Skip to comments.Rick Perry is rethinking his pledge not to run for president
Posted on 05/25/2011 9:20:37 PM PDT by UniqueViews
"In a press conference Tuesday, the Texas governor notably declined to "rule out" a White House bid, amid calls from Rush Limbaugh and others that he should enter the 2012 race."
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The Tea Party did wonderfully yesterday in New York....actually it didn’t. It was tragic that their was even a candidate. It would have been better to have just the Republican this time.
Wait ... what? Rush wants Perry to run?
“He’s got good hair, too.”
Heh heh ... that line is too funny. A Mitt/Perry ticket would put us into executive hair overload.
He was just re-elected. During the campaign he stated Texas has 5 Billion budget surplus. After he wins, he discloses the budget is negative in the Billions. Yeah he is a politician.
Perry is a open borders RINO, in the mode of GW. People were hating all over him 4 years ago, but he has rehabilitated his image. Think of what he didn’t do when the Mormon women had their kids stolen and abused by the state of Texas. HE DID NOTHING, and it turned out that no laws were broken by the women, but those broken by the state have completely been erased.
I have often said I will vote for Satan himself to beat this enemy of the country.
Sure he does - when we're watching him like a hawk and raising holy hell over an issue.
Well, respectfully, isn't that the way a Representative Republic SUPPOSED to work? Isn't that why we're lost, because we haven't been the people who deserve such a republic??
You honestly don't know his record in Texas? I'm surprised, since every time his name comes up, several Freepers will take the time to list off his most egregious offenses.
For starters, he attempted to get a law passed here, that would have mandated that every minor girl over the age of 12 had to take the drug Gardasil, which was supposed to protect from ovarian cancer(?).
The problem, of course, is that such a law would have been about the worst violation of American constitutional rights in our nation. When the sh!tstorm over it erupted, Perry quickly backed down. Most of us living here, never forgot it, though.
Another issue is his long-standing buddy-buddy relationship with foreign companies who want to build toll roads all over this state, on the backs of Texas taxpayers.
There's also the Trans Texas Corridor project, which would build a monstrous superhighway from Mexico, right up into the Midwest (and possibly to Canada). That's a controversy all unto itself.
No honest conservative would support any of those things, but Perry does (or has).
I’m pretty sure Sarah and Rick speak on a regular basis. He’ll ask her if she’s running before he makes a decision. I may be totally wrong, but I just don’t think he’d want to run against Sarah.
All the Texas Freepers seem to think Perry is a RINO. They should know. He sponsored the Trans Texas Corridor and he was invited to and attended the 2009 Bilderberg meeting. Not great conservative credentials. I did hear Rush speaking about Perry the other day and I was suprised he was so positive about him.
If Perry had come out today swinging at the DOJ over that TSA bill I might have been able to get a little tingle down my leg but as far as I know he did not.
He's an enigma.
One minute, he's a RINO, the next minute, he's talking tough conservatism.
I don't know what to make of him, but I will say this: He's pure 100% Texan. His roots go back to the mid-1800s.
” I may be totally wrong, but I just dont think hed want to run against Sarah.”
If he did he would lose.
Haven’t you figured out yet that anyone who is not named Palin is a Rino in the eyes of most on FR. Unfortunate that Palin is falling into line with other great Free Republic love affairs like Duncan Hunter and Ron Paul.
Texas Gov. Perry is Fed Up with Washington
Texas GOP Gov. Rick Perry has penned a manifesto against big government, taking dead aim at Washington, the courts, the bureaucracy, and both political parties.
In Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America from Washington (Little, Brown and Co.), Perry offers up a list of what has gone wrong with America and gives a blueprint on how the country can reverse course.
His main gripe is federal government intrusion into every aspect of life.
We are fed up with being overtaxed and overregulated, Perry writes. We are tired of being told how much salt we can put on our food, what windows we can buy for our house, what kinds of cars we can drive, what kinds of guns we can own, what kinds of prayers we are allowed to say and where we can say them, what political speech we are allowed to use to elect candidates, what kind of energy we can use, what kind of food we can grow, what doctor we can see, and countless other restrictions on our right to live as we see fit.
While making clear that he believes in the greatness of America, he writes that a wrong turn was made. I wrote this book because I believe that America is great but also that America is in troubleand heading for a cliff if we dont take immediate steps to change course.
He calls Congress arguably one of the most incompetent regimes with one of the worst track records of mismanagement in the history of mankind and says the Supreme Court long ago wrested away from the people the power to decide what is right and what is wrong and at the most fundamental level how we should live our lives.
Perry gives a lengthy history lesson for what went wrong with America.
Enacting the 16th Amendment, which allowed levying a tax on income, was the great milestone on the road to serfdom.
The 16th Amendment was the birth of wealth redistribution in the United States. It created a giant faucet of money for the federal government and ensured that state cooperation in federal programs would not be necessary, he writes.
He blames Franklin Roosevelts New Deal and Lyndon Johnsons Great Society for growing the federal government and laments that the election in 2000 of a Republican President and congressional majority did nothing to stem the tide of big government.
He offers a word of warning to the Republican Party: If Republicans dont get it right this time, I am afraid we will go the way of the Whigs, because the American people are looking for leaders who will stand athwart history and fight.
And regarding President George W. Bush, he writes: he turned a blind eye to undisciplined domestic spending.
Perry returns to the principles of the Constitution and makes a case that the Founding Fathers had it right by granting key power to the states, which he says should be laboratories of democracy on issues ranging from education to taxes.
In a chapter entitled Why States Matter, Perry writes that the Founding Fathers recognized that the preservation of liberty requires a government located closest to the people.
Fed Up is not just a litany of anti-government complaints but contains a blueprint for fighting back.
We know that the route to success is lower taxes, smaller government and freedom for every individual, Perry writes.
First and foremost, Perry says that ObamaCare must be repealedthe future of America depends on reversing this law.
His prescription includes electing leaders who respect the constitution and hold[ing] them accountable and restricting federal spending and the unlimited power of the courts.
The key for Perry is for the states to stand up to Washington and to assert their constitutional rights. States need to band together to fight against the intrusion of the federal government and to quit blindly accepting money from Washington.
He cites Texas as a successful model, saying that Texas has weathered the recession better than most states with pro-growth economic policies and has taken stands opposing federal government policies that intrude upon state sovereignty.
We in Texas are proud that so many of our fellow Americans have sought relief from the heavy taxation and burdens of some of our sister states, he writes, noting the influx of people moving to Texas from other states.
If you dont support the death penalty and citizens packing a pistol, dont come to Texas. If you dont like medicinal marijuana and gay marriage, dont move to California.
He sees hope in the Tea Party movement and echoes the concerns of its supporters for smaller government and fiscal responsibility.
The good news is that the people are taking action, Perry writes. The Tea Party movement began in earnest as the result of boiling frustration among Americans, triggered by the dramatic expansion of government in their private affairs.
Perry, who just won his third term as governor of Texas, says that the future of the country is at stake unless government intrusion in the lives of Americans is reversed: The American people have never sat idle when libertys trumpet sounds the call to battleand today that battle is for the soul of America.
You know what they say about the size of things in Texas? Well Perry's love of what our govt. and taxes can do, especially concerning aiding Mexican citizens both here and in their own country, knows no bounds.
You may find this a bit long, but it will give you a good idea on what type of "conservative" Perry is.
All Perry did was (wisely) kept his hands off a well-oiled machine that was already working just fine.
The economy is the one area that I lean toward giving him some credit for. He could have very easily killed the goose that laid the golden egg, but somehow he did whatever a governor has to do, to keep it laying.
Yes, Rush wants him, breaking his history of no Primary endorsements.
We’re going to get Rick. It’s what the establishment wants, it’s what Sarah wants, possibly what the media wants (notice they have said squat) and certainly what back east establishment Republicans want.
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I think Perry is light years better than any of the declared republicans at the moment.
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