Skip to comments.RGA & DGA Release Joint Letter to Congress (2008 Flashback)
Posted on 08/16/2011 5:35:54 PM PDT by Josh Painter
Washington, DC This morning the Chairman of the Republican Governors Association, Governor Rick Perry, and the Chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, Governor Joe Manchin, released a joint letter to Congress urging them to pass an economic recovery package. A copy of the letter is attached and the full text of it is below.
As leaders of our respective organizations, we don't always see eye to eye on policy, but we come together today with one clear purpose. We strongly urge Congress to leave partisanship at the door and pass an economic recovery package. We both believe that its time to stand together for our country.
There is a time for partisanship and there is a time for getting things done. No one likes the hand they've been dealt, and now is not the time to assign blame. It is time for Washington, D.C. to step up, be responsible and do what's in the best interest of American taxpayers and our economy.
This economic crisis is not just impacting Wall Street; it is also making life harder for everyday Americans. Americans across the country and in every demographic are feeling the pinch. If Congress does not act soon, the situation will grow appreciably worse. It's time for leadership. Congress needs to act now.
Rick Perry RGA Chairman
Joe Manchin DGA Chairman
Man, the smear campaign against Gov. Perry is just coming at him like a river of feces.
How is posting, without comment, a letter that Gov. Perry co-authored and co-signed in any way a smear”? It is part of his record. Shouldn’t his entire record, including the good & the bad, be considered before people decide whether to support him or not? If they believe the good outweighs the bad, they will support him. If not, they won’t.
Or would you rather they see only the good?
No, this is not a smear. A smear is when Ed “SGT.” Schultz at MSDNC edits a video to make it appear Perry said something that he did NOT say.
A smear is when Perry gets branded as a “secessionist” with a “confederate past.” It’s no secret that I don’t support Perry for president, but I can testify that he’s no racist, nor did he ever seriously propose that Texas secede from the union. And he’s much too young to have a “confederate past” as an article at Salon suggests.
The record of every candidate for president should be examined, but it should not be altered or distorted.