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Nomination Excitations: Perry, Romney, And Pawlenty

12 August 2011 @ 10:38

-Jim Treacher makes an interesting point, in his TheDC Morning posting today [second emphasis mine]:

Rick Perry announces announcement — TheDC’s Caroline May reports: “The most reluctant potential Republican nominee so far will announce at the conservative RedState gathering in South Carolina this Saturday that he is running for president. Texas Governor Rick Perry, known for hating the Washington scene, had previously eschewed mounting a national campaign, but pressure from the public and his wife appears to have steered him into the race.” Okay, everybody, when he springs the big news, act surprised! Hey, here’s a good one: You know who else inherited an economy from George W. Bush? Rick Perry.

-Mandate Mitt Romney said yesterday that ‘corporations are people [and he was right, as James Joyner points out over at Outside The Beltway], but so is Soylent Green [coming, via Obamacare, to a town near you!].

The Memeorandum thread.

-Is it me, or, in addition to having a rather dull personality, Tim Pawlenty comes off as whiny?

-Stacy McCain was at the debate last night and has filed a very informative report here [see also his live blogging of the event, his after debate posting, and his report on how Mandate Mitt handled a Bolshe heckler yesterday (am I the only one who, at the thought of Mitt being the nominee has fear and loathing?)].

6 Comments
  1. 12 August 2011 @ 11:17 11:17

    I missed the fight between him and Michelle Bachmann last night but the only time I noticed T-Paw was during the closing remarks..

    Don’t think that’s a good sign..

  2. 12 August 2011 @ 15:26 15:26

    Fear and loathing? Well, he’s at the bottom of my “Sure, close enough for government work” list. I’d still need to hold my nose but I’d vote for him anyway.

    The real threat of RINOmney can be Mittigated by a solid conservative Congress and by increasingly conservative States. I say the real prize lies outside the offal orifice at Congress if we end-up with Mitt: Without a solid Congress, yeah, I’m with you – Mitt would be a slower, genler drive off the cliff. But if Congress leads him by the nose to his senses, we can weather this thing.

    Besides, it’ll be Perry or Palin anyway.

    Cheers.

  3. Adobe Walls permalink
    12 August 2011 @ 18:37 18:37

    One of the drawbacks of a not too conservative president is that it is very difficult to combat the Regulatory Regime from congress. We don’t need an economic savant in the White House to get the spending side or even proper tax reform fixed. That could be done with O’Sputnik in office with enough of the correct people in the house and senate. We must have a president who believes that the government is tormenting our economy and destroying our liberty. We need a president who would immediately through appointment of like minded Dept and Agency heads who agree that the overwhelming control of our economic lives by the Federal Govt. is one of the greatest evils on this planet. The right president by using executive orders to rescind thousands of previous orders could change this country for the better on the day he is inaugurated. Fixing our fiscal problem is merely one half of the solution.If we are going to regain prosperity let alone our liberty we must eviscerate the executive branch and it’s minions.

  4. 12 August 2011 @ 18:44 18:44

    I hear you Adobe – but one way Congress can reign-in the EPA, for example, around the objections of a RINO, is to partially defund it. The NEA, likewise, doesn’t even need to be “dissolved.” Simple, radical defunding of the whole freakin’ thing. That is entirely within Congress’ enumerated powers.

    I like your other points – a lot. Cheers.

  5. Adobe Walls permalink
    13 August 2011 @ 15:55 15:55

    Attacking the behemoth from both sides is crucial, requiring defunding and emasculation. The correct executive can defang the beasts while working on their destruction. If congress defunds the EPA the lawsuits will begin immediately. The President could have DoJ file on Congress’s side. Further many groups who sue the government to advance Bolshevik causes get grants from various federal departments. Simply stopping that funding would make an enormous difference. Rescinding previous executive orders would change policy overnight.

  6. 16 August 2011 @ 03:40 03:40

    “am I the only one who, at the thought of Mitt being the nominee has fear and loathing?”

    No. Here am I.

    “Further many groups who sue the government to advance Bolshevik causes get grants from various federal departments. Simply stopping that funding would make an enormous difference. Rescinding previous executive orders would change policy overnight.”

    Yes, correction is not difficult tactically. Strategically, it is difficult but doable.

    Defeating state-sponsored terrorism/war-making is as important — and in current conditions is a decisive lever — as de-meddling domestic fearful-busybody/totalitarian personalties, groups and agencies.

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