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  • GOVERNOR PERRY: UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES SHOW TEXAS KEEPING AMERICA AFLOAT

    04/06/2014 12:47:13 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 6, 2014 | by KRISTIN TATE
    HOUSTON, TEXAS--According to new statistics from the Labor Department, 16,000 new people sought U.S. unemployment benefits. This brought the seasonally adjusted figure to 326,000. In addition, the national employment holds at 6.7 percent. Meanwhile in Texas, the job market is booming and companies are expanding at a rapid rate. Texas Governor Rick Perry said the state is home to a thriving job market due to business-friendly policies and a predictable regulatory climate. Perry told Breitbart Texas, "We've been below the national average of unemployment for over 80 months. We have 1,000 plus people moving into the state per day. So...
  • Can Rick Perry Get A Second Chance With GOP Voters In 2016

    03/29/2014 7:51:41 PM PDT · by gooblah · 60 replies
    TheDailyBeast ^ | 03.29.14 | Myra Adams
    After a disastrous presidential campaign in 2012, can Texas Governor Rick Perry mount a credible bid for the White House in 2016? Texas Governor Rick Perry is currently on a media tour touting the theme that America is a great place for second chances, specifically second chances for Texas governors with national ambitions.
  • Rick Perry Is the Anti-Sarah Palin (Another day, another hit piece)

    03/26/2014 11:58:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Wire ^ | March 26, 2014 | Lucy Wescott
    Republican starlets Rick Perry and Sarah Palin are both known for their personalities, love of guns, sexiness, and moments of TV humiliation, but only one of them is doing something to avoid forever being labelled an idiot. After his intellectual humiliation during the last presidential election cycle — during which he was unable to remember his own policy points — Perry is becoming considerably more wonkish than we’ve previously known him, fashioning himself as something of an elder statesman, in stark contrast to Palin. The Texas governor, a pair of smart-person glasses now permanently attached to his face, has been...
  • Obama says Perry an obstacle on healthcare

    03/19/2014 4:45:32 PM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 43 replies
    myfoxdfw ^ | 3/19/2014 | foxnews
    Video of Obama blaming Rick Perry for few Texans signing up for ACA at link. http://www.myfoxdfw.com/video?clipId=9964236&topVideoCatNo=237008&autoStart=true
  • Rick Perry Proves Himself NOT Reliably Conservative by Endorsing Musty Mitch

    03/18/2014 3:07:08 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 47 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Same schmuck who just declared war on the Tea Party...  I was actually considering Perry a second-tier maybe for 2016, hard to argue with his economic record. But when he comes out and endorses Mitch McConnell vs. a viable Tea Party challenger (when there was no reason for him to weigh-in in the first place) it becomes clear enough to me that Rick Perry is not the man to reliably bring this country anything resembling a Reagan Revolution. He plays a good conservative when campaigning, and would most certainly portray himself as one again in 2016- but this time the stink won't...
  • Rick Perry Making Case to Be Taken Seriously in '16

    03/14/2014 8:38:07 AM PDT · by Kenny · 51 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 14, 2014 | Scott Conroy
    If Rick Perry were to seek a quieter life after leaving office next January, none of his longtime aides and admirers would blame him.Already a grandfather, the longest-serving governor in Texas history will by then have capped off three full decades in public office and will be just a couple of months shy of his 65th birthday.There are weekend tailgates at Aggies games and hunting trips to attend, there’s big-time money to be made in a cushy private-sector job, and an opportunity to kick up his boots a little for the first time in his adult life.But as the end...
  • Carville: Cruz or Perry Will be GOP Nominee

    03/11/2014 7:44:57 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 48 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 07:04 AM | Greg Richter
    Democratic strategist James Carville predicted the next GOP presidential nominee will come from Texas. "It's either going to be Ted Cruz or Rick Perry," Carville said Monday on Fox News Channel's "Hannity." Cruz is a freshman senator from Texas and a tea party favorite, and Perry is serving out his last term as Texas governor. Perry ran for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012 but came up short after a few fumbles on the campaign trail. But Perry has advantages, Carville said. "He's been around the track once, and he can raise a bucketload of money," Carville said of Perry....
  • Is Rick Perry the GOP Dark Horse for 2016?

    03/07/2014 10:47:55 PM PST · by This Just In · 123 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 3.7.14 | 9:50PM | Aaron Goldstein
    I caught a bit of Rick Perry's CPAC speech today and, boy, does he have a fire in the belly. Had we seen this fire in 2012, then perhaps he would have won the GOP nomination. Of course, Perry underwent back surgery which significantly contributed to his lackluster campaign.
  • Rick Perry At CPAC - Red States vs. Blue States

    03/08/2014 4:47:47 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 48 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 03/08/14 | LD Jackson
    The major news in the conservative world this week has been the goings on at the annual Conservative Political Action Committee meeting in Washington, D. C. It seems to have become a sounding board for possible future presidential candidates to stretch their legs, testing the wind beneath their wings, so to speak. Many of the speakers may be in the running for the 2016 Republican nomination for President. Since I am nowhere close to deciding who my favorite will be, I have not listened to any of the speeches, before now. I suppose I have just not been in the...
  • Video: Rick Perry brings down the house at CPAC

    03/07/2014 9:30:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 111 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/07/2014 | AllahPundit
    Watch it all if you have time — it’s shorter than most CPAC speeches — or skip to around 10:00 for the big, and I mean big, finish. Nearly every media observer who watched it was taken aback by the crowd’s reaction. He’s firing some very, er, hot gas at the end here.It’s not too late, you know. “I’m comfortable that we’re leaving [the governor's office] at an appropriate time,” he says. “I still think I’ve got a passion for what I do. I’ve got 11 months left. I’ve got a deal that I’m working on. I got lots of...
  • Debunking The 'Texas Miracle' Debunkers

    03/07/2014 3:31:10 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/06/2014 | IBD Staff
    Economy: When not making excuses for President Obama's dismal economic record, liberals try to explain away Texas' stellar growth. But what choice do they have? The Lone Star State proves limited government works. After Gov. Rick Perry entered the presidential primaries in 2011, the left made a determined effort to dismiss the fact that his state had outperformed the rest of the country. Economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman called it the "Texas Unmiracle." Time magazine dismissed Texas' burgeoning growth as mere luck. Others chimed in along the same lines, insisting that low taxes, limited government spending and...
  • Texans vote in primaries shaken by Tea Party influence

    03/04/2014 5:22:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Yahoo! News / Reuters ^ | March 4, 2014 | Jon Herskovitz
    AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texans went to the polls on Tuesday in primary elections where the top candidates for governor were expected to post easy wins and favorites of the conservative Tea Party movement are trying to topple established Republicans in several races. U.S. Senator John Cornyn, a Republican, will win his race easily, opinion polls show. Attorney General Greg Abbott, the leading Republican candidate for governor, and state Senator Wendy Davis, the top Democratic Party candidate, were also expected to win by wide margins. Voting closes at 7 p.m. U.S. Central Time. Run-off elections will be held on May...
  • President Obama Threatens Governors, Says They Will Hear From Him

    03/01/2014 3:13:31 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 47 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 03/01/14 | LD Jackson
    Last weekend's meeting in Washington, D.C. of the National Governors Association was covered as a genial meeting of the governors with President Obama. I believe I have heard it described as positive and constructive. As it turns out, and is now being revealed, those adjectives do not seem to apply. Not at all. What really happened is something that many of us have grown to expect from President Obama. He has his say about any given issue and tries to bully the rest of the room into submission. Some of the governors in the meeting have been polite about the...
  • GOP Governors Accuse Obama of Politically Motivated National Guard Cuts

    02/25/2014 1:00:37 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 35 replies
    TIME ^ | February 24, 2014 | By Zeke J. Miller
    Republican governors are accusing President Barack Obama of making politically motivated cuts to their states’ National Guard funding. Speaking to reporters after a meeting between the President and the National Governors Association, the GOP governors said they were deeply troubled by Obama’s tone when asked about planned cuts to the National Guard. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said Obama became ”aggressive” and that his tone “chilled the room quite a bit.” “He basically said, ‘Many people in this room have asked for cuts, and now you getting ’em,’” Haley said at a news conference across from the White House at...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry: The Tone From This President Is Troubling (VIDEO with complete transcript)

    02/25/2014 2:22:22 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 23 replies
    YouTube-Republican Governors Association ^ | 2-24-2014 | RGA-Rick Perry
    February 24, 2014 Texas Gov. Rick Perry: The Tone From This President Is Troubling TRANSCRIPT-provided by YouTube I don't mind telling you I was a bit troubled today by the tone of the president. When you have governors - and we all compete against each other. We are the laboratories of innovation and for the President the United States to look Democrat and Republican governors in the eye and to say "I do not trust you to make decisions in your state about issues of education, about transportation infrastructure..." That is really troubling, particularly when you're seeing states be what...
  • Rick Perry: “I was troubled today by the tone of the president…”

    02/25/2014 11:32:06 AM PST · by Red Steel · 171 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | Feb 24, 2014 at 9:47 PM
    Rick Perry admitted at the RGA today that he was very troubled by Obama’s tone today addressing the National Governors Association: I don’t mind telling you I was a bit troubled today by the tone of the president. …For the president of the United States to look Democrat and Republican governors in the eye and to say ‘I do not trust you to make decisions in your state about issues of education, about transportation infrastructure…’ – that is really troubling. Perry went on to say that Obama was going to hollow out the National Guard and warned the state governors...
  • Rick Perry thinks Mexico may have just solved America’s immigration problem

    02/24/2014 7:07:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/24/2014 | Reid Wilson
    If, a handful of years into the future, the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States has fallen sharply or zeroed out, the president will deserve all the credit. Mexico’s president, that is. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, no stranger to the tough debate over the nation’s immigration laws, thinks recent legislation passed by Mexico’s Congress, a major priority of President Enrique Pena Nieto, may have set in motion a reversal of the flow of undocumented immigrants northward. In a short time, Perry said in an interview Saturday, undocumented immigrants may be streaming back over the U.S.-Mexico border, headed for...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 February 2014

    02/23/2014 5:34:11 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 148 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 February 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows February 23rd, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Govs. Scott Walker, R-Wis., and Peter Shumlin, D-Vt.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): National Security Adviser Susan Rice.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Govs. Bobby Jindal, R-La., and Martin O'Malley, D-Md.THIS WEEK (ABC): Former President George W. Bush.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Govs. Rick Perry, R-Texas, Mike Pence, R-Ind., Dannel Malloy, D-Conn., Jay Nixon D-Mo.
  • Progressives’ Rules Of Outrage

    02/23/2014 5:53:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    The thing I like about most sports are the rules and how the winner is determined are pretty unambiguous. Score more points, cross the finish line first, jump higher, whatever, and you win. Should there be any foul play or skirting of the rules, there’s an official or referee there to cry foul. It’s simple and, to borrow a word from President Obama, fair. Politics, on the other hand, is quite different. Truth used to be the most potent weapon in the game of politics. It was the best tool with which to garner the most votes, and whoever got...
  • Perry condemns Nugent's 'subhuman mongrel' remark

    02/21/2014 8:09:41 PM PST · by South40 · 73 replies
    ABC (AP) ^ | 2/21/2014
    AUSTIN, TX -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday condemned inflammatory remarks by Ted Nugent that resurfaced when the outspoken rocker this week joined Republican Greg Abbott's gubernatorial campaign. Nugent was quoted in an interview with Guns.com last month as calling President Barack Obama a "subhuman mongrel." He appeared with Abbott during two campaign stops Tuesday, a decision that Democratic opponent Wendy Davis called "repulsive." Perry said on CNN's "Situation Room" that Nugent making outrageous comments shouldn't surprise anyone. But he condemned his language about Obama. "I got a problem calling the president a mongrel. I do have a problem...
  • Rick Perry 2016?

    02/20/2014 9:49:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 20, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Of all the electoral maneuvers lately — Huckabee heading to Iowa, Santorum huddling with advisors, Allen West refusing to rule anything out, and even Joe Scarborough visiting New Hampshire — this is the most interesting. Is there room for Perry this time, though? Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, will be in Des Moines and Davenport on Feb. 27 and Feb. 28. He will be sitting down with business leaders to discuss a wide range of issues, according to Bob Haus, an adviser in the state. He also will be taping an episode of “Iowa Press,” Iowa Public Television’s weekly...
  • Chris Christie and Rick Perry: 'They just don't like each other'

    02/07/2014 12:09:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | February 7, 2014 | Peter Hamby, National Political Reporter
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Dallas, Texas (CNN) -- In the afterglow of Chris Christie's smashing re-election win last November, a chorus of big-name Republicans heralded the charismatic New Jersey governor as the party's savior in 2016. Not everyone was so enamored. Just days after the election, Texas Gov. Rick Perry appeared on national television and poured cold water on Christie's impressive victory. "He was a successful governor in New Jersey," Perry said on ABC's "This Week." "Now does that transcend to the country? We'll see in later years and months to come. We're all different states. Is a conservative in New Jersey a conservative...
  • Gov. Rick Perry for decriminalization of pot

    01/23/2014 12:38:11 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 57 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 01/23/2014 | Kolten Parker
    SAN ANTONIO — Texas Gov. Rick Perry signaled Thursday that he's for the decriminalization of marijuana use — not legalization, but the softening of punishment for marijuana users in the border state. “As governor, I have begun to implement policies that start us toward a decriminalization” by introducing alternative “drug courts” that provide treatment and softer penalties for minor offenses, Perry said during an international panel on drug legalization at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. His spokesman confirmed that Perry is staunchly opposed to legalization of marijuana because of the dangers that have been associated with the drug,...
  • Rick Perry: You can’t dress up the failures of Obamacare

    01/02/2014 7:41:56 PM PST · by Innovative · 29 replies
    Dallas News ^ | Jan 1, 2014 | Gov. Rick Perry
    The delays, deceit and debacles that marked Obamacare’s rollout in 2013 show no signs of slowing in the new year. People all across the country have witnessed what a disaster this program has been from its earliest stages, ranging from the $600 million website debacle to the sad fact that President Barack Obama flat-out deceived the American people when he promised that those who like their coverage could keep it. To stem the bleeding, the administration is resorting to arbitrary delays for some Obamacare mandates, which only inject more confusion into the marketplace and with consumers.
  • Fact Check: Why Rick Perry is Right About Turkey [Key facts media won't report]

    01/18/2012 11:48:52 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | January 18, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The AKP emerged out of a series of banned Islamist political movements. CNN’s Lie Squad mentions that the AKP’s current leader of Turkey Erdogan was banned for reading an Islamic poem in public. It neglects to mention the content of the poem. Erdogan was not jailed for reading an Islamic poem, he was jailed for reading a poem calling for a violent Islamic overthrow of the government. Erdogan has his own Al Qaeda connections. Yasin Al-Qadi, who funneled millions to Al Qaeda is a close friend and though his assets have been frozen worldwide, he enjoys a safe haven in...
  • Fact Check: Why Rick Perry is Right About Turkey

    01/18/2012 4:53:34 AM PST · by expat1000 · 15 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Tuesday, January 17, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Fact checkers and truth squads are the media's latest tool for blurring the line between the editorial page and the new page. The ubiquitous fact checks are editorializing dressed up as verification. While on some occasions there are actual facts to verify, for the most part the fact checks defend a partisan liberal viewpoint on a particular issue. So no sooner did Rick Perry suggest that Turkey had no place in NATO and that some perceive its government to be run by Islamic terrorists than the media rolled out its fact checks. In the spirit of fact checking the fact...
  • Lead Developer Of HPV Vaccines Comes Clean, Warns Parents & Young Girls It’s All A Giant Deadly Scam

    12/30/2013 1:08:18 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 80 replies
    FEEL Guide ^ | JULY 16, 2013 | BRENT LAMBERT
    Dr. Diane Harper was a leading expert responsible for the Phase II and Phase III safety and effectiveness studies which secured the approval of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines, Gardasil™ and Cervarix™. Dr. Harper also authored many of the published, scholarly papers about the vaccines. She is now the latest in a long string of experts who are pressing the red alert button on the devastating consequences and irrelevancy of these vaccines. Dr. Harper made her surprising confession at the 4th International Converence on Vaccination which took place in Reston, Virginia. Her speech, which was originally intended to promote...
  • Cross-state presidential rivalries building for 2016

    12/14/2013 2:25:03 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | 12-13-13 | Mark Barabak
    Several possible contenders for president could end up running against political allies from their own states. Donations and bragging rights are at stake. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Rep. Paul D. Ryan are friends and political allies, one helping the other in 2012 when Walker faced a recall attempt and Ryan ran for vice president on the Republican ticket. But when it comes to winning the White House, Walker has sounded less than supportive of a candidacy by his fellow Badger State lawmaker, suggesting someone more like himself. "There's no doubt, as much as I love Paul and some other...
  • Texas Has the Formula

    12/07/2013 8:14:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2013 | Charles Payne
    Well that'll be the day when you say goodbye Yeah, yes that'll be the day when you make me cry You say you're gonna leave me, you know it's a lie 'Cause that'll be the day when I die Buddy Holly With President Obama (re) declaring war on free markets to enact social justice this week, we have been warned and reminded that capitalism has no friend at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. The taxes, regulations, and demonization only backfire and retard growth. Even yesterday's "great" GDP revision was marked by lower revisions for consumer spending, because people are earning less,...
  • School bans Christmas trees, the colors red & green (Frisco TX)

    12/05/2013 6:14:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 5, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    An elementary school in Frisco, Texas is believed to be the first in the state to violate “The Merry Christmas Law” after they banned Christmas trees and the colors red & green from an upcoming “winter” party. Boys and girls who attend the Nichols Elementary School “Winter Party” will not be able to make any reference to Christmas or any other religious holiday. Christmas trees are also banned—along with the colors red and green. … Ironically, the school is located in the district of state Rep. Pat Fallon, the author of a bill signed into law in June that codifies...
  • Clash of Texas political titans looms (Perry vs Cruz)

    11/11/2013 4:12:42 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | November 11, 2013 | Katie Glueck
    A Texas tussle could be on the 2016 horizon. Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Rick Perry are both angling to run for president. And the prospect of a clash between the two Texas-sized egos who represent different eras of the GOP – and who aren’t openly rivals but haven’t betrayed warm fuzzies for one another, either – has tongues wagging. “It would be the battle of the titans,” said Steve Munisteri, chairman of the Texas Republican Party. “They are both very popular here. Obviously Ted Cruz is riding a wave of immense popularity, but I think the governor has a...
  • Rick Perry Ask the Right Question About Christie’s Appeal to Conservatives

    11/10/2013 6:28:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | November 10, 2013 | Rick Moran
    Governor Rick Perry was in Iowa this weekend and during an interview on ABC’s This Week, he raised the $64,000 question about a potential Chris Christie presidential candidacy: Gov. Rick Perry of Texas credited Chris Christie for his re-election in New Jersey, but he pointedly questioned whether the 22-point victory by Christie held any greater meaning for the Republican Party. “Is a conservative in New Jersey a conservative in the rest of the country?” Perry said in an interview with “This Week.” “We’ll have that discussion at the appropriate time.” As he made his first visit back to Iowa since...
  • Two sisters, 20 and 19, are suing the makers of the HPV vaccine,......

    11/07/2013 8:59:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    FULL TITLE: Two sisters, 20 and 19, are suing the makers of the HPV vaccine, claiming the drug caused them to lose their fertility Two Wisconsin sisters have filed a federal claim, saying they believe a cervical cancer vaccine caused their ovaries to stop producing eggs. Madelyne Meylor, 20, and Olivia Meylor, 19, both of Mount Horeb, claim their condition came from the Gardasil vaccine for the human papillomavirus, or HPV, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. Their attorney, Mark Krueger, told the newspaper it is the first allegation of its kind to reach a hearing through the National Vaccine...
  • Obama to GOP governors: Stop playing politics with healthcare

    11/07/2013 12:52:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 6, 2013 | Amie Parnes
    President Obama urged Republican governors to move forward and allow the Affordable Care Act expansion of Medicaid in their states, using an appearance in Dallas to make the case that the governors should stop playing politics. While Obama didn't call out Texas Gov. Rick Perry by name for not participating in the expansion, he asked states like Texas, to take advantage of the program and not deny people healthcare because of ideology. "There's no state that actually needs this more than Texas," Obama said, speaking briefly at local synagogue in the Lone Star state, before moving on to a fundraiser....
  • Obama says Perry’s opposition to Medicaid expansion is “bullheadedness”

    11/06/2013 8:49:55 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 46 replies
    star-telegram.com ^ | November 06, 2013 | Anna M. Tinsley
    President Barack Obama traveled to North Texas Wednesday to thank those working to help Texans sign up for coverage through the nation’s new healthcare plan — and to call on Republican Gov. Rick Perry to do more to help those without insurance. He brought his defense of the controversial healthcare law to Texas, the largest Republican state where officials oppose the program as well as any expansion of Medicaid. “There’s no state that actually needs this more than Texas,” Obama told a crowd of about 150 gathered at Temple Emanu-El, where volunteers work to enroll others in the healthcare program,...
  • Perry: Don't blame Texas for the failure of ObamaCare

    11/06/2013 7:57:29 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 46 replies
    NEWS4 San Antonio ^ | 11-6-2013 | NEWS4 San Antonio
    Perry: Don't blame Texas for the failure of ObamaCare Updated: Wednesday, November 6 2013, 09:32 PM CST DALLAS, Texas -- President Barack Obama stopped by the Lone Star State Wednesday. He spoke to volunteers in Dallas about the Affordable Care Act, encouraging Texas to participate in the federal health insurance marketplace created under the law."I know that sometimes this task is especially challenging here in the great Lone Star State," Obama said to laughter. "But I think all of you understand that there's no state that actually needs this more than Texas."Perry shot back, accusing Obama in a statement of...
  • Abortion Activist Wendy Davis Tells Texas Voters, “I Am Pro-Life”

    11/06/2013 2:25:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Life News ^ | November 6, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    Wendy Davis is continuing her campaign to reform her image as an abortion activist as she attempts to moderate her extreme views enough to placate a Texas electorate that is solidly pro-life. Davis has already downplayed her pro-abortion views and is attempting to focus on other political issues, and now she’s attempting to pull a fast one in her campaign for governor by declaring herself “pro-life.” From a local news report about her campaign stop at the University of Texas at Brownsville: It was late June when Wendy Davis, a state senator from Fort Worth, rocketed to national prominence on...
  • Is It Ever Too Early To Launch A 2016 Presidential Bid? (Looking at us like bugs under a microscope)

    10/26/2013 3:49:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | October 25, 2013 | Tamara Keith and Audie Cornish
    Iowa Republicans hold their annual dinner Friday commemorating the life and career of Ronald Reagan, with Texas Senator Ted Cruz as the featured speaker. Cruz is widely viewed as a presidential contender in 2016. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: As we just heard, Republican Party approval ratings are lower than ever, but that's not stopping Texas Senator Ted Cruz from taking a post-shutdown victory lap in Iowa tonight. Cruz is headlining the state Republican Party's annual Reagan dinner and he's often talked about as a potential presidential candidate. Iowa, of course, holds the first presidential caucus. NPR's Tamara Keith is in Des...
  • Sebelius Faults Texas Leaders for Politicizing Health Law

    10/25/2013 9:44:12 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 32 replies
    texastribune.org ^ | October 25, 2013 | Becca Aaronson and David Maly
    While visiting Austin to highlight health insurance enrollment efforts under the federal Affordable Care Act, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius acknowledged Friday that the online marketplace still isn’t working smoothly and criticized some Texas leaders for continuing to mount a political campaign against the law. “It’s unfortunate that it is still being conducted as a political campaign and not as the law,” she said in an interview with the Tribune. “This is no longer a political debate; it’s the law of the land.” Sebelius acknowledged that the success of the law hinges on enrollment efforts in Texas,...
  • First-term Rep. Joaquin Castro: Texans have realized how extreme Sen. Ted Cruz is

    10/17/2013 9:49:43 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 30 replies
    nbclatino.com ^ | October 17, 2013 | Adriana Maestas
    First term Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, represents Texas’ 20th congressional district, made up of the western half of San Antonio and Bexar County. The district reflects the 64 percent Latino population in San Antonio. Castro and his twin brother, Julian, the mayor of San Antonio, are considered rising stars in the Democratic Party. .... Castro shared his thoughts on what Texans are now thinking about the Republican junior senator, whose father is originally from Cuba. “During the government shutdown and now with the possibility of defaulting on the debt, Texans have realized his role and how extreme his voice is...
  • Rick Perry To Taxifornia: “We Don’t Judge Success On The Number Of People On Assistance”

    10/05/2013 11:28:15 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 5,2013
    Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry, on a tour aimed at pushing “red state” tax and business policies to drive growth, said Friday that a major economic difference between California and Texas is that “we don’t judge success on the number of people we have on public assistance.” “California has substantially more liberal public assistance programs,’’ said Perry, considered a possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate, in a wide-ranging interview with the San Francisco Chronicle. “This is a state that’s going bankrupt. You have huge debt out here..and part of that is driven by these very expensive, very rich programs.” “We judge...
  • Rick Perry: Shutting down government to defund Obamacare not a good option

    09/25/2013 6:44:18 AM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 93 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 25, 2013 | Jeff Zeleny, Richard Coolidge, and Jordyn Phelps
    With a potential government shutdown looming in less than a week, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas said it would be “nonsensical” for his fellow Republicans to support any effort to bring government to a halt over the health care law. “I don't think it's a good option,” Perry told “The Fine Print.” “There's still time to sit down and try to fix Obamacare.”
  • Video: Rick Perry and Martin O’Malley throw down on Texas v. Maryland

    09/19/2013 1:58:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/19/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a running campaign going to attract companies and jobs to his state’s low-tax, pro-growth business environment, and he turned his attention to Maryland last week with radio and television ads suggesting to Maryland residents that, “when you grow tired of Maryland taxes squeezing every dime out of your business, think Texas, where we’ve created more jobs than all the other states combined.” Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley was neither pleased nor impressed by this display of Texas gumption, insisting that “the gentleman is all hat and no cattle” in defense of his own economic track record.CNN...
  • Gov. Rick Perry slammed as “callous” for gun factory visit so soon after Navy Yard rampage

    09/18/2013 2:10:57 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 59 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | September 18, 2013 | Todd J. Gillman
    BETHESDA, Md. — A pro-gun control group has slammed Texas Gov. Rick Perry for “inappropriate timing,” calling it “callous” for him to visit a Beretta USA gun factory just two days after a mass shooting left a dozen innocent people dead at the nearby Washington Navy Yard. “It’s callous that Gov. Perry… would show so little sensitivity,” to victims the Navy Yard rampage, said Jenifer Pauliukonis, Maryland head of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “Listen, there’s always anti-gun individuals,” Perry responded, asked about the criticism after meeting with business leaders and top Maryland Republicans at Morton’s steakhouse...
  • Perry to meet Maryland GOP on job-hunting visit

    09/17/2013 5:24:39 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/17/2013 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry, visiting Maryland to woo businesses to relocate to the Lone Star State, will also meet Wednesday with a group of Maryland Republicans, GOP Chairwoman Diana Waterman told The Washington Times. Mr. Perry, a contender for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination who is expected to have another go at it 2016, has said he won't seek a fourth term as governor. But he has been building his national image by polishing his image as a salesman for his state on the national level. His meetings with business representatives in Maryland are supposed to be hush-hush, since he...
  • Muslim Brotherhood supporter gets Homeland Security promotion

    09/13/2013 10:40:47 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 59 replies
    http://www.bizpacreview.com ^ | september 13, 2013 | Michael Dorstewitz
    A controversial Homeland Security advisor who was recently promoted to senior fellow is a self-declared Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and Mohamed Morsi supporter. Mohamed Elibiary, who was appointed to the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council by then-Secretary Janet Napolitano in 2010, tweeted Thursday that his appointment was renewed and his position elevated: Mohamed Elibiary @MohamedElibiary I'm honored to be reappointed to Secretary's Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) and promoted to Sr. Fellow position @DHSgov #Service 12:38 PM - 12 Sep 2013 Elibiary’s tenure on the advisory council created controversy almost from the start. About a year after his appointment, PJ...
  • Rick Perry: “When you grow tired of MD taxes squeezing every dime out of your business, think Texas”

    09/13/2013 7:16:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 13, 2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Not too long ago, Texas Governor Rick Perry got into a bit of a verbal scuffle with California Governor Jerry Brown after releasing radio and TV ads in a handful of hyper-blue states like Illinois and California. Touting Texas’s pro-growth, low-tax policies, the ads ran along the lines of, “Building a business is tough, but I hear building a business in California is next to impossible,” and although Brown dismissed Perry’s efforts as “barely a fart,” Perry’s long-term campaign to attract jobs to Texas from other states has certainly been a source of annoyance for plenty of Democrats. This time...
  • What do Hulk Hogan, Allen West, and Gene Simmons Have in Common? (And more! TROOPATHON 6!)

    06/25/2013 8:36:31 PM PDT · by Syncro · 10 replies
    Troopathon.org/Move America Forward ^ | June 23, 2013 | Scott Rabb
    Share this important message with your friends and family! CHECK OUT THIS LINEUP! Col. Allen West, SE Cupp, Gene Simmons, Gov. Rick Perry, Gary Sinise, Robert Davi,  Mark Levin, "Coach K" Mike Krzyzewski, Hulk Hogan, Herman Cain, Dana Loesch, and Sen. Ted Cruz are supporting Troopathon 6 - won't you? We are so blessed to have such an amazing lineup for this year's Troopathon event. Just look at the list below of pro-troop supporters supporting Troopathon this year. Ranging from Governors to congressmen, radio and TV personalities and commentators, sports legends,  foreign policy experts and musicians. People from all...
  • New San Antonio Decree: Politicians Will Lose Jobs If They Speak Against Homosexuals

    09/09/2013 6:21:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | September 6, 2013 | Theodore Shoebat
    Absolute equality is absolute despotism. This statement is becoming truer every moment in which the Sodomite agenda is incessantly advancing over the moral infrastructures, and they are not doing so without destroying lives. Look at the decree that was just passed in San Antonio, TX, which now prohibits all those in political office from being bias toward homosexuals. Homosexuality is not a right, and sodomite marriage is not even recognized in the state of Texas, yet the reprobates are not stopping in their endeavorment to make everyone accept them. Now let me make one thing clear, this bill is not...
  • Marco Rubio Sinking in New Hampshire 2016 Poll

    09/07/2013 5:21:58 PM PDT · by grumpygresh · 39 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 9/7/13 | Kevin Derby
    Marco Rubio Sinking in New Hampshire 2016 Poll BY: KEVIN DERBY | Posted: August 7, 2013 8:59 AM The latest Granite State poll by WMUR and the University of New Hampshire was released late on Tuesday and it shows U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sinking in New Hampshire, home of the first presidential primary. Rubio is expected to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. In recent months. Rubio has drawn fire from conservatives for his prominent role in supporting immigration reform. The poll finds New Hampshire Republicans divided on who they want to see as their party’s nominee...