"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

CBS News: Texas showdown? Rick Perry rhetoric angers Bush allies

CBS News calls it a Texas showdown but we call it payback for some of the comments out of the Bush Family and their loyalists over the years.  Bush 41 rounded up all the Country Club Bush loyalists that he could find including Mitt Romney to endorse  Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison in the Governors primary.  It was a 3-way race and Rick Perry ended up winning the primary with no run-off.

Who do you think Texas Republicans are going to support -- the Blue Blood Bush family from Kennebunkport, Maine, with the two Bush family Presidents being educated in the Ivy League or Rick Perry from Paint, Texas, who graduated from Texas A&M, spent four years as a C-130 pilot in the regular Air Force, and tells it like it is?  Speaking as a former resident of the Texas Hill Country in Kendall County, my money is on Rick Perry.

President Bush's No Child Left Behind and Prescription Drug Program have never been popular with most Republican and Conservatives as both programs were too far over reaching by the Federal Government and the mandates put on the states for No Child Left Behind have left school districts teaching little else but how to pass standardized tests.  Why not put on a mandate since the son of Bush 41, and brother of Bush 43, Neil Bush, sells the materials used in the schools to teach the tests for No Child Left Behind.

Anyone with ties to Texas knows that the Bush Family led by Bush 41 has supported Mitt Romney for President going back to 2008. Looks like rumors of Rove helping Romney may be true the way they are planting these stories.  A lot of us who supported then Governor Bush in 2000 have caught on to not only the Bush family wanting their Country Club candidates elected but also to Karl Rove who is nothing but a puppet for Bush 41 since without the former RNC Chair, he might not be where he is today.

Texas showdown? Rick Perry rhetoric angers Bush allies

By Brian Montopoli
5 July 2011 .
GOP race spotlight on Texas Gov. Perry
Texas Gov. Rick Perry
A political showdown is brewing in the Lone Star State.

On one side is Texas governor Rick Perry, who is considering a late entry into the GOP presidential race. And on the other are allies of former Texas governor (and, of course, president) George W. Bush, who aren't taking too kindly to Perry's criticisms of his predecessor.

First, some background: Perry's political career was nurtured by Mr. Bush and his longtime aide Karl Rove, who helped convince the former Democratic state representative to switch parties and helped him rise to power. Yet despite the obvious similarities between the two Texas governors, fault lines soon emerged.

Tensions first became public, the New York Times reports, thanks to a 2007 YouTube video in which Perry, speaking at a GOP house party in Iowa on behalf of former mayor and GOP presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani, is seen saying, "George Bush was never a fiscal conservative."

In the subsequent years, the Tea Party would grow into a political force that looked skeptically at Mr. Bush's tenure in Washington. Perry, meanwhile, grew increasingly critical of Mr. Bush while claiming allegiance with the fiscally-conservative Tea Party movement.

Last year, Perry told reporters Mr. Bush "missed some opportunities to send some good messages to a Congress that was spending too much money, frankly, on programs that we can't afford and don't need."

He also deemed the No Child Left Behind education bill and the Medicare prescription drug benefit - signature accomplishments of Mr. Bush - "Big government," "Washington-centric" programs, adding in a separate interview that No Child Left Behind is "a monstrous intrusion into our affairs."

The comments angered Bush loyalists; many backed Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison when she unsuccessfully challenged Perry in the Texas gubernatorial primary last year. Now two such loyalists have taken to the Times to offer a clear warning shot to Perry as he considers a presidential run. 

One "close associate of the former president" told reporters Jim Rutenberg and Jeff Zeleny, "if you're really trying to be the nominee and want to go the distance, you just don't want the former president of the United States and his people working against you."

There is no clear indication that Mr. Bush plans to be "working against" Perry if Perry enters the race, but the comments will clearly be noted in Austin, where antagonism between the Bush and Perry camps is well-known.

Meanwhile, Time magazine reports that prominent members of the Christian right, including Tony Perkins, David Barton and John Hagee, agreed during an early June conference call to back Perry if he enters the race. And a June McClatchy-Marist poll found Perry to be the top pick of Tea Partiers in the GOP field. 

Perry says he will decide within weeks on a run. His next big scheduled event? A Houston prayer event called "The Response" on August 6 designed to heal "a nation that has not honored God in our successes or humbly called on Him in our struggles." 
Source:  CBS News 
Except for Tax Cuts and huge support for the military that Bush 43 campaigned on, the rest of his agenda wasn't very conservative.  He showed the last two years of his Presidency he would rather work with progressive Democrats than conservative Republicans who were left in Congress after the debacle of 2006.  But then Bush 43 wanted comprehensive immigration reform passed giving illegals a path to citizenship which never happened as the Democrats had their own agenda to follow.

This former Bush supporter is behind Governor Rick Perry all the way and his comments that have ruffled feathers in the Bush camp are right on as far as I am concerned.

If you want to support the Bush Family candidate, support Mitt Romney!

If you prefer a Conservative who is not afraid to speak out and take on the Federal Government over their overreach into the States, then your candidate is Rick Perry who was characterized by Rick Lowry (carrying water for Romney and Bush family) as someone who stomped all over 'compassionate conservatism' with his boots emblazoned  with Freedom and Liberty.

Frankly if I was good at graphics, you would be seeing boots with the State of Texas emblazoned with 'Freedom' and 'Liberty' at the bottom of this article.

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