Rick Perry speaks with Glenn on the day of the Iowa Caucus

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On radio this morning, Glenn welcomed several of the presidential hopefuls from the GOP to the show from Iowa where they are preparing for the first primary voting. Glenn first welcomed the current governor of his new home state of Texas – Rick Perry.

Perry cast himself and his campaign as Washington outsiders who were looking to overhaul the bureaucracy in Washington. “The essence of this campaign is that we’ve got to have an outsider who will come into Washington D.C. and overhaul it, dismantle these agencies. I mean, the idea that we even have a Department of Education that is taking our money and then skimming off billions plus dollars to administer are the place and then pick winners and choose winners and losers and send it back to the states that they want to send it to is just absolutely insane.”

“Why would you want a bureaucrat in Washington D.C. telling you how to run your state, whether it’s environmental laws, whether it’s education, whether it’s delivery of healthcare or transportation infrastructure?” Perry added.

Perry said that states should be able to determine their own regulations and standards and that claims like “It’s everyone’s air” shouldn’t mean that a national federal agency should interfere.

“The issue is this: It’s our water, it’s our air, and if you think that we care less about our children’s health, the next generation’s health, I beg to differ with you. As a matter of fact, Texas using our own program cleaned up the air more than any other state in the nation during the decade of the 2000s. We reduced ozone levels by 27%, nitrogen oxide levels by 58% with our own flexible permitting program because we didn’t kill jobs. We were creating jobs but we were using a flexible permitting process which I won’t go into the details, but it worked.”

Perry also promised to severely limit the role of The Fed.

“I’d move the Fed back to a single purpose agency and its single job would be to make sure that inflation stays under control. And that’s it. And I would make it incredibly transparent,” he said.

Perry also emphasized the importance of faith and Judeo-Christian values.

“I tell pastors all across the country: Do not fall into that trap that you cannot talk about the values and the principles that are biblically based and that it is our responsibility as Americans to take our values that are taught biblically and allow them to be discussed and to put them in place in the public arena. That is the principles that this country was based upon, the Judeo Christian values that the vast majority of our Founding Fathers believed in, they put them in place.”

“As President, one of my most important jobs is going to be to create an environment where you don’t overtax, you don’t overregulate, the government becomes less consequential in people’s lives and they have the freedom to take care and their family, the dignity of a job,” Perry added.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    I heard Rick Perry speak with Glenn on the show today; my book is still open on him. Right now one thing I do have to put in the negative colum is a way he plays both sides of the porkulus situation – he introduces it into a bill that clearly passes and votes against it due to the “pork” within…a political win-win situation.

    Which still leaves the question for me – where do you solidly stand on matters?

  • Anonymous

    Don’t settle for cheap imitations, i.e. Tricky Perry. Just look at his record. Tricky tells you what you want to hear, then behind the scenes he proves himself to be just another collectivist. Now that Glenn lives down here in Texas, maybe, he’ll get clued in.

  • landofaahs

    Snow, you can’t go by the pork, they all do it.  RP puts that pork into bills because if you don’t, others will pack even  more on their side and then run a campaign against you in your district that the money goes out but does not come back in, thus they run you out of office that way.  For the “prostipols”, it is just taking turns at the pig trough.  Neither side wants it stopped, they just want it controled by their side.  My problem with Perry is he will not say he wants to end the Fed.  That is the one thing that the pols really hate, because you don’t hear  them say yea or nay on it.  It is called Black Propaganda.  Complain about everything but the thing that really gets to ya.  Both Dems and Reps don’t want the Fed ended, because the Fed takes care of the crooked banks that donate to their campaigns.  The good banks then get screwed.

  • Anonymous

    I’m for him over the rest of the group; I believe he’ll bring jobs to our country!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Raymond-Manuel-De-Mello/1613971998 Raymond Manuel De Mello

    PLEASE! Judge him by his record…the rest of the country was in disaster mode while we in Texas enjoyed a decent economy and jobs.  Then judge lil Barry by his record…only this time try and do it truthfully.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1639206132 Anthony Murray

    Totally 100% against him.  I am heartless though, he said so.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Raymond-Manuel-De-Mello/1613971998 Raymond Manuel De Mello

    How did you feel when Barack Obama called you “lazy”, “ignorant”, and an “enemy”?

  • http://twitter.com/victoria_29 victoria_29

    obviously you do not live in Texas nor are you a conservative just another liberal troll.

  • Anonymous

    How can any one president end the fed?  I think it’s more important to get the jobs back to the people and the economy growing and then deal with the Fed-The people will be behind him once they can afford to feed their families again.  Perry has created jobs and has a proven track record.  He is the best one that has the credentials and resources to go against Obama.

  • Anonymous

    I am proud of you Glenn, that you are getting it at Gateway last night… I heard that message on Daystar last night too.  Rick Perry by far is the Best man for getting our Nation back to the Center and beat Obama and turn us back to OUR GOD!!!!!   We are a Christian Nation and we must stop all the attack that implyed anything else. We must turn to OUR GOD and LOOK to HIM to LEAD THIS NATION and it must Be our President that does this.  He is the Leader of this Nation and if he is not tuned in to God we do not stand a chance in turning us back….    Mark my Words.  We must get behind this man and support Him all the way to the Whitehouse he needs your support Glenn you have a very powerful voice and you know that…..Now use it for GOOD and support the Man that will Lead and can Lead our Nation back…  GOD BLESS YOU GLENN, I KNOW YOU WILL DO THE RIGHT THING YOU ARE IN GOOD COMPANY WITH JAMES ROBINSON AND JOHN HAGEE GATEWAY CHURCH IS ONE OF THE BEST IN DALLAS, FT.WORTH AREA!

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  • landofaahs

    The Fed is one of the reasons our jobs are leaving. They pump money into the system, causing inflation and the bubbles that go along with it. Losing money buying power forces people to spend rather than save. Ultra low interest rates encourage excess borrowing which lead to defaults and the cycle repeats itself. I could vote for Perry though as well as Bachmann and even Santorum. But I will neverr vote for Mitt for brains and certainly not Newt the nut who called me and all Ron Paul supporters “Not decent Americans”.

  • Anonymous

    Sell it somewhere else….flagged….

  • Anonymous

    I do live in Texas and very proud to say we have it better here than any other place in America. That is becauce of our Gov.Perry. We do have jobs and more company are coming to Texas every day because they can grow and prosper here…. RICK PERRY FOR PRESIDENT 2012

  • http://www.planettron.com NickDeringer

    All I can say is where was this Perry in the debates? I loved  his answer on the EPA. Texas has cleaner air and water than what the EPA could have done and they did it WITHOUT losing jobs. Perry to EPA: take a hike. There are people who still think Perry has a shot even if he only places third in Iowa. Let us pray.

    BTW: Beck hammered Ron Paul and his racist news letter today. Ron Paul is done. He’ll have his little ego trip during the primary then it’s back to Area 51 where he belongs.

  • Anonymous

    Perry had a late start all the others have been doing this for years so what….  Perry has improved 110% and by the time he in with Obama He will win hands downnnnn.  When you have GOD on your side no one has a chance. Perry has GOD ON HIS SIDE….

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  • Anonymous

    Forbes: Conservatives blasted [Rick Perry's] 2006 deal as “the largest tax increase in state history.”

    Texas is better off than other states not because of Tricky Perry, but despite him. Texas had had a tradition of low or no taxes and a very small government before the Bush royal family moved in and slowly turned Texas away from its traditional past.

    As far as Tricky Perry goes, just look at Tricky’s record of increasing taxes and more taxes disguise as fees. He’s another big spender, even spending more and growing government in Texas more than G.W. Bush.

    Constitutional Conservative Debra Medina would have been so much better for Texas then that Donkey in an Elephant suit, Tricky Perry.

    The facts are Rick Perry is Tricky. Just spend an hour or two and do your own research.

    By the way, who are you calling a toll, you idiot savant.

  • Anonymous

    Obama= left of the Paradigm Tricky Perry= Right side of the Paradigm…………end of story……

    Forbes: Conservatives blasted [Rick Perry's] 2006 deal as “the largest tax increase in state history.”

    Like I said above, Texas is better off than other states not because of Tricky Perry, but despite him. Texas had had a tradition of low or no taxes and a very small government before the Bush royal family moved in and slowly turned Texas away from its traditional past.

    As far as Tricky Perry goes, just look at Tricky’s record of increasing taxes and more taxes disguise as fees. He’s another big spender, even spending more and growing government in Texas more than G.W. Bush.

    Constitutional Conservative Debra Medina would have been so much better for Texas then that Donkey in an Elephant suit, Tricky Perry.

    The facts are Rick Perry is Tricky. Just spend an hour or two and do your own research.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ann-Mccaslin/100000241526213 Ann Mccaslin

    Rick Perry is our next president.

  • Anonymous

    I really like Perry for President.

  • Anonymous

    I will Accept SANTORUM & PERRY b’fore the “GRINCH”, Ron Paul & Mitt! That’s 4 sure! But my NUMBER ONE CHOICE WOULD BE MICHELE BACHMANN!!!

  • Anonymous

    You must mean Ron Paul.  FYI, some of that pork of Paul’s for the direct and sole benefit of multi-national companies hidden behind local geographical references.

  • Ryan Frederick

    agreed.

  • Anonymous

    I believe Perry has a sincere commitment to the things he espouses and as governor, he has seen very clearly the weakening of the Tenth Amendment, and would fight to restore its effectiveness. Is he eloquent? No. But if truth and honor counts as eloquence,yes. Does he have my vote? he has as good a  chance for my vote as the other two I like, Bachman and Santorum.

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  • Anonymous

    Every time I see any of these candidates attacked for the way they handle themselves I try to put myself in their place. Everyone seems to believe that one person can solve all of the problems and there just isn’t anyone that smart. The best person to be Potus would be someone with the ability to delegate power with the knowledge of when to step into a situation and personally get involved.A manager,Governor or business leader is really required.

  • Anonymous

    Hurrah, for Perry, in putting this bias reporter in his place. This goes on with every Republican that gets interviewed and much of the public is getting tired of it. If you want to be a reporter, be a reporter, not an opinionater.

  • Mark Hubbard

    Are you absolutely serious? Bachmann? I mean… With all the immense scientific proof toward Gardasil causing autism… Oh wait… You mean there isn’t any? Bachmann is just an idiot? But surely she was right when she said the earthquake in VA and the hurricane that occurred earlier this year was God’s way of saying he’s angry with American politics! Oh wait… You mean that isn’t right either?!?!

  • Mark Hubbard

    I mean… I totally love Christian intolerance for social issues like homosexual equality and abortion too.

    (I hope you caught the sarcasm)

  • Mark Hubbard

    Maybe if you quiz him on how he’s going to bring about jobs, he’ll eventually remember that 3rd thing. 

  • Mark Hubbard

    So, God supports intolerant homophobes? What a deity…

  • Mark Hubbard

    Can you really call Glenn a commentator though? I mean, I personally don’t think I can ever say I’ve heard him call himself a reporter. To me, he’s exactly what you said he shouldn’t be, an opinionated commentator (“opinionater” isn’t a word). 

  • Anonymous

    The bottom line is Santorum, Bachmam, Perry, and Gingrich, if elected President, will repeal Healthcare, stop Washington spending, get back to the constitution, fund defense and minimize the socialist programs Obama has implemented. They are true conservatives. Ron Paul and Mitt Romney are mascarading as Republicans. I dont know what Romney, if President, will actually do on these issues while he tries to fix the economy. He cant be trusted on issues although he is well qualified to fix the economy. Ron Paul is just not competent to run our national defense so he is a nightmare. And his newsletter suggests he is a racist over and over again which is not acceptable in the 2012 President. Obama’s constant ‘ false’ playing of the race card and class warfare has diminished the county. 2012 election needs to bring in a color blind Presidency. Newt Gingrich is seasoned, experienced and conservative. As commander and chief I think he would have the power to get conservative things done in Washington. He wil be the toughest fighter against Obama in the final race. It is important that the next President knows how to get things done in the complicated framework of Washington, which does not run at all like a regular company. He is a bit of a loose cannon and an egomaniac, but I think he will be driven by conservative principles and make real change to minimize Big government. He is a true conservative with the advantage of having enough Washington experience to actually implement the changes conservatives believe are needed. He is the only candidate to repeatly say he will adhere to the will of the people on all issues. That would be refreshing after Obama.
    In regard to Romney, this is not the time for the Republicans to offer a rich white social elite.   

  • Anonymous

    Intolerance for  Christians is just as abhorent!

  • Anonymous

    Glenn is just Glenn. He calls it like he sees it without agenda but lots of personal bias. But he is real, he does his homework and he means well. It is refreshing that he is sincere and not editting his words based on ratings. I wish he could have conformed enough to stay on air so that his research could reach greater viewership. Ah, the plight of an honest man in today’s media  world.

  • Anonymous

    FYI media: Amerians are not interested in most of the questions you ask the candidates or the polls or the commentators opinions. The first network to ask the questions Americans are actually interested in will steal all the viewership. Unfortunately, I think the networks are more interested in swaying the vote to their political agenda rather than to deliver unbiased information and allow Americans to think for themselves. 

  • Anonymous

     Hey Glenn’s staff writers – now that he’s in Texas you had best find out the difference between the words shoot and chute……  ” He started right out of the shoot with Texas Governor Rick Perry” from the intro article. 

  • Anonymous

    Boy Mark you sure know how to hurt God, sense he’s never been attacked before you came along. Oh well, Jesus died for you even if you don’t believe. Truth can’t be changed by disbelief. 

  • Anonymous

    As much as I thought that Perry was not going to make a good candidate for the Presidency, I cannot help to feel that there is something very ESPECIAL about him! I started to look at him in a very DIFFERENT way when many tried to put him to SHAME just B’CAUSE he had one of those EMBARRASING MOMENTS that many of US had dealt w/it at one point or another! I grew PROUD OF HIS ABILITY TO COME OUT & FACE IT W/SUCH DIGNITY & w/out allowing those who MOCKED HIM to stop him from debating & being HIMSELF!! To me that was a PIVOTAL TIME into looking inside of who he really is! Totally IMPRESSIVE how he turned around the criticism into something great!!!! I will ALWAYS REMEMBER this as one of the most INTRIGUING HIGHLIGHT OF THE 2012 DEBATE!!! As I stood in college INFRONT of thirty something classmates to do my presentation, I SHOOK like a leaf!!! Can one imagine doing this INFRONT OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE???!! & may I add W/OUT A TELEPROMPTER!!!! LOL! Perry U R one of a KIND! Getting out of an EMBARRASSING MOMENT LIKE THAT IN NATIONAL TV, takes COURAGE & CHARACTER!!! Helena

  • Anonymous

    “Good ol’e boy, Perry, needs to be asked about his support for the Trans Texas highway for Mexican vehicles and the trampling of property rights in Texas.  Is he a globalist opportunist? The question is “Whose pocket is he in?”

  • Anonymous

    What a poor retort. The Christian ALWAYS allow in LOVE ! Islam will CUT OF HEADS ! Yer problem is w/God ! A God that designed union between a male & female. Take up yer problem w/ HIM !!!!!   We STILL remain the same…thru love. Don’t forget…liars, murders, those that make trouble or stumbling blocks for others…all in the same boat. SINKING. Get a ‘hand UP’…NOT ‘a hand out’ ! We’ll be there in love ! So tell me again, WHO’S the hatefull ones !!???

  • Anonymous

    To paraphrase President Lincoln, “We dare not be so arrogant to think that God is on our side.  Let us pray that we are on His.”

    http://www.BornAgainHeathens.com

  • landofaahs

    Ron Paul is not racist.  What is racist is a group of people who think they are chosen by God just because they are born into a certain race of people.  There is now neither Greek not Jew, slave nor free.

  • Anonymous

    Edward U just CONSTRUCTED a ” BEAUTIFUL BUILDING” w/UR R. HAND & DISTROYED IT w/UR L. Hand!!! How can U say such POSITIVE STATEMENT about him & THEN TURNED THE OPPOSITE WAY BY STATING THAT: “He has “LOTS OF PERSONAL BIAS”!!!! Excuse me Edward, but let me just REMIND U that the the only people doing exactly that is the LEFTIST MEDIA! THEY ‘R TWISTED & BIAS!! What do U want from the man PERFECTION?? Is not going to happen B’CAUSE there’s one PERFECT MAN CREATED & as U know is Christ Jesus! But I can say the man has been right 99.9% of THE TIME! & when he has made a MISTAKE, I’VE HEARD HIM ADMITTED to it & APOLOGIZED PUBLICLY!!! Without Glenn HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS WILL BE IN THE “DARK” & trust me that’s the WORST NIGHTMARE a PERSON CAN FACE & that is being DIS-INFORMED! God Bless U! Respectfully, Helena

  • http://twitter.com/sorighton Bea

    Perry was third in our Iowa Precinct, running close to the top two.  He just needs voters to learn more about him.  Paul had the kids who have been influenced by the education department backing him along with some big money people (hard to tell where they are from).  Santorum just gained with the help of the media as an underdog – Iowa likes that so went for him ONLY in the social conservative arena with the backing of ministers.  Much like Huckabee did last time but then went nowhere after Iowa. 

  • Anonymous

    Rick Perry is the man for the job.

  • Anonymous

    yes,he tolerates us all,even you

  • w. Parker

    Seems there is too much disatisfaction with the current candidates.  No one single candidate really stands out.  One is too conservate.  Another has too much baggage.  Anothers foreign policy stinks.  Of the current candidates, only Newt could really win a debate with Obummer. It seems to be all falling apart. 
    What IF Marco Rubio (R) from Florida entered the race now?  What if Christy withdrew his support for Romney and entered the race now?  Either man, in my opinion would be assured the next presidency…

  • Anonymous

    I have a question or two. Perry talks religion. yes he does. What about his support of the NAFTA Super Highway? In February 2007, Perry issued an executive order mandating that Texas girls receive the HPV vaccine, which protects against some strains of the human papilloma virus, a contributing factor to some forms of cervical cancer. Following the move, news outlets reported various apparent financial connections between Perry and the vaccine’s manufacturer, Merck. Merck’s political action committee has contributed $28,500 since 2001 to Perry’s campaigns.
    He sounds more like a Democrat in everyting he does, such as forcing this dangerous vaccination on young girls. Right? In June 2011, Perry proclaimed August 6 as a Day of Prayer and Fasting, inviting other governors to join him in a prayer meeting hosted by the American Family Association in Houston. The event was criticized as going beyond prayer and fasting to include launching Perry’s presidential campaign. Check him out on Wikipedia. There are answers to be found.

    In 2001, Perry expressed his pride in the enactment of the statute extending in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants who meet Texas’ residency requirements. It also required the undocumented students to pledge to apply for permanent residency or citizenship if this became a possibility for them..

    So, why does he favor Mexican immigrants over helping the American citizens that already live in the state of Texas?
     

  • Anonymous

    In February 2007, Perry issued an executive order mandating that Texas girls receive the HPV vaccine, which protects against some strains of the human papilloma virus, a contributing factor to some forms of cervical cancer. Following the move, news outlets reported various apparent financial connections between Perry and the vaccine’s manufacturer, Merck. Merck’s political action committee has contributed $28,500 since 2001 to Perry’s campaigns.
    He sounds more like a Democrat in everything he does, such as forcing this dangerous vaccination on young girls. Right?

    In June 2011, Perry proclaimed August 6 as a Day of Prayer and Fasting, inviting other governors to join him in a prayer meeting hosted by the American Family Association in Houston. The event was criticized as going beyond prayer and fasting to include launching Perry’s presidential campaign. Check him out on Wikipedia. There are answers to be found about his religious views. Perry talks religion. Yes he does! The Government is taking control over the internet because, as like Pres. Obama said, “There is too much information on it”. So, they have to “dumb us down” some more.

    In 2001, Perry expressed his pride in the enactment of the statute extending in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants who meet Texas’ residency requirements. It also required the undocumented students to pledge to apply for permanent residency or citizenship if this became a possibility for them. Is this a vote getter move, plus a move for open borders? Is he just another member of the Establishment? Not one candidate will be elected that the Globalists Bankers don’t approve of. You really don’t have a choice in who is elected. Everyone needs to know more about all the candidates. What about his support of the NAFTA Super Highway?

  • Anonymous

    I realize you folks are strong second ammendmentpeople, but it’s wrong before ready, aim, shoot.  I think you mean first out of the CHUTE, but I could be wrong as you all have moved to Texas.  By the way VT is one of only 3 states that allow gun purchases without a gun license!  And that is in spite of all the retired flatlanders from southern NE and NY [they're all to busy hugging trees and saving frogs].

  • Anonymous

    Mark, a commentator IS NOT A REPORTER!  Glenn is definitely a commentator because he gives his opinions as he sees things.  Unfortunately for those who don’t get GBTV or all of the videos from Insider Extreme, in this country today you can’t use the regulsr air waves to talk of God and His role in our lives.  We could talk in public if we would agree to enter the time machine and go back to 1940.  No, that doesn’t appeal to me either!  Instead, I’ve planted myself in the here and now with firmly planted feet and a mouth moved by an active brain.  I may hail from the northeast but my mind is independent and active.  Proud to be a part-time woodchuck!

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