Skip to comments.Is Perry the One?
Posted on 06/10/2011 11:58:07 PM PDT by UniqueViews
"What Republicans need is a candidate who is unabashedly conservative across the board, a savvy campaigner who does not make stupid mistakes, someone with no skeletons anywhere, a proven government executive who would hit the ground running as president, and a candidate who could very quickly and almost bloodlessly win the Republican nomination.
Governor Perry is perfect for this mission. Consider the five criteria I listed. Is Perry conservative? He is a social and a fiscal conservative with a very long track record of walking the walk as well as talking the talk. In the fiscal area, think of Mitch Daniels or Chris Christie on steroids. Unlike members of Congress, who have stray votes which could offend conservatives, Rick Perry has no blemishes at all.
Moreover, Perry is aggressively conservative. On June 7, Perry called for a special legislative session to abolish sanctuary cities. On June 9, Perry asks fellow governors to join with him for a national day of prayer. His book, Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America from Washington takes on squarely the leftist mania for implementing national policies in areas properly the province of state governments. "
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People keep stating OPINIONS as FACTS and confusing the two.
And that includes you.
Mostly true, but he put it on the agenda in the regular session expecting it to die.
Then a lie-berul representette enscroviated the pooch by filibustering the budget bill to death and running out the clock during the regular session (possibly because so many senior Dims have been retired by the voters; the Texas house of representatives is now 2/3's Pubbie).
Because she messed up, the immigration/sanctuary bill came back to life under obscure procedural rules of the Texas Lege, and now Perry may be faced with having to veto a live immigration bill, something he doesn't want to have to do, but might be backed into doing by the house Republicans.
The Republicans have a narrow edge in the state senate, so the Dims and Gov. Perry and the RiNOcratic plutocracy (the OBL) will probably try to stop it there.
I still haven't forgiven Bush for his South Carolina open-borders stunt. He waited until the votes were half-counted and he was the projected winner, and then announced that GOP voters had "endorsed" open borders by voting for him.
Very cute. Very Karl Rove.
No, Perry is not the one. Even if “He sounds pretty good, and has a track record.” So did Bob Dole and McCain on the stump, and Perry’s track record is as shifty as theirs was. If he’s such a great conservative, why do the Texas THECB, TEA, and DOT still have hundreds of employees pushing centralized school policies and mass transit programs statewide (and that’s just a start of the alphabet soup that should have been sunset a long while back)?
Let’s not forget that his immigration b.s. in the special session did not include E-Verify, as it did in other states? Could that be because he wants to keep the border’s big agribusinesses on his side come fundraising events? Or is he only against illegal immigration when it comes to local governments defying state governments?
Back in the day, Southerners who study history—and especially Texans—thought that local governments should have the most power as they were the most connected to the people. Rick doesn’t believe that and his disinterest in devolution of state power is 100% clear, as he has had two and a half terms to start dissolving the top-down control in Texas, and hasn’t done squat other than build it further.
“Are those the same ones who thought GW Bush is not conservative enough?”
Have either Bush, or Perry, secured the TX borders?
Oh, yeah? And which FACT that I have stated is, in your overachiever's self-validating opinion, just an also-ran opinion instead?
Don't broad-brush me, killer.
>>If he supports that, he does not get the concept of Freedom.<<
Kinda concerning that he’d support the notion that the government knows better than the parent.