Rick Perry: Obama admin needs to apologize for the “insulting” lawsuit and incendiary comments

posted at 7:21 pm on July 17, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Last week, Attorney General Eric Holder spoke to the NAACP convention in Houston, criticizing Texas and other states currently being sued by the U.S. Department of Justice for enacting voter ID laws in an attempt to combat voter fraud. Comparing voter ID laws to Jim Crow-era “poll taxes,” Holder more or less accused Texas, et al of overt racism as the primary motivation for their laws:

“Many of those without IDs would have to travel great distances to get them and some would struggle to pay for the documents they might need to obtain them,” Holder said in a speech to the NAACP on Tuesday, referring specifically to a law being implemented in Texas. “We call those poll taxes.” …

“Especially in recent months, Texas has – in many ways – been at the center of our national debate about voting rights issues,” Holder said. “Let me be clear:  we will not allow political pretexts to disenfranchise American citizens of their most precious right.”

Man, the Obama administration really knows how to set an example for measured discourse and even-handed rhetoric, don’t they?

Straight-shootin’ Texas Gov. Rick Perry was not pleased with the attorney general’s less-than-generous comments about Texans working to prevent the very real problem of voter fraud. Prior to President Obama’s visit to the Lone Star state for a fundraiser earlier today, Perry fired off a missive demanding an apology from President Obama and his rhetorically reckless administration:

“Perhaps while the President is visiting Texas, he can take a break from big-dollar fundraisers to disavow his Attorney General’s offensive and incendiary comments regarding our common-sense voter investigation law,” Perry wrote in the statement.

Perry continued: “In labeling the Texas voter ID law as a ‘poll tax,’ Eric Holder purposefully used language designed to inflame passions and incite racial tension. It was not only inappropriate, but simply incorrect on its face.”

“The president should apologize for Holder’s imprudent remarks and for his insulting lawsuit against the people of Texas,” Perry concluded.

Hmm — something tells me Gov. Perry won’t be getting the apology for which he’s hoping. President Obama did find the time, however, to tell the Texans assembled at his fundraiser that he has plans for making the traditionally very red Texas into a battleground state in the future…? What the what?


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Kick it, Rick!

Pork-Chop on July 17, 2012 at 7:23 PM

I don’t see TX becoming a battleground state, but then he won NC last time by like 12 votes last time and they act like it’s some kind of Dem stronghold now.

gsherin on July 17, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Have to travel great distances to get an ID? I have to go 17 miles from my place, but if I lived in Minneapolis I wouldn’t be able to swing a dead cat without hitting an ID-issuing office. What a crock of shiznatch, as if people having to leave their couch for anything is now considered a human rights violation.

Bishop on July 17, 2012 at 7:25 PM

If a minority has to work for something like everyone else, it’s racist.

This snot is the quiet way of getting those reparations Sharpton, Jackson, et. al. have been screaming about since 1986.

Liam on July 17, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Should have gone with Perry.

J.E. Dyer on July 17, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Obama did find the time, however, to tell the Texans assembled at his fundraiser that he has plans for making the traditionally very red Texas into a battleground state in the future…? What the what?

I would sure like to see 0bama try.

Another one of his throwing money away strategies.

cozmo on July 17, 2012 at 7:28 PM

he has plans for making the traditionally very red Texas into a battleground state in the future…?

Of course he does, and refusing to enforce immigration laws and unilaterally issuing de facto amnesty to illegal aliens is all part of the plan.

AZCoyote on July 17, 2012 at 7:29 PM

…he has plans for making the traditionally very red Texas into a battleground state in the future…?

My guess is that once the elections are over, he is intending to completely suspend all immigration laws. After all, in recent days he has been acting like Caesar, grabbing power from the Congress to the point of where Congress is little more than a figurehead.

This is just like what happened with the Roman Senate and Julius Caeser

eva3071 on July 17, 2012 at 7:29 PM

as if people having to leave their couch for anything is now considered a human rights violation.

Bishop on July 17, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Best line of the day!

uhangtight on July 17, 2012 at 7:31 PM

President Obama did find the time, however, to tell the approximately 25 Texans and assorted blue-state refugees assembled at his fundraiser that he has plans for making the traditionally very red Texas into a battleground state in the future…? What the what?

FIFY. :-)

Mary in LA on July 17, 2012 at 7:31 PM

In other news, the death knell for the Democratic Republic has been sounded, and in its place is the all-powerful dictator. Dark days are ahead for us.

eva3071 on July 17, 2012 at 7:31 PM

These UPCOMING 100+ days are not coming on fast enough…

This guy and his administration has to go!

We need to be ALL over these comments by Obama and businesses 24/7 for the next 90 days. AS he belittles employers and their hard work with which we are relying on to improve our economy he just showed his beliefs…again.

Then you have his AG attacking another state about voter ID…I am from AZ and he has already gone after us, then FL’s laws, now TX, and who is next. He is seeking to get every vote, legally or not, in any manner.

g2825m on July 17, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Okay Rick, settle down, you are well past relevance thanks to your disappointing blatherings during the debates.

Daikokuco on July 17, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Perry nailed this one. Although I wouldn’t hold your breathe for an apology.

It’s amazing that this administrations gets away with trying to start race wars. MOST DIVISIVE ADMINISTRATION EVER.

ModerateMan on July 17, 2012 at 7:32 PM

I know Rachel Tensions and she’s NOT pleased either.

leftnomore on July 17, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Obama did find the time, however, to tell the Texans assembled at his fundraiser

Man, busing people from NYC all the way down to Dallas, crunching undersized cowboy hats on them, and making them wear flannel shirts and jeans in this weather is just cruel.

Bishop on July 17, 2012 at 7:32 PM

We need to get a wave started on 6 NOV starting with all the East coast states from Fl all the way up the coast to Maine with some major upsets which will send a tremor through the rest of the country that Obama is NOT going to win this time around…

g2825m on July 17, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Stop the “Barry ought to apologize” fetish. Unless you are Pakistan or an Arabic despot, you will not be getting any apology and deep bowing from Barry.

bayview on July 17, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Holy Henry….could Perry be the VP pick ?!?!?!?!?!?

birdhurd on July 17, 2012 at 7:34 PM

I think it’s an excellent idea, the Obama campaign should spend lots of campaign funds on ads down here in Texas. Really it’s a brilliant idea/

Dr Evil on July 17, 2012 at 7:35 PM

President Obama did find the time, however, to tell the Texans assembled at his fundraiser that he has plans for making the traditionally very red Texas into a battleground state in the future…?

GASP! You mean Houston and Austin are secedeing and forming a state of their own?

radjah shelduck on July 17, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Speaking of Obama’s refusal to enforce immigration laws, remember his illegal alien uncle who was arrested for DUI last year? He’s now been convicted, and as a longtime fugitive living illegally in the U.S. in violation of a deportation order, he’s not eligible for Obama’s “executive action” DREAM Act order — but guess what? The Obama administration is refusing to deport him anyway, despite the fact that there is no valid legal justification for allowing him to stay here.

Not only is it good to be king, it’s also good to be a relative of the king — because then the laws of the U.S. simply won’t be enforced against you.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/07/16/memo-Obama-admin-uncle

AZCoyote on July 17, 2012 at 7:37 PM

FYI, after San Antonio today, Obama is over in Austin right now at Gay, Lesbian, Trans-whatever fundraiser for him, exactly where “middle class Americans” would want their President to be. Jeesh!

TXUS on July 17, 2012 at 7:37 PM

GG will like this.

SparkPlug on July 17, 2012 at 7:37 PM

I would sure like to see 0bama try.

Another one of his throwing money away strategies.

cozmo on July 17, 2012 at 7:28 PM

What if he were to declare, via EO, all of California a National Wilderness area and then move its population to Texas. That would definitely turn it into a battle ground state.

chemman on July 17, 2012 at 7:37 PM

I think Arizona is in play too, I think the Obama campaign should spend campaign money in Arizona too.

Dr Evil on July 17, 2012 at 7:37 PM

What if he were to declare, via EO, all of California a National Wilderness area and then move its population to Texas. That would definitely turn it into a battle ground state.

chemman on July 17, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Have you ever tried to get a liberal in California to do anything? It’s like trying to herd cats.

Dr Evil on July 17, 2012 at 7:39 PM

President Obama did find the time, however, to tell the Texans assembled at his fundraiser that he has plans for making the traditionally very red Texas into a battleground state in the future…? What the what?

And I’m guessing opposition to anti-fraud measures at the polls are a part of those “plans.”

Mr. Prodigy on July 17, 2012 at 7:39 PM

if dear leader is supporting cutter, he’ll support holder

shameful…absolutely shameful

cmsinaz on July 17, 2012 at 7:39 PM

AZCoyote on July 17, 2012 at 7:37 PM

as mentioned before, Barack Obama is in the beginning stages of a dictatorial power-grab. I have seen it happen all too often in the dictatorships we have now, and historical evidence.

eva3071 on July 17, 2012 at 7:40 PM

chemman on July 17, 2012 at 7:37 PM

cozmo and twerp would not like all the fluffin’ nutters from cali runnin’ around their land.

SparkPlug on July 17, 2012 at 7:40 PM

What if he were to declare, via EO, all of California a National Wilderness area and then move its population to Texas. That would definitely turn it into a battle ground state.

chemman on July 17, 2012 at 7:37 PM

And you would have to pay them a lot of money, they don’t do anything if they don’t get PAID.

Dr Evil on July 17, 2012 at 7:40 PM

ModerateMan on July 17, 2012 at 7:32 PM

A blood in the streets race war may be the only option he has to keep the White House, permanently.

chemman on July 17, 2012 at 7:40 PM

SparkPlug on July 17, 2012 at 7:40 PM

:)

chemman on July 17, 2012 at 7:41 PM

I think Arizona is in play too, I think the Obama campaign should spend campaign money in Arizona too.

Dr Evil on July 17, 2012 at 7:37 PM

And Utah. And Wyoming. Wyoming is totally in play. C’mon, Barry, never mind New York and California — you’ve got to pull out all the stops to get Wyoming’s 3 electoral votes, or else you can’t possibly win! Now get out there and fit every bison, steer, horse, deer, antelope, and moose in the state with a hand-knit, organically sourced “Obama 2012″ horse blanket!

Mary in LA on July 17, 2012 at 7:43 PM

as we say in Texas, “Come and Take It”

the day Texas becomes a battleground state must mean that California declared bancruptcy and that the border is wide open

burserker on July 17, 2012 at 7:43 PM

He had a fund raiser in San Antonio to pander to the Mexican vote and tonight he is attending a fundraiser in Austin to pander to the gays.

Alderene on July 17, 2012 at 7:43 PM

if dear leader is supporting cutter, he’ll support holder

shameful…absolutely shameful

cmsinaz on July 17, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Not so fast my friend.

Obama Tosses Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter Under The Bus, Refuses To Back Up Her Claim Romney Committed A Felony…

Man is it crowded under that bus.

JPeterman on July 17, 2012 at 7:43 PM

and making them wear flannel shirts and jeans in this weather is just cruel.

Bishop on July 17, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Its summer time you silly yankee. Not even the fake Texans are wearing flannel. Heck, a certain gender that is attracted to other members of the same gender ain’t wearin’ flannel now.

chemman on July 17, 2012 at 7:37 PM

First, the Californians wouldn’t go for it. And second…well, the only second I can think of is, target practice.

cozmo on July 17, 2012 at 7:43 PM

[Obama] has plans for making the traditionally very red Texas into a battleground state in the future…?

Finding a modern day Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna to lead Mexicans to the polls?

malclave on July 17, 2012 at 7:45 PM

“The president should apologize for Holder’s imprudent remarks and for his insulting lawsuit against the people of Texas,” Perry concluded.”

He should have concluded with…

“… but we know he isn’t going to. We know he can’t run on his record and class warfare is all he has left. Every economic woe you are feeling today is a direct result of policies and laws put into effect by President Obowma and the Democrat party. It took preparation, planning, intent, and execution, and now he wants four more years to finish what he has started.”

… Some times, Gov. Perry, you have to spell it out for people.

Seven Percent Solution on July 17, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Its summer time you silly yankee. Not even the fake Texans are wearing flannel. Heck, a certain gender that is attracted to other members of the same gender ain’t wearin’ flannel now.

cozmo on July 17, 2012 at 7:43 PM

The TFGRP’s people don’t know that, they just went with whatever stereotype they had of what a Texan looks like and outfitted their people accordingly.

What, you never heard a born-and-raised Texan speak with a Brooklyn accent while nervously eying the horse brought in as a prop?

Bishop on July 17, 2012 at 7:49 PM

I’m waiting for this hollow man to implode. As Romney’s camp ramps up the pressure, as they will, as the super pacs unleash their most vicious character attacks ( they will make Kerry’s swift boating look mild )… this made-up-man, this phony will come unraveled. Timing is important. The pressure needs to build slowly. The heavy artillery needs to come out in September and October.

nueces on July 17, 2012 at 7:49 PM

I can’t help it – he makes me smile and want to jump up and yell “hell yeah” at the same time.

What could have been…

gophergirl on July 17, 2012 at 7:50 PM

JPeterman on July 17, 2012 at 7:43 PM

thanks buddy, i stand corrected…

cmsinaz on July 17, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Holy Henry….could Perry be the VP pick ?!?!?!?!?!?

birdhurd on July 17, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Do not tease me – I would flip :)

gophergirl on July 17, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Don’t Screw,er,Mess with Texas!!
(sarc).

canopfor on July 17, 2012 at 7:53 PM

…Comparing voter ID laws to Jim Crow-era “poll taxes,” Holder more or less accused Texas, et al of overt racism as the primary motivation for their laws…

I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m sick to death of forty years of liberals telling me I, as a white man, somehow owe or should pay reparations to blacks, Hispanics, Indians (not the ones from India), gays, lesbians (and now, added in, bisexuals, trannies, and ‘questioning’), women, Moslems, and everyone else but Martians.

The hand is overplayed, over-baked, and overdone.

Liam on July 17, 2012 at 7:53 PM

gophergirl on July 17, 2012 at 7:50 PM

with ya GG :)

cmsinaz on July 17, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Obama did find the time, however, to tell the Texans assembled at his fundraiser that he has plans for making the traditionally very red Texas into a battleground state in the future…? What the what?

I would sure like to see 0bama try.

Another one of his throwing money away strategies.

cozmo on July 17, 2012 at 7:28 PM

hmmm, what’s he planning for Texas…shall we be worried? :-)

jimver on July 17, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Perry wasn’t ready for a presidential run but he’s nevertheless a tough hombre. Obama is hoping for a complete breakdown of immigration enforcement and a massive influx of illegal voters for the Democrats. We’re about to reach critical mass in this poor sick Republic.

rplat on July 17, 2012 at 7:53 PM

GG will like this.

SparkPlug on July 17, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Hee – you know me so well.

gophergirl on July 17, 2012 at 7:54 PM

I think it’s an excellent idea, the Obama campaign should spend lots of campaign funds on ads down here in Texas. Really it’s a brilliant idea/

Dr Evil on July 17, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Please, PLEASE do this, Obama. I’m soooo sick of his ads here in Nevada, and I’d love it if he’d waste millions on TX instead. (I’m sure Austin is totally winnable for him!) It’s gotten so thick here, I’ve abandoned Pandora completely and don’t watch anything that’s not on the DVR anymore.

Harbingeing on July 17, 2012 at 7:54 PM

gophergirl on July 17, 2012 at 7:52 PM

2nd that

cmsinaz on July 17, 2012 at 7:54 PM

First, the Californians wouldn’t go for it. And second…well, the only second I can think of is, target practice.

cozmo on July 17, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Makes me think of that old Bloom County cartoon in which Milo and the Major are hunting liberals with a “liberal call”.

Milo blows the liberal call: “No Nukes!”

Liberal, springing wildly up from the tall grass, calls joyously: “No nukes! No nukes!”

Major takes a pot-shot.

Liberal flees, yelling: “Gun control! Gun control!”

Major: “I think I wounded him.”

Liberal, unseen in the tall grass: “Ow! Socialized medicine! Socialized medicine!”

Mary in LA on July 17, 2012 at 7:56 PM

U.S. Department of Justice for enacting voter ID laws in an attempt to combat voter fraud.
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MeanWhile,back at the Wisconsin Ranch………..

Second judge rejects state voter ID law
July 17 2012-6:20PM
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Madison –

A second judge has declared Wisconsin’s voter ID law unconstitutional,
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further guaranteeing that the ID requirement

will not be in place for elections this fall.
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Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan wrote Tuesday that the state’s requirement that all voters show photo ID at the polls

creates a “substantial impairment of the right to vote”
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guaranteed by the state constitution.
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In March, Flanagan issued an injunction temporarily blocking the law because the plaintiffs – the Milwaukee branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the immigrant rights group Voces de la Frontera – were likely to succeed in their arguments. Flanagan made that injunction permanent in the 20-page decision he issued Tuesday.

The immediate effect of his ruling is limited because another Dane County judge, Richard Niess, permanently blocked the voter ID law in March in a case brought by the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Having a second ruling against the law makes it all the more difficult for voter ID proponents to get the law reinstated because they would need to get both orders lifted.(More….)
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http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/second-judge-rejects-state-voter-id-law-ea65kqh-162799866.html

canopfor on July 17, 2012 at 7:58 PM

…everyone else but Martians. …

Liam on July 17, 2012 at 7:53 PM

What makes you think you’re off the hook for reparations for Martian-Americans? It’s not easy being green.

Mary in LA on July 17, 2012 at 7:58 PM

That piece of CRAP holder and his communist PIG boss obumbo are the ones that are racist PIGS and need to go now, before November.

It’s not racist to prove you are a citizen before casting your vote for the biggest communist ever to exist in America. If you can’t prove it, guess what Mr. dead man or illegal ALIEN, you don’t get to vote. EFF OFF.

Wolfmoon on July 17, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Then why this Rick?:

Rick Perry calls on Romney to release tax returns

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/17/rick-perry-calls-on-romney-to-release-tax-returns/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foxnews%2Fpolitics+%28Internal+-+Politics+-+Text%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo#ixzz20vYw9m8u

When college transcripts are released, then, and only then, maybe Mitt should begin considering releasing his tax records……

and that release can coincide with duh wun’s release of his source doc’s for his BC and just for good measure John-F’ing-Kerry’s Military Records……….

RealMc on July 17, 2012 at 8:01 PM

What makes you think you’re off the hook for reparations for Martian-Americans? It’s not easy being green.

Mary in LA on July 17, 2012 at 7:58 PM

It’s only because we don’t have evidence that there are Martians. But if liberals ever find ‘proof’ (even if they have to make it up), there will surely be a Dem program to prevent ‘disenfranchising’ illegal aliens from outer space.

Liam on July 17, 2012 at 8:01 PM

hmmm, what’s he planning for Texas…shall we be worried? :-)

jimver on July 17, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Everything else he has tried in his war against Texas hasn’t worked. The shuttle snub hurt personally, though not very much financially. I tried to get a team of privateers to go get one of the shuttle’s that should have gone to Houston.

Destroying the economy in yankee states to get yankees to invade with their liberal yankee ways came pretty close. But, we are workin’ on them.

cozmo on July 17, 2012 at 8:02 PM

gophergirl on July 17, 2012 at 7:54 PM

I just remember you were one of the nice Perry supporters. Cozmo was another Perry person whose comments I followed.

SparkPlug on July 17, 2012 at 8:03 PM

It appears,that the DOJ are Hell-Bent,on shaping this Presidential Election,

as,

Legit registered Voters

Vrs.

The Fraudsters!!

So,in conclusion,the Goons will Attempt to STEAL THE ELECTION,
under THE SUPERVISION OF HOLDER and the DOJ,

and touch’s upon,Team Obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TRANSPARENCY ANYBODY!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on July 17, 2012 at 8:03 PM

No chance in Hell of Texas becoming a “Swing State.” Look at voting history for the Lone Star state:

http://piqscore.com/texas/

The only time a Democrat came close to winning Texas is when Bill Clinton (37.08%) got in the same neighborhood as George Bush (40.56%) in 1992.

Oh, and did I mention that Texan Ross Perot siphoned off 22.01% of Bush’s votes that year?

VastRightWingConspirator on July 17, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Destroying the economy in yankee states to get yankees to invade with their liberal yankee ways came pretty close. But, we are workin’ on them.

cozmo on July 17, 2012 at 8:02 PM

This yankee will never support the pollution of Texas or any other free republic with the skanky trash that is commie obama and his putrid policies.

I will lock and load on behalf of the great state of Texas if needed…just buzz me. I’ll be there with scope sighted and camo on.

Wolfmoon on July 17, 2012 at 8:04 PM

RealMc on July 17, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Well that was some cold water on my happy dance.

SparkPlug on July 17, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Ah thanks :) I try to just have fun on here and support the people I like.

gophergirl on July 17, 2012 at 8:05 PM

What makes you think you’re off the hook for reparations for Martian-Americans? It’s not easy being green.

Mary in LA on July 17, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Mary in LA:

I’m thinking of **Damages**,that the world owes,for
dumping the probes on Mars,hahaha(sarc):)

canopfor on July 17, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Destroying the economy in yankee states to get yankees to invade with their liberal yankee ways came pretty close. But, we are workin’ on them.

cozmo on July 17, 2012 at 8:02 PM

If stuff gets too hot, this guy in NY is making his way to TX to be on the side of Texans.

Liam on July 17, 2012 at 8:07 PM

I think Perry would be a very smart pick for VP. I would have less insecurities about handing the reigns of power over to him compared to any of the other people that Romney could pick.

Bmore on July 17, 2012 at 8:07 PM

obviously once amnesty is put into place, TX will be a battleground state….and barry’s thinking that will be soon…maybe 5 to 10 years

r keller on July 17, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Off topic: live debate right now for all texans to watch Cruz vs Dewhurst. Wfaa channel 8

Aggie85 on July 17, 2012 at 8:08 PM

This is where Perry belongs; kicking ass in his home state. Same with Christie. Same with Walker.

MadisonConservative on July 17, 2012 at 8:08 PM

If Obama wins the election I will move to Canada so I can hang out with canopfor.

SparkPlug on July 17, 2012 at 8:08 PM

obviously once amnesty is put into place, TX will be a battleground state….and barry’s thinking that will be soon…maybe 5 to 10 years

r keller on July 17, 2012 at 8:08 PM

A third as long as his prison sentence should be….

Wolfmoon on July 17, 2012 at 8:09 PM

I’m thinking of **Damages**,that the world owes,for
dumping the probes on Mars,hahaha(sarc):)

canopfor on July 17, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Mars–a Superfund site! *LOL*

Liam on July 17, 2012 at 8:09 PM

I’m waiting for this hollow man to implode. As Romney’s camp ramps up the pressure, as they will, as the super pacs unleash their most vicious character attacks ( they will make Kerry’s swift boating look mild )… this made-up-man, this phony will come unraveled. Timing is important. The pressure needs to build slowly. The heavy artillery needs to come out in September and October.

nueces on July 17, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Yep. The ‘weaning off the teleprompter’ change is a gift that will keep on giving right through election day. HA may need to do multiple Obamateurism threads.

slickwillie2001 on July 17, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Talk is CHEAP Barry. Or as they like to say in Texas, “You’re all hat and NO cattle!”

GarandFan on July 17, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Holy Henry….could Perry be the VP pick ?!?!?!?!?!?

birdhurd on July 17, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Perry said being VP = bucket of warm spit

Makes me smile when I hear our Governor go after President Downgrade

Gig Em’

workingclass artist on July 17, 2012 at 8:18 PM

I don’t know. Not to drag up the dead horse, but, if he wasn’t so soft on illegal immigration, if he didn’t say those that want laws restored “heartless”, if he did t actually agree with the president’s latest back door amnesty for the kids of illegal aliens, maybe, just maybe, you wouldn’t need a voter ID law because your darn state is overrun with illegal aliens. And, bet me, THEY vote.
And, as far as the democrat creep. Easy. The lowest common denominator is still squeezing out kids because they don’t have to pay for them anyway. The rest of us pay fir them. You get cradle to grave goodies, you vote for the party that gives you those goodies.

RovesChins on July 17, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Should have gone with Perry.

J.E. Dyer on July 17, 2012 at 7:27 PM

…Perry is a Performer!…too bad he sucked during rehearsals!

KOOLAID2 on July 17, 2012 at 8:19 PM

canopfor on July 17, 2012 at 8:03 PM

So true!

Mary in LA on July 17, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Don’t forget, Texans being the racist rednecks they are, took in Katrina refugees from the “chocolate city” who then realized what a great state Texas is to live in and never went back. So I would have to say there is every reason to believe it WILL become a battleground state soon enough.

KMC1 on July 17, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Holy Henry….could Perry be the VP pick ?!?!?!?!?!?

birdhurd on July 17, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Your keyboard to some kindly-inclined god’s inbox!

Sekhmet on July 17, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Waitaminnit! By battleground state, does he mean to ship guns into Texas to arm criminals and start violent gangland massacres? Or does he just do that to Mexico?

I can’t help but wonder why the Romney campaign or other interested parties haven’t come up with a list of the Mexican victims of Fast & Furious. Real names to put to the bodies left in the wake of Obama’s gun walking scandal. Even my liberal friends have to agree that the idea of the US Gov’t allowing guns into the hands of the drug cartels without the knowledge of the Mexican government sounds bad at best.

So there’s a call for an apology to Mitt and now to Texas. Maybe Obama should get ready for another apology tour. He’s real good at those we know, but he needs to stop off-shoring them. Try a domestic tour Mr. President.

CitizenEgg on July 17, 2012 at 8:27 PM

RovesChins on July 17, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Your dead horse is dead.

The Feds have been poachin’ our border agents since W was in office…Look it up

workingclass artist on July 17, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Don’t forget, Texans being the racist rednecks they are, took in Katrina refugees from the “chocolate city” who then realized what a great state Texas is to live in and never went back. So I would have to say there is every reason to believe it WILL become a battleground state soon enough.

KMC1 on July 17, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Most of those folks stayed in Houston…Obama will win those parts of Houston & Austin

That’s about it

workingclass artist on July 17, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Cozmo was another Perry person whose comments I followed.

SparkPlug on July 17, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Wrongo, I didn’t support Perry in his presidential bid. Just defended Texas from the Perry hatin’ nutballs. Heck, I was ready for Perry to be gone during the last gubernatorial election.

Wolfmoon on July 17, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Texans will welcome you with a full bandolier in the correct caliber. Camo not necesary, even libs from Texas ain’t that good.

Liam on July 17, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Same goes for you. Not all yankees are bad.

cozmo on July 17, 2012 at 8:33 PM

as we say in Texas, “Come and Take It”

burserker on July 17, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Oh man, I was going to say that! I used to be aggravated with Perry half the time, but the Obama administration has brought out the best in Rick Perry. Texas proud, baby!

jazzuscounty on July 17, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Don’t forget, Texans being the racist rednecks they are, took in Katrina refugees from the “chocolate city” who then realized what a great state Texas is to live in and never went back. So I would have to say there is every reason to believe it WILL become a battleground state soon enough.

KMC1 on July 17, 2012 at 8:25 PM

And, after Katrina, the crime rate went up 25% in Houston, Texas.
The cradle to grave welfare crowd was dispersed throughout the country.

RovesChins on July 17, 2012 at 8:38 PM

RovesChins on July 17, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Your dead horse is dead.

The Feds have been poachin’ our border agents since W was in office…Look it up

workingclass artist on July 17, 2012 at 8:28 PM

And? So?
There’s still a big illegal alien problem in Texas. Rick, between stumbling through answers, declared his state open for business. Why put agents in a state where they are invited?
Hence, chicken and egg argument for a voter ID law. Why in the heck do you think they would need one of those laws? It’s like talking out both sides of your mouth.

RovesChins on July 17, 2012 at 8:42 PM

President Obama did find the time, however, to tell the Texans assembled at his fundraiser that he has plans for making the traditionally very red Texas into a battleground state in the future…? What the what?

literally?

ted c on July 17, 2012 at 8:43 PM

cozmo on July 17, 2012 at 8:02 PM

I know and I hope so…he just sounded almost eerily with that ‘I plan to make Texas a battleground state in the future’, bit strange and unexpected…one can hope no more surprise amnesty till the elections :-)

jimver on July 17, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Perry has more than made up for the what-was-that-third-thing? laugher in the last few months.

Rick for Homeland Security!

itsnotaboutme on July 17, 2012 at 8:45 PM

as if people having to leave their couch for anything is now considered a human rights violation.

Bishop on July 17, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Best line of the day!

uhangtight on July 17, 2012 at 7:31 PM

I agree! And not far off the mark, now that BHO waived his magic wand and made the Work for Welfare provision go away. I suppose it is now racist (or something) to make anyone actually EARN a government check.

BRunner on July 17, 2012 at 8:48 PM

President Obama did find the time, however, to tell the Texans assembled at his fundraiser that he has plans for making the traditionally very red Texas into a battleground state in the future…? What the what?

literally?

ted c on July 17, 2012 at 8:43 PM

In the home of a trial lawyer, who lives in one of the wealthiest areas in San Antonio, the DIminion.
I see evil rich people.
I’m betting if he wants a war, Texas will give him one,

RovesChins on July 17, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Talk is CHEAP Barry. Or as they like to say in Texas, “You’re all hat and NO cattle!”

GarandFan on July 17, 2012 at 8:15 PM

the mudderfu**er don’t even have his own hat.

john1schn on July 17, 2012 at 9:07 PM

What if he were to declare, via EO, all of California a National Wilderness area and then move its population to Texas. That would definitely turn it into a battle ground state.

chemman on July 17, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Oh, it’d be a battle ground all right. Just not in the way he or the weak little Californians think.

john1schn on July 17, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Talk is CHEAP Barry. Or as they like to say in Texas, “You’re all hat and NO cattle!”

GarandFan on July 17, 2012 at 8:15 PM

the mudderfu**er don’t even have his own hat.

john1schn on July 17, 2012 at 9:07 PM

If he had one he’d look like Sheriff Bart.

slickwillie2001 on July 17, 2012 at 9:11 PM

RovesChins on July 17, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Your dead horse is dead.

The Feds have been poachin’ our border agents since W was in office…Look it up

workingclass artist on July 17, 2012 at 8:28 PM

And? So?
There’s still a big illegal alien problem in Texas. Rick, between stumbling through answers, declared his state open for business. Why put agents in a state where they are invited?
Hence, chicken and egg argument for a voter ID law. Why in the heck do you think they would need one of those laws? It’s like talking out both sides of your mouth.

RovesChins on July 17, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Hey genius

Post your detailed plans on building a wall in in a giant canyon and a 1200 mile river that brings water to NM and CO…make sure you include your budget

workingclass artist on July 17, 2012 at 9:19 PM

RovesChins on July 17, 2012 at 8:42 PM

And voter ID laws should be in every state of the union

workingclass artist on July 17, 2012 at 9:22 PM

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