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    Rick Perry’s unannouncement announcement

    Rick Perry’s unannouncement announcement

    Rick Perry hasn’t formally announced that he is running for President, but this interview with Mark Halperin of Time (the guy who famously dropped the “D” bomb on Obama) makes pretty clear Perry is running and that rumors of a rift between Bush and Perry are overstated if not outright untrue (you will need FlashPlayer to view):

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    Hell, I would like to say Rick Perry he’s my man, he’s going to fix things. I thought that Time interview was weak, partly because Time and Mark Halperin, JourNoLister, wanted it that way. Rick has to learn not to play their game or they’ll get him. I have seen Perry when he was in much, much better form. I wish I thought he wasn’t someone who wouldn’t do much more than rearrange the deckchairs on the on the Titanic.

    Illegal immigration is such an important topic. Read Victor Davis Hanson on California. It is killing them. Then we have native born American’s without work because illegals will do the work cheaper by the day and off the books. The Democrat Party wants to keep them coming since that is the only reliable source of new Democrat voters. Powerful sectors of our ruling class want to keep them coming also, be they Republican or Democrats. It needs to fixed now by someone with balls even if they are metaphorical.

    There is profound corruption at the heart of our republic. We have little time remaining to change things. Another go along, get along Republican will kill us. Another round of K Street Projects, indicted GOP pols, and a failed administration with the only remaining option to hand things back to the leftists will kill us. More decline of the private sector to feed the public sector will kill us.

    I don’t even know if we can salvage our Republic and by implication our good influence in this world. The people around the world are frightened by our weakness and self loathing.

    We have the tools for rebirth, for renaissance. We are a great people, despite what some say, the Hobbits among the greatest. We have natural resources, human resources, a yearning for a new and better path, the strength to confront evil, long traditions. We can do it but the time is short, the choices few and the opposition adamant, cunning, desperate and without compunction.


       
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      Captain Obvious in reply to Viator. | August 11, 2011 at 7:12 pm

      Agreed. I think Perry has many great qualities, but immigration is a deal breaker for many. As Mark Steyn is known to quip, culture trumps economics. See London for an object lesson. There’s a reason the national motto is e pluribus unum… and not multi-culti-turn-the-country-into-the-craphole-you-ran-away-from-by-valuing-failed-culture-over-assimilation. It’s too hard to fit the latter on the coins…


     
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    beloved2 | August 11, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    This interview was not Governor Perry’s best, the lighting was terrible but the man’s genuineness and sincerity still came through. His actions on illegal immigration have been misreported and even misinterpreted by the lamestream whose ulterior motive is to destroy any Republican that challenges the Democrat incumbent. This will be the nastiest campaign ever since Obama’s achievements are non-existent and the only thing the Alinskyites can do is ridicule and misinform and lie about the Republican candidate.
    Talking the Hawk: Regarding Rick Perry’s Foreign Policy

    By Reid Smith on 8.11.11 @ 1:17PM
    “…Now, Foreign Policy is reporting that former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has introduced Perry to a cabal of would-be national security strategists including former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Doug Feith, former NSC expert William Luti, former Assistant U.S. Attorney and National Review columnist Andrew McCarthy, the Heritage Foundation’s Asia expert Peter Brookes, and former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalizad. Rumsfeld’s office confirmed the group gathered last week in Austin to provide Perry with his first national security briefing as a potential presidential candidate.
    As governor, Perry has suggested the deployment of American troops to Mexico to control drug violence and proceeded with the execution of a Mexican citizen, despite impassioned requests from their government, President Obama, the International Court of Justice and former President George W. Bush to stay the sentence.

    Understood in context of the hard-line stance he’s taken on matters south of the Rio Grande, his national security team suggests Perry’s shaping up as the traditional defense hawk many conservative have been clamoring for in an age of Obama….”

    Governor Palin supported Perry as a real conservative in his last gubernatorial election. She is a “kingmaker”.I think she will support his presidential campaign as well but I don’t think it will be Perry/Palin in 2012. He needs someone like Allen West to defeat obama on the race card the professor has documented so thoroughly.

    http://www.redstate.com/bacyclone/2011/06/20/rick-perry-conservative/

    You can see why it is so difficult to get conservatives to vote Republican. Perry and Bush BOTH fought for the Texas DREAM Act. Perry signed it TEN YEARS before Jerry Browns signed the CA version a couple of years ago (Thank you Romney for stuffing your idiot crony Meg “I believe in Van Jones” Whitman down our throats. Only a RINO could find someone even worse than Brown to run as a Republican.

    That Texans are the most conservative voters in America is a myth that needs to be busted. It wasn’t until a couple of weeks ago that a Democratic governor finally signed the CA DREAM Act, TEN YEARS after Texas. There are more REAL conservatives in CA than anywhere else but the national Republican establishment


     
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    BannedbytheGuardian | August 12, 2011 at 2:29 am

    Has anyone told The Dixie chicks?

    I’ll stand by my first post in this thread. Perry is the last anti-Palin, recruited by powerful forces in the GOP establishment to stop her. Palin, Perry and Romney will fight it out. RINO Romney at cross purposes with his base but with big money and solid establishment support, Perry the anti-Palin, ostensibly conservative with big money and sold establishment support and Rocky Palin with neither big money nor establishment support (but more than is visible right at this moment) but with a much underestimated regard among voters of many stripes. It will be an enormous donnybrook with the left and their minions the MSM getting in opportunistic kicks whenever they see a chance.

    Perry has been hit very hard from the right by both Tom Tancredo and the Huckster in just the last 24 hours.


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