Tea Party Texans Diss Perry

Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 02:57 PM

By Andra Varin

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Rick Perry has zoomed to the top in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, but members of one group of Texans are not so thrilled with their governor: tea party activists.

Texas tea partyers are disenchanted with Perry because they feel he has flip-flopped on a number of key issues, including immigration and federal stimulus funds, Roll Call reports.

“A lot of what he’s done doesn’t measure up to his rhetoric,” said tea party activist Don Zimmerman, a member of the Texas State Republican Executive Committee.

Critics in the tea party also point to Perry’s ties to corporate donors and the inner circle of the Texas GOP.

“Both party establishments are growing government, and Rick Perry is just kind of a poster boy for that,” Debra Medina, a tea party leader who challenged Perry during the 2010 Republican gubernatorial primary, told Roll Call.

Perry is also competing against fellow Texan and true tea party favorite, Rep. Ron Paul.

“I think the heart and the soul of the tea party is with Ron Paul,” Zimmerman told Roll Call.

Perry himself doesn’t seem too worried about the criticism from within his home state. When Fox News asked him why some Texas tea party groups don’t like him, he replied, “A prophet is generally not loved in their hometown.”

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Biden's Son Beau to Run for Governor in Delaware

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 21:46 PM

Beau Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden and the current attorney general of Delaware, announced he will not seek . . .

Issa: IRS Probe Will Continue Despite White House Roadblocks

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 18:16 PM

Rep. Darrell Issa said on Thursday that the congressional investigation into the targeting of conservative groups by the . . .

Poll: Ga. GOP Senate Primary Is Tight Race Coming Down to Wire

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 19:51 PM

It's anyone race in Georgia's crowded GOP Senate primary, with businessman David Perdue and Rep. Jack Kingston holding t . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved