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Wed Aug 13, 2014, 11:31 PM

Perry calls National Guard border deployment open-ended

Source: AP

BASTROP — Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday that sending National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border will defend not just his home state but the entire nation from “narco-terrorists” and that he doesn’t know how long they will have to be deployed before the threat is quelled.

The Republican’s possible 2016 White House aspirations got a boost nationally last month when he ordered 1,000 National Guard troops to the border. Perry traveled to Camp Swift Army National Guard Training Center 30 miles outside Austin for a firsthand look at the training they are getting for deployment — while perhaps hoping to look presidential.

“You now are the tip of the spear protecting Americans from these cartels,” Perry told hundreds of troops in camouflage. “As they are able to get past you they could be headed to any city, any neighborhood in this country, spreading their tentacles of crime, of fear.”

Perry noted that crime committed by people in the U.S. illegally had affected not only Texas, but Iowa, South Carolina and North Carolina, all of which he’s visited recently and two of which hold early presidential voting contests.

Read more: http://www.statesman.com/news/news/perry-calls-national-guard-border-deployment-open-/ng2mS/

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TexasTowelie Aug 2014 OP
TwilightGardener Aug 2014 #1
DFW Aug 2014 #2
Spitfire of ATJ Aug 2014 #3
onehandle Aug 2014 #4
dem in texas Aug 2014 #5
FSogol Aug 2014 #6
Gothmog Aug 2014 #7
Paladin Aug 2014 #8

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Aug 13, 2014, 11:44 PM

1. Aww, he's pretending he's Preznit with his own little troop deployment.

Bless his heart.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Aug 13, 2014, 11:59 PM

2. Depends on how "open" open is.

With any luck, the open end lasts until the day Governor Davis is sworn in.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Aug 14, 2014, 12:06 AM

3. Pandering to the gun totein' 'Merican White Guy at it's most blatant.

 

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Aug 14, 2014, 12:16 AM

4. Racist Governor puts on his 'smart-glasses' and says something stupid. nt

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Aug 14, 2014, 01:40 AM

5. Texans footing the bill for Perry's Campaign - Again

The last time he ran for president, Texas taxpayers footed the bill for millions of dollars in travel and security cost while he out running for President. Now we are going to foot the bill for National Guard, a pure political move, just so he can and S. Hannity can strut around like Tough guys. The Texas border cities have said they don't need the national Guard.

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Response to dem in texas (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 14, 2014, 08:15 AM

6. ^^^^ THIS ^^^^

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Aug 14, 2014, 09:16 AM

7. This is a political stunt by Perry

Perry is running for the 2016 GOP nomination and is using the National Guard as a prop

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Aug 14, 2014, 10:41 AM

8. I got your tentacle, Perry. (nt)

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