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Perry to skip DeMint forum (To Deal With Texas Fires)
CNN ^ | 9/5/2011 | Shawna Shepherd

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: demint; palindronesattack; perry; wildfires
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Was looking forward to the debate but nice to see he puts his state first.
1 posted on 09/05/2011 7:41:32 AM PDT by icwhatudo
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To: icwhatudo

America is “on fire” and need of help.
He must have gotten higher orders from Rove or Romney.


2 posted on 09/05/2011 7:43:11 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: icwhatudo

Main fire is 16 miles long and 6 miles wide and is one of 60 separate fires going on in Texas.


3 posted on 09/05/2011 7:47:25 AM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: Diogenesis

Sub-Moronic statement of the year.


4 posted on 09/05/2011 7:47:27 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: icwhatudo

I bet he’ll look better at the command center than Obama did during Irene.


5 posted on 09/05/2011 7:48:02 AM PDT by Spirit of Liberty (http://www.honorflight.org/)
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To: Diogenesis

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.


6 posted on 09/05/2011 7:48:47 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Diogenesis

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.


7 posted on 09/05/2011 7:48:51 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Diogenesis
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.

If it's so important he attend, where will Palin be?

8 posted on 09/05/2011 7:49:21 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Diogenesis
I am in no way a Perry supporter but I do think this was the right decision. It may be purely a political decision... but he is Governor today and he should be at the helm of his state during this kind of disaster. He is doing what any Governor should do... and although I am not a big supporter of my Governor Haley Barbour... there is no doubt in my mind that he would have made the same decision. Now some pos like cuomo or obama would have to focus group a decision like this. That would take a day or two... luntz takes time to work his trade.

LLS

10 posted on 09/05/2011 7:51:24 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: icwhatudo
I give him credit for going home. Had he not, it would have severely hurt him, especially in light of Obama playing golf during other natural disasters. Fiddling while Texas burns would have NOT been good.

Prayers for Central Texas!

11 posted on 09/05/2011 7:51:29 AM PDT by rintense (Polls are for strippers and cross country skiing. ~ Sarah Palin, 9.3.11)
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To: Diogenesis
America is “on fire” and need of help. He must have gotten higher orders from Rove or Romney.

And the anti-Perry crowd shoots itself in the foot......again.

12 posted on 09/05/2011 7:51:36 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: Nervous Tick
Mother and 18 month old child killed by fire
13 posted on 09/05/2011 7:51:38 AM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: Diogenesis

Perry can’t do anything about the fire in the US ..... he isn’t president................ yet. Thanks for your support. ///>>snort))))))))))))


14 posted on 09/05/2011 7:52:06 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Diogenesis
He must have gotten higher orders from Rove or Romney.

Prove it.

15 posted on 09/05/2011 7:52:57 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Diogenesis

Diogenesis - the fires are really an issue. It’s not a small thing.


16 posted on 09/05/2011 7:53:36 AM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: okie2222
In all honesty, I believe Rick Perry is using this as an excuse. His team probably believes it is best to keep most people in the dark regarding his record on illegal immigration, etc for as long as possible.

BANG!

Another injured foot.

17 posted on 09/05/2011 7:54:08 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: Diogenesis

Seriously, blow that comment right out your arse.


18 posted on 09/05/2011 7:55:25 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Diogenesis

Apparently Texas doesn’t have firefighters.


19 posted on 09/05/2011 7:55:34 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: icwhatudo

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.


20 posted on 09/05/2011 7:55:56 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: okie2222
I'd zot you but I don't want to start another grassfire.

So I'll just say adios instead.

21 posted on 09/05/2011 7:58:49 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: icwhatudo

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.


22 posted on 09/05/2011 8:00:30 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: Diogenesis

You’re pathetic.


23 posted on 09/05/2011 8:00:43 AM PDT by Texan
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To: LibLieSlayer

“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.


24 posted on 09/05/2011 8:00:51 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: rintense

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.


25 posted on 09/05/2011 8:01:12 AM PDT by McLynnan
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To: cripplecreek

Texas is a tinderbox right now, with the drought. This (Perry returning to Texas) is not something to ding Texas or Perry on.


26 posted on 09/05/2011 8:01:37 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: normy

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.


27 posted on 09/05/2011 8:01:56 AM PDT by CajunConservative
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To: Nervous Tick

Two dead in Gladewater last night; mother and her 18 month old daughter.


28 posted on 09/05/2011 8:02:31 AM PDT by RichardW
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To: freeangel

That is a ridiculous statement.


29 posted on 09/05/2011 8:02:47 AM PDT by McLynnan
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To: freeangel
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.

You don't know jack. These fires around Austin just kicked up over the last day or so.

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 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.

30 posted on 09/05/2011 8:03:27 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: icwhatudo

for later


31 posted on 09/05/2011 8:03:56 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Palin/Perry, Perry/Palin, Palin or Perry, Perry or Palin 2012....Any Questions?)
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To: Admin Moderator

Thank you. okie signed up just today, and all FR got was that lousy post.


32 posted on 09/05/2011 8:04:38 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: McLynnan

“That is a ridiculous statement”

I’m sorry. Perhaps I have wrong information. How long have those fires been burning in Texas this summer?


33 posted on 09/05/2011 8:04:44 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Diogenesis

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 ....


34 posted on 09/05/2011 8:05:37 AM PDT by thestob (Vote or P. Diddy will kill you)
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To: Diogenesis
"America is “on fire” and need of help. He must have gotten higher orders from Rove or Romney."

You are NOT really that stupid.

35 posted on 09/05/2011 8:05:39 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (Perry 2012! A Conservative who can win!)
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To: Erik Latranyi
At least we can see whose comment was removed by the moderator.

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.

36 posted on 09/05/2011 8:05:55 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: normy

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.


37 posted on 09/05/2011 8:06:37 AM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012 - GAME ON!!)
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To: Diogenesis
He must have gotten higher orders from Rove or Romney.

Do you just make up this stupid anti-Perry stuff you endlessly post, or is someone else feeding you this garbage.

38 posted on 09/05/2011 8:07:42 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: freeangel
There were wildfires out in West Texas and parts of East Texas earlier this year.

These fires really just got going full-bore over the weekend due to the winds from the back side of Tropical Storm Lee.

39 posted on 09/05/2011 8:07:54 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: cripplecreek
Everyone, remember Diogenesis and cripplecreek are NEVER to be taken seriously again. They are full of hate and do not even have common decency to realize when people are in real peril.

Perry is absolutely doing the right thing.

40 posted on 09/05/2011 8:08:20 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: RichardW

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.


41 posted on 09/05/2011 8:08:55 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: icwhatudo

He’s in Myrtle Beach, SC right now. I hope this is wrong.


42 posted on 09/05/2011 8:09:51 AM PDT by Recon Dad ("Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way..")
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To: freeangel

You’re disgusting.


43 posted on 09/05/2011 8:09:53 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: dirtboy

“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.


44 posted on 09/05/2011 8:10:14 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: icwhatudo

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!!!


45 posted on 09/05/2011 8:10:16 AM PDT by RichardW
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To: freeangel

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.

http://www.wane.com/dpps/news/national/south/tx-denied-federal-disaster-declaration-_3801177


46 posted on 09/05/2011 8:11:38 AM PDT by CajunConservative
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To: icwhatudo
These fires really took off yesterday with the cold front/tropical storm winds. Unfortunately we didn't get any rain from it, but we sure got the wind.

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.

47 posted on 09/05/2011 8:12:04 AM PDT by GOPyouth ("We're buying shrimp, guys. Come on." - Dear Leader)
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To: Diogenesis
Was this your house?

No, I guess not.

48 posted on 09/05/2011 8:13:32 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: freeangel

I am neutral on Perry. But my parents live five miles from some of these fires. So I am paying close attention to them.


49 posted on 09/05/2011 8:13:49 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: McLynnan

“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”.


50 posted on 09/05/2011 8:13:56 AM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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