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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says that he's 'more powerful than Putin' at state convention
star telegram ^ | June 15, 2018 | Anna M. Tinsley

Posted on 06/15/2018 3:30:59 PM PDT by bgill

God, guns and Russia. Those were among the topics Gov Greg Abbott touched on Friday, when speaking to thousands of Republicans gathered for their every-other-year state convention, this time at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. "If Texas was its own country," Abbott said, when he was interrupted by large cheers. "Let me rephrase that. If Texas was its own country again, we'd have the 10th largest economy in the entire world. "The Texas economy alone is larger than Russia's," he said with a grin. "And that makes me more powerful than Putin."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: abbott; humor; indepedance; irony; putin; texas
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Pride cometh before the fall. True or not, it's best to not rock the boat these days. Either we make nice with Russia or they'll team up with China against the US.
1 posted on 06/15/2018 3:30:59 PM PDT by bgill
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Vlad has a few nuclear weapons which should count in his favor.


2 posted on 06/15/2018 3:38:57 PM PDT by wally_bert (This is the message phone company. I see you’re using our unit, now how about paying for it?)
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We just got our own gold repository.

rock on Greg!


3 posted on 06/15/2018 3:44:43 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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Gov. Abbott:

“If Texas was its own country again, we’d have the 10th largest economy in the entire world

Texas was one of the first states to come out of the great recession .


4 posted on 06/15/2018 3:46:24 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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I like Governor Abbot’s style-totally no bulls***, plenty of Texas pride-and I pray that Texas does become its own country -again-if the US ever is unfortunate enough to have another democrat-or RINO for POTUS-get us the hell out of there so our economy and lives can’t be trashed like it all was from 2008 to 2016...


5 posted on 06/15/2018 3:54:46 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: wally_bert

Texas has a battleship and an aircraft carrier.


6 posted on 06/15/2018 3:56:30 PM PDT by PAR35
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Putin has nukes and a huge military.


7 posted on 06/15/2018 3:57:44 PM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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Abbott is a good, decent, respectable governor who gets things done.

Why take a nothing burger sound bite and make trouble with it?

This is what liberals do.


8 posted on 06/15/2018 4:02:45 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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Between all of the military bases in Texas it’s fair to say that Texas has quite a few nukes, as well.

And unlike those in Russia the majority of the nukes in Texas are functional.

Meaning Texas just might outgun Russia.


9 posted on 06/15/2018 4:04:12 PM PDT by MeganC (There is nothing feminine about feminism.)
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To: bgill

Never trust the Russians...never.


10 posted on 06/15/2018 4:04:13 PM PDT by rrrod (just an old guy with a gun in his pocket)
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To: MeganC

There is that pesky launch authority thingy...


11 posted on 06/15/2018 4:10:33 PM PDT by wally_bert (This is the message phone company. I see you’re using our unit, now how about paying for it?)
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To: bgill

He’s making a point.


12 posted on 06/15/2018 4:10:36 PM PDT by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: bgill

“. . . goeth before a fall.” It is true. It is best not broadcast.


13 posted on 06/15/2018 4:14:31 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Lock. Her. Up.)
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To: MeganC

No, the US government has military bases.


14 posted on 06/15/2018 4:18:17 PM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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“No, the US government has military bases.”

For now.

(-;


15 posted on 06/15/2018 4:20:36 PM PDT by MeganC (There is nothing feminine about feminism.)
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To: bgill

Does Texas have a Wall?


16 posted on 06/15/2018 4:22:42 PM PDT by McGruff (And I thought Sarah Palin would have been the greatest president since Ronald Reagan)
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It has a couple of rusty strands of barbed wire here and there. Rep. Kay Bailey Hutchinson got her panties in a wad the last time we were supposed to get a wall and opened us up to law suits against it.


17 posted on 06/15/2018 4:25:47 PM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: PAR35

Yeah, the battleship is a state park in Houston and the aircraft carrier is a museum rusting away next to the state aquarium in Corpus Christi. I doubt Putin is very scared of either.

Hey, if you’re friends with the governor, he can appoint you an Admiral of the Texas Navy and send you nice certificate suitable for framing.


18 posted on 06/15/2018 4:34:17 PM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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I love our TX Governor. Has such a great sense of humor and loves TX and our country. Wonder how difficult it must be to live in a wheelchair most of your life.


19 posted on 06/15/2018 4:42:38 PM PDT by Hattie
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Maybe he should take care of his own issues.

#2 isn't good.

20 posted on 06/15/2018 4:47:59 PM PDT by McGruff (And I thought Sarah Palin would have been the greatest president since Ronald Reagan)
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