Rick Perry: The Man for the Times, the Man for Oregon?

Just in case you missed Governor Perry’s presidential announcement speech, we’ve bullet-pointed the highlights (full text here) and embedded the video below.

First, check out Perry’s first campaign video:

And here are his announcement highlights:

  • We reject this President’s unbridled fixation on taking more money out of the wallets of American families and employers and giving it to a central government.
  • We stand up and proudly proclaim that Washington is not our caretaker and we reject the state that takes too much from us in order to do too much for us.
  • The tax and spend and borrow agenda of this President led to the first ever downgrade of the credit rating of the US. But, this is just the most recent downgrade. For nearly three years President Obama has been downgrading American jobs . . . our standing in the world . . . our financial stability . . . our confidence, and the hope for a better future for our children.
  • The change we seek will never emanate out of D.C. It will come from the windswept prairies of Middle America, the farms and factories across this great land, from the hearts and minds of the goodhearted Americans who will accept not a future that is less than our past, patriots – patriots who will not be consigned to a fate of less freedom in exchange for more government.
  • I’ll promise you this: I’ll work every day to make Washington, D.C. as inconsequential in your life as I can.

If you want to watch the whole speech, we’ve got it here:

Of particular interest for Oregonians is a group of Perry supporters on Facebook, Oregon for Rick Perry. The group has over 30 fans, including Oregon State Senator Bruce Starr.

Perry has been a Captain in the US Air Force, a State Legislator, the Texas Agricultural Commissioner, the Texas Lieutenant Governor, and Governor for Texas for close to eleven years. Is his next stop DC?

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  • Nogodforme

    I worry that this man has too much faith in God. Whatever happened to separation of church and state? This man scares me.
    I will vote for Obama again if he is the nominee from the dems. At least he doesn’t go to church all the time and pray and stuff like that.

  • Bob Clark

    Is Perry running to the Tea Party side in the primaries with the intent of moderating when he gets the GOP nomination?  I hope this is the case.  I like the Tea Party but I think it needs to work out some of its rough edges.  Case in point:  The Tea Party’s Balance Budget Admendment.  Strict adherence to balance budget is foolish in my opinion  (and even the great Mark Hatfield voted against such balance budget amendment).  The proper means of bringing about fiscal prudence is through electing fiscally prudent representatives. Capitalism is the best form of economic governance but even it is subject to excess animal spirits which can end in economic meltdown lasting a decade if not a little more.  Every such “poker” game needs a little intervention once in awhile, and this case may require some deficit spending for a time.  

    Let’s see our choices for ’12 presidency are:  (1) More of the same class warfare theme; continued big government borrow-from-china and spend it on low-value-added (“Hope”) projects; and ever more stifling environmental regulation.  This is the demonstrated Bama way.  (2)  The first impression of a Perry theme which is back-to-old-time-religion prescriptions; and which could ignore certain economic tools like easy monetary policy.   Or, (3) A Romney muddled middle of the road approach; allowing the church of man made global warming to stick around, for instance. 

    I guess I’ll listen to Perry some more; but at this point, I bet he’s just running to the Tea Party side early and then will moderate for the General.  Be nice to make Bama a one termer, especially seeing how the U.S Supreme court is barely leaning to the right with routine 5 to 4 decisions.  Supreme Court picks have inter generational, very long term results.  Not sure the conservative justices can and are willing to ride out another four years.

    • Devin

      What is so bad about the tea party?  The balanced budget amendment that every single republican in the senate has cosponsored S.J.Res.10, has specific provisions allowing borrowing in times of war or natural desaster (or when 2/3 decide they need to for whatever reason).  This gives us a chance to borrow when we really need it, rather then just every year.  Here is the text of the proposed amendment:  https://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-sj10/text
      I would prefer bachmann to any of those 3 candidates.

    • Rupert in Springfield

      >Be nice to make Bama a one termer, especially seeing how the U.S Supreme
      court is barely leaning to the right with routine 5 to 4 decisions.

      You know that’s a good point and one people need to consider. Were the case affirming the individual rights interpretation of the 2nd amendment, Heller, and the case incorporating that ruling, McDonald to have occurred after just one Obama appointment  to the SC we would have lost our second amendment rights.

      That’s really scary, and something one should take into consideration when voting.

      Look, let’s get real, Had McCain won the economy would suck just as bad, but we would have spent a lot less to make it suck and wouldn’t be in yet another war. McCain was a loser, but for all that, we would not have had the two Obama appointments who one can be sure will be as hell bent as their other ideological colleagues in subsuming the individuals rights to the collective.

      Perry’s pray this pray that Bible Bible Bible stuff kind of bothers me. I have no issue with devout Christians, however I do worry about those who bring it up a little two often for comfort in their political discourse. However my discomfort with that is far less than my unease with the prospect of any more Obama SC appointments. People should consider that possibility, and what it would have meant to the rights we all currently enjoy had there been just one more Obama judge in the Heller case.

      It would have been Diane Feinteins dream of an armed political gentry and a disarmed public come true – “Ladies and gentlemen, turn them in”.

      • the real valley person

        You would have “lost’ what 2nd amendment rights? Even Scallia said gun ownership can be regulated, he just didn’t say to what extent. What you won is the right to own a handgun in a city. BFD. 

        • Rupert in Springfield

          >You would have “lost’ what 2nd amendment rights?

          Re read. Its the second sentence in the post.

          You seriously cannot read two sentences before doing a pop off?

          >What you won is the right to own a handgun in a city. BFD.

          Um, nope. Obviously you have no familiarity with the cases I mentioned.

          Again, I have warned you on this one countless times. If you are unfamiliar with the SC case you really look like a total idiot when you try and summarize that case.

          One last time, do not comment on SC cases unless you have at least some familiarity with them.

          • the real valley person

            Right. I have some familiarity. Try just answering the question if you can. 

          • Rupert in Springfield

            >Try just answering the question if you can.

            Again, this is why I think you are a clinically an idiot. I did answer your question.

            But you cant be bothered to scroll up and read what rights would have been lost. You need to ask again and again to be pablum fed.

            So, I will actually paste the second sentence to spoon feed the baby boy.

            ****Begin answer to question****
            ****Begin answer to question****
            ****Begin answer to question****
            ****Begin answer to question****

            Question one “You would have “lost’ what 2nd amendment rights? ”

            Here is a copy and paste of the second sentence stating my point. I cannot believe you are incapable of this

            “Were the case affirming the individual rights interpretation of the 2nd
            amendment, Heller, and the case incorporating that ruling, McDonald to
            have occurred after just one Obama appointment  to the SC we would have
            lost our second amendment rights.

            ****End answer to question****
            ****End answer to question****
            ****End answer to question****
            ****End answer to question****
            ****End answer to question****

            Got it now boob? I mean we are talking just a few words into the sentence I state what rights would have been lost.

            I cannot believe you doubled down on making yourself look like a fool rather than simply read a sentence four words in.

            Only you are that intellectually lazy that you would rather play the fool than read twelve words.

            >Right. I have some familiarity.

            Clearly you do not, otherwise you would not have made the factually wrong statement quoted below.

            “What you won is the right to own a handgun in a city. BFD. ”

            Again – Please understand the cases before trying to summarize them. I Have warned you about this on two previous occasions where you have done this exact same thing with SC cases. In one (US v. Wong) you were even stated proudly that you had read nothing about the case, but still tried to summarize it. On the other occasion (Plyler v. Doe) you actually tried to insist that the case didn’t exist!

          • the real valley person

            So you repeat the phrase about losing your 2nd amendment rights, but you still fail to say which of those rights (if any) you stood to lose. Thanks for clarifying. 

          • the real valley person

            So you repeat the phrase about losing your 2nd amendment rights, but you still fail to say which of those rights (if any) you stood to lose. Thanks for clarifying. 

    • Rupert in Springfield

      >Be nice to make Bama a one termer, especially seeing how the U.S Supreme
      court is barely leaning to the right with routine 5 to 4 decisions.

      You know that’s a good point and one people need to consider. Were the case affirming the individual rights interpretation of the 2nd amendment, Heller, and the case incorporating that ruling, McDonald to have occurred after just one Obama appointment  to the SC we would have lost our second amendment rights.

      That’s really scary, and something one should take into consideration when voting.

      Look, let’s get real, Had McCain won the economy would suck just as bad, but we would have spent a lot less to make it suck and wouldn’t be in yet another war. McCain was a loser, but for all that, we would not have had the two Obama appointments who one can be sure will be as hell bent as their other ideological colleagues in subsuming the individuals rights to the collective.

      Perry’s pray this pray that Bible Bible Bible stuff kind of bothers me. I have no issue with devout Christians, however I do worry about those who bring it up a little two often for comfort in their political discourse. However my discomfort with that is far less than my unease with the prospect of any more Obama SC appointments. People should consider that possibility, and what it would have meant to the rights we all currently enjoy had there been just one more Obama judge in the Heller case.

      It would have been Diane Feinteins dream of an armed political gentry and a disarmed public come true – “Ladies and gentlemen, turn them in”.

  • Perryman
  • Founding Fathers

    I think Mr. Secession would be a bad idea for the country.

    • Founding Fathers

      Oh, and he’s also Mr. Pay-to-Play.

  • the real valley person

    The Texas model. Highest number of kids without health insurance , highest number of people working for minimum wage, among the highest poverty rate in the nation, and all this while sitting on the largest gas and oil reserves, making Texas basically the Saudi Arabia of the US.  Perry is also on record wanting to end Social Security, a position that will need some further explaining. And if his prayers were going to be answered, why is Texas having the worst drought in its history?

    And are we really ready for the 2nd coming of George W Bush?  I hope not. But since Perry well personifies where the Republican party has gone and is headed, I think he is the perfect person to run on your behalf and make your case. 

  • the real valley person

    The Texas model. Highest number of kids without health insurance , highest number of people working for minimum wage, among the highest poverty rate in the nation, and all this while sitting on the largest gas and oil reserves, making Texas basically the Saudi Arabia of the US.  Perry is also on record wanting to end Social Security, a position that will need some further explaining. And if his prayers were going to be answered, why is Texas having the worst drought in its history?

    And are we really ready for the 2nd coming of George W Bush?  I hope not. But since Perry well personifies where the Republican party has gone and is headed, I think he is the perfect person to run on your behalf and make your case. 

    • Devin

      https://www.nationalreview.com/exchequer/274695/paul-krugman-still-wrong-about-texas

      As to the oil and gas reserves, we got pleanty of those right off the oregon coast, if we would drill for them.  But so far Oregon has banned all drilling.  Dont complain about him being the “Saudi Arabia of the US” when places like Oregon wont even use what they have.

      • the real valley person

        Where do you get your information that Oregon has plenty of oil and gas reserves off of our coast? Maybe I should also ask how you define “plenty?” According to the data in the report below, Oregon has next to nothing off shore. Texas has tons.

         https://www.eia.gov/oil_gas/natural_gas/data_publications/crude_oil_natural_gas_reserves/cr.html

        And by the way, it turns out the the 2nd highest category of job growth in Texas over the past 3 years has been in…..drum roll please….GOVERNMENT. I wonder how Perry will spin that one?

  • Anonymous

    I like what Perry has to say…and everything he says about Obozo is on the money…but two words keep getting in the way of his candidacy. Those two words are: Texas Governor. I just think the people of the US of A are not ready to send another governor of Texas to the White House…not after everything that Obozo has successfully hung on GW Bush.

    That said, Romney has too many skeletons hanging around his closet…you can’t be sure that Michelle Bachmann’s elevator goes to the top floor…and you have to be kidding if you think Newt has it all together. I liked Haley Barbour but he unfortunately took a pass on the race. Chris Christie anyone?

    • Perryman

      You like what Perry has to say and everything he says about Obozo…but…
      then go on to cast aspersions on Bush, Romney, Gindgrich and Bachmann?

      Wholly hav’n a golden calf mon, another four years with Obama and our Republic is likely to resemble a province in the New World Order!   

      Yes, redemption with Chris Chistie does sound good for US, yet so does a lot of others including a goodly contingent of other well spoken conservatives like LLoyd Marcus, Clarence Thomas, J.C. Watts, Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Janice Rogers Brown, Condoleeza Rice, Michael Steele, Bill Cosby, Alan Keyes, Allen West, Anne Wortham, Wintley Phipps, Juan Williams, Star Parker Jeff Blackwell, Michael Massie…all better than the BO reeking from the White House.

       

      • Anonymous

        Well excuse me for being honest but like Perry, or don’t, he isn’t electable and neither are Bachmann, Gingrich, Cain or any of the people you mentioned…especially that doofus Steele. Alan Keyes is a total joke and Juan Williams is a Democrat. Just donning the conservative label doesn’t make anyone qualified to be president.

        • Perryman

          Well, excuse or recuse me, why doncha toss your hat in the ring to send that BO in the oracle orifice packing back to (Kenya believe)the rejoint scatology he manifests?  Argh!

  • Erik

    So far the only candidate, among the present lineup of Republicans, that I’d consider voting for is Ron Paul. He might even have a chance of winning if he picks up Dennis Kucinich as veep.

    • Perryman

      Crazy for Kucinich?  Wow, that’s aPauling!
      That said, like as snot, BHO will be reelected unless what’s Right about America sees the blight and convinces Blue coup Kool-Aid drinkers to sober up not vote for HIM (Health Insurance Misbehavior).      

      • Erik

        Not at all. A Parry/Bachmann ticket would be great! Go for it.

  • Anonymous

    I think Perry wants to become the pope of the United States.
     It seems some Republicans want less government control over our money and more government control control over what goes on in our bedrooms. Smaller government control in one area, but huge government control in the other

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