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(Thomas Jefferson)

Friday, August 19, 2011

MRC: ABC's Liberal Good Morning America Hosts After Perry on Guns, Secession, and Global Warming

The Obama media can attack Governor Perry all they want showing a graphic of him holding a gun (see below), talk about his shooting a 'poor, defenseless' coyote who was shadowing his daughter's dog, make fun of him from being from a small town in West Texas, and whatever else they want to throw, but at the end of the day those of us out here in the Heartland of America understand how concealed carry has saved lives.   You know when the Obama media is up in arms and trying to use it against the Governor, that Perry is right.

This is the graphic that the liberal ABC Good Morning used against Governor Perry for his stance on guns:

For the inside the beltway types, let me explain a little about gun carrying in this part of the Country. Before concealed carry was passed, try driving out one of the Kelly AFB gates that went near Kennedy High School when it was getting out for the day -- bunch of thugs who would walk right in front of your car when you had the right away, stick their face in your window, or pound on hood giving you all kind of nasty gestures.  I started using the main gate and going the long way home after being on the base because of the thugs from these local gangs who went after people leaving the base.  One man was killed while pumping gas so they could rob him at the gas station on the corner.

Texas passed 'concealed carry' and all of a sudden those thugs quit threatening the people in cars and you were safe to drive through the area.  Taught me that 'concealed carry' helps fight crime just by being on the books because they don't know who is carrying and who is not.  This is one thing that separates the Heartland of America from the inside the beltway types, the corridor to New York City and into most of liberal New England establishment elitist mentality.  They are in an insulated bubble who could care less about the rest of the country except to tell us we are a bunch of hicks who don't know when to come in out of the rain or in Biden's words about the Tea Party are "terrorists."  Can't you just feel the love from the liberal elite?

The Governor shoots a coyote that is tracking his daughter's dog and it is the end of the world.  We live with nature here in the Heartland and we learn to respect it.  Coyotes don't observe any rules and will attack ranch and farm animals, domestic animals, and anyone standing in their way of a meal.  Then we have the liberals who complain about rattlesnake roundups.  Rattlesnakes are not garter snakes and the roundups are used to keeps the population down or the rattlesnakes would literally overpopulate the whole area.  Then we have the bugs and lizards who are more important than the economy or people brought to us courtesy of those who live in their ivory towers.

Environmentalists see nature through their rose colored glasses wanting to protect all creatures except man and attack industry like they do nothing to protect the environment.  They refuse to recognize those of us who live among nature here in the Heartland who are conservationists want to preserve the earth, have clean air and water, and grow our gardens for food that just tastes better than what you buy in the store, but we also recognize how dangerous nature can be at any given time.  The environmentalist are stopping new refineries being built and the upgrade of old refineries.  Because of all their regulations it hurts the clean air we all want.  

Oil and gas want to be a partner in having clean air and water as they have families and are not some boogeyman that the liberals have made them out to be over the years.  With all the regulations we continue to have the old refineries.  Makes no sense except it does keep the oil flowing from Saudi and other OPEC countries into the United States since the Government is determined to hurt domestic production with all their regulations.  Here in Oklahoma the OERB cleans up abandoned well sites to the return the land to nature yet the oil and gas industry is treated like scum of the earth by liberal Democrats and their lapdog media.

This type of mentality is what we deal with out of shows like Good Morning America -- rose colored glasses from their ivory tower with their agenda telling the rest of us how we should live.  I cannot believe that
Good Morning America is still on every morning.  Thought that by now with the crew they have in the morning, it would have been gone from the TV.  Who watches it?  Cannot feature waking up to Stephanopoulos voice in the morning to start your day.  As usual this group from ABC cannot get their facts straight about Governor Perry but why let that stand in the way of trashing him on global warming, his position on gun rights, or his answer to a question on where Texas should secede.  Said at the time, if Texas left, Oklahomans wanted to go along.

Lived in the Great State of Texas and whether or not they had the right to secede didn't matter because as a State they are giving to much to the economy and getting so little back from the Feds except a bunch of regulations meant to cripple the economy that they could be independent.  If TX, OK, and LA went together, look at all the natural resources in oil and gas we produce.  With all the EPA regulations against our states, a lot of us get frustrated with DC and the inside the beltway crowd who don't understand the Heartland or what makes us tick.

Have the Obama kneepadders who inhabit GMA every heard of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Band since they seem to think that fightin' words mean you are ready to get in a fist fight -- they need to learn the language of Middle America if they are going to comment and look down their nose at all of us:

This is Middle America where we honor our military and give standing ovations to the Fightin' Aggie Band in our stadiums at halftime. This is the patriotism that is shown on Saturday across Middle America in the fall of the year when football season starts. We believe in the Constitution that founded our country and are not ashamed of our patriotism, where we get tears in our eyes with flyovers by our military or when the flag goes by in a parade.

For those prima donna's on the east coast the A&M band is called the Fighin' Aggie band -- Rick Perry was one of the Yell leaders not Yale for the Aggies. To be elected to that position, you have to be outgoing and boisterous to get the crowd fired up as the 12th Man for the Aggies.  He is still that same Yell Leader getting Americans fired up to take back our country from the elitist establishment who seem to think they know what is best for all of us.

Looks like ABC GMA crowd also missed the schooling that Senator Inhofe (R-OK) has given the global warming 'junk science' crowd over the years that is proving to be right as they attack Governor Perry on his stance on global warming caused by man.  Many scientists, if you can call some of them that, manipulated figures to get the answers they wanted for their global warming agenda.  These East Coast liberals and their green policy are hurting the economy.  How do you get wind power energy when there is no wind blowing.  We are a state that usually has a lot of wind but this summer we are hot and dry with little wind or rain.  We have no smog where we live but the EPA wants to lower the threshold again because smog is getting better not worse so lower it some more so more cities are considered smog filled.

GMA has shown again they are nothing but shills for the Obama Administration as they attack Governor Perry with their version of the truth which wouldn't pass a truth detector:
ABC's Avila: Rick Perry 'Does Not Care' About Science, Has 'Close Relationship' with Guns (18 August 2011)
According to Good Morning America's Jim Avila, Rick Perry "does not care" about the "overwhelming scientific evidence" of global warming. The ABC reporter on Thursday offered a hostile, condescending take on the Texas Governor. 
Avila used odd language to explain that the Texas Governor "has a close relationship with guns, carries one while jogging. " Rather than mention the state's record of job creation, Avila lectured, "Rick Perry's Texas pours more greenhouse gas into the atmosphere than any other state in the country and in the campaign trail, yesterday, perhaps we found out why." [MP3 audio here.]
According to the ABC journalist, "Unmistakably Texan, unabashedly conservative, GovernorRick Perry does not care about the overwhelming scientific evidence that global warming is largely produced by humans burning fossil fuels."
However, in the clip of Perry that Avila used, the Republican explained, "We are seeing it almost weekly or even daily, scientists coming forward and questioning the original idea that man-made global warming is what is causing the climate to change." 
That seems a bit different from Perry saying he "does not care" about scientific evidence.
Avila concluded my asserting, "And, of course, one of his most famous comments was his threat to have Texas secede from the union if America, he said, did not get back on track."
Actually, he didn't "threaten" to secede. 
Politifact explains
In April 2010, Perry said in an interview with Newsweek and the Texas Tribune he wanted to clear up his reply on secession the year before. "It was asked as a, you know, what do you think about the people who shout out the word 'secede.' And I say that we live in an incredibly wonderful country and I see absolutely no reason for that to ever happen. …" 
We rated Perry’s recap of his 2009 remarks Mostly True because he didn’t acknowledge in the later interview either his position that Texas has the right to secede or his initial speculation about "who knows what may come" from people angry about actions in Washington. 
Also, in June 2010, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Bill White said Perry had threatened to secede, a claim we rated False. 
Via the Nexis search tool, we found 169 major newspaper articles as of that time linking Perry and secession. But none quoted Perry threatening to push for secession, though critics and comedians framed his words in that way. 
Our conclusion was that in a politically theatrical moment, Perry stated an old (and factually incorrect) claim that Texas retains the right to leave the union. That is not the same as his saying giddyap, I want to leave. Perry didn’t call for secession then and hasn’t since. 
A transcript of the August 18 segment, which aired at 7:06am EDT, follows:
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: We're going to turn to politics and as President Obama heads to Martha's Vineyard today for his summer break, he'll be escaping not only the summer heat in Washington D.C., but his lowest poll numbers yet on the economy. The latest Gallup poll show that only about one in four Americans think he is doing a good job on the issue most important to them. The President's challengers are hammering away at that and Jim Avila has more on the man who has taken the race by storm this week, Texas Governor Rick Perry. And, boy, he is not afraid to take controversial stands.  
JIM AVILA: That's his reputation and we're seeing it already, George. Rick Perry's Texas pours more greenhouse gas into the atmosphere than any other state in the country and in the campaign trail, yesterday, perhaps we found out why. Unmistakably Texan, unabashedly conservative, Governor Rick Perry does not care about the overwhelming scientific evidence that global warming is largely produced by humans burning fossil fuels.
RICK PERRY: We are seeing it almost weekly or even daily, scientists coming forward and questioning the original idea that man-made global warming is what is causing the climate to change. 
AVILA: He's not shy about taking on the President either. Mocking the claim that the border is safer than it's ever been. 
PERRY: I have no idea. Maybe he was talking about the Canadian border. 
AVILA: Or in his first week as an official candidate, refusing to back off his charge that if the Federal Reserve prints more money to pay off debt, Chairman Ben Bernanke would be- 
PERRY: Treasonous. 
AVILA: Telling New Hampshire voters yesterday- 
PERRY: They should be transparent so the people of the United States know what they're doing.
AVILA: Like a Texas twister, he has sucked up political oxygen. 
PERRY: I'm the product of a place called Paint Creek. Doesn't have a zip code. It's too small to be called a town along the rolling plains of Texas. 
AVILA: Rick Perry's house had no indoor plumbing and his hometown no stop lights. 
PERRY: My dad always referred to it as the big empty. 
AVILA: Handsome. Dubbed Governor Good Hair by a Texas newspaper columnist and famous for speaking his mind. So who is this three-term governor of Texas who has never lost an election? Nine straight victories, first as a Democrat. 
PERRY: The real action is right here in Texas! 
AVILA: A theatrical campaigner, a natural performer who was a Yale captain at Texas A&M. Married nearly 30 years to Anita. They met in grade school and have a grown son and daughter. He has a close relationship with guns, carries one while jogging.\ 
PERRY: The Second Amendment allows me to go jogging with my daughter's dog over here and if a coyote jumps out, I can take care of it.
AVILA: And a not so friendly relationship with the press. He once finished a tough interview with this harsh good-bye.
PERRY: Adios, mofo.
AVILA: And, of course, one of his most famous comments was his threat to have Texas secede from the union if America, he said, did not get back on track 
 STEPHANOPOULOS: That is one he's downplaying now. Okay, Jim, thanks very much. 
— Scott Whitlock is the senior news analyst for the Media Research Center.  
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