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Texas Governor Rick Perry As Barack Obama’s Worst Nightmare

August 20, 2011

Reuters has an article out entitled, “Rick Perry seen as easier for Obama to beat.”  It begins:

(Reuters) – White House hopeful Rick Perry has at least some supporters in the Democratic stronghold of Chicago — President Barack Obama’s re-election team.

The Texas governor, a social and fiscal conservative, is seen by Obama’s top election campaigners and fundraisers as easier to beat than the more moderate Mitt Romney in the presidential election.

“I was praying Perry would get in the race,” said a former White House aide closely linked to Obama’s campaign.

Now, there are two possibilities here.

One is that the Obama campaign is desperately pleading that conservatives are really as stupid as liberal propaganda says they are.  They’re saying, “Please swallow our load of malarkey and let us pick the guy who runs against us.”

The other is that the Obama campaign is actually as deluded as the Obama White House clearly is.

If you consider who the mainstream media, the elite talking head establishment, the Democrat Party and even Barack Obama himself are all talking about, then you’d have to say it’s the first alternative.  They are begging anybody who will listen to please, PLEASE, dear GOD oh-PLLLEEEAAAZZZE nominate Mitt Romney so they have some chance at re-election.

If you consider how absolutely and completely out-of-touch and disconnected from reality Barack Obama and his White House have been, it may well be the latter.

Obama’s going off to fancy-schmancy Martha’s Vineyard for a nice comfy vacation while jobless claims shoot up, inflation spikes, housing tanks and manufacturing plunges while the Dow sinks 420 points. Obama said he wouldn’t rest until the jobs issue was solved – right before leaving on vacation.  Which pretty makes Obama the poster boy for disconnectedness.

As Barack Obama leaves on vacation to hob-nob with the millionaires, the man who isn’t bothering to get economic briefings on a daily basis is ignoring a world on the verge of meltdown over fears of a U.S. meltdown.

As one example of how this phenomenon turns out, it is said that the Carter campaign team actually toasted champagne the night Ronald Reagan defeated George H.W. Bush to become the Republican nominee.  Because, of course, George H.W. Bush was the “establishment” Republican and Ronald Reagan was the crazy rightwing bomb-throwing governor who didn’t stand a chance.  At least not until Ronald Reagan grabbed the Carter team’s champagne bottle and shoved it right down Jimmy Carter’s pencil-neck in one of the worst elections blowouts in history:

There are an awful lot of liberals who don’t want to see Obama curled up into the fetal position on the floor and sucking his thumb while sobbing inconsolably and refusing to let go of his Oval Office chair.  And they infest the mainstream media hallways the way cockroaches infest the walls of a public housing apartment building.

Which is why this is the “coverage” that Rick Perry is going to get between now and election day.

We can’t trust what we’re being told by the mainstream media.  They constantly spin the news to favor their leftwing bias.

I think the following is far more truthful than the avalanche of media spin on Governor Rick Perry’s entry into the race:

KUHNER: Obama’s worst nightmare
Rick Perry is the conservative Middle America has been waiting for
By Jeffrey T. Kuhner and Jeffrey T. Kuhner – The Washington Times
Thursday, August 18, 2011

President Obama can see the writing on the wall: His days in the White House are numbered. This is the real meaning of Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s entry into the Republican presidential race. The GOP now has a candidate who can not only defeat Mr. Obama, but crush him.

For months, the mainstream media anointed Mitt Romney as the presumptive front-runner. The former Massachusetts governor is their ideal GOP candidate – a moderate technocrat from the Northeast, who flip-flopped on abortion and gay rights and enacted universal health care in his state. He is a Rockefeller Republican wolf in Reaganite clothing. His strongest asset is his business background. In a moribund economy, Mr. Romney came across as the only competent, experienced nominee who could kick-start the private sector. No longer.

Mr. Perry has fundamentally altered that equation – and with it the nature of the campaign. His candidacy has an overriding strength: Texas. Mr. Perry is the longest-serving governor in that state’s history. He is entering his 11th year, making him the nation’s senior governor as well. On possessing executive experience, none of the declared 2012 candidates – including Mr. Obama – comes close.

He also has a stellar economic record. From June 2001 until June 2010, Texas added more jobs than the other 49 states combined. Since June 2009, it has generated nearly 40 percent of all net jobs in America. His formula is simple: Embrace fiscal conservatism. His administration has controlled spending, balanced budgets and slashed burdensome regulations. Texas is a right-to-work state. It does not have a personal income or capital gains tax. It is a magnet for businesses, job creators and investment capital.

Mr. Perry is also a Middle American populist, who champions God, country and family. Unlike Mr. Obama, he is not a progressive highbrow who despises the U.S. military. He is a former Air Force pilot. Also unlike Mr. Obama, he is a devout evangelical Christian, who opposes abortion – the seminal moral issue of our time. As governor, he passed a law mandating that sonograms be shown to any pregnant woman prior to having an abortion. The goal is to appeal to her conscience before exterminating an unborn baby. At his core, Mr. Perry is a “10th Amendment conservative.” He champions states’ rights, localism and the devolution of federal power. His Jeffersonian patriotism is the exact opposite of Mr. Obama’s secular socialism.

Mr. Perry’s low-tax, high-growth Texas model stands in stark contrast to Mr. Obama’s dismal performance. The president has no accomplishments he can run on in 2012. Obamacare is deeply unpopular. The stimulus failed. His reckless borrow-and-spend policies have created a debt crisis. Unemployment is high. The recovery is anemic. Inflation is rising. More than 45 million Americans are on food stamps – a historic record. The economy is spiraling toward a possible depression. Mr. Perry is the anti-Obama: a successful chief executive, who can – and will – get America moving again. In short, he is Mr. Obama’s worst nightmare.

This is why the media mandarins must destroy Mr. Perry’s credibility. Within days of his entering the race, Democrats are saying the Texas cowboy is too extreme, too radical and too uncouth to be president. Leftists are flagrantly distorting his statements. Mr. Perry never called for Texas’ secession. That is a lie. During a speech, someone yelled out “Secede!” Mr. Perry responded: “We’ve got a great union. There is absolutely no reason to dissolve it.”

Recently, in Iowa Mr. Perry said that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s “quantitative easing” – massively printing money – is “almost treasonous,” especially, if he was to unleash the printing presses for a third round in order to artificially boost economic growth. Apparently, for many pundits, this comment is beyond the pale. Even Great Society Republicans are upset. They argue Mr. Bernanke has been unfairly attacked, the political independence of the Federal Reserve is under assault and Mr. Perry should apologize.

But the Texas governor is right. Mr. Bernanke’s loose monetary policy is slowly eroding the dollar. A nation’s economy is only as strong as its currency. The more greenbacks printed, the lower their value. The falling dollar is undermining consumer purchasing power, reducing our standard of living and inevitably leading to inflation – the great threat to middle-class prosperity. Mr. Bernanke’s actions are reckless and pose a clear and present danger to America’s economic security. It may not be “treasonous” but it’s darn close.

Mr. Perry is not perfect – far from it. He passed legislation granting in-state tuition to the children of illegal immigrants. He opposes building a wall along the porous southern border. He supports some form of amnesty. He is a globalist conservative, not a Robert Taft-style nationalist.

There are other GOP candidates – Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul – who are more ideologically pristine and muscular. But Mr. Perry is easily the most electable conservative in the current field. He will take the fight to Mr. Obama. He will give no quarter and ask for none. And that’s why he will win – and win big.

Jeffrey T. Kuhner is a columnist at The Washington Times and president of the Edmund Burke Institute.

Thanks for your offer to help me pick the most scariest Republican to run against your Messiah, Obama re-election committee.  But I think I’ll stick with my guy Rick Perry just the same.