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November 10, 2011

Why I Will Continue to Support Perry ~ Excellent Article!

Why I Will Continue to Support Perry

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By the time you are reading this, people in all 57 states, civilians and corpsemen alike, will know that Perry had a horrible gaffe at tonight’s debate because he forgot his third department to cut. This will overshadow what was otherwise a solid debate by him (I know, I know, “Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?”)

Despite his gaffe, I still support Rick Perry. Going into tonight’s debate, Perry was the only candidate who I felt had a great combination of strong executive experience and a record of fighting Washington and advancing conservative causes. Coming out of tonight’s debate, Perry is still the only candidate who has a great combination of strong executive experience and a record of fighting Washington and advancing conservative causes. And he will still have a strong record of conservative leadership after he finishes his waffle.

Rick Perry may not know off the top of his head which three departments he would like to cut, but he does know how to cut spending. Under Perry for the first time since World War II, Texas cut its budget, (take that W.), not by growing the budget less than proposed, but by actually spending less than it did in the previous budget. Every budget that Rick Perry signed was a balanced budget. We need someone with a strong record of fiscal responsibility to right the ship, when even the Republicans in Washington are willing to sell us out to the SuperCommittee by raising taxes now for the promise of future cuts that never come.

Rick Perry may not know how to develop debate points, but he knows how to develop a pro-business environment. The thing that this country needs most can be summed up in three letters: J-O-B-S. Texas has created one million net jobs during his tenure in Texas, during that same time, the country as a whole lost 2.5 million net jobs. Texas added four seats in the latest census because of the number of people moving to Texas in order to find work. Indeed, CNBC named Texas it’s number one state for business in 2010. And just like when the stock market crashed and Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television to explain what happened, Rick Perry will explain how overregulation and overtaxation are killing employment in America.

Rick Perry may fight against words, but he also fights against Washington. Texas has fought against overregulation by the EPA; the Department of Education; State Department, and The Department of Immigration and Naturalization Services, just to name a few.

Rick Perry is not a good debater. Rick Perry is a good leader and a solid conservative. If we can’t have all three in a candidate, I would rather have the guy who knows how to put conservative policies into action and show that they can work through example, rather than a candidate who can explain why conservative policies are great on paper, but never plans to implement them. Showing that your policies work in practice and not just on paper, translates to any language: including Texan and Austrian, or anywhere else your trip on the Intercontinental Railroad will take you.

Can Perry best Obama in a debate? I don’t know. What I do know is that people are seeing that Obama’s policies don’t work, and that even Perry can show that his do. People understand that. What I also know is that when consevative policies are implemented and get the economy growing again, people aren’t going to remember what was said in some debate.

I will gladly pass over Rick Perry the next time I need to pick a debate partner. I will gladly continue to support Rick Perry the next time I need to choose a president.


Wild Thing's comment........

Obama stated there are 57 states, Romney can't remember his wife or how long they have been married.

But who is the one that will be crucified for not remembering something it will be Perry. And you know what I could care less. He smiled and said he could not remember, that is being honest and certainly no crime.

I do hope you read the article above it is really good and well worth the read.

For me I am truly honored to support Perry for President.

Posted by Wild Thing at November 10, 2011 05:50 AM


I watched this debate all the way through. I liked the format. The participants were questioned individually so there was no arguing between them. The moderators were jerks. The women was an ass.

I thought all the candidates did well. Bachmann redeemed herself with good answers. She is much better when she is not attacking other candidates. Cain was good and handled questions well and with his usual wit and personality. Romney sounded good but he is always smooth and will say whatever sounds good at the moment, even if it is a lie. Ron Paul actually sounded sane. Huntsman and Santorum were so-so and paled compared to the others. Perry started off very well. His goof was blatant and momentarily embarassing. However, he is able to laugh at himself and he may even be able to use it as an example of being human and profit by it. I got a kick out of the way that a couple of other people were actually trying to help him remember which agency was his third choice to cut. I think Newt Gingrich was the hands down winner last night. He answered all questions head on. He used humor at times and at least once he admonished a moderator. His answers were pertinant, informative and accurate. He never hesitated and never used obama's favotite word("uh").Gingrich would be deadly in a debate with TOTUS.

In summary, I really enjoyed the GOP debate last night. Even though I have issues with a couple of the candidates, I thought they all did well. The event was a straight question and answer session. No attacking each other. In fact many times one candidate would refer favorably to another candidate's quote. The only attacking and bantering was between candidates and moderators. I think the candidates did the conservative movement well. They presented a strong and united front against obama and the liberals and the overbearing federal govt. We won last night!

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at November 10, 2011 11:22 AM

Oops! In the first paragraph that is supposed to be woman, not women. Referring to the female moderator.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at November 10, 2011 11:25 AM

Tom that was a great write up on the debate. Thank you soooo much. ((hug))

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 10, 2011 11:47 PM