Saturday, August 13, 2011

Political Comment

In 2000, TX gov. George Bush courted the evangelical vote on the right hand and the homosexual vote on the left. He kept his promises to the homosexual bloc by appointing more open sexual perverts to office than any president before him -- including the morally bankrupt William Jefferson Clinton.

In 2012, another TX governor, Rick Perry, may follow in Bush's footsteps by bamboozling the ranks of evangelicaldom (and evangelicaldumber). He is running as an "Establishment Conservative" and an "approved evangelical".

Note the following facts:
  1. "Perry supported Al Gore in the 1988 Democratic presidential primaries as chairman of the Gore campaign in Texas." (Wikipedia)
  2. Over half of his campaign contributions come from "mega donors", which ties him in with the ruling elite. (Miami Herald)
  3. Like Bush, Perry has ties with the Pharmaceutical industry, and uses government power to countermand parental authority and enhance big pharma's profits ("In 2007, Perry issued an executive order requiring Texas girls entering the sixth grade to be vaccinated against a sexually transmitted virus, the human papillomavirus. The outcry from parents and lawmakers that mandating Gardasil, a Merck & Co. vaccine, amounted to state interference in parental decisions led the Texas Legislature to rescind his order.. . . Amid the controversy were charges of cronyism because Perry's former chief of staff, Mike Toomey, was a Merck lobbyist. Perry denied any favoritism." (Miami Herald, op. cit.)
  4. Perry has attempted to trample on the property rights of small businesses and homeowners through eminent domain, and he tried to funnel taxpayer money to foreign-owned corporations. ("Trans-Texas Corridor: Perry introduced the ambitious concept in 2002 of a network of corridors linking major Texas cities, with toll roads for cars and trucks, tracks for freight and passenger rail, and rights of way for power lines and pipelines. But the $175 billion, 4,000-mile network was immediately controversial, as Perry signed a contract with a Spanish consortium to build it and then used eminent domain powers to acquire private land. After sustained public opposition, the state abandoned the large-scale project - and its name, which had become toxic - in 2009 in favor of some highways and smaller projects." -- Miami Herald, op. cit.)
Yes, I know that Perry gave money to orphans. John D. Rockefeller handed out dimes to children. In Rockefeller's case, it was done to help change his public image. Of course, no liberal-Democrat-turned-Republican would ever do such a thing, would he?

But, like Bush, Perry goes to church.  Rockefeller joined a Baptist church. Going to church does not automatically make one a born-again believer any more than walking into a garage makes me an Oldsmobile.

    3 comments:

    The Warrior said...

    Excellent information, thank you; I wasn't excited about him anyway, but this gives me some good backup info.

    Chuck Baldwin also just wrote about Perry here (although I think the article is a great primer on the subject of "Christian candidates" period, not just Perry):

    http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/home/?p=3847

    Thanks for posting,

    Spencer

    Gravelbelly said...

    Always good to hear from you, Warrior.

    Thanks for the link to Perry's article. He makes some excellent points, although I cannot agree with him that the most important quality in a candidate is fidelity to the Constitution. (See my Sunday, Aug 14 post.)

    The Warrior said...

    Gravelbelly,

    Agree with you there--for me, you HAVE to be a...well, I'm preaching to the choir, aren't I?

    I understand Mr. Baldwin's point--I actually want a candidate that will do both at the very least....

    Spencer