In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

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Energy Secretary Perry Gets Into It With White House Reporter

Rick Perry went at it a bit with the latest media sensation to come out of the White House briefing. This guy is the White House reporter for Playboy, which is, you know, an odd title. “Mr. President, thank you for this interview. Can you take your clothes off?” Anyway, since an exchange earlier this week with Sarah Huckabee Sanders, in which he inappropriately interrupted

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Oops! Rick Perry Drops Out

Rick Perry on Friday became the first candidate to remove himself from the Republican presidential nomination race, suggesting that being president was not in God’s plans for him. “When I gave my life to Christ, I said, ‘Your ways are greater than my ways. Your will is superior to mine,’” Perry said in a speech delivered to the Eagle Forum, a conservative confab in St. Louis.

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The Candidate Who May be an Even Closer Thing to a Jew Than Obama

President Obama is making waves with his comment that he is “the closest thing to a Jew that has ever sat in this office.” Well, okay. I don’t think so, but as a Jew, I don’t begrudge anyone their claim to solidarity with The Tribe. And if Obama actually goes without shellfish during his upcoming Martha’s Vineyard vacation, then we’ll know he may be serious. But certainly,

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Perry: Illegals Committed 3,000 Murders in Five Years

Uhh, this sounds like a problem. According to Texas Gov. Rick Perry: Texas citizens are being put in jeopardy by this porous border . . . There have been, over the course of the last five years . . . over 203,000 individuals who have come into Texas illegally, who have been booked into our county jails. Those individuals have been accounted for over 3,000

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Video || Perry Vs. Raddatz

I thought you might want to see this video of Rick Perry squaring off against a clearly exasperated Martha Raddatz of ABC, who is dripping with empathy for the illegal immigrants crossing the border but seems distinctly uninterested in why they are here and what should have been done to prevent it. Because that would involve blaming Obama. From Perry’s comments during his interview with Raddatz

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Rick Perry to Drop Out. Good Riddance.

He’ll announce his decision at 11 am, according to reports. He’s going to endorse Newt. It’s only one person he’ll be endorsing, so he shouldn’t have trouble remembering. What a disaster he was. Forget the forgetfulness and the lousy debate performances. Attacking Romney for “vulture capitalism.” What a disgrace. Maybe this lifelong politician should go and try doing a little capitalism himself. Of course he’ll

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Rick Perry To Stay in the Republican Primary Race

Rick Perry tweeted minutes ago that he will head to South Carolina to continue his presidential election campaign. Here’s the tweet: And the next leg of the marathon is the Palmetto State…Here we come South Carolina!!! yfrog.com/odz8ujrj Coming just as news broke that Michele Bachmann would withdraw, it appears Perry has calculated that there may be an opening for him to pick up some of her

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Obama’s Approval Travels Northward

President Obama’s approval rating has increased six points in the last month, rising from 38 percent the middle of October to 44 percent today, according to Gallup’s daily tracking poll. I can think of only three of reasons why this might be so. First of all, Qaddafi was killed, which means if Obama’s numbers go back down, Syria’s Bashar Assad better watch his back. Secondly,

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Perry Using Gaffe to Raise Money!

In a supreme example of maxim that when given lemons, one should make lemonade, the campaign of Texas Gov. Rick Perry is using his horrifying gaffe in Wednesday night’s debate to raise money. The following email was sent out last night by the Perry campaign following his failure to remember one of the three agencies he would eliminate as president – which he later in

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Perry’s Strange N.H. Appearance

Any idea what’s going on here? Booze? Meds? Booze + Meds? Man, this crop of GOP candidates is a peculiar bunch. Below is a video with some excerpts from an appearance by Rick Perry last Friday in New Hampshire. I will say he somehow sounds better and smarter here than in some of his stiff, tired debate performances.

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