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  • Texan objections to Perry may not carry outside state

    08/15/2011 4:17:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    USA Today | August 15, 2011 | Alan Gomez
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  • Perry Supports "Safety Net" Farm Subsidies

    08/15/2011 12:58:56 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 19 replies
    Ben Smith on Twitter ^ | August 15, 2011 | Ben Smith
    Per Ben Smith at Politico: @benpolitico Ben Smith Perry said just now, per WHO Radio’s ag reporter, that he supports a “safety net” of subsidies or tax breaks...for corn farmers. 38 minutes ago via UberSocial for BlackBerry
  • The skeletons in Rick Perry's closet

    07/25/2011 8:36:16 PM PDT · by BereanBrain · 126 replies
    CBS ^ | July 25, 2011 5:22 AM | By Brian Montopoli
    <p>As I have been saying, Perry is not a fit conservative candidate.</p>
  • Rick Perry Accuses Obama Of Leaving Astronauts To "Hitchhike Into Space"

    07/21/2011 2:46:39 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies ^ | July 21, 2011 | ABC News Michael Falcone
    As America bids farewell to the space shuttle era on Thursday, likely presidential candidate Rick Perry appears none too pleased with the Obama administration, accusing the president of “leaving American astronauts with no alternative but to hitchhike into space.” In a sharply worded statement issued by the governor of Texas -- the state is home to the Johnson Space Center -- Perry charges that the Obama Administration “continues to lead federal agencies and programs astray, this time forcing NASA away from its original purpose of space exploration, and ignoring its groundbreaking past and enormous future potential.”
  • The battle for social conservatives’ vote (Or Rick Perry's extravagant tax-paid lifestyle)

    07/20/2011 9:11:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Washington Posts' Right Turn ^ | July 19, 2011 | Jennifer Rubin
    Lurking behind the anticipation over Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s entrance into the Republican primary is a critical question: Can he take social conservatives away from their current favorite, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.)? Perry, to the surprise of many GOP operatives, seems to be aiming to be the darling of the social conservatives rather than to emphasize his impressive fiscal record. In other words, he’s aiming for Bachmann’s base. But it remains to be seen if that is wise. I met with a prominent social conservative leader with a vast grass-roots network. The leader acknowledged that there is a real danger...
  • Ron Paul Not Seeking House Reelection; Focusing on GOP Presidential Bid

    07/13/2011 11:26:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | July 13, 2011 | Raven Clabough
    After serving a total of 12 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) has announced that he will not be seeking another term in the House so that he can concentrate fully on his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. USA Today reports: "Paul, 75, told a local paper in his congressional district that he didn't want to be distracted by running two campaigns at once. The libertarian-thinking candidate, who has a devoted following among supporters of his small government views, is running in his third White House campaign." In an interview with local...
  • In Iowa, Bachmann, Paul, Palin on the Rise: Romney can't capitalize w/Huckabee, Trump, out of race

    07/13/2011 5:57:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Sunshine State News ^ | July 13, 2011 | Kevin Derby
    A poll unveiled this week from American Research Group shows that three Republican presidential candidates -- U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas and former Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska -- are gaining serious momentum in Iowa, site of the first presidential caucus. Bachmann, who declared her candidacy in June and has been surging in polls at both the national and state levels, topped the poll with 21 percent. Former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts placed second with 18 percent. Paul, who was the Libertarian candidate in 1988 and ran for the Republican nomination in...
  • Rick Perry has “huge” opening as many in GOP establishment remain uncommitted

    07/12/2011 1:52:31 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 60 replies ^ | Tuesday, July 12, 1:58 PM | Philip Rucker and Perry Bacon Jr.
    As he weighs whether to jump into the 2012 Republican presidential race, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been dialing GOP establishment bigwigs across the country. In phone calls that sometimes stretch more than a half hour, Perry asks the same questions: Is the door open for a new candidate? And how wide is it open? Perry is finding that a vast reservoir of the Republican Party establishment — broadly defined to include elected officials, donors, strategists and activists whose support fuels presidential campaigns — is so far untapped, according to interviews conducted Monday and Tuesday with 19 major donors, strategists...
  • Poll: Obama would beat Perry (& Palin) in Texas — but lose to Ron Paul & other Republicans (PPP)

    06/30/2011 6:17:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | June 30, 2011 | Lauren French
    Will the Lone Star state turn blue in 2012? It isn’t likely — unless Gov. Rick Perry jumps in the ring and clinches the Republican nomination, a new poll from the Public Policy Polling group found. In the poll’s match-ups, President Barack Obama loses Texas to every notable Republican except Perry and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. If the ballot came down to Perry and Obama, 47 percent of poll respondents said they would vote for Obama. Forty-five percent said they would cast a ballot for Perry. The most elected Republican in the poll? Mitt Romney. The poll found that...
  • Rick Perry, the Mosque and his agreement with Muslims

    06/30/2011 1:32:04 AM PDT · by BereanBrain · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Austin, Texas, 30 October 2009 — At the invitation of Texas State Governor Rick Perry, Mawlana Hazar Imam traveled to Austin yesterday to sign an Agreement of Cooperation between the State of Texas and the Ismaili Imamat. During the visit, Hazar Imam and Governor Perry also held talks at the State Capitol on a range of issues of mutual interest Describing the importance of the agreement, Governor Perry explained that “traditional Western education speaks little of the influence of Muslim scientists, scholars, throughout history, and for that matter the cultural treasures that stand today in testament to their wisdom.”
  • House Dem Calls for 'Analysis of How Christian Militants...Might Bring Down the Country

    06/19/2011 4:38:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 17, 2011 | Michael Chapman
    At a congressional hearing on Muslim radicalization in U.S. prisons, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said that investigators needed to analyze Christian militants in America because they too might try to “bring down the country.” In an exchange with witness Patrick Dunleavy, the former deputy inspector of the criminal intelligence unit, New York Department of Correctional Services, Rep. Jackson Lee mentioned the case of a man who blew up an abortion clinic and proposed that this perhaps was an attempt to undermine U.S. law that allows a woman to procure an abortion. Rep. Lee then said, “As we look to...
  • Club for Growth Picks Texas Senate Favorite

    06/02/2011 1:54:03 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 24 replies
    Roll Call ^ | June 2, 2011 | Shira Toeplitz
    The Club for Growth has endorsed former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz (R), becoming the second national conservative organization this week to back him in the crowded GOP primary for retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's (R) seat. "Ted Cruz will fight for economic liberty and will be a stalwart defender of the U.S. Constitution," Club for Growth President Chris Chocola said in a Thursday statement. "He will be an ally for other pro-growth Senators and Texans will be proud to have him representing them in Congress. Club Members will do everything they can to see that Ted Cruz is elected...
  • Slick Rick, Mandatory STD Vaccinations, and Corrupt Practices (oh my!)

    05/31/2011 1:18:50 PM PDT · by BereanBrain · 38 replies
    AUSTIN (AP) -- Gov. Rick Perry ordered Friday that schoolgirls in Texas must be vaccinated against the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer, making Texas the first state to require the shots. The girls will have to get Merck & Co.'s new vaccine against strains of the human papillomavirus, or HPV, that are responsible for most cases of cervical cancer. Merck is bankrolling efforts to pass laws in state legislatures across the country mandating it Gardasil vaccine for girls as young as 11 or 12. It doubled its lobbying budget in Texas and has funneled money through Women in...
  • Slick Rick, the TTC, and Corrupt Practices

    05/31/2011 1:08:29 PM PDT · by BereanBrain · 2 replies
    Dallas Morning News
    Once again, Gov. Rick Perry’s former liaison to the Legislature is working for the Spanish company that won the rights to develop the $7 billion Trans-Texas Corridor. Lobbyist Dan Shelley worked for the firm as a consultant just before he went to the governor’s office, a connection first revealed in 2004. State officials denied any connection between that circumstance and the decision, three months later, to award Cintra the huge highway contract. Now, Mr. Shelley has left the governor’s office, and he and his daughter have large contracts to lobby for the road builder. This week, Mr. Shelley had planned...
  • President Rick Perry in 2012

    05/20/2011 2:10:56 PM PDT · by hope_dies_last · 55 replies
    740-KTRH News Radio (Houston) ^ | May 20, 2011 | Bryan Preston
    After a speech in Washington, DC, top republican lawmakers took notice of the presidential nature of Texas' governor. So will he make a run next year? Conservative blogger Bryan Preston weighs in with his thoughts. Read more:
  • So what do you think of Rick Perry?

    05/17/2011 4:00:42 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 70 replies
    vanity ^ | 051711 | me
    just askin...
  • Paul declares candidacy in 2012 GOP presidential primary (Unleash the blimps of isolationism!)

    05/13/2011 8:04:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 13, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Go ahead. Act surprised: It’s official: Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, will seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, he announced Friday on Good Morning America. “At this moment I am officially announcing that I am a candidate for president in the Republican primary,” Paul said. “Time has come around to the point where the people are agreeing with much of what I’ve been saying for 30 years, so I think the time is right.” Paul, a mouthpiece for all things small-government, has made the presidential leap of faith twice before: In 1988, as the Libertarian Party nominee, and in 2008, as...
  • Securing Our US Border Is About Security, Not Racism

    03/25/2011 4:59:15 AM PDT · by BillKneer · 25 replies
    The Patriot Statesman ^ | 3-25-2011 | Bill Kneer
    I am getting a little sick hearing the flat out lies we are told about Republicans and protecting our US borders. Every nation has the right, and the obligation, to protect its borders. One argument we hear often is that we need the workers. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics this month says that we have 8.9% unemployment. “The number of unemployed persons (13.7 million) and the unemployment rate (8.9 percent) changed little in February. “ 8.9% is only the number of those who the tax payers are supporting through unemployment benefits. It does not count those who are...
  • Securing Our US Border Is About Security, Not Racism

    03/25/2011 4:59:15 AM PDT · by BillKneer
    The Patriot Statesman ^ | 3-25-2011 | Bill Kneer
    I am getting a little sick hearing the flat out lies we are told about Republicans and protecting our US borders. Every nation has the right, and the obligation, to protect its borders. One argument we hear often is that we need the workers. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics this month says that we have 8.9% unemployment. “The number of unemployed persons (13.7 million) and the unemployment rate (8.9 percent) changed little in February. “ 8.9% is only the number of those who the tax payers are supporting through unemployment benefits. It does not count those who are...
  • Anti-Integrity Democrats Lose And Voters Win – Voter ID Bill Hits The Texas House

    03/20/2011 1:51:04 PM PDT · by BillKneer · 8 replies
    The Patriot Statesman ^ | 3-20-2011 | Bill Kneer
    n 2009 the Republicans tried to ensure the integrity of the ballet box, but true to form, the anti-integrity Democrats in the Texas House did what they do best when they are losing – They stalled the debate to ensure the bill would not pass and they could still cheat at the ballot box. May 24th 2009, The Houston Chronicle had a story titled “Voter ID Bill Puts House At Impasse.” The Democrats, being true to their personal anti-integrity beliefs, used scare tactics like saying that this “legislation will deny ballots to many minorities and elderly voters.” We all know...
  • Karl Rove Now Openly Mocking Palin…

    02/28/2011 7:12:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 186 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | February 28, 2011
    Rove represents the worst of the elitist GOP establishment. Via NY Mag…One week before the 2010 midterm elections, Rove took aim at Sarah Palin, questioning the wisdom of her appearance on a reality show, Sarah Palin’s Alaska, if she really wanted to be taken seriously as a presidential candidate. Palin lacked the “gravitas” to be president, went a subhead in the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph. Rove later tried wriggling out of his comments, as well as observations he made in a German magazine that tea-partiers weren’t “sophisticated,” being unfamiliar, as Rove was, with intellectuals like the economist Friedrich August von Hayek....
  • Bring On The Republican Blitzkrieg

    01/03/2011 4:15:27 PM PST · by BillKneer · 9 replies
    The last election the Republicans won and they won big. I hope the newly elected understand that while yes the American People by and large are Conservatives, the election was not just the people saying we love you; the election was a cry for help. We want our nation back and the only way this will happen is for the Republicans to stay as mad, focused and we the people. The last time we gave Republicans control they killed themselves, Our Republican part and this nation is destroyed by getting power and then failing to use it to save our...
  • Ron Paul delays judgement on possible Sarah Palin presidential bid

    12/29/2010 3:22:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 15+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 29, 2010 | Steven Nelson
    Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul is declining to offer his assessment of Sarah Palin’s libertarian appeal, or her chances of winning his endorsement in 2012. Paul, a politician not known to mince words, is withholding judgment on a potential Palin presidential campaign, according to Jeff Deist, Paul’s chief of staff. “[Congressman Paul] doesn’t comment on Palin, especially as she is not a candidate at this point,” Deist said. Palin has been subject to significant criticism from establishment Republican figures, as well as potential rivals for the Republican nomination in 2012. Barbara Bush said in November that she hopes Palin “stays...
  • Happy Holidays! from the Cornyns (email)

    12/23/2010 12:24:51 PM PST · by pillut48 · 10 replies · 2+ views
    email | 12-21-10 | Sandra Cornyn
    God bless Texas and the wonderful people who make her great John, Sandy, Danley and Haley Cornyn
  • Palin, blueblood-bashing and Mitt Romney (Bushes endorse Myth)

    11/24/2010 12:54:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Salon ^ | November 24, 2010 | Steve Kornacki
    Sarah Palin wasted little time firing back at Barbara Bush, who used an interview with Larry King early this week to express her hope that Palin will stay in Alaska. "I think the majority of Americans don't want to put up with the blue bloods," Palin said on Laura Ingraham's radio show on Wednesday. "And I say it with all due respect because I love the Bushes. The blue bloods who want to pick and choose their winners instead of allowing competition to pick and choose the winners." While it's true that Barbara Bush remains a well-liked figure, particularly within...
  • GOP 'Worried Sick' About Palin

    11/08/2010 11:06:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    The Street ^ | November 8, 2010 | Lauren Tara LaCapra
    Top political strategists said Monday that Sarah Palin isn't just a potential presidential candidate -- she's almost surely going to run in 2012. "You can't count her out," said Mark McKinnon, former adviser to President George W. Bush. "In fact, there are a lot of reasons to count her in. ... Established Republicans are worried sick about her." But Karen Finney, a former member of the Clinton administratiion who's now a political consultant: "They owe her." The comments came during the Securities Industry and Financial Markets annual conference in New York City today. McKinnon, Finney and another Democratic strategist, Cornell...
  • District by district - Texas - 17 Rep. Edwards down 12 points

    10/27/2010 7:02:16 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/27/2010 | The Hill Staff
    Rep. Chet Edwards (D-Texas) trails Republican Bill Flores 40 percent to 52 in The Hill 2010 Midterm Election Poll, with 7 percent of likely voters undecided. Flores is winning independents by 11 points, plus he’s winning men by 18 points and women by eight points. Middle-aged and older voters are also going for the Republican, while Edwards leads among younger voters. Edwards’s unfavorable ratings are higher than his favorable, 49 percent versus 45 percent, while 56 percent of voters give Flores high marks. This district has been trending Republican since the redistricting process. Former President George W. Bush’s Crawford ranch...
  • Sarah Palin: Abortion an "Essential" Issue in 2010 Elections to Mitigate Obama

    10/06/2010 9:20:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Life News ^ | October 6, 2010 | Steven Ertelt, Editor
    In a speech Tuesday night at a pro-life event in Houston, former presidential candidate Sarah Palin said abortion is an "essential" issues for the pro-life movement in the 2010 elections. Palin said it is important to take advantage of the opportunity the elections present to mitigate President Barack Obama's pro-abortion agenda. Palin said Obama has been responsible for "the biggest advance of the abortion industry in America" thanks to the ObamaCare bill that includes abortion funding, she said, according to CNN. She added Obama is "the most pro-abortion president to ever occupy the White House," "That's why it's essential that...
  • Palin endorsement for Tea Party fave Broden becomes official [Texas]

    09/22/2010 1:53:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | September 22, 2010 | Aman Batheja
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has weighed into Texas politics again by backing Republican Stephen Broden against incumbent US Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson in Dallas. Broden has been a regular speaker at North Texas Tea Party events for over a year, regularly drawing standing ovations for preaching against President Obama's "godless socialism." Palin posted the endorsement on her Facebook page on Tuesday but the news had already come out over the weekend. On Sunday, Star-Telegram writer Anna Tinsley reported that Broden was introduced at the Wake Up America Tea Party at the Fort Worth Convention Center as the latest politician...
  • Ron Paul’s Shocking Message To The Tea Party (Doesn't like today's rally) [Tinfoil Alert]

    08/28/2010 1:55:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 139 replies
    Digital Meeting Center ^ | August 28, 2010
    Ron Paul has some surprising news for the Tea Party: You’re being taken for a ride. At least this is what many libertarians like Ron Paul believe when they see someone like Glenn Beck or Sarah Palin trying to lead the Tea Party at the “restoring honor” rally this weekend. In fact, Ron Paul believes, if you’re looking for real freedom, you should really go back to the core of the constitution and the bill of rights, which Beck and Palin do not fully endorse when you really look at their beliefs. Whether it be Palin’s support for starting more...
  • Texas Governor: Tied

    06/22/2010 7:50:18 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 29 replies
    PPP Polling ^ | Tuesday, June 22, 2010 | Tom Jensen
    One of the biggest questions about the 2010 election cycle, which we still don't really know the answer to, is whether it will be solely an anti-Democratic year or more broadly an anti-incumbent year. Our newest Texas poll would seem to suggest voter fatigue toward long serving politicians in both parties- Republican Governor Rick Perry is now tied at 43 with Democratic challenger Bill White. Texas would seem an unlikely candidate to provide Democrats their biggest win of the election cycle but the Governor's race there is a reminder that candidates matter. Perry is an unusually weak incumbent, while White...
  • Texas Republican Convention

    06/14/2010 8:19:03 AM PDT · by ChrisBoundsTX · 11 replies · 319+ views
    Liberty Juice ^ | 07/14/2010 | Chris Bounds
    This past Friday and Saturday I had the privilege of participating as a delegate at the Republican Party of Texas State Convention. It was an enlightening first-time experience, one of which I am truly grateful for. Despite arriving in Dallas on Friday with less than 4 hours of sleep, my excitement remained high as I gathered with more than 7000 delegates and countless alternates and guests to elect new party leadership, develop a strong conservative platform, and approve party rules for the next two years. The greatest thing I witnessed though was a diverse crowd of Texans that was united...
  • Floor fight for Texas GOP Chair (live)

    06/12/2010 2:16:29 PM PDT · by ziravan · 13 replies · 315+ views
    live | RPT Convention
    Cathie Adams v. Steve Munsteri for State Chair
  • Texas: Canseco Defeats Hurd In GOP Runoff

    04/14/2010 5:06:18 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies · 543+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | April 14, 2010 | Greg Giroux
    Texas businessman Francisco "Quico" Canseco defeated ex-CIA official Will Hurd in Tuesday's Republican runoff in the 23rd district. With about 90 percent of precincts reporting, Canseco led Hurd by 53 percent to 47 percent. The Associated Press called the contest for Canseco, who will face Rep. Ciro D. Rodriguez (D) in the general election.
  • The Vichy Republicans: Striving for mediocrity ... (Sarah versus the RINO/MSM machine)

    03/02/2010 6:51:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies · 717+ views
    The Hill ^ | March 2, 2010 | Bernie Quigley
    The New York Times’s venomous and possibly deranged Frank Rich, who associated Sarah Palin with terrorism in his Sunday column this week, borrows from his previous archrival George Will in the claim that the White She Devil is a critter from hell and anyway, she will never be elected. While Letterman is suddenly hugging up to Mitt Romney as his alter ego in L.A., Jay Leno restarts again on a positive note with a visit by the White She Devil, the Wolf Girl Incarnate, the Slayer, the former governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin. But what is most telling comes up...
  • Ron Paul Blasts Dick Cheney Over Obama Comments

    01/15/2010 5:41:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 3,697+ views
    Personal Liberty News ^ | January 13, 2010
    Since President Obama’s inauguration, the man who previously occupied the vice presidential mansion has not tired of criticizing the current commander-in-chief’s foreign policy moves, but he appears to be coming under increasing fire from those who are considered to be his closer ideological allies. Dick Cheney has gone on record in the past few months saying the administration’s polices—especially the desire to scale down the U.S. involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq, and setting a public timetable to do so—are endangering America’s national security. However, in a recent appearance on CNN, Rep. Ron Paul (R – Texas), a prominent libertarian, said...
  • GOP candidate needed to run against Cuellar in TX 28

    12/21/2009 9:47:07 AM PST · by jen0517 · 8 replies · 586+ views
    Texas GOP ^ | 12/18/09 | Texas GOP
    GOP candidate needed to run against Henry Cuellar in Texas 28. This Dem will get automatically re-elected unless someone files by Jan. 4. This district runs southwest from San Antonio to McAllen. There must be someone who could run! See the Texas GOP website for a list of candidates who have filed.
  • Mayor Bill White makes campaign stop in San Antonio ::snore::

    12/08/2009 2:53:18 PM PST · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 2 replies · 419+ views
    The Tusk ^ | 12/08/2009 | Katy Loraley
    Texas gubernatorial candidate and San Antonio native Mayor Bill White made his first campaign visit in the Countdown City this week. White blasted Perry on a handful of issues including education. White states he's eager to work towards improving the education system in Texas with specific programs geared towards helping "Hispanics and other minorities." Additionally, White has a brilliant scheme for decreasing the drop out rate: "...Letting people know that by leaving school early they will cut their earning ability in half." With ideas as revolutionary as this one, White should have world hunger and world peace solved BEFORE he...
  • Rick Perry Goes After Kay Bailey Hutchison's Washington Record As A Big Spender

    12/08/2009 8:13:30 AM PST · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 3 replies · 476+ views
    The Tusk ^ | R Hargraves
    Governor Rick Perry is turning up the heat on Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison's record as one of Washington's biggest spending Republicans. Fiscal and economic issues is, after all, Rick Perry's strong suit heading into this primary election, which should prove to be a tough and bloody one. I'm supporting Rick Perry, but will obviously vote for Kay Baby in the general election should she win the primary. The following ads sure do hurt, though. Don't they, Kay? *-*Video @ site*-* Frankly, Kay Bailey Hutchison has really picked a bad time to challenge Rick Perry for governor. While she isn't getting...
  • Sarah Palin is coming to the Dallas-Ft.Worth area

    12/03/2009 6:46:27 PM PST · by RGirard · 10 replies · 853+ views ^ | Dec. 3, 2009 | Réne Girard
    Sarah Palin, everyone's favorite Christian conservative hockey mom turned ex-Governor of Alaska, is headed to the Dallas-Fort Worth area for a book signing event in Plano. This is the only book signing scheduled for North Texas to promote Sarah's new book "Going Rogue - An American Life." And which lucky store gets the honor? Legacy Books, a massive three-level 24,000 sq. foot independently owned bookstore located at 7300 Dallas Parkway, Plano, TX 75024. Legacy Book's website states: "Tickets to Sarah Palin's GOING ROGUE book signing at Legacy Books sold out completely in November in just two days ... Access to...
  • What Is Sarah Palin? (A Paulestinian's View)

    11/27/2009 7:22:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies · 2,105+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | November 27, 2009 | Jack Hunter
    Why do so many people love Sarah Palin? Why do so many hate her? I cannot recall a politician in recent memory that has been both so loved and so reviled for no discernible reason. When Palin was announced as John McCain’s running mate on the 2008 Republican presidential ticket many conservatives were intrigued, including me. It was reported that the Alaskan governor had been a member of Pat Buchanan’s “Buchanan Brigades” during the commentator’s presidential bids in 1996 and 2000 and that Palin had ties to the secessionist Alaskan Independence Party. An “America First” states rights’ radical on a...
  • Debra Medina on property rights and a move from property to sales taxes (TX)

    09/02/2009 7:11:45 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 78 replies · 3,338+ views ^ | 08/26/2009 | David Smith
    On Monday evening I had the double pleasure of attending my first Log Cabin Republicans meeting (and dispelling a world of biases!) and hearing Texas Gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina speak. One of the major topics that Mrs. Medina spoke on was her stance on personal property rights and gun rights, which drew a strong, supportive applause from the attendees. However, after asking her a question on the topic, and further discussing with Jerrod Atkinson, a big Ron Paul and Debra Medina supporter, afterwards, I am still not convinced that her position is the right one. First of all, it is...
  • Ron Paul for U.S Senate?

    09/02/2009 5:34:59 AM PDT · by freepersunite · 19 replies · 1,276+ views
    Texas Monthly ^ | 2nd Sept | Paul Burka
    Who has the best chance to hold the Senate seat for the GOP? I don’t think it is any of the announced candidates. It’s a member of the Texas congressional delegation, whose members are worried about whether any of the wannabes can hold the seat against a Democrat. –This candidate has a large, enthusiastic constituency that goes beyond the boundaries of his district and his state. –This candidate won’t have to spend a nickel on name ID. –This candidate has $2,742,426 cash on hand. –This candidate is totally in touch with the GOP base, as it evolves further and further...
  • Because I Said So

    09/01/2009 8:17:59 AM PDT · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 13 replies · 1,123+ views
    The Tusk (F.K.A. Right Up ^ | 09/01/2009 | Katy Loraley
    Michelle Roberts, AP writer writes in her piece San Antonio, restaurants fight fat by cooperating that San Antonio health officials, along with the help of the of our beloved Major Julian Castro, and the San Antonio Restaurant Association have decided to change the way food is consumed in this city. They are targeting local eateries and encouraging (read: threatening) them to offer healthier meal options, lest the restaurant be faced with future regulations or fines for non-compliance. The argue that the city is "getting heavier" and this is a viable options to combat that. Lest we succumb to the ravages...
  • Debra Medina for Texas Governor 2010

    08/16/2009 2:40:11 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 38 replies · 2,699+ views ^ | 08/16/2009 | BuckeyeTexan
    MEDINA FOR TEXAS CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES BALLOT INITIATIVE DRIVE; "WE TEXANS MUST DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY FROM REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES" Austin, TX, July 2009 - The Medina For Texas campaign, in an effort to bring about a restoration of accountability in government and to create new tethers insuring our elected officials serve the people, has launched an effort to place unprecedented provisions on the Republican Party primary ballot in March 2010. The campaign plans to gather signatures in support of six ballot initiatives at Tea Parties being held around the state this July 4th weekend. "We Texans must demand accountability from Republican candidates. We...
  • Governor's Race Exposes Republican Rift in Texas

    08/15/2009 12:56:21 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 51 replies · 3,060+ views
    NYT ^ | 08/15/2009 | JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr.
    HOUSTON - Gov. Rick Perry looks as if he stepped out of a Marlboro billboard: square-jawed, weathered face, a shock of black hair, steely eyes. He even says "howdy" when he enters the room. His public persona is so folksy that many opponents have underestimated his political skills. -snip- Mr. Perry's opponent is Kay Bailey Hutchison, the state's senior senator. On most issues, Ms. Hutchison is also a steady conservative hand, but her tone is more moderate, her positions on social issues are more nuanced, her votes on government spending are more pragmatic. -snip- "I do not want a governor...
  • Texas GOPers not just waiting on Hutchison

    07/29/2009 3:57:40 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies · 981+ views
    The Hill ^ | July 28, 2009 | Aaron Blake
    When it comes to Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s (R-Texas) expected retirement from the Senate, the question is moving from “Will she or won’t she?” to “Will he or won’t he?” As Hutchison appears to come closer to calling it quits to focus on running for governor, the emerging question in the Lone Star State is, when she does, whether Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst will throw himself and his hundreds of millions of dollars into the race. Without Dewhurst, there doesn’t appear to be a Republican front-runner, and the GOP field has been badly outraised by a pair of Democrats....
  • Republican VA State Representative Raises Possibility of Treasonous Insurrection (10th Amendment)

    07/20/2009 9:10:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 1,883+ views
    Mike The Mad Biologist ^ | July 20, 2009 | Mike
    I should never have to tag a post with "Secession." Moving right along... Having grown up in Virginia, I'm well aware of the propensity of batsh*t lunacy: this is the state whose Republican Party nominated Ollie North for Senate. But Republican VA state delegate nominee Catherine T. Crabill has elevated the lunacy to a whole new level. To start with, she's an Oklahoma City bombing truther. But Crabill veers from the lunatic to the outright dangerous: Crabill... claimed the Obama administration is pursuing legislation that will turn it into "the thought police" and wants to put Americans in "the chains...
  • New ping lists for 2010 Texas Governor's Race (vanity)

    07/17/2009 2:47:14 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 114 replies · 3,849+ views
    7/17/2009 | BuckeyeTexan
    I am starting some ping lists for the 2010 Texas Governor's Race. The ping lists will expire when the election is over. Freepmail me to get on/off the lists. keyword: txgov2010 This ping list will cover all articles related to the governor's race regardless of candidate. keyword: rickperry This list will cover articles related to Governor Rick Perry, positive or negative. keyword: kbh This list will cover articles related to Senator Hutchison, positive or negative. I'll do my best not to send duplicate pings. Regards, BuckeyeTexan
  • Gov. Rick Perry says Sarah Palin to campaign for him

    07/08/2009 3:21:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies · 2,850+ views
    Gov. Rick Perry says Sarah Palin is committed to campaigning for his re-election bid and he welcomes the support of the soon-to-be former Alaska governor...