Perry Talks Texas, War on Religion and Brokered Convention


Governor Rick Perry thinks the Obama Administration is targeting Texas. What would ever give him such an idea?

Earlier this year, Texas yanked about $64 million in funding from Planned Parenthood and directed the funds to agencies that do not do abortions. In conjunction with that, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission submitted a request to the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services to circumvent the rules to be able to do so.

However, as it has in Indiana and New Hampshire, the Obama administration denied the request and, according to the Texas Tribune, Cindy Mann, director of the federal agency, wrote a letter to Texas officials today saying its request is a violation of the federal Social Security Act.

“We want to be very clear [that] Medicaid does not pay for abortions and will not pay for abortions,” Mann told the Tribune. “We indicated to the state today [that] their proposal violates the longstanding law.”

Mann told the newspaper the Obama administration would allow Texas to continue de-funding Planned Parenthood until March, by which the state would have to work with federal officials to determine how to move forward. — Blue Collar Philosophy

And then there is this. Texas is prepared to fight the onslaught.

Sounds pretty much like a full fledged assault against the state that is creating most of the jobs the Obama administration is bragging about of late. Oh well, it is true I suppose, the transformation of America must include the slap down of the most successful of states. Obama just can’t allow such a success to overshadow all those blue big labor states teh One favors. You know . . . the states that are in the toilet economically and losing population.

Here’s the Perry, “I haven’t left the fight”, comments. H/T Ed Morrissey and Jim Hoft

Doesn’t sound like Perry is too troubled by his failed presidential run. He claims he will return for another try. Perry obviously is not bothered by the idea of a brokered convention. I wouldn’t bet against either.

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February 10, 2012 5:34 pm

This clip is an excellent little followup to his speech to CPAC, which was a roaring success. Thanks Mr. Galt.
Obama’s attempt to brutalize the southernmost tier of states apparently is going to be met with increasing resistance, and they are going to need allies around the country. Hope they get them.

E Pluribus Unum
February 12, 2012 11:12 pm

Yeah, and this guy wasn’t made of the right stuff to be President?

Screw all of you who think so. Kiss my grits and a couple of other private parts.

Perry 2012 STILL the best way to get where we need to go.

February 13, 2012 9:23 am

That having been said, we just sent $$$ to Santorum. The ONLY reason for that is because he is the only one who would completely repeal o-care. He has a particularly vested interest in that his special-needs daughter Bella, along with my special-needs granddaughter, would be “allowed to die” under o-care. What stuns me is that he is not screaming about the impending $500 billion gut of Medicare. O-care does that so that all those seniors (full disclosure here… I am a senior) will then get dumped into o-care which will instantly make them subject to the death panels ergo… Read more »