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Sunday, 14 August 2011 04:00

Texas Governor Rick Perry announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for President of the United States at a RedState bloggers gathering in Charleston, South Carolina, on Saturday. The event also featured a speech by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.

The blog RedState.com describes itself as “the most widely read right of center blog on Capitol Hill” as well as “the most often cited right of center blog in the media.”

Perry noted at the beginning of his speech: “It is great to be at RedState. And I’ll tell you what, it’s even better to be governor of the largest red state in America.” He did not mention, however, that he once worked to make Texas a blue state. In 1988, he served as Texas chairman of Democrat Al Gore’s presidential bid. The following year, he joined the Republican Party. He became Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1999 and Governor in 2000.

In his speech in Charleston, the latest Republican to throw his hat into the presidential ring described his vision for America:

As Americans, we don’t see the role of government as guaranteeing outcomes, but allowing free men and women to flourish based on their own vision, their hard work and their personal responsibility. And as Americans, we realize there is no taxpayer money that wasn’t first earned by the sweat and toil of one of our citizens.

That’s why we reject this President’s unbridled fixation on taking more money out of the wallets and pocketbooks of American families and employers and giving it to a central government. “Spreading the wealth” punishes success while setting America on course to greater dependency on government.

Washington’s insatiable desire to spend our children’s inheritance on failed “stimulus” plans and other misguided economic theories have given us record debt and left us with far too many unemployed.

“Spreading the wealth” did not start with the Obama administration, of course. In 2008, President George W. Bush successfully lobbied to get the $700 billion TARP bailout though Congress. Perry has since spoken out against this huge transfer-the-wealth program benefiting mega banks and financial corporations, but he was arguably for TARP bailout before he was against it. On September 1, 2008, when the TARP bailout was being considered by Congress, Perry, as president of the Republican Governors Association, joined his Democrat counterpart, Governor Joe Manchin of West Virginia, in co-authoring a letter to congressional leaders saying: “As leaders of our respective organizations, we don’t always see eye to eye on policy, but we come together today with one clear purpose. We strongly urge Congress to leave partisanship at the door and pass an economic recovery package.” But the letter did not explicitly mention the TARP bailout, and Perry said later he was thinking of legislation outside of TARP.

In his Charleston speech, Perry also voiced his strong opposition to the President healthcare legislation also known as ObmaCare:

In America, the people are not subjects of government. The government is subject to the people. And it is up to us, to this present generation of Americans, to take a stand for freedom, to send a message to Washington that we’re taking our future back from the grips of central planners who would control our healthcare, who would spend our treasure, who downgrade our future and micro-manage our lives.

It is time to limit and simplify the taxes in this country. We have to quit spending money we don’t have. We need to get our fiscal house in order and restore our good credit. And we will repeal this President’s misguided, one-size-fits-all government healthcare plan immediately.

However, as the Daily Caller has pointed out, “Perry is a staunch opponent of Obamacare, but he has one Romney-like skeleton in his closet. In 2007, he signed an executive order mandating that girls in Texas get vaccinated against human papillomavirus, which causes cervical cancer. But the vaccine is largely untested, and even the FDA has ruled that it could have harmful effects and shouldn’t be approved for public use until more tests are conducted.” Perry’s order even directed that the vaccine be given free of charge to girls who did not have insurance coverage for vaccines. Perry’s executive decree kicked up such a firestorm of controversy that the Texas legislature nullified it.

Regarding foreign policy, Perry said in Charleston:

Our president has insulted our friends and he’s encouraged our enemies, thumbing his nose at traditional allies like Israel. He seeks to dictate new borders for the Middle East and the oldest democracy there, Israel, while he is an abject failure in his constitutional duty to protect our borders in the United States. His foreign policy seems to be based on alienating our traditional allies, while basing our domestic agenda on importing those failed Western European social values. We don’t need a president who apologizes for America. We need a president who protects and projects those values.

He added: “Look, it’s pretty simple: we’re going to stand with those who stand with us, and we will vigorously defend our interests.”

Referring to his leadership as Governor of Texas, Perry claimed,

We have led Texas based on some just really pretty simple guiding principles. One is don’t spend all of the money. Two is keeping the taxes low and under control. Three is you have your regulatory climate fair and predictable. Four is reform the legal system so frivolous lawsuits don’t paralyze employers that are trying to create jobs.

Governor Haley gave no clues as to whom she will endorse in the presidential race. Her state will hold the nation’s first-in-the-South primary in February. “He has a hope for America that is great,” Haley said of Perry. “But I think the field is wide open. I think it’s anybody’s game at this point.”

This is Perry’s first bid for the presidency. In the last presidential elections, he initially endorsed Rudy Giuliani for President; after Giuliani withdrew from the race, Perry endorsed John McCain.

from:  http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/8589-texas-gov-rick-perry-now-running-for-president

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James Richard “Rick” Perry was born on March 4th, 1950 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Perry

March 4th, 1950

3 + 4 +1+9+5+0 = 22 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Looking before he leaps.  Lucky.  Fool.  Clown.  Bozo.  Idiot.  Ridiculous.  Absurd.  Joker.  What a joke.  You’ve got to be kidding me.

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The United States presidential election of 2012 is to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

March 4th, 1950

March 4th

3 + 4 +2+0+1+2 = 12 = his personal year (from March 4th, 2012 to March 3rd, 2013) = Faith makes you act in different ways. Reversals.

12 year + 11 (November) = 23 = his personal month (from November 4th, 2012 to December 3rd, 2012) = Leadership.  Taking the lead.  Leading the way.  Taking action.

23 year + 6 (6th of the month on Tuesday November 6th, 2012) = 29 = his personal day = Barack Obama.

[Numerologically a person’s life lesson number stands for themself.  Barack Obama was born on August 4th, 1961.  8 + 4 +1+9+6+1 = 29 = his life lesson number.

That it is Rick Perry’s 29 day indicates that Barack Obama (whose life lesson number in 29) will be signigicant to him on Tuesday November 6th, 2012.]

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using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

Where:

A = 1 J = 1 S = 1

B = 2 K = 2 T = 2

C = 3 L = 3 U = 3

D = 4 M = 4 V = 4

E = 5 N = 5 W = 5

F = 6 O = 6 X = 6

G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7

H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8

I = 9 R = 9

 

 

Rick Perry
9932 75997     60

 

his path of destiny = 60 = Thinking outside of the box.  Radical.  Extremist.  Far-right Republican.  Fringe member.  Secessionist.

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08:45 PM ET, 08/13/2011

In South Carolina today Gov. Rick Perry announced his run for the presidency at a gathering put on by RedState (a hard-core conservative Web site, which opposed the debt-ceiling deal and has battled against Republican leaders in Congress). He struck conservative themes in a well-delivered if somewhat conventional speech:

I come to South Carolina because I will not sit back and accept the path that America is on. Because a great country requires a better direction. Because a renewed nation needs a new president.

It is time to get America working again. And that’s why, with the support of my family and an unwavering belief in the goodness of America, I declare to you today as a candidate for president of the United States.

It’s time for America to believe again. It’s time to believe that the promise of our future is far greater than even our best days behind us. It’s time to believe again in the potential of private enterprise, set free from the shackles of overbearing federal government. And it’s time to truly restore our standing in the world and renew our faith in freedom as the best hope for peace in this world that’s beset with strife.

The change we seek will never emanate out of Washington, D.C. It will come from the windswept prairies of Middle America, the farms and factories across this great land, from the hearts and minds of the good-hearted Americans who will accept not a future that is less than our past, patriots — patriots who will not be consigned to a fate of less freedom in exchange for more government.

And he had plenty of barbs for President Obama: “In reality, this is just the most recent downgrade. The fact is for nearly three years, President Obama has been downgrading American jobs, downgrading our standing in the world, downgrading our financial stability, downgrading confidence and downgrading the hope of a better future for our children.” Perry did not shy away from foreign policy, either:

America’s standing in the world is in peril, not only because of disastrous economic policies, but from the incoherent muddle that they call foreign policy. Our president has insulted our friends and he’s encouraged our enemies, thumbing his nose at traditional allies like Israel. He seeks to dictate new borders for the Middle East and the oldest democracy there, Israel, while he is an abject failure in his constitutional duty to protect our borders in the United States.

His foreign policy seems to be based on alienating our traditional allies, while basing our domestic agenda on importing those failed Western European social values. We don’t need a president who apologizes for America. We need a president who protects and projects those values.

Despite Perry’s recent attendance at a prayer rally, it’s clear that jobs and the economy are going to be front and center. He reminded the crowd in South Carolina: “Since June of 2009, Texas is responsible for more than 40 percent of all of the new jobs created in America. Now think about that. We’re home to less than 10 percent of the population in America, but 40 percent of all the new jobs were created in that state.” Likewise, his Web site touts his recent record:“In June of 2011, 32,000 net new jobs were created in Texas — more than any of the other states. From June 2010 to June 2011, Texas led all other states by far, adding 220,000 net new jobs.”)

The decision to horn in on the Ames Straw Poll’s big news day has already raised hackles. As Politico noted, “That singular act of scene-stealing has prompted hand-wringing and hurt feelings from Iowans concerned about their state’s prized place in the political pecking order. . . . It’s Perry’s choice to go directly from Charleston to a meet-and-greet in New Hampshire. And it’s Perry’s choice to appear in Iowa on Sunday, giving the state’s political class something other than the straw poll results to chew on.” He might well decide, like Mitt Romney, to in essence cede Iowa to Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), a state in which she is now quite plainly the belle of the ball.

His message , that Obama is hastening our decline economically and internationally, has the benefit of accuracy, widespread appeal and relevance. (Like the Tea Party that he courts, it also puts social issues somewhat off to the side.) The Standard & Poor’s downgrade has become a metaphor for America’s economic slippage and for the president’s inability to set the country on a path to recovery. Perry is smartly capitalizing on that development, using it as a refrain to highlight the administration’s incompetence domestically and internationally.

Perry must now navigate a path between Bachmann and Mitt Romney. In other words, he must be more credible than she and more conservative than the other two top-tier candidates. Bachmann showed her limitations in the debate Thursday. As Paul Gigot wrote:

Her admirers like her willingness to fight, but her claim that the Standard & Poor’s downgrade of U.S. debt vindicated her refusal to vote for a debt-ceiling increase illustrates why voters will never trust her with the White House and I doubt even the nomination.

Had Republicans forced a post-Aug. 2 shutdown of government services and risked default, Moody’s and Fitch would have joined S&P in downgrading U.S. debt. Either Ms. Bachmann knows this, in which case she is merely playing to the talk radio GOP base. Or she doesn’t know it, which makes her unready to be president. The Romney camp is hoping she wins the straw poll and the caucuses next year because it will make its road to the nomination easier. Her main achievement in the end may be to fatally wound Mr. Pawlenty.

Perry will not improve his chances by following such flights of fancy. He must be the serious conservative, the standard-bearer of successful reform and job creation.

As for Romney, the former Massachusetts governor is proving far more formidable than many imagined. He can sidestep an attack. He can reel off a list of policies in a one-minute answer. And to date he has been the contender who most looked and sounded the part of a presidential nominee. Perry can and almost certainly will try to knock Romney on health care and make the pitch that he, rather than Romney, is the most authentic conservative who can beat Obama. But I don’t think that is going to get him very far. For one thing, their position on issues is not likely to differ substantially.

Moreover, those who won’t vote for Romney, for example, because of health care or because they still can’t trust him on social issues, have already drifted to Bachmann. If Perry simply says, “Romney’s not conservative enough,” the question will still remain: Why Perry?

Perry’s task is therefore to prove himself more forceful, appealing, capable and dynamic than both Romney and Bachmann. Romney’s got a seven-point pitch on jobs; Perry has to be more credible (by stressing his own job creation record). Romney sounds solid on national security; Perry must appear more determined. In the same way that Romney seems more presidential than Bachmann, Perry must seem to be a more vivid, effective combatant than Romney.

Perry’s late entry is also a reminder (both in a positive and negative sense for his own fortunes) that the rest of the field is decidedly un-Southern. Romney, Bachmann and the rest of the field, in speech and manner, don’t rekindle the memory of George W. Bush; Perry does. He’ll have to demonstrate he has appeal to non-Texans. It’s telling he announced in South Carolina, but will he wear well in New Hampshire?

It won’t be easy for Perry to rise to the top of the pack.. Romney is well versed on the issues; Perry has gaps (e.g., foreign policy). Romney is a very experienced debater; Perry’s untested. Romney has a private-sector background to point to; Perry does not. Romney at this point has been fully vetted; Perry is going to have to withstand the downpour of unflattering accounts that questionhow good his record as governor has been. And voters concerned about electability will no doubt worry that Perry’s accent and Texas pride may not play well in all parts of the country.

Perry will have plenty of money, a record of job creation and a persona that matches up with the Tea Party’s populism. The challenge for Perry is to prove himself a superior candidate and the most effective opponent to go up against Obama in the general election. Can he do it? Well, that is the question of the hour.

from:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/post/gov-perry-enters-the-race/2011/03/29/gIQAetXlDJ_blog.html

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James Richard “Rick” Perry was born on March 4th, 1950 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Perry

March 4th, 1950

March 4th

3 + 4 +2+0+1+2 = 12 = his personal year (from March 4th, 2012 to March 3rd, 2013) = Faith makes you act in different ways.  Reversals. 

12 year + 11 (November) = 23 = his personal month (from November 4th, 2012 to December 3rd, 2012) = Leadership. Taking the lead. Leading the way. Taking action.

23 year + 6 (6th of the month on Tuesday November 6th, 2012) = 29 = his personal day = Barack Obama.

[Numerologically a person’s life lesson number stands for themself. Barack Obama was born on August 4th, 1961. 8 + 4 +1+9+6+1 = 29 = his life lesson number.

That it is Rick Perry’s 29 day indicates that Barack Obama (whose life lesson number in 29) will be signigicant to him on Tuesday November 6th, 2012.]

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using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

Where:

A = 1 J = 1 S = 1

B = 2 K = 2 T = 2

C = 3 L = 3 U = 3

D = 4 M = 4 V = 4

E = 5 N = 5 W = 5

F = 6 O = 6 X = 6

G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7

H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8

I = 9 R = 9

Rick Perry
9932 75997      60

his path of destiny = 60 = Thinking outside of the box.

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File:Official portrait of Barack Obama.jpg

Barack Obama was born on August 4th, 1961 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama

August 4th, 1961

August 4th

8 + 4 +2+0+1+2 = 17 = his personal year (from August 4th, 2012 to August 3rd, 2013) = Inspired.  Inspirational.

17 year + 11 (November) = 28 = his personal month (from November 4th, 2012 to December 3rd, 2012) = Bold.  Unstoppable.  Making the impossible possible.

28 month + 6 (6th of the month on Tuesday November 6th, 2012) = 34 = his personal day = Fired up.  Generating a buzz.  Things happen really quickly.

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find out your own numerology at:

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