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  • 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 · 16 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...
  • A Confederacy Of Dunces: The State of The Presidential Race (Weird, Authentic Libertarian gibberish)

    05/20/2015 1:51:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | May 20, 2015 | Don Rasmussen
    It has been a fascinating and fast-moving week in presidential politics. The Hillary spiral has continued unabated. While talking heads marvel at her durability in head-to-head polling and within the Democrat field, the underlying erosion on honesty and trustworthiness is a troubling sign for her candidacy. The latest Quinnipiac poll in Iowa has just 43% of voters believing in her veracity. Her strength in top line polling reflects name identification and the perception of inevitability. This is pretty much the same trajectory as her 2008 collapse, if not earlier. I’m reminded of an SNL skit from that race, “It was...
  • Who should be excluded from the Republican debates?

    05/18/2015 5:09:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 18, 2015 | Newsmachete
    We all know that if the Republican debates include all the declared candidates that it's going to be a circus. Each candidate will only get to speak for a few minutes and we won't learn much. We'd learn more if the debates were limited to the candidates who had the greatest chance of getting the nomination. Here are the most realistic candidates--not the best candidates, but the ones who have at least a chance to win the nomination: Scott Walker: Current governor of Wisconsin, an inspirational speaker, riding high in several polls. Jeb Bush: Former governor of Florida, he's been...
  • Abbott leans into possible role as 2016 kingmaker

    05/17/2015 7:15:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The McAllen Monitor ^ | May 17, 2015 | Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune
    Gov. Greg Abbott, once reluctant to get involved in his party’s 2016 presidential primary, has a new message for White House hopefuls: Get in line. With Texas poised to play a role in determining the GOP nominee for the first time in decades, the first-term governor is increasingly making clear he does not plan to let the newfound clout go to waste. He’s laid out five criteria for the candidates and wants them to come see the border that has been central to his agenda so far. Abbott has not decided whether he’ll endorse before the Texas primary on March...
  • How second tier GOP hopefuls could win

    05/08/2015 4:29:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 8, 2015 | J.P. Moran
    President Obama famously said to Mitt Romney during a 2012 debate concerning Russia, the “1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back…” Right now, that phrase rings true for many of the current GOP candidates’ messaging and marketing strategies. The 1980s are calling, and they want their campaign marketing plans back. That’s why 2016 is anyone’s race. The Republican nomination will likely draw a dozen or more candidates. Three second-tier candidates got into the race just this week, and no single candidate has consistently broken 20 percent in the polls. With a 21st century marketing strategy, even...
  • 2016 hopefuls pitch S.C. Republicans at dinner

    05/02/2015 8:51:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Herald ^ | May 1, 2015 | Andrew Shain, The State
    Gather together 1,000 S.C. Republicans in a room these days, and a few 2016 presidential prospects will come calling. The S.C. GOP’s annual Silver Elephant fundraising dinner on Friday attracted three out-of-state White House hopefuls and a fourth homegrown prospect who made their pitches to hardcore party supporters. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz started his speech by bashing Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. He said she appointed a director of email security – a joke about her use of a private computer server while she was U.S. Secretary of State. “I’m pretty sure Saudi Arabia is not paying for the speakers tonight,”...
  • Rick Perry's Marriage Misstep

    04/25/2015 5:55:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 25, 2015 | Michael Brown
    It is now the “gotcha” question being asked to every Republican presidential candidate: Would you attend a same-sex ‘wedding’ ceremony?”Rick Santorum said no, since it would be a violation of his faith.Marco Rubio said yes, even though he disagrees with it as a Catholic, just as he disagrees with divorce and remarriage, but he would attend rather than hurt someone he loves. Scott Walker said he had previously attended a same-sex “wedding” reception but stated that marriage was the union of a man and a woman.Ted Cruz wouldn’t answer, but apparently not because of ambiguity on his position, since he...
  • Perry 'Advisory Board' Members Give Cash to Cruz's White House Bid

    04/16/2015 12:40:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 16, 2015 | Adam Wollner
    Ted Cruz hauled in more than $4 million during his first nine days as a formal presidential candidate—with help from a handful of Rick Perry's top donors. Five members of Perry's leadership PAC advisory board contributed to Cruz's presidential campaign in late March, a National Journal review of Federal Election Commission records found. San Antonio auto dealer Red McCombs, Austin oil executive Ben "Bud" Brigham, Houston chemical company executive Steven P. Mach, retired Houston technology executive Holloway Frost, and Houston Republican Kathaleen Wall each wrote four-figure checks to Cruz's campaign in late March. Those five donors were also among the...
  • The 7 GOP Long Shots Who Still Have a Chance (180 degrees from reality)

    04/13/2015 11:58:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Bloomberg View | April 13, 2015 | Jonathan Bernstein
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-04-13/the-7-gop-long-shots-who-still-have-a-chance
  • GOP hopefuls praise, woo home school families in Des Moines appearance

    04/09/2015 8:31:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | April 9, 2015 | James Q. Lynch, The Gazette
    Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA), and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) after a Town Hall Panel Discussion hosted by Steve Deace at the NICHE Homeschool Iowa Capitol Day at the Holiday Inn Des Moines-Airport/Conference Center in Des Moines on Thursday, Apr. 9, 2015.DES MOINES — The debate over religious liberty in Indiana spilled over into Iowa Thursday as four presidential hopefuls pledged to defend the rights of parents who home-school their children to worship as they choose and educate their children as they wish. Religious liberty is the “civil rights issue of...
  • Perry Prosecutors Fight To Keep Invoices Secret

    04/03/2015 3:00:12 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 6 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | April 3, 2015 | Terri Langford
    A Houston lawyer, for reasons unknown, is trying to get the detailed billing records submitted by special prosecutors pursuing felony charges against former Gov. Rick Perry, opening another front in the tangled legal saga. While the likely presidential candidate waits to hear if an appeals court will throw out the charges against him, special prosecutors Mike McCrum and David Gonzalez are now suing state Attorney General Ken Paxton on the side. They are fighting an open records ruling that might force them to disclose details of their investigation, including whom they have interviewed while building their case against Perry. This...
  • Rick Perry Prosecutor Makes Contradictory Assertions about Grand Jury to Court

    03/24/2015 8:59:45 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 23 replies
    Court Documents
    Texas prosecutor Mike McCrum says the grand jury that indicted former Texas Governor Rick Perry has made two mutually exclusive factual findings. The grand jury, McCrum says, has alternately declared that Perry's public statement threatening to veto a spending bill was 1) An official act; and 2) Not an official act. The significance of this will be described below. First, though, recall that there are two Counts in the indictment against Perry: COUNT ONE: Abuse of Official Capicity. This count alleges that Perry abused the office of Governor by "misusing" government "property" (the veto is the item Perry allegedly misused)...
  • Ex-Gov. Rick Perry of Texas Won’t Discuss Cruz Candidacy

    03/24/2015 4:43:59 PM PDT · by South40 · 20 replies
    NYT ^ | 24 FEB 2015 | Manny Fernandez
    HOUSTON – Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas who is considering a second run for the White House after his politically disastrous 2012 campaign, sought to show off his domestic and foreign policy chops at a breakfast with reporters here on Tuesday. But he was silent when asked about Senator Ted Cruz, the conservative firebrand who announced his campaign for president on Monday. At the event, which was hosted by Bloomberg, Mr. Perry led a wide-ranging discussion about the Texas economy, border security, the strengths and weaknesses of past American presidents and of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia....
  • Katy Perry continues to cash in..after releasing a $130 'official left shark onesie' [edited]

    03/03/2015 11:20:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 3, 2015 | Charlie Lankston
    Katy Perry has launched an official 'left shark' costume inspired by one of the backing dancers from her Super Bowl halftime show, who became an overnight internet sensation when he appeared to forget his dance moves live on air. The 30-year-old singer, who was joined by backing dancers dressed as surfboards, palm trees and beach balls, as well as the now-infamous shark duo, for her rendition of California Girls and Teenage Dream at the NFL final in February, tweeted the news to her delighted followers on Monday evening, advising them to head to her online store and pick up one...
  • Rick Perry Hires Another Barbour for Presidential Campaign

    03/02/2015 7:54:10 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 28 replies
    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 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.
  • Cruz and other GOP candidates scramble for Texas

    02/28/2015 2:13:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    National Monitor ^ | February 28, 2015 | Kerry Sullivan
    The battle for the Republican presidential nomination is beginning to really heat up. The latest log on the fire? Texas has decided to move its 2016 primary to March 1, making it the fifth state to cast votes. Traditionally, small states hold their primaries before the larger ones. This allows candidates to focus on persuading target groups of voters and gain momentum before facing the daunting challenge of wooing the masses. Texas is huge. At 270,000 square miles, a campaign will need a treasure trove of cash to finance television ads across 20 media markets. The presidential candidates are now...
  • David Axelrod predicts Rick Perry, Ted Cruz will have uphill fights for GOP presidential nomination

    02/27/2015 4:34:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Trailblazers Blog ^ | February 27, 2015 | Gromer Jeffers Jr.
    The architect of Barack Obama’s successful campaigns for president said this week that Rick Perry and Ted Cruz would have uphill battles for the 2016 GOP nomination for the White House. David Axelrod, one of President Obama’s closest advisers, said Texas’ junior senator did have support with hard-right conservatives. But he questioned whether Cruz could build on it. “Ted Cruz has a base. That base will be there,” Axelrod told The Dallas Morning News before a forum at the World Affairs Council in Dallas. “Whether it’s large enough is another question.” Axelrod was not bullish on the prospects of...
  • Former Governor Rick Perry Issues Statement on Ukraine and Russia

    02/24/2015 12:36:54 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | February 25, 2015 | Mary Chastain
    In response to Russia’s increasing military belligerence in Ukraine and threats to expand to other parts of Europe, former Texas Governor Rick Perry has released a video with his take on America’s foreign policy toward Ukraine and what actions the government should take. “Last week we witnessed the fierce urgency of Western leaders shuttling to Minsk in an attempt to get Vladimir Putin to sign a piece of paper saying he would not continue his aggression against Ukraine,” he said. “But with the latest violence by Russian backed separatists in the eastern Ukraine, President Putin has again demonstrated his insincerity...
  • Ted Cruz President 2016: Senator's Strengths For Primaries Are His Weaknesses In General Election

    02/09/2015 4:59:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | February 9, 2015 | Howard Koplowitz
    The Republican presidential primary field is shaping up to have about a dozen contenders in 2016, and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas may become one of them. But if Cruz decides to mount a campaign, his biggest strength -- strong support among conservative, tea party voters – may also be his biggest liability. While he hasn’t yet officially announced a run for president, Cruz has said he is strongly considering it. In October, he made a visit to the Wichita, Kansas, headquarters of the oil billionaire Koch brothers to make the case that Republicans need a grassroots conservative as...
  • Asked About Cruz, Perry Trumpets His Own Experience (Slams Open Carry, Welcomes Muslims)

    02/05/2015 2:21:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | February 5, 2015 | Abby Livingston and Robert Costa
    For any Texans torn between Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz as likely presidential candidates, the state’s former governor argued Thursday that executive experience matters. In a wide-ranging interview with The Texas Tribune and The Washington Post, Perry discussed international, presidential and Texas politics. Asked about what separates him from Cruz, Perry never mentioned his potential rival by name. Instead, he downplayed Senate experience and alluded to the fact that Cruz’s tenure in office is the same as then-Sen. Barack Obama's when he ran for president in 2008. “It’s one of the selling points, if you will, to the...
  • Rick Perry again asks state judge to toss indictment citing vague charges

    01/31/2015 3:14:50 PM PST · by SSS Two · 13 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 1/30/2015 | Peggy Fikac
    <p>AUSTIN – Former Gov. Rick Perry again Friday asked a state judge to toss out the indictment accusing him of abusing his authority.</p> <p>Perry’s lawyers said the charges against the former governor were too vague and failed to allege a violation of the law.</p>
  • Perry is angry, but his lawyers make headway

    01/28/2015 4:50:38 PM PST · by SSS Two · 14 replies
    Ft. Worth Star Telegram ^ | 01/28/2015 6:10 PM
    Former Gov. Rick Perry presented an “angry man” persona at a news conference on Wednesday when responding to a court ruling on the abuse of office indictment against him. He needn’t have been so angry. His lawyers are making headway. Judge Bert Richardson ruled Tuesday that the case can move forward, but he also noted weaknesses in both counts of the indictment. Perry’s lawyers said they’ll appeal the ruling, while at the same time taking advantage of Richardson’s suggestion that they reword their motion to dismiss one of the counts and try again.
  • Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Clown Cars (About what you'd expect from this kind of guy)

    01/27/2015 2:16:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Open Salon ^ | January 27, 2015 | Tom Degan
    As the blizzard of 2015 descends upon us here in the Northeast, the lack of mobility for the next couple of days gives one time to do a lot of thinking. It is now 4:00 AM here in Goshen, New York. As of this moment it's not much of a storm. That's bound to change at any moment. Outside my window there is a light powder covering my jeep, This is strange considering the fact that the nice lady on my television screen is informing me that everywhere is being hammered - particularly in New England. We shall see. The...
  • Immigration protesters HECKLE Rick Perry and Chris Christie at conservative political summit in Iowa

    01/24/2015 4:48:58 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 27 replies
    Illegal immigration jumped to the front of Iowa conservatives' minds on Saturday when a group of protesters heckled two potential presidential candidates for disagreeing with President Barack Obama's recent moves on the subject. 'If you become president, will you deport our families?' the group of eight shouted over and over from the balcony, after former Texas Gov. Rick Perry spoke about how he had mobilized his state's National Guard troops to patrol America's southern border. (SNIP) Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida congresswoman in a shrinking House minority, held a small event across the street from the...
  • Islamophobic rally in Texas as senators push for anti-Palestinian bill (Look at the source)

    01/18/2015 3:14:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Electronic Intifada ^ | January 18, 2015 | Patrick Strickland
    Hunders of people took part in an anti-Muslim rally in Garland, Texas, on 17 January, outside a school building hosting a Muslim community event.A new bill introduced in the United States Senate demands that President Barack Obama move the US embassy from its present location in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as reported by the right-wing Times of Israel website. Sponsored by hardline Republican Senators Dean Keller of Nevada and Ted Cruz of Texas, the bill – the Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act of 2015 – is an updated version of previous bills that sought the same goal. The Jerusalem Embassy...
  • Ted Cruz: Loose Cannon or Libertarian Reformer?

    01/17/2015 9:51:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | The February 2015 Issue | Glenn Garvin
    The Texas senator might be just crazy enough to win the GOP presidential nomination.As they used to say in the old westerns, it was quiet out there-too quiet. So no one was really surprised when Ted Cruz announced to The Washington Post the weekend before the November election that his brief flirtation with civilized behavior was nearing its end. For months, the Texas senator had abandoned his "the guy with dynamite strapped to his chest" persona, as one Republican political strategist describes it, to be a team player, crisscrossing the country to campaign for GOP candidates. No filibusters on the...
  • Rand Paul’s Passive-Aggressive Trolling Campaign

    01/06/2015 8:13:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 5, 2015 | Olivia Nuzzi
    RandPAC is trolling other potential GOP contenders early and often with the help of Google ads—and Chris Christie and Rick Perry just might be next. When former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced in mid-December that he would “actively explore” running for the Republican presidential nomination, curious parties took to Google to learn more about him. While they were there, many of them were greeted by another politician’s name at the bottom of the page—one they hadn’t searched for. “Join a movement working to shrink government. Not grow it,” read one of the ads, placed by RandPAC, the political action committee...
  • Statement on Vote for Speaker Boehner (Scott Perry, R-PA-4)

    01/06/2015 11:41:32 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 59 replies
    Office of Congressman Scott Perry ^ | January 6, 2015 | Congressman Scott Perry
    “I’ve emphatically shared my disagreements with House Speaker John Boehner. As one of the leading conservative Members of this body, I opposed the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that did nothing to block President Obama’s unilateral amnesty order, I fought for tougher stances on out-of-control spending, government regulation and ObamaCare, and I refused to vote for a watered down NSA spying bill, amongst myriad other initiatives – most of which unilaterally were ignored by the Democrat-controlled Senate. But the 2014 elections just changed this equation. This is not a choice about who is the most conservative. It’s a choice about...
  • Bush, Romney, Cruz, Paul, Perry or ?

    12/29/2014 2:35:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 29, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    Since forming a presidential exploratory committee earlier this month, Jeb Bush is being considered a serious Republican candidate for president. But as George Will astutely pointed out last week, Bush has two significant hurdles; his support for Common Core and immigration reform. Will correctly points out that his support for the latter is far more nuanced than people understand. Bush does not advocate for more immigration through family reunification, which is the agenda of radical immigration activists, but instead for meeting employment needs, and he supports a path to legal status instead of citizenship. However, his support for Common Core...
  • Kolkhorst: Abbott supports repeal, ‘toughening’ of Texas DREAM Act

    12/15/2014 1:03:52 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | Patrick Svitek
    State Sen.-elect Lois Kolkhorst, laying out her priorities since winning a promotion to the upper chamber, said Wednesday she anticipates a “big revamp or repeal” of the Texas law allowing in-state tuition for illegal immigrants — a move that has the blessing of Gov.-elect Greg Abbott. (SNIP) While Patrick has vowed to repeal the DREAM Act, Abbott’s position has been less straightforward. During his second gubernatorial debate with Democratic opponent Wendy Davis, he said he would not veto a repeal of the law if it came to his desk. His campaign has previously expressed a need to reform the measure...
  • MSNBC reporter asks Rick Perry if he’s “smart enough to be president”

    12/11/2014 7:59:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/11/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    I’m sure we’re all relieved to know that after the many media debacles in the last few election cycles, the cable news denizens have learned their lesson. This time around things are going to be different. Candidates will be treated fairly, with an opportunity to make their case before the American people while being subjected to rigorous examination of their actual record and their stated positions on the issues.Naw, I’m just kidding. Nothing has actually changed at all. And to lead off the two year parade of embarrassing media moments, MSNBC featured an interview with Texas Governor Rick Perry...
  • ‘Rick Perry in 2016’ building momentum

    12/10/2014 3:05:16 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 86 replies
    Austin American Statesmen ^ | December 10, 2014 | Chuck Lindell
    "....A recent 90-minute interview with the Washington Post paid off with a Wednesday front-page story headlined, “New image, renewed ambition for Perry,” that was sprinkled with details about Perry’s preparations for a presidential run that the outgoing governor says isn’t yet a sure thing. “This Perry comes across as studious, contemplative and humble,” wrote Philip Rucker, national political reporter for the Post. “He said he is at peace with his 2012 presidential campaign, in which his shoot-first-aim-later approach proved catastrophic, but is hungry to redeem himself.” Coinciding with the story, Texans for Rick Perry released a stylized, three-minute video touting...
  • Sheriff Arpaio un-endorses Katrina Pierson, shifts support to Pete Sessions

    12/05/2014 1:15:57 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 14 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | March 1, 2014
    In an email, Katrina Pierson said that Arpaio did not inform her before switching his endorsement. “We are unaware of this information as it has not been relayed to our campaign,” she wrote. Ken Emanuelson, a Dallas Tea Party activist and a Pierson campaign volunteer, said that he was disappointed that Arpaio felt misled. He added that the campaign had provided the sheriff with rankings from NumbersUSA, a conservative immigration group. Those rankings knocked Sessions for comments during a Dallas Morning News editorial board meeting, where he supported a guest worker program for people living in the country illegally. ORIGINAL...
  • Weighing a second presidential bid, Perry picks up pace on 2016 prep

    12/05/2014 1:00:05 AM PST · by South40 · 42 replies
    HoustonChronicle ^ | December 4, 2014 | Patrick Svitek
    As his 14 years in office come to a close, Gov. Rick Perry is dramatically stepping up his outreach to those who could influence a 2016 presidential campaign that he has insisted would be the antithesis of his ill-fated bid three years ago. Angling for a head start in what could be a crowded field for his party's nomination, Perry is hunkering down in Austin with hundreds of influential activists, potential donors and policy experts. The aggressive foundation-laying, which is kicking into high gear this month, marks one of Perry's most organized efforts yet to prepare for the rigors of...
  • Ben Shapiro: Katy Perry, Cher and Macklemore All Lie About Ferguson (video)

    12/03/2014 4:56:43 AM PST · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | 12-3-2014 | Ben Shapiro
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2PYJPPFx9Q The evidence shows that Michael Brown was an 18-year-old, 6’4”, 289-lb. black criminal who robbed a convenience store and attacked a police officer while high, then got shot – that’s what the grand jury determined when they decided not to indict Darren Wilson. But evidence has never stopped people like Cher, who tweeted, “Something must b done 2 protect innocent young blk men.” Or Moby, who tweeted that “Darren Wilson chased Michael Brown and murdered him.” Or Serena Williams, who tweeted, “Wow. Just wow. Shameful. What will it take???” Or Katy Perry, who said, “praying for an equal America,”...
  • Rep. Joaquin Castro predicts Perry and Cruz would lose 2016 presidential race

    12/02/2014 11:46:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | December 2, 2014 | Kimberly Railey
    Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, predicted Tuesday that neither Gov. Rick Perry nor Sen. Ted Cruz can win the presidency in 2016, calling them both too divisive to garner broad support. “When you get to the general election, people don’t generally want either an angry person or a very harsh, shrill, partisan person,” Castro said about Perry’s prospects. “They want somebody … whose aim at least is to bring people together.” Castro — in a rare joint appearance with twin brother Julián Castro, the Housing and Urban Development Secretary, at a Politico event titled “Lessons from Leaders” — said Cruz...
  • The 2016 spotlight turns to Texas (A March 1st primary?)

    11/28/2014 2:55:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Texas Tribune's TribTalk Blog ^ | November 28, 2014 | Jim Henson and Joshua Blank
    With the 2014 election now in the history books, the reality is that the 2016 campaign is upon us. And you can expect Texas to get more time in the spotlight now that the 2016 GOP presidential primary is a main attraction. Four candidates with direct or indirect connections to the Lone Star State are on most early lists of top potential candidates: Gov. Rick Perry, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and two scions of families with strong Texas ties — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, the son of former Texas Congressman (and frequent presidential aspirant) Ron Paul, and...
  • Obama just kneecapped Jeb Bush and Chris Christie's 2016 prospects

    11/21/2014 1:43:24 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies
    The Week ^ | 11/21/2014 | Jon Terbush
    On immigration, the GOP primary will have little room for nuance Obama's announcement could affect 2016's probable candidates President Obama on thursday announced his much-anticipated executive action on immigration, and in doing so he lobbed a grenade squarely into the 2016 Republican primary race. ... Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush upset the rank and file earlier this year by calling for a compassionate aspproach to immigration. In April, he said undocumented workers who enter the country illegally do so as "an act of love" because they "are actually coming to this country to provide for their families." Then there's New...
  • Rick Perry: Texas might sue Barack Obama

    11/19/2014 4:33:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 125 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 19, 2014 | Jake Sherman
    BOCA RATON, Fla. — Texas Gov. Rick Perry said the Lone Star State might sue Barack Obama’s administration over the president’s planned executive order to grant relief to as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants. “I think that’s probably a very real possibility,” Perry said during a panel here at the Republican Governors Association’s annual meeting. Perry, who is considering another presidential bid in 2016, said the cost of illegal immigration is “extraordinary.” He said his state spends $12 million a month on securing the border. Perry remarked that state Attorney General Greg Abbott, who was recently elected governor, has...
  • Texas Leads Best States For Future Job Growth

    11/13/2014 8:08:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 12, 2014 | Kurt Badenhausen
    Rick Perry ascended from Lieutenant Governor to Governor of Texas in December 2000 when then-governor George Bush resigned after being elected the 43rd President of the United States. Perry will retire in January with the tenth longest gubernatorial tenure in U.S. history. Perry made job creation one of his principle mantras, and he has overseen remarkable employment gains under his watch with 2.1 million jobs added during his tenure. The total represents 30% of the jobs added in the U.S. since 2000 and more than twice as many as any other state. The so-called “Texas miracle” does not show any...
  • Ivy League students ask Rick Perry for anal sex during campus visit

    11/10/2014 11:47:24 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 86 replies
    campusreform.com ^ | 11/10/14 | Maggie Lit
    A student at Dartmouth College asked Texas Governor Rick Perry Sunday if he would accept anal sex in exchange for $102 million in campaign contributions. Senior Emily Sellers, a member of The Dartmouth, the official campus newspaper, posed the question to confront Perry’s stance on homosexuality. Another student, Timothy Messen, accused Perry of comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.
  • Perry prosecutor urges judge to let case go to trial

    11/07/2014 9:26:09 PM PST · by SSS Two · 22 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 7, 2014 | Patrick Svitek
    AUSTIN — The prosecutor handling the indictment against Rick Perry is pressing a judge not to dismiss the case, arguing that doing so would amount to making an exception for the governor. In a series of filings made public Friday evening, special prosecutor Michael McCrum argues the only way to deal with the allegations against Perry is to let the facts come out during a trial and ask a jury to decide the governor’s fate ... In seeking a dismissal of the case, Perry’s defense team has argued the indictment violates Perry’s right to free speech, defies the separation of...
  • Rick Perry whiffs in President Obama’s Ebola footsteps (Not-Quite-Ready-For_Primetime Candidate)

    10/22/2014 5:51:03 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 21 replies
    wash times ^ | 10/21/14 | c hurt
    Where is the GOP’s John Wayne when you need him? Not, apparently, in Texas.When Ebola-infected Thomas Duncan landed in Dallas, he instantly became a deadly international health threat to U.S. citizens and America’s frontline health workers. The Liberian national became the face here for a growing pandemic that has already killed thousands of Africans and is decimating the societal fabric and governmental institutions of three countries in West Africa. Understandably, the man’s diagnosis sparked a rash of panic throughout the country about a horrific, mysterious and incurable disease that Americans had only heard about from far away lands or in...
  • Gov. Rick Perry announces 2 new Ebola treatment facilities UTSW in Dallas and UTMB in Galveston

    10/21/2014 1:46:20 PM PDT · by DFG · 21 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/21/2014 | Naheed Rajwani and Matthew Watkins
    Gov. Rick Perry announced Tuesday that UT Southwestern Medical Center will head up one of two designated treatment centers for Ebola patients in Texas. “The goal of these facilities is to rival the most advanced facilities in the world,” the governor said at a news conference at the Dallas hospital. “I don’t think there is a better institution in the world” than UT Southwestern. The state’s other treatment facility will be at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. UT Southwestern will staff and provide other expertise for the treatment facility, but it won’t be on the hospital’s campus...
  • PERRY TRAVELING EUROPE DURING TEXAS EBOLA CRISIS

    10/14/2014 11:54:18 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 48 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 14 Oct 2014 | KRISTIN TATE
    HOUSTON, Texas -- As Ebola grips Texas, Governor Rick Perry is nowhere to be found. This week the governor is on a previously-scheduled trip to Europe. His absence during this trying time not only questions how seriously he takes the threat of the deadly virus, but also marks a missed opportunity for him to appear presidential prior to the 2016 elections. Perry will be visiting England, Germany, Poland and Ukraine to spreading his message of economic prosperity and business development. He will also be exploring "opportunities to expand the export of liquefied natural gas from Texas to Poland and...
  • Gov. Perry Visits Troops Deploying to West Africa in Fight against Ebola

    10/09/2014 6:11:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    Gov. Perry Visits Troops Deploying to West Africa in Fight against Ebola More than 500 troops from the 36th Engineer Brigade, 1st Medical Brigade and 85th Civil Affairs Brigade stationed at Ft. Hood are expected to deploy to Liberia by the end of this month. Approximately 200 troops stationed at Ft. Bliss, but assigned to aviation units at Ft. Hood, will also deploy. Their mission will be constructing facilities to be used in the housing and care of Ebola patients. The troops will not have contact with Ebola patients. The servicemen and women from Ft. Hood are part of a...
  • Perry Echoes Obama: No Travel Restrictions from Ebola Nations

    10/08/2014 3:36:16 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Oct 2014 | Kristin Tate
    HOUSTON, Texas -- On Monday Texas Governor Rick Perry dismissed the notion that a travel ban from Ebola-afflicted nations would be an effective step to prevent a viral outbreak in the United States. Perry's comments echo those of the Obama Administration; over the past week the CDC has repeatedly refused to support banning flights from countries affected by Ebola.
  • Rick Perry announces Ebola task force

    10/06/2014 2:25:57 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 40 replies
    msnbc ^ | 10/6/14 | j timm
    With close to 4,000 documented cases of Ebola worldwide recorded as of this weekend, according to the CDC, American officials are working to isolate and prevent the disease from spreading in the U.S. Texas Gov. Rick Perry – whose state is currently handling the only confirmed case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States – announced a new task force Monday to handle the current Ebola outbreak and other infectious diseases in the future. Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian resident, is receiving treatment for the disease in Dallas. “Today, I issued an executive order creating the Texas task force on...