Gov. Perry v. President Obama: Join the Live Chat
August 17th, 2011
07:51 PM ET

Gov. Perry v. President Obama: Join the Live Chat

Governor Rick Perry says he's a job creator and President Obama is a job destroyer.

Tough talk from the Texas Governor but is it based in fact?

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

Here are some of them:

1) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book")
2) Don't write in ALL CAPS (there's no need to yell)
3) Use your real name (first name only is fine)
4) No links
5) Watch your language (keep it G-rated; PG at worst - and that includes $#&*)

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soundoff (67 Responses)
  1. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I am bowing you, Anderson!!!!!! LOL 🙂

    August 17, 2011 at 8:59 pm |
  2. Emily

    That's a great song, by Edith!
    Oh, that so funny...I'm still laughing...
    Have a great night Anderson, Isha, and bloggers! 🙂
    Thanks for the laughs.

    August 17, 2011 at 8:59 pm |
  3. Sharon Hastings

    Good night. Whoever writes this stuff is very talented.

    August 17, 2011 at 8:59 pm |
  4. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! Enjoy your night!

    August 17, 2011 at 8:58 pm |
  5. lisal -canada

    oooohhh – this is very punny this evening – nice!

    August 17, 2011 at 8:57 pm |
  6. Emily

    Wow...the RidicuLIST is hilarious! 😛
    I can see why you're also laughing, Anderson.

    August 17, 2011 at 8:57 pm |
  7. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, everyone and my friends!!!!!!!
    See you tomorrow night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!
    That's so silly I like ridiculist Gerard P. leak on the planes (pees), Yikes!!!!!!! LOL! So funny Anderson, Thanks Anderson!!!! I agree with you, I love his funny expression face!!!!!! LOL!!! He is right! 🙂

    Have a great night & good sleep at home after work!!!
    See you tomorrow night!!! Just a plenty sleep at home!

    August 17, 2011 at 8:57 pm |
  8. Julie

    Anderson, it is CNN's job to report the lies and inconsistent Perry statements. For example, the majority of new Texas jobs were non-military government jobs, stimulus money was used to help balance the Texas budget, 25 states have a lower unemployment rate, Texas has the most people without health insurance, Texas seems like it is becoming a third world state

    August 17, 2011 at 8:55 pm |
  9. Paula, Colorado

    Should be a good Ridiculist.

    August 17, 2011 at 8:54 pm |
  10. Grant

    Good night everyone. Have a good night.

    I thought about saying sleep tight but that would sound wierd coming from a guy.

    I'll save it for my kids.

    August 17, 2011 at 8:50 pm |
  11. Paula, Colorado

    Spiritual discipline shouldn't be defined as physical force.

    August 17, 2011 at 8:48 pm |
    • Grant

      Discipline the art of mastering ones self. It can not be imposed.

      August 17, 2011 at 8:51 pm |
    • Emily

      Spiritual discipline - I've never heard of such foolishness!
      That's why that guest said that the outside world doesn't understand, and would views it abuse.
      Many of these "groups" seem to be hidden or keep to themselves; never associating with others.

      August 17, 2011 at 8:52 pm |
  12. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Wow!!! That is so amazing hang in there stuck truck driver through wall 6 hrs!!!!!!! *WHEW!* He is so lucky alive!!!!!

    Anderson and Isha!!!
    I love "The Shot Actress Anna Hathaway raps her music with Conan O'Brien!!!!!! Anderson, I love your face funny expression!!!!!! Way so funny, Anderson!!!!! 🙂

    August 17, 2011 at 8:44 pm |
  13. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    I don't like going on those rides, anyway! I will wave from the ground looking up saying, "Heeey!"

    August 17, 2011 at 8:43 pm |
  14. Sharon Hastings

    That's not even how you train a dog or any animal successfully. All they learn is anger and fear.

    August 17, 2011 at 8:42 pm |
    • Grant

      Exactly Sharon.

      August 17, 2011 at 8:43 pm |
    • Emily

      That's so true, Sharon!
      They also learn not to trust, which can lead to even more issues later.
      Very sad when it's your own parents, whom you fear, distrust, and are angry with.

      August 17, 2011 at 8:47 pm |
  15. Emily

    Religious FundaMENTALism is everywhere, isn't it?

    August 17, 2011 at 8:40 pm |
    • vic , nashville ,tn

      yes How do we except kids to more creative when they are getting punishment like this

      August 17, 2011 at 8:46 pm |
      • Emily

        They won't be, Vic!
        That's what's so sad. They won't have any self-esteem, or confidence. Tragic all around.
        Really, what hope do they have for their future?

        August 17, 2011 at 8:48 pm |
  16. Emily

    Wow, 6 hours dangling in a vehicle like that? Glad to hear that he's safe and doing well!

    August 17, 2011 at 8:33 pm |
  17. Grant

    From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli.

    August 17, 2011 at 8:32 pm |
  18. Janis

    Hello everyone.

    I hope Libya will be free soon. it's been a long hard fight for them.

    August 17, 2011 at 8:30 pm |
  19. Tracy

    Perry is starting to remind me of the 2nd George Bush with his big "Texas Talk"..... Scary.... Do we really want to go down that road again???

    August 17, 2011 at 8:26 pm |
    • Emily

      I think that Perry is much worse that Bush! He makes Bush look more centric.
      I'm seriously thinking that it's only a matter of time before the Republican Party spits into two.
      Now that "The Tea Party" has a name, I think that it's not if, but when.

      August 17, 2011 at 8:30 pm |
  20. Paula, Colorado

    Weird book tour–she should realize an interview isn't just a prepared statement.

    August 17, 2011 at 8:26 pm |
  21. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    The Republicans are still short of representation!

    August 17, 2011 at 8:25 pm |
  22. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Wow!!!!!!!!! I am shocked Christine O'Donnell walk off on Piers Morgan tonight!!!!!!! No, Piers is not rude at all!!!

    August 17, 2011 at 8:24 pm |
    • Grant

      Piers is smart funny, and usually very good at getting down to the basic issues at hand. It sounds like a light politician just embarrassed herself in front of a heavyweight interviewer.

      August 17, 2011 at 8:26 pm |
      • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

        I agree with you, Grant!!!!!!!! 🙂

        August 17, 2011 at 8:35 pm |
    • Emily

      I wonder why Christine O'Donnell is even back now in the Media?

      August 17, 2011 at 8:34 pm |
      • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

        Christine always avoid lot of Media includling Anderson......... She turned down for interview any media!!!!! She diased Piers as well.

        August 17, 2011 at 8:47 pm |
      • Sharon Hastings

        I thought the same thing. Can't believe she's still floating around.

        August 17, 2011 at 8:48 pm |
  23. lisal -canada

    oh dear – personally i do not think piers was out of line – i think those questions were to be expected and (even if a person repeatedly does not answer the question/s) that type of response should just be a "press release" and not an interview, methinks

    August 17, 2011 at 8:23 pm |
  24. Emily

    For anyone to say something, like, "I don't know what y'all would do to him" ...when talking about The President of the United States of America. It reminds me of the same kind of (despicable) speech from terrorists. Everyone finds the 'right' behind their speech, and a reason to put down & really insult another person. (not speaking about their polices).

    August 17, 2011 at 8:21 pm |
  25. vic , nashville ,tn

    She thought she is going to appear in America’s got talent for witch performance
    CNN mistake same guy sitting in both

    August 17, 2011 at 8:21 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Good point there, Vic....... You're right about that!!!!!!!

      August 17, 2011 at 8:30 pm |
  26. Rob, Florida

    Perry reminds me of GW Bush. Not good for Republicans..

    August 17, 2011 at 8:19 pm |
  27. Saray

    It's sad that in this day and age with 24 hour media window people just can come out and say whatever they want.

    August 17, 2011 at 8:18 pm |
  28. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    It's up to the voters to.help Obama to see the second term through!

    August 17, 2011 at 8:16 pm |
    • Grant

      I'm in.

      August 17, 2011 at 8:23 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Me too..... I'm in!!!!!!!!!

      August 17, 2011 at 8:26 pm |
    • vic , nashville ,tn

      At present there are no better candidates than Obama so I hope he will win

      August 17, 2011 at 8:36 pm |
  29. Sharon Hastings

    I just love keepin them honest. You're in the big leagues now Rick. Every word will be noted and tested against the facts.

    August 17, 2011 at 8:16 pm |
  30. vic , nashville ,tn

    Thanks Anderson

    How Rick Perry create Jobs in Taxes

    August 17, 2011 at 8:15 pm |
  31. Emily

    Gov. Perry is not interested in Facts, Anderson!
    That don't go over as well in sound bites as the rhetoric he chose to speak.

    August 17, 2011 at 8:15 pm |
  32. L. R. Wilson

    Quote: "Where there is no vision, the people perish..." Proverbs 29:18 Amplified Translation
    Quote: "A man without a plan, is a man without a future" TCU Coach Gary Patterson

    August 17, 2011 at 8:15 pm |
  33. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    What??????? I don't believe Rick Perry aays!!!!!! I agree with you, Anderson........ There you go!!!!! Thanks for keep then honest!!!!!! 🙂

    August 17, 2011 at 8:15 pm |
  34. Saray

    So there is a problem with Pres taking some time with family but where is congress for 6 weeks? I find that funny.

    August 17, 2011 at 8:15 pm |
  35. vic , nashville ,tn

    G.W Bush came up with idea “ No Child left behind” remember

    Actually G.W.Bush was thinking about Rick Perry

    August 17, 2011 at 8:13 pm |
  36. Frank S

    It is ridiculous to credit Perry for job creation in Texas. Is this a governor-level thing, or President-level? Since Texas is part of the US, Pres. Obama must also be due half the bragging rights along with Perry for the job situation in Texas. If Perry gets all the glory, then all the other governors are to blame for the horrible jobs picture in other states, not Obama. You can't have it both ways. Let's see Perry work his magic in Michigan, then maybe I'll buy it.

    August 17, 2011 at 8:13 pm |
  37. Emily

    That stage collapsing at the Indiana State Fair is truly tragic!
    Is that a State Fair where they re-erect the stage every year, or is it one that stays up all year long?

    August 17, 2011 at 8:11 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Hi Emily.....
      Yes, It was....... people have listen what weather said, it was fail listen when stage collasped during weather storm!!!! They broke their rules, That's why they have to check if there problem as well...... Good question, Emily.

      August 17, 2011 at 8:18 pm |
      • Emily

        Hi Megan!
        Thanks. I never really feel comfortable going to Fairs when they take down stages, rides, etc. I can remember reading about people who would be seriously injured (or killed) on rides that broke apart when they were on them. These rides were not properly inspected, or looked after. Very unsafe and careless. On a happy note, there were not more deaths at the Indiana State Fair. It was such a huge crowd.

        August 17, 2011 at 8:26 pm |
        • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

          Sad news for you...... 5 people killed also...... that's my note tell you. 🙁

          August 17, 2011 at 8:39 pm |
          • Emily

            That is a sad update, Megan!
            Thanks. I'm sure that we'll hear more over time.

            August 17, 2011 at 8:44 pm |
  38. vic , nashville ,tn

    Good evening

    August 17, 2011 at 8:09 pm |
  39. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Obama gets it!

    August 17, 2011 at 8:08 pm |
  40. lisal -canada

    good point about "presidents get points for leadership" – as long as the followers of a strong leader are not merely lemmings going over the cliff, merely to follow the leader

    August 17, 2011 at 8:08 pm |
    • Emily

      You are so right in your comment, Lisal!!

      August 17, 2011 at 8:12 pm |
  41. Emily

    I think that David is correct! Obama should have thought about this plan before, now, as in last year. Obama, himself is correct that if the unemployment rate is still so low on Election day, he'll be a one term president.

    August 17, 2011 at 8:06 pm |
  42. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Hellooooo everyone and Anderson!!!!

    Thanks for coming in for join us tonight! 😀
    No, Governor Rick Perry!!!!!!!!!! I disagree with you, President Obama is not a job destroyer.
    Finally!!!!!! Obama made it!

    August 17, 2011 at 8:04 pm |
  43. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening everyone. We all know unfortunately that proposing legislation and getting it passed are sadly not the same. David Gergen is just saying it won't pass. How sad, huh?

    August 17, 2011 at 8:03 pm |
  44. Emily

    Good evening Anderson, Isha & Bloggers!

    August 17, 2011 at 8:00 pm |
  45. Paula, Colorado

    Hi! It's great to see you on. Sounds like a fascinating program tonight–looking forward to your discussions.

    August 17, 2011 at 8:00 pm |
  46. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone! Greetings!

    August 17, 2011 at 8:00 pm |