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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    But Perry will have to open his mouth eventually, and then it'll be ok again.

    Does the name Nehemiah Scudder mean anything to anybody?

    "If This Goes On..."
    Yes, we have the Rick Perry "succession plan" for Texas to some day succeed from the USA:
    Published April 15, 2009

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry fired up an anti-tax "tea party" Wednesday with his stance against the federal government and for states' rights as some in his U.S. flag-waving audience shouted, "Secede!"
    An animated Perry told the crowd at Austin City Hall -- one of three tea parties he was attending across the state -- that officials in Washington have abandoned the country's founding principles of limited government. He said the federal government is strangling Americans with taxation, spending and debt.

    Perry repeated his running theme that Texas' economy is in relatively good shape compared with other states and with the "federal budget mess." Many in the crowd held signs deriding President Barack Obama and the $786 billion federal economic stimulus package.

    Later, answering news reporters' questions, Perry suggested Texans might at some point get so fed up they would want to secede from the union, though he said he sees no reason why Texas should do that.

    "There's a lot of different scenarios," Perry said. "We've got a great union. There's absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that. But Texas is a very unique place, and we're a pretty independent lot to boot."

    Perry is running for re-election against U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, a fellow Republican. His anti-Washington remarks have become more strident the past few weeks as that 2010 race gets going and since Perry rejected $550 million in federal economic stimulus money slated to help Texas' unemployment trust fund.

    Perry said the stimulus money would come with strings attached that would leave Texas paying the bill once the federal money ran out.
    Governor Says Texans May Want To Secede From Union But Probably Won't | FoxNews.com

    Then Perry flip flopped and took the stimulus money from Washington:
    January 24, 2011

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry likes to tell Washington to stop meddling in state affairs. He vocally opposed the Obama administration's 2009 stimulus program to spur the economy and assist cash-strapped states.

    Perry also likes to trumpet that his state balanced its budget in 2009, while keeping billions in its rainy day fund.

    But he couldn't have done that without a lot of help from ... guess where? Washington.

    Turns out Texas was the state that depended the most on those very stimulus funds to plug nearly 97% of its shortfall for fiscal 2010, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

    Even budget deficits are bigger in Texas
    Texas, which crafts a budget every two years, was facing a $6.6 billion shortfall for its 2010-2011 fiscal years. It plugged nearly all of that deficit with $6.4 billion in Recovery Act money, allowing it to leave its $9.1 billion rainy day fund untouched.

    "Stimulus was very helpful in getting them through the last few years," said Brian Sigritz, director of state fiscal studies for the National Association of State Budget Officers, said of Texas.

    Even as Perry requested the Recovery Act money, he railed against it. On the very same day he asked for the funds, he set up a petition titled "No Government Bailouts."

    "Join our fight and add your voice to a growing list of several thousand Americans who are fed up with this irresponsible spending that threatens our future," Perry wrote on his blog on Feb. 18, 2009.
    Texas balanced budget with stimulus money from Washington - Jan. 23, 2011

    What a two faced deceitful jerk. No way this idiot makes it to the white house. Not gonna happen, no way, no how.

    Romney is a fake and a flip flopper, he won't make it.

    The repubs have two choices that make sense, Huntsman and Christie, and one is not in the race right now.

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by finebead View Post

    The repubs have two choices that make sense, Huntsman and Christie, and one is not in the race right now.
    I'd consider voting for those guys. The rest of the crop is bat **** crazy.

    *exception goes Ron Paul while he is crazy I do agree with many of the guys positions esp on the wars.

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    The bottom line is Obama's followers are terrified of Perry

    Perry standing there next to a visual showing unempleyment claims trends over the past 3 ****ing years. Just pointing....Perry does not have to say anything. just point at the graphics

    Obama is history
    Personally, as an Obama supporter, I'd much prefer that Perry get the nomination than Romney. I think Perry is too extreme to win the general election.

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    What people like you don't seem to understand is that TX has taxpayers just like the rest of the country that funds these so called bailouts and TX has one of the largest Federal labor forces in the nation because of the military presence here. Like far too many you ignore that reality.
    The military presence, and its included federal employees, in TX has nothing to do with Perry. They cannot be included in his creating jobs because they were present before he took office and the wars since he took office are the cause for any increased military personnel in the area.

    The only thing that can be positively connected to Perry and any job increase involving the military would be his gun control policies pertaining to military and military vets. These are likely to cause a small increase in vets living in TX. But many of the jobs created by this are not likely to be good paying jobs.

    Not only that, but another cause for a large increase in jobs in TX is the natural resources in TX and the increased search for those resources in an effort to reduce our dependency on foreign oil, another thing that cannot be attributed to Perry.
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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    The bottom line is Obama's followers are terrified of Perry

    Perry standing there next to a visual showing unempleyment claims trends over the past 3 ****ing years. Just pointing....Perry does not have to say anything. just point at the graphics

    Obama is history
    You mean this chart of unemployment rates?


    U3.jpg


    ... what's so impressive about it?

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Perry's religious views, at the Response Rally in Houston this month, to pray for the recovery of the nation's economy:
    Rick Perry At The Response Prayer Rally - YouTube

    That is why he will be a hit the the Christian fundmentalists.

    Dubya got his guidance from god also, and that didn't work out too well...
    Last edited by finebead; 08-21-11 at 01:31 PM.

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Yer - This election will be about the economy and jobs and Perry will absolutely decimate Obama on jobs and the economy and point to Texas to back it up.

    Its perception - We know the Gov doesn't do it all and the House and Senate are the ones who actually pass the bills into law and, the perception is ....A+1, he has guided Texas to a strong economy.

    Texas's economy is pretty strong and Perry keeps getting reelected.

    Obviously he is doing something that works.

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Yer - This election will be about the economy and jobs and Perry will absolutely decimate Obama on jobs and the economy and point to Texas to back it up.

    Its perception - We know the Gov doesn't do it all and the House and Senate are the ones who actually pass the bills into law and, the perception is ....A+1, he has guided Texas to a strong economy.

    Texas's economy is pretty strong and Perry keeps getting reelected.

    Obviously he is doing something that works.
    Where he took federal doolars, or that they have a lot of low wages jobs, or that they have really poor health care and such? What do you see as his biggest plus aomng those?

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Yer - This election will be about the economy and jobs and Perry will absolutely decimate Obama on jobs and the economy and point to Texas to back it up.

    Its perception - We know the Gov doesn't do it all and the House and Senate are the ones who actually pass the bills into law and, the perception is ....A+1, he has guided Texas to a strong economy.

    Texas's economy is pretty strong and Perry keeps getting reelected.

    Obviously he is doing something that works.
    Interesting, so government doesn't create jobs yet Perry as Governor is going to take credit for creating jobs.

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by finebead View Post
    Yes, we have the Rick Perry "succession plan" for Texas to some day succeed from the USA:

    Governor Says Texans May Want To Secede From Union But Probably Won't | FoxNews.com

    Then Perry flip flopped and took the stimulus money from Washington:

    Texas balanced budget with stimulus money from Washington - Jan. 23, 2011

    What a two faced deceitful jerk. No way this idiot makes it to the white house. Not gonna happen, no way, no how.

    Romney is a fake and a flip flopper, he won't make it.

    The repubs have two choices that make sense, Huntsman and Christie, and one is not in the race right now.
    There's also that "executed an innocent man and tried to bury it" thing.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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