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The Law of Intended Consequences

Rick Perry, with the help of a Republican dominated legislature, is still doing damage back home in Texas: Leticia Parra, a mother of five scraping by on income from her husband’s sporadic construction jobs, relied on the Planned Parenthood clinic in San … Continue reading

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The Dying Gasps of a Campaign

When Republicans get desperate they always turn to the good old culture war.  Rick Perry is in full on desperation mode.  How else to explain this ridiculous ad campaign: “I’m not ashamed to admit I’m a Christian,” says Perry. “But … Continue reading

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Which is Worse?

1) A Presidential candidate out asking for votes, who doesn’t even realize the voting age is 18 not 21? or 2) A Presidential candidate who says we should close the American embassy in Iran, when we haven’t had an embassy there … Continue reading

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Rick Perry Gets the Whole Piggy Bank and Then Some

The Smitherman family REALLY likes Rick Perry.  And I mean the whole family: The last week of August was a very generous one at the Smitherman household in Austin, Texas. Barry Smitherman had recently been appointed commissioner of the Texas … Continue reading

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Crackerhead

Well, Rick Perry, checking in from one of the pro-America areas of this great nation, has this to say about the long-dead birther issue: Q. Why did you choose to keep the birther issue alive? A. It’s a good issue to keep … Continue reading

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This Week in: For F***’s Sake!

1)  Rick Perry had a meal with the Donald and now isn’t so sure Obama’s birth certificate is legit: The Republican White House hopeful said he has “no reason to believe” that President Obama was not born in the United … Continue reading

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Flat, Simple and Selfish

Rick Perry has been promising a tax plan for months and yesterday, at long last, we finally got a preview: Gov. Rick Perry of Texas said Wednesday that he would propose a flat tax next week as part of a … Continue reading

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An Evangelical, a Mormon and an Atheist Walked into a Bar…

NickGB has been sounding the mormon intolerance alarm for some time.  Watching the Republican campaign devolve into a game of “Who’s a Real Christian?” over this past weekend, I hope that some Americans take a step back and question whether religion … Continue reading

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Hermmentum

Well, I’ve been saying all along that I didn’t see Perry as a frontrunner. Reality has once again caught up to my point of view. But we now see a Cain bubble replacing the Perry one, according to PPP: North … Continue reading

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The Perry Surge Reaches Texas

In June, I pointed out that Texas didn’t seem to want Rick Perry to run for president. Well, things dun changed: 

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A Man Who Will Fight For Your Honor

Salon’s Justin Elliott read Rick Perry’s previous book, On My Honor: “Student campus unrest, rejection of authority, the ‘self-esteem’ movement, moral relativism, and the demands of secularists all gradually fused into a series of attacks on American institutions,” he writes … Continue reading

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Meet The New Boss

In the comments to yesterday’s post, and earlier, we’ve talked a good amount about whether Rick Perry can be considered the GOP front-runner. Fareed Zakaria is coming around to the idea:  I get the sense that the Republican Party is … Continue reading

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The Needle and The Damage Done

Another day, another Texas execution put on hold by the U.S. Supreme Court: The U.S. Supreme Court has halted the execution of a black man convicted of a double murder in Texas 16 years ago after his lawyers contended his … Continue reading

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Offending Rick Perry

Michele Bachmann suggested during last night’s debate that Rick Perry initially supported requiring girls in texas to receive an HPV vaccine because of a $5,000 contribution from the vaccine manufacturer, Merck.  Perry responded:  “I raised about thirty million dollars. And … Continue reading

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The Neverending Search for Left-wing Bias

Possibly the biggest “story” to come out of last week’s Republican debate was the way a good portion of the debate audience applauded Brian Williams’ mere mention of Rick Perry’s record on capital punishment in Texas.  Unsurprisingly, Fox News wasn’t … Continue reading

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There’s Winners And There’s Losers But They Ain’t No Big Deal

Jonathan Bernstein notes that the consensus is that Perry did poorly last night, “but I’m not convinced that anything important happened at all.” He links to Jonathan Chait, who disagrees: The media seems to consider Romney the winner. Pardon the condescension, … Continue reading

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The Texas Two Step

Texas has been plagued by a drought, and that drought has now resulted in some major wildfires.  Rick Perry has the solution and it goes something like this: Pray for rain Slash funding to the state agency that deals with … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two States

Gallup runs an annual Well-Being Index poll and this years results are now public.  The poll includes some interesting findings that are relevant to the current race for the Republican nomination: Texas residents continue to be the most likely in … Continue reading

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