“You never really know how people are going to perform until you see them out there,” David Axelrod, Obama’s senior strategist, said in an interview last week. “This is a guy who has never done this before. It’s harder than it looks.” (Bloomberg)That’s right, Axelrod. You can tell Obama has never run anything before. He’s screwed up everything he’s touched. Being president is harder than it looks.
Of course, Axelrod wasn’t talking about Obama’s horrible failure as president, he was talking about the horrified left’s view of Rick Perry’s kinetic campaign launch.
The Left is Scared, Folks
As Papa Silverfiddle used to tell me, “They only try to tackle the guy with the ball.” Ken Blackwell’s dad had a similar saying, “A dog don’t chase a parked car.” The tea party scares the crap out of the statist left, and so does Rick Perry. He’s a hot jalapeño dropped into the plate of bland political pablum, and the left is already screaming at the offensive spiciness.
The Demagogic democrats have already framed the issue as a Texas Cowboy “threatening” the Fed Chief, and the lapdogs in the press have obediently adopted the trope. He did no such thing.
This is a threat...
...Delivered with one hand hovering over a holstered pistol, eyes narrowed down to slits:
“I’ll kick your ass and drag you behind my horse, Ben Cartwright style, if you print more of that neon toilet paper you call money.”
Perry didn’t say that, he said this:
"If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I don't know what y'all will do to him in Iowa, but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas," Perry said to laughter from supporters in Iowa.
"Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost treacherous, treasonous in my opinion," he said. (Reuters)Karl Rover, handmaiden of the establishment and the left’s newest go-to Republican, chimed in as well, calling criticism of the fed irresponsible. Balderdash! The more scrutiny on The Fed and DC’s failed monetarism, the better.
It’s not the “Swaggering tone,” that threatens the socialists of all parties who infest the establishment. That’s just the propagandistic meme they use to scare the masses away from this dangerous man. What they are scared of is talk like this:
“I’ll promise you this,” Perry said. “I’ll work every day to try to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your life as I can.”
The governor was appearing at an April 15 anti-tax rally in Austin, the Texas capital, where people in the crowd were yelling, “secede.” Perry responded, “We’ve got a great union. There’s absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that.” (Bloomberg)Notice that contrary to the lying liberal liars, he did not threaten to secede. What he was doing was standing up for the 9th and 10th Amendments to the US Constitution, and that’s what’s really got progressives shaking and piddling down their legs like an overbred lapdog.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. -- 9th Amendment, US Constitution
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. -- 10th Amendment, US ConstitutionEven liberal Froma Harrop, who detests everything Rick Perry stands for, thinks more states’ rights would be a good thing. It would take many contentious issues off the national scene, allowing states to adopt or reject laws as they see fit. Liberal Massachusetts would have gay marriage and infanticide on demand paid for by the public, conservative Alabama would not. Perry also gets grudging respect from Ezra Klein, who while disagreeing with Perry, graciously concedes that the governor makes a powerful and cogent case for states rights.
The progressive model is collapsing in a bankrupt heap. We need a national debate on how we replace it. Progressive statist Obama vs. States rights Perry is the perfect forum.
UPDATE! Informational vandals spreading liberal lies and lefty propaganda in the comments section of this post has forced this update.
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