"When faced with a problem you do not understand,
do any part of it you do understand; then look at it again."
~(Robert A. Heinlein - "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress")

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Who do the Democrats fear most?

Best way to get a handle on that is to see who they attack the most. You do not waste your ammunition on someone who doesn't matter.

Sarah Palin's easily the reigning champion there, with the biggest bullseye of all painted on her back, and she just will not fall.  That she's my personal  favorite shouldn't come as a shock to any who know me.  You will underestimate her at your peril. :-)

Michele Bachmann has had to contend with "Are you a flake?" from one of the biggest flakes on the air (other than Chris Matthews), Chris Wallace.

And now that our governor Rick Perry seems very likely to enter the race, the heavy artillery is being zeroed in on him.

One of the many charges being aimed in his direction is the revelation, that GASP  (like many Republicans in Texas), he was once a Democrat!!!

Hilary Hylton has just published, on Time magazine's website,
   A Texas Two-Step: When Rick Perry Backed Al Gore

There's an inconvenient political truth for Texas Governor Rick Perry: he was his state's 1988 campaign chairman for then U.S. Senator Al Gore's first run at the presidency. 

The way their partnership has dissolved and their paths diverged in the past three decades speaks eloquently to the way American politics has been reshaped. Gore has sailed left, while Perry's political odyssey has seen him tack in the other direction — and to the opposing party. The two men opted for different paths across a dynamic, changing political landscape, and while one man fell short of the White House, the other now contemplates that prize. 

That title of the article is a LINK.  You just have to put your cursor on it and click.
I've already explained in my "Vietnam's most infamous photo ..." post that ...
As much as I might like to simplify things by just incorporating those posts verbatim in my own, I JUST CAN'T DO THAT!

There are these things called copyrights, and it would be just my luck to steal from someone represented by Disney ("We have the meanest junkyard-dog copyright lawyers in the world; they go where Navy SEALS fear to tread. Who do you think really got bin Laden?"). Besides, it just ain't right!

I suspect that Time has access to lawyers almost on a level with Disney's, and I'd really be pushing my luck by quoting more than I have above.  So, PLEASE, just try the link.

And, for those desperately seeking to stop Perry in his tracks, using that article could blow up in your faces, as it makes powerful, persuasive sense on why he and so many others switched parties.

Of his official conversion in 1989, Perry simply said, "I came to my senses."
That should be the motto of Texas Republicans.

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