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One-on-one with Rick Perry (part one)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2014/06/19/one-on-one-with-rick-perry-part-one/ ^ | Jennifer Rubin

Posted on 06/21/2014 4:24:35 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal

It seemed like one of those movies with twin brothers played by the same actor, one with glasses and one without. There is the brash, undisciplined one and the nerdy, engaging one. In my case it wasn’t a movie but a 45-minute interview with Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

I was a tough critic of his performance in 2012, but so is he. He told me, “2011-12 was a frustrating, painful, humbling experience but not a bad one in the sense we sometimes learn the most when we are humbled.” He said one lesson is that you have to be physically fit for the presidential campaign grind. “Running six weeks after back surgery was a mistake,” he said flatly. He also made clear how much preparation is needed. He called a presidential campaign “one of the most difficult experiences. Even if I ran for governor four times, that is not enough to really prepare you.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amnesty; perry; rick; rubin
Are Cornyn and Rick Perry the only candidates who take Rubin seriously?
1 posted on 06/21/2014 4:24:35 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
No, Rick. Just no. Retire.

/johnny

2 posted on 06/21/2014 4:27:43 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Rick, please say good night.


3 posted on 06/21/2014 4:30:54 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: hadaclueonce
It's amazing how many out-of-staters want him to run, when half the in-state delegation here on FR would give him a gracious pass.

Unless pressed, and then we'd give him a 'get out!' kind of pass.

/johnny

4 posted on 06/21/2014 4:33:15 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: South40

Heartless Pingaroo


5 posted on 06/21/2014 4:46:39 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: JRandomFreeper

No, Rick Perry is much too good a staunch conservative Republican, much too successful as a governor, to turn out to pasture. He like all of us has some flaws, but I would trust him as POTUS without question.

Those candidates coming out Congress may be solid conservative Republicans but I don’t know of any who could take the reins of this massive government without having first handled a state government - and done it as well as Perry.


6 posted on 06/21/2014 4:49:42 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

There are three things I don’t really like about Rick Perry.

I don’t remember what they are.

But bottomline: I ain’t voting for him.


7 posted on 06/21/2014 4:52:09 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: elpadre
You ain't from Texas, are you?

Texas governor is the weakest in the Union. By design. He can't even pardon criminals without permission from a board.

About the only thing a governor can do is sign legislation, call out the State guard, and run his yap.

Most powerful political position in the State of Texas is Lt. Governor.

He runs stuff.

Nope. I won't vote for Perry for anything. Ever.

He's a liberal, just like Dewhurst was, and we just fired Dewhurst.

/johnny

8 posted on 06/21/2014 4:53:09 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: elpadre

No, Rick Perry is much too good a staunch conservative Republican, much too
successful as a governor, to turn out to pasture.

***********

I think Perry is trying to position himself to be appointed to head some agency when
the new President takes office. He’s associating himself with potential candidates
in an effort to be known to the victor. JMO.


9 posted on 06/21/2014 5:13:48 PM PDT by deport
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To: JRandomFreeper
He's a liberal, just like Dewhurst was, and we just fired Dewhurst.

And he endorsed Dewhurst instead of Cruz. If Perry had his way Cruz would never have made it to Washington. That's just one way that Rick Perry has proven he is no conservative. The list is long, of course.

10 posted on 06/21/2014 5:35:50 PM PDT by South40 ([Hillary Clinton was a] "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal; BereanBrain; fieldmarshaldj; TADSLOS; Pelham; F15Eagle; bobby.223; ...

Rick Perry doing interviews? lol!


11 posted on 06/21/2014 5:36:28 PM PDT by South40 ([Hillary Clinton was a] "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: South40
I'll do a brief, un-noticed mea culpa here... When Gov Perry was running for re-election, 3rd ex and I had a difference of opinion about him. That was about Gardasil time, and she had a 12 year old daughter.

She was right. I was wrong. Perry was a bad idea for Texas.

I'll never speak of that again.

/johnny

12 posted on 06/21/2014 5:42:38 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

13 posted on 06/21/2014 5:50:14 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: ClearCase_guy
See... I knew that was going to happen.

/johnny

14 posted on 06/21/2014 5:54:33 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

OK now I understand why you were so strangely attracted to the Unicorn Man pics I sent you. It has all become clear to me now... ;)


15 posted on 06/21/2014 5:55:56 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart
I was an idiot once. I supported Perry. I grew up, and grew out of that idiocy.

I'm making amends.

Satisfied?

/johnny

16 posted on 06/21/2014 5:57:38 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

If Rick Perry had been running a good campaign, that slip of the tongue wouldn’t have mattered.


17 posted on 06/21/2014 5:58:14 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Un-noticed my ass. This is working out as well as when you predicted Alydar for the Triple Crown.


18 posted on 06/21/2014 6:00:21 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper; South40

I voted for McCain once. We all have youthful indiscretions. My purity isn’t pure either. We learned the hard way. Some refuse to.

Now if we can get South to admit his vote For Jessie in 84 we’ll all have our cards on the table ;)


19 posted on 06/21/2014 6:01:50 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Uh-oh. Once a columnist at the wapo starts singing a candidates praises, you know it’s someone you should take a pass on.

I’m sure Gov. Perry is a nice guy, has studied hard,and has perfected his steely Darryl Issa stare. But what does he bring to the table other than a Texas drivers license? The TX governor is by design a potted plant position.

Sorry. Rick Perry just seems like Willard Romney with a Texas drawl.


20 posted on 06/21/2014 6:08:03 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Be a part of the American freedom migration: freestateproject.org)
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To: elpadre

Not sure whether you are from Texas or not but being a Governor in our state is a whole lot different than being a governor in another state. Speaker of the House and the Lt. Governor really run the show.


21 posted on 06/21/2014 6:08:44 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Rick Perry just seems like Willard Romney with a Texas drawl.”

Please! Romney wouldn’t even last five minutes in Texas except maybe in Austin. I didn’t vote for Romney last time and would never vote for Rick as President but I would throw a rotten tomato at you for your comment if you were down here!!!


22 posted on 06/21/2014 6:14:18 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: RKBA Democrat
I'll give Perry one thing. He did shoot a coyote that was following his dog while Perry was out jogging.

Perry used a semi-auto .380 from what I understand.

State Troopers disposed of the coyote.

He does carry for his own protection and the protection of those around him.

Still won't vote for the liberal guy though.

/johnny

23 posted on 06/21/2014 6:14:47 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Norm Lenhart; JRandomFreeper
Mrs. 40 and I went to see McCain in Balboa Park San Diego when he ran in 2000. We were exited to see him. By 2008 I couldn't stand to hear him speak.

The worst I ever voted for was myself as a write in in 1976. I didn't win. :-P

I had worked for the Reagan campaign during the primaries and after he failed to get the nomination I just couldn't bring myself to vote for Ford.

24 posted on 06/21/2014 6:15:01 PM PDT by South40 ([Hillary Clinton was a] "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I guess we can take you off double-secret probation now.


25 posted on 06/21/2014 6:15:40 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Grams A
Romney won Texas last general election.

He was the designated (R).

/johnny

26 posted on 06/21/2014 6:16:13 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Ain't a damn thing secret around this place.

Nothing.

/johnny

27 posted on 06/21/2014 6:17:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

What about Lazamataz’s extra special brownie recipe ?


28 posted on 06/21/2014 6:20:51 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Grams A

Gosh, I thought I was being charitable! My first thought was that he was Charlie Crist with a Texas drawl.


29 posted on 06/21/2014 6:20:59 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Be a part of the American freedom migration: freestateproject.org)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Ricky doesn’t go bobbing for apples like the Orange Menace does.


30 posted on 06/21/2014 6:24:38 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Beats me. What about it? Mine is pretty good too, and I've been through 2 culinary schools, one civilian, one military.

/johnny

31 posted on 06/21/2014 6:24:39 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Er...well...one time...at band camp..... I..


32 posted on 06/21/2014 6:25:57 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Yeah, he shot a coyote. But he still didn’t think it was important enough to make Texas gun laws significantly better than those in Illinois. No open carry, a difficult to obtain and expensive Concealed carry permit. Come to Texas and keep your guns! In a gun safe that is.

Too bad Texas under his leadership didn’t strive to have as good of gun laws as WI, VT, or DE. Yup. Joe Biteme’s state has better gun laws than Texas.

I’m completely unimpressed so far.


33 posted on 06/21/2014 6:27:53 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Be a part of the American freedom migration: freestateproject.org)
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To: RKBA Democrat
I think that Perry really does think he changed. Too bad that good intentions don't feed the bulldog.

He ain't Crist. Crist never shot wildlife while jogging in the morning.

That said, I'm not voting for Perry for anything. Not secretary for the kindergarten reading circle at the library.

/johnny

34 posted on 06/21/2014 6:28:20 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: RKBA Democrat
Open carry is 100% on Dewhurst. Perry can't do a damn thing about it.

We fired Dewhurst.

His replacement promises to stop the legislative block in the Senate.

Blame where it's due.

/johnny

35 posted on 06/21/2014 6:30:25 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: RKBA Democrat
And never forget that a lot of the Texas Constitution and laws are the result of reconstruction, and the carpetbagging yankees that forced those rules on us.

It takes time to get rid of that crap.

I still remember LBJ doing his Austin run from his ranch.

Texas is getting better. Lots better.

/johnny

36 posted on 06/21/2014 6:32:57 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Don't go there. I'm out of Maalox(tm).

/johnny

37 posted on 06/21/2014 6:34:51 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

No problem. I seem to have misplaced the flute.


38 posted on 06/21/2014 6:49:03 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Charlie Crist? That’s worse than gross.


39 posted on 06/21/2014 7:15:25 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Romney won Texas last general election.”

I know. Neither I nor my family voted for him then and we sure won’t vote for him in the future. By the time the Presidential primary gets around to Texas it’s generally all over anyway.


40 posted on 06/21/2014 7:22:05 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A
By the time the Presidential primary gets around to Texas it’s generally all over anyway.

That's another thing that will have to change. This faggoty business of letting liberal states that never vote for a conservative choose the nominee has to stop.

And if it doesn't, then their liberal nominee has to lose at the general election.

They can fix that, or lose.

/johnny

41 posted on 06/21/2014 7:25:38 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

They can fix that, or lose.”

So, seriously, how do we get that changed?


42 posted on 06/21/2014 8:57:51 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A
Tell them to change it.

They won't listen and they will laugh at us.

So we quit voting for the candidates that they select in the liberal early primary states.

Just don't vote for them in the general election.

It will take time, and it will suck in the mean time, but eventually, the idiots will figure out that running a liberal candidate picked in liberal northeastern states that never vote conservative.... those guys are going to lose in the general every single time.

But it will be slow. And people will hate you because you vote for principle over liberal expediency.

Nobody said it would be easy.

/johnny

43 posted on 06/21/2014 9:03:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I’ve been voting for slightly more than 50 years now and while the faces at the top change periodically, the practices do not. Maybe when enough people have had enough crammed down their throat they will push for change. In the last election in Texas we were able to make some strides forward. Just wish that we would have had a good solid candidate to run against Cornyn that people could have gotten behind.

No, it won’t be easy, but as someone once said, “There ain’t no such a thing as a free lunch”.


44 posted on 06/21/2014 10:42:07 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A
It will be a long, hard slog.

Given my nature, I don't expect to see the outcome.

That's ok. My grandkids care.

We've got 6 years to remove Cornyn.

/johnny

45 posted on 06/21/2014 11:00:14 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

With respect, if Gov. Perry had made it an issue it would have had a much better chance of being law today, notwithstanding the views of your Lt Governor. The bully pulpit has some power, but obviously the governor had other priorities. Maybe there was a La Raza leadership breakfast he needed to attend?


46 posted on 06/22/2014 6:18:02 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Be a part of the American freedom migration: freestateproject.org)
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To: Grams A
I’ve been voting for slightly more than 50 years ...

Have you ever been to a precinct meeting? That is where it starts.

If you think the GOPe cares if their mod/lib RINO candidates get beat, you're wrong. Better to go down in defeat than to have a conservative candidate.

That's why the primaries are scheduled so that liberal states choose POTUS candidates.

It starts with the delegates, to conventions, chosen in precinct meetings.

47 posted on 06/22/2014 6:45:06 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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One-on-one with Rick Perry (part two)


48 posted on 06/22/2014 7:24:34 AM PDT by deport
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