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OMG! Perry used the S-word!!
Washington Examiner ^ | September 11, 2011 | Mark Tapscott

Posted on 09/11/2011 5:50:36 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Can you hear it?

The sound of President Obama’s political advisors licking their chops in anticipation of running against Rick Perry and reminding the rest of us a thousand different ways that the Texas governor knows his Texas history, that is.

As The Washington Examiner’s Haley Peterson reports in today’s print edition, Perry told a Tea Party audience in 2009 that “Texas is a unique place. When we came into the union in 1845, one of the issues was that we would be able to leave it if we decided to do that.”

Perry was simply pointing out what most Texans know from infancy, and are known to boast modestly about from time to time when talking to folks from foreign lands like New York and California.

But you would think the former Al Gore supporter from Austin had read Jonathan Swift’s modest proposal for ending the Irish potato famine and cried “Eureaka!” in admiring response.

Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs – an Alabaman who undoubtedly knows Perry was just indulging a familiar Texas past time of boasting about the state’s uniqueness – offered this glimpse of what will surely be a standard Democratic attack theme.

“Rick Perry is the governor who two years ago who two years ago openly talked about whether Texas should leave the union,” Gibbs said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Here’s something else Gibbs also must certainly have known long before he uttered those words on the Jeffrey Immelt’s propaganda network: In the same statement in which Perry reminded everybody of one of the unique conditions of Texas’ entry into the federal union, he also said “we’ve got a great union. There is absolutely no reason to dissolve it.”

So Perry said the exact opposite of what Gibbs would like everybody in America to think he said. But, hey, what’s a little outright lie among friends (Gibbs and his liberal mainstream media buddies asking him questions)?

Here’s another story that is often heard when a Texan comes into friendly contact with one or more Yankees:

In the Spring of 1863, General Robert E. Lee was conducting a military review of his Army of Northern Virginia for the benefit of an English military observer, Col Arthur Fremantle.

When members of Hood’s Texas Brigade “marched” past the reviewing stand, Fremantle, who knew of the unit’s amazing effectiveness as shock troops, was puzzled by what he saw and exclaimed: “Why General Lee, these men hardly have shirts on their backs.”

To which Lee replied: “That’s okay, Colonel. The enemy never sees the backs of my Texans.”

Hearing such a story and being from the state after which the heroes of the tale were named, it’s simply too tempting not to remind visitors from up North that Texas is just about the most unique place in the whole universe.

Too bad some people just can’t tell the difference between pulling Yankee legs and plotting political strategy.

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: msm; perry; perry2012; racism; secede
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To: RandallFlagg
“too many ex girlfriends”>>>>

I think I saw a wanted poster with your picture on it in Neiman Marcus just the other day. You better stay out of Texas. :D

41 posted on 09/11/2011 7:11:56 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: muawiyah

Rick Perry was the first Republican Lt. Gov. to be elected since Reconstruction.

42 posted on 09/11/2011 7:11:59 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Upstate NYers have been talking about secession for years, though not from the union, just from Downstate :-)

43 posted on 09/11/2011 7:13:17 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: rawcatslyentist

You mean like the Jimmy Davis bridge? That mean ol TTC must have been stolen, like our rain.

You need to crawfish on that TTC horsehockey, it was only an idea that never happened. Ever hear of I-69?

44 posted on 09/11/2011 7:13:33 AM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" and ronpaulnutz are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: rawcatslyentist

Why CMA supported Perry's HPV vaccination order

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Sept 1, 2011: Rick Perry on Mark Levin’s show - Calls Perry a “solid conservative.”

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David Stein: Debunking the Rick Perry “Pro-Shraria” School Curriculum Myth

Amil Imani Governor Perry's Islam Connection ………”No matter how I tried, I couldn't reach the conclusion that this inclusion promotes Islam or is pro-Sharia. It seems that the mere fact that Islam is included in the curriculum represents supporting it. And with regard to the concern that the education curriculum Perry promoted is pro-Arab and against Israel, the evidence is exactly the opposite. The lesson on Israel reads: …”

45 posted on 09/11/2011 7:16:01 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: mad_as_he$$
There is never a "pathway" for lawbreakers to make up for their lawbreaking ~ there are only penalties and disabilities.

Should be the same for the illegal aliens as for Texas.

Gots ta' go ta' the end of the line first!

46 posted on 09/11/2011 7:17:48 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Gov. Perry Issues Proclamation Recognizing Texas First Responders Day

Sunday, September 11, 2011 • Austin, Texas •


On a Tuesday morning 10 years ago, we watched in horror as terrorists hìjacked four of our commercial airliners, attacked the United States and killed nearly 3,000 civilians on our soil. Two thousand miles away from that attack, 73 emergency response professionals in Central Texas - members of the Texas Task Force i, the state's elite search team - were among the first to respond to the call for help with search-and-rescue operations.

In the aftermath, we witnessed heroic rescue efforts, a surge of patriotism and a display of great dignity. People at home and abroad rallied together in support, proudly flying American flags in unity and reverence. We rose above the ashes with courage and compassion. Our country demonstrated an optimism that no attack could weaken.

The Texas Legislature has designated September 11 of every year to be Texas First Responders Day to honor emergency aid professionals. As we remember the parents, children, brothers and sisters whose lives were tragically cut short by these attacks, let us also acknowledge the men and women who bravely stepped up to serve following those attacks.

THEREFORE, I urge all Texans to honor the profound sacrifices and dedication of our peace officers, firefighters and emergency medical responders. Every day here in Texas, they answer the call for help and offer invaluable services that bring relief and comfort during the worst of circumstances. First Lady Anita Peny joins me in extending our deep gratitude to them on this day and every day.

THEREFORE, I, Rick Perry, Govemor of Texas, do hereby proclaim September 11 ,2011, to be

Texas First Responders Day

in Texas, and urge the appropriate recognition whereof.

In official recognition whereof, I hereby affix my signature this the 6th day of September, 2011,.

Governor of Texas


47 posted on 09/11/2011 7:19:28 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: SoJoCo

There’s always one or more threads going on FR where posters cleverly and originally write, “Kick California out of the Union and build a wall around it!”

So here’s my question: could the U.S. really do that? I mean, I understand the Civil War settled the question of whether a state can leave of its own accord.

But what if all the states voted to give one the boot? Constitutional or not?

48 posted on 09/11/2011 7:19:59 AM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So many of the Perry people seem focused on Ron Paul I gather that Ron is Ricardo’s “stalking horse” ~ !

49 posted on 09/11/2011 7:20:11 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Well, I’m old—but not that old—LOL! I certainly went to school after the War Between the States—(quite a long while after!) and we were still being taught this.

50 posted on 09/11/2011 7:21:35 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Blue Ink
Does the Pope have thermonuclear warheads? Well, not yet ~ so that's the answer about kicking a state out of the union. Lyndon Baines Johnson said we can swap Texas land back to the Mexicans ~ without Texas approval as I recall. So I guess we could swap California ~ back to SPAIN!!!! Screw the Mexicans.

Oh, yeah, and we keep the part the Russians had a claim to ~ they sold all that early on.

51 posted on 09/11/2011 7:22:37 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah


I think it’s “kill” the top dog.

Paul is trying to bite Perry’s boots and beyond being annoying, it won’t make a difference.

52 posted on 09/11/2011 7:22:47 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: basil
Hmm ~ we went to school with pictures of Abe Lincoln in our classrooms.

Regional peculiarities ~ but I think the Texans of "way back when" recalled RECONSTRUCTION quite well!

53 posted on 09/11/2011 7:23:58 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: smoothsailing
Speaking of first responders smoothsailing,

Texas: "Eleven of the 24 firefighters of the Heart of the Pines department, including 49-year-old assistant chief Scott Sutcliffe, lost their homes."

Bastrop firefighter Michelle Baker sat in a firetruck as her house collapsed. 'I had to watch my house burn,' she said. She and her husband, Nate, returned Thursday to see what they could find.

54 posted on 09/11/2011 7:26:32 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: dusttoyou
The “radical” views are emminating from paul camp.

You lost me right there. I don't see any evidence that those opposing Perry are Ron Paul "wack-os". Polls in June showed Perry trailing Obama in Texas with Perry having a higher disapproval rating.

I guess, like with many Palin and Paul supporters, honest debate with many Perry supporters is out of the question.

55 posted on 09/11/2011 7:30:30 AM PDT by Prokopton
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It’s heartbreaking. They’re in my prayers.

56 posted on 09/11/2011 7:31:33 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Prokopton
Those familiar with candidate:

Rudy Giuliani and Sarah Palin, who still have not ruled out entering the race, are also well-liked by Republicans (74% and 69% favorable ratings, respectively), but also do not generate the same degree of strong intense feeling as Perry and Cain. Giuliani's current Positive Intensity Score is 15 and Palin's is 13.

Perry Remains Best-Positioned Candidate

Perry's combination of high name recognition and a high Positive Intensity Score help make him the best-positioned candidate for the Republican nomination at this point, underscored by his lead in Republican nomination preferences. Cain's enthusiastic support is offset by his low name recognition, and other well-known candidates like Romney, Michele Bachmann, and Ron Paul, do not generate the same level of intense feeling as Perry.


Perry has room to grow within his name recognition numbers.

57 posted on 09/11/2011 7:32:24 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: muawiyah

Well, I don’t recall reconstruction, and the picture in our classrooms was of George Washington.............I don’t know if that means anything—I never thought about it before. Maybe that was some sort of conspiracy?

58 posted on 09/11/2011 7:33:28 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: smoothsailing


59 posted on 09/11/2011 7:33:36 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: bert

It is true.

Just like truths about Barry, the Imposter, many refuse to believe the facts.

I would not be surprised if there ws a split away from the rlite eastern cabal of states & that the following set up their own Western States of America:

New Mexico
S Dakota
N Dakota

They have enough resources between themselves & they know how to grow food & make things & drill for oil & mine for coal & other resources.

When the power goes out east of the Mississippi, maybe someone will get the hint.

60 posted on 09/11/2011 7:36:53 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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