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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No, but she did request a meeting with Trump, who is threatening a 3rd party run, and trashing Paul Ryan non-stop. Guilt by association is really a silly political game.
So Sarah says Perry is a true conservative but you say he is not.
You’d be better off just saying you don’t like Perry, since that’s what it really boils down to, right?
Suddenly, he's a conservative, our choice...The insiders told ya so!
Never mind supported a Mexican mile wide Highway from Mexico straight up through Texas, to be run by a foreign Spanish company, came out against Arizona's common sense immigration laws, flew in at tax payers expense for the grand opening of a Islamic Muslim Center in Plano...
The insiders have decided!
Which candidate do each of you support?
There’s nothing to admit.
The day Perry did the Guardasil thing I said to myself, oops, don’t think he thought that one all the way through.
But at no time did I ascribe to him the horrible motives that others have tried to ascribe.
I think he meant well, because he thought it would prevent a horrible epidemic which he was just beginning to realize was happening in our society.
But that’s not how he’s described, as well meaning but making a flawed judgement.
Oh no, he’s the statist devil himself.
Now, those are the people I would like to see admit something.
Yeah, and not to mention the ones who want us to believe that Rick Perry needed campaign money so very badly that he did this to the young girls of Texas in return for a few thou from Merck.
But being anonymous accuser means never having to say you’re sorry...
“......Compared to Romney, Guiliani IS a Conservative.....”
Yeah, I always get amused how some Freepers think they are making some deep thinking analysis by bringing up endorsements from the past. All kinds of things can lead to an endorsement among politicians, purity of agreement NOT being one of them.
Besides, Rudy promised to appoint judges far more conservative than he lived personally and was very conservative on terror and regulations anyway . Not endorsing him here, just bringing up some points.
In so far as Romney's already in the race and is the one to beat, Giuliani would have to run to his right.
Last time, though, Romney got a lot of conservative support from people who saw Giuliani as too liberal.
See Ann Coulter's 2008 column, The Elephant in the Room.
>> Guilt by association is really a silly political game. <<
Yep, but it’s the only way some folks on the internet can analyze folks sadly. Very silly, very misleading, very conducive to a lack of proper context.
If you read my post, you had to realize that I thought Perry’s Guardasil crusade was a boneheaded move, but at the time well-intentioned. My gripe is the false accusations that are so freely thrown about claiming that Perry was forcing the shots on girls and their parents. That was never true.
You do realize that the shots are still part of the immunization program in Texas?
I appreciate being pinged to your post, you’ve made some good points. Given the current field of Republican candidates, I would welcome Perry’s entry into the race.
Giuliani would probably have been a better candidate than McCain and he may have actually tried to win.
One of the very few Dems I strongly admired was a Texas representative from North of Dallas, Congressman Ralph Hall of Rockwall, TX. He had a 100% conservative rating, the most conservative one in the House, for years and years. Eventually he changed to a Republican. To this day he represents that district, and he’s way into his eighties.
Zell Miller simply told people he was too old to change his party. He wanted nothing but to retire and hold onto the past represented by his parents and grandparents and great grandparents. So he left the political arena. But had he remained in it, he knew that he couldn’t stay a Democrat in today’s Democrat party.
Zell is an American Patriot.
So your saying the TSA is acting constitutionally when they put their hands inside the panties of a 6 year old girl that just wants to travel to Disney World?
Your view is its unconstitutional for the bill to state any person, regardless of govt employment status, who does so, without probable cause that the person being search has committed a crime, is guilty of sexual assault.
“Apparently they dont consider these things an issue.”
Maybe they didn’t think these things were an issue, but I do.
Governor Gardasil told me a lot about his view of the Little People and his power over them when he signed the vaccine order. His supporters can try to say that that wasn’t a “mandatory order” until they are blue in the face.
The fact is it showed his We Know Best What Is Good for You attitude, and took the cash. There was some kind of payout from Merck, wasn’t there?
I am sick of the GOP fielding candidates we have to hold our noses to vote for.
I want SARAH!
Algore became a radical leftist after that. He was even pro-life back then. His fellow Dems thought he was too Southern in his politics.
Rick Perry came from a family that had always, always, always been Democrats. I am a born and raised Texan and in this state for much of my young life I barely knew Republicans existed or what they were. I heard that Ike was one, but that was about it. I’m talking Texas. Democrats in Texas might be liberal, but they were a few leftist ideologues...the vast, vast majority of Dems were as conservative as could be.
You need to stop living in the past. Algore changed mightily, and Rick Perry chose the GOP over his family’s history. It took awhile, but it happened.
Time marches on.
bttt your post!
Hmm.. I seem to recall Palin endorsed McCain for the Senate in 2010. Is he a conservative?
I dont know how many times this has been discussed about Palin endorsing Perry and why. One more time. Palin was trying to win, not lose, so just like Mcain because many in Texas cant stand Rino Rick, she was trying to drag him across the finish line. Perry was the lesser of the evils, if not, he would not be govenor of Texas today.
What’s the point of defending Perry....Perry’s exceptional record speaks for itself...any numskull who can’t grasp more private sector jobs created in Texas than any other state...you’ve got people saying it was Texans not Perry that did that....I say baloney...Perry created an environment for this to happen...Perry has fought for Texas especially since that illegal alien started to occupy the WH....I haven’t seen many other governors fighting the Feds like Texas and Perry....
Rudy is a conservative? On FR? Give me a break. Frankly I can’t tell the difference twixt him and Myth, except Rudy looks better in a dress and pearls.
Only real conservative don’t get a break around here.
Where in the Constitution does it give authority for the Congress to establish the TSA to begin with? Congress created this monster, And the U.S. Congress can and should disband or bridle this monster.