Skip to comments.OMG! Perry used the S-word!!
Posted on 09/11/2011 5:50:36 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Can you hear it?
The sound of President Obamas 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 Examiners Haley Peterson reports in todays 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 Swifts 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 states 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 NBCs Meet the Press.
Heres something else Gibbs also must certainly have known long before he uttered those words on the Jeffrey Immelts 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 weve 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, whats a little outright lie among friends (Gibbs and his liberal mainstream media buddies asking him questions)?
Heres 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 Hoods Texas Brigade marched past the reviewing stand, Fremantle, who knew of the units 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: Thats 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, its 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 cant tell the difference between pulling Yankee legs and plotting political strategy.
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
Rick Perry was the first Republican Lt. Gov. to be elected since Reconstruction.
Upstate NYers have been talking about secession for years, though not from the union, just from Downstate :-)
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?
Ron Pauls Reagan Revisionism -- letter knocking Reaganmics and resigning from GOP.
Sept 1, 2011: Rick Perry on Mark Levins show - Calls Perry a solid conservative.
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:
Should be the same for the illegal aliens as for Texas.
Gots ta' go ta' the end of the line first!
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
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?
So many of the Perry people seem focused on Ron Paul I gather that Ron is Ricardo’s “stalking horse” ~ !
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.
Oh, yeah, and we keep the part the Russians had a claim to ~ they sold all that early on.
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.
Regional peculiarities ~ but I think the Texans of "way back when" recalled RECONSTRUCTION quite well!
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.
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.
It’s heartbreaking. They’re in my prayers.
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.
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?
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:
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.