Rick Perry: 'Texas Is a Place Where We Defend Life'
Predicts GOP has got the votes to pass abortion ban
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 7, 2013 11:03 AM CDT
In this June 27, 2013 file photo, Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks in Grapevine.   (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

(Newser) – It's Sunday, which means there's a Texas politician discussing the state's abortion bill on national television. Wendy Davis took her crack last week, and Rick Perry said today that his state is "going to support protecting life. I'm pretty good at counting votes and I think the support is overwhelmingly there, and we will get this done." That wasn't his only talking point, notes Politico. When asked about 2016 and the White House, the Texas governor said, "Well, certainly, that's an option out there," though he said "we got a lot of work to do (in Austin) that have my focus substantially more than even 2014 or 2016."

Speaking of 2014, and whether he's running for re-election, "I'm going to have an announcement tomorrow." But the focus, he said, is "we're going to pass some restrictions on abortion in Texas so that Texas is a place where we defend life ...That's the powerful message here. Politics will take care of itself."

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HonkUSA
Jul 8, 2013 3:00 PM CDT
Perry's new name for today is Mr. DICK TATER , tomorrow it may revert to Mr. DICK HEAD . Oh Sorry !, I think Cheney already took that one .
1492
Jul 8, 2013 1:06 PM CDT
Home of political intimidators, bullys. Also home of giant watermelons, cantaloupe and good cotton. Home of great Mexican Food Restaurants and Texas BBQ....ummmmm the best. The Battle of the Alamo still looms big in Texas. That is one battle they lost. It took Santa Ana 30 minutes to annihilate the Alamo after having marched 1000 miles to get to their own land, San Antonio. The would be land thieves were all killed. David Crockett my hero, was hung. These thieves would eventually force Santa Ana, caught while he slept after the battle by Sam Houston. Sam Houston became the first Texas President. He disagreed with President Abraham Lincoln and went against the President's wishes toward freeing the slaves. Yes Texas has a long history of heartless thieves and bullys. Rick Perry fits in there perfectly. 1492
kawahchan
Jul 8, 2013 11:37 AM CDT
(R) 2014 & 2016 Gov. RICK PERRY Report: YES, today's Texas is Global Economy now .... We like to introduce something new bills to the "Man Of The House" in Austin, Texas. 1) In order to reduce TOO CROWD of inmates, Texas' taxpayers like to hire the inmates to build our "Terraced Paddies On A Slope Of A Mountain" nearby the border of West Texas and New Mexico, in order to reduce Wild Fires and to increase Water Conservancy. 2) http://www.ktvu/news/news/local/ccsf-plans-appeal-decision-take-away-schools-accre/nYfRh/ It is a pity that is shameful to the California state's and San Francisco's Democrats fail the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) Accreditation. Texas A&M University system see CCSF may take an "U" turn to upgrade a 2-year community college to offer ONLY an (one) unique Federal Granted 4-year undergraduate Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree of Pre-professional / vocational program(s) at the low-tuition rate; to completion of 121 semester hours. To rescue the CCSF, Texas A&M University system can takeover CCSF campus as an "Off-Site" Location to teach the Texas A&M University's BAAS degree program(s). For example: a CCSF student will earn a "professional Title: BAAS, CPA" (if he/she can pass the CPA exam). So far just one of the Texas A&M University-Commerce, we have more than 7 "Off-Site" locations nearby City of Dallas district. The CCSF students may flunk out their Junior year after they transferred to the California State Universities system or UC system. The CCSF poor, unacceptable quality and credits cannot give a lie to the 4-year undergraduate or to the state Licence exams. (Point-and-Click the Icon to watch video ....) http://YOUTUBE.COM/LIONSMEDIA