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Falling in Love Again

Original post made by Cindy Cross, Parkside, on Sep 1, 2011

Falling in Love Again by Cindy Cross
It seems like the Republican Party has fallen in love again, enough so with Rick Perry that Glenn Beck would be willing to take time away from scribbling on his chalk board to kiss the man.
Oh to be in love again! Perry is handsome, arrogant, and absolutely certain that what comes out of his mouth is a directive from on high. No pussy-footing around with this guy; as he put forth the idea that if the federal government doesn't get its act together, Texas should secede from the union. We like our leaders strong, so this love bond is rock solid with the base.
Love is really what the Republican Party is all about these days: the introduction in 2007 of runner-up beauty pageant contestant and former half term Governor Palin created a love affair with that ten percent of the party that likes to wear funny hats and disrupt town halls meetings, and on a smaller scale, the party that has adopted as its resident poster girl, Michele Bachmann.
But these are times where matters of the heart are fickle and fleeting: Palin is a fading memory, a messenger without a message on a bus tour with no direction, and Bachmann will be lucky to retain her congressional seat when it comes up for re-election, much less win the party nomination. It's Perry who has won the hearts and minds of the Party and no matter how loud the doubters will sound a cautious warning on the pitfalls of leading with your heart, love is blind and must be free to run its course.
Scott Keyes, who wrote an article for ThinkProgress.org this summer, is one of those Perry detractors who listed ten things you don't know about Perry. Keyes listed that Perry, during a speech funded by BP (British Petroleum), said that the BP oil spill was an act of God, and not a criminal over-site by those in charge of the protection of the environment and the livelihoods of those dependent on fishing those waters. Keyes also documented that Governor Perry boldly bragged that Texas "had the best health care in the country", which, according to actual data, Texas has the highest rate of uninsured residents in the country, as one in four lack coverage, with the national average at 15.4%
So before you seal that agape bond that seems to be sweeping the base off its feet, you might want to read the entirety of Mr. Keyes article for yourself, as you might want to know where Perry stands on the issues that we all are facing, and in desperate need of fixing. But what do I know; I'm still mending a broken heart since Ross Perot walked out on me.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Sep 1, 2011 at 8:18 pm

I find this column increasingly meaningless.


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Posted by Agreed
a resident of Carlton Oaks
on Sep 1, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Amateurish.


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Posted by b
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 1, 2011 at 9:56 pm

Glenn Beck is still around?!


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Posted by A Neighbor
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 1, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Perry is a buffoon by any measure, and any contest with Obama will certainly give the president the victory. Can't the GOP do better than him?


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Sep 2, 2011 at 7:25 am

Stacey is a registered user.

Love isn't how I would describe politics. Web Link "Our Handy Guide to the Best Coverage on Gov. Rick Perry and His Record"


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Posted by Craig
a resident of Carlton Oaks
on Sep 2, 2011 at 7:53 am

The entire GOP is beset with buffoonery. It is no longer possible to be Republican without being a buffoon. Too much money grubbing; not enough reading.


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Sep 2, 2011 at 9:00 am

Stacey is a registered user.

A bit like how it is no longer possible to be a Democrat without being labelled a Marxist or out to destroy America? The parties have been taken over by their extreme elements. That's why centrists like Obama don't garner much favor from either party.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Sep 2, 2011 at 12:02 pm

SHOCKING X-ray of Perry taken by US Military: Web Link


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Posted by Zincor
a resident of Ironwood
on Sep 2, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Show me some GOP buffoons. I'll start you off ... beginning with the entire slate of GOP pres candidates.

Now show me some Dems who are out to destroy the country. Show me a Dem who is a Marxist.

Stacey's attempt to draw an analogy here is, as per usual, quite feeble.


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Posted by Conner
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 2, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Rick Perry = another right-wing zealot from Texas. He can keep his low paying, Walmart jobs in Texas. No thanks.


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Posted by Joe
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Sep 2, 2011 at 3:37 pm

What I would like to hear from RP are his solutions to providing healthcare to the 50M people who don't have access and solutions, beyond just cutting people off, for the 47M people receiving food stamps. More tax cuts for the 500 people who control over 50% of the wealth in this country and do away with financial regulation so the banks can once again, without worry, package and sell toxic assets.


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Posted by Boomer
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Sep 3, 2011 at 10:51 am

Perot was a man of NO non-sense. He spelled it out and we understood what he was telling us when the others continue even today, to divide us.
Did he walk away or did we sit on the fence for way too long to consider him as worthy. Compared to then and the events that followed up till NOW?! I'd say we walked away from him. Of course for you to admit that would prove you are honest.
Did we come out ahead at all when the National Debt was then 4.5 Trillion compared to today's Straddle of 15. trillion?
See: Web Link

His Charts & Graphs were dead on. Yet we choose to believe the 2 party monopoly who feared him, because they saw their feeding frenzy about to end if he were to get elected.

AS for Gov. Perry there is no comparison. He takes credit for other peoples work that makes Texas,.......Texas ! Way before Perry ever came into the picture.

We walked away from Perot because of sandbox politics (name calling)
Because they could find no other dirt on him and he did not believe in mud flinging as we have be conditioned with of the decades of BS politics'. We got what we deserve for not paying close attention and think for ourselves,....rather than wearing your heart on your sleeve politics'. That's dumb and that's why we are in a mess.
Thinking actually requires your participation before you VOTE.

I wish we could have seen Perot as America's only chance to save America from NAFTA. Otherwise we would not be in this mess.
No one has been able to find any dirt on him except fabricated opinions. You are one of those people.


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Posted by Boomer
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Sep 3, 2011 at 10:52 am

Perot was a man of NO non-sense. He spelled it out and we understood what he was telling us when the others continue even today, to divide us.
Did he walk away or did we sit on the fence for way too long to consider him as worthy. Compared to then and the events that followed up till NOW?! I'd say we walked away from him. Of course for you to admit that would prove you are honest.
Did we come out ahead at all when the National Debt was then 4.5 Trillion compared to today's Straddle of 15. trillion?
See: Web Link

His Charts & Graphs were dead on. Yet we choose to believe the 2 party monopoly who feared him, because they saw their feeding frenzy about to end if he were to get elected.

AS for Gov. Perry there is no comparison. He takes credit for other peoples work that makes Texas,.......Texas ! Way before Perry ever came into the picture.

We walked away from Perot because of sandbox politics (name calling)
Because they could find no other dirt on him and he did not believe in mud flinging as we have be conditioned with of the decades of BS politics'. We got what we deserve for not paying close attention and think for ourselves,....rather than wearing your heart on your sleeve politics'. That's dumb and that's why we are in a mess.
Thinking actually requires your participation before you VOTE.

I wish we could have seen Perot as America's only chance to save America from NAFTA. Otherwise we would not be in this mess.
No one has been able to find any dirt on him except fabricated opinions. You are one of those people.


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Posted by Sissy
a resident of Southeast Pleasanton
on Sep 4, 2011 at 1:46 pm

I'm waiting for the fatty Christie to jump into the race. Boy will he make a splash! The fatter and slobbier the better, I say. It's what now distinguishes America from the rest of the world. Our obesity. See for example Stacey's courageous defense of Lunch Break! against those disrespectful Islamic Ramadan fasters. Imagine, fasting and then thumbing their noses at us like that! America, the land of fat Mamas, junk food, and apple pie a la mode. Love it or save the leftovers for a midnight snack!


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Sep 4, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

Yea, go see the other lunch break thread where I called out certain other posters for their online trolling and where they responded with a selective interpretation of English grammar.


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Posted by Blossom
a resident of Stoneridge Orchards
on Sep 4, 2011 at 2:39 pm

That's tellin' 'em Stacey! Hit 'em where it hurts.


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