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TX Gov. Perry Won't Seek Reelection In 2014  
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2797 times:

Rick Perry, Texas Governor, Will Not Seek Reelection In 2014

Quote:
Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) announced Monday that he will not seek reelection in 2014.

"The time has come to pass on the mantle of leadership," Perry said of his decision.



First elected as the Lone Star State's lieutenant governor in 1998, Perry became governor in 2000 after then-governor George W. Bush resigned to become U.S. president. He was reelected in 2002, 2006 and 2010. He unsuccessfully ran for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, leaving the race ahead of the South Carolina primary.


Of course he's not saying anything about 2016. Yet.


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User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8483 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2792 times:

I believe he will run in '16. Unlike '12 where he jumped in prepared he is going to spend a lot of time studying and visiting foreign countries. I'd also look for him to work hard for GOP candidates around the country, building up IOUs.

User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7980 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2788 times:

Ah Rick Perry, despite my disagreements with him, he always makes me smile when I see him. He completely embodies what I think a stereotypical Texan/cowboy looks like  
Quoting AeroWesty (Thread starter):
Of course he's not saying anything about 2016. Yet.

Hopefully he'll quietly fade away. A lot of the country had a laugh at him in 2012 but I believe most Texans like him. Leave peacefully, volunteer/raise money for a good cause, and avoid losing in 2016. I don't see him doing any better than he did in 2012



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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17827 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2782 times:

Quoting Ken777 (Reply 1):
Unlike '12 where he jumped in prepared he is going to spend a lot of time studying and visiting foreign countries.

I don't think Perry can change his stripes; if he hasn't learned anything by now, he's not going to learn much by the next election. That said, hopefully he and Bachmann run just for the comedic value.



E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 3379 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2738 times:

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 2):
Hopefully he'll quietly fade away.

I don't think so. There are three signs that point out that he'll not face:
1. He'll continue to boast about his record as governor without having to continue to carry the burden of being the governor.
2. He appeals to Tea Party folks which are becoming the mainstream of the GOP.
3. Um...let's see...um...I can't remember...oops.



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User currently offlineluckyone From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 2234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2722 times:

Quoting einsteinboricua (Reply 4):
I don't think so. There are three signs that point out that he'll not face:

I'm not quite sure what you meant to say with that, but:

Quoting einsteinboricua (Reply 4):
2. He appeals to Tea Party folks which are becoming the mainstream of the GOP.

I disagree. The Tea Party started as something meaningful and could have been great. But it was Shanghaid by the likes of the unscrupulous and woefully ill-informed Michelle Bachmann and shot out into orbit to where it now represents more of an extreme faction of the Republican Party, its name tarnished to middle of the road people such as myself. They will surely put some candidates into office, but they lost a lot of the ground in 2012 that they won in 2010 and are going to ultimately prove divisive to a Republican Party that wants to win elections. As such they will either be shut down (see Michelle Bachmann's announcement not to seek reelection), or they will have to form their own party, a la the Green Party branching off from the Democratic Party (parties).

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 3):
I don't think Perry can change his stripes; if he hasn't learned anything by now, he's not going to learn much by the next election.

This. His campaign was a disaster. His stance on same-sex marriage could be a liability in a post-DOMA reality, but he's been smart enough about it to date and has his toe slightly bent on the line, not taking the more vocal approach of his party mates such as Mike Huckabee. He's also shown a willingness to flip-flop and wobble with the best of them on issues pertaining to religion, evolution, and the role of government. So who knows what his next move could be.

[Edited 2013-07-08 17:26:39]

User currently offlineJoePatroni707 From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2692 times:

I heard that the Highway Safety Commission is looking for more crash test dummies. Perhaps that could be his new career.

User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 3379 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2672 times:

Quoting luckyone (Reply 5):
Quoting einsteinboricua (Reply 4):
I don't think so. There are three signs that point out that he'll not face:

I'm not quite sure what you meant to say with that, but:

Fade...typo.



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User currently offlineltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13202 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2671 times:

Quoting JoePatroni707 (Reply 6):
I heard that the Highway Safety Commission is looking for more crash test dummies. Perhaps that could be his new career

No, actually they are going to use death row prisoners to do 2 things at once. Not only do they have living beings to get accurate information from but they can clean out death row a lot easier than the hassles with drugs they use to execute. (HUMOR ! - NOT A REAL IDEA)
Problem is now the Republicans in TX are likely to put up a even bigger joker than Perry, more radical conservative, TEA Party type. I feel sorry for anyone not rich in Texas.


User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 9292 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2655 times:

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 2):
Ah Rick Perry, despite my disagreements with him, he always makes me smile when I see him. He completely embodies what I think a stereotypical Texan/cowboy looks like

I could not agree more, he belongs on the range with cattle, not espousing anything political. He was funny, but unfortunately he made himself look dumb while being funny. I remember a guy nicknamed dubya that was the same, he was funny and seemingly sincere, but we all saw what that got us. Please Rick, ride off into the sunset with your millions, just like the other guy and all the other politicians do. We ought to be able to sue politicians for malfeasance while in office. They screw us over, collect millions, and we are left holding the bag. They do harm, quite the opposite of the saying" First, do no harm"



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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17827 posts, RR: 46
Reply 10, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2642 times:

Quoting ltbewr (Reply 8):
Problem is now the Republicans in TX are likely to put up a even bigger joker than Perry, more radical conservative, TEA Party type. I feel sorry for anyone not rich in Texas.

I'm not so sure--demographics in TX are quickly shifting away from the Republicans. They can be anti-minority now, and maybe one more election, but the one after that it'll mean they have to be anti-white . TX is really a microcosm of the US, and how the R party insists on doubling down on ideals put them on the fast track to irrelevance.



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User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8483 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2640 times:

Quoting luckyone (Reply 5):
The Tea Party started as something meaningful and could have been great.

The Tea Party was started because right wing conservatives were too liberal.

Actually, all I ever saw of them was a group of folks wrapped in the flag demanding huge tax cuts - with no care to the reifications.

I also saw that the traditional, responsible Republicans became very afraid of the TP'ers. So all that they represent these days is the politics of fear - a great way to run a political party, or country.

Perry, as odd as it sounds, offers an option that could move to the middle - if the TP doesn't cut him down.


User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 9292 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2634 times:

http://www.maps.com/ref_map.aspx?pid=11388


This how it was in 1960 for Texas. JFK and LBJ. This is proof that the people of Texas were not fools back then, as they seem to be now.



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User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 3379 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2609 times:

Quoting WarRI1 (Reply 12):
This how it was in 1960 for Texas. JFK and LBJ. This is proof that the people of Texas were not fools back then, as they seem to be now.

These were other times, unfortunately. Back then almost the entire South was aligned with Democrats. After Johnson, the South broke ranks and slowly became the GOP stronghold it is now. Unfortunately, the problem with said move is that the people don't vote for the best candidate, they vote along party lines, even if the other candidate is far better.

With the rise in Hispanic votes in Texas, you can bet that by 2020 Texas will no longer be a safe Republican state and we may see the Democrats' influence rise at least on the federal level. And if Hillary Clinton is the nominee for the Democrats in 2016, I'm willing to bet that Texas will be, at the very best, leans GOP.



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User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7980 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2597 times:

Quoting einsteinboricua (Reply 13):
With the rise in Hispanic votes in Texas, you can bet that by 2020 Texas will no longer be a safe Republican state and we may see the Democrats' influence rise at least on the federal level. And if Hillary Clinton is the nominee for the Democrats in 2016, I'm willing to bet that Texas will be, at the very best, leans GOP.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't many Hispanics pretty conservative in many regards? Obviously there are some big issues that keep them voting Democrat, but who knows what we'll see with the political landscape changing.

Naturally, I believe the parties will morph to stay near 50-50%. I do not recall a time in history when a party kept winning decade after decade. Maybe there will be a new party, but I doubt the Democrats will win 2016, 2020, and beyond. Something will give. No doubt the changing demographics of the US will have a big effect



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User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 3379 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2588 times:

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 14):
Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't many Hispanics pretty conservative in many regards?

I can speak based on experience with voters back home. With some issues, they're conservative, so if you continue to appeal to their religious beliefs you have a good chunk of them in your side. However, with immigration being an issue lately that can affect them (because just like people stereotype Muslims as terrorists, Hispanics can be thought of as illegal immigrants), the GOP better do a good job in trying to keep them on their side. When it comes to race, I like to think that Hispanics will choose race of religion any day.

And I only projected Texas as losing GOP influence due to precisely this scenario: the immigration issue. Not only that, but let's face it: many Americans like Hillary Clinton and again if she were the nominee for the Democrats, I think Texas is no longer a safe Republican state.

Now, to steer this back on topic: I wonder if, with Perry stepping down, Democrats will have a chance to take the Governor's seat, or at least increase their delegation in both the state level and federal level.



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User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7980 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2584 times:

Quoting einsteinboricua (Reply 15):
Now, to steer this back on topic: I wonder if, with Perry stepping down, Democrats will have a chance to take the Governor's seat, or at least increase their delegation in both the state level and federal level.

I read your comment with interest, but I don't think the Democrats are nearly at the level to take TX gov. The current trends suggest that the Democrats may take TX down the line... note the words "suggest," "may," and "down the line." No, I think it'll be a Republican, but what kind of Republican? That is the question to ask



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User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7366 posts, RR: 85
Reply 17, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2581 times:
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Quoting AeroWesty (Thread starter):

He was an easy re-election for Texas in 2014. He won't consider POTUS again. I guess he wants to get paid. Maybe lead A&M?

Good riddance?


User currently offlineTWA772LR From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 2469 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2581 times:

Finally!!! This mad man needs to leave Texas politics!!! Thank all religious/spiritual deities that is will not run for Governor again!!!

I pray to all religious/spiritual deities that this man does not become President of the United States!

I say all of this as a Texas resident!



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 19, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2551 times:

He's already been the longest serving governor of Texas.
Rick Perry can be a very entertaining speaker but it's best that he doesn't run in 2016.

I'll never forget his ridiculous commercial from 2012.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg1reOJV27w



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 20, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2535 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 19):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg1reOJV27w

The "real gay man's lisp remix" version? Why, didn't youtube have the ebonics version?



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 21, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2529 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 20):
The "real gay man's lisp remix" version? Why, didn't youtube have the ebonics version?

I haven't seen. Post a link if you can find it. I'm sure it's hilarious.



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 22, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2528 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 21):
I haven't seen. Post a link if you can find it. I'm sure it's hilarious.

Naw, that's okay, I don't need to make fun of other's race or sexuality to get my kicks.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 23, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2518 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 22):
Naw, that's okay, I don't need to make fun of other's race or sexuality to get my kicks.

Me neither. Anyhow, post the link anyway since you brought it up.



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 24, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2517 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 23):
Me neither. Anyhow, post the link anyway since you brought it up.

LOL, you don't even realize what you posted, do you?



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25 Superfly : Yes I do. Anyhow, post the link anyway since you brought it up. Does it exist or are you just making $h!t up?
26 AeroWesty : It was a question. In a serious conversation you posted a link, intentionally it seems now, that wasn't a real campaign video, but one altered by a t
27 Superfly : It was to mock Rick Perry. Which does not exist apparently. Not being bigoted against anyone. Just taking a few cheap-shots are Rick Perry.
28 sccutler : Amusing irony: the policies of the contemporary Democratic Party have been key in impeding greater progress for traditionally -- mistreated groups, i
29 slider : Greg Abbott for Governor!
30 Post contains images WestJet747 : Can you name a single politician in history who had 100% support? If it were possible to sue politicians, every single politician would face a lawsui
31 rfields5421 : Thank goodness he will not run for gov again. The biggest thing I have against George Bush is that he left us with Rick Perry in the Governor's Mansio
32 CaliAtenza : interesting how the west coast was R back then. Now its a solid D
33 luckyone : It didn't hurt that the Republican candidate in that election (Nixon) was from California.
34 Post contains images MaverickM11 : Plus the Latino influx, means curtains for the Republicans in their current format. And then TX quickly turns into CA I think all of the big cities a
35 rfields5421 : The city cores are Democratic. But Dallas is a metroplex of 6.4 million, and the city of Dallas is only 1.2 million of those. The shift is occuring i
36 Post contains images texan : Abbott will be the GOP nominee. And he will likely--and unfortunately--win. In reality, who can the Democrats run that stands a chance? Julian Castro
37 ual777 : Austin is the liberal bastion of Texas. San Antonio remains VERY conservative outside of the center of the city. Also incorrect. The thing about Texa
38 Superfly : Really? Can you please show us when this was done? The Dixiecrats were the true Democrats from the beginning. That's nothing. Congressman John Dingel
39 ual777 : Doesn't stand a chance. The state will go Republican again barring something outrageous.
40 charlienorth : Why do so many A-netters believe Texas and the states in general would better off with democrat rule??? There seems to be a llove fest for dems and a
41 airportugal310 : Nicely said
42 Post contains images AeroWesty : Tolerance must be the new buzzword for the GOP. You're not the first to frame opposing viewpoints not as a difference of opinion, but simply painting
43 Post contains images MaverickM11 : That's the narrative the Republicans have chosen to tell themselves. "The Latinos just didn't know we were here!" I think reality is showing them oth
44 WestJet747 : Terrible spelling and grammar aside...you've completely lost the scope of this thread. This isn't a discussion about Republicans at a federal level,
45 Post contains links Superfly : Hmmm, I read the 10 page law and didn't see anything close to what rfields5421 implied. Have you? But she is SO well informed and intelligent..... ht
46 Post contains images WarRI1 : It is the principle of accountability, they have none, or have you not noticed? I and millions more have. In R.I. our esteemed leaders just cost us a
47 Post contains images WestJet747 : If we sue all the politicians into bankruptcy, who would replace them?! Nobody in their right mind would run for any office. Even those who are "mora
48 Post contains images WarRI1 : Gee! Maybe someone honest would run. It is still a paying job after all. You know the principle, earn your pay, not enrich yourself while claiming to
49 sccutler : This. Nutshell.
50 slider : I don't agree. I thinnk his advocacy for Texans, particularly with fighting the EPA, unfunded mandates, Obamacare, 2nd Amendment protections, etc, et
51 rfields5421 : True. The Gov doesn't even sign death warrants like most state governors. Nor does he/she have the power to commute death sentences to life in prison
52 TWA772LR : I would honestly rather have Perry as Emperor of the World than Abbott for any major public office...! I think Bill White should run again for the De
53 rfields5421 : She would get my vote. Wait, she DID get my vote for Governor in 2010.
54 sccutler : Sen. Hutchison is a fair-minded and deliberative person. She speaks her mind, and defends her positions rationally. I believe she would be a fine gove
55 Superfly : Will Kinky Freidmann give it another run?
56 type-rated : Because it would be considered "racist". Remember the golden rule... they CAN we CAN'T!
57 Post contains images MaverickM11 : Anise would be great. Plus UA would sh!t a brick.
58 Superfly : I didn't know you were gay. The ad was not meant to be an insult to gays. It was mocking Rick Perry's foolish anti-gay commercial from last year.
59 type-rated : Yes, I am. I've mentioned it here a few times. But I am real low key kinda guy. Not too many people ever even ask. But it's hard to offend me actuall
60 Post contains images Superfly : Yet I did. When did he do that? All I've heard him say is that America is a Christian nation which has been a fact from day one. There are community
61 Post contains images type-rated : No you didn't. In fact I can't even find anything in this thread that would offend me. Oh no? He partook in a rally here in Houston right before he r
62 Post contains links and images Superfly : Good. So many people get so offended over anything these days. Was this “The Response” rally? If so, I just did a little fact checking. The rally
63 Post contains images Beardown91737 : Your property tax rates make up for not having a state income tax. Right because violent weather is no big deal and fortress hubs give you the chance
64 MaverickM11 : I disagree, because every time some Muslim does something awful, the first thing we here is "where are all the Muslims protesting this recent event?"
65 Superfly : What a coincidence. I was watching a documentary on John Wayne Gacy last night. I remember when he was caught and being scared to walk home from scho
66 rfields5421 : No. That was a ordinary every day thunderstorm gust front. Not even unusually violent for May in the DFW area. I lost 70 feet of fence in my back yar
67 rfields5421 : Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has announced a press conference for a "major" announcement at 1 pm CDT today. Anyone want to make a bet it is for
68 Post contains images AeroWesty : Oh the poor guy. I typed his last name into Google to look at any news stories on this, and Google's first suggestion was "Abbott and Costello".
69 Post contains images Superfly : Well isn't that the governor's job?
70 rfields5421 : Pushed back to 2 pm CDT
71 type-rated : You most certainly got that right! It's now like kindergarten. Oh Teacher! Look what Johnny said!!! He said a bad word! People it seems no longer tak
72 Post contains links rfields5421 : Abbott is running for Governor http://www.wfaa.com/news/politics/At...n-gubernatorial-run-215443131.html
73 Post contains images Superfly : You're spot on! Sad but so true. No need to worry. He isn't going to any other elected office. That would be awesome! I need to to pull out my CED Vi
74 sccutler : Not even close! Plus, you can always choose to live in a more modest home and, thus, reduce your property taxes and save the income. None of which is
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