Skip to comments.Perry to skip DeMint forum (To Deal With Texas Fires)
Posted on 09/05/2011 7:41:29 AM PDT by icwhatudo
(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry will not attend the Palmetto Freedom Forum of GOP candidates Monday night, sponsored by Sen. Jim DeMint, and will instead return to Texas to deal with the wildfires in the state, DeMint's office told CNN.
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America is “on fire” and need of help.
He must have gotten higher orders from Rove or Romney.
Main fire is 16 miles long and 6 miles wide and is one of 60 separate fires going on in Texas.
Sub-Moronic statement of the year.
I bet he’ll look better at the command center than Obama did during Irene.
Damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t. The PDS crew was disparaging Perry on a couple of different threads for not going back to Texas last night, now he catches flak for going back. PDS sufferers are very fickle.
That’s lame, and mighty inconsiderate of those who lost homes, productive land, and livestock in these horrible fires.
You should be ashamed of yourself.
Oh, and by the way: Palin STILL isn’t running. And Paul is STILL a crackpot. I’m sure one or both of those statements applies to the horse you’ve put YOUR money on.
If it's so important he attend, where will Palin be?
Prayers for Central Texas!
And the anti-Perry crowd shoots itself in the foot......again.
Perry can’t do anything about the fire in the US ..... he isn’t president................ yet. Thanks for your support. ///>>snort))))))))))))
Diogenesis - the fires are really an issue. It’s not a small thing.
Another injured foot.
Seriously, blow that comment right out your arse.
Apparently Texas doesn’t have firefighters.
Oh my. How horrible. Prayers up for the family.
I haven’t heard of any loss of life or injuries so far here in Central Texas, which is a miracle. Some of the fires are really bad.
So I'll just say adios instead.
I’m not a Perry fan, by any means but I split my time between Indiana and New Mexico. Those fires are a big deal and that is where Perry needs to be.
“but he is Governor today and he should be at the helm of his state during this kind of disaster”
I believe the fires have been going on long before he tossed his hat in the ring in an effort to dampen the Ames poll.
He didn’t give a crap about his home state then—it was all about him just like the move to appear “presidential” now.
I never doubted Perry would return. He has not been one to shirk his gubernatorial duties. If things get worse it will be interesting to see if he asks for Federal help again and if Obama denies him again.
Texas is a tinderbox right now, with the drought. This (Perry returning to Texas) is not something to ding Texas or Perry on.
That’s saying a lot considering the source. The palinistas were ranting and raving last night about him being in SC instead of doing his job.
Two dead in Gladewater last night; mother and her 18 month old daughter.
That is a ridiculous statement.
You don't know jack. These fires around Austin just kicked up over the last day or so.
He didnt give a crap about his home state thenit was all about him just like the move to appear presidential now.
I have issues with Perry, but it's asinine to claim he doesn't care about his home state. The hard-core Perry bashers are making fools of themselves by trying to make points out of this.
Thank you. okie signed up just today, and all FR got was that lousy post.
“That is a ridiculous statement”
I’m sorry. Perhaps I have wrong information. How long have those fires been burning in Texas this summer?
blow it out your ass you freaking lunatic. Texas is burning to the ground people are losing their lives and livelihoods and that’s the first thing that comes to your mind ....
You are NOT really that stupid.
It's time to stop this. We have a common enemy and it is Obama and the RATS. To hell with them. I want to take them out and I don't care which one of our guys (or gals) does it. We need to keep our eye on the real enemy and go for the strongest one we can get.
By the way, when you are governor of a state, you don’t leave it high and dry mid term to fulfill your own personal agenda.
That is exactly what perry has done!!!
He should have resigned to run for president and left TX with a full time governor.
But he lacks the both the cajones and the ethics to do the right thing.
Do you just make up this stupid anti-Perry stuff you endlessly post, or is someone else feeding you this garbage.
These fires really just got going full-bore over the weekend due to the winds from the back side of Tropical Storm Lee.
Perry is absolutely doing the right thing.
Yes, and that’s sad. Gladewater is northeast. I’ve been more focused on the ones here in Central Texas. Didn’t even realize it was burning up there, too.
He’s in Myrtle Beach, SC right now. I hope this is wrong.
“The hard-core Perry bashers are making fools of themselves by trying to make points out of this. “
Look at any previous posts I’ve had. I am not a hard core Perry basher. In fact, not a Perry basher at all. Huge fires have been burning all over Texas this summer according to what I have read. But it IS amusing to keep reading all the Perry defense posts in varied threads. It’s rather like Ron Paul supporters. You really are ardent supporters.
Living through this has been truly hellish and I’m one of the lucky ones. This is the worst disaster I have seen in my 67 years on earth. I just took photos of our house and the contents in case our house burns to the ground. Everything is a tinderbox waiting to go up in flames. We haven’t had any appreciable rain since May 21, 2011 where I live southwest of Tyler. Two years ago we had 55 inches. In 2001 we had 66 inches. This year we have had 10 inches and virtually everyday over 100. Today will probably be horrible with strong winds approaching and NO RAIN IN THE FORECAST FOR AT LEAST THE NEXT 10 DAYS. This may not end until December. Texas is literally burning to the ground. Water supplies are exhausted and people are forced to flee or risk their lives to save their property. Over near Corcicanna it just barely missed blowing up a pipeline. That would have been huge. The main rail line was on fire including one of the bridges. What is Zero doing? He treats Texas like a red headed stepchild and expects votes for what? At least Perry is doing the right thing. I don’t know what he can do but it is more than the cipher in the WH is doing. Perry and our two senators asked that Texas be declared a natural disaster area as far back as April. Now it is 100 times worse. This is truly HELL!!!
You do know that he’s been trying to get that POS in the WH to help with a federal disaster declaration but 0bama has denied help.
Possum Kingdom lake got ravaged for the 2nd time this year (just west of DFW), and now East Texas fires are popping up right and left.
I hope those who are making the snide comments regarding the fires will do a quick search and see the photos of the devastation.
No, I guess not.
I am neutral on Perry. But my parents live five miles from some of these fires. So I am paying close attention to them.
“I never doubted Perry would return. He has not been one to shirk his gubernatorial duties”
Jan Brewer and Robert Bentley didn’t shirk their “gubanatorial duties” when they both signed tough anti-
illegal immigration laws in their respective states.
Perry could not even get a little sanctuary city law passed.
Maybe Jan Brewer would agree to return Perry’s nuts so that he could again assume his “gubanatorial duties”.