Lone Star Governor May Become All-Star Candidate

Anyone who watched the Republican presidential debate last Monday evening understands why there clearly is room for at least one more candidate – someone who is a proven conservative who can appeal to both the establishment GOP and to Tea Party activists. That potential candidate just might hail from the very same state that gave the country its last Republican president, the conservative-in-name-only (“CINO”) George W. Bush.

Already, the GOP has several candidates; each appealing to a particular segment or segments of the Party. Ron Paul clearly appeals to the libertarian wing. Former Gov. Mitt Romney’s obvious appeal is to the Republican establishment. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann excites the Tea Party faction. Rick Santorum is a darling of evangelical Right-to-Lifers. Businessman Herman Cain has a small, but perhaps growing following among Tea Partiers. Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty enjoys support scattered among establishment types and some Tea Party activists; but is not yet a comfortable fit in either camp. Finally, there is former Speaker Newt Gingrich, fighting desperately for recognition as the Thinking Man’s Republican candidate.

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman will announce his candidacy tomorrow; but other than perhaps posing challenging Romney as the most handsome male candidate, it is unclear exactly where he will find a strong base of support in the GOP. Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, who should be on the stage challenging Paul for the libertarian-leaning voters within the GOP, was unfairly not invited to the debate.

Still on the sidelines is Sarah Palin, who has a proven ability to excite both the Tea Party wing of the GOP and many grass roots Republican activists (but not necessarily the establishment crowd). The longer she waits to decide to become a candidate, however, the less she will be able to translate that personal appeal into primary voters (who increasingly will be sopped up by declared candidates).

Enter Rick Perry, the sitting Governor of Texas; who, with his rugged good looks and even more impressive record as chief executive of the country’s second most populace state, could pose the most serious challenge yet to every other Republican candidate. Unlike other Republican candidates, Perry’s appeal would be both wide and deep.

His conservative-libertarian credentials are well-known; as reflected, for example, is his having received high marks from both the libertarian-leaning Cato Institute, and from the establishment Wall Street Journal.

Perry has been vocal on the need to restore the Bill of Right’s Tenth Amendment, which is designed to protect state sovereignty on issues not expressly tasked to the federal government. He is on record in favor of repealing the income-tax-authorizing Sixteenth Amendment; and his record of support for the Second Amendment is outstanding.

Even more important than Perry’s philosophical credentials, are the very tangible fiscal accomplishments to which he legitimately can claim credit. From June 2009 to April this year, while states from California to Georgia have suffered high unemployment and significant job losses, some 265,300 jobs have been added to Texas’ employment rolls; accounting for “45% of net U.S. job creation” in that period, according to the Wall Street Journal.

This impressive fiscal and job-creation scenario has not happened by chance. As Richard Fisher, chairman of the Dallas Federal Reserve, noted, Texas’ success can be attributed to “reject[ing] the economic model that now prevails in Washington.” What better platform for a head-to-head with President Barack Obama?

Rick Perry just may be the GOP’s right man in the right place – and for the right reasons. His actual record offers hope that were he to run and be successful in challenging Obama in November 2012, he would be a far better president than the last one hailing from Texas. Rick Perry clearly is not a CINO.

by Bob Barr — The Barr Code

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Pie Chart

June 20th, 2011
1:29 pm

“…apologies 4 the typos…..”

Forget it, you’re rolling.

WOW

June 20th, 2011
1:31 pm

Another voting bloc that won’t be voting for Obozo.

President Obama no-show miffs Hispanics

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/57313.html

WOW

June 20th, 2011
1:32 pm

And yet, these slaves to the Democrat Party keep voting for the same retards.

African-American unemployment at 16 percent

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/06/19/eveningnews/main20072425.shtml

WOW

June 20th, 2011
1:33 pm

Wal-Mart 1

Brain dead left wing retards 0

Supreme Court rules for Wal-Mart in massive job discrimination lawsuit

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/06/20/scotus.wal.mart.discrimination/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

jconservative

June 20th, 2011
1:51 pm

Barr how can you support a man who says he is prepared to have his state secede from the Union?

An on your unemployment numbers for Texas, if they are so great why do 23 other states have lower unemployment percentages than Texas?

He sounds like an average Joe who is more than willing to destroy the US.

WOW

June 20th, 2011
1:54 pm

“He sounds like an average Joe who is more than willing to destroy the US.”

Oh, so now you’re talking about Obama.

WOW

June 20th, 2011
1:55 pm

jconservative

How can you support a man who has an average of 9.5% unemployment under his belt, got us into a third war, kept Gitmo open, extended the Bush tax cuts, extended the Patriot Act etc?

Shame on you, liar.

Spock

June 20th, 2011
1:58 pm

WOW as illigical as it may sound “Conservatives are Maggots” may actually have a point by his posts. Such comments are demonstrative of the fears that the ignorant have of becoming seperated from the government teat that has become such a part of the enslavery of the government welfare system. Having Obama in office is vital to that security and a vital component of his re-election strategy. He obviously can’t run on the record of successful economic policies so he must keep tossing crumbs to the ignorant sheep like “Conservatives are Maggots” so he doesn’t have to go look for a job.

WOW

June 20th, 2011
2:06 pm

Spock

I have a sneaking suspicion that “maggots” is unemployed already.

WOW

June 20th, 2011
2:08 pm

Spock

“maggots” reminds me so much of the losers I see sitting outside welfare offices typing on their iphones while living off of taxpayer dollars.

Pie Chart

June 20th, 2011
2:31 pm

Obama is a two termer. Get used to it. The right is so factionally-fractionalized that they’ll never vote as a block, but rather they’ll cancel each other out, kinda like the way a moron always cancels out an imbecile. (like the way the trolls on this comment board do).

bwa

WOW

June 20th, 2011
2:37 pm

They remind me ,,,when I am waiting for my welfare application. I am really “Joe the plumber”
I have been on welfare and food stamps my whole life.

DJ Sniper

June 20th, 2011
2:41 pm

So the man who kicked around the idea of Texas seceding from the US is now thinking of running for president? Oh the irony.

Obozonomics

June 20th, 2011
2:56 pm

All you morons who hate Bush must really be sheep, because Obozo has kept everything that you idiots ridiculed Bush about. What ever happened to ”Bush is spending like a drunken sailor” well Obozo is spending 4 times as much in 3 years as Bush did in 8 years. My conclusion is that liberals have the mentality of about a 5 year old that is very disciplined by their parents and do exactly as they are told, because if they hated Bush they should despise Obozo…but then again a 5 year old has yet to develop the ability to understand logic.

WOW

June 20th, 2011
2:57 pm

“Obama is a two termer.”

I have some imaginary swamp land to sell you, Gump. Again, explain just HOW Obozo will win.

You remind me of UGA fans who proclaim to be the future national champions without even playing one single game.

“kinda like the way a moron always cancels out an imbecile.”

Great way to sum you up, ma’am.

WOW

June 20th, 2011
2:57 pm

Hey Bob, think you could do something about the little retard who keeps stealing my blog handle?

Thanks

WOW

June 20th, 2011
2:58 pm

“The right is so factionally-fractionalized that they’ll never vote as a block”

There’s a remedial English class with your name on it.

Steve Krodman

June 20th, 2011
3:00 pm

“…chief executive of the country’s second most populace state…”

Gee, Bob – don’t you mean “populous”? (Oops. Grammarnazi beat me to it!)

JPP

June 20th, 2011
3:04 pm

WOW – what have you or your ilk ever done to try and help this country or even your own community? You have offered NOTHING constructive in this blog. You complain and moan like some little kid that didn’t get his favorite dessert. As far as I can tell you live in the basement of your mom’s house tossing off to photos of Ron Paul and Ayn Rand all day long.

DJ Sniper

June 20th, 2011
3:16 pm

WOW, you keep talking about “How will Obama get re-elected?”, but I want to know exactly what this current crop of candidates can do to actually get elected? So far, I haven’t heard anything from them other than the usual Republican talking points. Anything they say that can be considered remotely moderate gets attacked. Obama is far from perfect and I don’t like everything he’s done, but when I look at what the GOP has to offer, I can say that the country would be far worse off with any of them in office.

WOW

June 20th, 2011
3:32 pm

“what have you or your ilk ever done to try and help this country or even your own community?”

Military service, Gump.

“You complain and moan like some little kid that didn’t get his favorite dessert. As far as I can tell you live in the basement of your mom’s house tossing off to photos of Ron Paul and Ayn Rand all day long.”

What a profound comeback, tard.

Nope

June 20th, 2011
3:33 pm

Hey WOW… so you call me a liar for saying Perry called himself a prophet?

“Republican Governor Rick Perry of Texas responded “a prophet is generally not loved in their hometown” when Fox News’ Neil Cavuto questioned why he was more popular outside of his state than within it.

“That’s both Biblical and practical,” the third-term governor and chairman of the Republican Governors Association added.”

Of course right wing fanatical and irrational people like you believe anything you want regardless of the facts… and THAT will destroy this country more quickly than any welfare recipient you bash.

WOW

June 20th, 2011
3:34 pm

“but I want to know exactly what this current crop of candidates can do to actually get elected? ”

1: Unemployment is 9.1%.
2: Stimulus packages failed to create jobs.
3: Obozocare is the most hated piece of legislation.
4: 3 wars.
5: Gitmo is still open for biz.

I can keep going but you get the drift.

“I can say that the country would be far worse off with any of them in office.”

LOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are as delusional as any brain dead left winger.

WOW

June 20th, 2011
3:36 pm

“so you call me a liar for saying Perry called himself a prophet?”

Yes, because you are. You also have a severe problem with taking things out of context.

“Of course right wing fanatical and irrational people like you believe anything you want regardless of the facts”

Says the guy who bought into HOPE AND CHANGE!!!!!!!

“and THAT will destroy this country more quickly than any welfare recipient you bash.”

Sucks to be you, welfare queen.

DJ Sniper

June 20th, 2011
4:14 pm

To WOW: Perry may not have directly called himself a prophet, but he sure did make the reference. Let’s also not forget that he has pushed through a radical right-wing agenda that has resulted in Texas having a record deficit, the third highest poverty rate in the country, and the highest number of uninsured resident in the country. Also, let’s not forget how he billed the Texas taxpayers more than $1 million dollars for a security team to travel with him and his family on 23 separate trips for 7 years. As for the health care plan, there have been quite a few articles showing that more people like Obama’s health care plan that don’t like it. Of course, conservatives will keep trying to convince the public that everyone hates it. And if your really thing that people like Bachmann, Palin, Gingrich, or anybody else from the GOP will improve this country, then you sir are the one who is delusional.

Also, let’s keep in mind that the American public is having a severe case of voter’s remorse when it comes to the GOP. In the midterm elections, plenty of people got suckered into drinking the Republican kool-aid when the candidates started talking about how they were going to create jobs and improve the economy. Now that the GOP folks are in office, they are doing the exact opposite of that. They are hellbent on enforcing their ideology everybody, and it’s having negative results. Governors like Scott Walker, John Kasich, and Rick Perry are extremely unpopular right now, and there are recall efforts going on in several states. Sadly, this is what happens when you don’t do your research on the candidates or you don’t vote at all.

WOW

June 20th, 2011
4:20 pm

I am here all day posting because that’s my right to free speech. I have plenty of time to post while waiting for my welfare check and food stamps to arrive.

WOW

June 20th, 2011
4:22 pm

Why do you libs always resort to name calling? Obozo taught you commie socialists well.

DJ Sniper

June 20th, 2011
4:38 pm

Name calling? If that isn’t the pot calling the kettle black. And I see Fox News still has you believing that Obama is a socialist.

MIchael

June 20th, 2011
5:04 pm

Gov. Perry is a pawn of the globalists and crony capitalists and will just be another BushObama but with better hair! I see another Wall Street bailout on the way. Goldman Sachs your are safe with Perry if he becomes President in 2013.

Velma

June 20th, 2011
5:05 pm

WOW indeed… you are the perfect example of an idiot right-winger who believes everything you are spoonfed by Hannity/Beck/Limbaugh. You are a laughingstock… and your obsessive posting suggests you are unhinged and unhealthy.

WOW

June 20th, 2011
5:44 pm

“Perry may not have directly called himself a prophet, but he sure did make the reference.”

Ok, so you now admit to being a moron. Great!

“Let’s also not forget that he has pushed through a radical right-wing agenda that has resulted in Texas having a record deficit”

If you want insane deficits, look at Obozo’s own state of Illinois. Texas is NOTHING compared to that cess pool.

Oh, and call him all the names you want but it still doesn’t change the fact that he’s a two time elected governor.

“As for the health care plan, there have been quite a few articles showing that more people like Obama’s health care plan that don’t like it. ”

Where? I really hope you don’t post something from Huffingtonpissed or Media Splatters.

“Of course, conservatives will keep trying to convince the public that everyone hates it.”

Guess you missed the 2010 destruction of the Democrat Party, Gump.

“And if your really thing that people like Bachmann, Palin, Gingrich, or anybody else from the GOP will improve this country, then you sir are the one who is delusional. ”

Delusional is believing Obozo, with 9% unemployment, will win re-election.

“Also, let’s keep in mind that the American public is having a severe case of voter’s remorse when it comes to the GOP. ”

No they’re not and you have absolutely nothing to back up that lie.

“Now that the GOP folks are in office, they are doing the exact opposite of that.”

They’re doing exactly what they were put in office to do. Cut the spending and end entitlements. SEE: WISCONSIN

“Governors like Scott Walker, John Kasich, and Rick Perry are extremely unpopular right now”

LOL!!!!!!! Keep dreaming, tard. The SC of Wisconsin just upheld his bill.

“Sadly, this is what happens when you don’t do your research on the candidates or you don’t vote at all.”

I love it when retarded left wingers pretend to know what I do and don’t do.

WOW

June 20th, 2011
5:45 pm

“And I see Fox News still has you believing that Obama is a socialist.”

Gotta love left wingers who are jealous that FOX outdoes their $hitty little PMSNBC.

WOW

June 20th, 2011
5:46 pm

Velma

You are a classic example of what happens when inbred trailer trash breeds webbed fingered jack asses such as yourself. You’re also a classic example of what happens when one drops out of high school because having such a low IQ.

Bottom line: Go sell stupid somewhere else, troglodyte.

WOW

June 20th, 2011
5:47 pm

“Goldman Sachs your are safe with Perry if he becomes President in 2013.”

Goldman is safe under the current debacle in chief.

WOW

June 20th, 2011
5:48 pm

DJ Sniper

Do me a favor and quit stealing my blog handle.

Libs lack any common sense

June 20th, 2011
5:50 pm

“Governors like Scott Walker, John Kasich, and Rick Perry are extremely unpopular right now”

Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Antiunion Law

http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2011/06/15/wisconsin-supreme-court-upholds-antinunion-law/

What sucks for people like DJ is the fact that he’s so blind to his own stupidity.

Libs lack any common sense

June 20th, 2011
5:52 pm

Another blow to the head for DJ the resident dumb a$$.

The right’s ideas are winning

So the state’s deficit is fixed, its finances are honest for the first time in about a decade, public services are trimmed but not decimated and no taxpayers were skinned to make it happen. All in all, it’s been a good week for Wisconsin, especially its hard-pressed, middle-class taxpayers.

And, if I might get political, the first six months of the Age of Walker have left conservatism in a surprisingly solid condition in Wisconsin.

http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/124108689.html

Libs lack any common sense

June 20th, 2011
5:53 pm

Libs lack any common sense

June 20th, 2011
5:54 pm

Bad news for Obama cult followers.

Whirling economics
As panic sets in, Obama spins from one vague idea to another

PANIC IS not a pretty thing. The Obama administration may not be there just yet, but a steady drumbeat of bad economic news pushes it closer every week. In Ohio the president talked about giving money to automakers, in North Carolina he talked about giving money to “green” companies, and recently he proposed yet another payroll tax holiday. Call it the “whirling dervish” approach to economic policy — frantically spinning from one constituency to another, dispensing subsidies, and hoping something works.

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2011/06/20/obamas_whirling_dervish_economic_policy/

Libs lack any common sense

June 20th, 2011
5:55 pm

Whitey don’t like Obama.

The White Working Class: The Group That Will Likely Decide Obama’s Fate

http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/90241/obama-election-2012-working-class-kerry

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DJ Sniper

June 20th, 2011
6:18 pm

WOW, what are you smoking over there? Nobody is trying to steal your blog handle. You are not that important at all. Also, I see you talked bad about HuffPo and MediaMatters, yet I’ll be my last $20 that you get a lot of your info from right leaning sites.

At any rate, your postings are that of a raving lunatic who wants this country to back to “the good old days”, which means you would prefer to go back in time instead of moving forward.

WOW

June 20th, 2011
6:38 pm

“Nobody is trying to steal your blog handle.”

See 4:20, liar.

“Also, I see you talked bad about HuffPo and MediaMatters”

Uh yeah, because they’re garbage.

“yet I’ll be my last $20 that you get a lot of your info from right leaning sites. ”

I get my news from multiple sources like Politico, Fox, CNN, ABC, CBS etc, dope. You can mail that keep that $20, dope because I don’t take welfare money from people like you.

“your postings are that of a raving lunatic who wants this country to back to “the good old days””

LOL!!!! So you love high unemployment and staggering gas prices? I’d love to go back to the good ole days of 2003-2006 or perhaps 1997-1999. You know, when unemployment was 4% instead of 9%.

“which means you would prefer to go back in time instead of moving forward.”

You really can’t be this naive, ignorant and stupid can you? Oh wait, you voted for Obama.

WOW

June 20th, 2011
6:38 pm

“You can mail that keep that $20, dope because I don’t take welfare money from people like you.”

Meant to type: You can keep that $20, dope…..

bman

June 20th, 2011
7:01 pm

Don’t know enough about Rick Perry. But, I do know enough about Obama.

2012 …anyone, but Obama

HUH

June 20th, 2011
7:11 pm

DJ Sniper

Are you Jerad Loughner?

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1wayJ

June 20th, 2011
11:24 pm

Bob Barr, you are nothing more than an oppurtunistic weasel. You tried to get all of RP’s followers last time and you tried to sound as much like Paul as you could and now you won’t even endorse him. You are a traitor sir.

Jefferson

June 21st, 2011
7:44 am

This guy is a nut job, if you like him you may need to see someone about your problem.

HUH

June 21st, 2011
8:10 am

Jefferson is is a not job and needs to seek professional help.