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Perry – Bachmann, we’re all in! and other 2012 updates

August 15, 2011

Video: Gov. Rick Perry’s Announcement Speech


My Heart Stirred: A Review of Rick Perry’s Speech

by Andrew Klavan – His ideas are right and the left’s are wrong — his ideas work and theirs don’t — his ideas tend toward freedom, theirs toward stagnation and collapse.

Gov. Rick Perry: America Needs New Leadership (Full Text of Announcement Speech)

by Gov. Rick Perry “It’s time to get America working again.” The governor of Texas lays out his vision as he announces his run for president.

 Meet Rick Perry A true conservative, Rick Perry is the only Texas governor since WWII to cut general revenue spending. He signed historic tax cuts and some of the strongest lawsuit reforms in the country. Since June ‘09, more than 40 percent of all net new jobs in America have been created in Texas.
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Flickr Photo: Gov. Perry Greets Texans Preparing for GustavPress Release: Statement by Gov. Rick Perry

Posted on August 14th, 2011

“Tim Pawlenty is a good friend and colleague who I have worked closely with over the years, including visiting our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a governor, Tim stuck to conservative principles despite leading a blue state like Minnesota. He and Mary are true patriots who are committed to our country, and ran an honorable campaign that reflected their integrity. Gov. Pawlenty’s common-sense conservative voice will remain prominent and influential as we work to beat President Obama in 2012 and get America working again.”
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Rick Perry
Saturday, August 13, 2011, 02:50 PM
Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced today that he is seeking the Republican nomination for president in 2012. He made the announcement in Charleston, S.C., at the RedState Gathering, a convention of conservative bloggers

By Jonathan Martin, Politico

Rick Perry, on his first day of extended Iowa campaigning, foreshadowed his coming assault Monday against Mitt Romney and swiped back at the former Massachusetts governor and venture capitalist’s suggestion that others in the GOP race don’t understand the economy.

In back-to-back answers, Perry nodded at the difference between his economic record as Texas governor and Romney’s in Massachusetts and then drew a cultural contrast between his background as an Air Force pilot and family farmer and his opponent’s high finance pedigree.

“It’s being able to work with your legislature to get the right tax and regulatory and legal system in place — and we done that in Texas,” Perry said of how he created jobs in his decade-long tenure as governor.

Asked if Romney had done the same, Perry responded: “You just have to look at the record.”

Perry 2012Obama and the Perry Miracle August 14, 2011 By Jeffrey Folks – Liberals have let it be known that they intend to “kill” Romney — or any other GOP candidate who poses a threat to Obama in the 2012 election. The attack on Romney at the Iowa state fair by hecklers pretending to be ordinary retirees is prelude to what we can expect. Obama’s own team are hard at work as well. Recently, they’ve been trying to head off the challenge posed by Gov. Rick Perry, the most successful American governor in living memory. The knives came out even before Perry announced and David Axelrod arguedthat Perry’s record of job creation in Texas was not what it seemed. Axelrod is an a fools errand, and is a hypocrite no less for suggesting that oil & gas companies (who he has regularly demonized) should get credit not Perry! More telling however is the (liberal policies) California vs (conservative policies) Texas comparison, as well as the D.C. vs Texas comparison, read on…

Campaign Trail: Fear of Perry

by Roger Simon “With Rick Perry already leading Romney for the GOP nomination on Intrade before the Tex gov has formally declared, it’s no suprise the Obmanoids are already dusting out the anti-Rick talking points on the chat shows. Today the terminally-loyal David Axelrod appeared on Democratic Party poodle George Stephanopoulos’ The Bottom Line to downplay Perry’s success as a job creator. Credit for those jobs should go to the oil companies, said Axelrod (that being the same oil companies the Obama Admin wants to tax and curtail.)

Needless to say this should all be a compliment to Perry who appears to be generating so much fear from our vacationing president that he’s giving his subaltern a busy August. But here’s an interesting question for Axelrod’s laser-like mind. How come California has such an abysmal employment record when Apple is now a bigger and faster growing company than Exxon? Hard to fathom, huh? Maybe it does have something to do with how the states operate. Of course, what Axel-bubbe is presenting is just so much early campaign drivel. If he spent even a tenth of the time on improving the horrifying economic conditions of our country as he does on maintaining the power of a failed presidency, he might be doing something useful with his life.”

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Why Rick Perry Gives Me Hope On Health Care


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President Perry?

William Murchison | 8.15.11 @ 6:11AM

America is more than ready for this Texas governor. (Not like the other!)

Rick Perry Presidential Push Quietly Gains Steam

By Erin McPike and Scott Conroy

As many grass-roots Republicans remain in search of a conservative candidate with the pizazz to go toe-to-toe against President Obama, a man from deep in the heart of Texas who was tea party before the tea party was cool appears to be giving the presidential race some thought…


Another Texas Governor for President?

rick_perry(You bet, and just because there may be similarities, doesn’t mean this one’s the same as the other)

August 11, 2011 by V2A – There’s a debate in Texas over whether or not Governor Rick Perry’s prayer rally before 30,000 worshippers in a football stadium last Saturday was conceived to help launch his presidential candidacy. But there’s little dispute about his prospects should he decide to enter the Republican field, as expected.

Most people here think he’ll win.

Perry’s appeal to Republicans is not hard to fathom. It has three distinct parts. The first, as the prayer rally demonstrates, is an overt religiosity that is sure to excite the social conservatives in the Republican base who feel neglected by the unrelenting focus on the economy. Perry casts the issue as a crisis of faith. “Lord,’’ he told the crowd, “we see discord at home. We see fear in the marketplace. We see anger in the halls of government and, as a nation, we have forgotten who made us, who protects us, who blesses us.’’ That message should resonate across the South and in states like Iowa, where religious conservatives dominate the party – Post Continues on www.boston.com

Rick Perry’s Christianity Is Good for America
By Ben Shapiro – It is profoundly right to request that God look kindly and benevolently on the United States of America.

Agnostics for Perry

by Roger L Simon

Personally, I’m an agnostic, but I respect Perry for his faith: America was founded on religious tolerance, which some modern liberals tend to forget includes people who actually believe in God.

An Historic Event

Perry: ‘Global Warming a Phony Mess’

Rick Perry: Obama shutting down our legacy in space

Texas Governor Rick Perry sharply criticized the end of the space shuttle program yesterday, issuing the following statement: Read More

Rick Perry Has a “Huge” Opening

Iowa Straw Poll Bachmann 2012

Bachmann Wins Iowa Straw Poll

Saturday, August 13, 2011, 06:54 PM

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R.-Minn.) won the presidential straw poll that the Iowa Republican Party hosted today at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. She took 4,823 votes out of a total of 16,892 votes that were cast

Political Hay

What Is a Republican President?

Jeffrey Lord | 8.16.11 @ 6:08AM

Bachmann’s conservative victory puts spotlight on question roiling the GOP.


From 2009: Michele Bachmann Stands With the Tea Party – There is no doubting Michele Bachmann’s commitment to “Tea Party” values!

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced Sunday he is ending his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. (AP)Out: Tim Pawlenty Quits GOP Presidential Race

One door closes, another opens. We agree this could be the better result of his efforts:  Pawlenty for Senate
August 15, 2011 – An excellent opportunity for the Republican Party: nominate Tim Pawlenty to run in the 2012 Senate race against Amy Klobuchar More

Palin out in 2012?Watch: Is Palin Definitely Out of the 2012 Race?

Palin’s pick: ‘Anybody but Obama,’ … maybe even me

The Undefeated Sarah Palin: The Politics of Palin’s Personality

“They’re dead right in that clip,why aren’t they, about the root cause of the whole Palin maddness being the failure of the establishment– Republicans and Democrats?” — James Poulos

The Undefeated: Does the New Palin Documentary Mean She’s Running for President?

“I don’t make films that are like PBS documentaries.” –

– Stephen K. Bannon, Director of ‘The Undefeated’

Allen West: Ron Paul ‘Not the Kind of Guy You Need to Be Sitting at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave’

Aug 11, 2011

Gingrich Blasts Debt Super Committee

Aug 11, 2011

Republican Rivals Make Closing Arguments in Iowa

The Growing Republican 10th Amendment Debate
August 13, 2011 – The federalism issue may seem like a sideshow, but in fact it is the key to solving the sickness of our national government More

Iowa governor: Romney campaign in ‘real trouble’ if he loses big in caucuses

Poll: Romney narrowly leads Obama in a head-to-head race – TheDC

Romney’s ascendance comes alongside disappointing job approval numbers for the president
Spoiler alert: They’re not pleased with Obama’s progress (your not alone, no one is!)
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