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Friday, 23 September 2011 11:16
Rick Perry Showing Texas, Self Are Home Of The Whoppers
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WhopperAfter several lackluster debate performances, it is clear that Texas Governor Rick Perry is not ready for prime time.

In the Fox News debate last night, Perry once again seemed unprepared and unpolished. To his critics who disagree with his position on providing in-state tuition for children of illegal immigrants, Perry said “I don’t think you have a heart.” This whopper insulted millions of Americans who do not want their tax dollars being spent on illegal immigrants. Perry does not seem to understand that lavishing state benefits on people who cross our border illegally just encourages more people to flood into this country from Mexico. As Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) noted during the debate, this policy serves as a “magnet” for more illegal immigration.

Perry likes to portray himself as a sophisticated Governor who knows how to deal with the illegal immigration problem, but, in reality, he is coming across as another George W. Bush who is notoriously soft on the whole issue. In fact, if you listen closely enough, Perry sounds distressingly like Bush and the last thing this country and the Republican Party needs is another GW. Bush Junior was not only soft on illegal immigration, but he was also a big time spender, who contributed to the awful debt problem our country now faces.
 

At this critical juncture, the GOP needs a candidate with a record of fiscal discipline who will be able to deal with our massive debt and return our country to economic prosperity. Unfortunately Perry’s record is problematic because spending doubled in Texas during his years as Governor. Perry likes to promote his pro-jobs record, but as we delve into the economic record of Texas it is not as rosy as initially believed. A vast majority of the jobs that Perry supposedly created were minimum wage, entry level jobs. While it is much better than what Obama has done on the national level, it is not the economic miracle that his campaign is touting.

When voters look at Perry’s overall record it is clear that he is no Ronald Reagan. Along with his support of benefits for illegal aliens, Perry ordered HPV vaccines for young girls, boosted state spending through the roof, and in 1988 served as the state Chairman for the presidential campaign of the lunatic liberal Al Gore.

Who is the next Ronald Reagan? It certainly is not either one of the frontrunners. While Perry has his problems, Romney is even worse. While he talks like a conservative now, Romney has a long history of being liberal on social issues. He also created a statewide healthcare plan that was the inspiration for Obama’s horrific socialized medicine nightmare.

Voters should reject both of these phony conservative frontrunners and embrace a real conservative. The problem is that the media does not give any of the “other” candidates any significant air time.  Among the other seven candidates on the stage last night, only Ron Paul has registered in the double digits in the national polls. Yet, once again, he was not given adequate exposure to promote his libertarian policies.

No wonder there is dissatisfaction among the GOP electorate with the candidates and continuing calls for another major contender to enter the campaign. Whether that will happen is an open question right now; however, as each day passes, it become less likely that another major candidate will enter the race.

As a result, the media will continue to portray the race as an option of either “Romney or Perry,” which means that Republican Party is being set up for failure and the conservatives in the country are being misled. When presented with the option of either one of these frontrunners, it is time that the Republicans said “none of the above.”

Jeff Crouere is a native of New Orleans, LA and he is the host of a Louisiana based program, “Ringside Politics,” which airs at 7:30 p.m. Fri. and 10:00 p.m. Sun. on WLAE-TV 32, a PBS station, and 7 till 11 a.m.weekdays on WGSO 990 AM in New Orleans and the Northshore. For more information, visit his web site at www.ringsidepolitics.com. E-mail him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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