Skip to comments.Rick Perry: On the Rebound and Ready to Put America Back to Work (and secure the Mexican border)
Posted on 11/11/2011 3:19:44 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
PERRY: Yes. You know, I said something at the Orlando debate that was arrogant. May have been because I thought I knew it all because I'd been the governor. As a matter of fact, my wife said, What you said was insulting.
.......And one thing I will promise the American people and -- is that within 12 months, within 12 months of my inaugural, that border will be secure and it will be shut down because we'll put the strategic fencing in place. We'll put the boots on the ground. We'll put the aviation assets in place. And that border will be shut down and secure within 12 months.
.........And to have a conversation about any of these issues until that border is secure is nothing more than an intellectual discussion. I'm not going to engage in those. I'm going to stay focused on the most important things the president of the United States is going to do, dealing with that border, is to secure it.
I know how to do it. I've been dealing with this for 10 years.....
VAN SUSTEREN: Do you do it simultaneously with developing some sort of immigration policy, whatever that may be, for the people who are here illegally in the United States, or do you this in one step, first secure the border, then we'll figure out what to do with that, or do you do it simultaneously?
PERRY: You do the border first. If you do not first secure the border, you're wasting your time. And that is my commitment to the American people. Within 12 months, that border will be shut down, the illegal activities will be stopped, and that border will be secure.....
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I take Perry at his word on this, though I believe that 12 months is a long time. It seems like with the aviation assets he talks about, that a major change could be effected in a month or less.
But ok, he’s talking about the time to build a fence, 12 months is reasonable.
And I do take him at his word on this. The anti-Perry fanatics completely misrepresent Perry on this issue, in my opinion. How many of them have ever been governor of a border state? Answer: zero.
The problem is, however, Perry will not be president.
Perry can’t win the Republican nomination.
Perry can’t win the general election (even if by some miracle he became the nominee).
He can’t debate; he can’t win. Period.
After he loses Iowa, NH and SC, I’m going to start posting in FR that it’s time for Perry to drop out.
I already believe it’s time for Santorum and Huntsman to drop out.
I don't understand why people don't research a candidate like Cain who has gone from electric fences to Perry's border security plan almost word for word (Face the Nation)yet Cain has no record to back that up and changed his position over a months time when pressure hit.
Rick Perry has actually spent our tax dollars to secure the US border yet you think he wont do it as President? That doesn't make sense. He's the only one who has even tried of those running.
If Greta said one more time “you know” during her convoluted question I was gonna scream.
Perry’s correct that the border needs to be shut down before anything else can happen, but that doesn’t preclude one from having a followup plan. His unwillingness to state what that is makes me suspicious.
Useless position. The SoCal and Yuma sector fences have greater than 70% coverage, but far less than 10% in "urban" areas, and they are primarily responsible for the complete diversion of cartel and human smuggler traffic to Eastern Arizona and Texas. In other words...it WORKS. Why does Perry oppose it?
Yes, with in-state tuition vouchers for Texas citizens. You DO realize that they have to had applied for citizenship FIRST, do you NOT? Or do you just listen to 30 second sound bites from liberal reporters?
Our hearts go out to you guys when you get Romney, another democrat.
That is not true. They have to PROMISE to "pursue" citizenship. And the Houston Chronicle reported that Texas has not checked on even a SINGLE illegal to see if they have!
I do. He just put three of my returning vet nephews on that border as Game Wardens. He’s putting every available boot on the ground he can find down there.
Shame the blind in this country are allowed to vote.
Oh balogna. They can’t even start the process until they have temporary resident status approved on their citizenship application.
If The University of Houston is taking them and their money anyway, they are not following the law.
Only in strategic places where it would work..like he always has.
...and millions of taxpayer funded tuition assistance freebies to hand out. La Raza Rick's a generous man to foreign lawbreakers with our money.
I listen to his debates.
Perry anxious to change subject to taxes, immigration, EU debt crisis
Perry also apologized once again for comments he made during a debate in September when he termed critics of a Texas law that provides in-state college tuition for illegal immigrants "heartless." Not only did Perry call his own comments "arrogant," he also said his wife, Anita, called them "insulting."
"I want to tell the people of America that I do respect their opinions on the subject of illegal immigrants and the college tuition," Perry said. The subject of immigration plagued him in the first months of his presidential campaign, but has been less of an issue since his standing plummeted in the polls.
Lol, just a regurgitation of the position concocted by Juan McCain after his real position on immigration and the border had sunk his Republican presidential primary hopes.
The last thing we need at this point is another pandering, border state politician in the White House.
Oh REALLY? If it works so damned good, then why is ARIZONA complaining so damned much about their illegal alien problem?
The Texas border is 1200 miles. (The whole US border is not but 2900 miles.) It takes one day to build one mile of just four strand barbed wire fence. And that’s humping from dawn till dusk. It would take a minimum of four years to build a fancy DOUBLE fence with the technology to monitor it and a paved road down the middle of it, not to mention $BILLIONS of dollars. And then what’s to stop somebody from cutting through it, over it, or under it, in a 150 miles of wilderness between towns? Coyotes? Horned toads? A line of piss ants?
You OBVIOUSLY have never been to the Texas border or even looked at a freaking map. The Texas border is almost completely mountains, canyons, river bottom, and vast amounts of just NOTHING!
And the people crossing it today are not just your average happy migrant worker coming for a job. It’s gang criminals, narco and muslim terrorists. Are you naive enough to think they’re going to let a fence in the middle of the wilderness stop them?
Arizona’s border is 300 miles long. Why the hell can’t they get a grip on their border? Incompetence?
Yeah, well once again, it is a shame that blind are able to vote.
PERRY: Texas has joined as an amicus with them in that brief. So I support states' rights. You know, the sad part about it is that we're having to come with immigration policy because of the failure of the federal government to secure our border. That's the real issue here.
And to have a conversation about any of these issues until that border is secure is nothing more than an intellectual discussion. I'm not going to engage in those. I'm going to stay focused on the most important things the president of the United States is going to do, dealing with that border, is to secure it.
I know how to do it. I've been dealing with this for 10 years. And you put the strategic fencing in place and the boots on the ground and the aviation assets in the air, and to the numbers that -- you can shut that border down and secure it.
Is that supposed to be a 'Yes'? Why not just say, 'Yes?' Weasel answer. When asked about what to do with the folks already here his response was that you seal the border first. Again, weasel answer.
So why does Rick Perry want to do away with the National Weather Service? Has he said?
“Only” with a fence?