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Republicans Back Perry in Texas

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Posted on Mar 3, 2010
Rick Perry

Rick Perry, already Texas’ longest-serving governor, has survived primary challenges from a popular senator and an insurgent tea party candidate. Debra Medina had hoped to spoil the Republican race, but the tea partyer (whom we recently called out) was able to grab only about 17 percent of the vote.

Reuters via Yahoo:

After trailing Hutchison in initial polls in 2009, Perry surged to a commanding lead by mobilizing his party’s most conservative members and harnessing disenchantment with Washington-style politics and President Barack Obama.

“I think the message is pretty clear—conservatism has never been stronger than it is today,” Perry told reporters on Tuesday night in Driftwood.

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By William W. Wexler, March 3, 2010 at 12:41 pm Link to this comment

Texans are stupid.

Texas has the second most corrupt politics of any state (second to Louisiana).

Texans make it a point of personal pride to be ignorant and make decisions based on some kind of alleged innate homespun wisdom.

The way I could tell the native white people vs snowbirds when I lived there (south of San Antonio) was that the white people had rotting teeth and couldn’t get a telephone.

I lived next door to a guy who had 3 cars sitting on their pans and 4 refrigerators in the yard.  The beer can pyramid got to be 5 feet tall before he sent his kids out to smash them up for cash.  He had plastic over his hail-damaged roof held down by old tires.  He moved his license plate sticker from vehicle to vehicle as he jerry-rigged them to run.  Never lacked a cigarette or a beer, though.

I moved out of Texas a few weeks after the first concealed-weapon shooting happened in downtown Dallas a few blocks from where I worked.  There was a traffic dispute that started with two pickup trucks brushing side view mirrors and ended with a dead man on a city street.

Fuck Texas.  They deserve Perry, the TeaBagger, or Kay Baily H. They’re all pieces of shit.


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By ChangeTheRide, March 3, 2010 at 7:47 am Link to this comment
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Tea Party = EPIC FAIL! Hahaha. Not one Tea Party candidate won. They are a laughing stock in Texas! Everybody knows Rick Perry is a professional politician who doesn’t care about Texans. He’s a fraud! Hahahaha! More Toll Roads and forced vaccinations for Texans!

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By Commune115, March 3, 2010 at 3:07 am Link to this comment

I don’t really see how this was a loss for the Tea Party, it almost looks like much of the Tea Partiers most likely cast their vote for Perry considering he started sounding just as radical as them. This is a disturbing precedent, candidates will no doubt start lifting Tea Party slogans to get votes.

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