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    Tag: Rick Perry

    Busses Have Consequences

    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
    Posted on Sat Nov 24, 2012 at 03:43:18 PM EST
    Tags: Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, scorched earth tactics, Barry Goldwater, Pat Buchanan, Reagan's Eleventh Commandment (all tags)

    I remember well a certain story told about Chuck Yob and the 1992 Republican National Convention.  During the 1992 Republican Presidential Primary Campaign, Pat Buchanan had finished better than expected in state primaries (frequently a strong second), even though President Bush, sr., had won every single statewide contest.  Nevertheless, Buchanan's campaign wanted to use their "victories" as a reason to exert some influence over the national platform, obtain some delegate seats, and receive a few favorable speaking slots.

    That year, Yob was the chairman of the credentials committee, and during one of their meetings was invited into a side room into a conference with Rich Bond (then the RNC Chairman) and President Bush.  Bay Buchanan, Pat Buchanan's sister and campaign manager, was expected to be making an appearance at the meeting, and the president had some instructions for what he thought needed to be done.

    What Bush wanted Yob to do was to let Buchanan lay out her entire case, put all her cards on the table.  After that, he was to spend the next 5 hours picking apart all of her arguments, and keep her in that room arguing her case for the rest of the afternoon.  And then, at 4 o'clock, he was to give up and let Buchanan have whatever she was still asking for.  She'd take the story back to her people that they'd fought all day with the establishment, and at least got them to give ground on what really mattered.  The story that would go back to the Bush supporters that they'd negotiated all day with the challenger's team, and finally given them their way on some positions that really didn't matter . . . for the good of the party.

    I think that there is a lesson taught here that really should have been applied to the 2012 Republican Presidential Primary Campaign . . . and the 2012 Republican National Convention (especially when viewed in light of the 1964 campaign).

    (66 comments, 1582 words in story) Full Story

    A Real Governor

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Jul 09, 2012 at 09:52:07 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Crony, Rick Snyder, Governors, Rick Perry, Courage, Obamacare, ACA, LIarsTax, Exchanges, Trust (all tags)

    The easy wimpy way to reward your crony friends well into this entire ACA debacle is to roll over play dead, and permit those buddies waiting in the wings to apply THEIR form of 'capitalism'.

    Right Governor Snyder?

    With all due respect, it takes a little more substance to represent your state sir.  Especially when 26 states are ready to tell Obama where he can stick his health care.  They pretty much have already. And given the outcome of the upcoming electoral contests in the Senate, the Congress, and yes, the 'occupied' White house, its likely that doing anything to capitulate with the insanity would be a foolish endeavor we would have to roll back anyhow.

    Why in the heck would we want to complicate things further?

    Take a lesson from one of your counterparts.  Governor Rick Perry has kicked Obama's messenger, 300 style, into the abyss from which such laws emanate.

    He pretty much told that gal to deliver a go-to-hell with the mandate, expansive overreach, and unconstitutional buggery of the american people with a letter delivered today.  A message for the man who was elected president in our nations fit of idiocy, who has shown himself to be incapable of recognizing cause and effect, misunderstands markets, and has no respect for what our founders shed blood for.  

    Read the letter below the fold.  Would that we Michiganders have such courage in our executive office.

    (2 comments, 747 words in story) Full Story

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    ICYMI: The ABC News/Yahoo Iowa Republican Debate (from Drake, Iowa)

    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section Multimedia
    Posted on Sun Dec 11, 2011 at 06:09:30 PM EST
    Tags: Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Iowa Republican Party (all tags)

    On Saturday evening ABC presented a GOP debate live from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. The debate was sponsored by ABC News, Yahoo! News, WOI-TV, the Des Moines Register and the Republican Party of Iowa. This was the first debate held since Herman Cain ended his 2012 run leaving just 6 candidates on stage to field questions. (Jon Huntsman did not meet the polling requirements set forth by ABC to participate in this debate.)

    (8 comments) Comments >>

    What's-His-Name Screws Up in Debate

    By DMOnline, Section News
    Posted on Thu Nov 10, 2011 at 09:21:42 AM EST
    Tags: Rick Perry, GOP Presidential Debates (all tags)

    Have you ever been talking with someone and suddenly your mind goes blank?  Can't recall what your next point was going to be?  

    Well, in case you've not already been told, what's-his-name...you know, that guy running for president...that one from Texas?  No, not that grumpy old coot who wants to shut down the Fed.  That other one.  You know!  Good hair.  Talks funny.  Carries a bit too much swagger.  Barry..Terry...Kerry...!!!  What's his name!?

    Well, that guy - boy, did HE screw up last night at the GOP presidential debate in, um...you know - that state that looks like a mitten.  Jeez!  Can't remember...it's, um...you know, surrounded by big lakes, where they make cars.  Good heavens!  What's wrong with me!!??

    Anywho, that dude from Texas was up on stage with all the other candidates and he seemed to be doing okay compared to previous debate performances.  He was going to make a point about the federal agencies he was going to close down once elected.  He ticked off the Department of Education and the Department of Commerce then, well, What's-His-Name forgot the third one!  Drew a complete blank!!  Can you believe it!??  What a dufus!  That idiot from Texas!  How stupid can you be??!!

    Oh!  Funny stuff!

    Well, I guess this whole nomination thing is over.  I like that black dude.  You know, the one with the chic problem - or at least the media tells us he has a chic problem.  That guy.  I like him but let's face it, he's just not ready to be president.

    All the rest of those guys on the stage, they just don't have a prayer.  Only that tall white dude with the slicked back hair, smooth talking style, you know - that Mormon guy - he's the one.  Slam dunk.  Game over.

    (cross-posted from: http://rightcuz.blogspot.com

    (4 comments) Comments >>

    We Actually Have A Real Choice

    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
    Posted on Wed Oct 26, 2011 at 08:53:57 AM EST
    Tags: Herman Cain, Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Republican Presidential Nominee for 2012, Americans For Herman Cain (all tags)

    I received an e-mail this morning with what could only be called an interesting subject line:  "Herman Cain Can't Win."  Now me, I happen to disagree, and based on the actual content of the letter itself, I suspect that the subject line was intended to mock the establishment bluebloods who are saying that very thing.  The content of the e-mail follows this commercial break:

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    Stick a fork in him: Rick Perry's done.

    By KG One, Section News
    Posted on Sun Oct 02, 2011 at 11:10:06 PM EST
    Tags: Rick Perry, 2012 Presidential Race, He's done...stick a fork in him, Giving ammunition to the MSM. (all tags)

    Catching up on some odds and ends while I'm back in town, I didn't give this story very much credibility after I was watching what I DVR'd this weekend.

    Not that I doubted who made the claim (Cain on Fox), but that the source that he got it from was at all credible.

    In the end, it turns out that wasn't the case.

    {Continued below the fold}

    (18 comments, 223 words in story) Full Story

    MiGOP Report On The Mackinac Conference

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Sep 26, 2011 at 08:29:45 AM EST
    Tags: Dave Camp, Candice Miller, Dan Benishek, Fred Upton, Tim Walberg, Bill Huizenga, Justin Amash, Randy Richardville, Rick Snyder, Brian Calley, Jase Bolger, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, Nikki Haley, Michigan, Bobby Schostak, Mackinac, Republican, Leadership Conference (all tags)

    MACKINAC ISLAND - Nearly 2,000 Republicans attended the 29th Biennial Mackinac , Leadership Conference, participating in dozens of events that energized activists from across the state.

    "It's been an amazing conference," said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Bobby Schostak. "The enthusiasm from our grassroots and from our elected officials is outstanding, and our attendees experienced it first-hand."

    "This conference will pay huge dividends for our state and our country," Schostak said. "We will work with our leaders and our grassroots to continue to reinvent Michigan."

    This year's conference incorporated numerous events, including addresses and appearances by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, Texas Governor Rick Perry, Congressmen Thad McCotter, and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.

    Besides Snyder, Michigan's Republican leadership on the island included Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, Attorney General Bill Schuette, House Speaker Jase Bolger, Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, and Congressmen Dave Camp, Candice Miller, Dan Benishek, Fred Upton, Tim Walberg, Bill Huizenga, and Justin Amash.

    Many elected officials participated in panel discussions focused on making Michigan a job-growth engine.

    "Republican activists had an outstanding conversation and we will continue the discussion throughout the upcoming year.  Our relentless positive action continues to drive success for all Michigan families."

    In other news: Herman Cain won the Straw Poll In Florida.

    (8 comments) Comments >>

    Jim Slezak . . . Republican for Congress

    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
    Posted on Wed Sep 21, 2011 at 09:43:16 AM EST
    Tags: Jim Slezak, Michigan's 5th Congressional District, Dale Kildee, Genesee County, Bay County, Arenac County, Iosco County, Saginaw County, Tuscola County, Ronald Reagan, Rick Perry, Parker Griffith (all tags)

    Back in July of this year, when 18-term U. S. Representative Dale Kildee (D-Flint) announced that he would not seek a 19th term, the predictable herd of jackasses started jockeying for position in whatever's going to pass for a Democrat Primary in Michigan's 5th Congressional District.  And with the John Kupiec (Kildee's 2010 challenger) not sure if he's going to run again, and Rick Wilson (Kupiec's 2010 primary challenger) currently mulling over a potential U. S. Senate run, we're sort of left wondering what sacrificial lamb the MIGOP might find to show up on the 2012 ballot for this seat.

    And that, ladies and gents, is where we go below the fold.

    (3 comments, 760 words in story) Full Story

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