Thursday, April 16, 2009

Rick Perry talks secession--national media goes gaga

Gov. 39% is NOT for the citizen against big government--he's on big government's side

Hard to know whether to laugh or cry, seeing all the coverage that Gov. 39% has gotten as being a small-government conservative (whether or not this is viewed favorably) because of his remarks at April 15 Tea Parties, resulting in appearances on national radio and TV and favorable comments on widely read blogs. He has been a major story, “Rick Perry: Tea party darling,” with a picture, no less, on politico.com.

Texans know that mentioning “secession”—in jest or seriously--is not that rare in the Lone Star State, given our unique journey from sovereign nation to statehood and the discussion over the rights given to Texas in exchange for becoming a state—whether Texas can just up and leave or can divide into several states.

However, the rest of the country evidently has never heard about this, so Perry really got their attention by mentioning the “s” word. Unfortunately, the rest of the country has not paid that much attention to the details of Perry’s governance, so took him at his word when he said things like, “shrink the government; reread the Constitution.”

They have never heard of Perry’s “vision” as he says, and “nightmare” as residents say, of the Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC), a network of quarter-mile wide road lanes, rail lines, and utility-pipeline zones. The TTC would wrest 600,000 acres from Texas landowners through eminent domain and turn their private property over to Cintra, a Spanish corporation. Perry rammed his TTC authorization through the Legislature in 2003 before legislators had time to read it.

When Perry says, ungrammatically, “But Texas is a very unique place, and we’re a pretty independent lot to boot,” and when he decries government “intrusion into the lives of our citizens,” the rest of the country doesn’t know that HE has been the enemy of Texas landowners—trying to take over citizens’ land unnecessarily to benefit the road lobby and foreign corporations. HE hasn’t been fighting for Texans; Texans have been fighting HIM.

In fact, the TTC/toll issue has become a defining difference in the 2010 gubernatorial race between Perry and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who has asked, “Are you concerned that our state government ignores private property rights and property owners in a quest to cover our state with massive toll roads?” Up until now, KBH has led Perry in most polls. This is at least one reason that Perry tried to perform the old trick—and apparently somewhat successfully—of seeing the Tea Party parade starting and running around to get in front of it.

Additionally, this became another opportunity for Perry to test the national waters, as he has done from time to time. His camp probably realizes that the country is not ready yet for another president from Texas, but they may think that if he starts rising now through the ranks of possible presidential candidates, he may be prominent in 2012 and be positioned for 2016.

When I hear Gov. 39%, I hear arrogance (“Why don't you let us get on down the road,” “Mofo,” etc.) and phoniness. Will the rest of the country hear that?

Perry is not an advocate for the small businesses, the farm and ranch families—the people who are the backbone of the nation. He is an advocate for the corporative state where large private concerns are able to take over and use the power of government to oppress the individual and take his private property. Will the rest of the country realize that?

1 comment:

Robert Morrow said...

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICANS AGAINST PERRY

“Are you sick of Rick Perry’s BIG government CRAP?

Contact: Robert Morrow 306-1510 Morrow321@aol.com

It is time to flush Rick Perry’s CRAP agenda down the toilet. Rick Perry gives a speech at a Tea Party rally but all he does is promote TAXING, TOLLING, BIG SPENDING and BIG GOVERNMENT. What kind of big government CRAP does Rick Perry promote?

CRAP #1 Trans Texas Corridor and the gargantuan, multi-billion dollar toll road fiasco. The TTC and the toll roads are the biggest TAXING, SPENDING AND TOLLING increase in the history of Texas! The toll road scam screws Texas taxpayers, consumers, drivers and landowners. Rick Perry shoved toll roads down the throats of millions of Texans. It is a prime example of the big government, pro-tax, pro-toll agenda of Rick Perry. Then he wants to sell these roads off for quick cash like a fool.

CRAP #2 How about that NEW business margins tax that Rick Perry pushed through in 2007? These victims get to pay taxes on some formula of the total revenue of their companies. That means these small companies pay taxes on revenue, not income or profits. So you still pay taxes even if you are losing money!! That’s Rick Perry CRAP.

CRAP #3 Rick Perry tried to mandate that all the young girls in Texas be FORCED to take an HPV vaccine! That was a tremendous invasion into the FAMILY LIVES of millions of Texans and this idiotic Big Brother CRAP is reason enough to vote for anyone but Perry. Rick Perry wants to stick a needle filled with a possibly dangerous, probably ineffective chemical into the arms of every 6th grade girl in Texas.

CRAP #4 It was really tragic for Rick Perry to support the raid in the FLDS community and removal of 439 children from their parents on the basis of an out-of-state crank phone call. Think of all the tears, trauma and family destruction that Rick Perry and an out-of-control Child “Protective” Services caused when they pulled that CRAP. As of today, all but ONE of the children have been sent back to their parents; it just shows you what CRAP this case was.

CRAP #5 Texas Enterprise Fund. That is Rick Perry’s slush fund to dole out your money to political supporters. Looks some socialistic/fascist CRAP to me.

CRAP #6 How about that $3 Billion for medical research pork barrel for that Lance Armstrong cancer deal? More BIG GOVERNMENT from Rick Perry. Or banning smoking in all those restaurants and bars? Or the $5 door fee Rick Perry supported to TAX every patron of a topless club? What CRAP, he wants to oppress strippers and their patrons now! Whether you are at home, driving on a road, running a business, raising a daughter, or dancing at a topless bar, Rick Perry wants BIG Government to be there with you, taxing you, tolling you, sticking needles in your daughter, and taking $5 every time you go to a topless bar. It is time to flush out Rick Perry’s CRAP!


The Dangers of Rick Perry
CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICANS AGAINST PERRY

Contact: Robert Morrow 306-1510 Morrow321@aol.com

Rick Perry and Religious Oppression. It was really tragic for Rick Perry to support the raid in the FLDS community and removal of 439 children from their parents on the basis of an out-of-state crank phone call. Think of all the tears, trauma and family destruction that Rick Perry and an out-of-control Child “Protective” Services caused when they traumatized those families.
Today 438 of the 439 children taken are back with their families, which just shows you how weak the case was. Rick Perry gave the Left Wing a perfect precedent with which to persecute Christians in the future!!!

HPV Vaccine Mandate - Rick Perry tried to mandate that all the young girls in Texas be FORCED to take an HPV vaccine! That was a tremendous invasion into the FAMILY LIVES of millions of Texans.Rick Perry wants to stick a needle filled with a possibly dangerous, probably ineffective chemical into the arms of every 6th grade girl in Texas.

Trans Texas Corridor – the gargantuan, multi-billion dollar toll road fiasco. The TTC and the toll roads are the biggest TAXING, SPENDING AND TOLLING increase in the history of Texas! The toll road scam hurts Texas taxpayers, consumers, drivers and landowners.

NEW business margins tax that Rick Perry pushed through in 2007? These victims get to pay taxes on some formula of the total revenue of their companies. That means these small companies pay taxes on revenue, not income or profits. So you still pay taxes even if you are losing money!! That’s Rick Perry’s love of big government.