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 OyVay...
Joined: 7/15/2011
Msg: 126
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Dead meat!!

WOW! If we were unsure tonight sealed the deal.

Tonight, confronted by the question, which agencies would you cut, Perry could not think of the 3, he would cut. Worse by far, was the fact that his primary supporters the oil industry, responsible for 10 of his 17 million, in campaign contributions, wanted him to cut the energy agency, he couldn't remember their name.

This was the last gasp of the Perry campaign! When you forget the people who brung you to the dance, you lose all hope.

Perry was responsible for his own demise. If you forget the people who "own" you, you are going to be cut loose in the ocean and be eaten by the sharks.

Bye Perry, was nice while it lasted.
 where4
Joined: 10/1/2008
Msg: 127
Rick Perry -
Posted: 11/9/2011 9:20:00 PM
Well, gotta admit, we know now why Gov. Perry doesn't like debates. Yikes! He even had ME feeling sorry for him having his brain-freeze in Michigan. To his dread, Perry will never see the end of that video clip!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/rick-perrys-gop-debate-oops/2011/11/09/gIQAumzo6M_video.html?hpid=z2

At one point it looked like he might have it written on his hand, ala $arah Palin, but alas, no!

See ya, Rick.
 SteelCity1981
Joined: 8/16/2005
Msg: 128
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Rick Perry -
Posted: 11/10/2011 12:46:03 AM
I really hope Rick Perry keeps coming on these debates. I mean i watch SNL every week now because of Rick Perry to see what kind of skit they are going to do on him next.
 timetogo3223
Joined: 9/29/2011
Msg: 129
Rick Perry -
Posted: 11/10/2011 6:58:47 AM
What is it about Texans and talking?

No silver, forked tongue him, unlike pols from Illinois.
 Bladesmith81801
Joined: 10/30/2010
Msg: 130
Rick Perry -
Posted: 11/10/2011 7:55:43 AM
Well at least Perry confirmed he's a mouth breathing morn BEFORE he got elected, unlike the previous Texas candidate.

Seriously, Texas? Just stay home and STFU for a decade or so.
 OyVay...
Joined: 7/15/2011
Msg: 131
Rick Perry -
Posted: 11/10/2011 10:08:16 AM
Kinda makes me think of that bit in the movie "best little whorehouse in texas"!

Now the guy who played the governor, the character, that's a kinda guy like Perry. Say meaningless sh1t and get elected, just cause you wear a cowboy hat!
 jed456
Joined: 4/26/2005
Msg: 132
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Rick Perry -
Posted: 11/16/2011 8:16:09 PM
Ahh yes the same Perry who wanted to secede from the Union.

Exactly how is Perry going to clean the White House.Burn it down? Another nut.
Politics as usual nothing to see here move along.
 OyVay...
Joined: 7/15/2011
Msg: 133
Rick Perry -
Posted: 11/17/2011 12:25:07 PM
Ahhh jed, be fair and truthful!

You forgot, he created more mimimum wage jobs in texas than any other governor.

Gee, what I wonder given his speaking ability, how many takes it took for him to remember all that?

"Governor, we just need another 1 or 2 more takes. Roll Perry ad..take number 10,163!"

What about that other Perry line, no one quoted that:

Perry: "America will be twice as good off"

Yeah, well remember in texas, english IS a second language! Hahahahaha!!!
 OyVay...
Joined: 7/15/2011
Msg: 134
Rick Perry -
Posted: 11/17/2011 3:10:04 PM
Ahhh more rhetoric! More posturing by half truths. More lies from the man who couldn't talk straight!

"In the last 3 years 2.4 million Americans have lost jobs."

Gee that wouldn't have anything to do with shrub and his real estate debacle? That the banks made questionable loans to anybody with a pulse. That he didn't encourage the program for everyone in America to own their piece of the American dream would it? That in the end, he and Paulsen went hat in hand to Congress to bail out the banks to the tune of 700 billion. That upon getting the money, from BUSH, the banks sat on their hands and didn't lend it out?

"45 million Americans now rely on food stamps just to feed their families."

Which according to most republicans they want to cut now. That almost all the republican candidates endorse cutting. Yeah, merica, I know your sinking in the mire and lack of jobs, let me throw you an anchor and cut food stamps. Maybe the tea party and the people at the republican debates can cheer some more while watching children starve.

"Our debt has swollen"

Due to 2 wars shrub started, failed to pay for or even add to the official deficit. That Obama had to spend, just to keep a roof over people's heads by extending(and fighting republicans tooth and claw) unemployment insurance.

"our national credit rating has been downgraded"

Because the republican dolts in congress dragged their feet on it, and the agencies could only go by what they saw as political wrangling and rhetoric. Obama could not extend our debt ceiling unilaterally.

"end the IRS as we know it with a 20% flat tax"

Oh yeah, that helps the average american. He saves 8% on his 50K, meanwhile the rich save 19% on millions!

Not to mention, who will fill that hole in the government budget!

"the business tax reforms I am proposing will pump over $1 Trillion back into the American economy"

Ahhh, careful Mr. Perry, your nose is gonna grow! It will pump $1 trillion back into the coffers of american companies, NOT the economy. They are sitting on $2 trillion now and seem to not want to spend it on jobs OR the economy. They do what's best for them, not the American people or the economy. Sounds like more bonuses for those at the top to me!

"My state has gained more than one million jobs"

How many of those jobs came from the stimulus? Further what did those jobs pay? The best estimates were that a good number were of the minimum wage variety.

"earmarks remain a congressional addiction" and "I will veto any budget that contains earmarks"

Huh? Perry, have you ever heard of the override? Congress makes laws, not the president. Further, if they attach it as a rider to important legislation, neccessary to run the country, it becomes impossible to veto it. Well at least most presidents have encountered that. What are going to do, put them to death, this isn't texas ya know.

"I am the first Texass governor to cut state spending"

Yeah how'd you do that? By cutting education, essential services and food programs? So that's what we need to compete in the world, uneducated people who are only qualified to work at Micky D's?

Campaign promises are wonderful, funny many of the right wing, want to impale Obama for unkept promises. Can anybody believe this dolt, who can't remember what he wants to cut, that he had a racial slur on a rock outside his home, that giggles and makes love to a bottle of syrup will be any better?

Go home Rick, they love you there, we've had enough Texas stupid for this century already!
 BigBadNIrish
Joined: 1/31/2011
Msg: 135
Rick Perry -
Posted: 11/17/2011 3:47:05 PM
Video of President Obama: "We've been a little bit lazy I think over the last couple of decades."


Another half truth crock of shyte...CBS news played the whole comment President Obama was making...seems that what he said was that American businesses have been lazy marketing themselves to the rest of the world...

DA...you autta work for FOX....the shyte you come up with is so wrong and out there.
 where4
Joined: 10/1/2008
Msg: 136
Rick Perry -
Posted: 12/7/2011 6:45:16 PM
Check this Perry commercial out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PAJNntoRgA

Uploaded by RPerry2012 on Dec 6, 2011

I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a Christian, but you don't need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there's something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can't openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school.
As President, I'll end Obama's war on religion. And I'll fight against liberal attacks on our religious heritage.
Faith made America strong. It can make her strong again.
I'm Rick Perry and I approve this message.


"Obama's war on religion" ??????????

That stinking, filthy, pandering, thumping no good rotten #$#@@!!! stinking lousy brown steaming pile of ..............!!!

How much of this divisive religious trash-talk will America tolerate? It really seems to be topping all expectations this year! What hath the late Lee Atwater wrought?

When will we FINALLY see a backlash to this shyte? Remember, Perry is only one of four of these wannabees claiming personal selection by his/her god to run for president this election cycle. Their number is now diminished by one: "Ginger snapped Cain" out of the current thumper-stakes.


 IgorFrankensteen
Joined: 6/29/2009
Msg: 137
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Rick Perry -
Posted: 12/7/2011 7:31:22 PM
I think that this latest bit of nonsense from Perry is a clear sign of desperation. He's toast, and though he knows it, he's still egotistical enough that he thinks that if he JUST says something wild ENOUGH, that he can get the nut fringe of the GOP to back him again.

I'm betting it wont work. Time now, to just wait for the first real primary. At least a FEW of the total wannabe fringe guys should drop out after that. The serious candidates who lose, will drop out. The fanatics who are only n it for attention, or for self-enrichment, will hang around all the way through.

I THINK that Perry is actually a serious candidate, and will therefore drop out after the first or second clear primary loss. Ron Paul will stay throughout (established fanatic), Bachman too. The rest, who knows.
 Bladesmith81801
Joined: 10/30/2010
Msg: 138
Rick Perry -
Posted: 12/8/2011 10:12:57 AM
Perry jsut thinks he's a serious candidate. He is, in fact, just another Texas idiot.
 BigBadNIrish
Joined: 1/31/2011
Msg: 139
Rick Perry -
Posted: 12/8/2011 10:47:26 AM

Perry jsut thinks he's a serious candidate. He is, in fact, just another Texas idiot


Can I get an AMEN to that????
 BigBadNIrish
Joined: 1/31/2011
Msg: 140
Rick Perry -
Posted: 12/8/2011 5:48:09 PM

the Trump debate


The Trump debate...20 questions about the voracity of President Obama's birth disclosure.
 BigBadNIrish
Joined: 1/31/2011
Msg: 141
Rick Perry -
Posted: 12/9/2011 3:44:33 PM
Perry thinks Texas Big:

Perry Survived Even as His Big Transportation Plan for Texas Failed

By DEBORAH SONTAG


AUSTIN, Tex. — In the bachelor-style apartment of his legislative years, where Rick Perry liked “to kick back and watch football with a cold one,” the future Texas governor forged a lasting bond with a hard-charging roommate who preferred smoking a pipe, studying flip charts and strategizing.

Over time, that friend, Ric Williamson, an oilman known as Nitro, would become “the intellectual guru of Team Perry,” as one colleague put it, and steward of the governor’s boldest initiative and biggest failure, the $175 billion Trans-Texas Corridor.

Unveiled by Mr. Perry in early 2002, the public-private transit project was intended as a centerpiece of his governorship, “a plan as big as Texas and as ambitious as our people,” he said, to create 4,000 miles of road, rail and utility corridors each as wide as four football fields.

But neither Mr. Perry nor Mr. Williamson anticipated just how politically toxic the mammoth toll road plan would become or envisioned tractors advancing on the Capitol with signs like “Rick & Ric, Our Land is Not Your Land.”

When Mr. Williamson died suddenly in late 2007, their venture all but died with him. Shortly before announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination this summer, Mr. Perry quietly signed a bill erasing all mention of the Trans-Texas Corridor from Texas statute.

“He had to bury his own baby,” said Paul Burka, senior executive editor of The Texas Monthly.

For many here, the epic battle over the corridor epitomizes how Mr. Perry operates — from his self-image as a business visionary and his hands-off management style to his interdependent relationship with an insular cadre of old friends and what critics call the pay-to-play culture of his administration.

It also shows his ability to weather controversy. Whether by political calculation or deference, Mr. Perry’s designation of Mr. Williamson as the point man for this project helped him avoid repercussions at the polls. “He’s a Teflon governor, I guess,” said****Kallerman, a Texas environmentalist.

By the end, opposition to the project had united environmentalists and ranchers, big cities and small towns, Democrats and even Mr. Perry’s own Republican Party.

For conservatives, the plan, which would have required vast land seizures, represented a political misfire akin to his executive order mandating the HPV vaccine for girls. They saw both as government overreach — trampling parental rights with the vaccine and property rights with the corridor.

“Perry speaks about getting government out of our lives but that’s not what he has practiced,” Ken Emanuelson, a Tea Party organizer in Dallas, said. “We usually say it as a metaphor that the state of Texas is for sale, but with respect to the Trans-Texas Corridor the ground was literally for sale.”

Transportation industry executives say Texas was singularly aggressive in pursuit of private financing of public projects. At meetings where firms were courted, state officials draped a big banner, “Texas: Open for Business,” and some were urged to support the governor with more than just business proposals.

“You’d get hit up by the state at the same time as they were trying to bid out public assets,” said a consultant who represents a European company and spoke on condition of anonymity to protect his client.

The consultant said Mr. Perry’s representatives solicited a $100,000 contribution to a group called Texans for Safe Reliable Transportation, saying, “It will be good for the governor and good for you.”

“My client was aghast,” he said.

Ray Sullivan, a campaign spokesman for Mr. Perry, who was involved with the corridor advocacy group, said, “I don’t believe those conversations ever took place.”

Mr. Sullivan acknowledged that the group, headed by a former senior adviser to Governor Perry named Bill Noble, courted “those interested in infrastructure development.” But, he said, “Neither myself nor anyone who made those pitches were involved in procurement.”

The transportation group, established to promote “market-based transportation solutions,” reported $345,590 in membership dues in 2006, its first year. Mr. Noble said that members paid $2,500 to $25,000, and that Cintra, the Spanish firm that won the initial corridor contract, was “at a higher level of membership but not our largest contributor.”

“The characterization that there was some sort of quid pro quo or pay-to-play is not accurate,” he said.

A Grand Vision

When Mr. Perry inherited the governorship from President-elect George W. Bush in late 2000, many considered him an accidental governor. Some believed that the Trans-Texas Corridor was borne of his desire to lay claim to an issue, as his predecessor had done with education.

Even before becoming governor, Mr. Perry had discussed the state’s aging roads as a hindrance to economic development with Mr. Williamson and State Representative Mike Krusee. They debated how to finance new highways without raising the gas tax.

“Williamson lived in the world of ideas and he wasn’t happy unless dreaming up new ones,” Mr. Krusee, now a lobbyist, said. “Perry wasn’t like that. But Perry was a better implementer. So Williamson became like the intellectual guru of Team Perry.”

In 2001, Mr. Perry appointed Mr. Williamson to the Transportation Commission, later naming him chairman. The two friends were also financially entwined. Mr. Perry owned, and still owns, a working interest in Mr. Williamson’s MKS Natural Gas Company (which his widow, Mary Ann, also a governor’s appointee as Lottery Commission chairwoman, now runs).

The following year, Mr. Perry introduced the outsize corridor idea during his first run for governor; it presaged his predilection as a presidential candidate for tossing out radical proposals, like making Congress part-time.

Few Texans took the Trans-Texas Corridor seriously. But Mr. Williamson, and the Transportation Department, ran with it, developing a detailed plan to get private companies to finance and build a spider web of transportation corridors in exchange for long-term operating leases and future toll revenues.

In 2003, after Republicans gained control of the Texas House for the first time since Reconstruction, Mr. Krusee became chairman of the Transportation Committee and set about designing the complex legislation.

Mr. Williamson suggested an omnibus transportation bill to avoid having each of the many statutory changes required “die the death of a thousand cuts,” said John Langmore, a lawyer hired to draft the bill.

“Every move was his,” Mr. Langmore said. “Perry just turned Ric Williamson loose and gave the nod.”

The 2003 legislative session during which Mr. Krusee introduced the corridor blueprint was tumultuous because of a Republican-drawn Congressional redistricting plan that prompted scores of Democratic legislators to decamp temporarily to Oklahoma.

Eventually, the bill passed — unanimously. But it was 350 pages long, few legislators had read it thoroughly, and many said later they felt deceived by its scope.

“We were bamboozled,” said State Representative Garnet F. Coleman, a Democrat. “Members always support transportation. What they didn’t realize was that this was a total redo of the system and mostly about privatization. It was a money-making operation for Perry’s friends in perpetuity.”

Roadblocks

In mid-2002, in their farmhouse in Fayette County, Linda and David Stall, small-town Republicans, were probably among the first Texans to read the original corridor plan, “Crossroads of the Americas.”

Among other things, what truly horrified them was the realization that the corridors were going to rip through the heart of rural Texas and require 146 acres of right of way for every mile of road — or 584,000 acres total.

“I flipped,” Mrs. Stall said. “I looked out my window and saw people going about their lives who had no idea what Rick Perry had in store for them.”

She and her husband created a Web site, Corridor Watch. They bird-dogged public hearings and visited Chambers of Commerce and Lions and Rotary Clubs, putting 200,000 miles on their truck.

One of their most effective propaganda tools came from the state Transportation Department — an illustration of a quarter-mile-wide corridor with 10 highway lanes adjacent to six rail lines and dedicated utility zones.

“That rendering freaked everybody out,” Mr. Krusee said.

Mr. Langmore said, “All of us were like, ‘What on earth are they doing showing that?’ Can you imagine a farmer sitting on his ranch thinking of a 1,200-foot-wide corridor hacked through the middle of it?”

Scott Ging sat on his century-old family ranch in Williamson County and thought about just that. He imagined the corridor splitting his land, with no crossings “and for no good reason.”

“Traffic is not that bad in Texas; if we have to wait 10 or 15 seconds to get on the highway, that’s a traffic jam,” Mr. Ging said. “The idea that they would take our land and give it to somebody else to make a profit on it — I don’t know how Perry thought that would ever fly.”

While anti-toll road groups sprang up and environmentalists forged alliances of convenience with landowners, the governor and his advisers consistently misread and underestimated the opposition.

Mr. Kallerman, of the Sierra Club, said that Mr. Williamson had summoned environmentalists to convince them that the project, with its trains, was environmentally friendly.

“We just kind of sat there stunned,” Mr. Kallerman said. “I mean, it was going to eat up huge amounts of the best growing land in Texas, go right through habitats and over aquifers, encourage more rubber-tire travel, foster urban sprawl and make our air quality even worse. We shook our heads and said, ‘This is total madness.’ ”

By June 2004, Mr. Perry’s own Republican Party had called for the repeal of the Trans-Texas Corridor. In early December that year, the Texas Farm Bureau, his longtime ally, voted to oppose it at its convention while Mr. Perry, anticipating a different outcome, waited in the wings to speak.

An Unraveling

Still, Mr. Perry was ebullient in mid-December when Texas accepted a proposal from a consortium led by the Spanish firm Cintra to start work on the project. He proclaimed it “one of the most significant days in the history of transportation” and said future generations would appreciate “what a visionary group of people were leading this state.”

Then Time magazine ran an article under the headline: “The Next Wave in Superhighways or A Big Fat Texas Boondoggle?”

And local newspapers soon revealed that Mr. Perry’s legislative director, Dan Shelley, had worked for Cintra until three months before the firm was selected. (Mr. Shelley, as a lobbyist, also worked for the company after leaving the governor’s office.)

Mr. Williamson said at the time that Cintra got no special preference. Clearly, though, the universe was a close-knit one.

Rossanna Salazar, a spokeswoman for Mr. Perry as agriculture commissioner, became Cintra’s spokeswoman in Texas; Mr. Langmore, a Democrat who drafted the corridor legislation, helped Cintra prepare its bid proposal.

The contract gave $3.5 million to Cintra and a local partner, Zachry Construction Company, to create a master development plan . They would also get first negotiating rights on up to $400 million in toll road work once the master plan was approved.

In 2005, the Texas Legislature, which meets every two years, reconvened and members tried but failed to scale back the project. It was, however, the beginning of the unraveling.

The next year, when Mr. Perry found himself in essentially a four-way battle for re-election, Carole Keeton Strayhorn, the Republican comptroller who ran against him as an independent (and as “one tough grandma”), repeatedly railed against “the largest land grab in Texas history.” It had an impact; Mr. Perry won but with only 39 percent of the vote.

During the 2007 legislative session, rallies brought protesting farmers to the Capitol and raucous environmental impact hearings drew hundreds. The filmmaker William H. Molina tracked the opposition for his documentary “Truth Be Tolled,” and Johnny Tex and the Texicans recorded the rollicking “Trans-Texas Corridor Blues,” crooning about “the greedy politicians” who want to “line their pockets.”

Mr. Perry, like other politicians in Texas and elsewhere, has long received campaign contributions from transportation-related businesses. Cintra, as a foreign firm, cannot make direct contributions; Zachry donated $125,000 from 2003 to 2008 when bids were sought on corridor projects, according to Texans for Public Justice, a watchdog group.

Other contractors involved in the consortium contributed, too, and Mr. Perry netted $354,450 all told, the group said.

In the State Capitol, legislators began pushing back, voting overwhelmingly for a moratorium on public-private toll road projects.

Excoriating the Legislature, Mr. Perry vetoed the moratorium, and a weaker version was then passed, exempting projects already under way. Those included a 41-mile stretch of State Highway 130 southeast of Austin that Cintra and Zachry had won the right to build and collect tolls on for 50 years (a continuing $1.35 billion project large in its own right but dwarfed by Mr. Perry’s original plan).

But the deep unpopularity of the project had become clear to all.

“The Trans-Texas Corridor became almost like a Rorschach test for statewide politics,” said Chris Steinbach, chief of staff for Representative Lois W. Kolkhorst, a Republican and a leading opponent. “People saw in it what they wanted — property rights violations, cronyism. Opponents of Nafta viewed it as an artery into the interior of Mexico. There was also a nationalist view about a foreign company being allowed to control our land.”

On Dec. 30, 2007, Mr. Williamson, having already suffered two heart attacks,, suffered a fatal one at 55. Mr. Perry had relied on him to wage the battle, not only because he trusted him but because Mr. Williamson guarded the governor against political splatter.

“Now, nobody else was going to go out and spread the gospel and face the hostility, so it kind of ended,” Mr. Burka said.

In 2009, the Transportation Department director acknowledged that the project once declared unstoppable had been stopped. Texas formally notified the federal highway department, and on that day, Mr. Perry tersely offered his own remarks on his grand plan’s demise during a visit to Brownsville.

“If anybody has any new ways to build roads, any ways to fund them, we’d love to hear them,” he said, with a tight laugh. “I think we know there is not an asphalt fairy that will come in the middle of the night and” — he paused, signaling Poof! — “roads will appear.”


Emily Ramshaw contributed reporting from Austin, Tex., and Jim Rutenberg from New York.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/10/us/politics/perry-survived-failure-of-his-grand-transportation-plan.html?_r=1&pagewanted=print

Blade...it looks like ya picked up a stalker
 HalftimeDad
Joined: 5/29/2005
Msg: 142
Rick Perry -
Posted: 12/9/2011 8:23:03 PM
Just when you thought Rick Perry couldn't sink any lower:

Rick Perry's controversial anti-gay ad, titled "Strong," has officially upset people.

The reaction has actually been so negative that the posting of the ad on YouTube has just achieved the record for the most dislikes on a single video. The clip surpassed Rebecca Black's now infamous "Friday" music video to claim the top spot as YouTube's most hated video.

Currently, Perry's video has approximately 300,000 "dislikes," while Black's has a little over 253,000. However, at this point, while over 10 million people have viewed "Friday," only about 750,000 have viewed Perry's ad, meaning a stagering 40 percent of viewers have not only disapproved of the spot, but openly expressed their dislike online.

Rick Perry is more hated than Rebecca Black. I'd like to say more, but that just about says it all.
 Bladesmith81801
Joined: 10/30/2010
Msg: 143
Rick Perry -
Posted: 12/10/2011 10:06:21 AM
HTD, can we vote him off the island?
 Imported_labor
Joined: 3/7/2008
Msg: 144
Rick Perry -
Posted: 12/10/2011 11:37:22 AM
^^^^^^ Oh, yes! He should be kicked out now!

The guy is really embarassing the once proud state of Texas. I have a feeling that if he runs for re-election as governor of Texas he will voted out by the Texas Republicans in the primary election.

In an interview with a newspaper in Iowa he wanted to rant against the Supreme Court because of the War on Christmas, but again his brain froze and he didn't remember the name of the SC justice that he wanted to rant against ("not Montemayor" ???????) then he added that there are 8 justices in the Supreme Court.

I have to feel compassion for the guy because Alzheimer disease is devastating. He needs medical help and political advice now.
 Aristotle_Amadopolis
Joined: 12/8/2011
Msg: 145
Rick Perry -
Posted: 12/19/2011 5:11:23 PM
14-Year-Old Bisexual Girl Confronts Perry on Gays in the Military... He Calls Homosexuality a Sin

"Hate the sin, love the sinner" is a pretty standard (cliche) "charitable Christian" way to backhand-dis gays, and Rick Perry is apparently not above the statement. Last night in Iowa, during a campaign stop, a 14-year-old, out bisexual girl asked Perry why he is opposed to gays in the military. She was very measured and professional when asking the question, and Perry responded in kind... sort of.

Watch the video

http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/750628/14-year-old_bisexual_girl_confronts_perry_on_gays_in_the_military..._he_calls_homosexuality_a_sin/
 VGLGuySksFun
Joined: 10/12/2011
Msg: 146
Rick Perry -
Posted: 12/22/2011 7:55:21 AM
"War on religion?"

Mr Perry is really referring to his perceived "War on Christianity."

Obama is upholding the Constitution of the United States... as he has sworn to do as President of the United States... something that Mr. Perry obviously would not do if given the chance.

Why do Christians in the United States believe that their religion should be a part of the government and law?
Moral and ethical behavior guide the vast majority of people regardless of their religion so I really don't understand this overwhelming drive by Christians to try to enforce their beliefs or the promotion of their beliefs onto others.
 SteelCity1981
Joined: 8/16/2005
Msg: 147
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Rick Perry -
Posted: 12/22/2011 12:33:58 PM
Why do Christians in the United States believe that their religion should be a part of the government and law?


Because of this little tid bit in the constitution

"Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven".

In many Christians minds they think that the constitution was based on their Christian faith, even though that's the only time a religious figure name was ever mentioned in the constitution by date and not the constituion itself, but back then everyone said Lord so even that's debatable in rather or not it was just a figure or speach or an actual reference of god himself.

Many of these same people also think the right to Bare arms means the right to have a gun in general when that too was also taken out of contents. The right to bare arms was in reference to the revolutionary war during the British invasion and not in general. So unless the British otr any other country is planning an invasion then that's the only time Americans have a true right to bare arms. lol
 Imported_labor
Joined: 3/7/2008
Msg: 148
Rick Perry -
Posted: 1/4/2012 7:09:12 AM
Perry has gone back to Texas to re-assess his campaign. Even the Evangelicals figured out that Perry was all hat and no brains, so they threw their support in favor of Santorum.
 Imported_labor
Joined: 3/7/2008
Msg: 149
Rick Perry -
Posted: 1/4/2012 7:13:07 AM
Hopefully he will get sound advice and withdraw soon. The Republicans need fewer distractions in the search for a nominee that can mount a serious campaign.
 Aristotle_Amadopolis
Joined: 12/8/2011
Msg: 150
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Posted: 1/4/2012 7:19:31 AM

: Perry has gone back to Texas to re-assess his campaign. Even the Evangelicals figured out that Perry was all hat and no brains, so they threw their support in favor of Santorum.

What is the over under on what date he signs to be a pundit on Fox?
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