Saturday, May 28, 2011

Rick Perry. OK for Texas. Not OK for the rest of U.S.

There are more things I like about our governor, Rick Perry, than things I don't like.

He's pretty conservative, especially when it comes to the Second Amendment and anything hunting or ranching or outdoors. He grew up in a small town in Haskell County, not far from my own grandparents, and was raised on a working ranch.

He graduated from Texas A&M, which is a plus to everyone except those of us who graduated from Texas Tech University or that other school in Austin. No Ivy League BS or blue blood crap in this guy.

He's down home, as we like to say out in west Texas. He's one of us.

Governor Perry, without hesitation, signed the Texas concealed carry bill into law almost immediately upon taking office. He's been a huge supporter and defender of Second Amendment rights as well as Tenth Amendment rights.

He rankled the yankee press a couple of years ago after the anointment of the Kenyan imposter by broaching the subject of Texas independence. In doing so, he solidified his base in the Lone Star State as Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison found out during her run for Texas governor in 2010.

One of the things I like best about Perry is he doesn't hide from his friends who may have views unpopular with the liberal factions in Austin or Dallas or Houston. he really doesn't give a damn what liberals anywhere outside of Texas think about him, and I'm not so sure he gives much of a damn what anyone outside of Texas thinks about him.

He is good friends with Chuck Norris, Sarah Palin and Ted Nugent, and in turn, they are highly complimentary and supportive of him.

So what's the problem? Well, several things.

One, Perry's support of Jan Brewer and Arizona's immigration reform law has been dismal to the point of non-existent. In fact, Perry has been running around putting the Chapstick smooch on the butts of various Hispanic groups and leaders when it comes to immigration.

In this regard, he follows in the pathetic footsteps of his mentor and previous Texas governor, George W. Bush. And for the record, most Texans did not like W's or the Bush family in general's view on immigration.

Another thing that bothers me and many others here is Perry's inexplicable love affair with toll roads. 'Nuff said, there.

Additionally, I'm not too anxious to send another Texan to the White House. We haven't exactly fared real well up there. Lyndon Baines Johnson was one of the biggest horses asses to ever come out of Texas and pollute the White House and much like Carter and now the Kenyan imposter, we're STILL paying for his fornicated programs.

George W. Bush spent like a drunken Democrat and was soft on immigration. No, belay that. He wasn't soft on immigration. He was non-existent on immigration. He was the right man for September 11, but the wrong man for many other areas. And perhaps Bush's biggest Achilles Heel was that he just flat did not understand business. He didn't have too. He was born into money. What's to understand?

But the number one biggest problem I have with Rick Perry is that he is a politician, and a politician is precisely what we DON'T need in 2012. We need an achiever from the private sector.

I'm fine with Perry in Austin. Not so fine with the idea of him being in Washington.


Anonymous said...

This guy has a better shot than Cain does.

Like it or not, stupid people and lefties (sorry for the redundancy)are a force in politics. A huge one. Businessmen don't play well to idiots. Businessen either take advantage of idiots (putting them to work flipping burgers, pushing a mop or some other mundane task) or the fire them. As a result they are anathema to liberals, welfare slobs, and other turdies.

In order to win you need a candidate that can talk to stupid people without offending them - a politician. Palin and Nugent are a case in point: they are both pretty much 100% correct in what they say. Unfortunately they also make stupid people foam at the mouth in rage because they make dummies realize they're being stupid!

Anyone that can win will have to be able to play to the American idiocracy - and unfortunately for the repubs, right now that means RINO's like McCommie.

I don't like any of this, but that is how I see it. You are just a bit ahead of your time Tex. Once things start getting much worse - then maybe people will start hearing you and those like you.

An Ordinary American said...

Agree, and you make some superb, inarguable points.

The point about having to "talk down" to the voters is why I think Herman Cain has a better than even shot.

Remember what his last, and most successful endeavor was?

CEO of Godfather's Pizza. In fact, he bought the company from Pillsbury.

Not to demean restaurant or retail workers, but in that particular economic demographic, you have all ranges of education, experience and (financial) earnings.

However, the bulk of the work is done by the "line animals," that is, those hard-working, underpaid people who are cooking the food, serving it, cleaning up the tables, stocking the shelves, ringing customers up, developing their film or helping them choose their lipstick, etc etc.

Without THOSE people, you do not have a restaurant or a retail store. Period.

Herman Cain owes a tremendous amount of his success with Godfather's due precisely TO the fact that he could--and did--communicate with those very folks, who he often referred to as the backbone of the company.

And he did it without "talking down" to them the way politicians do--which is by going the patronizing route, in most cases.

Rick Perry is good at that, too. Of course, he's a (damn) politician--he HAS to be good at it.

Herman Cain is not a politician, but he has dealt with the political system most of his career, so he does know how to navigate it.

Many think he also knows how to beat it.

This will be interesting.