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  • Act of Love? Jeb Bush, ‘Moderate Republican,’ Calls for Deportation Of Migrant Children

    07/26/2014 8:25:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | July 26, 2014 | Eric Shapiro
    Remember when former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, the consummate “moderate Republican,” shocked everyone by calling immigration an “act of love?” It looks like he’s changed his mind. On Thursday, he called for nearly all of the 50,000-plus immigrants in limbo on our Southwest border to be sent home. That is, “except for those deserving few who may demonstrate a true case for asylum.” Deserving few? Someone should ask Bush which of the children fleeing impoverished and violent countries (where they have a 1 in 15 chance of being murdered) like Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras “deserve” to be sent home....
  • Rand Paul vs. Rick Perry on Foreign Policy: A 2016 Preview

    07/26/2014 9:13:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2014 | Steve Deace
    There is no debate we’re a country in transition. The only debate is what we’re actually transitioning to, and whether we’ll be better or worse as a people for it. Such transitions challenge trusted traditions to prove they’re still relevant. Old alliances are tested. And folks tend to gravitate to new ideas quickly before they’re fully vetted, mainly because they’ve lost faith in the old ideas. In the political arena, nowhere will this attempted paradigm shift be more apparent than the foreign policy debate that could very well define the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Recently, Kentucky Senator...
  • Rick Perry Too Timid with the National Guard? [Texas lawyers get it wrong]

    07/26/2014 6:54:40 AM PDT · by Moseley · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 26, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    The American people cheered – starved for any crumb of leadership and faithfulness to constitutional duties – at the news of Governor Rick Perry calling out the Texas National Guard to patrol the Texas-Mexican border. Then, within the hour, Texas officials conceded that the inadequate contingent of 1,000 guardsmen will not actually do anything but stand around. Texas officials now admit that the 1,000 guardsmen will simply be a “visual deterrent” – for appearances only. The Texas government argues that the Texas National Guard will not have authority to arrest anyone under the Posse Comitatus law. But that is absurd....
  • Rick Perry Surges with New National Platform

    07/24/2014 6:11:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Matt Wackowiak
    Over the past three weeks, one Republican has gained more national attention than any other: Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX). He has been everywhere - calling up the Texas National Guard, appearing on network interviews, headlining Sunday shows, touring the southern border with Fox News' Sean Hannity, appearing on The Blaze with Glenn Beck. Perry has penned national op-eds on border security in The Wall Street Journal and The USA Today. Gov. Perry greeted President Obama on the tarmac, met with him in Dallas, and spent the next day on the southern border--a marked contrast with President Obama who spent the...
  • Rick Perry's Bold Border Move

    07/24/2014 2:53:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    Gov. Rick Perry of Texas plans to order 1,000 National Guard troops to his state's border with Mexico in an effort to stem the tide of immigrants illegally entering from Central America, dispersing around the country once they've made it into Texas. Critics will call it a stunt and accuse Perry of showboating, but at least he is taking action, while President Obama, who took an oath to defend the country from all enemies foreign and domestic, drinks beer, plays pool and attends fundraisers as our borders are overrun. Enemies are more than adversary nations with weapons. An enemy can...
  • Border Sheriffs Perplexed by Rick Perry's Plan to Send 1,000 Troops to Stare at Mexico

    07/22/2014 10:36:13 PM PDT · by South40 · 46 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/22/2014 | Arit John
    Why would you spend millions of dollars sending troops to the border who can't actually detain anyone? That's what some Texas sheriffs of border towns are asking in the wake of Gov. Rick Perry's plan to send 1,000 National Guards members to the Texas/Mexico border in the next month, according to the Dallas Morning News. For them, it would be more useful to spend the money on hiring more deputies and police, aka people who are allowed to detain migrants. “I don’t know what good they can do,” Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio told the Dallas Morning News. “You just...
  • Texas Governor Rick Perry Press Conference LIVE

    07/21/2014 12:19:58 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 60 replies
    Livestream ^ | July 21, 2014
    http://new.livestream.com/accounts/4773527/events/3206474 Live coverage of Texas Governor's Press Conference.
  • ‘Lone Star America’ Author: Rick Perry is ‘Seasoned and Prepared’ to Run for President

    07/21/2014 3:49:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Courtney O'Brien
    Perhaps no state claims the sense of pride that is evident in Texas. Author Mark Davis talks about this shared sentiment in his new book "Lone Star America." This week, he spoke with Townhall about how Texas is excelling and taking the lead on just about every issue from jobs to energy to the Second Amendment. He shared some insight into policies that allow Texas to thrive economically, as well as his thoughts as to which Texans could be in the White House in 2016. Why write this book now? In 30 plus years of doing radio talk shows, conservatives...
  • Gov. Rick Perry to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to RGV

    07/20/2014 9:06:01 PM PDT · by bd476 · 291 replies
    The Monitor ^ | Sunday, July 20, 2014 9:30 pm | Jacob Fischler
    Gov. Rick Perry to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to RGV Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to announce he will activate the Texas National Guard at a news conference Monday in Austin, said state Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen. Hinojosa did not have details of the effort, but an internal memo from another state official’s office said the governor planned to call about 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley — at a cost of about $12 million per month. The memo was provided to The Monitor on the condition of anonymity because the information is...
  • Perry expected to call up National Guard to Rio Grande Valley

    07/21/2014 12:23:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 85 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 21, 2014 | Peggy Fikac, Cindy Horswell
    Gov. Rick Perry is expected to announce Monday that he will activate up to 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley, state Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa, D-McAllen, confirmed Sunday night. Perry wants these troops to bolster the work already being done with a surge of Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, said Hinojosa's spokesperson, Jennifer Saenz, who added that the governor gave the Rio Grande Valley delegation notice prior to the planned 2 p.m. announcement on border security......... In Iowa on Sunday, Perry told a small group at a VFW hall that if President Barack Obama fails...
  • Second chance? Perry in Iowa again courting voters

    07/19/2014 3:08:56 AM PDT · by iowamark · 83 replies
    Quad City Times ^ | 7/19/2014 | CATHERINE LUCEY
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is visiting Iowa for the fourth time in eight months, hoping for a second chance to win over Republican voters who delivered him a stinging caucus loss when he ran for president two years ago. Perry, 64, hasn't said if he plans to run again in 2016. But he's clearly considering it and is meeting Saturday and Sunday with veterans and conservative activists in the northern Iowa communities of Algona and Clear Lake. Perry has been raising funds for GOP candidates and seeking advice from political insiders since November. He is signaling he's committed to the...
  • The Looming Political Game Changers

    07/16/2014 5:06:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 16, 2014 | Eleanor Clift
    Iran! Oil prices! Rick Perry! Even if you think you know who’ll control Congress next year, the road to the November midterms will be full of big surprises.From a deal with Iran to an uptick in the employment rolls, a lot can happen to shift the political conversation between now and November. Immigration reform, for example, was supposed to help Democrats in the midterm elections. Clashes on the border between angry Texans and buses carrying immigrant children fleeing gang violence and sex trafficking highlighted the GOP’s opposition, and Democrats thought maybe this was the game changer they needed. But the...
  • Rand Paul vs. Rick Perry: Who's winning? (+video)

    07/15/2014 6:10:45 PM PDT · by South40 · 20 replies
    CSMonitor ^ | 7/14/2014 | Peter Grier
    This Rand Paul versus Rick Perry GOP thunderstorm popped up pretty fast, didn’t it? It was a dark cloud on the horizon on Friday, when Governor Perry of Texas published an op-ed in The Washington Post that attacked Senator Paul as a foreign policy isolationist. Paul is reluctant to devote more US troops and weapons to Iraq, and Perry used that position to portray the Kentucky lawmaker as the reverse of Ronald Reagan, as someone who wants to hunker down at home rather than lead the world. ((snip)) Plus, Perry’s behind. It’s early yet, but as our colleague Brad Knickerbocker...
  • Rand Paul Fires Back at Rick Perry

    07/15/2014 10:48:53 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/14/2014 | Alex Pappas
    FULL TITLE Rand Paul Fires Back at Rick Perry: ‘Apparently His New Glasses Haven’t Altered His Perception Of The World’ Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Monday fired back at fellow Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who accused Paul over the weekend of standing for “isolationist policies” that “would only endanger our national security.” “There are many things I like about Texas Gov. Rick Perry, including his stance on the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution,” Paul said. “But apparently his new glasses haven’t altered his perception of the world, or allowed him to see it any more clearly.” The new foreign...
  • Huckabee, Perry and Romney look like they are running in 2016

    07/15/2014 6:45:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/15/2014 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    At the start of the year, I told a friend to keep an eye on Mike Huckabee.  He just had the look of a man running for president.  After all, didn't Ronald Reagan write columns and do radio commentaries before running?Last month, I was very happy to hear that Mitt Romney was considering another run.  Frankly, I think that he is one of the most qualified people ever denied the presidency. Let me add another one - Governor Rick Perry of Texas.  We didn't see the real Perry in 2012 but we are seeing him now. Over the last few...
  • Rick Perry Slams Obama’s Blame Game, Demands National Guard For Border [VIDEO]

    07/13/2014 10:26:37 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 129 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 13 2014 | Katie Frates
    exas Gov. Rick Perry slammed President Barack Obama on Fox News Sunday, once again demanding the National Guard, and called on Obama to stop the blame game and get up and lead. Host Brit Hume asked Perry to explain why he wants the National Guard sent to Texas, inquiring skeptically, “What exactly would National Guardsman and women do on the border?” Perry explained that the National Guard acts as a front-line deterrent for illegal immigrants, and is critically important now, because most border patrol agents are stuck taking care of the illegal immigrant children. “The president was not even aware...
  • Perry slams Sen. Paul for ‘isolationist’ stance on Iraq

    07/12/2014 1:21:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/12/14 11:32 AM EDT | Martin Matishak
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday said that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) was “curiously blind” to the dangers posed by the terrorist group responsible for the security meltdown in Iraq. The war of words marks the opening of a new chapter of hostilities between the two lawmakers as they weigh presidential bids in 2016. In an opinion piece in the Washington Post, Perry said he found it “disheartening” the senator would “suggest that our nation should ignore what’s happening in Iraq.” …
  • Will Boehner Demand That Obama Uphold The Law & Enforce William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Act?

    07/11/2014 2:48:02 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 31 replies
    7/11/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    We know this is a planned invasion... But Boehner (Boner) has beat the drum of 'Obama does not uphold or enforce the law." Hint hint: Obama really, truly doesn't... But... The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act Of 2008 will either be "upheld" and "enforced" by Obama - or it won't. Under it, certain children under this Act are placed under the care of the Dept of Health and Human Services, are given the least restrictive environment, are given an attorney and can plead their case before a judge to stay in the U.S. And GWB signed this into...
  • ABC's Jon Karl Wonders: Who's In Charge of Obama's White House?

    07/10/2014 6:55:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 9, 2014 | Cheri Jacobus
    ABC's Jonathan Karl on Tuesday asked White House press secretary why the letter from the White House to Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) inviting him to a meeting with President Obama regarding the Texas border crisis was from Valerie Jarrett. While it's routine for staff to draft such letters for elected officials, matters of such magnitude and to other elected officials of stature are almost always in the name of the principle. The president's spokesman, when asked why the letter was from Jarrett rather than the President, said "Valerie spends a lot of time maintaining relationships with governors around the country"...
  • Morning Plum: Rick Perry, the new face of the GOP opposition?

    07/10/2014 10:47:57 AM PDT · by South40 · 32 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7/10/2014 | Greg Sargent
    As the political war over minors crossing the border continues to escalate, Texas Governor Rick Perry met with President Obama yesterday and demanded that he beef up border patrols and seek changes to federal law that would expedite the removal of arriving minors. For his part, Obama prodded Perry to rally Congressional Republicans to pass the $3.7 billion in funding to expedite removals and provide care the president has asked for.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 07-10-14 (DUmmies and KOmmies Enjoy Obama Laughing At Border Crises Meeting)

    07/10/2014 8:50:32 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | July 10, 2014 | DUmmies, KOmmies, and PJ-Comix
    Call it Blind Optics. The DUmmies and KOmmies are so desperate to make Texas Governor Rick Perry look bad that they overlook the fact that Obama looks horrible in the photos above and below. These photos were taken by Reuters during the B order Crises meeting yesterday. Normally the Regime would have prohibited these pics of Obama not taking the border crises seriously but apparently they have the same narrow mindset as the DUmmies and KOmmies because they focused in on Perry looking upset and thought that was a "win" for them. Actually it is turning into a bigtime...
  • Revealing Photos Of Obama-Perry Border Crises Meeting (Guess who Acts Like It Is A Joke?)

    07/09/2014 7:05:12 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 95 replies
    Self | July 9, 2014
  • Obama arrives in DFW and he and Perry are having a private meeting in Marine One

    07/09/2014 2:22:18 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 51 replies
    WFAA | 7/9/14
    Obama arrived at DFW airport for his fundraising and was met by Gov. Rick Perry and they entered Marine One for a 10 minute ride to Love Field.
  • Perry Polka: It’s not shaking Obama’s hand but forcing it that counts

    07/09/2014 8:22:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/09/14 | Judi McLeod
    With legions worldwide still trying to find the real Barack Hussein Obama, Texas Governor Rick Perry yesterday unwittingly proved who BHO really is. Obama is Valerie Jarrett and Valerie Jarrett is Obama, one and the same.
  • Rick Perry Admirably Refuses To Shake Obama’s Hand At Airport

    07/09/2014 8:00:02 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 40 replies
    Don’t call him Chris Christie. Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry refused to greet President Barack Obama at a tarmac photo-op this week, and instead challenged Obama to hold a “substantive meeting” with him to discuss the illegal immigration crisis currently engulfing states along the U.S.-Mexico border. The White House requested that Perry meet Obama on the tarmac Wednesday as he gets off Air Force One on his way to Democratic fundraisers in Texas, which could have created another tableau like the “Chris Christie hug” during Superstorm Sandy, which helped Obama in the 2012 election. But Perry wasn’t having it. Read...
  • Border Flood Due To Obama's Incompetence Or Intention

    07/08/2014 11:29:25 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 36 replies
    investor's Business Daily ^ | July 8, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Illegal Immigration: Texas Gov. Rick Perry states the obvious when he suggests that the flood of alien children coming to the U.S. from Latin America just might be a result of "ulterior motives" on the part of President Obama. Obama is like an arsonist who sets fires to help rescue people from burning buildings. He's asked Congress for $2 billion to deal with a child refugee crisis of his own making, money that could have gone to seal the border instead of having Border Patrol agents acting as glorified baby-sitters by cooking, cleaning and even doing laundry. A little-noted University...
  • Obama Offers to Meet Texas Governor Perry Over Border Issue

    07/08/2014 7:09:48 AM PDT · by kristinn · 53 replies
    Reuters via KDAL610.com ^ | Tuesday, July 8, 2014 | Mark Felsenthal
    President Barack Obama has offered to meet Texas Governor Rick Perry to discuss the border crisis during a visit to Texas after the governor declined a brief meeting when the president arrives in Austin, the White House confirmed on Tuesday. "The president would welcome a meeting with you while he is in Texas," White House aide Valerie Jarrett wrote to Perry. Jarrett also invited Perry to participate in a session to discuss the border situation with local faith leaders and elected officials in Dallas on Wednesday that has been added to president's schedule. Jarrett's letter, dated Monday, was first reported...
  • Rick Perry Rejects Obama’s Offer to Shake His Hand on the Tarmac...

    07/08/2014 2:30:53 AM PDT · by South40 · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/7/2014 | Jason Howerton
    FULL TITLE: Rick Perry Rejects Obama’s Offer to Shake His Hand on the Tarmac — Here’s the Texas Governor’s Counteroffer Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has reportedly rejected President Barack Obama’s offer to briefly shake hands when Air Force One lands in Austin on Wednesday. Instead, the governor came back with a counteroffer. “I appreciate the offer to greet you at Austin-Bergstrom Airport, but a quick handshake on the tarmac will not allow for a thoughtful discussion regarding the humanitarian and national security crises enveloping the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas,” Perry wrote in a letter to Obama. “I...
  • Cruz Could Turn Texas Blue: GOP is following in Cruz's footsteps, that could give Dems an advantage

    07/07/2014 5:59:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | July 7, 2014 | Lauren Fox
    Some of Texas' moderate Republicans say the state's far-right turn since Sen. Ted Cruz's political ascendancy could have unintended consequences.At a breakfast in Washington’s St. Regis Hotel in June, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, took a moment to gather his thoughts before he was ready to answer a question about how junior Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, had changed his home state. “Texas is pretty big and pretty diverse,” Perry said peering intently through his black horn-rimmed glasses. “I’m not sure one person has the ability to change all of that.” A few seconds later, he clarified exactly where he think...
  • Rick Perry Won't Back Away From Obama Border Conspiracy Theory

    07/06/2014 4:59:37 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 63 replies
    WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is not backing away from a conspiracy theory he recently floated about the Obama administration somehow coordinating the surge of immigrants coming over the border for some unknown reason. Perry recently suggested on Fox News that the Obama administration might be "in on this somehow" and helping move immigrants over the border. Asked about that statement on Sunday, Perry didn't back away. "I have to believe that when you do not respond in any way, that you are either inept, or you have some ulterior motive of which you are functioning from," Perry...
  • Deporting Oneself Well

    07/06/2014 8:22:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., and Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry faced off Thursday at a House Homeland Security Committee field hearing in McAllen, Texas, on the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. There's no question there's a crisis. In 2011, some 4,000 unaccompanied children were caught after crossing into the United States. In 2012, the number rose to more than 13,000 children. Last year, that number hit 38,759; and already this year, the toll exceeds 52,000, with most minors coming from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. Not all of the kids make it. Interim Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra ticked off...
  • Rick Perry: Obama administration 'either are inept or don't care' about border crisis

    07/06/2014 7:51:01 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 6 2014 | Joseph Lawler
    Texas governor Rick Perry amplified his criticism of the Obama administration's handling of the ongoing immigration crisis in south Texas Sunday morning, saying that administration officials "either are inept or don't care." Perry explained that he'd warned the Obama administration two years ago about the increase in unaccompanied minors arriving at the Texas border. The situation unfolding now is a "failure of diplomacy, it is a failure of leadership from the administration in Washington, D.C.," he said. Perry referenced his 2010 request for National Guard troops to protect the border and allow the Border Patrol to train more agents. He...
  • Gov. Rick Perry Says US Must Send Immigrant Children Back Home to Send a Message

    07/05/2014 7:10:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/05/2014 | BY MELISSA BARNHART
    Perry Asks for 1,000 National Guard Troops Until 3,000 New Border Patrol Agents Are Trained; Texas Has Fewer Agents Than Any Other Border State. Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry told members of the U.S. Homeland Security Committee Thursday afternoon that the illegal immigrants who've flooded the border since October must be sent back home. Perry told committee members who toured a facility in McAllen and other centers in the state, where immigrants are being housed temporarily, that returning the children and adults who are entering the U.S. illegally will send a message to others to not embark on the dangerous...
  • Rick Perry to Obama: Come to the border

    07/04/2014 9:01:42 AM PDT · by Innovative · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | July 2, 2014 | KENDALL BREITMAN
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday that President Barack Obama must visit the Texas southern border to see the immigration crisis for himself. “If he doesn’t come to the border, I think it’s a real reflection of his lack of concern of what’s really going on there,” Perry said on FOX News’ “FOX and Friends,” noting that Obama is planning to be in Texas next week for fundraisers. “If the President of the United States is really serious about securing that border, we can show him how to do that,” Perry added. “But I haven’t even had a phone call...
  • Rick Perry Looks Like a ‘West Coast Metrosexual,’ Says Texan With Deep Knowledge of Cowboy Boots

    07/02/2014 5:54:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | July 2, 2014 | Joe Coscarelli
    Texas Governor Rick Perry's decision to stop wearing cowboy boots because of his back pain is just a "feeble excuse," according to the state's Republican Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson. "Tell Rick that boots can be purchased with normal heels," Patterson wrote to a columnist at the Austin American-Statesman, as highlighted by Political Wire. "I lament the fact that our governor could now pass for a West Coast metrosexual and has embarrassed us all with his sartorial change of direction." These goddamn metrosexuals, with their ignorance about "heels" and humiliating "sartorial" decisions. Where have all the cowboys gone?
  • Gov. Rick Perry: Obama Hasn’t Called Me About Border Crisis

    07/02/2014 1:31:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 02 Jul 2014 12:32 PM | Wanda Carruthers
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry said President Barack Obama had not called him since the onslaught of illegal immigrants descended upon his state, despite the fact the migrants were probably coming to the United States because of the message from the White House. “I haven’t even had a phone call from this president,” Perry, a Republican, told “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday. “The real issue, from my perspective, is this message that has come out of this administration for too many years of ‘Come on up and cross the border, and you can become a United States citizen.’” …
  • The Texans: Rick Perry Or Ted Cruz For 2016?

    07/01/2014 9:48:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/01/2014 | Matt Mackowiak |
    Two Texans may be vying for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016: Sen. Ted Cruz and Governor Rick Perry. Cruz overwhelmingly won the Texas GOP 2016 convention straw poll, confirming his position as the conservative grassroots candidate. He fires up crowds unlike any other politician today, and the power of motivating voters and volunteers should not be underestimated. But will he run in 2016? The signs point to yes. One of his staffers left his office to start a committee to draft him into running. He has visited the early states and spent many weekends during his first 18 months...
  • Rick Perry is preparing himself to run for president

    06/19/2014 11:22:59 PM PDT · by South40 · 65 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/19/2014 | Chris Moody
    Whether or not he chooses to run, he will be ready, Perry says It’s hard to imagine a presidential campaign that began with as much excitement, money and hope — and ended as quickly and dramatically — as Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s primary bid did three years ago. Initially touted as an unbeatable conservative alternative to Mitt Romney, Perry quickly proved woefully unprepared for the national spotlight. A series of blunders led the dismantling of his campaign in the first weeks of the 2012 primary contests.
  • CBS: Rick Perry "stepped right in it" comparing gays to alcoholics

    06/20/2014 10:51:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    CBS News ^ | 06/20/2014 | LINDSEY BOERMA
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry probably shouldn't have attempted to make the case that gay people can "decide not to" be gay despite genetic predisposition, he conceded Thursday, offering no semblance of an apology but trying instead to rally attention back to his message about jobs and the economy. "I got asked about an issue," Perry, a Republican, explained during a lunch hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. "And instead of saying, 'You know what? We need to be a really respectful and tolerant country - to everybody - and get back to talking about: Whether you're gay or straight, you...
  • Perry backs off on remarks about gays, questions Cruz's legacy [Backs off of Social Issues]

    06/20/2014 7:59:33 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 21 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 19, 2014 9:51pm | Kevin Diaz, Cesar Escalante
    WASHINGTON - Texas Gov. Rick Perry, sounding increasingly like a 2016 presidential prospect, said Thursday that he's given up on cowboy boots and regrets stepping into a divisive debate about homosexuality, warning Republicans not to be "deflected" by polarizing social issues.The comments came a week after Perry came under criticism around the nation for remarks he made in San Francisco suggesting that homosexuals could be treated through therapy, much like alcoholics."I readily admit," Perry said, "I stepped right in it."Perry's mea culpa at a luncheon for Washington journalists came as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, another Texan eyeing a White House...
  • BREAKING: Texas-Led Border Security Surge 'Imminent'

    06/18/2014 5:59:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 362 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | June 18, 2014 | Bob Price
    HOUSTON, Texas—State Representative Debbie Riddle (R-Tomball) told Breitbart Texas she spoke with Governor Rick Perry’s (R-TX) Office and they confirmed the surge to deal with the Texas border crisis is about to begin. Details are not available at this time, but Riddle said, “It is going to happen.” Riddle spoke with Governor Perry’s office about the issue and was assured it “is going to be coming soon.” She said Governor Perry’s office is working very closely with Lt. Governor David Dewhurst’s office along with the office of House Speaker Joe Straus. “They are gathering together everything they need to begin...
  • Rick Perry: 'We Don'T Have The Resources' To Secure Texas Border

    06/17/2014 6:55:58 PM PDT · by kingattax · 247 replies
    BREITBART TEXAS ^ | 17 Jun 2014 | by BOB PRICE
    HOUSTON, Texas—Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) appeared on Fox News’ Fox and Friends show and said Texas lacks the resources and manpower to secure the 1,200 mile Texas border with Mexico. The comment sent shock waves through a Texas grassroots discussion thread on Facebook this morning of activists who are seeking a special session call from the Governor to deal with the issue of border security.
  • Perry: Record Numbers from Terror Hot Beds Illegally Crossing Texas-Mexico Border (VIDEO)

    06/17/2014 1:24:27 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 63 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | June 17 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Tuesdays on Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends," Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) discussed the humanitarian crisis of thousands of unaccompanied minors flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border. Perry gave an ominous warning: "We have record high numbers of other than Mexicans being apprehended at the border. These are people that are coming from states like Syria that have substantial connections back to terrorist regimes and terrorist operations. So we're seeing record, historic high numbers of these individuals being apprehended." Perry said he warned the Obama administration about the current border chaos in 2012. "We flagged this issue in 2012 and have...
  • Media Firestorm as Rick Perry Compares Homosexuality to Alcoholism

    06/13/2014 3:00:11 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 26 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Media Firestorm as Rick Perry Compares Homosexuality to Alcoholism By Julio Severo Texas Governor Rick Perry has caused a firestorm by comparing homosexuality to a disorder that people can avoid like alcoholism at an event in San Francisco. Rick Perry According to the San Francisco Chronicle, even though most of the event focused on economic issues, Perry was provocatively asked about the Texas Republican Party’s approval of platform language allowing Texans to seek voluntary counseling to leave the homosexual lifestyle. Perry responded to the question by saying that he did not know whether such so-called “reparative therapy” worked.  The...
  • Chris Christie 'disagrees' with Texas's Rick Perry comment on gays

    06/13/2014 1:40:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 06/13/2014 | By By Victoria Cavaliere
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Friday he disagreed with comments comparing homosexuality to alcoholism made by his potential 2016 Republican rival for the White House, Texas Governor Rick Perry. Perry, who ran an unsuccessful bid for the White House in 2012, said Wednesday during an appearance in San Francisco that he believed homosexuality was a "lifestyle" and a condition that could be overcome. "I may have the genetic coding that I'm inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that," Perry said. "And I look at the homosexual issue in the same way."...
  • More Jobs For Texas as California Focuses on Rick Perry's Gay Remarks

    06/12/2014 8:46:43 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 21 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | June 12, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    Liberals in California are up in arms at comments on gays made by Texas Governor Rick Perry during a speech for San Francisco's Commonwealth Club on Wednesday, yet willingly bury their heads in the sand as the state continues to lose jobs to the Lone Star State due to Democrats animosity to business. As Apple, Inc. opens up its Austin location and Toyota flee over-regulated and over-taxed California, left-wing opinion makers obsess about a social-agenda that affects a minuscule portion of the population, while families throughout the state struggle just to make ends meet. Headlines up and down the state,...
  • Gov. Rick Perry Believes That Homosexuality Is Like Alcoholism And Can Be Treated

    06/12/2014 8:38:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Politics USA ^ | 06/12/2014 | By: Justin Baragona
    Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry addressed the Commonwealth Club of California Wednesday night. The former Presidential candidate, who is thinking about running again in 2016, spoke to the crowd in San Francisco about a variety of topics, ranging from climate change to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s recent primary loss. However, he shocked the crowd, and perhaps put the final nail in the coffin of his Presidential ambitions, when he compared homosexuals to alcoholics and suggested that gays should just refrain from homosexual activity, much like an alcoholic should not drink. Perry was on stage being interviewed by the Commonwealth...
  • (Rick) Perry: 'Hillary Very, Very Capable Public Servant, Great Secretary of State'

    06/12/2014 7:40:42 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 136 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 06/12/2014 | Staff
    On Wednesday, Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) spoke to the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, pushing for jobs to move to Texas. In the process, he praised former First Lady and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. "Very, very capable public servant," Perry stated. "Great Secretary of State, first lady. Very capable."
  • [Rick] Perry speaks of alcoholism, homosexuality link

    06/12/2014 1:04:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 12, 2014 3:54 AM EDT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry drew a comparison between alcoholism and homosexuality, during a visit that also dealt with economic issues. Perry’s comments to the Commonwealth Club of California came after Texas’ Republican Convention on Saturday sanctioned platform language allowing Texans to seek voluntary counseling to “cure” being gay. […] He said: “I may have the genetic coding that I’m inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that, and I look at the homosexual issue the same way.” …
  • Jindal: Obama Told Governors He Doesn’t Trust the States

    05/31/2014 10:31:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    Fox News’ Sean Hannity sat down with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Thursday at the Republican Leadership Conference to talk about the accomplishments conservative governors have made across the U.S. “All of you inherited deficits you turned into surpluses, high unemployment now low unemployment,” Hannity said of Jindal and Govs. Rick Scott (FL), Rick Perry (TX), John Kasich (OH), Scott Walker (WI), and Nikki Haley (SC). “What can the Republicans in Washington learn?” Washington can actually learn a lot from states if they want to—it’s just common sense, Jindal replied. Lawmakers inside the beltway always talk about the things...