Rick Perry

Business is Booming in Perry's Potemkin Village

Business is Booming in Perry's Potemkin Village
You can't change the facts of an explosion. A large fertilizer factory operated next to homes, a middle school and a nursing home. The factory blew, and 14 people died. We can't change those facts, but it's up to us to decide what they mean.
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Perry: Blame the Hispanics for Potential Aryan Brotherhood Crimes? Sure!

Perry: Blame the Hispanics for Potential Aryan Brotherhood Crimes? Sure!
The Aryan Brotherhood, a national white supremacist prison gang, is under investigation for committing heinous murders in Texas. What does Perry decide to do on Fox News? Blame the Hispanics, of course!
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Two Peas in a Pod: Republican Greed and the Perry Creed

Two Peas in a Pod: Republican Greed and the Perry Creed
Fresh off entering the Republican primary as a conservative "savior" and alternative to Mitt Romney, Perry eventually made a total fool of himself. It's what Republicans do best: denying hope for the working poor and the elderly, all the while calling for those with the least to sacrifice the most so that they do not have to.
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Perry's Letter to TX: Increase Medicaid Co-Pays and Deductibles and Leave $100 Billion in Play

Perry's Letter to TX: Increase Medicaid Co-Pays and Deductibles and Leave $100 Billion in Play
Perry sent a letter to Texas's congressional delegation reaffirming his opposition to expanding Medicaid. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX-20th) responded, "Mr. Perry is hard-pressed to explain why the governor from the state with the most to gain is dead-set on standing in the way of Texas families having access to healthcare."
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Rick Perry's Painfully Awkward Speech at CPAC

Rick Perry's Painfully Awkward Speech at CPAC
What's interesting about watching Perry is trying to figure out how he thinks he's coming across. This is a guy most widely known for a loud and deadly brain fart on national television in the midst of one of American history's worst presidential campaigns.
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TX Medicaid Rally Draws Crowd of 1,200 - Wheelchairs Included

TX Medicaid Rally Draws Crowd of 1,200 - Wheelchairs Included
At least 1,200 protesters marched and rode wheelchairs down Congress Avenue to the south steps of the Texas Capitol on Tuesday to demand that lawmakers expand Medicaid by accepting federal funds. These funds from the Affordable Care Act are estimated to cover an additional 1.5 million Texans.
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Rick Perry's Job Poaching Presentation Falls Flat in CA

Rick Perry's Job Poaching Presentation Falls Flat in CA
Rick Perry's job-poachin' trip to California didn't sit well with the locals, especially when he tried to steal companies away from their local communities. In Oxnard, Perry met with Haas Automotive, located in Ventura County. The company is planning an expansion, and is flirting with leaving California rather than expand on land adjacent to their current headquarters.
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Republicans Call for More Guns in Schools in Wake of TX Shooting

Republicans Call for More Guns in Schools in Wake of TX Shooting
Top GOP lawmakers in Texas - including Governor Rick Perry and Rep. Tim Poe - are using Tuesday's shooting, the 49th school shooting since Columbine in 1999, as a rallying cry to allow more weapons on campus.
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Rick Perry: Handguns Should Be Allowed Anywhere in TX

Texas Governor Rick Perry told members of the Northeast Tarrant County Tea Party that he supports allowing teachers and administrations to carry concealed handguns.
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Bill O'Reilly Tells Tall Tales About Texas in Post-Thanksgiving Talking Points Memo

God did bless Texas, but when we talk about social statistics, and the general welfare of our citizens - we’re always reminded to give thanks for Mississippi.
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