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  • Don't Write Off Rick Perry

    01/03/2012 1:31:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 3, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I mentioned Rick Perry earlier. He's out doing the media rounds today, and he's sounding good -- and he had a great exchange with Mike Allen of Politico. Everybody that says, "Ah, Perry is a nice guy, but he looks slow, Rush." I can't tell you the number of people, wherever I go, whose number one complaint about practically every Republican hopeful is that somebody thinks they're stupid or that they sound stupid or that they talk stupid, or that they talk dumb. It's really a powerful, influential thing that has happened here. Some people tell me,...
  • STAND WITH JOE: PLEASE SIGN PETITION for Sheriff Joe Arpaio (FReep to beat ACLU petition)

    12/29/2011 10:40:46 AM PST · by montag813 · 87 replies · 1+ views
    Stand With Joe ^ | 12-29-2011 | Stand With Joe
    URGENT: PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION AT THIS LINK to show you Stand With Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and AGAINST the political witchhunt of Obama's Department of Justice. This Administration and its open-borders allies La Raza, MALDEF and the ACLU, will stop at nothing to try and destroy the most prominent national symbol in the fight against illegal immigration. Sheriff Joe will not back down. Please sign the petition to show we stand behind him. [UPDATE: The ACLU already has a petition calling for Arpaio's resignation with 16,911 signatures, and rising fast as LA RAZA and The People for the American Way...
  • Tucson's ethnic-studies program violates Arizona law, judge rules

    12/28/2011 9:43:13 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 8 replies · 3+ views
    LA Times ^ | Dec. 27, 2011 | Stephen Ceasar
    Tucson's Mexican American studies program violates state law, an Arizona administrative law judge ruled Tuesday, paving the way for the program's possible demise. Judge Lewis D. Kowal affirmed a prior decision by the state's schools chief that the Tucson Unified School District's program violates a new law prohibiting divisive ethnic-studies classes. John Huppenthal, the state superintendent of public instruction, had deemed the program in violation in June. Among other things, the law bans classes primarily designed for a particular ethnic group or that "promote resentment toward a race or class of people." The school district appealed Huppenthal's ruling, and testimony...
  • Latino activists called for Sheriff Arpaio to resign [HA-HA! Never happen]

    12/27/2011 8:53:49 AM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies
    Latino activists called for embattled Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to resign and ....
  • Why Perry May Exceed Expectations

    12/26/2011 2:53:21 PM PST · by CaroleL · 25 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 12/26/11 | CaroleL
    With one week left before the Iowa caucuses, Texas Governor Rick Perry is touting his outsider status in a new ad that highlights his opponents' combined 63 years of congressional experience. As the narrator says, "If Washington's the problem, why trust a congressman to fix it?" Prominently featuring fellow GOP contenders Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum; the ad reminds voters that federal legislators are responsible for the earmarks and deficit spending that have led to our unsustainable national debt and that the nation needs a leader who will provide real solutions.
  • Seven People Found Dead in Dallas-Area Apartment [Amid Christmas Gifts And Wrapping Paper]

    12/25/2011 6:44:33 PM PST · by Steelfish · 104 replies · 7+ views
    FoxNews ^ | December 25, 2011
    Seven People Found Dead in Dallas-Area Apartment Published December 25, 2011 GRAPEVINE, Texas – Seven people believed to be related had opened their Christmas gifts and started cleaning up the wrapping paper when they were shot to death in a suburban Texas apartment, police said Sunday. Authorities said they believe the shooter is among the dead, but got a warrant before doing a full search on the small chance that it was otherwise. Four women and three men, aged 18 to 60, were found in an adjoining kitchen and living room area when police entered the apartment around midday, said...
  • Where Loyalties Lie by Victoria (per Rick Perry)

    12/20/2011 5:33:58 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 34 replies
    Patriot's 1949 Blog ^ | 12-19-2011 | Victoria
    It has been a bit since I have written a blog, mainly because I only write them when I moved by the heart to do so. I have also been staying off twitter out of disgust for watching so called conservatives judge not by past deeds but only by words that a candidate is spinning today-sorry I donÂ’t tolerate fools easily. Sorry, I am more into judging by actions, the character of a man does not change they just learn to hide it better (& no that was not a veiled swipe at Newtie & Mittens it was a...
  • A Time For Choosing: Rick Perry for President

    12/19/2011 11:23:46 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 58 replies
    Big Government ^ | 12-19-2011 | Mike Flynn - OP/ED
    December 19, 2011A Time For Choosing: Rick Perry for President Mike Flynn Yes, I’ve seen the debates. And, yes, I’ve watched the “oops” moment probably a dozen times. While he has steadily improved, Rick Perry is not a skilled debater. Seeing him debate is like watching a high-wire act, where each moment is tense with the fear that the performer could slip and fall. I get it. But, when did debate performance become our sole criteria for picking a President? When did the RNC decide to team up with the legacy media and turn the nomination contest into an almost...
  • Obama Pushes NCLR Official With Ties To Spy As U.S. Ambassador

    12/07/2011 1:32:51 PM PST · by moonshinner_09
    Judicial Watch ^ | 12/07/2011 | Judicial Watch
    President Obama is determined to push through a foreign ambassadorship for a controversial figure whose close ties to a spy from a terrorist-sponsoring nation derailed a similar post for the same aspiring diplomat in the Clinton Administration. The tale actually dates back to the late 1990s when Bill Clinton nominated Puerto Rican activist Mari Carmen Aponte, a former board member of the leftist National Council of la Raza (NCLR) and Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF), as ambassador to the Dominican Republic. Aponte had worked as a volunteer in the White House personnel office and helped raise campaign...
  • Texas Public School Openly Inviting Illegal Aliens to College Vocational Night for Hispanics

    12/01/2011 1:35:30 PM PST · by Ben Barrack · 25 replies
    Ben Barrack ^ | 12/01/11 | Ben Barrack
    The Temple Independent School District (TISD), near Fort Hood, recently sent home flyers with children. The flyers were promoting 'College Vocational Night for Hispanics' and even informed people not to allow concerns about 'Residency Issues' to deter them from coming. Basically, illegal aliens are being invited to the event. For good measure, each attendee will receive one food voucher per family per month. Initially, your outrage might be directed at the school district (mine was) but remember, our Governor here in Texas (Rick Perry) signed legislation that made it perfectly legal for illegal aliens to attend Texas colleges at in-state...
  • 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...
  • Read Rick Perry's Fed Up. I'll buy you a copy if you don't have one.

    11/29/2011 9:52:29 AM PST · by pgkdan · 67 replies · 1+ views
    My Own Fevered Imagination | 11-29-11 | pgkdan
    Reading many, many, comments about Rick Perry it has ocurred to me that a great many FReepers don't really know Rick Perry. They know of him from 30 second blurbs, bad sound bites and poor debate performances. This is not the real Rick Perry. You can get a much better picture of the man by watching him in one on one interviews, live speeches and town hall settings. Governor Perry has a plan to restore our country to greatness and it's worth hearing. He's got a complete tax reform program, a jobs and energy plan that go hand in hand....
  • Did you miss the Thanksgiving White House visitor log document dump?

    11/28/2011 11:35:24 AM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 11/28/11 | Michelle Malkin
    Just like clockwork, the Obama administration never misses an opportunity to unload thousands of records it hopes no one will ever bother sifting through during the holidays. On Black Friday, the White House released more visitor log info — trumpeting disclosures it has fought tooth and nail. I’ve started looking through the data. And you can, too, right here:
  • 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...
  • For Perry, Life Was Broadened and Narrowed by the Military

    11/25/2011 9:47:04 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 169 replies
    NYT ^ | 11/25/11 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    COLLEGE STATION, Tex. — Rick Perry arrived on the campus of Texas A&M University in the tumultuous fall of 1968, cut his hair short, regulation military style, and donned a uniform. College students across America were rising up against the Vietnam War, but Mr. Perry, a member of the Corps of Cadets here, would not be among them. “There will be no Columbia, no Berkeley here,” the university president, Earl Rudder, declared that fall. When a small band of antiwar protesters took to the steps of the Memorial Student Center, a building ... “I don’t want to use the word...
  • Gingrich: Most illegal immigrants should leave, reapply to become citizens

    11/25/2011 9:26:18 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 184 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11-25-2011 | Alex Moe
    NAPLES, FL -- Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich defended his immigration policy after days of criticism from other GOP contenders – reiterating that he does not support amnesty -- on Friday night before his largest crowd yet on the campaign trail. "I am not for amnesty for anyone. I am not for a path to citizenship for anybody who got here illegally," Gingrich told the crowd of roughly 750 people, many of whom were forced to stand in the hallway........... "I think the vast majority [of illegal immigrants] will go home and should go home and then should reapply. I do...
  • 26 Bodies found in western Mexican city

    11/24/2011 2:26:12 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published November 24, 2011
    Mexico City – The bodies of 26 men were found inside two SUVs and an automobile abandoned on a busy avenue in Guadalajara, one of Mexico's largest cities, prosecutors said Thursday. The vehicles, which had Mexico City tags, were left at an intersection in the Vallarta San Jorge section of Guadalajara, the capital of the western Mexican state of Jalisco, the state Attorney General's office said. Investigators initially said 23 bodies were at the crime scene, but they later found three more inside the vehicles, Jalisco Attorney General Tomas Coronado said. The crime scene is near a supermarket and the...
  • 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:
  • 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...
  • Santorum to Gingrich: GOP should offer ‘no hint or promise of amnesty’ [VIDEO]

    11/23/2011 7:40:49 PM PST · by Fred · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 112311 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Reacting to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s comment during Tuesday night’s CNN debate that the GOP should not “destroy families” with inflexible immigration policies, former Senator and fellow Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum told The Daily Caller that the Republican party should offer “no hint or promise of amnesty.”
  • Gingrich 'prepared to take the heat' with talk of amnesty ("Let's be humane in enforcing the law")

    11/22/2011 7:54:13 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 660 replies · 1+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 2011-11-22 | Kim Geiger
    <p>“I do not believe that the people of the United States are going to take people who’ve been here for a quarter of a century … [and] separate them from their families and expel them,” Gingrich said during a discussion about illegal immigration and border security. “I do believe we should control the border. I do believe we should have very severe penalties.”</p>
  • Armed illegals stalked Border Patrol

    11/22/2011 8:05:41 PM PST · by granite · 120 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, November 22, 2011 | Jerry Seper
    <p>Five illegal immigrants armed with at least two AK-47 semi-automatic assault rifles were hunting for U.S. Border Patrol agents near a desert watering hole known as Mesquite Seep just north of the Arizona-Mexico border when a firefight erupted and one U.S. agent was killed, records show.</p>
  • Alabama Law Pays Off: Unemployment Down Sharply After Crackdown on Illegal Aliens

    11/20/2011 10:19:22 AM PST · by montag813 · 40 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 11-20-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona The war against Alabama's immigration law has intensified in recent weeks, with a Justice Department lawsuit, visits by DOJ officials, and a showdown over illegal alien children who have been pulled from Alabama schools. Eric Holder sued Alabama, trying to block every aspect of its enforcement provision. Why has the Administration and their ACLU and La Raza allies frantically tried to stop Alabama's law from being enforced? Because it's WORKING - and putting legal Alabamans back to work. As illegals have fled the state by the tens of thousands, the jobs they took -...
  • Bay Area to get 1st Latina federal judge (has been active in La Raza and other Latino groups)

    11/19/2011 6:48:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 11/16/11 | Bob Egelko
    Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, an Alameda County judge since 2008, was confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday for the U.S. District Court in Oakland, where she will become the first Latina federal judge in the Bay Area. The Senate voted 89-6 to approve President Obama's nomination of Gonzalez Rogers to fill the vacancy created by U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker's retirement in February. There was no debate, and the opponents, all Republicans, did not say why they voted against the nominee, who had not drawn any opposition in her committee hearing. Gonzalez Rogers, 46, a Texas native and Princeton honors graduate,...
  • Is GOP missing chance to grow? (Hispanic vote)

    11/19/2011 2:09:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 126 replies · 1+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | November 19, 2011 | Karoun Demirjian
    ...“You would be surprised at how many Republican Latinos there actually are in the state of Nevada. There are quite a few of us,” said Alex Garza, a Hispanic Republican activist. “I think the numbers are there; we just haven’t organized as well as the Democratic Latino organizations.” The potential political power of Latinos is an oft-told story in Nevada and elsewhere, though any happy ending at the polls usually is enjoyed by Democrats. ...During the Republican presidential candidates’ nationally televised debate in Las Vegas last month, they were asked how they would speak to the Latino community. Newt Gingrich...
  • Activists say Obama aide Cecilia Munoz has ‘turned her back’ on fellow Hispanics

    11/10/2011 12:21:32 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 9,2011 | Peter Wallsten
    The highest-ranking Hispanic official in the Obama White House is being targeted as a traitor by fellow Latinos in a highly personal, ethnic-based campaign against the president’s deportation policies. Cecilia Munoz, who was a longtime immigrant rights activist before being named President Obama’s director of intergovernmental affairs, has emerged as a key defender of the administration’s policies, directly rebutting complaints from Hispanic activists that the government has unfairly targeted harmless people and torn families apart.
  • Bill Clinton sticks up for Rick Perry on immigration

    11/07/2011 9:36:45 AM PST · by Fred · 27 replies
    State Column ^ | 110711 | Staff
    Bill Clinton defended Rick Perry on Monday over a law the Texas governor signed that allows children of illegal immigrants to receive in-state college tuition. The former two-term Democratic president said in an interview with USA Today that it makes his “skin crawl” when Perry’s rivals for the GOP nod slam him “for one of the best things he did.”
  • In Ohio, praise and questions for Herman Cain

    10/26/2011 1:50:11 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 26, 2011 | Dan Balz
    <p>CINCINNATI — First impressions are important in politics, and no one has introduced himself better in the campaign for the Republican presidential nomination than businessman Herman Cain.</p> <p>Cain has surged in just about every national or state poll this month, to the point that he is now in a virtual tie with former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. The latest CBS-New York Times poll put him ahead of Romney, though within the margin of error. A Quinnipiac University poll of Ohio voters showed him narrowly ahead of Romney. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, once seen as the strongest challenger to Romney, ran fifth in both surveys.</p>
  • Herman Cain's campaign paid his company to buy his books [zot]

    10/21/2011 10:49:24 AM PDT · by Clairity · 278 replies
    CBS News ^ | Oct 18, 2011 | Lindsey Boerma
    Herman Cain's case against pundits who claim he's running a book tour rather than a presidential campaign just got a bit more complicated. Federal Election Commission records show that the former Godfather's Pizza executive paid more than $64,000 of his presidential campaign funds to his motivational speaking company, T.H.E. New Voice Inc., for copies of his own books, and for lodging, airfare, and resources, Bloomberg News reports. Previous rulings by the FEC have allowed candidates to use their campaign funds to buy their own books, as long as the purchase is at market value and the money goes to charity...
  • For Perry, A Rapid Fundraising Rise -- and Fall

    10/21/2011 10:49:57 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 51 replies
    National Journal ^ | October 21, 2011 | Staff
    Texas governor meeting Friday with Washington insiders after big fundraising dropoff. By Reid Wilson and Peter Bell Texas Gov. Rick Perry kicked off his presidential campaign with an aggressive fundraising schedule that quickly made him a front-runner for the Republican nomination. But reports his campaign filed with the Federal Election Commission show that his ability to attract big money fell off steeply in September—perhaps not coincidentally—at the same time a series of rocky debate performances threatened his early front-runner status. As Perry arrives on Friday in Washington for a private meeting with K Street insiders, the question is whether he...
  • Rick Perry gets his swagger back

    10/19/2011 10:55:39 PM PDT · by Clairity · 113 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | oct 19, 2011 | Bud Kennedy/Fort Worth Star-Telegram
    Gov. Rick Perry is back in the saddle. Zeroing in on Mitt Romney like a prairie varmint and telling Herman Cain that they'll be "bumpin' tax plans" soon, Perry rode back into the middle of the Republican presidential race Tuesday night with some of his old swagger and his saddlebags still full of cash. Ten weeks and four more TV debates away from the Iowa caucuses and the launch of election season, Perry remains the Anti-Romney. If you're a Republican who can't stomach a former Massachusetts governor as the nominee, Perry has $17 million to win your vote between now...
  • Rush: Perry the only conservative threat to Romney

    10/11/2011 10:04:19 PM PDT · by Reagan Man · 186 replies
    The Examiner ^ | October.11,2011 | Charlie Spiering
    On his radio program this afternoon, Rush Limbaugh said that Christie's endorsment of Romney is proof that the GOP establishment is "desperate" for Romney to be the Republican nominee. "They're doing everything they can to make sure -- you know, Bachmann, Santorum, they're not in the top tier now, but they want to make sure they stay there." Limbaugh said, "Perry is the only genuine conservative threat to Romney, and this is an effort to take him out." Limbaugh added that "the thinking" on Herman Cain is that he does not have enough organization or money to compete with Romney....
  • Why won't Cain attack Romney? (vanity)

    10/11/2011 10:49:05 AM PDT · by teg_76 · 161 replies · 11+ views
    After Palin, I've been leaning towards Cain. My only problem with him is that he's much more comfortable attacking Perry than Romney. I'm no fan of the bumbling debator from Texas who says his base has no heart, but this cozying up to Romney by Cain is concerning. Herman Cain remains my favorite, but he needs to show he's not running for VP. He needs to go after Romney on Romneycare tonight. If he doesn't, it may be time to look elsewhere. The one thing Rick Perry has going for him is that he's shown he's not afraid to take...
  • 69% Oppose In-State Tuition for Illegal Aliens (Even 54% of Hispanics are "Heartless")

    10/11/2011 10:48:43 AM PDT · by montag813 · 30 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-11-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Party and ideological divisions are roiling America. Battles over the budget, taxes, jobs and energy have crippled Washington. But there is one issue that people across the political spectrum agree on: they oppose giving in-state tuition to illegal aliens. According to the latest poll numbers, 69% of Americans oppose subsidizing those here illegally with in-state tuitions rates. 73% of Republicans oppose it - as one would expect. An even stronger 74% of Independents oppose it. But the same position resonates across ideological and ethnic lines too. 58% of Democrats oppose it too, as do...
  • "Comeback Kid?" Perry Interview by Parade Magazine (comming out 10-23)

    10/10/2011 5:38:54 PM PDT · by TexMom7 · 103 replies · 1+ views
    TimesFreePress ^ | 10-10-11
    So, what happened to you in the early debates? Rick Perry: "A debate is an eight-ring circus, and you have a minute to talk. Sometimes it can be hard to explain your position on a host of issues. I readily admit I’m not the slickest politician nor the smoothest debater." Do you feel as if the other candidates have been ganging up on in the debates? RP: "When you come into the fray and you’re leading in the polls, you’re going to get attacked by everyone. I get it. I’m a big boy, and I know how to play that...
  • Perry sticks to his guns in first town hall

    10/01/2011 1:40:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 185 replies · 1+ views
    Concord Monitor ^ | October 1, 2011 | Karen Langley
    Voters encountered a confident and combative Rick Perry last night at the first New Hampshire town-hall meeting of the Texas governor's presidential campaign. After uneven debate performances, Perry didn't hesitate as he took questions from voters about job creation, Social Security and global warming at the Adams Memorial Opera House in Derry. Throughout, he pitched himself as the Republican candidate who presents the clearest contrast to President Obama. "We need a nominee for the Republican Party that is a clear contrast with Barack Obama," Perry said. "Ronald Reagan said it pretty good when he said 'Now is the time for...
  • Judge Refuses to Block Key Parts of Alabama Immigration Law

    09/28/2011 11:08:25 AM PDT · by commish · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 28 Sep 2011 | Fox News
    Just a Headline at the moment. No story yet.
  • Perry’s footsteps heard in the Latino community

    09/26/2011 2:53:12 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 30 replies
    La Voz Bilingüe ^ | 09/20/2011 | staff
    President Obama was elected by a Latino constituency that believed he would also deliver on an immigration reform as a priority issue. Once in power however, the president chose instead to spend his significant political clout on other things like national insurance reform that quickly diminished his ability to govern. Political pressure by Latino organizations such as the National Council of La Raza and Latino groups led by congressman Gutiérrez has resulted in a grudging allowance of 300,000 potential arrangements within the power of the administration designed to reverse deportation decisions made against undocumented workers with no criminal record. This...
  • What if La Raza Boycotted Arizona – And No One Cared? (EPIC FAIL)

    09/20/2011 8:56:05 AM PDT · by montag813 · 13 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 09-20-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaThe National Council of La Raza recently called for their boycott of Arizona over S.B. 1070 to end. There was a ton of media hype about this boycott last year, and the threat sparked some big "BUYcott" efforts by Stand With Arizona and others (here, here, here and many more) to urge like-minded Americans to support the state's economy against what was expected to be a major coordinated attack. Indeed, La Raza, the AFL-CIO, SEIU and others spent a ton of time and money to push their boycott. We pushed our efforts too. So how did...
  • Rick Perry Flying High in Iowa

    09/19/2011 9:00:05 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 176 replies
    The Iowan Republican ^ | 09/17/11 | Jeff Patch
    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa—Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) blitzed through Iowa Friday with the swagger of a rock star, elevating his high-octane campaign with a series of stage-managed campaign events. As the only sitting governor pursuing the GOP nomination for president, Perry’s Texas-sized entourage and personality project an aura of authority that other candidates envy. His style, though, may risk alienating Iowans accustomed to lower key campaigning and more time for back-and-forth over issues. For example, Perry traveled to campaign events throughout Iowa in a 22-seat Gulfstream IV jet owned by Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, Inc., a subsidiary of the banking conglomerate....
  • Secret recordings raise new questions in ATF 'Gunwalker' operation

    09/19/2011 10:36:44 AM PDT · by sunmars · 83 replies
    WASHINGTON - CBS News has obtained secretly recorded conversations that raise questions as to whether some evidence is being withheld in the murder of a Border Patrol agent. (Scroll down to listen to the audio) The tapes were recorded approximately mid-March 2011 by the primary gun dealer cooperating with ATF in its "Fast and Furious" operation: Andre Howard, owner of Lone Wolf Trading Company in Glendale, Arizona. He's talking with the lead case ATF case agent Hope MacAllister. The tapes have been turned over to Congressional investigators and the Inspector General. As CBS News first reported last February, the Bureau...
  • Gutierrez: 'I Want to Thank' Obama for Bypassing Congress to Cancel Deportation of Illegals

    09/15/2011 8:08:44 AM PDT · by Justaham · 29 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 9-15-11
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) thanked President Obama for circumventing the Legislative branch when it comes to immigration law. Title 8 Section 1325 of the U.S. Code makes it a federal crime to be in the United States illegally. Nevertheless, the Obama administration in August directed federal immigration officials to use "prosecutorial discretion" in deciding which illegal aliens to detain and deport. “We had a president of the United States that recently was speaking at National Council of La Raza who said during his speech, ‘There are those who simply wish me to bypass Congress when it comes to immigration,’ and...
  • Young immigrants arrested in Charlotte at sit-in to protest immigration laws

    09/06/2011 4:14:11 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    Winston-Salem (NC) Journal ^ | September 06, 2011 | BERTRAND M. GUTIERREZ |
    CHARLOTTE About 15 young people, including at least seven who are not authorized to be in the U.S., were arrested on misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and impeding traffic during a sit-in rally Tuesday to protest immigration laws. Among those arrested was Martin Rodriguez of Hamptonville who is a member of a Yadkinville immigrant advocacy group called El Cambio. The rally was held just after a preview kickoff rally held separately by the Democratic National Convention in advance of the 2012 presidential nominating convention that will be held in Charlotte. Rally organizer Domenic Powell, a founding member of the advocacy...
  • Levin Says Rick Perry "Up there with (Candidates) Acceptable to Me," After Perry Call

    09/03/2011 4:04:09 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 129 replies
    Radio Show ^ | Yesterday | Mark Levin
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry called in to Mark Levin's radio show and the two had a wide-ranging conversation. Levin ended by saying, while he is not endorsing anyone yet for the GOP Nomination, Perry is "up there with candidates acceptable to me."
  • Perry tells NH no to border fence

    09/03/2011 1:35:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 742 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/3/11 | Steve Peoples - ap
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry says he opposes a fence along the U.S. border with Mexico. Speaking to hundreds of New Hampshire voters at a private reception Saturday afternoon, the Texas governor says a fence would be ineffective and take too long to build. The comments, which produced one angry shout, expose a rift with some conservative voters over Perry's immigration record. Tea party activists in Texas have been particularly upset by his steady opposition to the fence. He also signed a law giving illegal immigrants in-state tuition for Texas universities.
  • Latino group claims Aztlán war in next five years

    09/02/2011 3:27:59 PM PDT · by smartyaz · 70 replies
    Examiner ^ | 8/27/11 | Miguel Perez
    Phoenix-based Nuestros Reconquistos claims that there will be a war very similar to the Civil War fought in the next five years. “La Raza and MEChA have already talked to Latinos and Phoenix and explained that Latinos need to arm themselves for war,” says Nuestros Reconquistos President Manuel Longoria. Latino groups believe they have enough people in states such as California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas to successfully wage a war on the United States.
  • Perry wants term limits on high court [favors change in Constitution]

    09/02/2011 11:50:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 161 replies · 1+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | September 1, 2011 | Todd J. Gillman The Dallas Morning News
    WASHINGTON Rick Perry, like other conservatives, has lots of complaints about the Supreme Court: The justices, he says, have meddled in social policy, stepped on state power and generally run amok. One solution the governor embraces is to end lifetime tenure - a cornerstone of the Constitution, whose drafters worried far less about activist or senile judges than about meddling tyrants and political pressure. The idea isn't original, and it's not limited to conservatives. Some scholars on the left have also embraced the idea as a correction for judges serving too long. It began to percolate in the 1980s and...
  • Perry fires back at pro-Bachmann super PAC

    09/01/2011 2:12:25 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 161 replies
    Politico ^ | September 1, 2011 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Rick Perry's campaign just responded to the attack ad that a pro-Michele Bachmann super PAC unveiled last night, which it is airing in South Carolina, and which hits him on his spending record as Texas governor: “Gov. Perry is a proven fiscal conservative, having cut taxes, signed six balanced budgets, and led Texas to become America’s top job-creating state,” said Ray Sullivan, RickPerry.org’s communications director. “Congresswoman Bachmann’s front-group ad is patently and provably false. Unlike Washington, the Texas budget is balanced, does not run deficits and limits spending, even as Texas added jobs and population in big numbers.”
  • Has the Tea Party Set a Trap for Rick Perry in South Carolina? (Amnesty)

    08/31/2011 9:39:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The New Republic ^ | September 1, 2011 | Ed Kilgore
    At first glance, Labor Day weekend looks like it could be a lot of fun for Rick Perry and his fans. The odds of a Sarah Palin candidacy continue to shrink to irrelevance as she wrestles with incompetent local Tea Party organizers in Iowa over a long-planned appearance just outside Des Moines. Mitt Romney’s temporary triumph in securing top billing at a Tea Party Express event in New Hampshire, meanwhile, is being spoiled by protests from Dick Armey’s FreedomWorks organization. And Mitt is also looking a bit humiliated by his last-minute decision to change plans and appear at a candidate...
  • Latino group claims Aztlán war in next five years

    08/31/2011 5:59:31 AM PDT · by BUGSWOL · 69 replies
    Phoenix Civil Rights Examiner ^ | 08/27/2011 2:23 PM | Miguel Perez
    Phoenix-based Nuestros Reconquistos claims that there will be a war very similar to the Civil War fought in the next five years. ?La Raza and MEChA have already talked to Latinos and Phoenix and explained that Latinos need to arm themselves for war,? says Nuestros Reconquistos President Manuel Longoria.