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Rick Perry: By The Numbers

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Does Rick know that abstinence and abstinence education are two different things?
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I want a candidate who will raise the trade tariffs so it's no longer in the best interest of every company to be based in China. That would bring a shitload of jobs back to the US and if that happens, I'm willing to deal with prices coming up a bit.

    Will any candidate do that? Not in a million fucking years...
  3. suburbia

    suburbia Active Member

    My question is why.
  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Fair enough.
  5. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    And the hypocrisy. It burns.


    Here's your money graf(s):

    "In 2010, Perry was confronting a state budget deficit of $6.6 billion. A constitutional amendment mandated that Perry balance the budget somehow, but instead of using a "rainy day" fund established with state money, Perry decided to tap a different source to fill the void. The stimulus. According to Politifact, Perry and the Republican-controlled Texas legislature requested, received and used $6.4 billion in stimulus money to help balance the budget. 97 percent of the budget shortfall was filled with stimulus money.

    There's more.

    In addition to the $6.4 billion to balance Rick Perry's budget deficits, Texas also used $5.7 billion in stimulus money in 2010 for "programs such as highway and bridge construction, child care development programs and weatherization assistance."

    Perhaps Governor Rambo should give the money back.
  6. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Honestly, Mizzou ... might there be a benign reason why no candidate would do that? As in, it might be a really, really bad idea?
  7. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    You damned liberals need to realize city, county and state gub'mint jobs are good, it's just them Federal gub'mint jobs that are signs of a socialist takeover of America!
  8. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    The White House/Left are terrified of Rick Perry.

    That's why the attacks are out now. They're not going after Bachmann, Gingrich, Huntsmann or any of the also-rans.

    They know Perry is the real deal...at least politically. He will solidify the South (FL, NC, VA) and *may* be able to push into the Midwest (Iowa, Ohio, Indiana) and West (Nevada). That equals 278. He could lose either Iowa or Nevada and still win.

    It's easy to nitpick the small things of a campaign, be them "secession"/"treasonous" or "clinging to their religion".

    This comes out to...which base is energized and who are the Soccer Moms gonna vote for next year? The people who will, ultimately, decide the next president will be the "Churchgoing White Folk" of Indiana, Virginia and Ohio. They were apathetic in 2008. If they are galvanized in 2012, Perry wins those states.

    If Romney is the nominee, he may win PA and VA but won't solidify IN, FL, or NC.

    Perry is the only choice that can beat President Obama, heads-up.
  9. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    This is a website full of opinions, which keeps it interesting. I don't think Perry's gonna be able to win the fight, but it would be interesting to see him emerge as you say and become the GOP candidate.
  10. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    They're not going after the others? Really?

    Bachmann's been ripped on for being "crazy". Newt's been ripped on for cheating on his wife during the impeachment stuff. Romney's been ripped on for being a Mormon.

    Huntsman seems to be the only guy not getting ripped on so far. That's because no one knows who the hell he is.

    State governors rarely get much attention from out of their state. Everyone else is more concerned with their governor. But once they declare for national office, that's when the scrutiny happens. We're only now learning about Perry, beyond that he's 1. the Governor of Texas and 2. Someone who wears his religion on his sleeve.

    There's a lot more we're going to be learning about him in the next few months. And while it may seem like an attack, it is his record that he is running on. And that's what we're discovering about right here.
  11. printdust

    printdust New Member

    The man currently sleeping in the White House has done a lot better.

    But it's official. The liberals here have ceased their attacks on Bachmann. Rick Perry is in their crosshairs.
  12. GoochMan

    GoochMan Active Member

    I don't think Perry gives them as many night sweats as Romney does. I think they'd rather go against him because he fits neatly the opposition they're trying to define right now.

    I don't know that I agree with that--I can't see Romney winning in the end myself--but that's kinda what I see from the cheap seats.
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