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    Re: Rick Perry Enters G.O.P. Race for President

    Quote Originally Posted by ZIRP4EVA View Post
    Watching Perrys announcement speech yesterday, one thing really struck me - he is a libertarian through and through.
    You think so? "Employment in the state’s public sector has jumped 19% since 2000, compared with a 9% rise in the private sector."

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    Re: Rick Perry Enters G.O.P. Race for President

    newsweek, nov, 2010:

    For sheer economic promise, no place beats Texas. Though the Lone Star State’s growth slowed during the recession, it didn’t suffer nearly as dramatically as the rest of the country. Businesses have been flocking to Texas for a generation, and that trend is unlikely to slow soon. Texas now has more Fortune 500 companies—58—than any other state, including longtime corporate powerhouse New York.

    Austin boasted the strongest job growth in NEWSWEEK’s Top 10, both last year and over the decade. Home to the state capital and the ever-expanding University of Texas [and austin city limits!], the city is arguably the best-positioned of the nation’s emerging tech centers. It enjoys good private-sector growth, both from an expanding roster of homegrown firms and outside companies, including an increasing array of multinationals such as Samsung, Nokia, Siemens, and Fujitsu.

    Yet Austin’s newfound prosperity isn’t simply a product of its university culture or its synergetic collection of technology firms. Its success owes a great deal to simply being in Texas—a state itching to eclipse its historic archrival, the increasingly troubled California. Indeed, Texas is becoming to the Golden State what Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon were in the last decade: a refuge for workers and companies fed up with California’s high unemployment, cost of living, and dysfunctional state government.

    The Texas economy has benefited from widening diversification. Houston has a robust energy business and medical-services industry, and thriving international trade—all long-term growth areas. Dallas enjoys an expanding tech sector and well-developed business-service industries tied to a powerful corporate base. San Antonio has a strong military connection and an expanding manufacturing capacity, and it is a key locale for the growing Latino marketplace. What’s more, Texas offers pro-business policies and relatively low taxes, and the physical infrastructure in the cities is generally as good or better than in many East and West coast metropolitan areas.

    People are voting with their feet. All four Texas cities are enjoying strong immigration from the rest of the country and abroad. Houston and Dallas have higher rates of immigration than Chicago, and if the job picture stays the same, those cities could someday rival New York and Los Angeles in terms of ethnic diversity.
    The Top 10 Places in America Poised for Recovery

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    Re: Rick Perry Enters G.O.P. Race for President

    Quote Originally Posted by ZIRP4EVA View Post
    This article explains exactly why Rick Perry will be the nominee.
    Great -- if he is the nominee, we will have two people being the major party nominees who have no respect for the Constitution of the United States and the laws of the land... and I refuse to vote for the lesser of two evils...
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    Re: Rick Perry Enters G.O.P. Race for President

    When will Perry resign as Texas governor. After all in 1989 he stated that any candidacy for higher office should mean an automatic resignation from the previous political job...or more specifically

    "The candidacy constitutes an automatic resignation of the office then held, and the vacancy created shall be filled pursuant to law in the same manner as other vacancies for the office are filled."
    So when will he resign now that he is running for US president?
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    Re: Rick Perry Enters G.O.P. Race for President

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    When will Perry resign as Texas governor. After all in 1989 he stated that any candidacy for higher office should mean an automatic resignation from the previous political job...or more specifically



    So when will he resign now that he is running for US president?
    I hope he resigns soon. Can you imagine having the same governor for 10 years straight? Shouldn't some cons be screaming for term limits?


    It was no accident that Perry threw his hat into the ring on Sunday instead of participating in the debates on Saturday. The man has no debating skills. The last two times that he's run for governor he's declined all offers to debate against his challengers. There were no debates at all.

    Now that he's running for President, he'll have to participate in debates should he win the GOP nomination. Watch him: he won't debate any other GOP canidates on his way to the nomination. If he does, he won't be nominated. If his first debates are against the incumbent and the other party's nominees, ya'll will get a chance to see and hear why he shuns debates as policy.
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    Re: Rick Perry Enters G.O.P. Race for President

    It's got to mean something that his own party in his own state doesn't support him for president....

    "Only 9 percent of likely Republican voters [in Texas] said they would favor Perry in a presidential race, with the most support going to Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin, according to an independent poll released Thursday.

    Romney, favored by 16 percent in the annual Texas Lyceum poll, is the presumptive national front-runner for the Republican nomination, while Palin (14 percent) and Perry have not announced their intention to run."

    That was in June 2011.

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    Re: Rick Perry Enters G.O.P. Race for President

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    I hope he resigns soon. Can you imagine having the same governor for 10 years straight? Shouldn't some cons be screaming for term limits?


    It was no accident that Perry threw his hat into the ring on Sunday instead of participating in the debates on Saturday. The man has no debating skills. The last two times that he's run for governor he's declined all offers to debate against his challengers. There were no debates at all.

    Now that he's running for President, he'll have to participate in debates should he win the GOP nomination. Watch him: he won't debate any other GOP canidates on his way to the nomination. If he does, he won't be nominated. If his first debates are against the incumbent and the other party's nominees, ya'll will get a chance to see and hear why he shuns debates as policy.
    Another big question is when the gay rumours will surface in force again and how the other GOP runners will tackle that.

    Not to mention that his PACs are being looked at for not living up to the rules... something about too close links between Perry and his PACs.

    And dont think for a second that people did not notice his big evangelical love fest he presided over.. or as some have said..the "I am not a Mormon" rally....

    There is so much to contend with this guy, that even if he did win the GOP nomination, then he would be almost forced to nominate a Tea Party wacko as his VP... Palin or Bachmann...
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    Re: Rick Perry Enters G.O.P. Race for President

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Another big question is when the gay rumours will surface in force again and how the other GOP runners will tackle that.

    Not to mention that his PACs are being looked at for not living up to the rules... something about too close links between Perry and his PACs.

    And dont think for a second that people did not notice his big evangelical love fest he presided over.. or as some have said..the "I am not a Mormon" rally....

    There is so much to contend with this guy, that even if he did win the GOP nomination, then he would be almost forced to nominate a Tea Party wacko as his VP... Palin or Bachmann...
    perrry and bachmann? please god.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Rick Perry Enters G.O.P. Race for President

    My father always told me Americans have a very bad short term memory and now I am beginning to understand why. The GOP is going to make it their best efforts to convince Americans Obama is responsible for our economic problems, not the GOP. As sad as it is, some Americans will buy this lie, but the educated Americans, which are becoming quite a minority these days, fully understand the dangers and cancers the GOP along with Rick Perry posess to the future of America.

    Do Americans really want another TEXAS GOVERNER who claims god speaks to him running this country? Do Americans understand this man was willing to break texas off from the United States? How could Americans possibly support a man who virtually gave up on America? How could Americans be willing to hand this nation back over the GOP? Has the GOP Ever had ANY great presidential administrations to write home about? I fear for America, and I fear Americans may actually be stupid enough to support a Rick Perry or Michelle Bachmann. I could live with a Mitt Romney, he actually uses intelligence to make decisions, not god, not greed, not race, INTELLIGENCE AND FACTS.


    We have a very VERY intelligent man right now running our country. Its very sad this man was never given the chance to lead from the beginning by the GOP. This is not the country I grew up in. This man deserves another 4 years of presidency. If Bush was allowed to start a fake war, torture terrorists, and tank our economy while getting a second term, its only right Obama gets another 4 year shot to work some magic.


    If a rick perry or michelle bachmann get the white house, which I assure you, they wont, but anything is possible these days, it just may be the last election this country holds.


    My fellow Americans, its time to re-new that passport and get that one way ticket to canada, because America is going down the ****ter.
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    Re: Rick Perry Enters G.O.P. Race for President

    Quote Originally Posted by SypherAL View Post
    My father always told me Americans have a very bad short term memory and now I am beginning to understand why. The GOP is going to make it their best efforts to convince Americans Obama is responsible for our economic problems, not the GOP. As sad as it is, some Americans will buy this lie, but the educated Americans, which are becoming quite a minority these days, fully understand the dangers and cancers the GOP along with Rick Perry posess to the future of America.

    Do Americans really want another TEXAS GOVERNER who claims god speaks to him running this country? Do Americans understand this man was willing to break texas off from the United States? How could Americans possibly support a man who virtually gave up on America. How could Americans be willing to hand this nation back over the GOP? Has the GOP Every had ANY great presidential administrations to write him about? I fear for America, and I fear Americans may actually be stupid enough to support a Rick Perry.
    no freaking way, don't worry.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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