By Gary P Jackson
One of our readers sent this a couple of days, now I see Drudge has picked up on it, and Team Perry is scurrying to explain it all. This is more than a letter from one democrat to another, it shows a pattern that Perry can't escape.
From the letter:
I think your efforts in trying to reform the nation’s health care system are most commendable.
I would like to request that the task force give particular consideration to the needs of the nation’s farmers, ranchers, and agriculture workers, and other members of rural communities," Perry continued, noting his administration’s focus on economic development for rural Texans. "Rural populations have a high proportion of uninsured people, rising health care costs, and often experience lack of services.
Again, your efforts are worthy, Perry concluded, "and I hope you will remember this constituency as the task force progresses.
Perry ends his letter:
Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of any assistance
Now in all fairness, Perry was a democrat back then. But despite reports to the contrary, democrats in Texas were and are just as whacked out as any other democrat. And supporting socialized medicine goes against the very fiber of the American soul.
To me, this shows a pattern for Perry, and no, I'm not just talking about the Gardasil fiasco, which was nanny statism and crony capitalism deluxe. Earlier we reported that in 2001, as the REPUBLICAN Governor of Texas, Perry backed a bi-national insurance scheme that would have included Mexico.
Let's not forget that as Charmain of the Republican Governor's Association, Perry teamed up with his democrat counterpart, Joe Manchin to write a series of letters begging Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to pass TARP. Bi-partisanship at it's "finest"!
Perry talks a different story now, but I'd much rather look at the man's actual record as Governor of Texas. No smears, no BS.
The more you dig into Perry's actual record the more you realize that he isn't all that much of an upgrade from the current president. Yes, Perry would make a better president than Obama, but so would almost anyone, that's not a very high standard.
Again, Perry has talked big lately, but with the campaign disavowing much of that fiery rhetoric, it all becomes meaningless.
We all give Mitt Romney hell for creating the first socialized medicine program in America, giving the Obama regime the needed blueprint for a national version of the same thing, on steroids. And we are right in giving Romney hell. That said what Hilary Clinton had proposed, and Perry enthusiastically backed, was not much different. Given the fact Perry backed a plan that would have not only included Texas, but another COUNTRY, please tell me how Perry is much different than Romney?
There's a lot of things in Perry's record as Governor to give Americans great pause. There are better choices.
As a reminder, here's what the great Ronald Reagan had to say about socialized medicine. This applies to HillaryCare, RomneyCare, and ObamaCare.