Conservative columnist says Perry is the man
Jeffrey Kuhner in the Washington Times applauds Rick Perry as “Obama’s worst nightmare.” Kuhner commends almost everything about Perry, though at the end he admits he has some faults:
Mr. Perry is not perfect—far from it. He passed legislation granting in-state tuition to the children of illegal immigrants. He opposes building a wall along the porous southern border. He supports some form of amnesty. He is a globalist conservative, not a Robert Taft-style nationalist.In other words, Perry is (as I’ve been saying) like Bush in 2000: he has the broad appeal to win the election, but he will continue the dissolution of the American nation—abroad through the democratization of Muslims and other non-Westerners, and at home through the mass immigration of Muslims and other non-Westerners. Kuhner plainly lusts for a second George W. Bush presidency, or at least he lusts so much for the defeat of Obama that he will gladly accept a second George W. Bush presidency. My gorge rises at the thought. I’d rather get on a spaceship to another planet than go through all that again.
Joseph C. writes:
So according to Kuhner, it is enough that Rick Perry is right on most issues, even if he is dead wrong on the issue most important to conservatives. (Or two issues; I did not see one word on what type of judges a President Perry would appoint. Would we get Anthony Kennedy or Antonin Scalia? Or is that irrelevant too?)James R. writes:
“My gorge rises at the thought. I’d rather get on a spaceship to another planet than go through all that again. ”James R. writes:
Words weren’t missing. Romney is Perry and Perry is Romney and both are Bush on this issue and many others. What I meant is the “mainstream establishment” candidates are functionally interchangeable. So if one doesn’t like one of them, one won’t like any of them. I suppose they could be put in a blender to create some sort of super-candidate.Gintas writes:
We are trapped in a Kafkaesque world, even on the right.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at August 19, 2011 01:16 AM | Send