"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, December 8, 2011

The Twelve Days of Clarity, Day Three -- a Little History

The Twelve Days of Clarity - Day Three - A Little History?

by ThinkFirst Email
The Twelve Days of Clarity
Day Three
A Little History?

Where was Barak Obama. and where were candidates Gingrich and Romney in 2000, when Rick Perry was first elected Governor of Texas?

In 2000 Obama was a civil rights attorney in Chicago and was a guest-lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, He was the State Senator from the 13th District in the Illinois. He ran unsuccessfully against the Democratic incumbent for a seat in the United States House of Representatives in 2000.

In 2000 Romney had just left Bain Capital, an acquisition and short-term stockholder-profit maximizing organization, and assumed control of the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games Organizing Committee in the home State of the Mormon religion, Utah.

In 2000 Gingrich was transforming his access and celebrity to profit, promoting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, promoting HillaryCare and other healthcare causes, as well as the global warming hoax. He had also just divorced his second wife, following a lengthy adulterous relationship with a younger Congressional staffer, and had married that staffer (his current and third wife).

Since 2000 here’s a small sample of their comparative records:

In 2004 Willard “Mitt” Romney was attacking the US Senator from his home State of Massachusetts, John Kerry, for flip-flopping on issues. (Romney was, at the time, engaged in his single-term as Governor of Massachusetts - during which 4-year term - he shepherded “Romneycare", a model for “Obamacare", into law.) In 2004 Romney “… lobbied the credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s in 2004 to raise his state’s credit rating … he prominently cited a controversial set of tax increases in the summer of 2002, which Romney, then a candidate, had opposed.”

In 2004 Gingrich was continuing his self-enriching practice of selling influence and lobbying without calling it that - but is now being called-out on multiple fronts for lobbying without properly registering to do so under the law. One such case is in his technical home State of Georgia ("technical” since he has spent most of the past several decades in Washington, DC).

In 2004 Obama was accused of “… an affair with Vera Baker, 35, who worked has financial director and fund raiser for Obama’s 2004 U.S. Senate race in Illinois.” He also won the Democrat Primary for US Senate with help from “… three of the state’s largest and most active member unions: AFSCME, SEIU, and the Illinois Federation of Teachers … and endorsements from “… Jesse Jackson, Jr., Danny Davis, Lane Evans, and Jan Schakowsky.”

In 2004 Governor Perry was leading Texas through difficult financial times and did so then, and afterward, using revenue-neutral tax policy and by recruiting new businesses to bring jobs and revenue to the State.
In 2008 while increasingly-conservative Texas Governor Perry had parted company with increasingly-liberal Al Gore on multiple issues invited Newt Gingrich to “… appear in a 2008 television ad calling for action to address climate change … Gingrich thanked Gore “for the opportunity to participate in the Protect Climate ad campaign.” He signed the March 2008 note, “Your friend, Newt.” Those exchanges led Gingrich … to a chilly, rainy commercial set in April 2008, sitting side-by-side, knee-to-knee on a love seat with then- Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, with the cameras rolling.

Sure, Romney and Gingrich, and even Ron Paul, would be better than Barak Hussein Obama, II - but why compromise with inexperienced, faux-conservative, and in at least one of those cases a seriously ethics-challenged candidate when we have a 10+ year increasingly-conservative and experienced leader in Texas Governor Rick Perry?

Despite the many lies told about him, and his very awkward start, he is a man of high moral character, he served his country with distinction in the military, and he has proved his competence as the chief executive of Texas for over 10 years.

The Republican Party would once-again prove itself “The Stupid Party” were it to choose a lesser candidate over Rick Perry.

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