Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Case for Rick Perry

Governor Rick Perry will you please run for president in 2012 and end the media’s incessant commentary on “the weak line up of GOP candidates” to challenge Obama?

As Newt Gingrich’s candidacy “burns,” Mitt Romney is haunted by Obamneycare, and Jon Huntsman looks like a squishy RINO, conservatives need Governor Perry to right side this GOP ship for 2012. Perry’s plain talking, tell it like is style and passion, could make him the Bill Clinton of 1992. Clinton entered the presidential race late and rose like a meteor to the top of the heap.

Besides his ability to communicate, Perry could teach President Obama a lesson or two about how to lead and get the economy going. In the midst of the worst recession since the Great Depression and yes we’re still in one, Perry created over 254,000 jobs in Texas last year. Since 2009, 38% of all US jobs created were in Texas, Texas the top state in the nation for job creation. (You paying attention Obama?)

The state of Texas’ business friendly environment has led to companies fleeing hostile regulatory state of California in droves for the greener pastures of Texas. In fact, 14 out of 70 businesses fleeing the debt ridden, sky high tax state of California ran to the heart of Texas. Another benefit to companies moving to Texas is their employees don’t have to pay a state income tax because Texas has none.

Unlike our Robin Hood president, who wants to raise taxes on higher earners, rob from the so-called rich to give to everyone else, to close our $14 trillion debt, Perry refused to raise taxes to balance the state’s budget. Instead he borrowed funds from the state’s reserve fund and proposed budget cuts like slashing $4 billion from education funds.

Perry also recently signed into law ” loser pays“ lawsuit reform aimed at reducing frivolous lawsuits. It requires plaintiffs filing civil lawsuits for less than $100,000 to pay the court and lawyer fees of defendants if they lose the case. Tort reform is good thing and Perry knows this law clear the way for real cases and prevent trial lawyers from getting rich over cases like the woman who scalded herself with hot McDonald’s coffee because she drove with the cup between her legs. Stupid!

And I’m not finished with heaping praise on Perry. He also passed a new voter i.d law requiring voters to show a photo i.d to vote to prevent voter fraud. If you have to have a photo i.d to get on plane, why not to vote?

While Obama thinks of ever increasing costly ways for government to reach its fat hand into our lives, with one job killing law or regulation after another (government ban on food companies advertising to kids, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Obamacare, etc.) Governor Rick Perry is trying to get government out of Texans lives so they can thrive because he knows government “doesn’t know best.”

Obama should be very afraid if Perry becomes the GOP nominee for president in 2012 Perry is a deft, animated communicator, who can back up his talk up with facts not empty promises of hope and change.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Crystal Wright is a black conservative woman living in Washington, DC. Some would say she is a triple minority: woman, black and a Republican living in a Democrat dominated city. She’s contemplating moving back to her home state of Virginia, where her vote would count for something. By day, Crystal is a communications consultant and editor and publisher of the new website  . Crystal earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Georgetown University and holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre from Virginia Commonwealth University


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Anonymous said...

Is this the same Rick Perry that mandated ( required ) Gardisil as Governor of Texas? Same Rick Perry that headed up Al Gore's Presidential campaign?