Although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is, in some respects, one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked... in which I have spoken of so many important things done by Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply, To the superiority of their women.

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Rick Perry is Bad News

I've said before that Rick Perry is a RINO. This article at The American Dream gives you 14 reasons not to support this man for higher office. I noticed that Drudge was highlighting Perry's speech over the weekend. If all it take is a Southern accent talking halfway tough to win over Red State America, then we are really, really screwed. I submit that Perry is a paid insider actor positioned in a key role as TX governor. If these planners really want a North American Union, they have to have one of their own positioned in Texas. As a former Bilderburg attendee, Perry has rubbed shoulders with these one-world government types. Anyway, here are the 14 reasons, but don't be fooled by the latest conservative gesture on Perry's part of fighting the TSA - where was he back when the session was in and the bill was up the first time, hmm?

Big Spender
#1 Rick Perry is a "big government" politician.  When Rick Perry became the governor of Texas in 2000, the total spending by the Texas state government was approximately $49 billion.  Ten years later it was approximately $90 billion.  That is not exactly reducing the size of government.
Big Debtor
#2 The debt of the state of Texas is out of control.  According to, the debt to GDP ratio in Texas is 22.9% and the debt per citizen is $10,645.  In California (a total financial basket case), the debt to GDP ratio is just 18.7% and the debt per citizen is only $9932.  If Rick Perry runs for president these are numbers he will want to keep well hidden.
#3 The total debt of the Texas government has more than doubled since Rick Perry became governor.  So what would the U.S. national debt look like after four (or eight) years of Rick Perry?
 How is this not treasonous?
#4 Rick Perry has spearheaded the effort to lease roads in Texas to foreign companies, to turn roads that are already free to drive on into toll roads, and to develop the Trans-Texas Corridor which would be part of the planned NAFTA superhighway system.  If you really do deep research on this whole Trans-Texas Corridor nonsense you will see why no American should ever cast a single vote for Rick Perry.
Making You Pay for it All!
#5 Rick Perry claims that he has a "track record" of not raising taxes.  That is a false claim.  Rick Perry has repeatedly raised taxes and fees while he has been governor.  Today, Texans are faced with significantly higher taxes and fees than they were before Rick Perry was elected.
This doesn't Create a Job-Growth Environment
#6 Even with the oil boom in Texas, 23 states have a lower unemployment rate than Texas does.
A conservative through and through! /eyeroll/
#7 Back in 1988, Rick Perry supported Al Gore for president.  In fact, Rick Perry actually served as Al Gore's campaign chairman in the state of Texas that year.
Doesn't help when you have so much illegal immigration, but when your goal is a big happy continent, immigration doesn't matter anymore!
#8 Between December 2007 and April 2011, weekly wages in the U.S. increased by about 5 percent.  In the state of Texas they increased by just 0.6% over that same time period.
Having a huge population that doesn't speak English would drag down your education stats.
#9 Texas now has one of the worst education systems in the nation.  The following is from an opinion piece that was actually authored by Barbara Bush earlier this year....
•  We rank 36th in the nation in high school graduation rates. An estimated 3.8 million Texans do not have a high school diploma.
•  We rank 49th in verbal SAT scores, 47th in literacy and 46th in average math SAT scores.
•  We rank 33rd in the nation on teacher salaries.
Danger, Danger Will Robinson!

#10 Rick Perry attended the Bilderberg Group meetings in 2007.  Associating himself with that organization should be a red flag for all American voters.
No surprise when you let in a zillion illegals!
#11 Texas has the highest percentage of workers making minimum wage out of all 50 states.
If he's hanging with these one-worlder types, then of course he's going to be soft on immigration. When you're goal is to dissolve national sovereignty anyway, why waste resources on maintaining the "Old World Order"?
#12 Rick Perry often gives speeches about illegal immigration, but when you look at the facts, he has been incredibly soft on the issue.  If Rick Perry does not plan to secure the border, then he should not be president because illegal immigration is absolutely devastating many areas of the southwest United States.
Further illustrating the collapse of America into a third world nation:
#13 In 2007, 221,000 residents of Texas were making minimum wage or less.  By 2010, that number had risen to 550,000.
As a mother, this one scares me the most:
#14 Rick Perry actually issued an executive order in 2007 that would have forced almost every single girl in the state of Texas to receive the Gardasil vaccine before entering the sixth grade.  Perry would have put parents in a position where they would have had to fill out an application and beg the government not to inject their child with an untested and unproven vaccine. Since then, very serious safety issues regarding this vaccine have come to light.  Fortunately, lawmakers in Texas blocked what Perry was trying to do.  According to Wikipedia, many were troubled when "apparent financial connections between Merck and Perry were reported by news outlets, such as a $6,000 campaign contribution and Merck's hiring of former Perry Chief of Staff Mike Toomey to handle its Texas lobbying work."
 This vaccine only covers 4 of the dozens of strains of HPV. The lead researcher of this vaccine said that mandatory vaccinations were unnecessary and over-the-top. The vaccine is only effective for five years and if you give it to eleven-year-olds, it will wear off by the time they're 16. Tell me again how pharmaceutical companies are all about public health and not money? If they could get Gov Perry to mandate this vaccination through an executive order, what would he do to us as president? It's not like he did his own research to see if this vaccine was actually necessary for public health in Texas, he just took the money in exchange for his signature. Ugh.


  1. I saw one of your comments on Lonely Conservative and dropped in to see your blog. I love it and added you to my subscriptions right next to LC, HotAir, Atlas Shrugs.

    Like you, your list of reasons to dislike Gov. Perry is topped by your #14. As mom to three young women, it is frightening that this governor could pass a law requiring this HPV vaccine for all schoolgirls. I'm glad I don't live in Texas, but my Texan husband sure wants to go back :-(

  2. We don't need 8 more years of Bush. I hope Perry stays out.

  3. Thanks for the kind words, beachbirdie! It's always exciting to get a new reader. Remember that mandatory vaccinations are really enforced by color of law, and you can always opt out. I think this will be more common as they keep adding vaccines to the schedule - eventually there will be a tipping point where parents will say enough is enough!
    Texas is a big place - what scares me most about it is their aggressive CPS - they take kids away at the drop of a hat for the $$$.

    Trestin, you are so right, Perry hangs in the exact same circles that gave us Big Gov Bushes.

  4. Mrs. Bush's point about "33rd in the nation on teacher salaries" is sad for what it assumes about teacher input. Whatever may be wrong with Texas education, it has little to do with salaries.

  5. I agree, Col. I spend less than $1000 to educate my brood each year. But what do you expect from the Bushes, who expanded federal authority into education above and beyond any leftists dreams.

    When a significant portion of the population doesn't speak English, I can't see how they could do as well on tests written in English as somewhere like Maine. But therein is the whole immigrant issue again.

  6. And let's not forget the #1 thing I personally have against Rick Perry, that he's an islamocoddling useful idiot for islamic supremacists, as I posted in extensive detail here:
    (this is that post I was working on when when chatted the other day here)

  7. Zilla, more frosting on the Perry crap cake. If he's a globalist, it only makes sense that he would look the other way on Islamic extremism, as they have for decades.

  8. I am losing friends over this. Perry's followers have the same cult mentality as Obamazombies and Ron Paulists, apparently. They go completely unhinged at the very notion of criticizing their guy. It's actually kind of like how perpetually offended muslims react to criticism of mohammed, only without the bloodshed.

  9. You've got to figure that a lot of these people are just following what the Rush Limbaughs tell them - we're not talking deep thinkers here - definitely herd thinking types. Shows us that the problem is these social planners have turned politics from the logical evaluation of law and morality to pure team sports. They cheer for Perry like they would for the Steelers or something. So stupid.


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