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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    No. He was indicted because if Lemburg resigned or got booted he'd get to appoint the DA and Travis County wasn't going to have any of that!! This is pure, unadulterated political gamesmanship.
    The indictment is Political gamesmanship.

    He said he would do something that he had the legal authority to do before he did it.

    Thats the basis of the indictment.

    Good luck with that. Personally I dont think he has anything to worry about.

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

    Like any other serious Republican eyeing 2016, they must be damaged somehow by the Democratic party - a grand jury indictment will damage Perry in hopes that such damage will eliminate him as a potential run for 2016. This is pure politics - nothing more.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    I'm definitely not a fan of Rick Perry, but even I say this is crap.

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

    As the world turns and spins with politicians--and they nailed him on a Friday so the rightist spinners are mute/moot all weekend. I'm sure the current final four of Paul, Bush, Kasich and Christie aren't cryin any tears .
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prosecutors' funds



    All I can say is HOLY CRAP. This is going to be a political crapstorm.

    Article is here.
    You know if found guilty this opens a whole new can of worms. Any veto or even a veto threat from a governor or even the president over financial legislation like the budget if the governor is found guilty means any governor or even the president becomes a rubber stamp.

    I can see it now, some little department head telling the government, give my department an extra 100 million or we will take you to court for abuse of official power and coercion. What is this country coming to?
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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

    Haven't the Republicans in Congress been doing basically the same thing to President Obama since 2009.

    Resign or else(to put it nicely).

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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
    The indictment is Political gamesmanship.

    He said he would do something that he had the legal authority to do before he did it.

    Thats the basis of the indictment.

    Good luck with that. Personally I dont think he has anything to worry about.
    He's got a whole lot to worry about. He's got the national Democrat party that wants to use him to destroy not only his political career (which would be over at the end of this term anyway) but the whole Republican party. There will be no pulled punches here and I guarantee you that a lot of main stream Republicans will run from him like he's a skunk in heat because they don't want their name to be associated with this.

    Sure, the charges are bull**** and everybody knows that but the political motives FAR outweigh any thoughts of integrity or justice. This is simply the world we live in today. If the Democrats take issue with you and your destruction can serve an end goal they have you're going to be pummeled. Right now they are going after Scott Walker and they have Rick Perry on the ropes so the only real question we should be asking is "Who's next?"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    You know if found guilty this opens a whole new can of worms. Any veto or even a veto threat from a governor or even the president over financial legislation like the budget if the governor is found guilty means any governor or even the president becomes a rubber stamp.

    I can see it now, some little department head telling the government, give my department an extra 100 million or we will take you to court for abuse of official power and coercion. What is this country coming to?
    Well, isn't that the goal of the Nationalists anyway? If you want one gigantic, unfettered bureaucracy then you have to bump off any obstructions. Right?

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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
    The indictment is Political gamesmanship.

    He said he would do something that he had the legal authority to do before he did it.

    Thats the basis of the indictment.

    Good luck with that. Personally I dont think he has anything to worry about.
    He cut funding to a group investigating him.

    Can you imagine the conservative response if Obama cut funding to groups investigating Benghazi?
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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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
    And a prosecutor can get a GJ to indict a ham sandwich is a common saying for a reason.
    LOL.
    Except in re the Martin Zimmerman trial.
    Then the common saying was that they skipped the GJ so that they could get an indictment.

    Also, more pertinent to this issue, Lehmberg faced a GJ and was not indicted.
    from the link in theOP
    Lehmberg faced "a separate grand jury, which decided she should not be removed for official misconduct."

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    POLITICAL ... resigned
    It's quite possible that Lehmberg could be worthless and the charges against Perry be valid.
    Not mutually exclusive

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    It's fascinating that an ethics complaint was filed against a guy who followed the law while the bitch that got wasted, got busted driving drunk and abused her authority is, apparently, fine and dandy with the Democrats. I mean, I could see that in Massachusetts Democrats but I'm kind of surprised to see it in Texas.
    There were these Texan who would indict a ham sandwich who decided that it was fine by them that Lehmberg remain in office.
    from the link in theOP
    Lehmberg faced "a separate grand jury, which decided she should not be removed for official misconduct."

    I may be wrong.

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