Skip to comments.Perry: "Time for a Little Rebellion"
Posted on 03/07/2014 7:37:25 AM PST by Biggirl
Touting the contrast between red states and blue states, Rick Perry kicked off the second day of CPAC by spiritedly urging his audience to help bring back those successful conservative policies that have been absent in Washington for the last several years. Its time for a little rebellion on the battlefield of ideas, the Texas governor said, paraphrasing Thomas Jefferson.
We dont have to accept recent history we just need to change the presidency, Perry continued. We must elect the right kind of leaders to represent us to Washington.
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
He’d better accept that those he accused of having no hearts are the ones with hearts to begin with.
Luckily for the GOP, Greg Abbott is the gubernatorial nominee and not Perry again.
His speech was great.
C-SPAN doesn’t have it posted in its library yet.
~~~those conservative policies~~~
Or those Karl Rove GOPe policies?
Like illegal amnesty?
At least Senator Ted Cruz spoke yesterday. Great future ahead of him.
Agreed. Great speech.
What is wrong with the youth today?
Their are like cows content with crumbs.
They are the ones who should be screaming about NSA and Big Brother. They are the ones whose futures are trashed and condemned to whatever the United States Socialist Government ALLOWS them to do.
I’m shocked that the young are so brainwashed with sex, media and propaganda they don’t think.
I probably choose a poor word to explain that. For people who dont want their state to be giving tuition to illegal aliens, illegal immigrants in this country, thats their call, and I respect that, Perry said in an interview with Newsmax. I was probably a bit over-passionate by using that word, and it was inappropriate.
It is a states sovereign right to decide that issue for themselves. In Texas in 2001, we had 181 members of the legislature. Only four voted against this piece of legislation because it wasnt about immigration. It was about education, Perry said. The bigger issue is that the federal government has failed in its constitutional duty to secure our borders.
.....Um...........until they get out into the real world, then they begin to smell the coffee and wake up.
I sure hope he considers a run and if he’s in ... he needs to get in early and fight hard.
You got it.
I like Perry and I think he would make a terrific President.
Can’t wait for the elections. Great speeches are empty without action and the GOP must act now with what little they have. The House does hold the power of the purse. And can impeach. Only the House can impeach even if the Senate will not support it.
We must elect the right kind of leaders to represent us to Washington.
Wrong concept. We need to disempower “Washington”. We need to make it nearly irrelevant to our lives.
For the record, Perry is against amnesty.
Ill work to try to make DC as inconsequential in your life as I can. ~ Rick Perry, 2011
Interesting way to redact, if redaction it is. The context back then was him as candidate for POTUS.
Gotta brag for a second:
My daughter turned 18 in January. She voted for the first time in the Texas March 4 primary. She also caucused and was elected a delegate.
So he changed since lecturing us all on the Dream Act?
Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday that the first step in any new immigration policy must ensure that the border is secure, and said that it is not realistic to deport the millions of illegal immigrants already living in the United States.
Mr. Perry said during an appearance on Fox News the nations immigration system cannot be fixed as long as there is a revolving door along the US-Mexico border.
You cannot have an immigration policy until you first secure the border, Mr. Perry said. Asked whether illegal immigrants living here should get a pathway to citizenship, Mr. Perry answered, I think the idea that we are going to deport 12 million people that is not reality.
Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2013/apr/3/perry-secure-border-then-immigration-reform-deal/#ixzz2vIISAYBA
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No redaction. Apologies for not including the source.
That’s news to me! And it bothers me ... like a lot.
Yeah he talked it up big back then. Then maybe is shape-shifting for an election year.
Nobody has dealt with this issues more than I have, he said. Texas governor, a border governor, you have to deal with these issues. You cant just talk about it and say, Oh, lets build a wall from Brownsville to El Paso and that will take care of it. We have to live with reality.When one is a leader of men, one has the power and obligation for the sake of the rule of law to shape reality to that end, not succumb to it (i.e. acquiesce to a lawless end).
Breitbart has the video:
I remarked to a friend of mine the other day that upon reflection its too bad we did’nt elect Perry President in 2012. He wuold have been good.
But I think 2016 is the time of Ted Cruz.
There ya go, chief!
Okay, I read it. Nowhere in there did Perry support the DREAM Act. ln fact, he said we can’t reform immigration until we secure the border.
Now, I can see why you might interpret his comment about not deporting 12 million people as being open to some form of amnesty. However, when I look at it in context, my take-away is that he sees the process of moving 12 million people out of the county as a logistical and financial nightmare. He suggests we come up with a solution that addresses that “reality” without disenfranchising legal immigrants.
Whether or not that’s possible is another debate, but his larger point was that we must close the border first. Then we can have that debate. FWIW, Bobby Jindal and Rand Paul have voiced similar sentiments.
It’s absolutely fair to ask Perry what he did to further that goal in Texas. Ask loudly, ask often.
So what is Perry gonna do with those millions of illegal immigrants?
The whole ‘cottage industry’ of identity theft, etc. took off as this thing grew. People have been put out of business because of others hiring illegals.
He’s going to give them amnesty. It’s one or the other.
Well did not as Gov. Perry mad TX more attractive for businesses? If my memory is correct, TX is in the top of the line or very close in consideration to being business friendly.
Yes, Cruz is Presidential material.
This is the amnesty dog whistle.
If Perry's against amnesty then he and I have very different notions of what "amnesty" means. I like Perry in a lot of ways and I think he'd be infinitely better than what we have now or any of the RINO offerings being pushed at us for 2016 but he's got to get right on this issue or I simply can't support him. The policy should be:
~~~I think the idea that we are going to deport 12 million people that is not reality.
This is the amnesty dog whistle.~~~
Of course it is. We’re not gonna get fooled by Rubio, either. The politicians, from the Democrats to the GOPe have told the American worker, we don’t care if you starve, if we can bring in an illegal to make more cash -— or get perks from our buddies who do.
And, I want someone that at least can be considered conservative (which Perry can be) instead of the obese RINO Chris Christie or Jeb Bush.
Attacking the Perrys of the world the last time gave us Mitt Romney.
Ha - Perry couldn’t even remember what fed agencies he was trying to eliminate — that’s just another reason why he never got past the primary.
If you don't think we need "the right kind of leaders in Washington" in order to disempower Washington, you are sadly mistaken.
Agreed on the policy statements. 100%
Respectfully disagree on “dog whistle.” I don’t see deporting 12 million as any more feasible, logistically speaking, than building and maintaining a border fence. Is it a great idea? Hell, yeah, in theory.
How do we do it? You listed a couple of ways to attack it, but it would take decades to deport all 12 million and by then we’d have 24 million. Do we have the State National Guards go door-to-door to round them all up? Where do we put them while we’re deporting them? FEMA internment camps? How do we, logistically, get from point A to point B?
Granting them citizenship or any form of legality is not the answer, but what is the answer besides rhetoric and theory?
Which countries are shooting illegals who are already within county?
Mexico, North Korea, Russia, Cuba, ... need I go on?
All champions of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We should follow their models. /s
If you think they’re not planning on granting them citizenship and then the so-called $5000 fine, which will never be paid, and it rewards the illegal activity anyways, you’re not paying attention.
There is a game here to set aside the American worker, by force or by deceit, and sometimes both. Whatever will work.
Frankly, between the Democrats and the RINO’s, I’m losing much hope this country will survive. Other than the 3rd-world “new” Mexico they’re trying to make.
Soon it will be Jeb Bush, or George P. Bush here. Just watch.
(not saying JimRob; just saying we’re about to endure it).