Politifact vs. Facts (and Rick Perry)
Over the last few years, a number of (allegedly) non-partisan fact checking organizations have come out that purport to provide a neutral analysis of the claims of politicians. I’m at a loss as to what function these organizations are even supposed to provide – at least over and above what you could find for yourself through competent use of Google. In reality, of course, they | Read More »
Rick Perry, shutting Mark Halperin down on Planned Parenthood question.
This is an important technique that every Republican politician and candidate for President should use when asked about Planned Parenthood.
Rick Perry: stop paying sanctuary cities to defy federal law.
Rick Perry thinks that cities should not be paid by the feds to ignore federal immigration policy.
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Rick Perry is the Republican Who Finally Said It
Yesterday, Rick Perry gave a speech on economics to unveil his plan. Perry, of course, created 1.5 million jobs while the rest of the nation lost 400,000. In delivering his speech, Perry did what so many of us have wanted — someone to point out that our first black President has left the black family worse off. His whole speech was rock solid, but the | Read More »
Does Rand Paul Have A Fix For Our Messed Up Tax Code?
Arguments For and Aginst The Paul T ax Plan Rand Paul offers us his take on why we are having such a recoveryless recovery from the 2008 recession. He believes we are being hamstrung by our current levels and methodologies to collect Federal tax revenues. He employed Stephen Moore and numerous other experts to design a tax plan that would replace | Read More »
The Confederate Battle Flag
The Bible tells me to love my neighbor. I have a number of black friends and I do not know any of them who would feel comfortable coming into my house if I were flying the Confederate battle flag. So I don’t. In fact, in my life, the people I can think of who proudly fly the Confederate battle flag outside their homes are people | Read More »
Rick Perry’s ACTUAL Legacy
When Rick Perry announced his run for office, the emergence of a raft of memes from the rabid left was a foregone conclusion. They despise Rick Perry, just as they despise all of Texas. Because Wendy Davis. Because guns. Because Bush. And because Rick Perry already ran in 2012. Like the sun rising in the east and setting in a carefully concealed sound stage run | Read More »
What Each Candidate Says About His/Her Own Campaign Logo
Well, with most of the candidates out there and a few we’ve never heard of, let’s examine the 2016 logos on the GOP side. We may, or may not, have asked each candidate for first person commentary on their own logos. Jeb Bush Hi!! My name is Jeb!! I don’t have a last name because I’m your buddy!! And millennials will like me because I | Read More »
, Ben Carson
, Bobby Jindal
, Carly Fiorina
, Donald Trump
, george pataki
, Jeb Bush
, Lindsey Graham
, Marco Rubio
, Mike Huckabee
, rick perry
, Rick Santorum
, Scott Walker
, Ted Cruz
Andrew Malcolm on the Ever Growing 2016 GOP Field
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Andrew Malcolm to discuss the GOP Presidential field, the early attacks on Marco Rubio and if Hillary’s scandals could sink her campaign.
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Rick Perry Climbs Back On The Horse
‘The Wagon Boss” by CHarles Russell Rick Perry’s full announcement. (Runs 27 Minutes). As could have been predicted, Rick Perry picked himself up, dusted himself off and has climbed back up on his charger for another run at the GOP nomination for President in 2016. Get ready for the deliberate proliferation of fake cowboy imagery. The chic, connected people who deride | Read More »
Unbearably White Salon Writer Exposes GOP *Wink Wink Nudge Nudge* Politics
Scott Timberg over at Salon is a white guy, which makes this piece over at Salon so odd. He is claiming Rick Perry’s use of a country rap song (that is about Rick Perry and was used to kick off his election) is some sort of cultural appropriation that the Republican Party likes to use as some sort of, and now I’m quoting Timberg because | Read More »
Marcus Luttrell: Navy SEAL and American hero to you. “Sweaty bodyguard” to the left.
When Governor Rick Perry announced he was running for president there were two bearded men standing behind him: Marcus and Morgan Luttrell. Marcus Luttrell was (as much as you can ever use the word “was” in this context) a Navy SEAL and the sole survivor of Operation Red Wings. His story was made into a bestselling book and popular movie called Lone Survivor. Perry has | Read More »
Rick Perry Enters a Crowded GOP Field
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Ben Domenech to discuss Rick Perry’s presidential campaign kickoff, how he stacks up against the rest of the crowded field, and the candidates that have a path to win the GOP nomination.
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Rick Perry Enters the Arena
Today in Dallas, TX, Rick Perry will declare his candidacy for the President of the United States. It is his second time. Last time, Perry’s announced at the RedState Gathering in Charleston, SC in August of 2011 and surged quickly in the field to first place with almost a third of the Republican primary voters ready to back him. But several bad debate performances marginalized | Read More »
Rick Perry Approaches the Arena
When the economy began to slide under George W. Bush and then cratered complete with Barack Obama entering the White House, Texas’s economy stayed strong. When the summer of recovery saw more and more Americans leaving the workforce, Texas saw more and more people going to work. In fact, if Texas were not a hotbed of economic activity in the past six years, Barack Obama | Read More »