"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)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Title Should Read: Rove is Toxic to Conservative GOP Candidate Rick Perry

Have a few things to say about Mr. Rove and his attacks on Governor Perry.  First of all, the Governor is right on social security and the status quo if maintained will ensure that my children never see a dime from social security they are paying into right now.  It is time there was a shake-up in social security for younger people so they can expect a return on what they have paid into social security.  Shame Rove has his head buried in the sand but since he is backing Romney or shall we say anyone against Perry we are not surprised.

Rove has been out to get Perry since 1998 in the Lt Governor's race but in 2006, he went over the top.  Did he actually prefer a Democrat get elected and then switch parties 1998?  The bad blood with Perry has one wondering if their attacks and getting Bush 41 supporter Rylander to run in 2006 as an independent was to clear the path in case Gov Perry decided to run against Romney for President.

Romney has been running for President since 2006 when his first term ended as Governor of MA -- no job except running for President and counts himself unemployed.   Why would we elect someone who has held no leadership position of any kind while preparing to run for President for almost five years.  He goes into a debate last night with plenty of experience practicing for the debate while Governor Perry goes into the debate after spending this week concentrating on the fires in Texas.  There was no time to practice so what you saw with Governor Perry last night is what you get -- not someone who has been practicing for debates for five years with no other job.

Governor Perry won the debate in a lot of people's eyes because he is a leader not someone who sticks their finger in the wind and changes their stance on issues like Romney did on global warming and other issues.  The moderators of the debate and most of the Republican candidates did their best to attack Perry so it made Perry look like he was being used as a punching bag but he stood his own ground.  That is something none of the other candidates would have been able to do if they came under that type of attack.

The person who is toxic in all of this is Karl Rove who would rather see the Republican Party destroyed rather then see Rick Perry as President as many of us have been seeing especially since 2006.  That pits the Bush 41 establishment Republicans aka as the country club or Rockefeller Republicans against the Republicans who supported Reagan in 1980 not Bush 41.  Why should we settle for a group who is perfectly happy with a weak dollar policy.  There is only one person in the race who can say they have added jobs in their state and that is Gov Perry.  Romney couldn't even add jobs in MA in the early part of the century when he was Governor.

This is stunning to watch Rove go after Perry so heavily now out in public.  We have been hearing rumors for a long time that Rove on behalf of Bush 41 wants either a Romney/Jeb Bush ticket or the GOP to lose in 2012 so Jeb Bush can run in 2016.  Is Rove trying to clear the way for 2016 like he did in 2006 in the Congressional elections making sure the Democrats won so immigration could be passed.  His actions in 2006 when he was supposed to be leading the charge to keep the Congress were just the opposite.  Bush people were in charge of NRCC and NRSC so what does that tell you about 2006?

Time to end the Ivy League Presidents and elect someone who comes from the Heartland not a transplant to the Heartland who understands what people have been going through struggling to keep their heads above water.  Personally would love to see a Perry/Cain ticket to shake up things by two Washington outsiders and see Rove and the rest of that group who are on the attack on the outside looking in because there would be no place for them in a Perry/Cain Administration.
Rove: Perry's Social Security Views Are Toxic
Wednesday, 07 Sep 2011 11:29 AM
By Henry J. Reske

Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s description of Social Security as a failed “Ponzi scheme” is toxic, not just in a general election but also in a Republican primary, Karl Rove said today on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

Rove said the Perry campaign is going to have to deal with that assertion, which he made in his book, “Fed Up,” and another that described Social Security as one of many New Deal programs that have “never died, and like a bad disease, they have spread.”

“They’re toxic in a general election environment and they are also toxic in a Republican primary,” Rove said on GMA. “And if you say Social Security is a failure and ought to be replaced by a state level program, then people are going to say ‘What do you mean by that?’ and make a judgment based on your answer to it.” 
Rove, a former adviser to President George W. Bush, said it is too early to conclude that Perry is best suited to beat President Barack Obama. Republicans “can blow it,” Rove said, by “having a candidate who could not appeal to the swing voters in this election who are conservative minded independents, Latinos and white working class voters . . . 
The primary has to be a process by which our candidate is strengthened not weakened and emerges from the end of it ready to conduct a general election campaign for the voters who are up for grabs in this election.”
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