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Kay Bailey Hutchison Stands By Criticism of Rick Perry
Roll Call ^ | November 6, 2011 | Melanie Starkey

Posted on 11/06/2011 7:22:47 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

Retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison refused today to soften any of the criticisms she leveled at Texas Gov. Rick Perry when she challenged him in last year’s GOP gubernatorial primary.

“I’m not going to backtrack on anything I said,” Hutchison told CNN’s “State of the Union” when asked whether her criticisms still stand against Perry, who is running for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. “I tried to give Texas a choice. ... He was pretty brutal on my record, and I took on his record. And so that’s the way politics is, and it does come back.”

Hutchison lost by more than 20 points in the March 2010 gubernatorial primary.

“I thought we needed a choice in Texas, and I certainly feel the same way about the United States,” she said without offering an endorsement in the presidential race.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conservatism; gopestablishment; gopprimary; heartless; perry; perryastroturfing; rino; sourgrapes

Well, she isn't retiring to the governor's mansion.

The Rove-Bush-Hutchison Machine didn't win their 2010 primary challenge against Rick Perry.

Now Texas GOP establishment campaign cash is going to Romney 9-1 Perry.

When Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison refused to campaign with GOP candidates challenging female Democratic Party Senate incumbents, there really was nothing left for anyone to say about her conservative principles.

1 posted on 11/06/2011 7:22:49 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: All; shield
When Perry turned Republican, he left some helpful Democrats behind ...."Democrats had ruled the state Agriculture Department for a hundred years. Perry immediately ejected Hightower loyalists and Democratic operatives from the agency. He pledged to cut the department’s staff by 20 percent and scale down the number of regional offices around the state."...
2 posted on 11/06/2011 7:23:46 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

KBH is an uber RINO.


3 posted on 11/06/2011 7:24:28 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

She needs to call Nancy Pelosi’s Botox doctor. She is in serious need of a facial fix.


4 posted on 11/06/2011 7:25:58 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison....conservative principles.

ROTFLMAO!!!!

And all wrapped up in the same sentence to boot!

ROTFLMAO ~snort!

5 posted on 11/06/2011 7:27:01 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS

Sorry — forgot the quotation marks.


6 posted on 11/06/2011 7:30:23 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Of course she does..She lost he won..She wants to run for governor again so needs to keep the hate thing going..
7 posted on 11/06/2011 7:32:04 AM PST by PLD
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“ejected Hightower loyalists”

Hightower was one piece of work. He even had a radio syndication before air america that would rival the best put out by Pravda. I recall one of his loyal listeners, of which there were perhaps 20, calling in and telling him to go for the limosine solution which was if you see a limo, pull the guy out and shoot him. That was in line with this clowns politics, to the left of Lenin.


8 posted on 11/06/2011 7:32:24 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
What's not to lie about KBH? You caved on every critical bit of legislation to the clintoons, and feigned a few conservative issues when it didn't matter so you could still fake the R after your name and lie to us Texans. I for one, am glad I don't have to hold my nose and vote for your ass anymore.

P.S. Good riddance, and I hope this is the last we hear from you.

9 posted on 11/06/2011 7:38:41 AM PST by catfish1957 (A politican with a heart usually means they have one hand in our pocketbooks!!!)
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To: Texas Fossil

LOL...KBH made both Romney and Perry look conservative.


10 posted on 11/06/2011 7:39:44 AM PST by catfish1957 (A politican with a heart usually means they have one hand in our pocketbooks!!!)
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To: catfish1957

Bump


11 posted on 11/06/2011 7:40:18 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: PLD

No, she is far too old for that.


12 posted on 11/06/2011 7:40:19 AM PST by ngat
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I think the main reason she is retiring is she would probably draw a real conservative opponent and most likely lose. She has been a major disappointment and I for one won't miss her. I hope we can attract a true conservative to replace her...Jeb Hensarling comes to mind.
13 posted on 11/06/2011 7:45:15 AM PST by ontap
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To: Mouton
I don't think Hightower ever got over losing to Perry.

Jim Hightower: Perry Is Peddling Texas Snake Oil

I think some of his fans (maybe even Hightower) post opposition bs on FR.

14 posted on 11/06/2011 7:48:40 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“I’m not going to backtrack on anything I said,”

Well at least she is sticking to her principles and not flip flopping which conservatives hate. I don’t know much about her but I give her props with not back tracking.


15 posted on 11/06/2011 7:49:00 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

KBH in my memory has never gone out on any limb, to any greater or lesser extent, for any deeply conservative candidate or serving conservative legislator. Her pro-Choice stand may be mostly what is behind her reluctance, but she is always been noticeably “establishment”, and a great disappointment on so many occasions. Totally self-serving is her mode of operation.


16 posted on 11/06/2011 7:49:59 AM PST by RitaOK (Texas. Exhibit A for Rick, who needs to pound the fiction flackers back into the Stone Age.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

When KBH decided to run for governor, she originally said that she would RESIGN her Senate seat to devote all her energies to the race. She quickly backed off that promise. Her campaign was dead-in -the -water from that day on. She obviously couldn’t be trusted to keep any promises.


17 posted on 11/06/2011 7:56:35 AM PST by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Two words come to mind....sore and loser.


18 posted on 11/06/2011 8:04:04 AM PST by Donkey Odious (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Donkey Odious
Two words come to mind....sore and loser.

If you are a Rick Perry supporter; perhaps. . .

19 posted on 11/06/2011 8:19:45 AM PST by cricket (Stop the madness. . . Vote the KING out!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Hey Kay

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20 posted on 11/06/2011 8:21:19 AM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: napscoordinator

Yes, she is true to her one principle: stabbing conservatives in back to make herself feel important.


21 posted on 11/06/2011 8:22:09 AM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

That’s right. The Rove RINO machine dumped millions of dollars in the pro-abortion KBH campaign and it backfired big-time.

Rove should have switched to the democratic party years ago.
There is absolutely nothing conservative about Rove and that’s why he’s pimping for Romney the liberal. He also joined with the liberals every chance he got to bash
Sarah Palin. Rove hates real conservatives.


22 posted on 11/06/2011 8:23:23 AM PST by Luther1917
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To: Mouton

They aired this moron on AFN for years. He really sucks.


23 posted on 11/06/2011 8:26:20 AM PST by jospehm20
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24 posted on 11/06/2011 8:31:44 AM PST 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: Mouton
Hightower was one piece of work. He even had a radio syndication before air america that would rival the best put out by Pravda.

Are you talking about Jim Hightower? John Hightower was the Senator from Texas with the "deep roots," so to speak.

25 posted on 11/06/2011 8:34:50 AM PST by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

She’s a loony toon. Her majesty thinks she was owed the Republican nomination for Texas Governor? Best I can say about her is she kept that Senate seat out of Democrat hands


26 posted on 11/06/2011 8:37:16 AM PST by dennisw (What good is a used up world and how could it be worth having - - Sting)
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To: cricket

I am glad Perry won in 2010 and she sure sounds like a sore loser to me now. She is probably still miffed about the Kay Bailout Hutchison jibe. I hope that Texas sends a conservative Senator to DC this time. It would be a nice change.


27 posted on 11/06/2011 8:39:40 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Kay Bailey Hutchison is about as untrustworthy as Mitt Romney and Olympia Snowe. They ALL can go over to their little RINO nursing home in the big woods and STAY there!


28 posted on 11/06/2011 8:40:26 AM PST by casinva
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To: casinva

Hutchison phrased it so the MSM has cast it that the Perry camp put out the Cain story. The woman is vicious.


29 posted on 11/06/2011 8:45:40 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: casinva

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/11/06/sen-hutchison-perry%E2%80%99s-record-is-%E2%80%98fair-game%E2%80%99/


30 posted on 11/06/2011 8:48:01 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: dennisw

I guess she just thought she should have it all.

I still find it odd that she (now turning 70) and her husband (now turning 80) adopted infants (a boy and a girl) in 2001.


31 posted on 11/06/2011 9:11:16 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Mouton
My mistake: I was thinking of Senator John Tower.
32 posted on 11/06/2011 9:21:50 AM PST by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: cricket

Logic fail. Not liking someone does not mean I like someone else. Not liking KBH has nothing to do with liking or not liking Perry. And, yeah, I’m from Texas......


33 posted on 11/06/2011 9:30:07 AM PST by Donkey Odious (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Kay Bailey stands around the Senate floor like ..now why I’m I here?

Her dirty tricks didn’t work. She is nothing but a Bush/Rove lackey.


34 posted on 11/06/2011 9:36:04 AM PST by marty60
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

RINO big time Hutchison sheesh. Needs medication for being a sore loser. Seek help Hutchison asap. Now go away we do not need nor want to hear from you. Poof!


35 posted on 11/06/2011 10:01:18 AM PST by Katarina (Rick Perry the Best man for President ! NEVER Romney! And no thank you Cain.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

When US Senators reach a certain age they feel entitled to tell any darn lie they want. Arlen Spector and McCain are fine examples. Senators are treated like royalty in DC and it goes to their heads. It did with Kay Baily Hutchison


36 posted on 11/06/2011 2:02:51 PM PST by dennisw (What good is a used up world and how could it be worth having - - Sting)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Hutchison hates Rick.

We may conclude that Rick-haters are RINOs :-)

37 posted on 11/07/2011 5:49:57 AM PST by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Hightower hates Rick.

If Rick-haters are not RINOs they are ultra-lib Dems.

38 posted on 11/07/2011 5:51:19 AM PST by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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To: Tribune7; fieldmarshaldj
"If Rick-haters are not RINOs they are ultra-lib Dems".

Congratulations, Tribune7! Your post has been selected for perservation in my "Most Ridiculous Perrybot Posts" collection! :-)

39 posted on 11/07/2011 10:54:46 AM PST by BillyBoy (Rick Perry, the governor with a heart... for illegal aliens.)
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