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Rick Perry to Obama: Come visit the Texas/Mexico border, Mr. President

Posted by: ST on June 20, 2014 at 7:54 pm » 4 Comments

Not one to mince words, Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a written invite to President Obama to come take a look at the Texas/Mexico border himself to see how bad the illegal immigrant influx has become, especially in recent weeks: Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is inviting President Obama to visit the U.S.-Mexico border, saying […]


Did Obama threaten state governors?

Posted by: Phineas on March 10, 2014 at 3:58 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Via Moe Lane, that’s sure what it sounds like in the video below. Rick Perry of Texas was speaking as part of a panel at the Republican Governors Association late last February; the group had had a meeting (1) with President Obama, and what he told them left Governor Perry disturbed. Here’s […]


Rick Perry drops out; I pout and move on

Posted by: Phineas on January 19, 2012 at 12:28 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas As I wrote on Twitter, I never get what I want. From Legal Insurrection, Governor Rick Perry has ridden off into the sunset. The race is down to Romney and Gingrich (1), now. While I’m disappointed, I can’t say I’m surprised; after starting with tremendous momentum, Perry blew it all in some […]


#NHprimary: The “inevitability factor” and Mitt Romney

Posted by: ST on January 10, 2012 at 7:18 pm » 12 Comments

The polls close in most places in New Hampshire at 7 Eastern time, with the remaining in a different time zone closing at 8 Eastern time. Nate Silver’s live-blogging the primary so make sure to stay tuned to him for updates, commentary, speculation, etc. Mitt Romney, as we all know, finished in a virtual tie […]


Rick Perry doesn’t quit

Posted by: Phineas on January 4, 2012 at 12:31 pm » 14 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Well, this shocked the heck out of me (1): And the next leg of the marathon is the Palmetto State…Here we come South Carolina!!! After a miserable fifth-place finish and an announcement of a return to Texas to “reassess” the campaign, I thought sure Governor Perry was done. (And, like ST, I […]


Iowa Caucuses – the latest depressing developments

Posted by: ST on January 4, 2012 at 1:01 am » 25 Comments

It’s looking like nearly a photo finish for Santorum and Romney with nearly all the results in, according to NBC Politics. Texas Congressman Ron Paul is projected to come in 3rd place.  Newt Gingrich came in fourth place.  You can read/view more complete caucus results here. Meanwhile, Governor Perry – after a disappointing but not unexpected […]


Like: In new Rick Perry ad, candidate pokes light fun at “brain freeze” moment

Posted by: ST on December 1, 2011 at 5:50 pm » 7 Comments

You don’t see political ads this one often: Politico’s Maggie Haberman describes it, and speculates on the main reason for it being released today: Rick Perry is heading to Jay Leno’s couch tonight, and he’s making the most of it – airing this campaign ad in Iowa, in which he takes on his own “oops” […]


Rick Perry: how to recover from a public self-humiliation

Posted by: Phineas on November 10, 2011 at 1:01 pm » 14 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I’m sure most of you have heard about Governor Perry’s brain-freeze in last night’s debate. (If not, see here, too, and prepare to cringe.) I only heard about it secondhand and still felt terrible for the guy. I’ve performed on stage and had that very thing happen to me — it’s one […]


See 20-20? Dial 9-9-9? Which plan is the right plan? — Updated

Posted by: Phineas on October 25, 2011 at 1:52 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas One of the big issues on the Right side of American politics is large-scale tax reform: not just tinkering with rates or eliminating this or that deduction, but massive changes that would amount to junking the current byzantine progressive tax code that punishes wealth creation and saving and hobbles our economy by […]


Perry on Romney: this is how you do an attack ad

Posted by: Phineas on October 20, 2011 at 2:40 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Yesterday, the Romney campaign issued an attack ad obviously questioning Rick Perry’s intelligence — and then quickly pulled it back when they realized it made their guy look like a jerk. Today the Perry campaign issued their own ad attacking Romney, and it’s a good one: Ouch! That’ll leave a mark. Team […]