By The Right Scoop


I caught the tail end of Rick Perry answering a few questions today in New Hampshire. What interesting about this clip is that I found myself starting to warm up to Perry again after listening to it. He sounds great as he answers these questions, even the question on the Texas Dream Act. I think he’s really starting to find his legs in this campaign.

He does clear up one thing on the Texas Dream Act that his opponents have attacked him with, and that is that the illegals do pay the entire instate tuition themselves, just like other instate students. This is something I’ve always known and wondered why he didn’t make this more clear in the beginning. No matter how you feel about the Texas Dream Act, it would be something very different if Texas citizens were also subsidizing this instate cost for illegals in a way that’s different from how students normally pay for college tuition costs. In other words, there’s no special subsidy given to illegals for the instate rate, which only applies anyway if they’ve been a resident of Texas for three years and have graduated from a Texas high school. I think at this point for me, I’m done with this issue. I know what it is and it could have been much worse.

He also does well answering a birther question as well as one on repealing gay marriage in NH. His sense of humor even comes out a few times in this clip:

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Two other things worth noting. Perry released a new ad today that has people talking:

Also, as he signed paperwork to register for the New Hampshire primary with the state motto: Live Free or Die:

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594162904 Cheryl Pryor

    I am not crazy about the instate tuition either but I’m surprised as well that he doesn’t mention more often that another requirement is that they have to be on a path to citizenship. I think that is worth making a bigger point about. I also wish he would do something about Border Agent Diaz who is in prison for 2 years for lifting the cuffs of a drug smuggler. He should champion that cause and help this man and his family by beating President Obama and the Federal Government over the head with this. To prosecute these agents for doing their jobs while giving the drug smuggling teenager immunity is a National disgrace. Perry should take this on as a campaign issue as it is the right thing to do. This happened in his state and with the platform of a Presidential Campaign he could make something happen for this man and his family as well as showing he is standing behind our border agents and is tough on border security.

    • http://twitter.com/JoleneAL Jolene

      This is why debates just don’t get to the meat of all of the questions in the answer time frame.

    • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

      OK, Cheryl, I shall explain it to you, the difference between local and Federal law. My hero and friend, Jose, was a Laredo cop. He caught a coyote carrying 30 illegals to their death, in the Mexican dessert. A gun fight ensued. Jose won, and carted the illgs, back to town. He was immediately arrested. He spent 6 months in filthy Mex jail. Tex gov Perry got him home. He is not allowed to be a cop no more. His cop friends, and the sheriff, buy him all the beer he can hold every night. He has mex wife and 2 kids. I send him groceries. He now works as an electician. Got it? Good, now go tell your friends.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594162904 Cheryl Pryor

        I think your missing my point Allen, I like Perry and I am fully aware of the difference between State and Federal responsibility. I am just saying that he could help this tragedy by bringing it much needed attention with the soap box of a Presidential Campaign and educating the public about the FEDERAL failure along the border. The wife of Border Agent Diaz is going on high profile interviews saying she has a letter from Perry saying he couldn’t do anything leaving the listener with the impression he actually legally could do something. My point was he should get out in front of this and use it to shine a glaring light on the real problem, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, and how the FEDS are prosecuting those on the front lines on bogus charges, seeking out these criminal aliens in Mexico and giving them IMMUNITY! This sends a chilling message to those risking their lives on the border to protect us. He should be shouting it from the roof tops how he would do things differently, like firing the all the attorneys in this FEDERAL office who are doing this. And how as Governor of Texas it must be maddening to watch this injustice take place. By getting behind this Border Agent on a National Stage it might really help his case, and simultaneously help his own campaign by educating the masses about where the real problem with illegal immigration, is the Federal Government.

        • http://www.facebook.com/tdubthetruth Timothy Bladel

          I am not sure what you are talking about, but when it comes to what the federal government does on the border Perry really could not do anything, but Perry could turn it around and say you know this is why I am running for president because the federal government wont let the state take care of issues like this.

    • Anonymous

      it is beyond me how folks who claim they are informed cannot , just cannot understand that the STATES have zero rights and zero POWERS over FEDERAL obligations, rights , mandates , legal process . NO GOV has any standing with BORDER agents . zero none . How hard is that to understand . Gov Perry took in Marcus Luttrell , the lone survivor because he had a right to do so .. NO GOV has any rights regarding border security , federal agents , federal obligations . etc. Blows my mind that folks who claim they are educated cannot seem to understand how our gov’ment, laws, rights, obligations work ..

    • Mr. EMT
    • Anonymous

      The Governor of Texas cannot commute, stay or pardon a prisoner. That is the duty and responsibility of the Department of Corrections only. I suppose Perry could write a letter of recommendation, I am not sure, but the final decision is up to the Department of Corrections. I am positive Perry would do it if he could. This has been a travesty of justice!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594162904 Cheryl Pryor

        I think he could use this to put a much needed spot light on this issue of prosecuting Border Agents and giving Criminals immunity and how as Governor he was powerless but as President he would make huge changes in Justice Dept and stop this insanity.

  • Anonymous

    I got to know EVERYTHING I needed to know about Perry when he proudly declared with total arrogance that those who did not agree with him ” don’t have a heart” and send the missus to spew even more crap .
    He showed his basic instincts then , which are of a hateful pro-illegal alien bigot.
    First impression is the last impression as far as I am concerned .
    He doesn’t need us. We don’t need him.
    Perry can GoFHimself.

    • Anonymous

      All right dagnabbit! No more crackers for you!

      • Anonymous


        :)

    • Anonymous

      As compared with if you don’t want Obama’s new jobs plan(s) you want more rapes and more violence. And of course if you want to fix the health system, you want grandma to die?!

      I’m thinking accusing those that don’t agree with you of not having a heart is a bit less severe.

      • Anonymous

        Right. If you’ll recall, he struggled with which words to use there, ever so briefly, before that ‘heart thing’ popped out. I’m giving him a mulligan. If he makes mulligan stew with it…who knows what might happen?

        Cheezwhiz needs to put much of that post back into the can from whence it came. My man be squirtin’ that cheez like he were the headliner for a dairy soiree in Green Bay!

        Cheezhead!

        • Anonymous

          Absolutely give him a mulligan … how many has Cain been given?

          • Mr. EMT

            Israel borders
            muslim appointee
            second amendment
            fourth amendment
            fifth amendment
            Perry racism
            electric border fence (funny joke, but if it was a serious statement shows how absurd and ridiculous cain is)
            hostage trading
            Fed audit (lied flat out about it in the debate)
            Greenspan
            Tarp
            abortion
            abortion (free choice to break the law)
            abortion again (now he is apparently more educated on the topic and favors exceptions to the rule…glad he bothered reading up on the subject even if he still comes to the wrong conclusions)

            I probably missed something, but only because either I did not go far enough back or he was smart enough to not say it on an open mic or on camera.

      • Anonymous

        I’m thinking accusing those that don’t agree with you of not having a heart is a bit less severe.
        ——
        My problem is not that he accused those who don’t agree with him of not having a heart,
        my problem is that he accused them at all,
        knowing fully well that those he was accusing are the conservative base of the party he wants to represent as candidate for POTUS.

        • Anonymous

          You mean that he didn’t weigh his words and spoke as he felt without consulting pollsters? Is it better to listen to your pollsters so your views blow in the changing winds like a leaf?

          • Anonymous

            **cough** Romney

            • Anonymous

              Like when Obama was informed they had Osama and were awaiting his instructions. He took 16 hours. I betting Bush or someone with stones would have ordered the hit in 16 seconds. Obama probably had to get some polling data and have it analyzed.

              • Anonymous

                Probably had to run it by michele, but she was busy- EATING

              • Anonymous

                After the sad sad deaths of Navy SEALS 6, methinks the 16 hrs Obama took to order the hit on Osama , were actually spent planning on what to do after Osama died .

              • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

                hb, first he had to decide how he could avoid this,and still not be lynched. The military told him, we think you better ok this, or explain to everyone why not. then O had to call his Arab friend,s and apologize.

                • Anonymous

                  perhaps. why did clinton let him go?

                • Anonymous

                  Clinton? As in Bill? Probably because at that point he hadn’t organized the hit on America … aka Sept. 11th…. Obama had to decide if he could get this past his base since they are antiwar. Look at what’s his name with the Nation of Islam … Farrakhan … that’s it.

                • http://www.facebook.com/tdubthetruth Timothy Bladel

                  Not true, he had attacked us a few times already by then, he did not take him from Sudan because he did not think we could convict him in our courts.

                • Anonymous

                  Mr Poe, you are too cool!

          • Anonymous

            You mean that he didn’t weigh his words and spoke as he felt without consulting pollsters?
            —–
            He should have used that question to clobber Hussein, Janetalia Incompetano and Erica Holder for their continued neglect of security of the country and for their proactive role in making USA unsafe for American citizens. He could have rolled out statistics of how much it costs his state to take care of the problems mexican lobbyists create in DC . He could have given dollar amounts of money spent on illegals and anchor babies , which rightfully belongs to the taxpaying hardworking citizens of USA and TX. He could have taken control of the answer, instead he acted like a Dem , blaming the conservatives.

            • Anonymous

              Obama so rarely seems to think his actions through, he must rely on others to do that for him. OR he really DOES have the feet of clay.

            • Anonymous

              Get over it

            • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Ptak/100001230153256 Joe Ptak

              Yeah he could have said all those things, because they were true like you know them to be…or that the vast majority of the state legislators that voted for it to become law…however, he chose to show his human side instead.

              That was more revealing of the man than anything else…his faith is not something that he practices on Sunday’s only. The debates are there to help the voters understand the man…their policy issues are all over their websites, along with their records. Those policy issues can change at anytime…however, the core composition of the man will not…especially a man like Rick Perry…man-up!

              We are talking about electing the soon to be most powerful man on earth, as POTUS, and leader of the FREE WORLD.

            • Anonymous

              I think it is easy for those of us sitting around the tv with nothing to lose to come up with quick and witty comments or thoughtful indepth one minute explanations. Afterall, we aren’t the one standing on a stage in front of thousands of people and millions more watching at home, being attacked, misquoted, having truths about our record and commitment to our country distorted and twisted and being treated like we are public enemy number one by six other people who would love to slit our political throat.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Ptak/100001230153256 Joe Ptak

          You are obviously speaking for yourself and seem to have some type of guilt complex…you know nothing of the conservative base, or what real Americans stand for.

        • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

          Lots of people have no heart. In Texas that means you have no sympathy. If you are such, and want citizens to be ignorant, you are unsympathetic. Or, U believe with all your heart, in O b a m a the savior. May you receive the results of your bad deeds,and bad heart.

        • Anonymous

          These people are right. He didn’t mean it to be an accusatory statement, though of course it sounded like it. It was a cry from his, imo. He was asking that we consider the whole picture.

          You dismiss everything that came before it – these kids didn’t come to the US under their own power, they were brought here by their parents in search of a *jobs*, which is the true magnet. This is MX we’re talking about. If I lived there, damn straight I’d be coming over the fence too, quite frankly. Particularly now, and particularly if I had a kid I wanted safe.

          He said that and more. The welfare burden is real. We all know that. Stat’s say that lack of higher ed is a big factor in the likelihood that an illegal will become a burden on the US taxpayer. Perry and the TXleg made the best decision they could for TX on the whole when they did that, and at the time the immigration problem wasn’t what it’s become today.

          You say “He doesn’t need us. We don’t need him. Perry can GoFHimself.” I’d say you need to take another look at what he’s accomplished for TX. If you can dismiss it all because of one remark and one tuition rate that is eclipsed by the greater record, so be it. He’s right when he says there isn’t anyone else on that stage that can touch his record, whether you disagree with the tuition issue or not. It’s that good.

          • Anonymous

            Stat’s say that lack of higher ed is a big factor in the likelihood that an illegal will become a burden on the US taxpayer. Perry and the TXleg made the best decision they could for TX on the whole when they did that, and at the time the immigration problem wasn’t what it’s become today.
            ———
            So can we conclude that :
            1. Whatever Perry and TXleg did to solve the problem of illegals, it made the problem even worse
            2. The TX DREAM Act was passed so that illegals could get college education so that they could get high paying jobs .
            Yet Perry brings up a 4 yr old ( already resolved) issue about a landscaping company , to blame Romney for employing illegals to work for him ? Has no one ever told Perry about Meg Whitman’s maid ?
            Perry wants illegals to get jobs, but he has a problem if someone gives jobs to illegals ( even if unknowingly ) ?

            • Anonymous

              1) You might conclude that. The rest of us still think the blame would lay with the Feds. Perry’s done everything he could to protect the border, and pushed for more.

              2) The point being made was Mitt’s knowing hypocrisy – attacking Perry while knowing he’d employed illegals, and only finally dismissing the company after having the issue in the press twice in a year.

              3) The reason Mitt presses this is to avoid as many direct comparisons of his record vs Perry’s on issues more relevant to a majority of us – economy, jobs, foreign policy. Perry steals the show in all three – as does his record on immigration and border enforcement.

              • Anonymous

                while knowing he’d employed illegals,
                —-
                Guessing here, but looks like you have never hired a vendor/service provider .
                Just like in Meg Whitman’s case, a thoroughly background checked , licensed and bonded woman, probably with excellent references, hired by a cleaning company
                a k a service provider, turned out to be an illegal with fake SS#, fake ID and 3 anchor babies.
                That illegal alien maid scammed the system , she is still scamming the system and blaming those she scammed , for her being caught in the scam , as if being an illegal gives her the right to scam the American people who support her financially.
                There is so much to this illegal alien issue, and we have only scratched the surface

                • Anonymous

                  Yes, I get all that. Mitt’s case was different in that he’d already been warned once. This became an issue in his last campaign, the press got hold of it and he fired them. The issue died down, and he re-hired them. The press got hold of it again – he fired them again.

                  Again, Perry’s point was that it justifiably made Mitt look hypocritical. In Mitts case, this isn’t out of the norm. My point was that in scope of the larger records each possess, we could and should be talking about vastly different issues than we are. We have other priorities.

                • Anonymous

                  “There is so much to this illegal alien issue, and we have only scratched the surface.”

                  And I agree – that there is. But I have confidence that those issues will be addressed and rectified to the best of Perry’s ability as POTUS. There is no doubt in my mind that he will close the border, and though he rarely discusses his opinion of what he would do concerning immigrants already in the country illegally, he has in the past. It looks a lot like what he’s already done in TX – stricter laws, stricter enforcement of work visa violation and instant deportation, but this time there won’t be such a porous border to come back over.

            • Mr. EMT

              1) it didn’t touch the problem with illegals.
              Sorry, what you apparently do not know is prior to 2001, we had a problem with illegals going back over a hundred years. And only 1% enrolled in college are participating in the Texas Dream Act.

              2) It was passed for a LOT of reasons.
              An important reason was to get illegal aliens off of government welfare.
              You know, actually taking tax money?

              3) Romney’s problem with the illegals he hired is actually a national problem.
              One of the solutions being tossed around, by romney among others, is to punish employers for hiring illegals.
              Under that plan which romney is one of the supporters, do you think romney would have punished himself?
              How is that going to affect a home owner who works his butt off 5 days a week that takes hires a handyman out of craigs list or from an ad some place to do a quick “Fix it” job around his house and then finds out he broke the law and has to pay the fines for hiring an illegal?
              What about the farmer who has to chose between hiring an illegal to help harvest a crop or let his seasons harvest spoil in the field? You want to say tough cookies? Got news, that affects the entire society that farmer suports with his crops, prices go up at the market or people starve or a farm that has been part of a family for generations just went under and gets bought out by a bank. Good job.
              Its bullshit.
              Its the federal job to enforce the laws and protect citizens.
              And watching romney’s face turn thirty shades of red and then watching him start begging anderson cooper for protection from Perry was comedy gold.
              If Perry did that to him over something yous say is inconsequential, I want to see how well obamao handles that kind of treatment over issues a hell of a lot more important than just hiring an illegal for yard work.

        • Mr. EMT

          My problem is

          Your problems go beyond your statement….

          But on this topic alone, your biggest problem is your own ignorance of what exactly Rick said, coupled with how you interpreted the meaning of what you wanted to hear.

      • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

        I am sore confused. U for or agin Perry. Or just noodling again? Lay off the pipe.

        • Anonymous

          yuh fur im or yer agin um. that’s the question you need answered? my question is what do you use to filter your view of the world? i would let them debate and at the end of the day support anyone anything to get us on ANY other course. Other than Newt, everyone else debating now seems to have forgotten Reagan’s 11th commandment I believe, about not doing damage to each other. We are only helping Obama with this foolishness.

          And the pipe remark only reflects your own sad world view and you ought to work on it, BRO.

    • http://www.therightscoop.com/ The Right Scoop

      stop eating the cheez! He’s not a bigot. That was a hyperbolic statement but he apologized and it is what it is. I’m not saying you should like him, but geez, at least treat him fairly.

      • Anonymous

        As I said TRS, for me first impression is important , specially if that person wants to decide my family’s and my country’s destiny .
        I have never ever seen any Dem say one word against their base although their base comprises of the filthiest of the filthy and Dems still defend them in public.
        The first chance Perry got to explain his policy to a national audience, his first instinct was to bad mouth people whose support he will need to decide his run for POTUS. He acted as if illegal alien votes and his popularity among TX hispanics/latinos/illegals was plenty to get him the job of POTUS.
        It doesn’t matter now that he ( sorta) apologized , I have seen his mask come off and what is under it.
        His instincts are all wrong and he may try to hide them from now on, but we know how his brain works.
        His instincts and viewpoints have developed over decades. He is just learning to cover them up , for the sake of politics. There is a word for that, starts with a P , ends with Y . But then he used to be a Democrat and he fit in with them ……

        • Anonymous

          I know I’m talking way too much today, but…who cares?

          “This is your at-home reporter Rshill7 again, squawk, static, squawk…I’m at the corner of Scoop Ave. and Right Blvd. at the moment…you won’t believe this, (unless you can also read)…but the big Cheez is doubling down! I know, right?

          He ain’t kiddin’! The National Guard has been called out and are, at this very moment, draining every bit of propellent from his cheez can. Gee whizz! That was close! News at eleven!”

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Ptak/100001230153256 Joe Ptak

          CHEEZEWHIZZ…you are absolutely hilarious to listen to…glad to see you admit you don’t like Hispanics/Latinos…even though the vast majority are citizens like anybody else in this country. Furthermore, they have been around a lot longer than most. They must be the filthiest of the filthy you talk about. You definitely must suffer from some type of inferiority complex…get help.

          • Anonymous

            They must be the filthiest of the filthy you talk about.
            ——
            Have you seen the base of the Democratic Party camped out at various #OWS protests? Have you seen news reports and pictures of them defacating and urinating any place they can find — buckets, plastic bags, cop cars, entrances to people’s homes, etc . ? How about them not having showered for weeks now ?
            Have you seen videos of them yelling insults at people who work hard and pay taxes ? Have you seen videos of them wanting to kill rich people just because they are rich ?
            If that is not filthy, what is it ?
            BTW , where did I say anything about hispanics/latinos being filthy ?
            Plz don’t ascribe intent to my words , specially when I have said no such words .
            The topic of latinos/hispanics came up because that is what Perry is pandering to with his ” don’t have a heart” comment.

            • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

              Cheezewhizz, have a heart. they are just homeless people, earning a couple of bucks from O. And, if some one actually thinks these thugs are basic Americans, well, it is hard to overcome 12 years of brainwashing, like my history teacher telling me, there are no GOP in Texas. As to being filthy, I might point out illegals have polluted every source of clean water in Texas. I find it hard to contemplate the vastness of the problem.

        • http://www.therightscoop.com/ The Right Scoop

          But he’s not a bigot.

        • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

          If U don’t know your enemy, how can you fight them. I know U use your teleprompter. That is the troble with non Texans, they are not used to hearing the truth, staight out. they always try to find a opinion that fits your bias. I know, you Loved LBJ.

          • Anonymous

            I’m sure Perry is going nowhere, he will remain in TX.

        • Anonymous

          “He acted as if illegal alien votes and his popularity among TX hispanics/latinos/illegals was plenty to get him the job of POTUS.”

          And you have Lost your mind if you think that’s true. He’s gone out of his way to make sure there will be no illegal voting, and he sin’t winning any popular vote from them in any shape, way or form.

          • Anonymous

            He’s gone out of his way to make sure there will be no illegal voting
            —-
            In TX
            or
            in ALL the States ?

            • Anonymous

              Really?

              • Mr. EMT

                it is moments like this that make you want to restrict the right to vote huh?

                • Anonymous

                  I have changed my mind about competency testing……………..

                • Mr. EMT

                  Like it or not, we gotta take the good with the bad.
                  But I suspect as soon as our founding fathers spoke of unalienable rights… they slapped their foreheads when they walked out of the hall and were confronted by someone like this.

            • Mr. EMT

              wow.

        • Anonymous

          “But then he used to be a Democrat and he fit in with them ……”

          I’ve just realized what a waste of time a reasoned argument is where you’re concerned. Reason isn’t your weapon of choice, is it?

          • Anonymous

            Good grief, I used to be a Democrat. Millions of us defected when the Party was hijacked by radical Socialist Liberals. I have been a Republican for 15 years. So what? Rick Perry was a Democrat back in 1988. Ronald Reagan was a Democrat back in the day. Does CheezeWhizz think people are born, live and die in the same party? What a nutjob!

        • Anonymous

          It never hurts to give someone a second change… you never know when you might need one.

          • Mr. EMT

            Im just curious which guy it is cheez is supporting and how many chances he wants to say he would give them.
            Everyone running against perry has done a hell of a lot worse than just accuse people of not wanting kids to be educated of not having a heart.

            • Anonymous

              You’re right. But the media focuses on the Perry quote so as not to focus on more important things like his record. They did the same thing to Palin – she’d make a statement and rather than discussing the content, the focus would be on whether Paul Revere really had a bell and warned the Brits. And so are we, when we engage in endless discussion on tuition rate and hearts.
              It was asinine then and it’s asinine now. (and yes he did).

              Unfortunately I see many conservatives that are just as lemming-like as the Dems they mock for it. They love Christie – w/out knowing who he is. They hate Mitch Daniels – b/c he said truce. It’s appalling. No context, just sound bytes.

        • Mr. EMT

          It probably says something about you that you let yourself feel offended by what Rick said.

          But then some of us learned a long time ago that the only person who can make you feel insulted by what someone else has said, is yourself.
          In either event, what you missed in that exchange is lost to history with what people have forgotten that Reagan left us with.

        • http://www.facebook.com/tdubthetruth Timothy Bladel

          You dont like Perry, thats ok, but stop making fuss over non-sense, because he was being attacked on stage, thats is nothing like making policy. You Cain, Romney,Bachmann,Newt, and Obama bots cannot mess with Perry’s record, so you go after what you can. Unless you are a Paul bot, then enough said.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Ptak/100001230153256 Joe Ptak

      CHEEZWHIZZ…my first impression of you is that you are a high school drop out racist. Most people with intelligence knew what he meant. You must be a loving ROMNEY RINO supporter…Mr. Olympic FLIP-FLOPPER. Nobody needs your type.

    • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

      Yeah, U hate babies born in Texas,and raised here by illegals. they are natural born Americans. You do not want them educated. U beleive liberal lies. You need to live in Iran, whre you hate filled heart can vent it, stoning virgins to death. Or, U just another DEM, earning your filty lucre? Just vote for another 4 years for your hero, and FUself.

      • Anonymous

        You do not want them educated.
        —-
        Define ” educated”

      • Mr. EMT

        Actually, no they are not natural born. To be a natural born citizen, both of your parents must be citizens at the time of your birth on American Soil. Native born… is barely a debatable status.
        Read Civil Rights Act of 1866.
        And according to the president of Mexico they are not American citizens at all.

        However, our own federal government is using them as a weapon against our citizens and we must actually use our brains to both cope with the problem and find solutions that do not include a nuclear “shoot our face off to spite our nose.”
        I.e., Plyler Vs Doe 1982 struck down state law prohibiting funds from going to illegal aliens to educate them.
        By federal law we can neither prevent illegals from obtaining an education nor can we prevent them from seeking and obtaining federal funding from it.

        What we CAN do is use our brains and mitigate the cost by giving them the same tuition rate the rest of our local citizens have so the do not take more tax money.
        We can also elect leaders who can find workable solutions and not pandering politicians who blow smoke in our faces.

        • Anonymous

          Wrong, Wrong, Wrong, If you are born OUTSIDE of the United States, both of your parents have to be American Citizens, for you to be a citizen of the United States of American! If your are born inside the US of A it does not matter. Read the Constitution, not some civil rights act.

          • Mr. EMT

            You realize you have demonstrated the fact you have neither the concept that an Act is a Law, and that you do not know what is written in the constitution nor what the current law is that defines what a citizen is.

    • http://twitter.com/PoliTexan Stephanie the Texan

      Oh my goodness wow!!! Are we meeting the person who never made a mistake in their life? Are you the one??? *sarcasm*
      I wouldn’t take one thing someone says and write them off because of…. one thing. And no, I don’t wanna hear anything back about it being “over the line” or anything. He already explained and apologized again and again and again. So, no. One thing doesn’t define a person.

    • Anonymous

      the fact is .. NO GOV . can deport any illegal, they are your obligation whether or not you like it .. SO.. you can let them be on the street, sell drugs, suck off the welfare trough or as the Tx legislature did is try to entice them to be productive . It costs twice as much to keep them in prison and suck off the welfare trough than it does to let them become productive UNTIL THE FEDERAL GOV”MENT deports them .. of course he failed to explain .. Herman Cain , Romney , all of them have a do over every day and no one blinks .. they flip flop and flop flip like a wind sock and that is just fine .. GOV BREWER has been fighting the FEDS for 2 years and is still losing .. but folks with an agenda simply REFUSE TO KNOW . or just twist whatever for their own pacification . they love the hate peddling part more than solutions .

    • Mr. EMT

      So you are trying to claim you are not heartless?
      Or are you claiming you do not feel that children should not be educated?

      Cuz if you feel children should be educated, then you are not heartless.
      If you think they should NOT be educated, as Perry said… well I got other words than heartless which are better suited.

      • Anonymous

        Sounds like the bozo doesn’t understand or agree with the Constitution of the United States. The In-Stater Tuition Law is based on the Equal Rights Under the Law provision in our Constitution. It merely gives every Resident child of illegal parents the right to pay the same tuition rate as any other Resident Child. It doesn’t mean Free tuition or Taxpayer subsidized tuition. 14-16 states have adopted the same law. Unless we seal our borders this will be an ongoing problem that we will deal with for YEARS to come. Rick Perry understands this and has done everything he can to seal his long border with Mexico. NumbersUSA does not give an A+ easily and Rick Perry has that grade for sealing his borders.

        Perry – 2012

        • KenInMontana

          Mind sharing where you found this “equal rights under the law” provision, the 14th Amendment states “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. The phrase “Equal Justice under Law” is engraved on the front of the Supreme Court building, however I have never found an “Equal Rights” provision in the US Constitution.

    • Alleena

      I was going to reply to you comment, but you last line is disgusting. I wouldn’t want you to vote for anyone I think is a good candidate. Shame on you! You are not just hearless. You are clueless as to what it means to be a decent person.

    • http://www.facebook.com/tdubthetruth Timothy Bladel

      Look, if you had 8 slim balls next to you attacking you because you are better than them, would you not get a little testy. Plus, what he said was if you say we should not educate these children for no other reason than they have a funny last name, then I do not think you have a heart. So if that is you, if you think that way, then Perry is right you do not have a heart, plus because this is an economic issue, I’d suspect you do not have much of a brain to go along with that. Texas made the right choice, why would they want to pay for all the other cost if they can just push them to make something out of themselves. It cost a lot of money to take care of people, and if 16,000 of them want to go to school, then thats a good thing, better than joining a gang and going to prison, killing someone.

  • Anonymous

    My support for Gov. Perry derives from his steadfast, non-compromising adherence to his beliefs. He could have caved in to the pressure from President Calderone, President Obama and our state department to stay the execution of Humberto Leal. It is not the fact the execution took place it is the courage to carry out the mandate of the law. I would trust he would have the courage to apply the same devotion to our constitution.

  • Anonymous

    Very well said Scoop! I really like the “Live Free or Die” signature too and would be pleased if he kicked it into gear and jumped back up where he belongs.

    The Mittster nauseates me. In fact, after stealing a huge picnic basket from some dingy campers the other day, I was digging into it like it were the first day of Spring and up popped Mitt’s picture on my TV screen!

    I returned the picnic basket, apologized and hibernated for another hour.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for posting the interview! This is the Rick Perry I am use to seeing. Very proud of my Gov.

  • Anonymous

    About his new ad, loved the cut from Rush, and Steve Forbes.

    • Anonymous

      I wish he would have included the Great One as well……

  • Anonymous

    I don’t care what anyone says, Perry is in the race because he cares. He cares about America, its people and the freedoms we currently enjoy. He listens to the people of Texas, he’ll admit when he’s wrong and he is definitely NOT soft on immigration. His plan for recovery can work and he even gives you a choice on the tax side. I haven’t found a candidate yet other than him that can garner more of my support…

    • Anonymous

      And the focus is on the RECORD, something obama doesn’t want to face, something Romney keeps trying to change.

      Perry has the moxy, the love of country, service in uniform, and the RECORD of getting it done.

      • Anonymous

        Touche, MJ

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Ptak/100001230153256 Joe Ptak

        Amen to that keen observation…all the way from Illinois! GO RICK GO!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shannon-C-Kerr/827781725 Shannon C. Kerr

    Thanks for this TRScoop. One area I would like him do a better is in explaining why a fence covering the entire border won’t work. He knows the answer and just needs to get it out. If he can continue what he was doing in that Q&A in the debates and answer the fence question, he can only improve. His tax plan is solid and he has enough money to get this back on track. I think the best direction for all of us going forward is a positive conservative campaign and conversatoin between Perry, Cain and Newt that shows our best ideas and clearly seperates their records and plans from Romney and Obama.

    I apprecate you sharing this.

    • Anonymous

      It does not work. A few other things is that in some locations it would have to be built on top of sheer 1000 foot cliffs overlooking Mexico. What good would that do? Then it would have to be built across rivers, streams and other drainage ways. It would also cut ranchers and farmers off from the source of water (guaranteed by TREATY). Then it would have to be built on top of what is called “floating turf” through salt marshes and out into the Gulf of Mexico. Then there are the issues of flood stage and low water stage, and all the land losses of property owners.

      Don’t believe the morons like Bachmann and Santorum, who have obviously no knowledge of the border itself, treaties, etc…

    • Anonymous

      In additon to what CitizenKH said… you cannot block land owners access to their land. So you may have 10 miles of fence……… then this huge opening…..then more fence…..

    • Mr. EMT

      how many times does that have to be explained?
      15 years and 30 billion dollars doesnt explain it enough?
      20 foot ladder sales for 15 foot fences?

      I realize people who dont live on the border dont have a clue, I get that from listening to bachmann and cain’s pandering on the subject.
      But seriously ask yourself what problems you could forsee with a fence and just how affective do you think a fence is going to be to deter narcoterrorists who generally do most of their crossing above (planes) and below (tunnels) the border and through check points anyway.

      • Anonymous

        I almost lost it when Air Head Bachmann promised to build a fence “on every square inch of that Mexican Border.” pfft! Really? Perry was ice enough not to challenge her, but did say his border was a river. If she had not been a “m’am” I think he would have taken her on. lol

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shannon-C-Kerr/827781725 Shannon C. Kerr

        I agree he has, that’s how I know. I’m just saying in the debates he needs to explain it. Obviously he gets beat up on it, so he needs to explain why they are morons to say a fence will be built all the way across. Calling them out on a debate stage is how he wins debates. They would look stupid if Perry could say half of what you have above.

        • Mr. EMT

          Whoever it is that was coaching him on the earlier debates really did not prepare him for any strategy. There probably was no time, he announced and was in a debate within what… a week or two?
          Against people who had nothing better to do every day than work out how they were going to attack anyone on that stage for years.
          First two debates they hit perry on “one issue” accusation after accusation after accusation in “one point” and gave him 30 seconds to respond to half a dozen different things.
          There is no way you can give a proper response in even 30 seconds.

          We would have had a better debate if they had scaled back the topics and increased time to speak on the issues and restricted attacks at each other.

    • Anonymous

      Rick has explained it many times. He says half of his 1,200 mile border is in the middle of the Rio Grande River. He has received a Grade of A+ by Numbers USA for his excellent work at securing the border without the assistance of our Do-Nothing Doofus in the WH. Rick says boots on the ground and modern technology is the better way to secure the Texas border. He uses his Rangers and has spent Millions of Taxpayer dollars, which he has sued the Federal Government for reimbursement. He is a go getter and isn’t shy about letting Obama know he is not doing his job.

      Go Rick!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

    Well, looking at the polls for the New Hampshire primary, Romney is destroying the other candidates, at 40% he has a +24 to +27 lead in the polls. Rick Perry 4%

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/nh/new_hampshire_republican_presidential_primary-1581.html

    • Anonymous

      Those folks can’t even pronounce their own state properly. “New Hampshuh”. Indeed!

      I don’t know about you, but that “shuh” raises my “ire”. (rimshot!)

    • Anonymous

      If October polls mattered, we’d all be complaining about President Hillary Clinton (or Rudy Guiliani) right now.

    • Anonymous

      Steve, who gives a ^%$*?!

      Romney has been campaigning in that state for years, owns a home there, etc. So he wins NH? How does he do nationwide?

      If liberal Romney couldn’t get NH I’d be a bit worried.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Ptak/100001230153256 Joe Ptak

      Romney needs to squat in order to urinate…Perry is going to clean his clock down the road. Romney the RINO proved that he is a quitter against McCain.

    • Anonymous

      I’d love to see him edge those numbers up, but he was never going to take NH anyway. Live Free or Die may be the motto but they’ve gone mostly blue for the last 20 years. Even if Romney takes the primary, NH is still up for grabs in the general.

      • Anonymous

        If Perry can even make a good showing there, it will really be beneficial to him. Go Rick!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1497076194 Travis Pierson

    Perry needs to keep talking in this conversational tone. He’s much better here than he has been in the debates. I like him. He’s currently my third choice but I could see him moving up a spot if he can show that he’s ready for primetime. I haven’t seen that when he’s been in the spotlight with the pressure on.

    • http://www.facebook.com/tdubthetruth Timothy Bladel

      No, you have not seen that when 8 other people are lying about his record. I think Perry did not think everyone would try so hard to destroy him, even the moderators. His team thought debates were a minor thing, and they should be, but American Idol types like you want to pick the slickest liar on stage, so pretty much Cain, Newt, and Romney. Newt has a slew of things that he will get hit with if he gains steam. Cain is a bad,bad,bad,bad, joke. Romney is just John Kerry with a R, times 100. Here

      http://technorati.com/politics/article/the-republican-establishments-golden-boy-shape/

  • Anonymous

    New Hampshire can have Romney, we don’t want him. He won’t win the primary.

  • Steven

    Cain first, Perry second, Romney never.

    • Mr. EMT

      Obamao last, romney next to last, newt next to last, cain next to last.

      I can neither support someone who is absolutely ignorant about the constitutional bill of rights any more than I can support someone who is willfully antagonistic of the bill of rights.
      Cain has made comments that are direct assaults on the second, fourth, and fifth amendments as well as the powers of the executive branch and the powers of the government itself over free enterprise.
      One or two little mis-statements ok… but seriously the pattern is self evident.

      • Anonymous

        I don’t like the way Herman Cain always has an excuse for every gaffe. “My words were taken out of context” or “They misconstrued my words” or “You are talking about apples and oranges.” Nonsense. We saw the Video’s and he said what he said. No excuses, please.

    • Anonymous

      I jumped off the Cain Train when I did a little research and found out Cain was a Washington Lobbyist who earned over $100,000. lobbying for the Tobacco, Alcohol and Restaurant industries. Cain actually lobbied against Smoke Free Restaurants which I have always thought was the best thing our inept Congress has done in years. I am not a Nanny Stater but I enjoy taking my grandchildren out for an occasional meal and not having to choke on second hand smoke, no thanks to Herman Cain. Google it…..there’s a lot more to be said about Herman Cain’s made over image. No thank you.

  • http://twitter.com/mjh4259 Mary

    I like and trust Rick Perry; however, someone needs to advise him to replace the “I created” with “we” or “Texas”. Folks will start comparing his number of self references to that of Zero’s.

    • Anonymous

      I must say , that if you check all of his speeches and all of his interviews .. 95% of the time he says . in TX we . or WE .. go see . we did check .. so 5% of the time for expedient he says I .. pass and defer to vital and critical issue solutions .. we have a nation to save .

  • http://www.planettron.com NickDeringer

    Don’t underestimate Perry. He has his own campaigning style and people don’t get it. I think he will be a serious challenge to Mitt Rino long after Herman Cain fades.

    Perry/Rubio 2012 let’s get some spice in the White House again!!!

    • Anonymous

      That is the perfect team to beat Obama like a rented mule in 2012! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chrissie-Siggelakis/671586719 Chrissie Siggelakis

    Huge thank you for the videos I really appreicate it. Perry is the only candidate that I hope and pray I get to vote for. Again thank you so much!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Ptak/100001230153256 Joe Ptak

      Hi Chrissie..fancy meeting you here!

  • Anonymous

    This is the Rick Perry I have been waiting for for the past 2 months……FINALLY!!
    LIVE FREE OR DIE……AMEN!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Ptak/100001230153256 Joe Ptak

    LIVE FREE OR DIE! RICK PERRY
    (What else you want to know about the man?)

    • Anonymous

      This was sent to me by a friend who lives in TX.
      “Whenever a Texas soldier is killed/wounded in Iraq/Afghanistan, Governor Perry calls them ON HIS OWN CELL PHONE, and offers his condolences…then tells them to call him – ON HIS OWN CELL PHONE – if they need anything.

      Are you familiar with Marcus Luttrell from “Lone Survivor” fame?
      Well, Marcus was having a really tough time after he returned from Afghanistan. A trauma like that would make anyone a little off center.
      “So Rick and Anita took Marcus in. They gave him things to do and made sure he got to San Antonio for all his medical visits.
      Rick, having also been in the military, had long talks into the wee hours with Marcus about the aftershock of Marcus losing all his team members.
      After Marcus moved back home, some thug teenagers killed his dog, the rehabilitation dog (DASY…an acronym of the guys he served with/lost during the mission) Marcus was given at Walter Reed.

      What happened then can be found on the internet. (Basically, some crazies shot his dog and Marcus chased them through several counties until the Marshals arrested them.)
      What is not reported is that Marcus called Rick on his cell phone and told Rick that punks had killed his dog.
      Rick sent the Texas Rangers to intercept the thugs. They are now in jail.
      When Rick Perry tells you he’s a friend and will always be there for you, he means it.
      Up to now, Rick and Anita have taken in even more Navy Seals who have had traumatic experiences, trying to help them like they did Marcus.
      To me, that says a LOT about the measure of a man.” NUFF SAID!!

      • Anonymous

        Perry has done many things like that, including befriending the young woman who had cervical cancer and going to her bedside when she was dying and holding her hand and saying a prayer for her. He was motivated to try and pass the much maligned Gardisil Bill, which he has said was a mistake, but I’ll bet there will be many young woman in the future who will struggle with Cervical Cancer and wish they had had access to the vaccinations when they were young girls. Rick Perry, unlike our President, never takes a camera crew with him on these humanitarian missions. Just him and his driver with one Security person. He’s a good man. And a humble man. He is my candidate.

  • Anonymous

    debates are not his thing…he is a one on one guy… a straight shooter…i dont care for debates as they are formatted now…you need time to explain ur issues…and lets face it he is a common sense… gut instinct guy not a numbers guy…the man is not a technocrat like mitts…the msm and we as citizens are doing a great disservice by placing so much emphasis on debates…i wonder if calvin coolidge would have gotten elected now…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rusty-Smith/100000313837850 Rusty Smith

      I’ve spent 30 years living in Tejas or Texas for you Gringos. I’m a blue-eyed blonde Celtic descent and my heart breaks for those little dark haired, brown eyed Amigos that cross the border at near death cost to just try and feed and do better for thier families. Most are the hardest working, God loving, family first, friendly beings you could ever get to know. I know what Rick Perry said, when he said “The No Heart Comment”…Because like me, he’s dealt with and seen, looked into the eyes of these good people on a daily basis and knows what this group of refuges face, and yes they are refuges….I’ve worked with and known and befriended hundreds of these little brown skin humans and my heart breaks for the tasks they face daily just to exist….Rick Perry, may be a lot of things, but he’s shown me a humanity side that few running for POTUS can come close to….You can go check the Texas Record and see that the right to education for these desperate nieghbors was passed by a landslide of the Texas Legislation and it is not free….Rick Perry, I believe is a Christain and a good man, made some mistakes, but his heart is in the right place….who amongst have not stumbled

      • Anonymous

        Well said, Rusty. Most people don’t know the Bill was passed in the Texas Legislature by an overwhelming 188-4. This only assures that the Resident child of illegals (after living in Texas for 3 or more years) have a right to pay the same tuition as any other Resident child of Texas. It does NOT mean FREE Tuition or Taxpayer subsidies. They have to pay their own way.

        Rick Perry is a good, honest, straight forward man who is guided by his gut instinct and his Christian upbringing. He is the real deal.

        Rick Perry for President – 2012

  • Anonymous

    I appreciate the shout out Gov. Perry!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Dias/1680711668 Chris Dias

    Illegals need to go back home, period. He’s a career politician and his attitude isn’t good.

    • Anonymous

      LOL! You’re funny.

  • Anonymous

    Perry should have answered in the debate with, and the first words out of his mouth should have been, “Its not a subsidy.” The entire Texas Dream Act is explained here, in case you’re warming up to Perry and want to defend the issue when arguing with fools: http://rickperryreport.com/faq/rick-perry-illegal-immigration/rick-perrys-dream-act

    Joe

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594162904 Cheryl Pryor

    I guess I wasn’t clear with my comments, what I want Perry to since he has no power as the Governor is use this case of Border Agent Diaz and the many others who are being prosecuted on bogus charges out of the same FEDERAL office in Texas, is use this and the mega phone of Presidential Candidate to educate the masses about what is really happening. And how as President with Federal Power he would do it differently. As a Perry supporter, I think this is an opportunity for him to highlight big differences between what is going on now under Obama and Attorney General Holder and what he would do. Putting the heat on them with a public statement might in the end help Agent Diaz and his family.

  • Anonymous

    Except that he did call for joint national health insurance with Mexico. Here is the link: http://governor.state.tx.us/news/speech/10688/
    That, and his long history of land-grabbing along the NAFTA Superhighway route and his efforts to hand Texas highways over to foreign toll road companies (google TURF, toll roads, texas) show him up to be a globalist, opportunist, snake. Plenty of Texas Tea Party members know he is no constitutionalist. He may talk a good game but he won’t follow through if it isn’t in his political interest to scale back government.

  • Anonymous

    How many of his supporters know that he proposed joint national health insurance with Mexico? Here’s the link: http://governor.state.tx.us/news/speech/10688/ The relevant paragraph reads:

    Legislation authored by border legislators Pat Haggerty and Eddie Lucio establishes an important study that will look at the feasibility of bi-national health insurance. This study recognizes that the Mexican and U.S. sides of the border compose one region, and we must address health care problems throughout that region. That’s why I am also excited that Texas Secretary of State Henry Cuellar is working on an initiative that could extend the benefits of telemedicine to individuals living on the Mexican side of the border.

    He’s a North American Union supporter who knows better than to let American’s know it. But, he has engaged for years in a shameless land grab along the route of the NAFTA Superhighway (Trans Texas Corridor) until, finally it looks like it’s dead. He tried to contract out the operation of our American highways to foreign toll road companies, so that we would have to pay toll to drive almost every highway in the state.

    He’s guilty of shady campaign money dealings and so much more. You can spend all day googling his questionable behavior as our governor. Informed Texans don’t want him for president. His much-touted jobs record made jobs mostly for government, foreign companies and illegals. He’s a snake.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MGT5EB77SQJMXLPJJCYZ65BSVA Joe F

    The Right Scoop shilling for Ricky La Raza. Hilarious.

  • Anonymous

    “…the illegals do pay the entire instate tuition themselves, just like other instate students…it would be something very different if Texas citizens were also subsidizing this instate cost for illegals…”

    Scoop, come on. How are illegals paying the entire tuition? They have that kind of money? They or their illegal parents are getting subsidized in many ways. No driver’s license, so no auto insurance > no insurance costs. Not available at their alleged legal address > no property taxes. No medical insurance, fine, we’ll treat you free of charge. On and on it goes. Have you seen the computation of Jose Illegal’s income versus Joe Legal’s income?

    Yes, I’m sure some do have parents who work three jobs. I know some like that. I respect their toughness and determination. And the kids may work while going to school, too. But I can’t without carefully documented evidence believe that’s true of most of them.