Longtime GOP Texas Gov. Perry wins another term

There are 23186 comments on the El Paso Times story from Nov 2, 2010, titled Longtime GOP Texas Gov. Perry wins another term. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Republican Gov. Rick Perry has defeated Democrat Bill White to win a third four-year term as Texas governor.

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Defiant1

Deer Park, TX

#13094 Jul 24, 2012
NRH Man wrote:
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Ha. Not that old, just making fun of the 'blame bush for everything' crowd. I mean, if we ate still blaming previous presidents for the current ones failings, why font we just keep going back and blame all of them.
Obummer has had almost four years to make things better. Throwing away over 5 trillion dollars and still no jobs should have put a damper on the "Hope and Change" zombies.

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#13095 Jul 24, 2012
OregonSUX wrote:
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All the drop in income happened UNDER BUSH.
The recovery is weak because the bubble and burst were HUGE. In parts of the country housing is recovering which is amazing after the devastation that happened UNDER BUSH.
Why don't you stop voting in Congressional Republiscum who keep trying to derail the economy so idiots in flyover country vote in more Republiscum who do nothing whatsoever useful. The only point of the TeaBagger Caucus is to get jobs for the TeaBagger Caucus.
Bush could have made a go at paying off the National Debt by 2010 which is what Greenspan feared. Instead Bush cratered the economy by cutting revenue and upping expenses. The first MBA President was the worst President in modern US History.
The democrats community reinvestment act and fannie/freddie caused the housing crunch. Bush tried 7 times to get it under control and was blocked in the senate by Dodd and Bawney Fwank,(now enjoying a nice retirement off the fannie/freddie kickbacks). You're "Blame Bush" syndrome dies more as the truth comes out.

By demanding the lending agencies give out sub-prime loans. also, by not allowing regulation of said loans and the financial institutions

You need to look at ALL of the facts before you go and make assertions. Clinton re-established sup-prime loans, which forced lending institutions to give out loans to people who could not afford them otherwise.

If a friend asked to borrow $100 you would probably let him, but what if that friend has borrowed money from you before, multiple time, and has never paid you back? would you still loan him the money? NO But did the dems FORCE banks to continue loaning money? YES

Bush's fault--yeah right!
VOTER

Burkburnett, TX

#13096 Jul 24, 2012
Defiant1 wrote:
<quoted text>
I may not agree with some things that she stands for, but at least she has a spine and Bill to guide her.
I'm kind of overlooking HillaryCare for one thing, but at least the economy was in a lot better shape during the Clinton years. Bush and this current idiot made things a lot worse.
AMEN! Jobs, Surplus instead of TRILLIONS, and TRILLIONS in deficit...I agree wholeheartedly Defiant...

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#13098 Jul 24, 2012
Defiant1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Obummer has had almost four years to make things better. Throwing away over 5 trillion dollars and still no jobs should have put a damper on the "Hope and Change" zombies.
\

No, the $5 TRILLION is what Bishoprick Romney wants to add to the deficit.

Instead of paying off the National Debt in 2010, Bush left Obama the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression. Since you are hell bent on lying about Obama, let's recall the truth.

Bush left Obama:

- 850,000/month in job losses

- negative 8% GDP

- TARP

- failing auto industry

- cratering stock market

- two wars and utter lack of concern about OBL or terrorism in general

Obama:

- ended Bush's recession in 6 months

- passed the first significant health care reform in generations

- killed OBL

- pulled forces from Iraq and is winding down Afghanistan

- created jobs for 28 months

- saved GM and its jobs

more here:

http://whatthefuckhasobamadonesofar.com/

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#13099 Jul 24, 2012
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
The democrats community reinvestment act and fannie/freddie caused the housing crunch. Bush tried 7 times to get it under control and was blocked in the senate by Dodd and Bawney Fwank,(now enjoying a nice retirement off the fannie/freddie kickbacks). You're "Blame Bush" syndrome dies more as the truth comes out.
By demanding the lending agencies give out sub-prime loans. also, by not allowing regulation of said loans and the financial institutions
You need to look at ALL of the facts before you go and make assertions. Clinton re-established sup-prime loans, which forced lending institutions to give out loans to people who could not afford them otherwise.
If a friend asked to borrow $100 you would probably let him, but what if that friend has borrowed money from you before, multiple time, and has never paid you back? would you still loan him the money? NO But did the dems FORCE banks to continue loaning money? YES
Bush's fault--yeah right!
You say this kind of stupid thing because you are too uneducated and too stupid to understand synthetics. You show yourself to be an idiot. I do not expect the likes of you to EVER understand reality.

"As our guide, Lewis provides the best description to date of the way mort­gages, and side bets on the health of those mortgages, turned into gigantic liabilities that sank the mighty insurance group A.I.G. Wall Street firms sold the credit-default swaps on bonds cheaply, then repackaged them into collateralized debt obligations.

When certain chunks of them got the right stamp of approval from credit rating agencies, A.I.G. was willing to insure them for even less. But the pace of lending, frenetic as it was, couldn’t keep up with Wall Street firms’ demands for raw material. And so they began to sell credit-default swaps and package those into collateralized debt obligations.

Eisman suddenly under­stands after attending a mortgage investing meeting in (where else?) Las Vegas. There weren’t enough subprime borrowers out there “taking out loans to satisfy investors’ appetite for the end product. Wall Street needed his bets in order to synthesize more of them.”

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#13100 Jul 24, 2012
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>

If a friend asked to borrow $100 you would probably let him, but what if that friend has borrowed money from you before, multiple time, and has never paid you back? would you still loan him the money? NO But did the dems FORCE banks to continue loaning money? YES
Bush's fault--yeah right!
Yes, of course it was Bush's fault you moron. Why are you such an idiot? Why do you post such ignorant and foolish garbage? Don't you read for yourself?

"Community Reinvestment Act had nothing to do with subprime crisis

The Community Reinvestment Act, passed in 1977, requires banks to lend in the low-income neighborhoods where they take deposits. Just the idea that a lending crisis created from 2004 to 2007 was caused by a 1977 law is silly. But it’s even more ridiculous when you consider that most subprime loans were made by firms that aren’t subject to the CRA.

... The CRA was at its strongest in the 1990s, under the Clinton administration, a period when subprime loans performed quite well. It was only after the Bush administration cut back on CRA enforcement that problems arose, a timing issue which should stop those blaming the law dead in their tracks.

...Better targets for blame in government circles might be the 2000 law which ensured that credit default swaps would remain unregulated, the SEC’s puzzling 2004 decision to allow the largest brokerage firms to borrow upwards of 30 times their capital and that same agency’s failure to oversee those brokerage firms in subsequent years as many gorged on subprime debt."

businessweek
Defiant1

Deer Park, TX

#13101 Jul 24, 2012
OregonSUX wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, of course it was Bush's fault you moron. Why are you such an idiot? Why do you post such ignorant and foolish garbage? Don't you read for yourself?
"Community Reinvestment Act had nothing to do with subprime crisis
The Community Reinvestment Act, passed in 1977, requires banks to lend in the low-income neighborhoods where they take deposits. Just the idea that a lending crisis created from 2004 to 2007 was caused by a 1977 law is silly. But it’s even more ridiculous when you consider that most subprime loans were made by firms that aren’t subject to the CRA.
... The CRA was at its strongest in the 1990s, under the Clinton administration, a period when subprime loans performed quite well. It was only after the Bush administration cut back on CRA enforcement that problems arose, a timing issue which should stop those blaming the law dead in their tracks.
...Better targets for blame in government circles might be the 2000 law which ensured that credit default swaps would remain unregulated, the SEC’s puzzling 2004 decision to allow the largest brokerage firms to borrow upwards of 30 times their capital and that same agency’s failure to oversee those brokerage firms in subsequent years as many gorged on subprime debt."
businessweek
Who have you been sleeping with, Chris Dodd or Bawney Fwank?. You DNC turds own the housing crash.
Defiant1

Deer Park, TX

#13102 Jul 24, 2012
OregonSUX wrote:
<quoted text>\
No, the $5 TRILLION is what Bishoprick Romney wants to add to the deficit.
Instead of paying off the National Debt in 2010, Bush left Obama the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression. Since you are hell bent on lying about Obama, let's recall the truth.
Bush left Obama:
- 850,000/month in job losses
- negative 8% GDP
- TARP
- failing auto industry
- cratering stock market
- two wars and utter lack of concern about OBL or terrorism in general
Obama:
- ended Bush's recession in 6 months
- passed the first significant health care reform in generations
- killed OBL
- pulled forces from Iraq and is winding down Afghanistan
- created jobs for 28 months
- saved GM and its jobs
more here:
http://whatthefuckhasobamadonesofar.com/
Twist and spin all you want troll, Obummer has spent over 5 trillion dollars in under 3 1/2 years. His "spend our way to prosperity" philosophy sucks!.

Try spending your way to prosperity out here in the real world and see what happens.

"whatthefuckhasobamadones ofar" Not one single worthwhile thing.
My Name Is Noname

Wichita Falls, TX

#13103 Jul 24, 2012
Over 12,000 comments on this thread. I guess I will add to it. I lost 80% of my savings because of Barney "the liberal moron"Frank. We just retired just before the housing market crashed and caused the meltdown. It was liberal bullshit trying to give every liberal dipshit a house who couldn't' pay for it. Now after hard all my life and taking nothing from the gov., I'm broke. Thank you liberal retards. Don't count on me or the vast majority of Americans to vote for Obummer. Don't throw the polls at me-we are.
messing with the polls. Just like you stupid libs messed with our money.
opopopop

Garland, TX

#13105 Jul 25, 2012
i luv kop
Defiant1

Deer Park, TX

#13106 Jul 25, 2012
Obama and his Genentech backed CommieCare is just going to the so-called health care crisis worse for working people.
Gee thanks you gullible morons.

Nearly one in 10 employers to drop health coverage

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-po...
Defiant1

Deer Park, TX

#13107 Jul 25, 2012
When does your home become part of your health care? After 2012!

Your vote counts big time in 2012, make sure you and all your friends and family know about this!

HOME SALES TAX

I thought you might find this interesting.

The National Association of Realtors is all over this and working to get it repealed,-- before it takes effect. But, I am very pleased we aren't the only ones who know about this ploy to steal billions from unsuspecting homeowners. How many realtors do you think will vote Democratic in 2012?

Did you know that if you sell your house after 2012 you will pay a 3.8% sales tax on it? That's $3,800 on a $100,000 home, etc. When did this happen? It's in the health care bill,-- and it goes into effect in 2013. Why 2013? Could it be so that it doesn’t come to light until after the 2012 elections? So, this is ‘change you can believe in’?

Under the new health care bill all real estate transactions will be subject to a 3.8% sales tax.

If you sell a $400,000 home, there will be a $15,200 tax. This bill is set to screw the retiring generation,-- who often downsize their homes. Does this make your November, 2012 vote more important?

Oh, you weren't aware that this was in the ObamaCare bill? Guess what; you aren't alone! There are more than a few members of Congress that weren't aware of it either.

You can check this out for yourself at:

http://www.gop.gov/blog/10/04/08/obamacare-fl...

“Seek Light”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#13108 Jul 25, 2012
Unhappiness reigns in voterland.Maybe the republicans would get more votes if they stayed out of peoples personal lives.

“Seek Light”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#13109 Jul 25, 2012
I've had it.Tired of voting for bad candidates I'm not voting.screw it.I've already lost a friend over this political crap.

“Seek Light”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#13110 Jul 25, 2012
My Name Is Noname wrote:
Over 12,000 comments on this thread. I guess I will add to it. I lost 80% of my savings because of Barney "the liberal moron"Frank. We just retired just before the housing market crashed and caused the meltdown. It was liberal bullshit trying to give every liberal dipshit a house who couldn't' pay for it. Now after hard all my life and taking nothing from the gov., I'm broke. Thank you liberal retards. Don't count on me or the vast majority of Americans to vote for Obummer. Don't throw the pkolls at me-we are.
messing with the polls. Just like you stupid libs messed with our money.
Well I hope you feel better on election day.Sorry you lost everything.
Blank

Wise, VA

#13111 Jul 25, 2012
Perry wrote:
there are issues in Texas that Rick Perry is familiar with and can resolve: Such as fighting corruption within the courts and innocent people wrongly sent to death row on no evidence and even having DNA clearing them. These problems take many terms to correct and are complicated. Perry has the knowledge and experience as governor about issues Texas needs to acknowledge and prioritize.
Great Job, Perry.
Or...how about nearly 30% of Texans have NO health insurance, or that it is a low wage/low income state (other than oil), or...when the wildfires were raging, he went off to head a prayer group in Reliant Stadium in Houston??? He is a brain-dead moron who makes other morons like Palin, Beck and Bachmann look smart by comparison!!! Scary....

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#13112 Jul 25, 2012
Blank wrote:
<quoted text>Or...how about nearly 30% of Texans have NO health insurance, or that it is a low wage/low income state (other than oil), or...when the wildfires were raging, he went off to head a prayer group in Reliant Stadium in Houston??? He is a brain-dead moron who makes other morons like Palin, Beck and Bachmann look smart by comparison!!! Scary....
How many of those uninsured are illegals who dont qualify for insurance anyways? How many of those "low wage/low income" jobs are, again, held by illegals who generally make very little?
Liberals love to bash Texas's record on health care, education, wages, etc and ignore the underlying contributors to those "problems". Libs never let the facts get in the way of a good tagline.
Texas has far more well paying jobs other than the oil industry. That just proves you dont know what you are talking about. I guess if we adopted more liberal policies like that socialist mecca California we would be so much better off right? How big is Californias deficit and debt again? How much do the owe in IOU's because they cant pay their bills? How much does Texas owe?

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#13113 Jul 25, 2012
Defiant1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Who have you been sleeping with, Chris Dodd or Bawney Fwank?. You DNC turds own the housing crash.
Oh c'mon Defiant, that cant be true. We all know that Bush caused every single bad thing in the last 200 years. Just ask any Liberal, they will be happy to explain all of his dasterdly deeds, from personally melting the polar ice caps, wiping out over 200 speies of garden snails, crashing the economy, causing peaceful muslims all around the world to hate us, etc. Heck, I bet he was flying the plane that dropped the first bomb on Pearl Harbor and fired the torpedo that sank the Lusitainia. That evil bastard gets around in the time machine he and Cheney built to spread their evil all over.
Ex- El Paso Resident

Las Cruces, NM

#13114 Jul 25, 2012
Defiant1 wrote:
When does your home become part of your health care? After 2012!
Your vote counts big time in 2012, make sure you and all your friends and family know about this!
HOME SALES TAX
I thought you might find this interesting.
The National Association of Realtors is all over this and working to get it repealed,-- before it takes effect. But, I am very pleased we aren't the only ones who know about this ploy to steal billions from unsuspecting homeowners. How many realtors do you think will vote Democratic in 2012?
Did you know that if you sell your house after 2012 you will pay a 3.8% sales tax on it? That's $3,800 on a $100,000 home, etc. When did this happen? It's in the health care bill,-- and it goes into effect in 2013. Why 2013? Could it be so that it doesn’t come to light until after the 2012 elections? So, this is ‘change you can believe in’?
Under the new health care bill all real estate transactions will be subject to a 3.8% sales tax.
If you sell a $400,000 home, there will be a $15,200 tax. This bill is set to screw the retiring generation,-- who often downsize their homes. Does this make your November, 2012 vote more important?
Oh, you weren't aware that this was in the ObamaCare bill? Guess what; you aren't alone! There are more than a few members of Congress that weren't aware of it either.
You can check this out for yourself at:
http://www.gop.gov/blog/10/04/08/obamacare-fl...
All Obamacare did was shift the burden down the road with direct Federal taxes (your example)and raised local taxes when states have to fund the Obamacare mandates and the federal "seed money" ends. Why were some states representative's votes bought (Nebraska comes to mind) by providing federal funds to cover cost while other states were not. Stinks from the head up.

Great shell game play by DC. Let's get out of our promisses to folks by shifting the finacial burden to them through their states so we do not take the blame. The Feds cannot even run Medicare, Medicade and the VA medical right(alot of fraud and problems) and now they will run it all. Medical care in another country is looking better all the time.

Medical devices also get taxes (joint replacements for example). Does anyone really beliveve that cost will not be passed on.

Problem - Health cost is too high

DC fix - Make the states pay for it instead of us.

Why this fix - The healthcare industry and insurance industry want to not just maintain their very high profits. They want millions more insured (regardless of who pays that bill) to make even more moeny. Fairly sure ACA was written by health industry and insurance lobbiest to protect and expand their interest and handed to the congress. After all Nancy P said "now that we have passed it we need to read it".
Blank

Wise, VA

#13115 Jul 25, 2012
NRH Man wrote:
<quoted text>
How many of those uninsured are illegals who dont qualify for insurance anyways? How many of those "low wage/low income" jobs are, again, held by illegals who generally make very little?
Liberals love to bash Texas's record on health care, education, wages, etc and ignore the underlying contributors to those "problems". Libs never let the facts get in the way of a good tagline.
Texas has far more well paying jobs other than the oil industry. That just proves you dont know what you are talking about. I guess if we adopted more liberal policies like that socialist mecca California we would be so much better off right? How big is Californias deficit and debt again? How much do the owe in IOU's because they cant pay their bills? How much does Texas owe?
Then why is Texas only 27th in income? And no, most who don;t have healtcare are NOt illegals....THEY have free healthcare. And i am not a :liberal", i am an independent moderate who despises far left, politically correct, responsibilty-avoiding Demotards, and far right, money grubbing,(FAKE) "Christian", polluting Republitards EQUALLY!! Get you facts straight before you begin with the "talking points"! Zzzzzz.....

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