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Is Perry the One?
American Thinker ^ | June 11, 2011 | Bruce Walker

Posted on 06/10/2011 11:58:07 PM PDT by UniqueViews

"What Republicans need is a candidate who is unabashedly conservative across the board, a savvy campaigner who does not make stupid mistakes, someone with no skeletons anywhere, a proven government executive who would hit the ground running as president, and a candidate who could very quickly and almost bloodlessly win the Republican nomination.

Governor Perry is perfect for this mission. Consider the five criteria I listed. Is Perry conservative? He is a social and a fiscal conservative with a very long track record of walking the walk as well as talking the talk. In the fiscal area, think of Mitch Daniels or Chris Christie on steroids. Unlike members of Congress, who have stray votes which could offend conservatives, Rick Perry has no blemishes at all.

Moreover, Perry is aggressively conservative. On June 7, Perry called for a special legislative session to abolish sanctuary cities. On June 9, Perry asks fellow governors to join with him for a national day of prayer. His book, Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America from Washington takes on squarely the leftist mania for implementing national policies in areas properly the province of state governments. "

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; elections; elections2012; perry; rickperry
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Bravo


51 posted on 06/11/2011 7:36:24 AM PDT by curth (Organize4Palin.com - NOW IS THE TIME)
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To: broken_arrow1

>> I am a Texas Conservative and I WOULD hold my nose and vote for Rick Perry; however, I can’t say the same for Mitt Romney. If Romney is the GOP candidate, I will vote third party. >>

THOUGHT EXPERIMENT:
Let me ask, and I’m being sincere and not snarky - do you really think if Perry and Romney had been in the same state, that there would be any difference in them at all? I see Perry being an Al Gore guy, actively, as an adult—in TEXAS. I see Mitt being liberal on some issues, as an adult, but in Massachusetts.

All I’m saying is this; is there really any reason to think that once in Washington DC, that Perry would be any different - if not worse - than Mitt in Washington DC. Dorothy, we ain’t in Boston nor Austin anymore....

Point being, I am just as wary of Perry as I am of Mitt, because Texas is Texas and Mass is Mass......and again, I’m simply throwing a theory out there.


52 posted on 06/11/2011 7:39:11 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush ghost contributor)
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To: JohnD9207

Thanks, JohnD9207! On the other thread about Tim Pawlenty, an almost identical reaction is taking place - smear the Republican candidate who is never good enough for some of the Freepers here.

That is why we have BHO in the White House, IMHO. Some of Barry’s voters actually saw him as a new Messiah. Do some of the Freepers here behave in the same manner - expecting a perfect man/woman as the candidate? Again, I say, enough already. Our candidates are so much better than Obama, that we need to be encouraging all dialogue between our candidates until the cream of the crop rises, so to speak.

Quit bashing our candidates.


53 posted on 06/11/2011 8:11:53 AM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: Gumdrop
smear the Republican candidate who is never good enough for some of the Freepers here.

That is why we have BHO in the White House, IMHO.


In McCain's case, he just plain wasn't good enough. The reason we have Barry in the White House is because he isn't Hillary. And it wasn't Hillary because Barry's minions engaged in huge primary/caucus fraud. So when you had a not-Hillary running against a "It's my turn now, just like Dole" Republican, the danger of losing, just like Dole, skyrocketed. The primary fault for that rests on the GOP's shoulders. The secondary fault rests on the character of McCain. Palin tried to pull him across the finish line but he couldn't even make it that far.
54 posted on 06/11/2011 8:24:10 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: UniqueViews

“He sounds pretty good”

I think that may be the tricky part. He sounds good. So did GW Bush. If you like Bush you will love Perry. Open borders, Bilderberg meetings, Mexican trucks continuing to toodle down our highways etc. etc.

But I predict if Perry jumps in the race he will win the nomination. He just looks so darn presidential.


55 posted on 06/11/2011 8:34:38 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: UniqueViews

HOW ‘BOUT THEM MAVERICKS?...Sorry, but there’s no NBA Finals thread and I just HAD to get that in.


56 posted on 06/11/2011 8:35:07 AM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Oh Heavens no.
He’ll be another candidate to watch what they do, not what they say.
He’ll tell you what you want to hear.

And the whole country will have to come to a stand still while he fixes his hair.


57 posted on 06/11/2011 8:43:29 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: UnwashedPeasant
The article say that Perry "grew up a Democrat, won election as a Democrat, and Perry was even the State Chairman for Al Gore in 1988."

There are a LOT of Texans - me included - who grew up as a (d) in our early years. Heck, I even voted for the peanut farmer. We found our way out of the darkness when we found out how corrupt the (d) party was and turned to the (R) party instead.

58 posted on 06/11/2011 9:12:40 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Ø hates Texas and we hate him back. He ain't my president either.)
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To: JohnD9207
Let me repeat that:

Because at some point we are going to have to start pointing out what the hell is WRONG with ODUMBO.

59 posted on 06/11/2011 9:15:14 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Ø hates Texas and we hate him back. He ain't my president either.)
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To: UniqueViews
Are those the same ones who thought GW Bush is not conservative enough?

My, aren't we touchy. If you want to be a Perry supporter, you're going to have to grow some hide. RINO hide.

60 posted on 06/11/2011 9:15:57 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: jbwilson
Perry just added sanctuary cities to the session because he knew it would look good on his resume

Perry added sanctuary cities to the session because he knew it would not pass in the regular session which required a 2/3 majority. That rule is suspended in the special session and just requires a simple majority.

61 posted on 06/11/2011 9:17:39 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Ø hates Texas and we hate him back. He ain't my president either.)
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To: The Cajun
I kind of see Perry as Bush III, that ain't going to be good enough for what we're fixing to go through.

Exactly right. We're going to need someone with the heart and courage of the Founders, to dismantle the Socialist state that Barry built.

Perry hasn't shown me that he's got that sort of heart or courage. Not even close.

62 posted on 06/11/2011 9:21:27 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: WVNan
I believe that if he runs, Sarah won’t run.

That's a heart-stopping thought. I've had it too.

63 posted on 06/11/2011 9:23:04 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: pops88
I will never vote for Perry. He’s only conservative while he’s campaigning.

Too true. Perry has also managed to survive the last two challenges he's faced because he ran against even weaker candidates than himself. Texans haven't had a true conservative to support for governor in some years (if ever).

64 posted on 06/11/2011 9:26:19 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: onyx
He’s the stop Romney candidate. Romney’s weaknesses are emerging too quickly.

So Perry's beige, and Romney's tan. What's the difference?

65 posted on 06/11/2011 9:28:46 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

The article say that Perry “grew up a Democrat,


Just an obersvation that I believe would be true but can’t prove. If it wasn’t for the ‘grew up democrats’ in Texas that have changed their party affiliation I honestly don’t think this would be a red state yet. In other words most of the ‘grew up democrats’ that have changed over the past are more conservative than the existing democrats. In other words they were republicans before the republican party was a factor in Texas. Now that doesn’t make them all a part of the far right wing of the party.


66 posted on 06/11/2011 9:28:54 AM PDT by deport
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To: TexasRedeye
His overall history of being a conservative (Texas being the best job creator in America, strong backing of the 10th & 2nd Amendments, successful business man, good management of state spending priorities, etc) has put him at the top of my list.

Perry hasn't caused Texas' economic success. He simply hasn't done anything to put a damper on it (by design or default, I don't know). The state was already on a serious growth track when he first became Governor.

"Strong backing of the 10th Amendment"? A couple of strongly worded letters don't amount to strong backing when you're a Governor, in my book. Why hasn't he used the power granted to him by the Texas constitution to stop the invasion at our southern border? That would be asserting our 10th Amendment rights.

And if you can look the other way after Gardasil and the TTC, you're the type that compromises with your principles too easily to remain free.

67 posted on 06/11/2011 9:49:27 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: broken_arrow1
I am a Texas Conservative and I WOULD hold my nose and vote for Rick Perry

I've held my nose and voted for Perry twice. If he somehow winds up being the last man standing in the presidential race, I'll be forced to do so again.

That said, I hope like hell that Sarah gets into it, so that we have a real conservative, with real courage, to vote FOR.

68 posted on 06/11/2011 10:09:17 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: JohnD9207

“On a side note, while Perry is not the perfect candidate, I sometimes wonder when true freepers are going to stop pointing out why each Republican is wrong for the job and get busy finding out who is right for the job. Because at some point we are going to have to start pointing out what the hell is WRONG with ODUMBO. Just saying...
Hell yes I would vote for Perry, Rommney, Palin, even Ron Paul before I would continue to bitch about what is wrong with every candidate. The 100% owned liberal media will do its job for the beer summit king...do we really have to help them!”

All excellent points — too bad many even here don’t seem to understand that the real enemy of conservatives and the country is Obama. As you say, they are doing the Dems jobs for them, focusing on every potential ( some-times even made-up) ‘weakness’ of all Republican candidates, instead of Obama.

Way back, a few articles revealed that one of the key Dem strategies are the “divide and conquer” one, and many conservatives are obligingly executing this Dem strategy, which will ensure an Obama win and another 4 years of Obama and the Dems controlling the country. Considering the damage they have already done in 2 years, just imagine if they stay in power for another 6...


69 posted on 06/11/2011 10:16:45 AM PDT by UniqueViews
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To: Arrowhead1952
"There are a LOT of Texans - me included - who grew up as a (d) in our early years."

You make a very good point, but if I find out you worked for Al Gore's campaign in 1988 — post-Reagan Enlightenment — then I will be suspicious.

:-)

70 posted on 06/11/2011 10:21:46 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: iowamark

See post #7.


71 posted on 06/11/2011 10:31:28 AM PDT by giotto
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To: UniqueViews
Is Perry the One?

Nope, Palin is the one. Perry may be two, time will tell.

72 posted on 06/11/2011 10:34:21 AM PDT by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: Windflier
>>Ask a few Texas conservatives what they think of Rick Perry.<<

He is a democrat converted to republican. Not that this would necessarily make him a moderate or liberal, but this in my opinion would:

>Trans-Texas Corridor.
>Confiscation of thousands of acres of private farm and ranch land via eminent domain laws.
>Forced gardasil injections to school aged girls.
>Mexican trucker program.
>Lethargic attention to border security.
>Allowing sanctuary cities for years while in office.
>Attending the super secret Bilderburg meeting and not being transparent in regards to the agenda.
>In state tuitions for kids of illegals.

I have to say, he is pro-2nd amendment, pro-life, and is a professing Christian.

In a race against Obozo, I'd vote for Perry. Is he the most conservative candidate? Nope.

73 posted on 06/11/2011 10:42:39 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: servantboy777
"Forced gardasil injections to school aged girls."

That is a disqualifier for public office. If he supports that, he does not get the concept of Freedom.

74 posted on 06/11/2011 10:55:37 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: servantboy777
In a race against Obozo, I'd vote for Perry. Is he the most conservative candidate? Nope.

That's pretty much the bottom line on Perry for most conservatives who know his record.

75 posted on 06/11/2011 11:23:15 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: The Wizard

Wow Palin supporters are real classy. Last time I checked the American Thinker was a conservative website/blog. Since when do we call our own assholes?


76 posted on 06/11/2011 12:18:12 PM PDT by ejdrapes ("Trump is NO conservative." - Jim Robinson)
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To: UnwashedPeasant
post-Reagan Enlightenment — then I will be suspicious.

Well, I'll say this much in defense of Perry. He listens to people, unlike zero. 66% against obozocare and still got it passed.

77 posted on 06/11/2011 12:36:03 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Ø hates Texas and we hate him back. He ain't my president either.)
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To: penelopesire

It’s getting sort of difficult to be patient...lol....but she’s going to run. She has to. Thanks for your opinion on your guv. He’s not *the one*.
:)


78 posted on 06/11/2011 2:18:41 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: UniqueViews
He sounds pretty good, and has a track record.

I'm sorry, but this article is an outright lie. A roorback -- a witting lie told for political effect.

Act any Texan who cares about "open borders", homosexual couples adopting kids sub rosa from Texas Child Protective Services-run orphanages, Rick Perry slipping around on his wife with effete men, about toll roads, land seizures using eminent domain for the benefit of foreign, NWO-connected investment companies (making us pay European plutocrats to ride our own Interstates), mandatory testing of teenaged girls for STD's and inoculation with drugs, and any other number of "conservative" issues.

Rick Perry's on the wrong side of all of them. He is a card-carrying RiNO and social liberal.

79 posted on 06/11/2011 2:55:15 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: 4rcane; UniqueViews
I think Perry is a Romney in Texas. He’s only conservative because he’s in a conservative state.

Woop! There it is!

And put quote marks around "conservative"!

80 posted on 06/11/2011 2:59:05 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

People keep stating OPINIONS as FACTS and confusing the two.

And that includes you.


81 posted on 06/11/2011 3:00:59 PM PDT by UniqueViews
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To: jbwilson; UniqueViews
Perry just added sanctuary cities to the session because he knew it would look good on his resume and because he knew that the sanctuary cities bill being pushed by Texas Republicans doesn't have any teeth

Mostly true, but he put it on the agenda in the regular session expecting it to die.

Then a lie-berul representette enscroviated the pooch by filibustering the budget bill to death and running out the clock during the regular session (possibly because so many senior Dims have been retired by the voters; the Texas house of representatives is now 2/3's Pubbie).

Because she messed up, the immigration/sanctuary bill came back to life under obscure procedural rules of the Texas Lege, and now Perry may be faced with having to veto a live immigration bill, something he doesn't want to have to do, but might be backed into doing by the house Republicans.

The Republicans have a narrow edge in the state senate, so the Dims and Gov. Perry and the RiNOcratic plutocracy (the OBL) will probably try to stop it there.

82 posted on 06/11/2011 3:09:53 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
If you like Bush you will love Perry. Open borders, Bilderberg meetings......

I still haven't forgiven Bush for his South Carolina open-borders stunt. He waited until the votes were half-counted and he was the projected winner, and then announced that GOP voters had "endorsed" open borders by voting for him.

Very cute. Very Karl Rove.

83 posted on 06/11/2011 3:20:55 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: UniqueViews

No, Perry is not the one. Even if “He sounds pretty good, and has a track record.” So did Bob Dole and McCain on the stump, and Perry’s track record is as shifty as theirs was. If he’s such a great conservative, why do the Texas THECB, TEA, and DOT still have hundreds of employees pushing centralized school policies and mass transit programs statewide (and that’s just a start of the alphabet soup that should have been sunset a long while back)?


84 posted on 06/11/2011 7:00:15 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile (When Republicans don't vote conservative, conservatives don't vote Republican.)
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To: jbwilson; UniqueViews

Let’s not forget that his immigration b.s. in the special session did not include E-Verify, as it did in other states? Could that be because he wants to keep the border’s big agribusinesses on his side come fundraising events? Or is he only against illegal immigration when it comes to local governments defying state governments?

Back in the day, Southerners who study history—and especially Texans—thought that local governments should have the most power as they were the most connected to the people. Rick doesn’t believe that and his disinterest in devolution of state power is 100% clear, as he has had two and a half terms to start dissolving the top-down control in Texas, and hasn’t done squat other than build it further.


85 posted on 06/11/2011 7:11:39 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile (When Republicans don't vote conservative, conservatives don't vote Republican.)
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To: UniqueViews

“Are those the same ones who thought GW Bush is not conservative enough?”

Have either Bush, or Perry, secured the TX borders?


86 posted on 06/11/2011 9:47:39 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: UniqueViews
People keep stating OPINIONS as FACTS and confusing the two. And that includes you.

Oh, yeah? And which FACT that I have stated is, in your overachiever's self-validating opinion, just an also-ran opinion instead?

Don't broad-brush me, killer.

87 posted on 06/12/2011 1:20:07 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

>>If he supports that, he does not get the concept of Freedom.<<

Kinda concerning that he’d support the notion that the government knows better than the parent.


88 posted on 06/12/2011 6:38:37 AM PDT by servantboy777
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