Skip to comments.Not another Texan? How about not another Ivy League Lawyer?
Posted on 06/22/2011 6:12:00 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
The liberal media are already tipping their hands as to whom they fear most as a Republican presidential candidate and it should come as no surprise that it's Texas Governor, Rick Perry. And just as they did with John McCain back in 2008, they are showing that they are going to try to subvert the Republican primary process by promoting the Republican most likely to lose to Obama. One of their developing mantras to nip a Perry candidacy in the bud is, "Not another Texan," hoping of course to reignite Bush Derangement Syndrome as Rush Limbaugh is pointing out.
And why is it the liberals so fear Perry? Could it be because no other Republican candidate's record contrasts as starkly with Obama's string of failures as Rick Perry's Texas successes? Could it be that no other Republican candidate's policies are as diametrically opposite those of Barack Obama's Big-Brother, centralized national government as Rick Perry's forcefully stated and defended positions on states' rights and the 10th Amendment? Could it be that few other Republican candidates can take the stage with Obama and be every bit as physically imposing with even a bit more matinée idol appeal to the soccer moms?
....And though Palin makes their liberal bowels quiver, it's Perry who truly terrifies them. While they can embrace some truly dumb politics, liberals are cunning enough to sense emerging political danger, especially on a horizon out in flyover country, far from their shrinking coastal enclaves.
Rick Perry is smart enough to realize this, which just may be why he hasn't jumped in already. But should he, no Republican contender will stand in such stark contrast to Obama as Perry.....
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Newt: "Devolving power out of Washington is critical to our long-term survival. Rick has done a great service by explaining how we got here and what we can do about it. His position as governor of Texas gives him a tremendous platform for helping us change course and return to sound conservative fiscal policies. But he can't do it alone. Every American has a duty to rein in the out-of-control federal government. Fed Up! is your handbook. It will arm you with the facts so that you can inform your family, friends, and neighbors. An informed citizenry is the best tool we have in the arsenal to defend our Republic. "
I agree- NO MORE LAWYERS
How about some nice alaskan moms?
I saw this yesterday. Prissy Matthews played a clip of Gov. Perry receiving an award for using social media, and Perry invited people to follow him on “tweeter”.
Matthews had a good laugh and then said something to the effect of Perry being another GWB.
Funny, they never mention Obama visiting all 57 states. I hate the left.
How about another peanut farmer from Georgia?.................
I like Sarah Palin too.
Part of that was payback. Perry, generally circumlocutious on the subject of W., gave himself a little time off the leash during the 2008 Republican presidential primaries. Often caricatured as yet another snake-handling southern social conservative, Governor Perry backed thrice-married dress-wearing pro-choice lapsed Catholic Rudy Giuliani, on the theory that Rudy would be a badass commander-in-chief abroad and a reliable constitutionalist at home. Politics being politics, the Texan and the New Yorker met up in Iowa, where more than a few Hawkeye conservatives were already getting restive about out-of-control federal spending on the Republicans watch. Governor Perry let loose the observation that George and the Bushies hate it when Perry calls him George in public has never been a fiscal conservative. Never? Wasnt when he was in Texas . . . 95, 97, 99, George Bush was spending money. He also criticized Bush as being limp on immigration.
The truth hurts, but theres more to the Bush-Perry friction than that. One longtime observer of Lone Star politics described the Bushes disdain of Perry as visceral, and it is not too terribly hard to see why. The guy that NPR executives and the New York Times and your average Subaru-driving Whole Foods shopper were afraid George W. Bush was? Rick Perry is that guy. George W. Bush was Midland by way of Kennebunkport. Rick Perrys people are cotton farmers from Paint Creek, a West Texas town so tiny and remote that my Texan traveling-salesman father looked at me skeptically and suggested I had the name wrong when I asked him whether he knew where it was. (Governor Perry confesses that one of the politiciany things hes done in office is insisting that the Texas highway atlas include Paint Creek, making him the hometown boy who literally put the town on the map.) Bush is a Yalie, Perry is an Aggie. Bush served in the Texas Air National Guard, and Perry was a captain in the U.S. Air Force, flying C-130s in the Middle East. Bush has a gentlemans ranch, Perry has the red meat. The irony is that Perry, a tea-party favorite, personifies the hawkish new fiscal conservatism that has allowed the GOP to find its way out from under George W. Bushs shadow, but he himself remains in the shade of that politically poisonous penumbra. [end excerpt]
Lots of quivering going on.........
"Rick Perry is true to conservative principles even when others think the party
needs to go a different direction. I like that about him: he doesn't care which
way the wind blows, he acts on his beliefs. That's why I am supporting
Governor Rick Perry for re-election", Palin wrote.
Don’t you know, they’d watch your back!
The words of Jesse Jackson come to mind............”Stay out de Bushes!”...................
You sure got it bad there Paladin2.
Why not take all these pictures you keep posting to the Rick Perry threads and go behind closed doors.
is it just me or does anyone else, when they hear “not another texan,” think about not wanting another LBJ?
Perry is a performer.
Rick Perry did not attend an Ivy League School? That by itself is a big plus for me.
As some FReeper said yesterday:
If obummer brings up the point that he inherited a bad economy from the last Texas governor, Perry can say “So did I and look what the Texas economy has done under my leadership”.
"The Band Perry". Their music is slightly cute.
IOW, don’t have any dealings with the Bush family, political or otherwise. They seem to be as clannish as the Kennedys.............
How about, not another RINO?
An Aggie in the WH would send Neal Boortz into ecstasy................
I’ll be satisfied with “not another elitist” -
no one who thinks they should, due to their superiority, make decisions for others,
should be anywhere near any positions of power to do so.
Shame on the Bushes for treating Rick Perry in this manner....well, Perry showed them and still beat Kay Bailey Hutchison to pieces in the primary even with the DC elitist Republicans help.
Texas A&M. He's an Aggie!
RICK PERRY is not a stinkin’ parasite lawyer! But he did serve for 5 years
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service 19721977
Perry graduated Texas A&M University in 1972 with a degree in animal science.
It shows it can be done. Rick Perry does know how.
I saw that. It's too perfect!
I liked that they had their mom in one of their videos.
Have no opinion on Rick Perry...yet! Unless, better him then Obama counts.
Of course, better "The Band Perry" then Obama as well so that is not saying much.
Amen. It has been nothing but Ivy League educated presidents since Reagan.
Sounds like Perry actually IS what we HOPED Dubya was.
Rick Perry served in the U.S. Air Force after graduating from Texas A&M.
Great stuff on Rick Perry! I sure hope he runs. He’s not perfect on immigration but he can whip Bammy Boy. Beat Bammy Boy by 20 points.
Things I like include his being from Texas A&M rather than yet another Ivy League guy, having been an active-duty air force officer and pilot for five years, having worked in a real job (working the family farm) before going into politics.
He's not as conservative as Palin, but he seems for-real and as a successful governor of Texas for ten years nobody can play the "inexperienced executive" card on him. Also, at 61 he's old enough to have some mature wisdom, but not too old.
QUOTE OF THE YEAR!
[excerpt].....When Obama continued to refuse even five minutes for the Governor, Perry took matters into this own hands and was standing on the tarmac at Austins airport when President Obama stepped off of Air Force One. Obama looked confused, Perry looked determined. Obama still ignored the pleas for help.
Perry again took matters into his own hands, and established an elite unit of Texas Rangers to bolster border security.
Perry also challenged the administration just a few weeks ago when FEMA refused to declare a federal major disaster following wildfires that consumed over 2 million acres in Texas.
Now the citizens of Texasand even the nationare watching to see if Texas lawmakers will stand tall with Governor Perry for the constitutional rights and the dignity of our people, said Texas Rep. David Simpson, who wrote HB 41.
State Senator Dan Patrick who is gathering votes for the bill in the Texas Senate said, The peoples voice has been heard in Austin. Thanks for the literally thousands of calls & e-mails. This is a Come & Take It Moment again for Texas. Once again Texas will take a stand that will reverberate around the nation.
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst said, Addressing unreasonable and unlawful searches of innocent travelers by some TSA employees is an issue that affects all Texans who use air travel, and it should not wait until next Session.
After working closely with the Attorney Generals Office the last few weeks, Im confident that we can pass legislation that addresses these threats, while protecting innocent passengers and preserving our states rights.
Should Rick Perry enter the GOP field of candidates for the 2012 Republican nomination for president, the conflict between Perry and Obama could take center stage on a national level. [end excerpt]
If the Texas legislators pass that anti-groping bill and Perry goes toe to toe with the Feds over it I might just start leaning his way.
An interesting twist of unintended consequences has been provided by the State Senator Wendy Davis of Fort Worth who showed her power by filibustering the budget bill into a special session. What a gift...all of the legislation that the dumbcrats had bottled up....now the genie is out of the bottle and with only a simple majority needed in the special session it can all be passed. Wendy, you have proven to be a “poster girl” for blonde jokes! Thanks!
[excerpt]....The other potential major candidate is Texas Gov. Rick Perry. His top aides are signaling that he is clearly thinking about running. If he does, Mr. Perry would skyrocket to the top of the heap, smashing most of his GOP rivals - including Mr. Romney. He is the anti-Romney - an authentic Texan, who has a long record of achievement and proven conservative governance. Mr. Romney talks a good game; Mr. Perry actually plays one. The rap against Mr. Perry is that he looks and sounds too much like former President George W. Bush. He has the same twang and cowboy swagger. After the disastrous Bush years, the country does not want another Texan Republican in the White House, say his critics. Maybe.
Yet, Mr. Perry has one trump card: Texas. Under his leadership, the economy has boomed. As the country remains mired in a deep recession, Texas is growing. It has created more private-sector jobs than any other state. He has reined in public spending, restored fiscal responsibility, removed regulatory red tape, maintained flexible labor markets and stood up to the unions. There is no state income tax. He is a real Reaganite. He has combined pro-growth policies with flinty social conservatism.
Moreover, he is a principled defender of the 10th Amendment. He understands that federalism and states rights are not just buzzwords. They have been the key to Americas prosperity and success. The most urgent problem of our day is the expansion of the federal leviathan. It is strangling the economy, burying America under a mountain of debt and sapping the countrys vitality. Power must be devolved back to the states, enabling them to become the laboratories of democracy - as our Founding Fathers intended. On a range of economic and regulatory issues, Mr. Perry has directly challenged Washingtons overreach and incompetence.
Both Mrs. Bachmann and Mr. Perry signify a new development in American politics: the rise of nationalist populism. For decades, liberalism has been ascendant. The New Deal erected an entitlement state and brought to power a liberal ruling class - what the conservative philosopher James Burnham called the managerial class. This political and cultural cadre has dominated American life. Government agencies, the permanent bureaucracies, the mainstream media, universities, public schools, Hollywood, the arts, trial lawyers, the Federal Reserve, big banks and large financial institutions - they have all helped to sustain the progressive project of turning America into a rootless social democracy.
For a while, it seemed to work. Peace and prosperity ensured that any ideological assault on liberal hegemony could be contained - and eventually marginalized. Now, however, Mr. Obamas misrule, combined with the growing economic chaos, threatens the very moral legitimacy of our liberal minders. They can no longer be believed or trusted.
Liberalism is in crisis. And as the regime cracks, insurgent populists are starting to fill the void. Middle America is on the march. [end excerpt]
Jeffrey T. Kuhner is a columnist at The Washington Times and president of the Edmund Burke Institute.
he went to TEXAS A&M !!!!
Check out what fellow politicians (both Democrats and Republicans) have had to say about Rick Perry:
All (including Democrat opponents) have called him a staunch Conservative, and not one of the dozens issuing opinions has mentioned the vaccine or TTC.
Finally that changed in the 70’s and 80’s as the dems moved hard left and took up voter pandering big time (LBJ effect) and a lot of previous “Conservative” dems came over to a more realistic conservative home. It was an amazing experience to watch as Yeller Dog after Yeller Dog began voting GOP. It happened all across the South.
Having EX-DEM credentials is a good thing.
I’d love to see that picture on a 2012 FOR PRESIDENT button or poster! Looks awfully GOOD.
Over exposed and boring. Enough is enough!
Palin is my first choice, I wont lie. But if she chooses not to run, Perry is my next favorite followed by Bachmann.
Me too. Sarah Palin #1 choice...Rick Perry #2 choice...
Hutchison had no chance with solid conservatives, so her only hope was to siphon off votes from Perry. Thus Medina.
Take it to the bank (but don't try to cash it...)
That's not leadership. That's gamesmanship.
“Perry graduated Texas A&M University in 1972 with a degree in animal science.”
That degree, to me, is worth much more than a liberal arts degree from an Ivy League school, and indicates true intelligence, ability to understand logical concepts, and probably has a fair amount of math associated with it. Texas A&M has great engineering and science schools, and is especially well recognized for agriculture, animal biology and science, (and has one of the best DVM programs in the nation).