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Obama Refuses to Meet Gov. Perry to Discuss Border Security

August 31st, 2010 . by TexasFred

Obama Refuses to Meet Gov. Perry to Discuss Border Security

President Barack Obama is refusing to meet Gov. Rick Perry (R.-Tx.) during his scheduled visit to Fort Bliss, Texas on Tuesday, as disclosed by the governor’s spokeswoman.

The Houston Chronicle reports that, “Perry spokewoman Katherine Cessinger says the Republican governor had asked to meet with the president on Tuesday to discuss border security. Cessinger said Monday that White House aides said the president would not be available for such a meeting.�?

On Monday evening, the White House would not immediately respond to a request for comment.

During a presidential visit on August 9 in Austin, Texas, Gov. Perry was one of the first people to greet the commander-in-chief when he stepped from Air Force One. Yet, Bill White, the Democratic nominee for the 2010 Texas gubernatorial race, declined invitations to meet Obama that day in both Austin and Dallas.

At the Austin greeting, Gov. Perry delivered a letter to Obama’s adviser Valerie Jarret, explaining the ‘dire threat’ from drug violence along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Please note;

I want to make one thing VERY clear to everyone reading this post. I am speaking as TexasFred, PRIVATE CITIZEN, and not in my capacity as a TEA Party member.

The opinions I express on this blog do NOT necessarily reflect the opinion of The Rowlett TEA Party or ANY of it’s members! I am my own man, and am speaking as such on MY blog.

That said;

Talk about hypocrisy! Gov. Rick Perry gives new definition to the word.

Gov. Rick Perry refuses to even attend an event where Mayor Bill White is present because, according to Perry staffers;

Bill White refuses to release the documents that contain this financial information. Bill White refuses to release his taxes from 1993-1998, years he held public service positions that required him by law to complete annual personal financial disclosures. While Bill White was Deputy Secretary of Energy (1993-95) and Chairman of the Texas Democratic Party (1995-98), he was required by law to complete annual personal financial disclosures which have not all been made public to the people of Texas.

As a result we will not be participating. SOURCE

That is utter hypocrisy on the part of Gov. Perry and his staff, and what I believe to be a blatant display of childish behavior.

Gov. Perry tries to see Barack Hussein Obama at ANY opportunity. Obama has a lot of very questionable documents that HE hasn’t released.

I am well aware of the fact that NO candidate is perfect, none of them are going to be all things to all people, but if there is a violation of campaign law in play here, why is it not being addressed on a broad scale? Why play childish games regarding your opponent?

Politics is just like WAR, if you’re not fully prepared to take it to the limits, and then some, you’re in the wrong business.

I don’t want anyone to think that this post is being made to endorse or to damn any candidate either. I am merely presenting the facts, and needed information, in hopes that Texas voters can, and will make an educated vote and not just go in and pull the lever for an (R), (D) or (L).

All candidates have their good points, their talking points, but lately, all I hear from the Perry camp is what a bad person Bill White is because he (White) hasn’t released some records, as required by law.

The Perry campaign IS making accusations saying that Bill White is breaking the law. The Perry campaign IS sending out emails stating such, but as yet, I have seen only the statements made by the Perry campaign.

I haven’t seen them post any citation regarding that violation.

Must be a pretty weak law if Bill White has risen this far in the Texas Governors campaign, and is, in the opinion of the Perry campaign, breaking that law.

Again I say, ALL candidates have some great points to make. This is one for Bill White;

AUSTIN, Texas — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White said Tuesday that Texas needs to limit the governorship to two four-year terms.

White is trying to unseat Republican Gov. Rick Perry, who’s seeking an unprecedented third full four-year term in the Nov. 2 election.

White, the former Houston mayor, said in a statement there should be a voter referendum on term limits. His spokeswoman said he favors a proposed constitutional amendment that would have to be approved by voters. SOURCE

On this particular point I am 100% in agreement with White. Term limits for all elected officials should be the law of the land. A Governorship, a Senate or Congressional seat, and even though they are not elected, a seat on The Supreme Court itself should be held with TERM LIMITS in place.

Politics was NOT meant to be a lifetime career. Some politicians don’t see it that way.

The public deserves to know from Rick Perry, not some spokesperson, whether he supports or opposes term limits for governor, and whether he supports letting voters decide. Texas Tribune

There’s a lot of things that voters want to hear from our candidates, the TRUTH being first and foremost.

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6 Responses to “Obama Refuses to Meet Gov. Perry to Discuss Border Security”

  1. comment number 1 by:


    If Owebambi said he wouldn’t meet with Perry the RINO you can be assured that a black limo will escort Perry straight away to see the Halfrican because we all know that everything that the POSEUR says is a LIE.

  2. comment number 2 by: cary

    Anyone else noticing a pattern here? Border state governor wishes to meet with Obama concerning Border Security, Obama can’t make the time; border state Governor does something about border security, and Obama throws that governor under the UN bus … Watch out, Governor Perry!

  3. comment number 3 by: TexasFred

    Cary — That’s the problem, ya gotta get Perry to actually DO something 1st…

  4. comment number 4 by: cary

    Yeah, you’re right. Maybe the lack of a meeting with Obama will cause Perry to think he can’t do anything without approval…

  5. comment number 5 by: Robert

    Personally I like Gov Perry. Anyone that shoots coyotes on morning jogs is Okay with me… BUT lately, his actions have given me pause in my admiration. When he bucked AZ’s law, now that he’s ducking a meet and greet based on something someone else did or didn’t do and a few other things is crying out RINO.

    RINO season has a few more weeks left in it, and Perry is placing himself on the wrong side voters sights.

    I do envy your problems in Texas though, they are like little league compared to ours out here. We are the in the major leagues when it comes to political problems, our idiots have taken their game to a professional level in corruption, bribery, fraud, lies, deceit and voter intimidation…You guys would do well to be happy with your problems…Sigh.

  6. comment number 6 by: HoosierArmyMom

    Maybe he was bucking the AZ law, he was hoping to impress MaObama???? I understand Fred’s total disgust with Perry. He’s obviously NOT acting in the best interests of Texas citizens. Career politicians are a curse, and I think term limits are needed.
    I also think it’s brilliant to create term limits for the SCOTUS too. Hadn’t ever thought of that, but it would seem to be a way to restore more balance (along with firing everyone on Capitol Hill and just start over!