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  • Gov Perry will not seek re-election

    07/08/2013 11:17:13 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 126 replies
    Gov Perry will not seek re-election.
  • Texas Governor Perry Won't Seek Re-election in 2014

    07/08/2013 4:32:29 PM PDT · by LUV W · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 8, 2013 | Fox News
    Rick Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history, said Monday he won't seek re-election in 2014. The staunch Christian and fiscal conservative said he will instead spend the remaining 18 months of his term guiding Texas through innovation and job creation. However, Perry did not rule out a second Republican presidential run. Read more:
  • Rick Perry booed at Texas GOP convention

    06/07/2012 11:30:00 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/07/2012 | Alexis Levinson
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry was booed at the state GOP convention Thursday when he mentioned his support for Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s candidacy for Senate...Dewhurst is facing former state Solicitor General Ted Cruz in a run-off election for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. Cruz has largely drawn support from more conservative elements of the party.
  • Herman Cain is Reckless and Arrogant

    11/01/2011 7:53:42 PM PDT · by bullypulpit · 567 replies · 1+ views
    Rick Perry Report ^ | Nov 1, 2011 | Joe Hyde
    If you read between the lines of the various news reports about the Cain operation, the picture becomes clearer to me every day. The latest dust up about the sexual harassment of employees confirms it. Leading up to the sex scandal, we had the clues. Now I know it to be so, that Herman Cain is an ass, and he's reckless.The first clue came just after Cain placed poorly in the Iowa straw polls. We heard from disgruntled former Cain staffers: Jim Zeiler, the regional field director who was one of the five disgruntled staffers who left, explained his...
  • A Revved-Up Rick Perry Woos a Conservative New Hampshire Crowd

    10/28/2011 9:18:09 PM PDT · by casinva · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 28, 2011 | Arlette Saenz
    MANCHESTER, N.H. – Rick Perry gave the crowd tonight at the Cornerstone Action Dinner a peek at a different Rick Perry than the one that’s been on display in recent debates and television interviews. Perry, who has received criticism over his lack of energy in some debates and speeches, adopted a more lively tone as he spoke to the conservative advocacy group, despite having to miss his Texas Rangers play in game seven of the World Series. snip As he joked with the crowd of approximately 450 people, Perry compared the slogan of the state of New Hampshire to that...

    10/28/2011 1:45:03 AM PDT · by hocndoc · 114 replies
    To the Point News ^ | Thursday, 27 October 2011 | Dr. Jack Wheeler
    DO CONSERVATIVES WANT TO WIN IN 2012 OR NOT? This is a serious question, by no means rhetorical. Conservatives may be full of sound and fury against Zero, but it signifies nothing without actual evidence, of which there is little. Tea Partyers can wave the American flag and proclaim their passion for reclaiming America, but you can't beat something with nothing. If this isn't true, then why is a Total Rino way ahead in the polls? ******************* Perry's tax and economic reform proposal is far, far better (and better thought out) than Cain's 9-9-9, which keeps changing and necessitates a...
  • Rick Perry aide says yes to Michigan debate, but maybe not beyond

    10/27/2011 12:15:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    Politico ^ | October 26, 2011 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Rick Perry, who made clear during his Bill O'Reilly interview last night that he finds the debate formats geared toward promoting a fight, is going to the No. 9 one after that - but is a question mark for some of the glut of face-offs after that. Perry spokesman Mark Miner said the issue is using time wisely, and noted their campaign is not alone in that. "I think all the campaigns are expressing frustration right now," Miner told POLITICO. "We said we would do Michigan but the primaries are around the corner and you have to use your time...
  • Latino Rights Activists Seek to Sabotage GOP Primary

    10/26/2011 9:00:23 PM PDT · by CharlesWayneCT · 127 replies
    AM 740 KTRH ^ | 10/17/2011 | JOE GOMEZ
    Because Governor Rick Perry has backed some especially harsh anti-illegal immigrant legislation (like a bill that would outlaw sanctuary cities) Latino rights activists want Hispanics to switch over to the republican party and vote Perry out of the G.O.P race for the presidential nomination during the upcoming primary season. ... "I think to a lot of Democrats what Governor Perry represents is something that they detest"
  • Flat Tax Outpaces 9-9-9 in Poll, Notably Among Conservatives

    10/25/2011 8:53:31 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 95 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11-25-2011 | Gary Langer
    Flat Tax Outpaces 9-9-9 in Poll, Notably Among Conservatives Gary Langer October 25, 2011 A flat tax like the one proposed today by Republican presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry engenders a split decision in public opinion — if not the warmest reception, a better one than the public’s broader disapproval of his rival Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan.While a flat tax divides the nation overall, moreover, it resonates most strongly in a group of particular interest to Perry – “very conservative” Americans, a key GOP voting group. They hold favorable views of a flat tax by a broad 68-28 percent in...
  • Gingrich compares Romney, Perry to 'kids,' plays up econ. ideas

    10/25/2011 4:52:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | October 25, 2011 | CNN Political Reporter Shannon Travis
    Davenport, Iowa (CNN) - On Monday, the only history professor running for president offered stern lectures on economic policy, against President Obama - and even attempted to school Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. "I literally felt like, the other night, I was the recess monitor on the playground, watching these two kids," Newt Gingrich said at a town hall in Davenport, Iowa. The former House speaker was referencing the bitter back-and-forth between the former Massachusetts governor and current Texas governor at last week's Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas, sponsored by CNN and the Western Republican Leadership Conference. Gingrich also...
  • Rick Perry's Strategy Does Not Require "Destroying" Anyone

    10/24/2011 2:39:59 AM PDT · by bullypulpit · 38 replies
    Rick Perry Report ^ | Oct 24, 2011 | Joe Hyde
    Robert "The Other" McCain writes in Sunday that Perry's "prime directive" is to destroy Herman Cain. The Other McCain could not be more wrong. Herman Cain has risen in the polls, as Rick Perry's poll numbers have plummeted, because Cain is seen at the glamour candidate of the moment that is Not Mitt Romney. Cain is more than that, though. Cain is likeable, and even among Perry supporters like myself, admired. Besides that, if you ask my wife, the chicks dig him. You cannot "destroy" a candidate that is so adorable that the chicks dig him. Nor can you...
  • Short and Succinct Thoughts on Tonight's Debate Part II (Vanity)

    10/18/2011 7:01:22 PM PDT · by katieanna · 31 replies
    October 18, 2011 | Self (Vanity)
    Greetings Friends, Neighbors and Fellow Citizens! Come one, come all and give your summary of the debate tonight. Looking forward to the commentary and I bid you all good evening. My analysis: Romney- dishonest and irritating as usual. Will not support. Cain- like a lot; but he means on the job training. No amateur hour. Perry- genuine. He stepped up tonight finally. Executive experience. I support Santorum- Don't think there's much chance there Michelle- Shrill, whiney. Five years in congress is not enough experience Gingrich- Excellent. Can support. Ron Paul- has got to go. Flat a**ed crazy.
  • Herman Cain acknowledges his electric border fence idea isn't a joke after all

    10/18/2011 4:39:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 246 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 17, 2011 | Sarah Huisenga
    PHOENIX - After first apologizing for suggesting an electric fence along the border, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain told reporters here Monday that he still thinks it's a good idea for controlling illegal immigration. "I'm not walking away from that," he said. Cain has spent the last several days explaining a controversial comment about building an electrified fence along the U.S. - Mexico border that he said could kill people trying to enter the country illegally. On Sunday, he said his comments were "a joke." But talking to reporters here after a meeting here with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio,...
  • 'World News' Political Insights: Money Race Points to Two-Man GOP Race (Romney, Perry)

    10/16/2011 6:14:15 PM PDT · by Clairity · 61 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct 16, 2011 | RICK KLEIN
    Fundraising figures released over the weekend demonstrate that only two Republican candidates -- Mitt Romney and Rick Perry -- enter the dash to the nomination with both the financial support and the campaign infrastructure that equip them fully to compete. And the Obama campaign -- eager to ensure that no candidates get free rides in the primaries -- has already begun making assumptions about whom President Obama is likely to face in the general election. That means Romney is coming under pressure from both sides, even as he seeks to consolidate Republican support early in the process. Before we get...
  • The Republican Establishment's War on Rick Perry

    10/15/2011 7:39:43 PM PDT · by Clairity · 118 replies
    FayObserver ^ | Oct 2011 | Myron B. Pitts
    Romney has had a big boost from the Republican establishment, which decided a while back he's the serious candidate with a chance of beating President Obama. The establishment also decided that upending Texas Gov. Rick Perry's chances is the best way to ensure a Romney victory, since none of the other candidates in the race are very serious and the establishment utterly failed in coaxing NJ Gov. Chris Christie into the race. Cain and Romney are also buddies. Cain endorsed Romney last time around and Romney finds various ways to praise Cain, even going so far as telling a NH...
  • It will be Perry for the GOP

    10/16/2011 1:30:38 AM PDT · by Clairity · 81 replies
    Renew America ^ | Oct. 16, 2011 | Bryan Fischer
    Gov. Rick Perry will win the GOP nomination for the presidency. Here's why. Mitt Romney is a certified RINO, a ruling class Republican of the type that spawned the Tea Party. There would be no Tea Party were it not for big government, country club Republicans like Mitt Romney. Herman Cain does not have the money or organization to go the distance, Newt Gingrich is too flawed personally, Michelle Bachmann is out of gas, and Ron Paul is and will always be a fringe candidate. Rick Santorum has yet to gain any real traction and that is unlikely to change....
  • Mitt Romney turns formidable

    09/25/2011 8:27:14 PM PDT · by Clairity · 119 replies ^ | Sept. 25, 2011 | Matt Miller
    "But the real question is: Does Governor Perry continue to believe that Social Security should not be a federal program, that it's unconstitutional and it should be returned to the states, or is he going to retreat from that view?" In other words: Is my opponent an extremist who'd lead the party to ruin or a weasel who can't stand by his guns? On the Texas economy, Romney said, "I think Governor Perry would agree with me that if you’re dealt four aces, that doesn't make you necessarily a great poker player." Earlier Romney had sounded the same note, saying...
  • Herman Cain wins Florida straw poll in stunning victory; Rick Perry in deep trouble

    09/24/2011 5:24:39 PM PDT · by iowamark · 446 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 09\24\2011 | Marc Caputo and Alex Leary
    From the bottom of the polls to the top of the pack, businessman Herman Cain won the Republican Party of Florida’s nationally watched presidential straw poll Saturday in a sign that frontrunner Rick Perry is in deep trouble. Cain’s victory with 37 percent of the vote was a major defeat for Perry, the frontrunner in Florida and national polls, who garnered only 15 percent after wooing the nearly 3,000 party faithful with a free breakfast and mailers. The vote also showed how soft Republican support is for Mitt Romney, who came in third with 14 percent. Unlike Perry, though, he...
  • How Cain won Florida

    09/25/2011 6:44:27 AM PDT · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 64 replies · 1+ views
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Sep 25, 2011 | Byron York
    It wasn't fully clear at the time, but the political ground was shifting under Rick Perry's feet from virtually the moment he arrived here in Orlando for the Republican presidential debate and Florida GOP straw poll. Just how much the ground shifted wasn't apparent until early Saturday evening, when Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced the poll's results: Perry, and fellow leader Mitt Romney, and the rest of the Republican field finished far behind longshot winner Herman Cain. ..... Perry made a big effort to win the straw poll, and a week before the voting, it appeared he would reap big...
  • Debunking the Perry Immigration Lie

    09/25/2011 1:57:43 AM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 174 replies ^ | 9/25/11 | Kevin McCullough
    Maybe Mitt Romney doesn't realize that nearly all of the rest of children of illegals had no choice in whether to live in Texas or not. If they were brought there by parents who were illegal--how is that the child's fault? Is Romney ready to charge those children with crimes? Mass deportations? Even Romney has not pledged to go that far.
  • Shock : Herman Cain wins GOP Florida straw poll

    09/24/2011 4:25:23 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 214 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 | Seth McLaughlin
    ORLANDO — Former Godfather Pizza CEO Herman Cain won the Presidency 5 straw poll here Saturday, delivering a blow to Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s frontrunner status and a victory for a candidate who has struggled to transform his grassroots popularity into strong showings in national polls. “Tonight’s winner is Herman Cain,” Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced. “It shows you something, the road to the White House come through Florida, and it pays to spend time here.” He received 37 percent of the more than 2,600 votes cast. “Thank you to the Republican voters for this incredible honor of being named...
  • Perry’s support of tuition for children of illegals puts him in GOP crosshairs

    09/24/2011 4:40:14 AM PDT · by iowamark · 105 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 09/23/2011 | Seth McLaughlin
    ORLANDO, Fla. — Rick Perry went out on a limb Thursday by refusing to back off his support as Texas governor for granting in-state tuition to some of the children of illegal immigrants, and painting critics of the law as heartless — remarks that landed him in the crosshairs of his GOP rivals. The three-term Texas governor said he still supports the program "greatly" and that the Lone Star State needs "to be educating these children because otherwise they’ll "become a drag on society." "If you say that we should not educate children who have come into our state for...
  • E-Verify bill stirs broader immigration debate

    09/22/2011 8:32:28 AM PDT · by oldbill · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 22, 2011 | Stephen Dinan
    House Republicans on Wednesday jump-started the immigration debate, pushing through the Judiciary Committee a key immigration-enforcement measure to require businesses to check new employees’ work status against a government database — (The) bill would invalidate those (however, those state and local) laws, which prompted Democrats to accuse Republicans of overriding states’ rights. “Until we step up and do the job, I don’t think we should be pre-empting anybody trying to deal with this issue,”
  • Rick Perry Lied About Cancer Victim (based on: The Timeline on the HPV Vaccine)

    09/22/2011 9:27:22 PM PDT · by dangus · 133 replies
    based on National Review online. ^ | 9-23-11 | Dangus based on Katrina Trinko
    The Fox commentators noted that Rick Perry's best moment was his anecdote about a cancer survivor whose "lobby[ing]" convinced him to mandate Gardasil. It appeared to be his one good moment in an otherwise dreadfully bad debate performance. Unfortunately, as National Review Online contributor Katrina Trinko exposes, it was all a fib: When Michele Bachmann lobbed the crony capitalism charge at Rick Perry, he said that the lobbyist who had impacted him was 31-year-old Heather Burcham. “I got lobbied on this issue,” Perry said. “I got lobbied by a 31 year old young lady who had stage 4 cervical cancer....
  • Perry is blowing it (Needs better grasp of issues, stamina to pick apart Romney's contradictions)

    09/22/2011 9:10:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 184 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/23/2011 | Philip Klein
    Mitt Romney is an incredibly vulnerable Republican candidate, from his numerous policy reversals to his championing of the Massachusetts health care law that served as the basis from Obamacare. But for him to lose, somebody else has to beat him. And like Tim Pawlenty before him, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is blowing his chances to exploit Romney’s weaknesses. The defining moment in this debate may well have been the point at which Perry went on the attack against Romney for being a flip flopper. As I noted earlier, there’s a long file to choose from. And Perry had clearly rehearsed...
  • Perry: "I Don't Think You Have a Heart" If You Oppose In-State Tuition for Children of Illegal

    09/22/2011 8:06:48 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 666 replies
    weeklystandard ^ | Thursday September 22, 2011 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    Full title: Perry: "I Don't Think You Have a Heart" If You Oppose In-State Tuition for Children of Illegal Immigrants Perry's response was forceful and personal. "I don't think you have a heart," Perry told his critics. "If you say that we should not educate children who come into our state for no other reason than that they've been brought their through no fault of their own, I don't think you have a heart," Perry said. "We need to be educating these children because they will become a drag on our society. I think that's what Texans wanted to do....
  • Perry, Romney Head Into Decisive Third Debate

    09/22/2011 12:39:16 PM PDT · by yoe · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 22, 2011 | Chris Stirewalt
    Dueling pitchers Rick Perry and Mitt Romney will face off tonight for the third time in three weeks in Republican presidential debates. Perry won the first game by throwing plenty of heat and Romney prevailed the second time with finesse pitches and lots of help on offense from other players. Now, it’s time for the rubber game? As they head into the FOX News/Google debate ahead of the Republican Party of Florida’s straw poll, the stakes for Romney and Perry are huge. Romney has seen his own support solidify following Perry’s blazing entrance to the race last month. But the...
  • Romney: Palin Candidacy ‘Would Be a Good Thing’

    09/22/2011 9:37:28 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 65 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9-22-2011 | Danny Yadron
    Romney: Palin Candidacy ‘Would Be a Good Thing’Danny Yadron September 22, 2011Public opinion polls show most Republicans think otherwise, but former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said he hopes Sarah Palin joins the 2012 presidential fray.“I think it would be a good thing if she did,” Mr. Romney said in an interview with USA Today. “She would make the race that much more exciting, bring more people to watch the debates, and I hope she gets in.”What Mr. Romney didn’t mention is that Ms. Palin’s entry into the race could siphon support from Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Recent national public opinion...
  • Romney Closes in on Perry

    09/20/2011 4:58:50 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 72 replies
    After his bludgeoning in the Monday, September 12 GOP Debate, Texas Governor Rick Perry has lost more than half his lead over Mitt Romney in the polls. Perry's position as front runner makes him vulnerable by ganging up by the other contenders and his missteps on Social Security, immigration and the Papalloma virus have made him even more so. After Thursday's FOX News presidential debate, he and Romney should be about even - with Romney on the way up and Perry on the way down.
  • Republican front-runners Mitt Romney, Rick Perry come from different worlds

    09/18/2011 1:55:44 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 150 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 18, 2011 | Philip Rucker
    ......One was born into a privileged family in a tony Michigan suburb; the other, onto a flat expanse of West Texas dirt with no indoor plumbing. One spent his youth tooling around his father’s car factory; the other, selling Bibles door-to-door so he could afford to buy a car. One excelled at Harvard University, simultaneously earning law and business degrees and swiftly climbing the corporate ladder; the other, his hope of becoming a veterinarian dashed when he flunked organic chemistry at Texas A&M University, joined the Air Force. [Perry graduated from A&M] Where Mitt Romney is obedient and cautious, Rick...
  • Bachmann's Vaccine Panic

    09/18/2011 6:31:18 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 210 replies ^ | 9/18/2011 | Steve Chapman
    Cancer treatment has made great progress in recent decades, but the tragedy is that so much of our effort to combat this scourge is just that: treatment. Once a disease appears, there is only so much that can be done. It would be far cheaper, more effective and less traumatic to prevent it. A vaccine for cancer would be a triumph for public health. Did I say “would be”? Actually, it is. Such a vaccine exists for one of the biggest killers of women. But Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is against it, and she’s not alone. Two different vaccines block...
  • Hardball: Why the Tea Party Loves Rick Perry

    09/17/2011 2:08:53 PM PDT · by Donald Rumsfeld Fan · 115 replies
    MSNBC Video ^ | September 13, 2011 | CHRIS MATTHEWS
  • Bachmann Stayed Quiet on Mandatory Vaccinations While Serving Minnesota

    09/14/2011 6:49:22 AM PDT · by BfloGuy · 107 replies
    RedState ^ | 9/13/2011 | Ben Howe
    Bachmann is making the case that opposing vaccinations required by the state is fundamentally a conservative issue, which is news to many conservatives given that mandatory vaccinations have been around as long as they have, and, to my knowledge, we haven’t made it a big part of the Republican platform to oppose them. But if you listened to Bachmann last night, it’s clear that she believes this is the type of issue on which a presidential candidate must stand, must do the right thing, and cannot waver in putting this forth as a conservative principle lest we risk infecting millions...
  • CDC Takes Closer Look at Gardasil and Paralysis (Bachmann is right

    09/13/2011 5:34:35 PM PDT · by markedmannerf · 155 replies
    US News ^ | 04/20/09 | US News
    Phil Tetlock and Barbara Mellers were in a race against time to save their 15-year-old daughter, Jenny. As I reported last summer, Jenny developed a degenerative muscle disease nearly two years ago, soon after being vaccinated against the cervical-cancer-causing HPV. She became nearly completely paralyzed, though her mind was perfectly intact and she could still enjoy her pet parakeet, Hannah Montana, and Twilight. I've been E-mailing Phil regularly over the past year, and up until our last E-mail, one week ago, he had been holding out hope that they would be able to find a cure for his daughter—or to...
  • The right and wrong way to talk about Gardasil

    09/13/2011 10:11:03 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 106 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 9/13/2011 | Michelle Malkin
    A month ago, I was “fringe” for spotlighting Rick Perry’s Gardasil problem. As I said then, it’s not just a “single-issue,” one-off problem. It’s about his instincts, judgment, non-apology apology, and ethics. For everyone still catching up, here’s my column from a month ago. Now, Gardasil is the search word of the day. And there’s a new development. After successfully highlighting Perry’s troubling abuse of executive power during last night’s debate, Michele Bachmann risks blowing it with some factually inaccurate assertions. She’s RIGHT on the principles, wrong on some of the details. She needs to stay on message and stick...
  • Sarah Palin: Rick Perry has partcipated in "Crony Capitalism"

    09/13/2011 4:56:17 AM PDT · by SueRae · 163 replies
    <p>Sarah Palin says she is not afraid to call out fellow Republicans when she thinks they have been "part of the problem." On Monday night, Palin accuses Republican candidate for President Rick Perry of engaging in "crony capitalism." Perry, as governor of Texas, mandated that young girls get a vaccination for the HPV virus in an executive order. Perry is criticized for this in part because of his connections to the drug manufacturer Merck.</p>
  • Perry a No Show at Texas Wildfire Press Conference

    09/10/2011 9:52:54 PM PDT · by nicmarlo · 201 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 9/10/11 | Kate Galbraith and Jay Root
    BASTROP, Texas — Gov. Rick Perry did not show up as expected Saturday at a news conference convened by his office to brief reporters on the Texas wildfires. Perry aides, citing “logistical issues,” said the governor initially had been scheduled to appear at a location with restricted access. The location was changed to an accessible spot, which was a burned-out home and chocolate shop along the main highway, and local officials briefed the media on the fire situation without him. "He's in Austin," said Allison Castle, a spokeswoman for the governor, in response to a flurry of questions about Perry's...
  • The Real Perry/Aga Khan Curriculum Is Bad For Children

    09/10/2011 5:06:23 AM PDT · by Old Badger · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 10, 2011 | Pamela Geller
    Last weekend the Thinker ran an article by Amil Imani and a blog by Andrew Bostom, both of which gave a stamp of approval to Rick Perry's public-school Islamic school curriculum. The only problem was that both Imani and Bostom were presenting a false argument. Neither Imani nor Bostom was actually evaluating the curriculum at all; rather, they were praising one individual teacher's lesson plan, not the actual curriculum................ The actual curriculum has been scrubbed entirely from the web after I first exposed it a couple of weeks back; not only has it been taken down, but the Google cache...
  • Did Perry Always Jealously See Palin as a Threat?

    09/08/2011 11:58:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 201 replies
    Human Events ^ | September 8, 2011 | Tony Lee
    After Palin gave two speeches this weekend that positioned herself on the side of reform, with a proven and demonstrable record, and squarely against big government and crony capitalism that invoked the outsider spirit of Ronald Reagan​, the GOP establishment, along with Rick Perry​'s cheerleaders, immediately saw Palin as serious threat to their plans. But this was hardly the first time where the GOP establishment and Palin's competitors saw her as a threat. Soon after the 2008 election, in which Palin was forced to basically become a press secretary for a candidate who seemed to not know anything he stood...
  • Martinez raps Perry on immigration (His DREAM ACT support)

    09/07/2011 1:37:25 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | Wednesday September 7, 2011
    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez slammed fellow Gov. Rick Perry over immigration on the Laura Ingraham show today, albeit with only partial facts at her disposal: Ingraham: “I asked you about Rick Perry’s approach to immigration. Is his approach, including that DREAM Act, something that we should be pursuing nationally and is it something that you support?” Martinez: “No, I don’t. It is not comprehensive reform to put people who are here illegally, who violated the law, and put them in front of the line for those folks who have been waiting and doing all the right things to come...
  • Palmetto Perry

    09/07/2011 8:59:36 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 9-7-2011 | Robert Costa
    September 7, 2011 4:00 A.M. Palmetto Perry The Texan bets on South Carolina. Robert Costa Columbia, S.C. — Gov. Rick Perry missed Monday’s Palmetto Freedom Forum — a spirited, nationally televised discussion of constitutional questions — because of the wildfires in Texas. Yet even in absentia, Perry, a recent entry to the presidential field, loomed large, exciting the attendees, who talked up his chances. South Carolina Republicans, with their southern-tinged conservatism and evangelical spirit, view him as a top contender. Sources close to Perry tell National Review Online that over the past month, the campaign has hustled to increase its...
  • LIVE: Tim Scott Hosts Gov. Rick Perry Live (South Carolina)

    09/05/2011 7:14:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 97 replies
    Tim's Town Halls ^ | September 5, 2011 | Tim Scott's town hall
    Tim Scott Hosts Gov. Rick Perry Live Live Stream Be sure to slide the volume up on the video.
  • Rick Perry will self-destruct on Immigration if he keeps this up

    09/05/2011 4:50:33 AM PDT · by JosephSmithNAW · 134 replies · 1+ views
    Perry's word "1200 miles from Brownsville to El Paso two things how long do you think it will take to build that, and then if you build a 30 foot wall from Brownsville to El Paso the 35 foot ladder business is real good, you got to have people on the ground." This is stupid and this line of argument, when it came from the pundits and the talking heads has been busted before. No one is saying that just build the fence and leave it there. Proponents of the fence have always said that the fence is only ONE...
  • Perry runs Romney ragged

    09/05/2011 1:46:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 80 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 4, 2011 | RICHARD S. DUNHAM and CARLA MARINUCCI
    WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney's loss is Rick Perry's gain in the 2012 Republican presidential race, as the Texas governor, a late starter in the wide-open Republican presidential field, is not only stealing support but also big-money backers from the former GOP front-runner. Just look at California. Four years ago, Mike Schroeder was California political director of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. This year, he dismisses Romney's second White House campaign as "disorganized." "A lot of the energy that was for Romney has gone to Perry this time around,'' said Schroeder, who has not formally endorsed a candidate. Former California assemblyman Scott...
  • He's the driving force of the Perry machine

    09/04/2011 4:11:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | September 4, 2011 | JOE HOLLEY
    Show up at a Rick Perry campaign event, whether a book signing in New Orleans, a prayer rally in Houston or a speech to enthusiastic Republican faithful in South Carolina, and you may notice a hulking, gray-haired man standing on the fringes of the crowd. He rarely gives interviews these days and is not yet well-known outside political circles. Yet, Dave Carney is, without question, the most important person in Perry's presidential quest outside of the candidate himself. Almost every presidential election cycle, the spotlight illuminates a campaign guru whose tactical acumen seemingly propels his client to heights unreachable alone....
  • Perry Says He's Best Contrast to Obama

    09/03/2011 8:11:20 PM PDT · by Clairity · 127 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Sept 3, 2011 | Jay Root
    Some analysts suggest Perry is too conservative and too controversial to beat Obama, and that Romney would make a better candidate in the general election. The Texas governor made the opposite argument Saturday. Perry, who spoke at two house parties in New Hampshire, said he was the only candidate who "draws a clear contrast" with Obama. "The differences between President Obama and myself are great," Perry said in Manchester. "He's lost more than a million jobs while he's been president. I've created a million jobs since I've been the governor." .... "I don't support a fence on the border. I...
  • As GOP presidential race heats up, Perry holds spotlight

    09/04/2011 3:37:22 AM PDT · by Clairity · 13 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Sept. 4, 2011 | STEVEN THOMMA AND DAVE MONTGOMERY
    In a few short weeks as a candidate, the folksy Texas governor has surged to the head of the pack seeking the 2012 Republican presidential nomination and the right to challenge President Barack Obama. The overall direction of the party is already clear: Republicans want to cut federal spending, repeal the national health care law and reduce taxes to create jobs. The question is which candidate has the best record signaling that he or she could do all that, and the best chance of defeating Obama. "The trick in presidential politics is exceeding expectations. Given his successful entry, expectations will...
  • When Rick Perry Praised HillaryCare (1993)

    09/03/2011 4:15:57 PM PDT · by Tempest · 226 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | Conor Friedersdorf
    So what does a complete review of Perry's record reveal? As it turns out, he sent a letter during his tenure as Texas Agricultural Commissioner that praised Hillary Clinton's 1993 health care reform efforts. "I think your efforts in trying to reform the nation's health care system are most commendable," he wrote. "I would like to request that the task force give particular consideration to the needs of the nation's farmers... Rural populations have a high proportion of uninsured people, rising health care costs, and often experience lack of services." He concluded by noting, "your efforts are worthy, and I...
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  • Perry tells NH no to border fence

    09/03/2011 1:35:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 742 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/3/11 | Steve Peoples - ap
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry says he opposes a fence along the U.S. border with Mexico. Speaking to hundreds of New Hampshire voters at a private reception Saturday afternoon, the Texas governor says a fence would be ineffective and take too long to build. The comments, which produced one angry shout, expose a rift with some conservative voters over Perry's immigration record. Tea party activists in Texas have been particularly upset by his steady opposition to the fence. He also signed a law giving illegal immigrants in-state tuition for Texas universities.