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  • Rick Perry's Overhyped Immigration "Soft Spot" (Left-wing media defends Ricardo)

    08/20/2011 9:11:52 AM PDT · by Tempest · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Mother Jones ^ | Tim Murphy
    One of Texas Gov. Rick Perry's biggest alleged weaknesses in the Republican presidential primary is his less-than-draconian record on immigration. Although Perry has talked a lot about cracking down on undocumented immigrants, he has done little to change Texas' status as a "sanctuary state" and, indeed, he's explicitly rejected the idea of implementing Arizona-style immigration reform. The reason for this is pretty simple: Texas' economic "miracle" is built on on a continued influx of people, as well as a preponderance of low-wage jobs, especially in the housing sector.
  • Rick Perry Has Concerns over Arizona Immigration Bill

    08/14/2011 5:46:01 PM PDT · by Tempest · 303 replies
    CBS ^ | April 30, 2010 | Stephanie Condon
    "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 said in a statement. The law in question, signed by Arizona's governor last week, would require immigrants to carry documents verifying their immigration status. It would also require police officers to question a person about his or her immigration status if there is "reasonable suspicion" that person may be illegally in the country.
  • Of Ponzis and Predators, Perry outlines policies

    08/14/2011 4:15:55 PM PDT · by DRey · 64 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | August 13, 2011 | Glen Johnson
    GREENLAND, N.H. - Following an announcement speech full of anti-Obama rhetoric, Texas Governor Rick Perry answered questions from New Hampshire political activists for nearly a half-hour on Saturday that fleshed out his policy views for a group, a state, and a country that barely knows the latest Republican presidential contender. Like most in the GOP, Perry espoused a muscular support for Israel amid a turbulent Mideast, saying, “Israel is not ever gonna have to worry, if I’m the president to the United States, where we’re gonna be.” Like most Republicans, he also labeled himself a fiscal conservative bent on reining...
  • Why Perry may be the real deal

    08/14/2011 12:14:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 116 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/14/11 | Ed Morrissey
    My good friends John Hinderaker and Scott Johnson offer eulogies for the Tim Pawlenty presidential campaign today at Power Line, and as usual, they are quite insightful. Scott says that Pawlenty’s descent started when he backed down from challenging Mitt Romney in an earlier debate, and notes that Republicans in this cycle want a fighter. John laments the loss of the one candidate he thought could easily beat Barack Obama based on his record, and says that Pawlenty never got past “the first impression of him as just another guy in a suit.” Both are fair conclusions, and be sure...
  • Rick Perry says he hopes to earn Tim Pawlenty's endorsement

    08/14/2011 11:55:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 14, 2011 | Maeve Reston
    .......Perry, who served with Pawlenty on the executive council of the Republican Governors Association working to elect more Republican governors across the country, said they had traveled to Iraq and Afghanistan together and "spent a lot of quality personal time." "He is one of my favorite governors out there, not only because of what a Republican governor did in a pretty blue state, but also in a personal way. He is one of the funniest guys I've ever been around in my life and I just love him," Perry said, adding that they often "joke and poke each other." Perry...
  • 2012 Presidential Hopefuls' Immigration Stances (highlights: Perry D-, Bachman B-)

    08/14/2011 9:25:36 AM PDT · by teg_76 · 69 replies
    NumberUSA ^ | NumberUSA
    See chart at link...
  • Texas governor Rick Perry opposes border fence, in Mexico

    08/14/2011 9:07:45 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 145 replies
    24Ahead.com ^ | Tue, 08/28/2007
    Texas governor Rick Perry - supporter of the Trans-Texas Corridor - said lots of things on a trip to Mexico today: ..."I don't think [immigration "reform"] is that difficult of an issue if Congress would have the maturity to sit down and really discuss it and cut out all of the mean rhetoric and really talk about what is a solution to this issue," Perry told a news conference. Regarding immigration reform, Perry highlighted the importance of developing a foolproof biometric identification system to track individuals and to ensure that they pay taxes and "live within our laws." Did I...