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ready for another Texas president?

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ready for another Texas president?

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fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: August 13, 2011 01:45PM

or maybe another "Texan" president? (*facepalm*)
People of Texas Report This Comment
Date: August 14, 2011 12:19PM

If at first you don't cause a depression, try...try again. Surely the people of the United States aren't THAT stupid.......
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: August 14, 2011 12:44PM

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bouncing smiley another "brilliant" attempt to blame Bush? smiling
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Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: August 14, 2011 02:04PM

Perry will not be gettin my support, nor my vote .... unless he winds up as the repub candidate, which I doubt. Far too leftist leaning and too much of a mainstream, same old same old BS candidate.

At this point however I'd gladly vote for my cat Bob over Obozo grinning
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GAK67 Report This Comment
Date: August 14, 2011 02:36PM

Supporting or opposing this guy solely because he's a Texan is as stupid and wrong as supporting or opposing Obama solely because he is black.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: August 14, 2011 02:44PM

quite true, and i see i suckered you again. smiling
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Anon Report This Comment
Date: August 14, 2011 05:13PM

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 debt of the state of Texas is out of control. According to usdebtclock.org, the debt to GDP ratio in Texas is 22.9% and the debt per citizen is $10,645. In California (a total financial basket case), the debt to GDP ratio is just 18.7% and the debt per citizen is only $9932. If Rick Perry runs for president these are numbers he will want to keep well hidden.

#3 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?

#4 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.

#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.

•  We rank 49th in verbal SAT scores, 47th in literacy and 46th in average math SAT scores.

•  We rank 33rd in the nation on teacher salaries.


#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.

He is not the "conservative Republican" that he is trying to claim that he is. He is simply another in a long line of "RINOs" (Republicans in name only).
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: August 14, 2011 05:43PM

this is a bit more in depth version of that e-mail...Prisonplanet
GAK67 Report This Comment
Date: August 15, 2011 05:18AM

Arrogant much, fossil? My comments weren't directed at you so how did you sucker me?
woberto Report This Comment
Date: August 15, 2011 05:53AM

Does a US Presidential election HAVE to be a two horse race or can it be three or more?
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: August 15, 2011 06:17AM

Typically in the past when a third person runs it generally just splits the vote and causes the main candidates to get closer margins in the election. An independent seldom ever wins. Perry hasn't gotten the republican nod as yet time will tell.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: August 15, 2011 07:02AM

poor lil donkey. smiling
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Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: August 15, 2011 07:14AM

There are always many candidates in the running 'berto but typically only the republican or democratic candidates will ever get enough support and funding to have a real shot at winning.

This is why the Tea Party candidates choose to align themselves with the republican party. While this is a windfall for the republicans as the Tea Party has brought them a focused segment of the conservative movement, it's also problematic for the Tea Party who must also have to associate themselves with republican candidates they do not necessarily agree with to insure their candidates have a shot at winning.

Rick Perry, who has been the governor of Texas for 10yrs is what is typically called a RINO here, which means republican-in-name-only angry
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GAK67 Report This Comment
Date: August 15, 2011 02:17PM

@fossil: So easy to get a response from you, and so predictable with it. Dancing
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fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: August 15, 2011 09:16PM

you asked a question and didn't expect an answer? smiling
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GAK67 Report This Comment
Date: August 15, 2011 11:12PM

Fair enough, but that only explains the act of responding, not the predictability.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 15/08/2011 11:12PM by GAK67.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: August 16, 2011 06:10PM

maybe your comment was directed at the original poster? smiling
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GAK67 Report This Comment
Date: August 16, 2011 11:57PM

I thought I had already said that my comments weren't directed at you. cool smiley
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: August 17, 2011 07:05AM

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jgoins Report This Comment
Date: August 17, 2011 07:16AM

RINO, that's cool. I guess I am a RINO as well. I am registered as a democrat but I lean and vote as a republican last few years.
GAK67 Report This Comment
Date: August 17, 2011 07:48AM

Doesn't that make you a DINO then?
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: August 18, 2011 06:30AM

You're right Gak, I am a DINO. That's cool my kids call me a dinosaurs anyway.