Rick Perry hint-hints: America is a great place for second chances

posted at 4:41 pm on March 12, 2014 by Erika Johnsen

Team Rick Perry hasn’t troubled to conceal the fact that the Texas governor is leaving the door wide open for another potential presidential bid in 2016, and he’s been making the media rounds lately to both tout his state’s comparatively excellent economic performance throughout the recession as well as advertise an approachably laid-back and gregarious yet serious personality style. He raised the roof at CPAC, and put in a good showing on Jimmy Kimmel’s show last night, temporarily shooting out of Austin for the SXSW conference/festival. After acknowledging some of the boos in the audience that greeted his introduction (Austin’s kinda’ like the blueberry in the tomato soup”), confirming the anecdote about the time he “dispatched” a coyote while jogging (“I do interviews with a gun, that’s the reason it’s called a concealed handgun”), and his movement toward marijuana legalization (“You don’t want to ruin a kid’s life for having a joint”), he dropped this open-ended quip: “America is a great place for second chances. Let’s just leave it at that.”


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Get in their face!

They bring a knife? You bring a gun!

Lanceman on March 12, 2014 at 4:45 PM

I’d be fine with him as president. Executive experience, has some foreign policy experience — dealing with Mexico.

Best thing: he didn’t go to Harvard.

rbj on March 12, 2014 at 4:46 PM

“You don’t want to ruin a kid’s life for having a joint”

I hate this line. There will never be a time that it’s legal for “kids” to smoke weed so why say it? This is just more buying into the liberal meme that early 20 year olds are kids and need the government to look out for them.

Rocks on March 12, 2014 at 4:46 PM

The DailyCaller nailed it on this one:

Texas governor issues a STERN WARNING to ABC funny man

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

rogaineguy on March 12, 2014 at 4:47 PM

I love that Texas’ economy is humming along but Perry didn’t do that alone. And he still has statist tendencies (like the Gardasil mandate) that are troubling.

Bitter Clinger on March 12, 2014 at 4:48 PM

“You don’t want to ruin a kid’s life for having a joint”

First, there is no jurisdiction in the United States where we “run a kid’s life for having a joint.” None. The idea that we are sending millions of people to prison, and ruining their lives, for simple possession, is a myth.

Second, even if marijuana is legalized, it’s not going to be legalized for kids. So it’s even a further strawman in that regard.

Shump on March 12, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Hmm, I figured with the money quote, and Perry’s ability to draw out the nutballs, this would have been QOTD.

Too bad, it would have been fun.

Oh well, early meltdown it is.

I did enjoy the money quote.

cozmo on March 12, 2014 at 4:49 PM

His renewed vitality must be in the glasses.

Sherman1864 on March 12, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Now this is the guy we need and should be getting behind for President. Rick Perry is a proven conservative with a record or accomplishments and governing experience – a must if you want to qualify for the highest job in the world. You can see how he would govern the US by his tenure as governor of Texas – no surprises with Rick Perry.

Rick Perry 2016!

bzip on March 12, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Was the audience reaction to Perry bad? Can’t view the clips on my phone for some reason.

Jack_Burton on March 12, 2014 at 4:52 PM

– no surprises with Rick Perry.

bzip on March 12, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Having been aware of this guy for twenty plus years, I can say with high confidence that Perry is a surprise a minute. Some good, some bad.

cozmo on March 12, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Fun watch.

ebrawer on March 12, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Not my first choice, but I could live with Perry. Snag Jindal for veep and install Sarah as press sec. and now we are in business.

nobar on March 12, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Wow, talk about a love letter from Jimmy Kimmel. I’m liking Rick 2.0

John the Libertarian on March 12, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Second, even if marijuana is legalized, it’s not going to be legalized for kids. So it’s even a further strawman in that regard.

Shump on March 12, 2014 at 4:48 PM

A “Kid” nowadays is anyone under the age of 30.

portlandon on March 12, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Sheila Jackson Lee Thinks the Constitution is 400 Years Old

Texans must do facepalms every time she opens her piehole.

Resist We Much on March 12, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Was the audience reaction to Perry bad? Can’t view the clips on my phone for some reason.

Jack_Burton on March 12, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Just the usual liberal thugs who cannot shut up.

John the Libertarian on March 12, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Well, that did make me smile.

bluegill on March 12, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Sheila Jackson Lee Thinks the Constitution is 400 Years Old

Texans must do facepalms every time she opens her piehole.

Resist We Much on March 12, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Slavery will never leave the collective minds of the US. Racists will make that certain.

nobar on March 12, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Resist We Much on March 12, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Sheila, better to remain silent have people think you a fool…well, you know the rest. Oh, you don’t!!

Deano1952 on March 12, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Texans must do facepalms every time she opens her piehole.

Resist We Much on March 12, 2014 at 4:56 PM

They elect the loudest, the stupidest or the most corrupt from among them.

Once, Corrine Brown went on and on about a gradulating class at University of Floriduh.

But at least it hasn’t tipped over.

Lanceman on March 12, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Go home Perry, you re stoned!

Valkyriepundit on March 12, 2014 at 5:06 PM

He’s seems pretty obvious that he wants to run…

ToddPA on March 12, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Resist We Much on March 12, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Deano1952 on March 12, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Sheila Jackson-Lee is a rocket scientist compared to her constituents. Except for the one’s that really are.

cozmo on March 12, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Valkyriepundit on March 12, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Man, some Perry-hatin’ nutballs cannot enjoy anything.

cozmo on March 12, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Was the audience reaction to Perry bad? Can’t view the clips on my phone for some reason.

Jack_Burton on March 12, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Just the usual liberal thugs who cannot shut up.

John the Libertarian on March 12, 2014 at 4:58 PM

50/50; every applause had boos mixed in, but that’s to be expected in liberal lala land like Austin. He should have gone to Dallas or Houston.

slickwillie2001 on March 12, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Except for the one’s that really are.

cozmo on March 12, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Howard Dean is an MD. That should scare you.

Lanceman on March 12, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Dallas or Houston.

slickwillie2001 on March 12, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Dallas or Houston ain’t much better.

Though that is probably the reason Austin was picked. All those pansy tea sippers.

Should have done this in College Station.

cozmo on March 12, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Lanceman on March 12, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Except he ain’t my MD.

cozmo on March 12, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Howard Dean is an MD. That should scare you.

Lanceman on March 12, 2014 at 5:11 PM

“and CALIFORNIA, AND OREGON, AND DC, AND NEVADA”

YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ToddPA on March 12, 2014 at 5:15 PM

and his movement toward marijuana legalization (“You don’t want to ruin a kid’s life for having a joint”), he dropped this open-ended quip: “America is a great place for second chances. Let’s just leave it at that.”

Since we give second chances, how does it ruin his life?
Since when has anyone argued that kids should be allowed to smoke pot?
Second chances are given after consequences, repentance and finally forgiveness are through working.
Personally, children should only be criminalized for selling drugs, not for consuming them. Consumption of drugs is a parent child disciplinary action item, not a law enforcement one. Of course, if the kid is getting those drugs from the parent… then there aught to be consequences, the kind that takes a mommy or a daddy away from their kid for a few months to years.

astonerii on March 12, 2014 at 5:17 PM

“America is a great place for second chances. Let’s just leave it at that.”

“Unless your name is Sarah Palin.” — the LSM meme-setters

otlset on March 12, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Dallas or Houston ain’t much better.

Though that is probably the reason Austin was picked. All those pansy tea sippers.

Should have done this in College Station.

cozmo on March 12, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Should’ve done it in Amarillo, at the Big Texan Steak House.

ToddPA on March 12, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Out of all that it seems that the Perry haters have to focus on the joint statement. Do people expect indepth views to be espoused on Jimmy Kimmel?

I like the glasses too. He certainly looks better in his than Hillary did in her pair.

I’m on board for a Perry run. Only Ted Cruz would be better, and even I think he should wait.

jazzuscounty on March 12, 2014 at 5:24 PM

“I do interviews with a gun.”

That’s all fine and good. Say, how about you do em with out those stupid ass hipster glasses?

Bmore on March 12, 2014 at 5:28 PM

jazzuscounty on March 12, 2014 at 5:24 PM

I would not vote for him because of his amnesty position.

Once enacted amnesty means the end of any and all hope for each and every single one of the conservatives ideals we hold dear. Gone will be any hope of turning back the clock or even slowing down the demise of the nation at the hands of the regresives.

It is the ONE thing that no matter what, once done cannot be undone at this point. Thus anyone who is even a tiny bit squishy on the subject should be automatically denied any federal position no matter how small or insignificant.

astonerii on March 12, 2014 at 5:29 PM

I’d take a second look at him…. And a third.. He’s a helluva lot tougher than the effete, limp wristed failure in office right now.

Key West Reader on March 12, 2014 at 5:29 PM

“Unless your name is Sarah Palin.” — the LSM meme-setters

otlset on March 12, 2014 at 5:17 PM

One is a 14 year governor of the second most populous state in the union, the other quit after 2 years. Sarah is a lot of fun poking at Obama, but not sure that qualifies to be President.

Tater Salad on March 12, 2014 at 5:29 PM

That’s all fine and good. Say, how about you do em with out those stupid ass hipster glasses?

Bmore on March 12, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Whoa hoss! See post above. I like em!

jazzuscounty on March 12, 2014 at 5:31 PM

Governor Rick needs to not even worry about trying to win the Northeast and west coast GOP. He needs to win everything between the coasts.

Tater Salad on March 12, 2014 at 5:32 PM

That’s all fine and good. Say, how about you do em with out those stupid ass hipster glasses?

Bmore on March 12, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Whoa hoss! See post above yours. I like em!

jazzuscounty on March 12, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Bmore on March 12, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Whoa hoss! See post above yours. I like ‘em!

jazzuscounty on March 12, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Wow. How did that happen? Sorry Bmore. I not nagging at you.

jazzuscounty on March 12, 2014 at 5:34 PM

There are THREE THINGS I don’t like about Gov. Rick Perry – but I can only ever seem to remember TWO of them.

;)

Mordaukar on March 12, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Bmore on March 12, 2014 at 5:28 PM

So superficial.

Resist We Much on March 12, 2014 at 5:36 PM

And to think they would have had so much more fun in Hawaii. Maybe they couldn’t afford it.

cozmo on March 12, 2014 at 5:39 PM

I would not vote for him because of his amnesty position.

astonerii on March 12, 2014 at 5:29 PM

And what specifically is his position? And do you mind answering whether you live in Texas?

jazzuscounty on March 12, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Texans must do facepalms every time she opens her piehole.

Resist We Much on March 12, 2014 at 4:56 PM

RWM – Those of us with functioning brains do facepalms at the mention of her name.

Freed0m28 on March 12, 2014 at 5:51 PM

And what specifically is his position? And do you mind answering whether you live in Texas?

jazzuscounty on March 12, 2014 at 5:51 PM

He allowed illegals to get in-state tuition for colleges. That is one thing

Freed0m28 on March 12, 2014 at 5:53 PM

And what specifically is his position? And do you mind answering whether you live in Texas?

jazzuscounty on March 12, 2014 at 5:51 PM

and yes i do live in Texas

Freed0m28 on March 12, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Freed0m28 on March 12, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Which is exactly the same as any other out of stater.

I don’t like it. But every time changing the law to make things harder for illegals, it has bitten those who tried in the butt.

Blame the judges, not Perry.

cozmo on March 12, 2014 at 6:02 PM

In state tuition wasn’t dreamed up and mandated by Perry. I understand that some Texans were against this, but many saw the advantages. Thanks for the response FreedOm28, but…

I was asking astonerii who said he did not like Rick Perry’s position on amnesty.

jazzuscounty on March 12, 2014 at 6:03 PM

jazzuscounty on March 12, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Lolz! The site is still a mess I see. ; )

Bmore on March 12, 2014 at 6:04 PM

I’m liking Rick 2.0

John the Libertarian on March 12, 2014 at 4:56 PM

+ 100..Agreed!!..:)

Dire Straits on March 12, 2014 at 6:06 PM

Bmore on March 12, 2014 at 5:28 PM

So superficial.

cozmo on March 12, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Agreed. The glasses make him seem some how……………hipsterish. Something he definitely is not.

Bmore on March 12, 2014 at 6:07 PM

Bmore on March 12, 2014 at 6:07 PM

As long as he ain’t wearin’ skinny jeans.

Any beta-guy who wears those should automatically have his man card revoked.

Or a purse. Any beta-guy carrying a purse is just asking to get his lunch money taken away by a fifth grader.

cozmo on March 12, 2014 at 6:10 PM

I guess I will have to live to spar another day! No reply and I gotta go. Hope this posts once!

jazzuscounty on March 12, 2014 at 6:17 PM

cozmo on March 12, 2014 at 6:10 PM

If he went with a kilt and the glasses maybe. ; )

Bmore on March 12, 2014 at 6:30 PM

I had no idea that many people don’t know that the word “kid” is also used to describe a young person. It doesn’t necessarily mean that young person is a minor.

anuts on March 12, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Howard Dean is an MD. That should scare you.

Lanceman on March 12, 2014 at 5:11 PM

So was Josef Mengele. And Jack Kevorkian.

Ward Cleaver on March 12, 2014 at 6:36 PM

If he went with a kilt and the glasses maybe. ; )

Bmore on March 12, 2014 at 6:30 PM


Don’t forget the willy warmer!!!

Resist We Much on March 12, 2014 at 6:37 PM

And what specifically is his position? And do you mind answering whether you live in Texas?

jazzuscounty on March 12, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Ding Ding Ding Ding, we have a WINNER! What exactly is his position? If you do not know what it is, I bet you can guess.
Well, As far as I know, he wants to have a total absolute open border with Mexico with the only limit on numbers to be who can apply for the work permit. (but as shown by his stance on the Arizona bill and e-verify would refuse to have anyone check those permits)
Those here illegally? You guessed it, legalize! Yeah, Amnesty.
He does not want employer verification (e-verify), in fact he refuses to even have the Texas government implement it, instead wanting to fill vacancies with illegal aliens.
He also does not want anyone checking the papers of people to ensure they are here legally.
He does not think a fence will help in curbing illegals crossing.
I would then argue that his position on in state tuition can tell you how he will want to handle those people with long ties to the country with respect to citizenship and VOTING rights.

Perry is an open borders lunatic, he is not even slightly pro amnesty, he does not even want to acknowledge that there is a border at all.

astonerii on March 12, 2014 at 6:40 PM

I’d be fine with him as president. Executive experience, has some foreign policy experience — dealing with Mexico.

Best thing: he didn’t go to Harvard.

rbj on March 12, 2014 at 4:46 PM

I’d rather have an Aggie in the White House any day.

Ward Cleaver on March 12, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Resist We Much on March 12, 2014 at 6:37 PM

Lolz! I was just saying over on the Mitch thread, that Mitch should borrow Perry’s hipster glasses. Mitch wishes he could borrow(fill) that dang warmer thingy. ; )

Bmore on March 12, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Bmore on March 12, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on March 12, 2014 at 6:51 PM

Dire Straits on March 12, 2014 at 6:51 PM

Evening to you Dire! ; )

Bmore on March 12, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Why is Jimmy Kimmel a FOOT taller than Rick Perry I never watch him. Is his chair always that high? It looks weird.

MAC1000 on March 12, 2014 at 6:55 PM

The site is fixed?

Bmore on March 12, 2014 at 6:55 PM

No! It was heaven for two comments. Fingers crossed soon.

Bmore on March 12, 2014 at 6:56 PM

Good interview. RP has a good sense of humor.

Murphy9 on March 12, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Who wouldn’t want to have a beer with Rick Perry?

monalisa on March 12, 2014 at 7:30 PM

A “Kid” nowadays is anyone under the age of 30.

portlandon on March 12, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Kids are under 40.

What’s with the glasses? If he plans to wear them all the time he needs to get some that are more hip. I don’t mean young hip but they look like old man glasses.

crankyoldlady on March 12, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Jack_Burton on March 12, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Being that Austin is Texas’ version of Berkeley, Boulder or Madison (take your pick), it was good at first, and there were choruses of boos early on.

Kermit on March 12, 2014 at 7:52 PM

crankyoldlady on March 12, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Bifocals & age.

Kermit on March 12, 2014 at 7:52 PM

crankyoldlady on March 12, 2014 at 7:43 PM

My new glasses are two-toned purple plastic frames. They’re actually kind of…hipster.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 12, 2014 at 7:54 PM

astonerii on March 12, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Are you on drugs?
Nevermind-yes you are.
Perry ain’t no open-borders guy.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 12, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Well, As far as I know, he wants to have a total absolute open border with Mexico with the only limit on numbers to be who can apply for the work permit. (but as shown by his stance on the Arizona bill and e-verify would refuse to have anyone check those permits)
Perry and the state of Texas supported Arizona when the Feds sued over SB 1070. Perry has criticized E-verify because it can potentially miss up to 50% of illegals. He has stated repeatedly that securing the border has to come before anything elset
Those here illegally? You guessed it, legalize! Yeah, Amnesty.
No, he has never said anything remotely resembling this, or supported legislation that would do so.
He does not want employer verification (e-verify), in fact he refuses to even have the Texas government implement it, instead wanting to fill vacancies with illegal aliens.
Just delusional. No, like about 35 other states, the Texas state government does not use E-verify, but it certainly does use Form I-9 to verify citizenship. Most state governments do not use E-verify.
He also does not want anyone checking the papers of people to ensure they are here legally.
Perry criticized Arizona’s approach of letting illegals past the borders first, then trying to catch them once inside. He has never implied that no one should check papers.
He does not think a fence will help in curbing illegals crossing.
Ask anybody in the Border Patrol whether a fence is the sole solution. Perry supports strategic fencing but boots on the ground are necessary to defend any fence.
I would then argue that his position on in state tuition can tell you how he will want to handle those people with long ties to the country with respect to citizenship and VOTING rights.
The Texas Educational Residency Act was passed 27-3 in the Senate and 130-2 in the House. It was a popular bill in Texas, and we aren’t a leftist open-border state. Perry also signed a bill denying driver’s licenses to illegals and promoting Voter ID, as well as calling for outlawing sanctuary cities

Perry is an open borders lunatic, he is not even slightly pro amnesty, he does not even want to acknowledge that there is a border at all.
The State of Texas has spent 400 million dollars on securing our border- is that the kind of lunacy you mean?

astonerii on March 12, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Pless1foEngrish on March 12, 2014 at 7:58 PM

A border fence is a visual barrier showing where the border is. You couldn’t build one high enough to keep people out. It’s like the signs they put on the counters in Ohio saying they don’t sell to minors. Kids used to try to dicker with clerks on cigarettes and alcohol. The sign makes it official.

crankyoldlady on March 12, 2014 at 8:30 PM

I wonder if Ed would look good in a pair of those hipster glasses?

Bmore on March 12, 2014 at 8:47 PM

I love that Texas’ economy is humming along but Perry didn’t do that alone. And he still has statist tendencies (like the Gardasil mandate) that are troubling.

Bitter Clinger on March 12, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Didn’t he back off that mandate?

People make mistakes, especially people who actually govern. That he listened to his constituents is a good sign, I think.

cptacek on March 12, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Perry’s at heart a good man and I wouldn’t really have any qualms about voting for him (nobody’s perfect). But I think 2012 was his time, he wasn’t ready or even all that willing to run, and the train has left the station. I honestly think he could’ve beaten Obama in 2012.

ddrintn on March 12, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Rick Perry interviews guns? Man I’m not living right!

Murphy9 on March 12, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Back home and I see that alt and Pless1foEngrish had good replies. Perry has stated repeatedly that the border needs to be secured first. Those of us who live in a border state know this very well. We are being over run. We know letting everyone in and letting everyone stay is not feasible.

jazzuscounty on March 12, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Funny, Perry signed a letter to congress in 2006 demanding that the legislatures pass comprehensive immigration reform. If that was not a call for amnesty, pray tell what is? There was not a single bill out there back then which was going to pass without amnesty. That was the reason for the conservative revolt, and here was Perry pushing to make certain comprehensive immigration reform be passed. We all remember this. Perry cannot walk away from it as if it did not happen.

We ask that you pass comprehensive reform and address this critical issue before Congress adjourns for the year.

I will repeat this again.

Of all the issues we Conservatives hold dear, the one thing that can become law and destroy every last one of the other issues we hold dear is anything that amnesties the illegal alien population that has invaded our land. They are not going to vote Republican and will vote Democrat in massive numbers. They will be 20% or more of the vote and will destroy the Republican party at the federal level for generations as they chain petition multiple generations of their families into the nation.

This issue I will not accept so much as a hint of pro-amnesty in a presidential candidate, and if you do, then you truly do not care about the future of the nation.

Perry has far more than a hint of a pro-amnesty.

astonerii on March 12, 2014 at 11:19 PM

“Some aspects of the law turn law enforcement officers into immigration officials by requiring them to determine immigration status during any lawful contact with a suspected alien, taking them away from their existing law enforcement duties, which are critical to keeping citizens safe,” Perry said.

Pless1foEngrish on March 12, 2014 at 7:58 PM

What was his problem with the law again? That it was not tough enough?

astonerii on March 12, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Ask anybody in the Border Patrol whether a fence is the sole solution. Perry supports strategic fencing but boots on the ground are necessary to defend any fence.

astonerii on March 12, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Boots on the ground are temporary impediments, and the more boots you put there the more temporary they become as costs push the desire to keep them there downward in a congress that does not want a secure border to begin with.

Hence, build a fence and put boots on the ground. At the very least that way when congress cuts the boots on the ground those remaining will have a fighting chance of keeping an orderly border!

astonerii on March 12, 2014 at 11:31 PM

The State of Texas has spent 400 million dollars on securing our border- is that the kind of lunacy you mean?

Pless1foEngrish on March 12, 2014 at 7:58 PM

“The bottom line is that we have just showed that we can shut down the border for X-number of dollars,” Dewhurst said. “We need to find the $5 million per month to make these operations continuous and replicate what we have just accomplished.”

Again, a fence would reduce the monthly cost permanently and make it politically possible to actually accomplish the mission.

Why would you not want to have an obstacle that funnels the bad guys into narrow easily defended pathways? I can think of a reason.

astonerii on March 12, 2014 at 11:44 PM

astonerii, you are being irrational.
No matter what anyone says to prove Perry is not an “open borders” amnesty supporter, you find (superficial) reasons and wild assumptive leaps to insist he is.

If Perry runs, he gets my support.
He would make the best President out of any potential candidate in either party. He’s a limited government conservative with a proven track record and executive experience. Most people’s other favorites (Cruz, Rand Paul) can’t make that claim.

DRayRaven on March 13, 2014 at 6:57 AM

DRayRaven on March 13, 2014 at 6:57 AM

Perry went to Mexico and said what he wants is an open flow of people between the two countries.
He said the only requirement for that open flow was that they Mexicans obtain a 24 month long work permit.
Then he refuses to require e-verify.
Then he attacks Arizona’s law that has police checking people’s papers.
That is an open border policy with amnesty included.
It comes with the lovely regressive policy goal of keeping people here in America who have no desire to assimilate and learn our culture indefinitely.

So quite frankly, there is NOTHING any of you can say about Perry that changes what and who he is. That is not irrational. It is perfectly rational, particularly given the stakes of the game. We either want to win elections in a Republic that ha rule of law so we can conserve the good of our nation, or we no longer care and are willing to overlook the stripping of our heritage by giving people from another country the right to vote into power people who will remake America into the worst parts of the homes they are leaving. Make no mistake, the moment all these illegal aliens are made legal is the moment that making them citizens begins. That along with each of them bringing relatives from back home and there will no longer be what little recognizable America there is left. Conservatives will never hold political power in the federal government for generations after that happening.

Rick Perry loves the Mexicans, and that is just fine for him. But his love of them makes him unfit to be president of the United States of America. He has inside of him an unrelenting tie to Mexico that he is unwilling to cut.

astonerii on March 13, 2014 at 9:04 AM