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  • Sheldon Adelson And Rick Perry’s Fair-Weather Federalism

    To say that Sheldon Adelson is a major political player would be like calling the Grand Canyon a big hole in the ground. Mr. Adelson certainly puts his money where his mind is or, perhaps one could say, where his interests lie. In 2012 alone, he donated around $100 million to Republican candidates and causes. So it’s little wonder that he is quite popular among many Republican politicians eager to gain his attention and his favor. Over the past year, Adelson has aggressively sought policy returns on his political investments, and he is leading some in the GOP down dangerously...
  • Rick Santorum endorses Glenn Grothman for 6th District Congressional seat

    06/28/2014 1:39:20 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | Dana Ferguson
    Rick Santorum announced his endorsement of state Sen. Glenn Grothman for U.S. Congress Thursday afternoon in a short statement. “Glenn Grothman’s bold leadership in Wisconsin is exactly what we need in Congress,” said former U.S. Senator and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Santorum. “Our country is at a turning point, and we need a principled conservative like Glenn Grothman to return our country back on the path to prosperity. Glenn has the courage and the conviction to stand up for conservative values.” Grothman announced his campaign in April. He currently represents the 20th Senate District in the Wisconsin State Senate.
  • One-on-one with Rick Perry (part one)

    It seemed like one of those movies with twin brothers played by the same actor, one with glasses and one without. There is the brash, undisciplined one and the nerdy, engaging one. In my case it wasn’t a movie but a 45-minute interview with Texas Gov. Rick Perry. I was a tough critic of his performance in 2012, but so is he. He told me, “2011-12 was a frustrating, painful, humbling experience but not a bad one in the sense we sometimes learn the most when we are humbled.” He said one lesson is that you have to be physically...
  • Gov. Rick Perry headlining Rep. Mick Mulvaney fundraiser in July

    06/19/2014 7:29:49 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    The State ^ | Andrew Shain
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has decided to spend a pre-July Fourth vacation in South Carolina -- setting off a few early 2016 White House fireworks. Perry will headline a hamburgers and hot dog cookout fundraiser for Republican Rep. Mick Mulvaney at City of Light in Indian Land on July 2. Tickets cost $10 per person, $25 per family and $250 for a chance to have a photo with the Lone Star State boss.
  • Ratcliffe: Undocumented immigrants would “self deport” if jail time was on the table

    05/27/2014 7:24:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 27 replies
    Dallas News ^ | March 19, 2014 | Nick Swartsell
    John Ratcliffe, Rep. Ralph Hall’s challenger in the Republican primary runoff, told the Washington Post today that one way to secure America’s borders is by putting undocumented immigrants in jail instead of simply removing them from the country. Ratcliffe said that under current laws, being in the country without documentation leads only to deportation. If undocumented immigrants faced jail time, however, he said many would leave of their own accord.
  • Hannity: I Talked With My Wife – “We Are Going to Leave” New York State (Video)

    01/21/2014 8:11:34 PM PST · by servo1969 · 61 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-21-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Sean Hannity tells his audience he is leaving New York state after Cuomo’s comments. Sean said he discussed it with his wife and they are moving to Texas or Florida. “Look, I have contractual obligations, I can’t leave here. My kids are in school. And there are about over 100 people who that rely on me. People who have kids and mortgages and homes. I can’t selfishly pack up and leave. But my wife and I discussed last night Dana that we are going to leave. I wouldn’t pay a 10% state tax in Florida or Texas. I would save...
  • John Kerry Working with the U.N. to Stop Execution of Illegal Alien Cop Killer in Texas

    12/17/2013 7:26:38 PM PST · by montag813 · 77 replies
    Top Right Wordpress News ^ | 12-17-2013 | John Urban
    Above: Perennial traitor John Kerry's new mission: save the life of ghoulish illegal alien cop-killer Edgar Arias Tamayo.- by John UrbanTop Right NewsWhen John Kerry isn't busy trying to help Iran obtain nuclear weapons or stabbing Israel in the back, he is doing the bidding of the United Nations -- and Mexico -- trying to save the life of an illegal alien cop-killer.You heard that right. Edgar Arias Tamayo, a 46-year old Mexican man, was in the country illegally when he killed Houston police officer Guy Gaddis. Tamayo was arrested by Gaddis outside a nightclub in 1994 for robbery. While...
  • Police issue arrest warrant for Ric Flair’s ex-wife

    07/15/2013 3:43:52 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 10 replies
    The State ^ | July 14, 2013 | Cleve Wootson
    Police in Mecklenburg County have issued an arrest warrant for Ric Flair’s ex-wife. Jacqueline Baines Beems was wanted for allegedly making a harassing phone call, according to the Mecklenburg Sheriff’s Office. According to the celebrity website TMZ.com, the warrant stems from a series of harassing phone calls Beems allegedly made in October to Flair’s girlfriend, Wendy Barlow Kidder. Kidder recently appeared with Flair on Celebrity Wife Swap. Flair and Beems were also involved in an altercation at the couple’s SouthPark condo in June 2012, when they were still married. According to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department report, Beems assaulted the former...
  • What Rick Sanchez said about CNN and Jews [October 1, 2010]

    06/27/2013 10:09:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies
    WaPo ^ | not 6/27/13 | Greg Sargent
    The Web is burning up with this comment that CNN's Rick Sanchez made on a radio show, which seems like he's saying CNN and the networks are run by Jews: I'm telling you that everybody who runs CNN is a lot like Stewart, and a lot of people who run all the other networks are a lot like Stewart. And to imply that somehow they -- the people in this country who are Jewish -- are an oppressed minority? Yeah. If Sanchez meant that everybody who runs the networks is a lot like Stewart in that they're Jewish, that's obviously...
  • Rick Perry's super bad ass NRA gun intro video

    05/03/2013 4:16:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/3/13 | Charlie Spiering
    Video at link
  • Santorum Campaign Opens State Headquarters (WISCONSIN)

    03/27/2012 2:52:08 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 14 replies
    Menominee Falls Patch, (Wisconsin) ^ | 26 March 2012 | Rory Linnane
    As Rick Santorum prepared to address supporters in Milwaukee last weekend, his Wisconsin campaign team was setting up camp at their new state headquarters in Brookfield.“This area of the state is an important area for volunteers in the Republican nomination,” said Benjamin Hack, deputy director for Santorum’s Wisconsin campaign. In the back of an office building at 405 N. Calhoun Dr. adorned with several Santorum yard signs, the campaign’s headquarters is spacious and so far sparse, with boxes, telephones and chairs waiting on the floor. The back area is “off limits,” Hack said, but the front area has three...
  • Santorum outgunned 7 to 1 in Illinois, 21 to 1 in Chicago media market

    03/20/2012 9:34:24 AM PDT · by Kazan · 33 replies · 1+ views
    The Politico ^ | 3/19.2012 | Alexander Burns
    Rick Santorum’s campaign and super PAC have been outspent by a margin of 7 to 1 in the Illinois primary, with forces supporting Mitt Romney shelling out a total of about $3.7 million on the airwaves, according to a GOP media-buying source. Romney’s campaign has spent $1,117,704 million in Illinois while the super PAC Restore Our Future has put in $2.556,353 million. The Santorum campaign spent a comparatively modest $219,961 and the super PAC backing Santorum, the Red White and Blue Fund, put in $312,150. The gulf was even more enormous in the crucial, expensive Chicago media market. There, Romney’s...
  • Two Men Disrupt Santorum Rally, Kiss As They Are Thrown Out

    03/17/2012 7:45:06 PM PDT · by Kazan · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Wester Chester Patch ^ | 3/17/2012 | Savannah Ziegelbauer
    Two men who kissed one another were kicked out of presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s rally Friday evening at Christian Liberty Academy in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Santorum was 15 minutes into his speech when the two men shouted and got the attention of the crowd. They exchanged a kiss, prompting guards to eject them and the crowd to chant “U-S-A” while they were leaving the gym. When asked whether the kiss was a public display of affection or merely a symbolic act, Timothy Tross of Lombard and Ben Clifford of Algonquin, declined to comment. “I don’t think the message should be...
  • Newt & Rick Split the Conservative Vote: Are One or Both Covert Rinos?

    03/05/2012 4:40:56 PM PST · by xzins · 36 replies
    Bloggers & Personal ^ | 5 March 2012 | Xzins
    One of the many problems with ObamaCare is discovering that a self-bought policy is government run. What is the problem with a government policy? Well...it's government run. They get you coming and going. There's a pretend choice that is no choice, and even that non-choice is eventually forced out of business so that all is subsumed under the reality of a bureaucrat deciding if you get a heart bypass or a quick sendoff to the great beyond. Fake choices abound when dealing with politicians. That's why one simply must wonder about the Gingrich/Santorum splitting of the conservative vote. Who benefits?...
  • Santorum Declares Georgia In Play

    03/01/2012 5:54:13 PM PST · by Steelfish · 82 replies · 22+ views
    The Atlanta Journal Constittution ^ | March 01, 2012 | Craig Schneider and Aaron Gould Sheinin
    March 1, 2012 Santorum Declares Georgia In Play By Craig Schneider and Aaron Gould Sheinin The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum swept into Georgia Thursday searching for votes in a state that could be ripe for the picking. Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, has moved into a solid second place in the state, according to recent polling, and said he believes he can shock the political world in the state's primary on Tuesday. "There will be no bigger surprise than if on Super Tuesday Rick Santorum is the winner of the Georgia primary," Santorum said to about 100...
  • Rick Santorum: The gift that keeps on giving ( Who is Allvoices?)

    02/27/2012 7:10:28 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 28 replies · 2+ views
    allvoices.com ^ | Feb 26, 2012 at 6:14 PM PST | SchuylerThorpe
    Rick Santorum is on a roll these days. And from my perspective, it seems that he can't keep his big mouth shut on issues that are both politically senstive and politically damaging these days. But--as we've seen these past few weeks--Rick Santorum is the kind of man that doesn't believe in personal restraint.So when he says something both damning and inflammatory, Saint Rick doesn't do things small-time. He goes big.Forget for the moment that we are facing high gas prices, stagnant job growth, high unemployment, and everything that concerns Americans now--let's focus on religious beliefs and silly notions that go...
  • The Major Issue is Not the Economy but the Lack of Integrity and Morality in Our Leadership

    02/24/2012 12:48:33 PM PST · by joanie-f · 36 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | 22 February, 2012 | Joan Fischer (joanie-f)
    Many Americans, conservatives among them, have been voicing the opinion that social issues have no part in campaign debates, are criticizing Rick Santorum for placing them in the forefront of his campaign, and are branding him as unelectable as a result. I take issue with those points of view for two reasons: Firstly, social issues, when considered in their broadest sense, should play a major role in any campaign and none other than our Founders cautioned us to demand that they do. Secondly, it is not Rick Santorum who is declaring that social issues are the entire focus of his...
  • Rick endorsed Specter / Sarah endorsed McLame. Now, can we move on? (Vanity)

    02/24/2012 4:10:10 AM PST · by no dems · 59 replies
    February 24, 2012 | no dems
    The two-faced, slime ball, backslidden Mormon, Mitt RINO-Rom had the audacity to take Rick Santorum to task Wednesday night for endorsing Arlen Specter. Yes, Rick Santorum endorsed Specter back in 1994, or whenever. Why? Because Rick had gotten an endorsement from Specter in the past. This is the same reason why my girl Sarah endorsed John McLame in his last Senate reelection campaign. It’s called feeling a sense of obligation to return the favor to people who helped put you where you are today. Sarah did it for John McLame and Rick did it for Specter. Now, can we put...
  • This Is Rick Santorum

    02/10/2012 9:49:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February | Jazz Shaw
    The candidate goes to eleven on the culture amplifier.Up until this week we had been faced with a few different possibilities in terms of potential challengers to President Obama in November, none of which seemed overly pleasing to clucking tongues in conservative sewing circles. It always had the appearance of a choice between Mitt “Mr. Inevitable” Romney and any one of a series of cracked, flawed, or otherwise questionable alternatives. Even the latest in this series, Newt Two Point Oh, brought with him worries as to whether his airport caravan sized train of “baggage” might allow Barack Obama’s reelection team...
  • Rick Santorum's Three-State Sweep Shakes Up The Race (video)

    February 8, 2012 Rick Santorum's three-state sweep shakes up the race GOP presidential candidate on 'Fox & Friends'
  • The bizarro world of Mitt Romney and Rick Santoum

    01/30/2012 6:41:58 AM PST · by w4women · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 27, 2012 | Bob Barr
    I was a great fan of Superman comic books when I was a kid. Among my favorites were those in which the Man of Steel traveled to Bizarro World — a dimension in which everything was the opposite of our normal world. Watching the last few Republican presidential debates, I now have a pretty good idea of how Superman must have felt as he tried to function in a world in which left is right, black is white and up is down. I refer, of course, to the manner in which former Speaker Newt Gingrich is being attacked by fellow...
  • Money for Santorum

    01/21/2012 10:53:47 PM PST · by gogogodzilla · 139 replies
    RedState ^ | 22 January 2012 | Erick Erickson
    I can confirm tonight from multiple sources that phone calls are in fact occurring between Republicans in Washington and among evangelical leaders to raise money for Rick Santorum rapidly. The sources tell me that this is not for a Santorum win, though the evangelicals I spoke to continue to hope it is possible. This is to stop Newt Gingrich. One evangelical leader I spoke to said, “If Newt wins, we won’t be able to make family values an issue in the general.” One lobbyist I spoke to said, “They [the GOP leaders in DC] are really nervous about Gingrich and...
  • Rick Santorum deserves another look

    01/21/2012 5:58:46 AM PST · by cap10mike · 67 replies · 1+ views
    BizPacReview.com ^ | January 19, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    In an age when politicians mourn the fact that they only have two sides of their mouth from which to speak, Rick Santorum is unabashedly pro-life, pro-family and pro-traditional marriage. He doesn’t waffle; he doesn’t back-step; he doesn’t sashay. Rick made this clear as far back as the Clinton administration. When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was first lady, she published a book titled, “It Takes a Village,” which was premised on the notion that it takes the work of the entire community to properly raise a child. Santorum immediately shot back with his own book, “It Takes a Family.”...
  • Survey USA Florida: Romney 36%, Gingrich 25%, Santorum 17%

    01/09/2012 9:21:47 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 77 replies · 7+ views
    Survey USA ^ | 12-9-2012 | Staff
    Mitt Romney: 36 Newt Gingrich: 25 Rick Santorum: 17 Ron Paul: 7 Other: 5 Undecided 10 Other: 5
  • Romney Takes Iowa, but Santorum Really Won

    01/04/2012 8:30:00 AM PST · by OPS4 · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Slate ^ | 1/4/12 | John Dickerson
    The Iowa Republican caucus was a tie and a blowout. The finish was so close that statistics majors at Iowa State will probably see it as a question on the final. Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum essentially tied at 25 percent, with Ron Paul a breath behind at 21 percent. But when you measure the key question in the Republican campaign: Do you vote for the electable candidate Romney or the candidate who speaks to your heart—Santorum and Paul—it was a 46-25 trouncing for the heart over the head. According to entrance polls, of those voters who wanted a true...
  • 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...
  • 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,"...
  • Is Gov. Scott at war with academia?

    11/13/2011 1:10:57 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 49 replies
    http://www.sun-sentinel.com ^ | November 12, 2011 | Michael Mayo
    Laying the groundwork to revamp higher education in Florida, Gov. Rick Scott has questioned the value of liberal arts degrees, dissed anthropologists, proposed ending tenure for professors and posted salaries of all state university employees on the Internet. Scott also recently sent a letter to state university trustee boards pushing for change on campuses. He included excerpts from a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece by Ohio University economics professor Richard Vedder, "Time to Make Professors Teach." Vedder derided much academic research as "obscure" and "trivial," noting there have been 21,000 scholarly articles on Shakespeare since 1980. "Wouldn't 5,000 have been...
  • Quick and dirty debate after-report: Perry Performance

    10/12/2011 12:35:28 AM PDT · by federal__reserve · 67 replies
    Michelle Malkin Web Site ^ | October 11, 2011 11:01 PM | Michelle Malkin
    To be fair, if you and I had to be up on stage with Charlie Rose and Karen Tumulty, we’d be soporifically stupefied after a few minutes, too. But then again, we’re not running for the highest office in the land and raising millions of dollars from people across the country who are counting on a candidate with the guts, gall, and gumption to take on Barack Obama. By those basic measures of fitness for office, Rick Perry once again failed to deliver. He was languid. Passive. Half-hearted. Listless. Just like he was during the 9/23 debate.
  • Destroying the Republic “for the Children”

    10/10/2011 7:25:29 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 2 replies
    The New American ^ | Monday, 10 October 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    We’ve all heard about the tactic of using children as human shields, as practiced by Saddam Hussein, the Taliban and others. The idea is that you place civilians — preferably women and children — at military targets to reduce the chances that your enemy will attack and so that, if he does, he’ll look like a heartless miscreant who targets the least among us. Morally, it’s the least of tactics. Yet while we Westerners have made the practice illegal under the Geneva Convention, it’s not unknown in the United States — in our political battles. In the 1990s especially, it...
  • Why Rick Perry is the likely GOP nominee

    09/15/2011 10:47:04 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 98 replies
    Hot Air (Green Room) ^ | Sept 15, 2011 | Karl
    After Monday’s debate in Florida, most people expected Rick Perry’s rapid rise to the top of the polls for Republican presidential candidates to slow or halt, having taken a beating over the Gardasil mandate and immigration. His attack on Social Security was supposed to scare off seniors. However, as RealClearPolitics reported last night, a new poll by Insider Advantage shows Perry grabbing a nine-point lead in the Sunshine State in a survey taken the next day… (snip) In the last 40 years, conservative dominance has been the way of the world in Republican presidential politics. The party has nominated some...
  • John Birch Society: Rick Perry Proposed Bi-National Health Insurance with Mexico

    09/05/2011 4:59:14 PM PDT · by Tempest · 166 replies
    The New American ^ | 05 September 2011 | Kelly Holt
    The article focused on Perry’s comments at a Border Summit speech in south Texas (8-22-01), days before the 9-11 attacks, about bi-national health insurance — Texas-funded coverage for both U.S. and Mexican border residents. The governor’s statement favored a study, required by the Legislature, about "the feasibility of bi-national health insurance.” The DMN continued, "Katherine Cesinger, spokeswoman for Perry’s campaign, downplayed the topic of bi-national health insurance. 'A bill was passed by the Legislature that authorized a study to look into this issue, which ultimately concluded there were numerous barriers to accomplishing that idea, and the Legislature took no further...
  • Obama’s Illegal Move On Immigration [Why Doesn't Congress Challenge This In Court?]

    09/04/2011 3:46:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 03, 2011 | David B. Rivkin Jr. and Lee A. Casey
    Obama’s Illegal Move On Immigration By David B. Rivkin Jr. and Lee A. Casey Only Congress has constitutional authority to establish U.S. immigration policy, and fundamental reform requires legislative action. Thus the administration’s recent announcement that deportation will be sought only for undocumented immigrants who have committed crimes in the United States violates the separation of powers and is unconstitutional. No president, of course, can hope to expel every undocumented person in the United States — they number perhaps upward of 11 million people. Human and financial resources to identify, apprehend, process and promptly deport millions have been lacking for...
  • Fox News Poll: Perry Overtakes Romney as Top GOP 2012 Pick; Most Say Palin Should Stay Out of Race

    09/01/2011 8:09:11 PM PDT · by Sarabaracuda · 104 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | September 01, 2011 | Dana Blanton
    Even as Texas Gov. Rick Perry moves into the lead as Republican voters’ preferred presidential candidate, a Fox News poll released Thursday shows that voters are more likely to view him as “too extreme” than former frontrunner Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney. In addition, most American voters -- including a majority of Republicans -- think former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin should stay out of the presidential race. Perry receives the support of 26 percent of GOP primary voters in the new poll. That’s up from 13 percent in early August and enough to edge out Romney as frontrunner. Currently Romney captures...
  • Rick Perry’s Support Skyrockets Among Church Goers

    08/27/2011 6:00:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 120 replies
    The State Column ^ | August 27, 2011 | staff
    Texas Governor Rick Perry is polling very well at the national-level. In fact, the longest-serving Texas Governor recently won a Gallup poll of Republican and Republican-leaning independents. Perry pulled in a larger percentage of the vote than former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.). Perry won the Gallup poll with 29 percent of the vote. Romney took second place with 17 percent of the vote. Paul grabbed third place with 13 percent of the vote and Bachmann took fourth place with 10 percent of the vote. This is the first Gallup poll to...
  • Seeds of Discontent for Bachmann in Iowa; Told to Cut the 'Barack Obama Rock Star Crap'

    08/26/2011 12:46:00 PM PDT · by Sarabaracuda · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 26, 2011 | Steve Brown
    Not two weeks removed from cheers surrounding her momentous victory at the Iowa GOP's Straw Poll, there is a growing chorus of criticism about the way Rep. Michele Bachmann has been conducting her campaign in the Hawkeye State. Can the "Barack Obama rock star crap." That comes from Judd Saul, who helped organize the Blackhawk County Lincoln Day Dinner. The fundraiser, which was the day after the Straw Poll, was Texas Governor Rick Perry's first presidential campaign event in Iowa. It was held in Waterloo, a place where she is no stranger. Bachmann proudly states she is from Waterloo and...
  • Is Rick Perry Insensitive to President’s Feelings? (lol)

    08/23/2011 4:27:42 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 23 replies
    Texas Insider ^ | August 23, 2011 | Moe Lane
    Obama quickly elevated Gov. Perry to level worth personal attentionBy Moe LaneYeah, it was a trap. Governor and new Presidential candidate Rick Perry (R-TX) on his priority levels:  … if I hurt the president’s feelings, well, with all due respect, I love my country and I love future generations more than I care about his feelings.    To give the context: the White House has been taking the opportunity offered by Perry’s entrance to the race to take slaps at the candidate. As Glenn Reynolds noted at the time, this was not a particularly smart strategy… which is something that I’ve come...
  • New Poll Shows that Perry’s Entrance Scrambled GOP Race (Perry leading in Iowa)

    08/23/2011 4:02:14 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 66 replies
    Chron.com ^ | August 23, 2011 | Nolan Hicks
    A new poll by Public Policy Polling puts Texas Gov. Rick Perry in the front of the GOP presidential field in Iowa and shows just how much Perry’s entrance into the race scrambled the contest for the Republican nomination. The poll, released Tuesday (.pdf), shows that 21% of the poll respondents would support Perry in the Iowa caucuses next February, outpacing the two other Republican frontrunners Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney. Romney’s campaign has been focusing on New Hampshire, a state that is considered a must win for his campaign. If the contest were simplified to a three-way race between...
  • Perry: Americans Need Work, Not Symbolism; We Need New Jobs, Not New Agencies

    08/16/2011 5:56:26 PM PDT · by shield · 48 replies
    Rick Perry ^ | August 16th, 2011 | Rick Perry & Staff
    CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – Texas Gov. Rick Perry today visited Cedar Rapids, Iowa where he criticized President Obama’s proposal to create a new jobs agency as a solution to economic recovery. He also reiterated his call for the Administration to issue a six-month freeze on new regulations to help free employers to create more jobs for Americans. “What is this president’s plan to fix the economy? Apparently to create a new jobs agency,” Gov. Perry said. “Mr. President, we have tried two and a half years of government creating jobs, it’s time to let the private sector get to work....
  • Rick Perry: Use Predators to track illegal drug traffic on U.S. border

    08/16/2011 4:56:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/16/11 | Andrew Malcolm
    Two themes have already emerged in the still-early 2012 presidential contest:Republicans are running against Washington and President Obama is running against part of Washington, the Congress that gave him his early legislative achievements.The newest entrant to the GOP race is Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who touched on one of the most emotional and volatile issues sitting on the nation's debate table: border security, illegal drugs from Mexico and illegal immigrants.In his announcement speech in South Carolina on Saturday, Perry said:America’s standing in the world is in peril, not only because of disastrous economic policies, but
  • Debunking the Rick Perry "Pro-Shariah" School Curriculum Myth

    08/16/2011 1:11:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Counter Contempt ^ | 8/16/11 | David Stein
    As my regular readers (both of ‘em) know, I’m taking a “summer vacation” away from my blog (I think it has something to do with my girlfriend’s desire that I occupy my time with things that actually produce an income). As I technically still consider myself “on vacation,” this post will be a bit looser and more informal than my other pieces (as evidenced by the fact that I’m breaking my rule of never writing in the first-person). Hell, I might not even spell-check it as rigorously as I usually do. Sue me; I’m on vacation. Also, as my regular...
  • Rick Perry, the ‘no apologies’ candidate

    Twelve hours removed from a controversy about his suggestion that Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke was engaging in “treasonous” behavior Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential campaign didn’t try to walk back the remark. In fact, they doubled down on it. “I am passionate about the issue but I stand by what I said,” Perry told reporters in Iowa today. Although Perry’s campaign is only a few days old, the episode provides a telling insight into the Texas governor: he is brash, bold and unapologetic about being so. And that just might make him a perfect fit for the current Republican primary...
  • Wow! Rick Perry Threatens Bernanke, And Says More QE Would Be "Almost Treasonous"

    08/15/2011 10:25:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 123 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8/15/11 | Joe Weisenthal & Zeke Miller
    The politicization of monetary policy being taken to a brand new level. ThinkProgress reports: Speaking just now in Iowa, Perry said, “If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I dunno what y’all would do to him in Iowa but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas. Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in history is almost treasonous in my opinion.” Treason is a capital offense. The remark appeared to be in response to a question from an attendee at the event, but it does not seem to be off the
  • Rick Perry: 'I hope I'm President Obama's worst nightmare'

    08/15/2011 9:49:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 95 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 8/15/11 | Nina Mandell
    New GOP presidential darling Rick Perry wants to haunt President Obama's dreams. "I hope I'm President Obama's worst nightmare," the Texas governor told Fox News. "He's the real problem. It's his policies." (Snip) Perry sought to differentiate himself from his top-tier Republican rivals - Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney - without launching barbed shots. He even noted that Bachmann, a Tea Party darling, is "a ball of fire." But he didn't hold back against Obama, bashing the commander in chief's handling of the U.S. military.
  • Gov. Rick Perry’s relationship with Muslims may set him apart

    08/15/2011 9:45:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Chron.com ^ | 8/15/11 | Kate Shellnutt
    Gov. Rick Perry’s friendly relationship with some Texas Muslims was touted in a recent story on Salon.com. While some other presidential candidates bring up concerns about American Muslims’ loyalty and decry Islamic law in the U.S., here’s a Christian, Republican politician who initiated a teacher-training program on Islamic history and has been friends for years with the Aga Khan, head of an Islamic sect called Ismailis, Salon points out. Perry even laid the first brick at the groundbreaking ceremony for an Ismaili worship center in Plano in 2005. According to Ismaili national spokesman Mahmoud Eboo, the premise of the Salon...
  • Question about Rick Perry

    08/13/2011 9:04:47 PM PDT · by ThurstonHowell3 · 154 replies
    Thurston
    I really like what I'm HEARING from Rick Perry from his speeches and I liked his famous prayer from a few days ago. He has the appearence of what I WANT from a presidential candidate. But I am concerned about some of the questions being raised about his record not on immigration but on ILLEGAL immigration. I would appreciate some feedback from those who know more about his record with SOURCES to substantiate them (good or bad). For instance, I've HEARD people say that he attended Bilderberg 2007. I'm not one who has much knowledge on "Bilderbergers", Tri-lateral Commission Illuminati...
  • Video: They’re still not listening to Rick Santelli

    08/05/2011 9:17:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/5/11 | Ed Morrissey
    Want to see a microcosm of everything that’s been wrong with American economic policy over the last couple of years? Watch this exchange between Ezra Klein and Rick Santelli from earlier today on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Santelli, whose February 2009 on-air rant over fiscal and economic mismanagement inspired the start of the Tea Party, gets exasperated with Klein after the Washington Post columnist talks about money moving around “unfairly”: The entire problem with this economy is the notion that some people have of “unfairness” in markets. In fact, that’s how we got here in the first place. Government intervened to...
  • What if? Rick Perry for president 2012

    08/04/2011 5:34:55 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 83 replies
    youtube ^ | unknown | Jobsforiowa
    What if we had a candidate for President with a real record of creating jobs? A conservative with proven leadership in tough times. The leader of a state that created more jobs in the past two years than the other 49 states combined....
  • Calling on Optimus Prime: An Independents pleas

    07/19/2011 1:23:18 PM PDT · by Mr.Leonardo · 8 replies
    7/13/2011 | Robert Leonardo
    Calling on Optimus Prime: An Independents plea If there was ever a time for a Super hero in American Politics, its now prime time, for Governor Rick Perry of Texas to announce his candidacy. Perry, a real transformer of sorts, is the only potential candidate who has the heavy metal needed to take on the socialist agenda of President Obama and his progressive Democrats, who as a party, are becoming increasingly hostile to the notion of free markets, religious freedom, and free speech. Governor Perry has several distinguishing factors working for him that could make him the GOP front runner,...
  • Rick Perry.. the next President?

    06/21/2011 9:56:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 88 replies
    Maybe some of our fellow Freepers down in Texas can tell us about this guy? I believe he's going to run. And if he runs.. what kind of chance does he have? He seems even slicker and more polished than Romney. And what's up with Perry attending the Bilderberg meeting????????????