Perry returns to New York
September 19th, 2011
04:10 PM ET
10 years ago

Perry returns to New York

(CNN) - Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry will be joined by American Jewish and Israeli leaders Tuesday at a news conference in New York City.

According to Rubenstein Public Relations, Danny Danon, leader of the conservative Likud Party in Israel, will be among those invited to answer questions at the media availability. Danon will also speak against this week's vote for Palestinian full membership at the United Nations.

This is the Texas governor's second trip to the Big Apple within the last week. He last spoke to reporters while touring a Coca-Cola plant in Iowa on Friday.

–CNN's Jim Acosta and Steve Brusk contributed to this report.

Filed under: Israel • New York • Palestinian Authority • Rick Perry
soundoff (25 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    "Anything you wanna' do boys, YOu all just go right on ahead and do it. I gotcha' back."

    September 19, 2011 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  2. Jack

    I'm sorry, I could never vote for someone to be President who I'm smarter than. Sorry. This guy brags about how dumb he was and how poor his grades were–as an aggie major, yet. Almost as bad as Palin's 20 different colleges and a communications major. If this is the best the GOP can come up with, boy are they hurtin'

    September 19, 2011 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  3. Rumors in Austin say Perry likes the way one of his state chefs serves up his "hot dog"!

    Do either of them know that Pretty Perry had a bigoted prayer service, that only invited his kind of "christians"?

    No Jews need apply!

    September 19, 2011 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  4. Big George in Big D

    I cannot wait until its President Perry!!! Go Perry 2012!!

    September 19, 2011 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  5. GOP = Greed Over People

    Jewish leaders sharing the stage with Perry, the religious bigot?

    September 19, 2011 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  6. Lynda/Minnesota

    Well, bless his little heart, will he be up to the pharisee, sadducee challenge, I wonder?

    September 19, 2011 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  7. Mr. Moderate

    I am wondering if these Jewish leaders realize that the key reason Evangelical Christians like Perry are such staunch supporters of Israel is that their belief in the rapture centers on the extermination and/or conversion of the Jews. They are not as big a friends as they might think they are.

    September 19, 2011 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    Is he going to give a speech all about how redistricting efforts should be taergetted at marginalizing rapidly growing minority populations and then brag about how TX is setting the standard for it? Why do a story in Parry's latest road trip to deliver ideological mouth farts to an adoring audience of Teatrolls getting told exactly what they want to hear? There's more important Parry stories: like the DOJ saying TX's redistricting plan violates the Voting Rights Act because it marginalizes the hispanic population, which has grown by 90% in TX since the last census and deserves more say.


    September 19, 2011 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    Yawn. Obama's administration already promised to use its veto on the Palestinian statehood vote in the UN. Trying to leverage the "NY-9 strategy" against Obama during the UN meetings is dinsingenuous and a smoke and mirrors game.

    September 19, 2011 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  10. diridi

    look at Texas, the most poverty stricken state...what an idiot...all with Minimum wage jobs, no Health Care coverage,....what a nonsense, this nation feels a big revolt....not too far....

    September 19, 2011 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  11. John

    There Is only one thing you can say about Rick Perry ,and that Is He Is a IDIOT,Racist and Lie and Is nothing that people make him out to be.

    September 19, 2011 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  12. Marie MD

    The seccionist's texas is last in so many important issues starting with education.

    September 19, 2011 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  13. Sniffit

    "It doesn't reduce the deficit by a dime. All it does is slow the growth of the debt. We will still have increasing deficit spending, with absolutely zero reduction."

    Please give us an explanation for that bald conclusory statement. Please make sure you include the algebraic principles that lead you to believe that (a) cutting spending, which the plan proposes a lot of AND (b) raising revenue, which the plan proposes in moderation...both at the same time...does not result in a smaller deficit and the ability to pay down debt. Go ahead...tell us why those two simple things...less spending and more not create a smaller deficit.

    Is it solely because you were told to believe otherwise or simply predisposed to believe otherwise? Is it because you're only willing to accept the tried-and-true GOP/conservative BS that ALL financial problems stem from Medicare/caid and SS, so the ONLY way to fix ANYTHING is to kill them both? Are you simply just not willing to even bother to look at the plan? You don't even know what's in it yet...just what you've been told to believe about it by your partisan masters and the MSM, who is focusing on the tax increase thing while ignoring the rest of the proposal (i.e., more than half of it) because they want to prop up the GOP by focusing everyone on what the GOP's latest criticisms and blather are all about, rather than facts, like what's in the plan, or expert opinions, like what economists are saying about it. No no far as the MSM is concerned, they must be the free and uncritical mouthpiece for the GOP's baseless dissent and criticism.

    September 19, 2011 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  14. gt

    after 4 yrs israeli finally has some one that wont let them down...obama is no freind ,,,

    September 19, 2011 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  15. Doug in NYC

    Is he going to pray the Jews away? Oh wait I got my GOB/TP clowns mixed up, that's Bachmann?

    September 19, 2011 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  16. Sniffit

    Why no story on Louis Gohmert (R) purposefully having filed some nonsensical GOP ideological tripe laden jobs proposal and calling it the "American Jobs Act" just to create confusion for people and to prevent Obama from using that as the name for his proposal? Why no story? Does it make the GOP look just as petty and childish and immature as we all already know them to be? What's the harm in letting everyone know that they take the jobs issue so seriously and are every so mature that all they're doing is playing games and looking for ways to obstruct and misinform?

    September 19, 2011 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  17. ThinkAgain

    Texas was the largest recipient of Stimulus Bill dollars. Here's what he did with it, in part (from CNN's Money article):

    "Texas Gov. Rick Perry likes to tell Washington to stop meddling in state affairs. He vocally opposed the Obama administration's 2009 stimulus program to spur the economy and assist cash-strapped states.

    "Perry also likes to trumpet that his state balanced its budget in 2009, while keeping billions in its rainy day fund.

    "Turns out Texas was the state that depended the most on those very stimulus funds to plug nearly 97% of its shortfall for fiscal 2010, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures."

    September 19, 2011 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  18. Thinker23

    Mr. Moderate: I'm afraind that it's YOU who does not realize what you're talking about... You see, the Evanghelists believe in the second coming of Christ. Religious Jews believe in the coming of the Messiah. It's very possible that in BOTH cases they're talking about the same guy.

    September 19, 2011 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  19. dreucalypt

    Talk about pandering! Any child can see through Perry's move here.

    September 19, 2011 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |

    Rick Perry is my governor. I am embarrassed by him.

    September 19, 2011 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  21. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Perry, the great white hope for the teabaggers, is toast! He did not even last as long as birther Trump. He should have had something other than a failed record to run on. What will the teabaggers do for entertainment until Palin gets in the race?

    September 19, 2011 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  22. Sam

    why do all candidates have to get the jews endorsment, what about AMERICA , MY AMERICA comes first no israel or it's jews. The whole world is turnning against AMERICA because of israel and American jews, what are we benefitting from them...0 nada

    September 19, 2011 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  23. Al-NY,NY

    gt says "After 4 years israel finally has someone....Obama is no friend"..oh really? Why is he not? Because he doesn't kiss up to them on every opportunity? Because he says that BOTH sides have to concede in order to attain some kind of peace? Well I say good for Obama.

    September 19, 2011 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  24. Former Republican, now an Independent

    Perry talks a lot about Texas, but like his predecessor he doesn't spend much time there taking care of business. If elected president, I believe he would be just like George W. Bush and be on vacation 30% of his presidency.

    September 19, 2011 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  25. Cyrus

    Ah another politicians rushing back to NY to kiss the feet of the Jewish leaders, as if they are running for office in Israel. NY has more communities than Jewish leaders.

    September 19, 2011 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |