The Man Who Kept Obamacare Out of Texas
Welcome to day one of Obamacare America. One of the controversial portions of the law involves the expansion of state Medicaid programs, with strings attached of course. Twenty-Three states and the District of Columbia have agreed to institute the Medicaid expansion portion of the President’s so-called Affordable Care Act. Texas, thankfully, is not one of them. Much of the credit for that goes to someone | Read More »
Rick Perry at the RedState Gathering #RSG13
Govenor Rick Perry started the tradition of a Governor’s Party at the RedState Gathering. He also thinks we should bring it back to Texas. Here’s his speed at the Gathering. Video streaming by Ustream LINK
RedState Gathering Interview: Gov. Rick Perry (R, TX).
The below does not even remotely represent the amount of video that got shot at this year’s RedState Gathering: in fact, it does not even remotely represent the amount of video that RedState shot at this year’s Gathering, or the amount of video shot of Governor Rick Perry. But the Governor had some time to talk with me on some of the issues involving Texas | Read More »
Causation, Correlation and Detroit
Let us stipulate that the collapse of Detroit, MI and its recent Chapter Nine bankruptcy filing represents an all-American train wreck of inexcusable dimension. Detroit went from being considered by some the Athens of The West to having a credit rating and crime problem more reminiscent of the Mogadishu of The Midlands. So many people are blamed for the current state of Detroit. But most of what you read is patently illogical.
Those who have no desire to deal with the truth tend to deliberately invert the mechanisms by which Detroit, MI was reduced to an ash heap reminiscent of Hiroshima without the expenditure of thermonuclear ordnance. The general technique of obscuring what went wrong in Detroit is to deliberately conflate causation with correlation. I’ve read a lot of biased writing over the last few days about Detroit. In every case, the thesis of the article, editorial, or blog post involves describing a result of Detroit’s stupidity as the fountainhead of the stupid itself.
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Tags: Bankruptcies that dishonor Emperor Barack I
, Limousine Liberal Corporation
, mark steyn
, Michael Barone
, rick perry
, Union Jobs
, union pensions
, White Flight
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Talks About His Campaign for Governor
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson, Ben Domenech and Erick Erickson are joined Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to discuss his campaign for Texas Governor, his early support of Ted Cruz and how he can keep the Texas economy moving.
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Rick Perry Praises Wendy Davis. Political Left Gets Outraged
Rick Perry had kind things to say about Wendy Davis at the National Right to Life meeting going on in Dallas. In his speech he noted: In fact, even the woman who filibustered the Senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances, the daughter of a single mother and a teenage mother herself. She managed to eventually graduate from Harvard Law School and serve | Read More »
Call Them Back, @GovernorPerry [update]
UPDATE: Governor Perry has called them back effective July 1st. ————– When last the Republicans filibustered anywhere, it was Rand Paul who led Mike Lee of Utah, Ted Cruz of Texas, and others to filibuster over the use of drones against Americans in the United States. The Democrats chose to filibuster legislation that would save the lives of American citizens. It is telling. Last night | Read More »
Thank you, @GovernorPerry
Governor Perry vetoed SB 346, the legislation designed to force political groups to reveal their donors to the Texas legislature. The measure, pushed by Republicans at the same time the IRS stories have been breaking, was concocted by a number of squishy Republicans who wanted to shut down conservative groups that had been forcing the squishes to move right. The squishes figured if they knew | Read More »
Governor Perry, Please Veto SB 346
I think Governor Rick Perry is the conservative Ben Kenobi. I started to title this piece, “Help me Obi Wan Perry, You’re My Only Hope.” In light of the IRS scandal, you would think that Texas Republicans would not be so foolish as to vote for SB 346 in the state legislature, but apparently they are that foolish. The legislation, in Texas of all places, | Read More »
Texas is Open for Business
Today, Barack Obama heads to Texas where he’ll be greeted by Governor Rick Perry. The President’s going to see just how awesome Texas is. Seriously. The rest of us should be jealous. Texas was just named the best place to do business by CEO Magazine, several other groups have listed Texas as the most favorable state for jobs, Raytheon just abandoned California for Texas. It’s | Read More »
Rick Perry’s Freedom Agenda
This morning’s post on Texas generated a lot of commentary. I’ve talked to people close to Governor Perry and want to give some information from their perspective. Yesterday, the Texas House voted to begin the expansion of medicaid under Obamacare. Later in the evening, they rescinded the effort. Several reporters and others I talked with explained that while Governor Perry is “rock solid” on the | Read More »
Rick Perry’s Failure to Lead Leads Texas Closer to Obamacare
Late Thursday afternoon, the Republican-controlled Texas House of Representatives took the first step toward capitulation on the Obamacare Medicaid expansion. A few hours later, the amendment directing the Texas state healthcare bureaucracy to start preparing for the expansion was reconsidered and rescinded after a handful of conservatives scrambled to rescue the situation — but the fact that it passed at all is a wake-up call. | Read More »
Asa Hutchinson: the next Bob McDonnell?
Right now there is a lot of buzz around Republican Asa Hutchinson, a favorite for governor in Arkansas in 2014. In fact, I saw a poll that said he’s got an early lead over Democrats Mike Ross and Bill Halter. As the race in Arkansas unfolds, expect Asa to point repeatedly to his appointment by President Ronald Reagan as a U.S. Attorney as well as | Read More »
Jerry Brown gets smacked by Rick Perry over California’s business climate, and reacts… poorly.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) I can’t believe that Jerry Brown led with his chin with this one: Gov. Jerry Brown publicly scoffed at Gov. Rick Perry’s attempt to draw Californians to Texas for better business, saying that the ad campaign is “barely a fart.” [snip] Brown told reporters that if Perry wanted to be taken seriously, he would have to spend at least $25 million | Read More »
Texas’s Fight against Planned Parenthood
With the election and Hurricane Sandy sucking up most of the news oxygen, you may have missed the epic showdown in Texas going on between Rick Perry’s administration and Planned Parenthood. The Texas legislature passed a law last session (2011) prohibiting any state tax dollars from going to abortion providers or their affiliates. In short – Texans shouldn’t have to fund the killing of babies | Read More »