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  • Has the Tea Party Set a Trap for Rick Perry in South Carolina? (Amnesty)

    08/31/2011 9:39:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The New Republic ^ | September 1, 2011 | Ed Kilgore
    At first glance, Labor Day weekend looks like it could be a lot of fun for Rick Perry and his fans. The odds of a Sarah Palin candidacy continue to shrink to irrelevance as she wrestles with incompetent local Tea Party organizers in Iowa over a long-planned appearance just outside Des Moines. Mitt Romney’s temporary triumph in securing top billing at a Tea Party Express event in New Hampshire, meanwhile, is being spoiled by protests from Dick Armey’s FreedomWorks organization. And Mitt is also looking a bit humiliated by his last-minute decision to change plans and appear at a candidate...
  • Rick Perry’s camp defends 1993 HillaryCare praise

    08/30/2011 11:14:19 AM PDT · by martosko · 127 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/30/2011 | Alexis Levinson and Caroline May
    Texas Governor Rick Perry has been among the most vocal critics of President Obama’s health care reform initiative, and of Mitt Romney’s preceding health care program in Massachusetts. But in 1993, while serving as Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Perry praised the efforts of then-first lady Hillary Clinton to reform health care, a precursor to Obama’s health care reform efforts. In a letter to Clinton, who is now U.S. Secretary of State, Perry wrote: “I think your efforts in trying to reform the nation’s health care system are most commendable.” “I would like to request that the task force give particular consideration...
  • Latino group claims Aztlán war in next five years

    08/30/2011 9:27:04 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 249 replies · 2+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | Aug 27, 2011 | Miguel Perez
    Phoenix-based Nuestros Reconquistos claims that there will be a war very similar to the Civil War fought in the next five years. “La Raza and MEChA have already talked to Latinos and Phoenix and explained that Latinos need to arm themselves for war,” says Nuestros Reconquistos President Manuel Longoria. Cecilia Maldonado of Chicanos Unidos Arizona isn’t hoping for any sort of war, but believes it may be unavoidable. “For generations, our people have prepared us to take back the lands of the Southwest that were stolen from our Mexican ancestors. Because of the bad economy and many racist laws, Latinos...
  • Gov. Rick Perry to Join U.S. Rep. Tim Scott for Labor Day Town Hall Meeting

    08/30/2011 4:23:26 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 13 replies
    Rickperry.org ^ | 8/30/2011 | Rick Perry Staff
    Myrtle Beach on Monday, Sept. 5. Following the format of his previous town halls with presidential candidates, Rep. Scott will take questions from the live audience as well as from online Facebook followers, allowing as many voters as possible to ask Gov. Perry a question. “I am proud to welcome Gov. Perry to Myrtle Beach to meet our voters,” said Rep. Scott. “Since his announcement speech in Charleston just over two weeks ago, the governor has excited our electorate, and I look forward to continuing that conversation.” “I am thankful to Rep. Scott for inviting me to participate in such...
  • Romney, Dems Look to Weaponize Bachmann (Hopes Bachmann Will “Rip [Perry’s] Eyes Out”)

    08/30/2011 7:52:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 103 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 30, 2011 | Chris Stirewalt
    Mitt Romney is going into the lion’s den today. Romney is neither a veteran nor a Texan, but he is heading to San Antonio, Texas to address the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention one day after Gov. Rick Perry, who is both a veteran and a Texan, fired up the crowd with a patriotic paean to American exceptionalism. But with poll after poll showing Romney slipping into Perry’s wake, the former Massachusetts governor is keen to show that he’s not backing down. The latest CNN survey has Perry nearly doubling Romney among all candidates running or considering a run and...
  • Limbaugh: Attack on Perry Same Thing Media Tried with Reagan

    08/29/2011 11:54:18 AM PDT · by DRey · 42 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 29, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    This morning Politico ran a story titled "Is Rick Perry dumb" by columnist Jonathan Martin. In the second paragraph, after ridiculing his accent in the opening paragraph, the writer asks: "Is he dumb -- or just "misunderestimated?" Martin goes on to question Perry's "intellect." Rush Limbaugh responds on his Monday program: "This is a recycle, same thing they tried against Ronaldus Maximus back in 1979/1980. 'Is Ronald Reagan dumb?' "It's amazing. Nothing new. Media cycles, media templates being repeated, being recycled."
  • Is Social Security a Ponzi Scheme? Rick Perry thinks so.

    08/29/2011 12:58:04 PM PDT · by martosko · 45 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/29/2011 | CJ Ciaramella
    There goes Rick Perry again, saying things that make liberals’ heads explode. Speaking to a crowd in Iowa this weekend, the Texas governor and GOP presidential hopeful doubled down on statements he made in his book, Fed Up!, that Social Security is essentially a pyramid scheme. “It is a Ponzi scheme for these young people,” Perry said. “The idea that they’re working and paying into Social Security today, that the current program is going to be there for them, is a lie. It is a monstrous lie on this generation, and we can’t do that to them.” The left reacted,...
  • Beware of Rick Perry 'The Latest Idiot Cowboy' (Muslim Media Warns)

    08/29/2011 1:13:25 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 57 replies
    If you find yourself wondering how it was you missed the whole 4th season of Walker, Texas Ranger, while forcing yourself to attend Lamaze classes with your significant other. If on cool, crisp days the aforementioned tragedy causes you to wistfully wonder how to fill the emptiness inside - let me introduce you to the Rick Perry for President Campaign. Perry, who has seemingly been Governor of Texas since around the time when remaining at The Alamo began to look like a questionable career move, is now ready to throw his 10-gallon hat, frothy intellect and custom-made cowboy boots into...
  • The Palin Pantry Principle or How to Vote Like a Human Being

    08/29/2011 1:25:47 PM PDT · by jcpryor · 6 replies
    Lipstick 2012 ^ | August 29, 2011 | Jeanette Pryor
    Human beings are distinguished from animals by the capacity to act rationally. Humans are able to look at the world and form universal ideals of what is true, beautiful, and good. We possess the marvelous power to act in a way that reflects our intellectual grasp of this truth, beauty and goodness. Human beings who consistently act according to internalized ideas that conform to what is really true and good are principled. The election of a soundly-principled candidate in 2012 is necessary if we wish to avoid the final erosion of the essence of America. Our country is currently informed,...
  • Glenn Beck On Rick Perry: "he’s the real deal!" (Video At Link)

    08/29/2011 1:32:18 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 51 replies
    Glenn Beck and his beloved sidekick Pat Gray, who used to live in Texas, recently had a conversation with some people very close to Rick Perry with regard to their concerns about him as a candidate. These are people who Beck, without divulging their identities, says that he trusts and that if he could tell you who they were it would only add credibility to their words. What they told him was that in the last four years Rick Perry has had a God-moment: Beck: Here’s what I was told and I believe these people because they’re not just bandwagon...
  • RINO advising Rick Perry’s opponents (Video At Link)

    08/29/2011 2:19:26 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 11 replies
    RINO wimp David Brooks advises Rick Perry’s opponents... (Video At Link)
  • Vanity: Romney’s plan to beat Perry

    Just as I said. According to O4P insiders , Palin lured Perry into the race to pop Romney's bubble and are relying on Romney to go negative on Perry and pop Perry's bubble and thus the reason for Palin's late entry. Read the article , Team Romney is getting ready to pull the trigger.
  • New Gallup Poll: Tea Party Backing Perry for GOP Nomination

    08/29/2011 2:52:05 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 45 replies
    PRINCETON, NJ Rick Perry's candidacy has attracted strong initial support from Republicans who identify themselves as supporters of the Tea Party movement. Perry leads by 21 percentage points over the closest contenders among this group, Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann. Among Republicans who say they do not support the Tea Party movement, Romney and Perry are essentially tied These results are based on an Aug. 17-21 Gallup poll, which showed Perry overtaking Romney as the front-runner for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination among all Republicans nationwide. The poll finds that 58% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents identify themselves as supporters...
  • CNN Poll: Perry Leads GOP Race Even If Palin Runs

    08/29/2011 2:24:17 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 389 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 29, 2011, 2:32 PM ET | By Danny Yadron
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a commanding lead in the 2012 GOP presidential race, and that wont likely change if tea party favorite Sarah Palin decides to run, a new CNN/ORC International poll indicates....The poll’s data show that, for now, Mr. Perry is the clear favorite of tea party supporters. Ms. Palin won support from 10% of voters, leaving her in third place just ahead of Mrs. Bachmann.
  • Rick Perry sticks to claim that Social Security is a scam

    08/29/2011 11:34:13 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 119 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 29, 2011 | Michael Muskal
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is standing firm in insisting that Social Security, the federal government’s insurance programs for retirees and disabled, is a Ponzi scheme designed to deceive the young. In a weekend campaign stop in Ottumwa, Iowa, Perry, who has surged into the lead in the Republican presidential sweepstakes in at least one major poll, repeated his characterization of the social insurance program that is generally supported by the electorate. He has made the same point before, especially in his book, “Fed Up!,” though at one point his campaign tried to explain that he had softened his language. “It...
  • Rick Perry says Social Security is a "Ponzi scheme" and a "monstrous lie" (Perry speaks the truth)

    08/29/2011 12:04:46 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 165 replies
    cbs ^ | 8/29/2011 | Corbett B. Daly
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry continued his attack on Social Security over the weekend, calling it a "Ponzi scheme" and a "monstrous lie" to younger Americans who should not expect to get back their contributions upon retirement. "It is a Ponzi scheme for these young people. The idea that they're working and paying into Social Security today, that the current program is going to be there for them, is a lie," Perry said, according to the Houston Chronicle. "It is a monstrous lie on this generation, and we can't do that to them," Perry told a crowd a The Vine...
  • A two-man GOP presidential race? (Perry v Romney)

    08/29/2011 10:24:14 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 122 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 28, 2011 | Doyle McManus
    Until a few weeks ago, the race for the Republican presidential nomination seemed wide open. There was a presumptive front-runner, Mitt Romney, but he held first place mostly because he was a familiar face; his support among Republican voters appeared broad but not deep. Many conservatives at the party's core weren't happy with Romney, and a line of would-be champions has auditioned for their support, including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann. But none of them succeeded in knocking Romney off his perch. Until now. Only two weeks after entering the...
  • Rick Perry Wanted Bi-National Health Insurance With Mexico

    08/27/2011 10:53:16 PM PDT · by Right Wingnut 2 · 114 replies
    Right Speak ^ | 8/28/2011 | Right Wingnut
    I just read the text of Rick Perry's remarks to the Border Summit on Aug, 21st 2001. How in the hell is this stuff slipping through the cracks without a single mention in the conservative press? If this had been Obama, Sean Hannity would have been talking about it 24/7 during the last presidential campaign. There are many passages in the speech that are of great concern to me, but this one really caught my attention. ...Legislation authored by border legislators Pat Haggerty and Eddie Lucio establishes an important study that will look at the feasibility of bi-national health insurance....
  • Don't like Perry? How about promoting your candidates positives?

    08/27/2011 7:00:28 PM PDT · by listenhillary · 891 replies
    8/27/11 | Listenhillary
    We are adults and most on FR are very intelligent persons. I think we can decide if a candidate is right for us. How about stop repeating the same Gardasil, Texas corridor, immigration stories over and over and over. Most have seen them by now if they have been paying attention. Most have judged the stories and condemn Perry to hell for them or they think that a president just might have different priorities than a state governor. Screaming at us in all caps isn't going to change any minds. FR isn't the entire universe of voters. We are a...
  • APNewsBreak: Perry bills feds for housing illegals

    08/26/2011 5:07:22 PM PDT · by PROCON · 138 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 26, 2011 | APRIL CASTRO
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry has asked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for nearly $350 million to cover the costs incurred detaining illegal immigrants in state prisons and county jails. In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Perry criticized the federal government hasn't been doing enough to secure the border with Mexico, thereby allowing illegal immigrants to enter the U.S. and use taxpayer-funded resources, including prisons and jails. It's a claim the Republican governor has made many times before. The letter was dated Aug. 10, three days before Perry formally announced he is running...