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  • Rick Perry: Let’s Put Troops Back In Iraq ["I would send troops back into Iraq"]

    01/08/2012 1:16:02 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 173 replies
    TPM ^ | January 7, 2012 | Benjy Sarlin
    Rick Perry established a new gold standard for hawkish foreign policy at Saturday night’s GOP debate in New Hampshire. Not only is he mad President Obama withdrew US forces, he wants to put them back on the ground there immediately. “I would send troops back into Iraq,” Rick Perry told a New Hampshire audience at Saturday night’s GOP debate, warning that without yet another military operation in Iraq it would fall under the influence of neighboring Iran. “I think it’s a huge error for us,” he said. “We’re going to see Iran in my opinion, move back in at literally...
  • Perry says he will compete nationwide

    01/06/2012 2:46:39 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 114 replies
    The State ^ | January 6, 2012 | ADAM BEAM
    Three days after cancelling appearances in South Carolina and returning to Texas to “reassess” his presidential campaign, Texas Gov. Rick Perry released a statement Friday saying he will compete nationwide. "As my campaign for president moves forward, our superior organization and resources allow me to compete nationwide, where I’m confident our unmatched jobs record, conservative fiscal and social policies, and status as the only Washington outsider can win over Republican voters," Perry said in a news release announcing he had filed paperwork to be listed on primary election ballots in Arizona, Illinois, Ohio, Vermont and Washington, D.C.
  • Perry, Perry, Quite Contrary

    01/05/2012 2:06:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 5, 2012 | Nate Silver
    You’re not going to lose a lot of bets by inferring that a candidate who says he is “suspending” his campaign is in fact about to drop out. But Rick Perry’s reconsideration of his role in the Republican nomination race appears to have been genuine and he is pressing forward for the time being. Why did Mr. Perry decide to remain in the race? Knowing the answer is crucial to understanding whether Mr. Perry has any chance of mounting a comeback — and how his decision might reverberate upon Mitt Romney and the other Republican candidates. Let me posit two...
  • Daydreaming about a President Perry

    01/05/2012 2:15:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 5, 2012 | Alicia Colon
    .....It's too bad that his confrontation with Politico reporter Mike Allen didn't come earlier in the campaign, because "You got a name?" makes a great sound bite on how to treat the left-wing media ambushes. It would also be the way he would probably confront world leaders who are not operating in our best interests -- firm but unwavering. One thing is for certain: a president Perry would not be bowing to any Saudi potentate or any other world leader. ......Frankly, I don't think pragmatism is what is called for at this time. Slash-and-burn is what is needed to reduce...
  • WSJ: Can Perry Come Back?

    01/05/2012 1:16:43 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 196 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 5, 2012 | Stephen Moore
    National conservative leaders are wondering who, if anyone, can stop Mitt Romney from walking off with the Republican nomination after his narrow win in Iowa and his expected comfortable victory in New Hampshire next week. The name that keeps surfacing is Rick Perry, which says a lot about the desperation that the anti-Romney forces are feeling now. [snip] Perry insiders say that the plausible course forward for the candidate is to make this a one-on-one race with Mr. Romney so that the conservative vote doesn't split in two, three or four ways. South Carolina has a history of deciding the...
  • Everything you heard last night was bull - professional political pundit bull crap

    01/04/2012 7:50:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 4, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    As you wake up this morning, Rick Santorum​ only lost to Mitt Romney​ by 8 votes. Santorum spent about a dollar per vote and Romney spent hundreds of dollars for his votes. Rick Santorum substantially over performed and while the Romney camp wants you to believe a win is a win, Romney got less votes in 2012 than he got in 2008. In addition, everything you heard last night from the professional class of political pundit was bull crap. The political press and pundits have gotten so used to standard narratives that they cannot deviate from the mean even when...
  • Is Rick Perry the Iowa Dark Horse?

    12/31/2011 4:20:30 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 124 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 31, 2011 | Molly Ball
    ....... Perry is still the affable governor of Texas, and voters still want to like him, which has become easier since he's mostly stopped screwing up all the time... ...He tells the crowd that the small towns of Iowa are just like the small towns of Texas, where he grew up: "The same people, the same values." As the days to the caucuses wane, Perry has things other candidates would kill for: Crowds who want to meet him, ads all over the airwaves, a decent ground organization, an anti-Washington message people are hungry for, and terrific hair. The question is...
  • Perry trying to make a comeback in Iowa

    12/31/2011 1:55:13 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 31, 2011 | James Oliphant
    ........There remains no one in the GOP field quite like Perry, a plain-speaking governor from a sprawling, Southwestern state who, when he says he's never been a creature of Washington, is telling it straight. With the debates behind him, he's been able to play to his strengths, his record as an 11-year governor, his anti-government attitude, and his capacity to bond with voters through allusions to faith, farm work and military service. But there's no doubt he has altered his approach. Gone are the days when he tried to stand toe-to-toe with front-runner Mitt Romney and boast about his job-creation...
  • Gov. Perry: Texas Knows Best How to Educate Our Students

    12/30/2011 1:05:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Office of the Governor of Texas ^ | January 13, 2010 | Rick Perry
    January 13, 2010: Gov. Perry: Texas Knows Best How to Educate Our Students - Texas will not apply for Federal Race to the Top Funding Gov. Rick Perry today announced that Texas will not submit an application for federal Race to the Top education funds. Despite tremendous education successes, Texas’ application would be penalized by the U.S. Department of Education for refusing to commit to adopt national curriculum standards and tests and to incur ongoing costs. “Texas is on the right path toward improved education, and we would be foolish and irresponsible to place our children’s future in the hands...
  • Santorum 'proud' of earmarks amid Perry attack

    12/29/2011 1:36:38 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    MSNBC - First Read ^ | December 29, 2011 | Michael O'Brien
    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum said Thursday that he's "proud" of the money he brought back to his state by way of earmarks, rebuffing new attacks by Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Santorum said that if he were elected president, he would oppose earmarks -- the process by which a lawmaker directs spending to a particular project -- because Congress had placed a temporary moratorium on the practice. But he didn't back down from new attacks this morning by Perry, who labeled the surging Santorum a "prolific earmarker," and launched a radio ad, to boot, echoing that charge. "If you look...
  • Perry ad pushes for a part-time Congress - "Let them get a job back home like everyone else has."

    12/26/2011 1:27:33 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 105 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | December 26, 2011 | Shira Schoenberg
    Texas Governor Rick Perry is playing up his status as a “Washington outsider” in a new TV ad released today, which will air on broadcast and cable TV in Iowa. The ad flashes a picture of the four current or former members of Congress running against Perry in the Republican presidential race: former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, Texas Representative Ron Paul, and Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann. “If Washington’s the problem, why trust a congressman to fix it?” the announcer says. The announcer says Perry’s opponents have spent a combined 63 years in Congress “leaving us...
  • Rick Perry appears at the Republican Jewish Coalition 2012 Presidential Candidates Forum

    12/23/2011 1:39:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | December 23, 2011 | Eric Golub on Gov. Rick Perry
    LOS ANGELES, December 23, 2011--At the Republican Jewish Coalition 2012 Presidential Candidates Forum, Texas Governor Rick Perry offered a heartfelt speech about his love for Israel. The Republican Jewish Coalition is a sophisticated audience, and they want to hear about a wide range of issues beyond Israel. Yet Israel was virtually the entire focus of Governor Perry's remarks. In his case, it was not pandering. As a devout Evangelical Christian, Governor Perry is a true believer. He loves Israel, and will crack down hard on those who try to hurt the Jewish state. His entire remarks are below. [snip] Whether...
  • Perry's SC Organization Could Be Key to Resurgence

    12/22/2011 12:04:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Mt. Pleasant Patch ^ | December 21, 2011 | Shawn Drury
    As many commentators have already noted, the pursuit of the Republican Party’s nomination for president has been one of the most — if not the most—unpredictable races in the modern era. And votes are yet to be cast. No candidate typifies the capriciousness of the race thus far better than Texas Gov. Rick Perry. And now Perry, once thought to be written off, is polling in double-digits again in Iowa and South Carolina. What makes Perry different from the others who rose just as quickly as they fell is his strong grassroots organization. At the center of that organization is...
  • New Rick Perry ad features Anita Perry: American Story

    12/21/2011 6:31:13 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 38 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 12-21-2011 | The Right Scoop
    December 21, 2011New Rick Perry ad features Anita Perry: American StoryThe Right Scoop This is a great ad but I must admit that I just about fell in the floor laughing at Rick’s entrance toward the end. But his wife does a great job telling their story and I liked the bit about Washington needing some Christian values.
  • Don Surber: The case for Rick Perry

    12/21/2011 12:30:44 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | December 21, 2011 | Don Surber
    Will Republican voters give Governor Rick Perry a second chance? For what it is worth, I give him a 5% chance of being elected next November. Others also seem to think he has a shot and he is even beginning to get niot only another look but some endorsements. Ace of Ace of Spades HQ — a pretty big blogger — made a very good case for Rick Perry, which is why Ace has such a good reputation. He pointed out that most voters have not been paying attention to the race and bloggers and their readers have paid perhaps...
  • Rick Perry making modest gains in Iowa

    12/20/2011 7:20:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 81 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 20, 2011 | Dave Montgomery
    ..Fueled by a bigger pile of campaign donations than most of his rivals, Perry is blitzing Iowa in a 42-town bus tour that enables him to personally deliver his campaign message and capitalize on his skills at retail politics. Team Perry is also saturating the state with radio and TV ads and plans to import hundreds of Texans, including Republican state officials and pro-Perry lawmakers, to woo caucus-goers. "We’re certainly hearing his name a lot with radio and TV commercials, probably a lot more than the other candidates," said Dr. Bill Davidson of Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. "I like the...
  • Ron Paul leads Iowa polls, still third in national polls (Romney 18, Perry 16, Gingrich 13)

    12/19/2011 1:19:16 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    Rock River Times ^ | December 19, 2011 | Staff
    U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, now leads the race for the Republican nomination for president — in Iowa. Iowa’s Jan. 3, 2012, caucuses kick off the 2012 primary election season. Recent polls in Iowa had shown Paul gaining ground on the race’s frontrunner, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Two Iowa polls released Dec. 19 now show Paul leading by 3 and 6 points, respectively. An Insider Advantage poll has Paul at 24 percent; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at 18 percent; Texas Gov. Rick Perry at 16 percent; Gingrich at 13 percent; U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., at...
  • A Time For Choosing: Rick Perry for President

    12/19/2011 11:23:46 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 58 replies
    Big Government ^ | 12-19-2011 | Mike Flynn - OP/ED
    December 19, 2011A Time For Choosing: Rick Perry for President Mike Flynn Yes, I’ve seen the debates. And, yes, I’ve watched the “oops” moment probably a dozen times. While he has steadily improved, Rick Perry is not a skilled debater. Seeing him debate is like watching a high-wire act, where each moment is tense with the fear that the performer could slip and fall. I get it. But, when did debate performance become our sole criteria for picking a President? When did the RNC decide to team up with the legacy media and turn the nomination contest into an almost...
  • I Will Vote for Governor Rick Perry in SC.

    12/19/2011 6:26:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Red State ^ | December 15, 2011 | coachfess
    I have strolled down many roads this primary season. I have been intrigued by many of the candidates, some of who have had their rise and fall. They all have excellent attributes in one way or another that can attract a conservative voter. Even the former speaker who reminds me of the old “E.F. Hutton” commercials brought me on board for awhile despite his couching liaisons. However, the road I currently find myself on once again is the road with Governor Perry. I know that I am solidly on this road now. I know this because this is the first...
  • Rick Perry rebound in Iowa: Assisted by veterans?

    12/14/2011 6:07:52 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 119 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 12-14-2011 | Liz Marlantes
    Rick Perry rebound in Iowa: Assisted by veterans? Polls show Rick Perry gaining ground and Newt Gingrich weakening in Iowa. Why Rick Perry may be picking up the vet vote. By Liz Marlantes, DCDecoder / December 14, 2011 Lots of news stories today about how the race to win Iowa is still wide open. The New York Times’ Nate Silver takes a whirl through the polling data and says any of five candidates could plausibly win. And Politico’s Maggie Haberman reports that internal poll numbers from the Mitt Romney and Rick Perry camps show Newt Gingrich’s lead in Iowa is...
  • Perry hits a populist note as he starts Iowa bus tour

    12/14/2011 1:21:57 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | December 14, 2011 | Jason Embry
    Gov. Rick Perry began his 42-city bus tour on a rather populist note Wednesday, saying a diagram of the country’s problems would be a straight line between Washington, D.C. and Wall Street. Perry has been struggling in the polls for months but hopes a tour of Iowa’s small towns in the three weeks leading up to the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3 can lift him back to the front of the pack. “I hope some of you are taking a second look,” Perry said. Perry is trying to sell himself as the true Washington outsider in the Republican race, and...
  • Don't count Perry out just yet

    12/14/2011 5:30:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 14, 2011 | Ken Klukowski, coauthor of “Resurgent: How Constitutional Conservatism Can Save America.”
    It’s now a three-way race before voting begins for the Republican presidential nomination. as either Newt Gringrich, Mitt Romney, or Rick Perry will be the GOP standard-bearer to challenge President Obama. The same pundits that have confidently miscalled the GOP race all along are now declaring it’s a two-way race between former Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Governor Mitt Romney. They’re wrong. Either man might be the nominee, but not necessarily. Romney is the former frontrunner. He’s educated, polished, and has tremendous private-sector success and some high-level public experience. He even has a picturesque family. But a majority of Republican...
  • South is up for grabs for GOP

    12/13/2011 3:06:55 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | December 13, 2011 | Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin
    GREENVILLE, S.C. – In the geographic heart of the Republican Party, the contest for the allegiance of Southern conservatives in the 2012 race is as wide open as ever. Of all the prizes still up for grabs in the GOP presidential primary, few are as desirable as the support of the South. Republican presidential nominations have traditionally been forged here – in South Carolina, especially – and any successful challenger to Mitt Romney would likely have to dominate among heavily conservative, evangelical Southern voters. Yet the only candidate this cycle who seemed to have a shot at locking down the...
  • Perry's new TV ad slams 'political correctness' in Washington (w/Video)

    12/13/2011 10:41:29 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-13-2011 | Alicia M. Cohn
    December 13, 2011Perry's new TV ad slams 'political correctness' in Washington By Alicia M. Cohn Rick Perry hits political correctness in a new TV ad set to begin airing in Iowa and national cable on Tuesday. "Washington is the capital of political correctness, where double-speak reigns and the truth is frowned upon," Perry says to the camera in the new ad. The Texas governor continues to position himself as a "Washington outsider" looking to change things in the D.C. establishment. "You and I know it's true, but not politically correct," he says, hitting foreign aid — he has said he...
  • Perry: Yeah, my back has been a big problem on the campaign trail

    12/12/2011 9:14:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 12, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    When Rick Perry jumped into the race, many of us expected his skill at retail politicking to swamp the field in Iowa and perhaps run away with the nomination. Instead, a series of debate blunders and a lack of engagement in Iowa produced a stalled campaign struggling in the second tier. Perry admits that a back surgery in July took a bigger toll on his campaign than previously acknowledged, but that’s no excuse for the errors: ______________________________________________________ Q: How is your back? A: My back is great. I’m back running again for the last six weeks. I think part of...
  • SC to settle election scuffle in TX - map signed by Perry accused of diluting minority voting power

    12/10/2011 2:12:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 169 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 10, 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Supreme Court to settle election district scuffle in Texas as a map signed by Rick Perry is accused of diluting minority voting power Texas’ March primary will likely be delayed after the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday blocked the use of state legislative and congressional district maps that were drawn by federal judges. The court issued a brief order late Friday that applies to electoral maps drawn by federal judges in San Antonio for the Texas Legislature and Congress that would have ensured minorities made up the majority in three additional Texas congressional districts. The justices said they will hear...
  • Perry turns Israel argument back on Obama [biggest applause of the Iowa debate]

    12/11/2011 3:36:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 105 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | December 11, 2011 | Rick Perry
    Gov. Rick Perry's entire statement about the "loss" of our drone [1:20] Bonus: Perry: Washington DC is the problem [1:16]
  • Gingrich, Perry court pastors in South Carolina

    12/11/2011 12:00:59 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    MSNBC - First Read ^ | December 11, 2011 | Ali Weinberg
    GREENVILLE, S.C. – Campaigning in South Carolina on Thursday, both Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry visited a hotel ballroom to seek the support of a crucial coalition here, as well as in Iowa: Evangelical pastors. They were both featured speakers at the Pastors Policy Briefing, a gathering of roughly 400 church leaders hosted by the South Carolina Renewal Project, a branch of an under-the-radar evangelical group that holds similar events in other major primary states. Gingrich and Perry– one recently thrust into the glare of public favor, the other trying to get back in it – gave speeches that demonstrated...
  • Perry jabs at Romney over $10k bet (and another media OOPS!)

    12/11/2011 1:00:29 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | December 11, 2011 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Rick Perry' held one public event in Iowa today - a jampacked coffee house appearance in fairly liberal-tilting Ames - and slammed Mitt Romney over thie $10,000 bet to reporters, while keeping his focus on his anti-Washington, anti-establishment message with the crowd. Perry spoke for about 15 minutes and took no questions at the event, which was marred at the end by protestors who shouted over his speech about his anti-DADT ad bemoaning the notion of fays in the military. He was swarmed by autograph-seekers and didn't do a formal Q and A with reporters, but a few caught up...
  • Rick Perry on Fox News Sunday (Full Video)

    12/11/2011 2:50:23 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 47 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 12-11-2011 | Right Scoop
    Rick Perry on Fox News Sunday Right Scoop December 11, 2011 Rick Perry did a good job this morning in his interview on Fox News Sunday, not overdoing it in attacking Romney over the “$10,000 bet” from last night’s debate. He was also asked to defend his recent ad where he said he would end Obama’s attack on religion and also highlighted a comparison where gays can serve openly in the military but children can’t pray in schools. FULL VIDEO at link below....
  • Perry Slams Obama Over Downed Drone: "This President Is The Problem" (Debate video)

    12/10/2011 8:00:55 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 169 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 12-10-2011
    Perry Slams Obama Over Downed Drone: "This President Is The Problem" December 10th, 2011 "The idea this president now, with Iran getting one of our predator drones in their possession, and he had opportunities -- he had two choices. Actually, he had three. He chose the worse. And those two opportunities he had was to either retrieve that drone or to destroy it. And he did the worst of the three. And he did absolutely nothing. And the Russians and the Chinese will have our highly technical equipment now. This president is the problem, not something Newt Gingrich said." VIDEO...
  • Rick Perry forgets number of Supreme Court judges (Oops! The MSM flubs it ....again)

    12/10/2011 1:55:37 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 106 replies · 3+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 10, 2011 | AP
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday there are eight Supreme Court justices, not nine,......
  • Time: Why Rick Perry’s New Ads Are Wrong on Religion–And Obama

    12/09/2011 3:33:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    Time ^ | December 9, 2011 | Amy Sullivan
    .....“I’m not ashamed to talk about my faith,” he says in the first spot. “Some liberals say that faith is a sign of weakness. Well, they’re wrong.” In the second ad, titled “Strong,” Perry bravely comes out as a follower of Christ. “I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a Christian,” he says, before vowing that “as President, I’ll end Obama’s war on religion.” ......But most flagrant is Perry’s reference to “Obama’s war on religion” without evidence or explanation. He leaves the strong impression that it is Obama’s administration–instead of Supreme Court decisions from the 1960s–that took school-sanctioned prayer and...
  • Lawmakers credit Perry for sticking by his critique of Congress, but few seem enamored of him

    12/08/2011 12:47:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 85 replies · 1+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | December 7, 2011 | TODD J. GILLMAN
    .......Republicans in Congress also bristle at Perry’s unwillingness to distinguish in his public critiques between Republicans and Democrats. “I’m leaning Perry,” said tea party freshman Rep. Blake Farenthold of Corpus Christi, who heard the governor at both the Capitol Hill Club and a meeting to discuss health care. “He did great.” But asked whether he agrees with chopping congressional pay and time on the job, Farenthold’s smile fell, and he kept on walking. Carter, among others who openly support Perry, is willing to agree to disagree on that particular proposal. “He could do a good job if he could get...
  • Perry Says No to Trump

    12/08/2011 10:42:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 150 replies
    Time ^ | December 8, 2011 | Mark Halperin, The Page
    Texas topper declines invitation to real-estate-mogul-hosted Dec. 27 NewsMax debate.
  • Perry Goes After Gingrich, Romney; Declines Trump

    12/08/2011 12:14:17 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 104 replies
    WSJ ^ | December 8, 2011 | Danny Yadron
    ....In Iowa, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is set to launch his first negative TV ad against other GOP candidates, Washington Wire has learned. It will target Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich for supporting a mandate that individuals carry health insurance. Such a requirement is part of the Massachusetts health care law that Mr. Romney signed as governor. Mr. Gingrich has previously supported a mandate, though he has since backed off of it. The move comes as Messrs. Romney and Gingrich, who lead in national and state polls, are trading barbs over their conservative bona fides. It also represents an acknowledgement...
  • Perry hits Gingrich and Romney on health-care mandates in TV ad (video)

    12/08/2011 1:19:41 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 176 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12-8-2011 | Rachel Weiner
    Perry hits Gingrich and Romney on health-care mandates in TV ad (video) Rachel Weiner December 8, 2011 While former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney take aim at each other, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is hoping to get in on the action with an ad that targets both rivals for supporting individual health-care mandates. Trying to claw his way back into the top-tier of the GOP presidential race with only three weeeks to the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses, Perry ties his rivals to President Obama in the new ad and “the big government liberals.” “We dont...
  • TRANSCRIPT: Remarks By Rick Perry At Republican Jewish Coalition Forum

    12/07/2011 7:57:02 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 36 replies · 1+ views
    The Yeshiva World News ^ | 12-7-2011 | Rick Perry
    TRANSCRIPT: Remarks By Rick Perry At Republican Jewish Coalition Forum Wednesday December 7,2011 Thank you Cheryl. It is an honor to be with you today and to share my thoughts on faith, foreign policy and the free State of Israel. It is great to see so many friends with the Republican Jewish Coalition…including two vital supporters, Dr. Jeffrey Feingold and Kirk Blalock. As we gather today, I am struck by the coincidence that two of the American citizens being unlawfully detained abroad today are Jewish: Alan Gross in Cuba, and Warren Weinstein by al Qaida in Pakistan. In both cases...
  • Perry Could Rise in Iowa, Polling Data Shows

    12/07/2011 8:57:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 105 replies
    News Max ^ | December 6, 2011 | David A. Patten
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry, whom some pundits had written off as the GOP's nominee, may find a second coming in Iowa, if new poll data holds up. As Mitt Romney's campaign has suffered a startling decline in recent weeks, only to see Newt Gingrich eclipse the former Massachusetts governor's front-runner status, the battle for the Iowa caucuses set for Jan. 3 has become a wide-open race. New survey data prepared for the Perry campaign and shared by a source close within the campaign shows that the Texas governor may be poised to do much better in next month’s Iowa caucuses...
  • Military Culture Coalition Releases Results of 2012 Presidential Candidate Survey

    12/07/2011 10:21:07 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 13 replies
    Military Culture Coalition ^ | 12-6-2011 | Press Release
    MCC Releases Results of 2012 Presidential Candidate Survey Conservative Candidates Perry, Bachmann, Santorum Provide Solid Answers Romney, Gingrich, Huntsman Fail to Answer Six Questions on Military/Social Issues Ron Paul Voted for Gays in the Military December 6, 2011 - The Military Culture Coalition has released responses to the MCC 2012 Presidential Candidate Survey, which asked six questions about military social issues such as gays in the military, enforcement of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in the military, religious liberty for chaplains, and subjecting women to direct ground combat and Selective Service registration. (See News Release here.)Center for Military Readiness...
  • Iowa: Newt Leads, Then Mitt, Then Ron Paul (Newt loves subsidies -- Perry says NO)

    12/06/2011 5:07:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 6, 2011 | Jim Geraghty
    ...UPDATE: Hey, remember when this was the year that the Republican field was going to break away from pandering on ethanol? Remember how this year was going to be the year that fury over runaway spending was going to overtake the usual pandering to primary state constituencies? Yeah, not so much. Recall from January of this year: The former Speaker blew through Des Moines last Tuesday for the Renewable Fuels Association summit, and his keynote speech to the ethanol lobby was as pious a tribute to the fuel made from corn and tax dollars as we’ve ever heard. Mr. Gingrich...
  • Rick Perry Endorsed by New Hampshire Pro-Life Advocate

    12/06/2011 1:27:30 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 53 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 12-6-2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Rick Perry Endorsed by New Hampshire Pro-Life Advocate by Steven Ertelt | | 12/6/11 4:35 PMRepublican presidential candidate Rick Perry today received the endorsement of the president of a statewide pro-life group in New Hampshire, the location of the second GOP primary election battleground.Kurt Wuelper, the president of New Hampshire Right to Life, which is not affiliated with the National Right to Life Committee, endorsed Perry this afternoon as the best pro-life candidate to take on pro-abortion President Barack Obama in next year’s presidential election.“I know that Gov. Perry unequivocally believes that life begins at conception and does...
  • Perry backers on air with second ad

    12/05/2011 11:07:34 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 52 replies · 1+ views
    CNN-Political Ticker ^ | 12-5-2011 | CNN Political Unit
    December 5, 2011Perry backers on air with second ad CNN Political Unit (CNN) – An independent group supporting Rick Perry's presidential bid is up with an ad supporting the Texas governor in the early voting states of Iowa and South Carolina, according to the group, Make Us Great Again. The pro-Perry political action committee released the 30-second spot as part of a $388,000 buy on broadcast television, cable television and radio that paints Perry as an outside-Washington reformer who will improve the United States economy. ... The new commercial is already running and will air until Sunday....
  • EPA Regulations Cost Jobs and Cause Blackouts (Gov.Perry's battle with the Feds)

    12/05/2011 1:18:35 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    New American ^ | December 5, 2011 | Raven Clabough
    Reports indicate that the predominant costs of implementing the Environmental Protection Agency’s new "green" economy regulations are job loss (as coal plants are forced to close) and mass blackouts. President Obama admitted in a 2008 interview that he is intent on shutting down the U.S. coal industry: So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it's just that it will bankrupt them because they're going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted. A press release from GOP candidate Rick Perry's campaign claims the the Clean Air Act is specifically designed...
  • Rick Perry Touts Faith In Constitution-Committment To Make Washington Answer To American People

    12/04/2011 7:40:58 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 15 replies
    GOV. RICK PERRY TOUTS FAITH IN CONSTITUTION AND COMMITMENT TO MAKE WASHINGTON ANSWER TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE Published 12/04/2011 - 7:30 a.m. CST Gives strong performance at Huckabee Presidential Forum NEW YORK CITY – Last night Gov. Rick Perry shared his faith in the U.S. Constitution, plan to overhaul Washington and vision to get America working at the Republican Presidential Forum, hosted by Mike Huckabee and Attorneys General Pam Bondi, Ken Cuccinelli and Scott Pruitt. “I’ve lived a purpose-driven life and my purpose was never to be President of the United States, but our country’s in trouble,” Gov. Perry said....

    12/03/2011 8:12:19 PM PST · by Outlaw Woman · 24 replies
    In spite of all the 'naysayers' who were predicting 'failure' our economy is growing again, no more manufactured crisis', no more games' ...we are headed in the right direction.... BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA
  • The China Myth and Rick Perry

    12/02/2011 12:27:42 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    EIB ^ | December 1, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We're starting in Johnstown, Colorado. This is David, and thank you for waiting, sir. I appreciate it. CALLER: Thank you, Rush. It's an honor and a privilege to be on your program. RUSH: Thank you very much, sir. CALLER: I am responsible for three factories in China and have been for the last year and a half and so I've spent about two-thirds of my time in China, and what you see in China is a veneer of prosperity over really a mountain of poverty. RUSH: Prosperity over a mountain of poverty. CALLER: Because once you get outside of...
  • A humbler Rick Perry asks voters for another chance [Rick Perry has always been humble]

    12/02/2011 6:00:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 121 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 3, 2011 | Mark Z. Barabak,
    Reporting from Sacramento— Rick Perry expresses no regrets. He's not taking any kind of mind-altering drugs. And he can laugh at his disastrous debate performance — the one with the infamous brain freeze — and wants you to laugh too. Above all, the Texas governor wants another chance, a do-over of sorts after one of the quickest rise-and-pratfalls in modern presidential campaign history. "I'm asking people to give me a second look," Perry said in an interview Thursday between California fundraising stops and a late-night appearance on NBC's "Tonight Show With Jay Leno." "If there's one story out there that...
  • Coup de Newt

    12/02/2011 11:47:37 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 95 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 2, 2011 | Brian Bolduc
    ...Since Gingrich had taken control in January 1995, Republicans in the House had held together. Focused on fulfilling the Contract with America, they passed a flurry of legislation, which kept them occupied — and their divisions concealed — for the first two years. By July 1997, however, the contract was finished, and conservatives, particularly those elected in the Revolution of ’94, were growing frustrated with Gingrich’s leadership. The speaker was disorganized. “He knew nothing about running meetings and nothing about driving an agenda,” DeLay writes in his memoir, No Retreat, No Surrender. He was erratic. “On Monday, we would say...
  • Newt Needs Cain to Hang Around

    12/02/2011 1:34:58 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 2, 2011 | Chris Stirewalt
    ...The trouble for Gingrich is that Cain isn’t doing what Perry is and hanging on. Cain maintained his Real Clear Politics Average high-point of 26 percent, essentially tied with Mitt Romney, for only two weeks. And he may go front frontrunner to hash mark in less than a month. Gingrich would have been better off if Cain’s candidacy would have slowly withered. Gingrich wants to be in a two-way race with Romney and to have only to appear more conservative and more consistent than Romney. Gingrich might survive daily releases of new skeletons from his past...[snip]....But only if juxtaposed as...