Texas (GOP Club)

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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
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/2011-08-15-perry-tea-party_n.htm?csp=34news
  • 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
    http://blogs.abcnews.com/ ^ | 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
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 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: http://www.ktrh.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=426116&article=8601958#ixzz1MvcqSMm8
  • 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...