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An aide to Gov. Rick Perry didn't quite get around to apologizing for his boss, but says the GOP...

An aide to Gov. Rick Perry didn't quite get around to apologizing for his boss, but says the GOP nominee hopeful was "passionate" in a reference to the Fed chairman getting treated in an "ugly" manner in Texas. The Fed didn't comment on the flareup.
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  • Mad_Max_A_Million
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    The guy is perfect: He hates the FED, socialism, marxism, communism, runaway welfare, nanny states, mindless income re-distribution, and state income taxes.

     

    Hell yes, give him the job.
    16 Aug 2011, 02:53 PM Reply Like
  • jpiretti
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    Perry has requested and received a total of 28.5B from the federal stimulus package...over 6B of that was used to fill 97% of his states budget deficit last year. He then trots around and claims the package as a failure!!!....then give the money back and explain to your constituents why the schools have to lay off more teachers, or there isn't enough police on the beat, or the fire dept. is to slow to respond. He is pure hypocrisy...or as they say in Texas..."all hat and no cattle"

     

    www.politifact.com/tex...-/

     

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    16 Aug 2011, 04:12 PM Reply Like
  • Mad_Max_A_Million
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    Now I know I love the guy cause thee jperetti hates him.

     

    Perry for head cattle driver in 2012. No more of this social justice $#|+ and a tanking economy. Anyone who can play the U.S. gov like he does deserve a good whack at it. If I say anything that sinks in, get this straight: There's a new sheriff coming to town and he doesn't like socialists. Sorry, Nancy, Hillary, Harry, et al.
    16 Aug 2011, 04:37 PM Reply Like
  • jpiretti
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    Just to be clear, I hate no one...But if you are a true conservative, how do YOU feel about being lied to...ie...claiming to fight stimulus funds and then being the biggest recipient of them?
    16 Aug 2011, 04:50 PM Reply Like
  • Mad_Max_A_Million
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    jpiretti - Point well taken. Didn't B.O. say he would take matching campaign funds until he discovered there was a big @$$ chunk of special interest money out there, and then, oppppps. He simply changed his mind.

     

    My how a few 100 million bucks thrown around here and there will fog your mind.
    Mad Max
    16 Aug 2011, 05:00 PM Reply Like
  • bbro
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    He is a doofus...www.scribd.com/doc/616.... D in Economics at Texas A&M
    16 Aug 2011, 03:07 PM Reply Like
  • Joe Eifrid
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    D in economics? Obviously the economist have been wrong about everything so if Perry got 'D' it must he is taking a 'contrarian' position and that would be great for the Country. He has my support!
    16 Aug 2011, 03:18 PM Reply Like
  • bbro
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    C in American History and for the really smart people an F in Organic
    Chemistry..he couldn't even squeeze out a D in a rigorous subject...
    Rick Perry -- "His High Hairness"
    17 Aug 2011, 03:18 AM Reply Like
  • mike8599
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    bbro - your lib petticoat is showing again, try to stay on subject and not the name calling
    22 Aug 2011, 08:37 PM Reply Like
  • bob adamson
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    Clearly the GOP is going to have to choose between taking an 180 degree turn on the past 100 years of social and economic political thought and development (the course implicitly favored by Goveror Perry) or centre-right conservative orthodoxy (the course implicitly favored by not acknowledged by former Governor Romney).

     

    Governor Perry appears to be very quick to bandy around terms like 'traitorous'. While this may appeal to the anxiety and sentimentality of significant sectors of his Party and, to a substantial but lesser segment of the general electorate, there is a very real question whether, in the cold hard light of reason and a long campaign, support for such a shallow persona and glib policy agenda will retain broad support.
    16 Aug 2011, 03:08 PM Reply Like
  • bkpark
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    He was also accused of being in favor of secession---and guess what, Texas secessionist movement hasn't gained any ground since.

     

    Reading too much into one sentence pulled out of an impassioned speech seems like a waste of time to me. If I want to read too much into anything, I'd go back to the FOMC statement.
    16 Aug 2011, 03:29 PM Reply Like
  • bob adamson
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    bkpark -

     

    The question needs to be asked: Is a Presidential candidate who within the space of 12 months has, in the course of two 'impassioned speech', strongly implied that Texas succession might be justified under current circumstances and that the Chair of the Federal Reserve was 'traitorous' really ready for prime time?
    16 Aug 2011, 04:30 PM Reply Like
  • Mad_Max_A_Million
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    Bob, technically, Romney is a socialist from thee most socialistic state in the union. He's not likely going to make the cut. Other than that, he would be perfect for the job. Americans are waking up to the fact that the empty promises of the big government party were just B.S. Printing money, robbing SS blind, and freezing interest to pay for the ponzi scheme. The next election will set records just like the last one. Just the way it is.
    16 Aug 2011, 04:54 PM Reply Like
  • bkpark
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    All I am saying is you need to separate the rhetoric from the policy. If you insist on digging too much into the rhetoric, I can dig into the fact that Obama (president, not presidential candidate) called Republicans hostage-takers, and the Vice President likened his political opponents to terrorists.

     

    Perry may have impassioned rhetoric; his policy has proved far more reasonable than the first impression (case in point: Texas hasn't seceded yet).
    16 Aug 2011, 05:00 PM Reply Like
  • bob adamson
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    M M A M -

     

    You have rather an expansive definition of 'socialist'. The pot of US linguistic hyperinflation has been bubbling over recently judging from the use of so many open ended pejorative assertions employing "liberal', 'socialist', 'communist', and the like.
    16 Aug 2011, 06:32 PM Reply Like
  • Tschurin
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    His remarks about "Benedict Bernanke" were almost as offensive as those media commentators who have been saying that the country isn't ready yet for another governor from Texas ;-)
    16 Aug 2011, 03:28 PM Reply Like
  • Poor Texan
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    Well, at least the taxpayers aren't stuck with the bill for his presidential campaign (or vacations).
    16 Aug 2011, 07:12 PM Reply Like
  • bbro
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    Texans are going to get stuck with his bills..
    17 Aug 2011, 03:19 AM Reply Like
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