Skip to comments.Letter: Perry misfires with veto
Posted on 06/24/2011 2:51:51 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
I am probably one of the few people in the Panhandle who did not vote for "Pretty Boy" Rick Perry in the past election.
I voted for the ex-mayor of Houston, whose name I no longer remember. The only reason I remind you of that is because I want you to know I don't like his politics or anything else about him. I am a Republican, which means "pariah" these days. But I ramble.
Gov. Perry vetoed the bill that former House Speaker Tom Craddick (from Midland) introduced to the Legislature. The young lady who died texting in Seagraves got a lot of state and national press. Her parents quit their jobs and started an all-out campaign to focus attention on banning texting for all ages. I don't know why Perry thinks that banning texting is OK for teens (it is illegal for anyone younger than 19) but not for adults. Adults can barely text while sitting on their couch with their bifocals on.
Anyone with a modicum of intelligence would see the truth in that.
Ah ... I rest my case.
Second: Rick Perry vetoed the "texting" bill because:
Gov. Perry Vetoes HB 242
TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:
Pursuant to Article IV, Section 14, of the Texas Constitution, I, Rick Perry, Governor of Texas, do hereby disapprove of and veto House Bill No. 242 as passed by the Eighty-Second Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections:
Texting while driving is reckless and irresponsible. I support measures that make our roads safer for everyone, but House Bill 242 is a government effort to micromanage the behavior of adults. Current law already prohibits drivers under the age of 18 from texting or using a cell phone while driving. I believe there is a distinction between the overreach of House Bill 242 and the government's legitimate role in establishing laws for teenage drivers who are more easily distracted and laws providing further protection to children in school zones.
The keys to dissuading drivers of all ages from texting while driving are information and education. I recommend additional education on this issue in driving safety and driver's education courses, public service ads, and announcements, and I encourage individuals and organizations that testified in favor of the anti-texting language included in this bill to work with state and local leaders to educate the public of these dangers.
Since the Eighty-Second Texas Legislature, Regular Session, by its adjournment has prevented the return of this bill, I am filing these objections in the office of the Secretary of State and giving notice thereof by this public proclamation according to the aforementioned constitutional provision.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have signed my name officially and caused the Seal of the State to be affixed hereto at Austin, this 17th day of June, 2011.
RICK PERRY Governor of Texas
ATTESTED BY: ESPERANZA "HOPE" ANDRADE Secretary of State
I like Perry...no he’s not perfect, so far he has the strongest chance of beating Obozo.
Poor decision and reasoning by Perry, but not enough reason to vote for a lib instead! I don’t know if I’ll vote for him yet if he runs.
Rush: “The Left always lets you know which Conservatives they fear the most.”
A non scientific poll: Several of my conservative friends are for the first time excited about a candidate who just might be able to take on Obozo AND be electtable.
Perry will really take it to them.
And he really has both fiscal and social Conservative credibility.
“Perry has pleased pro-life advocates in Texas many times with signing pro-life legislation most recently signing an ultrasound bill allowing women to see them before an abortion and hopefully changing their minds on it. He has been strongly supported by pro-life groups. Perry supported or signed into law the Womens Right to Know Act and the Prenatal Protection Act in 2003, parental consent law in 2005, and funding for alternatives to abortions in 2007 and 2009.”
Be careful about your enthusiasm for Perry. Remember that he was elected to the Texas Legislature in 1984 as a Democrat. Also, in 2007, Perry issued an executive order mandating that Texas girls receive HPV vaccine. Both of these events would discourage conservatives from voting for Perry.
Thanks for that info. Perry seems boldly pro-life, which is what I want from a potential president. Couldn`t care less he used to be a dem, shows he thinks and can admit he was wrong. Some of my favorite people are ex-dems, like Reagan and my parents.
At least the idiot didn’t vote for Farook Shami.
As to your first point about Perry, don’t forget the Reagan was a Democrat at one time.
Apparently you STILL dont get it. PERRY IS ONLY A CONSERVATIVE AT ELECTION TIME!! There, maybe that will help.
People change. I was raised by a union pipefitter...and when I went to Texas A&M in the Fall of '88, I was a democrat. Matter of fact, the entire area in Brazoria county where I grew up were DEMOCRATS. When I was in junior high, most of the church I went to (a SBC church) were democrats.
In the election of '88, there were less than 10% of the students at A&M who voted for Dukakis...I was one of those 10%.
Now...I am as fiscally conservative and MORE socially conservative than most people on this site. Rush Limbaugh is to the left of me...and that is no joke.
People changed. ESPECIALLY people in Texas. In that same church (running 400 in SS back in that day) today...you would be had pressed to find a democrat. There was a tectonic shift with Reagan. Perry was one of the shifters. Mine occurred a little later as I voted for Ann Richards the first time for Gov. It wasn't until 1993 that I began to more towards conservatism...and that thanks to Bill Clinton.
In 1976 in our precinct, the dims held their precinct meetings at a clubhouse...and the GOP in a living room (because their weren't a lot of them). Now....the situation is almost reversed. PEOPLE CHANGE.
As far as the HPV...there was ALWAYS the opt out. That's the way it is in Texas...you can and always have had the opportunity to opt out.
And...as Perry has always done (which is what we are supposed to want in politicians...RIGHT?)...when he makes a mistake and hears it from the people...he stops what he is doing.
I find it AMAZING that you are damned if you do and damned if you don't by some people. He made a mistake...heard the will of the people...and STOPPED the mistake. What more could you want from a politician? No mistakes at all? Well good luck on getting your "IDEAL" candidate.
Reagan was also a democrat. Sheesh.
ZERO chance the letter writer is actually a Republican, zero.
Yeah, and it ain't Rick Perry -- they're drooling at the prospect of the GOP nominating another RiNO -- it's Sarah Palin.
Perry is pro-Open Borders. He's against the Border Fence. He's in favor of selling off public infrastructure to private international investor groups so they can charge us tolls and rents to use our own damn infrastructure.
Rick Perry loves big-rich rentseekers and is in the pockets of the Trammel Crows, Perry Homes, and Tyson chicken people. He's on a first-name basis with Bo Pilgrim, the other chickenmonger. The CINTRA-Zackry combine is one of his favorites -- they wanted to build the NASCO Corridor (the "NAFTA Superhighway" so-called by some), for the benefit of hush-hush superrich investors, including the king of Spain. All those guys own Perry. It was in all the papers four years ago.
Perry has no use for ordinary Texans. The only issue he's been consistent on is, he's pro-life and good on RKBA issues (he'd better be -- this is Texas!). But he's also pro-McShamnesty and doesn't seem to care that a few years of that would make the Texas GOP a receding memory, and America a strife-riven, "bicultural" country. He just doesn't care.
No, he doesn't.
The ink is still wet on his bill gutting the State Board of Education and taking the textbook selection power away from them, because Perry moved to placate liberal groups like People for the American Way and the Bush family, who hate, hate, hate!! social conservatives.
And did I mention that Poppy and Barbara Bush think social conservatives are lower than snake-droppings?
It was the State Board of Ed that has really carried the fight against the NEA and their national brainwashing -- and against the New World Order promoters like Poppy Bush, who want people to forget all about American citizenship, all about American virtues, values and Exceptionalism, and celebrate instead something called the North American Union. </barf>
Still in favor of Perry? He will cure you!
But I ramble.Yes, you do.
Texting.... blah, blah, blah...
Gardisil... blah, blah, blah...
Meanwhile, Perry is currently fighting -- and has previously fought -- Obama's Socialist Government. And I like that. I like that a lot.
But I ramble.
"We need those individuals to continue to grow our economy," Perry told a briefing with reporters.
"If you show up illegally, without your card or you're here as a criminal element, I'm for throwing the book at those folks, but the issue of people who want to legally, thoughtfully and appropriately come to America to work and help us build our economy -- we should quickly come up with a program and an identification card to do that."
Congress failed to pass a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws in June despite heavy lobbying by President George W. Bush.
Following the reform failure, Washington is concentrating on border enforcement -- building a security fence along the Mexican border, deporting undocumented immigrants and trying to prevent companies from hiring illegal migrants..
Perry, a Republican, said it was important to separate immigration from security issues, which Texas has dealt with on its stretch of the Mexican border by deploying more guards.
"We know how to deal with border security, and you don't do it by building a fence," Perry said, ahead of a meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderon.... [end excerpt]
".....As Texas moves toward expanding Secure Communities, several northern states are dropping out of the program that matches the fingerprints of those arrested against a U.S. [ICE] database.
Last week, before Gov. Rick Perry's announcement that the expansion of Secure Communities would be on the agenda for the Legislature's special session, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced his state will not take part in the program. [end excerpt]
The rest are nothing but rino losers and also rans, with no shot at beating Obama even if I wanted them too.
He's willing to beat down the teenagers but not the adults doing the same stupid act while driving on public roads.
Once you're out on the highway YOUR behavior is subject to public control ~ and that's ONLY because we totally prohibit individuals taking action to deal with you when you cause an accident.
You t-bone my car or truck while you're texting there's no place in this country where I can haul you out of there and deal with you (presuming i'm still conscious and somebody hasn't stolen my tire irons and other stuff).
The law requires us to be good and just call the cops, and make sure we have good insurance.
Frankly it could be different. We could privatize those roads.
Ding Ding Ding you win the prize of your choice!
Beware any post about Perry that has these keywords: “Mr pointy boots”, “The perfect hair”, “Pretty Boy”, republicans=pariah, or my favorite “I am republican, but I voted for the the other guy”...(name never mentioned).
Another keyword is, “old people “=any age that voted for the other candidate, AKA as “stupid people”, BTW the other never named opponent “was the perfect candidate, they just could not over come the Perry political machine”.
The poster offered nothing cogent just a bunch of name calling dribble.
If people aren’t permitted to change from Democrat to Republican, then why should we have any discussions at all? Why ever try to convince anyone of anything? Is there a Democrat gene, like the so-called “gay gene”, that prevents anyone from ever truly changing his/her mind?
To ask the question is to answer it and in the case of Perry — who has been a Republican Governor of Texas since 2000 — and has a long record (with some mistakes, such as Gardasil) to run on, going back to his 1984 status as a Democrat is proof to me that his critics are really reaching, reaching so hard they’re in danger of getting a hernia.
So they’ve got Gardisil, and they think they’ve got something with the texting veto (though how THAT “proves” he’s a liberal is totally beyond me) and they’ve got his 1984 status as a Democrat.
I agree with them on Gardisil, that was a mistake... but beyond that, it doesn’t seem to me like they have a lot.
Oh, wait. He went to some conference in Turkey. Well, by all means, let’s re-elect Obama. Can’t have a Texas governor with a sterling record of achievement in economics and other fields as President if he went to some conference in Turkey. What was it again? I forget. No matter. The geniuses here at FR assure me that’s reason enough not to support him and I would never, ever, ever, fail to heed the geniuses on FR. Ever.
My choices are in order
The rest are nothing but rino losers and also rans, with no shot at beating Obama even if I wanted them too.
(Sorry, TexasFreeper2009, but I’m stealing your words exactly and posting them as my own.)
Rick Perry is hardly friendly with the Bush clan.
Rick Perry's Tenth Commandment [excerpt] Speaking of presidents: Rick Perry has a complicated relationship with the Bushes, which is to say that hes hesitant to criticize them and they hate his guts. W. stayed well away from Perrys gubernatorial-primary melee against Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, whose oatmeal-mushy Republicanism has a distinctly Bushian savor to it. But the mark of W. was all over the campaign against Perry. Former president George H. W. Bush endorsed Senator Hutchison, an unusual step for the habitually reserved retiree, who usually stays well removed from the dirty business of vote-grubbing, surveying the groundlings from the heights of his eminence. Bush père was joined in his support by former vice president Dick Cheney, who offered an endorsement and called Hutchison the real deal. Hutchison was further fortified by the Bush clans in-house Machiavelli, former secretary of state James Baker, who led the Florida recount fight in 2000 and remains their go-to fixer. W. mouthpiece Karen Hughes came out of the political woodwork to support the insurgency, along with W.s secretary of education Margaret Spellings. Karl Rove advised Team Hutchison. The gang was all there: All this in a primary challenge to unseat an incumbent Republican governor with one of the most conservative and most successful records to be found: Que paso, Bushes?
Part of that was payback. Perry, generally circumlocutious on the subject of W., gave himself a little time off the leash during the 2008 Republican presidential primaries. Often caricatured as yet another snake-handling southern social conservative, Governor Perry backed thrice-married dress-wearing pro-choice lapsed Catholic Rudy Giuliani, on the theory that Rudy would be a badass commander-in-chief abroad and a reliable constitutionalist at home. Politics being politics, the Texan and the New Yorker met up in Iowa, where more than a few Hawkeye conservatives were already getting restive about out-of-control federal spending on the Republicans watch. Governor Perry let loose the observation that George and the Bushies hate it when Perry calls him George in public has never been a fiscal conservative. Never? Wasnt when he was in Texas . . . 95, 97, 99, George Bush was spending money. He also criticized Bush as being limp on immigration.
The truth hurts, but theres more to the Bush-Perry friction than that. One longtime observer of Lone Star politics described the Bushes disdain of Perry as visceral, and it is not too terribly hard to see why. The guy that NPR executives and the New York Times and your average Subaru-driving Whole Foods shopper were afraid George W. Bush was? Rick Perry is that guy. George W. Bush was Midland by way of Kennebunkport. Rick Perrys people are cotton farmers from Paint Creek, a West Texas town so tiny and remote that my Texan traveling-salesman father looked at me skeptically and suggested I had the name wrong when I asked him whether he knew where it was. (Governor Perry confesses that one of the politiciany things hes done in office is insisting that the Texas highway atlas include Paint Creek, making him the hometown boy who literally put the town on the map.) Bush is a Yalie, Perry is an Aggie. Bush served in the Texas Air National Guard, and Perry was a captain in the U.S. Air Force, flying C-130s in the Middle East. Bush has a gentlemans ranch, Perry has the red meat. The irony is that Perry, a tea-party favorite, personifies the hawkish new fiscal conservatism that has allowed the GOP to find its way out from under George W. Bushs shadow, but he himself remains in the shade of that politically poisonous penumbra. [end excerpt]
Yes and who has been attacked the most and for the longest amount of time? THAT is who they fear most!
It’s a good thing “public lynchings” are illegal.
It’s great we can put all the facts “on the table” here at FR.
That way the “jury” can review all the evidence and then decide on their verdict.
You get my vote for “Foreman.”
I like Sarah Palin too!
Many, many posts I’ve made — many, many threads started to support her.
Some freepers want St Reagen...That is, an IMAGE of how “perfect” as a conservative Reagen was...Reagen was awesome, but he would never pass as a potential candidate with some Freepers today.
Re: Letter writer.
He’s just so deliciously stupid - AKA - useful idiot.
Perry has repeatedly -- just like Dubya -- nominated lightweight Hispanic RiNO's to judicial posts and the state Supreme Court, only to see his nominees fail in the next election -- and then turn on the conservative victors and seek their defeat in the next primary.
Rick Perry cannot abide social conservatives in state government and moves against them whenever and wherever, supporting "good government" RiNO squishes against conservatives just like Dubya and Poppy did when they were in office in Texas.
So far, Perry is the only pubbie running that has attended the Bilderberg retreat,(as far as I know). That gives him a substantial advantage whether you like him or not. In fact, given that their “picks” generally win, it probably doesn’t matter if we like him or not :).
Rick Perry is a TX A&M “Aggie.”
I suppose 18 and 19 aren't "adults" where Randy Barnes is from.
I think “Randy” is 15 about years old and so hasn’t ever voted.
I am sorry...in spite of the fact that I am by no means fond of Perry, I think there are just too many laws being passed. Every five minutes someone thinks of another law that we need.
Planking is reckless and irresponsible. Do we need a law for that? Bull riding is reckless and irresponsible, how about that? We have no see-saws in play grounds any more, too dangerous. The list is endless....
"....and why 10th Amendment is so important to the people. If government continues to take our freedoms by delegating from D.C. [this is how youre going to get health care, educate your children, live your life] -- then we have lost our republic and we have lost our freedom. This is worth fighting for, this is worth standing for
This is where the rubber meets the road
Governor Rick Perry's Speech at Red State Conference in 2010 (Video and Notes)
And you are VERY correct. Reagan would NOT pass muster today and would crucified on this forum. He made lots of mistakes and wasn't near as conservative as say...ME. However...he was conservative enough. He was my first CINC. I was happy for that...even though I was a democrat at the time.
You bring up a very good point: Had Regan been running today...and had a record to defend...Amnesty...blah blah blah...many freepers would hate him. Yet...the excuses they make for HIS mistakes are legion...because he is Reagan.
I dare say Reagan made many more moves that were "less conservative than Perry has...or even Christie.
Why was his reasoning poor in this veto? Is there already a law prohibiting testing while driving and if so why is another one needed?
I don’t follow Tx politics and this is the first I have heard of this.
I was just sayin’. :-) No attack I promise.
Yeah it’s a very common tactic in these letters to the editor to say “I’m a Republican but...” or “I never voted for a democrat before but....”. They ain’t fooling anyone.
Oh for my prize I pick what’s behind door number 3. ;d
This seems an important fact left out in your argument that it was a bad decision.
Can you name the perfect candidate?
I haven’t seen one in the 38 years I’ve been voting.
If this is the best the Libtards have to offer, then Perry will make a fine President.
Whatever Perry is I’d like him to get in just to knock Romney out.