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Texas primary could help define GOP of future

May 16th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Texas primary could help define GOP of future

AUSTIN – As the GOP struggles nationally to redefine itself, the debate over what it means to be a Republican is playing out in Texas, too, through Kay Bailey Hutchison’s challenge to Gov. Rick Perry.

Hutchison says the “core principles” that will help the party grow are not social, but economic: smaller government, lower taxes and free enterprise.

Perry’s appeal is to a GOP base that sees social issues such as abortion as a litmus test of party purity.

The debate is at the heart of the Republican Party’s efforts nationally to rebound from election losses and attract new voters.

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Texas primary could help define GOP of future

I am hoping that Kay Bailey Hutchison does give up her Senate seat to come home to Texas to run for Governor. I look forward to seeing her enter a nice quiet period of her life called RETIREMENT! Rick Perry has had a few issues that Texans took him to task over, and when Texans voiced their opinions, Gov. Perry listened to his constituents. That can’t be said for Hutchison.

Hutchison voted FOR the Bush bailout bill, against ALL wishes of the people of Texas, Congress OKs historic bailout bill. Hutchison has fought long and hard to stop a border fence from being built on the U.S. side of the Mexican border, Hutchison on defensive over border fence and Hutchison was an ardent supporter of the Immigrant Dream Act, another *back door* attempt at amnesty for ILLEGALS, Immigrant ‘Dream’ Act Fails Key Senate Vote.

Hutchison IS a Washington insider, Texans are not going to take being talked down to by a Washington insider. If Hutchison were to somehow beat Perry in a primary, I would support Kinky Friedman before I’d support KBH! Kinky Friedman may run again for Texas governor.

Hutchison supports embryonic stem cell research and abortion rights, though she backs restrictions on abortion such as a ban on federal funding for organizations that perform abortion and a ban on late-term procedures.

Those are NOT issues that the religious right and Conservatives as a whole are going to support. I am not a big bible thumper, not in any way, but if a candidate is a supporter of abortion, or abortion rights, then that candidate is, in MY opinion, a supporter of nothing less than MURDER!

Both Hutchison and Perry are conservatives and both will be appealing to a primary electorate that, while differing on issues, will reflect a strong conservative bent.

So says the quite liberal Dallas Morning News. Anyone that is a supporter of embryonic stem cell research, abortion rights, amnesty for ILLEGALS and any kind of socialist bailout is NOT a Conservative, and I challenge the Dallas Morning News to show me how they came to that conclusion regarding Kay Bailey Hutchison!

The political pundits are going to offer their spin, I don’t use spin, I use facts. Rick Perry is a good guy, he tries harder than any Governor of Texas that I have kept up with. Perry is a supporter of the TEA Party protests and Texas Sovereignty, states rights for the state of Texas.

Have you heard Kay Bailey Hutchison mention either topic?

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