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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    If he was a qualified Mexican American with strong Conservative principles the sure, he would've been fine with me.
    Explain to us how a Harvard grad is not qualified to run a Taco Truck, if you were not being racist?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    If he was a qualified Mexican American with strong Conservative principles the sure, he would've been fine with me.
    And there it is. By your definition, anyone who is not a conservative is automatically unqualified for the presidency.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    And there it is. By your definition, anyone who is not a conservative is automatically unqualified for the presidency.
    Let's be fair. Conservative and at least a Mexican.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    If he was a qualified Mexican American with strong Conservative principles the sure, he would've been fine with me.
    There are plenty of Hispanic legislators in Texas and New Mexico, Arizona, and California (the states with the highest Hispanic populations), and each, I believe, has its own influential caucus.

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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
    Not only that, but according to Jack, one person's DWI disqualifies the entire office.
    Where did Jack say this? Thread is moving so fast that I can't multi-task and also keep 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 Raven1 View Post
    Is it possible that Tesla looked into starting up in Austin also? Besides, Houston is kind of liberal as well, and nothing to do with Republican policies passed by the state.

    Perry won because there really was no other choice. He is the longest running governor in Texas' history because the national Democratic Party threw in the towel on Texas after what Bush the Younger did.

    P.S. Most of my family lives in Texas.
    Raven, what did Bush the Younger do to cause that reaction from the Democrat Party? You would have thought that if it were that bad, it would have caused an opposite reaction of "digging in their heels," or did he do something right that may have surprised them enough to "throw in the towel?" I really don't know what you might be referring to, though.

    Greetings, Raven1.

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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
    I have no idea what you are talking about as you continue to ignore the basic point, ANY GOVERNOR HAS THE RIGHT TO VETO LEGISLATION FOR ANY REASON.............!!!!!
    Oh, really?

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Ethics violation? Again, show me the law in TX that doesn't allow a Governor to veto legislation regardless of the so called ethics? The Legislature could overturn that veto and would if it was ethics related.

    Please don't go there comparing this to Obama changing Congressional Law and executive outreach. Absolutely amazing how little you seem to know about vetoes and the threat of veto. If Perry vetoed the bill what was to prevent the legislature from overriding it? Checks and balances is another subject you don't understand.
    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    There is no ethics violation as the Governor of the state can veto any law he doesn't want to sign. The real issue is she should have gone with it, let him veto the legislation, and then make an issue out of it in the court of public opinion forcing the legislature to act.
    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    OMG! The man who screams "legislative process" in one post is now spewing political tactics as a measure to force his state's legislature to act and do its job.

    We're done here, man.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Rick Perry Indicted: Another Democratic Party Dirty Trick | Power Line

    "A grand jury in Travis County, Texas, indicted Governor Rick Perry today. Why? For exercising his constitutional prerogative by threatening to veto, and then vetoing, an appropriation to support the public corruption unit in Travis County’s district attorney’s office. This followed the arrest of the county’s district attorney, Democratic Party activist Rosemary Lehmberg, for drunk driving, after she was found “with an open bottle of vodka in the front passenger seat of her car in a church parking lot in Austin.” Ms. Lehmberg served 45 days in jail.

    The Travis County district attorney’s office has long been a cesspool of corruption. It was that office, controlled by the Democratic Party machine, that infamously indicted Tom DeLay for nothing. "
    Seems this particular district attorney’s office, controlled by the Democratic Party machine, has made a habit of needlessly destroying conservatives and Republican's political careers.

    Even the Texas Observer has this to report about Perry's actions:
    But what did Perry do, exactly?
    He threatened, publicly, to use his line item-veto power to zero out the Public Integrity Unit’s budget. Since that part of the Travis DA’s office played a statewide role, it was funded by the state. This kind of threat isn’t unusual. Executives use veto threats all the time to get what they want. The difference this time was that Perry had the audacity to do it all publicly. It’s unusual for an elected official to bully another elected official into resigning. And when threats didn’t work, he followed through on it. At the end of last year’s legislative session, Perry eliminated the entirety of the Public Integrity Unit’s funding–some $8 million over two years. Money that was going to investigate, in small part, his own party’s mismanagement of state government agencies, including alleged corruption in CPRIT.

    That seems pretty slimy.
    It does. The Travis County Commissioners Court pitched in to restore about half of the Public Integrity Unit’s annual budget, which allowed the unit to continue operating at a reduced pace and continue the CPRIT investigation. Residents of the Austin metropolitan area remain very grateful that money didn’t go to road maintenance or a library or whatever.
    Everything You Need to Know* About Rick Perry's Newest Scandal - The Texas Observer

    Yeah, OK. So another Democratic party machine action against a Republican just like Delay, i.e. nothing to it, but the damage will be done anyhow, which seems to be the point and purpose of this indictment. So typical. Just watch what the media will do with this, 'cause they don't like Republicans or conservatives either, and would rather see, and have a hand in, their political careers destroyed.
    the Fix-is-in Bureau of Investigation

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    And there it is. By your definition, anyone who is not a conservative is automatically unqualified for the presidency.

    No, that's your misinterpretation of what I wrote. Obama's Political ideology and his lack of qualifications to lead are two separate issues but yes, I'm a Conservative and Yes, I would like a President with strong Conservative principles.
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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
    My settings.

    Anything you have to say can be said openly, elsewhere openly, or not at all.
    Very well...

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    What an absurd comment.
    No right wingers are excusing thug Brown's actions.
    I wanted to ask the following question of you via PM because I didn't want to hijack the thread. But since you insist on public commentary, so be it.

    I noticed your post above from earlier in this thread and was curious as to why you think the kid was a thug? What evidence do you have that the kid was a trouble maker and a low life? Are you basing your opinion of him strictly from reports that he robbed a store prior to getting shot? Or do you know more about this kids social and/or criminal life than anyone else within this forum?

    I'm asking because this "thug" label always seems to come up when it's a Black male who gets in trouble with the law, but rarely, if ever, when it's a White male.

    So, I'm asking what evidence do you have to conclude that Michael Brown was a trouble maker and a low life...thug?
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