"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)

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Twelve Days of Clarity -- Day One

by ThinkFirst Email

The Twelve Days of Clarity
In honor of the season, the usual “The Twelve Days of Christmas", and the confusing nature of the Republican Primary, we thought we’d share something a little different.

For the next 12 days I will co-post a series “The Twelve Days of Clarity” with fellow blogger and friend Sharon of Democrats for Sale.

It is our hope that we can bring light to where there has to-date been too much noise and smoke … and a lot of blue smoke and mirrors.

The Twelve Days of Clarity

Day One

This commentator and journalist has struggled to figure out why ClearChannel, Drudge, Fox, and the MSM have so aggressively resisted the candidacy of Texas Governor Rick Perry.

Sure, he’s no slick debater, and he lacks the grandiose arrogance and egotism of Obama or his fellow Republican candidates - but is that the measure of “presidential timber"?

By that standard Abraham Lincoln would never had the opportunity to be one of our greatest presidents.
Rick Perry is an accomplished leader with a clear core philosophy - embedded in the US Constitution - and etched into 11 years of increasingly-conservative policy in the State of Texas.

The rest, including Obama, are empty suits.

Barak Hussein Obama, II, has even disillusioned many of his core-constituencies for his Clintonesque mushiness and his Carteresque mismanagement.

Bachmann, Gingrich, Huntsman, Johnson, Paul, Roemer, and Romney have little to show of any substance in the way of effective-leadership for conservative causes. Consider …

  • Bachmann - Name any bill she has moved through Congress?
  • Gingrich - He has partnered frequently with Democrats, including Hillary and Pelosi.
  • Huntsman - He veered Left and became a vocal fan of Obama.
  • Johnson - He’s a Libertarian-utopian isolationist.
  • Paul - Little to show in Congress, and the same unrealistic views as Johnson.
  • Roemer - Invisible since one-term as Governor of Louisiana.
  • Romney - Perpetual-candidate, one-term MA Gov., RomneyCare, many contradictory positions.

I get that there are lots of selfish special-interests behind every candidate for every office anywhere.

I get that big-money Mormons and Eastern-establishment “moderate” Republicans are desperate for a Romney presidency.

I get that many women and men in the GOP would like to one-up the Democrat’s claim to the
first black president with a first women president.

I get that hordes of Washington, DC academic-intellectuals, bureaucratic-compromisers, lobbyists, and self-promoting pragmatists see in Gingrich an easily-manipulated egotist whom they may turn to whatever cause they desire.

And then I realize why they all fear a Rick Perry presidency - the US Constitution and the best interest of the American people will trump all of their petty, selfish, short-sighted agendas and they simply cannot live with that.

OK, now I think I get it …

Source:  http://nevils-station.com/qp_files/quam-plures/blog5.php/2011/12/05/the-twelve-days-of-clarity

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