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Governor Rick Perry and the True Enemy of Liberty (video)

Here are two videos of  Rick Perry the way that we want to hear him speak at the debates, courtesy of  Aaron Gardner, via  Moe Lane, via Red State. (and a Tweet)
Governor Perry has the reputation of a swaggering Texan, but he’s not one to knock others off the podium. He’s a gentleman, who is out to defeat the real enemy: Barack Obama. and big, centralizes, expensive, inefficient and unConstitutional Government. These are the real threats to liberty and the real job killers, according to him.
In these videos, he’s speaking to a group of college students about jobs, tar sand oil fields and the proposed gas pipeline from Canada through the US, and about Social Security and Medicare. I don’t think the audience or the questions make the difference in his energy and clear message.Instead, I believe he’s more comfortable fighting issues and the opposition party that people that he considers compatriots. I thought the same thing watching him debate Debra Medina and Kay Bailey Hutchinson in the 2008 Texas Republican Primary debates.
Note who and what the Governor is talking about and condemning: big government and Barack Obama (or ” OBarack Obama,” at one point.) He’s not attacking his fellow Republican candidates.I think the Governor just doesn’t like attacking his fellow candidates or being attacked.
Rick Perry’s post-Dartmouth Remarks, Part I

and Part II.
In that second video,  Governor Perry mistakenly says the founding of the Nation was in the “16th Century.” The people who laugh at that gaffe did not even notice that he went on to quote the 10th Amendment. I’ll bet that none of them could do that!

Enough (or Leaving Sarahtology) | RedState

Erick Erickson is an astute observer. Remember, we’re not talking about Governor Palin, we’re talking about her fans.

For the longest time I wanted Sarah Palin to run.

Unfortunately, as I found out and as others are starting to find out, moving on from Sarah Palin is like leaving Scientology.

To not bow at the throne of Sarah you get disowned. You get attacked. You have people drum up stories attacking your credibility. “Oh, Perry announced at his event, he must be bought and paid for,” etc. Ironically, some of the very people going after this site’s and my credibility — claiming we’re pressured to do things by higher ups at Eagle Publishing — are people who were on payrolls advocating for clients while refusing to disclose potential conflicts among other things. To add comedy to irony, it seems more and more apparent that some of those who attacked this site and me for holding editorial positions based on what our corporate parent dictates (a lie designed to undermine our lack of sufficiently pro Palin bona fides among other things) are themselves engaging in projection because it is they, not RedState nor me, who must tread carefully in who they attack because their livelihoods depend on it. It’s always the kooks who project their sins on others.

via Enough | RedState.

I don’t get many comments on this blog, but when there are rants, it’s been from Governor Palin”s supporters complaining about my reporting on or – worse yet – defense of Governor Perry’s record. Some of the other Boards and Forums are worse.

I’ll be glad to see Governor Palin on the November 2012 ballot, but I’m supporting Governor Perry in the Primary for his job record and pro-life fights in Texas. Deciding on my own Governor shouldn’t bother anyone except the inept Incumbent.

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