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Rick Perry pre-debate shot: Santorum's weak on states rights
Dallas Morning News ^ | February 22, 2012 | Wayne Slater

Posted on 02/22/2012 3:02:42 PM PST by red flanker

Rick Perry took a shot at Rick Santorum prior to tonight's GOP debate, saying the former Pennsylvania senator is "weak on the 10th Amendment" and lacks the instinct to go after big spending in Washington. In an interview, Perry touted Newt Gingrich as the best Republican in the field to be the party's nominee for president. Perry said of Santorum, "He thinks that Washington needs to be making a substantial amount of those decisions" regarding spending and federal oversight of education, environment and health care decisions better left to the states. Perry appeared on conservative talker Michael Medved's radio show.The Texas governor is in Mesa, Arizona for tonight's GOP debate. He will be in the hall as a guest of Gingrich and will be in the post-debate spin room to promote his candidate's performance.

Perry was asked what he thought of Santorum's idea that not only the federal government but also state government should steer clear of overseeing public education. Santorum says public schools would be better off if they were operated at the local level. Perry said: "That's just nonsense." The Texas governor has called for more state control of education, but says the states properly should have a "partnership with local school districts" to administer public schools.

(Excerpt) Read more at trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: gingrich; larazarick; newt; perry; perry2016; perrywinkles; santorum





Given that Rick Santorum insisted that he was not a Reagan Republican, it is not surprising that he compiled a Bush One and Bush Two type record and would essentially be comfortable with the establishment status quo.

So it is great that Americans have Gov Perry, Chuck Norris (an honorary Texas Ranger) to help Newt battle the major media and Dem/GOP Washington establishment.


1 posted on 02/22/2012 3:02:53 PM PST by red flanker
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To: red flanker
Go away, Perry.


2 posted on 02/22/2012 3:05:42 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: red flanker

“Santorum says public schools would be better off if they were operated at the local level. Perry said: “That’s just nonsense.”

Give us THREE reasons, Rick?


3 posted on 02/22/2012 3:08:01 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: red flanker

Well, he *IS* right on that.

He doesn’t believe states are smart enough or responsible enough to education ‘the children’. But then, he doesn’t think any citizen of the United States is smart enough or responsible enough to know how to behave without the Federal government dictating what is or is not moral for them.


4 posted on 02/22/2012 3:09:50 PM PST by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: CainConservative
Go away, Perry.

Waaaaaaah...

5 posted on 02/22/2012 3:13:52 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: CainConservative

The Hottentot nanny brigade strikeforce is here to tell us all how to vote, live our lives, drive our cars, flush our toilets, pray to G-d, eat, sleep, and wear clothing!!!

Run! Hide the women!!!


6 posted on 02/22/2012 3:14:02 PM PST by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: red flanker

Gov. Rick Perry is the one I WISH would be answering the 3 a.m. phone call.


7 posted on 02/22/2012 3:14:53 PM PST by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: red flanker

Santorum is weak all around. A RINO on economic issues, and an annoying little preacher on social issues. No thanks.


8 posted on 02/22/2012 3:19:17 PM PST by petercooper (The one difference between Obama & Romney: Obama is only half white.)
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To: red flanker
"Perry touted Newt Gingrich as the best Republican in the field to be the party's nominee for president."

Arizona - "The Case for Newt Gingrich"

9 posted on 02/22/2012 3:19:37 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: gogogodzilla

I see both Gingrich and Santorum supporters telling us how to vote.

I can foresee the Department of Environmental Solutions telling us how to live our lives, drive our cars, flush our toilets, sleep, and wear clothing as the EPA does now.

What I have not seen is a candidate advocating telling us when or how to pray.


10 posted on 02/22/2012 3:20:47 PM PST by Ingtar ("But it is hard to maintain an aura of invincibility after you have been vinced..." Sowell)
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To: varina davis

You bet!


11 posted on 02/22/2012 3:22:30 PM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: red flanker

Can someone divulge which lovely channel and what time this Debate is on tonight? I’ve heard all the news about the debate but nobody is saying what channel it’s on. Very annoying. Help a sista out!


12 posted on 02/22/2012 3:27:29 PM PST by nagdt ("None of my EX's live in Texas")
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To: nagdt

8pm EST on CNN.


13 posted on 02/22/2012 3:33:01 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

CNN... no wonder I didn’t know! I never watch that POS.


14 posted on 02/22/2012 3:36:15 PM PST by nagdt ("None of my EX's live in Texas")
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To: gogogodzilla
I'm interpreting your comment to mean that Government should stay out of the gay marriage issue and allow any woman who chooses to have an abortion.

Is that your belief?

15 posted on 02/22/2012 3:42:39 PM PST by Rational Thought
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To: red flanker
Thanks for posting that great picture. Here's another showing Newt Gingrich with some very good company:


16 posted on 02/22/2012 3:50:20 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: varina davis

I agree, I supported Perry and still pray one day I can say President Perry!


17 posted on 02/22/2012 3:59:59 PM PST by Katarina ( Only RINO's left to vote for. God help us all. Glad I got to vote for Perry!)
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To: CainConservative

Santorum YUK! Not a fan of Santorum at all.And his wife looks like someone in a vampire movie.


18 posted on 02/22/2012 4:02:42 PM PST by Katarina ( Only RINO's left to vote for. God help us all. Glad I got to vote for Perry!)
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To: re_nortex

Excellent graphic-—I love it.

Thank you, Governor Perry-—you’re right, as usual.

Go, Newt!


19 posted on 02/22/2012 4:03:32 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: CainConservative

Man - Santorum sure looks like a “Up with people” weenie in that picture. Hope Newt does well tonite.


20 posted on 02/22/2012 4:04:20 PM PST by plain talk
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To: CainConservative

I’ve been meaning to bring this up, and I knew as soon as someone posted about Rick Perry at tonight’s debate, you’d be on the thread like a possum on roadkill, trolling. Sure enough, here you are. Perfectly predictable.

I did a search of your posting history and found the same Santorum pictures and cartoons posted over...and over...and over...and over. On countless threads. I want to ask if you have any qualms at all about using up someone else’s bandwidth to do your constant spamming?


21 posted on 02/22/2012 4:09:45 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: varina davis
Gov. Rick Perry is the one I WISH would be answering the 3 a.m. phone call.

I so agree.

22 posted on 02/22/2012 4:09:45 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: red flanker

Mr Perry didn’t seem to have any trouble using an executive order to tell the parents of female children that they must have a vaccine they may not want foisted upon their daughters.

So look who forgot all about about individual rights.

Why? So the government can pay for that vaccine with a company he was wheeling and dealing with. Hell of a deal.


23 posted on 02/22/2012 4:10:08 PM PST by dforest
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To: re_nortex

That picture shows a great line-up for America’s future.

GO NEWT!

I hope that Romney and friends have not packed the debate tonight. Mesa AZ is very strong Mormon territory.


24 posted on 02/22/2012 4:13:28 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: CainConservative

25 posted on 02/22/2012 4:16:27 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Ahhhh.... quit your whining and grow up.

SEVEN new polls released today:

Michigan @NBC News/Marist
Santorum 35, Romney 37, Gingrich 8
NEWTORUM +6 OVER Willard

Oklahoma @Rasmussen Reports
Santorum 43, Romney 18, Gingrich 22
NEWTORUM +47 OVER Willard

Wisconsin @Marquette Survey
Santorum 34, Romney 18, Gingrich 12
NEWTORUM +28 OVER Willard

California @Field Polling
Romney 31, Santorum 25, Gingrich 12
NEWTORUM +6 OVER Willard

2012 Republican Presidential Nomination @Associated Press/GfK
Santorum 33, Romney 32, Gingrich 15
NEWTORUM +16 OVER Willard

2012 Republican Presidential Nomination @Quinnipiac Survey
Santorum 35, Romney 26, Gingrich 14
NEWTORUM +23 OVER Willard

2012 Republican Presidential Nomination @Gallup Tracking
Santorum 35, Romney 27, Gingrich 15
NEWTORUM +23 OVER Willard


26 posted on 02/22/2012 4:19:30 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: varina davis

Amen, sister.

Rick Perry is/was our best candidate.


27 posted on 02/22/2012 4:19:49 PM PST by altura
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To: dforest

But he didn’t. The vaccine was not mandatory.


28 posted on 02/22/2012 4:22:16 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Looks like your Willard the Lib in drag. (~ ;


29 posted on 02/22/2012 4:22:30 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: CainConservative

Weren’t you warned? Didn’t Jim give you the last rites the other night? Hold it down.


30 posted on 02/22/2012 4:23:06 PM PST by altura
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To: altura

Never was. EVER!


31 posted on 02/22/2012 4:23:46 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: CainConservative

So then I take it that you, indeed, have NO qualms about using someone’s else’s bandwidth to spam your endless pictures of Santorum. Got it.

You’ve got it bad, CC. You’re a regular fanboy. :)


32 posted on 02/22/2012 4:27:35 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: CainConservative
Rick S with that dweebie sweater looks like a geeky loser. Nothing in Santorums DNA indicates any Warrior mentality. Everytime I see him in a sweater vest, it makes me puke.

Santorum is a two-term Senator with an unremarkable record and an obnoxious, over-inflated ego.

33 posted on 02/22/2012 4:34:43 PM PST by sand88 (Nothing on this Earth would get me to vote for Mitt.)
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To: sand88

Not only that, he’s a big-government porker who won’t do a damn thing to rein in the spending.

Newt, on the other hand, is calling for a flat tax plan that would dramatically simplify our bloated federal tax code for most people. A flat tax is the only kind that doesn’t pick winners and losers, Little Ricky.


34 posted on 02/22/2012 4:49:05 PM PST by Cato in PA (1/26/12: Bloody Thursday)
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To: CainConservative
What are you so afraid of? Your man attacked Perry and others for their viewpoint that the government nearest the People is govern's best. "10th amendment on steroids" was one of his kooky debate quotes.

Santorum embraces the strong role of the federal government. That's his real record.

35 posted on 02/22/2012 5:09:38 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum voted for Sotomayor, Obama's 1st choice for Supreme Court.)
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To: red flanker
Rick Perry pre-debate shot: Santorum's weak on states rights

Dallas Morning News is weak on understanding that the 10th among other things, is about state "powers" and NOT state "rights".

36 posted on 02/22/2012 6:06:25 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: varina davis
I am with you. However, he didn't win in the debates. Perry was my vote.
37 posted on 02/22/2012 7:36:21 PM PST by Bronzy (Send a NEWTron to Obama!)
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To: red flanker

considering perry is also pro amnesty perry should be thrilled that anyone gives him the time of day.


38 posted on 02/22/2012 8:00:21 PM PST by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: CatherineofAragon

i take it that you have mo pronlem propping up your dead beat candidate byy asting everyones time


39 posted on 02/22/2012 8:20:03 PM PST by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: red flanker

Rick is a global social justice Catholic. Sorry, it is truel.


40 posted on 02/22/2012 8:50:04 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: CainConservative

Santorum looks like a Conservative, but talks like a Statist. His words to the commies at NPR:

“One of the criticisms I make is to what I refer to as more of a libertarianish right. You know, the left has gone so far left and the right in some respects has gone so far right that they touch each other. They come around in the circle. This whole idea of personal autonomy, well I don’t think most conservatives hold that point of view. Some do. They have this idea that people should be left alone, be able to do whatever they want to do, government should keep our taxes down and keep our regulations low, that we shouldn’t get involved in the bedroom, we shouldn’t get involved in cultural issues. You know, people should do whatever they want. Well, that is not how traditional conservatives view the world and I think most conservatives understand that individuals can’t go it alone. That there is no such society that I am aware of, where we’ve had radical individualism and that it succeeds as a culture.”

Source: http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/rick-santorum-v-limited-government/

Has Santorum explained this anti-Freedom quote? Was he misquoted?


41 posted on 02/23/2012 12:10:44 AM PST by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: plain talk

>> Man - Santorum sure looks like a “Up with people” weenie in that picture

LOL. Actually, I think it’s a good picture. The man has a handsome family.


42 posted on 02/23/2012 12:14:40 AM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: varina davis

If Newt wins the GE. I think Perry and Cain will be asked to be a part of his cabinet staff.

Newt/Perry possibly I wanted to like Santorum but he soured on me last night. He is not ready he lets his emotions control him.


43 posted on 02/23/2012 5:13:09 AM PST by Bailee ( Pray for your salvation and a miracle, Prepare for the end of the USA.)
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To: red flanker

Ricardo Perry is like a bad joke, you just can’t seem to get it/him out of your mind. Rick, you are a big time loser so please, go away, far far away.


44 posted on 02/23/2012 5:27:58 AM PST by Ron H. (All Muslims are not terrorists but all terrorists are Muslim.)
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To: dforest
Mr Perry didn’t seem to have any trouble using an executive order to tell the parents of female children that they must have a vaccine they may not want foisted upon their daughters.

There were several issues that caused me to rank Perry lower on the original list of candidates, but the mandate you cite was a big one. Only in the debate where he was attacked for it did I find out that there was an opt out for parents who didn't want it. That changed everything for me on that issue and frankly I found it dishonest that people made the accusation without the disclaimer.

That is also why I changed my original first choice Bachmann (tied with Cain) when she ran it into the ground so emotionally. I think that's what finished her off with many people along with the suspicion of her running for Mr. Inevitable's VP. I felt bad as she had the voting history that showed she walked the talk, but bailed on the walk at a crucial time.

45 posted on 02/23/2012 6:16:44 AM PST by Sal (Soros owns ALL the 'Rats and the GO PEE (self appointed Establishment Elite)
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To: RasterMaster
"i take it that you have mo pronlem propping up your dead beat candidate byy asting everyones time"

Is that supposed to be English? It's barely decipherable.

So you think Newt is a deadbeat? Why?

46 posted on 02/23/2012 7:40:07 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: CatherineofAragon

FReeping from the Kindle sux!


47 posted on 02/23/2012 10:11:02 AM PST by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: RasterMaster

LOL, fair enough


48 posted on 02/23/2012 11:05:55 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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