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George W. Bush knockoff Rick Perry joins Michele Bachmann among GOP pretenders
NY Daily News ^ | August 15, 2011 | Mike Lupica

Posted on 08/15/2011 5:45:45 PM PDT by americanophile

So here comes the second coming of George W. Bush out of the governor's mansion in Texas, Rick (Dubya) Perry.

Or maybe just call him W2.

Perry is taller, has much better hair, seems to believe he has an even better pipeline to God than Bush did. And he comes out of Paint Creek, Tex., different from the Texas town that gave us Bush, the one we also know as Yale University.

Whether Dubya Perry is holier than Michele Bachmann, the new President of Ames, Iowa, remains to be seen. For now, though, Perry and Bachmann are the headliners of the moment in the Republican Party. Barack Obama must be rooting like crazy for both of them, at the beginning of a campaign where fringe Republicans might do a better job of saving Obama than he can of saving himself.

Perry is the latest guy in the race, announcing Saturday in South Carolina, not throwing his hat into the race as much as his helmet hair. This was the day after Bachmann, who really does think she can out-God Perry and everybody else in the race, wins a straw poll in Iowa with about 4,000 votes, which is a couple of blocks in New York City.

But that was enough for her to immediately be treated like some sort of front-runner on the Sunday morning talk shows. It was like watching the winner of a split-squad game the first week of spring training be declared the favorite to win the World Series.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bush; campaign; lupica; perry; perry2012
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And so it begins. Just as predicted, and discussed here on FR, the "George W. Bush's third term" campaign fires up.


1 posted on 08/15/2011 5:45:51 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: americanophile
Somebody's scared!
2 posted on 08/15/2011 5:47:08 PM PDT by DRey
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To: americanophile

Lupica was a second rate sports writer who is now a third rate political writer. Just like Olbermann.


3 posted on 08/15/2011 5:49:19 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: americanophile

After Nobama, a lot of people wouldn’t mind Bush back.


4 posted on 08/15/2011 5:50:49 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: americanophile; org.whodat; cripplecreek; TADSLOS; BobL; raybbr; truthfreedom; CowboyJay; ...

I see a distinct difference between the two that being, Mr. Open Borders Perry will never be president.


5 posted on 08/15/2011 5:51:44 PM PDT by South40 (Primaries are about choosing a conservative candidate, not settling on a Rove RINO)
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To: americanophile

Ya know, all Texans are exactly the same. Who can tell them apart. Yeee hawww. </sarcasm>


6 posted on 08/15/2011 5:52:19 PM PDT by DManA
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To: mnehring

If the economy continues its plunge, (as I expect it to) on election day Nov 2012 people will be talking about 2008 as the “good old days”.


7 posted on 08/15/2011 5:52:24 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: americanophile
It's called flak -- And can generally only be received when one is directly over the enemy target.
8 posted on 08/15/2011 5:52:50 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: americanophile

Well, there’s the New York/California position.


9 posted on 08/15/2011 5:53:10 PM PDT by familyop ("Plan? There ain't no plan!" --Pigkiller, "Beyond Thunderdome")
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To: americanophile

Mike Lupica? Ugh. A real nitwit.


10 posted on 08/15/2011 5:53:52 PM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: americanophile

>>> Mike Lupica

Who really gives a crap what this sportsweasel has to say about anything political let alone sports?


11 posted on 08/15/2011 5:54:00 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: South40

I actually trust Michelle Bachmann. I once trusted Perry but then I started looking closer and saw a whole lot of talk that didn’t match the walk.


12 posted on 08/15/2011 5:54:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: americanophile

Mike Lupica, isn’t he that “writer” that George Costanza liked?

Regardless, do these libs and dims have no other play in their gamebook?

Haven’t even started the campaign and already they are resorting to insults, name-calling, and the politics of personal destruction.

Hey, Luffa-brain, how did Rick do on the economy in Texas? How’s “your boy” doing at the national level with the economy. Case closed. And I’m no fan of Rick Perry. Yet.


13 posted on 08/15/2011 5:54:35 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: americanophile

I actually think they look and talk alike. Got no problem with it.

If the other 56 states were doing as good as Texas, this would be a different America.

Brang it. I’ll vote for somebody who can pull his pistol out and waste a coyote trying to eat his kid’s dog. A manly man, as opposed to a girly man? Fo sho.


14 posted on 08/15/2011 5:54:38 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: facedown
Lupica has turned into a bitter, nasty man.

I like Perry a lot, but he is going to have to answer the question of how he differs from Bush in a convincing manner.

If he does that, he is the next President of the United States. If he cannot, he quickly turns into an also-ran.

15 posted on 08/15/2011 5:54:58 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Sheesh. Go away and stay away Newt.)
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To: facedown

Yeah, thought I recognized the name Lupica, from back in my sports page reading days. Must be the Triple-A farm club for political “experts.” WholeeeeeeeeeCow.


16 posted on 08/15/2011 5:55:05 PM PDT by bajabaja (Too ugly to be scanned at the airports.)
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To: DRey

Yes, that is the sound of a very scared and angry queen.


17 posted on 08/15/2011 5:55:56 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: areukiddingme1

On way they’re the same, both flew fighter jets:

Military service
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service 1972–1977
Rank Captain

Wikipedia.


18 posted on 08/15/2011 5:56:13 PM PDT by DManA
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To: facedown

“Lupica was a second rate sports writer who is now a third rate political writer. Just like Olbermann.”

Is he a poof? He certainly sounds like one.


19 posted on 08/15/2011 5:56:59 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: DRey

what a scumbag...accusing Perry & Bachman of acting holier than thou? He should look to the current White House occupant........


20 posted on 08/15/2011 5:56:59 PM PDT by GotMojo
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To: americanophile

Then Obama is Blago. The come from the same city.

Let’s play that game.


21 posted on 08/15/2011 5:57:11 PM PDT by ilgipper
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46 Days And FR Is Still Short Of Its Goal

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22 posted on 08/15/2011 5:57:16 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DManA

PERRY: WHY I SUPPORTED AL GORE...
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0811/61428.html


23 posted on 08/15/2011 5:57:21 PM PDT by street_lawyer (www.georgiaright.com)
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To: DRey

“Perry and Bachmann are zealots ... trying to out-God each other .... Both of them acting like God likes them best. God help their party.”

What is the vicious anti-Christian attack from this loser liberal ex-sportswriter?

Bachmann and Perry, like the majority of Americans, are inspired by their faith. They, like other devout Christians, are not afraid to talk about their faith in public.

What is your faith, Mr. Lupica? You are a proud member of the godless, family-destroying, baby-killing Democratic party!

What is at the center of your cold, cruel soul?


24 posted on 08/15/2011 5:58:33 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: street_lawyer

I can forgive someone for being an ass in 1988.


25 posted on 08/15/2011 5:58:38 PM PDT by DManA
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To: americanophile

We lived a very comfortable life during the Bush years. Bring it.


26 posted on 08/15/2011 5:58:48 PM PDT by linn37
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To: GotMojo

sorry for the bad language, my emotions got to me!


27 posted on 08/15/2011 5:58:53 PM PDT by GotMojo
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To: DManA

Who flew fighter jets, Romney, Bachmann, Obama? I thought Perry flew C-130’s...which takes huge stones...I’ve logged more than few hundred hours in the back of a C-130. Not my favorite way to fly! But, for love of country, right!


28 posted on 08/15/2011 6:00:37 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: cripplecreek

I hear ya. Rick Perry proved he was a political opportunist when he became the only Republican governor to endorse pro-abortion Rudy Giuliani for president. Bear in mind, that at the time of his endorsement of Giuliani, there was a mass culling of Rudy supporters here at FR. Logic dictates that Perry himself would not have been welcome here. Either his supporters have a very short memory or they just don’t care how liberal the man is. Conservatives should and do.


29 posted on 08/15/2011 6:01:30 PM PDT by South40 (Primaries are about choosing a conservative candidate, not settling on a Rove RINO)
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To: mnehring
You can bet it ain't Saul Alinsky he's praying too...


30 posted on 08/15/2011 6:02:16 PM PDT by tflabo ( to have been selected)
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To: americanophile

I’m not exactly a Perry fan, but i have to admit, when I see drivel like this being published, it makes me think I’ll take another look at the candidate instead.


31 posted on 08/15/2011 6:02:26 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus ("Armed forces abroad are of little value unless there is prudent counsel at home." - Cicero)
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To: americanophile
We are now scrounging up Mike Lupica Commie leftist pieces to ding Perry? I will take Sarah Palins impressions of Perry over a Chris Matthews wannabe. Even his sports writing is garbage. Lupica blows.


32 posted on 08/15/2011 6:02:38 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

I am no fan of Rick Perry either, although his ridicule of AGW boosted him significantly in my mind, but I have a feeling he is going to get the pubbie nomination unless Sarah jumps in, and in that case, I have no idea what is going to happen.

We got lots of fireworks ahead.....I like fireworks!

FUBO GTFO!


33 posted on 08/15/2011 6:04:04 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: americanophile

Lupica used to write poorly about sports.

Now, he checks with the daily DNC and Dabbie Washerwoman Slutz, then he writes a Pravda column.

He sure turned out to be his mom’s worst nightmare — a media whore.

Turns my stomach.


34 posted on 08/15/2011 6:04:25 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: DRey
Somebody's scared

Yes, anyone who wants to beat Obama is, or should be scared. This picture will be in every voter's mind when they go to the polls on November 6, 2012:


35 posted on 08/15/2011 6:05:18 PM PDT by Jim Noble (To live peacefully with credit-based consumption and fiat money, men would have to be angels.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Yeh—let NEWSDAY Long Islands liberal rag keep Lupica all to its own. Blaaahhhhhhhhhhh such tripe from him.


36 posted on 08/15/2011 6:05:32 PM PDT by tflabo ( to have been selected)
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To: areukiddingme1
I'm saying more than I know. I saw this picture in the Wikipidia article on him:

Maybe someone who actually knows something about it can fill us in.

37 posted on 08/15/2011 6:05:52 PM PDT by DManA
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To: americanophile

Mebbe we can call perry dubya dubya


38 posted on 08/15/2011 6:05:58 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Give a little bit of yourself to me)
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To: Lazlo in PA
I wasn't exactly scrounging. In any event, I wasn't dinging Perry, I was after the predictable lefty media.
39 posted on 08/15/2011 6:06:07 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: americanophile

Helping the Lib rats out there, are ya?


40 posted on 08/15/2011 6:06:09 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

Oh, please.


41 posted on 08/15/2011 6:06:54 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: Al B.

LOL...W2


42 posted on 08/15/2011 6:07:48 PM PDT by HalfFull ("Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?" -PHenry)
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To: DManA
Flight school photo. This is the mighty Herc, as we call it in the Navy - Not a picture of a Navy Herc, but an AF C-130 being all bad arse.
43 posted on 08/15/2011 6:10:08 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: americanophile

If I were a lib, I don’t think I would use the word pretender when talking about anything having to do with the presidency. I’m just saying...


44 posted on 08/15/2011 6:10:08 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: South40

A man has to stand for something or he’ll fall for anything.

Conservatives should always stand on the same ideological ground no matter who they like. That shifting ideals crap is for wimps. Between Huntsman and Romney they laid out Perry’s apparent border strategy perfectly but they’re rightly called open border RINOs.


45 posted on 08/15/2011 6:11:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: DManA

We need somebody who can WIN this thing. That means somebody with cross-over appeal, which our Palen, Bachmann and Cain (no matter how much we love them) simply do not have.

Until 1989, Rick Perry was a conservative Democrat. He switched parties as, like many Democrats including Ronald Reagan and Phil Gramm, he saw that party moving farther and farther to the left. Under Perry’s decade as governor, hundreds of Texas Democrats have followed his lead and become Republicans. As a former Democrat, Perry can speak to that swath of his former party that has become disenchanted with their party as President Obama has taken it even farther to the left, in a way that few Republicans can. He can also speak well and credibly to all wings of the national GOP, from the fiscal cons to the social cons to the libertarian set.
He would appeal to all segments of the Republican electorate and would come armed with a record of economic success and a commitment to liberty that no other contender can match.

Texas has been voted #1 business climate for the last seven years.
Texas has been getting all of California’s jobs.
Perry must be doing something right.
We need a good business guy right now.
Perry has proved it.

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CONSERVATIVE ICONS SUPPORT PERRY:

>Sarah Palin threw her endorsement to Rick Perry for governor.
Recently restated that she likes Perry
“He walks the walk of a true conservative” “And he sticks by his guns — and you know how I feel about guns.”
Sarah Palin
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2009/02/palin-perry-201.html

>Rush said that Perry is his dream candidate.
http://gretawire.blogs.foxnews.com/rush-limbaugh-on-the-record-3/

>Michael Reagan praises Perry:
“If you don’t believe Reaganomics can still work in this day and age, for whatever reason, I say you should look no further than the state of Texas.
Under the leadership of Gov. Rick Perry, Texas has championed and built upon the concepts my father used to rebuild America in the 1980s..
In short, Reagan Revolution is alive and well - deep in the heart of Texas.”
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jun/24/reagans-vision-lives-on-in-texas/?page=1

>Ted nugent is a close friend and supporter.

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>Since Perry has been Governor of Texas, Texas has added more than 850,000 jobs, more than all other states combined. Texas has added over 180,000 jobs since August of 2009.

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>According to this web site Texas is #1 this year and last year for business friendly.
http://chiefexecutive.net/best-worst-states-for-business
Obama would not want not run against a governor that has the BEST business climate in the U.S. when everything else is in a depression.

>He refused to raise taxes when Texas faced a record $10 billion budget shortfall in 2003. Instead, he was the first Texas governor since World War II to sign a budget that lowered state spending (and has now done it twice). As governor, Perry has used his line item veto to cut over $3 billion in proposed spending.

>For seven years running, CEOs polled by Chief Executive magazine have rated Texas first in business development and job growth. Texas boasts 58 Fortune 500 companies — more than any other state.

>As America’s No. 1 exporting state, Texas shipped $206.6 billion in goods abroad last year, composing 16 percent of America’s $1.28 trillion in exports. California’s $14.4 billion in exports ranked it second, with 11.2 percent of U.S. outflow.

>Texas’ achievements so stunned Gavin Newsom, California’s Democratic lieutenant governor, that he flew a delegation to Austin last May to ask Perry how he lures defectors from the Golden State.

>Of the 70 companies that fled California in 2011, the Wall Street Journal’s John Fund reported last April, 14 relocated to Texas — these exiles’ primary destination.
http://www.news-herald.com/articles/2011/06/21/opinion/nh4142489.txt

>In 2005, Perry signed a historic $15.7 billion property tax cut for homeowners and businesses that also included new taxpayer protections against appraisal increases. In 2009, Gov. Perry secured a tax cut for approximately 40,000 small businesses in Texas and protected the Rainy Day Fund for future challenges.

>He led the battle to pass the country’s most sweeping lawsuit reforms, closing the door on junk lawsuits that had been making trial lawyers rich while driving countless doctors either out of the state or the profession all together. Since Texas voters approved these reforms, malpractice claims and premiums have fallen and access to healthcare is increasing across the state as doctors have applied in droves to practice in Texas.

>Perry is also known for his socially conservative views on homosexuality, and he opposes same sex marriage. He condemned the United States Supreme Court decision in Lawrence vs. Texas, which struck down a Texas sodomy law. He called the law “appropriate”

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ABORTION:

>Perry is pro-life and opposes government funding for elective abortions. In 2005, Perry, a social conservative, signed a bill that limited late-term abortions and required girls under the age of 18 who procure abortions to notify their parents. Perry signed the bill in the gymnasium of Calvary Christian Academy in Fort Worth, an evangelical Christian school.

>Perry signed into law a bill requiring a sonogram and doctor’s explanation before granting an abortion

>In 2005, Perry signed a new law that requires minor girls to receive parental consent before getting an abortion. This law strengthens a parental notification law Perry supported as Lt. Gov. in 1999, which
helped reduce teen abortions by 26 percent.
Perry has also signed a ban on third trimester abortions, a ban on tax dollars being used to support abortion facilities, a prenatal protection act that protects
unborn children from assault, and an informed consent law that helps expectant mothers better understand the risks and consequences of abortion. Perry supports a ban on human cloning and will veto any
legislation that provides state dollars for embryonic stem cell research, a process that ends a human life.
Perry urges to keep up pressure to roll back the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion until “Roe v. Wade is nothing but a shameful footnote in our nation’s history books.

>Perry, a frequent critic of the federal government, also bashed President Barack Obama for his administration’s policy allowing federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, saying he was deeply disturbed by studies that turn “the remains of unborn children into nothing more than raw material.”

>Perry has faulted Obama for reversing the so-called “Mexico City policy” that banned giving federal money to international groups that perform abortions or provide information about abortions. Obama struck down the policy during his first week in office, saying it was too broad and undermined family planning in developing countries.
Under Obama “our federal tax dollars can now be used to fund abortion all over the world. With the stroke of a pen, abortion essentially became a U.S. foreign export,” Perry said.

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IMMIGRATION:

>Perry adds immigration issues to lawmaker session
Perry wants passage of a measure requiring every person arrested to be run through the federal immigration databases as part of the Secure Communities program. He also wants to provide the state Department of Public Safety with the authority to make sure someone is in the U.S. legally before issuing a driver’s license.

>These measures, along with a ban on sanctuary cities, would “provide a clear message that Texas will not turn a blind eye to those breaking our laws,” Perry said in a statement.
“Texas owes it to the brave law enforcement officials, who put their lives on the line every day to protect our families and communities, to give them the discretion they need to adequately do their jobs,” Perry said.
http://www.rickperry.org/media-articles/perry-adds-immigration-issues-lawmakers-agenda-0?amp

>Gov. Perry has made numerous requests of the federal govt. to enforce the border in Texas including handing President Obama a letter in person when he landed in Dallas last year.
(Obama insulted governor Perry when he turned away and Perry had to hand the letter on the illegals issue to presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett. Obama declined to personally accept it.)

>Gov. Perry refuses to meet/greet Obama in May 2011 at El Paso during his Texas tour.
Perry later declared, “If he wanted to meet, I was in Austin.

>Perry signed into law photo ID required before voting.

WHAT have other states done?? (with the exception of AZ Ok and Ga)

What have other candidates stated that they would do?

What has Sarah stated she would do?

What is Backmann’s plan?

What did Reagan do?
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2008/jan/06/rudy-giuliani/yep-reagan-did-the-a-word/
President Ronald Reagan was the first president in history to grant amnesty to illegal aliens. On November 6, 1986, he signed into law the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986, [PUB L 99-603]. In so doing, he set a precedent whereby the United States would not seek to deport illegal aliens, but to reward their lawbreaking by granting them full citizenship.

NEWSFLASH! None of them are going to do much.
We have to take the best of the lot.

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CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS BELIEFS:

In what was described as a “God and country” sermon at the Cornerstone church in San Antonio, attended by Perry and other mostly Republican candidates, the Rev. John Hagee stated, “If you live your life and don’t confess your sins to God Almighty through the authority of Christ and His blood, I’m going to say this very plainly, you’re going straight to hell with a nonstop ticket.”
Perry was asked if he agreed with those comments and said, “It is my faith, and I’m a believer of that.”[39] Perry went on to say that there was nothing in the sermon that he took exception with.
Humorist and entertainer Kinky Friedman, the Jewish independent candidate for governor in the 2006 election, said, “He doesn’t think very differently from the Taliban, does he?” Carole Keeton Strayhorn disagreed with Perry’s comments, and Democrat Chris Bell said that one who is in public office should “respect people of all faiths and denominations”.
Conservatives then responded, arguing that Perry had a right to his religious beliefs, and that he was not disrespecting Americans of other religious convictions. While visiting Israel in August 2009, Perry gave an interview to the Jerusalem Post in which he affirmed his support for Israel from his religious background, “I’m a big believer that this country was given to the people of Israel a long time ago, by God, and that’s ordained.”

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ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES:

>Perry does not believe there is valid scientific proof of anthropogenic global warming. He has said several times that there is no scientific consensus on the issue.[69] In a September 7, 2007, speech to California Republicans, Perry said, “Virtually every day another scientist leaves the global warming bandwagon. ... But you won’t read about that in the press because they have already invested in one side of the story.”

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>Pro-life, Pro-guns, pro-spending cuts, pro-business

>He’s an outside-the-Beltway candidate

>He is not a Ivy League grad

>He was an Air Force captain who flew a C-130

>Speaks Spainish.
(Odumbo says everybody should speak a foreign language, but he CAN’T)

>Fighting with Obama on many fronts
Google Perry/Obama and you will see he’s been fighting him and his government for the past two years.

>PERRY ISSUES OBAMA A COUPLE OF BIG FUBOs:

1. “Texas to Allow Regular Incandescent Bulbs”
Reports are the governor will sign Bill HB2510 by June 19th.
Bill HB2510 allows for the manufacture and sale of incandescent light bulbs otherwise banned in federal legislation of 2007, applicable from 1 January 2012 onwards.
The legality, at least in the way the proposed law is framed, has apparently been cleared with the US Attorney General’s office.
The Bill has already passed in both House and Senate with overwhelming support.
While Texas has no current manufacture, relevant parties are being invited to restart it.
Texas has been a leading US state in providing new local jobs, and this is seen as a further contributive measure.
http://freedomlightbulb.blogspot.com/2011/06/texas-to-allow-incandescent-light-bulbs.html

2.Perry Adds TSA Anti-Groping Bill to Call
http://www.texastribune.org/texas-politics/tea-party/updated-perry-adds-tsa-anti-groping-bill-to-call/ ^

Gov. Rick Perry this evening announced the addition of TSA anti-groping legislation to the agenda for the special legislative session. In a statement, he said lawmakers could consider legislation “relating to the prosecution and punishment for the offense of official oppression on those seeking access to public buildings and transportation.”

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>There is no such thing as ‘Perrycare’

>Signed into law sonogram and explanation by physician before abortion

>Signed into law, photo ID ident to vote

>Perry did not apply for federal “Race to the Top” education funds because he said it would force national standards upon Texas.

>He has vetoed a record 248 bills, including dozens after the 2001 session, angering many lawmakers.

>He said last year that President Barack Obama was “hell-bent” on turning America into a socialist country.

>Won governorship of state with lots of latinos

>He used to be a Democrat. So? So did Reagan.

>The Bush’s don’t like him

>He has NEVER lost an election, including an elementary school contest for “king” of the Paint Creek School Carnival. He secured that win by handing out pennies for votes.

>Perry has degree in animal science from Texas A&M University

>He is an Eagle Scout and wrote a book about the Boy Scouts, ‘On My Honor’.
Rick Perry uses the Boy Scouts to draw a battle line in what he considers a “culture war,” defending them against the American Civil Liberties Union and what he sees as a moral struggle for the country’s future.
The book also traces a 30-year history of litigation involving the Scouts — most of which they won — which Perry considers an attack on traditional values and faith in God.

Perry targets the ACLU as the primary force behind a leftist push to accept homosexuality and challenge Scouting’s duty to God.
http://www.rickperry.org/media/perrys-new-book-supports-boy-scouts-attacks-aclu

>Perry has a reputation for not sweating

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MISC:
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>He played quarterback on the six-man football team for the Paint Creek Pirates. He also played basketball and ran track.

>He’s a runner and triathlete.

>He is an outdoorsman who enjoys hunting and fishing.

>He plays the drums. At a January 2005 inaugural party in Washington, he played with ZZ Top in front of 2,000 people

>Perry has Romney’s looks without the other baggage.
Raised on a ranch.
Has hair.
6’ tall- presidential (especially after Obama)

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PERRY TRASHING:

Anytime governor Rick Perry is mentioned, Free Repubic seems to turn into something resembling Democratic Underground.
Posts regarding Perry are peppered with profanity, vulgarity and downright fabrications- the likes of which is seldom seen on Free Republic.

This is hardly in the best interests of our Conservative agenda. The Loony Left does not need any help from us in the character assassination of our Conservatives.

This Perry trashing comes from the Ron ‘truther’ Paul nuts, Debra Medina sour grapers, lurking Libs- and I suspect, over zealous Sarah Palin supporters and a few Bachmann supporters.
(I love Sarah and Michelle Bachmann as much as anyone else, but we MUST face reality when it comes to our beautiful Conservative ladies’ chances of winning this thing!)

Don’t you think it more sensible to trust what the Conservative icons have to say about Perry?

>Sarah Palin threw her endorsement to Rick Perry for governor-. She recently restated that she likes Perry.

>Rush said that Perry is his dream candidate. http://gretawire.blogs.foxnews.com/rush-limbaugh-on-the-record-3/

>Michael Reagan praises Perry:
“If you don’t believe Reaganomics can still work in this day and age, for whatever reason, I say you should look no further than the state of Texas.
Under the leadership of Gov. Rick Perry, Texas has championed and built upon the concepts my father used to rebuild America in the 1980s..
In short, Reagan Revolution is alive and well - deep in the heart of Texas.”
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jun/24/reagans-vision-lives-on-in-texas/?page=1

>Ted Nugent is a close friend and supporter.

Don’t you think it more sensible to trust what numerous politicians and scholars have said about Rick Perry than various haters?

VISIT THIS SITE

Read the official statements of dozens of Perry’s fellow politicians and scholars (both Democrats and Republicans) have had to say about Rick Perry: http://www.politico.com/arena/archive/rick-perry-for-president-in-2012.html

All (including Democrat opponents) have called him a staunch Conservative, and not one of the dozens issuing opinions has mentioned the vaccine or TTC.
Apparently they don’t consider these things an issue. They DID mention Perry threatening to secede from the union as a strike against him.

What Perry actually said; “You know, my hope is that America and Washington in particular pays attention,” Perry continued. “We’ve got a great union. There is absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what may come out of that? So. But Texas is a very unique place and we’re a pretty independent lot to boot.”

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The Gadasil vaccine Perry tried to “force” on Texas girls?
Dead issue.
He never tried to force it.
There was an opt out. It was up to parents to choose
Always.

Perry statement of Gardasil:
8/15/11

“I signed an executive order that allowed for an opt-out, but the fact of the matter is that I didn’t do my research well enough to understand that we needed to have a substantial conversation with our citizenry,” Perry said at the Manchester, N.H., event in response to an audience question about the HPV controversy, according to ABC News’ The Note. “But here’s what I learned: When you get too far out in front of the parade, they will let you know, and that’s exactly what our Legislature did, and I saluted it and I said, ‘Roger that, I hear you loud and clear.’ And they didn’t want to do it and we don’t, so enough said.”

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Trans Texas Hiway?
Dead issue.
If that’s the worst he’s done, I can live with it.
I just want someone who can kick the Marxist/Muslim usurper’s sorry a$$ out of our White House!!

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Bilderberg member?
Dead issue.
Governor Perry attended one meeting in 2007.
Many prominent Americans have attended these meeting.
That does NOT mean they are members or agree with their ‘agenda’- whatever that is.
Some who attended in the past: Reagan, Thatcher,Ford, Eisenhower, Gates

Why NOT attend if invited? I would want to know what in the heck they are all about and what they are up to.

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>Americans WILL get it:
>Better looking
>Better record
>Rick Perry for President

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46 posted on 08/15/2011 6:11:35 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Jim Noble

Could be. However, I know several Bush hating Obama voters who now would take Bush over Obama. Unless Sarah jumps in I think we are looking at President Perry.


47 posted on 08/15/2011 6:13:49 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: West Texas Chuck

No they do not sound a like, Perry has a lot of cheerleader whine in his voice.


48 posted on 08/15/2011 6:17:09 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: patriot08
attended by Perry and other mostly Republican candidates, the Rev. John Hagee

I've seen him connected with Hagee a couple of times. That disturbs me. I HOPE it's just a casual connection. If not Hagee could be Perry's reverend Wright.

Notice my Bias is pro-Perry.

49 posted on 08/15/2011 6:19:16 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

I was under the impression that Perry is a Catholic.


50 posted on 08/15/2011 6:21:26 PM PDT by Eva
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