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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Secret Federal Bank Loans

    11/28/2011 10:43:29 AM PST · by shield · 70 replies · 1+ views
    Rick Perry for President ^ | 28th November 2011 | Governor Rick Perry
    AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement on today’s news regarding the Federal Reserve’s undisclosed bank loans: “These outrageous secret federal loans to bailout big banks are why Americans are disgusted with business-as-usual Washington, the Federal Reserve and taxpayer-funded bailouts. The actions of Chairman Bernanke and Secretary Geithner have again proven that Washington insiders cannot be trusted to stop bailouts, protect taxpayers, or create jobs. “My economic reform plans seriously overhaul Washington, end federal bailouts and cut government spending, regulations and taxes to put American job creation and our economy on the right track.”
  • Rick Perry to Appear on ‘Tonight’ Show Thursday

    11/28/2011 7:42:14 AM PST · by shield · 57 replies
    ABC News ^ | 27th November 2011 | Arlette Saenz
    Rick Perry is set to appear on his second late night show this campaign cycle on Thursday when he will be a guest on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” according to a promo run during Sunday night’s Pittsburgh Steelers-Kansas City Chiefs game.
  • So, why DID we have to hear about a no-fly zone over Syria from Rick Perry?

    11/28/2011 7:34:57 AM PST · by shield · 44 replies
    HotAir Green Room ^ | 27th November 2011 | J. E. Dyer
    The weird thing about Governor Perry’s “Syrian no-fly-zone” moment was not that he talked about a no-fly zone (NFZ) with the Fox news pundits, and then reiterated his comments in the GOP foreign policy debate on Tuesday. The weird thing is that there seems, in fact, to be a proposal for a Syrian NFZ – one in which the US would reportedly provide logistic support – and it took a GOP candidate to tell us about it. Perry took a lot of heat for “bringing up” the idea of an NFZ for Syria. But foreign news agencies have been furiously...
  • Rick Perry 1992 RNC Convention Speech

    11/27/2011 8:16:40 AM PST · by shield · 65 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | 1992 | RNC Convention 1992
    Rick Perry 1992 RNC Convention Speech as Texas Ag Commissioner.
  • America Needs Rick Perry as President

    11/26/2011 9:21:55 AM PST · by shield · 95 replies
    YouTube ^ | 24th November, 2011
    Do not believe the haters and the left-leaning media. Rick Perry has the strength, conviction, and solid record to turn America around. It is time. Time for a REAL change.
  • Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America from Washington

    11/26/2011 7:51:20 AM PST · by shield · 8 replies
    Future of Capitalism ^ | 11th November, 2011 | Ira Stoll
    One of the most striking lines of President Bush's new memoir, Decision Points, is the line in which he tells aides, "If we're really looking at another Great Depression, you can be damn sure I'm going to be Roosevelt, not Hoover." Mr. Bush may want to check out the new book by his successor as governor of Texas, Rick Perry, Fed Up!, as a corrective. Mr. Perry writes that the claim that Roosevelt's New Deal ended the Depression is a "fraud" that "simply does not stand up to history." He writes, "Consider that when FDR took office in 1933, unemployment...
  • Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on the Supercommittee

    11/26/2011 7:19:26 AM PST · by shield · 36 replies
    Rick Perry for President ^ | 21st November, 2011 | Governor Rick Perry
    AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry issued the following statement on the failure of the supercommittee: “Ultimately, responsibility for this failure lays at President Obama’s feet. The whole reason a supercommittee was created was because the President wasn’t willing to lead, wasn’t willing to even put on paper his plans for cutting spending. It’s amazing to what lengths he will go to avoid making tough decisions. And who pays the price for Washington’s failure? The American people and our military personnel, who will now be subjected to a half trillion dollars in national defense cuts? “The President and Congress should work...
  • What you need to know about Rick Perry . . .

    11/25/2011 8:33:39 AM PST · by shield · 110 replies
    The Damn Dirty Rino ^ | 23rd November, 2011 | Walt Gilbert
    . . . in order to get a full picture of the man, as opposed to the one-dimensional cardboard cut-out portrayal you get from the media, is how he lives his personal life. One way to learn about that is by talking to the people who interact with him everyday — the people who know him best. One of those people is Marcus Luttrell. Securing the American Dream (Marcus Luttrell's Story)For a fuller story of Marcus Luttrell’s longstanding friendship with Gov. Perry, take a look at this story over at RedState. Then forward the link along to friends and family...
  • Gov. Rick Perry Sets Agenda in Foreign Policy Debate

    11/25/2011 8:05:24 AM PST · by shield · 16 replies
    Rick Perry for President ^ | 22nd November, 2011 | Staff
    Gov. Rick Perry Sets Agenda in Foreign Policy Debate on Zero-based Foreign Aid, Misguided Defense Cuts and Sanctions on Iran and Syria President Obama supercommittee budget failures threaten U.S. defense, Perry says¨WASHINGTON, D.C. – Texas Gov. Rick Perry broke through and set the agenda in tonight’s American Enterprise Institute/Heritage Foundation/CNN foreign policy debate on issues including zero-based foreign aid budgeting, strong sanctions against Iran and Syria and the danger of the looming defense cuts because of Washington’s budget failures. “We need to sanction the Iranian Central Bank. That would be one of the most powerful ways to impact the Iranian...
  • Top 5 Rick Perry Moments at the CNN Foreign Policy Debate

    11/25/2011 7:21:39 AM PST · by shield · 19 replies
    The Rick Perry Report ^ | 23rd November, 2011 | Joe Hyde
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry had a great debate on Nov. 22, 2011. Here are the Top 5 moments, with Rick Perry in his own words:
  • Rick Perry in the Arena

    11/24/2011 11:28:39 AM PST · by shield · 35 replies
    RedState ^ | 20th November, 2011 | Tennessean
    “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in...
  • Rick Perry, A Texas Man, An American Man, A Leader

    11/24/2011 10:00:30 AM PST · by shield · 77 replies
    TruthReportNow ^ | November, 2011 | Christian Conservative
    Americans love westerns in the style of Clint Eastwood, with his rough-talking, hard-hitting, clean-up-the-town bravado that brings a secure assurance that everything is going to be “righted” “rescued” and peace will reign again. It is no wonder then in this primary season Americans are looking for a leader to deliver us from the malaise and fear of the destructive direction the current administration has taken this country. Voters ask, where is our America? The America that is the “light of the world” and place where people of all countries have desired to come, prosper and be called an “American”? Where...
  • Perry’s reintroduction continues

    11/24/2011 8:55:41 AM PST · by shield · 110 replies
    RedState ^ | 22nd November, 2011 | Dave O Connor
    The telegenic Texan took two steps forward sitting in the “center chair” on Fox Monday evening. One step backward too alas, but more about that in a bit. Gov Perry was relaxed and alert as he fielded a variety of questions. He smartly used his answers to remind conservatives why they should consider him. This is a man who is a quick study and a formidable politician. Instead of just Texas this and Texas that he pointed out that the Lone Star state all by its lonesome is the 13th largest economy in the world. A nice way to pivot...
  • Rick Perry Takes "Center Seat" on Fox News Special Report at 6:35 - 6:40 PM EST

    11/21/2011 3:30:22 PM PST · by BCrago66 · 325 replies
    Fox News Special Report ^ | 11/21/11 | Fox News Special Report
    These Fox News Special Report "center seat" interviews - questioning by 3 or 4 Fox News regulars - start off on TV, and then usually move online at 7PM EST - at the link above. I think these are pretty intensive & fair interviews; the last one with Gingrich was very informative. Hope Perry proves to the world he's not the idiot of popular caricature; he's my 2nd choice, if Gingrich should fall.
  • Perry: I wouldn't honor "trigger" spending cuts

    11/18/2011 1:07:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies · 2+ views
    CBS News ^ | November 17, 2011 | Rebecca Kaplan, CBS and National Journal
    JACKSON, MISS. - As president, Rick Perry would not uphold spending cuts required if the congressional supercommittee fails to meet next week's deadline for a plan to reduce federal spending by $1.2 trillion, the Republican presidential candidate said Thursday. "Not at all," Perry told reporters here when asked whether he would allow the draconian cuts - including $600 billion from the Pentagon -- to take place if he is in the White House in January, 2013. The Texas governor insists that his plan to lower taxes and reduce regulations will make the cuts unnecessary by stimulating the economy. Perry decried...
  • Election 2012: GOP presidential candidates, lawmakers address narco-terrorism

    10/16/2011 3:34:44 PM PDT · by Clairity · 12 replies
    Examiner ^ | Oct 16, 2011 | Jim Kouri
    The U.S. House of Representatives' Foreign Affairs Subcommittee plans to hear testimony Wednesday on the frightening Mexican drug cartels who are attempting to establish strong footholds throughout the United States. GOP presidential candidates are speaking out against the drug cartels and transnational organized crime gangs who use extreme violence and threats at a time when the Obama Administration released its International Organized Crime Strategy. "Make no mistake," Perry said. "What we are looking at south of the border is nothing less than a war waged by these narco-terrorists. They are spreading violence in American cities and selling poison to our...
  • Behind Enemy Lines: Perry Campaign Keeping the Faith in New Hampshire

    10/15/2011 9:02:20 PM PDT · by shield · 55 replies
    Townhall ^ | 15th October 2011 | Guy Benson
    MANCHESTER, NH – Rick Perry’s Granite State headquarters has the feel of a typical campaign office: Red, white, and blue “Perry – President” placards line the walls, young staffers tap away incessantly on keyboards and Blackberries, and dry erase boards are crowded with maps of the state, important dates, and key endorsements. The Texas Governor may have just sustained a series of extraordinary blows in national polling, but you wouldn’t know it from the demeanor of his staffers. The fight goes on, even in rival Mitt Romney’s regional backyard. Unsurprisingly, several staffers I spoke with are upbeat about Perry’s latest...
  • Rick Perry Unveils Energy Plan to Get Government Out of the Way and Get America Working Again

    10/14/2011 1:37:45 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 94 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10-14-2011 | Bryan Preston
    Rick Perry Unveils Energy Plan to Get Government Out of the Way and Get America Working Again Bryan Preston October 14, 2011 The Texas governor is out of the gate with the first part of his economic plan, concerning energy: Though our president has labeled Americans as soft, I believe our people have toughed it out the best they can. But they are looking for leadership and optimism, which are all too rare in Washington today.What I am proposing today is the first part of an economic growth package that will rebuild the engine of American prosperity.The plan I present...
  • Perry: Voters don't want political 'sideshows'

    10/14/2011 5:09:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 94 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 14, 2011 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry is calling the controversy over rival Mitt Romney's religious faith a campaign distraction, saying out of work Americans aren't interested in "side issues and sideshows." Appearing on morning television, Perry again defended himself against criticism in the wake of statements by a supportive minister from Dallas who asserted that Romney is not a Christian, and that Mormonism is a cult. That statement by Robert Jeffress, senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Dallas, came as he introduced Perry at a recent speech. Perry said Friday, "We clearly said we didn't agree with that statement."
  • Tuesday’s ‘Debate’ Means Nothing — Perry’s Pluses Are Still Undeniable

    10/13/2011 3:50:05 AM PDT · by shield · 140 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12th October 2011 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    Can we even call what went down at Dartmouth last night a debate? Not in my book. But even so, the word is out that Governor Rick Perry is dead in the water after last night’s “debate” and the reason is that he is a rotten “debater” and can’t translate the Texas economic miracle into greater American lingo-ese. Perry couldn’t win American Idol, that’s for sure. But I still think writing off the governor of the most successful state in the union is a mistake Americans might not be able to afford at this point. The fruit of solid economic...
  • Met Perry Today...Fantastic Speech In Indianapolis

    10/12/2011 6:52:15 PM PDT · by ReaganBaby26 · 88 replies
    10/12/11 | Me
    I had the privilege of meeting Perry today! He gave a fantastic speech hitting Obama hard on jobs and energy. He was in a hurry to get to the next event but gave a few people some brief time and I was blessed to be one of them. This man is genuine, there is nothing phony about this guy, that was the first thing that really came to me. He showed more presidential action in the 45 minutes I was in the same room with him then Obama has shown in 3 years. We have ourselves a candidate we can...
  • Perry calls expanding U.S. drilling ‘key’ to economic plan

    10/12/2011 8:28:49 AM PDT · by shield · 49 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11th October 2011 | Ben Geman
    GOP White House hopeful Rick Perry said Tuesday evening that removing restrictions on U.S. energy production will be a central pillar of the economic plan he intends to unveil in coming days. “Clearly opening up a lot of the areas of our domestic energy . . . that is a the real key. You have got an administration that by and large has either by intimidation or over-regulation put our energy industry and the rest of the economy in jeopardy,” Perry, the Texas governor, said early in Tuesday’s debate in New Hampshire. “Clearly, we are going to be focused on...
  • Cain: "I'm going after Romney" at the debate

    10/11/2011 12:12:41 PM PDT · by Cato in PA · 186 replies · 15+ views
    Politico ^ | 12:22 PM | Alexander Burns & Juana Summers
    In a radio interview just now, Herman Cain previewed his Tuesday night debate plan: “I’m going after Romney.” "I’m not going after Perry. I don’t need to go after Perry," Cain said, per POLITICO's Juana Summers.
  • Rick Perry: We must remove energy production obstacles to create jobs

    10/11/2011 8:06:50 AM PDT · by shield · 20 replies ^ | 11th October 2011 | Rick Perry
    Two of the biggest challenges facing the United States are getting people back to work and becoming less dependent on foreign oil from hostile countries. Unfortunately, the President’s rigid belief that stimulus spending could create private-sector jobs has failed and left us with higher unemployment and skyrocketing debt. His energy policies undermine America’s security by making it more difficult for entrepreneurs and private employers to produce domestic energy resources. Instead of developing proven U.S. oil and gas resources, Washington has curtailed energy exploration. The Gulf of Mexico restrictions alone have cost up to 12,000 jobs and forced drilling platforms to...
  • The Cook Report: It’s Perry’s to Win

    10/07/2011 1:47:11 PM PDT · by shield · 107 replies
    National Journal ^ | 8th October 2011 | Charlie Cook
    Now that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has announced he will not seek the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, all of the Republican donors, elected officials, and party activists pining for a savior to jump into the race must face the reality that the field is set. They need to channel Stephen Stills: “If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with.” No doubt the fundraisers for Mitt Romney and Rick Perry are tying up the phone lines into New York’s financial district, wooing donors who had either been holding out for Christie or had used...
  • Why I Support Rick Perry

    10/05/2011 6:10:15 PM PDT · by casinva · 102 replies
    Information Pollination ^ | October 4, 2011 | Dr. Melissa Clouthier
    Rick Perry will be the next President of the United States if I have anything to do with it. Who am I? I’m a mom, a doctor, a business owner, a former Michigander, Californian and New Yorker, a conservative with a libertarian streak, a Tea Party attender and reporter, a blogger, an activist, and for 14 years, a Texan. For the last four plus years, I’ve been howling in dismay at our national political catastrophe. It started under President Bush who I believed was a good man (still do) but possessed of the soft, big government ease driven by noblesse...

    10/05/2011 4:54:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 80 replies
    Drudge ^ | October 5, 2011
    EXCLUSIVE: Republican White House hopeful Rick Perry raised over $17 million in 49 days, DRUDGE has learned. $347,000 per day; 20,000 unique donors from all 50 states, DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam. With more than half of donors living outside of Texas... Developing...
  • In-state tuition for undocumented students part of Bachmann's past, too

    10/01/2011 10:43:57 AM PDT · by shield · 77 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio News ^ | 26th September 2011 | Catharine Richert
    In one of the more heated moments of the Republican presidential debate in Orlando, Fla., last week, several of the candidates took turns criticizing Texas Gov. Rick Perry for giving undocumented immigrants college tuition breaks. "If you say that we should not educate children that have come into our state for no other reason that they've been brought there by no fault of their own, I don't think you have a heart," he said, defending the bill he signed in 2001 that allows undocumented students who've graduated from a Texas high school and who have lived there for three years...
  • Obama’s Environmentalist Army Declares War on West Virginia Jobs

    09/29/2011 7:48:00 PM PDT · by shield · 26 replies
    Rick ^ | 29th September 2011 | Staff
    President’s agenda will kill 7,000 mining jobs nationwideGov. Rick Perry’s presidential campaign today is calling upon President Obama to freeze proposed mining regulations that will kill good jobs in West Virginia, increase dependence on foreign energy sources and raise electricity prices for consumers nationwide. Today Gov. Perry is visiting West Virginia, where he will continue to share his record and vision of fiscal conservatism and job creation. “President Obama claims to be a ‘warrior for the middle class,’ but his job-killing regulatory policies are hammering middle class families already struggling to make ends meet,” said Perry spokesman Mark Miner. “The...
  • Rick Perry’s Immigration Problem vs. Mitt Romney’s Healthcare Problem

    09/27/2011 4:39:10 PM PDT · by shield · 77 replies
    RedState ^ | 27th September 2011 | Erick Erickson
    I don’t speak for all conservatives, but most every single conservative I know will gladly settle for Mitt Romney and support him over Barack Obama. Even the conservatives I know who right now are saying they could never support Mitt Romney will . . . when push comes to shove . . . support Mitt Romney. The issue is that most conservatives, myself included, don’t want to settle for Mitt Romney. I don’t have a problem with him personally. He, his wife, and family are super nice people. But I think he is just wrong for this election and his...
  • Mitt Romney’s Race to the Flop

    09/27/2011 9:15:02 AM PDT · by shield · 19 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 27th September 2011 | Bryan Preston
    The latest ad from the Rick Perry camp nails Mitt Romney on a charge that has haunted him during his entire political career; namely, flip-flopping and being inconsistent on issues depending on who he happened to be talking to at any given moment. Take a look. Mitt Romney’s Race to the FlopThe Romney camp tries explaining the flip by changing the subject, which they have been able to do fairly successfully throughout the campaign so far. But The flip-flopper charge is probably the most damaging to Romney because it gets at the level of trust and character, and whether voters...
  • Poll: Perry Still Tops Romney

    09/27/2011 6:09:44 AM PDT · by shield · 56 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 26th September 2011 | Danny Yadron
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry’ so-so performance at Thursday’s GOP presidential debate may not have hurt his candidacy as much as some predicted. Mr. Perry still leads the Republican primary field with 28% support, according to a CNN/ORC International poll released Monday. Mitt Romney came in second at 21%, showing a marginally tighter race from the last CNN poll, released earlier this month. Back then, Mr. Perry polled at 30% with Mr. Romney at 18%.
  • Cleaning Up Washington’s Mess

    09/26/2011 1:16:26 PM PDT · by shield · 30 replies
    Tea Party Brew ^ | 26th September 2011 | Rick Perry
    Texas Governor Rick Perry on job creation, border security, and Washington’s failure to do anything useful about either. Tea Party Brew welcomes the Governor and his participation in our premiere.Over the past few years, we’ve seen happens when our country chooses leaders who emphasize words over deeds. For all of the president’s eloquent speeches, he’s done nothing to right America’s wayward course. As jobs are lost, so is the hope he once promised. Meanwhile, the federal government has grown bigger and more brazen, willfully neglecting its constitutional duties. Washington’s mess has spilled across the country. Nearly 2.5 million jobs have...
  • Two-Thirds of Elected Republican Agriculture Commissioners Endorse Rick Perry for President

    09/26/2011 11:17:22 AM PDT · by shield · 73 replies
    Rick ^ | 26th September 2011 | Staff
    AUSTIN – Texas Gov. Rick Perry today received the endorsement of six of the nation’s elected Agriculture Commissioners, representing two-thirds of the Republicans that are elected to this post. Agriculture Commissioners endorsing Gov. Perry include: •Michael Strain of Louisiana •Lester Spell of Mississippi •Steve Troxler of North Carolina •Hugh Weathers of South Carolina •Todd Staples of Texas Commissioner Gary Black of Georgia previously announced his support of Gov. Perry in early September. “I am honored to receive the support of these principled conservatives to my campaign for President,” said Gov. Perry. “As a former agriculture commissioner and governor of a...