Skip to comments.Perry on Bush's 'Act of Love' Remarks: Sympathize w/Illegals who Break Laws to Help Their Families
Posted on 04/23/2014 10:05:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who is being advised by a prominent pro-amnesty ally to Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, said that he understood and sympathized with people who break the law to enter the United States illegally to take care of their families.
Appearing on Your World on Fox News with guest-host Stuart Varney Wednesday, Perry was asked how he felt about former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's "act of love" comments about illegal immigration.
"I have sympathy. I totally understand about people breaking a law to take care of their family," Perry said, noting that that was especially the case when the United States has, in his opinion, essentially told Mexicans for 40 years, "come on over, its okay, don't worry about breaking the law."
Perry, whose poll numbers plummeted during the 2012 GOP presidential race when he said those who opposed in-state tuition for illegal immigrants did not have "a heart," said that the United States welcomed illegal immigrants for their work and then suddenly tried to send them back in the 2000s because of terrorism and the rise of violent drug cartels.
Perry also said he is seriously thinking about running for president....
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The GOPe is grabbing the lifeboat. These guys are all ...well they are inferior.
Rick Perry. No.
Another idiot, just like Rand Paul.
Note how Cruz and Perry have absolutely nothing to say to each other.
This is the bit everyone will miss about what he said:
Perry said, noting that that was especially the case when the United States has, in his opinion, essentially told Mexicans for 40 years, “come on over, its okay, don’t worry about breaking the law.”
What might have been. Oh well.
People do not understand that Perry has been on of the most forthright of politicians on the matter.
The problem is at the Federal level.
I double-dare Perry to go try and live in Mexico as an illegal and see what happens to him and how fast.
That’s too bad. Oh well.
I agree with you 100 per cent.
Indeed. It’s all about sound bytes rather than context. Perry said quite a bit in that short segment.
Heaven forbid the Perry-haters examine what he said about the BLM land grab, Bundy, or (gasp!) the 10th Amendment in that segment. Instead they’ll holler “LaRaza” & “heartless” at one of the few men who can back up his promise to make Washington inconsequential in our lives.
So be it. Flame away!
(See how I brought out that I am in favor of helping our poor, and am against the profit-mongers - angling for the “common man” vote!?)
Perry is all about the 10th amendment.
He has said a lot of that, but he cannot show all his cards.
What Perry wants you to understand is that the Fed Dealer is crooked.
I do believe the only way to stem the tide of illegal Mexican immigration is to lean on the Mexican Gov to stop abusing their people.
As long as the grass is greener, they will come.
In the photo accompanying the article, it looks like the Texas governor is challenging someone to thumb-wrestle.
Maybe Governor JEB Bush and Governor Perry could thumb-wrestle to see who heads-up a GOP-e ticket.
The “Love Boat” ticket: Bienvenidos! Come aboard, we’re expecting you! Love, exciting and new ... we’ll take your votes, if the Democrats disgust you too much. Ahhh, we’re compassionate conservatives: We care about you, amigos! Now, mow our yards ...
JEB and Rick were driving through a poor part of San Antonio—a barrio actually—when Rick pulls out his Bisley Ruger .45 and shoots through the sunroof: “Stop!” he commands. So the limo stops and he and JEB walk over to a group of undocumented immigrants who appear to be grazing in a vacant lot.
JEB makes them get on their feet and asks them what they think they’re doing. A viejo shyly says, “We are so poor we are eating the grass, senor.”
Rick and JEB look about the Rocky, glass- strewn lot, at the sparse weeds and junk lying about, and they both start herding this group into their stretch limo.
“You’re coming home with us!” said Perry, “to the governor’s mansion for a good meal, at my expense!”
“Ju are too kind, gracias, gracias!” exclaimed the undocumented immigrants.
“Tut tut, think nothing of it, my friends. We’ve had some rain, the ground crews haven’t yet mowed and the grass is thick and lush.”
“I have sympathy. I totally understand about people breaking a law to take care of their family,” Perry said, noting that that was especially the case when the United States has, in his opinion, essentially told Mexicans for 40 years, “come on over, its okay, don’t worry about breaking the law.”
Okay, Perry’s dead to me too.
Stop every single penny of welfare, HUD, AFCD, free medical, free schooling, food stamps, all of it. Nothing, nada. And then actually punish law breakers. And start sending every illegal back, when found. If they commit a crime (other than sneaking over the border), send them back in shackles. If they have committed a capital crime, execute them.
Problem solved, and it will be cheaper than what’s happening now.
You can’t that unless you are at the federal level /s
I am telling you border states are dealing with a fed that will not allow states rights and will not enforce the border.
We round em up and the Fed lets them go, them punishes us.
I dislike the fed far more than my neighbor.
Lean on the Mexican Gov? You mean that government which is corrupt? That government which encourages their citizens to cross the border illegally because the money their citizens send back to Mexico registers in the billions per month?
Yeah, leaning on them will surely work. /s
How about securing our borders? How about building a massive wall guarded by our troops? Let’s start with that.
Punish the source.
The fedgov is a giant behemoth tyranny that is hell bend on destroying us all.
Our only hope is somehow toppling this fedzilla and immediately paring it down to only its Constitutional duties. Which means almost all of what it does will come to a screeching halt.
I think the only way this will happen is total financial collapse. This will probably happen.
I’m pretty optimistic.
Rick needs to do a ‘Bloomberg’ and find a way to extend his influence in Texas as Gov. I can’t erase from my mind the numerous poor decisions he and his campaign made in 2012. He was recovering from extensive back surgery, he was still high and fuzzy from the pain meds, yet Rick still allows himself to be sent to national debates. Vanity won the day, and Rick lost that round. I could perhaps get past those errors if he wasn’t such an amnesty lover. But he is. Rick is more than ready to knock down any pretense of border control, whereas, most Tea Partyers are not ready to relinguish all semblance of a protected United States.
We’re sure on that path, LoL
Rick Perry announces to the world that he is just one more treason lobby idiot.
Wonder if Rick supports and understand the American criminal/meth head who “breaks the law to support their family”? (i’ll bet the answer is NO)
We need to clean out Mordor on the Potomac. You think our fedgov, Mordor on the Potomac, can reform another corrupt country??
Bring it on. The sooner it collapses, the sooner things can start over on the right foot. For those that are still alive, anyway.
deport all illegals now
The only politician that I know of for sure that would do it and is against illegals was Republican Tom Tancredo
and he was conservative , for limited government etc.
who among the potential candidates is against illegals?
I agree with Perry on everything else and I think he would be great as long at the Republican House can stop amnesty as they did against Bush and clinton.
as president I would deport every illegal to Iran . lets see how the illegal Mexicans like how the Iranians treat them. then no more immigration would ever happen
“I do believe the only way to stem the tide of illegal Mexican immigration is to lean on the Mexican Gov to stop abusing their people. As long as the grass is greener, they will come.”
Funny how that wasn’t a problem for a man like President Eisenhower who simply shipped Mexicans back to their own country.
Why exactly is that too hard for Rick Perry? Not a man? Can’t figure out which country he should have allegiance to?
I admire how Mexicans are unashamed of putting their own country’s interests first. Of course with guys like Rick Perry and Jeb Bush we get the same thing- they put Mexico’s interests first.
It’s not just on the Fed level, States, cities (sanctuary, in-state tuition, drivers licenses, etc). The Law Breaking is not just crossing over to work under the table, it’s: FRAUD, False Identification, stressing the prisons, hospitals, education systems, tax fraud, tax evasion, Selective Service avoidance, etc.
When a “mexican national” is accused of a crime, a serious one, the “dreamer” and “want to be American” is suddenly a citizen of Mexico, the Consulate and attorneys SUE so the murderer won’t get the death penalty. The convenience of being a Mexican National (illegal immigrant). They, illegal immigrants are getting passes on laws that American citizens have to obey and Legal Immigrants can get deported for. They are allowed to be a special class whom the laws don’t apply to. Constitution doesn’t allow for that.
Of course they don't. RINO Rick endorsed Cruz's opponent Dewhurst. Moreover, Perry is pro-ILLEGAL alien and Cruz is not.
Perry sold out years ago. As have his supporters.
Ruck Fick Perry
Half of the Tejas FReepers love the guy as they do Bushies. Go figure.
Could be heritage. Many of them have attacked their fellow FReepers by calling them anti Mexican. I am not anti Mexican, I am pro American.
And the caballo he rode in on.
Yes, let’s spend billions more of taxpayer money to build a wall over and under which the illegals flow like the Mighty Mississippi toward the Gulf. /s
Eff the freepin’ wall! What we need is landmines, handgrenades, and snipers. And, no, I ain’t even close to kiddin’.
I like the idea of landmines, though.
This is the bit everyone will miss about what he said:
Perry said, noting that that was especially the case when the United States has, in his opinion, essentially told Mexicans for 40 years, come on over, its okay, dont worry about breaking the law.
Agree, mylife. I caught that on the first read. Perry is not saying he embraces amnesty, but the blame for so many illegals in the US now lies with the failure of the Feds to enforce the Immigration Laws. ......Prez Ike showed it could be done when he deported 5 million in Operation Wetback.
"U.S. federal agents have uncovered two drug-smuggling tunnels underneath the U.S.-Mexico border, both surfacing in San Diego-area warehouses and equipped with rail systems for moving contraband, officials said on Friday.
Federal law enforcement officials said the first tunnel, which connects a warehouse in Tijuana, Mexico, with one in an industrial park in the border community of Otay Mesa, is about 600 yards long and is furnished with lighting, a crude rail system and wooden trusses.
The second tunnel was even more sophisticated, built with a multi-tiered electric rail system and an array of ventilation equipment.
The two tunnels are the sixth and seventh cross-border passageways discovered in the San Diego area in less than four years, according to the task force.
Since 2006, federal authorities have detected at least 80 cross-border smuggling tunnels, most of them in California and Arizona,"
During the 34 months from the beginning of the violence in September 2000 until the construction of the first continuous segment of the security fence at the end of July 2003, Samaria-based terrorists carried out 73 attacks in which 293 Israelis were killed and 1950 wounded. In the 11 months between the erection of the first segment at the beginning of August 2003 and the end of June 2004, only three attacks were successful, and all three occurred in the first half of 2003.
Since construction of the fence began, the number of attacks has declined by more than 90%. The number of Israelis murdered and wounded has decreased by more than 70% and 85%, respectively, after erection of the fence.
Even the Palestinian terrorists have addmitted the fence is a deterrent. On November 11, 2006, Islamic Jihad leader Abdallah Ramadan Shalah said on Al-Manar TV the terrorist organizations had every intention of continuing suicide bombing attacks, but that their timing and the possibility of implementing them from the West Bank depended on other factors. “For example,” he said, “there is the separation fence, which is an obstacle to the resistance, and if it were not there the situation would be entirely different.”