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Perry says he's not done; slams Obama
San Antonio Express News ^ | 02/06/2012 | Peggy Fikac

Posted on 02/07/2012 7:17:50 AM PST by Responsibility2nd

ROUND ROCK — Gov. Rick Perry came out swinging Monday in his first speech since dropping out of the presidential race, attacking President Barack Obama for “misguided socialist policies” and vowing to remain in the public fray.

“I'm not slipping off into the sunset,” Perry told a friendly GOP audience. “We've got plenty of work to do right here in the state of Texas. ... And I've got plenty of fighting left in this old 61-year-old body.”

Perry was accompanied by his wife, Anita, for his speech at the Williamson County Republican Party's fundraising Reagan Dinner.

The governor said he wouldn't trade his unsuccessful presidential run “for anything that I have ever done in my 60-plus years of living” and called this “the most important election of our lifetime, whether I'm on the ballot or not.”

“Republicans nationally are united in knowing that we cannot afford four more years of ... misguided socialist policies from President Obama,” said Perry, who has endorsed Newt Gingrich but said that any of the GOP hopefuls would be better than the Democratic incumbent.

Perry was introduced by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who is running for U.S. Senate. He praised Perry for entering the national arena, saying, “If it doesn't kill you, it'll make you stronger.”

The governor seemed determined to show strength Monday after his disastrous national candidacy, touting his stands against raising taxes and what he terms excessive regulation, and his support for policies that restrict abortion.

Perry talked up states' rights and hit the Obama administration on regulatory and energy policies. He accused the administration of trying to “appease pro-abortion radicals who fund their campaigns” by not allowing a waiver for Texas to exclude Planned Parenthood from a family-planning program.

“Stop it, Mr. President,” Perry said.

Perry left the presidential race more than two weeks ago after a series of faltering debate performances and campaign-trail stumbles sank a candidacy that started late but high in the polls.

Since dropping out, Perry has used the social media site Twitter to showcase activities including target practice (he said he hit an egg at 100 yards), morning runs and prayers for Rick Santorum's daughter Bella, when she was hospitalized.

On Monday, Fox News aired an interview with Perry and his wife.

“I haven't left the fight. I just went home and rearmed and reloaded my mags, and I'm going to be fighting on a different front,” Perry said in the interview.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: rickperry
Angling for a Veep job? That Mass/Tex ticket worked before.
1 posted on 02/07/2012 7:17:58 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: shield

Perry ping.

If anyone is intersted, that is....


2 posted on 02/07/2012 7:18:45 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: Responsibility2nd

Zero will get more flak from Perry than from Romnuts...


3 posted on 02/07/2012 7:21:12 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Thanks for the post. I will always be in Governor Perry’s corner. This will be an election, regardless of the nominee, where the best man didn’t win. IMHO.


4 posted on 02/07/2012 7:27:42 AM PST by FryingPan101 (My taglines always lose.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Angling for a Veep job”

I assume you are referring to this quote from Perry....called this “the most important election of our lifetime, whether I’m on the ballot or not.”

That’s the way I read it too. Except, in Perry’s case, he puts thing differently than the way he means them sometimes.

Anyway, if such were the case, since he actually endorsed Gingrich I would think he would be angling for Veep under Gingrich, not Romney. And I do not think Romney would offer it to Perry under any circumstances, in that there are reasons it is personal between those two. JMHO.


5 posted on 02/07/2012 7:32:10 AM PST by ngat
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To: Responsibility2nd
Good for you Governor. Keep making Texas the most productive state in the Union. We just might move their yet, once family obligations are no more in California.

If only the other 56 states had a year between legislative sessions, not to mention the Congress. That's always been part of my reform platform, besides term limits; reduced Congressional session timeframes, sunset clauses for all legislation except for national defense, and many others I've suggested in articles I've written.

6 posted on 02/07/2012 7:34:45 AM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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7 posted on 02/07/2012 7:36:14 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Where was this during the campaign?


8 posted on 02/07/2012 7:39:24 AM PST by THE_RAIDER (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing their idiot.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
“I haven't left the fight. I just went home and rearmed and reloaded my mags, and I'm going to be fighting on a different front,” Perry said in the interview.

"Don't retreat, reload"--SP

9 posted on 02/07/2012 7:39:46 AM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’m still interested. The race has had many twists and turns. I wish he didn’t drop out.


10 posted on 02/07/2012 7:39:46 AM PST by jersey117 (Perry 2012)
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To: Responsibility2nd
.. I just went home and rearmed and reloaded my mags ..

Gotta like a guy not afraid to throw a 2A analogy in the face of the enemedia !

11 posted on 02/07/2012 7:40:28 AM PST by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: going hot

Perry / Palin independent Tea Party 2012?

What we got now, sure as heck ain’t working.


12 posted on 02/07/2012 7:47:12 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (What if Obama isn't the anti-Christ after all? What if it's Romney?...)
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To: FryingPan101

“This will be an election, regardless of the nominee, where the best man didn’t win. IMHO.”

Roger that.


13 posted on 02/07/2012 7:53:14 AM PST by wiley
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To: Responsibility2nd

” “We’ve got plenty of work to do right here in the state of Texas. ... And I’ve got plenty of fighting left in this old 61-year-old body.” “

Good, then start preparing for secession from the USSA, because if the current resident is put back in for another 4 years, what we’ve experienced for the last 3 will be nothing. We have oil, gas, lots of agriculture, 50 million guns, fishing, tourism, etc. We don’t need the rest of the USSA as much as it needs us. Oh, and Rick, don’t forget to solicit OK and a few like-minded states - its always better to stick together.


14 posted on 02/07/2012 7:55:04 AM PST by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Rick Perry, angling for a veep job with Willard? No way.

I’m glad to hear from Governor Perry. For me, he will remain the man who would have been our best choice for president. I really hope he’ll run again nationally at some point.


15 posted on 02/07/2012 7:55:23 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: FryingPan101

I agree with you 100%.


16 posted on 02/07/2012 7:56:19 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

“Perry / Palin independent Tea Party 2012?”

There’s no more certain method to assure Obama’s reelection. I am beginning to be resigned to (yet again) have a Republican candidate who clearly isn’t conservative - yet is, nonetheless, head and shoulders above whomever the Demonrats could ever nominate.


17 posted on 02/07/2012 7:57:12 AM PST by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
I would like to see the media take the role of Chevy chase, and various republicans take on the role of the gopher, until the media runs out of wads to shoot off in attempts to destroy them.

That is what the media is doing now, except the gophers are giving up, one by one.

18 posted on 02/07/2012 7:57:55 AM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Ancesthntr
There’s no more certain method to assure Obama’s reelection. I am beginning to be resigned to (yet again) have a Republican candidate who clearly isn’t conservative - yet is, nonetheless, head and shoulders above whomever the Demonrats could ever nominate.

"There’s no more certain method to assure Obama’s reelection."

"I am beginning to be resigned to (yet again) have a Republican candidate who clearly isn’t conservative - yet is, nonetheless, head and shoulders above whomever the Demonrats could ever nominate."

.Interesting set of thoughts. Perhaps the first set is the cause of the second, which is then the cause of the first?

19 posted on 02/07/2012 8:04:03 AM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: going hot

I’m not giving up, mind you. But looking at things objectively, any time a conservative (or at least more conservative than Romney) candidate takes the lead, he/she is immediately subjected to withering fire from the entire Republican establishment - and not a few Dems (which can only lead to one conclusion). IOW, it looks like the fix is in, same as in ‘08. I hope and pray to be wrong, and I will not give up until everyone but Romney is no longer standing.


20 posted on 02/07/2012 8:08:29 AM PST by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I didn't like Perry until a good friend and formerly RABID DEMOCRAT started to support Perry some months back. This surprised me and I looked at Perry closer. In settings where Perry is working the crowd he is as good as anyone. And he LOVES the USA. But Perry messed up, his back was not in good shape and he was not ready to be in debates while using the pain killers he was using at the time. That's the truth and people on the inside of his campaign know it.

We are being herded towards having a fool as a candidate again. Romney reminds me of John McCain. I was around McCain several times and he is without a doubt a crazy old SOB. His wife is smoking hot though:) The problem with McCain and the probloem with Romney is that they are in their own little worlds and really think they know what they are doing. They think they are right about everything. McCain was bat $hit crazy in that regard. If he thinks something is so that is it. No matter what information there is to the contrary staring him in the face.

At the end of the day unless something dramatic happens we have a classic situation where our options are a douche bag or the turd sandwich Obama or whatever his real name is. In that regard I believe Obama gets his head handed to him. He has done such a good job of killing the USA that even Democrats like my aforementioned friend won't support him. Obama, simply put, scares people. And that will be his downfall.

21 posted on 02/07/2012 8:09:42 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: FryingPan101
Thanks for the post. I will always be in Governor Perry’s corner. This will be an election, regardless of the nominee, where the best man didn’t win. IMHO.

He was also my choice for president. I think he will make an excellent VP choice for any of the others. He is everything that Obama is not and would bring the large Texas vote with him.

22 posted on 02/07/2012 8:14:41 AM PST by oldbrowser (They are Marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: Ancesthntr
I think a great many of those republicans lobbing grenades are deep cover liberals posing, for cred, as republicans.

Similar to a great many posters even here, on this site.

Others want someone pure, just like they see when they look in the mirror, except you will never see them shoot for any elected office. They only orate and pontificate as to the weaknesses shown by the candidate actually in the fray, helping dems do the personal destruction routine.

Then, we have left what, some low life warmed over squishy mouthed pol, who is declared by the media and their stooges on the right as "the only one electable in this environment", and this phrase is parroted as the gospel by none other than the very voters who the media has pulled the wool over the eyes of.

Hell, the entire flock.

23 posted on 02/07/2012 8:18:53 AM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: jersey117; mickie; JulieRNR21
Perry didn't technically "quit" the race.

He put his presidential campaign "on suspension".

This keeps the door open to many interesting possibilities in the near future.

Leni

24 posted on 02/07/2012 8:19:10 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Responsibility2nd

From the Texas Tribune:

“The governor said he would remain engaged in the fight against what he sees as federal overreach and the “misguided socialist policies from President Obama.”

“This movement is bigger than any one man or woman,” Perry said. “It goes forward at a ballot box near you in 2012.”

Perry said he would continue to promote Texas nationally as a “beacon of responsible conservative governance.”

What role he will play isn’t exactly clear, but Perry is still seeking the national spotlight.

He travels to Washington this week to address the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, and he will serve as the Republican speaker at the spring dinner of the Gridiron Club and Foundation in Washington in late March.

Perry hasn’t ruled out running again for governor in 2014 — or for president again, perhaps in 2016.”

full story here:
http://www.texastribune.org/texas-politics/2012-presidential-election/perry-has-plenty-fight-left/


25 posted on 02/07/2012 8:21:56 AM PST by baysider
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To: MinuteGal

True. Hmmm - hopefully we haven’t seen the last of him.


26 posted on 02/07/2012 8:27:24 AM PST by jersey117 (Perry 2012)
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To: THE_RAIDER

Perry always gave fire-brand speeches. The fast paced interruption filled sound byte TV debate format was difficult to handle.

We are happy to have him back, taking care of Texas business.


27 posted on 02/07/2012 8:48:57 AM PST by X-spurt
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To: baysider

Give us a break on anything “TexasTribune”, no matter what they say now this Soros backed rag remains tainted with all the leftist BS lies they poured on Perry while he was running.


28 posted on 02/07/2012 8:55:54 AM PST by X-spurt
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To: X-spurt

I agree with you about The Texas Tribune being unfair to Perry when he was running. Unfortunately, Perry was subjected to a lot of deliberately unfair media bias. The Texas Tribune was one of the worst in this regard.


29 posted on 02/07/2012 9:48:40 AM PST by baysider
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To: Responsibility2nd

FINALLY-—Something to hope for and look forward to. Who cares if Gov. Perry doesn’t like to DEBATE; neither did Thomas Jefferson! If Perry could run this Country half as well as he runs Texas, we’ll be getting somewhere. This is the Best News I’ve had in ages and hope to goodness it’s for real. GO PERRY GO!!!


30 posted on 02/07/2012 12:56:20 PM PST by Patsygirl
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