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Rick Perry's conservative problem

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by mrskeet410, Aug 16, 2011.

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  1. mrskeet410

    mrskeet410 TS Member

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    First two paragraphs -

    "Texas Gov. Rick Perry has taken the Republican presidential field by storm since declaring his candidacy on Saturday, winning widespread praise for his outspoken conservative positions. But Perry has served 26 years since first winning election, as a Democrat, to the Texas state House in 1984. That means he carries a record — a long record — containing a few conservative blemishes that his leading rivals in the GOP field can seize upon.

    Indeed, in an interview with a Des Moines radio station on Monday, Perry was deluged with questions from informed Republican voters about potential conservative heresies on his record — from his enthusiastic backing of an unsuccessful superhighway proposal that critics claimed was a land grab, to his support for Al Gore in the 1988 Democratic presidential primary."
  2. sliverbulletexpress

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  3. mrskeet410

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    Ronald Reagan never held office as a democrat, nor did he promote such left-wing programs as these.
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    Catpower Well-Known Member

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    Skeet do a little research, he was raised in west Texas, used to be a lot of Dems there they traced it back to the Republicans being the opposition in the Civil War, more of a southern thing

    His Dad was a Dem for a while, a lot of young sons think the Dad is always right, after he found out how screwed up your party is he switched
  5. mrskeet410

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    His problem isn't want party he once belonged to, but what he did.
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    Rick Perry is no Ronald Reagan nor is he another George Bush. The elite of the Republican party don't like him. Karl Rove despises him. That, if nothing else, gets him my vote. The Dems are scared to death of him. Jimmy Borum
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    mrskeet,,,,please enlighten us to exactly "what" he did....
  8. Rick Barker

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    He won't answer any direct questions you put to him. Just likes to hit and run.


    (I don't think his mommy knows he spends time on the computer when she is not looking)
  9. BAD 303

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    The game is about tyo be changed yet again. Looks like Ryan may get in afterall.
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    Reagan signed gun bans.
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    President Reagan signed the Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986!
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    In 1988 Al Gore at least didn't act like the green liberal kook he is now, he was Gov of Tn, remember Tipper's attack on rock music? Not sticking up for Algore in any way just saying he acted like a different person back then.

    If you have to scrape back that far to find something you don't like about Perry you're going to have a hard time finding any candidate that suits you. We have to pick someone to beat Obama that will get the country going in the right direction.
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