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Perry: Iím comfortable that the direction Iím heading is the right direction
Hot Air ^ | July 14, 2011 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 07/14/2011 7:28:03 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Don’t expect any Mitch Daniels-like concerns to keep Rick Perry out of the presidential race. In an interview with Janet Mefferd on the Salem Radio Network (owned by Salem Communications, also Hot Air’s parent company), Perry told the audience that his wife is not only enthusiastically supporting the idea of a presidential bid, she’s inspiring it. A former nurse, Anita Perry is “disheartened” about ObamaCare and the government intrusions into health care that have accelerated in this administration. While Perry says that being governor of Texas is “one of the great jobs in the world,” he’s feeling the call to “get out of his comfort zone”:

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; anitaperry; gardasilbymandate; healthcarerepeal; perry; perry4gardasil; perry4statism; rickperry
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1 posted on 07/14/2011 7:28:07 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Delicious ambiguity


2 posted on 07/14/2011 7:32:13 AM PDT by irish guard
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Would Perry have mandated Gardasil by his Executive Order
for the entire USA?

Inquiring minds want to know.


3 posted on 07/14/2011 7:37:41 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: irish guard

Perry needs to put up or shut up in my opinion. We have primaries in January and we need to know who is a serious candidate.


4 posted on 07/14/2011 7:38:51 AM PDT by Blackandproud
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Good grief, I really like Perry and think it would be great if he ran for President - but it’s long past time for these waffling potential candidates to either get in the race or announce that they aren’t running this time around. All this dropping endless trial balloons, hinting they might run, teasing about future decisions, etc, is just tiring and annoying. This country is near bankrupt and spiraling down the crapper - we don’t have time for a bunch of political games. Get in the race or shut up about it.


5 posted on 07/14/2011 7:39:01 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Diogenesis

You really need to learn another tune - we are getting tired of the same old song...

We all know you don’t like Perry, that you are supremely offended by the Gardasil fiasco, and that you don’t think he’s done enough about illegal immigration. Duly noted. Move on. If you don’t have something new to say, don’t waste our time.


6 posted on 07/14/2011 7:40:57 AM PDT by CA Conservative
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To: Longbow1969

Competitive people don’t like to lose, so they choose carefully when and if to compete.

Perry has NEVER lost an election, so you can bet dollars to donuts he is making sure he can win, before he decides to play.


7 posted on 07/14/2011 7:42:02 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Longbow1969
Good grief, I really like Perry and think it would be great if he ran for President - but it’s long past time for these waffling potential candidates to either get in the race or announce that they aren’t running this time around.

I really can't understand that viewpoint. It is still 6 months before the first primary. I can remember when they never started campaigning before Labor Day. These 2-year long campaigns get really tiresome.

8 posted on 07/14/2011 7:43:28 AM PDT by CA Conservative
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To: CA Conservative; Jim Robinson; ConjunctionJunction; Al B.; SolidWood; Leisler; greyfoxx39; ...

I like Perry. Very much.
Not his behavior with open borders or Gardasil by EO mandate.

I don’t like governmental control of medicine.
Apparently YOU DO.

NO MORE RINOs.
No more Trojan Horses for Romney and RomneyCARE.


9 posted on 07/14/2011 7:43:49 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: Diogenesis
I don’t like governmental control of medicine. Apparently YOU DO.

No - that is why I refer to it as the "Gardasil FIASCO". I think that was a bad decision on his part, and it is certainly something I will consider in deciding whether I support him if he runs. I just do not obsess about it. It is one decision in a long public career, to be considered in the context of the whole.

10 posted on 07/14/2011 7:48:27 AM PDT by CA Conservative
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To: Diogenesis

11 posted on 07/14/2011 7:52:05 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If Perry gets in, he’ll be running for 2nd. He’s been in office a long time. Maybe the campaign donations are his retirement plan?

Pretty much the same for Ron Paul, I think.


12 posted on 07/14/2011 7:56:35 AM PDT by CowboyJay
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To: Longbow1969

“Good grief, I really like Perry and think it would be great if he ran for President - but it’s long past time for these waffling potential candidates to either get in the race or announce that they aren’t running this time around. All this dropping endless trial balloons, hinting they might run, teasing about future decisions, etc, is just tiring and annoying. This country is near bankrupt and spiraling down the crapper - we don’t have time for a bunch of political games. Get in the race or shut up about it.”

Why?


13 posted on 07/14/2011 8:01:01 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Longbow1969

I don’t think Perry is waffling here. And its not that easy to simply jump into the presidential race. Perry is doing everything he needs to do to lay the ground work. If he just jumped in, he’d be a one man band or have a limited, regional organization. He is going across the country to make sure people would be willing to set up an organization and donate in states where he doesn’t have an organization. He isn’t going back and forth on whether he wants to run—he’s simply determining if he’d have the tools to run.


14 posted on 07/14/2011 8:02:24 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: CA Conservative

agreed. We are still very early in this process. There is at least one or two people still to enter the race. This Huntsman guy, unknown to the voters, just jumped in a couple weeks ago, so surely the better known candidates don’t need to waste their time yet. Jump in early in the fall when people are paying attention. Perry is either going to take off like wildfire and become the favorite, or make a lackluster intro and be middle of the pack once he enters. Same with Palin, if she chooses to do it.


15 posted on 07/14/2011 8:02:57 AM PDT by ilgipper ( political rhetoric is no substitute for competence (Thomas Sowell))
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Thanks!

I was just looking back through my threads for that.

I’m going to save it.


16 posted on 07/14/2011 8:13:35 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Diogenesis
Perry "walks the walk of a true conservative" - Sarah Palin

Is Palin telling the truth, or is she lying?

17 posted on 07/14/2011 8:14:45 AM PDT by jla
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To: CowboyJay
If Perry gets in, he’ll be running for 2nd.

Who do you think will be running for 1st?

18 posted on 07/14/2011 8:36:54 AM PDT by CA Conservative
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To: CA Conservative

A Perry Administration would look EXACTLY like a Bush Administration.


19 posted on 07/14/2011 8:38:05 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
A Perry Administration would look EXACTLY like a Bush Administration.

I don't know. From his record in Texas, Perry seems to be more fiscally conservative than Bush.

20 posted on 07/14/2011 8:50:51 AM PDT by CA Conservative
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To: Diogenesis
Not his behavior with open borders or Gardasil by EO mandate.

How is that any worse than supporting TARP or oil taxes?

There are no perfect candidates. Reagan wasn't even perfect.

Perry is 90% conservatives with a 90% chance of beating Obama.

21 posted on 07/14/2011 9:34:02 AM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: CowboyJay
If Perry gets in, he’ll be running for 2nd.

What even post something so stupid?

22 posted on 07/14/2011 9:36:29 AM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: CA Conservative

If Perry gets in, Mitt’s pretty much a shoo-in.

If Rick Perry didn’t exist, Romney would have to invent him and find some buddies to finance his run. As soon as Huckabee dropped out, Mitt’s campaign was in pretty deep trouble. He needs a regional spoiler to deny Southern delegates to his nearer competitors. Enter Perry.

Wouldn’t surprise me a bit to see Perry as Romney’s VP pick.


23 posted on 07/14/2011 9:37:31 AM PDT by CowboyJay
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To: CowboyJay
If Rick Perry didn’t exist, Romney would have to invent him and find some buddies to finance his run. As soon as Huckabee dropped out, Mitt’s campaign was in pretty deep trouble. He needs a regional spoiler to deny Southern delegates to his nearer competitors. Enter Perry.

This is laughable. You're doing "dark horse" on a lot of threads but you don't even know how that works -- or what it is -- or consider that it won't even fit in this case -- no matter how much you try to shove that square peg in the round hole.

24 posted on 07/14/2011 9:41:27 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: RINOs suck

Tell me how stupid you think I am come mid-March. He’ll have plenty of support in the South, but he’s DOA everywhere else. There aren’t enough votes/delegates to split up between he and Bachmann (or Palin) to beat Mitt. He’s the establishment’s kamikaze pilot.


25 posted on 07/14/2011 9:45:57 AM PDT by CowboyJay
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This not laughable.

The RINO Perry, Rove’s puppet, selected from the DNC,
is Mitt Romney’s Trojan Horse.


26 posted on 07/14/2011 9:52:58 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: jla

Gov. Palin never mandated drugs for an entire population
for her Chief of Staff, like the RINO Perry did for Merck.

Perry is a BIG-Pharma, Rove-linked, RINO. NO SALE.


27 posted on 07/14/2011 9:55:39 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: CowboyJay

“If Perry gets in, Mitt’s pretty much a shoo-in.”

So which of the current candidates do you think would beat Mitt if Perry stays out of the race? Who do you think Perry is planning to undercut by splitting the vote?

(I’m assuming from your comment that you believe this is a deliberate attempt to help Mitt by Perry.)


28 posted on 07/14/2011 9:55:46 AM PDT by CA Conservative
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To: CA Conservative

I’ll second that.


29 posted on 07/14/2011 10:02:19 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I can’t read a Perry article without thinking of Palin. I’m not talking about politics, but MSM spin.

Every article about Palin says she is too late to declare, is teasing people with her indecision, is indecisive, and is just leading people on for publicity.

In articles regarding Perry, there is no such slander of Perry being to late to announce or teasing people with his waiting.

The PDS double-standard from the MSM is just sinister. And then you get the same things picked up by Palin detractors here on FR.

Anything that applies to Perry should apply to Palin. Either neither is late or teasing, or they both are.


30 posted on 07/14/2011 10:16:31 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (SP12: They called Reagan "unelectable", too.)
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To: CowboyJay

It’s dumb contention because Perry will suck the life out of Romney’s campaign and steal those primarily concerned about economic issues from him.


31 posted on 07/14/2011 10:23:32 AM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: Diogenesis

Again, Sarah Palin described Rick Perry as one who “walks the walk of a true conservative”. Is she being truthful, or is she not?


32 posted on 07/14/2011 10:29:59 AM PDT by jla
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To: CA Conservative
So which of the current candidates do you think would beat Mitt if Perry stays out of the race? Who do you think Perry is planning to undercut by splitting the vote?

(I’m assuming from your comment that you believe this is a deliberate attempt to help Mitt by Perry.)"


Doesn't matter if it's deliberate on Perry's part or not. It's definitely deliberate on the part of the beltway hacks and GOP-E insiders who are leading Perry around by his ego. Whether Perry actually sees the implications of his own run, or has discussed them with others isn't clear, and it really isn't relevant.

Either Bachmann or Palin could take Romney with Perry out of the race. It would be an uphill battle for Palin, but she'd have a shot. With Perry in, none of the three has a realistic chance. Just aren't enough votes/delegates to go around. Perry doesn't pull many more votes from Romney than Huckabee did, and he lacks enough support outside his home turf to take Romney in a 2-way race. Either Palin or Bachmann would need the southern delegates that would have defaulted to them when Huckabee dropped.

Like I said, if Perry didn't exist, Romney would have to invent one just like him. He'd make a pretty good running mate for Mitt as well. Mitt won't need help in Florida or the upper midwest, but he'd need help with evangelicals and Perry could deliver that for him.


33 posted on 07/14/2011 10:39:16 AM PDT by CowboyJay
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free
Comparing Palin and Perry in regards to entering the race is apples and oranges.

After listening to Perry discuss his decision making process, he has been upfront about the timeline. First, he claims it was never on his radar until his wife started talking about it. Then, as acting Governor, he said he would finish the Special Session before even considering a presidential run. And now that it's over, he is meeting with party fundraisers and grass roots organizers to determine if it is logistically feasible.

Having already been on the Republican presidential ticket in the last election, there is a presumption that Palin would jump in. Since she is currently out of public office, there is nothing stopping her from declaring any time, and start campaigning immediately. She already has a solid support base that could turn into a campaign organization fairly quickly.

The circumstances for both are not comparable. There is still time for both.

I've said before, I believe they are talking to each other. They have a solid working relationship, and have been supportive of each other.

34 posted on 07/14/2011 10:45:27 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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35 posted on 07/14/2011 10:47:46 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: jla
Twist it all you want.

Gov. Palin is NOT a RINO. The RINO Perry is.

From the open border issue to the Gardasil issue
and the rest brought up by concerned FReepers,
the REAL point of what is behind these posts
is the original intent--not what ultimately happened.

RINO Perry's seeming intent has been to
(1) reward his political allies inc. Chief of Staff inc. his Merck employer and
(2) to essentially shove an untested drug into the bodies of
his constituents’ pre-pubescent girls. Girls. So where was Perry's
due diligence?
Where was the informed consent?
Is there an iota of evidence that RINO Perry really cared? Most importantly,
what would he do on a national level, if given the power.

Many on this forum are still waiting to hear Gov. Perry
begin to finally address this issue.


36 posted on 07/14/2011 12:23:54 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: jla
Twist it all you want.

The second point is that Perry scored below Krauthammer.

Click here for HARRY info

37 posted on 07/14/2011 12:25:01 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: Diogenesis
How is asking a simple fecking question "twisting" anything?

Again.
Sarah Palin describes Rick Perry as one who "walks the walk of a conservative".
Is Mrs Palin speaking truthfully?
This is very easy, as a 'yes' or 'no' answer will suffice.

38 posted on 07/14/2011 12:35:03 PM PDT by jla
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To: Diogenesis

you again. same issue. again.


39 posted on 07/14/2011 3:29:55 PM PDT by pghoilman (Earth First. We'll drill the rest of the galaxy later.)
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To: jla

crickets


40 posted on 07/14/2011 3:42:25 PM PDT by pghoilman (Earth First. We'll drill the rest of the galaxy later.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Have we heard why Rick Perry was campaigning in California while the sanctuary cities legislation that he considered to be an "emergency" was being killed off in the Texas legislature with help from Perry's biggest donors?

It seemed like an interesting coincidence that Perry considered the sanctuary cities legislation to be important enough to call a special session for, but then he's conveniently out of state when it's being killed off with help from his biggest donors, one of whom is a home builder, the other a grocer, two industries that benefit from illegal immigration.
41 posted on 07/14/2011 4:08:58 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Perry has NEVER lost an election, so you can bet dollars to donuts he is making sure he can win, before he decides to play.

Agreed, although after he got 39% of the vote in the general election in 2006, he went off and supported Rudy Giuliani for President, which was an odd choice for somebody who was only able to win because the left was so heavily divided. Luckily Perry only had to deal with Kay Bailey Hutchison and a Clinton Crony last year.

As for planning, Perry benefits from running for office in Texas where his billionaire backers can give him as much money as he needs. In a national race, they'd have to be extremely careful since they are limited on the amount they can donate. Perry won't have access to the kinds of money that he has now, and I doubt he wants to spend it defending his record against other Republicans. Other Republican contenders are not going to let his record of supporting illegal immigrants for nearly 10 years pass unnoticed, nor will they allow the TTC, him helping his friends out time and time again, etc. to all go unnoticed. That would get very expensive for Perry to have to defend against really fast.

My guess is that Perry is angling to be on somebody's ticket as VP. This way he doesn't have to put as much energy into defending his record until the primaries are over, and he doesn't have to worry about most Americans finding out about the past 10 years until he's already on the ticket.
42 posted on 07/14/2011 4:15:19 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
A Perry Administration would look EXACTLY like a Bush Administration.

A Perry administration would get "guest worker" legislation passed through Congress, something only Bush and McCain could dream about. A few years back, Perry actually said Congress wasn't mature enough to pass legislation that would make it legal for illegal immigrants to work here in the US. He's been angling for something like this for the better part of 10 years, and while his biggest donor being a home builder has probably shaped his views, I think if Perry got in and got guest worker legislation passed, he'd pick up the Hispanic vote for the GOP, and then the Democrats would be finished. Perry is governor of a state made up of 45% whites, 38% Hispanics, he knows what the GOP needs to do to destroy the Democrats.
43 posted on 07/14/2011 4:19:24 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: traderrob6

You ask why politicians (Palin, Perry) waiting so long to get in?

Money!

The shorter the campaign is the less it costs. Obama has oodles from shady sources so it is better to swamp the airwaves when they have enough $ to fight Obama’s ads.

Plus, it gives the MSM less time to put a target on their back.


44 posted on 07/14/2011 4:36:58 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (I Stand With Sarah!)
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To: Longbow1969
Good grief...Ronald Reagan announced in NOVEMBER 1979...
45 posted on 07/14/2011 4:41:13 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: af_vet_rr
It seemed like an interesting coincidence that Perry considered the sanctuary cities legislation to be important enough to call a special session for, but then he's conveniently out of state when it's being killed off with help from his biggest donors, one of whom is a home builder, the other a grocer, two industries that benefit from illegal immigration.

Time for you to eat CROW!

In anticipation of the usual comments, I did a search for the 2010 contributions of HEB and Perry Homes and found:

2010 With the notable exception of Lamar Smith (R), mostly Democrat giving, including a PAC contribution for Sen Chuck Schumer (D-NY), also gave to Bill White (D) who lost in his 2010 gubenatorial challenge to Rick Perry – DIDN'T FIND Rick Perry: Charles Butt [HEB CEO] Political Campaign Contributions 2010 Election Cycle [HEB is the largest private company (grocer) in Texas]

2010 With the exception of $1K to Shelia Jackson-Lee and Gene Green -- both democrats, ALL GOP giving but DIDN'T FIND Rick Perry: Bob Perry Political Campaign Contributions 2010 Election Cycle -- Bobby Jack Perry (Bob J. Perry); Houston, Texas homebuilder, owner of Perry Homes, and major contributor to a number of 527 groups: Swift Vets and POWs for Truth and the Economic Freedom Fund. ---- In 2010, Perry donated $7 million to the 527 group American Crossroads -- largest single donation that the organization has received to date -- they primarily work to elect Republican legislators; is a member of the Heritage Club. Donated to Tom DeLay’s Texans for a Republican Majority and to Tom DeLay’s defense. In 2006, Perry was the largest political donor in Texas. 2006 donations included nearly $400,000 to the campaign of GOP Governor Rick Perry (no relation).

On a side note, HEB CEO Charles Butt is a piker compared to Perry Homes CEO Bob Perry's giving.

46 posted on 07/14/2011 5:59:10 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: af_vet_rr
A Perry administration would get "guest worker" legislation passed through Congress, something only Bush and McCain could dream about. A few years back, Perry actually said Congress wasn't mature enough to pass legislation that would make it legal for illegal immigrants to work here in the US. He's been angling for something like this for the better part of 10 years, and while his biggest donor being a home builder has probably shaped his views, I think if Perry got in and got guest worker legislation passed, he'd pick up the Hispanic vote for the GOP, and then the Democrats would be finished. Perry is governor of a state made up of 45% whites, 38% Hispanics, he knows what the GOP needs to do to destroy the Democrats.

Eat more CROW!

The "donor bit is debunked above with your first helping of CROW! Now here is your second helping of CROW! And you can add that to the other day when you were pushing a Houston lawyer called Bob Perry (not the builder Bob Perry) and Karl Rove saying he was his big time friend and you edited and sold it as being said about Rick Perry. You are not to be trusted with the truth.

Gov. Perry and The Texas Dream Act

[snip]

It’s important to point out that there is a huge difference in the Texas Dream Act and the The Dream Act that was pushed in Congress and failed. The Dream Act in Congress was full of all kinds of goodies other than allowing children of illegals to receive in state tuition. The Texas Dream Act was focused only on that. I happen to agree with The Texas Dream Act, and so did everyone in the Senate in Texas. It passed with ZERO “no” votes. Add to that, it has been proven to be successful.

These are a few things you need to know about the [2001] Texas Dream Act. The child has to have lived in Texas the three years leading up to high school graduation. These students are given no special treatment in getting into Texas colleges and universities. They must get in on their own merit. They are paying the tuition (with or without financial aid). It’s estimated that these students make up about 1% of those entering college.

[snip]

Most of us agree that border control MUST be dealt with first. The problem with all other efforts on this issue in the past is that the borders were not sealed. If there is anyone who we can trust to do that it is Gov. Perry (if he decides to run for President). He knows what goes on down at the border. He has gone there many times. He knows what needs to be done. There is no doubt in my mind that if he were President, he would seal our borders. But Perry also understands Hispanic outreach.

[snip]

47 posted on 07/14/2011 6:04:55 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
You've done this twice now, and I'm not sure if you understand the meaning of eating crow or that you are linking me to a Rick Perry speech that proves my point, because the article from the thread that you just linked me to features as its centerpiece, an excerpt from a Rick Perry speech at http://governor.state.tx.us/news/speech/10688/.

Let's go ahead and quote the last half of the Rick Perry speech you are basically linking us to, shall we?

Legislation authored by border legislators Pat Haggerty and Eddie Lucio establishes an important study that will look at the feasibility of bi-national health insurance. This study recognizes that the Mexican and U.S. sides of the border compose one region, and we must address health care problems throughout that region. That’s why I am also excited that Texas Secretary of State Henry Cuellar is working on an initiative that could extend the benefits of telemedicine to individuals living on the Mexican side of the border.

As a compassionate state, we know that for our children to succeed, they must not only be healthy, but educated. The future leaders of our two nations are learning their fractions and their ABC’s in classrooms all along this border. Immigrants from around the world are being taught in Texas classrooms, and our history is rich with examples of new citizens who have made great contributions. We must say to every Texas child learning in a Texas classroom, “we don’t care where you come from, but where you are going, and we are going to do everything we can to help you get there.” And that vision must include the children of undocumented workers. That’s why Texas took the national lead in allowing such deserving young minds to attend a Texas college at a resident rate. Those young minds are a part of a new generation of leaders, the doors of higher education must be open to them. The message is simple: educacion es el futuro, y si se puede.

We also know that poverty is not unique to either side of the border. Some of Texas’ poorest citizens live in colonias all along the border. They often lack basic infrastructure many of us take for granted. Just today, the North American Development Bank announced it will provide $6.3 million in funding to hook up colonia residents in six border cities to water and wastewater lines. More than 18,000 residents will benefit from these water or wastewater hookups. And this November, by approving Proposition 2, Texas voters can ensure that their neighbors in colonias have quality roads so that school buses, emergency vehicles and postal trucks can reach residents, and residents can get to a job or a school reliably.

President Fox’s vision for an open border is a vision I embrace, as long as we demonstrate the will to address the obstacles to it. An open border means poverty has given way to opportunity, and Mexico’s citizens do not feel compelled to cross the border to find that opportunity. It means we have addressed pollution concerns, made substantial progress in stopping the spread of disease, and rid our crossings of illicit drug smuggling activity. Clearly we have a long way to go in addressing those issues. At the same time we must continue to deepen our economic ties, expanding opportunities for Mexican and U.S. companies to do business on both sides of the border. The outlook is promising, even if the road to prosperity is a long one. We share a bond as neighbors, and we find our culture north of the Rio Grande to be increasingly defined by the strong traits of people of Hispanic descent. Texas has long enjoyed a unique identity, an identity forged by an independent spirit, and the convergence of many different peoples. We must welcome change in the 21st Century as we have in every century before it.

Today, as we look to the south, we see a rising sun. It is perched above a people whose best days are in front of them. Let us endeavor to make the most of this new day through a new dialogue. Let us work together to combat disease, expand trade and provide educational opportunities. If we do, there are no limits to what we can accomplish for the betterment of all of our citizens. Thank you, and God bless you.



48 posted on 07/14/2011 7:21:56 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Time for you to eat CROW!

So you just proved my point that Bob Perry is Rick Perry's biggest donor, something that is a commonly known fact in Texas. I don't understand why you are proving my point or why you proved that Perry is friendly towards illegal immigrants in the other post. I've posted links showing that Bob Perry has donated millions of dollars to Rick Perry over the years and that Bob Perry and the HEB guy helped end the sanctuary cities bill, but again, thanks for the effort, I guess? I really think you need to look up the definition of eating crow though.

You backing me up is kind of bizarre, and it must be backwards day, but I'd still like you to address the fact that some of Perry's richest donors, including Perry's biggest donor, helped kill off the sanctuary cities legislation, and that Perry considered it so important that it warranted a special session of the Texas legislature, but not important enough for Perry to stop campaigning in California and come back and try to keep it alive.
49 posted on 07/14/2011 7:30:27 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: jla

I think Sarah has stars in her eyes.


50 posted on 07/14/2011 7:34:27 PM PDT by servantboy777
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