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?