Perry: Fleebagging tactic “immature, juvenile”

posted at 3:15 pm on February 26, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

If anyone has any experience with “fleebagging,” it’s Rick Perry.  When Texas Republicans proposed a redistricting plan in 2003, Democrats in the state legislature fled to Oklahoma rather than participate in governing when they knew they would lose. The governor faced down the Texas fleebaggers, and they ended up returning ignominiously, both to immediate defeat on the proposal and to long-term defeat in the state.  Republicans now have supermajorities in both chambers of their state legislature, and Perry won his third term as governor last year.

My friend Rob Bluey of Heritage interviewed Perry for Big Government to comment on the circus in Wisconsin, and needless to say, Perry doesn’t have a high opinion of the state Senators who fled Madison for Illinois.  He calls them “immature” and “juvenile” and predicts that the outcome in Wisconsin will be very similar to the outcome in Texas:

In 2003, Gov. Rick Perry was only beginning to make his mark on the Lone Star State. Eight years later, the experience gives him a unique perspective on Walker’s situation. During an interview Friday in Washington, D.C., Perry had nothing nice to say about the 14 Wisconsin senators who ran for Illinois to prevent a quorum in the state Senate.

“Instead of respecting the democratic process, they run off and somehow or another think that’s going to be productive,” Perry said. “I don’t think it is. I think people, they look at this like, you know, the kid who takes his ball. I can’t win, I can’t play, then nobody else is going to.”

He added: “That is immature, is juvenile and at the end of the day, I’ll betcha the folks of Wisconsin, they punish those senators rather than heralding them as heroes.”

The Republican Governors Association launched its petition this week, Stand with Scott, for people to express support for Walker’s stand on public-employee union reform.


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“… the kid who takes his ball. I can’t win, I can’t play, then nobody else is going to.””

I see a political add against ALL Democrats in 2012 in that statement…

Seven Percent Solution on February 26, 2011 at 3:22 PM

But, the fleebaggers claim they are fighting the evil of a democratic process. Takes a lot of courage to do that.

a capella on February 26, 2011 at 3:22 PM

“That is immature, is juvenile

Does he mean like standing in the assembly chambers wearing t-shirts supporting a wildcat strike and yelling Shame! Shame!, that kind of juvenile?

Rocks on February 26, 2011 at 3:23 PM

“Audios Mofo”.

paulsur on February 26, 2011 at 3:23 PM

I see a political add against ALL Democrats in 2012 in that statement…

Seven Percent Solution on February 26, 2011 at 3:22 PM

Yeah … because it’s true.

darwin on February 26, 2011 at 3:23 PM

Second look at Rick Perry?
I kid of course.

angryed on February 26, 2011 at 3:26 PM

Has white comedian Paul Shanklin set Fleebaggin’ to Tom Petty’s Free Fallin’ yet?

Left Coast Right Mind on February 26, 2011 at 3:27 PM

Perry/ Palin 2012?

Marco on February 26, 2011 at 3:30 PM

He added: “That is immature, is juvenile and at the end of the day, I’ll betcha the folks of Wisconsin, they punish those senators rather than heralding them as heroes.”

I think Gov. Perry hits the proverbial nail on the proverbial head here, and that he is 100% correct.

Frankly, the only people who I could see heralding the 14 gutless cowardly Wisconsin state senators as heroes are the loudmouthed morons who have been camping out and stinking up the State capitol building since last week and the trucked-in knuckle-dragging slack-jawed Neandethalic union thugs who have been prowling around Madison threatening Gov. Scott supporters, Tea Party members, and some reporters asking them questions that their 3rd grade level minds can’t seem to comprehend.

pilamaye on February 26, 2011 at 3:34 PM

This is apropos of nothing, but Gov. Perry just needs one gay friend to update his “look” out of the 80s.

di butler on February 26, 2011 at 3:38 PM

Perry is MEAN. MEAN to use fleebagger to describe these…these…fleebaggers! ~concerned HA poster.

Rick Perry needs to get his own state under control, ie, the sanctuary city illegal alien overrun problem, he could be a contender. NOT TALK, REAL ACTION…it’s like a state full of unspayed and unneutered dogs at a Milk Bone Conference.
If he is a fiscal conservative, believes in the constitution, won’t fold like a lawnchair like our last nominee….I think I might be able to support him, even though he kind of reminds me of a dark haired W.

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 3:39 PM

The Republican Governors Association launched its petition this week, Stand with Scott, for people to express support for Walker’s stand on public-employee union reform.

Looks like there are some good Governors signing on!..:)

Dire Straits on February 26, 2011 at 3:42 PM

This is apropos of nothing, but Gov. Perry just needs one gay friend to update his “look” out of the 80s.

di butler on February 26, 2011 at 3:38 PM

You offering to help him?

/

I kid

CWforFreedom on February 26, 2011 at 3:52 PM

In 2003 a bunch of the TX leftie fleebaggers also went to NM because Richardson, Mr. Courageous, forbade to have them be followed there and brought back to perform their duties.

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2011 at 3:53 PM

OT but does anyone not think if this guy Wu was not a Dem that the picture (safe) would not be all over the place??

http://www.wweek.com/portland/blog-26539-documents_show_congressman_david_wus_staff_%E2%80%9Cthreatened_to_shut_down_his_campaign%E2%80%9D.html

CWforFreedom on February 26, 2011 at 3:56 PM

There are much more adult ways to show disapproval.

The mayor of Ankara chewed gum when he saw off Nicolas Sarkozy at the end of a visit to Turkey in retaliation to similar “disrespect” by the French president, Anatolia news agency reported Saturday.

a capella on February 26, 2011 at 3:57 PM

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 3:39 PM

The Texas Tea Party is pushing twenty bills in the state House. Five of them concern illegal aliens. Any Texan reading this need to visit that link and call the appropriate people to urge them to move those bills to the floor for a vote.

Kafir on February 26, 2011 at 4:02 PM

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 3:39 PM
The Texas Tea Party is pushing twenty bills in the state House. Five of them concern illegal aliens. Any Texan reading this need to visit that link and call the appropriate people to urge them to move those bills to the floor for a vote.

Kafir on February 26, 2011 at 4:02 PM

Unfortunately, Perry talks a good game, his interviews on television show a tough governor working against an illegal invasion. And yet, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, and the entire valley, Mexico Norte, languish under sanctuary city rules. Bexar Country Sheriff’s Department will do NOTHING, even when someone runs their truck into a house…..Despite OBVIOUS evidence, they told my parents the illegals have more rights than they do. That is a direct quote. So, until I see action, it’s just words.
I think a good start would be denying funds to any sanctuary city.

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 4:09 PM

Perry is MEAN. MEAN to use fleebagger to describe these…these…fleebaggers! ~concerned HA poster.

Rick Perry needs to get his own state under control, ie, the sanctuary city illegal alien overrun problem, he could be a contender. NOT TALK, REAL ACTION…it’s like a state full of unspayed and unneutered dogs at a Milk Bone Conference.
If he is a fiscal conservative, believes in the constitution, won’t fold like a lawnchair like our last nominee….I think I might be able to support him, even though he kind of reminds me of a dark haired W.

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 3:39 PM

Obviously, you don’t live in Texas, understand Texas, or know anything about Texas.

Texas was under the darkness of complete democrat rule since reconstruction. It wasn’t until George W Bush became Governor that we started reversing that.

Now ALL of the statewide office holders are Republican, and have been for a decade.

Problem is, two fold. One, the Governor in Texas isn’t as strong Constitutionally, as Some. Unlike Alaska, which has, constitutionally, one of the most powerful Governors, Perry is sort of at the mercy of his Lt Governor, who has more power.

The second problem is the legislature has been split, at best. Worse, many squishes on our side.

This last election has changed everything. There are so many Republicans in the legislature that the democrats are completely irrelevant. They are totally powerless.

There is a lot of aggressive legislation pending. Look for an Arizona style immigration law, and a lot more.

Remember though, people think Texas is hard core Conservative, but liberals have infested and infected all of our largest cities: Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin. Austin is as bad as San Fransisco.

On the other hand, Perry has been incredible at helping create an atmosphere that is good for business. Over the past few years, somewhere around 80% of the new jobs created in the country have been created in Texas.

That’s big.

Perry helped push lawsuit reform, and Texas went form the most lawsuit happy state in the country, worse than California, to one of the least.

Health care is big here, and with tort reform doctors have come to Texas by the 1000s, to escape other states.

I live less than a mile from one of the biggest hospitals in the state. I can literally see it from my back yard. (it’s on a hill) They’ve spent hundreds of millions in expansions in the past decade.

I suggest people read Perry’s book. It’s great.

He’s not perfect, and we were all about to lynch him over the TransTexas Corridor, but he listened, and straightened up.

Much rather be in Texas than any other place on earth.

gary4205 on February 26, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Much rather be in Texas than any other place on earth.

gary4205 on February 26, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Ditto. And I’m in Austin!

Missy on February 26, 2011 at 4:28 PM

But, the fleebaggers claim they are fighting the evil of a democratic process. Takes a lot of courage to do that.

a capella on February 26, 2011 at 3:22 PM

No one told those fleebaggers to run for office to become a part of that evil democratic process.

mizflame98 on February 26, 2011 at 4:34 PM

Obviously, you don’t live in Texas, understand Texas, or know anything about Texas.

Only lived in Texas twenty-six years, have my entire family in Texas, and visit Texas at least five times a year.

Texas was under the darkness of complete democrat rule since reconstruction. It wasn’t until George W Bush became Governor that we started reversing that.

Now ALL of the statewide office holders are Republican, and have been for a decade.

Problem is, two fold. One, the Governor in Texas isn’t as strong Constitutionally, as Some. Unlike Alaska, which has, constitutionally, one of the most powerful Governors, Perry is sort of at the mercy of his Lt Governor, who has more power.

The second problem is the legislature has been split, at best. Worse, many squishes on our side.

This last election has changed everything. There are so many Republicans in the legislature that the democrats are completely irrelevant. They are totally powerless.

There is a lot of aggressive legislation pending. Look for an Arizona style immigration law, and a lot more.

Pending. Yes, like most of the country, republicans took over many state and local governments with staggering numbers. Understood. See definition of pending.

Remember though, people think Texas is hard core Conservative, but liberals have infested and infected all of our largest cities: Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin. Austin is as bad as San Fransisco.

Hence my listing of sanctuary cities, where the local residents languish under sheriff and police departments that are ordered to do NOTHING about the growing problem of illegal immigration. 287G doesn’t exist here and the sanctuary cities still receive money from Gov. Perry, despite their lawlessness. And, that $200 odd million dollars spent securing the Texas border is all for naught.

On the other hand, Perry has been incredible at helping create an atmosphere that is good for business. Over the past few years, somewhere around 80% of the new jobs created in the country have been created in Texas.

That’s big.

Perry helped push lawsuit reform, and Texas went form the most lawsuit happy state in the country, worse than California, to one of the least.

Health care is big here, and with tort reform doctors have come to Texas by the 1000s, to escape other states.

I will agree here…Perry has kept the business sector humming.

I live less than a mile from one of the biggest hospitals in the state. I can literally see it from my back yard. (it’s on a hill) They’ve spent hundreds of millions in expansions in the past decade.

Yes, but can you see Russia from your back porch?

I suggest people read Perry’s book. It’s great.

He’s not perfect, and we were all about to lynch him over the TransTexas Corridor, but he listened, and straightened up.

Much rather be in Texas than any other place on earth.

gary4205 on February 26, 2011 at 4:11 PM

This we can agree on…I would give my I-teeth to come home.The problem is, I will not believe it until I see the illegals being shipped back to their home countries instead of being paid welfare, section 8 housing, and popping out a kid a year to get all those benefits on the backs of Texas tax payers.

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 4:35 PM

Right on governor and I’m proud to be a Texan . . . it’s not perfect but there’s only been one perfect being on this earth who has since departed and hasn’t yet returned.

rplat on February 26, 2011 at 4:37 PM

Governor Perry will soon be replaced by Juan Jose Hernandez.

http://blogs.chron.com/texaspolitics/archives/2011/02/texas_demograph.html

Goodbye Texas………Hello Tejas!

The Revenge of Santa Ana!!

PappyD61 on February 26, 2011 at 4:37 PM

He’s not perfect, and we were all about to lynch him over the TransTexas Corridor, but he listened, and straightened up.

Much rather be in Texas than any other place on earth.

gary4205 on February 26, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Gary, you make some good points but I have to go with HomeSting on his immigration record. He has really just kicked the can down the road most of his time in office and has only recently gotten vocal. I have lived in Texas since 1982 which includes 12 years in Houston and 6 in San Antonio now, there has been zero progress with Illegal immigration that I can tell. He can change his words but his deeds concerning this issue kind of speak for themselves.

Yes, I would still rather be living here in TX than anywhere else right now.

bluemarlin on February 26, 2011 at 4:44 PM

Much rather be in Texas than any other place on earth.

gary4205 on February 26, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Ditto. And I’m in Austin!

Missy on February 26, 2011 at 4:28 PM

Also Ditto.

mizflame98 on February 26, 2011 at 4:45 PM

Has white comedian Paul Shanklin set Fleebaggin’ to Tom Petty’s Free Fallin’ yet?

Left Coast Right Mind on February 26, 2011 at 3:27 PM

What kind of job description is that?

mizflame98 on February 26, 2011 at 4:51 PM

The fact that OFA, and by logical extension, Ojesus and the DNC, approve of such anti-American tactics should be enough to usher in a Republican landslide and decades of conservative dominance.

Please notice that I said should.

However, given our pitifully short national attention span, and given the masses of poorly educated and thoroughly indoctrinated products of public education that have been foisted upon us by the good ol’ teachers unions, I fear for our Republic.

hillbillyjim on February 26, 2011 at 4:53 PM

Lots about TX and elsewhere, just from census returns of 20 states.

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2011 at 4:58 PM

Has white comedian Paul Shanklin set Fleebaggin’ to Tom Petty’s Free Fallin’ yet?

Left Coast Right Mind on February 26, 2011 at 3:27 PM
What kind of job description is that?

mizflame98 on February 26, 2011 at 4:51 PM

That’s what Rush calls him……and you know he’s racist. /s

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 5:00 PM

What kind of job description is that?

mizflame98 on February 26, 2011 at 4:51 PM

We all nose that thayz not a funny as the culurd ones.

darwin-t on February 26, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Speaking of fleebaggers, how did that Mitch Daniels compromise work out?

MeatHeadinCA on February 26, 2011 at 5:04 PM

Much rather be in Texas than any other place on earth.

gary4205 on February 26, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Ditto. And I’m in Austin!

Missy on February 26, 2011 at 4:28 PM

Yep, me too (Austin) and proud of it!

Webrider on February 26, 2011 at 5:11 PM

Didn’t y’all know Mississippi is the most conservative state?

MeatHeadinCA on February 26, 2011 at 5:12 PM

Has white comedian Paul Shanklin set Fleebaggin’ to Tom Petty’s Free Fallin’ yet?

Left Coast Right Mind on February 26, 2011 at 3:27 PM

I’m sure Petty would have his lawyers on Shanklin faster than Bill Clinton could jump on an intern back in the good old days.

Del Dolemonte on February 26, 2011 at 5:49 PM

The governor faced down the Texas fleebaggers, and they ended up returning ignominiously

Someone needs to keep hammering this with Walker, who is standing fast, but needs the reminder in the face of endless negative media coverage (by the way, Scott Walker: now responsible for the death of friendships!)

I adamantly believe that if Walker holds fast, the fleebaggers will have no choice but to return in shame. If they don’t, the recall process has already begun for Bob Wirch so we’ll send the bill through in a few months with a newly-elected 20-Republican majority in the Senate and Walker will still have to lay off 12,000 employees like he said is going to happen.

The 2012 campaign ads are writing themselves.

englishqueen01 on February 26, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Speaking of fleebaggers, how did that Mitch Daniels compromise work out?

MeatHeadinCA on February 26, 20

Well if Daniels wasn’t toast before that he now has a burnt crust all around his fringes from the Fleebagger Truce thingy. Plus Brooks and the establishment types love him. Bad Omen. Even Allah was disappointed in Mitch it seemed.

Geochelone on February 26, 2011 at 6:16 PM

(by the way, Scott Walker: now responsible for the death of friendships!)

Now the comparisons to Hitler are legit. They both have deaths under their belts.

mizflame98 on February 26, 2011 at 6:21 PM

Linked at roundup, with new web-ad video targeting Wisconsin Democrat fugitive legislators ‘Wisconsin State Capitol as Permanent Free Speech Zone’.

Donald Douglas on February 26, 2011 at 6:21 PM

Much rather be in Texas than any other place on earth.

gary4205 on February 26, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Ditto. And I’m in Austin!

Missy on February 26, 2011 at 4:28 PM

Yep, me too (Austin) and proud of it!
Webrider on February 26, 2011 at 5:11 PM

Mega Texas Dittos from Houston and Realitos. ✪

TXUS on February 26, 2011 at 6:46 PM

This is apropos of nothing, but Gov. Perry just needs one gay friend to update his “look” out of the 80s.

di butler on February 26, 2011 at 3:38 PM
You offering to help him?

/

I kid

CWforFreedom on February 26, 2011 at 3:52 PM

Well, I was thinking more like Tim Gunn vs. a middle aged Ga housewife, but I know I could do some good, too. Definately get rid of that 80s sprayed and modeled Ken doll hair do.

di butler on February 26, 2011 at 6:48 PM

The Texas Tea Party is pushing twenty bills in the state House. Five of them concern illegal aliens. Any Texan reading this need to visit that link and call the appropriate people to urge them to move those bills to the floor for a vote.

Kafir on February 26, 2011 at 4:02 PM

Thanks for the link. I’m extremely pissed that the Chair of Border Affairs is a democrat. WTF! Perfect example of why I didn’t want Strauss for Speaker.

mrsmwp on February 26, 2011 at 6:58 PM

“…the kid who takes his ball. I can’t win, I can’t play, then nobody else is going to.”

The left’s response when they hear, “the reflected words of their messiah, this time – we won!

Don L on February 26, 2011 at 7:15 PM

So, until I see action, it’s just words.
I think a good start would be denying funds to any sanctuary city.

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 4:09 PM

Deny what funds, and how? Its not in the governors purview. Unless he just makes stuff up like the president. And that won’t fly with the other two branches, or the citizens, no matter how good it sounds. The way the government, all government in the U.S. looked at illegal immigration changed right about 1979, 80. It took 30 years to get to this spot, it will not change on a dime.

I would prefer that the local voters take care of sanctuary cities any way.

I live less than a mile from one of the biggest hospitals in the state. I can literally see it from my back yard. (it’s on a hill) They’ve spent hundreds of millions in expansions in the past decade.
gary4205 on February 26, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Hmmmm…Herman, not on a hill so its not Houston. New Parkland, kind of on a hill but can’t think of anything residential within a mile, probably not Dallas. JPS, lots of expansion, not much of a hill that I remember, but there is residential within the mentioned radius, so maybe.

I’m pretty sure those are the big three, though Southwest is big and Baylor is getting downright huge, but no hill.

cozmo on February 26, 2011 at 7:32 PM

Hot Air Texans -

O/T: I don’t, as Perry would say, have a dog in this hunt BUT everyone needs to check out Ted Cruz. He’s one of the many candidates running for KBH’s Senate seat. I met him a couple of week’s ago (along with several others) and we spent two hours asking him questions. I know it’s early in the race, and not all of the candidates have declared, but he seems to be the real deal at this point.
He’s worked for Greg Abbott as the Solicitor General. He was running for the Attorney General seat when Abbott was going to run for the Senate, but KBH didn’t resign as promised, so all of the plans fell apart.

At this point I think he is a great candidate. He’s been a conservative all of his life…he’d definitely be better than Kay Bailout.

Yellowdog12 on February 26, 2011 at 7:54 PM

cozmo on February 26, 2011 at 7:32 PM

Legislatively, of course.

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 7:55 PM

gary4205 on February 26, 2011 at 4:11 PM
Hmmmm…Herman, not on a hill so its not Houston. New Parkland, kind of on a hill but can’t think of anything residential within a mile, probably not Dallas. JPS, lots of expansion, not much of a hill that I remember, but there is residential within the mentioned radius, so maybe.

I’m pretty sure those are the big three, though Southwest is big and Baylor is getting downright huge, but no hill.

cozmo on February 26, 2011 at 7:32 PM

Have you considered that Gary lives under a rock?

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 7:56 PM

cozmo on February 26, 2011 at 7:32 PM

Legislatively, of course.

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Then why did you put it on Perry’s plate?

Have you considered that Gary lives under a rock?

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 7:56 PM

Well, as a 44 year resident of Texas and having been all over the state and worked with the different ethnicity’s and different residential status folks, the answer would be no.

His statement made more sense than yours.

I’m not a fan of Perry, but there are things he is responsible for (trans-Texas corridor, HPV vaccine) and things , constitutionally, he just cannot control.

cozmo on February 26, 2011 at 8:12 PM

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 7:56 PM
Well, as a 44 year resident of Texas and having been all over the state and worked with the different ethnicity’s and different residential status folks, the answer would be no.

His statement made more sense than yours.

I’m not a fan of Perry, but there are things he is responsible for (trans-Texas corridor, HPV vaccine) and things , constitutionally, he just cannot control.

cozmo on February 26, 2011 at 8:12 PM

Perry can be a leader to his party, and for the past two terms, he has not been one. He has another term to get it right, and with a super majority to help him correct the mistakes that have been left to fester. I love Texas, hope to retire there one day since my husband’s job has taken us away from my home, and I hope to find that it has not been turned into a third world country.
And, in your many travels around Texas, I see that you have been missing one thing. A sense of humor.

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 8:26 PM

Have you considered that Gary lives under a rock?

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 7:56 PM

Impossible. He would be your next-door neighbor.

Seriously, Perry is not Jesus, he can’t do everything you want him to…so quit being such a bitter clinger when he fails to do the impossible.

Dark-Star on February 26, 2011 at 8:49 PM

Just wondering…has this walkout tactic ever been beneficial to any of those that have tried it in the past?

lynncgb on February 26, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Have you considered that Gary lives under a rock?

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 7:56 PM
Impossible. He would be your next-door neighbor.

Seriously, Perry is not Jesus, he can’t do everything you want him to…so quit being such a bitter clinger when he fails to do the impossible.

Dark-Star on February 26, 2011 at 8:49 PM

Looks that way. Palin’s only real ‘merits’ over Ann are that she doesn’t include mass-murder fantasies in her canned talking points, and she has a cute little short-bus kid to parade around for brownie points.

Dark-Star on February 26, 2011 at 11:20 AM

From the genius that posts crap like the above little gem….You know nothing of Jesus and I’d rather be a bitter clinger and live under a rock than be what you are.

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 8:59 PM

The Dems, OFA, and Ojugears would rather see America torn apart at the seams with “organized” class warfare sparked by their astroturf mobs, marches by their legions of useful idiots, illegal shutdown of legislative business of the states, and generally sowing seeds of dissention than accede to the will of the voters.

hillbillyjim on February 26, 2011 at 9:09 PM

What is the end game for the situation in Wisconsin? What will compel the Fleebaggers to return to the senate so that the government can do its business?

Old Fritz on February 26, 2011 at 9:10 PM

And, in your many travels around Texas, I see that you have been missing one thing. A sense of humor.

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 8:26 PM

Ya’know pard’, I have been easy on you being an ex-pat and all, but you have done nothing but denigrate the state (and those who live here full time) you claim to love and want to return to. I am still trying to figure out where you get your claim about all the sanctuary areas in Texas.

Your insults against the state are just the crust of what goes on here. The valley (as most of south Texas) has always been a majority hispanic and illegal aliens aren’t just a Texas problem, or recent. I wouldn’t trade the problems Texas has, or its governor, with any other state in the nation.

As many problems even I have with Perry, compared to any other possible republican presidential contender, its hard to find better.

Relax a bit and compare Texas to the rest of the world, heck, Tolbert’s has even re-opened for donkey tails or a bowl of Texas Red. My sense of humor may be a little dry, or maybe its that not many folks get your attempt at humor.

cozmo on February 26, 2011 at 9:31 PM

Perry is a smooth talking RINO.

percysunshine on February 26, 2011 at 9:38 PM

cozmo on February 26, 2011 at 9:31 PM

You COMPLETELY misunderstand me, cozmo. I would give anything, well almost anything, to get back home to the state I love. I live in New Mexico, but my home is Texas. I did not insult Texans, I insulted those that wish to harm her. I want Texas to remain the strong, self-sufficient state it has always been. However, as is the case in many states, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas ARE sanctuary cities and as much as you want to bury your head in the sand, these cities are being overrun with crime that shouldn’t even BE in the state. The law enforcement in these areas have been told to stand down against illegal immigration. They won’t recognize 287G that would allow local law enforcement to work in tandem with federal agents. Bill White, mayor of Houston, has declared the city a sanctuary city. And, I’m not sure about the locations that you visited in the valley, but for the most part, if you don’t speak Spanish, you are going to have a really hard time getting a hamburger or renting a hotel room. Have you heard of the Aztlan movement? Watch the MayDay marches and see this movement in action.
The reason that it disturbs me is because I do love Texas. Yes, other states have the same problems, but Texas is different. Living there, you should know. We don’t bow down and allow people to invade us, we stand up, we respect the law, and we do something about it. But, as these populations grow, that spirit of strength and self turns into welfare grabs and laziness.
Rick Perry, to honest, has given speeches, interviews, but I really haven’t seen anything out of him, other than economics, (but you can’t give all the credit to him, most Texans don’t wait around for someone to give them a job), that would make me say it’s hard to find better.
And, I’ll pass up a bowl of the Texas Red for a couple of my mom’s homemade tortillas and carnita tacos.

HornetSting on February 26, 2011 at 9:56 PM

Yellowdog12 on February 26, 2011 at 7:54 PM

Yep Yellowdog, ordinarily I’d agree with you, but I like Michael Williams just a tad better. Ted is the real deal though, and if he gets the nomination I’ll certainly support him.

Agreed, about Kay. She lost her way and turned into a squish, I guess she wasn’t strong enough to resist the “inside the beltway” culture. I’m beginning to have doubts about Cornyn too.

Webrider on February 26, 2011 at 11:28 PM

In 2003 a bunch of the TX leftie fleebaggers also went to NM because Richardson, Mr. Courageous, forbade to have them be followed there and brought back to perform their duties.

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2011 at 3:53 PM

Agreed. Perry threatened to send the Texas Rangers after them to haul them back, but Richardson would not permit an extradition of the fleebagging Dems.

Vic on February 27, 2011 at 1:10 AM

But, the fleebaggers claim they are fighting the evil of a democratic process. Takes a lot of courage to do that.

a capella on February 26, 2011 at 3:22 PM

Courage? Only if they are four year old communists, and their parents have just agreeed to tell them “NO.”

landlines on February 27, 2011 at 1:22 AM

Webrider on February 26, 2011 at 11:28 PM

You are right on Cornyn. I need to research Williams more.

Yellowdog12 on February 27, 2011 at 9:02 AM

HUD ruined Austin,Pflugerville,Round Rock with the trailer trash, section 8 ranches.Thousands of illegals flooded the school system and would look you in the eye and smirk that there were here illegally,free day care, breakfast/lunch. Until Austin Travis county cleans up the mess of sanctuary area this will continue. Hopefully Austin and the commie infested U of T will get cut off the state tit and federal money will dry up. Rick has the backing he needs to get rid of the wetbacks,anchor babies. The bigger threat is the muslim infiltrators at UT,CAIR folks like the kid in the panhandle that just got booked..

Col.John Wm. Reed on February 27, 2011 at 9:06 AM

What is the end game for the situation in Wisconsin? What will compel the Fleebaggers to return to the senate so that the government can do its business?

Old Fritz on February 26, 2011 at 9:10 PM
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No money and recall petitions that ought to do it.
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Cornan is gonna git primaries as he is a squish.
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Also join us world wide on,March 6, 2011 for our celebration of TEXAS LIBERTY 175 years strong since 6 March 1836!!

Col.John Wm. Reed on February 27, 2011 at 9:18 AM

Hmmmm…Herman, not on a hill so its not Houston. New Parkland, kind of on a hill but can’t think of anything residential within a mile, probably not Dallas. JPS, lots of expansion, not much of a hill that I remember, but there is residential within the mentioned radius, so maybe.

I’m pretty sure those are the big three, though Southwest is big and Baylor is getting downright huge, but no hill.

cozmo on February 26, 2011 at 7:32 PM

If I were guessing, I’d say Scott & White in Temple, which has been on the big hill off the loop for well over half a century and is the biggest health care provider in Central Texas.

I actually know a case in Texas where it made sense to flee, when two of the four country commissioners fled the county for a couple of weeks to prevent a quorum, so the other two commissioners and the county judge coulndn’t approve a non-essential bond issue that would have raised county property taxes 33 percent. An ethically questionable move, but in this case it was done to cut spending, not increase it (since the judge and the two commissioners already had been voted out of office and Texas law mandates any tax increases have to be approved annually by Sept. 30 and with at least four of five members present, the “flee the county” tactic meant the tax hike would die once their more conservative replacements took over).

jon1979 on February 27, 2011 at 12:01 PM

@ HornetSting,cozmo

Well, hell, boys. I’d damn sight rather be hung by my friends than by a bunch o’ damn strangers

try again later on February 27, 2011 at 1:26 PM