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Rick Perry Heading Back to Texas

January 19, 2012

Texas Governor Rick Perry announced today that he’s dropping out of the GOP race for President, admitting there’s no “viable path” to the nomination.  He then endorsed Newt Gingrich (who happens to be right on the food stamp thing). I happen to agree with Perry’s decision and his campaign assessment.  He peaked last Fall when [...]

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Virginia’s GOP Ballot is Kind of Short

January 13, 2012

As in:  Mitt Romney or Ron Paul only! As of this moment a district judge has ruled that Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry and Jon Huntsman failed to complete the paperwork in time and therefore cannot appear on the ballot when votes are taken on March 6.  Obviously, the remaining candidates are not pleased [...]

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Mitt Romney Wins Iowa Caucuses; Santorum Now Relevant

January 4, 2012

The first part isn’t as bad it sounds, but it was still a good night for Mitt Romney.  It always is when you win a caucus or a primary, especially if it is the first one.  That said, the vote was remarkably close, with Romney edging out my candidate, Rick Santorum, by just 8 votes [...]

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Rick Perry Confronts a Gossip

January 3, 2012

I would like to congratulate rick Perry.  Not for tonight’s result in Iowa, but for calling out Mike Allen of the gossip website, Politico for basing a story on anonymous and unprovable sources.  I don’t think it’s wise for candidates to confront media personalities for the way the report the news.  It would probably be [...]

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Sal’s Endorsement: Rick Santorum

January 3, 2012

Like Ryan, I am less than thrilled with the 2012 GOP Presidential field.  Four years ago to this very day I endorsed Mitt Romney for President – reluctantly so.  Today, I am as unsure about my choice as I was four years ago.  Throughout this whole campaign, I, along with the rest of the GOP [...]

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Perry Judges Conservative Hearts on In-state Tuition for Illegals

September 23, 2011

In the Fox News/Google GOP Debate last night Perry said the following: And I thought just liberals called responsible conservative positions heartless! Not anymore, apparently. This is Governor Gardasil‘s second substantial strike against him as far as I’m concerned.  First, this is a distracting social issue position that only helps Democrats by taking the focus [...]

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Bobby Jindal Endorses Perry While Romney Secures Highly Coveted T-Paw Endorsement

September 13, 2011

Campaign endorsement season is finally upon us.  Yesterday, both republican frontrunners in the 2012 race received noteworthy endorsements.  Rick Perry landed an endorsement from Bobby Jindal, the popular Governor of Louisiana while Mitt Romney earned the endorsement of his former rival Tim Pawlenty.  You remember him, the guy who called Romney’s health care plan “Obamneycare?” [...]

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Obama Takes on the NFL

September 1, 2011

In the aftermath of yesterday’s media scuffle between the White House and Speaker Boehner, President Obama capitulated, moving the date of the President’s big economic speech to Thursday the 8th, rather than Republican Debate Night, Wednesday the 7th.  An obvious political ploy, the President sought to upstage the GOP field while taking the steam out [...]

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Rick Perry Jumps Into Lead Among GOP Hopefuls

August 18, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) hasn’t even been in the race for a week, and he has already jumped into the lead according to a recent poll (and yes, it is a Rasmussen poll, so it meets the Axis of Right requirements for a valid poll).  After joining the presidential race on Saturday, Perry has surged [...]

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T-Paw Declawed and Drops Out

August 14, 2011

Tim Pawlenty’s campaign was devastated after finishing third in the Iowa Straw Poll yesterday and decided to make it official this morning that he will end his bid for the 2012 Republican nomination for President. Being bested by local nemesis and crowd favorite Michelle Bachmann as well as the zany Ron Paul (whose zealous supporters [...]

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Gov. Rick Perry Is In

August 12, 2011

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is going to formally throw his hat into the ring on Saturday as a candidate for the Republican nomination for President, making official today what everyone already knew was inevitable.  Perry, although not without his critics, has a fairly solid reputation as a Conservative governor that may just be tolerable enough [...]

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Drill Baby Drill? Maybe Not Anymore

May 3, 2010

Given the cover of the big oil spill in the Gulf Coast, I believe that it isn’t going to take long for the Obama Administration to conclude that their anemic offshore drilling policy is just to risky to continue.  The Administration is already throwing BP under the bus as cover for the government’s inaction.  BP [...]

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Gingrich Lists 2012 Candidates and Includes Himself

January 14, 2010

In an interview, Newt Gingrich listed the prospective GOP field for the presidency 2012.  In that list, he included himself and made a pitch.  In that, he also listed former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Minnesota  Gov. Tim Pawlenty, and himself.  He also mentioned as possible contenders governors Mitch Daniels from [...]

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Cheney to Support Hutchinson Against Perry?

October 28, 2009

This one baffles me.  Former Vice-President Dick Cheney is backing Kay Bailey Hutchison over Conservative Rick Perry in the race for Governor of the State of Texas.  Now, I won’t go so far as to call Hutchison a RINO.  She is a moderate conservative in my view, and nowhere near the RINO status of a [...]

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No “Fair-Weather” Patriots in Trenton

April 15, 2009

I’ve just returned from a Tax Day Tea Party in Trenton, New Jersey, in front of the State Capitol Building.  It was rainy, wet, windy, nasty — no “fair-weather patriots” as the lead organizer Brian indicated.  My feet were freezing and my throat raw, but the spirit was there from the young to the very old.  We [...]

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Perry Pushes the 10th

April 14, 2009

Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) took a bold step which is just getting press this week:  the right of a state to reject federal money which has strings attached that will be harmful to that state’s economic well-being.  Perry’s justification for his support of HCR 50 is the states’ rights amendment to the US Constitution, [...]

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Shredding the Constitution Under the Guise of Economic Stimulus

March 16, 2009

Several Governors, most notably Gov. Mark Sanford (R-SC) and Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX), have refused stimulus funds, due to the enormous amount of strings attached.  Yet due to a provision in the stimulus bill itself, legislatures have the power to override the Governor’s decision, and it appears that at least in South Carolina, that provision [...]

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