Skip to comments.Ten things about Rick Perry that may worry some conservatives
Posted on 08/17/2011 9:24:25 PM PDT by TBP
Rick Perry has counted on the staunch support of Texas conservatives during his two decades of statewide triumphs in Texas. Hes an anti-tax, anti-spending, anti-regulation, anti-Washington stalwart.
Richard A. Viguerie, chairman of ConservativeHQ.com and a leader on the right since the days of Ronald Reagan, called Perry a committed conservative whose presidential announcement brought a wave of relief to conservatives.
Then why are some conservative bloggers and activists warning others on the political right about a Perry presidential candidacy?
Before Republicans start salivating too heavily, it is important to examine Perry closely, says conservative talk-show host David Zublick. His conservative bona fides leave much to be desired.
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lol! I think I could eat a corn dog with having to deep throat it. But that’s just me. Apparently, Slick-Rick cannot.
Excellent post, telling the truth.
Talk is cheap, look at the disturbing record.
Well, compared to the governors California's had recently, I can see why he'd look conservative to you.
“consevative” = conservative”
The forced immunizations bothered me, but this is the first time I heard that he now considers the decision a mistake.
What Perry says now:
I made a mistake on that, Perry told Iowa Radio later in the day Monday, calling it an error in not having a conversation with the people of the state of Texas.
I agreed with their decision. I dont always get it right, but I darn sure listen, he said of the legislature responding to his decision.
One of the things I do pride myself on, I listen. When the electorate says, Hey, thats not what we want to do, Perry told Houstons ABC affiliate on Monday. We backed up, took a look at what we did. I understand I work for the people, not the other way around.
What Perry did and said then.
Not only did Perry defend going above the heads of elected state legislators, but his office also falsely claimed the legislature had no right to repeal the executive order. The order is effective until Perry or a successor changes it, and the Legislature has no authority to repeal it, Perry spokeswoman Krista Moody told The Washington Post in February 2007.
When both the House and Senate repealed the law six weeks later, Perry did not as he now claims listen humbly or agree with their decision.
Human shield demagoguery. In response to the legislatures rebuke, the infuriated governor attacked those who supported repeal as shameful spreaders of misinformation who were putting womens lives at risk. Borrowing a tried-and-true Alinskyite page from the progressive left, Perry surrounded himself with female cervical cancer victims and deflected criticism of his imperial tactics with emotional anecdotes.
He then lionized himself and the minority of politicians who voted against repeal of his Gardasil order. They will never have to think twice about whether they did the right thing. No lost lives will occupy the confines of their conscience, sacrificed on the altar of political expediency. Perry, of course, has now put his own ghastly Gardasil order on that same altar but with no apology to all those he demonized and exploited along the way.
Slick Ricks apology sounds sounds like Obamas apology for not realizing the economy he inherited was as bad as it was.
Well, since you have such serious concerns about the man, I can only suggest that you not support him. Who will you support?
“We could do a whole lot worse than Perry”
It seemed optional to me.
I thought Ron Paul even said it was clearly optional.
As in the case of all other vaccines, Perrys executive order merely stated that the vaccine is recommended, From The Daily Paul
Do you disagree with Ron Paul?
Rick Perry is either too dumb to bother learning who the Bilderbergers are and what they're about and what their agenda is, or Rick Perry is a O.W.G. crook.
Voting for Rick Perry is voting for Barack Obama -- just like -- voting for George W. Bush was voting for Bill Clinton.
Not on my truck.
I second that.
I was against the TTC and I think Ron Paul is looney-tunes.
And I can think of many people right off the top of my head who feel exactly the same way.
There is such a vast difference in what someone from Texas would consider conservative, and someone in New Jersey or California.
Then, within the vastness of Texas, there is going to be a difference in what someone from the Valley, Austin, or the Texas Hill Country some 30 miles west of San Antonio would consider Conservative.
In the last Governor’s race here in Texas, Perry got about 55% of the vote statewide, but in my county he got just under 73% of the vote.
If Obama tried this every Perry supporter here would be against it; no one would defend it as a mere 'mistake'.
Bull hockey. It was a big government mandate.
If you wanted to opt out, YOU had to do the work of finding the right forms, and filing them in the right office, within the prescribed time limit, yada yada yada, big government red tape usurpation of Americans' natural right to be left alone.
If it had only been a "recommendation", you would have never seen the tsunami of outrage that swept this state. The whole reason that the legislature overturned Perry's executive order, was because it WAS a mandate.
If Ron Paul thinks that it was "optional", then he really is the loon that some folks say he is.
It does no such thing. In fact tuition for illegals enables even greater division and balkanization of the USA.
Well we're in a mess now with all these immigrants, that's for sure. Wish the federal government would have done their part of this job to begin with.
Even Ron Paul says we might as well let them stay here in the States.
(Ron Paul) I also think that its pretty impractical to get an army in this country to round up 12 or maybe 20 million.
you don’t round them up.
You say pay your BACK TAXES, or NO MORE JOBs. And you get NO WELFARE.
They will go back the same way they got here. In ones and twos.
BTW, as a comparison, Bexar (San Antonio), Travis (Austin),
Harris (Houston), and Dallas County (Dallas) gave the majority of their votes to Perry’s opponent, Bill White in 2010, and in the Presidential elections of 2008, those same counties gave the majority of their votes to Obama/Biden.