10 Things You Need to Know About Rick Perry

  • GQjock

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    Aug 14, 2011 6:58 PM GMT
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    Aug 14, 2011 7:00 PM GMT
    Scary and nasty

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    Aug 14, 2011 7:14 PM GMT
    I'm not shocked by any one of those.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Aug 15, 2011 10:25 PM GMT
    Scary stuff. Should be interesting to see how this plays with every day American voters once these type things become more common knowledge ---- the things that are true anyway
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    Aug 15, 2011 10:32 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidIt's good to see a non-partisan source such as ThinkProgress tell us the "truth" about Perry. icon_lol.gif


    And, yet, they're all true. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • roadbikeRob

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    Aug 15, 2011 11:14 PM GMT
    I don't like Rick Perry, the man is an unstable, ultra conservative bigot. He needs to be kept very far away from the White House in much the same way as Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, and Hillary Clinton. The man belongs in a psychiatric ward not in public office.
  • flahotstuff

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    Aug 15, 2011 11:47 PM GMT
    is Katey Perry his Daughter?????
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    Aug 16, 2011 12:30 AM GMT
    Here's a balanced take on the "Texas miracle" and Perry's involvement in it, more or less.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/breaking-down-rick-perrys-texas-miracle/2011/08/15/gIQAzRHFHJ_blog.html#pagebreak

    Conclusion:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/breaking-down-rick-perrys-texas-miracle/2011/08/15/gIQAzRHFHJ_blog.html#pagebreakAll in all, the Texas miracle is a complicated story. Some of the state’s successes — in attracting low-wage workers and businesses from other states — could prove difficult or impossible to replicate on a national level. On the other hand, Perry could credibly speak out on housing policy and the need to rethink local zoning restrictions. Or he could always propose a massive new federal stimulus program, of the sort that has kept Texas afloat over the last two years — though, for some reason, that idea hasn’t made its way into his stump speech yet.
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    Aug 16, 2011 12:34 AM GMT
    And Perry is no more the budget balancer that the budget deficit deferrer:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/rick-perrys-budget-sleight-of-hand/2011/08/15/gIQAuiGCHJ_blog.html#pagebreakEven Republican state legislators acknowledge that the budget is riddled with IOUs and hidden shortfalls that will quickly come due. How is Texas likely to pay off its bills? First, by resorting to the $6.5 billion in the state’s Rainy Day Fund, effectively erasing the extra savings that Perry boasts his current budget contains. “The Rainy Day Fund is probably already spent with the Medicaid costs and public education,” acknowledges GOP state Rep. Phil King. “Effectively they’ve used it...They just aren’t going to fess up until January of 2013,” Bill Hammond, president of the Texas Association of Business, told the Texas Tribune.

    That’s why some Republicans are starting to advocate for the need for (gasp!) tax increases to cover Perry’s papered-over budget gap. Texas state Rep. Drew Darby, a Republican budget writer, told the Dallas Morning News last week that another budget relying on cuts only wouldn’t pass muster due to the state’s growing population, its tax revenue deficit, and need for better transportation and water infrastructure. “Texas is like every other state positioned here today: We’re going to have to start looking at our revenue side,” said the GOP legislator. “We can't just look at the cutting side.”
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    Aug 16, 2011 1:17 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidScary stuff. Should be interesting to see how this plays with every day American voters once these type things become more common knowledge ---- the things that are true anyway


    WHICH ONE of these 10 statements is False? It should be the goal of RJ Republicans,( the ones who would actually consider voting for Perry ), to dispute these statements.

    Let's hear Perry's defense if any is possible.
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    Aug 16, 2011 2:06 AM GMT
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    PresentMind said
    CuriousJockAZ saidScary stuff. Should be interesting to see how this plays with every day American voters once these type things become more common knowledge ---- the things that are true anyway


    WHICH ONE of these 10 statements is False? It should be the goal of RJ Republicans,( the ones who would actually consider voting for Perry ), to dispute these statements.

    Let's hear Perry's defense if any is possible.



    How about you figure it out? You are, after all, a voter and I'm sure you approach each election with an open mind, learn as much as you can about each candidate prior to election day and then, without respect to party, vote for the person you believe will do the best job. You're no partisan hack, no, not you.....

    There are only two things you need to know. 1) He is not Barack Obama, and 2) He will reverse the move towards European style socialism and let the country breath again. That is all.
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    Aug 16, 2011 3:24 AM GMT
    socalfitness said
    southbeach1500 said
    PresentMind said
    CuriousJockAZ saidScary stuff. Should be interesting to see how this plays with every day American voters once these type things become more common knowledge ---- the things that are true anyway


    WHICH ONE of these 10 statements is False? It should be the goal of RJ Republicans,( the ones who would actually consider voting for Perry ), to dispute these statements.

    Let's hear Perry's defense if any is possible.



    How about you figure it out? You are, after all, a voter and I'm sure you approach each election with an open mind, learn as much as you can about each candidate prior to election day and then, without respect to party, vote for the person you believe will do the best job. You're no partisan hack, no, not you.....

    There are only two things you need to know. 1) He is not Barack Obama, and 2) He will reverse the move towards European style socialism and let the country breath again. That is all.




    The country stopped breathing in late 2008 - one year into the Bush recession - when the banking industry was teetering on the brink of collapse after eight years of excessive Republican deregulation - and as the stock market began a long crash downwards - and as the country teetered on the edge of a second Great Depression.


    Eight years of Bush/Repub economic policies created the worst recession in 70 years, anemic job growth, and an explosion of the National Debt.

    We simply cannot afford to go back to those failed Republican economic policies.

    That is all.

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    Aug 16, 2011 3:25 AM GMT
    socalfitness said
    southbeach1500 said
    PresentMind said
    CuriousJockAZ saidScary stuff. Should be interesting to see how this plays with every day American voters once these type things become more common knowledge ---- the things that are true anyway


    WHICH ONE of these 10 statements is False? It should be the goal of RJ Republicans,( the ones who would actually consider voting for Perry ), to dispute these statements.

    Let's hear Perry's defense if any is possible.



    How about you figure it out? You are, after all, a voter and I'm sure you approach each election with an open mind, learn as much as you can about each candidate prior to election day and then, without respect to party, vote for the person you believe will do the best job. You're no partisan hack, no, not you.....

    There are only two things you need to know. 1) He is not Barack Obama, and 2) He will reverse the move towards European style socialism and let the country breath again. That is all.


    You're correct. He's not Barack Obama. He's a sad imitation of George W. Bush. You know, the guy responsible for the mess we're in.

    And there 's no "move toward European style socialism." Would that there was. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 16, 2011 4:58 AM GMT
    All I need to know about Perry is that he's hell bent on mixing religion with his politics and that ends it for me. Leaders like that can be swayed very easily toward his fundamentalist christian voters who god only knows what they may come up with that god wants them to do and its usually not good for the public at large. You never know what these gods they set up in their heads will have them do next.