Will the teabaggers target TX Governor Rick Perry (R) for removal because of his selfish wasting of taxpayer dollars?

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    May 18, 2010 1:50 AM GMT
    Perry makes $150,000 a year, but his housing and living expenses are being paid for by taxpayer dollars.

    He lives in a MANSION paid for by taxpayers.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100517/ap_on_re_us/us_texas_governor_temporary_mansion

    Don't the teabaggers hate elitist politicians who waste taxpayer dollars?
    Or will they support his reelection simply because he's a fellow Republican?
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    May 18, 2010 2:19 AM GMT
    rickrick91 saidDon't the teabaggers hate elitist politicians who waste taxpayer dollars?
    Or will they support his reelection simply because he's a fellow Republican?

    They only hate Democrats and those they think are left-leaning. True Believer Republicans like Perry can do no wrong. You do realize these aren't logical & rational people, right? Just look at their supporters here (if not actual Teabaggers themselves).
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    May 18, 2010 3:39 AM GMT
    I doubt it. The TEA baggers have proven that they are just the GOP 2.0, an attempt to rebrand the GOP brand after it was tarnished by the far right phony conservatives (sort of like how Blackwater rebranded themselves as Xe after they killed all those innocent Iraqi civilians).

    The TEA baggers long ago proved they are anything but against increasing taxes and growing government when they signed on Palin to be their leader and backed Bachmann. Palin RAISED taxes as governor (look up the Alaska Clear and Equitable Share act/bill) and didn't even bother to get rid of the socialistic Alaska permanent fund (and she still probably benefits from it herself). Bachmann of course grew/used the power of government to legislate her religious beliefs.

    So in a nutshell, will the TEA baggers go after Perry? Most likely not---because they don't really care about stopping taxes or government growth. They are just anti-Democrat.

    I'm from Texas and quite frankly I'm no fan of Rick Perry---not only for this but he also mandated every female get the HPV vaccine. While I think it's a good thing for women to get....it seems to me like he is using the power of government to force it on women. Not very conservative (e.g. limited government) to me.

    Palin endorsed Rick Perry too while she was down here in Houston. The TEA Party cheered them on.
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    May 18, 2010 3:52 AM GMT
    Teabaggers are an AstroTurf movement bought by Dick Armey. Find out how Dick Armey feels about Rick Perry and you'll know what the marching orders are.
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    May 18, 2010 3:58 AM GMT
    I heard Obama gets a free house too, how rediculous... what is this world coming to icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 18, 2010 5:29 AM GMT
    Hmmm - let's count the "fellow Republicans" tea partiers have gotten rid of so far:
    Arlen Specter, Dede Scozzafava, Charlie Crist and Bob Bennett.

    Despite attempts to paint them as extremists, tea partiers are getting better ratings now than the current administration. Further, I would point out those who have supported those above including Mitt Romney who supported Bob Bennett are being hurt.

    I should note further that most tea partiers would not even vote for Sarah Palin per polling - but don't let that stop you from bashing them...
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    May 18, 2010 5:49 AM GMT
    I read this.

    Born in Texas myself, I was quite pissed to read this. What a selfish jerk.
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    Not sure about teabaggers but I sure wont vote him govenor, ever! Wasteful!
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    May 18, 2010 6:57 AM GMT
    rickrick91 saidPerry makes $150,000 a year, but his housing and living expenses are being paid for by taxpayer dollars.

    He lives in a MANSION paid for by taxpayers.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100517/ap_on_re_us/us_texas_governor_temporary_mansion

    Don't the teabaggers hate elitist politicians who waste taxpayer dollars?
    Or will they support his reelection simply because he's a fellow Republican?


    Kind of like the liberals are going after Obama for the wars in Iraq and Afganastan?

    Come on guys lets face it, both sides of the isle have plenty of hypocrites who only attack things because its coming from the other side of the isle.
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    May 18, 2010 11:25 PM GMT
    riddler78 saidHmmm - let's count the "fellow Republicans" tea partiers have gotten rid of so far:
    Arlen Specter, Dede Scozzafava, Charlie Crist and Bob Bennett.

    Despite attempts to paint them as extremists, tea partiers are getting better ratings now than the current administration. Further, I would point out those who have supported those above including Mitt Romney who supported Bob Bennett are being hurt.

    I should note further that most tea partiers would not even vote for Sarah Palin per polling - but don't let that stop you from bashing them...



    Your comment that the baggers are more popular than Obama is a total fiction.
    Obama's approval number is around 50-55%.
    The baggers have the support of about 17-27%.

    http://www.pollingreport.com/obama_fav.htm

    http://www.pollingreport.com/politics.htm

    It's not even close.
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    May 18, 2010 11:29 PM GMT
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    rickrick91 saidPerry makes $150,000 a year, but his housing and living expenses are being paid for by taxpayer dollars.

    He lives in a MANSION paid for by taxpayers.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100517/ap_on_re_us/us_texas_governor_temporary_mansion

    Don't the teabaggers hate elitist politicians who waste taxpayer dollars?
    Or will they support his reelection simply because he's a fellow Republican?


    Kind of like the liberals are going after Obama for the wars in Iraq and Afganastan?

    Come on guys lets face it, both sides of the isle have plenty of hypocrites who only attack things because its coming from the other side of the isle.



    That's BS.
    The liberals HAVE been going after Obama over the wars, and a bunch of other issues that they feel Obama has been too middle of the road on.
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    May 19, 2010 6:41 AM GMT
    The liberals have not gone after Obama anywhere close to what they did Bush. I haven't seen local anti war protests since Obama took office. Haven't heard my friends bashing Obama over not ending the wars.

    Sure on the national scale some whose main focus is anti-war have continued (like the Cindy Shehans and Code Pink), but the average everyday Dem has basicallly dropped it.
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    May 19, 2010 7:00 AM GMT
    Well....seeing as that we are now pulling out of Iraq, I am not sure what you expect the "average every day Dem" to complain about in regards to war. The war issue never centered around Afghanistan, rather it centered around the false reasons given for going into an ill advised war in Iraq. Nevertheless the Tea baggers would never attack Perry, he is becoming their poster boy, after all only Texas and Alaska stand as the two states rejecting a national education plan, can't get more anti Washington than that. Perry is a waste for the state of Texas, and I hope our state wakes up and boots him out of office.
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    May 19, 2010 9:35 PM GMT
    triguybi saidThe liberals have not gone after Obama anywhere close to what they did Bush. I haven't seen local anti war protests since Obama took office. Haven't heard my friends bashing Obama over not ending the wars.

    Sure on the national scale some whose main focus is anti-war have continued (like the Cindy Shehans and Code Pink), but the average everyday Dem has basicallly dropped it.



    That's because the "average everyday Dem" voted for Obama expecting he would end the war in Iraq "responsibly" - as he said he would and as he's doing.
    And because the "average everyday Dem" voted to "finish the job in Afghanistan", as Obama said he would, and as he's doing.
    It's only the far left that wants both wars ended immediately.
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    May 19, 2010 9:43 PM GMT
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    triguybi saidThe liberals have not gone after Obama anywhere close to what they did Bush. I haven't seen local anti war protests since Obama took office. Haven't heard my friends bashing Obama over not ending the wars.

    Sure on the national scale some whose main focus is anti-war have continued (like the Cindy Shehans and Code Pink), but the average everyday Dem has basicallly dropped it.



    That's because the "average everyday Dem" voted for Obama expecting he would end the war in Iraq "responsibly" - as he said he would and as he's doing.
    And because the "average everyday Dem" voted to "finish the job in Afghanistan", as Obama said he would, and as he's doing.
    It's only the far left that wants both wars ended immediately.


    But liberals also like to focus on the far right... and group all conservatives together making sweeping stereotypical attacks on a diverse group of people. Do you not see that both sides are full of hypocrites to varying degrees?
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    May 19, 2010 9:49 PM GMT
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    rickrick91 said
    triguybi saidThe liberals have not gone after Obama anywhere close to what they did Bush. I haven't seen local anti war protests since Obama took office. Haven't heard my friends bashing Obama over not ending the wars.

    Sure on the national scale some whose main focus is anti-war have continued (like the Cindy Shehans and Code Pink), but the average everyday Dem has basicallly dropped it.



    That's because the "average everyday Dem" voted for Obama expecting he would end the war in Iraq "responsibly" - as he said he would and as he's doing.
    And because the "average everyday Dem" voted to "finish the job in Afghanistan", as Obama said he would, and as he's doing.
    It's only the far left that wants both wars ended immediately.


    But liberals also like to focus on the far right... and group all conservatives together making sweeping stereotypical attacks on a diverse group of people. Do you not see that both sides are full of hypocrites to varying degrees?



    Yes - the degree DOES vary greatly.
    Republicans have a RECORD of far greater hypocrisy that the Democrats.
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    May 19, 2010 10:09 PM GMT
    It will be interesting to see if Bill White (D) can get enough of the moderate republican vote to upset Perry. With the country in an anti incumbant mood, will ultra conservative Texas vote for a Democratic governor? If Bill White doesn't win, Texas will probably sucede from the Union and make the current governor king.
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    May 19, 2010 10:13 PM GMT
    I know its in bad form for someone on the center-left to defend Perry. But really... what do you want the guy to do? Live in a shack under the freeway while the Governor's Mansion is renovated?

    You cannot hold it against the guy when he's getting the same deal as every other governor in the country.
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    May 20, 2010 1:18 AM GMT
    styrgan saidI know its in bad form for someone on the center-left to defend Perry. But really... what do you want the guy to do? Live in a shack under the freeway while the Governor's Mansion is renovated?

    You cannot hold it against the guy when he's getting the same deal as every other governor in the country.


    You must not have read the article, because the fact is that he's NOT getting the same deal as every other governor in the country.
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    May 20, 2010 1:30 AM GMT
    styrgan saidI know its in bad form for someone on the center-left to defend Perry. But really... what do you want the guy to do? Live in a shack under the freeway while the Governor's Mansion is renovated?

    You cannot hold it against the guy when he's getting the same deal as every other governor in the country.


    EXACTLY.
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    May 20, 2010 3:15 AM GMT
    They will support his reelection simply because he's a fellow Republican.
    Texas is big oil and extremely racist.
    Big oil buys Republican Congressional votes and finances Republican campaigns in order to keep big oil big and good old boys in charge.

    They used to do the same for the Democrats until Lyndon Johnson signed legislation to give black people some equal rights.
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    May 21, 2010 6:18 AM GMT
    Obama is following the Bush timetable for pulling out of Iraq.
    http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Obama+stands+by+Iraqi+troop+pullog-ëa01612031376
    He's doing it exactly how Bush planned to do it. Many Dems voted for it to be done immediately.
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    May 21, 2010 6:20 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidThey will support his reelection simply because he's a fellow Republican.
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    And Dems don't vote for Dems just because they are Dems, even though they may disagree on an issue or two? Come on, of course they do.
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    May 21, 2010 6:35 AM GMT
    rickrick91 saidPerry makes $150,000 a year, but his housing and living expenses are being paid for by taxpayer dollars.

    He lives in a MANSION paid for by taxpayers.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100517/ap_on_re_us/us_texas_governor_temporary_mansion

    Don't the teabaggers hate elitist politicians who waste taxpayer dollars?
    Or will they support his reelection simply because he's a fellow Republican?



    Governor Rick Perry isn't the first Texas Governor to live in a mansion, and he's not going to be the last. I'd put my money on the fact that Tea Baggers have bigger fish to fry than the very popular Rick Perry who is Texas' longest standing Governor ever.
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    May 21, 2010 6:43 AM GMT
    crownroyal117 saidI heard Obama gets a free house too, how rediculous... what is this world coming to icon_rolleyes.gif



    How can we forget his long forgotten ( i mean only during the election) Aunt who has been here illegally since 2004?

    Hip replacements and a host of other expensive medical issues should give you libs a great big ole smile.
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    May 21, 2010 6:45 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidThey will support his reelection simply because he's a fellow Republican.
    Texas is big oil and extremely racist.
    Big oil buys Republican Congressional votes and finances Republican campaigns in order to keep big oil big and good old boys in charge.

    They used to do the same for the Democrats until Lyndon Johnson signed legislation to give black people some equal rights.


    The entire state of Texas is racist? Ugh huh. Just like the entire state of Az is full of Nazis right?

    At least that is what all you libs think.