Skip to comments.Perry Says He's Best Contrast to Obama
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."
"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 ...
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.
"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.
Don’t give a crap what Perry says, doesn’t make it true!
Palin drones in 3...2...1...
Here we go ...
I would bet that 100 percent of those “some analysts” are members of the “MS” press.
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.
Who has the best hair tonight?
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.
I love Sarah.3...2...1... And I love Rick Perry...4 And I hate the lying weasel Romney.
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.
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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.
Perry has a record as governor — a record of low taxes, minimum regulations and job creation.
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.
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.
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.
Quomodo cogis comas tuas sic videri?
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.
“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?
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.
Who gives a $hit about speeches. Obama mania was built on speeches.
and pull an E-Verify bill.
This is a good you tube regarding border fence - quite amazingly telling that it does not work
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.
That's where Perry delivered his letter to Obama about border security:
Thank you for a very thoughtful analysis.
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.
“Perry Says He’s Best Contrast to Obama”
Really? When did rick perry have a sex change operation?
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.
“whether or not shell announce shes running for President”
She’s planning on the elephant of surprise.
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.
Too late. They’re already here. They lurk around, waiting for Perry threads.
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.
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”.
Perry will also help get the coal/power plant/industry back on their feet also. Natural Gas production will also thrive under his watch.
Palin in the fray | The Economist
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”.
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.
Okay, that made me laugh out loud, it's so true.
As usual, there are little to no limits or civility standards on Perry threads. As you can plainly see.
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.
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.
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.