Rick Perry  (Page 6)

Foreplay and America are back, baby!

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 2:10pm 8/25/2011 at 2:10pm

A ringing endorsement of Rick Perry from Kinky Friedman, with as many laughs per square inch as any endorsement I have ever seen (emphasis mine):

I have been quoted as saying that when I die, I am to be cremated, and the ashes are to be thrown in...

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Is Romney the new Rudy?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 5:24pm 8/24/2011 at 5:24pm

Rudy famously waited too long in 2008, by skipping Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, assuming he would win big in Florida.  He didn’t, because by the time the primaries arrived in Florida, Rudy was an also ran.

Back in July I suggested that Mitt Romney may be hurting himself by allowing...

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Rick Perry Vetting and Palinizing

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 4:47pm 8/18/2011 at 4:47pm

It’s coming too fast and furious, and in some cases is too bizarre, to summarize here.  And some of the charges are not worth repeating.

While I’m sure his supporters are frustrated, they shouldn’t be.

Better to get it all out there and deal with it now.  He’ll either survive it (which I think...

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Texas is the sponge soaking up Obama’s unemployment mess

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 1:47pm 8/16/2011 at 1:47pm

There is a very interesting blog post at Political Math (via Instapundit) explaining why the attacks on Rick Perry based on Texas’ job growth will fail.

The attack on Perry, which the Axelrod/Plouffe message machine is pushing, is that Texas still has unemployment near the national average, any job growth is the result of...

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Rick Perry’s unannouncement announcement

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 10:51am 8/11/2011 at 10:51am

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...

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We’ll take the jobs and economic growth, you keep the credentials

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 5, 2011 at 2:14pm 8/5/2011 at 2:14pm

One of the greatest mistakes we make is to confuse academic credentials with leadership.

Barack Obama, who guards his transcripts like they’re the equivalent of the formula to Coke, presumably had very good grades at Harvard Law School because he graduated with high honors, a purely grade-based achievement.  Obama’s college gr...

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Something I would like Rick Perry to do

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 12:42pm 8/4/2011 at 12:42pm

The Washington Post has a lengthy feature piece on Rick Perry’s attempt to reform state-funded higher education in Texas, Rick Perry wages an assault on state’s university establishment.

The article clearly was intended to portray Perry as meddling in academic freedom by suggesting cost and performance analyses simliar to the push to inject...

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“If you believe in the 10th Amendment, stay out of their business.”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 3:06pm 7/23/2011 at 3:06pm

That’s Rick Perry’s position on the NY same-sex marriage law:

Perry, who is considering running for president, at a forum in Colorado on Friday called himself an “unapologetic social conservative” and said he opposes gay marriage — but that he’s also a firm believer in the 10th Amendment, the Associated Press reported.

“Our...

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Saturday Night Card Game (Salon.com plays the Confederate Card on Rick Perry)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 5:49pm 7/16/2011 at 5:49pm

This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:

No, the topic tonight is not Sheila Jackson Lee’s comment that people are complaining about raising the debt limit only because Obama is black.   That is so...

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Can Rick Perry pull off a Hispanic Republican revolution?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 15, 2011 at 8:18am 7/15/2011 at 8:18am

The Hispanic Republican Conference of the Texas House of Representatives endorsed Governor Rick Perry for President of the United States – before most anyone had even considered his running.

Didn’t anyone tell them they aren’t even supposed to be Republicans?

If Texas is any judge, it looks like this stereotype may be losing...

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How much longer can they wait to get in?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 8, 2011 at 3:01pm 7/8/2011 at 3:01pm

There are two candidates still waiting, either of whom could shake up the Republican primaries big time.

It’s impossible to read the tea leaves on whether Sarah Palin is running, but it seems increasingly likely that Rick Perry is running.

How much longer can they wait?

Bonus question:  If Palin is not running, what’s the...

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A Case for Rick Perry

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 8:30am 6/21/2011 at 8:30am

The pool of Republican candidates just keeps growing, and voters are beginning to vet stances and pick sides. In an economy burdened by a $14.4 trillion debt and over 9% unemployment, Americans want someone new at the helm who can turn this sinking ship around. It’s almost funny how one man,...

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Meet Katie Thompson

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 20, 2011 at 10:15am 6/20/2011 at 10:15am

I am pleased that Katie Thompson will be doing some guest posts here,  starting with a post about Rick Perry.  

Katie expands the geographical diversity of the university blogging team of Kathleen, Matt and Mike.  Katie is entering her senior year at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. 

Katie already has amassed an impressive political, blogging and...

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Palin, Christie & Perry

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 17, 2011 at 7:43pm 6/17/2011 at 7:43pm

I think it’s fitting that the last video (really) ever posted at legalinsurrection.blogspot.com is of another person who could shake up the Republican field (that makes three today) if he chooses to enter the race.

I’m changing sometime after midnight tonight.  I think we all need a change in the field of...

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On the Republican Field — Give Me More, Faster Please

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 7:00am 6/15/2011 at 7:00am

I saw this interview of Rick Perry yesterday afternoon, and I was impressed. 

I’m not willing to commit yet, because the field is not complete and I don’t know enough about him, but I’m intrigued by Rick Perry.  (Thanks for all your prior comments, give me more.)

We cannot rest with those...

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