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

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Maybe so, but the problem here is the tactic Gov. Perry used to force her to resign AND the fact that he threatened to use his veto power before he actually exercised such to force her out. That is the root of this ethics violation: Making the threat to removed someone from their duly elected position and using a power only you have as Chief Executive to affect the outcome you wanted. That's the reason for the indictment, not whether or not you or anyone else believes Rosemary Lehmberg is a drunkard or that she should have resigned.

    It's clear abuse of power.

    Moreover, by vetoing the bill Gov. Perry withheld funds from a department or division whose job it is to investigate ethics violations. Kinda seems like a contradictory action to me.
    They went after DeLay...he's free. They went after Kay Baily...no conviction, they won't get one for Perry either.

    Ronnie Earle was a POS and so is Lehmberg. That whole unit needs to be squashed. it's nothing but a partisan political attack machine disguised using the moron Travis county Leftist jury pool as a watchdog.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    What an absurd comment.
    No right wingers are excusing thug Brown's actions.
    Can you clear your PM In-Box? I would like to send you a PM on this matter without derailing the thread topic.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I don't give a damn about the law, I'd just like to see Perry convicted and locked up.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I don't give a damn about the law, I'd just like to see Perry convicted and locked up.

    I'll let you worry about the law 24/7, I have better things to do with my time.
    Sure you would because he is a republican and promotes personal responsibility something you don't seem to understand. How in the hell did Perry affect you and your family to generate such hatred? You are part of the problem, no reason for your feelings but you have them and simply cannot change. What is it about people like you that want to spread European socialist misery everywhere in the world? You don't get it and never will but you are jealous and cannot stand anyone or any state having more than you have.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Then you are not only dangerous to this country's system, but not too bright as well
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    That's your opinion, which you are entitled to, and I choose to ignore.



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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
    So what? I see nothing here that requires any Governor to have a reason for a veto. Trying to get rid of a political hack if illegal would put a lot of politicians in jail. Threatening a veto is within the rights of any governor. How exactly did Perry abuse his power? Simply wanting a person gone and exercising his veto power are two different issue and even though you and others connect the two it is within the power of any Governor to exercise a veto then the legislature to decide if that veto is valid.
    Conservative,

    If Gov. Perry really wanted her gone, why didn't he just fire her? That's also within his power to do as TX Governor, right? So, why didn't he just do it if he believed the office/department she managed was so inept or that this women violated the trust given her by the people who elected her or himself for hiring her? Why go through this veto process to get her out?

    You see, you can argue "it was within his right to use his veto power" all you want, but it's very clear the man overstepped his bounds here. The sad thing is yourself and others who are hardcore Conservatives simply refuse to see issues like this one in a rational manner.

    (Personal Note: I'm not going to do your homework for you. You live in the great state of Texas. If you want to know what your state's Constitution says on the matter concerning use of the veto by its Governor or its legislature or its laws on ethics violations for that matter, look them up!)
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Last I heard he was serving his 14-year sentence, and learning to play a guitar. If the current trend continues, we're going to have to build more prisons just to house corrupt politicians! Apparently if they're not currently in prison, it's because they haven't been caught yet - and that goes for both sides of the aisle. I wonder if they're still partisan behind bars?

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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
    Sure you would because he is a republican
    and promotes personal responsibility something you don't seem to understand. How in the hell did Perry affect you and your family to generate such hatred? You are part of the problem, no reason for your feelings but you have them and simply cannot change. What is it about people like you that want to spread European socialist misery everywhere in the world? You don't get it and never will but you are jealous and cannot stand anyone or any state having more than you have.



    Wrong.

    Because he's Rick Perry. Never liked the guy.

    In any case, the court will decide this case not you or I.

    I'll be mighty happy if they put him under the jail.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Perry never had a serious shot at the presidency anyway. This just eliminates the teeny tiny chance that he thought he had in the first place. Good riddance to this idiot.

    If he's an " idiot. " what's that make a guy like Jerry Brown ?

    At least Rick Perry knows how to run a State, how to build a Strong economy and how to keep his tax base from leaving his State.

    Its typical of the left to characterize politicians from the State of Texas as morons.

    But it might help your credibility a bit If you people didn't elect ACTUAL morons.

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