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Governor Rick Perry’s Triumph In GOP Primary Hailed As Success For Tea Party Movement

March 8, 2010 by  

Governor Rick Perry's triumph in GOP primary hailed as success for Tea Party movement Texas Governor Rick Perry resoundingly won the Republican gubernatorial primary on March 2, beating Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison in what has been described as a show of strength of the Tea Party movement.

Commentators have attributed Perry’s win to the anti-Washington sentiment among the state’s conservatives, which has been fueled by the activism of Tea Party supporters who are fighting for small government, oppose the federal deficit as well as tax increases.

On announcing his victory, Perry said the message to Washington was simple: "Quit spending all the money," and "stop trying to take over our lives and our businesses," according to media reports.

If he wins reelection in November, it will mark the latest in the string of high-profile losses suffered by Democrats in recent months, including the gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey, and the Massachusetts special Senate election.

Perry’s opponent will be former Houston mayor Bill White who won the Democratic primary. In anticipation of the line Perry may take in the upcoming campaign, White said the governor will try to exploit the popular disillusionment with the Obama administration.

However, he told CNN that it would be for Perry’s "own political career."

"[The election] shouldn’t be about a party or who’s doing what to whom in Washington. I’m just running for the people of Texas," he added, quoted by the news provider.
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  • L, USA

    A+

  • eyewideopen

    With the amount of stimulus money that Texas took, how can that governor look the people in the eyes and not be viewed as a socialist? Little hypocritical about not wanting help from feds, feds are growing government, feds bad, bad, BUT TAKING FED MONEY, GOOD, GOOD. If he is what the tea party wants, they are already stamping on their own ethics. LOL. Make up your minds. either you don’t take government money, which makes government grow, or you take the money and shut up. It is really an easy decision to make. Be a hypocrite or be true to what you are saying you believe in.

    • DaveH

      Sure, if the government was passing out $50,000 to every citizen in the country, you would forego it, if it was against your principles, even though it would dramatically reduce the buying power of your existing savings?
      Judging from your previous comments, I doubt seriously that you have such principles.

      • eyeswideopen

        DaveH, isn’t that what principles are all about? You must think that everybody has a price that they put on their ethics. If you believe that principles can be laid aside when they aren’t convenient, then they really aren’t principles are they? People who preach that government is too big and that spending should stop and then take earmarks are hypocrites. Just like people who preach about sexual morals, and go out and have sex with anyone and everyone. Don’t remember anywhere in Bible where ,Jesus,says hey obey the Commandments when they are convenient. Military take an oath to obey the rules and orders of their officers, they don’t say, I will obey, until I decide that he is wrong. Dave, I cannot be bought, but it is nice to know that you probably could.

        • Joe H.

          DaveH,
          Don’t you know eyes is so principled that if she was loosing her house and car she would not, under any circumstances, take government money!!!! Why if one of her kids needed surgery and she didn’t have the cash or insurance, the kid would just have to wait!!!

    • zac

      Just remeber…. texas sends more money to washington than we get back. I am certainly of the opinion that we need to stop sending money to washington, except to fund what it is Constitutionally required. Lets leave the rest of it at home. The Socialist thatmust be talking about are states like Mass. and New Jersey etc… that take much more from DC than what they send. Get your facts straight buddy… Money should not go to Washington to feed the beaurocracy, just to be sent back. It is all out of control, and Perry is good , but hardly the Govenor to change the staus quo.

    • Meteorlady

      Perry turned down $555 million in expanded unemployment benefits because it was his belief that the state could not sustain the program once the money ran out. He was pressured by Democratic lawmakers who vowed to try and overturn the decision but did not accept that portion of the money.

      When all was said and done he accepted $16,231,325,000 because the state democrats said they would override him. The white house stated that it would create 269,000 jobs in Texas and it most certainly did not. Texas gets $.94 for every dollar it pays to the federal government which if you figure that one out we had a net loss.

      Have a nice ya hear.

    • Meteorlady

      Eyes – once again you need to give some more facts with your story.

      Perry turned down $555 million in expanded unemployment benefits because it was his belief that the state could not sustain the program once the money ran out. He was pressured by Democratic lawmakers who vowed to try and overturn the decision but did not accept that portion of the money.

      When all was said and done he accepted $16,231,325,000 because the state democrats said they would override him. The white house stated that it would create 269,000 jobs in Texas and it most certainly did not. Texas gets $.94 for every dollar it pays to the federal government which, if you figure that one out, we had a net loss of $.06 for every dollar.

      • JeffH

        Meteorlady, you have to realize that eyes is on the “bash Texas” kick now.

        Eyes, Crtisize your own states acceptance of federal dollars before you start in on someone else. How can you even make a statement about Texas without first acknowledging you own state of Florida taking from the Federal trough.

        .Welcome to FlaRecovery.com
        Florida’s economy is being tested in ways we haven’t seen in decades, and during these challenging times, I am grateful for the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. During three budget years, up to $15.7 billion in federal stimulus dollars will be pumped into Florida’s economy.

        • Jana

          JeffH,
          eyes bashes anyone that is Conservative. She is a RINO.

          • Joe H.

            Jana,
            I hate to correct friends, but eyes wouldn’t make a pimple on the nose of a RINO!!! She’s a full blown dyed in the wool liberal progressive!!!!!

        • eyeswideopen

          JeffH, I have been bashing the republican run Fl. You just don’t read.All those repubs states who have been so fiscally responsible are in the dumper. Point being, why should the repubs get power back, when they have all proven that they aren’t too smart when it comes to handling our taxes?

          • JeffH

            eyes with size 15EEEE in your mouth, you bash anything and everything that isn’t of liberal thought. I don’t believe you were ever a Republican either. Come to think of it, you are nothing, nada, not!
            You read a comment and you start looking for a way to put your negative spin on it, even spew lies if you have to, which is more often than not. You are the board’s “nite stalker”.

          • JeffH

            ….just one more point, ” why should the repubs get power back, when they have all proven that they aren’t too smart when it comes to handling our taxes?”

            You obviously prefer to support the current ruling party that never saw a dollar they wouldn’t spend, and have decided it is easier to borrow against the future of tomorrow and spend America into bankruptcy. They are the party of “we don’t care about America”, your party now!

      • eyeswideopen

        Meteorlady, that was the correct thing to do, since you have a rainy day fund for emergencies that should have been used. However he did use the stimulus money to plug a 4billion hole in your budget as he didn’t want to touch those rainy day funds. 2011 will be bleak for you Texans.

    • American Citizen

      The stimulus money should be divvied out to all 50 states with no strings attached, as that is where the money came from to begin with.

    • Michael J.

      EWO,
      Remember Green Stamps? In my youth I remember pasting Green Stamps in a book that my mom received when she purchased groceries for the family. Periodically, she would take me to the food stamp store to redeem the filled books of stamps for stuff like toasters, coffee pots and other household trinkets that made our lives better. Even at a early age I was curious about the way things worked, so one day I asked her why they just seemed to give the stamps away. She said, the cost of the groceries were inflated to account for the stamps we received and therefore we were compelled to use them to get our monies worth.

      In other words, Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Libertarians, your kids, my kids will all pay for the out of control spending, so we all must use it. Cutting ones nose to spite his or her own face is a fools errand.

      • Fed Up Gal in NM

        Michael J,

        Where on earth have you been? I thought maybe you got on that long-legged prarie dog and beat the dirt out of Texas…LoL. Good to see your post!

        Fed Up Gal
        P.S. BTW — Your comment was a very common-sense approach!

        • Michael J.

          Hey there Gal,
          Great to hear from you, I see you’ve been taking up my slack argueing with EWO while I was gone. Woooooo Weeeeee, you go girl!

          That dang long legged prarie dawg got a run in her panty hose so I traded her in for a pair of Polaris ATV’s and headed down to the Everglades with the wife to hunt Pythons. (Didn’t tell the misses we were gonna be huntin Pythons till we got there) I was gonna tell you that we intended on using liberals for bait but decided that you probably wouldn’t buy it because you know that there’s some things even snakes won’t eat, so I won’t say it.

          Anyway, good to know that I can take time off and the job will still get done.

      • JeffH

        …and “blue chip stamps” too.

    • Mabinab

      Who the heck wrote this article and where are they from? Certainly not Texas. Many of us in Texas know Perry works special interest groups to his favor and he IS NOT a Constitutionalist nor does he represent grass roots people who want less tax, less government. He may have big business that lines his pockets, but not common folks.
      Here are my reasons why:
      1. Against strong public sentiment, he strongly favored the Trans. Tex. Corridor highway. He had special interest ties in the construction company that would have profited richly from that project. This plan would have given all toll revenues to the Spanish Government, not the U.S. Property rights were in question here also.
      2. He increased taxes for business owners. Many small business owners complain for example, about the recurring inventory tax they to pay every year. Unemployment insurances taxes also increased.
      3. I personally heard him answer a question about growing problem with securing the border and controlling illegal aliens. Some good suggetions were given to him and all I heard was that it was a Federal Problem, not anything he could tackle. I think that’s a cop out. In 2nd Debate, he also said he was in favor of rewarding illegal aliens with in-state tuition. When asked if someone from Oklahoma could get the same, he said “NO”. He is very soft on illegal aliens and securing the border.
      4. Although his ad boast that he will protect the 10th Amendment and Texas State Sovereignty, he said in the debates that he will not consider nullification and interposition as possible tool, not even against unconstitutional programs such as National Health Care Plan.
      5. HE does NOT believe in outright property ownership as guaranteed by the Constitution and will not consider removing property tax going to expansion of broad based consumption tax.
      ……so does that sound like a person that follows the ideology of “tea party” or “Consitutionalist” type candidate….or does that just sound like another career politician?

      • eyeswideopen

        Mabinab, thank you, excellent points.

        • zack

          wwwooooooo; hands a clapping; lmao; wwwooooooo;

    • Fed Up Gal in NM

      Eyes,

      I was thinking similarly, but then I remembered you’re always advocating a Robin Hood mentality by taking money from some to give to others (without permission from the “some”)….so just wondering if the liberals are going to shut up now…i.e., stop asking for more and more money….and even more?

      Fed Up Gal

      • eyeswideopen

        Fed Up, never once have I stated that I wanted to take money from anyone. I want the corporations, of which 2/3 don’t pay taxes, to pay their fair share. I want the feds to stop giving subsidies to corporations. I want a seperation of church and state. I want everyones freedoms to be safe. I want people who hide their money off shore to contribute their share to the system. It is not right that 60% of the collected taxes come from the taxpayers who make between 155k -388k due to the loopholes in the tax code. Everybody paying a flat rate would be fair, however, corporations and the wealthy will never go for that as they would finally have to pay a fair share. I want balanced budgets, from the state right up to the fed. I want campaign reform. I don’t want lobbyists deciding law for me. I want the churches to stay out of government and don’t believe they should be exempt from paying taxes and they shouldn’t receive any fed funds. I don’t like paying taxes, but I understand that without them, I wouldn’t have a strong military. When the population grows so does the requirement for services,(police, firemen, etc.) which in turn requires more taxes. If you consider that my desire to have EVERYONE CONTRIBUTE to this country is taking from others, then you are right. I would like to hear why you think some are exempt from paying their fair share. Crony capitalism is killing this country along with the tax dodgers. Why do you support their actions?

      • eyeswideopen
      • Joe H.

        Fed Up Gal,
        You have to excuse eyes. You know how it is , she got all those many jobs from all those poor people and never got ANY jobs from a rich person!!!! Why would she support a rich person??? I thought of some advice for her but if I printed it here, I would most likely be banned and besides I try to be a gentleman!!

  • knuckleballer

    This is the same Rick Perry who wants to force the children of Texas to be innoculated with a dangerous vaccine to prevent cervical cancer from promiscuous activity, even if the child is chaste, even if the child is a boy.

    The Tea Party movement is a great spontaneous uprising of validly angry Americans who want to stop the Communism is Washington. Unfortunately, as with almost all such movements, the Communists usually find a way to usurp the leadership and direction, so as to neutralize the movement , or worse yet, turn it into just another tool for promoting more government controls over individuals’ lives.

    Real Tea Partiers must be alert to this subversion, and reject all Neocons. Only true Conservatives, Constitutionalists, Americanists, Birchers, and Libertarians should be running the Tea Parties. No Neocons like Romney, Perry, Kissinger, Bush, Cheney, Brown, McCain, Crist, Rice, Sununu, Card, etc.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • DaveH

      Right on, Knuckleballer!

    • RHONDA REICHEL

      Perry part of the Tea Party Movement???? He’s about as anti Tea Party as you can get. Palin should be kicked out of the movement for endorsing him when we had a very good representative in the form of Debra Medina.

      Perry and Kay Bailout Hutchinson are in no way constitutionalists….she only votes for the constitution 70% of the time according to the Heritage Foundation…..and Perry wanted the most massive land grab in Texas history with the TTC toll road. All of us with land in it’s proposed path hate his guts.

      He gave 50 MILLION DOLLARS to his alma mater Texas A&M through his slush fund (Enterprise Fund). The governor’s mansion got burned because most people here hate him. I think the election might have been rigged because all my friends and family voted for Medina.

      • Mabinab

        I’m with you on that Whrischjr! Who the heck wrote this? One of his special interest buddies? Yes, we have electronic voting machines and my trust factor is way low. I still think Beck was doing a covert mission for his benefit too. Forget the 9-11 Truther conspiracy…I think a bigger BECK conspiracy may exist. It’s why certain people always seem to stay in power.

    • Jana

      Gov. Perry has many things about him that we don’t like, such as he is a spoiled rich boy, and he did try to get that vaccine pushed through, and he also tried to get the Texas Corridor pushed through. they were all defeated however, because we the people did get involved.
      Kay B. Hutchison was a candidate on the Rep. ballot too, but she has gotten to Washingtonized and Medina sounded good, but then she believes that our Government had something to do with 9-11 although later she recanted that statement but the damage had been done.
      Perry’s biggest plus is that we are a state that is not in debt. He is the most conservative of them all.
      Actually, Medina is the one that ran on the Tea Party coattails but she doomed herself.

  • Caryl Wagner

    instead of complaining get on your knees and pray for God to step in put prayer in the schools go to church and mean it. Get Obama out of Texas and the liberals also Suceed from the union. Protect our health ins.. thats if you are strong enough. We are children of God and don’t forget that

    • L, USA

      Caryl, I agree, yet please accept the reproof that, we are all creation of The God of Heaven and earth (Heb. Elohim), yet; Only those who shall be figuratively “washed” in the blood of The Lamb of God who was crucified about two-thousand years ago, have the power to become the Sons of God. Outside of becomeing a new creature in the aforementioned spiritual baptizing, the rest are children of the devil, as anti-christ. By the way also, We are led to pray for all mankind EXCEPT (capitalization included for notability) the son of perdition, called apolyon in the Greek, meaning destroyer,and Otherwise known as The Antichrist or Beast, being, quite possibly a gene-splice man/jackel, having the outward character features subdued so as un-noticable. For only this one, We shall not pray. Read OKJV Bible.

  • Ray Reeves

    Rick Perry does not represent the Tea Party in Texas. He is a Globalist and the Builderberg organization and the CFR is looking at him as their candidate to run in 2012. He only pertends to be a Rebublican and is all for a “One World Government” starting with the North American countries. Beware a politician in wolf’s clothing.

    • Michael J

      You are correct,his name pops up in the organizations you mention. I have been watching and researching the supposed latest leaders, not to my surprise, with a little digging, the roads lead to these organizations.

    • RHONDA REICHEL

      You tell them Ray….atta boy! I can’t stand the sight of Perry and I’ll vote for ANYONE RUNNING AGAINST HIM.

      What’s up with Palin endorsing that rat? Typical politician I guess.

      There is so much dirt on Perry it’s amazing….go to the independent Texans website….they hate his guts and have many good articles on what a scumbag slick Rick is.

      • George E

        Rhonda,

        I looked at Independent Texans website. The only thing I saw was their dislike of the Trans-Texas Corridor project. Aside from the eminent domain issue which is always a tough thing for conservatives to agree with, and the fact that it hasn’t been put to a vote of the people yet, I’m not sure I see a real problem with this project. If we stop this project, don’t you think those Chinese products coming into the USA will find other ways of getting here if they don’t come through Mexican ports and highways or railways through Texas? Wouldn’t Texas benefit economically from this corridor? Having said that, I would really like to see this voted on before moving forward. As you and others have said, this is a massive project and does have some pretty serious implications for our state.

        • RHONDA REICHEL

          No WE won’t benefit from it….in fact it will kill a lot of small businesses in these little towns it’s going through. The whole idea is to have leased contract business spaces along the corridor to bypass our local businesses. In addition Cintra, the Spanish company who will benefit from the tolls will kindly allow the taxpayers of Texas to pay for the maintenance. Selling off our infrastructure doesn’t seem like such a beneficial thing to me.

          I went to the TxDot meetings and out of 500 people only one raised their hand in favor of it. People were mad….how soon they forget. I think that they think it’s dead but Medina said it came up in the legislature again.

          This is just another shady deal from Perry who has taken cronyism to a whole new level. NAFTA was never meant to benefit us….just look at the unemployment. Cheap goods from China….NOT SMART. Our trade deficit is strangling us. They recently announced that they would not be buying ANY of our goods that have patents attached to them.

          • Jana

            Wow Rhonda, thank you for getting so involved. Good for you.

        • RHONDA REICHEL

          Wow, I don’t know what to say about the INDEPENDENT TEXANS WEBSITE because the one I go to has a BOOT PERRY link on it….maybe you could google that one. That’s how I started learning about Perry’s dirty deeds. I started getting emails from Linda Curtis at INDY FRIENDS (Independent Texans). I had no idea Perry had so many skeletons in his closet. They also have an article about Perry as LAWN CHAIR LARRY that’s pretty good.

          Try googling BOOT PERRY and see if the correct website comes up.

        • knuckleballer

          Regarding the “superhighway”, research it at: http://www.jbs.org

  • http://Ranger2 John Bakalar

    It’s unbelievable how the “New World Order”, Cfr’s and others of their
    cabal are promoting this two-face as a great patriot, this is the man
    who wants the Trans-Texas Highway built, wants the North American Union, with Mexico,U.S.and Canada, with borders eliminated, don’t let
    these “Quislings” hood’wink you, let us not for’feit our Constitution,
    Liberty and our Sovereignty!

    • s c

      John, Americans should have painfully scrutinized career politicians many years ago. It’s one thing to have party support. If you have the backing of the so-called “illuminated” groups, you’re ‘in.’
      Unfortunately, these legends in their own twisted minds serve a NWO mentality, and taking care of
      America is not part of their anti-freedom, useful idiot, anti-American agenda. If Perry has any use for that damned trans-Texas highway, expect him to act like Specter or McCain whenever it becomes covenient (and he’s been told what to do – or else).
      A career hack politician can’t change his skunkoid
      character. He’s already sold his ‘asterisk’ and his soul to get where he is [REGARDLESS of any party affiliation].

    • Dick Gazinia

      We must protect our borders as they are. Canada wants to maintain its own autonomy and we have enough problems without adding Mexico’s to ours.

      • L, USA

        Dick, It’s really up to us. Everyone who is a citizan of the United States, in their own merit must face to face stand for his land and freedom. Smaller government means LARGER citizanship powers, as it should be. Don’t you think?

  • Mark

    Did anyone watch the debates? Debra Medina totally called out Perry in his absolute blatant lies! I just dont get it….Its like we clamor for leaders who lie and deceit us, but we ignore the ones trying to tell us the TRUTH. What a backwards world we live in…I guess this just shows the power of Propaganda. The true Tea Party movement was organized under Ron Paul back in 2008. These Tea Party organizations are a fraud.

    • Meteorlady

      Like Debra a lot until she made the conspiracy remark. That sort of left me cold since I thought she should have been more able to get through things like that without hurting herself politically.

      • RHONDA REICHEL

        No way….she first said NO, but qualified it with people have the right to question our government….after 9/11 Beck said the very same exact thing and now he hypocritically goes around calling people truthers after he himself questioned it on his show. The truth is there was a lot left out of the 9/11 commission report and we have the right to get answers….not that we believe it but why not bring everything out in the open?

        Glenn Beck is a SKUNK….I used to like him until he did that…..and until he said he could “french Kiss Perry”. That kind of made me sick.

    • RHONDA REICHEL

      Absolutely….I have no faith whatsoever in the Tea Party Movement and frankly I’m tired of seeing articles like this one from a supposedly conservative organization…..they ruin their credibility with people like us

  • TexasCook

    Were we watching the same gubernatorial race? The Tea Party was backing Debra Medina until her 9/11 remark on Glen Beck’s show. True, Hutchinson was bound to lose because she has been part of the problem in Washington for eighteen years and not because of the tea party movement per se. Make no mistake, Perry is a career politician, complete with cronyism, unbridled spending (NAFTA super highway or TransTexas Corridor, to speed up drugs and illegals to North Texas and beyond – imminent domain), questionable ethics and, the most important, sense of entitlement. Perry has done nothing to curb illegal immigration or improve primary education. In the end, it all came down to who could beat White in November, thus Perry (the lesser of two evils again)!!! I still wouldn’t live any place but Texas.

    • Meteorlady

      Perry is all that but we have a balanced budget and and unemployment rate of around 6%. As for immigration, that would be the federal governments job and they aren’t doing much at all to curb it. Our schools are a mess because we are required to teach English and Spanish classes to the detriment of all the children that want to lear and speak English; we have a hugh amount of latino children that are not highly motivated by their parents to learn; and we have to take in children of illegals.

      • RHONDA REICHEL

        No we don’t have a balanced budget….we have a 70 billion dollar projected deficit for 2011. When your taxes go up then tell us what a great man Perry is.

        • George E

          Rhonda,

          What do you think is causing the projected budget deficit? What do you think should be done to fix the problem?

      • Ruth R

        Perry IS a globalist. He is not the Tea Party chosen one by any means. If so, then Texas is in bigger trouble than I feared, and I was already concerned when this hypocrite won the nomination YET AGAIN! Doesn’t Texas have TERM LIMITS???? Isn’t he DONE??? I want him OUT. I don’t know what Debra Medina said, I was working and missed that. I DO know that Perry was trying to push through the Trans-Texas Corridor malarkey, and sell us out to foreign powers. He was SELLING TEXAS TO SOMEONE ELSE! However, he is another one who is turning a blind eye to the illegal problem, and we are INUNDATED with them. Hispanic communities that are largely ILLEGALS who are ALL WORKING NOW, are doing really well when the rest of us are struggling and losing our homes and trying to feed ourselves. These people don’t speak English well, and I am sick to death of all the PUSHES to bilingualism in order to CATER to illegals. I was passed over for job after job for someone who was considered “more fitting to the position”, and they were young hispanic girls who DID NOT SPEAK ENGLISH WELL, but they DID speak SPANISH. The men have all the construction jobs. Since THEY can get jobs, I am seeing more and more (come in to the store where I FINALLY found part time, minimum wage employment!) who don’t speak English, but they DO have Food Stamp cards, and then when they pay for all their groceries with that, they pull out hundreds of dollars in cash to pay for other things, frivolous things, like paper party plates, and gift wrappers, fancy gift bags, toys of all kinds, new clothes come with every purchase, and comes to hundreds of dollars. I DON’T HAVE THIS KIND OF SERVICE FROM MY COUNTRY!! Rick Perry? THROW THE BUM OUT!

        • George E

          Ruth,

          Sounds to me like your biggest complaint is with illegal immigration. Isn’t that primarily a problem for the federal government to deal with? What would you like to see Rick Perry and the State of Texas do to deal with this problem?

          • s c

            George E, why ask Ruth such a naive question? You obviously don’t live in (or near) California, Arizona, New Mexico or Texas.
            California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas are having problems with hordes of illegals because Uncle Scam WON’T do his constitutional job. And,
            as long as Uncle Traitor won’t do his constitutional job, that means states like California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas are FORCED to do Uncle Retard’s job.
            It sounds like you rely on the lamestream, limpoid media [ABC, CBS and NBC] for your news and information, George E.

          • George E

            SC,

            I live in Texas, and have since 1957. I’m well aware of the illegal immigration problem, and wish we could stop it and get it under control. I’m only asking what Ruth thinks the State of Texas can and should do about this issue. It’s obviously the responsibility of the federal government to control our borders and immigration. Why do you think my question is naive? Why does it matter where I get my information? I think you’ll find that I’m about as conservative as anyone on this board if you follow my posts. I can’t help but be a little offended by your post…..

          • Joe H.

            SC,
            I have to disagree with you. The illegal problem is not only a problem of the border states. They are infiltrating every state in the continental US and are a plague! We have a santuary city right here in lake county Ohio. If you go to Painesville Ohio, which I try to avoid, all you see anymore are latinos. The city won’t let them arrest them unless they are guilty of a violent crime or drugs. The cops can’t even report them to Ice and keep their job! I think every mayor and council of every one of these type cities should be arrested as accesories to a federal crime!!!

        • Meteorlady

          Again – illegal immigration is the Federal Government’s concern – they are supposed to secure our borders. In fact, after the 1986 amnesty program we were told that would happen and that these people would better themselves and pay more taxes. What a crock, none of that ever happened. In fact there was a net loss to the government because after 10 years around 80% were still uneducated, working menial jobs, collecting free medical, welfare, food stamps and taking advantage of subsidized government housing. Arizona and Texas have projected deficits because of the illegals using our medical dollars, our schools, our prison systems, and we have all out drug wars on our boarders.

          The FEDERAL GOVERNMENT is chartered to protect life and property of it’s citizens and it certainly is not doing that. In fact, they are doing far from that, they actually advocate illegal migrants by not prosecuting employers (per our laws) or the illegals, and encouraging more to come here by calling for yet again another amnesty program. Let’s just reward people for bad manners and irresponsibility, and not getting in line like the rest of the world does when they want to immigrate here. I think I should get rewarded for robbing banks – that’s illegal, but illegal evidently doesn’t mean the same to the government as it does to me.

      • Joe H.

        Lady,
        You are so right about the illegal issue. Even Sheriff Joe Arapaio has been harrased and threatened for his actions on that problem. He arrested some that he knew were illegal and the INS gave him one heck of a time over it!! he flat told them that he was sworn to serve and protect by enforcing the law and that was what he would do!!!

  • Eric S.

    ^5! This year and elections to come people are going to take notice to who they think will actually represent them and have the right answers for what needs to be done for their liberties and country. They in greater numbers are going to be aware and checking things out. Keep sounding out the message friends. I tend to think that if a constituent is faced with a Democrat or Repubublican who just don’t get this and there is an independant with the right answer in their district that the independent candidate would most likely prevail over the major parties for a peoples victory.

  • L, USA

    I suggest far more extensive research into facts than ‘cyber-fool’ can provide. Any idiot/commie/mus/nwo/nazi/ect. can skew facts and twist truth into a candy coated -tu*d-. Rick Perry can lead America to Early Colonial Freedom and will win the Presidential office in 2012. YHIHF!

    • L, USA

      YHIHF is acromym for; You Heard It Here First!

    • http://wwwNRA.com Stephaan

      L,USA says: Any idiot/commie/mus/nwo/nazi/ect. can skew facts and twist truth into a candy coated -tu*d-.

      Ha Ha Ha Ha… I’m saving that for the next rat liberal socialist nut job that post their unsubstantiated crap on here. I think it will be used a LOT! ;-)
      I’m thinking the liberal leftists must be eating those tu*ds to become so ignorant & stupid!

      • L, USA

        Stephaan, Please be sure to use proper discretion with that! The comment may have been a bit far-reaching as the primary intention in mind was mearly to project a vivid distinction between mis-intended falsities and real fact based truths.

  • derVenerschnitzel

    TXCook you are right. I do not particularly like Perry, although he is heads above most other governors in America. Perry has strange anti-constituant policies, and yes, he is very responsive to lobbyists.

    The media have the reasons all wrong (again). The predominate theory was to keep Hutchison in D.C… because here in TX, we do not have to worry about our Senators going brain-dead over the latest libbo fads. Everyone that I talked to that voted for Perry wanted Ann back in Washington. They were clearly not that enamored with Gov Perry… basically, with the pinkos attempted take-over in Washington, Texans wanted to stand pat. The only other alternative was the 9/11 conspiracy nutso Medina. The alternates were tough.

    • RHONDA REICHEL

      That’s a lie….she didn’t take any position on 9/11 and clearly said so. She also said that people have the right to question their government which is also true. Glenn Beck himself said the same thing after 9/11….look it up on you tube if you don’t believe it.

      Boy people are really suseptible to media lies

  • Meteorlady

    Not sure where the Tea Party came into this? Debra Medina was their candidate. As for Perry, he’s done a good job in spite of being a career politician.

    • Ruth R

      You believe that Perry has done such a good job? Then you FORGET the Trans-Texas Corridor thing where he was taking the MIDDLE right out of Texas to sell to OUTSIDERS and have traffic running right from Mexico straight to Canada through Texas!!! Talk about opening a DOOR to anyone who wanted to come in and take us OVER…what the hell is WRONG with people in Texas??? Apparently there has been too MUCH wide open spaces, and most of them are between peoples’ EARS! Pay attention to what is going on. Perry is a good ol’ buddy of Reid’s, and that is NOT anything GOOD for Texas or Texans! The only thing he did good was defeat KBH, who NOW needs to be vacated from her spot in the SENATE, since the lying “bag” runs pretty closely to whatever the Imposter in Chief wants. She just tries to cover it up by voting no on the bills that don’t really make any difference. On the ones that WILL hurt us, the hag votes FOR them every freaking time. Perry isn’t any better. I am not sure what to do here, but Perry OR KBH is NOT the answer. As far as the 9/11 thing, I question that one myself. Those buildings DID NOT fall as a result of those planes flying into them. If you watch buildings that have been set with charges to IMPLODE, then that is EXACTLY how they fall. There were series of explosions heard PRIOR TO those buildings dropping down right within their perimeters – just as they would have had they been OLDER buildings that NY City planned to remove in order to PROCEED with OTHER PLANS… RING ANY D*MN BELLS???? Wake the hell up, Texas!

  • Earl, QUEENS, NY

    The Tea Party movement is admirable…..provided that it’s not a 3rd party on any ballot!! ANY 3RD PARTY ON A BALLOT WILL BE A DISASTER!! That is – it will siphon votes away from the GOP, and assure re-election for Obama and other democraps. If the Tea Party Movement is truly patriotic, they will acknowledge this. They should not only fight any attempts to put a 3rd party on ballots, but also support true conservatives who will, as Ronald Reagan would say, revitalize the GOP!!

    • RHONDA REICHEL

      we need a 3rd party desperately

      the Republicrats are in power…there are not many who love the constitution….Ron Paul and Debra Medina were 2 who did and look how badly they are being smeared.

      • George E

        Rhonda,

        If Debra Medina and Ron Paul can’t win nominations as Republicans, do you really think it is realistic to believe they can win elections as independents? I believe they should continue trying to carry their message to the American people thru the GOP to win nominations and elections. Maybe some day they will win, but at least doing it that way we won’t split the conservative vote and let the liberals win by default. That’s my opinion…..

        • DaveH

          It doesn’t matter if they can win or not. The question is why does anybody think things are going to change if they continue to waste their votes on Republicans? We have given them my lifetime Hoping and Wishing they would get this country back to Limited Government. It isn’t going to happen. How many times do we have to be smacked by a cold fish before we awaken?

          • L, USA

            3rd Party votes are what gave us Pres. Jimma Carta and stagflation. President Ronald Reagan showed America and the world what true Republicans are made of! His good works were scattered by the dems like chickens on scratch. Same with President Bushs’ turn-arounds with lower taxes, increased industrial GDP output and small business friendly policies. Only Republicans remain, bho nwo’er progressives have hi-jacked the once reasonable democrat”ic” party. Oh well, “You can tune a piano, but you can’t tuna (progressive) fish”.

          • http://wwwNRA.com Stephaan

            Dave; We already got “smacked by that cold fish” in the white house.
            He is there because of 3rd party split votes. I for one, do not want him there again in 2012.
            I will vote for Ron Paul in the primaries no matter which ticket he’s on, BUT I WILL NOT split my vote, & throw it down a rat hole in the general election and end up with Odummer in the white house for another 4 years. Unless Ron is on the Repub or Dem ticket, he can’t win. It’s been proven. It’s just a matter of numbers!

          • George E

            Dave,

            “Why does anybody think things are going to change if they continue to waste their votes on Republicans?”

            I guess the answer for me is if I vote for a Democrat I am sure as heck going to get a big, intrusive socialist government quickly. If I vote Republican I am likely to get a big, intrusive government more slowly over time. If I vote for a third party candidate I’m going to get a Democrat. I feel like with a Republican there is a chance to reform the party because we have more time and the party says it stands for conservative ideals.

            While Republicans aren’t as conservative as I’d like them to be, their conservative voting record in Congress is 78% versus Democrats with a 21% voting record (JBS data for House of Representatives). To me, this difference is important, and I believe could be better if the Tea Party stays engaged like it is today.

          • eyeswideopen

            George, you are quoting JBS, John Birch Society? You are trusting that they are compiling non-biased stats? Have you researched that organization? http://www.osborneink.com/category/john-birch-society/

      • Barb

        I wasn’t going to weigh in on this as I know very little about Texas politics. However I feel I must speak my mind on the issue of a third party! If you want the Democrats to be in charge another term then form a third party, they are hoping we do. I’m not saying we need a Republican, or a Libertarian, or a whatever the name may be I’m saying we need a common sense, conservative, who will lessen government encroachment, lower our tax burden, spend less, listen to the people, honor our Constitution and our Flag and us, etc, etc. What we don’t need is two different conservatives running against each other splitting our votes and helping the libs. Remember the old saying my friends, United we stand, divided we fall. No third party, PLEASE, lets just get together and get THE best candidates possible running. We have got to stick together in this if our country is going to survive as we know it.

  • George E

    I’m not sure how a win in November by Rick Perry for Governor can be considered a major loss for the Democrats. I would expect the Republicans to win this seat under normal circumstances. However, if the Democrats did win, then that should be considered a big win for them and a big loss for the Republicans, especially right now.

    Rick Perry probably will win. He’s been a pretty good Governor with few serious controversial issues to deal with during his term of office. He certainly is a career politician, having worked his way up through the ranks in Texas politics. Generally, I’d be leery of that, but in his case, I haven’t detected any signs of corruption or abuse of his office that one might come to expect with career politicians. Most of the issues that have been publicized appear to me to be relatively minor disagreements and/or over-emphasized (exaggerated) issues to make political points. On balance, he appears to me to be moderate-to-conservative on most issues; conservative on the issues that I’m personally most concerned with today.

  • DaveH
    • L, USA
    • JeffH

      Don’t vote partyline!

    • http://wwwNRA.com Stephaan

      Vote for the most conservative candidate that CAN WIN against the lying liberal socialist that’s in the white house now!

    • Dylan

      http://www.no more dumb ass split votes electing commie to the U.S. presidency.org ;-)

      • http://www.usconstitution.com Constitutionalist

        Dylan:
        I just went to that link of yours and there is a pic of Obama smileing and holding a sign that says ” Please conservatives, split your votes again in 2012.
        Obama also left a personal thank you note to Ron Paul, and Dave H. for the 2008 election, and their untiring support for 2012.

  • David

    The fanatic NUTSO is Glenn Beck, high priest for the neo-cons in their witch hunt for anybody who doesn’t conform to their MSM account of 911.
    What Medina said was “I don’t know”. She DID step in it more, by saying “I have not been out there publicly (endorsing that), which implies that she privately DOES endorse it. Between the lines is very powerful.

    A THOUSAND Architects and Engineers say a LOT more than that. Those who insist that people who question their own governments motives are nuts, are clearly trying to avoid the discussion.

    Medina then self destructed by joining a local neo-con radio personality in condemning the truth movement as ‘despicable’.

    She found out the hard way that ‘Truth is Treason in the Empire of Lies’. I support the Republic, where TRUTH is not a dirty word.

    Investigate it yourself online. Nobody is blaming America – or the troops – only the people in the right place at the right time.

    • Joe H.

      David,
      Disprove anything that Beck said with supporting evidence!!!

      • Dylan

        I don’t think he can Joe. I have never seen anybody that had substantive facts against Beck, only opinions and conjecture.

        • George E

          I agree. I doubt liberals are actually watching Glen Beck because if they did they would see that he is not a Republican, and he does bring a lot of facts and history into his presentation. The things he tells us are distrubing because he projects forward using history and facts as a basis, and his projections for our future don’t look very good. One can argue with Glen’s future projections, but will have difficulty finding fault with his facts, I think.

          • eyeswideopen

            George, when Beck was having his famous “GOD” talk with Palin, showing statue of Liberty in background, he stated 3% of country doesn’t believe or has a fear of GOD. Well, it is 14% of our population who doesn’t believe and they have no fear as they don’t even acknowledge his existance. It is mis-quoting facts that bothers most of us. He doesn’t check facts and on the view, stated that he doesn’t have too as he is only a commentator not a journalist. He fails to take responsibilty for his statements which obviously influence many of you. While attacking the MSNBC network for being housed in the Rockfeller center, he was oblivious to the fact, that is where Fox is also. Throwing stones while sitting in a huge glass house is hypocritical and irresponsible. He started here in Tampa, and even then he was not responsible with his rantings on the radio.

          • JeffH

            Little miss expert eyes. You are definitely the one to talk about “checking facts” as you have been called out so many times for lying and not checking “facts”. Get your own house in order first!

          • eyeswideopen

            Jeff, I may make mistakes, but I never intentionally lie like some on this site. Heck, once or twice, I have even defended you, when you quoted a stupid internet rumor going around. Unlike you, I don’t hate, might not like the fabric of lies but I would never demean people the way you do.

          • Joe H.

            JeffH,
            I hope you didn’t choke too hard after that last statement of fantasy from eyes!!!

          • JeffH

            Joe H, her memory is very selective or downright senile. You make the call!

          • http://www.NRA.com Stephaan

            Well I can see by EYES SHUT MOUTH BLABBINGs’, posts that she is still suffering from delusions of grander, and hasn’t taken the self awareness course yet. “Woof Woof” Eyes aka Louise ;-)

        • Joe H.

          Dylan,
          Nobody that WATCHES Beck can argue with him. If they watched him, they would know that while Bush was in office he ranted just as hard on him. I remember that as I have been watching and listening to him on the radio since the days of his “sick freaks” days. And yes I was a sick freak and I’m proud to say it!!! Go get em’ Glenn!!!!

          • Steve

            After Beck has helped RINO Perry get an unprecedented third term I won’t watch or listen to Beck anymore. This Perry guy is quite dangerous. He worries me on a national level.

  • RC

    Debra Medina is the real deal not Rick Perry. She’s against the super highway that Rick Perry sees as a solution to Texas’ highway problems. This super highway is taking property away from regular people and Texans don’t want it.

    • Steve

      It’s taking property away from Texans and giving it to foreigners!

    • Meteorlady

      The trans-Texas highway is dead. There are parts that counties are trying to get by, but it’s dead. The people didn’t want it, don’t need it, and we have been heard evidently.

  • http://wwwNRA.com Stephaan

    George E. says: He certainly is a career politician, having worked his way up through the ranks in Texas politics

    George; better that he has “some” experience don’t you think? The fact that he “has” worked his way up through the ranks seems to me to qualify him more than someone who just decided to enter politics “yesterday”. At least you have some idea what he stands for as opposed to a “complete unknown” that can show no proof of what he stands for (voting record) on any issues. Would you let your neighbors teenager work on your new car just because he said he could, but he had no experience.
    When ever someone I see the words “career politician” I always tend to think of mutts like Ted Kennedy that sling back the alcohol for 50 years, and sling women off of bridges. ;-)

    • Mabinab

      No, I prefer someone who is smart and understands how government should work, understand the issues and not afraid to challenge the status quo that isn’t working. Unfortunatly, many voters remain largely ignorant because they don’t have time to really watch their elected officians. They don’t see the special interest groups that line their pockets and help them keep their seat. AND..no, I don’t know what Perry stand for. He confuses me. He campaigns for Sovereignty, yet knocks down all suggestions such as nullification. He says securing the border is a Federal isssue and he can’t do anything about it. He also says he favors giving illegal aliens in-state tuition. What kind of reward and message is that? I know EXACTLY what Medina stood for because she spoke at much greater length and detail when she came to town than Perry and sold me. You can’t compare a technical skill like fixing a car to someone who has good sound judgement and studies the law. She can quote the Constition by heart, better than any politician I ever met and studies issues and policy into the night….not her aides…herself because she loves it. YES I would vote for someoen with no political experience that I felt was smart on the issues and understands government. Ever meet those people who worked in the same job for umpteen years, so they become close minded and inflexible to new ideas, and become complacent? That’s why we need change with fresh new candidates. Hey, our government was once started with a group of people who ran from the established “experienced” government and started a new country with the Constitution as the framework. It’s too bad our “experienced politicians” forget why the Constitution is so important today. Most people today forget that they inteded local govt and States to have more power than the Federal Government.

      • http://www.NRA.com Stephaan

        You made some good points Mabinab

  • L, USA

    Rick was Right to open up Texas but it is up to Texans to rightly use the land they DO have. Interstate Highwayside property is gold! Put up shops and sell Texas products and services (legal only please!) so as to out-compete the haughty Chinese and Spanish. Work for true peace, health, safety and prosperity America! It is the way we won it!!! Faith without works is dead!

    • L, USA

      Well, Texans were Right to vote the project out because strength is where the people live and work. Farm, Ranch and set up shop together with those you can trust. Let the states grow strong and end big government in D.C.

    • Steve
    • Meteorlady

      The trans-Texas highway was for the Mexicans truckers to get through Texas faster and more efficiently.

  • DaveH
    • DaveH
      • eyeswideopen

        DaveH, your boy didn’t get the trash he thought he would. Too funny. http://politicalwire.com/archives/2010/03/09/beck_meets_massa.html
        Took your advice and watched, what a waste of time.

        • JeffH

          Nite Stalker!

          • eyeswideopen

            NAME CALLING DITTOHEAD.

          • Joe H.

            name deserving wench!!!!

          • JeffH

            Joe H, nice.

          • Dylan

            I wish Dr Frankenstein would have done as good a job of sewing her MOUTH SHUT, as he did her eyes, so many years ago.

    • Jana

      It was a total dud. Beck apologized for wasting everyone’s time. He just did more of the good old political double talk. Massa is definitely a politician.

      • Joe H.

        Jana,
        Think Air America would have appologized??? I’d bet money against it. They would have just engineered a story out of it!!

        • JeffH

          …apologize to whom? Don’t you have to have an audience first?

          • Joe H.

            JeffH,
            I appologize, that is, of course, correct!!!!

  • tim J

    Rick Perry had his chance and failed, put a honest man from Houston in Bill White.

    • Jana

      Sure tim, Bill White and Obama are friends. Sure that would fix Texas up just fine.

      Tim, you may want to destroy the country, but don’t mess with Texas!

  • L, USA

    Rick know the waves. He won’t broadside and capsize or run aground. Theres sarks ‘n them thar waters mateie, arg!

  • Escopeta

    We need to take a reality break here. I hardly like everything Perry has done or not done. The primary is over. We don’t need Houston democrat politics statewide. Some say “don’t vote the party”. If you like Whitehouse-style politics then vote for White. Look at the strong-arm tactics then vote democrat or 3rd-party. Look at what was done to Massa to try to coerce him to vote for the dems’ overhaul of health care. As conservatives we can’t afford the risk of splitting the vote and risk electing someone that do the liberals bidding. We have a known entity in Perry. He hasn’t been all bad for Texas. I remember what it felt like waking up the first Wednesday in November in 1992 and realizing that by voting for Perot, I had actually helped vote Clinton into the presidency. I think that at least for now we should work within the Republican party to keep from helping the liberals remain in office. We do need to clean house but first discard those most toxic to Texas… from Leander, Texas.

  • Escopeta

    P.S., I never before ever dreamed that I would actually wish that Hillary had won an election!!

    • Jana

      Escopeta, hahaha I agree with you and have thought the same thing.

  • John

    Perry is far from a Tea Party conservative. He pushed through a intrusive business tax that taxed the gross receipts of business. Thus, they paid a tax even if they lost money. Fortunately, the Texas legislative repealed most of that, but there is still some of it left. He also attempted to use an executive order to force school-age children to get the HPV vaccine. Again, he backed off when the citizens were outraged which would hurt his reelection chances. The only time that he talks tough about the border is while campaigning for reelection. He took money from the feds for the purpose of assisting border towns and used it for other things. Perry is a RHINO. That being said, Perry is the lesser of two evils over Bill White. It is a shame that we have to settle for that.

  • Big Daddy

    Since so many here are talking about the illegal imigrant (mexican, canadian, chinese, british, japanese, etc.) problem. Here are 6 simple questions ask of the 3 Republicans running for govenor for MY home State (I am a Native Born Texan) of TEXAS.

    1. Should sanctuary policies be barred in your state and its municipalities so they can’t shield illegal aliens from federal immigration laws and apprehension.
    [ ] YES [ ] NO [ ] NOT TAKING A POSITION

    2. Should your state bar government subsidies (i.e. mortgages, in-state college tuition) for illegal aliens.
    [ ] YES [ ] NO [ ] NOT TAKING A POSITION

    3. Should applicants for publicly-subsidized housing be required to submit proof of legal residency prior to being approved.
    [ ] YES [ ] NO [ ] NOT TAKING A POSITION

    4. Should all in-state government agencies and their contractors be required to use the Federal government’s automated, rapid-response system (E-Verify) to verify the legal status of new and existing employees to remove the jobs magnet from illegal immigration.
    [ ] YES [ ] NO [ ] NOT TAKING A POSITION

    5. Should your state bar driver’s licenses for illegal aliens?
    [ ] YES [ ] NO [ ] NOT TAKING A POSITION

    6. Should your state participate in the federal 287(g) program which trains law officers in the enforcement of federal immigration laws.
    [ ] YES [ ] NO [ ] NOT TAKING A POSITION

    Of these 6 simple questions here is how each candidate responded.

    Rick Perry would not answer any question at all,
    not even a NO comment.

    Kay Bailey Hutchinson would not answer any question at all,
    not even a NO comment.

    Debra Medina answered YES to questions 1, 2 and 5, she answered NO to question number 4 and DID NOT COMMENT on questios 3 and 6.

    If we as a Country want to end Illegal Immigration:

    1st END all Sanctuary Cities

    2nd END ALL Federal and Local Funding for ALL Persons (legal, illegal, young, old, sick, healthy, etc.) who live in a Sanctuary Cities.

    3rd Mandate ALL Public Schools become 100% English Speaking and Writting ONLY.

    4th All persons entering the USA Illegally be tried as Terrorist and Enemy Combatents of the USA.

    5th End the “Politically Correct (racially/nationality based)” term of distinguishing a persons background with a hyphen. For example “Mexican-American”, “Chenese-American”, etc. If they want to be “American”, then say I am an “American” of (Fill in the blank) descent. For and example: I am an “American” of “Jamacian” descent, etc.

    I do not care who you are, color, age, race, nationality.

    Just be in MY State (TEXAS) and MY country (USA), legally, Speak, understand and write english so we can all communicate and get along and be an “AMERICAN” 1st. Do away with the hyphen.

    Big Daddy

    • George E

      Big Daddy,

      Very nice post. I was just wondering what a state might do to control illegal immigration, and I think you just answered that question for me. Obviously, there is an awful lot that the federal government can and should do as well. Thanks.

    • L, USA

      Big D, Well’p, Be quick to hear, slow (discretionary) to speak, and slow to wrath. OKJV It would be very easy to just (and rightly) answer yes to all of the above, but why put the neck in the gillitien so as to risk the head pre-sumptously? Better to do what is needed first! Too much talk and not enough action. Time for Conservatives to Unite! GO P!

    • http://myronjpoltroonian.blogspot.com Myron J. Poltroonian

      Big Daddy, I cross out “White” on any form I’m required to fill out and, writ large, replace it with “Caucasian” instead. I am proud to be an Un-Hyphenated American, and, during the second half of my three years of active duty (06/’50-06/’62), the following exchange took place: While stationed in West Germany, near Munich, I was asked “What I was”. In Hoch Deutsch (High German) I replied: “Armenisher, Englander, Franklander, Hollander und Scotlander”. To which my questioner smiled broadly and responded: “Ah! Amerikaner.”. That is a lesson I’ve never forgotten.

      • http://myronjpoltroonian.blogspot.com Myron J. Poltroonian

        ‘Nother Typo Alert: (06/’50-06/’62) should be (06/’59-06/’62). those three years of active duty just seemed three times a long.

    • Meteorlady

      Nice post! Thanks.

      I just answered the census and all I put was two people live in the house and checked the “Other” block and put “American” in it.

      Per our laws – that’s all we are required to do. If everyone did that there would be no basis for minority subsidies and we would all be richer for it.

  • Whrischjr

    Are you kidding me??? If there was a real Tea Party movement then Medina would have seemed to have been the clear choice for me. Why would someone in that movement who is obviously looking for “real change” still vote for an incumbent?

    Are there electronic voting machines in Texas? I ask because as I followed the elections reporting by Counties there always seemed to be the the same exact percentages for each candidate. Can you honestly say that each County voted the same? Since electronic voting machines have been proven to produce manipulated results I would almost assume this was the case in this Primary election. They have succeeded in keeping their established candidates where they want them. Perry as Governor, Hutchinson still in the Senate seat and then Medina the true reform candidate on the outside fringe.

    • Meteorlady

      Yes we do have electronic voting machines. As an ex-IT professional and internet security person I do not trust electronic voting. But, counting ballots didn’t do us well either, look at Florida and the hangning chads.

  • tim J

    the rich have always been insensitive to the needs of the less fortunate in this country. It’s just becoming more evident lately, selfness and greed won’t prevail, unless they can hack elections again.

    • L, USA

      tim J, If you think it’s bad now, just hope that the current occupant and company in D.C. gets ousted before they totally wipe-out the middle class..

    • Meteorlady

      Define “rich” for me? I have enough money to live comfortably but it has to last the rest of my life as I don’t currently work. What I do is volunteer. Yup, I get up out of bed and go build houses for Habitat on Wednesday, then on Monday & Friday I deliver Meals on Wheels. I sit on the board for the county children’s charity. Most of my friends do the same and they have more money than I do. Texans are like that – they help each other – we don’t need to stinking government to hand out a pittance to people who need it, and pass money to people that don’t want to work for it but are able to. So you have made a pretty broad statement without much to back it up.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgvZSsrp17M Shaunta Bobrow

    It’d be real nice if you took a look at my kingdom hearts simple and clean piano cover. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgvZSsrp17M :)

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