Skip to comments.Rick Perry: A Texan’s ‘exceptionalism’
Posted on 06/25/2011 12:11:49 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
In the 1850s, on the steps of the Waco courthouse, Wallace Jeffersons great-great-great-grandfather was sold. Today, Jefferson is chief justice of Texass Supreme Court. The governor who nominated him also nominated the states first Latina justice. Rick Perry, 61, the longest-serving governor in Texas history and, in his 11th year, currently the nations senior governor, says these nominations are two of his proudest accomplishments.
French cuffs and cowboy boots are, like sauerkraut ice cream, an eclectic combination, but Perry, who wears both, is a potentially potent candidate for the Republican presidential nomination because his political creed is uneclectic, matching that of the Republican nominating electorate. He was a 10th Amendment conservative (The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people) before the Tea Party appeared. And before Barack Obamas statism especially Obamacares individual mandate catalyzed concern for the American project of limited government.
Social issues, especially abortion, are gateways to the Republican nominating electorate: In todays climate of economic fear, a candidates positions on social issues will not be decisive with his electorate but they can be disqualifying. Perry an evangelical Christian, like most Republican participants in Iowas caucuses and the South Carolina primary emphatically qualifies.
The Republican contest probably will become a binary choice Romney and the Not Romney candidate. If Perry becomes the latter, he will do so by his visceral appeal to social conservatives, and by trumping Romneys economic expertise with Texas exceptionalism:.....
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Well Mr Perry, show us that Texan exceptionalism and put the pressure on the Republican Majority Leader in your State to pass the bill that will stop the TSA from molesting our wives and pre-teen daughters!
Perry is the anti Romney...and he also knows global warming is a myth,
Can't be a Conservative if he endorsed Rudy Giuliani.
We all make mistakes and hopefully we learn from them. Compared to Romney, Guiliani IS a Conservative.
Given Perry’s fondness for FORCED-Gardasil and OPEN-borders
it is no wonder RINO George Will likes him.
Even though the article is written by Will, Perry should demand a retraction. Nothing from the WAPO.
That bill is going nowhere it is unconstitutional because of the violation of the “Sumpremacy Clause”. The only decent reason for supporting this Dead Letter is to whip up support among those who do not accept this. With perhaps millions of illegals on the loose resources should not be wasted bringing up charges against TSA personnel with virtually no chance of conviction.
Perry has lots of important and constitutional stuff to spend his time on including campaigning if he has any intention of running. I suspect he is going to run and would improve the field greatly should he do so.
I wouldn't think that would be too difficult to do considering MA ranks near the bottom in the United States rankings of the states.
Freepers, dont you think it more sensible to trust what the Conservative icons have to say about Perry?
> Sarah Palin threw her endorsement to Rick Perry for governor- and so did Nugent.
Sarah just restated the other day she likes Perry
>Rush said that Perry is his dream candidate. http://gretawire.blogs.foxnews.com/rush-limbaugh-on-the-record-3/
Dont you think it more sensible to trust what numerous politicians and scholars have said about Rick Perry than some haters on FR?
>VISIT THIS SITE
Read the official statements released by dozens of Perrys fellow politicians and scholars (both Democrats and Republicans) have had to say about Rick Perry: http://www.politico.com/arena/archive/rick-perry-for-president-in-2012.html
All (including Democrat opponents) have called him a staunch Conservative, and not one of the dozens issuing opinions has mentioned the vaccine or TTC.
Apparently they dont consider these things an issue.
They DID mention Perry threatening to secede from the unionas a strike against him. He did not issue such a threat- but I wouldnt blame him if he did.
All of this means NOTHING if Perry lets big Texas business kill the Sanctuary Cities Bill.
Now THAT is funny.
You claim Perry is not a RINO based upon
information at Politico. Hmmmm. Hmmmm. Hmmmmm.
That cements it for me.
trumandogz, I have a question for you,
Sarah Palin endorsed Perry, calling him a true conservative, while knowing he had endorsed Giuliani.
By your standards does this mean Sarah can't be a conservative?
You forgot /sarcasm.
Information was cited that was words from the mouths of conservatives who support Rick Perry
It was not words from the mouths of Politico.
But then, you knew that.
Oh please. That’s complete and total poppycock.
Ricardo Perry reneged on his promise to build a border fence and has come out for amnesty like Juan McCain and Jorge Bush.
Rick Perry has been instrumental in the development of the Trans-Texas Corridor - often argued to be necessary infrastructure for regional government under the Council on Foreign Relations’ plans for a North American Community and the Security & Prosperity Partnership of North America.
Perry is in bed with the Bilderbergers, big time.
He backed super-RINO Giuliani the last time around in 2008.
He also signed a bill forcing little girls to be vaccinated with Gardisil.
And this is just off the top of my head, I’m sure if I dug a bit I could find even more on this RINO fraud. After the disasters that were LBJ and GW Bush, we don’t need any more presidents that hail from Tex-ass.
Perry may run like’s on the right, but he governs from the center at best. No more RINOs or “moderates” for me. If no solid verifiable conservative gets the nomination, I’m staying home election day, and I’ll do my damnedest to convince others to do so too. If GOP gives us a Romney, Perry, Pawlenty, Christie, Huntsman, or Gingrich as the nominee, then we as a nation deserve what happens to us when the Kenyan usurper gets re-elected.
"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.