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Rick Perry Eyes Late August Campaign Launch
Real Clear Politics ^ | July 25, 2011 | Erin McPike and Scott Conroy

Posted on 07/25/2011 3:25:25 AM PDT by Clairity

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is all but certain to launch a presidential campaign and is nearing an announcement set for the second half of August, according to sources familiar with his political team's planning.

For months, Republican activists, donors, elected officials, and even voters have dithered about their choices in the 2012 presidential primary contest.

But they may have their man in Rick Perry, a telegenic and booming political presence who boasts executive experience as the nation's longest serving governor, as well as a healthy level of support from the tea party faithful.

Two new national polls released on Friday showed Perry in a statistical tie for first place with the front-running Romney.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; gardasilperry; goresally; perry; presidentperry; rickperry; rinoperry; romneystalkinghorse; rovespuppet; therinoperry
He is running. He can beat Romney -- no other GOP candidae can.

AND he can beat Obama.

What's not to like?

1 posted on 07/25/2011 3:25:27 AM PDT by Clairity
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To: Clairity

Perry is Romney’s Trojan Horse.

PerryCARE RomneyCARE ObamaCARE

MexicanROMNEY OpenBorderPerry

Rove for Romney. Rove for Perry.

NO MORE RINOs.


2 posted on 07/25/2011 3:27:43 AM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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Why a late August decision? He's waiting for Sarah's decision! He would rather be in her camp 'winning' than running against her and losing!

I don't think Perry is that oblivious to what Sarah will do to EVERY pubbies campaign.

3 posted on 07/25/2011 3:46:11 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Clairity
As a Texan, I have misgivings about Perry.

First, the Texas governorship has limited actual authority.

Most of the governor’s power rests in appointments. Very little power rests in influencing legislation, except via veto or by the selection of which items to include in a special session of the legislature.

Most actual power rests with the lieutenant governor. Therefore many of the accomplishments credited to Perry (or formerly credited to Bush, when he was governor) are actually largely attributable to others.

Secondly, Perry has always seemed to be more about Perry, than he has been about actually doing things for the good of the state.

Thirdly, Perry has very little international expertise or experience. Of course that is true of most of the candidates, and is certainly true of the current president. That alone would not rule out Perry, in my mind.

Michele Bachman seems a more sound candidate, although admittedly she is not nearly as well understood here in Texas as is Perry.

Having said all of that, I certainly would support Perry, if he were to become the nominee, as an alternative to four more years of Obama.

4 posted on 07/25/2011 3:58:29 AM PDT by LOC1 (Let's pick the best, not settle for a compromise.)
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To: Clairity

“What’s not to like?”

He’s another RINO. I don’t like that.


5 posted on 07/25/2011 3:59:16 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Clairity

Self delusion on display.


6 posted on 07/25/2011 3:59:22 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Diogenesis

What you aren’t going to say Britt Hume is for Romney too? You may be the most ignorant Freeper ever.


7 posted on 07/25/2011 4:01:34 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: catfish1957
Number of Oil Windfall Profits taxes invoked while governor:

Palin 1

Perry 0

8 posted on 07/25/2011 4:03:29 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: Clairity

Nothing the race needs more than two Romneys. LOL


9 posted on 07/25/2011 4:09:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Clairity

I can’t see the great masses of the East and West coasts and the Great Lakes giving more 6than 25 percent of their votes to Perry. Is there a way to win elsewhere?


10 posted on 07/25/2011 4:10:32 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Clairity
obama also said yesterday that fdr was a fiscal conservative.

LLS

11 posted on 07/25/2011 4:29:03 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH"! I choose LIBERTY and PALIN!)
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To: Theodore R.

I won’t. We’re overrun with illegals even here in Michigan.

America can’t afford another open borders RINO no matter how desperately his supporters try to distract us from Perry’s weakest points.

If there are 30 million illegals in America and there are a bit more than 600,000 people per congressional district, it translates to the potential shifting of 50 house seats to democrat.


12 posted on 07/25/2011 4:37:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Diogenesis

I see you disagree with Sarah Palin — I thought you are one of her big supporters.

Governor Sarah Palin’s Endorsement of Governor Rick Perry

http://www.rickperry.org/palin-letter

“That’s why I am supporting Governor Rick Perry for re-election. He does what is right regardless of whether it is popular. He walks the walk of a true conservative. And he sticks to his guns - and you know how I feel about guns!

With our current economic crisis, and working families worried about their pensions, jobs, credit card debt and rising home foreclosures, we need strong conservative leadership in trend-setting states like Texas.”


13 posted on 07/25/2011 4:47:13 AM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: catfish1957

I see you were too dumb to read the agreement about personal attacks.


14 posted on 07/25/2011 4:53:15 AM PDT by org.whodat (Speaker West, name sounds good.)
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To: harpu

He’s lining up his financial backing and ground troops.

He plans to hit the ground running with a national campaign.

imho


15 posted on 07/25/2011 5:14:09 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Clairity
Perry was running for Texas Gov. when Palin wrote that letter.

Perry WILL NOT enter the race until he knows what Palin is going to do. He will not run heads up against Palin. That would be work.

16 posted on 07/25/2011 5:20:39 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: isthisnickcool

“Perry WILL NOT enter the race until he knows what Palin is going to do. He will not run heads up against Palin.”

They are friends and I am sure they do discuss this among themselves. My personal guess is that they DID discuss this, and agreed that Perry will run and Palin will support him.

She is young, maybe she can get a significant position in the next, hopefully Perry administration, then with those additional credentials she can run in another 8 years from a stronger position.

Right now she would not be able to beat Obama.


17 posted on 07/25/2011 5:24:47 AM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: Diogenesis

“Perry is Romney’s Trojan Horse.”

Do you mean Stalking Horse?


18 posted on 07/25/2011 5:32:48 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: org.whodat
Rick Perry has done so much for the state. We are growing our population and industrial base due to a low tax base and government hands off approach.
There are a number of things that Perry has done that really bother me, but he is a politician who can't be a true maverick due to the large Hispanic population(he'd never get reelected in Texas). He's electable for sure and I don't feel he's a RINO.
19 posted on 07/25/2011 5:57:54 AM PDT by shadeaud (" If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin)
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To: shadeaud

Yes, we all understand, the all hat and no cattle Perry, please keep and enjoy him, that way he and MR Fox can still claim to be neighbors.


20 posted on 07/25/2011 6:02:34 AM PDT by org.whodat (Speaker West, name sounds good.)
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To: Clairity

I hope all the Perry bashers enjoy another 4 years of obama. Sure, we would all rather have West, but that isnt going to happen. I want an American in Office. One that has been born here and loves this Country. Perry may not be our first choice but he is a better choice than Obama or Romney. Keep bashing him and trying to turn everyone against him and we will have another 4 horrible disgusting years of watching obama complete his destruction of this country.


21 posted on 07/25/2011 6:14:06 AM PDT by txgirl4Bush (I Support President Bush and Operation Iraqi Freedom)
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To: Clairity

I actually am OK w/Perry...but I think he should jump in sooner than Late August.


22 posted on 07/25/2011 6:48:51 AM PDT by RockinRight (If we're "teabaggers" then they're "d-baggers.")
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To: All

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CONSERVATIVE ICONS SUPPORT PERRY:

>Sarah Palin threw her endorsement to Rick Perry for governor.
Recently restated that she likes Perry
“He walks the walk of a true conservative” “And he sticks by his guns — and you know how I feel about guns.”
Sarah Palin
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2009/02/palin-perry-201.html

>Rush said that Perry is his dream candidate.
http://gretawire.blogs.foxnews.com/rush-limbaugh-on-the-record-3/

>Michael Reagan praises Perry:
“If you don’t believe Reaganomics can still work in this day and age, for whatever reason, I say you should look no further than the state of Texas.
Under the leadership of Gov. Rick Perry, Texas has championed and built upon the concepts my father used to rebuild America in the 1980s..
In short, Reagan Revolution is alive and well - deep in the heart of Texas.”
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jun/24/reagans-vision-lives-on-in-texas/?page=1

>Ted nugent is a close friend and supporter.

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VISIT THIS SITE

Read the official statements of dozens of Perry’s fellow politicians and scholars (both Democrats and Republicans) have had to say about Rick Perry: http://www.politico.com/arena/archive/rick-perry-for-president-in-2012.html

All (including Democrat opponents) have called him a staunch Conservative, and not one of the dozens issuing opinions has mentioned the vaccine or TTC.
Apparently they don’t consider these things an issue. They DID mention Perry threatening to secede from the union as a strike against him.

What Perry actually said; “You know, my hope is that America and Washington in particular pays attention,” Perry continued. “We’ve got a great union. There is absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what may come out of that? So. But Texas is a very unique place and we’re a pretty independent lot to boot.”

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The Gadasil vaccine Perry tried to “force” on Texas girls?
Dead issue.
He never tried to force it.
There was an opt out. It was up to parents to choose
Always.

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Trans Texas Hiway?
Dead issue.
If that’s the worst he’s done, I can live with it.
I just want someone who can kick the Marxist/Muslim usurper’s sorry a$$ out of our White House!!

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Bilderberg member?
Dead issue.
Governor Perry attended one meeting in 2007.
Many prominent Americans have attended these meeting.
That does NOT mean they are members or agree with their ‘agenda’- whatever that is.
Some who attended in the past: Ford, Eisenhower, Gates

Why NOT attend if invited? I would want to know what in the heck they are all about and what they are up to.

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Bottom line; we need somebody who can WIN this thing. That means somebody with cross-over appeal, which our Palen, Bachmann and Cain (no matter how much we love them) simply do not have.

Until 1989, Rick Perry was a conservative Democrat. He switched parties as, like many Democrats including Ronald Reagan and Phil Gramm, he saw that party moving farther and farther to the left. Under Perry’s decade as governor, hundreds of Texas Democrats have followed his lead and become Republicans. As a former Democrat, Perry can speak to that swath of his former party that has become disenchanted with their party as President Obama has taken it even farther to the left, in a way that few Republicans can. He can also speak well and credibly to all wings of the national GOP, from the fiscal cons to the social cons to the libertarian set.
He would appeal to all segments of the Republican electorate and would come armed with a record of economic success and a commitment to liberty that no other contender can match.

>Americans WILL get it:
>Better looking
>Better record
>Rick Perry for President

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23 posted on 07/25/2011 7:59:50 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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24 posted on 07/25/2011 8:00:25 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Diogenesis
Perry is Romney’s Trojan Horse.

That means you lied when you implied Bachmann was the same thing>?

Perry destroys Romney by taking economic conservatives from him. Romney's campaign is over the day Perry enters the race.

Rove for Perry.

Rove advised Perry's opponent, Kay Bailey Hutchison, in the last Texas Republican primary.

25 posted on 07/25/2011 11:26:18 AM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: cripplecreek
Nothing the race needs more than two Romneys.

I'm not aware that Rick Perry has ever pushed a socialized health care scheme or been rapidly pro-abortion.

Perry signed laws banning gay marriage while Romney made sure gay marriage was implemented in Massachusetts.

26 posted on 07/25/2011 11:30:46 AM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: Clairity
I expected that all along. He has been preparing the way for sometime now, in all the right areas. He was making sure he had the financial backing first.

Given his still low name recognition (55%) with his very high favorability rating. He will become the one to beat in short order. He also is a great speaker and connects with average people from all levels.

27 posted on 07/25/2011 11:39:10 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: RINOs suck

Perry is the exact opposite of Romney.


28 posted on 07/25/2011 11:41:01 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: RINOs suck
Phoney hispanic "republican" front for amnesty says Rick Perry is the number one hispanic friendly US politician of 2010 elections.

Governor Rick Perry is #1 Hispanic-friendly U.S. Politician of 2010 Elections

Phoney hispanic "republican" front group encourages the GOP to use the "un American" tea partiers and then toss us aside.

How Un-American is the TEA PARTY

Are they so “irrational” and merely a self-centered group revolutionary geezers that do not hold American ideal and thus attack our American values—Democracy, Capitalism and Constitutionalism. Strategically, it seems like the right thing to do for Republican to utilize the Tea Party to diminish Obama’s agenda. But it is also time for Republicans that realize that this people merely using the flag colors as facade to promote un-American agenda . While they do have the right to dissent, sadly, their agenda pushed by special interest in Sacramento and D.C. do not embody the original best American values.

Vicente Fox Thanks Rick Perry for allowing "migrants" to utilize Texas schools

RINO Rick with the ACORNs.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

President Fox’s vision for an open border is a vision I embrace
29 posted on 07/25/2011 11:51:57 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek
Phoney hispanic "republican" front for amnesty says Rick Perry is the number one hispanic friendly US politician of 2010 elections.

Shouldn't that make it even easier for him to beat Obama?

30 posted on 07/25/2011 12:07:41 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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Shouldn't that make it even easier for him to beat Obama?

Spoken like a "man" who doesn't care one bit about America.

The 30 million illegals in this country are enough to fill more than 50 congressional districts but who cares what they do to the country as long as we buy the fantasy that they'll vote republican.

Pathetic.
31 posted on 07/25/2011 12:12:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek
Spoken like a "man" who doesn't care one bit about America

Supporting Hispanic-friendly, Republican candidate means I don't care about America?

I voted for Reagan and he granted amnesty to illegals. Did that mean I didn't care about America then?

32 posted on 07/25/2011 12:47:49 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: Clairity

As long as the gop nominee does not blow bubbles with his drool, he will win and it won’t be close.


33 posted on 07/25/2011 3:51:49 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: Clairity

I have no problem with Perry. I agree with most of his policies.


34 posted on 07/25/2011 4:52:21 PM PDT by cake_crumb (Obama: the Unholy Won.)
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To: Diogenesis
Sarah Palin has stated that she and Perry have a lot in common, she really likes him; he walks the walk of a true conservative.

Only two ways to go with this. Either she was being truthful, or not.
If she was truthful, then labeling Perry a "RINO" is the polar opposite of what Palin thinks of him. Are we to believe that Mrs Palin lacks good judgment?

35 posted on 07/25/2011 9:24:11 PM PDT by jla
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To: jla

Gov. Palin endorsed the RINO Perry for Governor of Texas.

It was a test.

The RINO Perry failed.
By Gardasil.


36 posted on 07/26/2011 5:05:48 AM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: RINOs suck
The forcing of a selected DRUG [Merck was the payor
to RINO Perry's Chief of Staff (the payee)]
upon a population by Executive Order (MANDATE by Perry)
is PERRYCARE.

PerryCARE. No way.
RomneyCARE. No way.
ObamaCARE. No way.

NO RINOS.

There is only one Perry to consider.

"NO more RINOs. No RomneyCARE. No PerryCARE.
Nowhere in the Galaxy."

37 posted on 07/26/2011 5:10:52 AM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: Diogenesis
To 36 - We cannot expect those we elect to be honest if we ourselves find it difficult to be so.
Nice to see Sarah Palin's supporters maintaining this 'grand tradition'.
38 posted on 07/26/2011 1:53:59 PM PDT by jla
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There were an estimated 3 million illegals in the country when Reagan was in office. That amnesty caused innumerable problems, and has permanently ruined California.

Try that now with 10 times the number of illegal aliens in the country, and we’ll have a failed state or civil war on our hands in less than 10 years.

And that’s far from the only thing about Perry that shouldn’t sit right with conservatives.

He’s Romney slathered in BBQ sauce.


39 posted on 07/26/2011 2:07:56 PM PDT by CowboyJay
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Try that now with 10 times the number of illegal aliens in the country, and we’ll have a failed state or civil war on our hands in less than 10 years.

Where do you get the 30 million number from? I thought the actual number was closer to 12 million.

Perry has never advocated amnesty for illegals and he pushed legislation to end sanctuary cities in Texas.

40 posted on 07/26/2011 2:35:24 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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Does it matter if it’s 12 or 30 million? May as well cede the southwest back to Mexico if they’re given a path to citizenship.

Perry’s taking money from plenty of pro-amnesty lobbyists and donors. What do you think they expect in return for all that money - a thank you card?


41 posted on 07/26/2011 2:55:56 PM PDT by CowboyJay
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To: CowboyJay
May as well cede the southwest back to Mexico if they’re given a path to citizenship.

Let me know when Perry suggests something like that. Until then, I have no reason to believe he would offer them amnesty if elected.

If he is in bed with illegals, why did he just push legislation to stop sanctuary cities in Texas?

42 posted on 07/26/2011 5:18:39 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: CowboyJay
May as well cede the southwest back to Mexico if they’re given a path to citizenship.

Let me know when Perry suggests something like that. Until then, I have no reason to believe he would offer them amnesty if elected.

If he is in bed with illegals, why did he just push legislation to stop sanctuary cities in Texas?

43 posted on 07/26/2011 5:18:58 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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"If he is in bed with illegals, why did he just push legislation to stop sanctuary cities in Texas?"

He didn't until everyone raised hell about it, and he didn't exactly push it.

None of the RINOs publicly admit to favoring amnesty, but they all do. That's the problem with Perry. His actions don't match his rhetoric.

Everybody knows Perry's basically in favor of unlimited immigration, and will probably push a path to citizenship if he gets in. He has a long history on the issue, and it's not good. He threatened to use veto power if anything like AZ1070 (which actually works) came across his desk. He also has a long list of donors and supporters who are militant open-borders and pro-amnesty. If there's one thing Perry's consistent about - it's doing what his donors pay him to do.
44 posted on 07/26/2011 8:09:13 PM PDT by CowboyJay
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To: CowboyJay
He didn't until everyone raised hell about it, and he didn't exactly push it.

He pushed AFTER he got reelected and before he started thinking about running for President. So, I don't see any reason to believe his actions weren't sincere.

45 posted on 07/27/2011 8:06:49 AM PDT by RINOs suck
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