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The scrutiny of Rick Perry begins here…

posted at 10:52 am on June 14, 2011 by

As with Trump months ago, here I come to harsh the buzz of conservatives who, understandably unimpressed by the field, felt a surge of energy when it appeared Rick Perry might be entering the fray. An appetizer:

At the Capitol on Monday, opposition grew against the governor’s order Friday to require the human papilloma- virus vaccine for girls starting in September 2008. Lawmakers who said their offices were inundated with angry calls and e-mails from constituents over the weekend rushed to file bills that would override the governor’s order, which they said revokes parental rights and could encourage young girls to be promiscuous. The governor, however, stood firm.

“Providing the HPV vaccine doesn’t promote sexual promiscuity any more than the Hepatitis B vaccine promotes drug use,” Perry said Monday. “If the medical community developed a vaccine for lung cancer, would the same critics oppose it, claiming it would encourage smoking?”

I think this one will vary in concern value. Some people are very edgy about any kind of forced vaccinations, for reasons even beyond the concept of government-mandated medical procedures. Others may give this a pass. I continue for the sake of the latter:

The group’s proudest moment came last week when Gov. Rick Perry signed a bill that makes important changes in the use of contracts-for-deed, a form of home lending that withholds a title from buyers until they have fully paid their loan.

Passage of the law, which will make it possible for buyers to convert their loans to traditional mortgages, was this year’s top Texas legislative goal for ACORN, which represents 175,000 low- and moderate-income families in 51 U.S. cities.

But hey, that can’t be too big of a deal, right? After all, John McCain was cozy with them as well, and he got the nomination in 2008! Not the only thing that he seems to have in common with John McCain’s ideology, either:

Legislation authored by border legislators Pat Haggerty and Eddie Lucio establishes an important study that will look at the feasibility of bi-national health insurance. This study recognizes that the Mexican and U.S. sides of the border compose one region, and we must address health care problems throughout that region. That’s why I am also excited that Texas Secretary of State Henry Cuellar is working on an initiative that could extend the benefits of telemedicine to individuals living on the Mexican side of the border.

This coming from the same guy who opposed Arizona’s immigration law. No, this is not an immediate “purity test” for conservatism. It’s a serious look at a person who seems awful close to asking us to elect them to be the leader of our country. Honestly, this governor from Texas looking to be president…seems a lot like the last governor from Texas looking to be president, in all the wrong ways.

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Of the GOP candidates that are electable, and he is without doubt electable, he maaaay be the best of the bunch. Bilderberg endorsed or not.

Schweggie on June 15, 2011 at 9:38 AM

Better?

MadisonConservative on June 15, 2011 at 1:01 AM

Yep :) Thanks!

Also, I agree with your assessment that the Dems will attack him as being another GWB, but I think that works in Perry’s favor because then it gives him an opening to show that Obama is really Bush’s third term on steroids – all of the things that the Democrats supposedly hated about Bush: tax cuts “for the rich”; out of control spending (squared – and really Dems like this, but they said that they didn’t); Patriot Act; Gitmo; Iraq; Afghanistan; new foreign wars (without even domestic authorization; let alone the gold standard – UN authorization); etc. In fact, if you throw the unilateral foreign policy together with tax cuts for the rich and out of control spending to help the poor, Obama is the ultimate “compassionate conservative”. If you liked Bush, but didn’t think he went far enough, you’ll just love Obama!

besser tot als rot on June 15, 2011 at 10:26 AM

Obummer has been for the most part legislatively stalled

AH_C on June 14, 2011 at 11:14 PM

Well, yeah.

I mean the few pieces of legislation he got through like

1. The ‘Stimulus’

2. Obamacare

Have done wonders for the country.

I’m just curious but do you actually think through what your going to comment before you hit submit?

catmman on June 15, 2011 at 10:53 AM

Have done wonders for the country.

I’m just curious but do you actually think through what your going to comment before you hit submit?

catmman on June 15, 2011 at 10:53 AM

Do you actually think thru what I posted before you riposte with what I’ve already acknowledged and use as basis of which is worse, BHO or McVain.

I’ve stated that this is in retrospect, because we had no way of knowing how Congress would play out vis a vis the POTUS race. BHO had majorities in both houses and still took a huge effort to ram thru OC. All I’m saying is that McVain would ram thru amnesty which once accomplished, cannot be reversed. Yes we’ll take a financial hit on porkulous and increased spending and lose HC options, but amnesty on massive scale would fundamentally alter the USA as we know it and permanently.

Would you rather have Obmacare that doesn’t fully go into effect until 2014 and can be repealed or have approx 11 ~ 20 million illegals granted amnesty and bank on at least another 50% snak in to claim it? This plus all the squishy things that McVain and his cronies favor?

Think thru the ramifications of even 10 million, half of them leeching off our entitlements. Yeah so what, they’ll be legal & paying taxes, but don’t forget they’ll also vote progressive so that the rest of their family & friends can come over the never-to-be-secured border.

AH_C on June 15, 2011 at 1:51 PM

I’ve stated that this is in retrospect, because we had no way of knowing how Congress would play out vis a vis the POTUS race. BHO had majorities in both houses and still took a huge effort to ram thru OC. All I’m saying is that McVain would ram thru amnesty which once accomplished, cannot be reversed.

So we don’t know how things would have played out under BHO – even though we all knew everything BHO would try if he were elected.

But McCain would have most definitely pushed through amnesty. For sure. No doubt about it…

Even though we all thought BHO would try to push through amnesty if he were elected given the guys ideology. Even though the most liberal President in the history of the United States with a huge liberal Majority in BOTH HOUSES of Congress didn’t/couldn’t do it.

Listen, I agree with you on the amnesty point. But I’m not so blinded to think that Obama winning a second term would be anything but disastrous for our country.

The bottom line is Obama must go, period.

catmman on June 15, 2011 at 2:47 PM

Of the GOP candidates that are electable, and he is without doubt electable, he maaaay be the best of the bunch. Bilderberg endorsed or not.

Schweggie on June 15, 2011 at 9:38 AM

Any proof that he is “electable”?

Personally, I am not overly impressed with Perry. He is not polling that great in the Primary Polls where he is included (received 3% in Reuters where he was included an option). People claim he is charismatic, I find him better than Pawlenty but still pretty bland. He is no Reagan or Palin in that department.

Norwegian on June 15, 2011 at 6:46 PM

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