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Perry taking his rebellion national

December 5th, 2010 . by TexasFred

Perry taking his rebellion national

WASHINGTON — Gov. Rick Perry’s anti-Washington rhetoric, which helped hand him a re-election landslide, is about to be put to the test as he girds for a series of states’ rights clashes with the federal government.

The Lone Star State governor’s drive to gain more control of clean air regulations, Medicaid health coverage for the poor, immigration and border security will sharpen the national attention on Perry just as he becomes the new chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

With that, the ambitious 60-year-old West Texas politician is expected to fortify a coast-to-coast crusade against what he calls the long and oppressive reach of Uncle Sam.

“The timing is right,” says University of Houston political scientist Jim Granato. “With the wind of the November elections at his back, Gov. Perry could sustain and even accelerate the (Republicans’) current political momentum.”

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Perry taking his rebellion national

Rick Perry does a lot of talking, he needs to do a lot more DOING!

The most recent suggestion: Governor Perry supports sending troops to Mexico. Not to the border to STOP the invasion, oh no, that would be far too easy. Perry believes we need to send our troops on a mission to police and clean up Mexico.

In the recent elections I had the gall to call Rick Perry ‘an egotistical ass’. Texas gubernatorial debate to open to 4 hopefuls, and I didn’t parse my words in doing so. That statement was brought on by Perry’s refusal to attend a candidates forum in Rowlett, Texas simply because he would have been sharing the stage with his opponent, former Houston Mayor, Mr. Bill White. Rick Perry, Bill White clash in separate interviews.

In many ways, it was a good thing that Perry and White didn’t debate, not that I would have voted for White, but I believe White would have eviscerated Perry in open forum.

Perry refused to debate with White over some tax records that, according to Perry, were not properly released, at least in HIS opinion. Personally, I believe Perry was making excuses in an attempt to avoid being hammered by the facts that White was going to hit him with.

From this story: Tea party celebration: O’Donnell wins Delaware:

TEA Party candidates are making a HUGE splash in politics right now. The TEA Party itself is tired of the status quo, the Good Ol’ Boys network, the wink and nod politics, the career politicians and politicians that seem to have forgotten this one indisputable fact: YOU WORK FOR US, not the other way around.

Gov. Rick Perry had best pay close attention to The TEA Party.

He gave us lip service when he was running against Kay Bailey Hutchison and Debra Medina in the GOP primaries. Now, he won’t attend a TEA Party sponsored event, The Rowlett TEA Party Candidates Forum, because of his rather childish dispute with former Houston Mayor Bill White over his tax records not being released in a time frame that made the Perry campaign happy.

Perry still refuses to appear with White in ANY format, and as I said earlier, he does this at his own peril.

All Perry and his staff could do was make excuses.

Perry is a talker alright, he was pandering Texas TEA Party folks like crazy all through the last election cycle, even going so far as say this in an attempt to show what a tried and true Texas patriot he is.

Rick Perry claims to have confronted Barack Hussein Obama on the issue of border security. I don’t know about you, but in my opinion, Obama handed Rick Perry his head on a platter when: Obama Refuses to Meet Gov. Perry to Discuss Border Security. Just sayin’.

As I said, Perry talks a lot, he talks about border security, he talks about sovereignty. Gov. Rick Perry Supports Texas Sovereignty, but then Perry turns around and takes this stand: Perry against Arizona law for Texas.

Some Texans have the guts to take a stand: The Republic of Texas and Texas Sovereignty, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott took a stand against ObamaCare: States line up to challenge health care overhaul, but Texas Governor Rick Perry rules out special session to challenge federal health-care reforms.

A year or so back Perry was confused regarding the USA being in a recession: Gov. Perry on recession: ‘We’re in one?’. Texas faces a $24 - $26 BILLION budget shortfall for 2011 and Perry was questioning the fact that we were/are in a recession?

Rick Perry claims that he has no designs on the White House or U.S. Senate. Why then is he so concerned with taking his rebellion to a national level?

And one other thing, before Rick ‘Gov. Goodhair’ Perry tries to convince anyone of his rebellious creds, maybe Perry needs to look up the word ‘rebellion‘. I have, and I can’t find pandering bullshitter in there anywhere.

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16 Responses to “Perry taking his rebellion national”

  1. comment number 1 by: HoosierArmyMom

    I don’t know which get’s my funny bone more… Fred’s ever funny snark about Perry or the idea that Perry somehow thinks we will all take this “rebel thing” seriously!!! Great piece Fred!!!!

  2. comment number 2 by: TexasFred

    *snark* *snark* *snark*… :P

  3. comment number 3 by:

    Rebel, Maverick the name has changed but the RINO seems the same (Better hair though) maybe he can find himself a hot running mate, you know one with great world diplomatic skills. “I can see Russia on a clear day” type skills.

  4. comment number 4 by: TexasFred

    WA — They would make a lovely couple… 2 GREAT heads… Of HAIR…

  5. comment number 5 by: Robert

    You know I had high hopes for Perry, He shoots yotes he’s a strong advocate for gun rights, he’s a Texan…. Then he went and voiced opposition to AZ’s border control efforts. NOW he says “Go into Mexico” What the hell for? It’s not OUR problem to fix Mexico, our problem is letting Mexico fix Mexico by allowing it’s citizens unfettered access to OUR country.

    Perry maybe a better Governor than Ours (Okay, no MAYBE’s about it) but he’s far short of Jan Brewer or Barbour.

    Good luck Texas.

  6. comment number 6 by: TexasFred

    Sarah Palin shoots wolves and moose, she’s a strong gun rights person, then she opens her mouth and shrieks some one liners, says “You betcha” and “By golly doggoneit” and many Americans see her as presidential material..

    God help us if the GOP runs Palin/Perry or Perry/Palin…

    As I said, Palin and Perry, 2 great heads, of HAIR…

  7. comment number 7 by: Robert

    Careful Fred, She’s gonna be your next POTUS you will have to call her Madam POTUS… How the hell did Palin get in this confab? I thought we were discussing Texas Governors not Quitting Alaskan Governors?

    But since you brought it up, Palin’s hair is much better and she’s got a better figure than Perry…. HA!

  8. comment number 8 by: TexasFred

    Seemed like a fair comparison, far too many are basing their opinions of Palin and Perry on the 2A stand, and while a very important part of the equation, it’s not the ONLY part…

    Hell man, we’re gun owners and serious 2A supporters, and we’re old enough, maybe WE should run…

    I don’t have that much hair but hey, I’m damned good looking, and I’m in good shape too…

    FYR, ROUND is a shape… :P

  9. comment number 9 by: Robert

    I think we’d lose in the primaries man. Too many so-called conservatives would side with Palin and Perry… I tell ya one thing though, IF we did have control of this nation it would only take about a week to either fix it or fu** it up so bad it would take an Ice age and a rebirth of Jesus to fix it….

  10. comment number 10 by: Bob Mack

    Until and unless we undo the idiocies of 1913 that provided for the direct election of senators & established the Fed, I see no real hope of ever controlling the Leviathan. I don’t know much about Perry, but I’d vote for a blind billy-goat over anybody the Dems put up. Unfortunately, in the age of the American Idol, good hair DOES count for more than good sense.

  11. comment number 11 by: GM Roper

    Perry has only a head of hair going for him. Unfortunately, there is nothing under the hair.

  12. comment number 12 by: GM Roper

    Fred: “says “You betcha” and “By golly doggoneit” and many Americans see her as presidential material..”

    Reminds me of the story about Harry Truman who, in a press confab remarked “That’s a bunch of horse manure.” In fact, horse manure was one of his favorite phrases.

    Then a WH staffer asked Bess Truman to try to get the President to quit saying horse manure as it was embarrassing for the President to use such “foul” language.

    Mrs. Truman said “Do you know how long it took me to get him to use “manure?”


  13. comment number 13 by: Always On Watch

    He gave us lip service when he was running against Kay Bailey Hutchison and Debra Medina in the GOP primaries. Now, he won’t attend a TEA Party sponsored event…

    Typical politician.

    I have a difficult time respecting any of them.

    GM’s story in the comment above is funny. I’d heard that story before but had forgotten it.

  14. comment number 14 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    I don’t know the man nor do I follow his exploits but from your discussions he seems to be the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde of Tejas politics — one way one minute, the exact opposite the next.

    Or am I way off?


  15. comment number 15 by: TexasFred

    BZ — He’s not a radical Jekyll and Hyde, he’s more like a moderate Jekyll and Hyde… But make no mistake, he is a talker, and he speaks with forked tongue…

    Many of us here in Texas are fully convinced he will make a run at POTUS, and if America is smart, they will avoid him and Palin, separately, or together in ANY combination…

  16. comment number 16 by: Patrick Sperry

    Just what we need, more RINO’s in places of power.

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