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  • Perry vows a fight for social conservatives' votes [Obama shows disdain toward military]

    01/15/2012 3:24:33 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | January 15, 2012 | Dave Montgomery
    AUSTIN - Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Sunday that he is undaunted by his failure to win the backing of leading social conservatives and expressed confidence that he can still rally conservative voters in Saturday's South Carolina primary with his message of job creation and economic recovery. ....Perry was unapologetic about describing front-runner Mitt Romney's business activities as "vulture" capitalism, despite criticism from a number of leading Republicans, who warned that Democrats could exploit Perry's use of the term if Romney becomes the nominee. Perry said the issue of job creation and Romney's record at Bain Capital is certain to...
  • In or Out? Perry Counts on Strong S.C. Vote to Stay in Race [Santorum: I can win if they drop out]

    01/15/2012 12:05:27 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    Wall Street Journal - Washington Wire ^ | January 15, 2012 | Danny Yadron and Brody Mullins
    ...“We’ll make that decision on Saturday,” [Perry] said on ABC’s This Week. “It’s our intention to win SouthCarolina and go forward from there. But to try to plan out your campaign months in advance, I think is a little bit of a stretch.” The governor, who trailed in the Iowa caucuses and in the NewHampshire primary, said Sunday that his service in the AirForce will play well with the Palmetto State’s large veterans population. He has also tried to gain votes by attacking front-runner MittRomney as a “vulture” capitalist, a phrase that conservative commentators say sounds like an attack on...
  • Perry: On to Florida

    01/15/2012 8:39:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 108 replies
    Politico ^ | January 15, 2012 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Rick Perry says he's going on to campaign in Florida's Jan. 31 Republican presidential primary - no matter how he fares in South Carolina.
  • Rick Perry Will Not Depart From His Conservative Record or Path

    01/06/2012 11:47:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 167 replies
    January 6, 2011 | Vanity - anonymous
    "Rick Perry Will Not Depart From His Conservative Record or Path" - The Real Record, The Real Man Musings of a Rick Perry supporter... I don’t think the American people know Gov. Rick Perry. He burst onto the national stage and seemed like a Texan, okay, a politician with some nerve, some courage, some outspokenness, who was taking on the sacred cows and telling it like it is. But the debates reversed that image...the early ones. Then there are the lies...oh so many, many MANY lies about him. Because of them, people might be forgiven for their confusion, for not...
  • Perry: I’m looking forward to a primary of REAL Republicans in South Carolina

    01/05/2012 6:57:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/05/2012 | Allahpundit
    Explain a few things to me. One: Why did he announce publicly last night that he was “reassessing” if he truly hadn’t decided to quit yet? If you want to push the talking point that Iowa doesn’t mean anything and that the real race begins in South Carolina, then push it. Don’t show everyone that the caucuses have left you so badly shaken that you’re thinking of getting out. And if that was simply a ploy to give him an excuse to skip campaigning in New Hampshire, where he has no shot, then why immediately turn around this morning and...
  • Bachmann off, Perry on Republican rollercoaster

    01/04/2012 7:35:30 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 26 replies · 1+ views
    The Star ^ | 1-5-2012 | Eric Johnson and Steve Holland
    Thursday, January 05, 2012 Bachmann off, Perry on Republican rollercoaster By Eric Johnson and Steve Holland DES MOINES, Iowa/MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) - Michele Bachmann was out, Rick Perry was back and Rick Santorum was up in the most volatile Republican presidential nominating contest in decades on Wednesday, as conservative Republicans searched for an alternative to frontrunner Mitt Romney.............. An afterthought in the race until now, Santorum could have difficulty scaling up his campaign to compete in other states. On Wednesday, his website apparently crashed under a deluge of traffic. Santorum has escaped close scrutiny so far, but rivals have...
  • Can Rick Perry Come Back? (yes)

    01/04/2012 8:21:41 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 111 replies
    http://www.redstate.com/ ^ | January 04 2012 | Erick Erickson
    If Rick Perry leaves the Republican race, there will not be a candidate in the field who authentically represents smaller government. While many conservatives don’t mind activist government so long as the ends are conservative, the willful use of activist government for conservative ends leaves in place a government perfectly capable of activist liberal government when conservatives lose. The only way to fully turn the tide of big government is therefore to support someone who is willing to scale back government. Unfortunately, the only candidate with both an agenda to significantly cut government and a record of actually doing so...
  • Perry leaving "quirky" Iowa for South Carolina

    01/04/2012 2:15:34 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 77 replies · 2+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 4, 2012 | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    "This is quirky place and a quirky process to say the least," Perry said of Iowa and its caucuses. "We're going to go into places where they have actual primaries and there are going to be real Republicans voting."
  • Run On, Governor Perry

    01/04/2012 9:28:24 AM PST · by CaroleL · 14 replies · 1+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 01/04/12 | CaroleL
    After finishing fifth in the Iowa Caucuses, Governor Rick Perry returned to Texas to reassess his presidential campaign. Early this morning, there was word ftom a Perry source in "First in the South" primary state South Carolina that "It looks like he is not coming this week. He has definitely canceled his plans." That certainly fueled the speculation that the Perry campaign was over. But now, a tweet from the candidate himself is strongly suggesting otherwise.
  • Rick Perry: Here we come South Carolina

    01/04/2012 9:02:47 AM PST · by Bill C of BDroppings · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 1/04/2012 | Bill C
    When a primary candidate suffers a substantial defeat and states that he will “reassess” his campaign while suspending his travel to the next state in the campaign, it generally means that the candidate has decided to withdraw.
  • Perry stays in presidential race, says it ‘wasn’t a hard decision’

    01/04/2012 10:50:05 AM PST · by wk4bush2004 · 60 replies · 2+ views
    Gov. Rick Perry said today he will continue his presidential campaign despite a fifth-place showing in the Tuesday Iowa caucuses and serious questions about whether he can continue. “I re-assessed,” Perry said as he left his West Des Moines hotel at about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. “We’re headed to New Hampshire and South Carolina.” Perry surprised the political world - and many of his advisers - when he Tweeted this morning that he would stay in the race. His Tweet included a photo from his morning jog. “I was out on the trail when it kind of came to me,” Perry...
  • $480: The Price Rick Perry Paid for Each Iowa Caucus Vote

    01/04/2012 11:06:55 AM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 4, 2012
    What can you buy for $130? A nice pair of headphones. A romantic dinner for two. Five hours of a typical worker's pre-tax salary. Or, if you're running for president, maybe you can buy a vote.If you combine the Republican presidential candidates' total direct spending on media with SuperPAC outlays and other television ad buys from outside groups, you come out to about $15.6 million spent on TV ads in an Iowa caucus with about 120,000 total voters. That means the average price of a buying a vote via media came out about $130 dollars, according to data collected by...
  • NH Primary Tracking Poll (Suffolk 1/4)

    01/04/2012 11:47:07 AM PST · by Crichton · 28 replies
    Suffolk University (pdf) ^ | 1/4/2012 | Suffolk University
    Jan 2nd - Jan 3rd Romney 43% Undecided 16% Paul 14% Gingrich 9% Huntsman 7% Santorum 6% Bachmann 2% Perry 1% Roemer 1% Karger 1%
  • Rush Limbaugh: I hope Perry stays in

    01/04/2012 11:27:35 AM PST · by pogo101 · 98 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 4, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    "I hope he stays in." said Rush Limbaugh today on his radio show, after acknowledging that there was some confusion about whether Rick Perry had decided to stay in the race for president or not.{Snip}
  • A Case For Rick Perry or Mitt Romney

    01/04/2012 5:22:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 4, 2012 | Jeff Carter
    Many point to the fact that different Republican candidates have captured our fancy over the past few months as a sign of weakness. In fact, it’s a sign of strength. Everyone is calling the field weak. Maybe it’s that there are a lot of facets to being President and actually we know that each and everyone of the candidates on the dais are better than the current occupant of the oval office. Republicans just want to let them macerate and pick the best one. The field may be stronger than the congnescenti think. I haven’t picked a horse to back,...
  • Rick Perry: Here we come South Carolina!!

    01/04/2012 8:41:14 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 67 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 4, 2012 11:14 am | Rick Perry
    GovernorPerry 15 mins, 1 sec ago Twitter And the next leg of the marathon is the Palmetto State...Here we come South Carolina!!! yfrog.com/odz8ujrj
  • Rick Perry: Perhaps Not Out of This Race Yet!

    01/04/2012 8:47:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 203 replies · 1+ views
    National Review Online ^ | Januarey 4, 2012 | Jim Geraghty
    Last night, I wondered if four of the “Not Romneys” would “have the self-control to stop hitting the other Not Romneys and focus on Romney?” For much of this morning, it appeared there would be two fewer of them, with indications that Perry and Bachmann would depart the race. But now, perhaps not; Perry’s personal Twitter account just chirped, “And the next leg of the marathon is the Palmetto State…Here we come South Carolina!!!” It featured this photo:
  • Perry to head to South Carolina

    01/04/2012 8:33:37 AM PST · by GoCards · 73 replies
    Just heard from a tweet, someone elses tweet of course.
  • Rick Perry to "reassess" campaign

    01/03/2012 10:02:42 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 147 replies · 1+ views
    CBS NEWS ^ | Tuesday January 3, 2012
    After a disappointing fifth-place finish in Tuesday's Iowa caucuses, Texas Governor Rick Perry said he is going home to Texas to assess "whether there is a path forward for myself in this race." "With the voters' decision tonight in Iowa, I've decided to return to Texas, assess the results of tonight's caucus, determine whether there is a path forward for myself in this race," Perry told supporters at the end of the night. The candidate, once considered a frontrunner in the race for the GOP nomination, earned just 10 percent on Tuesday's contest with more
  • Rick Perry: "I am Returning to Texas"

    01/03/2012 9:16:25 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 103 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/4/12 | Aurelius
    In a campaign speech late Tuesday night, Governor Rick Perry stated that he is "returning to Texas" to reassess whether he is going to continue running for President. The speech contained several emotional moments, in particular two moments. The first was when he read a letter from an adoring supporter who called him a "great man." The letter described a conversation that Mr. Perry had had with a soldier and how his supporter looked on in awe as he watched Governor Perry call the veteran his "Christian brother." The second was when Perry announced that he would be returning to...
  • Iowa finish could knock Perry out of SC debate

    01/03/2012 7:39:50 PM PST · by Rational Thought · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/03/2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, appears doomed to a fifth-place finish in Iowa. Unless he drops out, that would make South Carolina his last stand against Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney. The problem is that he might not receive an invitation to an upcoming South Carolina debate (given the debate criteria). Candidates can qualify to participate in the CNN/Southern Republican Leadership Conference debate January 19th (two days before the South Carolina primary) in one of four ways. First and second, they can place in the top four in either Iowa or New Hampshire. Third and fourth, they can qualify by averaging seven...
  • Must See – Rick Perry: America is Calling

    01/03/2012 1:40:33 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 75 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1-3-2012 | The Right Scoop
    Must See – Rick Perry: America is Calling The Right Scoop January 3, 2012 Wow. This ad from Perry has got to be the best ad I’ve seen this political season. It spawns those deep feelings of patriotism and eagerness to fight for this country and elect a leader who will have our back in Washington. Just a dang good ad.
  • Last Chance to Elect a True Conservative

    01/02/2012 4:28:08 PM PST · by Chasaway · 216 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 2, 2012 | Douglas MacKinnon
    "Okay. It is now officially crunch-time for conservative voters. Time for them to grow-up, stand on principle, admit there is not a perfect candidate, cast aside the pretenders, flip-floppers, and flakes, and unite behind the most genuine traditional values espousing candidate in the field. That being Texas governor Rick Perry."
  • Rick Perry Draws In Volunteers in Expansive Iowa Ground Game Effort

    01/01/2012 2:44:40 PM PST · by shield · 58 replies
    ABC News ^ | 31st December 2011 | Arlette Saenz
    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Walk into this West Des Moines hotel, and you’ll easily encounter volunteers in Rick Perry fleeces or staffers wearing official Rick Perry badges. The Perry campaign has set up shop here just days before the Iowa caucuses while nearly two thousand volunteers fan out across the state to promote the Texas governor with an expansive ground game as the campaign hopes he’ll earn a top three spot in the caucuses Tuesday. A source close to the Perry campaign confirmed to ABC News they have signed up 1500 precinct leaders across Iowa. At each of the...
  • TRENDING: Perry bets Iowa fortunes on robust ground game

    12/31/2011 1:31:00 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | 12-31-2011 | Peter Hamby
    December 31, 2011TRENDING: Perry bets Iowa fortunes on robust ground game CNN Political Reporter Peter Hamby Boone, Iowa (CNN)...with public and internal polling from various campaigns showing the fight for third place to be a fluid one between Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Perry, a robust organization can mean the difference between a ticket home and a ticket to New Hampshire. There are 1,774 Republican caucus precincts around the state, 900 of which are combined and held at the same location. As of Friday, the Texas governor had signed up 1,500 precinct leaders in Iowa, a source inside the Perry...
  • Rick Perry campaign plays blame game

    12/31/2011 9:34:29 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 68 replies · 1+ views
    politico.com ^ | December 31, 2011 | MARTIN and HABERMAN
    With a revamped message and a significant TV presence here, Rick Perry is hoping to revive his disappointing presidential campaign with a surprise finish Tuesday. But even as they hold out hope that Perry can find a way back into contention, some of his advisers have begun laying the groundwork to explain how the Texas governor bombed so dramatically in a race that he seemed to control for a brief period upon his entry in August. Their explanations for the nosedive come against the backdrop of a campaign riven by an intense, behind-the-scenes power struggle that took place largely between...
  • In final Iowa push, Perry aims to set himself apart as ultimate outsider

    12/29/2011 9:44:46 AM PST · by altura · 62 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | December 29, 2011 | Todd J. Gilman
    RelatedCRESTON, Iowa — Rick Perry began his final push in the Iowa Republican caucuses Tuesday by sharpening his claim to be the sort of leader the country badly needs, and which his rivals decidedly are not. “You need to ask yourself: If we replace the Democrat insider with a Republican insider, is that going to change Washington, D.C.? No, it’s not,” he told 150 or so Iowans crammed into a coffee shop a week ahead of caucuses likely to winnow the presidential field. “I will go to Washington to be an anti-establishment outsider.” At one stop after another, he jabbed...
  • BREAKING: Perry disqualified from Va. primary ballot

    12/23/2011 3:44:52 PM PST · by TBBT · 386 replies · 33+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 12/23/2011 | Anita Kumar
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry failed to submit enough valid signatures to qualify for the Virginia primary ballot, state GOP officials said Friday evening. Perry’s campaign told state election officials it had submitted 11,911 signatures, but a Virginia Republican familiar with the situation said that the Texas governor did not submit the required 10,000. Earlier Friday, the Republican Party of Virginia certified former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and Rep. Ron Paul (Tex.) to appear in the March ballot. Four candidates — Romney, Perry, Paul and former House speaker Newt Gingrich — turned in thousands of signatures by the deadline. State...
  • 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...
  • Rick Perry Says Human Rights for Gays ‘Not in America’s Interests’

    12/06/2011 1:41:04 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 123 replies
    ABC ^ | December 6, 2011 | Arlette Saenz
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry said today that using foreign aid to combat human rights abuses against homosexuals in foreign countries is “not in America’s interests” and attacked President Obama’s decision to require U.S. agencies operating abroad to promote equal rights for gays as part of the administration’s “war on traditional American values.” “Just when you thought Barack Obama couldn’t get any more out of touch with America’s values, AP reports his administration wants to make foreign aid decisions based on gay rights. This administration’s war on traditional American values must stop,” Perry said in the statement. “Promoting special rights for...
  • 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...
  • Perry says will deport all detained illegal immigrants

    11/29/2011 1:19:39 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 92 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 29, 2011 | Jason McLure
    ..The Texas governor has faced criticism from Republican rivals like Mitt Romney for being "soft" on illegal immigrants, because those who live in Texas can attend state universities at the same cost as other Texas residents. Perry, who made the remarks while campaigning in New Hampshire with a controversial Arizona sheriff, said that if elected he would immediately order the deportation of any illegal immigrant detained in the United States. "My policy will be to detain and deport every illegal alien who is apprehended in this country," Perry said. "And we'll do it with an expedited hearing process so that...
  • 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...
  • Perry says he'd detain, deport every illegal apprehended

    11/29/2011 11:48:44 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 99 replies
    The Union Leader ^ | Nov 29, 2011 | KIMBERLY HOUGHTON
    AMHERST - Winning the endorsement of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Tuesday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry echoed his stance on illegal immigration today in the Granite State, saying he would support a federal law to "detain and deport every illegal alien that we apprehend." During a morning campaign stop at Joey’s Diner, the presidential candidate said he would end the current catch-and-release policy that cuts loose nonviolent illegal immigrants. Calling the policy "horrific," Perry said the future of America depends on the security of its borders. If elected, Perry said that one year after his inauguration the border with Mexico...
  • 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: A Near-perfect Gun Record as Governor of Texas

    11/27/2011 7:18:31 PM PST · by Chasaway · 54 replies · 1+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 11/22/2011 | Gun Owners of America
    Perry is nearly perfect with regards to his gun record.
  • Rick Perry 1992 RNC Convention Speech

    11/27/2011 8:16:40 AM PST · by shield · 65 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | 1992 | RNC Convention 1992
    Rick Perry 1992 RNC Convention Speech as Texas Ag Commissioner.
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio to Endorse Rick Perry Next Week

    11/27/2011 4:44:00 AM PST · by NoRedTape · 196 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 26, 2011 | Arlette Saenz
    "Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., who calls himself “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” will endorse Texas Gov. Rick Perry next week, a source with knowledge of the endorsement told ABC News.".......
  • America Needs Rick Perry as President

    11/26/2011 9:21:55 AM PST · by shield · 95 replies
    YouTube ^ | 24th November, 2011
    Do not believe the haters and the left-leaning media. Rick Perry has the strength, conviction, and solid record to turn America around. It is time. Time for a REAL change.
  • Perry endorses work visas for illegal immigrants

    11/03/2011 5:24:19 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 324 replies · 1+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Nov. 3, 2011 | The Associated Press
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry says America should extend work visas to allow illegal immigrants to move freely between the U.S. and their home countries _ but opposes a path to citizenship.
  • The Truth and Lies About Perry 's Immigration Views

    10/16/2011 2:33:27 PM PDT · by Clairity · 135 replies
    Technocrati ^ | Oct 16, 2011 | Timothy Bladel
    Perry's opponents have unfairly painted the governor as relaxed on border security, and all too willing to give illegal immigrants a free ride. Presidential politics can be harsh sometimes, and some candidates are all too quick to foster erroneous lies about other candidates in the hope to plant seeds of doubt about how serious Perry is about border security. The ide Perry is soft on border security is just wrong. Ramshaw reports In 2005, Perry announced a $10 million state program to boost border patrols and upgrade radio systems along the border, installed hundreds of video cameras, and requested 1,000...
  • Rumors, untruths find a friend in Michele Bachmann

    09/18/2011 11:09:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    It's one thing to have a philosophical disagreement with the Texas governor on whether he should have mandated a vaccine for girls against a sexually transmitted virus. But it's an entirely different matter to spread false rumors about the vaccine, hoping to leverage parental fears for political gain. That's the depths to which Minnesota's Michele Bachmann has sunk in her bid to counter Rick Perry's surge in polls. It's conduct unbecoming a member of Congress, much less a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. Bachmann used the issue last week at the CNN/Tea Party Express debate in Tampa to land...
  • Perry sounds off on immigration, war

    08/21/2011 7:24:16 AM PDT · by indianrightwinger · 301 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | Molly Ball
    Perry sounds off on immigration, war By: Molly Ball August 20, 2011 04:14 PM EDT ROCK HILL, S.C. — Taking questions from reporters for the first time since Monday as he wrapped up a campaign swing here, Texas Gov. Rick Perry defended and expanded on his record on immigration policy — a record with positions that some of the Republican base rejects. As governor, Perry’s supported allowing illegal immigrants to get in-state tuition rates at Texas universities and opposed Arizona’s strict state immigration law — despite signing a law in Texas that critics call similarly repressive. “Here’s what you need...
  • 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...
  • Rick Perry’s Tenth Commandment

    08/14/2011 9:20:10 AM PDT · by Sudetenland · 44 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 25, 2011 4:00 A.M. | Kevin D. Williamson
    ‘If Jeb Bush’s name were Jeb Smith, he’d be the next president of the United States,” says Texas governor Rick Perry, and then there’s a long pause in the conversation to let pass the unspoken corollary: “And if Rick Perry were the governor of Florida . . . ” People constantly ask Governor Perry if he’s thinking about running for president. In fact, they ask him if he’s thinking about running for president so often that by now he almost certainly must be thinking about running for president, even if he wasn’t thinking about it before. He plays down that...
  • 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...