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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-11 09:49 AM
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In 2000, Perry Said It’s ‘Almost Treasonous’ Not To Support George W. Bush
FLASHBACK: In 2000, Perry Said It’s ‘Almost Treasonous’ Not To Support George W. Bush
By Guest Blogger on Aug 16, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Governor Perry has drawn fire for his statement from conservatives, including none other than Karl Rove, who said that Perry’s remark was “not Presidential.” “You don’t accuse the chairman of the federal reserve of being a traitor to his country,” Rove told Fox News. Other former Bush aides have made similar criticisms.

But the Bush camp didn’t seem to mind such language back in 2000, when Perry — then Bush’s Lieutenant Governor — said that supporters of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) were “almost treasonous“:


http://lubbockonline.com/stories/022900/sta_022900162.s...
Lt. Gov. Rick Perry, casting his Republican primary ballot early Monday, plugged George W. Bush’s presidential candidacy and urged Texans to join him in voting for the Texas governor.

“Wherever your political philosophy might be, if you’re not for George Bush being the next president of the United States, I consider that to be almost treasonous if you’re a Texan,” Perry said.

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/08/16/296924/fla... /
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-11 09:51 AM
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1. It's "almost treasonous" to vote for Rick Perry to be President.
As long as we're pointing and condemning . . . .
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-11 09:53 AM
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2. Advocating secession: Not treasonous. Virtually everything else: treasonous.
Edited on Wed Aug-17-11 09:53 AM by TwilightGardener
:crazy:
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david_vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-11 09:56 AM
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3. The key part here is the part not in bold: "... if you're a Texan"
This is a clear statement of the apparent belief among some Texans that their loyalty is to Texas first, and to their nation second. President AWOL himself made statements that indicated that he adhered to this same belief.
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-11 10:23 AM
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5. George Bush is as much a Texan as I am
He was born at Grace/New Haven Hospital ... just like me.
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-11 10:26 AM
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7. Yes -
we moved here 8 years ago. In preschool my children were taught BOTH the pledge of allegiance to our flag, and to the flag of Texas. I have to admire the loyalty here but you're correct that it seems much more pronounced here than in other states I've lived in, to the extent that some (or even many) may put their allegiance to Texas first.
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Frustratedlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-11 10:20 AM
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4. I wonder if "treasonous" was the first big word Perry learned?
He sure does love using it.
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-11 10:25 AM
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6. Other Things That Rick Perry Considers Treasonous
If you don't root for the Dallas Cowboys, that's Treasonous.

If you ride a bike instead of burning oil, that's Treasonous.
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-11 10:28 AM
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8. I would say rooting for Dallas is treasonous -
but then I'm a Packer fan :P
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-11 10:30 AM
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9. Packer Fan?
You'd be treated kind of ugly down there in TX.
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-11 10:33 AM
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10. Yes I keep pretty quiet about it -
I grew up in Wisconsin and can't cheer for anyone else.
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-11 10:34 AM
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11. LOL..hey- solidarity!
and,yes... It's dangerous to be a Packer fan in Texas.
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