An outbreak of drug-resistant tuberculosis, for example, endangers citizens of both our nations.

Legislation authored by border legislators Pat Haggerty and Eddie Lucio establishes an important study that will look at the feasibility of bi-national health insurance. This study recognizes that the Mexican and U.S. sides of the border compose one region, and we must address health care problems throughout that region. That’s why I am also excited that Texas Secretary of State Henry Cuellar is working on an initiative that could extend the benefits of telemedicine to individuals living on the Mexican side of the border.


Gov. Rick Perry's Remarks to the Border Summit
30 posted on 09/03/2011 4:38:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Tempest

Stuff just keeps bubbling up. He really needs to explain his past record :(


31 posted on 09/03/2011 4:38:22 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Jean S

I am sick of Tempest attacking Perry.


Me too. There is no candidate including Obama with a more extensive record in this campaign than Perry. Nobody. He has to find a letter from 1993?

How about tempest talks with some doctors in Texas to find out why healthcare is so much better in Texas. I am sure it has nothing to do with the Governor... afterall, there was that horrid letter in 1993 he wrote to Hillary.

Pathetic.


32 posted on 09/03/2011 4:38:51 PM PDT by volunbeer (Keep the dope, we'll make the change in 2012!)
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To: Falcon28
Ricardo signs Halal law:


33 posted on 09/03/2011 4:39:33 PM PDT by Falcon28
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To: Fred

The guy is a cheap suit.


34 posted on 09/03/2011 4:40:09 PM PDT by Tempest (Rick Perry is a solid conservative, if you consider Jello to be solid.)
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To: Falcon28
Ricardo and Acorn:


35 posted on 09/03/2011 4:40:24 PM PDT by Falcon28
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To: South40
That same mentality is why he took billions in stimulus money after trying to convince everyone he was opposed to it.

And just where do you think that money came from...the IRS fairy?

36 posted on 09/03/2011 4:40:36 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: RoosterRedux

Ole saw, if it is not Palin then it is Obama....I am not a big sissy like you and I know that our conservatives can and will beat Obama....

Why not run over to the dems and rollover and expose your throat like a good rino...

Yawn on the Obama Palin Obama Palin Obama Palin....

Now who is next...mister I am afraid of my own shadow???


37 posted on 09/03/2011 4:41:25 PM PDT by Fred ('Just cus I said it, don't mean I meant it'....Rumor has it)
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To: Tempest

After thot, I hated Hillarycare and was very busy lobbying against it in 1990s. I know it was a long time ago, but how in the world could a conservative EVER have supported Nationaol Healthcare in any way??? Even way back when there used to be conservative Blue Dog Dems, they opposed it.


38 posted on 09/03/2011 4:41:48 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Tempest
Even worse, he's responsible for the flash mobs in Chicago and Philadelphia. And I have a letter to prove it.

He's even in one of the videos...he's the large cowboy stealing the big bag of Cheetos cheese snacks.

Got on boots with a pistol strapped to his hip.

39 posted on 09/03/2011 4:42:24 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: cripplecreek

Ok, so Perry wants to be ruler of the universe...Clue, he has to make it thru the primaries first..


40 posted on 09/03/2011 4:43:26 PM PDT by Fred ('Just cus I said it, don't mean I meant it'....Rumor has it)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
So what your saying is socialized health care is good for politicians because you're looking out for your constituents?
41 posted on 09/03/2011 4:43:40 PM PDT by Tempest (Rick Perry is a solid conservative, if you consider Jello to be solid.)
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To: RoosterRedux
The Clintons campaigned on health reform who are you trying to kid with this revisionist history crap.
42 posted on 09/03/2011 4:45:13 PM PDT by Tempest (Rick Perry is a solid conservative, if you consider Jello to be solid.)
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To: Tempest
It’s now apparent that Rick Perry has a history of supporting or imposing government health care mandates.

Which, of course, is why he loudly condemned HillaryCare when the details of her plan were actually known.

Give me a break.

Your habit of posting left wing hit pieces to trash a legitimate GOP candidate is curious to say the least.

43 posted on 09/03/2011 4:45:13 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Sheesh. Go away and stay away Newt.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
And just where do you think that money came from...the IRS fairy?

I know damned well where the money came from, Obama borrowed it from China.

You should be asking that question of your hero, Señor Ricardo Perrinista. Apparently he thinks it came from the IRS fairy.

44 posted on 09/03/2011 4:45:21 PM PDT by South40 (Perry: There is a path to citizenship for ILLEGAL ALIENS who have served THEIR country)
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To: Fred
Oh, big sissy that I am...I didn't know Palin had declared.

If she does declare and gain some steam, I will gladly vote for her.

But if Perry leads the pack...I will wave to you over at the Obama rally (because by attacking our own...you are supporting Liberals).

45 posted on 09/03/2011 4:45:32 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: Tempest

That letter was written during the 08 TARP debate.


46 posted on 09/03/2011 4:45:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: cripplecreek
Oh yeah, that's a real smoking gun there./rolleyes

"You so funny!"
47 posted on 09/03/2011 4:45:54 PM PDT by Sudetenland (There can be no freedom without God--What man gives, man can take away.)
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To: Tempest
Tempest, I called you out on this nonsense earlier, and you still post this crap.

Fact: Hillary was named the head of a healthcare task force very soon after Clinton was inaugurated in late January 2003.

Fact: Perry, in his role as Ag Commissioner wrote a letter to Hillary 2 months later commending her for her role on the task force to reform health care.

Fact: Hillarycare was nonexistent until November 1993 when it was unveiled.

So, tell me how Perry supports Hillarycare in April 1993 when Hillarycare isn't born until late Fall 1993?

Also, what's your proof on the accusation that Perry's gay? You push that nonsense, so I'd like an answer.

Also, since we're on to your "crap", as the moderators have called your posts, where in the US Constitution does it define marriage?

48 posted on 09/03/2011 4:46:43 PM PDT by GOPyouth ("We're buying shrimp, guys. Come on." - Dear Leader)
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To: Tempest; shield
You are a racist.

You know Rick Perry is part Injun, and you don't want a Redman in the White House.

49 posted on 09/03/2011 4:47:18 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: Tempest
What's the matter, can't find anything new to try to smear Perry with. This has already been posted and laughed at.

You Perry haters are really pathetic and your desperation is apparent.
50 posted on 09/03/2011 4:47:18 PM PDT by Sudetenland (There can be no freedom without God--What man gives, man can take away.)
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