The Republican presidential political turf shifted yesterday like an 8.8 earthquake.
In Iowa the 2011 Ames Straw Poll showed the Republican establishment that We the People (TEA parties and all) will accept only those who heed our voices to lead our cause and our nation.
In South Carolina the governor of America’s most important State, Texas, declared his candidacy. Governor Rick Perry gave a speech Americans have been waiting to hear. The speech was heard in Iowa and will be heard in New Hampshire. More importantly, the speaker, Governor Perry, will be heard in Washington and New York and every inner sanctum of inside power in America and beyond. Here are a few high points:
“For the First Time Ever, the Tax and Spend and Borrow Agenda of This President Lead to the Downgrading of the Credit Rating of the United States of America.”
In reality, though, this is just the most recent downgrade. The fact is for three years, President Obama has been:
downgrading our jobs
downgrading our standing in the world
downgrading our financial stability
downgrading our confidence and
downgrading our hope for a better future for our children.
We don’t need a president who apologizes for America. We need a president who protects and projects those values.
To those [foreign adversaries] who harm our interests—we will not simply be scoldin’ you; we will defeat you.
In America, the people are not subjects of the government, the government is subject to the people.
It’s up to us, this present generation of Americans, to send a message to Washington.
Please take the time for every word.