Rick Perry went after Tea Party support when he was running for President and forgetting which three departments of the government he would shut down. But now that he does not need the Tea Party anymore, he is showing his true colors, supporting one of the biggest RINO’s in the nation.
While the Tea Party and major Tea Party groups have rallied around Ted Cruz, Perry is going all in for weird, spooky and rich Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst. Did I mention Dewhurst is the biggest RINO that side of the Mississippi?
From the Houston Chronicle:
Gov. Rick Perry is once again slamming “out-of-state interest groups” backing former solicitor general Ted Cruz in his runoff with Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst –this time tweaking Sarah Palin, U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint and Rick Santorum by suggesting their states could learn a lot from Texas, but Texas doesn’t need their advice on choosing its next U.S. senator.
Perry, standing staunchly behind Dewhurst, brushed off the question about whether his own tea party credibility may be damaged by his opposition to Cruz, who has been endorsed by national conservative and tea party groups and figures (including Palin, DeMint and Santorum) in the runoff for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate.
“There’s a whole lot of people who don’t intimately and expertly know how Texas operates that have come in and endorsed in this race, and with all due respect – I respect each one of those individuals, but they don’t know anything about how Texas works,” said Perry after a hurricane preparedness tour at the Austin airport. “And if they did, they would be endorsing David Dewhurst.”
Without naming Palin, DeMint or Santorum, Perry called them to mind by naming their states: “I appreciate everybody paying attention to Texas – as well they should, they could learn some things on how to run South Carolina and Pennsylvania and Alaska.
“Come to Texas and learn how to do it right, but don’t come down here and tell us who needs to be our next United States senator, thank you very much. We’ll decide that without your outside, Washington, D.C.-oriented help,” Perry said.
Cruz spokesman James Bernsen said his candidate has overwhelming support among Texas grassroots conservatives, “most of whom Dewhurst has not even bothered to meet with.” And, he said, Cruz has “exponentially more Texas donors than David Dewhurst, including more donors from the Houston area than Dewhurst has in the entire state of Texas.”
Rick Perry should spend his time working on his failing memory and not trying to saddle us with another RINO Senator. The future of the Republican Party is conservatives like Ted Cruz.
David Dewhurst’s record in the Texas state legislature was that of a liberal. He worked with Democrats time after time to stop conservatives. Ted Cruz has repeatedly demonstrated his conservative beliefs.
This is the year of the Tea Party Senators. Ted Cruz is the Tea Party candidate. David Dewhurst is just another liberal Republican who has more in common with Harry Reid than real Americans.
When Rick Perry can remember which three departments he was going to shut down, then perhaps we might listen to him. In the meantime, he is simply shilling for another RINO.
Changing the sequence of the initial primaries! Now you're speaking my language. I totally agree that the lead-off states should be those that are more conservative (i.e. pay the bills but don't get to make the decisions).
But no passes for sympathy can be given. Liberals use this tactic/excuse for every unConstitutional program ever invented. Limited government is limited government. Period. Case closed. End of discussion. No mas, no mas.
Romney is like kissing your own sister, but since we all know he is RINO, attending Bilderberg meetings is expected. The oddity would be if he claimed to be "tea party."
Toll roads and mixed reviews? I guess there are a few in every crowd. But then again, they usually have a self-interests or a selfish perspective. If there is to be a superhighway and eminent domain is necessary, there should be NO private interests involved in the ownership. This opens the door to corruption, and if that door is open, it will be used. Come to think of it, I think that is the actual definition of "politician" in the New World Dictionary.
It appears that our country is so close to a split, unfortunately.
This discussion on the E.P.A. is useful. Everyone needs to begin demanding it's abolition. Kevin Lindley, the Director for "Texans for Rick Perry" sold me that 14,000 jobs were lost in West Texas due to the E.P.A.'s concern over the possible threat to a sand lizard. These were oil field jobs that paid wages of $25 per hour and up! That's deplorable!
Yes, Michelle Bachmann to her credit did say, "as president, I would lock the doors and turn out the lights" of the Washington D.C. based E.P.A. We need this to become a priority for Mitt Romney.
Would Perry do it? Probably! His key constituents are from the energy sector. That's another reason to look at him using the "Ben Franklin approach."
All politicans have negatives. But what about their positives? I am much more comfortable with Perry than Romney. I think, if the entire party was given the choice,(between Perry and Romney) Perry would win hands down!
Romney needs to remember who did what to whom.
Rubio and Amnesty will not help the 6.5 red line.
Mexican Truckers through the guts of the US will not help reduce 6.5 - and why has the Teamsters not yelled at OBAMA for signing such a stinking EO instead of funding him to screw them.
Romney Pick for VP must be a conservative with credentials that are unquestionable.
Yes, but when I look at the alternatives for VP, I see, (a) Establishment types like Portman and McDonnell who offer little appeal to young(under 30) voters, women and Hispanics. Not to mention Tea Party conservatives!
Gingrich would make an excellent Secretary of State. But it's likely that third cousin, Jon Huntsman will get that nod.
We all love Allen West. But, facts are facts! Blacks who amount to 11% of the electorate will vote in mass for the Democrat. In the end, West will be another Palin. He will energize the Tea Party. But he will do little to bring in undecided voters. I do think that he would be an exceptional replacement for Rubio in the Senate. Rick Scott would likely appoint him to complete Rubio's term, assuming Romney-Rubio won.
For those diehards who would rather lose the election than take Rubio on the ticket with Romney, what is your suggestion? Rand Paul? Only if you want ultra liberal Jack Conway appointed by Democrat Governor Steve Bachear as his Senate replacement! That would be in Romney-Paul won, of course.
Santorum? There's a lot of water under the bridge between he and Romney. I don't think it would work.
Christie? He would make an excellent Attorney General. But "pro-choice, pro- gun control, anti-sanctity of marriage" would make him a difficult sell in the south. Still, if we thought that he could bring New Jersey and Pennsylvania into the red column, he might make a viable option. Problem is, he likely can't!
Palin? This is 2012. She was the hot ticket in 2008. And we didn't win! But I would love her in the Senate in 2014. She can win that Alaska seat that's coming up easily!
Ditto for Mike Huckabee. He sounds like a comfortable VP choice. But if Governor Huckabee really wants to help party and country, he should run against Mark Pryor for the Arkansas Senate seat in 2014. That would be an easy pickup for Republicans! Pryor voted for Obamacare and is mistrusted by many Arkansas Democrats. Republicans in Northwest Arkansas loathe him! The Democrat party in the Land of Opportunity(AKA The Natural State) is dying with each passing day!
Problem is Palin is moving to Arizona and Huckabee has already moved to Destin, Florida!
Perry for VP? Personally, I would like to see a Perry-Rubio ticket; with Romney serving as Secretary of the Treasury. Of course, this won't happen! At least, not this time around.