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Perry: "I Don't Think You Have a Heart" If You Oppose In-State Tuition for Children of Illegal
weeklystandard ^ | Thursday September 22, 2011 | JOHN MCCORMACK

Posted on 09/22/2011 8:06:48 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

Full title: Perry: "I Don't Think You Have a Heart" If You Oppose In-State Tuition for Children of Illegal Immigrants

Perry's response was forceful and personal. "I don't think you have a heart," Perry told his critics.

"If you say that we should not educate children who come into our state for no other reason than that they've been brought their through no fault of their own, I don't think you have a heart," Perry said. "We need to be educating these children because they will become a drag on our society. I think that's what Texans wanted to do. Out of 181 members of the Texas legislature when this issue came up [there were] only four dissenting votes. This was a state issue. Texas voted on it. And I still support it today."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: amnesty; byebyeperry; debates; dreamact; illegals; immigration; openborderperry; palin; perry; perry4dreamact; perry4illegals; perry4openborders; perryisademocrat; rickperry; rino; rinoperry; sarahpalin; texas
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1 posted on 09/22/2011 8:06:53 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

It’s becoming more & more obvious that Perry doesn’t have a BRAIN.


2 posted on 09/22/2011 8:10:01 PM PDT by sklar
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To: Bigtigermike

Perry’s done. Palin is the only person who can save us from Romney now.


3 posted on 09/22/2011 8:10:07 PM PDT by teg_76
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To: Bigtigermike
"We need to be educating these children because they will become a drag on our society."

They and their parents are a drag on our society -- a taxpayer money pit. Cut off the welfare freebies, secure the border, and deport.

4 posted on 09/22/2011 8:10:15 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Bigtigermike

W all over again, no thank you. It’s Palin for me.


5 posted on 09/22/2011 8:10:35 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Bigtigermike
Despicable! It was bad enough when Perry unleashed his La Raza punchline - "just because their last names sound different" crap - TWICE - in the last debate. This was just disgraceful. Looks like Perry will NEVER get it on immigration.

PerryBots...tell me how I'm wrong.

6 posted on 09/22/2011 8:11:10 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Bigtigermike; mrreaganaut

Well, Perry is completely off my list now. He’s down there with Myth.

I’m sick of giving Illegal aliens breaks, of any kind especially when the kids crowd out the schools for Americans and when illegals don’t pay taxes.

By Perry, Next...


7 posted on 09/22/2011 8:11:45 PM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian. "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: teg_76

Exactly...! I cannot wait to NOT vote for Romney..!

I will take NO chance —none— on voting for something who turns out to be even 10% RINO.

Nooooooo way.

PALIN.


8 posted on 09/22/2011 8:12:05 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Bigtigermike
That comment was stupid.... reminded me of compassionate conservative crap! I happen to agree with Texas, but don't insult other Americans who are concerned illegal immigration. Watching Luntz now, this comment did not go over well... I think he will not get the nomination over this.... Agree with other FREEPERS that Palin now is the only hope of stopping Romney.
9 posted on 09/22/2011 8:12:22 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Bigtigermike

Perry = Obama Lite

Romney = Obama with a slightly smaller head


10 posted on 09/22/2011 8:13:15 PM PDT by Avery Iota Kracker (He hate me)
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To: Bigtigermike

The essence of conservatism is to do what’s right, not what feels good. The essence of liberalism is to do what feels good, whether it’s right or wrong.


11 posted on 09/22/2011 8:14:05 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: Bigtigermike

Sounds nauseatingly like Jorge Busho’s “compassionate conservativism.” If Perry’s the nominee, or any other RINO who favors forfeiting our nation to third worlders, I think I’m going to sit the next election out.


12 posted on 09/22/2011 8:14:23 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: Bigtigermike

Bush accused people that I respect of being vigilantes.

McCain acused my countrymen of being too lazy to pick lettuce for $50.

Now Perry says that I have no heart.

You no what Perry no longer has? My support for the nomination. Screw him.


13 posted on 09/22/2011 8:14:43 PM PDT by Grunthor (2012 primary free agent. Convince me.)
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To: Bigtigermike
Perry said. "We need to be educating these children because they will become a drag on our society.

Someone needs to tell Perry they already ARE a drag on our society.

14 posted on 09/22/2011 8:14:43 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: Bigtigermike

If that doesn’t prove what many of us have said all along, than there’s no hope... That said, get ready for the onslaught of Perry supporters telling us we are all nuts, he won the debate and so forth.

He is NO conservative and tonight’s performance proved it.


15 posted on 09/22/2011 8:15:03 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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To: Avery Iota Kracker

Perry ain’t the savior.

Romney ain’t the Devil.


16 posted on 09/22/2011 8:15:13 PM PDT by JoenTX (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: teg_76

You’re correct!


17 posted on 09/22/2011 8:15:54 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Bigtigermike

Accusing Conservatives of not having a heart will not take Gov Perry very far in my view.


18 posted on 09/22/2011 8:16:30 PM PDT by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: Bigtigermike

Isn’t that also what Pelosi says? If you don’t give illegals a home, healthcare, college, foodstamps and loans ‘you have no heart’...


19 posted on 09/22/2011 8:17:00 PM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: JoenTX
Perry ain’t the savior.

Romney ain’t the Devil.

Well, at least you're half right.

20 posted on 09/22/2011 8:17:00 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: JoenTX

“Romney ain’t the Devil.”

His son perhaps...


21 posted on 09/22/2011 8:17:12 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Perry is completely off my list. We do not need another “compassionate conservative”. Your done Perry, DONE.


22 posted on 09/22/2011 8:17:12 PM PDT by hillarys cankles
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To: nopardons

Perry is the worst up there by far.


23 posted on 09/22/2011 8:17:40 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who wonÂ’t leave.)
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To: Bigtigermike
I oppose it for illegal children of illegals.
24 posted on 09/22/2011 8:18:26 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Bigtigermike
I am very disappointed with Perry, Bachmann and Romney but I will have to pull the lever for one of them just to get Obama out of here.
25 posted on 09/22/2011 8:18:35 PM PDT by tobyhill (A Democrat that doesn't lie would be a lie)
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To: hillarys cankles

If I as a Conservative have no heart, so be it. I think many will say the same.


26 posted on 09/22/2011 8:18:50 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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To: Bigtigermike

No one wants to keep these kids from an education but they should have to pay the out of state tuition, just like American kids who come from other places do.

Ah, this is depressing, I have no candidate and the one candidate that I don’t know if I can bring myself to vote for may get the nomination.

I despise Mitt and if he is the nominee, I don’t know if I can pull that lever. I suppose if I was drunk enough I could do it.

The ones I really want won’t win, Santorum or Cain. I like Palin but hate the will she/won’t she game she is playing.


27 posted on 09/22/2011 8:19:06 PM PDT by Jvette
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To: Bigtigermike
It is obvious that Perry does not understand illegal immigration.

An illegal alien with a government (tax payer!) funded college education is still an illegal alien. Where are they going to find a job? It's not like Solyndra is hiring.

28 posted on 09/22/2011 8:19:18 PM PDT by GrannyAnn
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To: teg_76
Palin is the only person who can save us from Romney now.

What is Palin's position on Amnesty and in-state tuition for the children of illegal aliens?

29 posted on 09/22/2011 8:19:52 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: JoenTX

Perry’s no savior, but Romney is, in fact, the Devil.


30 posted on 09/22/2011 8:20:01 PM PDT by fluffdaddy (Who died and made the Supreme Court God?)
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To: montag813

You are not wrong. He does not have conservative instincts, it is all stagecraft.


31 posted on 09/22/2011 8:20:36 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Jvette

If they are legal, then educate them. They are citizens. If not, send them and their parents home. Not our responsibility.


32 posted on 09/22/2011 8:21:07 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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To: Bigtigermike

Channeling Lindsay effing Graham is not the road to the nomination, Rick.


33 posted on 09/22/2011 8:21:36 PM PDT by A Balrog of Morgoth (QMC(SW) USN........ CG21 DD988 FFG34 PC6 ARS53)
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To: Norm Lenhart

This ! Perry sounded like any liberal out there on immigration. And as an American citizen I’m SICK of being insulted by the likes of Perry cause I’m againt the invasion.


34 posted on 09/22/2011 8:22:01 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: Bigtigermike

Yer outta here.

His attitude on illegals means he can’t be trusted on *anything*.

GWB screwed us six ways to Sunday. I’m not voting for a repeat performance of those 8 years.

Anyone notice that the lower Obama sinks in the polls, the harder the GOP establishment works to kiss off the next election?


35 posted on 09/22/2011 8:24:19 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: LongWayHome

Yup. And I am just as sick of Freepers pushing this closet lib/onetime Dem end Gore supporter as what we need to lead us.

They don’t want Palin? Fine. I don’t want the leopard trying to change his spots.


36 posted on 09/22/2011 8:24:51 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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To: Norm Lenhart

“But Noooooooorm! No one else but him and Romney are ELECTABLE.”

-The MSM in the most nagging spoiled brat voice possible.


37 posted on 09/22/2011 8:25:16 PM PDT by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: JoenTX

Romney ain’t the Devil.

- - - - -

Maybe not, but he is one of his minions. And even wears an apron that signifies Lucifer’s ‘priesthood’ in certain religious ceremonies (I have firsthand knowledge of that).

No thanks, I’ll pass. Never Romney.


38 posted on 09/22/2011 8:26:13 PM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian. "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: Bigtigermike
The TX House and Senate passed that bill with only 4 No votes. Perry could have vetoed the bill, but it was a veto proof bill and the Legislature would have over ridden his veto. Perry has pretty much always signed bills when the Legislature was almost 100% unanimous. He should have provided more explanation tonight. He always owns up to his actions.
39 posted on 09/22/2011 8:26:46 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: GlockThe Vote

I was pretty dismayed when I read that Perry said that. I had heard he was weak on immigration, but that is over the top. Pay their tuition? How about buy them a bus ticket home?


40 posted on 09/22/2011 8:26:49 PM PDT by Zarro (Jail Congress)
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To: JoenTX
NOTICE: FR DOES NOT AND WILL NOT SUPPORT ABORTIONIST, GAY RIGHTS PUSHING BIG GOVERNMENT STATISTS
41 posted on 09/22/2011 8:27:04 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: gaijin

I had to watch the Youtube video that was posted...this clown actually said it.

F***. It’s no wonder Palin just allowed this jackass to run first...it’s like she knew he was going to embarrass himself.


42 posted on 09/22/2011 8:27:12 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: vicar7
Last debate before this one Perry blamed "other Americans" for letting in the illegals.

No, I didn't let them in.

Most Americans didn't let them in.

Some Americans let them in ~ and he subsidizes them.

Let's seize some Mexican territory and start shipping these people back down home. May be the case they don't want to be under the Mexican government and I can understand that, but they've gotta' go back. A few Northern states stripped off as a buffer would satisfy everybody.

43 posted on 09/22/2011 8:27:18 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Eyes Unclouded

In that case I adopt the Joker’s posture as described (paraphrased) by Alfred. I’ll sit back and watch ‘Utopia’ burn. Because that’s just what will happen ;)


44 posted on 09/22/2011 8:27:33 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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To: gaijin

“W all over again, no thank you. It’s Palin for me.”

+1


45 posted on 09/22/2011 8:27:33 PM PDT by Pelham (Islam. The original Evil Empire)
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To: sklar
"Have a heart". ..must be what prompted Perry to permit shariah education in public text books and 'more heart' per his vaccination program. (What part of waivers/opting out don't parents understand? How about having to get the waiver; to HAVE the vaccination; instead of the other way around.)

And more critically; 'the fence'. Guess that is too mean as well.

I like Perry; think he is colorful; powerful; but really do not want a 'Texas politician'- with his heart in too many of the wrong places - going to Washington.

Wish him well; and may he forever, lead on. ..in Texas.

46 posted on 09/22/2011 8:27:39 PM PDT by cricket
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To: Norm Lenhart

Perry came across terrible tonight, and not just on immigration. This is the first time I’ve seen him in a debate. Not impressed.


47 posted on 09/22/2011 8:28:13 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: P-Marlowe; teg_76

Here you go:


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,592942,00.html

VAN SUSTEREN: All right, now, I know that your past as governor of Alaska didn’t — was not the same time that Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona has gotten into office, but I assume that sort of governor to governor...
PALIN: Yes.
VAN SUSTEREN: What’s your thought on the heat that she’s taking over this statute?
PALIN: I’m proud of Jan Brewer for standing up for the constituents in her state, sending a message to Washington, sending a message to President Obama saying, Hey, you need to do your job, sir. And if you’re not going to do it, OK, then we are compelled to do the job for you until you get it right.
President Obama has been suspiciously silent on this issue, hasn’t he? We don’t even know where he stands on immigration reform or securing our borders. He doesn’t talk about it. He gets to punt on that one. And that’s unfortunate because this is a big issue. It’s all about national security. It’s about our sister border states that are inundated with violence and with crime because people illegally crossing the border, engaging in illegal activities for too long now. And some of these border states are saying, Now we’ve had enough. I admire Jan Brewer for taking a stand.
VAN SUSTEREN: Why do you think — I mean, for 20-some years, maybe even longer, even going back to President Reagan — everyone has always said, We’re going to secure the borders.
PALIN: Yes.
VAN SUSTEREN: Nobody has done anything. I mean, or almost nothing.
PALIN: Because they’ve made it political and they haven’t understood that unsecure borders isn’t fair to anybody. It’s not fair to American citizens who ware here legally, paying taxes, following the rules, doing all the things that an American citizen is expected to do. It’s not fair to them. But it’s not fair to the illegal aliens, either, here. They want to come pursue an American dream. Some of them do want to be here to work. But they’re forever going to have to hide because, you know, government’s going to crack down on them when (INAUDIBLE)
So they need to follow that path of legal citizenship, obviously. But these politicians, presidents in the past who have not secured the border, they’ve made it a political issue. They haven’t wanted to tick off a potential base of Hispanic voters, so they haven’t made the tough decisions. And that’s no way to solve the problem. That’s no way to solve any challenge in America, by ducking and hiding and creating division and making these partisan issues out of it.
(END VIDEOTAPE)
VAN SUSTEREN: Well, we have still more with Governor Sarah Palin. Governor Palin is blunt about what she would do about illegal immigration. She’s going to tell you.
(COMMERCIAL BREAK)
VAN SUSTEREN: Continuing with former governor Sarah Palin on illegal immigration.
(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)
VAN SUSTEREN: Both parties have made promises. I mean, we pull up sound bites where, you know, both sides, you know, Democrat, Republicans, say, you know, Secure the border, secure the border. And then once in office, we certainly don’t see a whole lot of action. Had the election gone another way, or even if you were president, what would you do about immigration?
PALIN: The very first thing is literally secure the border!
VAN SUSTEREN: How?
PALIN: People mock the idea of a fence. What’s wrong with building a fence? Yes, let’s physically secure the border. Let’s ramp up border control. Let’s provide the tools for those who are putting their lives on the line in order to stop illegal immigration of these aliens. Those are a couple of things.
And then you don’t start talking about amnesty, either, kind of as this last-minute, Oh, anybody who’s here in the country right now, we’re going to provide you amnesty, and even though you’ve broken the law and we are a nation of laws, you’ve broken that, we’ll still give you — because then there’s going to be a huge influx of those wanting kind of at the last minute to come over the border because they know that they will forever then receive that amnesty.
So you don’t start talking about that, but the very first thing you do is physically, literally secure those borders. It baffles me and most Americans why for all these years presidents, administrations have spoken about it but never done it.


48 posted on 09/22/2011 8:28:19 PM PDT by Clyde5445 (Gov. Sarah Palin:"You have to sacrifice to win. That's my philosophy in 6 words.")
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To: tobyhill

I won’t pull for any of them. I’m tired of holding my nose and voting. The GOP needs to get the message we aren’t just gonna vote for whatever trash they throw up (specifically Romney).


49 posted on 09/22/2011 8:28:50 PM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian. "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: P-Marlowe

>> What is Palin’s position on Amnesty and in-state tuition for the children of illegal aliens?

Probably not much different than Perry’s.

Apparently, a veto proof majority of the Texas legislature supported and passed the immigration education issue in question. I don’t recall hearing how Texas was grossly misrepresented by all these State reps.


50 posted on 09/22/2011 8:29:18 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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