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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    No, what I am saying is that the Governor of TX has the authority to veto any law for whatever reason.
    So it would be legal for me, if I were the governor of Texas, to threaten vetoes of legislation unless certain people were to perform sexual favors?
    That is a reason which falls under the category of "whatever reason".

    See, I don't think that's true.
    I think it's blatantly obvious that withholding vetoes for sexual favors is obviously illegal.
    So I cannot get on board with the idea that a Gov can veto for any reason whatsoever.


    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Asking for a resignation isn't unethical and happens all the time.
    Perry was not charged with "asking for a resignation".
    The actual charges are laid out in the indictment.
    "Asking for a resignation" is not among the charges.
    There are only two charges. Neither one of the charges is "asking for a resignation".

    It's totally awesome that you have all of these defenses for Perry.
    Unfortunately, most of these defenses you're offering for Perry are defenses for charges which are not being made.

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Keep reaching and hoping, maybe we can get liberal misery spread into TX afterall
    I'll take this opportunity to say again that you have been repeatedly mistaken and are still mistaken about what I think.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Yeah, let's win with character assassination since you cannot win at the ballot box in TX
    But I did win. Tom Delay's name didn't appear one more time in any election.

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Be happy to but nothing you claim is a violation of the law in the state of TX. The Governor had no authority over the Asst. DA, the Assistant DA didn't lose pay, The Assistant DA didn't lose her job, and it was the Asst. DA that was unethical thus Perry protected the taxpayers of TX. Sorry, that is reality no matter how you want to spin it. Even Democrat leaders here don't believe this case is valid. Guess you know more than they do
    The DA isn't on trial.

    BTW, how can you cite Democratic leaders after saying this?

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Yeah, let's win with character assassination since you cannot win at the ballot box in TX

    You mean like this?

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Well, Ronnie Earle destroyed Tom Delay's career and reputation. The man spent three years in prison before being acquitted. I think Travis County Dems might call this a "win." And if this partisan ploy succeeds and derails Rick Perry's ambitions (when, really, he's capable of doing this all by himself), they'll also call this a "win" too.

    What would be funny is if this backfires.
    What a wonderful memory, Tom Delay being in trouble.
    Last edited by Texmex; 08-22-14 at 12:53 PM.

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Yeah, let's win with character assassination since you cannot win at the ballot box in TX
    Well, Rick pretty much shot himself (assassinated) in the 2012 debates with his brain farts, can't believe that some people actually want to see this man become POTUS, he probably can't remember what he had for dinner yesterday.

    But personally, I relished the fingerprint/mugshot sequence, the only thing missing was the bright orange jumpsuit.

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    Well, Rick pretty much shot himself (assassinated) in the 2012 debates with his brain farts, can't believe that some people actually want to see this man become POTUS, he probably can't remember what he had for dinner yesterday.

    But personally, I relished the fingerprint/mugshot sequence, the only thing missing was the bright orange jumpsuit.
    If Perry had only kept his mouth shut, he would have finished his office in a few months and that would be that.

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    So it would be legal for me, if I were the governor of Texas, to threaten vetoes of legislation unless certain people were to perform sexual favors?
    That is a reason which falls under the category of "whatever reason".

    See, I don't think that's true.
    I think it's blatantly obvious that withholding vetoes for sexual favors is obviously illegal.
    So I cannot get on board with the idea that a Gov can veto for any reason whatsoever.



    Perry was not charged with "asking for a resignation".
    The actual charges are laid out in the indictment.
    "Asking for a resignation" is not among the charges.
    There are only two charges. Neither one of the charges is "asking for a resignation".

    It's totally awesome that you have all of these defenses for Perry.
    Unfortunately, most of these defenses you're offering for Perry are defenses for charges which are not being made.


    I'll take this opportunity to say again that you have been repeatedly mistaken and are still mistaken about what I think.
    Wow, you just don't get it and apparently never will. this is an act, has to be. Sexual favors would be personal gain for the individual and an ethics violation. Asking for a resignation and not getting it happens all the time in business and in politics. That is far from an ethics violation. There was no personal gain for Perry, NONE. What part of that don't you understand?

    The indictment claims Perry abused is power by asking for a resignation and then vetoing legislation. He protected taxpayer money by not authorizing to a department head who was the real ethics violator and also violated the trust of the TX taxpayers. You cannot seem to comprehend who was the violator here.

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    If Perry had only kept his mouth shut, he would have finished his office in a few months and that would be that.
    Doesn't matter what Perry said, people like you are going to try to destroy his character as he is a threat to the liberal ideology, a failed ideology that does nothing but spread misery and dependence. You just cannot stand that TX is successful and it is due to conservative principles therefore you have to destroy the governor and promote and support trumped up charges.

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    I think Perry had zero chance over ever being president and I don't agree with the guy politically at all, but the charges are total BS.
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