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RINO TX Gov. Perry trashes GOP Platform, disagrees with 50% of planks, supports only 7
Austin American Statesman ^ | July 12 | Ken Herman

Posted on 07/13/2002 1:09:01 AM PDT by GOPcapitalist

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To: deport
LOL!!! You got that right! That platform has never been followed by a Republican that I can remember that was elected.
51 posted on 07/13/2002 9:07:47 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: Freee-dame
How many people write the Republican party platform? It seems so right wing that no candidate espousing all of it would ever be elected to statewide office. Candidates do have to run in the real world.

I don't intend for candidates to espouse it all and agree that such a position would be unrealistic. However I do believe that they should agree with it more than they disagree with it. Perry just showed that was not the case with him. He disagreed with 23 out of 46 planks, partially agreed with 16, and fully agreed with only 7. That is appalling for a person running under the GOP banner.

After all, did not Phil Gramm get elected statewide for all those terms? He didn't have to support affirmative action to do it. So why should Perry?

52 posted on 07/13/2002 9:28:43 PM PDT by GOPcapitalist
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To: Illbay
This was a HUGE victory for the politically-correct, and a big disappointment for many of us.

Agreed completely. I was in my car on the way to Republican Party headquarters when the word came over the radio announcing he had just signed the thing. I pulled into the nearest gas station, ripped the Perry for Governor bumper sticker off my car, and deposited it into a nearby drainage gutter. When I got to the party headquarters the phones were going nuts...all from pissed off Republicans who had heard the news. They were vowing to never campaign for Perry again. That was over a year ago and to date, I have not met one Texas other than the NAACP crowd who would even willingly defend Perry's signature of that piece of garbage much less agree with it. And the NAACP crowd that did support it has thanked the governor ever since by trashing his name at every opportunity they can get.

53 posted on 07/13/2002 9:44:42 PM PDT by GOPcapitalist
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To: Khepera
Can't the republican party find another candidate to run? Why should the party support candidates who are not compatible with it's mission.

Our primary is already decided and the INCOMPETANT state GOP leadership pretty much made sure to it that none of the top-of-the-ticket races were contested. In the big 4 slots (senator, governor, lt. gov., and attorney general) the candidates were already chosen. Though Perry is the only really bad one out of that crowd, only one out of the remaining three is something to be excited about as a conservative. That's Greg Abbott, the AG nominee.

After Perry signed Hate Crimes, there was an effort from some of us trying to recruit Kay Bailey Hutchison to challenge him. That alone speaks volumes about Perry's non-conservative credentials, as Hutchison herself isn't exactly a right winger. I probably would have supported her though had she done it as the way things stand now, anything except for somebody from the John McCain or Arlen Specter wing of the party would look conservative next to Perry.

54 posted on 07/13/2002 9:52:19 PM PDT by GOPcapitalist
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To: lonestar
We control 19 of 21 precincts in the county and I'm afraid we will lose half of them with Perry. It's determined by votes for governor.

That's a huge problem that will effect us negatively for the next four years thanks to Perry. Republicans control a huge number of precincts right now due to Bush's 98 landslide giving the GOP dibs of the election judge job. I'd be surprised if Perry tops about 54% statewide this November and he may not even make it above 50%. That'll throw a lot of our precincts to the Dems. They'll get to run the election job slot and we get stuck as alternates. And we all know what that means: 4 years of increased voter fraud by corrupt Democrat poll workers.

55 posted on 07/13/2002 9:52:24 PM PDT by GOPcapitalist
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To: GOPcapitalist
This article explains why a sitting governor only has around 50% approval rating. I can't believe the slate of candidates the Texas GOP has offered this time around.
56 posted on 07/13/2002 10:01:41 PM PDT by Richard Kimball
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To: Richard Kimball
This article explains why a sitting governor only has around 50% approval rating. I can't believe the slate of candidates the Texas GOP has offered this time around.

I agree completely. It is poor to say the least. The only two statewide non-judicial candidates I consider myself to firmly support and tend to agree with politically are Greg Abbott for AG and Jerry Patterson for Land Commissioner. Patterson especially - his politics are about the next best thing to Ron Paul. But the rest I'm either sick of or unenthusiastic about. Perry's an embarrassment. Dewhurst and Cornyn are ok, but nothing spectacular and definately not the best we have to offer. Rylander and Combs are ok, but they're northing more than incumbents seeking reelection this time around.

I'm also sick of a couple of our statewide court candidates. Tom Price is a squishy RINO and Tom Phillips could accurately be called the David Souter of the Texas Supreme Court. Others are better esp. Steven Wayne Smith who is very conservative, but he's an outsider to the party leadership. He successfully challenged an establishment backed RINO incumbent in the primary, and I fear the party leadership and esp. Perry are still mad at him over it.

57 posted on 07/13/2002 10:36:24 PM PDT by GOPcapitalist
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To: GOPcapitalist
Voting for Perry .........nuff said.

Stay Safe !

58 posted on 07/14/2002 2:01:25 AM PDT by Squantos
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To: cynicom
Look how many people around Bush that are "former" democrats. Then look around Gore to see if you can find any "former" republicans.

That's because the empty suit Algore actually understands better than GWB that "inclusiveness" dilutes your agenda. It's pathetic that any Republican can be outfoxed by Algore.

59 posted on 07/14/2002 3:51:40 AM PDT by HalfIrish
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To: neutrino
He isn't a very attractive candidate

Says who?


60 posted on 07/14/2002 4:20:33 AM PDT by Flyer
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To: GOPcapitalist
It had of late become a fad to masquerade as a Republican like Sen. Jeffords, Chafee, Snowe, and former NJ Governor Christine Whitman, but NYC's Mayor Bloomberg and apparently as in this case with candidate Perry, have kicked the monicker "RINO" up a few more notches...

Voters are now having to choose between a weasel or a snake. The "Republican" Party is amidst of being ideologically hijacked.

61 posted on 07/14/2002 6:12:51 AM PDT by F16Fighter
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To: GOPcapitalist
After reading most of your post i think you are wrong in most of them I think you should change your post name GOPassassin that sounds better per your post VIVA PERRY
62 posted on 07/14/2002 10:17:51 AM PDT by solo gringo
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To: Theodore R.
The same thing worries me. It is difficult to predict turnout among the grassroots, but right now they are not delighted to vote for Perry.
65 posted on 07/14/2002 1:43:45 PM PDT by Zack Nguyen
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To: GOPcapitalist
What do you expect from someone who supported Al Gore for President in 1988?
66 posted on 07/14/2002 1:45:32 PM PDT by Mulder
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To: GOPcapitalist
Running on repealing the minimum wage should be a winner. By overhauling the tax system, do you mean having Texas adopt an income tax?
67 posted on 07/14/2002 1:50:46 PM PDT by Torie
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To: GOPcapitalist; oldtimer
FYI, Oldtimer.

Excellent catch, GOPCapitalist. Interesting read....
68 posted on 07/14/2002 3:29:09 PM PDT by Humidston
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To: Torie
Running on repealing the minimum wage should be a winner. By overhauling the tax system, do you mean having Texas adopt an income tax?

Personally, I mean repealling income tax on a national level and seriously reforming property taxes in the state. As for a state income tax, Perry's certainly not doing much to make the fight against one easy for us. His big spending tendencies have pushed state spending over the budget line, inciting the Dems to renew their calls for one.

69 posted on 07/14/2002 8:32:40 PM PDT by GOPcapitalist
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To: nuda_veritas
I will say that Bush is nowhere near as conservative as I would like him to be. He does approach Perry on some of his issues, but Perry's run to the left has surpassed Bush in several key cases. Bush never supported Hate Crimes and never appointed his liberal democrat cronies as Secretary of State. Perry has done both.
70 posted on 07/14/2002 8:32:48 PM PDT by GOPcapitalist
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To: solo gringo
After reading most of your post i think you are wrong in most of them I think you should change your post name GOPassassin that sounds better per your post VIVA PERRY

So you think that party loyalty outweighs party principle? If that is the case, then why are you mad at me? You should be mad at Rick Perry as he's the one shunning the Republican Party, is he not?

71 posted on 07/14/2002 8:35:40 PM PDT by GOPcapitalist
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