Rick Perry Is NOT The Tea Party Answer

Folks, ever since there was word he was throwing his hat in the ring, I have had a really bad feeling about Governor Perry.  Something that was gnawing at me in-between my busy cant take a minute to think cycles, yet I couldn’t put my finger on it.  It wasn’t so much that Perry was reportedly once a Democrat, a similar theme with my favorite president.  It wasn’t that he is a “Bilderburg” guy as some I know are concerned.

Thanks to Michelle Malkin I now recall the unforgivable act against a free people that cannot be tolerated.

“My syndicated column today dissects Perry’s recent, so-called “walk backs” of his odious Gardasil vaccine mandate for children. I’ve written and reported on vaccine bullies in the schools and on informed parental authority over vaccines previously. But as you’ll see from my column below, Perry defenders who dismiss critics as “single-issue” activists are willfully blind to the Gardasil disgrace’s multiple layers of rottenness.”

uh.. yeah.. with so much always going on we have so easily forgotten.

It was in 2007, and I remember saying “what in the hell is this guy doing?”

“Bypassing the Legislature altogether, Republican Gov. Rick Perry issued an order Friday making Texas the first state to require that schoolgirls get vaccinated against the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer.

By employing an executive order, Perry sidestepped opposition in the Legislature from conservatives and parents’ rights groups who fear such a requirement would condone premarital sex and interfere with the way Texans raise their children.

Beginning in September 2008, girls entering the sixth grade — meaning, generally, girls ages 11 and 12 — will have to receive Gardasil, Merck & Co.’s new vaccine against strains of the human papillomavirus, or HPV.”

That is patently absurd.

Executive mandates?  Forced vaccinations? Drug company paybacks?  Oh hell no. Oh hell yeah?

Merck had been pushing for laws requiring the vaccinations and had doubled its lobbying efforts in Texas, the Associated Press reported, funneling some of its money through a network of women legislators called Women in Government. Perry had ties to Merck through a former chief of staff who had moved on to become one of the pharmaceutical company’s three lobbyists in Texas. The Governor had also received $6,000 in contributions from Merck for his campaign for reelection in 2006.

And that is just what is available. I think this country has seen enough of that thank you.

Corporate cronyism?

No thanks.

Not for this Tea Party Guy. Likely not for others either.

Give him 2 months, and he will be back in single digits.

4 comments for “Rick Perry Is NOT The Tea Party Answer

    August 18, 2011 at 8:19 am

    WE NEED to be UNITED and not blast our own candidates. When you make a negative comment at least have all the facts. He admitted he was wrong. You should have stated that in your spot on FOXNews this am. Whomever is nominated I will support them. The last thing we need is someone like Trump to have a reason to run as a independent and screw up the whole election (such as when Ross Perot ran I voted for him but now I know that just will not work unfortunately)
    A very concerned republican.

    • JGillman
      August 18, 2011 at 8:39 am

      I am assuming you are commenting here because her site is closed to new commenters.

      Noted that he admitted his mistake. Its a pretty big mistake however, and gets to the core of a person who would assume a great deal of POWER in this country.

      An executive is not a King, and does not have the right to force anyone to consume anything.

      Trump is a joke, but may run no matter who our nominee is. We can properly attack him when he declares.

      Truth triumphs.

  2. R. E. Wick
    August 18, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Disregarding his TEA PARTY and the odious Gardasil vaccine mandate for children, which is no little problem. However, I am very interested in what else he is or is “NOT”.


    He sure talks like a man who is not afraid of being taken on regarding his retoric. I appreciate what you have responded to, and will look foreward to further comments by they pro or con.

    One thing I believe in and that is open communications and not paperwork that has a problem with distribution to the masses.

    We, Americans have been so smothered by executive retoric that it has become second nature to disregard much of what we read/hear/??!.

  3. Susie
    August 19, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    As a Texan and a conservative, I can say that Perry is not necessarily a true conservative. Sure, he can talk the talk, but he does not always walk the walk. What I do like about him is that he is not afraid to lead and that he is an in your face politician. But then again, he IS a politician through and through, and that is what bothers me most.

    Surely we can come up with a better viable candidate. I want to know more about Christie and would like to see him throw his hat in the ring.

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