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Rick Perry said something the other day that is worth repeating

I am running for President because I want to make life better for all people, even those who don’t vote Republican. I know Republicans have much to do to earn the trust of African-Americans. Blacks know that Republican Barry Goldwater, in 1964, ran against Lyndon Johnson, a champion of civil rights. They know that Barry Goldwater opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, because he felt that parts of it were unconstitutional. States supporting segregation in the South cited “states’ rights” as a justification for keeping blacks from the voting booth and the dinner table. As you know, I am an ardent believer in the Tenth Amendment, which was ratified in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights. The Tenth Amendment says that “the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” I know that state governments are more accountable to you than the federal government is. But I am also an ardent believer in the Fourteenth Amendment, which says that no state shall “deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” There has been – and will continue to be – an important and legitimate role for the federal government in enforcing civil rights. Too often, we Republicans – myself included – have emphasized our message on the Tenth Amendment but not our message on the Fourteenth – an Amendment, it bears reminding, that was one of the first great contributions of the Republican Party to American life, second only to the abolition of slavery.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/420845/rick-perry-republicans-and-race

Does Gov. Rick Perry deserve an apology?

Rick Perry cartoon
Two weeks ago there was a deadly explosion in West, Texas. Several lives were lost and many in the town have been displaced. Rick Perry took offense to this cartoon which was published in the Sacramento Bee. Does he deserve an apology? Share your thoughts.


Rick Perry Challenges Politico Mike Allen…is Perry Right?

Politico’s Mike Allen asked Rick Perry to respond to a statement made by an unknown member of his staff. Perry asked him for a name and Allen did not respond. So is this unnamed staffer the source for the political piece and allen can not name his source or is Perry right in asking for the name of the leak. Read the link and watch the clip and tell me what you think. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/01/02/perry_confronts_politicos_mike_allen_over_unhappy_staffer_you_got_a_name.html

Rick Perry hates activist judges…but he can’t remember their names

Rick Perry must experience brain freeze more often than most. He was naming the “activist judges” that the president has appointed, but he stumbled trying to remember one of the names. Some might say the average citizen could not name the names of the Supreme court justices, and that might be true. The average citizen is not running for president, but this year I take that back.

Rick Perry’s Latest commercial is a desperate appeal to the right

Rick Perry is pulling out all the stops in this latest commercial airing in Iowa. Watch the commercial and tell me what you think.

Somebody please tell Rick Perry the voting age

Today Rick Perry attempted to rally the youth vote. He told the crowd if they turn 21 by election day they should vote for him. The only problem is voting age has been 18 for over 30 years. Perry seems to have a problem with numbers.

The conservatives must really hate Mitt Romney

Is this for real? The conservatives just can not seem to warm up to the frontrunner, Mitt Romney. They have had love affairs with Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Herman Cain and now the brand new Newt, but they still yearn for something different. Could Sarah be the Savior? If so Lord help us all.

Did Rick Perry’s Oops Moment at the debate kill his chances for the nomination?

Rick Perry wants to be president, but tonight he probably had one of the most embarrassing moments of his life. He was attempting to name the 3 federal agencies he would close if he was elected president, but he could only name two. This was no trick moderator question this was his attempt to play to the crowd and get out some of his talking points, but he fell on his face. It was a bad moment for him and it was actually painful to watch. My question is can he recover or is it all over? Tell me what you think.

Is Rick Perry embracing the birther movement?

Rick Perry Republican presidential candidate said he doesn’t have a “definitive answer” as to whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States. In an interview with Parade Magazine, the Texas governor said he has “no reason to think otherwise” that Obama wasn’t born in the U.S., but admitted that he doesn’t know for certain whether the long-form birth certificate released earlier this year is real. When told he had seen the birth certificate, Perry responded, “I don’t know, have I?” and said he recently had dinner with Donald Trump, who doesn‘t believe it’s real.
Nevertheless, Perry called the topic a “distractive issue” that “doesn’t matter” because Obama has been elected.”* So what is the reason for this statement? Is this an attempt to appeal to the birther crowd? Is this a wise strategy? Tell me what you think.


Note to the GOP Presidential Candidates: Foreign Policy Matters

The economy is the issue of the election, but it is not the only issue. Foreign policy still matters and if one of the GOP contenders occupies the White House he or she is going to have to know something about foreign matters. Michele Bachmann made a statement that indicated she did not know Libya was in Africa and Herman Cain has seemingly reveled in his lack of knowledge. Not all of them have this dearth of knowledge, but sadly the ones that know the most: Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Jon Huntsman are not contenders. This morning Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post offers an interesting perspective on the dearth of foreign policy knowledge.