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Who is Rick Perry

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by grnberetcj, Sep 7, 2011.

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  1. grnberetcj

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    Who Is Rick Perry?


    He is a fifth generation Texan, the son of hardscrabble west Texas
    tenant farmers – Democrats but conservatives through and through. He
    grew up in a farm town too small to be on the state map. Life was so
    hard that he was six years old before his house had indoor plumbing.
    His mother sewed his clothes, including the underwear he wore to
    college.


    He is an Eagle Scout. After Paint Creek High School, he attended Texas
    A&M, graduated, and was commissioned into the Air Force where he became
    a C-130 pilot.


    Now 61 years old, he has won nine elections to four different offices
    in Texas state government. In the first three elections he ran as a
    Democrat then switched to the Republican Party. He is currently the
    47th governor of Texas – a position he has held for 11 years, the
    longest tenure of any governor in the nation.


    He has never lost an election.


    Rick Perry was the Lieutenant Governor to whom Governor George Bush
    handed over the office after winning the 2000 Presidential election.
    Since then, Perry won gubernatorial elections in 2002, 2004, and 2010,
    the last time by 55% against a field consisting of a Democrat, a
    Libertarian, a Green Party, and an Independent.


    Since he became its Governor, Texas – a right to work state that taxes
    neither personal income nor capital gains – has added more jobs than
    the other 49 states combined. In the last two years, low taxes and
    little regulation led his state to create 47% of all jobs created in
    the entire nation. Five of the top ten cities with the highest job
    growth in the nation are in Texas. People follow jobs, so in the last
    four years for which data are available, Texas led every state in net
    interstate migration growth.


    Perry signed ground-breaking “loser pays” tort reform and medical
    litigation rules that caused malpractice insurance rates to fall. Some
    20,000 doctors have since moved to Texas.


    Texas boasts 58 of the Fortune 500 companies – more than any other
    state. Since May 2011 Texas resumed its pre-recession employment
    levels. Only two other states and the District of Columbia have done
    that.


    Texas ships 16% of the nation’s export value. California trails at 11%.
    Of the 70 companies that have fled California so far in 2011, 14
    relocated in Texas.


    In this year’s Texas legislative season, Perry got most of what he
    wanted. With no new taxes, a fiscally lean state budget was passed
    leaving $6 billion in a rainy day fund even as other states around the
    country struggled to balance budgets and avoid more deficit borrowing.
    A voter ID bill passed that was designed to prevent ballot box fraud
    and illegal voting. A bill passed that makes plaintiffs pay court costs
    and attorney fees if their suits are deemed frivolous.


    Perry scored points even in his legislative failures. He failed to get
    sanctuary cities banned – Texas towns in which police cannot question
    detainees about their immigration status. The blame fell on the
    legislature. Perry also failed to get a so-called “anti-groping” bill
    passed that would put Transportation Security Administration agents in
    prison if they touch the genitals, anus, or breasts of passengers in a
    pat down. Federal officials threatened to halt all flights out of Texas
    airports and the bill died in special session. That endeared Texans
    even more to TSA employees living in Texas.


    Perry jogs daily in the morning. He has no bodyguard with him, but his
    daughter’s dog runs by his side and he carries a laser-guided automatic
    pistol in his belt. Last year while jogging in an undeveloped area, a
    coyote paralleled his jogging route, eyeing his dog. He drew his pistol
    and killed the animal with one shot, leaving it where it fell. “He
    became mulch," Perry said. Animal rights groups protested, but Perry
    shrugged it off. “Don’t come after my dog,” he warned them.


    Recently, Obama asked Perry to delay the July 7 execution of Humberto
    Leal in order to comply with the International Court of Justice in The
    Hague and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. Perry refused.
    Therefore Obama asked the US Supreme Court to delay the execution
    because it would damage US foreign relations. The Court refused 5-4 and
    Perry ordered the execution to go forward as scheduled. Over the howls
    of diplomats, politicians, and the UN, Leal was administered a lethal
    injection at 6:20 p.m. Before he died, he admitted his guilt and asked
    for forgiveness.


    The case has special implications for Perry, who is considering a run
    for the presidency in 2012. Even his critics resent federal
    interference in a Texas execution, which is related to a state, not a
    federal, crime – an alcohol and drug-fueled rape and murder 17 years
    ago by an illegal whose family brought him into the country 35 years
    ago as a child. The interference hinges not on the man’s guilt, which
    Leal’s advocates acknowledged, but on a technicality – failure to
    inform Leal that he could have gotten legal representation from the
    Mexican consulate in lieu of the court-appointed attorneys who
    represented him. Independent Texans saw Obama’s interference as another
    intrusion of federal power into the affairs of a state, which could
    cost Obama support in other states.


    Needless to say, Perry is a hard-edged conservative and a ferocious
    defender of 10th Amendments rights (“The powers not delegated to the
    United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States,
    are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”) – an
    explicit restriction of the federal government to only those powers
    granted in the Constitution. Perry accuses the federal government,
    especially the Obama administration, of illegal overreach.


    Perry said “no thanks” to the feds whose stimulus offered taxpayer
    dollars for education and unemployment assistance. The strings on “free
    money” from Washington, he said, would restrict Texas in managing its
    own affairs. Perry even depleted all state funds to fight recent
    wildfires before asking Washington for disaster relief. His request has
    been ignored, which comes across as an unvarnished federal power play,
    further pitting Perry and Texans against the federal government.
     
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  3. GW22

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    Do you want the REAL answer?

    He's the guy who will lose the Republican nomination to Mitt Romney.

    -Gary
     
  4. trapshootin hippie

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    GW22, what the hell are you doin, smokin crack?


    GneJ
     
  5. GW22

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    Watch and learn, Hippie.

    -Gary
     
  6. trapshootin hippie

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    Oh ok, ya mean learn how to smoke crack?
     
  7. Setterman

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    I'm afraid another Texan this soon after Bush will not be good. But, Michelle is a worst choice.
     
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    Hip,

    I don't know if he's smokin' it or sniffin' it but I hope he heard the applause when Perry answered the question, "Do you lose any sleep the night you execute a death-row inmate?"

    :)
     
  9. GW22

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    It's gonna take a bit more than that, Kit.

    -Gary
     
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    Subject: Who is Rick Perry
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    Watch and learn, Hippie.

    -Gary

    So Gary,,,,who are saying is going to win????
     
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    Sarah will beat Mitt before Mitt beats Rick!
     
  12. GW22

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    I believe Perry is going to implode under the weight of his questionable past, contradictory positions, and ill-advised public comments. I just hope his inevitable implosion occurs soon against Romney instead of later against Obama.

    -Gary
     
  13. crusha

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    So GW22 is a Romney man.


    Who'd a thunk it?
     
  14. wayneo

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    I like this.........

    Wayne

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    Since this land lets the unproductive and people who are wards of the state have the same vote as the productive, law abiding citizens, I am afraid that this election will not get a good leader either. Through several generations of pampering the worthless, we have amassed a situation where there are more people who ride the free cart and eat at the public expense than who pull the cart and feed themselves. Look who the voters put into office last time. Look at the house and senate members who were NOT replaced last time. Telling the truth and holding people accountable (at EVERY socio-economic level) has gotten so out of favor, that any real leader will not even be considered by the parties, let alone be voted in.

    If only those who are productive, self supporting, law abiding taxpayers are allowed to vote, things would be far different. We will never see that situation, so we will continue to live in a decaying society.
     
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    Ron Paul on Perry -

    "Republican presidential contender Ron Paul, for the second day in a row, criticized Rick Perry’s record as a conservative and cast the Texas governor as a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

    In an open letter to the Perry camp, Paul campaign spokesman Jesse Benton hammers the three-term governor’s record and accuses Mr. Perry of acting like a Democrat during his long political career.

    Mr. Perry, he said, praised Hillary Clinton’s health care plan in the 1990s, pushed for federal stimulus funds and supported welfare for illegal immigrants. He also notes that Mr. Perry backed a mandate that 12-year-old girls be vaccinated against sexually transmitted diseases, raised taxes twice and more than doubled Texas’ debt during his time in office.

    “You supported ALL of these bad ideas that are inconsistent with how most Republicans understand conservatism, yet you now try to swagger your way into the tea party,” he wrote, underscoring the Paul camp’s message that GOP voters shouldn’t trust Mr. Perry...."
     
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    I'm pretty sure Mr. Perry will be our next President!

    Cheers,

    George
     
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    Zuzaz,
    I hope so, but I'll take any one who actually likes America. What a CHANGE that would be all we can HOPE for!!
     
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    Perry/Rubio would be pretty hard to beat!

    Cheers,

    George
     
  20. Catpower

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    Perry will be the next president, he got zinged last night but wasn't close to being beaten, I likes when he said he was the pinata, everybody was swinging at him, but he did good

    Obozo is imploding as we speak

    And tonight he's going to be on the tube telling us how he is going to save the world by wasting another $300,000,000,000

    He's a Putz
     
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