Skip to comments.Rick Perry: Drawing the Lines Clearly
Posted on 06/25/2011 2:28:50 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Rick Perry may just be the guy. The country's longest tenured governor, from its second-largest state, is generating a lot of buzz in conservative circles as he contemplates entering the wide open Republican presidential primary. There are plenty of reasons that Perry is an attractive option: he is a no-nonsense decision-maker with solid conservative credentials. A man who not only speaks about family values, but lives them, Perry's power to persuade voters to see things his way is proven -- battle-tested in a state known for independent-minded citizens.
But what serious political analysts on both sides of the aisle will acknowledge as perhaps Perry's strongest attribute heading into 2012 is the stark contrast that would be evident in a potential Perry-Obama showdown. While Republican front-runner Mitt Romney capitulates to the left on global warming, refuses to sign a pro-life pledge, and ridiculously defends the RomneyCare failure in Massachusetts, the media is working overtime to tout their choice, former Utah Governor and Obama administration official Jon Huntsman, as the Republicans' best hope. What nonsense.
While Huntsman or Romney might please the same Republican establishment that brought us the mesmerizing campaigns of John McCain and Bob Dole, the best thing for the Republican Party -- and the country -- is for there to be a sharp distinction between the two parties' nominees. If there were any question about whether Rick Perry would provide a clear alternative to Obama, look only to the left's reaction to Perry's recent speech at the Republican Leadership Conference.
Following his remarks (which, though well-prepared and delivered, were nothing outside mainstream conservative thought), MSNBC's liberal commentator Mika Brzezinski proclaimed that she "felt like an alien" watching the speech.......I found myself applauding Mika's refreshing candor about the perspective of the American left.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
The answer to all these questions is simple: Do less. Govern less. Spend less. Let the market work. Then the jobs will flow, and the public coffers will be filled again.
This isn't about Texas, but about enterprise and freedom. Until California voters understand that, it's going to be a long time before we are prosperous again. [end excerpt]
I am curious to see what The Free Republic response to Gov. Perry as a potential GOP candidate for the 2012 POTUS election will be.
this writer must not live in Texas.
Perry is ready to surrender sovereignty for the Trans Texas Corridor, he makes only static noise about the border and he thinks schoolgirls are perfect guinea pigs for drug makers.
For some reason, the writer fails to mention that Rick Perry signed legislation to grant Illegal Aliens In-State Tuition to Texas Colleges and Universities.
I bet Sarah mentions that fact.
I think Perry would be much more formidable than say Mitt, Huntsman, Newt or the other RINOs.
While being a bit of a rube he at least is a conservative.
Sooo, HOw’s things going in Taiwan? You ok there?
They nervous about the Chi-coms invading what with this marxist turd just waiting to throw the country under the bus?
Also I miss Asia’s open markets like you show in your about page. Loads of fun walking them and wondering just what the heck this or that is??
“For some reason, the writer fails to mention that Rick Perry signed legislation to grant Illegal Aliens In-State Tuition to Texas Colleges and Universities.”
THAT’S ALL YA GOT? AW YOU GOTTA DO BETTER THAN THAT, SONNY...
‘let not the perfect be the enemy of the ‘git ‘er done’ hahahaah
Wrong. His "Open-Borders" policies, catering to the big employers who pay for his political campaigns (construction, homebuilding, and poultry packagers like Bo Pilgrim and the Tysons), mirror the policies that California agricultural interests foisted on their state, causing the state's effective loss to the Aztlanists and the eclipse of the Republican Party in California.
Ping to my last.
Loss of control of Texas, and eventually the politics of the nation, to bloc-voting Mexican hordes led by irridentist politicians whose ideas of leadership were molded by Santa Anna and Pancho Villa, would be an absolute disaster to the folks we used lightly to call the People of the United States.
Perry's observed Texas OBL politics to date, if elevated to national office, would prolong the open-borders policies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama and result in both reproletarization of the American people and, eventually, civil war.
You won't be laughing when you realize that "bracero-to-votero" shamnesty now embraced by Perry (and others) will guarantee that the next dozen Presidents will be left-wing Democrats.
For one I have to question his core values. This week he vetoed a law making texting while drive illegal calling such a law government intrusion. Yet several years ago he was hell bent to shoot up every sub-teen girl in Texas with Gardasil.
For long watching Texans we've noticed how "conservative" he gets around an election and just as soon as it's over, well, he's that dim that supported Al Gore.
Too bad the RINO Perry does not respect
1) Americans who want CLOSED borders
2) Americans who do not want Gardasil and other
BIG PHARMA medicines FORCED on them for no reason
but money for politicians like RINO Perry.
Has he apologized yet?
“THAT’S ALL YA GOT!!?”
See previous thread where Gov. Perry refused to support an anti-sanctuary city bill along with some of his rich pals. Big break for illegals. Worth looking into.
“A buck’s a buck, even when it turns into a peso.”
I am not saying he is the perfect candidate, or any of the current pool of candidates is, but Texas u nder his administration created more Jobs than the other 49 states combined.
I live in Tennessee and a lot of people here are excited about Perry getting into this race. They see him as a more formidable voice for conservative principles.
Things are well here. Politics in/on Taiwan is a bit...different...to say the least. There is very little "worry" about an invasion by the mainlanders(CCP/PRC/PLA). Its a concern for a lot of the military - but thats about it.
My take on the lack of obvious concern is twofold:
If you live with something long enough it eventually assumes a lower status on your 'worry list.'
Everyone likes to have their relatives come for a visit. (this is only partly a joke here)
The traditional markets are pretty cool - Sort of like "Farmers Markets" on steroids everyday. I need to post some new pics of the markets.
I guess using your logic, only people in Alaska know Sarah Palin.
Hey, I live in Texas.
I like Rick Perry in the primary and campaigning against Obama.
I like Sarah Palin too.
A Sarah Palin-Rick Perry GOP ticket in '12? She endorses him in Texas primary"....In a letter distributed this week to nearly 11,000 members of the Texas Federation of Republican Women, longtime supporters of Hutchison, Palin follows the Reagan Rule and does not attack Hutchison by name. But she strongly touts the "true conservative" credentials of Perry, who befriended the Alaskan chief executive in the Republican Governors Assn. when he was chairman last year.
"He walks the walk of a true conservative," Palin writes. "And he sticks by his guns -- and you know how I feel about guns."
As is the case for most party primaries, Texas' will be a struggle for the far reaches of the faithful, who have historically been much more likely to turn out in a spring election. Palin praises Perry's stand against federal bailouts and his opposition to abortion.
"Not every child is born into ideal circumstances," Palin adds, "but every life is sacred. Rick Perry knows this -- it is at the core of his being."
On his respected Trail Blazers blog, longtime Texas politics observer Wayne Slater wonders out loud: "With GOP super-star Sarah endorsing national party wannabe Rick, could a Palin-Perry 2012 ticket be in our future?"..." Feb. 2009
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