Tag: List of Governors of Texas

Jim Hines-(Doofus) blasts Rick Perry for believing in self-defense

Rick Perry is as solid for gun rights as there is, so, of course, ultra Liberals are going to attack him for it. Jim Hines of Connecticut went well past simply disagreeing with the Texas governor however, saying that Perry has “blood on his hands”

The stats, of course, back Perry up and refute the whining Rep. Hines, who puts his faith in Liberal feelings based legislation rather than in the wisdom of the Founders. But, Hines’ remarks are typical of the hate-filled rhetoric we have been hearing from the Left the past week. They have taken their campaign of demonization to new lows. Sadly, Democrats use to at least attempt debate, now, though, it is vile personal attack and baseless allegations. Frankly, in their lust for political power, Liberals would rather smear their opponents, and ignore evidence that proves their fascination with gun control is an abject failure, than actually try to prevent future mass shootings.


Electability you say?

Jill takes a look at Mitt’s “electability, and Santorum’s and apparently is not all that impressed. Neither am I frankly. Jill also notes Perry’s response to Urine Gate and links to some videos of Perry at the presidential forum last night.

Gov. Rick Perry was asked by Candy Crowley to comment on the Marine urination scandal. I liked his response:

“Well, obviously, 18, 19-year-old kids make stupid mistakes all too often, and that’s what’s occurred here.” Perry said, reminding viewers that General Patton did “basically the same thing” at the Rhein [sic] river and that Churchhill [sic] did the same thing on the Siegfried Line.

“What’s really disturbing to me is this kind of over the top rhetoric from this administration and their disdain for the military, it appears.” Perry said, “Whether it’s the Secretary of State or the Secretary of Defense.

“These kids made a mistake. There’s not any doubt about it, they shouldn’t have done it it. It’s bad.” Perry said, arguing that people upload all types of videos online. “But to call it a criminal act, I think, is over the top.”Video here. More video here from last night’s “Huckabee Forum.” Perry starts taking questions at the 58 minute mark. His limited-government message, with his impressive record as Texas governor to back it up, should appeal to conservatives who understand the terrible mess we’re in.

Too bad Perry’s been branded by the pundit-sphere as a dummy/loser and therefore unelectable“:

I might smack the next idiot that calls Perry stupid. Sorry, but I am past fed up with these geeks who want to eliminate candidates based on gaffes, some of which are severely overblown. These are folks who watch debates, looking for a mistake, or misstep, so that they can then announce that candidate “unelectable”. I am also VERY tired of these same people ignoring substantive things like a candidate’s RECORD, and their ideals and plans. Frankly, give me a candidate with a great record, and keep the “style points”. Frankly, if we continue to elect presidents based on this criteria, we are screwed and will never recover as a nation.

Thank you, Rick Perry!

Maybe some Republicans need to care more about substance than style? I think so!

(The Hill) — Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, looking to bounce back from a recent debate gaffe, doubled down in his own defense Thursday by admitting debating is not his strength.

“If we’re electing the debater in chief, don’t elect me,” the Texas governor said on Fox News, repeating his previous criticism of President Obama, whom he calls a “great debater.”

Earlier in the day, on conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham’s show, Perry called President Obama “sleek as a mink.”

Perry stayed on message in his latest appearance, part of a media blitz Thursday following a debate misstep the previous night in which he forgot the third federal agency he plans to eliminate as president.

He acknowledged the extended stumble was “brutal.” Perry laughed it off Thursday, however, turning it into a joke on his website and Twitter feed.

“I hope they don’t lose the feed before the third question!” Perry tweeted when announcing the Fox interview. In a follow-up tweet, he used the hashtag “#forgetmenot.”

Perry’s website also offered visitors the chance to vote on the question: “What part of the federal government would you like to forget about the most?”

Perry quickly pivoted from humor back to his policy positions in the Fox interview, however, focusing on his record as governor.

“I don’t think you have to be particularly nimble when you look at the number of jobs that are being destroyed by the economy,” he said, attributing “absolute economic turmoil” to Obama.

“People understand, you make mistakes,” he said, adding jobs are the most important issue to most voters and he has a record of job creation as longtime Texas governor.

“I think I can take it to President Obama on any given day,” he said.

FINALLY! A politician who does not back away from”controversial” statements

Rick Perry said something that made perfect sense, and the Left, of course, tried to make it into a “CONTROVERSY”.

Here is the clip

But, the Texas Governor did not blink, or back down one step!

Twelve hours removed from a controversy about his suggestion that Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke was engaging in “treasonous” behavior Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential campaign didn’t try to walk back the remark. In fact, they doubled down on it.

“I am passionate about the issue but I stand by what I said,” Perry told reporters in Iowa today.

Although Perry’s campaign is only a few days old, the episode provides a telling insight into the Texas governor: he is brash, bold and unapologetic about being so.

The piece I linked is full of Liberal bias, and you ought to read it just to try and count every snide remark the author casts towards Perry and the GOP. I would suggest making a drinking game out of it, but, you and anyone else taking part would be passed out by the third paragraph.

By the way, here is an example of the whining reaction by the media. the same media, I remind y’all, that had no issue with democrats calling the tea Party terrorists.

NYT’s Binyamin Appelbaum:

A closer look at Texas jobs

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A new poll by Rasmussen has Rick Perry surpassing both Mitt Romney and Michele Bachman among likely Republican primary voters. With news like this, expect the Left to ramp up their attacks on Perry.

Texas Governor Rick Perry, the new face in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, has jumped to a double-digit lead over Mitt Romney and Michele Bachman with the other announced candidates trailing even further behind.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary voters, taken Monday night, finds Perry with 29% support. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who ran unsuccessfully for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008, earns 18% of the vote, while Bachman, the Minnesota congresswoman who won the high-profile Ames Straw Poll in Iowa on Saturday, picks up 13%.

Whoever the GOP front-runner is, the Left will attack them in a manner that will be vicious and likely full of half-truths, lies, and that will set a new low in smear campaigns. And since Perry’s strength, as well as Obama’s weakness is jobs, expect the Left to continue to attempt to discredit Perry’s record as Texas governor. It is important therefore, to set the record straight, and shine the light of truth on Perry’s record AND the attacks on that record.

At Political Math, there is a good piece that digs deep into the numbers.

I knew that Utah had a lower unemployment rate than Texas and I kept hearing that Texas was go great at jobs, blah, blah, blah, so I looked up the unemployment rate.

Nothing special.

So I was going to drive my point home that Texas was nothing special by looking at their raw employment numbers and reporting on those. That’s when I saw this:

This may not look like anything special, but I’ve been looking closely at employment data for a couple years now and I’ve become very accustomed to seeing data that looks like this.

In a “normal” employment data set, we can easily look at it and say “Yep, that’s where the recession happened. Sucks to be us.” But not with Texas. With Texas, we say “Damn. Looks like they’ve recovered already.”

(To get to this data, go to this linhttp://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/dsrv?la then select the state or states you want, the select “Statewide”, then select the states again, then select the metrics you want to see.)

But if Texas has so many jobs, why do they have such a high unemployment rate? Let’s take a closer look at that data.

As a percentage of the number of pre-recession jobs, here is a chart of the growth of a selection of states. (For clarity, in this chart I selected a number of the largest states and tried to focus on states that have relatively good economic reputations. I did not chart all 50 states b/c it would have taken me too long.)

We can see that Texas has grown the fastest, having increased jobs by 2.2% since the recession started. I want to take a moment and point out that second place is held by North Dakota. I added North Dakota to my list of states  to show something very important. North Dakota currently has the lowest unemployment rate of any state at 3.2%. And yet Texas is adding jobs at a faster rate than North Dakota. How can this be?

The reason is that people are flocking to Texas in massive numbers. Starting at the beginning of the recession (December 2007), let’s look at how this set of states have grown in their labor force.

s a relAs you can see, Texas isn’t just the fastest growing… it’s growing over twice as fast as the second fastest state and three times as fast as the third. Given that Texas is (to borrow a technical term) f***ing huge, this growth is incredible.

People are flocking to Texas in massive numbers. This is speculative, but it *seems* that people are moving to Texas looking for jobs rather than moving to Texas for a job they already have lined up. This would explain why Texas is adding jobs faster than any other state but still has a relatively high unemployment rate.

Go read the rest, it blows the Liberal talking points out of the water with the facts! The most popular Liberal lie will likely be that the jobs created are all “low paying jobs”, but Shapiro disproves that easily. He also lays bare the lies about “unsustainable public-sector jobs. Go, read it all. Pass it around. 

Rush loved Rick Perry’s RLC speech | The Right Scoop

Audio at The Right Scoop

Aha, the new message on the Left will be, Rick perry cannot possibly win, since he is a Texan! Pathetic, and totally predictable. The fact is this. Perry scares the Holy hell out of Liberals because he,, unlike Obama, knows how to create jobs and grow the economy. In other words Perry will destroy Obama in  2012, so the media has to try and hamstring him early.

Note, Perry is the Anti-Obama

Texas Gov. Rick Perry today signed a law that will free Texans from the federal government’s impending incandescent light bulb ban:

The measure, sent to Gov. Rick Perry for consideration [he subsequently signed it], lets any incandescent light bulb manufactured in Texas – and sold in that state – avoid the authority of the federal government or the repeal of the 2007 energy independence act that starts phasing out some incandescent light bulbs next year.

Texas wasn’t the first state to explore this kind of legislation: South Carolina has advanced a similar bill and, last year, the Arizona legislature passed a bill to the same effect — but Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed it.

Few issues illuminate the consumer will to choose — and the disparate faith in consumers of liberals and conservatives, as revealed by proposed policies — as clearly as the federal government’s light bulb ban. As Heritage Foundation energy analyst Nick Loris puts it, “Consumers can make intelligent decisions on their own without the government forcing choices upon them.”

Perry trusts people to make their own choices, Obama, well, he trusts only the government.




Rick Perry for president? I would not mind that at all

Perry Event 2/1/2010
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And I am not alone

POH Diaries

Not only is Rick Perry the longest serving Governor of one of our most conservative states, he’s been at the forefront of states rights battles since the Obama Administration began to flex it’s tyrannical muscles. Thanks in great part to Governor Perry, more people now know about the Tenth Amendment than did before the Obamacare battle over the last couple years.

You can’t argue with the numbers. Despite being a border state that has it’s problems with illegal immigration, Texas is consistently ranked as one of the best business climate states in the union. Perry has also been the architect of job growth policies that have led Texas to create more jobs in the last four years than the other 49 states combined. This would be a huge advantage were he to enter the 2012 Presidential race; especially with the country facing an unemployment rate consistently around 9%.

Perry is also all about reducing unnecessary spending. From rickperry.org:

There have been only two state budgets since World War II that cut general revenue spending in Texas, and Gov. Perry signed them both. Gov. Perry has line-item vetoed more than $3 billion in unnecessary spending from state budgets, more than all other Texas governors combined.

On the social side, Perry has been a huge proponent of pro-life and pro-family values groups. Perry was instrumental in the passage of a one man, one woman marriage amendment to the state’s constitution in 2005. He just recently signed into law a bill requiring women seeking an abortion to have an ultra-sound, which proponents feel will reduce the number of abortions.

Randys Roundtable where Randy throws out a VP,pick too

And pick DeMint as your VP..

I would not mind that ticket at all.

Bluegrass Pundit notes that if 2012 is all about the economy then Perry has a HUGE chip to play

If Texas Governor Rick Perry wants to run for the GOP 2012 nomntion, he has one great statistic. 38% of all new jobs have been created in Texas

(Washington Examiner) — If Texas Gov. Rick Perry is “seriously considering running for president,” as my Examiner colleague Phil Klein reported, he has a ready-made campaign issue that could be his ace in the hole.

“Since the recovery began, 38 percent of all the jobs created in American have been created in the State of Texas,” Dallas Federal Reserve president Richard Fisher told CNBC’s “The Squawk Reserve” Tuesday.

“My district has more employment now than before the crisis began,” Fisher added.
Imagine a one-theme presidential campaign based on the simple fact that while President Obama was out there destroying American jobs by the millions, Perry was busy creating them in Texas.
Fisher cited the lack of a state income tax, and Texas’ business-friendly regulatory environment for its economic success, which has catapulted the Lone Star State to the top exporter in the U.S., surpassing California.  But “the most important thing that’s happened to us is tort reform,” he said.

Billy Bob is on board

Well, there are some undeniable facts. Rick Perry presides over one of the largest economies in the world. At $1.1 trillion dollars in GDP the Texas economy is larger than all but 13 COUNTRIES. Even the country of mexico has a smaller GDP than Texas.
Rick Perry has been Governor of Texas since December 21st, 2000, giving him 11 years of executive level leadership. Prior to that he was Lt. Governor. He has also been the Commissioner of Agriculture and member of the Texas House of Representatives.
He is a Veteran, having served in the United States Air Force as a C130 pilot.
He is a Conservative. He appears to have strong values and principles.
He currently serves as the Chairman of the Republican Governor’s Association.
If you add all of these things together, Rick Perry is far more qualified than any other current Republican candidate. He has proven and measurable experience.
If he runs, I’ll vote for him. For as much as I like Herman Cain, the qualifications of Rick Perry are unquestionable and make him the best candidate from the current crop.