• #75
    @magnacarta AS a liberal I can think of three good reasons why I want Rick Perry to run...

    1) He's even dumber than GW Bush. You can imagine how well that will work with the electorate.

    2) He made a complete a$$ out of himself last time. He'll be good for more chuckles this time out.

    3) Oops - I forget the 3rd reason.
  • #77
    @PNWest Well good, we need to keep electing geniuses, common sense may not be considered
    high IQ. but it sure knows how to run a states' executive office. BTW did Obama ever release his college transcripts?
  • #80
    @magnacarta "Well good, we need to keep electing geniuses, common sense may not be considered
    high IQ. " - Well God knows how well it worked out when when elected Village Idiot GW Bush.

    I'm sure Obama will release his college transcripts at the same time the GOP presidential candidates do. Why aren't you asking for Ted Cruz's birth certificate and Romney's tax returns?
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  • #83
    I have three important things to say about Rick Perry

    1. He is far to the right of most of the country

    2. He performed very poorly in the last presidential run.

    3. He Uhhhh.... Ummm... The third thing is..... He... Ummm..... Somebody help me here... Sorry... I lost it... He..... Uhhhh..... Sorry... The third important thing escapes me.....
  • #176
    "I have three important things to say about Rick Perry"

    He knows a total of two words that start with G, golf and genocide and his genocide game has a higher score than his golf game.
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  • #265
    Democrats are very sensitive to more taxation and waste I take it? Have you heard about the Trillion dollar Farm Bill yet?
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  • #152
    Rick Perry wants to take all the credit for Texas' great economy. Texas is a right-to-work state with one of the lowest minimum wages in the country and no state income tax. The economy has been good in Texas for the past 40 years and it is not due to Perry. One thing he can take credit for (along with George Bush) is having the highest rate of children not being covered by insurance.
  • #179
    "Rick Perry wants to take all the credit for Texas' great economy. "

    Texas also could care less about their aged and disabled or children living in poverty. They may not have a state tax but they'll dam sure nail your hide to the barn door for things like license plates and property taxes.
  • #196
    @Tolpuddle You are so right. One thing that irritated me so bad is when in 2010 when Rick Perry could not balance the budget....he tapped into the funds to the tune of 3 million that was donated to help the poor and elderly pay their light bill. The Republicans were so proud of him because he balanced the budget. It did not matter if he did it off the backs of the poor and elderly. And yet, he is always preaching what a great Christian he is. He uses his "so-call" Christianity just to get votes. He does not know the first thing about being a Christian. He likes to use God as his campaign manager. It is not working because God is not into politics
  • #197
    @DP_Cassie "You are so right."

    I know. I used to live there. Notice I said used to. I'm 100% disabled and so is my GF. She had had a triple bypass and needed 7 different meds in order to stay alive. Texas Medicaid will only cover three.

    I actually wrote Rick Perry a letter asking for help. The reply I got from him was along the lines he didn't feel it was right for taxpayers to pay for those who can't do for themselves.

    We sold what we could to get enough money up to get the hell out of Texas.

    Everything is big in Texas. Even the a$$holes.

    Even though Florida is a red state, it's better than Texas. Not much but some.
  • #260
    It also has an endless number of businesses will to hire illegal workers....that helps in maintaining low cost in running a business.

    W. can also take credit for no child left which teachers only teach a test all year around.
  • #101
    I hope he does run just so I can vote against him again. His ego is almost as big as his state. It's fun to see him deflate when he loses.
  • #82
    Ole Rick is a good start towards filling the clown car for the psycho circus known as the Republican Presidential Nomination process.
  • #116
    OMG, Biden is being hailed as better that Perry and your party voted Biden dead last. Perry got way more Primary votes that what you picked.
  • #81
    Vote for a traitor, secessionist, vote for Perry.
    I want to know why that liar wants to run to president of our great nation, when he doesn't even want his state to be part of our Nation.
    Wonder if he knows anything more about Departments nowadays.
    Maybe hell pick another moron, Sarah Palin to run with him.
    Tweedle Dee Dee and Tweedle Dee Dum.
  • #165
    Say Leoa, what part of the U.S. are you from? You don't have to be specific. Give me a region such as NW, SW, Mid West etc. Just curious.
  • #67
    Deteriorating sight is a reason for GLASSES, not designer frames. Add in exchanging cowboy boots for dress shoes (designer?) and you have someone desperately trying to change his image.
  • #89
    @DragonHawk1959 As Karl Christian Rove would say; I believe those are the glasses worn by someone with brain damage.
  • #256
    To be cool he'd have to sit on an iceberg, in his birthday suit, for a year.
    I agree he's trying to look cool though I think hed be more comfortable in spatts.(sp?)
  • #177
    @Curmudgeon "We need help from voters much dumber. "

    The dumber ones were already elected to office. They're the ones on the right side of the aisle.
  • #230
    I don't know, are your feet getting wet? Maybe you should lose a few pounds.

    How many idiots stood behind ACA that NONE of them, including Nana ever read. That is what your party brought to America. Break the death squad to Grandma slowly.

    Your shot.
  • #103
    Not seasonally adjusted numbers. Oil money give Texas a jump every winter, regardless of what idiot runs the state.
  • #178
    "Texas’ unemployment rate fell to 5.2 percent in April from 5.5 percent in March "

    Nice numbers. Now, how many of them pay a living wage?
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  • #2
    Why not? Inarticulate Texans have been better than the average president lately, and this one is something of a fiscal conservative.
  • #3
    He would be better than Obama! Since 2009, Texas has created 40% of all new jobs in the U.S.- I'd say Perry is a success.
  • #5
    What you say is true. However, Perry's soft stance on immigration deform makes him a non-starter for me. I am vehemently against the Dream act, amnesty, or any other reward for lawbreakers. I don't care what Perry says.
  • #9
    @Neo_NtheMatrix Here is an interview he gave discussing his views on amnesty and the dream act.

    His answer on the dream act:
    "The federal DREAM Act is an amnesty bill, and I strongly oppose amnesty. The Texas educational residency bill was vastly different.

    Because the federal government has failed in its basic duty to protect our borders, states are forced to deal with illegal immigrant issues.

    In Texas, we had to deal with the children of illegal immigrants residing in our state and attending our schools, as the federal government requires states to educate these children through the public school system. Lawmakers in Texas – indisputably one of the most conservative states in America – were virtually unanimous in their decision.

    The Legislature determined the payment of in-state college tuition is available to all students who have lived in Texas for at least three years and graduated from a public high school. If you meet those requirements, you pay in-state tuition, whether you relocated from Oklahoma, Idaho, Canada or Mexico. The only difference is that Texas residents who aren’t documented must be on the path to pursue U.S. citizenship to be allowed to pay in-state tuition.

    There were a number of reasons the bill received widespread support among conservatives. Importantly, it has never had a cost to Texas taxpayers. In fact, our institutions of higher learning would actually lose tens of millions of dollars in lost tuition payments if the law were repealed.

    And it would lower the odds that these students would receive subsidized health care or end up in prison. Protecting taxpayers was a serious concern, given that a Supreme Court decree already requires taxpayers to pay for K-12 education for undocumented students."

    To see more:

    He is definitely not my favorite, but if he happened to be the nominee, I would vote for him in the general election, whereas, I would not vote for Jeb Bush or Chris Christie if either ends up being the nominee.
    I plan to vote for Rand Paul or Allen West in the primary.(If I am given the chance)
  • #16
    If you are such a purist, get your arse out of the country stolen from others. Your vehemence has roots. If you discover them, you will probably make the biggest personal discovery of your life.
  • #19
    Really? You think George W. Bush was an above-average president?

    And Rick Perry? He's like a much stupider version of Bush.
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  • #158
    I wouldn't even vote for this bozo to be dog catcher.
    Go crawl back under the dark ages rock that you came from Rick, we don't want you corruption, nepotism, and cronyism anywhere near a seat of power.
  • #136
    Such bravado when they're breaking the law , such chickens when they get caught. Side note to myself: there sure seems to be alot of Republican Governors under criminal investigation these day, Rick Perry, Rick Scott, Bobby Jindal, Scott Walker , Chris Christie and even a few turncoat Democratic Governors like Andrew Cuomo. "Rick Perry is currently under criminal investigation for abusing his power as governor--but he doesn't want Texans to know about it.

    The Travis County grand jury investigating Rick Perry's potential abuse of power convened on Friday, and Perry may very well have to testify. According to new reports, Rick Perry asked for a non-public entrance into the courthouse in advance of the grand jury hearing. His team has apparently "asked if there was a back door way to get to the grand jury room,..."
  • #95
    Run Rick Run you're the best thing that has ever happened to the GOP.I will vote for you just as soon as they call you saint Perry the Texas Armadillo.And you admit that you Supported Late term Abortions when you where a democrat.
  • #45
    I thought he melted in the third movie, on that weird penal colony all-male planet. Oh well... Wait! Isn't human cloning still illegal, even in Texas?
    They must have cloned this replicant Perry from a tiny bit of his boots that didn't burn up in the giant lead mold..........
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