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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
    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.
    Texas Democrats did dig in their heels, but that has nothing to do with how the national Democratic Party responded. It takes funding to run a campaign, and guess where that comes from? It ain't from our state income taxes, that's for sure.

    Greetings back at ya!

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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
    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:
    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.
    Since when has keeping a promise to do something become a "threat?" That's one of the most unusual definitions I've ever heard. In other words, if he didn't do what he said he would, he becomes a wimp or a liar or something? :weird: This new PC word definition thing is so confusing....

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

    She was the frontrunner to replace Ronnie Earle, and she did. From the Texas Observer in 2008:

    Each of the four candidates to replace Earle has a different view on the role of the integrity unit. The early front-runner is Rosemary Lehmberg. She has worked in the Travis County DA’s office for three decades (preceding even Earle’s arrival by six months). For the past 10 years, she’s served as first assistant district attorney-Earle’s second in command. He gave her his enthusiastic endorsement after the filing deadline in early January. A stately woman of 58, Lehmberg is the most experienced candidate. She has worked in and supervised every division of the DA’s office, including the integrity unit. “She has the most experience. She has the best judgment that has been tempered by steel,” Earle told reporters. “So I think she would make the best district attorney for Travis County.”

    Lehmberg characterized the integrity unit as one of the office’s most important divisions. “I feel very strongly that our government is not for sale, that our democracy is not for sale,” she said. “I have always viewed our role as somewhat the guardian over the state Capitol. And that doesn’t mean you’re heavy-handed, that doesn’t mean you overreach. But that separation, that balance, that mutual oversight is healthy and necessary.”

    She argued that such power must be used delicately. She noted that the office receives numerous complaints of corruption-many of them politically motivated-that must be weeded carefully. “In the political world, the mere fact of an investigation can destroy a career. We try to thoroughly ferret out the facts and the law before [a case] goes too far and it winds up on the front page of the paper,” she said. “That doesn’t mean we hide it, but I have learned how sensitive they can be.” Replacing Ronnie Earle - The Texas Observer

    I ordinarily wouldn't make a comment on a politician's looks, but the article refers to Lehmberg as "stately." This is a most generous word. She looks like a man wearing makeup. I am not kidding. Maybe the writer meant her hair?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Explain to us how a Harvard grad is not qualified to run a Taco Truck, if you were not being racist?
    Mexico is a Nation and people that live in Mexico are Mexicans. " Mexican " refers to a Nationality, not a race of people.

    There's nothing racist about using a Taco Truck analogy to describe Obama's lack of qualifications and I don't think anyone ( especially after the last 6 years ) now equates a Harvard education to having the qualifications to be our President.
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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
    I'm not ready to draw any conclusions yet. But Lehmberg should have resigned, and I mean immediately. In any other county but Travis County, maybe she would've. From Slate:

    Police found an open vodka bottle in the car and arrested her. She verbally berated the arresting officers, and she didn’t stop the verbal abuse when she got to jail. Lehmberg was strapped into a restraining chair. Hours after her arrest, she blew a .239, almost three times the legal limit. Lehmberg’s jailers starting filming her, as they sometimes do with uncooperative detainees. That footage quickly found its way into the hands of media outlets. It’s incredibly embarrassing stuff—from Lehmberg’s thinly veiled threats against sheriff’s deputies, to her repeated requests to call Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton (“He’s not going to let me sit in jail all night”) to the placement of a hood, commonly known as a “spit mask,” on Lehmberg’s head. She ultimately pleaded guilty and served about half of a 45-day jail term. Calls for Lehmberg to resign started circulating immediately. She didn’t.

    Rick Perry Indicted After Cutting the Funding for a State Corruption Investigation
    Okay, granted. By her conduct, she failed in her duty to bring honor to her elected position. To that, I agree with yourself and others that she should have fell on her sword and resigned. But she didn't which is her choice not to do so as a duly elected official. Which takes me back to this public veto threat and subsequent follow-through by Gov. Perry to withhold state funding as a way to pressure a DA to vacate her position. He doesn't have that power. This woman wasn't appointed by him nor the TX state legislature. It's a clear illustration of abuse of power.

    No one's arguing that Gov. Perry can't exercise his veto power. It's the way he did it and for what purpose that people are questioning and/or standing against.
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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
    There's nothing racist about using a Taco Truck analogy to describe Obama's lack of qualifications and I don't think anyone ( especially after the last 6 years ) now equates a Harvard education to having the qualifications to be our President.
    Everyone agrees Harvard qualifies one to run a Taco Truck, so your statement doesn't make any sense except as a racist remark.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Everyone agrees Harvard qualifies one to run a Taco Truck, so your statement doesn't make any sense except as a racist remark.
    While I thought the comment was stupid, I don't see how it's racist.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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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
    While I thought the comment was stupid, I don't see how it's racist.
    Not rising to deserving a Taco Truck has nothing to do with Harvard.

    Let's see... why would a Harvard grad not "deserve" a Taco Truck?

    Can you think of any reason?

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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
    Since when has keeping a promise to do something become a "threat?" That's one of the most unusual definitions I've ever heard. In other words, if he didn't do what he said he would, he becomes a wimp or a liar or something? :weird: This new PC word definition thing is so confusing....

    Heya Lady P. Here is what Perry has to say. The Democrats don't even want to play this game across the country. As then we can go after All of the Demos.....just with Ethics Violations alone.

    WATCH: Perry Slams Indictment as "Farce of a Prosecution"



    WATCH: Perry Slams Indictment as "Farce of a Prosecution" - Video

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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
    Oh, really?








    As I said, we're done here.
    Yep, no problem at all.

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