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  • Perry wants term limits on high court [favors change in Constitution]

    09/02/2011 11:50:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 161 replies · 1+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | September 1, 2011 | Todd J. Gillman The Dallas Morning News
    WASHINGTON Rick Perry, like other conservatives, has lots of complaints about the Supreme Court: The justices, he says, have meddled in social policy, stepped on state power and generally run amok. One solution the governor embraces is to end lifetime tenure - a cornerstone of the Constitution, whose drafters worried far less about activist or senile judges than about meddling tyrants and political pressure. The idea isn't original, and it's not limited to conservatives. Some scholars on the left have also embraced the idea as a correction for judges serving too long. It began to percolate in the 1980s and...
  • Perry's egghead, Fox's pollster

    09/02/2011 9:18:19 AM PDT · by Al B. · 106 replies
    Politico ^ | Sept. 2, 2011 | Alexander Burns
    Fox News released its first poll Thursday since Rick Perry's entry into the presidential race, showing the Texas governor drawing 26 percent of the GOP primary vote and leading Mitt Romney by 8 points. What caught one reader's attention, though, wasn't the size of Perry's lead, but the name of Fox's Republican pollster: Shaw & Company Research, a Texas-based firm that conducts the Fox survey in cooperation with the Democratic pollster Anderson Robbins Research. Continue Reading The Shaw in Shaw & Company is Daron Shaw, a University of Texas political science professor and veteran of several GOP campaigns, whose name...
  • Perry to Conservatives: My Past Will Not "Embarrass" You

    09/01/2011 4:48:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | September 1, 2011 | Jay Root
    The American public got to see Gov. Rick Perry’s outreach to religious conservatives at the giant “Prayerpalooza” rally at Reliant Stadium in Houston a few days before he announced for president. A far more private but equally important plea for their support was delivered on a Texas ranch last weekend. At a gathering of uncommitted social and evangelical conservatives at the Hill Country spread of mega-donor James Leininger, Perry spent several hours patiently answering queries on a range of issues, from his stand on immigration reform to the depth of his commitment to oppose abortion, people who were in attendance...
  • Have You Been Screwed by Rick Perry?

    08/25/2011 2:19:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 156 replies
    The Austin Chronicle ^ | August 26, 2011 | Michael King, Point Austin
    I'm sure most of you have been checking your old date books to determine whether you've ever had sex with Rick Perry. Of course, you might not remember, since Perry's talents as a paramour likely mirror his narcissistic approach to public policy. That sort of foolishness is brought to you courtesy of Robert Morrow, the Austinite who garnered national coverage last week with his full-page Chronicle ad requesting leads on the new presidential candidate's sex life. For the record, Morrow placed his ad (and alerted other publications) on his own; this news desk read it when our readers did. Morrow's...
  • Rick Perry and the Largest Tax Hike In Texas

    08/24/2011 7:29:27 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 210 replies ^ | 8/23/11 | Kelly Holt
    In Rick Perry’s August 13 presidential announcement speech in South Carolina the Texas Governor stated: .…we have led Texas based on some just really pretty simple guiding principles. One is don’t spend all of the money. Two is keeping the taxes low and under control. Three is you have your regulatory climate fair and predictable. Later in his speech he claimed: I’ve cut taxes. I have delivered historic property tax reductions. I was the first governor since World War II to cut general revenue spending in our state budget. But Perry’s record on taxes reveals something entirely different. Especially for...
  • An intimate moment with Rick Perry

    08/24/2011 5:39:15 PM PDT · by The Bronze Titan · 104 replies
    The Economist ^ | Aug 17th 2011 | W.W. / IOWA CITY
    RICK PERRY made a campaign stop the other day at Iowa City's Hamburg Inn #2, a small diner renowned as a destination for presidential hopefuls. Tipped off by a friend employed there, I wandered over and scored a seat just before the crowd of media and curious locals started to push up against the fire code. I found myself seated across from Drew Hjelm, a University of Iowa undergraduate studying economics and information systems. Mr Hjelm told me he had voted for Ron Paul at the Ames Straw Poll on Saturday. He sported a rubber bracelet and was not...
  • Rick Perry's Sophisticated Campaign Machine

    08/23/2011 2:28:13 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 36 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8-23-2011 | Mark Hemingway
    Rick Perry's Sophisticated Campaign Machine Mark Hemingway August 23, 2011While his critics have been eager to dismiss the Texas Governor as anti-science, the The New York Times takes a look at an upcoming electronic book, "Rick Perry and His Eggheads: Inside the Brainiest Political Operation in America." The book's author shows Perry's approach to politics is at once rigorously scientific and unconventional: No candidate has ever presided over a political operation so skeptical about the effectiveness of basic campaign tools and so committed to using social-science methods to rigorously test them. As the 2006 election season approached, the governor’s top...
  • Gov. Rick Perry Admits to Being For Open Borders

    08/16/2011 8:11:46 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 185 replies ^ | February 26, 2010
    The full context of the paragraph, as well as the speech, can be found below: President Fox’s vision for an open border is a vision I embrace, as long as we demonstrate the will to address the obstacles to it. An open border means poverty has given way to opportunity, and Mexico’s citizens do not feel compelled to cross the border to find that opportunity. It means we have addressed pollution concerns, made substantial progress in stopping the spread of disease, and rid our crossings of illicit drug smuggling activity. Clearly we have a long way to go in addressing...
  • Rick Perry Stands By Texas DREAM Act

    08/15/2011 10:51:41 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 82 replies
    U.S. News and World Report ^ | July 25, 2011 | Mallie Jane Kim
    In sharp contrast to the national Republican Party line, Texas Gov. Rick Perry still supports his state's version of the so-called DREAM Act, which permits foreign-born children of illegal immigrants to pay in-state college tuition. "To punish these young Texans for their parents' actions is not what America has always been about," the potential dark horse GOP candidate told the New Hampshire Union Leader in his first New Hampshire interview of the 2012 campaign cycle. Perry has not yet announced whether he will run for president, but he polls well. Real Clear Politics's average of polls, for example, puts him...
  • Perry's health policy perspective

    08/20/2011 3:08:58 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 18, 2011 | Benjamin Domenech, research fellow at The Heartland Institute
    With Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s entry into the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, it’s worth taking a look at his views on health care, which remains one of the most critical domestic policy challenges facing the nation, and one where the next president will have a game-changing impact on the nation’s future. Perry’s actions have made his position clear. He has consistently opposed President Barack Obama’s health care law, has joined the state lawsuit against the individual mandate, declined to participate in the new federal high-risk pools, and made public his refusal to create a state-level health insurance exchange mandated by...
  • The Glaring Differences Between Palin & Perry

    08/19/2011 7:30:37 AM PDT · by onyx · 210 replies
    C4P ^ | August 19, 2011 | Stacey Drake
    The Glaring Differences Between Palin & Perry Posted on August 19 2011 - 9:14 AM - Posted by: Stacy Drake After his announcement last weekend, Rick Perry’s record has come under considerable scrutiny from the media and the blogs. One of the most notable items of discussion has been about an executive order that Perry signed, mandating young girls to receive the HPV vaccine known as Gardasil. It was so controversial that the Texas State Legislature stepped in and repealed the law just weeks after Perry had pushed it through.Tuesday evening, Michelle Malkin published a very detailed column about Perry’s...
  • Perry will be POTUS

    08/15/2011 7:38:31 AM PDT · by kdun · 142 replies
    Kevin Dunnigan | 8/15/2011 | Kevin Dunnigan
    On Saturday,Texas Governor Rick Perry announced his intentions to be the next President of the United States. I will go on record and predict he will indeed. Mr. Obama will not win another term unless we have some economic fairy waive her magic wand and change the world in a short 16 months. He is weak and worn out. Behind the scenes, his presidency is in chaos and in a few short months, he has another budget cutting battle that will cause him to lose all around. He will try to act like he knows what he is doing, but...
  • Bachmann-Perry Overdrive

    08/15/2011 4:21:33 PM PDT · by CA Conservative · 46 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8-15-2011 | Editors
    The fight for the Republican Presidential nomination is finally getting underway in earnest, with Texas Governor Rick Perry bull-riding his way into the race and Michele Bachmann winning Saturday's straw poll in Iowa. Both events show how unsettled the GOP contest still is, as voters search for a candidate who can beat a vulnerable President Obama. Mrs. Bachmann, the Minnesota Congresswoman, has emerged from cable-TV land in recent months to be a viable competitor. She is telegenic, a hard worker, and has planted herself at the front of the tea party parade in hostility to all things Washington. This posture...
  • Rick Perry : 'It Takes Me A While To Get Into Something' But 'When I'm In, I'm In All The Way'

    08/14/2011 5:45:05 PM PDT · by Clairity · 58 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug. 14, 2011 | Michael Falcone
    He said his "number one" economic message was this: "Don't spend all the money. I know on its face that's kind of simple." If given the chance to occupy the Oval Office, he also pledged to use his veto pen "till the ink runs out." He cast himself as a Tea Party ally and criticized those who would say that he and other like-minded Republicans are angry. "Were not angry, we're indignant," he said. "We're indignant about a president who goes on an American apology tour instead of talking about American exceptionalism."
  • Schwarzenegger, Perry, Napolitano, Richardson urge "comprehensive" immigration reform

    08/13/2011 2:11:40 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 60 replies ^ | Sat, 08/26/2006 - 01:09
    The four border governers (Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, Rick Perry of Texas, Janet Napolitano of Arizona, and Bill Richardson of New Mexico) have sent a letter House Speaker Dennis Hastert and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist urging them to pass "comprehensive" immigration "reform". While Perry says they aren't endorsing either the House or the Senate bill, they are in fact endorsing the Senate's version due to their use of the word "comprehensive". And, they're also using a Democrat talking point: "Instead of holding dozens of field hearings that do little but stir the pot of discontent, we urge you to...
  • Dose of Reason: Perry and Gardasil

    08/12/2011 2:46:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 129 replies
    RIght Wing ^ | August 7, 2011 | bnuckols
    Bear with me, this isn’t a “sound bite” subject. The Human Papilloma Virus is an infection, and should not be a moral issue. In contrast, the vaccine against four strains of the virus, Gardasil, has become a political issue, even though the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now recommends it for all boys and girls. Governor Rick Perry has been criticized for his February, 2007 Executive Order that made the vaccine mandatory for girls before entering the 6th grade. Very little is said about the part of the EO that affirmed the right of and facilitated parents who wish...
  • Spokesman says Texas Gov. Rick Perry is running for president, announcement planned Saturday

    08/11/2011 2:00:38 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 11, 2011 | AP
    AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is running for president, a spokesman confirmed Thursday, a move certain to shake up the race for the GOP nomination much to the delight of conservatives looking for a candidate to embrace. Perry spokesman Mark Miner said the governor would make his intentions known on Saturday while visiting South Carolina and New Hampshire just as most of his presidential rivals compete in a test vote in Iowa. Official word of Perry’s entrance into the race came just hours before eight candidates, including GOP front-runner Mitt Romney, were to appear on stage during a...
  • Rick Perry says he is definitely running

    08/11/2011 1:00:19 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 355 replies
    UPI ^ | 8-11-11
    While Texas Gov. Rick Perry has made no formal announcement, he told Time magazine in an interview he wants to run for president. "I mean I wouldn't be this far into the process. … The issue of, 'is this what I want to do?' was dealt with about 45 days ago in a conversation with my wife," Perry said. "Prior to that, no. Being the president of the United States was not on my radar screen from the standpoint of something I wanted to do." Perry added he has a "calmness" in his heart about running. (see below for supposed...
  • Is Door Closed on Palin? (NO!)

    08/10/2011 11:07:32 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 128 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 8-10-2011 | Seth Mandel - OP/ED
    Is Door Closed on Palin? Seth Mandel August 10, 2011 In April, Human Events published a column offering ten reasons Sarah Palin will run for president. Last month, Fox News host Greta Van Susteren blogged about the seven reasons Palin will run for president. Then last week, Henry D’Andrea, writing in the Washington Times, offered three reasons he believes Palin will run for president.Though I’ve been skeptical all along that Palin would run, I would imagine the entrance of Rick Perry into the race will give Palin one very good reason not to. Perry’s candidacy has, as many others have...
  • The Rick Perry I Know

    08/07/2011 4:24:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 128 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | August 5, 2011 | Matthew Dowd
    In 1986, I was running the Texas Democratic Party primary, and in walked an attractive rancher who submitted his filing to run as a Democrat for state representative for a district in rural West Texas. That rancher is now the state’s Republican governor, Rick Perry. I have known him for 25 years off and on, and I know his staff very well. And Perry is about to become a dominant force in the Republican nomination process for president. Nearly a year ago, I wrote a column for National Journal saying that we need to watch out for Perry, that he...