Skip to comments.RINO TX Gov. Perry trashes GOP Platform, disagrees with 50% of planks, supports only 7
Posted on 07/13/2002 1:09:01 AM PDT by GOPcapitalist
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I don't intend for candidates to espouse it all and agree that such a position would be unrealistic. However I do believe that they should agree with it more than they disagree with it. Perry just showed that was not the case with him. He disagreed with 23 out of 46 planks, partially agreed with 16, and fully agreed with only 7. That is appalling for a person running under the GOP banner.
After all, did not Phil Gramm get elected statewide for all those terms? He didn't have to support affirmative action to do it. So why should Perry?
Agreed completely. I was in my car on the way to Republican Party headquarters when the word came over the radio announcing he had just signed the thing. I pulled into the nearest gas station, ripped the Perry for Governor bumper sticker off my car, and deposited it into a nearby drainage gutter. When I got to the party headquarters the phones were going nuts...all from pissed off Republicans who had heard the news. They were vowing to never campaign for Perry again. That was over a year ago and to date, I have not met one Texas other than the NAACP crowd who would even willingly defend Perry's signature of that piece of garbage much less agree with it. And the NAACP crowd that did support it has thanked the governor ever since by trashing his name at every opportunity they can get.
Our primary is already decided and the INCOMPETANT state GOP leadership pretty much made sure to it that none of the top-of-the-ticket races were contested. In the big 4 slots (senator, governor, lt. gov., and attorney general) the candidates were already chosen. Though Perry is the only really bad one out of that crowd, only one out of the remaining three is something to be excited about as a conservative. That's Greg Abbott, the AG nominee.
After Perry signed Hate Crimes, there was an effort from some of us trying to recruit Kay Bailey Hutchison to challenge him. That alone speaks volumes about Perry's non-conservative credentials, as Hutchison herself isn't exactly a right winger. I probably would have supported her though had she done it as the way things stand now, anything except for somebody from the John McCain or Arlen Specter wing of the party would look conservative next to Perry.
That's a huge problem that will effect us negatively for the next four years thanks to Perry. Republicans control a huge number of precincts right now due to Bush's 98 landslide giving the GOP dibs of the election judge job. I'd be surprised if Perry tops about 54% statewide this November and he may not even make it above 50%. That'll throw a lot of our precincts to the Dems. They'll get to run the election job slot and we get stuck as alternates. And we all know what that means: 4 years of increased voter fraud by corrupt Democrat poll workers.
I agree completely. It is poor to say the least. The only two statewide non-judicial candidates I consider myself to firmly support and tend to agree with politically are Greg Abbott for AG and Jerry Patterson for Land Commissioner. Patterson especially - his politics are about the next best thing to Ron Paul. But the rest I'm either sick of or unenthusiastic about. Perry's an embarrassment. Dewhurst and Cornyn are ok, but nothing spectacular and definately not the best we have to offer. Rylander and Combs are ok, but they're northing more than incumbents seeking reelection this time around.
I'm also sick of a couple of our statewide court candidates. Tom Price is a squishy RINO and Tom Phillips could accurately be called the David Souter of the Texas Supreme Court. Others are better esp. Steven Wayne Smith who is very conservative, but he's an outsider to the party leadership. He successfully challenged an establishment backed RINO incumbent in the primary, and I fear the party leadership and esp. Perry are still mad at him over it.
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That's because the empty suit Algore actually understands better than GWB that "inclusiveness" dilutes your agenda. It's pathetic that any Republican can be outfoxed by Algore.
Voters are now having to choose between a weasel or a snake. The "Republican" Party is amidst of being ideologically hijacked.
Personally, I mean repealling income tax on a national level and seriously reforming property taxes in the state. As for a state income tax, Perry's certainly not doing much to make the fight against one easy for us. His big spending tendencies have pushed state spending over the budget line, inciting the Dems to renew their calls for one.
So you think that party loyalty outweighs party principle? If that is the case, then why are you mad at me? You should be mad at Rick Perry as he's the one shunning the Republican Party, is he not?