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  • Rick Perry Draws In Volunteers in Expansive Iowa Ground Game Effort

    01/01/2012 2:44:40 PM PST · by shield · 58 replies
    ABC News ^ | 31st December 2011 | Arlette Saenz
    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Walk into this West Des Moines hotel, and you’ll easily encounter volunteers in Rick Perry fleeces or staffers wearing official Rick Perry badges. The Perry campaign has set up shop here just days before the Iowa caucuses while nearly two thousand volunteers fan out across the state to promote the Texas governor with an expansive ground game as the campaign hopes he’ll earn a top three spot in the caucuses Tuesday. A source close to the Perry campaign confirmed to ABC News they have signed up 1500 precinct leaders across Iowa. At each of the...
  • Perry: Obama cares more about politics than U.S. troops

    12/28/2011 6:46:15 AM PST · by shield · 21 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 28th December 2011 | Peter Hamby
    Urbandale, Iowa (CNN) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry accused Barack Obama of caring more about politics than American troops on Wednesday, blasting the president for not planning a major parade to welcome home soldiers from the war in Iraq. The last combat troops left the country last week, after nearly nine years of fighting. “This president wouldn’t welcome home our many heroes with a simple parade in their honor,” the Republican presidential candidate told a packed house at The Machine Shed restaurant in Urbandale.
  • Rick Perry Resumes Iowa Bus Tour, Hammers GOP Opponents

    12/27/2011 11:25:41 AM PST · by shield · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | 27th December 2011 | Arlette Saenz
    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – After a four day hiatus from the campaign trail, Texas Gov. Rick Perry restarted his bus tour through Iowa, pounding his opponents for their Washington and Wall Street “insider” status and selling himself as the “authentic conservative” in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. “Why should you settle for anything less than an authentic conservative who will fight for your views and values without an apology? Why should you have to settle for anything less than the real deal to go to Washington DC and to represent your values and work for you in Washington,”...
  • Gov. Rick Perry on Christmas Day Bombings in Nigeria

    12/26/2011 4:08:59 PM PST · by shield · 21 replies
    Rick Perry for President ^ | 26th December 2011 | Governor Rick Perry
    AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement condemning the terrorist attacks on Christian churches in Nigeria on Christmas Day: “These attacks are designed to strike at the foundation of a civil society by massacring innocent civilians at worship. These savage acts are part of a disturbing trend of attacks on Christians extending from Nigeria to Egypt to Iraq. Americans should not be afraid to express solidarity with these Christian communities, and to recognize their persecution for the evil that it is. “The United States should stand with our allies to support the Nigerian government in the aftermath...
  • Before Hiatus, Perry Bus Tour Gains Traction

    12/23/2011 8:32:25 AM PST · by shield · 40 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | 22nd December 2011 | Ben Philpott
    Today is the last day of Gov. Rick Perry's pre-Christmas Iowa bus tour. Perry will return Friday to Texas for a brief Christmas break, then it's back to campaigning. The Perry campaign has called the bus tour a chance for Iowans to give the Texas governor a second look. As the tour progressed, Perry refined his message and appeared to excite crowds, and by Wednesday afternoon he had assumed the role of a political outsider, which he used at each campaign stop. “We need someone who will walk in who has the discipline, who has the courage to break up...
  • Gov. Rick Perry on the Death of Kim Jong Il

    12/22/2011 6:27:25 PM PST · by shield · 19 replies
    Rick Perry for President ^ | 19th December 2011 | Governor Rick Perry
    AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding the death of Kim Jong Il: “The death of vicious dictator Kim Jong Il provides some cause for hope but does not automatically end the reign of inhumane tyranny he and his father constructed. Twenty-three million people still live under North Korea’s isolationist, inhumane and tyrannical policies. North Korea remains a nuclear power, and there is a great threat that those weapons might fall into the wrong hands if civil war breaks out. “At the same time, Kim Jong Il’s death is an opportunity to reunify the peninsula if...
  • Rick Perry versus Conventional Wisdom

    12/12/2011 6:42:56 AM PST · by shield · 26 replies
    Steve ^ | 11th December2011 | Steve Bussey
    The first thing conservative Republicans need to do is stop paying attention to polls pitting potential Republican candidates against President Obama. That campaign is months in the future and every single one of those polls are meaningless right now. Most of the Republican candidates in this primary are strong in their own right, even that lunatic Ron Paul and probably every one of them is capable of defeating Obama, even if the unemployment rate is mathematically massaged below 8%. Michelle Bachman has the requisite experience to deal with Congress in the legislative process and is the most “tea party” oriented...
  • A President of Honor -- “You can’t tell me that America is not exceptional...because I've seen it."

    12/10/2011 10:06:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 67 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 10, 2011 | Heroes speak out for Gov. Rick Perry
    “You can’t tell me that America is not exceptional. You can't tell me that because I've seen it” "Rick Perry has always remained faithful." -- First Lieutenant Daniel P. Moran [6:45] Medal recipients tell of their sacrifice and the sacrifice of their fellow heroes -- and why they support Rick Perry. Even if you don't support Gov. Perry, please watch these men and hear their words.
  • Gov. Rick Perry on NLRB Announcement

    12/10/2011 7:40:26 AM PST · by shield · 48 replies
    Rick Perry for President ^ | 9th December 2011 | Governor Rick Perry
    AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement regarding the National Labor Relations Board’s decision to drop its case against Boeing: “The Obama Administration’s dangerous and inappropriate action against Boeing and the right to work state of South Carolina remains a frightening reminder of Washington excess even with the NLRB dropping the case. Unaccountable federal political appointees should never have the authority to tell a private company where it may or must build factories. “The NLRB action was a political payoff for the Obama Administration’s liberal big labor organizers, and remains a strong example of why President Obama...
  • Time to Get Serious About Insider Trading in Washington

    12/09/2011 6:47:39 AM PST · by shield · 29 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8th December 2011 | Governor Rick Perry
    Congress is finally feeling the pressure over insider trading, the practice of trading financial securities based on non-public information available to a select few in government. After a series of investigative reports, including several here at Big Government, the American people are beginning to realize that what is wrong with this country can be diagrammed on a map, with a straight line connecting Wall Street and Washington, D.C. Now exposed to the light of day, the political establishment is determined to show the American people it is “doing something” to clean up its act. This week, the House Financial Services...
  • Perry: Being vice president is not worth a bucket of warm spit

    12/08/2011 10:03:42 AM PST · by shield · 24 replies
    CNN Press Room ^ | 7th December 2011 | CNN Situation Room
    In an interview today on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, GOP presidential candidate and Texas Governor Rick Perry spoke with Wolf Blitzer on a wide range of topics from gays serving openly in the U.S. military to participation in upcoming debates.
  • Statement Gov. Rick Perry on Amb Gutman & the Obama Administration’s Hostility Toward Israel

    12/08/2011 7:11:56 AM PST · by shield · 6 replies
    Rick Perry for President ^ | 5th December 2011 | Governor Rick Perry
    Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Ambassador Gutman and the Obama Administration’s Hostility Toward IsraelAUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement: “Ambassador Gutman’s troubling statement is part of a pattern of hostility on the part of the Obama administration toward Israel. In the same week that Ambassador Gutman excused anti-Semitism because of Israel’s refusal to accommodate Palestinian demands, President Obama’s Secretary of Defense ranted that the Israelis must get back to the ‘d*** table’ for negotiations, and his Secretary of State insinuated that Israel’s democracy is less than viable because of gender-related debates between religious and secular...
  • Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Obama Admin’s Use of Gay Rights to Make Foreign Aid Decisions

    12/07/2011 6:45:21 AM PST · by shield · 57 replies
    Rick Perry for President ^ | 6th December 2011 | Governor Rick Perry
    Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Obama Administration’s Use of Gay Rights to Make Foreign Aid DecisionsAUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement: “Just when you thought Barack Obama couldn’t get any more out of touch with America’s values, AP reports his administration wants to make foreign aid decisions based on gay rights. “This administration’s war on traditional American values must stop. “I have proposed a foreign aid budget that starts at zero. From that zero baseline, we will consider aid requests based solely on America’s national security interests. Promoting special rights for gays in foreign countries...
  • Statement by Gov. Rick Perry: U.S. Senate Should Reject Nomination of Lib Judicial Activist Halligan

    12/06/2011 11:04:18 AM PST · by shield · 54 replies
    Rick Perry for President ^ | 6th December 2011 | Governor Rick Perry
    Statement by Gov. Rick Perry: U.S. Senate Should Reject Nomination of Liberal Judicial Activist Caitlin Halligan AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement: “As New York Solicitor General, Caitlin Halligan used her liberal interpretation of the law to target pro-life Americans, gun owners, and gun manufacturers, and otherwise use the law as a liberal political tool. The last thing the American people need on the second highest court is another liberal judicial activist, like Ms. Halligan, who lacks respect for the U.S. Constitution. “The nomination of liberal activist Caitlin Halligan to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals...
  • Statement from Gov. Rick Perry Regarding Sanctions for Iran’s Central Bank

    12/02/2011 10:30:10 AM PST · by shield · 26 replies
    Rick Perry for President ^ | 1st December 2011 | Rick Perry
    AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement regarding sanctions for Iran’s Central Bank: “Iran’s support for terror, assassination and nuclear proliferation demand tough U.S. sanctions against Iran’s Central Bank to cripple the regime’s access to the international economy. “Tonight’s bipartisan action in the U.S. Senate is a strong step in the right direction. President Obama should stop excusing Iran’s dangerous behavior and drop his opposition to these strong economic sanctions against the rogue Iranian regime. “Earlier this evening, the U.S. Senate voted 100-0 to penalize foreign financial institutions that do business with Iran’s Central Bank, the main...
  • "Oops" Happens In New Rick Perry Ad

    12/01/2011 12:49:43 PM PST · by shield · 51 replies · 2+ views
    The Texas Tribune ^ | 1st December 2011 | Reeve Hamilton
    Chances are, you haven't forgotten that oft-mocked moment from a recent debate where Rick Perry tried to name the three federal departments he'd eliminate but could only name two. Neither has Perry. Tonight, he'll be appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. At the top of the show and immediately following it, viewers in Iowa will be treated to a new campaign ad in which Perry makes light of the flub.
  • On Second Day in N.H., Rick Perry Pushes Right to Work Bill

    11/30/2011 12:05:21 PM PST · by shield · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | 30th November 2011 | Arlette Saenz
    CONCORD, N.H. – Rick Perry transitioned from pushing his immigration message to slamming the link between Wall Street and Washington, D.C. Wednesday along with urging the New Hampshire legislature to override a veto on right-to-work legislation. “If you pass into law a right- to-work law, you may join my home state and take over the title of the state that’s creating more jobs in American than any place in this country,” Perry said to a standing ovation by Republicans at the New Hampshire State House. “Unions have their proper role in America but you shouldn’t be forced to join one...
  • Gov. Rick Perry: The Entire, Uncut ‘On the Record’ Interview

    11/30/2011 8:32:43 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 21 replies
    GreataWire-FoxNewsInsider ^ | 11-30-2011 | Greta Van Susteren
    Gov. Rick Perry: The Entire, Uncut ‘On the Record’ Interview by Greta Van Susteren As promised, here is our entire interview with GOP presidential hopeful Gov. Rick Perry (it has footage that we were not able to show you on last night’s ON THE RECORD because of time constraints). Watch and share your thoughts! ...
  • Andrew Ferguson's Piece on Perry....

    11/30/2011 9:11:54 AM PST · by shield · 43 replies
    The Damn Dirty Rino ^ | 29th November 2011 | Walt Gilbert
    . . . from a couple of months ago somehow escaped my notice (and perhaps not coincidentally,Jennifer Rubin’s) until today. It’s the highest, most unreserved praise for a politician I’ve ever read from the formidable mind of Ferguson in which he extols Rick Perry’s accomplishments in reforming the Texas higher education system. No other candidate in the field comes close to being as effective in taking on an entrenched establishment in the interest of taxpayers. Perry’s admirers praise his sure-footedness​—​his ability to sense cultural trends before others do and turn them to his political advantage. He was the first national...
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio Endorses Governor Rick Perry for President

    11/29/2011 6:36:50 AM PST · by shield · 111 replies
    American Freedom ^ | 29th November 2011 | Press Release
    AMHERST, N.H. - Texas Gov. Rick Perry today received the endorsement of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a steadfast advocate for border security and national leader in combating on illegal immigration, citing Gov. Perry's unmatched efforts to bolster border security in Texas in light of a federal government that for too long has abdicated this basic responsibility to the states. Sheriff Arpaio made his announcement at Joey's Diner in Amherst, New Hampshire. "The federal government has failed on border crime and border enforcement, and no candidate for president has done more to secure the border than Governor Rick Perry. I have been...