Skip to comments.Perry: Unlike Romney, I Don't Have a Problem Telling the Truth
Posted on 10/30/2011 8:09:51 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
He acknowledges not being the best debater, but Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry says he has something that his top rival, Mitt Romney, doesn't -- consistency.
Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," the Texas governor said Romney has been on both sides of the issues of gun control, abortion and gay rights, among other topics. While that leaves people guessing about how Romney would run the country, Perry said his record as a "consistent conservative" is a reliable marker of how he'd govern.
......Perry said according to his plan, the highest income earners will like get the biggest break -- because they'll opt for the flat tax -- but they can take that money and pump it back into the economy to create jobs and invest.
"This plan is about getting people back to work, putting the confidence back in the American entrepreneur (who) know the regulations are not going to be there," he said.
"I don't want more revenue in Washington, D.C.'s hands. I want more revenue in the private sector, job creators' hands, and American citizens out there. I guarantee you, they'll make better decisions about how to spend that money than Washington, D.C.," Perry said.
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Also: Oct 28, 2011 C-Span: Perry Interview with NH Union Leader (Education, Balanced Budget, debates, border, etc) Over an hour of discussion - a normal conversation - not "gotcha" or high-octane, political talking points.
no pandering for votes
terrorists using U.S. Mexican border
no Fed Dream Act or amnesty
examine what our national work force needs are
jobs in Texas - full picture
manufacturing in China vs U.S.
wages hurt by the cost of doing business - onerous regulations
Texas right to work state but he's always been endorsed by Teamsters Union (jobs)
multi-national companies (U.S.)
jobs, spending, taxes, regulations
trade laws and tariffs
subsides and tax credits
energy and market place
taxes and lobbyists
family decision re presidential run
Parade interview "birther" "news"
Afghanistan -- special ops war, troops, Obama policy, war on terror, more funding for technology and R&D
Foreign policy dependent on our economic strength
campaign commitment in NH
review candidates' track record
roughness of campaign -- in to win -- facts can be hard-hitting
Social Security, jobs, national security, being truthful
discusses education, EPA, Energy, HHS
state transportation infrastructure
ObamaCare, medicare, medicaid, healthcare
Tom Cobrun, Bobby Jindal, Paul Ryan
health care insurance - state by state
health care in Texas, access, tort reform
judges, Supreme Court, federal courts
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The Union-Leader interview on C-SPAN is outstanding.
The Fox News Sunday podcast should appear here later today. You can choose the audio only or video version and watch it on your iPad. http://feeds.feedburner.com/foxnews/podcasts/FoxNewsSundayVideo
One thing about Romney that really bothers me is that he’s been running for President for YEARS.
Who is this Rick Perry person?
If you look at Perry speaking with groups or one-on-one he is exceptional. The debates are just not his thing. But he will keep doing them.
We are not electing a debater-in-chief, we are electing someone that can fix things. He fits that bill.
Yes, I thought overall he did pretty well. BTW, what is with Chris Wallace’s constant start of his next questions with “But Governor...” Seems he felt it necessary to argue with everything Perry said, and from a typical nanny government mentality point of view.
Superb comments..you absolutely nailed it..
An also ran candidate.
He’s the guy who, when most people who aren’t political junkies first see, reminds them of George W. Bush.
He has one little gem of a comment, I wish he'd use even more..Everyone talks about "spendign cuts"..Perry sates it as "he doesn't want to give washington ANY MORE MONEY." I think that's a superb way of stating the problem..tand one that Americans can relate to...like a partent cutting off/reducing a kid's allowance..
Perry did excellent. Perhaps he just has a problem with the multiple person debates, and he will improve when the field is cut.
Agree, Sudetenland. Rick had a strong performance and looked and acted presidential. Love his responses to lib Wallace’s class warfare questions.
Yep, Mitt has done nothing but run for president for the last 6 or 7 years. Thats troubling to me.
I hope Perry can get his momentum back. I’m not voting for a debating society captain, I am voting for a president. I think Perry has real leadership qualities. Obama and Romney, on the other hand, are both master debaters.
I agree, but he does need to be much much better in that environment or I do not feel comfortable sending him into the fall campaign season against Obama and the media. He simply has to make vast improvement in his debating and off-the cuff responses or he is going to get crushed.
I would love for Perry to be the nominee, but he has to perform much better than what we have seen. That is why his numbers fell into the single digits.
You mean the same as Cain reminds some people of Barack Obama?
You mean the same as Cain reminds some people of Barack Obama?
You mean the same as Cain reminds some people of Barack Obama?
That’s funny. Cain looks like a man. Obama looks more like a teenage girl.
I’ve never heard anyone but YOU just now make that claim. I have heard many call Perry “Bush 3”
I too am grateful for Perry’s honesty, and his loyalty and openness to his dangerously stupid ideas on illegal immigration.
Very Walter Mondale like.
“lonestar’s” comment pointed out with laser like accuracy the completely stupidity and irrelevance of “bigbob’s” comparison.
I think that the one minute given to explain anything is just too short for Perry. Perry is extremely intelligent but if you look closely it take a few precious seconds for his thought process to get started and then the time is up so he speeds and makes mistakes. And when it kicks in, he is right on. These gotcha interviews are pure crap. No doubt Perry is the best for President and, irregardless what anyone thinks, Newt is a giant on Constitution.
Perry doesn’t like confrontation with people he doesn’t consider the opposition. Note his preference for positive statements and against accusations. He opposed Romney in the last two debates, but has avoided atttacks most of the time.
Pushing and funding TTC and violating individual property rights
Writing an executive order to implement Gardasil innoculations forcing Texas parents to "opt out" instead of requesting to opt in.
Fraud, Waste and Abuse of his very own state provided slush ETF/TEF funds for job development
Allowing sanctuary cities to remain in place
Bad agri-business loans as Ag commissioner
Engaging in highly speculative "green energy" projects
Just to name a few...Come on Rick, be a Christian man that you claim to be and 'fess up.
You’re making the accusations.
Make your case instead of ticking of opposition talking points.
Great interview. Be prepared for the anti-Perry trolls posting their Dem talking point lists ! Slush fund! Illegal! Superhighway! lol !
Facts are facts. I’m not in the 24/7 paid shill business like you with pre-constructed talking point SPAM to spew. Will Perry man up and be truthful on his record or just weasel his way around using operatives to attempt to cover his tracks? Will Rick ever justify his ham fisted, crony filled big government actions, or just hope and pray no one will take notice by offering up populist schemes for the masses?
What did you like best about the interview?
Rick Perry did great in the interview with Chris Wallace. There really is NO other candidate imo that would be the best for America.
Don’t forget that you’re covering a man who has been in office for 11 years of leadership; leadership that has resulted in reelection 3 times and more jobs than the rest of the Nation since 2006.
Representative Wayne Christian explains the TTC
On Gardasil, the Legislature passed the opt out in 2005, the Governor made it easier by putting the application online in 2007 with his Executive Order.
More about Gardasil:
What “Fraud, Waste and Abuse” in the TEF? Do you have specific proof rather than emotionally weighted words?
Our Governor doesn’t have power over local city councils and police chiefs and sheriffs. He did put the sanctuary cities on the emergency agenda for our 4 month 2011 82 Legislature and then added it to the restricted agenda of the 30 day Special Session. Even the libs said he “twisted arms” to get it passed. Our Legislature declined.
The Agricultural Commissioner’s job is to promote agriculture, including high risk start ups.
Those “green” projects were the result of benchmarks mandated by the Feds and EPA and pro-active against what appeared to be the imminent passage of “Cap and Trade.” In the meantime, Texas has not stunted the traditional energy industry (unlike others) and has limited the Fed’s job- and industry- killing regulations.
Even the EPA has had to admit that Texas has been successful:
Agreed, “Taxed Enough Already!”
So has Herman Cain. :)
Aside: My fifth trip to Texas (previously visited San Antonio, Houston; Ft Worth) Dallas by far has more pretty gals than any place I've ever been, with the exceptions of Ireland and France.
Cut, Balance, & Grow!
“The answer to your, question, a person headed for the bottom position in the polls. Mr. Illegal hugger himself, Rick cat whipped Perry. “
Yea, pretty much sums it up. Perry’s had a DECADE to figure out what illegal immigration is doing to Texas and he STILL sides with the Illegals.
We don’t have another decade. If we have another Amnesty (which Perry must support...since he STILL supports the Texas Dream Act), we’ll simply flip camps like California did and become a SOLID Democrat state. As it is now, we’re only about 55/45 Republican.
Thankfully the Republican base knows that and while the two or three multiple-identity people here can gush back and forth praising Perry on their various computer banks...the rest of the Republican Party has (thankfully) already written off Perry.
You guys in a Texas bubble—and I’m starting to think that includes your guv—don’t seem to understand how things appear outside of your state.
How so? Perry reminds me of all the bad traits in Bush? In fact, he is so much like him that I can see the comparison myself.
That's a new one!
I think Freud would call that "projection."
Perry is an attractive candidate in many ways, but he definitely looks like a Bush clone. Anyone who denies that is deluded or dishonest — and that does not serve the Cause.
Perry waffles far less than Romney. That deserves a Captain Obvious award.
Cain, in a way, is the Republican answer to Obama. Cain comes in with a clean political slate, in fact even cleaner than Obama’s was, because Cain has never been a politician. Cain saw Obama’s race card, and even tells Obama he isn’t doing black the right way (he isn’t a “strong black man.”) Ouch! (But it’s true — Obama might as well be a foreigner. Cain knows what it is to be from a family that knew chattel slavery and Jim Crow, and which transcended those unfair handicaps.) Cain has his own charm — he is not a bullshit artist like Obama, but he is very warm and personable. He probably doesn’t care a lot for Styrofoam pillars, but he has his own pillars of character.
We're getting along better than the people who try to tell us how to run our state!.
We don't need any advice...especially from north of the Mason-Dixson!
Do you have a clue how Michigan, MN, CA, NY, PA...to name a few...look from INSIDE our state!
I liked “if you want a great debater, look at the guy in the White House.” Also, he was strong on his policy points. Perry does a great retail job, let’s hope for more.
No, he wanted to build a superhighway through Texas and had a plan to do it without raising taxes. I thought it was a great idea. I am sorry it is not happening. How much eminent domain land was taken from Texans to build the various interstate highways already in the state? The things I am pretty sure about are that I-35 will eventually be replaced, somebody will build the replacement and eminent domain will be used to whatever degree needed to do it. I just hope that the next plan for the I-35 replacement does not raise the taxes in Texas a lot. As for the Spanish company thing, I couldn’t care less who built it. Cintas built the 130 road in the Austin area and it is a very nice road that I use. Do you suppose they will roll it up someday and take it back to Spain with them?
From Hocndoc’s posted link above:
“Much has been criticized of Governor Perrys initial support for the Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC). As President of the Conservative Coalition of the Texas Legislature, I was deeply involved in that entire process. My rural district was directly in the path of the TTC and the project was largely viewed by my constituents as an abuse of the governmental power of eminent domain.
Truth is, the TTC started as a expansion on the I-35 corridor. The plan was added to legislation by the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) as a new branch of highway that ran from south Texas to the north right through my district. TXDOT presented facts that upon the completion of the Panama Canal expansion many of the trading freighters, which currently only serve the West Coast, would be able to bring their cargo to Texas ports.
It was anticipated that this would place a tremendous burden on the current highway system as it heads north. However, the flawed TXDOT presentation of the plan and threats to private land ownership were not handled well. Citizens throughout Texas were insulted by the methods of potential property seizure, foreign control of Texas properties and other abuses.
It was wrong, and when presented with the will of Texas citizens, Governor Perry put a stop to it.
While driving my daughter back to begin a new semester at Baylor University, I received a call from the Governors office requesting that I invite a group of my fellow Texas Conservative Coalition legislators to his office to meet with him and TXDOT leadership. The following week several of us met with Governor Perry and the TXDOT Commissioner and Executive Director to share the frustration and opposition of our constituents across the state to the TTC.
After a lengthy meeting, Governor Perry did something that has made me respect him as I have no other leader which I have observed or served alongside. He sat back in his chair, gave our arguments thought and said, Tell your constituents you talked to the Governor, and the Trans-Texas Corridor is no more.
To this day, the handful of legislators in attendance at that meeting have respected Rick Perrya man who was confident, honest, and exhibited absolute integrity to his citizens. He often does not receive the proper recognition and credit he deserves for his decisive response to the will of Texas citizens against the TTC. When presented with their objections and opposition, he brought a halt to the ill-conceived TTC.
This is in stark contrast to our current President who sees the destructive results of his policies and has no intention of admitting fault or changing course, but instead blames everyone else for his errors in judgment.
From his action to end the TTC to his signature on legislation to protect the rights of coastal property owners struggling to recover and rebuild in the aftermath of a hurricane, Rick Perry has responded to Texan landowners concerns about private property rights. I was one of those 125 landowners who faced a loss of property to be determined by a governmental agencys assessment of where grass grew before and after a hurricane.
I applauded Governor Perry as he stood with the Texas House and Senate (and eventually the Texas Supreme Court) against some very vocal opposition to sign into law Rep. Hamiltons bill preventing a potential land grab by the state. In this past session, Governor Perry declared eminent domain reform legislation an emergency item and saw it all the way through the legislative process until he signed it into law, strengthening the rights and protections of private property owners across Texas.
If ever there was a day we needed a leader in this country who does not place his pride and ego ahead of what is proven to be the will of the people and in their best interest this is the day. A real leader who puts what is best for his citizens ahead of personal pride and opinions is what America needs.”