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Gov. Rick Perry spoke this morning at CPAC for about 20 minutes, and while the whole speech was good, the last 3 minutes or so was great! The part I am referencing starts at 17:20 where Perry talks about conservatism and America and why the country hasn’t moved left after all. You can watch the full speech below:

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  • StevenValdez

    Lol, the last 3 minutes were so great I forgot what he said before that…
    “government can be a tool for self-improvement, self-empowerment, not self-entrapment”

    • c4pfan

      LOL, too funny.

  • maynardb61

    Gov. Rick, keep brushing up on your debating skills and try again.  This Texan supports you.

  • LibLoather

    Yep!   That’s my “gov”!!

    • Keyes

      See my post.

  • Keyes

    Perry is BAD NEWS.
    He supported getting a white washed version of islam into the public Texas schools.
    When Pamela posted about it it got scrubbed from the internet.
    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2011/08/here-is-aga-khan-perry-curriculum-scrubbed-from-web-cached-scrubbed-from-google-today.html
    He also supported the Trans Corridor that would have taken Texans’ land for the massive highway that would have allowed Mexican truck drivers to roar through Texas without a border check.
    He also supports open borders…..his own words.
    First sentence, next to last paragraph.
    http://governor.state.tx.us/news/speech/10688/

    • pushtheredbutton

      Keyes The most insidious thing about men like Perry is also what attracts many conservatives to them: their ability and easy readiness to pay lip service to the principles of conservatism. Sadly for us, their actions are far far removed; it is nothing but lip service.

      • OliviaHT

        pushtheredbutton Keyes I totally agree. These wily politicians know how to fire up the base in campaign season only to crush us when once elected. IOW, they know our hot buttons and how to press them — to their advantage. Speaking of Islam, for example, when was the last time you heard <I>any<i> “conservative” talk about restricting immigration, much less immigration of Muslims?

        • OliviaHT

          pushtheredbutton Keyes And how many of them receive campaign funding from the Chamber of Commerce, perhaps the single largest open-borders donor around?

      • tiredoftherunaround

        @pushtheredbutton,
        I gather you don’t live in Texas, or if you do, you’re a recent transplant.

    • tiredoftherunaround

      Keyes Oh give it a break!  None of those things are true.
      Are you one of those trial lawyers mad at him for Tort Reform?  Or, just a transplanted lib, living in Austin?

    • LizRodgers

      KeyesYou’re so right.  He’s a proponent of the one world government.  He invites Californians to move here so he can get their tax dollars.  If he really cared more about Texas than he does about getting more money, he wouldn’t want to import people who are turning our state into another California. The curious  thing is that the people that have been moving here from California have been the poorer and uneducated.  They end up better off in Texas but  they lower the quality of life for the rest of us and  will eventually turn us into a blue state..
      http://www.vdare.com/posts/the-central-irony-of-21st-century-american-politics-blacks-and-latinos-do-better-in-republican

      • tiredoftherunaround

        @LizRodgers,
        Hon, he doesn’t need anyone’s “tax dollars”……..we’re running a surplus.

        And, if you are really a Texas, which I highly doubt, you are a snob for making the rest of your statement

    • StaceinTexas

      Keyes WOW! 

      Anyone that knows Texas history & politics knows your/Pamela’s assertion regarding Governor Perry supporting Islam in our schools is nonsensical at best. You may do well to check into the Islamic demands in the foreign language federal grants set forth by Obama and his ilk.

      Additionally, Texans know about Governor Perry’s reversal on the Trans Corridor. Might I suggest, for clarity, a little reading of HB 1201, Transportation Code, Chapter 228.201 and SB 18. 
      “The TTC is now a dead issue in Texas. It cannot be resurrected under any other name. In fact, the governor recently signed HB 1201, which removed all remaining references to the TTC from state statutes. Perry has not attempted to resurrect it or do an “end run” around the legislature and the people.”
       By law, toll roads in Texas can never be owned by anyone other than the state and are not being “leased away.” The public never relinquished ownership of any state roads.
      The governor signed a law in 2005 that prevents a free road from being “converted” to a toll road. This is current law under the Transportation Code, Chapter 228.201 and he signed SB 18 on May 19, 2011, a bill which strengthened property owner’s rights when eminent domain is exercised by a government entity. Eminent domain “land grabs” were one of the big concerns that Texans had relating to the TTA.
      Unlike the current administration in Washington, Rick Perry heard the people and backed off.”
      Texas, under Governor Perry, has spent well over $450 Million in tax dollars, since 2005, protecting our 1254 miles of the 1989 miles of border the U.S. shares with Mexico.  Governor Perry is consistent in his call for boots on the ground, drones in the sky and walls at our border.

      • Keyes

        Uh huh. That’s why Perry hightailed it out of SC last year when we got his white washed version passed out to folks attending his campaign stop in Conway, SC. He immediately hightailed it out of the state to attend to wild fires that had been burning for two months. Skipped the big debate in Columbia that afternoon that he was scheduled to attend.

        • tiredoftherunaround

          Keyes Maybe it was b/c one whole town had been destroyed.  Ya think?

  • Keyes

    Please read what I posted.

    • tiredoftherunaround

      Keyes Go away.

      • tiredoftherunaround

        Keyes Here’s one:
        August 26, 2011
        So…. Yeah… The New Smear Is That Rick Perry Is a Dhimmi, Huh?
        http://ace.mu.nu/archives/320603.php

      • Keyes

        Well hon, we got the curriculum to the Conway, SC campaign stop he made and someone asked him about it. He immediately hightailed it out of the state after that. Skipped the big debate in Columbia that same day.
        I’ve personally met Pamela and I know that she is a wonderful person. She helped me when I became a victim of the litigation jihad.
        The trans Texas corridor coule be resurrected and the fact he was willing to do it is appalling.
        He is open borders….his own words ON his website on the link I posted above.
        I have read some of the curriculum he allowed in Texas schools…outrageous. He’s also friends with stealth jihadist Norquist.
        Nothing racist in what the other poster posted about folks coming into Texas. No mention of race was made.

      • StaceinTexas

        Keyes Well, hon, you do not know why he left because you’re not in the know.  He didn’t high tail it out of SC.  His finance folks pulled his money to go to Newt. DUH! So he came back to Texas.  
        Why should he answer folks on a NON issue? 
        Obama is responsible for the Islam teaching attached to the FL Federal Grants and our school districts have been fighting it.  I’m not responding to you anymore.  You just spew falsehoods without reading the ACTUAL legislation, and bloviate on false claims of fact.

      • Keyes

        LOL. I’m not talking about when he officially pulled out. I’m talking about BEFORE the primaries. He abruptly left after a person in the audience asked about the curriculum. We distributed about 40 copies. There were about 80 people there and most were couples so pretty much everyone there looked at it.
        As soon as that campaign stop ended he said he couldn’t make it to Columbia that afternoon. Pity as we had the copies in Columbia too….guess he kind of figured that.

      • tiredoftherunaround

        KeyesI notice you didn’t respond the point about  ” Obama is responsible for the Islam teaching attached to the FL Federal Grants and our school districts have been fighting it” from Stace.

      • tiredoftherunaround

        KeyesNo, the trans Texas corridor CANNOT  be resurrected.  How little you know.
        Perry’s defense was that as Texas continues to grow by about 1,200
        people every day, the state’s infrastructure must be improved to
        accommodate the growth. The TTC was an attempt to create a
        state-of-the-art, coordinated system of thousands of miles of roadways,
        rail lines, and gas transportation systems without raising taxes by
        using a financing method called a “Public Private Partnership” (P3s). It
        is important to note that P3s are a procurement option, not a revenue
        source. Some current examples are: the Chicago Skyway, the South Bay
        Expressway in California, and the Capital Beltway high-occupancy toll
        lanes in DC. Here is more on P3s from the http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ipd/p3/index.htm.
        The TTC is now a dead issue in Texas. It cannot be resurrected under
        any other name. In fact, the governor recently signed HB 1201, which
        removed all remaining references to the TTC from state statutes. Perry
        has not attempted to resurrect it or do an “end run” around the
        legislature and the people. Here is a local (Houston) story that sums up
        the http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/6196406.html over the TTC.
        By law, toll roads in Texas can never be owned by anyone other than
        the state and are not being “leased away.” The public never relinquished
        ownership of any state roads.
        The governor signed a law in 2005 that prevents a free road from
        being “converted” to a toll road. This is current law under the
        Transportation Code, Chapter 228.201 and he signed SB 18 on May 19,
        2011, a bill which strengthened property owner’s rights when eminent
        domain is exercised by a government entity. Eminent domain “land grabs”
        were one of the big concerns that Texans had relating to the TTA.
        http://www.redstate.com/izoneguy/2011/08/14/seventeen-17-things-that-critics-are-saying-about-rick-perry/

    • dBbBucK

      Ya’ll smell that, Hmmm Libtard alert.

      • Keyes

        Apparently you are new around here. You would know I comment here frequently and I am very conservative. Did you bother to read the links? Read the speech that Perry has posted on his website where he says he supports open borders. He is terrible on immigration.
        You Perrybots are as bad as Paulbots and Obamabots.

      • StaceinTexas

        dBbBucK Funny how he claims to be a conservative. 
        Most conservatives I know base their views on facts.  Not make believe.

      • Keyes

        Stace, I have multiple copies of the curriculum and have read it. Have you? It’s hard to find now as the links went dead after Pamela wrote about it. Thankfully, she saved it.
        How about the other link of his speech he has posted on his governor’s website where he says he supports open borders? Maybe you like that?

      • tiredoftherunaround

        KeyesYou know little about this issue and prefer to take one sentence out of context to play Gotcha!  Obviously, you live in some nothern state and know NOTHING about the populations and culture of Texas. You remind me of a poster on IOwnTheWorld who was totally nutz over Geller and hatred for Perry.

        Read the paragraph above the one you insist upon emphasizing and notice the language.  It was about POVERTY among the colonias  (do you even know what a “colonias” is) and how to dispense with it:
        “We also know that poverty is not unique to either side of the border.
        Some of Texas’ poorest citizens live in colonias all along the border….President Fox’s vision for an open border is a vision I embrace, as long
        as we demonstrate the will to address the obstacles to it. An open
        border means poverty has given way to opportunity, and Mexico’s citizens
        do not feel compelled to cross the border to find that opportunity…..”  WHICH means that if poverty is reduced in Mexico, those people will NOT have to “cross the border to find an opportunity”.

        Why? 
        38% of legal citizens in Texas are Tejanos and a
        large chunk of these are multi-generational Texicans who have
        family and commerce on BOTH SIDES of the border going back over
        100 years . Has has been the case since the earliest days of the
        Republic. Most who move here to Texas settle in Texas and become
        legal Texans.
        On this same subject Perry pissed off a lot of people over the
        Anti-Sanctuary City bill (Most of Houston) which is why Strauss
        tabled it. If he was so gung-ho for “open borders” as you try to imply, why would he try to get this bill passed.  Doesn’t make sense, does it?  Your way of thinking about this issue.
        You and Geller need to get the clouds out of your head.

    • StaceinTexas

      Keyes Psst.  Read mine. :)

  • njmom

    It’s nice to hear a conservative espouse their values for a change. Supported Rick the last time and if he runs in 2016 I will again.

  • Aggiemom07

    Perry is not perfect but he LISTENS to his constituents. He has been a great Governor and I would support him again if he runs for President!

    • http://marbiesblog.wordpress.com/ Marbie

      poljunke I understand that POV, but there isn’t anyone better. Maybe equally good, but won’t have his long-time proven record.

  • kimber1911

    Gov. Perry, Perfect.. About time somebody said the truth of Mc Cain and the other established Repub.. Time for them to go away.

  • Aggiemom07

    Texas is still land of the free and home of the brave!

  • stage9

    Government can be a tool or it can be run by tools.

  • toby66

    I like Rick Perry. He’s a States Rights man and that’s def a good thing. 
    He’s a man of faith, 2nd Amendment advocate, and pro-life. He has some solid conservative principles and then goes wobbly in other areas.  I guess we will have to wait and see. But good speech.

    • http://marbiesblog.wordpress.com/ Marbie

      toby66  I don’t believe he’s wobbly in any areas. He’s as strong a conservative as there is. Don’t fall for the smears that contain a small grain of truth spun into a lie. It’s what they don’t tell you that counts sometimes.  Good explanations for all of them.  I’d vote for him any time for any office. Lived in Texas all my 63 years and he’s the best governor we’ve had in my lifetime. I’m very conservative and he’s the best.

  • StaceinTexas

    GOD BLESS TEXAS!!!  Thank you, Governor Rick Perry!

  • The Sentinel

    I like Rick Perry a lot. I especially like most of his ideas and the content of his speeches. Sadly, he’s not very eloquent or smooth as a public speaker… though he does have some charisma. 
    People may nit-pick me for pointing that out but he all but killed his campaign in 2012 with this limitation – imo. His ideas were strong and most everything else about him was solid. But he often lacks a fluid and natural speaking ability and sadly, I think many people turn off over that, which is a tragedy.
    That being said, his last 3 minutes were Reaganesque and wonderful.

    • http://marbiesblog.wordpress.com/ Marbie

      The Sentinel  Why still care about that? You understood what he said well enough to know what he believes and liked what he said. We’ve had all the silver-tongued devils, now it’s time to elect a man that gets the job done successfully and keeps his word. Presidents NEVER debate once elected. That skill is over-rated. Politicians can speak well and are lying most of the time. Don’t focus too much on speaking ability. We in Texas are enjoying the fruits of our wisdom to select a “doer” over the “talkers”.

      • The Sentinel

        Marbie The Sentinel  I understand your points. I’m not going to rehash the past… but I will simply add, if he were a more eloquent speaker, he might very well be President right now.
        You are fortunate to have him.

    • tiredoftherunaround

      The Sentinel He had had recent back surgery and was on pain pills, while also flying back/forth between the first two debates and the wildfires that had been raging in Texas for the past year (which the MSM rarely paid attention to), as well as comforting the survivors, including one complete  town that was  destroyed in the fire.  He was the ONLY politician at those debates that had a full-time job (working Governor) during the debates and the campaign.?
      I know one man that shook his hand after the first debate (the one where he was leaning on the podium during the LAST HOUR of the debate), and said his hand was trembling, his face was ashen and sweat pouring off it.     Did we hear any whining from him?  Did we hear any excuses from him?  No. He soldiered on with NO complaints, or excuses.  
      Men who had had his surgery said they were not able to stand for MONTHS, much less 6 weeks after the surgery……and for 2 hours!.  They were amazed that he did what he did.

      THAT, that is my Governor!  And, I’ll walk through the fires of Hades to support him against all the lies put out about him.  The liberals were out to get him, even the RINO’s in the Republican Party, including some of Fox crew who ignored him when he was doing much better during the 3rd debate.  They didn’t EVEN mention his name…..who did this……..Hannity!.

      • The Sentinel

        tiredoftherunaround The Sentinel  Your loyalty to him is well-placed.
        I respect him greatly.