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  • Walker, Bush, Rubio lead our 2016 GOP presidential picks [Oregon]

    07/30/2015 5:20:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Oregon Catalyst ^ | July 30, 2015 | NW Spotlight
    We are now 467 days from the next presidential election on November 8, 2016, to elect the 45th president of the United States. In just 7 days, on August 6th, Fox News will be holding the first debate for Republican presidential candidates – in Cleveland, Ohio. Politico reported that there will actually be two Fox News debates on August 6th: a 5PM debate for all 16 announced candidates and a 9PM “main event” for “the 10 candidates with the highest average in national polls.” In preparation for the upcoming debates, we asked some Oregon Republican political insiders to give us...
  • Sister Souljah Moments Always Fail For Conservatives

    07/30/2015 4:04:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 29, 2015 | Scott Greer, associate editor
    Who would’ve thought an obscure hip-hop artist would go down in history as the most overrated political moment of all time? Sister Souljah — a name now always followed by “moment” — made headlines back in 1992 when she said of the Los Angeles riots: “If black people kill black people every day, why not have a week and kill white people?” This inflammatory comment incensed a majority of the American public. Then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton cemented Souljah’s name in political history when he denounced her comment at a convention for Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition — an event at which...
  • Mark Steyn : Pathway to Codswallop

    07/29/2015 10:37:52 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 19 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 29 July 2015 | Mark Steyn
    In a thoughtful review of Ann Coulter's splendid new book, iconoclastic Democrat Mickey Kaus lists the open-borders advocates in American politics: ...the entire Democratic party, half the Republican party, half (secretly) of the politicians who claim to represent the other half of the Republican party, virtually the entire press (including Fox), virtually all of business, and virtually all big money political donors (including the Kochs!). The bit I've bolded helps explain the Trump bump in the GOP polls. A significant part of the Republican base thinks half their candidates are just schmoozing them to get through primary season, genuflecting toward...
  • Rick Perry Challenges Donald Trump to a Pullup Contest (Video)

    07/29/2015 4:05:29 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 42 replies
    abc news ^ | 7-29-2015 | BEN GITTLESON
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry challenged Donald Trump to a pullup contest today in response to the billionaire’s charge that Perry wasn’t smart enough to join the presidential debate —- or as a reporter put it to Perry, not tough enough. "Let's get a pullup bar out there and see who can do the most pullups,” Perry told a reporter, who told him that Trump “questioned your energy, toughness and quote-unquote, ‘brain power’ that it might require to run a successful campaign.”
  • Where’s The Outrage? cc: @JebBush, @GovernorPerry, @MarcoRubio, @ScottWalker, @CarlyFiorina

    07/28/2015 10:43:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | July 27, 2015 | Erick Erickson, editor
    UPDATE: I have removed Governor Jindal’s twitter handle from the title. His staff reached out to me to say he is not engaging in politics right now. In the wake of the Lafayette shooting, he has gone off the campaign trail to focus on the situation in Louisiana. Today he is attending the funerals of the victims. —— It is stuff like this that has Donald Trump in first place, kicking everybody else’s back side. And it is stuff like this that is going to see Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% start rising in the polls. I realize Sen. Ted...
  • How Donald Trump Can Win

    07/27/2015 1:44:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 27, 2015 | Tommy Christopher
    They said it couldn’t be done. First, they said Donald Trump would never actually run for president, and then he officially announced his run for president. They said his comments about Mexican rapists would sink him before he got started, and Trump promptly rocketed to the top of the polls. Then, they said his attack on Sen. John McCain‘s (R-AZ) war heroism would definitely derail the Trump train, and yet he remains at the top of all the national polls, is a close second in Iowa, and has a huge lead in New Hampshire. Republican strategists are consoling themselves by...
  • Trump Trolls Back at Rick Perry with Photo of Him ‘Begging for My Support and Money’

    07/22/2015 10:22:27 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 75 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 7/22/2015 | Andrew Husband
    Donald Trump does the same thing whenever he trolls the other GOP candidates. He talks about his money and influence, and how his competitors once tried to dip their hands in the “Trump Honeypot.” Or as Trump himself said at his candidacy announcement in June, “I’m really rich!” He did it to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) on Tuesday when, in response to Graham’s “jackass” comment on Monday, he gave out the senator’s personal phone number. Meanwhile, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry‘s campaign team began tweeting screenshots of old tweets in which Trump threw his hat in the ring for...
  • Exclusive Details: Donald Trump Heading To Texas Border

    07/22/2015 5:46:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 70 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 22, 2015 | Bob Price
    Breitbart Texas has learned that 2016 Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is heading to the Texas-Mexico border to get a firsthand look at the current border security situation. Trump is expected to meet with Border Patrol agents of the Laredo Sector.
  • For now, the GOP race is all about Donald Trump. What happens after that?

    07/21/2015 12:59:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Opinion Blog ^ | July 21, 2015 | Mike Hashimoto
    The Donald Trump bubble, clearly not ready to pop, reminds me that I still haven’t seen how his rise to the top of the polls reveals the trite and biennial “fight for the soul of the Republican Party.” Surely the GOP isn’t the only party with a soul, but in conventional wisdom, it seems to be the only party that always fights over it. (And apologies if I’ve missed this cycle’s fight-for-the-soul navel gazer; I can’t get to everything.) Factually speaking, Trump is indeed the new and undisputed GOP front-runner. If he can hold on for a year, give or...
  • Who will flourish after Donald Trump self-destructs?

    07/20/2015 9:42:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | July 20, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin, Queen of the CINOs & Neocons
    Donald Trump’s self-destruction will soon manifest itself in a drop in the polls. The problem remains for those GOP voters still seeking a candidate who is a viable alternative to Jeb Bush. It is not likely to be Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who has been outshone by more credible candidates and again showed bad judgment in trying to ingratiate himself with Trump. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., seems practically irrelevant to the race, and his preference to let the Obama administration negotiate with Iran rather than press for sanctions may be the death knell of his effort.. Who then stands to...
  • Wall Street Journal: Cruz’s closeness to Trump reveals ‘lack of character’

    07/20/2015 7:28:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Trail Blazers ^ | July 20, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    Sen. Ted Cruz insists he won’t wage “violence” on Republicans–which is part of the reason why he won’t condemn Donald Trump’s comments about immigrants and prisoners of war. The Wall Street Journal isn’t holding back, though. The paper’s conservative editorial board slammed Cruz and praised former Gov. Rick Perry for their starkly different responses to Trump’s claim that Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., “is only a war hero because he got captured. I like people who weren’t captured better.” Perry, an Air Force veteran, had one of the quickest and most forceful condemnations of Trump, insisting the real estate mogul wasn’t...
  • The Donald Battles the Establishment: McCain, GOP, Democrats, media unite to trash Trump

    07/20/2015 3:40:06 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 31 replies
    spectator.org ^ | 7/20/15 | Jeffrey Lord
    John McCain is a war hero. Period. Unless, of course, he’s a threat to Democrats and Barack Obama — as he was in September of 2008 as the Republican nominee for president. Then the man whose honor is suddenly being defended by outraged Establishment figures from both parties and the media was no longer a war hero. No, back there in the fall of 2008 McCain was being savaged as a mean SOB with an uncontrollable temper — a man who threatened to physically strike a wheelchair-bound, oxygen-dependent mother of a missing Vietnam serviceman. When he wasn’t busy causing another...
  • Mr. Trump, America’s Challenges Deserve More than Lip Service

    07/20/2015 1:42:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    National Review ^ | July 20, 2015 | Rick Perry
    Being president of the United States is serious business, not a reality TV show. This is especially true for the next president, who will have a big job ahead after the failures of the Obama administration. Our challenges are too complex — and the future of our country too important — to let egos, inflated rhetoric, and emotion take the place of thoughtful discussion. I made the case recently for why GOP policies are the best to create opportunity across the country for families of all backgrounds. I’ve held up my home state’s reforms in economic, education, and sentencing policies...
  • Jennifer Rubin: How to handle a bully like Trump

    07/19/2015 10:30:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | July 19, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin, Queen of the CINOs & Neocons
    As the candidates who will qualify for the presidential debate in August begin their preparations, they are going to want to bone up on a range of policy issues and make sure they have coherent answers to hard questions. (Now that Syria is a mess what do we do about it? If a Supreme Court vacancy opens on Day One, who is at the top of your replacement list? Has the president pardoned too few or too many people?) Equally important will be a game plan for neutralizing Donald Trump. Even before Trump self-destructed on Saturday, we saw candidates like...
  • Rick Perry Says Donald Trump Should Be Disqualified Over McCain Comments

    07/18/2015 2:46:51 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 110 replies
    Family Leadership Summit ^ | 7-18-15 | Family Leadership Summit
    At the Family Leadership Summit, Gov. Rick Perry blasts Donald Trump over his comments about John McCain and says that Trump should apologize or be disqualified to be President! I'd like to know where y'all stand on this?
  • Rick Perry: Trump Is Unfit to Lead the Military, ‘Should Immediately Withdraw’ from Race

    07/18/2015 10:52:33 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 193 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 07/18/2015 | Joshua Riddle
    Lots of Donald Trump‘s Republican presidential candidates have already shredded him for his comments about John McCain, but Rick Perry came out swinging by calling for Trump to basically GTFO. In case you missed it, the draft-defering Trump attacked McCain today over his war hero status because, “He’s a war hero ’cause he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured.”Now, for some unbelievable reason, lots of conservatives including the aforementioned candidates thought Trump crossed a line.Perry was the first to release a statement on The Donald’s latest rambling, this one really going for the jugular (emphasis his): Donald Trump...
  • On Trump, Know What You’re Doing and Why

    07/18/2015 3:12:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | July 17, 2015 | Rich Lowry
    Brendan Bordelon has a piece up on the home page on Scott Walker taking a pass on commenting on Trump on grounds that he doesn’t want to discuss other candidates, which strikes me as entirely reasonable. The conventional wisdom demands that Republicans devote themselves to denouncing Trump, but candidates are foolish to do this unless it serves some other purpose. Jeb has criticized him repeatedly, even after he said he was done with it. I don’t know why he really needs to get drawn into a war of words with Trump, but at least this accords with Jeb’s orientation toward...
  • Dear Republican Candidates: Please Stop Attacking The Donald

    07/17/2015 12:55:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | July 17, 2015 | Michael van der Galien, Editor-in-Chief of Dutch news and opinion website De Dagelijkse Standaard
    Rick Perry made a tragic mistake by coming out swinging at the billionaire businessman.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)One of the moderators in one of my favorite conservative communities on Google+ (yes, it still exists) recently published a post in which she praised Rick Perry’s response to Donald Trump’s statements on immigration and border security, while criticizing Ted Cruz for his. She’s not the only one who believes that Republicans have to distance themselves from the successful businessman, fearing they’ll alienate Hispanic voters if they don’t. Moderator Leslie P. quotes from this article by Jon Gabriel: Perry is setting himself up as the grown-up in...
  • Rick Perry’s glorious takedown of Donald Trump

    07/16/2015 7:23:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | July 16, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin, Queen of the CINOs
    Two candidates in the GOP presidential race are reacting to Donald Trump in vastly different ways, reflecting on their character. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) not only refused to criticize Trump’s racist language about illegal immigrants but praised him, once again demonstrating there is no limit to how low the Texas junior senator will stoop to curry favor with the far right. Then yesterday, Cruz invited himself over to unctuously ingratiate himself with Trump. Thankfully, he did not bow as President Obama has done with foreign potentates. But the entire act showed how weak and desperate Cruz is. He is not...
  • Rick Perry just savaged Donald Trump. That’s smart.

    07/16/2015 5:55:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | July 16, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Here's Rick Perry on Donald Trump: Rick Perry ✔ ‎@GovernorPerry .@realDonaldTrump-ism not conservatism but a toxic mix of demagoguery and nonsense https://t.co/C5aPaaA13p12:03 PM - 16 Jul 2015 The statement that Perry links to in that tweet goes on to savage Trump's "fundamental misunderstanding of border security" and note: "Mr. Trump has done nothing to prove that he is the president America needs.” Them's fighting words -- or at least that's what Perry and his team have to hope. The reality of the 2016 race for second-tier-and-below candidates like Perry is that Trump is soaking up lots and lots of the...
  • Handling the Trump in the Room

    07/16/2015 5:36:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 16, 2015 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    There’s an elephant in the Republicans’ room that just won’t budge. Ted Cruz is trying to befriend it. Rick Perry is kicking at its shins. Chris Christie wants to pay it no attention without being offensive. The elephant, of course, is Donald Trump. The image may not be quite apt—Trump’s Republican bona fides are suspect, indeed, and he’s hardly being ignored by the voters, media, and other candidates. Truth is, many would argue an ornery monkey jumping about the room, throwing things, and performing tricks for the onlookers, would be a better comparison. Republicans, who have made a concerted effort...
  • Texas has good chance to be player in presidential primaries

    07/13/2015 12:15:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | July 13, 2015 | Gromer Jeffers, Jr., political writer
    Usually, by the time Texas voters get to the presidential dance, the music has stopped playing. With a couple of exceptions, Democrats and Republicans pick their nominees based on the results of elections in early contest states like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. Texas is the after-party that all the cool folks skip. Next year promises to be different. Texas holds its 2016 primary election on March 1, part of a Super Tuesday grab bag that’s also been dubbed the SEC primary, a nod to states with schools that compete athletically in the Southeastern Conference. With the field of...
  • Cruz and Perry a study in contrasts when it comes to Trump

    07/11/2015 11:36:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | July 10, 2015 | Todd J. Gillman
    If anyone in the GOP field knows how to draw attention, it’s Donald Trump. And if anyone has a recipe for coping with Trump’s unfiltered and inflammatory comments, lots of Republicans would love to hear it. Two Texans in the 2016 field offered studies in contrast as outrage bubbled over Trump’s depictions of Mexican immigrants as thugs and rapists. “Donald Trump does not represent the Republican Party,” said former Gov. Rick Perry. “I am proud to stand with Donald Trump,” said Sen. Ted Cruz. Governing is about choosing, and so are campaigns. “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending...
  • Perry's Trump Conundrum: Ex-governor gets moment in the sun, courtesy of the Donald

    07/10/2015 11:09:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Austin Chronicle ^ | July 10, 2015 | Richard Whittaker
    Former governor and repeat presidential hopeful Rick Perry could have taken one of two paths when Donald Trump called Mexican immigrants in the U.S. "killers" and "rapists." Either debunk his kookery, or pander to the same racist base. Miraculously, he did both. Erstwhile celebrity "reality" TV comedian and Trump had actually taken direct shots at Perry's record on border security. After all, in the Trump-o-verse, if there are ravening hordes coming across the border, someone has to be blamed for it. This being primary season, it's not the federal government (which has actual jurisdiction in these matters), but his primary...
  • Rick Perry Solves Sanctuary Cities

    07/10/2015 9:52:40 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 25 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | 7/9/15 | Staff
    “In Texas, we have a long history of welcoming immigrants from all over the world, immigrants who have helped make our economy the strongest in the country,” former Texas governor and presidential candidate Rick Perry said today. “It’s not fair that some people try to jump the immigration line by coming across our border illegally. One of the core responsibilities of the federal government is to secure the border. As the recent tragedy in San Francisco has shown us, it’s important for the federal government and local governments to be able to cooperate to apprehend illegal immigrants with criminal histories....
  • White House blasts Cruz for defending Trump, who’s in full-blown feud with Perry

    07/09/2015 1:54:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Trail Blazers ^ | July 9, 2015 | Todd J. Gillman
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Amidst the GOP infighting over Donald Trump and an uproar in Congress over the Confederate flag, the White House jabbed at Sen. Ted Cruz today. Opening his daily press briefing, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest called out Cruz as one who – rather than condemning Trump for depicting Mexican immigrants as rapists and killers — “saluted” the real estate magnate-turned-candidate. The comments came in prepared opening remarks, suggesting the poke was anything but inadvertent. Cruz appeared earlier today on Fox Business Network and again declined to repudiate Trump’s comments. “No, I am proud to stand with Donald Trump. I...
  • IT’S COME TO THIS: Rick Perry responds DIRECTLY to Donald Trump in new video

    07/09/2015 12:19:09 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 20 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | July 8, 2015 | Right Scoop
    Rick Perry told Hannity last night that Donald Trump painted with a broad brush and basically said ALL MEXICANS were rapists and killers, which is patently false. Hannity challenged him on that mischaracterization but Perry gave a non-answer, refusing to acknowledge that Trump was only referring to ‘some’ illegals. I’ve liked Rick Perry for a long time and believe he did a lot of good things for Texas, things that would be good for the country. But I am now seeing a side of him I do not like. It’s one thing to disagree with his comments in an honest...
  • Rick on race: Of Rick Perry, Jesse Washington, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump

    07/09/2015 2:57:49 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Statesman.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Jonathan Tilove
    Good day Austin:Former Gov. Rick Perry delivered a speech Thursday at the National Press Club. It was entitled, “Economic Opportunity for All Americans,” but it was really Rick Perry’s speech on race.I know Republicans have much to do to earn the trust of African-Americans. Blacks know that Republican Barry Goldwater, in 1964, ran against Lyndon Johnson, a champion of civil rights. They know that Barry Goldwater opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, because he felt that parts of it were unconstitutional.States supporting segregation in the South cited “states’ rights” as a justification for keeping blacks from the voting booth...
  • Why Ted Cruz is defending Donald Trump

    07/06/2015 1:00:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | July 6, 2015 | Philip Bump
    For the most part, the response from 2016 Republicans to Donald Trump’s comments about Mexican illegal immigrants has been uniform: tempered outrage. Rick Santorum was happy with the fact that Trump raised the issue, although not the words Trump used. (In case you didn’t hear the words — welcome back to Earth! — Trump said that "when Mexico sends its people," it sends people who are "bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.") Marco Rubio called the comments "offensive and inaccurate." Rick Perry was similarly offended. Jeb Bush deemed them "extraordinarily ugly." But there’s a notable exception: Ted Cruz. Shortly...
  • Perry: Trump ‘Offensive’ Remarks Don’t ‘Represent’ the GOP

    07/05/2015 8:14:48 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 103 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/05/15 | Pam Key
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos,” former Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry said Donald Trump’s remarks about Mexican immigrants being rapist and criminals were “offensive.” Addressing Trumps criticism of his handling of border security Perry said “I don’t think he understands the challenge, obviously.” Perry continued, “The fact is, I have said clearly that Donald Trump does not represent the Republican Party. I was offended by his remarks. Hispanics in America and Texas, from the Alamo to Afghanistan have been extraordinary people, citizens of our country and of our state. They have served nobly and...
  • Texas Man On Probation Arrested In Fatal Shooting Of Woman At San Francisco Pier 14

    07/03/2015 7:31:55 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 46 replies
    A man has been arrested in the shooting death of a woman who was walking along San Francisco’s Embarcadero with her family Wednesday evening. Texas resident Francisco Sanchez had been detained as a person of interest south along the Embarcadero shortly after the shooting at Pier 14 after witnesses on the pier snapped his photo, which was quickly forwarded to officers investigating the killing.
  • ‘Painting With Broad Brush': Perry BLASTS Trump’s ‘Huge Error’ With Mexicans Comment

    07/02/2015 8:28:50 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 2 2015 | Daily Caller
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry ripped real estate mogul Donald Trump for his recent comments on Mexicans Thursday, calling them a “huge error,” adding further that he was “painting with a broad brush” with the rhetoric. In an interview on “Your World” with guest host Charles Payne, Perry said Trump’s comments were just “wrong,” pointing to the Hispanics that have fought for America, especially in his home state.
  • Christie Finally Figures Out the Confederate Flag is 'Divisive' (Many other GOP contenders agree

    06/24/2015 4:16:37 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 19 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 6/23/2015 | Olivia Nuzzi
    On Tuesday, after the entire Republican primary field - including Donald Trump and George Pataki - had taken a position on the Confederate flag, and after the Republican governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, had asked for its removal from the state capitol grounds, Chris Christie seemed to calculate that it was politically safe to do the same. The New Jersey governor said in a statement that Haley had "demonstrated what it means to be a leader" and that he commended her decision. ... Every Republican presidential candidate, including the not-yet announced ones, had said something, even if it was,...
  • [Rightwing Watch Blog via UK Guardian claims:] "Rick Perry calls Charleston church shooting an '

    06/19/2015 5:24:37 PM PDT · by South40 · 96 replies
    Rightwing Watch Blog via The Guardian ^ | Friday 19 June 2015 16.47 EDT | Sabrina Siddiqui
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry on Friday suggested the fatal shooting of nine black people at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, by a white male was a drug-induced “accident”.
  • Obama Calls For Action Against Guns: "I Need You To Mobilize"

    06/19/2015 7:38:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 89 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 19,2015 | Charlie Spiering
    After delivering a frustrated speech about gun violence in Washington D.C., President Obama traveled to Santa Monica for a fundraiser with Hollywood star Tyler Perry. During the speech, he called for his supporters to mobilize against gun violence in order to change the current political environment that refused to act.
  • 2012 Presidential White Paper #10 (on 1993 "quote" attributed to Perry)

    FREE TRADE Free trade is a vital policy necessary for maximizi ng economic growth. In recent decades, America’s commitment to expanding trade has resulted in lower costs for consumers, job growth, and higher levels of productivity and innovation. Rick Perry has a long record of public statements in support of free trade. “NAFTA is the largest job stimulus packet to come along this decade,”
  • How safe is Gardasil for young girls? (Cases of menopause in teenagers)

    06/12/2015 6:54:46 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 33 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | 5/4/15 | Carolyn Moynihan
    In April 2011 a 16-year-old girl came to Dr Deirdre Little's surgery in rural New South Wales asking why her periods had stopped. When Dr Little investigated she found that the girl was in menopause. No cause for this could be found, and usually isn’t in 90 percent of cases of ovarian failure. But this was not just another case; the incidence of menopause developing without cause in a young teenage girl is so rare that there are no figures for it."Susan" asked if her condition could be due to the human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) Gardasil, because it was after...
  • Republican presidential campaign travel schedule hints at candidate strategy

    06/08/2015 10:21:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    Location stops play role in seeking early primary victories.Former Gov. Jeb Bush plans to launch his presidential campaign in Florida next week before heading north to make his first stop as a declared candidate in New Hampshire, home to the first-in-the-nation primary and particularly friendly ground for more liberal GOP hopefuls. Former Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, meanwhile, traveled first to Iowa, following in the footsteps of former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and ex-Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, both of whom then bounced to South Carolina, home of the first primary in the South, and good territory for the kinds of...
  • Hot Air Primary Survey: June Results

    06/08/2015 1:09:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 8, 2015 | Patrick Ishmael
    The most interesting news from this month’s survey is in the consensus category, so be sure to get that far into the post. That said, your first choice leader is once again Ted Cruz, followed by Scott Walker, Rick Perry, Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina. Over 1800 votes were cast. Your second choice leader? Scott Walker, followed by Rick Perry, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina.Your consensus choice leader? Scott Walker again, followed by Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, Carly Fiorina, Bobby Jindal and Marco Rubio. After Rubio, there is a 20 point drop off, making everyone named above what...
  • Does Rick Perry Really Deserve a Second Look?

    06/07/2015 10:22:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | June 7, 2015 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    As the candidates for the 2016 race announce one by one, it’s clear that those who announced early got more mileage out of the formal openings of their candidacy than those who waited. As the log jam of would-be presidents starts to pile up, our cynicism waxes and our patience wanes whether or not those reactions are entirely justified by the slim chances of the candidates in question. Yet, no candidate’s announcement has generated more cynicism than that of former Texas Governor Rick Perry. Perry’s launch of his campaign wasn’t short on glitz or substance, and his subsequent tour of...
  • Rick Perry Hires Another Barbour for Presidential Campaign (March 2015

    06/07/2015 6:06:24 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 19 replies
    Mississippi Conservative Daily ^ | 3/2/15 | Ryan S. Walters
    In an article out today in the New York Times, as well as the Clarion Ledger, it has been announced that Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas, has hired yet another Barbour for his presidential campaign. Austin Barbour, the brother of Henry Barbour, has been tapped by Perry to run his Super PAC. Unfortunately, this is not Perry’s first Barbour hire. As was reported back in September, Perry hired Henry Barbour to advise him on his campaign for the White House. And judging from the Barbour Brothers’ conduct in the Cochran/McDaniel race, specifically the despicable actions they took last...
  • This Week’s Immigrant Crime And Rick Perry Update

    06/06/2015 3:23:00 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/05/2015 | Ann Coulter
    Former Texas Governor Rick Perry joined the 600 other candidates for the Republican presidential nomination this week. The gravest danger of a Perry presidency would be that Hillary will use some trite quip that Perry will then adopt as a serious policy proposal. In 2006, Perry’s gubernatorial opponent, Chris Bell, explained his opposition to a border fence, saying, “building a 20-foot wall would create a giant market for 21-foot ladders, and that’s about it.” It’s an old joke — but at least Bell is an actual Democrat. Suddenly, that was all Perry could say on the subject of a border...
  • GOP hopefuls skip IA pig-roast/cycle-ride leave Harley enthusiasts Walker & Perry to impress on hogs

    06/06/2015 3:10:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    the London Daily Mail ^ | June 6, 2015 | Francesca Chambers in Des Moines
    * Iowa Senator Joni Ernst and co. are taking off from a Harley-Davidson dealership this morning in Des Moines for a 39 mile ride to Boone * Ride honoring the nation's veterans attracted only one candidate for the White House: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker * Perry will also ride with a group of veterans to Ernst's first annual 'Roast and Ride' but he's starting in Perry, Iowa * Will keep the spotlight on Perry, who is making the journey with Taya Kyle, wife of 'American Sniper,' and Marcus Luttrell, the 'Lone Survivor' * A half a dozen current and presumed...
  • How Rick Perry, Ted Cruz stack up in 2016 race

    06/05/2015 11:13:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | June 6, 2015 | Todd J. Gillman
    Texas is certainly big enough for both Rick Perry and Ted Cruz. But they can’t both survive the meat grinder of 2016. So how do the Texas rivals stack up? The former governor and the freshman senator occupy similar ideological turf, as does much of the large GOP presidential field. They’re both pro-gun, pro-states’ rights, anti-Iran, anti-Obamacare, anti-Washington, fluent in the language of the tea party, and eager to scrap the IRS. But they’re a generation apart and contrast in style. And those could be key factors if the two both survive to Texas’ primary in March, which could be...
  • WATCH LIVE: Rick Perry Announces 2016 Presidential Run

    06/04/2015 10:01:21 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 181 replies
    Mediate ^ | 6-4-2015 | Mediate
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) is set to announce his presidential candidacy on Thursday afternoon in Addison, Texas.
  • Rick Perry may not be bulletproof on immigration

    05/29/2015 12:02:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 29, 2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    When Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks about immigration on the campaign trail, he hammers President Obama's policies and touts his own experience standing up to the president during last summer's border crisis. But Perry will also need to demonstrate to Republican primary voters that his nuanced approach to immigration can succeed at the federal level. Perry's path to the nomination may feature more roadblocks than there are Border Patrol checkpoints in South Texas. Perry did slow the influx of Central Americans into the Rio Grande Valley during last summer's border crisis, but at great cost to his state. A...
  • The Presidential Skill Set: What you want in a leader won’t show up on the résumé.

    05/28/2015 9:49:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Weekly Standard The Magazine ^ | The June 8, 2015 Issue | Jay Cost
    Former Texas governor Rick Perry is gearing up for another presidential run and recently fired a shot across the bow of some of his competitors. In an interview with The Weekly Standard, Perry said that while he had “great respect” for senators Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul, they were not ready to be president: I’ve had more than one individual say, “You know what, if you want to be the president of the United States, you ought to go back to your home state and be the governor and get that executive experience before you go lead this...
  • Perry to Senate Presidential Candidates: Go Home and Run for Governor

    Former Texas governor Rick Perry has a message for three of the current Republican White House hopefuls: Run for governor before you run for president. Speaking about Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul, all three U.S. senators, Perry said in an interview last week with THE WEEKLY STANDARD that he's hearing from GOP voters that they want executive experience. "I’ve had more than one individual say, 'You know what, if you want to be the president of the United States, you ought to go back to your home state and be the governor and get that executive experience before...
  • Rick Perry Will be Surrounded by Navy SEALs at June Announcement

    05/25/2015 11:19:35 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Stephen Gutowski
    Rick Perry’s June event in Addison, Texas, where he is expected to announce his candidacy for president, will feature a number of retired and current Navy SEALs, according to a invite to the event. Retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, whose autobiography inspired the 2014 film Lone Survivor, will attend with his wife. The widow of retired Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose autobiography inspired the oscar-nominated American Sniper, will also be there. The event will also feature retired U.S. Navy SEAL JJ Jones, retired U.S. Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor Recipient Mike Thornton, retired U.S. Navy SEAL Pete Scobell, and...
  • Carson wins early GOP straw poll (Followed by Walker and Cruz at Oklahoma City's SRLC confab)

    05/23/2015 12:12:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | May 23, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson won the presidential straw poll at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City on Saturday, beating out Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Carson won 25.4 percent of the vote, while Walker took 20.5 percent and Cruz received 16.4 percent. Other GOP presidential hopefuls and potential candidates finished far behind the top trio. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie finished a distant fourth with 5.3 percent of the vote, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry took 5 percent, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush won 4.9 percent. Winning the straw poll could provide a...