At least that’s what Harris County Republican chair Jared Woodfill is saying Governor Perry told him a couple of weeks ago according to conservative blogger David Jennings.
Jennings’ report here.
All this with the caveat that it is very attenuated and speculative at this juncture.
Possible treachery afoot.
GOP congressman compares Obama to Saddam Hussein.
Five Republican lawmakers call to impeach Obama.
Gun advocate says Reagan only supported gun control because he was senile
Rick Perry’s solution to gun violence.
NRA goes after Obama’s kids in an ad.
Every time Rick Perry prays, God probably gets a headache.
Gov. Perry recently said,“(if) you are a concealed-handgun-license-carrying individual, you should be able to carry your handgun anywhere in this state.” To call Rick Perry’s recent statement ridiculous and offensive would be an understatement. As Chairman of the Texas Democratic Party, and as a father, I could not be more revolted by his harmful suggestion. Perry thinks that the answer to horrific violence is to have more guns in schools, and at soccer games, and frat parties, and large scale public events where alcohol and emotion already lead to too many fist fights. Twenty children have died, and Perry sees it as an opportunity to push his own radical agenda. Nothing could be sicker and more of an abuse of power. It is 2012, and we have a Governor who thinks the answer to our societal problems is a Wild West shoot out.
Texas governor and former GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry became the highest-ranking Republican official to throw his support behind arming teachers and administrators in the aftermath of the tragic shooting in Sandy Hook elementary school.
"It was an extraordinary experience — I mean, one that I wouldn’t trade," he said. "And looking back on it … I would do it again."
Statement of the Lone Star Project and Matt Angle on today’s redistricting opinion:
After months of deliberation, a three-judge Federal District Court panel in Washington, DC has ruled that the redistricting maps adopted by the Texas Legislature last year violate the US Voting Rights Act. The Court determined that Texas Republican leaders enacted maps that reduced the opportunity for minority voters in Texas to elect their candidates of choice AND the Court ruled that the Legislature used a process that was intentionally discriminatory in adopting the Congressional and State Senate maps.
The election in November will proceed as scheduled under the court-drawn interim maps ordered earlier this year. However, the DC Court’s ruling means that the maps passed by the Legislature in 2011 cannot be used for any election going forward. The current court-drawn interim Congressional, State Senate and State House maps will serve as the benchmark for determining minority voter opportunity. In effect, if the Legislature chooses to redraw the three maps next year, they cannot revert to their previously enacted maps but must start over using the court-drawn interim maps as a baseline.
The Lone Star Project provided technical and legal assistance to key intervenors in the Congressional and State Senate cases, who were led by Congressional District 33 Democratic nominee Marc Veasey and State Senator Wendy Davis. The Court’s decision is a major victory for Texas minority voters, intervenor groups and for important advocacy groups like the national NAACP and national LULAC.
Comments from Lone Star Project Director Matt Angle
- The Court’s decision is a damning indictment of Rick Perry and other Texas Republican leaders who, in a cynical attempt to hold on to power, engaged in intentional discrimination against Texas Latino and African American voters.
- Every fair-minded Texan familiar with the details of redistricting knew Republican leaders were violating the law.
- Greg Abbott and Texas Republican will stop at nothing to hold power – even if it means spending millions in Texans hard-earned tax dollars to defend illegal discriminatory redistricting plans. I’m sure he’s burning up more tax dollars as we speak.
But…his IQ was 61 for God’s sake. :| Rick Perry is just trying to bat a thousand with this shit. 245th person executed under him.
fuck you rick perry
fuck this world
Fuck you, Supreme Court and Texas. Don’t you all feel safer now?