Rick Perry Announces Run for Presidency

Jay Root
The Texas Tribute
August 13, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry jumped into the 2012 presidential race with a double-barrel blast at President Barack Obama Saturday, blaming him for the fiscal mess in Washington and promising to make job creation his signature issue.

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Alex Jones on June 21, 2011:


I’m happy to be in South Carolina where people elect folks like Nikki Haley. And also where they love the greatest fighting force on the face of the earth, the United States military.

I want to take a moment, I want to take a moment and ask you to just take a silence and think about those young Navy SEALs and the other special operators who gave it all in the service of their country. Just take a moment to say thank you Lord that we have those kind of selfless, sacrificial men and women. Their sacrifice was immeasurable. Their dedication profound. And we will never, ever forget them.

I stand before you as the governor of Texas but also stand before you the son of two tenant farmers. Ray Perry who came home after 35 bombing missions over Europe to work his little corner of land out there and Amelia who made sure that my sister Mil and me had everything that we needed, included hand sewing my clothes until I went off to college.

I’m a product of a place called Paint Creek. It doesn’t have a zip code. It’s too small to be called a town along the rolling plains of Texas. We grew dryland cotton and wheat. When I wasn’t farming or attending Paint Creek Rural School, I was generally over at Troop 48 working on my Eagle Scout Award.

Around the age of eight, I was blessed to meet my future wife, Anita Thigpen, at a piano recital. We had our first date eight years later and she finally agreed to marry me 16 years after that. Nobody says I’m not persistent. There is no greater way to live life than with someone you love. And my first love is with us today, my lovely wife, Anita. We’re also blessed to have two incredible children, Griffin and Sydney, and they’re also with us here today, and our wonderful daughter-in-law, Meredith.

You know what I learned growing up on the farm was a way of life. It was centered on hardwork and on faith and on thrift. Those values have stuck with me my whole life.

But it wasn’t until I graduated from Texas AM University and joined the United States Air Force flying C-130s all around the globe that I truly appreciated the blessings of freedom. To paraphrase Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan, I realized the United States of America really is the last great hope of mankind.

What I saw was systems of government that elevated rulers at the expense of the people. Socialist systems that cloaked maybe in good intentions but were delivering misery and stagnation. And I learned that not everyone values life like we do in America and the rights that are endowed to every human being by a loving God. You see, as Americans, we’re not defined by class and we will never be told our place.

What makes our nation exceptional is that anyone, from any background, can climb to the highest of heights. 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. As Americans, we realize that there is no taxpayer money that wasn’t first earned through 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 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 for a 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 record debt and left us with far too many unemployed.

But of course, now we’re told we’re in recovery but this sure doesn’t feel like a recovery to more than 9 percent of the Americans out there who are unemployed, or the 16 percent of the African-Americans, 11 percent of Hispanics in the same position, or the millions who can only find part-time work or those who have even stopped looking for a job.

One in six work-eligible Americans cannot find a full-time job. That is not a recovery. That is an economic disaster. For those Americans who do have full-time jobs, they’re not experiencing economic recovery with the rise of fuel costs and the food prices that are going up. Recovery is a meaningless word if the bank has foreclosed on your home, if you’re underwater on your mortgage or you’re up to the max on your credit card debt. Those Americans know that this president and his big spending, big government policies have prolonged our national misery, not alleviated it.

What do we say to our children? Do we say, y’all will figure it out, don’t worry? Washington, you know, they’ve created 17 debt and entitlement commissions in 30 years but the fact of the matter is that they didn’t have the courage to make the decisions to allow you to have the future that you actually deserve.

Washington wouldn’t even make modest entitlement reforms in this last debate and the president even refused to lay out a plan for fear of the next election. How can the wealthiest nation in the history of civilization fail so miserably to pay its bills. How does that happen?

  • A d v e r t i s e m e n t

Mr. President, let us tell you something, you cannot win the future by selling America off to foreign creditors. We cannot afford four more years of this rudderless leadership. Last week, that leadership failed and the tax and spend and borrow agenda of this president led to the first-ever downgrading of credit rating of the United States of America.

In reality, though, this is just the most recent downgrade. The fact is that for nearly three years, President Obama has been downgrading American jobs, he’s been downgrading our standing in the world, he’s been downgrading our financial stability, he’s been downgrading our confidence and downgrading the hope for a better future for our children. That is a fact.

His policies are not only a threat to this economy. So are his appointees a threat. You see, he stacked the National Labor Relations Board with anti-business cronies who want to dictate to a private company, Boeing, where they can build a plant. No president, no president should kill jobs in South Carolina or in any state for that matter simply because they choose to go to a right to work state.

You see, when the Obama Administration isn’t stifling the economic growth with over-regulation, they’re achieving the same through their reckless spending. Debt is not only a threat to the economy but also to our security.

America’s standing in the world is in peril, not only because of disastrous economic policies, but because of the incoherent muddle they call foreign policy. Our president has insulted our friends and he has 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, who is willing to stand with those who stand with us and will vigorously defend our interest. And those who threaten our interest, harm our citizens, we will simply not be scolding you, we will defeat you.

Our nation cannot and it must not endure four more years of aimless foreign policy. We cannot and must not endure four more years of rising unemployment, rising taxes, rising debt, rising energy dependence on nation’s that intend us harm. It’s time to get America working again. We get our citizens working in good jobs and getting the government working for people again. Page one of any economic plan to get America working is to give a pink slip to the current resident in the White House.

The key is to get back to the basic truths of economic success. As governor, I’ve had to deal with the consequences of this national recession and in 2003 and again this year my state faced billions of dollars in budget shortfalls. But we worked hard, we made tough decisions, we balanced our budget, not by raising taxes, but by setting priority and by cutting government spending. It can and it must be done in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Schwertner, we have led Texas based on some really pretty simple guiding principles. One is don’t spend all the money. Two is keeping the taxes low and under control. And three is you have your regulatory climate fair and predictable Four is reform the legal system for frivolous lawsuits don’t paralyze employers.

Over the years, we’ve followed this recipe to produce the strongest economy in the nation. Since June of 2009, Texas is responsible for more than 40 percent of all 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 pe3rcent of all the new jobs were created in that state. I’ve cut taxes. I have delivered historic property tax reductions. I was the first governor since World War II to cut general revenue spending in our state budget. We passed lawsuit reform including just this last session loser pays.

I know I’ve talked a lot about Texas in this last little bit and I’m a Texan and I’m proud of it. But first and foremost, I am an incredibly proud American. I know something. America is not broken, Washington, D.C. is broken. We need balanced budgets, we need lower taxes, we need less regulation, we need civil justice reform. Our countries most urgent need is to revitalize our economy. Stop the generational theft that is going on with this record debt.

I came 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 is why with the support of my family and 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 over-bearing federal government. And it’s time to truly restore our standing in the world, renew our faith in freedom, as the best hope for peace in this world that is 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 the factories across this great land, from the hearts and the 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. We do not have to accept our current circumstances. We will change them. We are Americans. That’s what we do. We roll up our sleeves. We go to work. We fix things. We stand up and proudly proclaiom that Washington is not our caretaker and we reject a state, in Margaret Thatcher’s words, a state that takes too much from us to do too much for us. We will not stand for that any longer.

Were dismayed at the injustice that nearly half of all Americans don’t even pay any income tax and the liberals out there are saying that we need to pay more. We are indignant about leaders who do not listen and spend money faster than they can print it. In America, the people are not subjects of the government, the government is subject to the people.

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 these central planners who would control our health care, who would spend our treasure, who downgrade our future and micromanage our lives. It is time to limit and simplify the taxes in this country. We have 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 health care plan.

We’ll get America working again. We’ll create jobs and we’ll build wealth and we will truly educate and innovate in science and technology and engineering and math. We’ll create the jobs and the progress that is going to be needed to get America working again. I’ll promise you this, I’ll work every day to try to make Washington, D.C. as inconsequential in your life as I can.

We’ll be free in our families, and small businesses and states from the costly burdens of the federal government so that those groups can create and innovate and succeed. I believe in America. I believe in her purpose and her promise. I believe that her best days have not yet been lived. I believe that her greatest deeds are reserved for the generations to come. And with the help and the courage of the American people, we will get our country working again. God bless you.

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214 Responses to “Rick Perry Announces Run for Presidency”

  1. Caption under index picture:

    “This is the thumb I suck when David Henry give me hell.”

  2. Cut your voter ID cards up now. Send them to DC. Get 6 months supply of food and water, NOW!! Do not go to work.. do not pay taxes.. DO NOT utilize any bank in America for anything. Do not buy anything aside from what you have.. do not EVER again let DC select you another president… another congress.. another ANYTHING!! No more. Find each and ever hidey hole these bastards plan to crawl into and seal them shut with cement AFTER they crawl into them. Turn that whithouse into a museum.. nobody EVER gets to live in it again. Noting but evil has ever lived in that shithole.

  3. Don’t cry, don’t do anything
    No lies, back in the government
    No tears, party time is here again
    President Gas is up for President
    Line up, put your kisses down
    Say yeah, say yes again
    Stand up, there’s a head count
    President Gas on everything but roller skates
    It’s sick, the price of medicine
    Stand up, we’ll put you on your feet again
    Open up your eyes just to check that you’re asleep again
    President Gas is President Gas again
    He comes in from the left sometimes
    He comes in from the right
    “President Gas” by The Psychedelic Furs

  4. watch Rick Perry and Sarah Palin get the Republican nomination for the Presidency.
    Wait and see it’s gonna happen. Alex Jones knows his stuff!

  5. whoever is the worst one for the next president, thats who it will be.

  6. wow. this is shocking.

    • Yes…shocking that it took this long after his builderberg trip to get the green light!

  7. hardcore criminal, transtexas corridor[1 mil 30 thousand payoff] , gardisil shots for girls 12 and up for STDs [6 thousand payoff from merck] , willingham execution,[forinsics say he didn’t do it], tort reform bill[cant sue doctors for malpractice] he went to a bilderberg meeting in 07 [violation of the logan act] RON PAUL 2012 the rest are manipulating liars playing you for fools.

  8. Rick Perry needs to go hunting and fall on his gun.

  9. Go to DNotice(org) and scroll down to the current article (July 6) on the reason for the Six-Day War and the explanation for the Soviet involvement in that war. This was the war where the Arab’s Long-Range Strategy towards Israel became operational. It also explains how Israel was able to supposedly roll over the Arabs so quickly.

  10. Such scum last of the scum is here he is a new world order moron straight from dead looking dark people of the elite.

  11. Strange Bed Fellows in Texas

    A Texas RINO Governor named Perry
    Got caught bedding his State Secretary
    But his wife couldn’t handle
    The thought of a gay scandal
    Like Idaho’s “wide stance” Senator Larry!

    Perry talks about straight Texas Honor
    But he fell for a guy named Geoff Conner.
    His wife was disgraced
    That she’d been displaced.
    Seems Rick spent more time off her than on her!

    Soon after the sordid tale hit the press
    The Bilderburgers stepped in to suppress
    These gay Perry rumors
    Which are electoral tumors
    So they brought in THE ROVE for finesse.

    Karl issued an immediate repudiation
    And arranged Goeff Connor’s resignation
    ‘Cause the Bilderburg’s goal
    Of a Perry Presidential role
    Won’t be blocked by Rick’s “back door” infatuation.

    Charles Ulysses Feney

    • The poet Shelley, in a rather highfalutin defense of poetry nearly two centuries ago, wrote, “A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own.” Shelley concludes that essay by calling poets “the unacknowledged legislators of the world,” because they bring imagination to the realm of “reasoners and mechanists.” “Mechanist” is an old-fashioned word that translates roughly as “Grover Norquist.”

  12. The “King Makers” are a bunch of disgusting jack-asses. Christ was to be the next king of Egypt but they changed their minds because he was to enlightened or honest or something. Instead those called him the “false prophet” and excepted Roman rule. The Venetian Dark Nobility have been causing trouble ever since with assistance of the Elders of Zion. The Royal political elite are impostors to the holy blood-line.

    The elite devils are desperate to stack the deck against Ron Paul to make the next Vote-Fraud more credible. The evil farts-in-a-bottle will stop at nothing to not have to admit their wrongs. They will go as far as kill the republican party to avoid an honest money system. And all Ron Paul is threatening to do is hit the breaks on the criminal empire. Boy the sniveling little crooks must be scared out of their wits that a real statesman would emerge to challenge their gangster mentality — they must be shaking in their boots — cause they know in their hearts they should all be rotting in jail cells, drinking from tin cups and pissing in SS potties. Down with the infidels.

  13. Mr Perry,
    You went to So Carolina because TEXANS know better than to listen to your mockery of what it is to be TEXAN and an Incredibly Proud AMERICAN..
    We have been living with you for a long time and in order to get people to see what you were we made you a governor of this great state…
    You have no backbone, your a weasel, snake in the grass.
    When you mentioned bout 8 years ago bout sceeding from the union, I backed you, sent a message stating that.. You returned my message with , I was misunderstood when I said that. Researching your tenure in TEXAS as governor, you have used that same card over and over again to gain support. Its worked for ya rather well, good thing TEXANS are a forgiving brood, and we laugh at you now.
    TEXANS are all over AMERICA telling anyone who will listen about your deeds. For 1- Your Gardasil (SP) Mandate- Man your sick.
    You have gone to Houston and quote:
    Perry spokeswoman Catherine Frazier, however, said Monday, “He’s made it clear. The situation hasn’t changed. There is not an intention of running.” Houston’s Megachurches Applaud Rick Perry for Prayer Efforts” June 7, 2011 5:57 AM article…
    Could you please tell us now Mr Perry, what has changed? I’m SMILING….

    • I wounder how many teen-aged girls Perry murdered with Gardasil and how many are walking around with brain-damage cause they put their trust in this NWO monster. Perry must know the FDA is a fraud, or as president he would do nothing to clean it up. It is hard to believe he is a true dark Satanist, but might be corrupt enough to follow their wishes. The UN and its WHO are also a fraud of dark Lucifer Trolls. In defense against the death-cults, America need no more spineless douche-bags as presidents.

      • Yea, I was apauled at parents wanting their daughters to have this shot when t news broke.. Anything for my child…. I was ridiculed over saying “NO TO DRUGS” and I don’t care who’s drugs they are. But sad to say some young ladies took that shot and have died, numbers unknown.

  14. Yep, Perry would be useless as president. He says they need less regulation, but then contradicts himself by saying “Stop the generational theft…” He is not the one, to end the crime cartel that is the White House. Bush and Greenspan kept saying the same thing : less regulation — and all they accomplished was the creation of a fraud empire with a un-level playing field to kill free enterprise.
    Sometimes these politicians sound like clueless idiots. Re-enact Glass Steagall and end the crime-cartel racketeering-combines of incompatible financial functions.

    Perry is a dud before he even gets to square one, but America is always willing to elect an idiot. For the type of air-heads that will vote for him, he doesn’t even have to make promises of a more honest money system, cause they are selfishly looking for a pork-barrel rather than the health of the physical economy. Will voters get beyond acting like a bunch of dumbed-down mutton-heads, or will all good people have to leave America. If the BS in America continues soon you won’t have to look for a good Doctor or Lawyer — cause when the going gets tough, the tough get gone. They will have better places to go. Brian-drain caused by air-heads.

  15. That Alex Jones video is amazing. Predicting all of this in advance. It is all starting to make more sense now. And the media is fully behind it as well. It’s very odd. They’ve been calling him the front runner and praising him and he only announced his run today!

  16. rick perry; got his mouth wrapped so tight around Israel’s cock I swear I saw a rabbi on porn tube poppin’ his anal cherry with a diamond dealer alonside rocking a carrot peeler on his balls while gargling his special texas farm boy dick-dairy patuerized to prevent the fda shooting his house when they found out.

  17. Perry is a buffoon. His “jobs creation” in TX BS is just that … BS. He’ll be eviscerated. He’s on a National stage and he is not very smart. He will fade and fade fast.

  18. Rick Perry doesn’t give two shits about america . He is a ROBOT for the N.W.O. and will enjoy flying around, with his ultra rich cronies spending your tax dollars as fast as he can. He is a product of BUILDERBURG and he loves it . EVIL OUT!!! RON PAUL IN!!!

  19. When Rick Perry is approached by the Bush crime family and asked “you are either for us or against us”, what will be his response. Would he ever have the fortitude to tell the crime cartel to bugger-off. Or is he just a sandwich with a Dewhurst on the bottom and Bush on top — is he just another Satan sandwich.

    • Just another chicken sandwich — different meat.

  20. I wouldn’t vote for a demon-crat or another repug-nant. I hear Ron Paul, and he’s exposing these people, but, I don’t trust any of them. They are ALL LIARS and Traitors. GET RID OF ALL OF THEM, INCLUDING BACHMAN AND PALIN.

  21. This TEXAN is a typical Nazi!

  22. Man perry looks like he is a “bush” literally. could he be some brother of the bush family they are keeping secret just look at his face . Looks like george w’s brother. well i guess we will have another aliester crowley demon seed in the white house again.

    • thats all thats ever been there.



  24. REPOST…

    Would Kenya born Muslim traitor win another term in White House honestly? No! Will fix be in? Definitely! Will voter intimidation be in? Unquestionably! What will happen? Even with all mentioned above plus special amendment to allow illegal immigrants to vote the election will still be far too close to call. Hussein Obama has a black ace in the hole. Those behind the scenes of presidential puppet will order the detonation of a nuclear device in Atlanta. Cowardly attack will be duly blamed on foreign terrorists. If something works stay with it! Presidential election? Forget about it! Hussein Obama will solemnly declare, hopefully with a straight face, martial law. Half and halfer then has presidency for life! Armed members of the old New Black Panthers will begin slaughtering Americans at a rate which will make the Nazis look llike amateurs. Any atrocities committed will be fully condoned and endorsed by corrupt feds! Blood will flow like water in streets across America. Mainstream media will have special report. White House mongrel takes another crap. So it goes…

  25. I can not tell the difference between Rick Perry and an empty, pathetic, fake and disgusting puppet.

    • so him and almost any politician. lol

      • almost any?

  26. What happened to the Monsatano soy fish oil article?

    • its right there under the SCI-TECH box. opened for me….

  27. Dick Perry is only in it to cut down on Paul supporters and to make sure BARRY WILL WIN AGAIN!


    The globalist plan is to make sure Barry wins again or if not? Jolten Joe will take his place and do an LBJ AKA 1964…RED BETWEEN THE FUGGEN LINES ON THAT ONE!..Clearly homeland security has done everything in its power to piss people off..I AM SHOCKED THAT CRAZIES HAVEN’T SHOWED UP YET!

  28. I am absolutely astounded at the number of comments saying, “If Perry is the Republican candidate, I’m voting for Obama!”


    If you don’t like the Republican candidate, and you don’t like the Democratic incumbent, then find a third-party candidate to vote for! We HAVE to break free of this two-party system… It has ruined the country.

    There IS no “lesser of two evils” in a race that includes the globalist puppets Rick Perry and Barack Obama. So why should you vote for someone evil?

    A third-party vote is NOT a wasted vote. I am sick of this defeatist attitude on the part of so many voters, especially those who claim to believe in true liberty and freedom. True liberty is using your voice and your vote to say who YOU want to be President of these United States, not allowing your vote to be manipulated and forced into voting between two puppet candidates.


    Paul/Napolitano 2012!

    • well said

    • I was kinda saying that flippantly. Yes, I would vote RP even if I had to write him in. The point was more that voting for anyone republican that is not for liberty (unfortunately RP is the only person I can this of that is for liberty) will only allow everyone to blame conservative or libertarian principles when some fake as claiming to have them continues the continuity of agenda. Obama winning again is better than a republican trojan horse.

      • Obama winning again is certainly not any better than having Rick Perry in office. Either way leads down the twisted path of evil. If a true independent came forward and pitted himself against the puppets, and got, say, 30% of the popular vote, do you not think that might bring about TRUE action in government? How about simply if neither “major” candidate gets moew than 30-35% of the vote? When they see that all of these people have a different opinion than their evil brainwashing plans, they will panic! The government must be kept in fear of its people, not the other way around. They have nearly succeeded in the complete brainwashing of our society. We must make a stand!

        “Would I rather have Perry or Obama as the president?” Isn’t even a question you should ask. It should be more simply, “Out of the field of candidates, who is it that comes together on everything that I do?”

        Quit settling for less! Vote for YOUR candidate, not the PARTY’S candidate! What the hell is all this RNC bullshit… Let them all simultaneously run for president – don’t let a small group of people decide who will represent their ideals! When this happens, people will settle for less simply out of complacency and laziness.

        No more two-party government!
        Individual liberties!

        The liberty of the people shall never be infringed upon, even if I must die in the eventual struggle to restore it!

        Paul/Napolitano 2012!




    • so which state is the good one again? Lets get someone from Wyoming in. Got a problem with them?


        I WANT THE 2016 GUY .





  30. You need him like you need a hole in the head …

    • Hello! HE IS the hole in the head!

  31. I predict that Rick Perry will choke on a Jewish Penis……………….

    • I hope so, something good should happen to Israel.

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