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

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    district attorneys are elected, not appointed. perry has been governor for 14 years and his appointees dominated every aspect of state government.

    the only exception was the public integrity unit.
    And?
    If that were the case he would have threatened before this even happened.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    You may be right. You may not be right. I reserve final judgement pending the additional information that the ensuing investigation will no doubt uncover.

    I think that the position of Perry's political career being over is at best premature.
    Convitcted of abuse of power would end it, but as of this moment, I think it premature to make that assessment.
    As I posted earlier today, Perry is the longest serving Governor in Texas history. The voters approved of the way he ran the State and kept him in that position - and I would venture a guess that if he were to run again for Governor, he would win again! He runs a business-friendly State, which is why many businesses fleeing California and other states relocate to Texas, and there's lots of wide-open spaces to welcome them. I understand that Tesla is considering Texas as a site for their huge new "gigabattery" plant which will employ 6500 people. The last I heard, a decision is expected by the end of the year on which of the four States that are bidding will be the winner.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    district attorneys are elected, not appointed. perry has been governor for 14 years and his appointees dominated every aspect of state government.

    the only exception was the public integrity unit.
    Apparently a haven for drunks.
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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
    Prove it was during the so called time period and show that it wasn't legal.
    Sure. I'll have him indicted in front of a Grand Jury. He's a ham sandwich, or so I've heard.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    but threatening to veto funding for the public integrity unit in order to make the embattled district attorney in charge of that unit step down is a form of coercion.

    and coercion of a public official is a crime
    Why in the hell would anyone give taxpayer money to the nutcase who was in charge of that department? Perry ought to get a medal for being concerned about tax dollars. Oh, I forgot, it is always someone else's fault for personal issues.There was no coercion at all, because vetoing a bill doesn't mean the end of the bill. Maybe you ought to take a civics class.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Apparently a haven for drunks.
    i did not realize a DWI can disqualify someone from participating in politics?
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    i did not realize a DWI can disqualify someone from participating in politics?
    I did not say it did.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Raven1 View Post
    Sure. I'll have him indicted in front of a Grand Jury. He's a ham sandwich, or so I've heard.
    Ahh, so you can't support your assertion or show that it is even relevant.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Raven1 View Post
    Liberal arrogance won't let blue states do what? The most arrogant people I've ever known in my life were all conservative republicans. Republicans won't let liberals better this nation (better known as the Party of No), and in fact are entirely responsible for the economic meltdown known as the Great Recession. Obstructionists is what you folks in the Republican Party are known as. You dodged my question posed earlier. What were the specific polices that Republicans put forth to make Texas an economic success? I already told you that it wasn't lowering taxes or the cost of living, since Texas Republicans sent property taxes through the roof. And I don't know what you mean by personal responsibility, unless you are saying that you can only benefit from things if you already have money.

    Like I said before. You don't know what you are talking about.
    You are right, it is a lot easier to be arrogant when you have the numbers to support you. If Republicans are arrogant in TX it is because of the low unemployment, large job creation, booming economy, low cost of living, and massive explosion of population.

    For someone who grew up and lives in that bastion of liberal education policies you represent the liberals quite well. You are totally ignorant of the actual economic results and even who controlled the legislative process and purse strings from January 2007 until the end of the Bush term

    Specific policies, no state income taxes, enticing businesses to move to the state, allowing local communities to control their own resources, and kicking liberal economic policies out of the state. Property taxes depend on where you live, do you have any idea what property taxes fund? You choose where to live thus you choose what taxes to pay.

    You are right though, I have no idea what I am talking about because I am a conservative and only spent 35 years in the business world. Amazing how little I know compared to you.

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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
    Why in the hell would anyone give taxpayer money to the nutcase who was in charge of that department? Perry ought to get a medal for being concerned about tax dollars. Oh, I forgot, it is always someone else's fault for personal issues.There was no coercion at all, because vetoing a bill doesn't mean the end of the bill. Maybe you ought to take a civics class.
    the people voted to elect that particular district attorney and she refused to step down because perry wants to appoint a republican in her place.

    and maybe you should reaserch your states laws.

    one of the charges perry was indicted on was "coercion of a public servant or voter".

    and according to Texas's statuary law

    a) A person commits an offense if by means of coercion he:

    (1) influences or attempts to influence a public servant in a specific exercise of his official power or a specific performance of his official duty or influences or attempts to influence a public servant to violate the public servant's known legal duty; or

    (2) influences or attempts to influence a voter not to vote or to vote in a particular manner.

    (b) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor unless the coercion is a threat to commit a felony, in which event it is a felony of the third degree.

    (c) It is an exception to the application of Subsection (a)(1) of this section that the person who influences or attempts to influence the public servant is a member of the governing body of a governmental entity, and that the action that influences or attempts to influence the public servant is an official action taken by the member of the governing body. For the purposes of this subsection, the term "official action" includes deliberations by the governing body of a governmental entity.
    TEX PE. CODE ANN. § 36.03 : Texas Statutes - Section 36.03: COERCION OF PUBLIC SERVANT OR VOTER
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