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Perry describes 'long love affair with guns'
MSNBC ^ | October 22, 2011 | Carrie Dann

Posted on 10/22/2011 10:39:13 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife


Iowa Rep. Steve King (left) and Texas Gov. Rick Perry (right), who is running for president, went pheasant hunting in Iowa Saturday.

MERRILL, Iowa -- Rick Perry often waxes eloquent about his wife Anita as the love of his life, but today in Iowa he disclosed to journalists another "long love affair" that has affected him since he was young.

With guns, that is.

"It was a long love affair with a boy and his gun, that turned into a man and his gun, that turned into a man and his son and his daugher and their guns," an orange-and-khaki-clad Perry said of his relationship with firearms before a pheasant hunting trip in northwestern Iowa.

Perry, who took questions from reporters before the shooting expedition with Iowa Rep. Steve King, called family hunting "part of America" and said that teaching children the safety and the mechanics of firearms is "one of the great American traditions."....

(Excerpt) Read more at firstread.msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; anaffair2remember; andwithillegals; formerdemocratperry; guns; heartless; hunting; openborders; patriot; perry; perry2012; rino; steepdownwardspiral
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1 posted on 10/22/2011 10:39:22 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: All; shield

Rick Perry: “We are fed up with being overtaxed and overregulated. We are tired of being told how much salt we can put on our food, what windows we can buy for our house, what kinds of cars we can drive, what kinds of guns we can own, what kinds of prayers we are allowed to say and where we can say them, what political speech we are allowed to use to elect candidates, what kind of energy we can use, what kind of food we can grow, what doctor we can see, and countless other restrictions on our right to live as we see fit.”


2 posted on 10/22/2011 10:41:54 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I understand the sentiment and feel much the same way but with regard to language and nuance Perry is politically tone deaf. I so much wanted to like and get behind him too -In a way he’s been more of a disappointment than Sarah deciding not to run.


3 posted on 10/22/2011 10:43:29 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Yeah, I love this stuff. But he still called me and my wife "heartless."
4 posted on 10/22/2011 10:43:47 AM PDT by ExSoldier ("Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil: It has no point.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I hate all the candidates.


5 posted on 10/22/2011 10:43:53 AM PDT by Lazamataz (When I see pictures or videos of the Occupation, all that I see is an ocean of mostly white faces.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; ...
Perry Ping....

IF you'd rather NOT be pinged FReepmail me.

IF you'd like to be added FReepmail me. Thanks.

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6 posted on 10/22/2011 10:44:08 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Lazamataz

FOTFL.


7 posted on 10/22/2011 10:47:45 AM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR so, support it! Compiling New Sarah Palin Ping List! Tell me if you want on it!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Still spamming dead last perry I see, why not run out and buy him a new carhartt coat, algore had one.
8 posted on 10/22/2011 10:48:57 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: Lazamataz
I hate all the candidates.

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I hear you.

9 posted on 10/22/2011 10:50:40 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: onyx

IHNIWTM?


10 posted on 10/22/2011 10:51:22 AM PDT by Lazamataz (When I see pictures or videos of the Occupation, all that I see is an ocean of mostly white faces.)
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To: ExSoldier

He apologized. Accept it and move on.


11 posted on 10/22/2011 10:52:26 AM PDT by tirednvirginia
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To: tirednvirginia

I’m moving on too - right into Cain’s camp after Perry’s debate where he called Conservative “heartless”.

It’s something that is too big for me to forget.

GO HERMAN!


12 posted on 10/22/2011 10:59:15 AM PDT by not2worry
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So this hunt was a political stunt. Fighures. Why invite press to go hunting with you. I despise this guy so much. The biggest fraud I have ever seen. Obama romney and Ricardo are the same.


13 posted on 10/22/2011 10:59:52 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: org.whodat

So, who are you roooting for and pushing today? Don’t be bashful, come on, fess up.


14 posted on 10/22/2011 11:01:15 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: Lazamataz

Too pithy, sorry.
Please try again...LOL.


15 posted on 10/22/2011 11:01:28 AM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR so, support it! Compiling New Sarah Palin Ping List! Tell me if you want on it!)
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To: Lazamataz
I'm all in for this guy...

T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII

A Very Special Announcement by T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII (IowaHawk)

16 posted on 10/22/2011 11:10:35 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: napscoordinator
So this hunt was a political stunt.

Nonsense, naps.

The pheasant hunt is an annual event honoring Col. Bud Day, a true American Patriot. Congressman Steve King organizes the event and invites who he wants to.

17 posted on 10/22/2011 11:12:39 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: circlecity

“Perry, who took questions from reporters before the shooting expedition with Iowa Rep. Steve King, called family hunting “part of America” and said that teaching children the safety and the mechanics of firearms is “one of the great American traditions.”....”

I don’t think I would have worded the above quite the same way, but, I agree with him. The safety and care of your firearm is important.

Can we still use a fishing pole ... WITH a hook.


18 posted on 10/22/2011 11:14:27 AM PDT by malia
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Perry the Panderer ping.


19 posted on 10/22/2011 11:14:48 AM PDT by South40 ('Heartless' since 1957)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

You Go Girl, give them Hell..


20 posted on 10/22/2011 11:17:42 AM PDT by BooBoo1000 ("Think for yourself")
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Are You A Whining FReeper?

Got A Gripe So You Won't Donate?


Click The Pic

Isn't That Like Setting Fire To Your Own Home?

When FR Is Gone, Where Will You Go Then?

21 posted on 10/22/2011 11:20:37 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: napscoordinator

No one said the Press had been invited. When people of this level show up in a small town the press (such as it is) usually show up invited or not.


22 posted on 10/22/2011 11:21:22 AM PDT by BooBoo1000 ("Think for yourself")
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To: ExSoldier
and he apologized.

Can you look at his entire body of work and some of his background?

Herman Cain thinks the 2nd Amendment is a states rights issue.

23 posted on 10/22/2011 11:21:57 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: org.whodat; cripplecreek; TADSLOS; BobL; raybbr; truthfreedom; CowboyJay; Sea Parrot; ...

3%ers still pushing Pandering Perry ping


24 posted on 10/22/2011 11:22:12 AM PDT by South40 ('Heartless' since 1957)
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To: Lazamataz

oh I’m betting you ain’t hatin Michele Bachman.. she was looking goooood at the last debate


25 posted on 10/22/2011 11:31:21 AM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: napscoordinator
Hey, I have an idea, lets demonize all the GOP candidates, slime them right into the ground, burn them in effigy, I mean destroy them where they each become unpalatable for anyone but a few to vote for them.

Hell, the GOP, pundits, elite and many here on FR used the same tactics to bring Palin down, so lets get it on now for the others.

26 posted on 10/22/2011 11:31:43 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: napscoordinator
So this hunt was a political stunt. Fighures. Why invite press to go hunting with you.

Who would do such a thing?


27 posted on 10/22/2011 11:35:10 AM PDT by South40 ('Heartless' since 1957)
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To: Lib-Lickers 2
oh I’m betting you ain’t hatin Michele Bachman.. she was looking goooood at the last debate

I'd hit it, but it would be a grudge **ck.

28 posted on 10/22/2011 11:35:22 AM PDT by Lazamataz (When I see pictures or videos of the Occupation, all that I see is an ocean of mostly white faces.)
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To: normy

The Cain surge reminds me a lot of 2008 unfortunately. My ex was a democrat so I heard all about how the Obamabots bullied and shouted down all positive Hillary threads. It didn’t endear anyone to Obama.


29 posted on 10/22/2011 11:42:39 AM PDT by independent in tx
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Amen, Rick Perry. Well said. I feel the same way.


30 posted on 10/22/2011 11:45:16 AM PDT by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: South40
You don't know how great it is for you folks on the anti Perry ping list to show up and compare Perry to John Kerry.

Rational people will begin to get offended.

31 posted on 10/22/2011 11:47:16 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: normy

The faithful anti-Perry posters show up like flies on honey.

They read a great statement such as Perry made above and flip it off.

They are sick, sick, sick.

I can’t wait for Cain to join up with Romney.


32 posted on 10/22/2011 11:48:51 AM PDT by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: independent in tx
I see alot of the 2008 election in this one but on the Republican side.
33 posted on 10/22/2011 11:49:11 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Maybe he should try having a long, long love affair with his wife. Last time we saw her, she wasn’t lookin’ too steady.


34 posted on 10/22/2011 11:51:14 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Let's have a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: altura
I see something happening in the Republican Party that was once reserved for the Dems. It's pretty ugly but we'll prevail. I have faith.
35 posted on 10/22/2011 11:51:35 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

as a Cain supporter I’m sure nobody would fight harder to protect our 2nd ammendment rights than Gov. Perry and the difference between him and other candidates who pretend they are hunters is he isn’t pretending.. I love hunting too... good for him pheasant hunting in Iowa


36 posted on 10/22/2011 11:52:53 AM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: miss marmelstein

“Last time we saw her, she wasn’t lookin’ too steady.”

What does that even mean?


37 posted on 10/22/2011 11:57:23 AM PDT by ngat
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To: Lazamataz
I hate all the candidates.

Well, yeah! Bo Derrick isn't running.

38 posted on 10/22/2011 12:00:49 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I await the day when MSNBC titles an article
“ Obama describes his long love affair with Reggie. “

When asked about today’s Iowa State match up
with Texas A&M Perry said
“I’m for the Aggies. I don’t get confused about who I’m for,” he declared to reporters.
“I’m not going to be one of those people who roll into Iowa
and say, ‘Oh I’m for the Cyclones,
because I’m runnin’ for office.
People see through that pretty good.”


39 posted on 10/22/2011 12:00:58 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: South40

See post #17. John French Kerry is a living stunt, the Annual Bud Day Pheasant Hunt is not.


40 posted on 10/22/2011 12:01:11 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: normy
Really? Here's another.

John Kerry supports taxpayer funded subsidies for ILLEGAL aliens. So does Pandering Rick Perry.

I think 'rational people' will see that for what it is.

41 posted on 10/22/2011 12:01:54 PM PDT by South40 ('Heartless' since 1957)
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To: circlecity

“I understand the sentiment and feel much the same way but with regard to language and nuance Perry is politically tone deaf. I so much wanted to like and get behind him too -In a way he’s been more of a disappointment than Sarah deciding not to run.”

I talked to a conservative guy from the northeast today who expressed the exact same sentiment.


42 posted on 10/22/2011 12:02:56 PM PDT by ngat
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To: ngat
I talked to a conservative guy from the northeast...

We call those liberals.

43 posted on 10/22/2011 12:09:27 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This wasn’t a photo op.

Perry hunts and shoots about as much as others play golf. It was opportunity for him to hunt pheasant(yumm)and I would have been shocked if he had turned it down.


44 posted on 10/22/2011 12:17:23 PM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: normy

I did a test and went to the latest Cain thread. I see no Perry supporters over there trying to shout it down.


45 posted on 10/22/2011 12:19:24 PM PDT by independent in tx
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Lots of shooting, speechifying and eating today in Iowa. Tonight is the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Banquet in Des Moines. All candidates will be there excepting Romney.

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If you don't want to pay to listen to the speeches, you can watch them from home live on C-SPAN from 6 to 9 p.m.

Candidates will each be asked two questions by the Faith and Freedom Coalition and two questions from the Iowa Energy Forum, an oil industry trade group.

Tonight's lineup:

4:30 – 6 p.m.: Registration, meet-and-greet, buffet dinner

6 p.m.: C-SPAN begins live coverage

6:33 – 6:45 p.m.: Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee

6:45 – 7:07: Herman Cain

7:07 – 7:29: Michele Bachmann

7:29 – 7:51: Rick Perry

7:51 – 8:13: Newt Gingrich

8:13 – 8:35: Ron Paul

8:35 – 8:57: Rick Santorum

end snips

Iowa's Christian Conservatives Gather Tonight to Hear GOP Candidates


46 posted on 10/22/2011 12:24:54 PM PDT by deport
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Perry describes 'long love affair with guns'

His wife may want to tuck them away after the next series of polling comes out.

47 posted on 10/22/2011 12:30:19 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: independent in tx
It was similar to Palin threads back in the day. I went to one to make a point but every Perry thread was a bash fest.

I had a revelation today of what is going on. I see very clearly now. Keep the faith. Perry is going to win, I have an inside source.

48 posted on 10/22/2011 12:31:09 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I love guns too, in the hands of bonafide American citizens. Unfortunately, that’s not quite the reality here in Rick Perryland where you can simultaneously be illegal to be here, be armed in a sanctuary city and have in state tuition waiting for you.


49 posted on 10/22/2011 12:37:07 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Rick Perry engages in corporate welfare via Texas TEF/ETF)
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To: normy

The good news is the constant effort to bash him can only mean they are worried...


50 posted on 10/22/2011 12:37:31 PM PDT by independent in tx
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