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  • (Islamic) Prayer Room At Public High (in Texas) School Raises Legal Concerns

    03/19/2017 9:09:23 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 65 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/17/2017 | Mary Lou Lang-Byrd
    A prayer room at a Texas high school is raising legal concerns and the state’s attorney general’s office in a letter on Friday to school district’s superintendent indicated the school’s policy should be neutral toward religion. Liberty High School’s prayer room, which is reportedly dedicated to students who practice Islam, allows the students to pray at the school on Fridays instead of leaving to say their required prayers. The letter cites the school’s own news site, which focused on the prayer room. In a letter Friday to the the Frisco Independent School District, the Texas attorney general’s office outlined the...
  • Texas Ag Commish Sid Miller fears U.S. turning into ‘Muslim country’

    01/27/2017 12:39:43 PM PST · by bgill · 3 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | Jan. 27, 2017 | Roberto Villalpando
    One of Donald Trump’s favorite Texans on the presidential campaign trail, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, brought his trademark white cowboy hat across the pond to the studios of the BBC earlier this week to talk about his fear of a Muslim America. Host Nick Robinson asked Miller: “You once said you stayed awake at night worrying about the United States would become a Muslim country. Is that right?” “I did,” Miller said.
  • Trump's victory creates uncertainty for wind and solar power

    01/22/2017 3:27:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 77 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 22, 2017 12:27 PM EST | Cathy Bussewitz and Geoff Mulvihill
    President Donald Trump has disputed climate change, pledged a revival of coal and disparaged wind power, and his nominee to head the Energy Department was once highly skeptical of the agency’s value. What this means for states’ efforts to promote renewable energy is an open question. States that are pushing for greater reliance on wind and solar power are not quite sure what to expect as Trump takes over. Many of them depend heavily on federal renewable-energy tax credits, grants and research, much of which comes from the Energy Department. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Trump’s pick to lead the...
  • Sharia law promoted in Indiana public schools

    01/19/2017 2:31:10 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 62 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 01/19/2017 | Christine Williams
    The worksheet, assigned to seventh-graders at Highland Hills Middle School, presents a passage written by a fictional 20-year-old Saudi woman named Ahlima, who feels “very fortunate” to live under Sharia law in Saudi Arabia. She writes about how she will soon become a man’s second wife and explains her modest dress: “I understand that some foreigners see our dress as a way of keeping women from being equal, but … I find Western women’s clothing to be horribly immodest.” “That document by itself, it’s almost propaganda,” said Jon Baker, whose daughter also received the worksheet. “If you read that, you...
  • Rick Perry: ‘I regret’ calling for the elimination of the Energy Department

    01/19/2017 6:44:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 01/19/2017 | By Ben Wolfgang
    As he tries to convince the Senate to put him in charge of the Energy Department, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry will tell lawmakers Thursday that he was wrong to recommend eliminating that same department. During his 2012 presidential campaign, Mr. Perry, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for energy secretary, advocated getting rid of the Energy Department, along with several other federal agencies. At one GOP primary debate he was unable to remember all of the departments he sought to scrap, leading to his infamous “Oops” moment. More than four years later, Mr. Perry now is a full-throated supporter of the...
  • The Impending Collapse Of The Global Warming Scare

    12/16/2016 5:43:50 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 28 replies
    manhattancontrarian.com ^ | Francis Menton
    So what can we predict about where the climate scare is going? Among members of the environmental movement, when their heads stop exploding, there are plenty of predictions that this will be terrible for the United States: international ostracism, loss (to China!) of "leadership" in international climate matters, and, domestically, endless litigation battles stalling attempts to rescind or roll back regulations. I see it differently. I predict a high likelihood of substantial collapse of the global warming movement, both domestically and internationally, over the course of the next couple of years. Start with the EPA. To the extent that the...
  • Rick Perry Is the Wrong Choice for Energy Secretary

    12/15/2016 7:14:20 AM PST · by AndyJackson · 64 replies
    New York Times - Opinion ^ | 9/13/2016 | Lawrence M. Kraus
    … In terms of qualifications, Mr. Perry, a former governor of Texas, doesn’t come close to his immediate predecessors. He would follow President Obama’s two energy secretaries: first, Steven Chu, a Nobel laureate physicist, and then Ernest J. Moniz, a distinguished nuclear physicist from M.I.T. There are reasons the appointment of scientists to this position was and is particularly appropriate, especially now. While investment in new sources of energy (a subject on which both Mr. Chu and Mr. Moniz are experts) is a part of the energy secretary’s portfolio, by far the largest part of the department’s budget involves the...
  • Senator Murray Statement on Trump’s Pick to Head U.S. Department of Energy

    12/14/2016 5:17:06 PM PST · by mdittmar · 40 replies
    U.S. Senator Patty Murray ^ | Dec 14 2016 | U.S. Senator Patty Murray
    Washington, D.C.—Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement on President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the U.S. Department of Energy, former Texas Governor Rick Perry. “Washington state is home to one of the largest nuclear cleanup efforts in the world, so I cannot stress enough how critical it is to have strong, able leadership at the U.S. Department of Energy to guide the cleanup at Hanford. This requires a leader with a commitment to help our country fulfill its legal and moral obligation, but more importantly, a commitment to the safety of thousands of workers who show up...
  • DC Public Schools spokeswoman receives backlash over social media posts

    12/14/2016 9:55:55 PM PST · by 198ml · 12 replies
    Fox 5 DC ^ | 12/14/16 | Staff
    Public backlash is being aimed at DC Public Schools Spokeswoman, Hilary Tone, over one of her tweets about her desire to 'abolish' all white men. On Tone's personal twitter account @HToneTastic, the schools spokesperson quoted a news story about former Texas Governor Rick Perry being named as Donald Trump’s energy secretary, department Perry said he'd eliminate back in 2012. She commented "In that case I’d like to be Secretary of White Men."
  • Can Trump's Energy-Savvy Cabinet 'Make American Energy Great Again'?

    12/14/2016 2:13:54 AM PST · by expat_panama · 44 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | Dec. 13, 2016 6:30 PM ET | Editorial
    Energy: With a spate of major Cabinet picks, President-elect Donald Trump has made one thing abundantly clear: He intends to make reform of U.S. energy policy a major theme of his administration. On Tuesday word leaked out that Trump would choose former Texas Gov. Rick Perry as his new Energy Secretary. Perry, whose economic success as Texas governor speaks for itself, is a terrific pick who'll need very little on-the-job training about what plentiful energy means to real people in the real economy — especially when compared to President Obama's energy secretaries, the UC Berkeley physicist Stephen Chu, who focused...
  • Giddy Up – Report: Rick Perry Energy Secretary…

    12/12/2016 8:06:57 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 62 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | December 12, 2016 | Sundance
    Major Garrett ‏@MajorCBS 38m38 minutes ago NEWS: @realDonaldTrump selects @GovernorPerry as Energy Secretary. Announcement forthcoming
  • America Must Understand Sharia Law is Greater Than the Constitution,

    11/18/2016 6:47:51 AM PST · by Cheerio · 76 replies
    ETF News ^ | November 17, 2016 | Harry Hibbs
    FULL TITLE - Muslim Leader: America Must Understand Sharia Law is Greater Than the Constitution, Therefore Muslims are Above the Law. The Director of the Dallas Council on American- Islamic Relations (CAIR), Mustafa Carroll, made a surprising and shocking statement during a Muslim rally in Austin, Texas. He firmly believes that the message of the Qur’an is supreme over the United States constitution. The statement would be shocking to most citizens of the United States, unless they had some perspective on who CAIR really is. He said, “If we are practicing Muslims, we are above the law of the land.”...
  • Poll: Ted Cruz now viewed unfavorably in Texas, trails Rick Perry in hypothetical Senate race

    08/20/2016 1:55:39 PM PDT · by Innovative · 142 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Aug. 18, 2016 | Allahpundit
    A new poll suggests there is at least one fellow Republican who could unseat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018: Rick Perry. The former Texas governor would beat Cruz by 9 percentage points, according to the forthcoming survey from the Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling. Set to be released later today, the poll found Perry would get 46 percent of the vote and Cruz 37 percent, with 18 percent saying they are not sure whom they would support… In general, the poll shows Texas Republicans want Cruz to be their candidate for Senate again in 2018 — but not overwhelmingly....
  • Breaking Poll: Rick Perry Leads Ted Cruz by 9 Points in Texas Senate Race

    08/18/2016 9:24:55 AM PDT · by blueyon · 169 replies
    the gateway pundt ^ | 8/18/16 | Jim Hoft
    Senator Cruz stunned conservatives when he refused to endorse Donald Trump at the RNC Convention in Cleveland. This came after Cruz was thumped in the GOP primary race. Perry leads Cruz in a senate primary matchup 46% to 37%. The Texas Tribune reported: A new poll suggests there is at least one fellow Republican who could unseat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018: Rick Perry. The former Texas governor would beat Cruz by 9 percentage points, according to the forthcoming survey from the Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling. Set to be released later today, the poll found Perry would get...
  • Rick Perry: No 'free ride' from criticism for Gold Star dad

    08/16/2016 5:40:39 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 49 replies
    http://www.cnn.com ^ | August 16, 2016 | Naomi Lim
    Washington (CNN)Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that the Gold Star father involved in a war of words with Donald Trump shouldn't get a "free ride" from public criticism. Perry said Khizr and Ghazala Khan should have known that the Republican Party's presidential nominee would respond to their Democratic National Convention address. "Mr. Khan is the one that went out and struck the first blow, and in a campaign, if you're going to go out and think that you can take a shot at somebody and not have incoming coming back at you, shame on you," Perry, a Trump...
  • Gardasil Vaccine: One More Girl Dead

    08/03/2016 8:11:38 AM PDT · by Morgana · 89 replies
    healthimpactnews.com ^ | August 3, 2016 | staff
    The sudden death of a 12-year-old girl in Waukesha, Wisconsin, just hours after receiving the HPV Gardasil vaccine has shocked the girl’s family, and sent local media out asking questions as to how this could happen. Here is a report from WISN 12 News. Dr. Geoffrey Swain of the local health department was interviewed to give the standard CDC reply, which is similar to almost every other vaccine, stating that severe reactions like this resulting in death are “very rare,” and about “1 out of a million”. Assuming that there is some data to back up the claim of only...
  • Newt’s Right. Cull and Deport Sharia Muslims.

    07/19/2016 9:44:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 19, 2016 | J. Robert Smith
    Lies have ways of being ground to dust by cruel realities. The liars, when it comes to the jihad against us, principally, are Democrats, though they have some enablers among the Republican establishment. Paul Ryan needs to zip his lip about compassion for Syrian refugees. The blood of innocents just spilled in Nice -- and in Orlando, San Bernardino, and Paris -- all within the span of less than a year -- tells a horrific tale. The killers do so for Allah. Misfits some of the killers may be, but misfits of a certain faith and similar cultural backgrounds, they...
  • Rick Perry Interested in a Role in a Donald Trump Administration

    07/18/2016 5:02:11 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 66 replies
    HOUSTON ABC 13 ^ | 18 JULY 2016 | TOM ABRAHAMS
    CLEVELAND, OH (KTRK) -- Former Texas governor and two-time Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry says he's interested in a role in a Donald Trump administration. Speaking to reporters after addressing the Texas delegation on the first day of the party's national convention in Cleveland, Ohio, Perry said he'd reached out to the Trump campaign and expressed his interest in working with veterans issues. Perry was flanked by military veterans when he announced his own 2016 campaign in North Texas more than a year ago. He is an Air Force veteran himself. Perry also talked about having been a candidate, then...
  • English As Official US Language: Perry Says, 'I Can Agree With That'

    12/30/2011 10:59:24 PM PST · by Steelfish · 113 replies
    MSNBC ^ | December 30, 2011 | Carrie Dann
    English As Official US Language: Perry Says, 'I Can Agree With That' By NBC's Carrie Dann MASON CITY, IOWA -- Gov. Rick Perry on Friday appeared to endorse making English the official language of the United States, agreeing with a questioner who put forward a strongly worded defense of the idea. "I don't know how the rest of the conservatives in the room feel," said a questioner at Perry's last event of the day. "Personally, I'm fed up with seeing the directions on every single product on every single shelf of every single store written in foreign languages. And I'd...
  • Rick Perry: Trump will 'peel her skin off' when debating Clinton

    06/02/2016 3:30:05 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/02/2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) says Hillary Clinton would be torn apart in a debate with Donald Trump. "Donald Trump will peel her skin off in a debate setting and actually, he'll peel it off this evening out in San Jose as well," Perry said on Fox News when asked about a potential debate between the two presidential contenders. Perry, who backed Trump in May, said Clinton is not used to taking criticism and called out the Democratic front-runner for not holding a press conference in months. He said she does not "want to take hard questions from the...
  • Former Governor Rick Perry Predicts Trump Will Win 37 States in Landslide

    05/18/2016 12:29:46 PM PDT · by GilGil · 159 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/18/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry predicted during a private phone call Wednesday that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump could carry more than 35 states in the November election. “The more I spend time with him, the more I talk with him, the more I see how he has analyzed this country properly at this point in time, I feel very comfortable that we’re going to win,” Perry told donors during a conference call hosted by the pro-Trump Great America PAC. “I think we have the potential to win overwhelmingly,” he added. “I’m talking a 35, 36, 37-state victory. Just...
  • Rick Perry Attacked for Keeping His Word

    05/14/2016 6:36:09 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 14, 2016 | Bob Price
    Unlike some of the other former candidates, Rick Perry is keeping his word and has pledged his support for the apparent nominee, Donald Trump. Texas’ longest serving governor is now being attacked for honoring his promise to the voters that he would support the eventual nominee of the party. In September 2015, Gov. Perry was asked in a post-campaign interview if he would support Donald Trump by the Austin American-Statesman’s Jonathan Tilove... Perry’s answer, “Sure. Whoever comes out of that Republican field I’m going to be supporting...” Now, outlets like Red State and National Review are attacking the governor for...
  • Let's Talk About Open Border

    05/11/2016 10:11:36 PM PDT · by OddLane · 10 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 12, 2016 | Gerard Perry
    Until recently, most people in Europe and the United States-at least, those of us who had grown up and lived our lives as citizens-gave little thought to national immigration policy. Unless you had a vested interest in the issue, either as an immigrant yourself or someone who profited from specific immigration policies, e.g. as an immigration attorney, a member of a group like LULAC, the NCLR, or someone who worked for a VOLAG, the likelihood that this was a galvanizing domestic issue for you would be very slim. However, with the continuing flood of unaccompanied minors across the nation’s southern...
  • Perry: Trump "Earned" The Nomination,"We Need To Respect That"

    05/10/2016 5:22:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 10,2016 | Jeff Poor
    Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” former Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX), a once-candidate for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, told host Sean Hannity now that Donald Trump is the party’s likely nominee, the GOP needs to “respect” that and get behind him.
  • Many Republicans are now eating their nasty words about Trump

    05/07/2016 8:09:40 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7 May 2016 | Karen Tumulty
    Pass the Prilosec. Rarely have so many nasty words had to be eaten by so many politicians in such a short time. Former Texas governor Rick Perry had been early among Republicans in declaring that Donald Trump was unfit to be president, saying last July that his then-rival for the presidential nomination was a “barking carnival act” and a “cancer on conservatism.” That was then. On Thursday, Perry endorsed the GOP’s nominee-apparent — and even suggested he would be willing to be Trump’s running mate. “He is not a perfect man. But what I do believe is that he loves...
  • First on CNN: Rick Perry endorses Donald Trump for president

    05/05/2016 6:19:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 91 replies
    CNN ^ | May 5, 2016 | Dana Bash, CNN
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry told CNN Thursday he will support Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee and will do everything he can do to help him get elected. "He is not a perfect man. But what I do believe is that he loves this country and he will surround himself with capable, experienced people and he will listen to them," Perry said Thursday.
  • Rick Perry just endorsed Trump

    05/05/2016 4:16:05 PM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 36 replies
    Me | 5/5/2016 | GeorgiaDawg32
    Just heard on Fox News. That is all.
  • Texas Governor Rick Perry Will Vote Trump

    04/29/2016 8:18:11 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 116 replies
    Texas governor, and Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Perry announced on ABC’s “The View” today that shockingly he will not endorse Ted Cruz – a fellow Texas politician.
  • This SHOCKING Texas Approval Has ROCKED The Cruz Campaign

    04/29/2016 7:46:17 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 111 replies
    endingthefed ^ | April 29, 2016
    Former Texas governor, Rick Perry denounced his colleague Ted Cruz and officially sided with Donald Trump. Perry appeared on ABC’s The View and shocked the country when he did not side with Cruz who hails from his state. Texas loyalty has helped the Cruz campaign for some time and this change is a massive defeat for Lyin’ Ted. At first, Perry seemed reluctant to fully praise Donald. He specified that some of Trump’s brash insults worry him and he wishes Donald could adopt a more “serious” tone. However, Trump’s positives clearly outweigh his occasional outbursts because Perry formally told reporters...
  • Poll: 10% of American Muslims think Islam should be main source of American law

    03/24/2016 6:53:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/24/2016 | Sierra Rayne
    A new poll by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding shows that 10% of American Muslims think their religion should be the main source of American law. Another 27% of American Muslims believe that their religion should be a source of American law but not the only source. Only 55% of American Muslims said their religion should not be a source of American law. The poll's results show that at least 37% – and possibly as high as 45% – of American Muslims believe that their religion should be either the main source or a contributing source of...
  • Kristol Trying to Get Tom Coburn or Rick Perry to Run Third Party

    03/19/2016 7:38:47 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 128 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 19 March 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Establishment Republicans are looking to retired senator Tom Coburn or retired Texas governor Rick Perry as possible third-party options if they can’t stop Donald Trump at a brokered convention in Cleveland. Neoconservative pundit Bill Kristol, son of Irving, has been one of the leading forces trying to broker the convention to throw out the will of the people if Donald Trump fails to make it to 1,237 delegates before July. But even if Trump reaches 1,237, Kristol and the gang are considering running a third-party candidate against him to split the vote, ensure that Hillary Clinton wins, and keep control...
  • Republican Leaders Map a Strategy to Derail Donald Trump (Coburn or Perry 3rd party candidate)

    03/19/2016 2:19:03 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 190 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 19, 2016 | ALEXANDER BURNS and JONATHAN MARTIN
    Republican leaders adamantly opposed to Donald J. Trump’s candidacy are preparing a 100-day campaign to deny him the presidential nomination, starting with an aggressive battle in Wisconsin’s April 5 primary and extending into the summer, with a delegate-by-delegate lobbying effort that would cast Mr. Trump as a calamitous choice for the general election. Recognizing that Mr. Trump has seized a formidable advantage in the race, they say that an effort to block him would rely on an array of desperation measures, the political equivalent of guerrilla fighting. There is no longer room for error or delay, the anti-Trump forces say,...
  • Ted Cruz coming to Phoenix for rally with Glenn Beck, Rick Perry

    03/17/2016 10:54:32 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 75 replies
    Phoenix Business Journal ^ | 3/16/16 | Mike Sunnucks
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz will be in Phoenix Friday evening for a rally with conservative talk show host Glenn Beck. The rally will be held Friday at Arizona Christian University in north Phoenix.
  • Hillary Clinton owes Iowa police THOUSANDS of dollars in unpaid bills for providing security...

    03/16/2016 1:55:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/15/16 | Mia De Graaf
    Hillary Clinton owes Iowa police THOUSANDS of dollars in unpaid bills for providing security at Katy Perry concert six months ago Hillary Clinton owes Iowa police thousands of dollars for provided security at a Katy Perry-headlined event and two rallies. Despite raising more than $130 million for her presidential campaign, the former Secretary of State has yet to pay Des Moines police $1,800 for manning the concert on October 24, the force claims. Meanwhile, officers in the neighboring city of Marshalltown claim the Democrat frontrunner owes them $2,700 for working overtime at a January 15 event with Bill Clinton and...
  • Rick Perry Is Not Guilty, But Texas Is

    02/27/2016 2:17:17 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    NRO ^ | 26 Feb 2016 | Kevin D Williamson
    The Perry case is an indictment of Texas’s culture of corruption. Rick Perry, arguably the most successful American governor in a generation, is in forced retirement. Rosemary Lehmberg, the vodka-swilling, retribution-promising, drunk-driving human dumpster fire who indicted Governor Perry for exercising the ordinary powers of his office — vetoing funding for her office — remains in power. That, in short, is what is wrong with Texas — and the country. Puff Daddy, or whatever his name is now, has a friend in Rosemary Lehmberg. The hip-hop impresario is an endorser of Cîroc vodka, and Lehmberg, who in her role at...
  • Rick Perry opens door to convention in comeback in GOP presidential race

    02/26/2016 12:39:57 PM PST · by maggief · 46 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 26, 2016
    Rick Perry, who has twice dropped out of races for the Republican presidential nomination, isn't ruling out another shot at the White House. The former Texas governor told CNN that he wouldn't be surprised if there's a brokered convention for the Republican nomination this year - and hinted if that happened he might be ready to give it another go. (snip) Perry said if there's a "brokered" convention then it would be "a whole new ballgame for everyone." Without a clear consolidation of the field, many have floated the possibility of Republicans going to Cleveland this summer without a presumptive...
  • Texas court tosses 2nd felony charge against ex-Gov. Perry, clearing him of wrongdoing

    02/24/2016 7:19:58 AM PST · by revivaljoe · 50 replies
    CHRONICLE ^ | , February 24, 2016 | CHRONICLE
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas court tosses 2nd felony charge against ex-Gov. Perry, clearing him of wrongdoing.
  • Gardasil Vaccine: One More Girl Dead

    02/22/2016 9:10:21 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 67 replies
    healthimpactnews ^ | February 22, 2016
    Meredith Prohaska was 12 years old. Photo courtesy of WISN. The sudden death of a 12-year-old girl in Waukesha, Wisconsin, just hours after receiving the HPV Gardasil vaccine has shocked the girl's family, and sent local media out asking questions as to how this could happen. Here is a report from WISN 12 News. Dr. Geoffrey Swain of the local health department was interviewed to give the standard CDC reply, which is similar to almost every other vaccine, stating that severe reactions like this resulting in death are "very rare," and about "1 out of a million". Assuming that...
  • Rand Paul is a True Republican

    02/03/2016 8:55:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Red State ^ | February 3, 2016 | Leon H. Wolf
    I've knocked around Rand Paul quite a lot over the last year-plus, and I think most or all if it was well-deserved (I've also, it should be noted, praised him a few times as well, when he deserved it). But Paul's decision to drop out of the race today (before New Hampshire) in order to help unify the party to defeat Trump, shows that he, like Scott Walker, is a true Republican who believes in conservative principles, and for that he should be commended. See, there are two types of people who call themselves Republicans. The first are those who...
  • Rick Perry Endorses Ted Cruz [Updated with the Video]

    01/25/2016 8:33:01 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 43 replies
    Red State ^ | January 25, 2016 | Dan Spencer
    I'm here to stress to you how important it is for Conservatives to rally together and support a consistent conservative candidate who will take on Washington who will defeat the Democrat nominee. That's why I support Ted Cruz for president. [. . .] He has proven that he is ready to serve as our commander and chief on day one. He has also proved a willingness to take on the Washington cartel and restore power and opportunity back to the people. He has proven he will do what is necessary to secure our borders, to defeat radical Islamic terrorism and...
  • Is President Hillary Clinton, 2016 Inevitable?

    12/20/2015 3:19:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Red State ^ | December 20, 2015 | Old Town Yankee
    Not since I voted for Ronald Reagan in 1980 have I been so excited about the prospect of a true conservative as I was for 2016. With the likes of Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 94% there was plenty to be excited about. What I didn’t realize was the depth of disgust and anger that the base had for the establishment republicans. It wasn’t so apparent to me given that I have been living with RINO’s and turncoats up here in Massachusetts for decades. Then enter Trump. I could never have...
  • Rick Perry on Ted Cruz: He's a 'Leader With a Real Plan'

    12/18/2015 1:24:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 17, 2015 | Cathy Burke
    Sen. Ted Cruz is proving to be a "disciplined" campaigner and "a leader with a real plan," but Donald Trump and Sen. Marco Rubio lack "consistency" on the big issues including guns and immigration, GOP presidential primary dropout Rick Perry says. In a radio interview with conservative radio host Simon Conway in Iowa, the former Texas governor — who dropped his own White House bid in September — heaped praise on Cruz for his "wily" and "wise" performance in the fifth GOP presidential candidates' debate in Las Vegas. Audio of the interview was posted by Buzz Feed News. "I think...
  • Ted Cruz adds billionaire backer to presidential campaign

    10/26/2015 7:38:33 AM PDT · by VinL · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/25/15 | Julie Bykowitz
    Ted Cruz's campaign for president says he has picked up the backing of a billionaire from the state, as well as its lieutenant governor. Darwin Deason, a technology entrepreneur, and his son, Doug, say they support Cruz. They had given millions of dollars to the 2016 efforts of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who ended his candidacy last month. Also coming into the Cruz fold is Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. Patrick's backing of Cruz gives the Texas senator a powerful surrogate in a delegate-rich state where Republican primary voters go to the polls...
  • Rep. Scott Perry [PA-4]: Here's why I joined the House Freedom Caucus

    10/22/2015 6:52:31 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 2 replies
    The York Daily Record ^ | October 21, 2015 | Congressman Scott Perry
    The resignation of Speaker John Boehner has sparked a much-needed debate in the U.S. House of Representatives. You'd be hard-pressed to find any American — conservative, liberal, independent or otherwise — who thinks Washington is working effectively on their behalf. The people I serve tell me that they're sick of the status quo. I fight this battle every single day, and that means taking a stand and advocating for real change — no matter how unpopular with the powers that be. The only thing Washington understands is having enough votes to make a difference; i.e., strength in numbers. After two...
  • Will Rand Paul be the next candidate to drop out?

    09/28/2015 8:57:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 28, 2015 | Allahpundit
    A year ago, if you had asked me whether Chris Christie, Scott Walker, or Rand Paul would be the last man standing of those three, I would have told you Rand. Christie would surely drop out early, done in by Bridgegate and his sheer RINO-ness. Walker was a serious threat to win, but there was a real chance that his voters would be gobbled up by more talented center-right and conservative retail politicians like Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. Paul, however, had his own niche. Libertarians are a smallish minority of the GOP but even a smallish minority can be...
  • Rick Perry: 'We Don't Elect Kings, We Overthrow Them

    09/26/2015 2:05:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 31 replies
    TPM ^ | September 25, 2015, 2:56 PM EDT | Caitlin Cruz
    Former two-time Republican presidential candidate and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry came out of his post-candidacy retirement to speak to 2015 Values Voter Summit on Friday. "We don’t elect kings," Perry told the audience of social conservatives in Washington, D.C. "We overthrow them." "We can’t sacrifice our principles for the cult of personality. The message has always been greater than the individual," he said in a veiled reference to current GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. Perry said the country saw "righteous indignation" at Pearl Harbor and the Lincoln Memorial, but, "There is a difference between right indignation and unconstrained anger."
  • Trump pays up $40,000 to get on South Carolina ballot

    09/24/2015 11:14:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Vox ^ | September 24, 2015 | Andrew Prokop
    (PHOTO-AT-LINK) Matt Moore ‎@MattMooreSC .@realDonaldTrump has officially filed for the @scgop 2016 presidential primary! 5:04 PM - 23 Sep 2015 On Wednesday, Donald Trump filed papers and paid the $40,000 fee to qualify for South Carolina's Republican presidential primary ballot, a spokesperson for Trump's campaign confirms. The payment — made a week before the September 30 deadline — is the latest sign that the poll frontrunner has no plans of wrapping up his presidential bid anytime soon. The $40,000 fee to get on the ballot, split between the state election commission and the state GOP, is an unusually expensive one,...
  • Perry supporter: Former gov. saw 'writing on the wall' (Thinks support will go to Ted Cruz)

    09/12/2015 10:14:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    WFAA-TV | September 11, 2015 | Marie Saavedra
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/local/texas-news/2015/09/11/perry-supporters-fmr-governor-saw-writing-on-the-wall/72115838/
  • Good-Bye Before Hello: Ricky Perry’s Self-Justifying 9/11 Drop-Out

    09/11/2015 8:30:06 PM PDT · by Silly · 28 replies
    Trump To Win ^ | September11, 2015 | Silly
    My buddy John alerted me to Rick Perry’s exit from the race today. He speculated that now Kasich’s numbers might “take off a little, if not big.” In his text was a quip about the remaining candidates: “good-bye before hello.” For me, I never got a chance to say hello to Perry. Donald Trump was immediately more interesting than all of the other candidates put together. He didn’t have to use self-justifying rhetoric to establish his conservative bona fides. He just said amazing true things, bluntly and spontaneously, that we have long wished all rightwing politicians would say. Trump’s remarks...
  • Rick Perry torches Donald Trump as he drops out of 2016 race

    09/11/2015 5:14:48 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 90 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Colin Campbell
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry suddenly announced he was suspending his presidential campaign Friday. As he did so, he made it abundantly clear that he's still not a fan of real-estate mogul Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner in the race with whom he has often feuded. Speaking at an event in St. Louis, Missouri, Perry repeatedly jabbed at Trump's campaign-trail controversies without using his name. "Demeaning people of Hispanic heritage is not just ignorant, it betrays the example of Christ," Perry said, according to his prepared remarks. "We can enforce our laws and our borders, and we can love all...