Posted by Fullcouch on January 8, 2012, 5:45pm
Rick Perry has no problem calling Obama for what he is; a pure, against America’s grain, socialist.
PoliFact – Asked if he agreed with Sen. John McCain that President Barack Obama “is a patriot,” Perry replied:
“I make a very proud statement and, in fact ,that we have a president that’s a socialist. I don’t think our founding fathers wanted America to be a socialist country. So I disagree with that premise that somehow or another that President Obama reflects our founding fathers. He doesn’t. He talks about having a more powerful, more centralized, more consuming and costly federal government.
“I am a Tenth Amendment believing governor. I truly believe that we need a president that respects the Tenth Amendment, that pushes back to the states. Whether it’s how to deliver education, how to deliver health care, how to do our environmental regulations. The states will considerably do a better job than a one-size-fits-all Washington, D.C. led by this president.”
This was not the first time Perry has used the term against Obama. Our colleagues at PolitiFact Texas trace the origins to at least June 2008 when Perry told a Republican group that a European plan for cutting global poverty was “the type of socialistic program that Obama wants to bring to America.”
Mr. President, the dreams from your father are NOT America’s dreams.
BTW, Rick Perry IS a winner.