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  • Sessions to Congress: Back Ted Cruz or Remain 'Complicit' in 'Nullification of Border'

    07/22/2014 9:36:16 PM PDT · 2 of 13
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  • Sessions to Congress: Back Ted Cruz or Remain 'Complicit' in 'Nullification of Border'

    07/22/2014 9:35:22 PM PDT · 1 of 13
    SoConPubbie
    "If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton
     
    "We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn’t make any sense at all." -- President Ronald Reagan
     
    "A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." - Thomas Paine 1792
     
    "It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams
     
    "If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams
     
  • When Obamacare loses in court, insurance companies lose, too

    07/22/2014 9:14:13 PM PDT · 16 of 16
    SoConPubbie to SoFloFreeper

    Too Bad, so Sad.

    You got in bed with the Marxist, now you pay the price.

  • Perry Announces Details Of Texas National Guard Border Deployment

    07/22/2014 9:07:15 PM PDT · 113 of 113
    SoConPubbie to Ditter
    And again, you have not answered my question. What is your state doing about this problem?

    And again, I don't care. This is not about your state vs. my state.

    It is, however, about those who would be POTUS, and whether or not they are leaders on issues important to conservatives.
  • Sen. Cruz: Halbig a 'repudiation of Obamacare and all the lawlessness that comes with it'

    07/22/2014 9:04:37 PM PDT · 8 of 9
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  • Perry Announces Details Of Texas National Guard Border Deployment

    07/22/2014 4:53:50 PM PDT · 106 of 113
    SoConPubbie to Ditter
    Tell us how your state California, is handing the “legal” approach regarding the illegal children?

    I am hearing nothing other than attacks on Texas and Perry. What is the “right” thing to do and why isn’t your state doing it?


    This isn't an intra-state squabble and it is not an "attack on Texas and Perry".

    This IS about conservative principles and those who want to be POTUS and a Leader.

    On Amnesty and Border Issues, as my posts have proven, Perry fails. His history shows it, and his half-hearted PR Driven approach on this latest border issue proves it.
  • Ted Cruz bites back at ‘True Blood’

    07/22/2014 3:55:40 PM PDT · 13 of 39
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  • Perry Announces Details Of Texas National Guard Border Deployment

    07/22/2014 3:35:31 PM PDT · 102 of 113
    SoConPubbie to Lakeshark; xzins
    I do believe you are exaggerating here, and I think you ought to consider deeply doing so no longer.

    Thanks for your concern Lakeshark. I'll take the matter under advisement. As of now, I feel no conviction on the matter, so I will stand pat.
  • Perry Announces Details Of Texas National Guard Border Deployment

    07/22/2014 2:57:20 PM PDT · 97 of 113
    SoConPubbie to Lakeshark; xzins
    I am as anti amnesty as you, and suspect XZINS is as well. It is important Not to exaggerate the records and statements of Walker and Perry just to give Cruz a boost, as he hasn’t focused on this issue nearly as much as he should have either. It’s most important we not do the things that the ex poster pissant did when he couldn’t stop people from choosing Palin as their favorite.

    Then we have a disagreement on this issue, since I am not exaggerating anyone's record on this issue and I have only posted their records.

    Perry has an extensive record of Open-Border/Pro-Amnesty behavior as I posted up thread. Walker only let his guard down once, but it was extremely telling.

    I don't doubt that both of you are as Anti-Amnesty as I am.

    However, be careful that you completely vet, in your own mind, each of the candidates on this issue.

    GWB downplayed this in the primaries leading to the 2000 election. And look how bad he was on this issue.

    Perry, given the proof I have posted up-thread, is just as bad.

    Read through that post Lakeshark and see if you don't agree.

    I believe that Walker is just as bad on this issue as well given his statements in the youtube I have posted regularly, but there is not much proof otherwise. On most other things, with the exception of soft-peddling social issues and opting for the false solution of States Rights where gay marriage is concerned, he is great. But those two things in combination with his weakness on the Amnesty issue is telling.
  • Perry Announces Details Of Texas National Guard Border Deployment

    07/22/2014 2:49:32 PM PDT · 95 of 113
    SoConPubbie to Ditter
    We are not far apart, imagine that! Unless you are not in favor of the free sandwich.

    Nothing wrong with charity, but we must guard against politicians using this situation for their own personal gain and those who mistake emotion for charity or even Christianity.

    Charity MUST NOT override justice.

    With God, both must be satisfied.

    Hence, he sent our Lord and Savior to pay the price for us and only then, after that price had been paid, would he allow himself to forgive us.
  • Glenn Beck Blows It, But Ted Cruz Saves The Day

    07/22/2014 2:46:25 PM PDT · 2 of 53
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  • Glenn Beck Blows It, But Ted Cruz Saves The Day

    07/22/2014 2:45:47 PM PDT · 1 of 53
    SoConPubbie
    "If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton
     
    "We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn’t make any sense at all." -- President Ronald Reagan
     
    "A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." - Thomas Paine 1792
     
    "It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams
     
    "If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams
     
  • Perry Announces Details Of Texas National Guard Border Deployment

    07/22/2014 11:11:34 AM PDT · 87 of 113
    SoConPubbie to Lakeshark; xzins
    It's fine to vet, what you appear to be doing is criticizing another candidate for doing something good. That's circular firing squad stuff, and one of the many reasons we are perpetual losers.

    Nope.

    I'm simply trying to counter the spin and provide some objectivity here. He went half of the way when he could have done everything that was legal and that he was authorized to do, up to and including Apprehending ALL of them.

    Even his staff admitted as much:

    Perry’s office has said the Guard will largely play a role of “deter and refer” – deter border crime by their visible presence along the border and refer illegal acts, including border crossings, to law enforcement. They don’t plan to apprehend illegal immigrants, though, technically, they could, said Texas Adjutant General John Nichols.

    When you KNOW to do something right, and choose not to do it, that is the same as choosing to do something wrong.

    This is not leadership, this is grandstanding.

    Fool me once, shame on you (GWB), fool me twice, shame on me!

    John 10:1
    Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
  • Perry Announces Details Of Texas National Guard Border Deployment

    07/22/2014 10:57:56 AM PDT · 84 of 113
    SoConPubbie to xzins; Lakeshark
    Obviously, my being a Christian minister, I believe in the change that comes with conversion, new birth. But, I also believe in giving people a shot at changing behavior. It can be done. Perry seems to be showing a change in what he believes about the border.

    Xzins, up-thread you started this conversation by pointing out that we rarely, if ever, disagree on the issues, and you are correct in that statement. I also believe in second chances as all Christians do.

    That being said, we do not have the luxury of being wrong on Amnesty, and as I already posted to you upthread, the sum total of Perry's actions on all issues Immigration related prove that he is an "Open Borders" advocate. Furthermore, it is clear from this half-hearted action on this issue, that he hasn't changed. The proof is in the fact that his own staff reported that he had the authority to APPREHEND all of these illegals and he chose not too. He does not want to solve this issue in the manner that is correct, righteous and moral, and that means deportation not matter how emotional that action maybe or how much the left and the media will hate him for it and already hates us for taking that position.

    With regards to my comment concerning not having the luxury to get it wrong on Amnesty, we don't. If Perry, Rand Paul, Bush, Marco Rubio, etc. as President pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform (A.K.A. Amnesty) we lose the country, period.

    There is no coming back from that as it will dump 30+ million undocumented Democrats into the electorate and remove any possibility of a conservative gaining the Presidency.
  • Perry Announces Details Of Texas National Guard Border Deployment

    07/22/2014 10:13:43 AM PDT · 76 of 113
    SoConPubbie to Lakeshark
    think your efforts to bring down other candidates are not nearly as helpful as simply furthering Cruz as candidate.

    He's my first choice, but he may choose not to run and it's important to not bring out the circular firing squad as I said earlier.


    Characterize it anyway you like Lakeshark. I fell prey to GWB in 2000, and it was only AFTER he was elected did I find out that he was a complete supporter of Amnesty.

    The time to vet these people is way before the Primaries happen.

    The time to defeat the spin, is way before the Primaries happen.

  • Perry Announces Details Of Texas National Guard Border Deployment

    07/22/2014 9:47:41 AM PDT · 65 of 113
    SoConPubbie to Lakeshark
    Using your own measures, you should be criticizing Cruz a great deal more than Perry. This is a good step, not near enough, you are making a mistake when you criticize all other candidates when they’ve done a good thing. The circular firing squad needs to stop if we expect to get Cruz nominated and elected.

    To be fair Lakeshark, I have already commented on this where Cruz is concerned. With respect to the problem of Illegal Immigration is concerned, Cruz needs to drop his own support of normalization of those illegals that are already here.

    However, with respect to the current crisis, Cruz, much more than Perry, has made it perfectly clear that these children need to be deported quickly.

    My problem with Perry, and even his staff acknowledges this point, is that he has the authority to APPREHEND the illegals and has chosen not too.

    So, once again, all flash and no real bang, especially when he had the opportunity to do the right thing and chose not to.
  • Perry Announces Details Of Texas National Guard Border Deployment

    07/22/2014 9:27:55 AM PDT · 62 of 113
    SoConPubbie to Ditter
    Alrighty then! Lock and load, let’s shoot the little bastids, that’ll send the message you want! You go first............

    How about we just stick with the legal and righteous approach of deporting the children immediately back to their parents, and if their parents are here in the US, deporting them as well.

    John 10:1
    10 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
  • Perry Announces Details Of Texas National Guard Border Deployment

    07/22/2014 8:54:56 AM PDT · 54 of 113
    SoConPubbie to stevie_d_64
    Do you think the Governor of California will do the same thing that Perry finally did???

    No, and I don't care.

    Not interested in pointing to someone else who is failing on this issue to try and justify Perry's lack of proper action on this issue.
  • Perry Announces Details Of Texas National Guard Border Deployment

    07/22/2014 8:42:35 AM PDT · 51 of 113
    SoConPubbie to xzins
    Perry gets another chance. (So does Rubio.) I want them on the conservative side. Other than this issue, they are pro-life, pro-God, pro-family, pro-gun, pro-small government, pro-middle class jobs, pro-entrepreneurial conservatives. I’d like to find a way to keep them and not lose them.

    Sorry xzins, I understand the approach, but I've been burned too many times by those pretending to be conservatives and mouthing off about how tough they are on border issues on one hand, and then pushing Comprehensive Immigration Reform on the other.

    Perry only went half the way (Grade of F) on this issue when he could have just as easily gone all the way (Grade of A).

    This was a leadership test and he failed.

    No POTUS for him!
  • Perry Announces Details Of Texas National Guard Border Deployment

    07/22/2014 8:42:16 AM PDT · 50 of 113
    SoConPubbie to xzins


    Sorry xzins, I understand the approach, but I've been burned too many times by those pretending to be conservatives and mouthing off about how tough they are on border issues on one hand, and then pushing Comprehensive Immigration Reform on the other.

    Perry only went half the way (Grade of F) on this issue when he could have just as easily gone all the way (Grade of A).

    This was a leadership test and he failed.

    No POTUS for him!
  • Perry Announces Details Of Texas National Guard Border Deployment

    07/22/2014 8:39:09 AM PDT · 49 of 113
    SoConPubbie to xzins; P-Marlowe; Kenny
    Perry DID make ‘dream act’ comments, but I never heard open border comments from him, or I wouldn’t have supported him....that’s one of the things I flamed GW Bush on.

    Xzins,

    This is a properly sourced set of quotes and actions on the part of Rick Perry that should prove to you the "Open-Borders"/Amnesty nature of Rick Perry. Please beware, I have not updated the list since 2010.

    Here's a properly sourced post. You can definitely feel the pull of a homebuilder being Perry's biggest backer:

    July, 2001 - Address to the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce, regarding DREAM Act, Rewarding Illegal Immigrants
    http://governor.state.tx.us/news/speech/10672/
    Higher education should be open to all, not just an elite few. It must be responsive to the needs of our growing and changing population, and it must continue to push the envelope of excellence and innovation.

    That growing and changing population includes children of undocumented workers, young boys and girls that we serve in our public schools because it is the right thing to do.

    I believe it is time they get the same treatment in our colleges and universities. I signed House Bill 1403 so that young Texans who graduated from our public schools, regardless of their immigration status, will be able to pay in-state tuition and take part in the Texas Dream.

    We want bright, new Texans to stay here, and contribute great things to our future.

    We also want to ensure Texans of all backgrounds participate in graduate and professional degree programs. A new law I signed will ensure that graduate schools give weight to socio-economic conditions of applicants seeking entry into their schools, not just test scores. That is good public policy that will make a difference for Texans from all walks of life.


    August, 2001, on Mexican Trucks, Bi-National Health Insurance, Open Borders, DREAM Act
    http://governor.state.tx.us/news/speech/10688/
    The fruits of NAFTA have just begun to ripen. At the same time, we must not allow the roots of the tree to become poisoned. The NAFTA agreement not only signaled a new era of economic possibility, but a new era of bi-national cooperation. That is why it is wrong, and inherently detrimental to our relationship with Mexico for the U.S. Congress to pursue a protectionist policy that forbids Mexican trucks from U.S. roadways. It is bad public policy, and it violates the terms of the NAFTA agreement we agreed to. Mexican trucks that meet our safety standards should be given the same access to U.S. roads as our Canadian neighbors to the north.

    Legislation authored by border legislators Pat Haggerty and Eddie Lucio establishes an important study that will look at the feasibility of bi-national health insurance. This study recognizes that the Mexican and U.S. sides of the border compose one region, and we must address health care problems throughout that region. That’s why I am also excited that Texas Secretary of State Henry Cuellar is working on an initiative that could extend the benefits of telemedicine to individuals living on the Mexican side of the border.

    As a compassionate state, we know that for our children to succeed, they must not only be healthy, but educated. The future leaders of our two nations are learning their fractions and their ABC’s in classrooms all along this border. Immigrants from around the world are being taught in Texas classrooms, and our history is rich with examples of new citizens who have made great contributions. We must say to every Texas child learning in a Texas classroom, “we don’t care where you come from, but where you are going, and we are going to do everything we can to help you get there.” And that vision must include the children of undocumented workers. That’s why Texas took the national lead in allowing such deserving young minds to attend a Texas college at a resident rate. Those young minds are a part of a new generation of leaders, the doors of higher education must be open to them. The message is simple: educacion es el futuro, y si se puede.

    We also know that poverty is not unique to either side of the border. Some of Texas’ poorest citizens live in colonias all along the border. They often lack basic infrastructure many of us take for granted. Just today, the North American Development Bank announced it will provide $6.3 million in funding to hook up colonia residents in six border cities to water and wastewater lines. More than 18,000 residents will benefit from these water or wastewater hookups. And this November, by approving Proposition 2, Texas voters can ensure that their neighbors in colonias have quality roads so that school buses, emergency vehicles and postal trucks can reach residents, and residents can get to a job or a school reliably.

    President Fox’s vision for an open border is a vision I embrace, as long as we demonstrate the will to address the obstacles to it. An open border means poverty has given way to opportunity, and Mexico’s citizens do not feel compelled to cross the border to find that opportunity. It means we have addressed pollution concerns, made substantial progress in stopping the spread of disease, and rid our crossings of illicit drug smuggling activity. Clearly we have a long way to go in addressing those issues. At the same time we must continue to deepen our economic ties, expanding opportunities for Mexican and U.S. companies to do business on both sides of the border. The outlook is promising, even if the road to prosperity is a long one. We share a bond as neighbors, and we find our culture north of the Rio Grande to be increasingly defined by the strong traits of people of Hispanic descent. Texas has long enjoyed a unique identity, an identity forged by an independent spirit, and the convergence of many different peoples. We must welcome change in the 21st Century as we have in every century before it.

    Today, as we look to the south, we see a rising sun. It is perched above a people whose best days are in front of them. Let us endeavor to make the most of this new day through a new dialogue. Let us work together to combat disease, expand trade and provide educational opportunities. If we do, there are no limits to what we can accomplish for the betterment of all of our citizens. Thank you, and God bless you.


    June, 2002, Addressing LULAC
    http://governor.state.tx.us/news/speech/10785/
    John Hernandez, it’s good to see you as well… and it’s good to once again be in the company of men and women who do so much for our state – Texans who build local businesses and create new jobs…who do important work in our communities…who know the importance of strong families and vibrant neighborhoods…the proud, talented and dedicated members of the League of United Latin American Citizens.

    Ever since the founders of this organization first gathered in Corpus Christi 73 years ago, LULAC has been a force for greater empowerment, compassionate citizenship and social progress.

    I want to commend our honorees this evening who have upheld the tradition of LULAC through a devotion to service. Actions speak louder than words, and your actions for Texas have spoken volumes.

    With the political season upon us, some have asked me whether I would be willing to debate my opponent in Spanish. But I believe Spanish is too beautiful a language for Texans to suffer through an hour of me speaking it. I’m still working through “ser y estar.”


    July, 2002, Support of No Child Left Behind
    http://governor.state.tx.us/news/press-release/4392/
    Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige announced today that Texas’ No Child Left Behind implementation plan has received federal approval. The approval clears the way for almost $400 million in new federal funding, moving the governor’s education plan a step closer to the classroom.

    “Texas was a model for President Bush’s No Child Left Behind legislation, and we continue to lead the nation in innovative solutions to improve our schools,” Perry said. “The U.S. Department of Education’s stamp of approval means we can move forward with our plan to improve early childhood education, dropout prevention, teaching excellence, science education and our schools’ use of technology.”


    November, 2003 on a border wall and guest workers
    http://governor.state.tx.us/news/press-release/5015/
    The long-term answer to the immigration challenges that confront us is not the building of structural barriers to keep people out, but the removal of economic barriers that keep people from experiencing opportunity and prosperity. When we allow for the free flow of commerce, energy and ideas, jobs and opportunity are created on both sides of our shared border.

    Let me say something about the migrant workers who cross our border to work: They provide a real value to our economy and Texas benefits from the contributions they make. I will support reforms to our guest worker laws that allow migrant workers to contribute to our economy so long as the security of our border is in no way compromised.


    January, 2004 - Support of guest workers
    http://governor.state.tx.us/news/press-release/4310/
    “During my visit with President Fox last November, I reaffirmed my support for a guest worker program that balances our two countries’ economic realities along with the need for homeland security. President Bush’s proposal reflects those goals.

    June, 2005 - Address to LULAC State Convention
    http://governor.state.tx.us/news/speech/10134/
    Thank you, Roger (Rocha), for those kind words and for your leadership of a distinguished organization that is continuing to have a profound impact all across this state... ...the League of United Latino American Citizens.

    I am always honored to be with men and women who are committed to building a future of unlimited opportunity for every Texan...
    ...where jobs are abundant...
    ...where families and communities are strong...
    ...and where every individual...
    ...regardless of the neighborhood they come from, or the sound of their last name...
    ...is empowered to control their own destiny.

    Texas has come a long way in the march towards greater opportunity and empowerment in the 76 years since LULAC was founded.


    December, 2006 - Speaking out against walled borders, in favor of open borders and guest workers
    http://governor.state.tx.us/news/speech/9984/
    We have just concluded an election year that was heavy on immigration rhetoric and light on comprehensive solutions. Divisive appeals do nothing to solve problems even if they do score temporary political points. It is time Washington got one of the central messages of this election: when it comes to immigration and border security- get the job done! We cannot wall off the border and solve anything. Strategic fencing in certain urban areas to direct the flow of traffic makes sense, but building a wall across the entire border is a preposterous idea. Imagine the sheriff of Presidio County, Danny Dominguez, and his four or five deputies patrolling 130 miles of a border wall. The only thing a wall would most certainly accomplish is an increase in the ladder making industry.

    Washington needs to seek real solutions that protect our economy that take migrant workers out of the shadows by giving then an ID and allowing them to cross freely, and that at the same time recognizes the rule of law and the importance of not rewarding those who break our laws. Our economy is impacted greatly by migrant workers. Let’s create a guest worker program that takes those workers off the black market and that legitimizes their economic contributions without doing the same for their citizenship. I would rather know who it is that crosses our border legally to work, than not know who it is that crosses our border illegally to work. We can have immigration reform that doesn’t compromise our security, and we can have security that doesn’t compromise our economy. That’s my goal, and it is time Washington shared it.


    December, 2006, on deporting illegals, supporting guest workers
    http://governor.state.tx.us/news/editorial/10326/
    But to me neither amnesty nor mass deportation is the answer. The first unfairly rewards those who broke our laws, and the latter is not only unrealistic and unenforceable, but it would devastate our economy. That’s why I support a guest worker program that takes undocumented workers off the black market and legitimizes their economic contributions without providing them citizenship status.

    January, 2007 - Oath of Office Address, Guest Workers
    http://governor.state.tx.us/news/press-release/2305/
    Perry addressed the divisive issue of border security and immigration by quoting the prophet Isaiah: “come now, and let us reason together.” “We are both a nation of laws and immigrants; the former protect us, the latter enrich us,” Perry said. “We must secure the border with manpower, not unmanned walls. We must have a guest-worker program that recognizes the economic contributions of foreign workers and the desperate conditions that bring them here.

    February, 2007 - Guest Workers
    http://governor.state.tx.us/news/speech/29/
    A guest worker program recognizes the contributions of foreign workers and captures their income in our tax system, ensuring they contribute to the public services we provide them. And a guest worker program will help us know who crosses our border legally rather than not knowing who crosses our border illegally. Illegal immigration is a problem felt deeply by Texas, while too often ignored by Washington.

    February, 2007 - LULAC Gala, selling State Lottery to fund healthcare for the uninsured
    http://governor.state.tx.us/news/speech/5556/
    Thank you. I am so honored to be with you, the distinguished membership of a group that fights for equal opportunities and envisions a Texas that is ample in opportunity. It is good to see so many legislators, including several honorees tonight, Senator Zaffirini, Representative Gallego, Representative Noriega and Representative Anchia. They are good and decent Texans. Even though we don’t share a party, I am proud to serve by their side. I am particularly proud of another one of your honorees because he and I spent a year together traveling Texas as he served as my administrative assistant. Now he is the leading voice for the Texas Motor Transportation Association, John Esparza. If only his Red Raiders would stop beating my Aggies the world would be perfect.

    It was nearly 80 years ago when a national movement began in Corpus Christi, they called themselves the League of United Latin American Citizens. Today, their vision is alive and well, and you are the living embodiment of it. And while we have a ways to go in tearing down barriers to opportunity, I have never felt better about the future of Texas because this is a state that welcomes all and includes all. And anything is possible in Texas for those who study hard, work hard and aspire to succeed.


    One of the best ways to improve our economy is to improve access to health insurance for our workers. We have two million working Texans with a family income below 40,000 who are uninsured. They are just one accident, one bad diagnosis away from financial ruin. I believe we must use our moment of prosperity to ensure their long-term fiscal and physical health. I have proposed the sale of the Texas lottery for one reason and one reason only: to invest in our future. With a conservative estimate of $14 billion from such a sale, we could create a trust fund for the uninsured that would generate close to a quarter billion dollars every year in perpetuity. This is money that could provide premium assistance for private and employer-sponsored policies.

    February, 2007 - Sale of State Lottery, to help insure the uninsured
    Note: This was proposed in part by Phil Gramm, who wanted his company to help the state sell the lottery, and his company just so happened to have hired Rick Perry's son
    http://governor.state.tx.us/news/press-release/2288/
    Additionally, $270 million in annual trust fund earnings is proposed to create a premium assistance program for the uninsured. More than 2 million uninsured Texans are below 200 percent of the federal poverty limit. Perry’s proposed “Healthier Texas” program would help individuals purchase health insurance through employer-based programs or private plans.

    March, 2007 - Sale of the state lottery to help insure the uninsured
    http://governor.state.tx.us/news/speech/9365/
    I have also proposed using proceeds from the sale of the lottery to provide insurance to more than a half million working Texans.

    August, 2007 - Trip to Mexico City, responding to reporters
    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5090944.html
    MEXICO CITY — Leading a large delegation of Texas executives trying to drum up business in Mexico, Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday criticized the U.S. Congress for failing to pass an immigration bill that would legalize millions of workers.

    "I don't think this is that difficult an issue if Congress would have the maturity to sit down and really discuss it and cut out all the mean rhetoric," Perry said during a break in the third day of meetings with Mexican officials and business executives.

    "We need those individuals to continue to grow our economy," he said of Texas' undocumented workers, most of whom hail from Mexico. "The vast, vast majority of those individuals want to come and work and take care of their families."

    Perry made the remarks in Mexico City, where immigration is nearly as big a hot-button issue as it is in Washington. He spoke at a press conference shortly before meeting with President Felipe Calderon who, like past Mexican presidents, has lobbied for changes in U.S. immigration law that would include a guest-worker program.

    Perry's statements seemed to put him at odds with many in the Republican Party's base who regarded the immigration overhaul bill that collapsed in the Senate in June as nothing more than an amnesty for illegal immigrants.

    August, 2007 - Trip to Mexico, response to reporters, anger at wall, need for illegal immigrants
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2007/08/28/mexico-texas-idUSN2827524820070828
    Perry, in Mexico with a Texan trade mission seeking opportunities in areas like renewable energy, said the federal government's plan to build a wall along much of the border to keep out illegal immigrants was "idiocy."

    "We need those individuals to continue to grow our economy," Perry told a briefing with reporters.

    "If you show up illegally, without your card or you're here as a criminal element, I'm for throwing the book at those folks, but the issue of people who want to legally, thoughtfully and appropriately come to America to work and help us build our economy -- we should quickly come up with a program and an identification card to do that."

    Congress failed to pass a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws in June despite heavy lobbying by President George W. Bush.

    Following the reform failure, Washington is concentrating on border enforcement -- building a security fence along the Mexican border, deporting undocumented immigrants and trying to prevent companies from hiring illegal migrants.

    Perry, a Republican, said it was important to separate immigration from security issues, which Texas has dealt with on its stretch of the Mexican border by deploying more guards.

    "We know how to deal with border security, and you don't do it by building a fence," Perry said, ahead of a meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderon.


    October, 2007 - Perry on a pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, pro-gun control candidate for President of the United States:
    http://web.archive.org/web/20080228054735/http://www.joinrudy2008.com/article/missed/908
    The time that we’ve spent together, whether it’s been on the phone or it’s been face-to-face, I’ve asked him some tough questions. I’ve looked him in his eye as he answered. I studied his positions. And I will tell you I have been highly impressed with his record. I’ve taken the measure of a man. And I believe that without a doubt or reservation that Rudy Giuliani is the most capable, the most prepared individual of either party to be the next President of the United States. He is the best of a strong field of Republican candidates and I’m proud to proclaim my support of his campaign. So I am proud to introduce to you America’s Mayor, a proven fiscal conservative, a leader who gets things done and the best hope of our nation’s future.

    April, 2010 - On Arizona-style legislation to deal with illegal immigrants
    http://governor.state.tx.us/news/press-release/14574/
    "Recently, there has been much debate over immigration policy in Washington and what has been implemented in Arizona. I fully recognize and support a state's right and obligation to protect its citizens, but I have concerns with portions of the law passed in Arizona and believe it would not be the right direction for Texas.
  • Perry Announces Details Of Texas National Guard Border Deployment

    07/22/2014 7:39:09 AM PDT · 35 of 113
    SoConPubbie to xzins
    What have the governors of Arizona, California, and New Mexico done...don’t they want to look good, too?

    Not part of this argument xzins. I don't care what they have done or not done.

    I am not interested in half-measures by someone running for POTUS who has a history of being "Open-Borders". I will not be used like this. I would have had more respect for Perry if he had actually decided to APPREHEND ALL Illegals and simply return them to the Border station.

    But he does not want to do anything like that because either he is too afraid of how that might look to some voters, or, he is simply Rick "Open Borders" Perry as his past actions and words on this subject prove: or both.
  • If you like your AK-47, you can keep your AK-47

    07/22/2014 7:34:52 AM PDT · 5 of 13
    SoConPubbie to ButThreeLeftsDo

    Molon Labe!

  • Marco Rubio: Hillary ‘Extremely Vulnerable on Her Record

    07/22/2014 7:33:06 AM PDT · 14 of 18
    SoConPubbie to SoFloFreeper

    Look in the mirror Rubio!

  • At Last — Someone Did Something - Gov. Perry sends in the guard

    07/22/2014 6:53:23 AM PDT · 19 of 19
    SoConPubbie to Cincinatus' Wife

    Another empty, not even half-hearted action on the part of Rick “Open Borders” Perry where Illegal Immigration is concerned.

    Rick Perry needs to Man-Up where this issue is concerned and actually defend the border of Texas, not play PR stunts.

  • At Last — Someone Did Something - Gov. Perry sends in the guard

  • Perry Announces Details Of Texas National Guard Border Deployment

    07/22/2014 6:50:00 AM PDT · 20 of 113
    SoConPubbie to xzins
    In addition to the money, I also think it’s significant that they’re getting to filter criminals out.

    It's not enough, especially when they could be stopping ALL Illegal Aliens.

    He doesn't actually want to stop Illegal Immigration, just look like he is really strong, but compassionate on the issue, which he isn't.
  • Perry Announces Details Of Texas National Guard Border Deployment

    07/22/2014 6:45:06 AM PDT · 17 of 113
    SoConPubbie to xzins
    In addition, his state will pay close to a fifth of a billion per year for every 1000 troops they deploy. They no small amount to come unplanned out of any state’s budget...even one of the largest.

    I think Perry deserves credit.


    Very little credit xzins.

    While he is spending that billion per year for every 1000 troops, they could just as easily completely stop illegal immigration. And this defines Rick "Open Borders" Perry.

    He NEVER really does anything, or supports anything that would stop Illegal Immigration, even when it is in his power to do it, whether it is supporting e-Verify, a Border Fence, AZ1070, or now, in the midst of this crisis, using the National Guard to actually stop the flow of Illegal Immigrants into Texas.

    These are not the actions of a leader, but someone that wants to create an impression that he is strong on an issue, when he really isn't.

    Those who do not have a criminal record will now be allowed to stay and further burden our county and they will eventually be criminals themselves when they perform the usual ID fraud that they all do.

    Or, they will simply swell the ranks of Democrat voters who will be granted Amnesty.

    Stopping those with a pre-existing Criminal Record should not be the focus. Stopping all Illegal Aliens should be. I'll not take part of his P.R. game when he knows he should do the right thing and refuses to do it.
  • Texas to Take Action on Obama’s Border Crisis

    07/22/2014 6:38:24 AM PDT · 5 of 10
    SoConPubbie to SJackson

    B.S.

    Gov. Rick “Open Borders” Perry has given orders to the Texas National Guard to NOT APPREHEND illegal aliens crossing the border.

    This is just another empty, symbolic gesture meant to falsely show how tough he is on Illegal Immigration, when in fact, the National Guard could actually be APPREHENDING the criminal invaders.

  • Texas to Take Action on Obama’s Border Crisis

    07/22/2014 6:35:45 AM PDT · 10 of 26
    SoConPubbie to Sean_Anthony

    Let’s not agree with the pretense of Gov. Perry really doing anything.

    The National Guard of Texas is under orders to NOT APPREHEND illegal aliens.

    This is another empty, meaningless, PR Stunt by Rick “Open Borders” Perry.

    The National Guard could be apprehending ALL Illegal Aliens, but Rick Perry has them under orders to NOT APPEHEND.

  • Perry Announces Details Of Texas National Guard Border Deployment

    07/22/2014 6:31:13 AM PDT · 10 of 113
    SoConPubbie to xzins
    Perry’s office has said the Guard will largely play a role of “deter and refer” – deter border crime by their visible presence along the border and refer illegal acts, including border crossings, to law enforcement. They don’t plan to apprehend illegal immigrants, though, technically, they could, said Texas Adjutant General John Nichols.

    Just as I thought.

    Another empty, symbolic PR stunt by Perry.

    The man is worthless where Illegal Immigration is concerned, but he sure wants you to think he is doing something, when he isn't.
  • Cruz: Rich Do Fine with Big Govt, GOP Must Help the Working Poor

    07/20/2014 3:24:30 PM PDT · 10 of 24
    SoConPubbie to gov_bean_ counter; PapaNew

    :)

  • Here’s What Ted Cruz Had to Say About Glenn Beck’s Border Relief Work

    07/20/2014 3:23:29 PM PDT · 7 of 22
    SoConPubbie to oldbrowser
    So here we are again, conflicted.

    Actually, if you had bothered to actually read Senator Cruz's thoughts on this matter, you would have seen that he removed the confliction with his approach.

    Treat them with Christian Love while they are here, but deport them quickly.

    Problem solved, no confliction anymore.
  • Cruz: Rich Do Fine with Big Govt, GOP Must Help the Working Poor

    07/20/2014 3:21:34 PM PDT · 7 of 24
    SoConPubbie to PapaNew; gov_bean_ counter
    Love to. Next time you see him tell him to get ahold of PapaNew.

    The Internet is an awesome tool, try to learn to use it.

    See post #6
  • Cruz: Rich Do Fine with Big Govt, GOP Must Help the Working Poor

    07/20/2014 3:20:08 PM PDT · 6 of 24
    SoConPubbie to PapaNew
    Does Cruz get that the $4 trillion federal government is AT LEAST 80% too big and unconstitutional?

    I don't know, what do you think:

    "Ted Cruz: That's not a knife, this is a knife," Cruz said. "We need to eliminate unnecessary and unconstitutional agencies like the Department of Education ... the Department of Commerce, the Department of Energy, the National Endowment of the Arts. ... I would most like to eliminate the Internal Revenue Service."
    And another statement by Cruz:
    Cruz: I am all for it. We’re in a crisis. Our national debt is larger than our gross domestic product. We are barreling down the road to where Greece and Italy and much of Europe find themselves. And we need serious leadership to stop it. I think we should shrink the size and power of the federal government by every and any means possible. What does that mean?

    That means eliminating unnecessary or unconstitutional agencies. The first agency I would eliminate would be the U.S. Department of Education. I think education is far too important to be governed by unelected bureaucrats in Washington. I think it should be at the state level, or even better, at the local level where parents have direct influence over the education of our kids.

    I would eliminate the U.S. Department of Commerce. I would eliminate the U.S. Department of Energy. I would eliminate the National Endowment of the Arts. I think the arts are terrific. But I see no reason why unelected bureaucrats spend your and mine tax dollars on arts they happen to like.

    And the agency I’d most like to eliminate is the IRS through fundamental tax reform.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/02/8-questions-about-the-media-with-rising-gop-star-ted-cruz/2/#ixzz3839awXSd
  • Cruz: Rich Do Fine with Big Govt, GOP Must Help the Working Poor

    07/20/2014 3:08:22 PM PDT · 2 of 24
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  • Cruz: Rich Do Fine with Big Govt, GOP Must Help the Working Poor

    07/20/2014 3:07:55 PM PDT · 1 of 24
    SoConPubbie

    "If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton

     

    "We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn’t make any sense at all." -- President Ronald Reagan

     

    "A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." - Thomas Paine 1792

     

    "It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams

     

    "If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

     

  • Ted Cruz: Harry Reid, Obama Holding Migrant Children for ‘Ransom’

    07/20/2014 3:04:04 PM PDT · 1 of 7
    SoConPubbie

    "If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton

     

    "We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn’t make any sense at all." -- President Ronald Reagan

     

    "A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." - Thomas Paine 1792

     

    "It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams

     

    "If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

     

  • Here’s What Ted Cruz Had to Say About Glenn Beck’s Border Relief Work

    07/20/2014 3:00:48 PM PDT · 2 of 22
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  • Here’s What Ted Cruz Had to Say About Glenn Beck’s Border Relief Work

    07/20/2014 3:00:23 PM PDT · 1 of 22
    SoConPubbie

    "If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton

     

    "We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn’t make any sense at all." -- President Ronald Reagan

     

    "A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." - Thomas Paine 1792

     

    "It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams

     

    "If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

     

  • Ted Cruz: 'Abolish the IRS' and station all 110,000 agents 'on the southern border'

    07/20/2014 2:56:50 PM PDT · 40 of 44
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  • Cruz to Harry Reid: Get Out of ‘Ritz- Carlton in D.C.’ and See the Border

    07/20/2014 2:54:33 PM PDT · 28 of 31
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  • Cruz to Harry Reid: Get Out of ‘Ritz- Carlton in D.C.’ and See the Border

    07/20/2014 2:51:58 PM PDT · 27 of 31
    SoConPubbie to RIghtwardHo
    I hate this political “for show” crap on either side.

    Get in there and get some laws passed to fix this nightmare. I could give twoo hoots where anyone is as long as they do that.


    That's exactly what Senator Ted Cruz is trying to do.
  • Cruz calls for end to 'Obama amnesty'

    07/20/2014 9:09:13 AM PDT · 24 of 39
    SoConPubbie to noinfringers2; Theoria
    Cruzes wife is a Wall Street player with some of the biggest money changers in the USA. She also is a member of the Tri Lateral Commission which is workshop for the likes of Kissinger and the Rockefellers. It isn’t talked about but the Rockefellers got a bit of help from the Rothschild’s on their way to riches.

    Please loosen your Tin Foil Hat!

  • Cruz: Border surge is a direct result of President Obama’s action

    07/20/2014 9:07:03 AM PDT · 14 of 17
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  • Cruz calls for end to 'Obama amnesty'

    07/20/2014 9:06:47 AM PDT · 22 of 39
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  • Could Elizabeth Warren Face Ted Cruz In 2016?

    07/20/2014 9:03:43 AM PDT · 75 of 80
    SoConPubbie to MSF BU
    I suspect if given a choice he’d take the court for life. It would fit his intellect.

    I'd suspect you were wrong.

    The Presidency suits both his intellect AND Leadership skills.
  • Cruz: Border surge is a direct result of President Obama’s action

    07/19/2014 10:01:36 PM PDT · 13 of 17
    SoConPubbie to odawg
    My point, genius, is that when you have to fight something, you have to fight it, not make grandstands on thin air.

    Same response as before.

    You'd have the GOP just shut up and take whatever the Democrats give them because the control the White House and the Senate.

    Did you support Cruz's effort to defund Obamacare through the House, or did you think that was a lost effort as well?
  • Pope's Remarks On Immigrants Welcome

    07/19/2014 9:53:17 PM PDT · 22 of 22
    SoConPubbie to skeeter; NKP_Vet
    He should have said 'feed & clothe them, and SEND THEM BACK HOME.'

    What!? No reply NKP Vet?
  • Could Elizabeth Warren Face Ted Cruz In 2016?

    07/19/2014 3:20:23 PM PDT · 63 of 80
    SoConPubbie to zeestephen
    Ted Cruz, also, does not have clean hands on immigration.

    True, however, he is the best of the lot so far, and he has not advocated for citizenship for these Illegal Aliens, in fact, all of his proposals state that Illegals should NEVER be given citizenship.

    Walker, on the other hand, wants to grant Illegals citizenship:

    YouTube Link: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, in his own words, endorses a path to citizenship for Illegal Aliens in July of last year.