Skip to comments.Perry: "I Don't Think You Have a Heart" If You Oppose In-State Tuition for Children of Illegal
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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It’s becoming more & more obvious that Perry doesn’t have a BRAIN.
Perry’s done. Palin is the only person who can save us from Romney now.
They and their parents are a drag on our society -- a taxpayer money pit. Cut off the welfare freebies, secure the border, and deport.
W all over again, no thank you. It’s Palin for me.
PerryBots...tell me how I'm wrong.
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...
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.
Perry = Obama Lite
Romney = Obama with a slightly smaller head
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.
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.
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.
Someone needs to tell Perry they already ARE a drag on our society.
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.
Perry ain’t the savior.
Romney ain’t the Devil.
Accusing Conservatives of not having a heart will not take Gov Perry very far in my view.
Isn’t that also what Pelosi says? If you don’t give illegals a home, healthcare, college, foodstamps and loans ‘you have no heart’...
Romney aint the Devil.
Well, at least you're half right.
“Romney aint the Devil.”
His son perhaps...
Perry is completely off my list. We do not need another “compassionate conservative”. Your done Perry, DONE.
Perry is the worst up there by far.
If I as a Conservative have no heart, so be it. I think many will say the same.
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.
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.
What is Palin's position on Amnesty and in-state tuition for the children of illegal aliens?
Perry’s no savior, but Romney is, in fact, the Devil.
You are not wrong. He does not have conservative instincts, it is all stagecraft.
If they are legal, then educate them. They are citizens. If not, send them and their parents home. Not our responsibility.
Channeling Lindsay effing Graham is not the road to the nomination, Rick.
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.
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?
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.
“But Noooooooorm! No one else but him and Romney are ELECTABLE.”
-The MSM in the most nagging spoiled brat voice possible.
Romney aint the Devil.
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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.
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?
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.
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.
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 ;)
“W all over again, no thank you. Its Palin for me.”
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.
Perry came across terrible tonight, and not just on immigration. This is the first time I’ve seen him in a debate. Not impressed.
Here you go:
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...
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.
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.
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.
VAN SUSTEREN: Continuing with former governor Sarah Palin on illegal immigration.
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.
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).
>> 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.