Perry testing the Iowa waters?

posted at 12:40 pm on July 9, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Is it beginning to look a lot like Perry-mas in Iowa?  According to Politico, Rick Perry has begun calling political organizers in the key caucus state to see how the ground looks, to the surprise of some.  According to Politico, Perry has also made arrangements for a meeting of the moneymen to plan a presidential campaign:

Rick Perry has started calling Iowa Republicans and a former RNC finance chairman is helping to convene a meeting of national donors later this month in Austin to discuss financing a potential 2012 campaign — signs that the Texas governor and his allies are stepping up their exploratory efforts.

If you’re in Iowa and your phone starts ringing, don’t be too surprised to hear a Texas drawl rather than a Midwestern twang on the other end:

Republican activist Joni Scotter told POLITICO she got a surprise phone call this afternoon from Perry, asking about the political landscape as it relates to him.

“It was just a surprise,” said Scotter, of Marion, who’s well-known for her frequent appearances at Iowa Republican events and is a coveted worker bee on presidential campaigns. She said she didn’t know how Perry got her number.

“He sounded great and just asked if he should run,” she said. “And I said, of course.” She said he said he hadn’t made up his mind. …

Dave Carney, Perry’s top strategist, confirmed that the governor had been reaching out to Republican caucus-goers.

This doesn’t surprise me at all.  I’ve been predicting a Perry run since April 2010, ever since I watched him speak to the Southern Republican Leadership Conference (since renamed the Republican Leadership Conference).  Perry issued a string of denials, but clearly the field has an opening for a Southern governor and an executive with as extensive a track record on job creation as Perry has.  Now that his back surgery has been successful and the legislature has wrapped up its business, Perry is free to start working on an exploratory committee and an eventual entry into the race.

Assuming Perry jumps in before the Ames poll, how will he impact the race?  Time is short, but Perry could get to Iowa soon enough to make an impact.  After having just entered the ring, expectations won’t be terribly high for Perry, not like they already are for Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann by now.  A third-place finish would be acceptable, but it’s more likely that Perry and the news of his entry will have the same impact on the race that Bachmann’s formal entry did last month.  He could easily end up dominating the news cycles in Iowa and around the nation, and his skills in retail politics will have a particular impact in caucus-driven Iowa. If Perry skips Ames, however, that will hurt him in Iowa in January — which is why I believe that Perry’s entry will come sooner rather than later.

Townhall plans on providing extensive coverage of the Ames debate on August 10th and the straw poll on August 13th.  Townhall’s Guy Benson, Tina Korbe, and me will all be in Ames that week, trailing the candidates and tracking their progress.  Be sure to stay tuned to coverage at both Townhall and Hot Air.

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Satan worshipper! How DARE you buy a bottle of whine one cent over $349? Disgusting! Ryan should abdicate, or something.

John the Libertarian on July 10, 2011 at 2:23 AM

Careful of teh lurker…

Gohawgs on July 10, 2011 at 5:21 AM

Speaking of aches in that biological vicinity, why is it so easy to pick Palians out in a crowd? Hmmm. What is there in common about the good-natured civility of ddtroll, Geowhatever and kingjockstrap in just this thread that gives it away?

MJBrutus on July 9, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Poor baby! The hypocrisy seems to be getting the best of you. Back home, there’s a sarcastic expression we say to people like you. “Lache moi pour que je te frappe.” It means, “Let me go so I can hit you” and it describes what you’re trying to do. You want to dish it out, but get offended whenever someone has backbone and disagrees with you. You’re not used to it. You’re the problem with Republicans who only want candidates that flop in the wind and never stand up to anyone. Screw that.

MrX on July 10, 2011 at 7:47 AM

Does this help you, Sparky?

ramrants on July 10, 2011 at 4:17 AM

Not quite, Sparky, because Rick Perry nor any other government official in that case created a single job. Like I said, tort reform in various degrees of completeness and low tax rates are fairly standard in red states. Pick any red state governor and he/she would probably be similar.

ddrintn on July 10, 2011 at 8:10 AM

Test the water, then jump in. I’d like to look at more options.

DrStock on July 10, 2011 at 8:15 AM

She’d rob the libs of their “oh but she’s so dumb at foreign policy” stick.

John the Libertarian on July 10, 2011 at 12:58 AM

And give SNL 25 years worth of material to work with….

ramrants on July 10, 2011 at 4:17 AM

Wasting your time you know. DDrtn only has one thought and that is that SP actually possesses magic fairy dust and can fix all problems with a wave of her hand. Facts about other people are just a nuisance.
But don’t tell him he is a cultist. It hurts his feelings.

Bradky on July 10, 2011 at 9:33 AM

And who brought Gov. Palin’s name into this this thread on the very first comment? Oh the irony.

Cindy Munford on July 10, 2011 at 9:40 AM

Wasting your time you know. DDrtn only has one thought and that is that SP actually possesses magic fairy dust and can fix all problems with a wave of her hand.

Bradky on July 10, 2011 at 9:33 AM

Now if that weren’t a strawman you pulled out of your ass, you’d have a point there. I’ve never said anything of the sort. But yet “Perry created 25 million new jobs!!!!!” tripe is perfectly acceptable because to Bradky’s cultish anti-Palin mind, anything that benefits Perry is going to be to the detriment of Palin.

ddrintn on July 10, 2011 at 9:47 AM

Cindy Munford on July 10, 2011 at 9:40 AM

Actually I mentioned the palinistas.try to keep up, k?

Bitter day awaiting the Palinistas….

Bradky on July 9, 2011 at 12:43 PM

ddrintn on July 10, 2011 at 9:47 AM

Here have a tissue….

Bradky on July 10, 2011 at 9:49 AM

And give SNL 25 years worth of material to work with….

And who gives a flying f***k about SNL anyway? As if Perry and Bachmann (to name two) wouldn’t be similar mines of material.

ddrintn on July 10, 2011 at 9:49 AM

Here have a tissue….

Bradky on July 10, 2011 at 9:49 AM

For what? Maybe you should keep it to wipe that spittle off your chin.

ddrintn on July 10, 2011 at 9:50 AM

ddrintn on July 10, 2011 at 9:50 AM

I’m not the one spending the majority of my days and nights floating from thread to thread to make sure no has said something bad about Palin or her fans.
there is a big world out there… go enjoy it sometime.

Bradky on July 10, 2011 at 9:54 AM

I’m not the one spending the majority of my days and nights floating from thread to thread to make sure no has said something bad about Palin or her fans.
there is a big world out there… go enjoy it sometime.

Bradky on July 10, 2011 at 9:54 AM

Oh, another “I have a life unlike you even though here I sit snarking on a blog” routine. Those are precious.

ddrintn on July 10, 2011 at 9:55 AM

Not quite, Sparky, because Rick Perry nor any other government official in that case created a single job. Like I said, tort reform in various degrees of completeness and low tax rates are fairly standard in red states. Pick any red state governor and he/she would probably be similar.

ddrintn on July 10, 2011 at 8:10 AM

I can explain it to you, but I can’t comprehend it for you. If you don’t understand how government policy/regulations impacts jobs, you don’t understand.

ramrants on July 10, 2011 at 9:58 AM

I can explain it to you, but I can’t comprehend it for you. If you don’t understand how government policy/regulations impacts jobs, you don’t understand.

ramrants on July 10, 2011 at 9:58 AM

“Impacts” is not the same as “creates”. If you can;t make the distinction on your own, all I can do is refer you to a dictionary. Sparky.

ddrintn on July 10, 2011 at 10:00 AM

I’m not the one spending the majority of my days and nights floating from thread to thread to make sure no has said something bad about Palin or her fans.
there is a big world out there… go enjoy it sometime.

Bradky on July 10, 2011 at 9:54 AM

Of course not. You’ve just spent years here trolling and insulting Conservatives. What a noble effort./

kingsjester on July 10, 2011 at 10:04 AM

I always chose my elected officials by how much air time on SNL they will receive. It is ever so relevant.

Cindy Munford on July 10, 2011 at 10:04 AM

So Perry personally created a job that way…. how, exactly? He didn’t. You didn’t demonstrate a damn thing other than your talent for premature ejaculation.

Lower tax rates are probably a greater spur to job growth. I can point to several red-state governors who’ve done a good job keeping taxes in check.

ddrintn on July 9, 2011 at 7:59 PM

http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2008/05/19/doctors-flock-to-texas-after-tort-reform/

Does this help you, Sparky?

7000 new doctors in Texas (and that article is over 3 years old…I’m sure more have moved to TX since). So lets do the math, shall we?

Lets say that half those doctors have a private practice. If they have a private practice, they will need a staff. Some people in the front, some people to handle insurance claims, some people to do the office management stuff, some nurses, some nurses assistants, etc. So we’ll say, on the conservative side, each of those doctors hires 5 people for his office. So you have 3500 (half of 7000) times 5 (the number of people hired as office staff) which gives you (…mmm, blah, blah, blah..carry the two) 17,500 new jobs.

And that’s how tort reform, and the Governor who championed and signed it into law, creates jobs.

ramrants on July 10, 2011 at 4:17 AM

Thanks for that. I didn’t want it getting lost on the end of the last page.

Elisa on July 10, 2011 at 10:08 AM

Cindy Munford on July 10, 2011 at 10:04 AM

It that show still on? It ceased being funny or relevant years ago.

kingsjester on July 10, 2011 at 10:09 AM

kingsjester on July 10, 2011 at 10:09 AM

Oh, it’s suppose to be funny? I think it’s a political show now and if people can make fun of the way you talk, you have to go into seclusion and never be seen in public again.

Cindy Munford on July 10, 2011 at 10:14 AM

Cindy Munford on July 10, 2011 at 10:14 AM

Yep. And if you happen to be a **gasp** unashamed Christian, who did not go to an Ivy League school, you’re automatically disqualified for any notion of political expertise or seeking the presidency.

kingsjester on July 10, 2011 at 10:19 AM

Don’t you wonder about people who are never for anything but against so much?

Cindy Munford on July 10, 2011 at 10:26 AM

Don’t you wonder about people who are never for anything but against so much?

Cindy Munford on July 10, 2011 at 10:26 AM

Yep. They seem bitter. Sometimes, they’ll say that they’re for someone, like, say, Mitch Daniels, who’s clearly not a Conservative, just to torque off the majority of posters on Hot Air. Our Trolls are always playing games.

kingsjester on July 10, 2011 at 10:32 AM

Right to work state, cheap land, cheap undocumented worker labor has been the entire reason that Texas has been successful with a minuscule 8.1% unemployment economy.

Mcguyver on July 9, 2011 at 8:07 PM

Bingo, and on that basis the former two-term Democratic governor of my own native state of TN is just as impressive as Perry.

ddrintn on July 9, 2011 at 8:12 PM

These two idiots are long on BS but short on facts, which when they use a fact at all, they only use part of it.

Forget your former Democrat governor, ddrintn, Tennessee can’t compare to the 2nd largest state with the most fortune 500 companies.
mcguyver is just a simple liar.

cartooner on July 10, 2011 at 10:35 AM

Pawlenty on “Meet the Press” baring his fangs – I agree with you buddy, it’s GOT to be a Governor.
Of course every Republican candidate on the show from now on is going to be confronted with David Brooks and his Republicans are “fanatical” “delusional” and “infected”.

Marcus on July 10, 2011 at 10:35 AM

Yeah, and for the record I like Perry and would happily vote for him. But I’m not going to swallow messianic crap from Perry fans that would be shot down in a hurry if it came from Palinistas. Neither are messiahs.

And with that, it’s time to get out into that world that Bradky referred to earlier. Later.

ddrintn on July 10, 2011 at 10:35 AM

ddrintn on July 10, 2011 at 10:35 AM

I hope it isn’t the same world because I think you qualify as crazy in his.

Cindy Munford on July 10, 2011 at 10:38 AM

Forget your former Democrat governor, ddrintn, Tennessee can’t compare to the 2nd largest state with the most fortune 500 companies.

cartooner on July 10, 2011 at 10:35 AM

Texas has a lot of oil, too. A lot of red states have done OK with much less than Texas has, including Tennessee. So how specifically is Perry a better executive than Bredesen was? Or better than Scott Walker? Or Chris Christie? Or Sarah Palin?

And with that, out.

ddrintn on July 10, 2011 at 10:39 AM

“Meet the Press” fair and balanced political panel:
David Gregory, Upchuck Todd, and Eugene ‘mushmouth” Robinson. Talking Sarah Palin for the most part. Seriously. With the budget deal or no deal, the jobs numbers – Sarah Palin.

Marcus on July 10, 2011 at 10:48 AM

Marcus on July 10, 2011 at 10:48 AM

I think it is a disease that will require an name before long.

Cindy Munford on July 10, 2011 at 10:54 AM

Cindy Munford on July 10, 2011 at 10:54 AM

They lingered on the new Palin Newsweek cover. Palin, Newsweek – you can imagine. I’ll let those interested look it up. Less a serious woman than a bra model.

Marcus on July 10, 2011 at 10:58 AM

Texas has a lot of oil, too. A lot of red states have done OK with much less than Texas has, including Tennessee. So how specifically is Perry a better executive than Bredesen was? Or better than Scott Walker? Or Chris Christie? Or Sarah Palin?

And with that, out.

ddrintn on July 10, 2011 at 10:39 AM

I’ll take you on, it’s so easy, even a caveman from TN could do it if he’d come out of his cave.
Texas has created almost 40% of all the jobs in the nation in the last 10 years, over 840,000 jobs. Arizona was second with 90,000+. Oh and to mcguyver’s snark about “cheap (illegal)immigrant labor”, These were non-agriculture jobs. Oh, Perry was governor all those years. Texas has created more jobs during this recession than any other state.
Now I know I’m a little fast and loose with the word “created”. Government can only create government jobs which do not create wealth though some are necessary. I’m talking about wealth-creating jobs––the private sector. All the government can do there is is provide the environment for job creation. That includes, mostly getting out of the way and let the market freely function. Low taxes, reasonable regulation, protection of rights without fear of frivolous lawsuits etc. It takes a pretty good government executive to create this atmosphere and keep it. So yeah, I’ll put Perry up against any and all those governors you cite.

cartooner on July 10, 2011 at 11:25 AM

They lingered on the new Palin Newsweek cover. Palin, Newsweek – you can imagine. I’ll let those interested look it up. Less a serious woman than a bra model.

Marcus on July 10, 2011 at 10:58 AM

After that Creepy Diana spread and story, I shudder to think what they did to Palin, but you were probably watching half their readership on that program.

cartooner on July 10, 2011 at 11:30 AM

The Texas economy is really nothing to brag about. The unemployment rate in Texas is 8%. 23 states have lower unemployment rates than Texas, including blue states like New York.

http://www.bls.gov/web/laus/laumstrk.htm

Jon0815 on July 10, 2011 at 12:22 PM

mcguyver is just a simple liar.

cartooner on July 10, 2011 at 10:35 AM

I am not lying. If I am simple it’s by design so morons like you can understand complex subjects.

It’s Rick Perry who is the sophisticated and pretentious liar, day in and day out.

Check out the “tax reform” aka,tax increase called Business Margin Tax that happened when Perry called a special session to quote close tax loopholes for small business.

What “conservative” governor would do such a thing and in the process act like a democrat and lie like Bill Clinton?

Oh and to mcguyver’s snark about “cheap (illegal)immigrant labor”, these were non-agriculture jobs. Oh, Perry was governor all those years. Texas has created more jobs during this recession than any other state.
Now I know I’m a little fast and loose with the word “created”.

So a “cartooner” from the political bastards website is fast and loose!?

Hilarious!

Here’s your problem. Consider yourself punked: Perry loves himself educated illegals because he has always defended his college tuition for them, saying that quote “they need a chance” end quote.

So you see, you uneducated moron. You’re an idiot because educated illegals don’t work in agriculture.

Mcguyver on July 10, 2011 at 12:23 PM

Anyone but Romney.

Yakko77 on July 10, 2011 at 12:35 PM

Mcguyver on July 10, 2011 at 12:23 PM

So you still feel entitled to your own “facts”. Fine, but you fool no one. You can’t have a discussion or debate, you just fling bile, make up crap and drop partial facts and claim it’s all the truth. When you get called on it, you name-call and repeat your MO. At least be a better liar, you’re too obvious.

cartooner on July 10, 2011 at 12:50 PM

At least be a better liar, you’re too obvious.

cartooner on July 10, 2011 at 12:50 PM

Why don’t you try be honest and contribute to a debate with facts?

I have given facts, where are yours?

You’re the one that is a blatant liar, flings bile, makes crap up, admits to being “fast and loose” with facts!!

Go eat your own shit, wipe your ass and clean up after yourself with something other than your right hand.

Mcguyver on July 10, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Mcguyver on July 10, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Ooooh! Tantrum! Need a diaper change?

cartooner on July 10, 2011 at 1:48 PM

Elisa on July 10, 2011 at 10:08 AM
cartooner on July 10, 2011 at 11:25 AM

Yes, those are the ways in which state executives foster an environment that adds jobs AND income to people’s pockets. My home town’s doctors grew by over 50% and made it a rapidly rising star in the medical community in Texas. And not a single one of those doctors appreciates, or agrees with, the premise of Obamacare. And yes, many of the new residents of Texas worry very much over illegal immigration. But Perry trying to stem that tide by arresting and deporting all of the illegals, playing into the hands of the liberal press that owns and operates almost all the Texas papers, would have meant that Perry would not be governor now, or for the last 6 years.

You’d really have to be a foul mouthed child idiot (like ddrintn and McGuyver) to believe that any conservative, including Palin, Bachmann, or Daniels or Christie would be able to survive politically by just saying “all you Mexicans get outta my state”. Right! Like that is gonna happen for any governor.

The naysayers here who don’t believe Bachmann, Palin, Perry are conservative enough, especially compared to Romney, and Huntsman, and want Phil Bredesen, or some Dhimmi Lite instead of ANY Conservative over the Communist in Chief we currently have, are not worthy of concern. Their opinions and spite for everyone here with a different opinion just makes them look like little children or Democratic operatives.

After all, the Dhimmis are spending BIG bucks to infiltrate conservative meetings, appearances, and forums to try to make trouble for Conservatives. And the NY Times thinks this is a good thing because Republican candidates are going to slip up and go off some magical message put out by the Koch brothers, or something. Don’t be fooled by any idiot who claims Perry isn’t conservative enough, or Palin, or Bachmann. The knives are out for those folks because the Dhimmis and the Rethuglican establishment sees them as a larger threat to their federal tax money gravy train than a Dhimmicrat President gaining another term and sending the country to Hell on a handcart……

ddrintn and McGuyver, I’m talking to you two idiots too.

Subsunk

Subsunk on July 10, 2011 at 2:38 PM

You’re an idiot because educated illegals don’t work in agriculture.

Mcguyver on July 10, 2011 at 12:23 PM

Really? The graduating classes of Texas A&M in the College of Agriculture might have a difference of opinion with that………

COLLEGE STATION – Seniors from Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences were honored with Senior Merit Awards on April 17 at the College’s Spring Awards Convocation.

Based on leadership, scholarship and service at the department, college and university level, the Senior Merit Award is the highest award given to undergraduates by the College.

To be eligible for the award, students must be projected to graduate during the 2010 calendar year.

Some of the award recipients are:

● Gabriela Santistevan, an animal science and agricultural economics double major from Santa Cruz, Bolivia. She was the vice president of the Golden Key International Honor Society, was a member of the COALS Student Council, and served as a student ambassador for the China-U.S. Relations Conference in Beijing. Santistevan plans to return to Bolivia to spread agricultural awareness.

● Sarah Luna, a nutritional sciences major from Oxnard, Calif. She was a member of the Undergraduate Honors Research Fellow Program, was a student ambassador for the China-U.S Relations Conference in Beijing, and was a member of the American Dietetic Association and the Texas Chapter of American College Sports Medicine. She a President’s Endowed Scholarship recipient and was a four-year recipient of the National Merit Recognition Award. Luna plans to pursue a doctoral degree at Cornell University or Tufts University.

● Jessica Lightner, a bioenvironmental sciences major from Harlingen. She is a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority, served as a Fish Camp Counselor, and was a member of the Aggie Habitat for Humanity Organization. She was consecutively named to the Dean’s List, and was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the National Society of Leadership and Success. Lightner plans to attend law school, emphasizing in environmental law.

● Laura De La Garza, a bioenvironmental sciences major from San Antonio. She served in multiple officer positions in the Corps of Cadets Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band, was a Corps of Cadets Center Guard, and was a member of the Mexican American Engineers and Scientists. She served as a lab assistant for the department of soil and crop sciences and was a member of the O.R. Simpson Corps Honor Society. De La Garza plans to pursue a graduate degree in plant pathology at Texas A&M.

Subsunk on July 10, 2011 at 2:48 PM

I’ll take you on, it’s so easy, even a caveman from TN could do it if he’d come out of his cave.
Texas has created almost 40% of all the jobs in the nation in the last 10 years, over 840,000 jobs. Arizona was second with 90,000+.

cartooner on July 10, 2011 at 11:25 AM

Yeah, that’s definitely cave man logic. Perry’s obviously superior because he’s the governor of a state with 25 million people in it and unless the state is a Michigan-type disaster job-creation numbers are going to be eye-popping compared to a place like, say, Missouri or Tennessee or South Carolina…even though in most respects all those states share very similar policy goals.

Perry’s fine, and I have no problems with him. But come on. A dose of reality every now and then.

You’d really have to be a foul mouthed child idiot (like ddrintn and McGuyver) to believe that any conservative, including Palin, Bachmann, or Daniels or Christie would be able to survive politically by just saying “all you Mexicans get outta my state”. Right! Like that is gonna happen for any governor.

Subsunk on July 10, 2011 at 2:38 PM

You really have to be seeing things if you’ve EVER seen me type anything at ALL about Perry as regards immigration policy.

ddrintn on July 10, 2011 at 3:07 PM

She served as a lab assistant for the department of soil and crop sciences and was a member of the O.R. Simpson Corps Honor Society. De La Garza plans to pursue a graduate degree in plant pathology at Texas A&M.

Subsunk on July 10, 2011 at 2:48 PM

Really? Do I really have to spell this out for you?!
I meant uneducated crop-picking, weed-pulling, basket-carrying field picking jobs-by-the-hour or basket, agriculture jobs.

The jobs you mentioned above are going to need Perry’s tuition for illegals so they have chance to “climb the ladder of success”, as Perry says.

to believe that any conservative, including Palin, Bachmann, or Daniels or Christie would be able to survive politically by just saying “all you Mexicans get outta my state”. Right! Like that is gonna happen for any governor.
Subsunk on July 10, 2011 at 2:38 PM

Truly, you expose yourself to be a hack, an ignorants and a treasonous bastards, a danger to this country.

You obviously are not bright enough, and nor do you care enough about this country’s future if you espouse squishy RINOs that allow for and create magnets for illegals to come by the millions for social welfare, medicaid, disability, food stamps, bastard child support, college welfare (free tuition), etc. etc…!!

The reason I know this is because if you cared and you were brilliant and smart, you would know that this kind of rampant illegal immigration is what collapsed the Roman Empire at long last, because it changed the electoral paradigm to the point the voting public (illegal immigrants) were able vote in sufficient numbers to guarantee a continual Nanny State government that attracted more illegals, repeatedly, until such time that the Empire collapsed in on itself.

Is that what you want for this country? Because Rick Perry has only perpetuated the same, ad nauseum.

Don’t give me this disingenuous mantra, that it’s the Fed’s problem to build the fence, secure the border, put more troops there, etc., because although that is true, every one of these treacherous and treasonous politicians like W. Bush, Perry, Obama, et al (same clowns, different circuses) has never really DONE ANYTHING TO TAKE AWAY THE MAGNETS of the welfare system..!!

Although the fence is a well-intentioned idea, the illegals driven by the welfare magnets, are now jumping the tallest fences we can built, and any slowdown in the flow is only due to other temporary circumstances.

Mcguyver on July 10, 2011 at 4:49 PM

Texas has been the hands-down winner in the national jobs-growth contest for quite some time. Since June 2009, when the recession ended, Texas has added 265,300 net jobs, accounting for 45 percent of net U.S. job creation. Over the last ten years, the numbers are even better: Texas created more than 1 million jobs during this period, more than all other states combined; while California, New York, Florida, and Illinois have combined to lose 930,000 jobs…
Texas has largely built its success on the free-market model. Consider this: Texas ranks 50th among the states in state tax burden, compared with California at 9, New York at 11, Florida at 36, and Illinois at 25.

Low-tax states have remarkable advantages over high-tax states in employment growth, income growth, and gross domestic product growth…

http://www.texaspolicy.com/pdf/2011-06-PB33-TexasLeadershipSuccess-CEF-bpeacock.pdf

One of the issues Bill White brought up during the recent governor’s race was the amount of time and money Perry spends traveling. White failed to mention that most of Perry’s travel time was spent promoting the favorable business climate in Texas.

Perry has his weak points, but the effort he puts into job creation doesn’t appear to be one of them.

itsacookbook on July 10, 2011 at 5:09 PM

Perry has his weak points, but the effort he puts into job creation doesn’t appear to be one of them.

itsacookbook on July 10, 2011 at 5:09 PM

Yes, indeed. How does allowing for and creating buffet style welfare magnets, create jobs for Texans – by the way, the illegals don’t count as Texans in Texas, anymore than Texans count as Mexicans in Mexico…don’t believe me? Go try get a job or welfare benefits in Mexico!
The bottom line is this, the only way that an open and free-flowing border would work, is if Mexico would reciprocate equally, but since they don’t then we have to adjudicate this issue right down the line of whether they are citizens of said country.
No country can, without destroying itself, simply open the borders for a free-flowing immigrant situation unless it is equally reciprocative.

Perry is a ‘chameleon conservative with a rubber straight jacket’ that has ‘anti-abortion’ written on it, essentially he is Texas’ reincarnation of Mike Huckabee and Bill Clinton all-in-one.

Perry’s travel time was spent promoting the favorable business climate in Texas.

Oh yes, good one!

The way Perry attracts businesses, is by choosing winners and losers via his Enterprise Fund and The Emerging Technology Fund, both designed by non-practicing-conservative republicans with Perry at the controls as welfare for their pet favorite company that gives the most campaign funds.
And of course, you might say that all republicans do this….well then they are all wrong (and wet) in doing so! Republicans providing corporate welfare using taxpayers money (otherwise known as stealing when we do it to each other) provides a crack in the dam for Democrats to do it for social welfare programs!!

So let’s get this straight, republicans provide welfare for illegals and corporations and democrats provide welfare for bastard children, food stamps, medicaid, medicare, social security, etc., etc.

Then the question you have to ask yourself is: “Which is worse, democrats or republicans? The answer should be obvious, they are the same.

Notice I didn’t mention conservatives, because they would actually make a difference and change this failing republican vs. democrat paradigm!

Mcguyver on July 10, 2011 at 6:18 PM

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