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Rick Perry to "reassess" campaign
CBS NEWS ^ | Tuesday January 3, 2012

Posted on 01/03/2012 10:02:42 PM PST by Bigtigermike

After a disappointing fifth-place finish in Tuesday's Iowa caucuses, Texas Governor Rick Perry said he is going home to Texas to assess "whether there is a path forward for myself in this race."

"With the voters' decision tonight in Iowa, I've decided to return to Texas, assess the results of tonight's caucus, determine whether there is a path forward for myself in this race," Perry told supporters at the end of the night.

The candidate, once considered a frontrunner in the race for the GOP nomination, earned just 10 percent on Tuesday's contest with more

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To: Bigtigermike

you’re a mess...LMAO!

101 posted on 01/04/2012 2:16:44 PM PST by magna carta
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To: Bigtigermike; Cincinatus' Wife

I never understood why CW got criticized for supporting her candidate. She was never, from what I saw, abusive or foul-mouthed (unlike many of the supporters of other candidates) and she had every right to be in favor of Perry. Why not?

At the start, I thought he was good, but unfortunately I felt that he couldn’t support his opinions and was very similar to Bush in being inarticulate when challenged. He was probably great in Texas and great with a friendly audience. GW Bush was, too; I saw it with my own two eyes in Florida once, when he appeared with Jeb, and just really captivated the audience. But I just didn’t think Perry had what it took to convince anybody outside of his circle, just as Bush couldn’t do it outside of a friendly audience, and I obviously wasn’t the only one.

But why criticize CW for supporting her candidate in a way that was usually civil and even supported by rational postings of articles about him? Sounds to me like a reasonable attempt to convince, which is what this is all about.

102 posted on 01/04/2012 2:19:02 PM PST by livius
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To: Bigtigermike

It ain’t over, you Paulacks, Mittbots and Bachmann Turncoats!

103 posted on 01/04/2012 2:21:59 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: ExSoldier
Aw now, be nice. She is a sweet lady. She is a wife and probably somebody's mom. Do unto others....

That was nice. I could have called her what she is, a RINO troll. That's not the label I gave her it was given her by the proprietors of this forum.

And I do "do unto others". I have been attacked by nearly every Perry supporter in this forum. I've been called vile names, I've been told I "hate Texas females and want them to die of cancer". What did I do to earn that disrespect? I have been critical of their chosen candidate. Given the vitriol directed at me by the person you defend, "who cares" was being nice.

104 posted on 01/04/2012 2:49:23 PM PST by South40 (Just say NO to pro-ILLEGAL alien RINOS!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Didn’t pPerry already announce today (Jan 4th) that he was heading to South Carolina and he was in...that he had thought about it and made this decision and that it was an easy decision to make?

That’s what I have been hearing all day long.

Which leaves Romney, Santorum, Gingrich, Perry, Paul and Huntsman for New Hampshire and probably through at least South Carolina.

I wanted Palin and then Cain. Now my pecking order is Santorum, Perry, Gingrich and Romney as a last, undesired resort if he wins the nominaytion.

Even with his flip flops and warts, if it comes to that, he would be less dangerous to the Republic than the blatantly marxist, Obama. I believe a GOP House and Senate that his heavy with Tea Party candidates will be able to reign Romney in. I believe Obama would od everything in his power with EOs, PDs, and his agencies in the cabinet to try and make and end run around congress and the constitution. He already is.

105 posted on 01/04/2012 2:49:33 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (
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To: napscoordinator

“I don’t care. Santorum won and Perry got his a$$ handed to him. I am thrilled by the results. President Santorum will be wonderful and as I said, Perry can be the Ambassador of Brazil in the Santorum administration. It is a quite job and he does not have to talk.”

You’re President Santorum? In your fantasy Please come back to reality. Mittens will be your candidate and you will like

106 posted on 01/04/2012 2:51:12 PM PST by MissouriConservative (Voting "None of the Above" in 2012.)
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To: South40

Yeah, one of the Perry supporters called me a racist KKK member because I didn’t support Ricardo’s in-state tuition. I was called a “Texas hater” and “Mexican hater” as well.

Let it be known: The Perry supporters were the ones who made it personal!

107 posted on 01/04/2012 3:11:21 PM PST by PAConservative1
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To: Bigtigermike
Hasta La Raza Ricardo!
108 posted on 01/04/2012 3:21:50 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The RNC would prefer Obama to a conservative nominee.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
"I did not like how Perry seemed to be using his faith to score political points. If a voter or a reporter asks you a question, fine, answer it ... but don't put commercials on TV.
I feel similarly about Romney using his long marriage as a campaign flare."

I thought that was ok, because he's a Christian. Wait until Romney has to finally answers questions about Joe Smith and becoming a god on the star Kolob! Boy, that'll be fun....!

109 posted on 01/04/2012 3:49:27 PM PST by NoRedTape
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To: napscoordinator

Well I have nothing against Santorum; if he keeps on and does well after this, I’ll vote for him possibly. I basically like him a lot. I like Newt also, I would consider him too, even Huntsman. (he was my governor, I voted for him)

I don’t think Perry should be forced out either! After all, Fred Thompson didn’t leave the race until about 3 or 4 states races had gone by. Neither Perry, or any of the others left, should have to leave until 3 or 4 races have gone by!

111 posted on 01/04/2012 3:52:22 PM PST by dsutah
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To: All; Bigtigermike
I hope Perry stays in through SC. Someone with cash needs to be running ads against Romney. I believe Perry would be a good president if he could get to the White House but it clearly wasn't his ambition.

I roll my eyes at the Santorum supporters. We've had enough "I, I, I... me, me, me" brat-itude with Obama. Rick's a whiny big gov't neocon, another flippin' lawyer with no executive experience, an establishment player who chose the establishment over principle. He did very well in Iowa because he's lived and breathed Iowa for over a year.

I do appreciate Santorum adding a focus on manufacturing to the debate. Maybe he'll be the balance to Romney's ticket.

112 posted on 01/04/2012 3:53:18 PM PST by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelect Obama and Speaker Pelosi.)
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To: F15Eagle
They all want Americans or anyone working for $5/hr or less.Welcome to third-world America, brought to your by our sellout, traitor politicians.

You bet...

And the ugly reality is, considering what the dollar is worth or buys, even those making 10 bucks an hour, in reality are making about 4 bucks an hours.

It's why most working Americans nowadays are called the "Working poor". Their dollars don't buy cheet!

114 posted on 01/04/2012 3:58:22 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: NoRedTape
And you really think that somebody is going to ask Romney that question? Ain't gonna happen.

Most people don't want to see candidates grilled over their faith, regardless of what it is, nor do they want to see candidates grilled over their spouse or children.

I don't want to see faith or family brought into the political arena. Something has to be sacred, because the media sure isn't gonna grill a liberal about anything.

115 posted on 01/04/2012 4:00:18 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: dsutah; napscoordinator

naps. was posting that lie last night. He and his mob showed up on every Perry thread making nasty cracks and now they are trying to say they didn’t do it. Look at the KEYWORDS on this thread, same ole’ same ole’. Yeah they did it and now they are gloating. They act like democrats!

117 posted on 01/04/2012 4:16:31 PM PST by Ditter
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To: F15Eagle; dragnet2

You are both ignoring that the Governor has protested the fact that Texas is forced to educate, feed and provide medical care for the child of any illegal in our public schools and has called for preventing them from crossing the border in the first place.

The Governor has not “gone illegal.”

Instead, in one very narrow case, the State of Texas has determined how to deal with what is:
there are illegal 17 and 18 year olds who were brought here as children,
who have been in our high schools at least 3 years.

The Feds will not deport them or their families.

They have assimilated and excelled enough to both graduate from a Texas high school and be accepted to a State college.

We decided that in light of their achievement and 3 years without being deported by the Feds, we wouldn’t charge them the non-resident tuition, just as we would anyone who lives in a county next to our border (for some Colleges, within a 100 miles) in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, or Mexico, or as we would for other US citizens and legal aliens who lived here one, not 3 years.

118 posted on 01/04/2012 4:44:01 PM PST by hocndoc ( Have mustard seed, not afraid to use it. Cut spending, now,now,now!)
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To: hocndoc

Sounds like the Feds have no heart.

119 posted on 01/04/2012 4:45:43 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: PAConservative1; South40; miss marmelstein; fieldmarshaldj

Don’t forget: commie, socialist, Paultard and Romneybot.

122 posted on 01/04/2012 4:48:46 PM PST by rintense
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To: rintense
I haven't forgotten. The commie came just days ago.

"Who cares" is rather innocuous compared commie and all the pro-ILLEGAL alien crowd has directed our way.

124 posted on 01/04/2012 5:04:59 PM PST by South40 (Just say NO to pro-ILLEGAL alien RINOS!)
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To: PAConservative1
Yeah, one of the Perry supporters called me a racist KKK member because I didn’t support Ricardo’s in-state tuition. I was called a “Texas hater” and “Mexican hater” as well.

Funny how some people use leftist talking points, regardless of their political affiliation.

The two beltway parties are filled with the same exact types of people.

125 posted on 01/04/2012 5:07:58 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: F15Eagle
How can 22,000+ Iowans be dumb enough to support Ron Paul?

Vote fraud.

126 posted on 01/04/2012 5:08:04 PM PST by South40 (Just say NO to pro-ILLEGAL alien RINOS!)
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To: F15Eagle

Have you forgotten that these are the people sending Tom ‘dungheap’ Harkin back to Washington as their chosen representative? ... Iowa will end up the brunt of asshood, like the term ‘cretan’ became the name for stupid people.

127 posted on 01/04/2012 5:11:30 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they cannot be deceived, it's impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Bigtigermike


128 posted on 01/04/2012 5:24:30 PM PST by alstewartfan ("And your oarsman stands with his knife in hand, and his eyes spell 'Mutiny'" Al Stewart)
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To: Jeff Head

Perry has lost, but he is now doing the stalking of Santorum for Romney. $5M new dollars of stalking!

129 posted on 01/04/2012 5:27:47 PM PST by alstewartfan (27 of 36 of Romney's judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: napscoordinator

Perry could really hurt Santorum in SC. Ouch. And with Gingrich having been a Southerner...

130 posted on 01/04/2012 6:20:11 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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131 posted on 01/04/2012 7:00:22 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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Bye, Rick!

132 posted on 01/04/2012 7:03:34 PM PST by NoRedTape
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To: TennesseeProfessor
"Rick Santorum has virtually no infrastructure outside of Iowa."

He didn't have it there either.

133 posted on 01/04/2012 7:20:28 PM PST by evad (STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING. It's the SPENDING Stupid)
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To: F15Eagle

I would say you’re very much led - way too much led - by your heart and emotions if you allow that statement to over-ride the years and years of fighting for small government and border security, limiting spending and reigning in regulations. Then, add in his history of service as a volunteer in the Air Force and his success in limiting abortion, protecting parental rights and securing marriage in Texas.

134 posted on 01/04/2012 8:38:27 PM PST by hocndoc ( Have mustard seed, not afraid to use it. Cut spending, now,now,now!)
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To: napscoordinator

A guy who lost by around 18 points in his reelection senate campaign and did so bad that the Democrats did not even bother running major negative ads against him, is not going to be President let alone win the GOP nominaton.

Santorum campaign will be sunk by the brutal reality of New Hamsphire and bigger states after that.

135 posted on 01/04/2012 9:16:29 PM PST by GregH
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To: GregH

Well if folks like yourself would get behind the only moral conservative, we would not have to worry about anything. We would have our candidate and start fighting Obama. Having all these other conservatives in the race is just going to result in Romney being the nominee. South Carolina could go Romney 23; Santorum 22; Newt 20; Perry 20; Paul 10; Huntsman 5. Isn’t that horrible because we have too many folks fighting the same people?

136 posted on 01/04/2012 9:26:40 PM PST by napscoordinator (President Santorum is our future! A miracle is happening before our eyes!)
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To: napscoordinator

Well there needs to unity among Conservatives but it should not be behind a weak candidate. Santorum is a decent man having sound moral values, but as a candidate he is not cut out for the Presidency. The election will be about economic issues and executive leadership and Santorum does not have background to compete in a Presidential election.

138 posted on 01/05/2012 4:02:00 AM PST by GregH
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To: South40
Okay, after having read your kind freepmail and clicked the links and done a bit of research, I have to conclude you're right and I stand corrected. I have never had any negative interactions with the freeper in question and then looking at the amount of time she's been around, I concluded (wrongly) that she must be the victim instead of the perpetrator. Sometimes I think like that. A character flw in myself perhaps. There is however absolutely ZERO excuse for attacking you on the Perry question! I was totally in the tank for him when he first announced. But then, I started looking at his positions in depth. I came to the conclusion that he was more of an amnesty proponent than the others and when he called me heartless that was it, I folded my tent and slipped from his camp. Add to that he can't debate his way out of a paper bag and THE ONE (damn his soul to HELL) is a silver tongued devil when he gets on that stage. Even without a teleprompter. Worse, Perry simply screwed up too many simple facts he needed to have command of in such a debate. I can't take the chance. I'd rather have Santorum or Newt and I prefer Newt for his razor sharp mind and tough experience in the trenches of DC.
139 posted on 01/05/2012 10:21:28 AM PST by ExSoldier (FMR Infantry Captain; 25 yrs an NRA Instructor; Master of KLIK-PAO!)
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To: ExSoldier
If you oppose Perry because he is for amnesty how can you support Newt? Given his contradicting comments below one could say he is all over the map on the issue. But we know now that he is 100% for amnesty as he has said as much.

This I agree with:

Anything less than requiring people who are working here illegally to return home to apply for a worker visa is amnesty.
~Newt Gingrich 2006

This I don't agree with.

I am for a path to legality for those people whose ties are so deeply into America that it would truly be tragic to try and rip their family apart."
~Newt Gingrich 2011

And this I do agree with.

It should also be mentioned that advocates of amnesty should not be taken seriously if they claim to be also in favor of tougher border control. It is simply not credible that advocates of amnesty will be reliably tough on controlling the borders. ~Newt Gingrich 2006

140 posted on 01/05/2012 1:52:14 PM PST by South40 (Just say NO to pro-ILLEGAL alien RINOS!)
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To: South40; Oldeconomybuyer
Read what oldeconomybuyer said in his #94 post to me. That is it EXACTLY. I could forgive Perry his stance but I can't his flaccid brain and grasp of simple facts in a debate. Newt will never make the stumbles and missteps that Perry has. Yeah, Newts got a lot of baggage. So what? Anybody who's been rocking around DC since the 1970s is bound to! He is an old "In-the-trenches" warrior and that is exactly what's needed. He did help build the Reagan revolution and he did balance the budget and he's got a mind like a steel trap, unlike Perry who's just trapped.
141 posted on 01/05/2012 6:28:58 PM PST by ExSoldier (FMR Infantry Captain; 25 yrs an NRA Instructor; Master of KLIK-PAO!)
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To: ExSoldier
Read what oldeconomybuyer said in his #94 post to me.

I'd be happy to. Which thread?

142 posted on 01/05/2012 6:52:31 PM PST by South40 (Just say NO to pro-ILLEGAL alien RINOS!)
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To: South40
I'm sorry, this thread!
143 posted on 01/05/2012 7:40:34 PM PST by ExSoldier (FMR Infantry Captain; 25 yrs an NRA Instructor; Master of KLIK-PAO!)
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To: ExSoldier

Post #94 in this thread is not by Oldeconomybuyer so I have to assume it is not the one you want me to see. In fact, I searched the entire thread/page and there are no comments by oldeconomybuyer here.

144 posted on 01/05/2012 7:45:55 PM PST by South40 (Just say NO to pro-ILLEGAL alien RINOS!)
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To: South40
LOL, you're correct and I'm DAWG tired. It was a thread started by Jim Robinson and here is what was posted to me by Oldeconomybuyer:

"Gingrich, I believe, is at a point in life where he can leverage his knowledge of DC politics to redirect this nation to its founders principals. He is not afraid to take the fight to Obama (unlike McCain) and has demonstrated true leadership on big issues. I actually think Gingrich would do so well contrasting conservative vs. socialist policy at the top of the ticket that he would have coattails in Senate races."

145 posted on 01/05/2012 7:50:56 PM PST by ExSoldier (FMR Infantry Captain; 25 yrs an NRA Instructor; Master of KLIK-PAO!)
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To: ExSoldier; South40

Be careful judging Rick Perry. He’s a good man. I just don’t think he was fully prepared for the negative media blitz he received from the moment he announced his candidacy. One of the first attacks was about where his family hunted for the past 30 years. That boggles the mind. Not his stance on taxes, liberty, terrorism, the debt, etc. Where he went hunting! Mr. Perry just wasn’t prepared for a national campaign and unfortunately it showed.

That’s one of the reasons I think Gingrich/Santorum are the best at this stage. They have enough DC experience to expect fire, deal with it, and return fire.

146 posted on 01/05/2012 8:33:19 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Be careful judging Rick Perry. He’s a good man.

I'm sure he's a good man. I know a LOT of good men. But they chose to serve in more direct and probably safer ways than voluntarily stepping into the national spotlight and allowing the likes of Obama and Pelosi to carefully target him and knowing he was doing so. But it's not my task to "judge" him as you put it. I am tasked with a choice to make and but a single vote to cast. I'm trying to do that to the best of my ability. Perry has made that task more difficult in his blunders and politics is a harsh and unforgiving landscape to roam. He gets one shot. He may already have blown it beyond repair. As we used to say in the army: He may be FUBAR. Or maybe not. He has until South Carolina to let the voters decide in his favor. I think if he screws the pooch there, by not showing with a strong finish in the top three, he hasn't got a prayer here in Florida.

147 posted on 01/05/2012 11:02:03 PM PST by ExSoldier (FMR Infantry Captain; 25 yrs an NRA Instructor; Master of KLIK-PAO!)
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To: All

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.

Texas has been voted #1 business climate for the last seven years.
Texas has been getting all of California’s jobs.
Perry must be doing something right.
We need a good business guy right now.
Perry has proved it.




>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

>Rush said that Perry is his dream candidate.

>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.”

>Ted nugent is a close friend and supporter.


>Since Perry has been Governor of Texas, Texas has added more than 850,000 jobs, more than all other states combined. Texas has added over 180,000 jobs since August of 2009.

>According to this web site Texas is #1 this year and last year for business friendly.
Obama would not want not run against a governor that has the BEST business climate in the U.S. when everything else is in a depression.

>He refused to raise taxes when Texas faced a record $10 billion budget shortfall in 2003. Instead, he was the first Texas governor since World War II to sign a budget that lowered state spending (and has now done it twice). As governor, Perry has used his line item veto to cut over $3 billion in proposed spending.

>For seven years running, CEOs polled by Chief Executive magazine have rated Texas first in business development and job growth. Texas boasts 58 Fortune 500 companies — more than any other state.

>As America’s No. 1 exporting state, Texas shipped $206.6 billion in goods abroad last year, composing 16 percent of America’s $1.28 trillion in exports. California’s $14.4 billion in exports ranked it second, with 11.2 percent of U.S. outflow.

>Texas’ achievements so stunned Gavin Newsom, California’s Democratic lieutenant governor, that he flew a delegation to Austin last May to ask Perry how he lures defectors from the Golden State.

>Of the 70 companies that fled California in 2011, the Wall Street Journal’s John Fund reported last April, 14 relocated to Texas — these exiles’ primary destination.

>In 2005, Perry signed a historic $15.7 billion property tax cut for homeowners and businesses that also included new taxpayer protections against appraisal increases. In 2009, Gov. Perry secured a tax cut for approximately 40,000 small businesses in Texas and protected the Rainy Day Fund for future challenges.

>He led the battle to pass the country’s most sweeping lawsuit reforms, closing the door on junk lawsuits that had been making trial lawyers rich while driving countless doctors either out of the state or the profession all together. Since Texas voters approved these reforms, malpractice claims and premiums have fallen and access to healthcare is increasing across the state as doctors have applied in droves to practice in Texas.

>Perry is also known for his socially conservative views on homosexuality, and he opposes same sex marriage. He condemned the United States Supreme Court decision in Lawrence vs. Texas, which struck down a Texas sodomy law. He called the law “appropriate”


>Perry is pro-life and opposes government funding for elective abortions. In 2005, Perry, a social conservative, signed a bill that limited late-term abortions and required girls under the age of 18 who procure abortions to notify their parents. Perry signed the bill in the gymnasium of Calvary Christian Academy in Fort Worth, an evangelical Christian school.

>Perry signed into law a bill requiring a sonogram and doctor’s explanation before granting an abortion

>In 2005, Perry signed a new law that requires minor girls to receive parental consent before getting an abortion. This law strengthens a parental notification law Perry supported as Lt. Gov. in 1999, which
helped reduce teen abortions by 26 percent.
Perry has also signed a ban on third trimester abortions, a ban on tax dollars being used to support abortion facilities, a prenatal protection act that protects
unborn children from assault, and an informed consent law that helps expectant mothers better understand the risks and consequences of abortion. Perry supports a ban on human cloning and will veto any
legislation that provides state dollars for embryonic stem cell research, a process that ends a human life.
Perry urges to keep up pressure to roll back the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion until “Roe v. Wade is nothing but a shameful footnote in our nation’s history books.

>Perry, a frequent critic of the federal government, also bashed President Barack Obama for his administration’s policy allowing federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, saying he was deeply disturbed by studies that turn “the remains of unborn children into nothing more than raw material.”

>Perry has faulted Obama for reversing the so-called “Mexico City policy” that banned giving federal money to international groups that perform abortions or provide information about abortions. Obama struck down the policy during his first week in office, saying it was too broad and undermined family planning in developing countries.
Under Obama “our federal tax dollars can now be used to fund abortion all over the world. With the stroke of a pen, abortion essentially became a U.S. foreign export,” Perry said.


>Perry adds immigration issues to lawmaker session
Perry wants passage of a measure requiring every person arrested to be run through the federal immigration databases as part of the Secure Communities program. He also wants to provide the state Department of Public Safety with the authority to make sure someone is in the U.S. legally before issuing a driver’s license.

>These measures, along with a ban on sanctuary cities, would “provide a clear message that Texas will not turn a blind eye to those breaking our laws,” Perry said in a statement.
“Texas owes it to the brave law enforcement officials, who put their lives on the line every day to protect our families and communities, to give them the discretion they need to adequately do their jobs,” Perry said.

>Gov. Perry has made numerous requests of the federal govt. to enforce the border in Texas including handing President Obama a letter in person when he landed in Dallas last year.
(Obama insulted governor Perry when he turned away and Perry had to hand the letter on the illegals issue to presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett. Obama declined to personally accept it.)

>Gov. Perry refuses to meet/greet Obama in May 2011 at El Paso during his Texas tour.
Perry later declared, “If he wanted to meet, I was in Austin.

>Perry signed into law photo ID required before voting.

WHAT have other states done?? (with the exception of AZ Ok and Ga)

What have other candidates stated that they would do?

What has Sarah stated she would do?

What is Backmann’s plan?

What did Reagan do?
President Ronald Reagan was the first president in history to grant amnesty to illegal aliens. On November 6, 1986, he signed into law the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986, [PUB L 99-603]. In so doing, he set a precedent whereby the United States would not seek to deport illegal aliens, but to reward their lawbreaking by granting them full citizenship.

NEWSFLASH! None of them are going to do much.
We have to take the best of the lot.



In what was described as a “God and country” sermon at the Cornerstone church in San Antonio, attended by Perry and other mostly Republican candidates, the Rev. John Hagee stated, “If you live your life and don’t confess your sins to God Almighty through the authority of Christ and His blood, I’m going to say this very plainly, you’re going straight to hell with a nonstop ticket.”
Perry was asked if he agreed with those comments and said, “It is my faith, and I’m a believer of that.”[39] Perry went on to say that there was nothing in the sermon that he took exception with.
Humorist and entertainer Kinky Friedman, the Jewish independent candidate for governor in the 2006 election, said, “He doesn’t think very differently from the Taliban, does he?” Carole Keeton Strayhorn disagreed with Perry’s comments, and Democrat Chris Bell said that one who is in public office should “respect people of all faiths and denominations”.
Conservatives then responded, arguing that Perry had a right to his religious beliefs, and that he was not disrespecting Americans of other religious convictions. While visiting Israel in August 2009, Perry gave an interview to the Jerusalem Post in which he affirmed his support for Israel from his religious background, “I’m a big believer that this country was given to the people of Israel a long time ago, by God, and that’s ordained.”




>Perry does not believe there is valid scientific proof of anthropogenic global warming. He has said several times that there is no scientific consensus on the issue.[69] In a September 7, 2007, speech to California Republicans, Perry said, “Virtually every day another scientist leaves the global warming bandwagon. ... But you won’t read about that in the press because they have already invested in one side of the story.”


>Pro-life, Pro-guns, pro-spending cuts, pro-business

>He’s an outside-the-Beltway candidate

>He is not a Ivy League grad

>He was an Air Force captain who flew a C-130

>Speaks Spainish.
(Odumbo says everybody should speak a foreign language, but he CAN’T)

>Fighting with Obama on many fronts
Google Perry/Obama and you will see he’s been fighting him and his government for the past two years.


1. “Texas to Allow Regular Incandescent Bulbs”
Reports are the governor will sign Bill HB2510 by June 19th.
Bill HB2510 allows for the manufacture and sale of incandescent light bulbs otherwise banned in federal legislation of 2007, applicable from 1 January 2012 onwards.
The legality, at least in the way the proposed law is framed, has apparently been cleared with the US Attorney General’s office.
The Bill has already passed in both House and Senate with overwhelming support.
While Texas has no current manufacture, relevant parties are being invited to restart it.
Texas has been a leading US state in providing new local jobs, and this is seen as a further contributive measure.

2.Perry Adds TSA Anti-Groping Bill to Call ^

Gov. Rick Perry this evening announced the addition of TSA anti-groping legislation to the agenda for the special legislative session. In a statement, he said lawmakers could consider legislation “relating to the prosecution and punishment for the offense of official oppression on those seeking access to public buildings and transportation.”

>There is no such thing as ‘Perrycare’

>Signed into law sonogram and explanation by physician before abortion

>Signed into law, photo ID ident to vote

>Perry did not apply for federal “Race to the Top” education funds because he said it would force national standards upon Texas.

>He has vetoed a record 248 bills, including dozens after the 2001 session, angering many lawmakers.

>He said last year that President Barack Obama was “hell-bent” on turning America into a socialist country.

>Won governorship of state with lots of latinos

>He used to be a Democrat. So? So did Reagan.

>The Bush’s don’t like him

>He has NEVER lost an election, including an elementary school contest for “king” of the Paint Creek School Carnival. He secured that win by handing out pennies for votes.

>Perry has degree in animal science from Texas A&M University

>He is an Eagle Scout and wrote a book about the Boy Scouts, ‘On My Honor’.
Rick Perry uses the Boy Scouts to draw a battle line in what he considers a “culture war,” defending them against the American Civil Liberties Union and what he sees as a moral struggle for the country’s future.
The book also traces a 30-year history of litigation involving the Scouts — most of which they won — which Perry considers an attack on traditional values and faith in God.

Perry targets the ACLU as the primary force behind a leftist push to accept homosexuality and challenge Scouting’s duty to God.

>Perry has a reputation for not sweating



>He played quarterback on the six-man football team for the Paint Creek Pirates. He also played basketball and ran track.

>He’s a runner and triathlete.

>He is an outdoorsman who enjoys hunting and fishing.

>He plays the drums. At a January 2005 inaugural party in Washington, he played with ZZ Top in front of 2,000 people

>Perry has Romney’s looks without the other baggage.
Raised on a ranch.
Has hair.
6’ tall- presidential (especially after Obama)


Anytime governor Rick Perry is mentioned, Free Repubic seems to turn into something resembling Democratic Underground.
Posts regarding Perry are peppered with profanity, vulgarity and downright fabrications- the likes of which is seldom seen on Free Republic.

This is hardly in the best interests of our Conservative agenda. The Loony Left does not need any help from us in the character assassination of our Conservatives.

This Perry trashing comes from the Ron ‘truther’ Paul nuts, Debra Medina sour grapers, lurking Libs- and I suspect, over zealous Sarah Palin supporters and a few Bachmann supporters.
(I love Sarah and Michelle Bachmann as much as anyone else, but we MUST face reality when it comes to our beautiful Conservative ladies’ chances of winning this thing!)

Don’t you think it more sensible to trust what the Conservative icons have to say about Perry?

>Sarah Palin threw her endorsement to Rick Perry for governor-. She recently restated that she likes Perry.

>Rush said that Perry is his dream candidate.

>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.”

>Ted Nugent is a close friend and supporter.

Don’t you think it more sensible to trust what numerous politicians and scholars have said about Rick Perry than various haters?


Read the official statements of dozens of Perry’s fellow politicians and scholars (both Democrats and Republicans) have had to say about Rick Perry:

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.”

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

Perry statement of Gardasil:

“I signed an executive order that allowed for an opt-out, but the fact of the matter is that I didn’t do my research well enough to understand that we needed to have a substantial conversation with our citizenry,” Perry said at the Manchester, N.H., event in response to an audience question about the HPV controversy, according to ABC News’ The Note. “But here’s what I learned: When you get too far out in front of the parade, they will let you know, and that’s exactly what our Legislature did, and I saluted it and I said, ‘Roger that, I hear you loud and clear.’ And they didn’t want to do it and we don’t, so enough said.”


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!!


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: Reagan, Thatcher,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.


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

148 posted on 03/19/2012 4:17:47 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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