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  •  To all of you who have NOT been listening to us: (2+ / 0-)
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    JC from IA, moiv

    WHAT do you think we've been trying to tell the rest of the country for how long now?

    Oh, but never mind: let the Texas-bashing begin.  THAT's constructive.

    I make this comment in full knowledge and disclosure of not having even read all the comments.  Just wait: it will come.

    Meanwhile, 25% of Texas children are not covered for health insurance.  And all the other evils listed.  But let's paint all 25+ million of us the same as *sshole Perry, and that'll make us feel good.

    I hope you all feel the same about it in Jan. 2013, if Rick Perry is being inaugurated to replace Barack Obama.


    Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

    by tom 47 on Tue Aug 16, 2011 at 10:11:06 AM PDT

    •  I'm pretty sure the message (3+ / 0-)
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      TofG, DRo, Brooke In Seattle

      sent is that Perry's record needs to be examined and dissected.  I really don't think that that the people who post here hold All Texans responsible for Rick Perry or his asinine policies. Keep the Faith.

      "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." - FDR

      by wesinCA on Tue Aug 16, 2011 at 10:18:19 AM PDT

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      •  Agreed, not ALL the people who post here (1+ / 0-)
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        just way too many.

        Come walk a decade (or two) in our shoes here in Texas.
        Won't someone help rid us of Pete "Taliban" Sessions, TX-32?  It matters to ALL of you, too.

        Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

        by tom 47 on Tue Aug 16, 2011 at 10:24:28 AM PDT

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    •  Amen! (0+ / 0-)

      The biggest danger we've got is liberal complacency.

      And the idea that anyone from Texas who wears cowboy boots is a straw-chewing hick who can be ignored or laughed it.

      Perry is no hick. He's not stupid. He's smart, ruthless and charming.  He is a superb campaigner. Look what he did with his recent "prayer and fasting" stunt, the Response.  National press coverage, positioning himself as Gods candidate and plenty of time to wrangle fat campaign contributions out of the movers and shakers who attended.  Absolutely effing brilliant.

      He never met a rich man he didn't love, he never met a poor democraphic he wasn't willing to demonize.

      Don't discount Perry. Or, when he heads for that inagural podium, you'll know the real meaning of the two saddest words in the Englis language: "If only....."

      Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

      by Sirenus on Tue Aug 16, 2011 at 11:46:07 AM PDT

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