When I first heard Rick Perry talk secession I have to admit I was shocked. I thought to myself, “maybe the guy’s just frustrated at the Feds and wants to stir the pot. However, the more I look at this guy, the more I think think that he really believes that he could be the President of the sovereign nation of Texas, as it was in the 1800′s. Well, that, or President of the union itself.
Perry is one of those political opportunists that’s been very successful in convincing Democrats to sell their soul to him and his right wing agenda. Why would Democrats in Texas be supportive of a staunch Republican and Bush protege? The answer is simple. Perry was a staunch Democrat before he became a staunch Republican. He comes from a family of Texas Democrats that have always had their nose in politics. Perry bailed on the Democratic party when he solidified his relationship with the Bush family and more importantly with W. To date Perry has been affiliated with both parties the same amount of time. However he has best served the Republicans based on his GOP servitude the latter part of his life when he’s had a more direct impact on national politics. Although he was named one of the most effective legislators his last year as a Democrat, perhaps that was a reflection of what he was to become by having “effectively” manipulated his Democratic colleagues in Texas’ 71st legislature shortly before he announced his newly baptized career as a Republican.
Perry conveniently positioned himself by bullying his way politically and financially into the office of Lt. Governor of Texas under George W. Bush’s gubernatorial reign, and just in time to watch W throw his hat into the ring for the GOP nomination of the presidency of the United States. That allowed Perry an easy transition into the governor’s chair as Bush exited to take hold of what we now know as a disastrous presidency that took us into a deceitful war and sent this country into a financial free fall.
So now Perry thinks he might be ready to be President of the very union he wishes to secede from, and he’s been testing the waters. Why not, he’s already aspired to be the sixth president of the Republic of Texas, following in the tradition of five other President’s of Texas in the 1800′s. If Perry can recruit the Bush Klan to back him on his venture to hijack the GOP nomination, he might just go for it. I truly think the Bush political empire still has it’s death grip on Texan and national politics. Of course nowadays they do all the moving and shaking behind the scenes, from Texas (pronounced with a southern drawl). So what if Perry gets into the presidential run? How in heavens will he deal with his inner struggle to secede from the union, and his, as Palin put it, “fire in the belly” to be the Prez?
I guess for now he’ll just focus on threatening to secede from the United States of America, which would ensure him the Presidency of the Lone Star State.
Carlos E. Galindo is a radio talk show host & political analyst conducting radio shows in both English and Spanish on four radio stations in Arizona. Mr. Galindo is a weekly contributor to KPFK 98.7 FM Los Angeles and has appeared on CNN, Univision and Telemundo as a political analyst. Mr. Galindo is also an Op-Ed columnist on Prensa Hispana Arizona. www.nospinonair.com/http://www.carlosgalindo.com
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