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Governor Rick Perry Rocks New Orleans


Texas Governor Rick Perry lit up the Republican Leadership Conference with a passionate speech that scalded the Obama administration for its big government approach. Perry laid out the Texas way of low taxes, low regulation, tort reform and fiscal responsibility, claiming it was the reason Texas has produced 48% of all the new jobs in the country for the last two years.

Perry went on to say that conservatives should not apoligize for being prolife and for policies friendly to business.

From U.S. Elections News (go here):

Though he chose to be excluded from the Republican Leadership Conference’s Straw Poll Saturday in New Orleans, and has not yet decided whether or not he will be included in the 2012 Presidential race, Texas Governor Rick Perry was reportedly a hot item in the way of campaign buttons at the weekend event.

The Texas Tribune, and several political blogs reported that Perry campaign buttons, and particularly buttons with Perry/Bachmann on them, sold quickly.

In his speech at the conference, Perry gave his solution for the nation’s sluggish economy, a four step process that included;
“1: Don’t spend all the money. 2: Keep the taxes low and under control. 3: Have regulations that are fair and predictable so that business owners know what to expect from one quarter to the next. And 4: Reform the legal system so that frivolous lawsuits don’t paralyze business.”

Perry may not yet be a candidate but he sure is looking and sounding like one:

More video of Perry remarks, go here

Lead Americans to “the safe harbor of American renewal and the shores of American exceptionalism! Let’s anchor them, anchor them in the future of good jobs and a country founded on great ideas.”

Sounds presidential to me. Importantly, Perry understands something that troubles way too many conservatives. As he said in his speech the Left is “Never Going To Like Us, So Let’s Stop Trying To Curry Favor With Them.” Amen.

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Texas native. Conservative small businessman with 31 years experience. Government should roll back the nanny state. No country can tax its way to prosperity. The question isn't who will let me but who will stop me?

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  1. Yeah, Perry has his detractors in Texas. A lot of them say they are conservatives. They say he isn’t. I guess its the border thing. Or maybe the Guardicil thing… which was a mistake… although not many people are too fired up about their kids be required to have all the other “shots” to go to school.

    In spite of all the Paulite complaints and even some legitimate differences, Perry has never lost an election in Texas. That’s a good record in conservative Texas.

    This year alone, we’ve seen Perry sign Voter ID, the Sonogram bill, Loser Pays tort reform and close a huge budget shortfall with no new taxes plus 6 billion in a rainy day fund. He may yet get to sign the anti-sanctuary city bill before the legislature shuts down for TWO years.

    Conservative enough for me.

    • As another outsider looking in, I wouldn’t have any problem voting for him. In looking at what he has accomplished–those are issues considered dear to many conservative Americans. Whatever his faults are, he stands head and shoulders above Obama….

      I believe he could pull in votes that might be lost if one of the current GOP declared contenders goes the distance. Thinking Romney, Newt here.

  2. The speech was good. He is not a gripping orator, per se, but what he is talking about, which is the exact right tone that grassroots conservatives are dying to hear – in a phrase, “stand up against Washington” – he has in very large part backed up as a governor.

    As a Texas political insider I am well aware of the issues Perry has here at home. I have not historically been a fan at all of his, and to this day, my enthusiasm is somewhat tempered. The commie media will do their best to exploit these issues, but they are simply not that compelling.

    But in the cold light of day, and in particular the events of the last 3-5 years in Texas and in Washington, I find alot about Rick Perry that says, to me, right guy, right place, right time.

    He is certainly a conservative, and even if he has some quirks, his instincts are mostly right on the money. The GOP Establishment in both Texas and Washington hate and fear him for all the right reasons. He has a power base that extends well into the national scene. He is (I lost count) about 5 for 5 in statewide elections, and there are simply not likely to be any surprises in his closet or under his bed.

    I hate to say it, but he has the hair too.

    Without going into a long explanation here, I tell you this. If he runs, I will back him. If he runs, he will destroy all competition in the GOP Primary, and then he will destroy Obama. And then he will be a pretty good president.

    That’s not giddy, heady predictions from an adoring acolyte. I am no such thing. I am actually in it for Cain right now. That is cold, detached analysis from the guy who nailed the 2010 election – in June of 2009.

  3. Deep subject. We can’t be sure how a president-elect will react to every single situation he faces, but even if he/she is a little less conservative on specific issues than we would like, if they have a coterie of advisors, or braintrust available to them to say,” M. President, if you speak or decide in that regard, had you considered how it will affect, x, y or z, or how it infringes or interferes with a,b, or c ?” What I am hoping for between now and then from our guy/gal are statements like “My first act as Pres. will be to take away the Department of Education’s shotguns and my second will be to initiate a conversation on the need for a federal Department of Education in the first place.” Maybe that’s a little too much to hope for.

    • NOT too much to hope for! What’s it say up there above the donate button? Aim small, miss small! Or, if you prefer, my old USAF slogan: Aim High! First Education, then Energy, then EPA; but first Repeal Obamacare!

  4. I am all in for Perry for a whole host of reasons. I have actually called his campaign headquarters repeatedly and begged. As much as I respect and admire (if for nothing else their sheer guts) the lovely ladies Palin and Bachmann I do not believe either one of them to be electable.
    Chrisite is not coming in and probably for the same reason which caused Daniels to bow out… he has young children and has watched the LSM savage Palin’s children for four years. If you had young children, would you sign them up for that?
    The perfect candidate isn’t ever going to be with us, if for no other reason than we each have a different idea of just all the things that perfect candidate should be.
    Perry is smart, he is articulate, he is very pro-life, he’s seriously rocking the economy down there and he obviously isn’t the least bit intimidated by the pipsqueak at 1600, and his kids are grown and thus hopefully somewhat less suceptible. And since he has been in the political arena down there for so long, if there were any skeletons, they most likely would have surfaced by now… especially considering all the hostilities involved this last time around with the Trial Lawyers and The Bushies lining up against him. I believe he could/would get the support of the Tea Party as well as the religious right and other conservatives. And Palin has said that if he runs she won’t so I took that to mean she would point her considerable fan base in his direction, which would be no small matter. And if he is really, really shrewd, he would choose Marco Rubio as his running mate (in spite of the seriously conservative creds and smarts possessed by Palin and Bachmann). And he could pound that insuferable little marxist into the ground like a tent-stake… picture the deliciousness of a tele-prompter-free debate between those two… especially on the subject of jobs.
    My goal is to defeat the resident commie and I really don’t particularly care if we have to run Stemlin the Gremlin in order to achieve that goal. I wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat thinking about what this golf-a-holic would do to us with four years as a lame duck and nothing to lose… Venezuela would look like a paradise compared to what it would be like here and they are currently rationing electricity. I suspect his first order of business would be to write yet another one of his delightful little middle of the night EO’s declaring himself Emperor For Life.
    Perry/Rubio 2012
    p.s. Sadly, Real Clear Politics ran an article tonight referencing “someone in Austin who is close to Rick Perry” who is saying he doesn’t think Perry will actually run. If he doesn’t, we are so screwed.
    (512) 478-3276
    Start Dialing.

    • Suzanne, one thing about Perry he is extremely inscrutable and wily, wilier even than that coyote he shot a couple of years ago while jogging. He has been keeping his own counsel. No one can say yes, no one can say no whether he has decided to run. I would hate to ever have to play poker against him for real money. I do hope, however Mr Obama gets the privilege figuratively speaking. EPU is correct Perry seems to be the benefactor of very good timing and of things lining up for him, the last couple of years. If he wants to run, That factor cannot be ignored in evaluating candidacies.

  5. I hope he runs. His speech in NO was really just Reagan with a southern (authentic West Texas that is,) accent. What’s wrong with that? (If he doesnt I’d support Bachmann all the way on her own for Pres too). But with a Perry-Bachmann ticket all the geographical & political bases would be covered, for a tight, solid national campaign and I can already hear the wordprocessers and printers in DC whirring as Obama WH staffer resumes are updated and made ready for the *2012 job market*. P-B would outright destroy Obama and it wouldn’t be pretty. Be still my beating heart! Meanwhile if Perry does run, as a denizen of the Lone Star State I am bracing myself for the onslaught of lies and distortions about him to issue from the NYC basee MSM (just a few off the top of my head) :
    1. “Oh it’s just GW” all over again (actually they didn’t get along).
    2. “Texas is full of igoranant savages guffaw guffaw” (or variations thereof) [Chris Matthews especially good here]
    3. “Texans are toothless savages.:(see #2 above)
    4. “They didn’t really create all those jobs it’s a big lie.”
    5. “OK they did create all those jobs but they are all in Oil & Gas industry, raping the Earth and killing bunny rabbits .” (Dallas County TX the leading job creating county this year in TX doesnt even have a drop of oil in it – sorry, it was all computers and airplanes,and that jobby-selly-money-profit stuff babe. And Harris Co (Houston) might have led Dallas if Obama hadnt shut the rigs down)
    6. “Did we at MSNBC/NBC/CBS/ABC mention they are all toothless savages down there?”
    7. “Nobody really lives there. Harvard doesn’t lie. The 38 electoral college votes in one State is a lie.We just humor them the delusion”
    8. B-b-but they have guns and capital punishment there, what savages!” (see #2 , #3 and #6 above )
    9. “Let’s talk about something besides jobs and economy, let’s talk about social justice and Michelle’s trip to South Africa now.”
    Get ready here these and a hundred others, come.

  1. Yeah, Perry has his detractors in Texas. A lot of them say they are conservatives. They say he isn’t. I guess its the border thing. Or maybe the Guardicil thing… which was a mistake… although not many people are too fired up about their kids be required to have all the other “shots” to go to school.

    In spite of all the Paulite complaints and even some legitimate differences, Perry has never lost an election in Texas. That’s a good record in conservative Texas.

    This year alone, we’ve seen Perry sign Voter ID, the Sonogram bill, Loser Pays tort reform and close a huge budget shortfall with no new taxes plus 6 billion in a rainy day fund. He may yet get to sign the anti-sanctuary city bill before the legislature shuts down for TWO years.

    Conservative enough for me.

    • As another outsider looking in, I wouldn’t have any problem voting for him. In looking at what he has accomplished–those are issues considered dear to many conservative Americans. Whatever his faults are, he stands head and shoulders above Obama….

      I believe he could pull in votes that might be lost if one of the current GOP declared contenders goes the distance. Thinking Romney, Newt here.

  2. The speech was good. He is not a gripping orator, per se, but what he is talking about, which is the exact right tone that grassroots conservatives are dying to hear – in a phrase, “stand up against Washington” – he has in very large part backed up as a governor.

    As a Texas political insider I am well aware of the issues Perry has here at home. I have not historically been a fan at all of his, and to this day, my enthusiasm is somewhat tempered. The commie media will do their best to exploit these issues, but they are simply not that compelling.

    But in the cold light of day, and in particular the events of the last 3-5 years in Texas and in Washington, I find alot about Rick Perry that says, to me, right guy, right place, right time.

    He is certainly a conservative, and even if he has some quirks, his instincts are mostly right on the money. The GOP Establishment in both Texas and Washington hate and fear him for all the right reasons. He has a power base that extends well into the national scene. He is (I lost count) about 5 for 5 in statewide elections, and there are simply not likely to be any surprises in his closet or under his bed.

    I hate to say it, but he has the hair too.

    Without going into a long explanation here, I tell you this. If he runs, I will back him. If he runs, he will destroy all competition in the GOP Primary, and then he will destroy Obama. And then he will be a pretty good president.

    That’s not giddy, heady predictions from an adoring acolyte. I am no such thing. I am actually in it for Cain right now. That is cold, detached analysis from the guy who nailed the 2010 election – in June of 2009.

  3. Deep subject. We can’t be sure how a president-elect will react to every single situation he faces, but even if he/she is a little less conservative on specific issues than we would like, if they have a coterie of advisors, or braintrust available to them to say,” M. President, if you speak or decide in that regard, had you considered how it will affect, x, y or z, or how it infringes or interferes with a,b, or c ?” What I am hoping for between now and then from our guy/gal are statements like “My first act as Pres. will be to take away the Department of Education’s shotguns and my second will be to initiate a conversation on the need for a federal Department of Education in the first place.” Maybe that’s a little too much to hope for.

    • NOT too much to hope for! What’s it say up there above the donate button? Aim small, miss small! Or, if you prefer, my old USAF slogan: Aim High! First Education, then Energy, then EPA; but first Repeal Obamacare!

  4. I am all in for Perry for a whole host of reasons. I have actually called his campaign headquarters repeatedly and begged. As much as I respect and admire (if for nothing else their sheer guts) the lovely ladies Palin and Bachmann I do not believe either one of them to be electable.
    Chrisite is not coming in and probably for the same reason which caused Daniels to bow out… he has young children and has watched the LSM savage Palin’s children for four years. If you had young children, would you sign them up for that?
    The perfect candidate isn’t ever going to be with us, if for no other reason than we each have a different idea of just all the things that perfect candidate should be.
    Perry is smart, he is articulate, he is very pro-life, he’s seriously rocking the economy down there and he obviously isn’t the least bit intimidated by the pipsqueak at 1600, and his kids are grown and thus hopefully somewhat less suceptible. And since he has been in the political arena down there for so long, if there were any skeletons, they most likely would have surfaced by now… especially considering all the hostilities involved this last time around with the Trial Lawyers and The Bushies lining up against him. I believe he could/would get the support of the Tea Party as well as the religious right and other conservatives. And Palin has said that if he runs she won’t so I took that to mean she would point her considerable fan base in his direction, which would be no small matter. And if he is really, really shrewd, he would choose Marco Rubio as his running mate (in spite of the seriously conservative creds and smarts possessed by Palin and Bachmann). And he could pound that insuferable little marxist into the ground like a tent-stake… picture the deliciousness of a tele-prompter-free debate between those two… especially on the subject of jobs.
    My goal is to defeat the resident commie and I really don’t particularly care if we have to run Stemlin the Gremlin in order to achieve that goal. I wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat thinking about what this golf-a-holic would do to us with four years as a lame duck and nothing to lose… Venezuela would look like a paradise compared to what it would be like here and they are currently rationing electricity. I suspect his first order of business would be to write yet another one of his delightful little middle of the night EO’s declaring himself Emperor For Life.
    Perry/Rubio 2012
    p.s. Sadly, Real Clear Politics ran an article tonight referencing “someone in Austin who is close to Rick Perry” who is saying he doesn’t think Perry will actually run. If he doesn’t, we are so screwed.
    (512) 478-3276
    Start Dialing.

    • Suzanne, one thing about Perry he is extremely inscrutable and wily, wilier even than that coyote he shot a couple of years ago while jogging. He has been keeping his own counsel. No one can say yes, no one can say no whether he has decided to run. I would hate to ever have to play poker against him for real money. I do hope, however Mr Obama gets the privilege figuratively speaking. EPU is correct Perry seems to be the benefactor of very good timing and of things lining up for him, the last couple of years. If he wants to run, That factor cannot be ignored in evaluating candidacies.

  5. I hope he runs. His speech in NO was really just Reagan with a southern (authentic West Texas that is,) accent. What’s wrong with that? (If he doesnt I’d support Bachmann all the way on her own for Pres too). But with a Perry-Bachmann ticket all the geographical & political bases would be covered, for a tight, solid national campaign and I can already hear the wordprocessers and printers in DC whirring as Obama WH staffer resumes are updated and made ready for the *2012 job market*. P-B would outright destroy Obama and it wouldn’t be pretty. Be still my beating heart! Meanwhile if Perry does run, as a denizen of the Lone Star State I am bracing myself for the onslaught of lies and distortions about him to issue from the NYC basee MSM (just a few off the top of my head) :
    1. “Oh it’s just GW” all over again (actually they didn’t get along).
    2. “Texas is full of igoranant savages guffaw guffaw” (or variations thereof) [Chris Matthews especially good here]
    3. “Texans are toothless savages.:(see #2 above)
    4. “They didn’t really create all those jobs it’s a big lie.”
    5. “OK they did create all those jobs but they are all in Oil & Gas industry, raping the Earth and killing bunny rabbits .” (Dallas County TX the leading job creating county this year in TX doesnt even have a drop of oil in it – sorry, it was all computers and airplanes,and that jobby-selly-money-profit stuff babe. And Harris Co (Houston) might have led Dallas if Obama hadnt shut the rigs down)
    6. “Did we at MSNBC/NBC/CBS/ABC mention they are all toothless savages down there?”
    7. “Nobody really lives there. Harvard doesn’t lie. The 38 electoral college votes in one State is a lie.We just humor them the delusion”
    8. B-b-but they have guns and capital punishment there, what savages!” (see #2 , #3 and #6 above )
    9. “Let’s talk about something besides jobs and economy, let’s talk about social justice and Michelle’s trip to South Africa now.”
    Get ready here these and a hundred others, come.

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