Small-government proponents change tune when disaster strikes

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Crabtownboy, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    16,649
    Likes Received:
    158
    So, make DC inconsequential for everyone except ..... me.
    So, Perry hates Washington, except when Texas needs help.



     
  2. mandym

    mandym
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    Messages:
    4,991
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nice way for the left to show their ignorance.
     
  3. HankD

    HankD
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2001
    Messages:
    15,165
    Likes Received:
    322
    Dear brother, all conservatives agree that government has it's place and it's primary duty is to protect the citizenry.

    But to what degree?

    According to the founding fathers the detail of that protection under the rule of law is to be accompanied by the consent of the governed.

    It is evident from the founding documents that the federal government was to be restrained by a checks and balance system.

    The details of our system is always up for debate.

    I would say then that Perry has an animosity and yes, even hatred, for a BIG and overly intrusive federal government.

    HankD
     
  4. Salty

    Salty
    Expand Collapse
    20,000 Posts Club
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    Messages:
    22,130
    Likes Received:
    221

    But if Perry hates big govt, why is he demanding federal aid? Does that make him a hypocrite?

    The only answer I can think of is that the Feds take too much income tax from Texans - they just want some of it back.
     
  5. HankD

    HankD
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2001
    Messages:
    15,165
    Likes Received:
    322
    I don't know. But we all wear the hypocrite mask on occassion, no?

    To be sure it would show Texas in a better light if they didn't need or ask for it.

    But then again Texas is one of the states of the United States of America.


    HankD
     
  6. Robert Snow

    Robert Snow
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2009
    Messages:
    4,466
    Likes Received:
    0
    Rick Perry is a politician. Faced with these decisions politicians do what is necessary to win the next election. This applies to both parties, it's political self-preservation.

    Now, I've lived in Texas for over 50 years, and I've seen several governors. Perry is not that popular, at least not until this presidential bid. But, he hasn't been a bad governor, he's been more of a do nothing governor. And, he is in a republican state and has never really faced any real democratic opposition. Like in the past election. Perry won against Bill White, who had been our mayor here in Houston. Although I lean democratic, I am glad White lost to Perry!
     
  7. HankD

    HankD
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2001
    Messages:
    15,165
    Likes Received:
    322
    Robert, maybe a "do nothing" governor is all that a conservative governor of a conservative state needs to do to have good things happen or continue on.

    Now to be sure there will be a lot of things for him to "un-do" when he takes over the oval office chair.

    HankD
     
  8. Bro. Curtis

    Bro. Curtis
    Expand Collapse
    <img src =/curtis.gif>

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2001
    Messages:
    20,260
    Likes Received:
    4
    I'm glad FEMA has stayed out of Montana this fire season. Those guys are jerks.
     
  9. carpro

    carpro
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    20,927
    Likes Received:
    296
    Perry would have been neglecting the duties of his office if he had not asked for some of the money back that Texas sends the federal goverment to help fund disaster relief.

    Crabby's premise is as ridiculous as it always is.
     
  10. Bro. Curtis

    Bro. Curtis
    Expand Collapse
    <img src =/curtis.gif>

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2001
    Messages:
    20,260
    Likes Received:
    4
    My question is why would he go to an East-Coast, left-wing, liberal rag like the Boston Globe to find out what Texans want ?

    Ever been to Marblehead ? You get pulled over & hassled if you aren't driving a Mercedez.

    I'm not surprised this elitist hates Texas.
     
    #10 Bro. Curtis, Aug 28, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 28, 2011
  11. carpro

    carpro
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    20,927
    Likes Received:
    296
    In addition to that, the author lied repeatedly about what took place.

    The truth wouldn't wear well in that particular liberal bastion of the wealthy.
     
  12. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    16,649
    Likes Received:
    158
    I find it highly amusing how the apologists here can overlook any fault of someone they believe is 'conservative.' It reminds me of the Maoist apologists here who defended Mao regardless of what he did. Thanks for the good laughs.
     
  13. Bro. Curtis

    Bro. Curtis
    Expand Collapse
    <img src =/curtis.gif>

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2001
    Messages:
    20,260
    Likes Received:
    4
    The truth wouldn't wear well in that particular liberal bastion of the wealthy.

    It is Kennedy land.
     

Share This Page

Loading...