Posts tagged rick perry

austinstatesman:

Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential campaign pushed back quickly and  forcefully Sunday against a Washington Post story that linked Perry to a  hunting camp known to some by a racially insensitive name.
The campaign said claims in the story were incorrect and pointed to the newspaper’s heavy reliance on unnamed sources.
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austinstatesman:

Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential campaign pushed back quickly and forcefully Sunday against a Washington Post story that linked Perry to a hunting camp known to some by a racially insensitive name.

The campaign said claims in the story were incorrect and pointed to the newspaper’s heavy reliance on unnamed sources.

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elizs:

tpmmedia:

“Something strange is happening in the 2012 campaign. Conservative pundits are increasingly accusing Rick Perry — that’s the Rick Perry who shoots coyotes with a laser-sighted .380 handgun on his morning jogs — of being a closet liberal.”

reblogged because of the wonderful graphic.

Oh, honey. Come to Texas and tell me he’s a liberal. You’ll be laughed out of the state.

elizs:

tpmmedia:

“Something strange is happening in the 2012 campaign. Conservative pundits are increasingly accusing Rick Perry — that’s the Rick Perry who shoots coyotes with a laser-sighted .380 handgun on his morning jogs — of being a closet liberal.”

reblogged because of the wonderful graphic.

Oh, honey. Come to Texas and tell me he’s a liberal. You’ll be laughed out of the state.

Rick Perry as President, Based Solely on his College Transcript: Austinist

Subject: Principles of Economics
Grade: D

Well, clearly that professor was an idiot. Rick Perry totally gets economics. Or perhaps you haven’t heard of a little thing called the Texas Miracle. Perry has created 265,000 jobs in the past two years. And it’s not because people are moving here, or because of immigration, or because of the oil industry or natural gas or Mexico’s drug war. It’s because Rick Perry wakes up every single day, straps on his concealed weapon of choice, fluffs his hair and governs this great state. He’s going to take that gun, that hair and that economic know-how and he’s going to take back Washington! And give us all jobs! And get rid of that elitist organic garden at the White House (he got a B in Soil Science after all).

motherjones:

Texas Governor Rick Perry’s 2010 book Fed Up! has some pretty radical ideas: He calls Social Security unconstitutional, suggests the 16th and 17th Amendments should be repealed, and that states should be allowed to ban gay people from having sex. But he didn’t pull these ideas out of thin air; Perry’s controversial views on federalism and the nation’s Judeo-Christian roots come straight from the pages of one of his favorite books: The Five Thousand Years Leap, by W. Cleon Skousen. Here’s what else is on Rick Perry’s reading list, and why you should care.

motherjones:

Texas Governor Rick Perry’s 2010 book Fed Up! has some pretty radical ideas: He calls Social Security unconstitutional, suggests the 16th and 17th Amendments should be repealed, and that states should be allowed to ban gay people from having sex. But he didn’t pull these ideas out of thin air; Perry’s controversial views on federalism and the nation’s Judeo-Christian roots come straight from the pages of one of his favorite books: The Five Thousand Years Leap, by W. Cleon Skousen. Here’s what else is on Rick Perry’s reading list, and why you should care.

Great read at Texas Monthly.

Great read at Texas Monthly.

For several years, the Austin American-Statesman, San Antonio Express-News and Houston Chronicle newspapers have been engaged in a legal struggle to try and find out how your tax money is being spent - to protect Governor Perry and his family. We’re talking about normally routine travel reimbursement records that have been off-limits to public scrutiny for at least four years. DPS argues it’s necessary because of potential security risks. However, it’s suspicious since the security argument surfaced after embarrassing disclosures about a trip to the Bahamas by the Governor disclosed hundreds of tax dollars used for golf carts and scuba diving equipment.
DEAR YANKEE: Eight things you ought to know before you start writing stories about Rick Perry. You’re welcome. [via Texas Monthly]
producermatthew:

BREAKING: Texas Governor Rick Perry is running for president, a spokesperson has told the Associated Press. [AP]

producermatthew:

BREAKING: Texas Governor Rick Perry is running for president, a spokesperson has told the Associated Press. [AP]

elizs:

Taken by Steve Hopson on Saturday. [Austinist]
Related:Texas Tribune: Perry Will Make Clear He’s Running for President
motherjones:

Last February Rick Perry told Texans the only the thing that could compel him to leave office would be an untimely death. On Saturday, he’ll kick off his presidential campaign in South Carolina.
The lesson, as always, is you should never trust anyone who  “goes jogging in the morning packing a Ruger .380 with laser sights and  loaded with hollow point bullets and shoots a coyote that is  threatening his daughter’s dog.”

To think we could’ve had Bill White.

motherjones:

Last February Rick Perry told Texans the only the thing that could compel him to leave office would be an untimely death. On Saturday, he’ll kick off his presidential campaign in South Carolina.

The lesson, as always, is you should never trust anyone who “goes jogging in the morning packing a Ruger .380 with laser sights and loaded with hollow point bullets and shoots a coyote that is threatening his daughter’s dog.”

To think we could’ve had Bill White.

motherjones:


What was once seen as a dramatic coming out party for a latter-day  Moses, in which Perry would emerge as a bona fide leader of the  Christian right against the big-government “Pharaoh” (to use Perry’s  Exodus metaphor), is looking  more and more like a flop.  Just 8,000 tickets have been sold—not enough to fill a high school  football stadium in Texas, let alone a 75,000-seat professional one. Of  the 49 other governors Perry invited to attend, just one, Kansas  Republican Sam Brownback, has said he’ll show up. Texas Monthly’s Paul Burka, the dean of Texas political analysts, is calling the event an “utter failure.”

Texas Governor Rick Perry’s day of prayer and fasting for America is tomorrow. Here’s what you need to know.

Thank god, amiright?

motherjones:

What was once seen as a dramatic coming out party for a latter-day Moses, in which Perry would emerge as a bona fide leader of the Christian right against the big-government “Pharaoh” (to use Perry’s Exodus metaphor), is looking more and more like a flop. Just 8,000 tickets have been sold—not enough to fill a high school football stadium in Texas, let alone a 75,000-seat professional one. Of the 49 other governors Perry invited to attend, just one, Kansas Republican Sam Brownback, has said he’ll show up. Texas Monthly’s Paul Burka, the dean of Texas political analysts, is calling the event an “utter failure.”

Texas Governor Rick Perry’s day of prayer and fasting for America is tomorrow. Here’s what you need to know.

Thank god, amiright?

Seriously, just shoot me now.

God Urges Rick Perry Not To Run For President

elizs:

via The Onion, of course.

Where’s the part where God tells him to shut the fuck up?

Rick Perry wants us to pray, y’all, instead of you know working on bi-partisan solutions to our nation’s crippling problems.