"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)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Twelve Days of Clarity - Day Ten -- Outsider

This video shows Rick Perry is the outsider in this race.  Facts speak for themselves as you will see below:

Rick Perry is the only candidate who is conservative and a true outsider in the Republican primary.  Perry is also not the candidate of the establishment, moderate to liberal Republicans who have been trying to take him out of the race for months.  Let's take a look at the other candidates:
  • Mitt Romney -- Establishment candidate of the Bush 41 wing of the Republican Party which encompasses the Northeast states.  He is liberal except when he thinks being conservative will get him votes and then he flip flops on core issues like global warming, pro-life, gay marriage, Romneycare which has costs the state of Massachusetts millions since it was enacted and almost every other key issue for conservatives.  You don't become Governor of Massachusetts by being a conservative.  In fact he declared when he was running in 2002 that pro-choice people would have nothing to fear from him.  In 2007 he joined with other liberal Republicans to try and defeat the nomination of Sam Alito for the Supreme Court. Rating:  Establishment, Insider, Liberal
  • Newt Gingrich -- Inside the beltway 'historian' aka lobbyist who wants people to believe he is a conservative but conservatives don't run around touting global warming with Nancy Pelosi or Tom Daschle or going around with Rev Al Sharpton for Obama on education.  He was also for a healthcare mandates and for Hillarycare.  When he was Speaker, conservatives were not welcome in his office but the welcome sign was out for Democrats.  Since leaving the House following his scandal of having an affair with his much younger aide for years which came out during the impeachment of Bill Clinton, he has earned almost $2M from Freddie Mac and has his own firm where he sells access to himself and others. From NY Times:  Mr. Gingrich arranged meetings between executives and officials, and salted his presentations to lawmakers with pitches for his clients, who pay as much as $200,000 a year to belong to his Center for Health Transformation.   He is the ultimate insider trying to act like an outsider, but looks like Iowans are waking up to Newt.  Don't imagine they liked seeing the picture of Newt with Arafat while giving him advice while he was Speaker that came out this week.  Former Fox News pundit.  Rating:  Insider, Conservative to Moderate
  • Ron Paul -- Libertarian member of Congress.  Flavor of the week.  Rating:  Conservative from a libertarian point of view
  • Michele Bachmann -- Follower of Ron Paul in the House, conservative, and has a slim record of accomplishment.  Rating: Insider, very conservative and not afraid to stand for those conservative beliefs.   
  • Member of Congress.ick Santorum -- Former Senator from Pennsylvania.  Very conservative on social issues and former Fox News Pundit.  His charity, Operation Good Neighbor, is run by lobbyists.  Since leaving the Senate he has served as a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.  Rating:  Insider, very conservative and long record of being conservative while a member of the Senate
  • Jon Huntsman -- Former Ambassador to China for Obama and Governor of Utah prior to that.  In the summer of 2009, he wrote Obama a letter stating  that he was doing a very good job.  His first term as Governor he seemed conservative but not so much since then.  He believes in global warming is man made and has considered running as an independent.   Rating:  Insider with Obama, moderate to liberal in some of his views like global warming, won't take on Obama directly.
As you can see there is only one candidate who is a true outsider who has been at all the debates since he entered the race -- that is Rick Perry hands down who has been fighting the DC establishment for years with all the rules and regulations the inside the beltway crowd has tried to put on Texas and other states in our region.  He has fought the federal government on immigration asking for help from the Obama Administration to secure the border but their answer was to send in desk troops not ground troops.
Today Rick Perry starts his bus tour through Iowa where he will be meeting voters.  Much better venue for him to meet voters one on one then a debate which looks to be one of the reasons that the RNC decided to have so many debates because, Romney, Cain (who dropped out), and Gingrich don't do well meeting voters one on one as their arrogance shows through.  RNC will do whatever makes the establishment happy, and why I join a number of my friends who will no longer donate to the RNC after what we have seen in this primary.

Rick Perry Kicks Off Iowa Bus Tour In Lead Up to Caucuses

Gov. Rick Perry kicks off his 42-city tour through Iowa today in the bus pictured above as his campaign hopes it will be the boost to carry him to victory in the Iowa caucuses three weeks away in January. The first nine-day stretch of the tour will take him from Council Bluffs up north and across the state before heading south to end the excursion in Newton.
Perry starts his jam-packed day with a town hall meeting in Council Bluffs this afternoon, followed by a walk through Harlan town square and a meet and greet at Cronk’s Café Restaurant and Lounge in Denison. He will break from the bus tour and fly to Des Moines this evening to participate in the Mike Huckabee screening of the anti-abortion film “The Gift of Life.” 
Moving at a faster pace than his previous schedules, the Texas governor, who shines while engaging in traditional retail politicking, will endure days often filled with four or five events.

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