I have been looking at the Texas Govenor race, specifically the republican primary.
I have to say, I dislike Rick Perry. He comes off as so arrogant and “high falutin” as my mom used to say. He is slick, and I do not trust him.
Then there is Senator Hutchinson. I emailed her a few times with concerns I had. The one time she replied it was with a noncommital attitude with no real answers to my questions. Now when I ask a straight forward question, I expect a straight forward answer. Every time I see her asked anything, even a yes or no question she seems to tippy tow around it.
Then there is the long shot. Debra Medina. I like her. Well what I see of her and read of her. She is not slick of speech. Her look is not polished. The thing I like though is she gives you a straight answer.
Are you pro gay marriage? “Personally no”. Should Texas recognize gay married couples? “The people of Texas already voted on that, they said no. I support that policy”. (not a direct quote but it is what she said)
I watched the BELO debates this morning. Like the other debate earlier this month the Senator and the Governor seemed more interested in contradicting each other and posing for the cameras than seriously taking on Mrs. Medina. Asked out right yes or no if she supported R V wade, the Senator never did answer. Instead making such an obscure statement even the panel did not seem to catch the answer. When asked how she would fund the 30 million TxDOT wants for roads, she said audit, when pressed for an answer, one can only guess, but it seemed like she supports new gas taxes. Granted TxDOT needs to be fixed, but answer the question as asked first.
Rick Perry is out right proud of his program to give college educations at in state tuition prices to illegals, if they “promise” to file for citizenship. HUH? Yes come break our law and go to school. What really blew my mind was his ignorance on IF the TEA actually followed up on these folks to see if they did in fact file for citizenship or not, all he knew was that it was their job to do so… Then there is his fund that he uses to decide what businesses to support as an incentive to get htem to come to Texas… (country wide was on the list, before it went under. He says businesses that do not follow the program give money back… I wonder if country wide did before they crashed…)
I am sorry but that is not a TRUE republican stance. A TRUE republican is a solid conservative, or are folks right that it is time for a new conservative party to form? It may just be that time.
I have begun to dislike all current politicians. From the head dog on down. (Mr. President, I understand your health care plan, you explained it plenty well, I just do not want it).
I think maybe it is time to wipe the slate clean. Time to make constitution a mandatory pass course in all schools. As in you pass a test, in depth on the constitution or do not pass the grade. Make people read it, study it. Then if they do not like that, as THE law of our country, they can find another country they like better.
I dunno all the answers, I just know neither Gov. Perry nor Sen. Hutchinson seem to be the ones to fix the problems. They can’t since they are part of the problem, they helped create the mess we all (Texans and Americans alike) are now left to deal with.
We need serious, dedicated people to solve the messes left for us by previous administrations, democrat and republican alike. Debra Medina I think just might be the one to begin with.
Whew that feels better.