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Really, I do. In the same sense that when I think "guy who should be Salma Hayek's second husband" I think — me!
As in, Not. Gonna. Happen.
But then I read John Hawkins' interview with the former New York governor and it hit me; By George I think this Pataki fellow is on to something!
Well, we've already seen how every American family is affected when the dollar declines. We were paying over $4.00 a gallon for gas. It's now in the high $3.00 and that has nothing to do with anything but the fact that the dollar has collapsed globally from where it was a year ago. You're paying more for food because the price of wheat and grain and corn is much higher than it was. You're paying more for clothing because it's costing more to import clothing from overseas.
If we continue to see these massive deficits, you're going to see rampant inflation and it will have a terrible impact on every American's life. Everything they buy is going to cost more, but they're not going to be getting paid more at work. We saw it under Jimmy Carter and if this president has his way, we're going to see either a very real economic decline or this massive inflation over the course of the next decade or so.
I dare any conservative to articulate a better explanation of the dangers inherent in Obamanomics.
That's not to say I'm sold on Pataki 2012. He might be a fiscal hawk, and indeed he's quoted in the interview praising Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels. But like Daniels, Pataki is squishy on steroids when it comes to other conservative hot-button issues like abortion, gun control, and health care. While governor in NY he instituted "Pataki-Care" which is really RomneyCare lite. As I recall it covers unmarried children up to age 29. That isn't exactly a "stand on your damn two feet" approach to adulthood.
And back in 2000 he signed the strictest gun control legislation in the nation, a bill championed by uber-liberal nutjob Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy. Her crusade to make a criminal out of every gun owner found a sympathetic ear in George Pataki. There's nothing to indicate his views on the Second Amendment have "evolved."
But the real deal-breaker for me is his stance on
abortion. He's for it. As a fellow Catholic I cannot understand how he
reconciles his faith with legalized murder.
So here's my advice to George Pataki, sit on the sidelines and endorse another
fiscal conservative with broader appeal because you are never going to
be president. But like Donald Trump and Ron Paul you can work quite effectively
to steer the national conversation on fiscal responsibility in the right
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