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Texas Gov. Rick Perry: The Tone From This President Is Troubling (VIDEO with complete transcript)
YouTube-Republican Governors Association ^ | 2-24-2014 | RGA-Rick Perry

Posted on 02/25/2014 2:22:22 PM PST by smoothsailing

February 24, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry: The Tone From This President Is Troubling

TRANSCRIPT-provided by YouTube

I don't mind telling you I was a bit troubled today by the tone of the president.

When you have governors - and we all compete against each other. We are the laboratories of innovation and for the President the United States to look Democrat and Republican governors in the eye and to say "I do not trust you to make decisions in your state about issues of education, about transportation infrastructure..."

That is really troubling, particularly when you're seeing states be what has really performed over the course of the last 4 to 5 years he has been the President of the United States.

This discussion on energy policy. The president on one hand wants to take credit for more energy being discovered in the United States but, it's his policies... it's the EPA that is being pushed to close the door on extended energy policy in this country that could secure America for decades going forward.

That's being put in jeopardy by this administration so you're hearing very at cross-purpose messages from this president.

I wanna just add to what Nicki said about the the Guard...and Democrat governors are very concerned, I will suggest to you, about what they heard today about the Guard.

I left the United States Air Force in the mid-seventies, in February of 1977, as our country was going through a similar period of time of reducing the force...but those men and women who had extraordinary expertise in combat were going in to the guard and in to the reserves.

I hope that we're not about to make a tragic mistake in this country by hollowing out our guard in our states, in some political statement of "you're all going to feel the pain".

Because that's certainly what I heard from the President of the United States today. As a matter fact, he said in that meeting, he said "if I hear any of you pushing back, making statements about Washington spends too much money, you'll hear from me".

If I'm a Democrat governor, if I'm a Republican governor, I'm highly offended by that.

Yes, it is our duty to defend the people in this country, but I will suggest that making a political statement about the guard is not in the best long-term interest of this country and it's certainly not in the best long-term interest of those men and women who have committed and oftentimes sacrificed greatly for this country.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: governors; nationalguard; obamagovernors; rickperry; texas

1 posted on 02/25/2014 2:22:22 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

America needs to restore the sovereign status of the states — and the character of the Republic as a Federation.


2 posted on 02/25/2014 2:25:56 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: smoothsailing

Why not just start calling Obama what he is?


3 posted on 02/25/2014 2:26:28 PM PST by skeeter
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To: smoothsailing

So he started the meeting with a threat? Wow, the stupid little punk. Is there audio of Obama saying that?


4 posted on 02/25/2014 2:27:57 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

the threat didn’t bother Perry, just the tone?


5 posted on 02/25/2014 2:28:24 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: BenLurkin

Republican Governors and Republican State Attorneys General are in important positions to be among the front line leaders.


6 posted on 02/25/2014 2:30:19 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Rick:
If you haven’t figured it out by now Obama hates Texas because they won’t buy into and follow every scheme he throws at them. He can’t stand that there are real men in Texas and not Pajama Boys on every corner like there are in San Francisco. He hates it that you’re independent and don’t want his handouts with strings attached. He can’t stand that you have Senator Cruz defending you and that your citizens understand the reasons to bear arms. He doesn’t understand why you believe in God and won’t let people of the same sex marry. It’s because men in Texas have balls.

Go bother another wimpy state, 0, and let real men run their own.


7 posted on 02/25/2014 2:33:46 PM PST by jsanders2001
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8 posted on 02/25/2014 2:35:09 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: smoothsailing

Is there a transcript of Barack Hussein Obama’s words?


9 posted on 02/25/2014 2:43:53 PM PST by T-Boy (Godspeed for our troops.)
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To: smoothsailing

Gov. Perry is just now realizing that the prez is a fascist?


10 posted on 02/25/2014 2:48:22 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.

That’s highly doubtful.


11 posted on 02/25/2014 2:51:26 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Mamzelle; T-Boy

I don’t know.


12 posted on 02/25/2014 2:52:49 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

“Troubling”? I would find a doctor’s report of stage 4 cancer far less troubling than the conduct of Barack Hussein Obama. I’m sure there is a more appropriate term for imminent catastrophe than merely “troubling”.


13 posted on 02/25/2014 2:53:36 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Pollster1

You would have a point, if that was all the man said.


14 posted on 02/25/2014 3:01:43 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
"...a bit troubled ...."

Another Romney clone speaks...

15 posted on 02/25/2014 3:03:08 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: GeronL

Perry is more troubled by Ted Nugent.


16 posted on 02/25/2014 3:04:36 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Dreaming of his Fathers


17 posted on 02/25/2014 3:28:22 PM PST by kvanbrunt2
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To: kvanbrunt2

I am still wonder how the tone is the story and not the threat


18 posted on 02/25/2014 3:28:49 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: kvanbrunt2

Whoever they are...................


19 posted on 02/25/2014 3:31:28 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: SuperLuminal
Another Romney clone speaks...

Romney is an old Air Force pilot from Paint Creek, Texas?

20 posted on 02/25/2014 4:01:10 PM PST by smoothsailing
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Rand Paul's immigration speech
...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.

Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.

Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.

Let's start that conversation by acknowledging we aren't going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.

If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...

This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.

Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
[Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg]
Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reform
Latinos, should be a natural constituency for the party, Paul argued, but "Republicans have pushed them away with harsh rhetoric over immigration." ...he would create a bipartisan panel to determine how many visas should be granted for workers already in the United States and those who might follow... [and the buried lead] "Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers...
[Posted on 04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie]
[but he's not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]
21 posted on 02/25/2014 4:06:24 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: smoothsailing; Red Steel

Red Steel, still trying to find the article you posted earlier. I am wondering if there is a transcript or video of Zero’s entire talk, especially the part about the National Guard.


22 posted on 02/25/2014 7:58:39 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

Here it is. Now has many comments.

“Rick Perry: “I was troubled today by the tone of the president…” “

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3126883/posts


23 posted on 02/26/2014 5:27:37 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Thank you. I need to search better!

I did post both of these on another forum and people are wondering if there is a transcript or video of Zero’s entire talk, do you know if such exists?


24 posted on 02/26/2014 8:50:30 AM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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