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Rick Perry Defends Jeb Bush’s Controversial Statement About Illegal Immigration
Heritage.org ^ | 4/24/2014 | Alissa Tabirian

Posted on 04/25/2014 10:26:19 PM PDT by South40

Gov. Rick Perry (R–Texas) weighed in on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s contentious comments about illegal immigration, expressing sympathy for those who broke laws “to take care of their family.”

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"President Fox’s vision for an open border is a vision I embrace, as long as we demonstrate the will to address the obstacles to it."
Governor Mumbles Perry, 2011
1 posted on 04/25/2014 10:26:19 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

How about the ones who break and enter into the US to steal cars, deal drugs, or gang bang. Are they committing acts of love too?


2 posted on 04/25/2014 10:33:20 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: South40

One by one they take themselves out of the running.


3 posted on 04/25/2014 10:34:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: luvbach1
As long as they are doing so to provide for their families, apparently so.

How about those who are coming here ILLEGALLY to provide for their families but are stealing American jobs and depressing American wages. Does Governor Mumbles have sympathy for those also? Of course he does.

4 posted on 04/25/2014 10:35:58 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: South40

With taxpayer money & stolen id’s & payment in cash so they won’t pay federal taxes.


5 posted on 04/25/2014 10:37:00 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: South40

(On the subject of bilingual education)
“If English was good enough for Jesus Christ, it’s good enough for me!”
Miriam “Ma” Ferguson, Texas Governor, 1925

Yeehawwwww!


6 posted on 04/25/2014 10:37:35 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yep.


7 posted on 04/25/2014 10:38:23 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Norm Lenhart

Governor Mumbles torpedoes his chances even further.


8 posted on 04/25/2014 10:39:48 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wouldn’t agree that Perry was ever in it. His faithful pro-ILLEGAL followers aside, not many conservatives and/or Republicans have forgotten his siding with the ILLEGAL swarms and characterizing those who dare disagree as heartless.


9 posted on 04/25/2014 10:42:01 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: South40

I’m still waiting for one of these politician clowns to tell Americans exactly why we need “immigration reform”. What’s the rush? Why do Americans need “immigration reform” immediately? Americans have it at the bottom of their list while the buffoons in the District of Corruption have it pegged out as their Numbah One.


10 posted on 04/25/2014 10:42:46 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: South40

What is your buggabbo with Perry?


11 posted on 04/25/2014 10:48:45 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife
What is your buggabbo with Perry?

If you find out let me know.

:)

12 posted on 04/25/2014 10:52:47 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: South40

Mexicans are well fed.

For every illegal that is feeding his family, there are 100 out their that weigh 250lbs and want a plasma TV and creature comforts not found at home.


13 posted on 04/25/2014 10:53:59 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: mylife
I would rather keep this about Perry and not other posters, But since you have directed your comment at me and not Perry, I will reply in kind.

What is it with your support of a liberal buffoon like Perry to the point where you will even lie for him? You do remember lying when you said he signed the Ghardasil mandate because he had no choice, don't you? The fact is, it was an executive order that was all his doing.

Happy now? Can we focus our comments on Perry and not each other?

14 posted on 04/25/2014 10:55:16 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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Rick Perry is a good decent man unlike half the asshats on this forum


15 posted on 04/25/2014 10:56:11 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Irish Eyes
If you find out let me know.

It's no secret. Governor Mumbles is pro-ILLEGAL alien buffoon who should get nowhere near the WH.

16 posted on 04/25/2014 10:56:23 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: South40
Read the transcript. He made a lot more sense then Jeb Bush. Perry isn't perfect, but he's light years ahead of most Repub pols.

It'll be interesting in the Gov race - Greg Abbot...?

17 posted on 04/25/2014 10:57:07 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; Conservatives believe what they see.)
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To: mylife

If you find it that bad here, why stay? I understand there is another forum where your fellow Perrybots have migrated. With your defense of everything Perry, you would fit right in.


18 posted on 04/25/2014 10:57:52 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: South40

Perry is the pillar of states rights.

Gnight Friend.


19 posted on 04/25/2014 10:58:42 PM PDT by mylife
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To: uncommonsense
I have read it. Read his history; it is rife with support of ILLEGAL aliens including his comment that he "embraces Vicente Fox's vision of open borders".

Would like to see Abbott elected.

20 posted on 04/25/2014 11:00:24 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: mylife
No response on your lie? Fair enough.

Next time you focus your comments on another poster and not the subject at hand remember this thread.

21 posted on 04/25/2014 11:01:14 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: South40

How many purges do we need?
I am here for the duration.


22 posted on 04/25/2014 11:02:09 PM PDT by mylife
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To: South40

Why are you going out of your way to attack good men??


23 posted on 04/25/2014 11:04:05 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife

I’m not asking for a purge. I’m suggesting to someone that calls other FReepers, “asshats” that he go somewhere more to his liking. Really though, if you feel that way about those of us who do not share your love for your pro-ILLEGAL alien governor, why stay? So you can call us names? That’s an incredibly weak defense of your boy.


24 posted on 04/25/2014 11:04:51 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: mylife
I do not find Perry to be a good man. With his history of being pro-ILLEGAL alien, do you really find that so hard to believe?
25 posted on 04/25/2014 11:06:10 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: South40

Suffice it to say that “we” never said it was OK to come here illegally, and there have been deportations (although not nearly enough) for as long as I can remember. Regardless, illegal aliens KNEW it was against the law whether or not some Americans welcomed them. Go ask anyone of them if the don’t know it’s illegal to overstay a visa or enter the country without one. They KNOW it’s wrong, but they’re doing it because they can get away with it, much like ID theft, payments under the table, and a slew of other lawbreaking activities. They KNOW, and I don’t care if it’s to make a better life for themselves and their families, because if that’s the criteria, we better just throw open the borders to the entire world!


26 posted on 04/25/2014 11:06:14 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (We can't have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it!)
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To: CitizenUSA

I agree, all ILLEGAL aliens know they have broken our laws. And we should condemn both openly and stridently, all who defend that.


27 posted on 04/25/2014 11:08:10 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: South40

I should add that IF we literally throw open the borders to the world and everyone who wants to come here to make a better life for their families, America will simply cease to exist and the very things—the stability, the wealth, the freedom, etc—that make it so desirable to illegal immigrants will disappear, too.


28 posted on 04/25/2014 11:16:29 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (We can't have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it!)
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To: South40

Just like LaRaza Ricardo Perrynista does not seem to mind the criminal illegal aliens invading our country from Mexico neither do his little toadies. Most of ‘em don’t care about LaRaza Rickeeee’s NWO crap either. Yep, Ricardo sure has fooled quite a few huh?


29 posted on 04/25/2014 11:17:24 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a great life!)
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To: South40

well, a lot of us can feel compassion for guys who try to help their families.

that’s not the point.

the point is, we are in a jobs depression with at least 2 more years of it to go..........and now is not a good time for twenty million more immigrants to be admitted into USA!

Let us get a new administration that stops destroying the economy. Then, jobs will gradually recover. After Americans can get work, we can try to help the Mexicans. Meanwhile, they do have a country and it is a very nice place in many ways, and most of them should really be there — not coming in here illegally looking to “help their families” by taking jobs American citizens really do need right now.

I will not vote for, or contribute to, Mr. Bush, I will not vote for anybody else that advocates amnesty at this difficult time.


30 posted on 04/25/2014 11:20:19 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: faithhopecharity

I do not expect everyone to agree with me on this, but almost all the Mexicans I’ve met here are good people who would make good additions to USA. But yes, when they enter illegally, we also get some criminal element types.... and especially worrisome are all the anti-American Islamics who are sneaking in to America.

We need to control our damned borders. Kick out the enemy agents who have snuck in. Get the economy back on a positive track with jobs for American citizens. When we get our house in order, we can invite some more Mexicans to join us. We can’t afford to open the doors just now. We need to repair what’s being broken in our own house before we can invite more company to move in with us.


31 posted on 04/25/2014 11:25:50 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah and what’s with the new designer eyewear Rick? Goin’ for that fashionista / intelligensia wing of the Tea Party?


32 posted on 04/25/2014 11:29:11 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: faithhopecharity

last note:

we can still admit and help real emergency refugee type people, yes. we are human beings, after all, we can act human.

but we cannot afford to give amnesty to millions and millions of illegals. they are mostly Mexicans who have a nice big country to live in at home. we can let those few stay who really need to be here for compassionate reasons...and send the remaining 95% home. Until we get our own country fixed. Until we get an administration that stops destroying our economy and jobs. When we have jobs again for Americans, we can start letting more Mexicans come in Legally (vetting out the small but dangerous criminal element, and after we kick the Islamic enemy agents who’ve snuck in here these past 6 years, OUT!)

We need to clean our own house before we can invite more guests to move in with us. It is just that simple.


33 posted on 04/25/2014 11:30:37 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Eagles6

Aping Sarah Palin? LOL


34 posted on 04/25/2014 11:31:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: mylife

Damn, another one?

I like Perry. If I could, I would’ve voted for him last time in the presidential. He’d make a great POTUS imo.


35 posted on 04/25/2014 11:34:58 PM PDT by Twink
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One by one, our side continues to take them out of the running.


36 posted on 04/25/2014 11:37:13 PM PDT by Twink
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To: CitizenUSA

Well said


37 posted on 04/25/2014 11:52:22 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: South40

Bush/Perry 2016: Hi, We’re From The Government And We’re Here To Commit An Act Of Love On You.


38 posted on 04/25/2014 11:53:09 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: mylife

Rick Perry is the pillar of speech making about states rights.....


39 posted on 04/26/2014 12:00:31 AM PDT by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: Twink

These are PURELY political statements by candidates WE ALL have to remember the communist MSM we are under!!! Perry has been a GREAT
governor WE need to VOTE on proven leadership NOT WORDS said to a
public the communist MSM is ready to POUNCE on!!! Have WE ALL not learned our many lessons regarding this!!!! Our side can NEVER SAY
In public honestly about how they would fix this or that, they would be
destroyed WE ALL KNOW THIS,!!! LOOK at the candidates voting record,
or preferably their success in running their states!!! FOR PETES SAKE
STOP HANGING ON THE PRESSES EVERY SOUND BITE!!!


40 posted on 04/26/2014 12:06:41 AM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

GOP sure seems hell bent on destroying its old base and manufacturing...an even bigger base for the democrat party.

These guys are just so friggin’ worthless.


41 posted on 04/26/2014 12:38:31 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’ll never look that good in person or in spirit.


42 posted on 04/26/2014 1:06:50 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: bobby.223
Yep, Ricardo sure has fooled quite a few huh?

Indeed he has. Note, they are ready to attack Perry's detractors but cannot and have not attempted to defend his throwing his support behind the man who has declared war in the TEA Party, Mitch McConnell. Note also, the most vocal Perry supporter in this thread managed to completely avoid this thread and others like it. And he has the temerity to ask me why I would attack a "good man"?

Fish in a barrel, my FRiend. Fish in a barrel.

43 posted on 04/26/2014 1:12:41 AM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: RichInOC
Bush/Perry 2016

lol! Good one!

44 posted on 04/26/2014 1:22:37 AM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: South40

Good! another one bites the dust


45 posted on 04/26/2014 2:21:45 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: South40

Man... remember the cat-fight wars before the elections.. >.<
I can still remember the jack-boot supporters of the RINOs from back then ..


46 posted on 04/26/2014 2:54:12 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It sure would be nice if folks actually read the article before forming opinions. From the article:

“I totally understand about people breaking a law to take care of their family, particularly when the country whose law you’re breaking has for forty years basically said, ‘come on over, don’t worry about it’,” Perry said on Fox News.

Perry said that since “all of a sudden the rules [got] changed” after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, “We have to stand up and truthfully say that that was the message all too often.”

A bunch of folks on FR jumped all over Bundy w/o having a clue, except that as printed, it sounded like he screwed up. And now they jump on Perry w/o a clue other than the headline.

"Our side" doesn't have to eliminate themselves from the running - we will do it to ourselves and in sure that the Left keeps on winning. I'm starting to think we have a death wish so we never have to worry about something to complain about.

47 posted on 04/26/2014 3:47:19 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: South40

How about the illegals who loot tens of millions from Texas taxpayers every year in food stamps, rent subsidies, free education of their children, free medical care and the huge cost to the judicial and penal systems? And the carnage on our highways because Mexicans drive drunk every weekend, killing innocent citizens. They are not worth it. Mow your own dam* lawn.


48 posted on 04/26/2014 3:52:25 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: mylife

My ID SS card was sold to a man named Jose Macias. Apparently he lives at my home because I get mail for him from time to time. Fortunately I had medical debts so my credit did not allow him to borrow money via my card. Tell me again why this is ok behavior and that Mr. Perry is a good guy when he supports this criminal behavior.

I won’t vote for him. Period. I won’t vote for anyone who supports amnesty. Where is the compassion for Americans who have lost their jobs to illegal aliens who use stolen IDs? Wages are in the toilet because we are overrun with ILLEGAL aliens.


49 posted on 04/26/2014 4:48:43 AM PDT by stilloftyhenight (...staying home isn't an option.)
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To: South40

How about the politicians that encourage the illegals to come and take jobs that hardworking Americans need to feed their families? Is that also an act of love?


50 posted on 04/26/2014 5:02:37 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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