Despite its’ reputation for being a solid red state, there’s a strong liberal progressive core in Austin, with similarly strong blue showings in most of the major cities.
The governor of Texas, considered to be one of the weakest governors of all the states, but its still an influential leadership position.
This means that when Texas elects a man like Rick Perry, it means disaster for all texans, not just the progressive ones. It seemed like it couldn’t get any worse when during the healthcare debate, he raised the spectre of secession. But now he’s come out swinging against LGBTQIA Texans.
“There is still a land of opportunity, friends — it’s called Texas,” Perry said. “We’re creating more jobs than any other state in the nation. … Would you rather live in a state like this, or in a state where a man can marry a man?”
Ignoring that Texas is in such a bad situation even without all the regulations most states have, he shows his ignorance and bigotry. He tries to laud Texas as the land of the free, while crowing that LGBTQIA texans are not free. Its the true hypocrisy of conservatives, that they want small government for them, and big government for us.
This is a man, wholly unsuited to the positon of mayor of a 1 horse town, let alone governor of Texas. He does nothing but bring disrepute to the wonderful people of Texas, and needs to go. He threatened to tear apart the union because Obama wanted to give affordable healthcare to Texans.
Nearly every Texan I’ve ever met, has been truly awesome, and are fiercely loyal to their home state. Its a rich and diverse state that deserves someone better than Rick Perry to be their leader. Tomorrow belongs to the real enlightened Texans, not the ignorant minority that thinks that secession and homophobia are good ideas, and that Texas will always be ruled by them.
Rick Perry is not up for re-election until 2016, but in 2012 you can take away his legislature.
If you have pride in Texas, if you have love for the lone star state, then you can not allow this secessionist homophobic clown to run amuck ruining your great state.