A week or so ago I got an email from a Santorum supporter in Texas, complaining that Rick Perry was not spending very much time in office. It was originally reported in the very liberal Dallas Morning News, and the emailer grumbled about planned campaigning around the state for Gingrich in the upcoming primaries. (There was no corresponding reference however on Mitt Romney’s 220 days out of office his final year of Governor by either the emailer or the news article.)
I have also seen very legitimate complaints about Perry’s reluctance to do anything about the pro-Sharia, Muslims schools being paid for by Texas taxpayers, but no allowance for Christian ones. There have been numerous reports by PolitiChix, Pam Gellar and others on Nover Grovequist, who has been fronting Muslim Brotherhood infiltration into the CONSERVATIVE movement. And Grover is a good friend of the Texas Governor as well. (And also Rick Santorum, by the way.)
But a story Sunday morning by the New York Times put my Anti-Conservative Conspiracy Meter on high alert. It is a legitimate story on a double dipping governmental perk, but the bad expression photo alone editorializes a need to paint Perry with a bad brush.
But why now? Perry has dropped out of the race. With the Santorum Surge and Mitt’s Michigan moves, what purpose does this serve a NATIONAL audience in a major paper, at this time, no less? There are no coincidences.
So the PolitiJim Paranoia has some proposed pretexts for this suspicious political ploy.
- Mitt Romney is already at work on 2016. It has been widely reported that Romney began to undermine Palin’s 2012 presidential hopes with a PR group to smear her directly after the 2008 elections. Although Perry isn’t up for re-election until 2014, he would need to be in full campaign swing by next year. By encouraging others to run against him, it would be two ex-Governor’s running instead of an active one and a liberal one who only served one term.
- This is a preemptive Gingrich strike. Perry is to head up a 10th Amendment project with Gingrich. Don’t forget how many other conservative Governor’s initially supported Perry (like Jindahl). He has pull. And whether it is Obama forces who fear real substantial resistance from a unified group of conservative Governors or whether it is a Romney, Paul or (less likely) Santorum strategy – bringing down Perry’s negatives will make him less effective campaigning for Newt.
- Obama forces are about to escalate their Texas state skirmish into a White House war. It is shocking that Texas and this Administration have had major showdowns this past year including: Coal plant closing EPA restrictions, TSA replacements at Texas airports, border battles and the recent DOJ attack on the Voter ID law. Obama needs a villain for his class war strategy and since Allen West and Herman Cain are strong Newt supporters, perhaps he feels tying Gingrich to Perry with his racial epithet rocks and Southern hick canards.
- The Obama Crime Plan? Maybe he’ll force a national showdown with Perry over Voter ID over “racist” Perry to attempt to invalidate the election results. I know it seems far fetched, but remember how many subpoena's he has ignored, laws he has broken and unConstitutional actions he has brazenly flaunted. Most of us suspect he is planning vote fraud on a national scale the likes never even seen on the South Side of Chicago.
Whatever the reason we must understand that this election is not only the most critical of our lifetime, but it will not be played by any conventional rules of politics past. If I’m correct, there will be another major “hit” piece on Perry in the next two weeks.
And a final note about opportunistic Santorum supporters. It is quite strange they are complaining about this now and not when it was clear to everyone he was in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Iowa. Most hypocritically is that they would not be passing any of this along if Perry had supported the PA Senator. The Tea Party has a great many problems with Rick Perry. He is NOT a strong willed, crusader against reform not even having helped to replace the RINO Texas Speaker who has sabotaged everything from banning sanctuary cities and the TSA to preempting the showdown with Eric Holder on holding up our Voter ID law during the critical 2012 election. (Read how bad this guy is here.) But as a successful Governor with 8 years of EXECUTIVE experience, charm and every bit as much conservative credentials as their boy Rick, they might show a bit more humility knowing Santorum would never have gotten the attention had Rick Perry still been in the race.