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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
    Sangha doesn't need any sort of reason or facts to slam and falsely accuse conservatives or Republicans, same as nearly any other liberal / progressive / Democrat, speaking of which, the district attorney is a Democrat.

    I also predict that this indictment will come to naught, but don't think the prediction that it won't damage him politically will come to pass, which may be the entire reason for the indictment to be brought. With the information presently available, it's not clear, but I have a feeling that it'll come out in the wash, eventually.
    I should mention that I am Canadian and in this country I would be considered a small c conservative. Socially liberal, fiscally conservative.
    I do not like most American Republican officials.
    I agree though that this case will go no where.

    If it was a bill to limit interest rates charged by payday loan companies vetoed by a Govenor who owned such "businesses" then there may ne a case of some sort. If a Govenor was paid to veto a bill then there would be a case. Both for abuse of power.
    That is not at all similar to this.

    But I'm just a Canuck Komrade, what do I know.

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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
    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.
    Yes, she should have resigned. Then a Republican would've been appointed to fill out her term...BUT she could've sought re-election. Surely, Texans are no different than other Americans who love redemption and resurrection. Expressing shame and chagrin and being a sadder-but-wiser girl would probably have led to her re-election. I mean, it's Austin.

    She made a drunken ass of herself (and what I continue to find so remarkable and telling is that even while smashed, her first thought was about her political career) and pretty much played the celebrity "Don't you know who I am?" card. But it's not the multiple field sobriety tests she failed or her drunken belligerence--it's that she has no shame and put herself and her ambitions ahead of what the people who elected her deserve. How can this woman effectively head a public integrity unit?

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

    What exactly is the issue here? What is stopping him from carrying through with a threat to veto whatever the **** he wants? Why can he not threaten to veto everything that crosses his desk and carry through with it? How is that abusing his power? This is somehow dumber than the "I lost the e-mails" crap that the IRS recently pulled.

    Really government officials, the goal here is not to one up each other in doing dumb ****.

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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
    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?
    It's difficult to look "stately" when you're falling down drunk, which she would have done if the officer hadn't caught her in time. And it's all on tape, fortunately, so she can't say now that she was treated badly! They were super polite, and she wouldn't listen to them as they tried to explain several times the procedure they had to follow. :

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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.

    It was obviously a bit of hyperbole and no, using a taco truck as a analogy is not racist.

    Its no more racist than saying he wouldn't be qualified to run a lemonade stand or Bake sale.

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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 Fenton View Post
    It was obviously a bit of hyperbole and no, using a taco truck as a analogy is not racist.
    There's no other reason to choose Taco Truck.

    Its no more racist than saying he wouldn't be qualified to run a lemonade stand or Bake sale.
    False.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jaydeehess View Post
    I should mention that I am Canadian and in this country I would be considered a small c conservative. Socially liberal, fiscally conservative.
    I do not like most American Republican officials.
    I agree though that this case will go no where.

    If it was a bill to limit interest rates charged by payday loan companies vetoed by a Govenor who owned such "businesses" then there may ne a case of some sort. If a Govenor was paid to veto a bill then there would be a case. Both for abuse of power.
    That is not at all similar to this.

    But I'm just a Canuck Komrade, what do I know.
    Hey, there are some Republicans I can't stand either.

    Regardless if you are Canuck Komrade or not, I'm sure you know lots of things.
    Disinformation campaign? The Russian collusion meme pushed by the 'news' media, behaving as a political propaganda organ, hell bent to destroy a legitimately elected president to implement his agenda per the votes of the same electorate. Reference The Big Lie Reference Goebbels

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    What exactly is the issue here? What is stopping him from carrying through with a threat to veto whatever the **** he wants? Why can he not threaten to veto everything that crosses his desk and carry through with it? How is that abusing his power? This is somehow dumber than the "I lost the e-mails" crap that the IRS recently pulled.

    Really government officials, the goal here is not to one up each other in doing dumb ****.


    There is no issue. Perry stands on the Veto. Nor did he break any Law. The Demos just fell back to their usual tactics. Also they need to change the MS Medias focus as all they would have to talk about is how BO keeps failing and screwing up. Which naturally reflects on the Demos. Especially with an upcoming election in which they already know they will lose what matters most.

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

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    Excellent video! Thanks for posting it!

    Greetings, Dibbler.

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