Skip to comments.A President of Honor -- “You can’t tell me that America is not exceptional...because I've seen it."
Posted on 12/10/2011 10:06:17 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
You cant tell me that America is not exceptional. You can't tell me that because I've seen it
"Rick Perry has always remained faithful." -- First Lieutenant Daniel P. Moran
[6:45] Medal recipients tell of their sacrifice and the sacrifice of their fellow heroes -- and why they support Rick Perry.
Even if you don't support Gov. Perry, please watch these men and hear their words.
My cell phone rang. "Unknown" said the caller ID.
Thought about letting it pass, but I answered it.
"Alan, this is Rick Perry." ..
His story and his opinion of Gov. Rick Perry, the man he calls on for fatherly advise.
The more I read that you faithful Perry supporters post, the more interested I am in this man.
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C-Span just finished showing speeches from yesterday to the GOP Jewish org.
...Perry followed Newt. Newt gave a great talk and riveted the crowd, as usual. Hard act to follow, as usual.
Whereas Newt speech was glittering and wonkish, Perry’s was...just Perry.
On faith, on Israel, on Iran, on America and freedom here at home and abroad, on American exceptionalism, on out of control Washington DC, on a part time Congress, on Wall Street bailouts, on a secured border, on Central and South American infiltration by our terrorist enemies, on Texas jobs, on Texas healthcare....
Ray and Amelia Perry’s son from Paint Creek, tenant cotton farmer, Aggie grad, Air Force pilot, Texas politician...
That was WHO spoke to the group.
Of course it wasn’t like Newt spoke...who does that? Nobody but Newt...
Do you have a link handy for those who missed the speech? Does C-Span have it archived?
And I suggest FReepers watch every candidate’s speech there. Just be sure to include Perry’s.
Those speeches were on Wednesday, not yesterday.
Perry is so honored by our Military Veterans. Now we have Metal of Honor Military Veterans endorsing Perry. You’d think the numbskulls would finally get it.
Perry got 3 standing ovations Newt got one and I didn’t think Newt was received by the crowd near as well as Perry.
This moves me to tears. My husband died recently. He held the Silver Star, Purple Heart, Bronze Star with V device....and too many other medals to list. He was in that war we failed to win..you know ....Vietnam. He never thought we failed to win. He was a quiet man and on his headstone are the words, Follow Me. He admired, respected, and supported Rick Perry.
Newt’s speaking ability, whether in prepared remarks or answering questions, showed and was appreciated by the crowd. He is an exceptional talker and riveting speaker. I read a column once by Peggy Noonan who was saying, in effect, when he speaks, people listen. You tend to hang on his every word.
I don’t take that away from him.
I expect people to respond favorably to that, unless he says something completely boneheaded, out of left field, off the wall etc.
Perry is very different but then, who isn’t?
Perry is Perry. What you see is what you get. And that is a good thing.
That is a fantastic video.
God bless our troops!
The thing about Newtie is there are so many lies in what he says. I’ve been tracking that and it is astounding how many statements in speeches and debates are full of lies.
You don't hear that too often anymore.
I am proud to stand behind these heroes in support of Rick Perry.
Thank you gettinolder.
Thank you for sharing. May your heroic husband rest in peace.
Hi txrangerette. Here are the links.
Thank you FReeper friend. I was moved to tears too. God bless you and your husband for his bravery (tearing up again).
“Thank you for sharing”
I appreciate it.
” (tearing up again).”
I know what you mean. :)
Nanny-State Newt’s main weakness is his unshakable belief in the goodness of BIG Government.
Newt is a Hamiltonian. Hamilton believed in a large, powerful, and financially controlling, Federal Government.
Kitchen-table Americans are Jeffersonians. Jefferson believed in a SMALL, FRUGAL Federal Government.
In my humble, but ALWAYS correct opinion, the US Federal Government has gone beyond the limit of a Hamiltonian style of Federal Government, and must be reversed towards a more Jeffersonian concept of Federal Government.
If Perry wants to beat Newt, he must have a solid plan to reduce the financial expenditures so that expenditures are reduced below that of our declining National Income.
Normal attrition of large employers is 5 % a year, according to statistians. Thus, if Perry would propose a freeze on employment the Feds would lose 5 % of their employees each year, which would be a reduction of 18.55 % labor expenses after 4 years.
Since Federal Politicians have caused our huge National Debt, Perry should require that for the next 4 years, that ALL (including Perry) Federally elected officials will have, each year, their baseline salaries and benefits cut by the % of the previous year’s deficit to the total actual Federal spending for that year. For example, for the last fiscal year that would be a baseline reduction of 56 % per elected official to be applied in fiscal year 2012.
BTW, isn’t this election about firing the CEO, and cutting the salaries of the Board of Directors?
Deny it if you choose to, but the US Federal Government is the largest Company that the World has ever seen. So let us, the stockholders, hold all of them accountable for their actions, just like any other responsible shareholders do.
You are preaching to the choir, friend, meaning me.
Perry has been on that hymnal page for years.
He has the plans.
Of course, we trust there are others reading these posts who might need to...
BUMP to your post #21 with the video link and transcript of Perry’s speech on Wed. to the GOP Jewish org.
Rick Perry, Corps of Cadets 1969 TX A&M
Rick Perry served in the U.S. Air Force after graduating from Texas A&M
Perry could count on one hand the number of trips he had taken out of his home state by the time he graduated from Texas A&M University, but everything changed when he joined the Air Force.
Flying C-130s, Perry lived in Germany and Saudi Arabia. He flew in Central and South America, North Africa and all over Europe.
"I saw all of these different types of governments and I made the connections to how the people acted and looked, and it became abundantly clear to me that, at that particular point in time, that America was this very unique place and that our form of democracy was very rare," Perry said. " ... That was the greatest gift I received from my years of being in the military, and they really shaped my outlook on the rest of my life."
.....Upon graduation, he was commissioned in the United States Air Force, completed pilot training and flew C-130 tactical airlift in the United States, the Middle East, and Europe until 1977. He left the Air Force with the rank of captain, returned to Texas and went into business farming cotton with his father.
Perry Awarding Iraqi Service Medals
Gov. Rick Perry participates in ceremonies at Camp Mabry to redesignate the 49th Armored Division as the 36th Infantry Division. The former 49th Armored Division, which consists of approximately 12,000 soldiers, makes up almost two-thirds of the Texas National Guard. The division's redesignation as the 36th Infantry Division is part of the Texas Army National Guard's transition from a heavy armored force to a more versatile infantry force.
Texas Gov. Perry receives a warm greeting from Ghazni Provincial Governor Dr. Usman Usmani at the flight line minutes after landing at Forward Operating Base Ghazni by UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. Perry led a delegation of four other governors
Lt. Col. Thomas J. Kleis (R) briefs Texas Gov. Rick Perry (C) as Command Sgt. Maj. Peter P.A. Collins (L) listens on the intelligence gathering successes the 636th Military Intelligence Battalion has achieved during their last six months of duty
Texas Gov. Rick Perry stands with Texas service members from the 636th Military Intelligence Battalion, 71st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade and the 136th Military Police Battalion on July 20th under the Texas flag he presented to the 636th.
Memorial service for the victims of the Fort Hood shooting in Texas
Wow....that third picture is right out in front of the building I worked in last year and the first half of this year.
It’s on “Walleye Lake” at the now defunct Victory Base Camp.
Thanks Allegra —— and I’m really trying not to “look at your tag line!”
BTW, I thought Perry looked decisive and convincing is this ad.
The odd thing (well not really) is that the MSM is writing headlines to say Perry was gay-bashing when the ad was nothing of the sort. It was an attack on Obama but then the media needed to deflect that, didn’t they.
I have no idea about Leno.
I agree it was not gay bashing. One of the reasons they want to attack it is maybe because it is an effective ad.
well, that makes it all worthwhile, but CW deserves the credit.
She posts, I just comment.
The comments make the thread altura — thank you.
Leno ... I don’t believe he thinks deeply about the issues but all hollywood and tv types defend gays for some reason.
I don’t hate gays myself and don’t think Rick Perry does. He’s not a hater. He is definitely in favor of going back to don’t ask, don’t tell, but he was just trying to illustrate how skewed liberal thinking has become in the ad.
Watching the long version is a very humbling experience. That such men as these come from within this country is amazing to me.
That's exactly the right word. It is humbling and they too are humble men. A lot to be said for humility.
And judging from the blow-back, it looks like he hit a home run!
Watching this video gives me the same feeling of awe. WE-America-produce men like this.
You are making my point! Perry poll numbers are < 10 % BECAUSE:
” - - - Perry has been on that hymnal page for years.
He has the plans. - - - “
Perry will stay “on that Hymnal Page for years” after this campaign season is over as long as he does NOT “break out above the noise!”
“Don’t rock the boat, be PC, don’t offend ANY group of voters, etc, etc,” is the very surest way to lose a campaign, in my humble, but ALWAYS correct opinion.
Perry MUST capture the imagination of those of us who want a much smaller Federal Government by FREQUENTLY (MSM needs fuel 24/7), releasing portions of his Government reduction plan in a manner that “gets him above the noise.”
His previous statements on Soc.Sec. Ponzi scheme is an excellent example of how to “get above the noise.”
Quote from the more controversial parts of his book “Fed Up,” be the cheer leader for a smaller US Federal Government, embrace conflict with the damned MSM, LEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If Perry can’t do that now, then why should we trust him to have the backbone to downsize the US Federal Government? Wimps need not campaign for POTUS.
This is it! Nanny-State Newt or Willy-Rom-Rom-RINO are poised to whup up on Perry in the next three States elections.
If Perry wants to win he has to stop being the 12 th Man standing and cheering as America loses to BIG Government RINOS in the most important game in our Republic.
Perry must QUICKLY jump into the bloody field of political battle as if America’s Financial Future depended on only HIM!
BTW, gig ‘em Rick!
Yes. And the country exploded with American flags because in our grief we were proud of those heroes and wanted to stand up too. The country was united.
Who, the "Metal" winners or the regular veterans who probably already have?
Perry needs to either take some smart pills or give his speaches on concrete parking lots where he can't dig his own grave.........
So sorry to hear of your loss, I don’t think you ever mentioned it before. When did he serve in Nam and when did he pass away?
Perry is brilliant...you might take sometime to watch him give speeches and interviews. Don’t tell me you have cause you’d have not made such an ignorant statement otherwise. Texas is leading this country in jobs and job creation guess that dummie had nothin’ to do with that...right?
Thanks for the hotlink. Lots of people will never read, or study up on Rick Perry. They will form their opinions on Perry from what they hear from their peers, and from the MSM.
To break out of the dull roar of the MSM-controlled COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION, Perry must HIMSELF “break out above the noise.”
The MSM needs fuel 24/7, so Perry needs to FREQUENTLY feed them as HE wants to. Newt is very good at that. Cain reacted to the MSM, and lost. “Lead, follow, or get out of the way” very nicely describes the 3 groups of remaining Candidates.
If Perry wants to lead, then he must do so in a manner that captures OUR imagination. Reagan was a master at that because he always spoke above the heads of the MSM,- - - - he spoke directly TO the people. Nobody does that now, so here is ANOTHER way for Perry to “get above the noise.”
Tell Perry to forget about getting the support of the MSM because they will support the Obamanator regardless of facts and events.
Tell Perry to campaign as if he really did want to be the first US President to significantly downsize the US Federal Government.
Tell Rick Perry to campaign as if he wanted to be the first President since Van Buren to to not have any National Debt. ( it may take Perry 8 years, instead of 4.)
Tell Rick Perry to talk directly to WE, the TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY, and the MSM will grudgingly have to broadcast his speeches.
BTW, good luck as I know that you can tell a politician something, but you can’t tell him much.
I don't know what "speaches" are but Perry has given some damn fine speeches.
Just pointing out the obvious to you sir.......Once again, how many judges on the SCOTUS?
WE had fun with Obama over that "56" state gaff, the MSM is going to excoriate Perry if he gets the GOP nomination...........
Like I said, he'd better start taking smart pills........
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