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Rick Perry greets Obama on Dallas tarmac
« on: July 09, 2014, 08:41:03 PM »
http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=77AF639F-5922-4F3C-B242-65AD5167AB12

 Rick Perry greets Obama on Dallas tarmac
By: Katie Glueck
July 9, 2014 01:16 PM EDT


Texas Gov. Rick Perry greeted President Barack Obama on the tarmac in Dallas on Wednesday and joined him on the Marine One helicopter on their way to a roundtable gathering.

The pair were expected to discuss the troubled border one-on-one ahead of the session with faith leaders and other elected officials.

Perry, a Republican and potential 2016 presidential contender, has been pushing Obama to come to the Texas border with Mexico to see the influx of illegal immigrants, many of them minors, gathering there in what’s been described as a mounting humanitarian crisis.



But the White House has resisted pressure to have Obama visit the border, though the president was expected to address the crisis later Wednesday.

Perry had previously declined to greet the president at the Austin airport and, in a letter to the White House, asked for a private meeting instead to discuss the border. After Perry’s letter, Obama’s team invited the Texas governor to join Obama at the roundtable.

In Dallas, the governor and the president shook hands, and Obama clapped the Republican on the arm as they walked across the tarmac together. Perry spokesman Travis Considine confirmed the two would meet one on one.

The president’s visit to Texas also includes a fundraiser, party events, and a speech about the economy.

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Re: Rick Perry greets Obama on Dallas tarmac
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2014, 08:42:54 PM »
Good thing he isn't running for reelection because he would have lost my vote right there.
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Re: Rick Perry greets Obama on Dallas tarmac
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2014, 08:45:00 PM »
Good thing he isn't running for reelection because he would have lost my vote right there.

Why? 
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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Re: Rick Perry greets Obama on Dallas tarmac
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2014, 08:49:49 PM »
Why?

Because first he said he wouldn't, and then he goes and plays kiss ass with someone who would cut his head off if he could get away with it.

Sorry, I am to the point where I want nothing short of nuclear war against the left.  No more playing nice.
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton


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