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Did Perry Even Vote For Reagan?

Posted on 08/15/2011 5:41:08 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear

Rick Perry was a Democrat until Karl Rove convinced him to switch parties and run as a Republican against Jim Hightower for Agriculture Commissioner.

Perry is always mentioning Reagan... But no Yellow-Dog Texas Democrat who was a chairman for Al Gore in 1988 would have voted for Reagan. Some Democrats would have... but not a leading member of the Texas party.

Perry is just too slick. He is not conservative at all.


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To: presently no screen name

“Didn’t you read this... Clinton stated”

Well, your not going to win any arguments here by siting what “Clinton stated”. If he is your beacon of truth, then I have a bridge to sell you.

Also, what is your source? These are politicians, and they will say whatever they want, whenever they want. If you somehow think that Bill Clintons word is as good as gold, and is reason for an argument, you are on the wrong forum.

“And isn’t it strange, today he’s divorced and clinton isn’t. Shows how strong his faith back then ‘wasn’t’ because it was an act - just saying/doing things ‘religious’. You can’t have clinton’s political ideologies and be deeply religious! “

And of course you are correct here. I am not in any way saying Gore was religious. I am saying he was presented as such to the American voter. He was also presented as a patriotic vet, which we all know was false, his father who was always anti-war, forced Al to join the service, because he thought it would hurt his own chances at re-election.

The whole Gore family is a fabricated lie, and this is what bothers me much about Perry’s association with them.

I am guessing you support Perry for some reason or another, and this is why you want to rewrite the history of Al Gore, otherwise, I’m not sure why you keep trotting out an unsubstantiated Clinton quote (with no source) as proof to Al Gore’s honesty or whatever.

If you believe Al Gore and Bill Clinton, well.... more power to ya I guess.


251 posted on 08/16/2011 1:18:03 AM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears; Clintonfatigued; TBP; sickoflibs; ...
This is getting really absurd.

If people want to hop aboard the Perry express (round trip to Mexico City) that's one thing.

But all these self-righteous ninnies trying to sell that "Gore was a conservative democrat" in a foolhearty effort to sanitize Perry's past, GMAFB you clowns.

Gore may have been pro-life, at least officially but that's IT.

We have a responsibly to shoot that garbage down so none of the wide-eyed types fall for it but you know what the only proper response is?

"Talk to the hand". A stupid reply for a stupid statement.

I'd like to hear Perry say whether or not he voted for Jimmuh, Mondale, and Dukakis.

If he did, hey Reagan was once a liberal democrat who woke up. Michelle Bachmann was raised a rat and woke up in college I think it was. Romney was an independent during Reagan-Bush he doesn't want to go back to Reagan-Bush, oops never mind that last one.

People can change their views but this 1980's Texas were most of the democrats were conservative and Al Gore was "somewhat conservative" exists only in fairy tales.

252 posted on 08/16/2011 1:44:21 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: esoxmagnum
Well, your not going to win any arguments here by siting what “Clinton stated”. .

He was asked back then - and why do you have a problem believing the reason HE chose him? Because it doesn't agree with your agenda with making algore deeply religious back then? LOL! HE had the same ideologies as clinton and worse. They aren't opposite at all - the are BOTH conmen!

If he is your beacon of truth, then I have a bridge to sell you

You ARE already trying to sell your bridge and you are PO'd I'm not buying it. And instead YOU want to be the beacon of truth - LOL!

You have to face the truth - algore fooled you, also. Have some tea in his honor.
253 posted on 08/16/2011 1:44:46 AM PDT by presently no screen name ( BHO....the destroyer)
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To: Impy

Absurd, yup. I said earlier if you have to do that much twisting and spinning and lying to justify your “Conservative” candidate, neither you or your candidate are. Conservatism is what it is, you don’t need to lie about it. Liberalism, however... that is all about the twisting and spinning and lying because when you get right down to it, hardly anyone wants it, and it never works.


254 posted on 08/16/2011 1:55:58 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: presently no screen name

I’m reckoning you weren’t around back then, and most likely not even old enough to vote. Your “LOL”’s give you away.

Gore was run as a religious zealot. Like it or not.

So was Jimmy Carter. Like it or not.

There has never been a candidate who has made it to the primaries, in the last 100 years, that did not claim to be the most religious person in the world while campaigning. That’s just a fact.

Do an internet search (your choice, google, yahoo, bing), and ask if Al Gore was religious. You might learn something.

Now, after examining your posting history, I see you are very defensive about your religion. It must irk you to no end to know that Carter and Gore were of the same ilk. Or at least they claimed to be.

Of course they are both con-men. Of course they both have the same ideologies. No one is disputing that. I’m telling you, that Slick Willy was run as being more fiscally conservative than Bush, and Gore brought the religious credentials to the table. All one need do is look up his history. He was there banging his bible on the table in congress. Literally. That is no joke. Even MTV hated Al Gore (can you believe that?) because they thought he was a religious nut. Al Gore and Tipper even wanted to ban John Denver! Remember that? Look it up. They said Rocky Mountain High was a song about drugs.

Like I said, you were either a) not old enough to remember, or b) in a coma in the 80’s if you don’t remember this stuff.

And yes, TEA is my brand.

I can’t argue with a religious nut. There is no way I can win, so I’m going to bow out of this conversation. You think Al Gore ran as an atheist or something, history and my memory tell it much different.

BTW, he didn’t fool me, he fooled the Bible Belt Christians, just like Carter. Sad to say, I voted for Perot, and I’d still vote for a Perot over say Romney.


255 posted on 08/16/2011 2:37:41 AM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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To: presently no screen name

Oh yeah, I almost forgot.... HE WAS RUN AS A DIVINITY MAJOR!

Remember that? It was the Buchanan campaign that exposed he failed Divinity School.

Yes, Gore was trotted out as the great Divinity Student. Oh man, I almost forgot all that stuff.

Here are some Al Gore religious quotes for you to chew on:

http://www.beliefnet.com/News/Politics/2000/07/A-Library-Of-Quotations-On-Religion-And-Politics-By-Al-Gore.aspx


256 posted on 08/16/2011 2:43:12 AM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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To: esoxmagnum

I didn’t forget it and didn’t bring it up because WHO CARES about him. Why you are so hung up on him and trying to pretend he was something he wasn’t is anyone’s guess.


257 posted on 08/16/2011 3:10:43 AM PDT by presently no screen name ( BHO....the destroyer)
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To: presently no screen name

I didn’t bring it up. You did. You told someone that Al Gore was never run as a religious candidate, and then when I corrected you, you began to cite dubious sources of information to support your statements.

You then went on to argue for several posts with me about Al Gore claiming to be religious. You attempted to rewrite history and distort facts.

I am thinking it may be time to take your meds.

I don’t have to pretend that Al Gore ran on the VP ticket as a religious zealot. History is there for those who care. Facts are facts, and an entire history of facts weigh greater than a cherry picked one liner from Bill Clinton, with no context and without the entire quote to back it up.

And, like most folks on FR, I’m not hung up on Al Gore. I’m hung up on getting history correct. Whether we like that history or not, FR must remain factual and consistent, otherwise we are no better than DU or KOS.

I can point you in the direction of probably hundreds of pages of Al Gore running as devout religious man if you like, but I think you would be better off doing your own research, as you may learn something about the 80’s.


258 posted on 08/16/2011 3:06:24 AM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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To: esoxmagnum
I didn’t bring it up. You did. You told someone that Al Gore was never run as a religious candidate,

The number of my post where I said that and then show documentation that he was running as such.

Clinton stated the reason he chose him back then - and you REFUSE to believe that. So you are the one who is rewriting history. You are way too interested in white washing algore - what's your problem, miss him?
259 posted on 08/16/2011 3:30:04 AM PDT by presently no screen name ( BHO....the destroyer)
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To: esoxmagnum
You then went on to argue for several posts with me about Al Gore claiming to be religious

Are you nuts - your posts are ALL about YOU claiming him to be religious! YOUR CREDIBILITY IS SHOT.

You can post all you want but NOT to me. Got it?
260 posted on 08/16/2011 3:36:08 AM PDT by presently no screen name ( BHO....the destroyer)
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To: ansel12

Why does it even matter? People change their minds all the time. This isn’t a manchurian candidate. This is someone who has been an elected republican for more than 20 years. There are plenty of Southern and western Dems that changed after Perry did.


261 posted on 08/16/2011 4:10:49 AM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper
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To: presently no screen name

“Are you nuts - your posts are ALL about YOU claiming him to be religious! YOUR CREDIBILITY IS SHOT.”

You are correct. All of my posts are about him running as a religious candidate.

And, I backed those up with links and quotes. Not something made up, like yours unsubstantiated, un-sourced quotes from the “Bent One”.

Oh, and I’ll post to whoever I want. Got it?

Stick that in your LOL, you troll.


262 posted on 08/16/2011 4:16:24 AM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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To: Impy

I dont care who Perry voted for in 1980 > 30 years ago. He just signed a Texas hate Crimes bill and bragged about supporting a Texas Dream act for illegals. Those are recent.


263 posted on 08/16/2011 4:46:47 AM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Um, actually, I probably succeeded beyond your wishes. If Perry was a convinced Democrat and voted his convictions, I’d have more respect for him at the time (though NOT for his convictions) than for Rush. At least he would have done something about what he believed, beyond talking.

I agree with most of what Rush says. But he’s mostly a talker. There is no defense for him not getting his lazy butt to register to vote, while his big mouth was talking conservatism and Reagan. It’s a shame on him.

To respect the man’s ideas, there’s no need to respect every last action (or inaction) taken (or not taken) by the man.


264 posted on 08/16/2011 5:48:07 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: sickoflibs

I don’t really give a crap either but I can’t stand these liars/idiots who are trying to sanitize his past.


265 posted on 08/16/2011 6:27:59 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy
RE :"I don’t really give a crap either but I can’t stand these liars/idiots who are trying to sanitize his past."

The Perry-bots have invaded in full force, however him recently signing that hate crimes bill didnt help their case. It looks like we got another compassionate conservative here.

266 posted on 08/16/2011 6:39:52 AM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: Paperdoll

Just stop this nonsense.


267 posted on 08/16/2011 6:45:54 AM PDT by Arec Barrwin
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To: DRey

“Perry wants to hold the feds accountable.”

Not going to happen as long as a lib is in the WH. Meanwhile, the illegals continue to stream across our border every day and night. IMO Perry took the high road on this issue, which is NOT good. In my POV it is past time to get tough. The illegals are winning and we’re doing what? Hoping the feds will take care of it? Are we stupid?


268 posted on 08/16/2011 7:10:18 AM PDT by txboss
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To: DRey

“Perry wants to hold the feds accountable.”

Not going to happen as long as a lib is in the WH. Meanwhile, the illegals continue to stream across our border every day and night. IMO Perry took the high road on this issue, which is NOT good. In my POV it is past time to get tough. The illegals are winning and we’re doing what? Hoping the feds will take care of it? Are we stupid?


269 posted on 08/16/2011 7:10:34 AM PDT by txboss
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To: BibChr

Were you not trying to draw similarities between Rush and Perry, because neither voted for Reagan?

If so, you failed. Miserably. Because as I mentioned, Rush didn’t register to vote till age 35.

If all you wanted to do was badmouth Rush, mission accomplished. As soon as you do 1/1,000,000,00th as much as he has for the conservative movement, get back to me.

I would love to know what YOU have done that has mobilized as many conservatives to vote or informed more people about the liberal agenda.

(crickets)

But your opinions of Rush, invalid as they are, have nothing to do with the topic at hand, which is Rick Perry’s extremely checkered past.


270 posted on 08/16/2011 8:03:44 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("But resist, we much...we must...and we will much...about...that...be committed." - Al Sharpton)
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To: WinOne4TheGipper
There are plenty of Southern and western Dems that changed after Perry did.

Which conservative who is so great that conservatives want him to now lead the conservative movement, was Al Gore's campaign Chairman wanting to end the Reagan Revolution, and then endorsing Rudy Giuliani in 2008?

271 posted on 08/16/2011 8:23:22 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Bristol Palin's book "Not Afraid Of Life: My Journey So Far" became a New York Times, best seller.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

My point was, if he didn’t vote for Reagan, he has that in common with Limbaugh. Point made.

As to the rest, try to remember the first and second commandment, and that’ll help you.


272 posted on 08/16/2011 8:25:18 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: BibChr

>>My point was, if he didn’t vote for Reagan, he has that in common with Limbaugh. Point made.<<

And an irrelevant point it is. Because it suggests that if Perry voted for Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale or Michael Dukakis, that should be just fine and dandy with all us FReepers. WRONG.

Not sure why you brought up idolatry. Respect for what Rush has done for conservatism is not idolatry.

Again, what have YOU done that begins to compare? So how bout you knock off the Rush bashing?


273 posted on 08/16/2011 8:33:32 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("But resist, we much...we must...and we will much...about...that...be committed." - Al Sharpton)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Welcome to FreeRepublic. I have been posting here since the late 90s. I have a medium-traffic blog (http://bibchr.blogspot.com) at which I HEAVILY wrote on political matters during the past election cycles, particularly in ‘08. I was all over the Obama issue. I laid into anyone and everyone who thought it was a cool thing for Christians to do to vote Democrat, let alone Obama. I turned at least one and helped others; traffic was around 1000+ a day.

I also write at another high-traffic blog (http://teampyro.blogspot.com), and though I’ve written on politics there, it isn’t the blog’s focus.

I’ve also given money, turned up at demonstrations, and basically done everything I can.

Nice to meet you, thanks for your interest.


274 posted on 08/16/2011 8:55:53 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: BibChr

Good for you.

I have been a FReeper since 88, under a screen name which was no longer topically relevant, so I changed it.

No one cares when you or I signed up.

Like I said, get back to me when you have done 1/1,000,000,000th as much as Rush Limbaugh has done for the conservative movement, before you go badmouthing him.


275 posted on 08/16/2011 9:02:22 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("But resist, we much...we must...and we will much...about...that...be committed." - Al Sharpton)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

That’s a very silly standard. How about this: unlike Rush Limbaugh, I have done 100% of what I’ve been able to do?

BTW, if you want to stay with your silly standard of trying to excuse your Rushgod’s hypocrisy, where’s your bona-fides? If you haven’t reached as many as I have, doesn’t that mean (by your logic-book) that you can’t criticize me?


276 posted on 08/16/2011 9:06:18 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: BibChr

>>BTW, if you want to stay with your silly standard of trying to excuse your Rushgod’s hypocrisy, where’s your bona-fides? If you haven’t reached as many as I have, doesn’t that mean (by your logic-book) that you can’t criticize me?<<

Oh, I have done my fair share of evangelizing and spreading the truth too, through my blogs and social media. That’s pretty much how I spend my time, and I make converts to conservatism consistently. They write and tell me so.

I could elaborate on my bona fides and brag about them as you did, but that is beside the point.

If I were sitting here minimizing what you did, as you did to Rush, then yes, my criticizing your efforts would be invalid. You have a blog. Good for you. So do I.

I don’t remember calling you lazy, as you did Rush.

I really don’t have a lot more time to waste today, so unless you have something else earthshakingly significant to say, let’s be done, okay?


277 posted on 08/16/2011 9:19:19 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("But resist, we much...we must...and we will much...about...that...be committed." - Al Sharpton)
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To: DRey

Do’t break your arm patting yourself on the back for a lieDRey.

I do not even consider Romney, who I characterize as “Malibu Ken” and “Plastic Man” as a viable candidate. The good Lord help us if a MOrmon gets into the White House!
We desperately need to get one out of the Senate!

Mormon is closely akin to Islam. Perhaps that is why the Establishment tosses him bouquets rather than barbs.


278 posted on 08/16/2011 9:34:06 AM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: lonestar

I am having difficulty adjusting to a new key pad, so I make many mistakes, and I also suffer from Macular Degeneration.

Of course you know that what I was saying was, “Too soon out of his Commie College Days.” I don’t see anything but wisdom in that sentence, for the Universities and Colleges, for the most part, have been widely infiltrated by Communist, or if you prefer, Progressive, professors. Students are being taught to hate the very things which made our nation a great one.


279 posted on 08/16/2011 9:45:23 AM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: Arec Barrwin

Another one in complete denial.


280 posted on 08/16/2011 9:50:04 AM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: Paperdoll
I was not being sarcastic...I knew exactly what you meant. As Perry said, he didn't go to Yale, he went to Texas A&M.

When Perry was at A&M it was an all male, military school. Largest in the country. It has contributed more officers to the military than West Point.

Calling it a Commie School would be like calling West Point a Commie school.

When Perry graduated from Texas A&M he went into the Air Force as a commissioned officer.

Like the militry schools, the cadets are committed to military service upon graduation amd many make it a career.

A&M is coed now and has changed a lot but is still one of the most conservative universities in the nation.

281 posted on 08/16/2011 10:09:49 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Paperdoll

I agree with most of your posts on this topic, PD, but I have to say, Texas A&M is a very conservative environment.

Not sure why someone who went there would campaign for Weird Al, though. That’s a real head-scratcher.


282 posted on 08/16/2011 10:16:49 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("But resist, we much...we must...and we will much...about...that...be committed." - Al Sharpton)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Then Progressive leanings are like bed bugs, come out in the dark of night first to anesthetize, then to inflict their infectious bite and hide anywhere they can if one looks for them.


283 posted on 08/16/2011 10:50:18 AM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: lonestar

See 283


284 posted on 08/16/2011 10:52:51 AM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: Paperdoll
“Give me an army of West Point graduates and I'll win a battle. Give me a handful of Texas Aggies, and I'll win the war.”~General George S. Patton

Now do you know why I thought what you said was one of the most ignorant things I ever read on FR?

I see a lot of misleading comments on FR today...but I don't think you intended to mislead. You are just ignorant about Texas A&M.

285 posted on 08/16/2011 11:03:11 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Almost!

First, thanks for what you do. I appreciate it. More = better.

Second, it is funny for you to fault me for “bragging” after challenging me twice as to what I’ve done for the Cause. I don’t answer, you’re mad. I do answer, you’re mad. Hard to find the “win” with you here.

Third, so, to you there are only two settings: approving of everything Rush does, or trashing him? I’m in a different place. I agree with almost everything I hear him say, I quote him, I think he’s remarkable — and I can admit it was lazy of him not to register to vote when he could while talking talking talking politics. I registered as soon as I could, and voted as soon as I could, and I’d bet you did too.

Rush was hypocritical. He is about other things, too. He’s not really much of a role-model; but he is a wonderful and sage critic and talker. Thank God his hearers don’t just talk, but actually DO something about what he says.


286 posted on 08/16/2011 11:27:53 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: dusttoyou
Fake?

How is it fake that Perry supported Al Gore and was a chairman for his 1988 campaign?

Perry was a elected Democrat all throughout the 1980s.

If you don't want to face those obvious facts go on being willfully ignorant.
287 posted on 08/16/2011 11:44:18 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
Do you remember that when Algore was running for POTUS Tipper was leading a national movement to rid recorded music of risque language?

I don't remember exactly what it was all about...it was before rap...but he was the conservative candidate at the time.

I think Gore went way overboard after that election. He was even pro-life at the time, IIRC.

Hard to believe but that's the way it was. Might explain a lot that he and Tipper are no longer together. Gore is nuts!

On our side, what happened to Goldwater ...he turned liberal.

288 posted on 08/16/2011 11:53:30 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear
How about quiting the paulnutz kamikaze attack on Perry, minus_the_brain?

If you knew shi’te from shinola you would know about Texas politics before Reagan gave the conservative dems a way out. Since Reconstruction, (you do know about Reconstruction don't you?) there was almost zero GOP in the South and Texas. To get elected to any office required being a dem (ever hear of Yeller Dog Dem?). Most of these dems were fairly conservative and just like Reagan said, the dems left him when they went liberal.

About the same time as Perry switched to GOP a mass of Texas voters left the dems and turned Texas into a very conservative GOP state.

Whether you or any of your nutty circular firing squad freeps care to admit it, Perry has been the most conservative Governor in Texas history. Your Perry algore thingy is a non-story. Find something pertinent to 2012 or STFU.

289 posted on 08/16/2011 12:11:18 PM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: Paperdoll

You are obviously a certified idiot to make some absurd claim Texas A&M was or is a “Commie school”. Go back to DU.


290 posted on 08/16/2011 12:17:40 PM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: lonestar

>>Do you remember that when Algore was running for POTUS Tipper was leading a national movement to rid recorded music of risque language?<<

I remember it well. :-/

But that doesn’t sound “conservative” to me. That is more “statist.”


291 posted on 08/16/2011 12:29:05 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("But resist, we much...we must...and we will much...about...that...be committed." - Al Sharpton)
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To: dusttoyou
Wow,

It's almost like I mentioned that in the original post you effing moron.

If you could actually read you would have known that.

I said Perry was a Yellow Dog.

I swear, I am getting tired of explaining these simple concepts to you idiots.
292 posted on 08/16/2011 12:29:48 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Impy
>> Gore may have been pro-life, at least officially but that's IT. <<

Apprently Gore wasn't even pro-life in '88. Some freeper looked into it and Gore had a fairly pro-life voting record in the late 70s and early 80s when he was a local Congressman, but by the time he became a U.S. Senator in '85 he began voting pro-abortion. By '87-'88 he was definitely in the pro-abortion camp and anyone paying attention knew it. It seems Gore was even getting some heat over it when ran for President as a "social moderate" so he did what abortion-loving Mark Kirk does and put out a letter saying he was against making taxpayers pay for abortion. He used lots of weasel words in that letter like saying that abortion was "ARGUABLY the taking of a human life" (note that Gore didn't say HE believed abortion was the taking of a human life, just that people have argued that). And of course, like Mark Kirk, Gore didn't actually vote against using taxpayers money to fund abortion, he just claimed to be against it in public.

These Perry fans are really trying to weasel out of the facts too. Now after it's been established that Gore WAS a big "global warming" alarmist in the 1980s, they're splitting hairs and saying Perry was correct that Gore wasn't known as "Mr. Global Warming" back then because there's no documented proof that was his NICKNAME at the time (I don't even think it's his official nickname now!)

My respect for Perry and his fans would greatly increase if Perry could simply man up and say "I support Al Gore's liberal platform in 1988 and I regret it. I'm sorry I bought into the liberal agenda and opposed Ronald Reagan's policies". But no, they will argue to death that Perry was a staunch conservative back then and the southern RATs were to the right of Reagan.

Honesty goes a long way in politics.

293 posted on 08/16/2011 1:06:41 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: dusttoyou

I’ll admit I know very little of Texas A&M. Frankly, I didn’t even know what college Perry attended. I was speaking of ‘higher education in general.
Your abrasive attack reveals your below average breeding. So many on ‘conservative’ FR seem to use the uneducated tactics of the far left. I find this very sobering. But I forgive you, and rest assured that God loves you anyway.


294 posted on 08/16/2011 1:55:40 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: lonestar

As I said in 294, I didn’t even know what college Perry attended. I was speaking of ‘higher education’ in general.

Speaking of Generals, Patton was great, but he dates back to the ‘40’s, unless you have the date of that statement was made. Things were a great deal different in the ‘40’s than they have been since the ‘80’s.


295 posted on 08/16/2011 2:03:42 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: Paperdoll

What a dumbass. Breeding? When they cut out the paperdoll they forgot the brain.

So you don’t know a damn thing about Texas A&M but feel its OK to slime one of the best colleges in the US?

As my In-Laws would say, “Go piss up a rope” idiot!

Count on EVERYTIME I see one of your stupid posts I will make the point of calling you out, FOOL.


296 posted on 08/16/2011 2:25:51 PM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Very well, I have answered.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2764626/posts
297 posted on 08/16/2011 3:23:33 PM PDT by Quicksilver (Defeat Obama)
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To: dusttoyou
About the same time as Perry switched to GOP a mass of Texas voters left the dems and turned Texas into a very conservative GOP state.

When Rick Perry was deciding to saddle up and become a Democrat politician, it was in the same election that Reagan won 64% of the Texas vote, after Reagan winning Texas with 55% in 1980.

Perry followed that up by fighting to replace Reagan with Al Gore in 1988.

298 posted on 08/16/2011 3:41:54 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Bristol Palin's book "Not Afraid Of Life: My Journey So Far" became a New York Times, best seller.)
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To: ansel12

Well, I just don’t know. Maybe you would better serve the cause of removing nobama by focussing on details more relevent than when Perry first ran for office.

Then again, feel free to fire away in your circular firing squad and we’ll all end up with Mutt or the WON really being King.


299 posted on 08/16/2011 4:04:20 PM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: ansel12

Guys like you don’t have much regard for the truth and spend your posts distorting facts.

But that’s ok, I’m a veteran of the infamous war on drug threads with the long gone dane and kevin curry types. I don’t have a problem with full contact posting.

Fact is that I’ve not once stated any admiration for Gore’s politics other than to say that when I met him he was nice, polite, and personable, not something I can say about other politicians I have met.

But that was back before he ran for VP and eventually went insane.

The whole point is that when Perry was aligned with Gore, Gore was a whole different person than he is now.

I really don’t expect your smears to have any impact.


300 posted on 08/16/2011 4:28:43 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (I am Joe the Hobbit.)
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