This is what is wrong with the political discourse today. One group gets 90% of what they would like and its still not good enough. In any other setting that would be more that anyone would expect and they would take that deal in a second!
and then there were 11 or 10 or something, I can’t keep track of these people anymore.
And this is why Conservatives love Rick Perry.
Obviously they’re not. People are individuals, they’re not groups and they’re not companies. Individuals have rights, they’re not collective. You can’t duck that. So individuals should be responsible for corporations, but they shouldn’t be a new creature, so to speak. Rights and obligations should be always back to the individual.
— Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX)
Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Monday that he has the best economic record and executive experience in government of any rival in the Republican presidential field, contrasting his credentials with those of his top two opponents, Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann.
Texas is struggling right along with every other state. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, Texas had recently bumped up to 8.2 percent unemployment in June which puts it below the national average. Still plenty of states without miracles posted lower unemployment rates; New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Wisconsin, among others are all out performing Texas.
In May, job growth slowed statewide. According to a recent report in the Houston Chronicle, Houston’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate jumped to 9 percent. The unemployment rate has hit double digits in the Rio Grande Valley. In Hildago County, it’s 12 percent. Quality of life indexes like child poverty rates put Texas further behind. State Sen. Judith Zaffirini (D) told The Huffington Post her state ranks 48th in teen birth rates, 50th in prenatal care and 46th in income disparity — and 50th in the number of persons who receive a high school diploma by age 25.
Karl Rove is playing off the old Republican playbook, where the party was still controlled by somewhat sane republicans. These days the extreme right hold all the cards and assert full dominant control over the party. They will not tolerate any variance from accepted dogma.
Getting to know the real Rick Perry.