18 March 2014

Rick Perry Proves Himself NOT Reliably Conservative by Endorsing Musty Mitch

Same schmuck who just declared war on the Tea Party...
I was actually considering Perry a second-tier maybe for 2016, hard to argue with his economic record. But when he comes out and endorses Mitch McConnell vs. a viable Tea Party challenger (when there was no reason for him to weigh-in in the first place) it becomes clear enough to me that Rick Perry is not the man to reliably bring this country anything resembling a Reagan Revolution. He plays a good conservative when campaigning, and would most certainly portray himself as one again in 2016- but this time the stink won't wash-off.

This is the RINO fossil he's endorsing now:

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed any tea party candidates challenging establishment Republicans in the 2014 midterm elections would not just fail — but fail miserably.

"I think we are going to crush them everywhere," he said, The New York Times reported, "I don't think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country.

Maybe we shouldn't be so surprised... Gov. Perry has given in-state tuition to illegal immigrants, opposed e-verify, and said in a 2007 speech in Mexico that he supports 'totally open borders'.

Perry has a real impressive Texas economy he can and should be proud of, and there are many lessons for the rest of us there. But others like Ted Cruz think the same way economically- and would deliver simliar results nationally, imho.

Unfortunately, Rick Perry seems completely sold-out to the Rove/RNC/US Chamber of Commerce axis, a corporate Republican focused on the short-sighted demands of industry above all else... Republican grass roots be damned. 

And while some left 2012's presidential primary debates thinking Perry not all that bright, turning on the party's base this year -while backing policy that would destroy the Republican Party as a national force- has me questioning not only the guy's intellect and conservatism, but the plain ole Texas 'horse sense' he supposedly possessed.

What's the end game here, unless Perry intends to be the GOP establishment's latest RINO nothing in 2016? Then they'll plug Rubio in the VP slot and commence to pandering, you can smell it already...