Perry rules out special session to challenge federal health-care reforms
AUSTIN â€“ Gov. Rick Perry tamped out rumors today that he would call a special legislative session to consider whether Texas should seek to exempt itself from federal health care law.
Harris County Republican Chairman Jared Woodfill has circulated a petition in hopes of prompting Perry to call a 30-day special session to consider “nullification” as it relates to health care. Nullification is a largely untested legal theory which holds that states can ignore federal mandates that they feel constitutionally overreach.
â€śI donâ€™t think thereâ€™s any need for any of that,â€ť Perry told The Dallas Morning News.
Nevertheless, he said, heâ€™d listen to legislators wanting to advance the idea. So far, none has contacted him, he said.
â€śWeâ€™re so close to a regular session,â€ť Perry said. â€śBut if members call and say this, weâ€™ll have a conversation.â€ť
I have one BIG question for Gov. Perry, just WHEN is this next session we are so close to and what are YOU going to do in respect to Texas and denouncing the ObamaCare debacle?
The next regular session begins next January. Lawmakers already will be tackling at least two contentious issues, redistricting and what to do about a projected budget shortfall of around $18 billion.
Oh, soÂ it begins in January! Well, yeah, that’s prettyÂ close Mr. Perry. And for goodness sakes, don’t do anything that may actually get you some support before the gubernatorial election.
By coming out HARD against ObamaCare and this debacle being foisted off on Texas, and the rest of this nation, I am pretty well convinced that you could actually reinforce your claims of solidÂ Conservatism Sir! Maybe add some serious credibility to your claims!
And while I’m asking, WHAT, if anything, are you going to do in support of Texas Sovereignty and the Tenth Amendment as it applies to Texas rights Mr. Perry.
And one other thing, while I’m asking, I might as well get it all in there, what about BORDER SECURITY Sir?
You ARE aware of the dangers faced by TEXANS livingÂ on the border? Aren’t you? What have you done about that one Mr. Perry? Other than send a few Texas DPS Rangers down there to sit around in local cafes, shaking hands, drinking coffee and touting YOU as the SAVIOR of Texas?
Gov. Perry came out as a HARD CORE Conservative over the last year or so. He attended many TEA Party events across Texas, he pandered the TEA Party and gave outward appearances of being a strong Conservative and a supporter of Texas Sovereignty and The TEA Party.
He even made a few great and inspiring remarks concerning Texas Sovereignty and secession.
Then he stands in solidarity with Sarah Palin. The same Sarah Palin that stood in solidarity with the biggest RINO in the history of the Republican party, John McCain!
It is MY opinion that those that stand with RINOs, those that SUPPORT the RINOs among us, are nothing but RINOs themselves. Republicans In Name Only!
There are many within the TEA Party, TEA Party groups all over this nation, that tout Palin as the 2nd coming of Joan of Arc. She is perceived to be some kind of serious Conservative and political leader. I honestly have NO understanding of why they feel that way.
Palin ran with John McCain in a less than stellar, and losing attempt at the White House. She QUIT on the state of Alaska. And before ANYONE starts in about how persecuted poor Sarah was, I have heard ALL the reasons regarding WHY she quit too, so save the key strokes, she by God QUIT! That is a sign of weakness and shows absolutely NO degree of stick to it. Are these TEA Party folks that LOVE Palin so much also blinded by her? Do they not realize that the job of President will bring her even MORE heat? More pressure? More criticism? MUCH MORE?
Don’t you folks see that there is a possibility that when the going truly gets tough, when a few TEA Party Head Cheerleader speeches are not the only thing on her daily agenda, don’t you even remotely see the possibility that if the weight of the world were placed on HER shoulders, that she would QUIT on America too?
And Rick Perry considers her to be a friend, an ally and an asset.
Still, many Texas lawmakers, particularly Republicans, are concerned about the potential impacts of the health care reform bill recently passed by Congress at the urging of President Barack Obama.
Perry pointed to lawsuits filed by Attorney General Greg Abbott, a fellow Republican, and other state attorneys general that challenge the federal lawâ€™s mandate for individuals to buy insurance.
â€śAt this particular point in time, weâ€™ve got torpedoes in the water that are primed and ready,â€ť he said.
Mr. Perry, it is painfully obvious that you have NEVER been to WAR. You can never have too many torpedoes in the water. You can never strike the enemy too hard or too often. Make NO mistake Sir, Barack Hussein Obama, his entire administration and this ObamaCare debacle ARE the enemy of FREE American Conservatives.
We don’t feed at the public trough Sir, and we expect our Texas leadership to come to the aid of Texas citizens in doing away with these incredibly anti-American posers and their ideas of how to socialize our nation!
Mr. Perry, take note and pay close attention, ANY Texas leader that doesn’t come out against the ObamaCare disaster is NOT a leader, is not fit to BE a leader and is, in all truth and actuality, nothing more than a RINO himself. The people of the great state of Texas will NOT tolerate that behavior is our leaders!
The Texas Legislature normally meets at the start of odd-numbered years for a maximum of 140 days. The Texas Constitution gives the governor the power to call lawmakers to Austin for special sessions that can last up to 30 days, on topics of his choosing. But lawmakers are under no obligation to take any particular action during those special sessions.
Call that special session Mr. Perry. Show the people of Texas, and Washington, D.C. that you are a TEXAN 1st and have the balls to take on Washington, or be prepared to suffer as you rapidly lose support from VERY Conservative Texas patriots that really ARE Conservative and TEA Party members!