6 Reasons For Conservatives to Suppor...

6 Reasons For Conservatives to Support Rick Perry in 2012

There are 76 comments on the Smart Girl Politics story from Aug 30, 2011, titled 6 Reasons For Conservatives to Support Rick Perry in 2012. In it, Smart Girl Politics reports that:

Rick Perry has gotten theA Sarah Palin treatment A since he declared his intention to run for the presidency.

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“The "entitled" =communist.”

Since: May 10

MY MONEY, come take it.

#23 Oct 5, 2011
FedUpWithIllegals wrote:
I'm a conservative, and I dropped Perry as a viable GOP candidate b/c of his signing of the DREAM Act for Texas. A true conservative would never have signed that act into law. And then he dares to insinuate that we are heartless?? What a moron.
A true conservative wants common-sense laws, and giving illegal aliens de facto legal access to tax-payer-funded institutions is definitely NOT COMMON SENSE. It's fiscal suicide. Perry cannot be trusted to protect America from the illegal invasion. And the polls all show that. He just dug his own grave. What an idiot.
HEY, PERRY, WHAT PART OF "ILLEGAL" DON'T YOU GET???
Dislike Perry all you want, but know the facts. The instate tuition bill was passed in 2004(it might be part of the Texas Constitution). 180 some state congressmen, all but 4 voted this in. Perry would have commited political suicide by not signing the bill, which his veto would have been over-ridden. 37% of the vote in Texas is of Mexican or Hispanic dissent. Illegal immigration did not show itself in Texas until 2007. This 37% of Hispanic voters as a whole are not pro-illegal. Bill White, mayor of Houston challenged Perry for governor. Perry won by a landslide 75%. That's 10 to 13% of the national vote. Perry is not pro-illegal.

“Call Me Curious”

Since: Oct 10

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#24 Oct 5, 2011
No matter how much some people think that Rick Perry is their dream candidate, they'll have to wake up to the reality that Rick Perry has already sealed his fate. He's not even a contender to take seriously, no matter how much money big oil throws his way.

“The "entitled" =communist.”

Since: May 10

MY MONEY, come take it.

#25 Oct 6, 2011
CMC1 wrote:
No matter how much some people think that Rick Perry is their dream candidate, they'll have to wake up to the reality that Rick Perry has already sealed his fate. He's not even a contender to take seriously, no matter how much money big oil throws his way.
You dont know that. You just think that....I stood in line today and talked to Herman Cain and shook his hand. Rick Perry has as good a chance as the others.

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#26 Oct 9, 2011
Rick Perry is a big government Republican.

As a Texan and a fiscal conservative, I can't support him.

I do like the other Texan in the race, though.

Ron Paul is a real fiscal conservative in this race.

“The "entitled" =communist.”

Since: May 10

MY MONEY, come take it.

#27 Oct 9, 2011
I agree with the article. It's one of the few not full of assumptions and flat out lies.

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#28 Oct 10, 2011
1. He's not Obama
2. He's not Obama
3. He's not Obama
4. He's not Obama
5. He's not Obama
6. He's not Obama
...

Since: May 08

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#29 Oct 10, 2011
http://www.ronpaul2012.com/
When Rick Perry Praised HillaryCare
The following are 14 reasons why Rick Perry would be a really, really bad president....

#1 Rick Perry is a "big government" politician. When Rick Perry became the governor of Texas in 2000, the total spending by the Texas state government was approximately $49 billion. Ten years later it was approximately $90 billion. That is not exactly reducing the size of government.

#2 The total debt of the Texas government has more than doubled since Rick Perry became governor. So what would the U.S. national debt look like after four (or eight) years of Rick Perry?

#3 Rick Perry has spearheaded the effort to lease roads in Texas to foreign companies, to turn roads that are already free to drive on into toll roads, and to develop the Trans-Texas Corridor which would be part of the planned NAFTA superhighway system. If you really do deep research on this whole Trans-Texas Corridor nonsense you will see why no American should ever cast a single vote for Rick Perry.

#4 Rick Perry was once an enthusiastic supporter of Hillary Clinton's efforts to "reform" the health care system. In fact, Perry sent a letter to Clinton in which he made the following statement about "Hillarycare"....

“I think your efforts in trying to reform the nation’s health care system are most commendable."

#5 Rick Perry claims that he has a "track record" of not raising taxes. That is a false claim. Rick Perry has repeatedly raised taxes and fees while he has been governor. Today, Texans are faced with significantly higher taxes and fees than they were before Rick Perry was elected.

#6 Even with the oil boom in Texas, 23 states have a lower unemployment rate than Texas does.

#7 Back in 1988, Rick Perry supported Al Gore for president. In fact, Rick Perry actually served as Al Gore's campaign chairman in the state of Texas that year.

#8 Between December 2007 and April 2011, weekly wages in the U.S. increased by about 5 percent. In the state of Texas they increased by just 0.6% over that same time period.

#9 Texas now has one of the worst education systems in the nation. The following is from an opinion piece that was actually authored by Barbara Bush earlier this year....

•  We rank 36th in the nation in high school graduation rates. An estimated 3.8 million Texans do not have a high school diploma.

#10 Rick Perry attended the Bilderberg Group meetings in 2007. Associating himself with that organization should be a red flag for all American voters.

#11 Texas has the highest percentage of workers making minimum wage out of all 50 states.

#12 Rick Perry often gives speeches about illegal immigration, but when you look at the facts, he has been incredibly soft on the issue. If Rick Perry does not plan to secure the border, then he should not be president because illegal immigration is absolutely devastating many areas of the southwest United States.

#13 In 2007, 221,000 residents of Texas were making minimum wage or less. By 2010, that number had risen to 550,000.

#14 Rick Perry actually issued an executive order in 2007 that would have forced almost every single girl in the state of Texas to receive the Gardasil vaccine before entering the sixth grade. Perry would have put parents in a position where they would have had to fill out an application and beg the government not to inject their child with a highly controversial vaccine. Since then, very serious safety issues regarding this vaccine have come to light. Fortunately, lawmakers in Texas blocked what Perry was trying to do. According to Wikipedia, many were troubled when "apparent financial connections between Merck and Perry were reported by news outlets, such as a $6,000 campaign contribution and Merck's hiring of former Perry Chief of Staff Mike Toomey to handle its Texas lobbying work."
Rick Perry has a record that should make all Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians and Independents cringe.

“The "entitled" =communist.”

Since: May 10

MY MONEY, come take it.

#30 Oct 10, 2011
These are They wrote:
http://www.ronpaul2012.com/
When Rick Perry Praised HillaryCare
The following are 14 reasons why Rick Perry would be a really, really bad president....
#1 Rick Perry is a "big government" politician. When Rick Perry became the governor of Texas in 2000, the total spending by the Texas state government was approximately $49 billion. Ten years later it was approximately $90 billion. That is not exactly reducing the size of government.
#2 The total debt of the Texas government has more than doubled since Rick Perry became governor. So what would the U.S. national debt look like after four (or eight) years of Rick Perry?
#3 Rick Perry has spearheaded the effort to lease roads in Texas to foreign companies, to turn roads that are already free to drive on into toll roads, and to develop the Trans-Texas Corridor which would be part of the planned NAFTA superhighway system. If you really do deep research on this whole Trans-Texas Corridor nonsense you will see why no American should ever cast a single vote for Rick Perry.
#4 Rick Perry was once an enthusiastic supporter of Hillary Clinton's efforts to "reform" the health care system. In fact, Perry sent a letter to Clinton in which he made the following statement about "Hillarycare"....
“I think your efforts in trying to reform the nation’s health care system are most commendable."
#5 Rick Perry claims that he has a "track record" of not raising taxes. That is a false claim. Rick Perry has repeatedly raised taxes and fees while he has been governor. Today, Texans are faced with significantly higher taxes and fees than they were before Rick Perry was elected.
#6 Even with the oil boom in Texas, 23 states have a lower unemployment rate than Texas does.
#7 Back in 1988, Rick Perry supported Al Gore for president. In fact, Rick Perry actually served as Al Gore's campaign chairman in the state of Texas that year.
#8 Between December 2007 and April 2011, weekly wages in the U.S. increased by about 5 percent. In the state of Texas they increased by just 0.6% over that same time period.
#9 Texas now has one of the worst education systems in the nation. The following is from an opinion piece that was actually authored by Barbara Bush earlier this year....
•  We rank 36th in the nation in high school graduation rates. An estimated 3.8 million Texans do not have a high school diploma.
#10 Rick Perry attended the Bilderberg Group meetings in 2007. Associating himself with that organization should be a red flag for all American voters.
#11 Texas has the highest percentage of workers making minimum wage out of all 50 states.
#12 Rick Perry often gives speeches about illegal immigration, but when you look at the facts, he has been incredibly soft on the issue. If Rick Perry does not plan to secure the border, then he should not be president because illegal immigration is absolutely devastating many areas of the southwest United States.
#13 In 2007, 221,000 residents of Texas were making minimum wage or less. By 2010, that number had risen to 550,000.
#14 Rick Perry actually issued an executive order in 2007 that would have forced almost every single girl in the state of Texas to receive the Gardasil vaccine before entering the sixth grade. Perry would have put parents in a position where they would have had to fill out an application and beg the government not to inject their child with a highly controversial vaccine. Since then, very serious safety issues regarding this vaccine have come to light. Fortunately, lawmakers in Texas blocked what Perry was trying to do. According to Wikipedia, many were troubled when "apparent financial connections between Merck and Perry were reported by news outlets, such as a $6,000 campaign contribution and Merck's hiring of former Perry Chief of Staff Mike Toomey to handle its Texas lobbying work."
Rick Perry has a record.
14 exaggerations, misnomers, and flat out lies.

“The "entitled" =communist.”

Since: May 10

MY MONEY, come take it.

#31 Oct 10, 2011
14 exaggerations, misnomers, and flatout lies.
Researcher

Waco, TX

#32 Oct 11, 2011
Jack from Bedias wrote:
<quoted text>Dislike Perry all you want, but know the facts.
You wouldn't know a fact if it bit you on the butt. Perry is faking it all the way.

I know a lot about you. You have revealed yourself (though your posts) to be a hate filled, anti-American that supports overthrowing the government of the country I love. I consider you to be a terrorist in the making and view you the same as I view Timothy McVeigh and Osama bin Laden.

You pick and choose what you like about the Constitution and either disregard the rest of the document or just don't have the intellect to understand the entire document.

And worse, you are a working-class Republican, gullible and easily manipulated by us, the elite.

Thank you for keeping my taxes low by paying more than your share and for fighting for our country, so we don't have to. All we do is call you a "hero" and you'll do anything.

“The "entitled" =communist.”

Since: May 10

MY MONEY, come take it.

#33 Oct 11, 2011
Researcher wrote:
<quoted text>
You wouldn't know a fact if it bit you on the butt. Perry is faking it all the way.
I know a lot about you. You have revealed yourself (though your posts) to be a hate filled, anti-American that supports overthrowing the government of the country I love. I consider you to be a terrorist in the making and view you the same as I view Timothy McVeigh and Osama bin Laden.
You pick and choose what you like about the Constitution and either disregard the rest of the document or just don't have the intellect to understand the entire document.
And worse, you are a working-class Republican, gullible and easily manipulated by us, the elite.
Thank you for keeping my taxes low by paying more than your share and for fighting for our country, so we don't have to. All we do is call you a "hero" and you'll do anything.
Really. You who spouts off lies and crap you read from communist websites, calls me a terrorist. I already know that you're an old 60s commie (from your posts). Why aren't you occupying some park in some major city with the rest of the "whatever" crowd. Get some knitting needles and knit a sleeping bag and you'll fit right in. All this crap you post can be found to be misnomers or flat out lies with checking congressional records, the Texas or the US Constitution and (something you obviously ignore) the CASE LAW that interprets the particular law.....Let's get local. Perry wins with a landslide victory against White, Houston mayor and santuary city advocate. Bill Flores wins IN OUR DISTRICT....Yeah, I'm a terrorist because I support winners. You might be right, but I'll be one of 200 million. That's not terrorism. That's an army. STFU.

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#34 Oct 11, 2011
1. He's not Ron Paul
2. He's not Ron Paul
3. He's not Ron Paul
4. He's not Ron Paul
5. He's not Ron Paul
6. He's not Ron Paul

Since: May 08

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#35 Oct 11, 2011
Brian_G wrote:
1. He's not Ron Paul
2. He's not Ron Paul
3. He's not Ron Paul
4. He's not Ron Paul
5. He's not Ron Paul
6. He's not Ron Paul
Exactly

“Call Me Curious”

Since: Oct 10

United States

#36 Oct 17, 2011
Jack from Bedias wrote:
<quoted text>You dont know that. You just think that....I stood in line today and talked to Herman Cain and shook his hand. Rick Perry has as good a chance as the others.
Are you still sticking to saying that "you don't know that"? I guess SB does know what she's talking about because when I first started talking to you about Romney, both my husband & I told you about SB's take on who could beat Obama. You agreed with SA back then too, and even said that SB must know politics pretty good. We both told you it was SB's experience in working political campaigns and advising on them that offered a convincing argument as to why a Romney-Cain ticket could pull it off. So I might not be the one who brainstormed that ticket of Romney-Cain, but I sure recognize who has less skeletons in the closet and who has more respect than many of the other people seeking the GOP nomination.

Perry's going to throw in the towel soon because he'd be a complete idiot to keep pissing money to the wind knowing he has no real chance of being the GOP nominee. Then too, his wife's crocodile tears at that church function didn't help him one bit either. It just made him look sorrier than what he's already made himself look.

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#37 Oct 18, 2011
I like Cain.

“The "entitled" =communist.”

Since: May 10

MY MONEY, come take it.

#39 Oct 18, 2011
CMC1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you still sticking to saying that "you don't know that"? I guess SB does know what she's talking about because when I first started talking to you about Romney, both my husband & I told you about SB's take on who could beat Obama. You agreed with SA back then too, and even said that SB must know politics pretty good. We both told you it was SB's experience in working political campaigns and advising on them that offered a convincing argument as to why a Romney-Cain ticket could pull it off. So I might not be the one who brainstormed that ticket of Romney-Cain, but I sure recognize who has less skeletons in the closet and who has more respect than many of the other people seeking the GOP nomination.
Perry's going to throw in the towel soon because he'd be a complete idiot to keep pissing money to the wind knowing he has no real chance of being the GOP nominee. Then too, his wife's crocodile tears at that church function didn't help him one bit either. It just made him look sorrier than what he's already made himself look.
First, I starting posting here about illegal immigration. That said, my opinions on candidates, which are mine, are off-topic. I dont care that the site is about a presidental candidate, my opinion about a candidate doesn't necessarily have to be about illegal immigration. Second, the 2 or 300 people on this forum whom most dont live in Texas ,and the ones that do I question their intentions ,do not form my opinions.

“The "entitled" =communist.”

Since: May 10

MY MONEY, come take it.

#40 Oct 18, 2011
Third, out of the 2 or 300 on this forum, a 100 arn't even worth reading their post. Another 100 take the communistic view again, post not worth reading. The 100 or so posters that are worth reading tend to divide themselves into groups. I'm not apart of any of the groups. I get sick and tired of people, who dont live in Texas telling me about Texas. That includes my Governor or anything else. If you dont like Texas, dont come here and start bitching about how it is here, you can leave by the same way you came. Just so you know, I'm a Texan first, everything else is second or whatever. "SECEDE"....Now, about the few of you I tend to listen to: you have alot of time on your hands, that doesn't make you smarter then anyone else, that makes you having more information that you cant dissimulate fast enough to make your point.Sometimes I think you make more out of BS then is deserves. Which are retired and which are unemployed, either way, you got too much time on your hands and tend to think that "it's your way or the highway". I disagree.

“Call Me Curious”

Since: Oct 10

United States

#41 Oct 18, 2011
Jack from Bedias wrote:
Third, out of the 2 or 300 on this forum, a 100 arn't even worth reading their post. Another 100 take the communistic view again, post not worth reading. The 100 or so posters that are worth reading tend to divide themselves into groups. I'm not apart of any of the groups. I get sick and tired of people, who dont live in Texas telling me about Texas. That includes my Governor or anything else. If you dont like Texas, dont come here and start bitching about how it is here, you can leave by the same way you came. Just so you know, I'm a Texan first, everything else is second or whatever. "SECEDE"....Now, about the few of you I tend to listen to: you have alot of time on your hands, that doesn't make you smarter then anyone else, that makes you having more information that you cant dissimulate fast enough to make your point.Sometimes I think you make more out of BS then is deserves. Which are retired and which are unemployed, either way, you got too much time on your hands and tend to think that "it's your way or the highway". I disagree.
Jack, I'm not the one with too much time on my hands...nor am I the one with the "it's my way or the highway" mentality. You are. After all I'm not the one calling people who disagree with me a POS or other lame insults because they disagree with me. That's something you do. I'm not on here day in and day out either. Since the bunch of us called out a few bigots you took issue with us since. No biggie.

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#42 Oct 19, 2011
1. He's not a member of the Democratic party any more; he changed to the Republican party.

2. He no longer works with Al Gore to mitigate climate change to safe us from global warming.

3. He doesn't want the government to spend more money than it gets.

4. He wants to win our wars.

5. He believes America is a special place.

6. He's not Ron Paul.

“The "entitled" =communist.”

Since: May 10

MY MONEY, come take it.

#43 Oct 19, 2011
CMC1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Jack, I'm not the one with too much time on my hands...nor am I the one with the "it's my way or the highway" mentality. You are. After all I'm not the one calling people who disagree with me a POS or other lame insults because they disagree with me. That's something you do. I'm not on here day in and day out either. Since the bunch of us called out a few bigots you took issue with us since. No biggie.
You have your opinion and I have mine. I have never insulted anyone who didn't deserve it. I dont agree with any of you on everything, and I dont expect it in return. That being said, anybody on here who thinks this forum means anything more than the different opinions of those here, is truly lost. The only time I have ever agreed to support Romney, is if he is the nominee, and I do so reluctently. Cain/Perry in either position. 2012.

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