I like Perry and Santorum more now that I've heard them on Beck's shows. Breitbart said that "Beck is dead" to him, but I still like Beck. His books are crystal clear and very well written.
Perry has done more than Bush. He has vetoed legislation over 230 times since getting into office so is not afraid of using that veto pen. Bush didn't stand up to dems or rep and veto any lousy legislation. Perry actually cut spending for the first time since WW2. He has always balanced the budget. Refused to raise taxes (in fact he cut property taxes), or implement a state income tax, or raid the rainy day fund. He was pressured to do all that. He fought for tort reform and loser pays and got it. Defunded planned parenthood. And signed legislation to verify citizenship to get a drivers license. No DL for illegals. I could go on and on but please read the following and get the real truth on Rick Perry not what the MSM would have you believe or what some people post believing the MSM's hit pieces.
What really sucks is that the state gop has decided that the republican primary will be a closed primary now. So now I have to decide if I should compromise my principles and go redo my voter registration as a republican ( I have never been a member of any party) I really don't like any of our political parties much at all. Oh, the dilemma!
If you really don't know, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_51
The name actually is derived from a map grid area number.
At least Beck has supported true conservatives, Bachmann, Santorum - and now has given Perry some air time. Beck is not big on Newt, mocked him on the show and had Bachmann on right afterward to refute him. Beck is a full-fledged social constitutional conservative.
Conversely, Drudge and Coulter seem to be economic/political conservatives, NOT social/moral/religious conservatives. Coulter has gone all out for Romney. Drudge seems to give him more creds than any other candidate besides Santorum (who may not be completely conservative, according to his voting record and he took a compromised position on abortion in an interview this week.) Both C and D are thoroughly against Newt. She's gone all out against Newt. The photos Drudge puts up of Newt are intentionally, ridiculously unflattering.
While I like Rick Perry I was kinda under impressed with the softball questions Glenn Beck threw at Perry. Why did he not ask about Perry's record of deficit spending in Texas or the fact that he has never offered a balanced budget for Texas?? Why did he not ask about how Gov. Perry has grown the size of the Texas state government by 24% since he took office? Its great that Texas economy is growing but tax and spending the state into the poor house is not the answer. It periods of growth you don't notice it but the State debt has increased over the past year alone from 27 billion in 2010 to 31 billion as of the end 2011. That's a 15% increase in State debt in 1 year. That's a red flag folks!
Deficit spending a increases in debt are the reasons the USA is having the problems it has now. Rick Perry....what makes us think you will do any different based on your tenure as Govenor of Texas??
Didn't Perry just tell Beck that TX had a balanced budget amendment/law?
Why do companies come to TX, bringing jobs if the taxes are so high?
On the other hand, why didn't Beck ask about the Islamic history propaganda taught in TX public schools?
At least he asked about the FED. For the US to prosper, we need a currency that has intrinsic value and that cannot be manipulated by Big Bank systems or foreign or malevolent interests.
All I can say is where was this Perry in the debates? I loved his answer on the EPA. Texas has cleaner air and water than what the EPA could have done and they did it WITHOUT losing jobs. Perry to EPA: take a hike. There are people who still think Perry has a shot even if he only places third in Iowa. Let us pray.
BTW: Beck is hammering Ron Paul and his racist news letter right now. Ron Paul is done. He'll have his little ego trip during the primary then it's back to Area 51 where he belongs.