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Perry Says He's Best Contrast to Obama
Texas Tribune ^ | Sept 3, 2011 | Jay Root

Posted on 09/03/2011 8:11:20 PM PDT by Clairity

Some analysts suggest Perry is too conservative and too controversial to beat Obama, and that Romney would make a better candidate in the general election. The Texas governor made the opposite argument Saturday.

Perry, who spoke at two house parties in New Hampshire, said he was the only candidate who "draws a clear contrast" with Obama.

"The differences between President Obama and myself are great," Perry said in Manchester. "He's lost more than a million jobs while he's been president. I've created a million jobs since I've been the governor."

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"I don't support a fence on the border. I think strategic fencing is a part of the strategy," Perry said. "If you build a 30-foot wall from El Paso to Brownsville, the 35-foot ladder business gets real good."

As the man kept pressing, Perry said: "You've got to have people on the ground, sir ... and it's got to be law enforcement."

(Excerpt) Read more at texastribune.org ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: elections; obama; perry; rickperry; rino; rinoperry; rinorick; texas
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It's going to be about JOBS and that's what is going to make the difference.

Regarding border security -- most of the MSM articles only quoted the beginning of Perry reply, trying to turn conservatives against him, by making him sounds as if he were against border security, when in fact the truth is that he wants to secure the border, but the fence over a large uninhabited areas is not effective. He wants people to enforce the border. He asked Obama for thousands of National Guard troops, which Obama ignored.

Here is what he has done to secure the border, as governor.

Rick Perry position and actions on border security

"Border security is a federal responsibility but a Texas problem, and Texas has invested hundreds of millions of state dollars in efforts to support and supplement security forces already in place. Still, this is a problem that will only be solved with more federal accountability and involvement."

More at link above.

1 posted on 09/03/2011 8:11:22 PM PDT by Clairity
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To: shield

Perry ping


2 posted on 09/03/2011 8:12:00 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: Clairity

Don’t give a crap what Perry says, doesn’t make it true!


3 posted on 09/03/2011 8:14:30 PM PDT by JSDude1 (December 18, 2010 the Day the radical homosexual left declared WAR on the US Military.)
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To: Clairity

Palin drones in 3...2...1...


4 posted on 09/03/2011 8:14:30 PM PDT by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions by the ATF***)
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To: GunRunner

0.....

They’re here.


5 posted on 09/03/2011 8:16:35 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Clairity

Here we go ...


6 posted on 09/03/2011 8:17:24 PM PDT by tumblindice (It's the Donner-Reed show!)
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To: Clairity
Contrast, let's see, they both are friends of algore and voted for him, they both support amnesty, they both like big government, one supports open borders, one maybe does, oh, I know the contrast, one is a shade whiter. That be it.
7 posted on 09/03/2011 8:18:40 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: Clairity

I would bet that 100 percent of those “some analysts” are members of the “MS” press.


8 posted on 09/03/2011 8:19:13 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Clairity
Even Israel, which many hold up as a model of success, has no fence protecting large portions of its border with Jordan. I have been there and there is nothing but open land between the two countries in a great many places.

Fences in strategic areas makes sense. Fences everywhere along our border with Mexico is impractical.

It would cost billions of dollars and accomplish almost nothing in terms of solving illegal immigration.

In that regard, it would be similar to the types of programs Democrats have been foisting on us for years -- a feel good solution that soaks the taxpayers and doesn't resolve the actual problem.

9 posted on 09/03/2011 8:19:26 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Sheesh. Go away and stay away Newt.)
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To: unkus

Who has the best hair tonight?


10 posted on 09/03/2011 8:19:36 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Clairity
Perry has all the right words NOW when he is trying to win the primary

BUT what happens if he wins --does he Moderate in the general election --Only past performances can give a clue

Romney has done 180 now that he is running in the primary but who the hell would trust him
11 posted on 09/03/2011 8:20:35 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Clairity

I disagree that Perry is (Of declared candidates) the best contrast to Obama. I believe that Rick Santorum would be that candidate. However if we are talking about candidates that have a shot in the dark of actually winning in 2012.....yeah, Perry is probably correct.

On illegal immigration, Perry is only slightly better than Obama, so that issue is pretty much a wash. Not that it’s the biggest issue facing us right now anyway.

This election will be about JOBS, and Perry is the JOBS candidate. Obama cannot and will not beat that.


12 posted on 09/03/2011 8:21:28 PM PDT by Grunthor (Did she announce yet? No? Whatever.)
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To: GunRunner

I love Sarah.3...2...1... And I love Rick Perry...4 And I hate the lying weasel Romney.


13 posted on 09/03/2011 8:21:58 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: quantim

Who has the best hair tonight?


Not me. I’m getting pretty thin up on top.

Sarah Palin has the best hair.

Rick Perry has better hair than Mitt Romney.


14 posted on 09/03/2011 8:22:24 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; ...
Perry Ping....

IF you'd rather NOT be pinged FReepmail me.

IF you'd like to be added FReepmail me. Thanks.

15 posted on 09/03/2011 8:22:47 PM 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: Clairity
It's going to be about JOBS and that's what is going to make the difference.

I came to Texas in 2007 for a better job than what I had in Florida.

This year I accepted an even better job that is a newly created position in another company due to the company's growth.

My job is not government and not minimum wage as the critics want to claim are the only new jobs in Texas.

Many companies in Houston could do much more business but there aren't enough qualified people to fill all the engineering, maintenance, craft, QAQC jobs.

All Perry really has to do as President is drill here, drill now and build refineries and the economy will soar in ways unseen since the post WWII boom.

16 posted on 09/03/2011 8:23:19 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (Proud to be a RINO.)
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To: uncbob

Perry has a record as governor — a record of low taxes, minimum regulations and job creation.


17 posted on 09/03/2011 8:23:39 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: Clairity

If, and I repeat, if Palin decides to enter the fray ... Obama and Perry will be nothing but a pile of debris left along the highway toward the Presidency of the US.


18 posted on 09/03/2011 8:24:24 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: GunRunner; jimrob
Palin drones in 3...2...1...

I'm in Texas and have voted for Rick Perry each time he ran for governor. I would vote for him without hesitation if he were to be the Republican candidate against Obama. And, I don't consider myself a Palin drone since I'm still carefully evaluating the pros and cons of all Conservative contenders.

Still it is telling that today's speech by Sarah Palin is nearing 1,300 posts here on Free Republic (which the boss has proclaimed as "Palin Country"). Would a speech by Rick Perry draw that level of interest here on America's premiere gathering spot for American Patriots? I really don't know and we may ultimately find out should Perry deliver a speech at a high-profile event.

19 posted on 09/03/2011 8:25:17 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Clairity
As far as being a contrast, that's true. In pretty much any quantifiable measure, he's the opposite.

The level of diametric opposition will be a fascinating cultural battle. Even liberals who admit that Barack Obama is a stuttering cluster@#$% of a miserable failure would rather be ruled by one of their own than someone so alien to their core beliefs. The independents won't really see it in those terms, and the starkness of the divide will be useful.

Fence sitters might not care about pro-gun, pro-life positions, but an experienced governor who did well by his state will be a tower of credibility against the SCOAMF that is Barry.

Perry's not perfect, but so long as you're looking for a winning horse and not a religious experience, then he'll work just fine.

20 posted on 09/03/2011 8:27:00 PM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: quantim

My wife


21 posted on 09/03/2011 8:27:00 PM PDT by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: GunRunner

22 posted on 09/03/2011 8:27:44 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Clairity

Quomodo cogis comas tuas sic videri?


23 posted on 09/03/2011 8:31:23 PM PDT by tumblindice (It's the Donner-Reed show!)
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To: re_nortex

It’s Palin country indeed and TIME TO DEAL WITH THE BROAD DAYLIGHT THEFT OF AMERICA in ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. We want action so we have to carefully vet these candidates in terms of who gets bought. Perry will suffer big-time in that kind of analysis. He should have gotten the sanctuary bill passed by hook or crook if he had his sights on DC.


24 posted on 09/03/2011 8:32:29 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: uncbob

“BUT what happens if he wins —does he Moderate in the general election —Only past performances can give a clue”

Wasn’t he once a Democrat?


25 posted on 09/03/2011 8:32:42 PM PDT by DBrow (Oh the Huge Manatee!)
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To: re_nortex

I no longer just assess potential candidate’s statements at face value; that person’s history of principles expressed through governing is what I am looking at closely this election cycle.

My research indicates Gov. Rick Perry is a not a conservative.

Gov. Palin is indeed a conservative.


26 posted on 09/03/2011 8:34:44 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: re_nortex

Who gives a $hit about speeches. Obama mania was built on speeches.


27 posted on 09/03/2011 8:34:50 PM PDT by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions by the ATF***)
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To: Clairity

and pull an E-Verify bill.


28 posted on 09/03/2011 8:34:52 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: Clairity

This is a good you tube regarding border fence - quite amazingly telling that it does not work

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfVENwfeGHw


29 posted on 09/03/2011 8:35:16 PM PDT by TexMom7
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To: re_nortex

Sarah Palin is a “personality”, a “celebrity” of a certain type.

She’s a unique combination. She’s been a mayor, a governor, she’s from Alaska, she’s a mother of a family which also got extensive media coverage, her daughter had a teen pregnancy, same daughter later competed on Dancing with the Stars with Sarah in the audience, her husband is a hunk who competes in a major Alaskan race each year, she’s relatively young, she’s beautiful, she competed in a beauty pageant, she has run for Vice President, and people continue to speculate and argue over whether or not she’ll announce she’s running for President, and I could go on and on but I won’t.

It is no wonder a speech by her would draw so many comments.

No other individual including Governor Perry generates the buzz she does.

Governor Perry has shown himself to be a formidable candidate so far, with forever to go until the election, but that isn’t the same unique niche occupied by the unique Sarah Palin.


30 posted on 09/03/2011 8:38:42 PM PDT by txrangerette ("...HOLD TO THE TRUTH; SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Good pic.

That's where Perry delivered his letter to Obama about border security:

Governor Rick Perry's Letter to Obama

31 posted on 09/03/2011 8:40:15 PM PDT by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions by the ATF***)
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To: txrangerette
Governor Perry has shown himself to be a formidable candidate so far, with forever to go until the election, but that isn’t the same unique niche occupied by the unique Sarah Palin.

Thank you for a very thoughtful analysis.

32 posted on 09/03/2011 8:40:46 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Clairity
In 2008 the majority of new American voters and Independents voted for Obama. To a lot of these voters it was a feeling that you voted for the candidate with the message and not the color or gender of the person. To a certain extent this was an experiment by the voters to elect Obama.
Obama has turned out to be a total failure and as such the experiment has failed in the eyes of the people who voted for him.
Given human nature, the voters in 2012 will vote for a traditional candidate and that means an older white male with no connection to Washington D C.
Obama has set back the opportunities for Blacks, Hispanics, Women and other minorities to run for nationwide office, no matter how qualified the person is.
The biggest danger this country has is a bunch of Palin, Bachman, or Trump groupies to lose sight of the important issue for 2012. And that is the defeat of Obama and the expansion of Conservative member of the HOuse and the Senate.
Perry has the ability to contrast every Obama failure with a success and this will give him coat tails to get others elected. Bachman and Palin do not have this same pull among the voters we need to get Obama out.
If we end up with a weak person running we will lose and Obama’s agenda will continue until 2016. The Palin, Trump, and Bachman supporters may not like this, but they are stupid not to support a person who has the ability to end the Democrat party as we know it.
33 posted on 09/03/2011 8:41:31 PM PDT by Wooly
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To: Clairity

Please forgive any appearance of blasphemy, and no deification or idolization of any politician is intended, but this would be like Jesus announcing that he was the best contrast to the devil. A rather weak statement, if you ask me. American doesn’t need to just cancel Obama out, it needs to progress in a conservative direction.


34 posted on 09/03/2011 8:42:03 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: org.whodat

“Perry Says He’s Best Contrast to Obama”

Really? When did rick perry have a sex change operation?


35 posted on 09/03/2011 8:42:34 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Bovina Sancta!)
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To: Clairity

Before these Perry fairy’s start pissing on themselves,Exactly WHAT is his plan for creating jobs?? We heard Sarah’s ,Now what is Ricardos?? BTW Taco stands do not count.


36 posted on 09/03/2011 8:43:23 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Carnival commie side show, started November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: txrangerette

“whether or not she’ll announce she’s running for President”

She’s planning on the elephant of surprise.


37 posted on 09/03/2011 8:43:30 PM PDT by tumblindice (It's the Donner-Reed show!)
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To: Clairity
"The differences between President Obama and myself are great," Perry said in Manchester. "He's lost more than a million jobs while he's been president. I've created a million jobs since I've been the governor."

I thought conservatives knew that 'government' men either local or national DO NOT create jobs. Yes, I know jobs numbers are better in Texas than many other states, but it is a pant load for any politician to claim they 'created' even one job, that is unless state government in Texas is rising at a higher employment level than the BamBamKennedy's administration.

38 posted on 09/03/2011 8:44:05 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Clairity
Puck Ferry. He's not worthy of conservatism.

/Flame Away

39 posted on 09/03/2011 8:44:43 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: GunRunner

Too late. They’re already here. They lurk around, waiting for Perry threads.


40 posted on 09/03/2011 8:46:03 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: magna carta

The Texas Legislature would not vote on it. The biggest draw back to it (I did some research on this) was that they feared that American Texan Hispanics would be profiled.
They did not want Americans to be profiled. There are millions of multi-generation Texans of Hispanic descent.

Perry put it on the table in the special session and they still would not vote on it. They would not vote on it in the regular session. Only Perry can put bills back on the table in the special session.

He’s not God.

And the fence will not stop illegals. We must, as Perry says, have boots on the ground. And that is going to take the Federal Government doing it’s job. Texas does not have millions and billions to spend to protect the entire Nation.
Texas does spend millions now but it is not enough. The fence would take years and cost billions. Then it would fail.

See the you tube showing how the fence has worked in CA and AZ.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfVENwfeGHw


41 posted on 09/03/2011 8:47:36 PM PDT by TexMom7
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To: GunRunner

They are all over at the “Pep-Fest” right now, but they are all fired up and will be here shortly.......

2,000 of them showed up at her “screech”, er, I mean “speech”.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0911/62607.html


42 posted on 09/03/2011 8:49:05 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Eagle Eye

Perry will also help get the coal/power plant/industry back on their feet also. Natural Gas production will also thrive under his watch.


43 posted on 09/03/2011 8:51:12 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: SatinDoll

Palin in the fray | The Economist

http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2009/02/palin_2012_ladies_against_wome

Better tell Sarah Palin that Rick Perry isn’t conservative.

Money quote from her endorsement letter of Perry:

“He walks the walk of a true conservative”.

:o)


44 posted on 09/03/2011 8:55:44 PM PDT by txrangerette ("...HOLD TO THE TRUTH; SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

2,000? I keep hearing that she attracts 50,0000 people at every speech, therefore she will beat Obama by 10 points and raise a billion dollars.


45 posted on 09/03/2011 8:56:15 PM PDT by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions by the ATF***)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
2,000 of them showed up at her “screech”, er, I mean “speech”.

Okay, that made me laugh out loud, it's so true.

46 posted on 09/03/2011 8:56:39 PM PDT by alicewonders
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To: hsalaw
True, but do NOT ever try saying anything other than plain worshipful praise of their patron saint on a Palin thread. They are trying to ban anyone who is not with them, or shares their fanaticism on this forum.

As usual, there are little to no limits or civility standards on Perry threads. As you can plainly see.

47 posted on 09/03/2011 8:57:42 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: TexMom7
"The Texas Legislature would not vote on it. The biggest draw back to it (I did some research on this) was that they feared that American Texan Hispanics would be profiled. They did not want Americans to be profiled. There are millions of multi-generation Texans of Hispanic descent. Perry put it on the table in the special session and they still would not vote on it. They would not vote on it in the regular session. Only Perry can put bills back on the table in the special session. He’s not God. And the fence will not stop illegals. We must, as Perry says, have boots on the ground. And that is going to take the Federal Government doing it’s job. Texas does not have millions and billions to spend to protect the entire Nation. Texas does spend millions now but it is not enough. The fence would take years and cost billions. Then it would fail. See the you tube showing how the fence has worked in CA and AZ."

Let me see if I get this right: Perry created a protected Class, The/his Hispanics who would be insulted MIND YOU for having to show ID, Is that right?

Clue; I show ID to law enforcement and my ancestors were here long before the War of American Independence,I will shed a tear for these Perry Dears for having to obey our laws.\s

The fence is WAY cheaper than paying for this disease and invasion.

48 posted on 09/03/2011 9:01:14 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Carnival commie side show, started November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Cheetahcat

Perry will do for the US what he did for Texas, create a business-friendly environment of low taxes, minimum regulations, repeal obamacare, tortreform (which he pushed and got passed in Texas). Texas created 40% of all the jobs created in the US. He doesn’t just talk, he has a record of job creation.


49 posted on 09/03/2011 9:02:27 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
As usual, there are little to no limits or civility standards on Perry threads

I'm a big fan of Sarah Palin, and a big admirer of her personally, and I can't see her ever acting like her self-proclaimed supporters do on these Perry threads. It's very odd.

50 posted on 09/03/2011 9:03:28 PM PDT by hsalaw
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