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Rick Perry backed an already-climate-crusading Al Gore in '88
Politico ^ | 8/15/11 6:32 PM EDT | Bob King

Posted on 08/16/2011 12:38:21 PM PDT by SoConPubbie

Texas Gov. Rick Perry may have forgotten a thing or two about the Al Gore presidential campaign he helped lead in 1988.

In an interview with an Iowa radio station on Monday, the Republican presidential contender explained his role as the Gore campaign’s Texas chairman by saying that “this was Al Gore before he invented the Internet and got to be Mr. Global Warming.”

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: algore; exdemocratperry; formerdemocrat; perry; ptbarnum; rinofreeamerica; slickperry; slickrick
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1 posted on 08/16/2011 12:38:24 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Working toward a rino free America

A few RINO darts for good ole Perry

Perry to protect undocumented-immigrant tuition

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/special/07/legislature/4465044.html

Schwarzenegger, Perry, Napolitano, Richardson urge “comprehensive” immigration reform
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2763274/posts?page=1

Perry endorses Rudy Guiliani for president in 2008
http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/019691.html

Perry works toward increasing H1Bs...
http://www.globalmobilityreport.com/50226711/us_governors_seek_h1b_visa_increase.php

Governor Perry throws support behind H1Bs
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9776360-7.html

Perry opposes border fence
http://24ahead.com/blog/archives/006987.html


2 posted on 08/16/2011 12:40:49 PM PDT by Fred ('Just cus I said it, don't mean I meant it'..An Obamaism)
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To: SoConPubbie

Uh, have they paid attention to Gov. Perry’s assault on the EPA?


3 posted on 08/16/2011 12:41:11 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Fred

The Rhinestone RINO!


4 posted on 08/16/2011 12:42:48 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: SoConPubbie

LoL, and Ronald Reagan was a supporter of FDR at one time. So what?


5 posted on 08/16/2011 12:43:35 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: SoConPubbie

He supported Carter , Mondale & Dukakis. Supported Gore in 88 in democrat primaries. Perry was a real good democrat until the state started going red and Rove told him switch or die. And please , I don't want to hear how Reagan used to be a democrat. Perry was a democrat after LBJ's Great Society , Roe vs Wade & Jimmy Carter. Reagan became a republican way before any of this.


6 posted on 08/16/2011 12:44:52 PM PDT by RED SOUTH (If you liked George W. Bush, you will LOVE Rick Perry! Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: SoConPubbie

In 1988 the ozone hole was the issue of the day, not global warming. This was also during the time algore was playing to the right. Remember all the RIAA decency hearings? Since then he has taken on the epa and gorebull full force.


7 posted on 08/16/2011 12:44:59 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: SoConPubbie

Oh, please, Perry doesn’t get off that easy. Gore was always an enviro crusader and a liberal. Perry knew what he was and supported him, plain and simple.


8 posted on 08/16/2011 12:46:14 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (I said it, I meant it and I represent it.)
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To: SoConPubbie

I don’t think you can really call it flip flopping when it was over 20 years ago. I supported The Sex Pistols and Black Flag in 1988.


9 posted on 08/16/2011 12:46:35 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: RED SOUTH

Do yourself a favor.

Stay the F*** Home on election day.

President Obama thanks you.

Not saying dont go hard on him now. But at the end of the day,
It’s the Kenyan, or our guy.


10 posted on 08/16/2011 12:46:53 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to...." ;)
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To: SoConPubbie
Gov. Perry Announces TEF Investment in Solar Power Company

USTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced the state will invest $1 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) in HelioVolt Corp. of Austin for the construction of a 125,000 square foot manufacturing facility and development space to test and produce the company’s thin-film solar power cells, which convert sunlight into electricity. The deal will create nearly 160 jobs and $62 million in capital investment.

HelioVolt Corp. puts off growth. Plant is ready but demand not there

After months of stealthy operations, solar cell maker HelioVolt Corp. has delayed by two years its job creation projections.

11 posted on 08/16/2011 12:47:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: RED SOUTH

Bush and Perry are both Rove sock puppets and play good cop vs bad cop to each other but have the same NWO agenda that includes crony capitalism , open borders and more government. Just like Rove trained Bush to throw red meat to conservatives to keep them voting for him while he expanded government , Perry knows the fine art of this trick to.


12 posted on 08/16/2011 12:48:06 PM PDT by RED SOUTH (If you liked George W. Bush, you will LOVE Rick Perry! Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: mnehring
In 1988 the ozone hole was the issue of the day, not global warming. This was also during the time algore was playing to the right. Remember all the RIAA decency hearings? Since then he has taken on the epa and gorebull full force.

Sorry, but Al Gore had an ACU 9% rating in 1988.

For comparison, Feinstein had an 8% in 2010.

He was an extreme left Liberal at that time as well.
13 posted on 08/16/2011 12:48:55 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: arrogantsob; SoConPubbie

true. and Bachmann was a Democrat also.
i actually like people who learn from their mistakes,
and can admit it, like Bachmann and Reagan.

if Perry did the same, i’d give him the same respect.

...but to try to imply that Gore wasn’t a leftist progressive nutjob even back in 1988 ? not honest.

sure, maybe Gore’s worse since then. but, he was still a liberal nut in bed with the Chinese communists.


14 posted on 08/16/2011 12:49:10 PM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: hobbes1

...or gal.


15 posted on 08/16/2011 12:51:15 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: SoConPubbie

So is Perry Romney in a cowboy hat? Who needs the bigger pass?


16 posted on 08/16/2011 12:52:05 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: SoConPubbie

An article from Politico. I am sure it is fair. /sarc

I find it amazing conservatives on FR are now going to the Nation and Politico for hit pieces on Perry.


17 posted on 08/16/2011 12:52:39 PM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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To: SoConPubbie

Looks like I will face another election cycle where I can’t vote FOR my side. Perry and Romney are the ones the RINO machines want to install.

I will vote AGAINST 0bama, but I can’t see championing a pro-illegal with a history of “crossing the aisle”.


18 posted on 08/16/2011 12:54:03 PM PDT by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: SoConPubbie

First off, nobody knew anything about global warming at the time. Whether it was true or false. Whether any shenanigans had queered the data. What Al Gore proposed to do about global warming. It was only after he lost against Bush, pushed through these cockamamie (and corrupt) schemes - which benefited him personally - that global warming became an issue of concern to conservatives. Prior to Al Gore’s post 2000 push for federal legislation, global warming was a non-issue among conservatives.


19 posted on 08/16/2011 12:54:03 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: hobbes1

America can’t afford another charlatan who is soft on illegal immigration. As far as I can tell, that’s Rick Perry. He’s got lots of ‘splainin’ to do. If he can’t do it satisfactorily, and he’s the phony that I suspect he is, his election won’t make much difference. Is he as bad as the Kenyan Punk? No, but we need someone who is a great Constitutional leader at this moment. Bob


20 posted on 08/16/2011 12:55:38 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("The movie's rolled down to the last reel. It's got an ending you never planned. Harry Chapin)
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To: SoConPubbie
Yeah, I remember Al Gore from back then. It's just disingenuous to suggest that he's the same animal now than he was then. You want to talk a Romneyesque full body reinvention, he's a good example. Pro life, pro guns. Old conservative democrat family.

He and his wife were running around slapping warning labels on my music back then. They'd call him a social conservative Taliban mullah for that crap these days. Even his enviro-shtick was a mild, nascent version of what it became later on.

21 posted on 08/16/2011 12:57:21 PM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: SoConPubbie

Guess what? Who shives a git? It’s 2011, not 1988!


22 posted on 08/16/2011 12:58:01 PM PDT by pgkdan (Time for a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: Perdogg

And going to CNN for hit pieces on Bachmann.


23 posted on 08/16/2011 12:58:05 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Zhang Fei

Algore had a 9% ACU rating in ‘88, up from 6% in ‘87. I won’t be defrauded by yet another Texan. There are great Texans, but Perry isn’t one.


24 posted on 08/16/2011 12:59:34 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("The movie's rolled down to the last reel. It's got an ending you never planned. Harry Chapin)
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To: SoConPubbie

Golly, I remember when Carter was running against Reagan. The word on the street was that Reagan would start a nuclear war his first day in office. We really believed that. I voted for Carter.

I was pro-choice, pro-party, and fairly liberal; but if you asked me why I would not have been able to explain any of my “deeply held” beliefs.

Then a light turned on (thank you, Jesus!). I have been actively conservative ever since.

I guess I can never run for public office because of my past and lack of “purity”.

For crying out loud, people do change.


25 posted on 08/16/2011 12:59:36 PM PDT by liege (Proud Hobbit with no intention of going back to Middle Earth.)
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To: Zhang Fei

Global Warming started about 1989. There was the Hanson incident at NASA then Forbes had an article saying that Hanson was FoS.


26 posted on 08/16/2011 1:00:33 PM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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To: Perdogg
That is because their saint and icon is losing ground fast. It has become desperation and damage control to a whole new level. It will get more intense in the coming weeks. Get used to it.
27 posted on 08/16/2011 1:00:37 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: VictoryGal

If Perry is what everyone says he is, I pray to God he loses the primary, and the General, but I’m just not seeing that. I’ve seen some stuff I’m against but not Rhino caliber.


28 posted on 08/16/2011 1:01:15 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Perdogg; SoConPubbie
I find it amazing conservatives on FR are now going to the Nation and Politico for hit pieces on Perry

Why shouldn't they? They're doing the libs dirty work after all, aren't they? Can't wait to see their reaction the day Palin endorses Perry.

29 posted on 08/16/2011 1:02:54 PM PDT by pgkdan (Time for a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: pgkdan

Maybe YOU are satisfied with a guy who has apparently remade his image for political expediency, but I am not. Maybe I’m cynical, but Perry is older than I am, and *I* had Carter, Mondale, Gore and Dukakis figured out back then. Perry did not. If Perry lived in Mass, I have little doubt that he’d still be a Democrat. Bob


30 posted on 08/16/2011 1:04:08 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("The movie's rolled down to the last reel. It's got an ending you never planned. Harry Chapin)
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To: Fred

Hm, those articles are very compelling.


31 posted on 08/16/2011 1:06:35 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Back around 1962, Obama used to crap in his pants every day and he became president!!!


32 posted on 08/16/2011 1:06:35 PM PDT by RAV_USA (RAV_USA)
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To: Fred

1988? Wow, so after 8 years of president Reagan in the White House and with Reagans’ VP Bush 1 running for pres, Perry is still a democrat? Backing and working for Al Gore? This is not good at all. Perry has a lot, and I mean a lot of explaining to do.


33 posted on 08/16/2011 1:08:21 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: pgkdan

If Perry defeats Palin in the primary, Gov. Palin’s endorsement won’t mean much unless she can convince me that Perry’s not a fake. Bob


34 posted on 08/16/2011 1:08:40 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("The movie's rolled down to the last reel. It's got an ending you never planned. Harry Chapin)
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To: hobbes1; La Enchiladita; mnehring

But at the end of the day,
It’s the Kenyan, or our guy.
///
absolutely true!
...but, we have many good true conservatives.
and we can only run ONE of them.

(and again, i thank mnehring for the education. before that, i wrote repeatedly i thought Perry would be a good president, and planned to vote for him!)

what is wrong with asking honest questions?
and we’re told Perry has a great record,
then when we ask about anything, we’re told to ignore it?

pro Amnesty. pro DREAM act. anti Fence. double TX spending.
is against AZ illegals law.
a Christian who quotes from the Quran praising Islam?!?
and was the Chairman for Gore, who was certainly a liberal in 1988 !
(again, if Perry simply admitted he was wrong about Gore,
like he admitted he was wrong about forcing girls to take Gardasil, i’d respect that, and drop it. but he didn’t.)

seriously, the more i read about Perry, the more i wonder,
WHAT exactly is so conservative about him ?


35 posted on 08/16/2011 1:09:16 PM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: pgkdan

Exactly. The Obama brown shirts probably can’t believe their luck: willing stooges to do their work for them.


36 posted on 08/16/2011 1:09:43 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Elendur

The fact that Perry is still pushing green energy at taxpayer expense isn’t encouraging.


37 posted on 08/16/2011 1:10:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: SoConPubbie
This is so lame. But, if it's any consolation, Robert Gibbs doesn't like Perry either.
38 posted on 08/16/2011 1:10:46 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: SoConPubbie

I’m only concerned with his 12 years as governor of Texas record. So I don’t see being a “green” as a problem.

That said, I do want to know how he is different from George Bush 43 on immigration? We don’t need to go down that road again.

Otherwise, there’s no state as American as Texas right now. The person at the helm does need to be taken seriously. I don’t live there, I fled to CO from CA, but I’m getting closer :)


39 posted on 08/16/2011 1:11:26 PM PDT by cicero2k
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People who are making a big deal of this don't really realize that Texas was a Democrat only state since Reconstruction and only really started to turn Republican in the late 80s and 90s.

I don't have any problem with him being a conservative Democrat 25 years ago. Those of you who would like to make hay of this will stomp and scream but eventually you'll come to your senses and vote for him in November 2012.

40 posted on 08/16/2011 1:11:37 PM PDT by GunRunner (dedicated. 10 Years of FReeping...)
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To: alstewartfan

Look, Politics is Principles now, Pragmatism later, sit out and you’ll have thrown away your choice and lost your ticket so you’ll have to stay on.

; )

(love that song)


41 posted on 08/16/2011 1:11:48 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to...." ;)
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To: SoConPubbie

Perry is and has been in a full scale war with the EPA for years. ‘88 was before Gore walked barefoot over coals. This is ridiculous.


42 posted on 08/16/2011 1:12:42 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

If Palin dropped off the political map tomorrow, I’d still regard Perry as a shyster. Please tell me why you think Perry scheduled his FIRST-TIME mega prayer meeting a few days before he announced, if there is a sincere bone in his body. “Calling all CHUMPS!” bOB


43 posted on 08/16/2011 1:12:58 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("The movie's rolled down to the last reel. It's got an ending you never planned. Harry Chapin)
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To: liege
Golly, I remember when Carter was running against Reagan. The word on the street was that Reagan would start a nuclear war his first day in office. We really believed that. I voted for Carter.

I was in the 4th year of my tour in Germany in 1980. My neighbors were certain that Reagan was going to start WWIII, just as you did.

Fortunately, my German was good enough by then that I was able to instruct them in American civics and nuclear policy.

Shortly after Reagan's inauguration, I was invited to dine at the stammtische at the local gasthaus. The stammtische is the table designated for family members and friends of the family. Although I was likely invited as one of their best customers, I'd like to think it had to do with our discussions during the 1980 elections.

44 posted on 08/16/2011 1:13:31 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: Fred

Was getting interested in this guy, now after hearing this..naaaah. Sorry, but anybody who supports an absolute sociopath like Al Gore has a serious flaw in character judgement.

I knew right off the bat back in the ‘80s Gore was one. I worked with too many to not know. Gore has THE classic trait of one: No understanding of emotion, compassion or even love, so he acts like he does.

One telling scene was when he did that kissing thing with his wife on stage. Complete make pretend and her pushing away was telling. He is a sociopath plain and simple, which is why he does not care about the harm he does to other people or even entire economies. As long as it serves Al Gore it’s OK.

And just think how close this guy came to being POTUS!


45 posted on 08/16/2011 1:15:20 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Mark Halperin - Learned the hard way what happens when you speak the truth on PMSNBC.)
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To: alstewartfan
Please tell me why you think Perry scheduled his FIRST-TIME mega prayer meeting a few days before he announced, if there is a sincere bone in his body.

I think he has a bit of P.T. Barnum in him.

46 posted on 08/16/2011 1:16:30 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (I said it, I meant it and I represent it.)
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To: Zhang Fei
Earth in the Balance was published in January 1993. Don't you think it took a few years to write? Let's just guess 5 years, and it was an idea for a time before that.
47 posted on 08/16/2011 1:20:28 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (I said it, I meant it and I represent it.)
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To: hobbes1

I love 95% of all Al Stewart songs. Al has unintentionally kept me sane through dark times. There is no trouble in the world worth mentioning when I’m enjoying his music. Thanks for a day brightener!!!!! Bob


48 posted on 08/16/2011 1:20:36 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("The movie's rolled down to the last reel. It's got an ending you never planned. Harry Chapin)
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To: alstewartfan

BTW. THanks for a HT to a song I’ve not realized how long it had been since i heard it!


49 posted on 08/16/2011 1:20:36 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to...." ;)
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To: alstewartfan
Well 30 thousand attended and it rained for 3 hours in Plano Texas, where I live, on the morning Perry announced. God must have considered him sincere.

Today Rasmussen has a poll with Perry beating Romney by double digits. Better get to praying and ask God what the hell he thinks he's doing, doesn't he know Perry is a big lying fake rino???!!!

50 posted on 08/16/2011 1:21:47 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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