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  • Gov. Rick Perry on the Death of Kim Jong Il

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

    12/22/2011 4:30:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | December 22, 2011 | Ben Philpott
    Today is the last day of Gov. Rick Perry's pre-Christmas Iowa bus tour. Perry will return Friday to Texas for a brief Christmas break, then it's back to campaigning. The Perry campaign has called the bus tour a chance for Iowans to give the Texas governor a second look. As the tour progressed, Perry refined his message and appeared to excite crowds, and by Wednesday afternoon he had assumed the role of a political outsider, which he used at each campaign stop. “We need someone who will walk in who has the discipline, who has the courage to break up...
  • Rick Perry making modest gains in Iowa

    12/20/2011 7:20:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 81 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 20, 2011 | Dave Montgomery
    ..Fueled by a bigger pile of campaign donations than most of his rivals, Perry is blitzing Iowa in a 42-town bus tour that enables him to personally deliver his campaign message and capitalize on his skills at retail politics. Team Perry is also saturating the state with radio and TV ads and plans to import hundreds of Texans, including Republican state officials and pro-Perry lawmakers, to woo caucus-goers. "We’re certainly hearing his name a lot with radio and TV commercials, probably a lot more than the other candidates," said Dr. Bill Davidson of Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. "I like the...
  • Rick Perry's Last Stand

    12/19/2011 7:31:45 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | 12-19-2011 | James Hohmann
    NEW HAMPTON, Iowa — This state was once poised to launch Rick Perry on the path to the Republican nomination. Now, it’s threatening to end his campaign. There’s an opportunity for Perry: Newt Gingrich, the fifth candidate to shoot to the top of state polls, is slipping. Voters continue to say their minds aren’t made up, and the leading candidates aren’t spending much time here — unlike Perry, who launched a 14-day bus tour last week. That complements a slew of ads running in the state and a retrenched appeal to the evangelical, social-conservative voters in his natural base who...
  • I Will Vote for Governor Rick Perry in SC.

    12/19/2011 6:26:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Red State ^ | December 15, 2011 | coachfess
    I have strolled down many roads this primary season. I have been intrigued by many of the candidates, some of who have had their rise and fall. They all have excellent attributes in one way or another that can attract a conservative voter. Even the former speaker who reminds me of the old “E.F. Hutton” commercials brought me on board for awhile despite his couching liaisons. However, the road I currently find myself on once again is the road with Governor Perry. I know that I am solidly on this road now. I know this because this is the first...
  • VIDEO: Rick Perry: I want to be the Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucuses

    12/15/2011 8:43:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/15/2011 | Allahpundit
    Via Breitbart TV, a clever wink at the social-con constituency he’s now counting on to put him over the top. And not only in Iowa, either: Given the Tebow love around here lately, I think this dude might have just locked up the next Hot Gas reader poll.Actually, I think Perry might be the Trent Dilfer of the caucuses: Terrible, yet somehow still ultimately the winner.CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR VIDEO
  • Don't count Perry out just yet

    12/14/2011 5:30:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 14, 2011 | Ken Klukowski, coauthor of “Resurgent: How Constitutional Conservatism Can Save America.”
    It’s now a three-way race before voting begins for the Republican presidential nomination. as either Newt Gringrich, Mitt Romney, or Rick Perry will be the GOP standard-bearer to challenge President Obama. The same pundits that have confidently miscalled the GOP race all along are now declaring it’s a two-way race between former Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Governor Mitt Romney. They’re wrong. Either man might be the nominee, but not necessarily. Romney is the former frontrunner. He’s educated, polished, and has tremendous private-sector success and some high-level public experience. He even has a picturesque family. But a majority of Republican...
  • When Rick Perry Praised Hillarycare (Oops!)

    12/08/2011 2:14:17 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 41 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 9-1-2011 | Staff
    The Texas governor hasn't always regarded federalized health care as unconstitutional and noxious to liberty In Rick Perry's 2010 book Fed Up, he declares that federalized health care is unconstitutional, insists that handling the issue at the state or local level is essential to liberty, and argues that introducing government run health care foolishly risks destroying the best system in the world. "It's not hard to see who believes in the Constitution and who doesn't if we look closely. For now, if you are an establishment politician in Washington, you'd better be prepared for a complete review of your record,"...
  • Perry to Obama: Fire Ambassador Gutman

    12/05/2011 11:12:37 PM PST · by 7MMmag · 2 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Dec 5, 2011 | DANIEL HALPER
    Rick Perry is the latest Republican presidential candidate to call for the firing of Ambassador Howard Gutman. The Texas governor announced his decision in a statement released this evening: "Ambassador Gutman's troubling statement is part of a pattern of hostility on the part of the Obama administration toward Israel. In the same week that Ambassador Gutman excused anti-Semitism because of Israel's refusal to accommodate Palestinian demands, President Obama's Secretary of Defense ranted that the Israelis must get back to the 'd*** table' for negotiations, and his Secretary of State insinuated that Israel's democracy is less than viable because of gender-related...
  • Anti-Washington Perry Heading to Capitol Hill

    12/06/2011 3:34:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | December 6, 2011 | Elizabeth Titus
    WASHINGTON — It could prove an awkward encounter for Gov. Rick Perry as he heads to Washington on Wednesday to appear at a presidential candidate forum and meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill — lawmakers whose work hours and salaries he has proposed slashing. Perry's campaign will hit the city he vows to shake up this week, and it remains unclear just how warm the reception will be from the lawmakers who have borne the brunt of his campaign rhetoric. His trip will include at least one Capitol Hill appearance. At the invitation of U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Lewisville, Perry...
  • Awesome Video of Occupy Oakland Idiot Shot By Rubber Bullet

    12/02/2011 9:04:26 PM PST · by CWSNTEXAS · 27 replies
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  • Perry Focusing On The Issues

    12/01/2011 10:15:27 AM PST · by CaroleL · 1 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 12/01/11 | CaroleL
    While Ron Paul attacks Newt Gingrich for being a flip-flopper, Newt Gingrich attacks Mitt Romney for his too-liberal record and Mitt Romney attacks Fox News for being "overly aggressive," one GOP presidential contender is focused on the issues that matter. In a new ad, Texas Governor Rick Perry compares President Barack Obama's rhetoric on energy to that of former President Jimmy Carter showing that little has changed in over 30 years.
  • Rick Perry: Proven Leadership

    11/29/2011 6:02:49 PM PST · by Outlaw Woman · 42 replies
    "In spite of all the Naysayers who were predicting failure, our economy is growing again; no more manufactured crisis' no more games, we are headed in the right direction." "I love these folks who say well this is Obama's economy; that's fine, "give it to me...!" President Barack Hussein Obama
  • Sneak Peek: Gov. Rick Perry ‘On the Record’ Tonight!

    11/29/2011 7:09:05 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 248 replies
    GretaWire-FoxnewsInsider ^ | 11-29-2011 | Greta Van Susteran
    November 29, 2011Sneak Peek: Gov. Rick Perry ‘On the Record’ Tonight! by Greta Van Susteren Don’t miss our wide-ranging interview with GOP presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry on tonight’s ON THE RECORD at 10 ET! For now, here is a sneak preview...
  • Rick Perry gets U.S. voting age wrong in New Hampshire

    11/29/2011 12:46:49 PM PST · by perfect_rovian_storm · 73 replies · 2+ views
    WaPo ^ | 11/29/11 | Rosalind S. Helderman
    At a town hall meeting at the Institute of Politics at New Hampshire’s Saint Anselm’s College Tuesday, Rick Perry asked that all of the college students in the crowd who will be 21 by Nov. 12 support his bid for the presidency. Say what? The voting age in the United States is, of course, 18. And the 2012 election will be held on Nov. 6, 2012. (The New Hampshire Republican primary, which brought Perry to the state, will take place on Jan. 10). “Those who are going to be over 21 on November 12th, I ask for your support,” Perry...
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio Endorses Governor Rick Perry for President

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

    11/28/2011 5:31:01 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 195 replies
    Rightly Concerned ^ | 11-28-2011 | Bryan Fischer
    November 28, 2011 Get ready for a Perry comeback By Bryan Fischer Newt is the current flavor of the month in the GOP race for the presidential nomination, and grabbed a coup in New Hampshire with the endorsement of the Union-Leader. However, Newt has enough baggage with enough rocks in it to drag him below surface again. His amnesty stance on immigration puts him to the left of Perry on that issue, and we now know he took $1.8 million from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac right when they were dragging the housing industry to the bottom of the sea....
  • Rick Perry continues to struggle to win endorsements from Texas lawmakers

    11/26/2011 3:11:59 AM PST · by South40 · 23 replies
    HoustonChronicle ^ | 11/25/2011 | Amanda Russo
    It’s been a long, hard road for Rick Perry the last few months, what with his unforgettable “oops” moment, that strange speech in New Hampshire, the birtherism interlude, the Mormon “cult” distraction and — well, you get the idea. But with the constant struggles on the campaign trail, Perry has been able to count on a solid phalanx of support from Texas Republicans. Wait? He hasn’t? Uh, oh. By the latest count, Perry has won endorsements from only eight of his home state’s 23 Republican House members and neither of the state’s two senators.
  • Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on the Supercommittee

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