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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    He cut funding to a group investigating him.

    Can you imagine the conservative response if Obama cut funding to groups investigating Benghazi?
    Stop with the spin.
    It was over a person who didn't represent, by her actions, the Office she held.

    Can, and or did, the Governor affect/effect her employment by making such a declaration and by announcing his ability to exercise his legal power in doing so, is what this is about.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    He cut funding to a group investigating him.

    Can you imagine the conservative response if Obama cut funding to groups investigating Benghazi?

    Huh ?

    He has the authority to cut funding.

    The '' group" investigating him had to settle on this BS charge because they couldn't find anything else.

    He doesn't have anyw to worry about.

    Its not like he lied about the deaths of 4 Americans.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post

    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."

    Yeah. Kennedy wasn't indicted either. Funny how that works.

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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
    Huh ?

    He has the authority to cut funding.

    The '' group" investigating him had to settle on this BS charge because they couldn't find anything else.

    He doesn't have anyw to worry about.

    Its not like he lied about the deaths of 4 Americans.
    Ahh. So anything Obama has the authority to do is acceptable to you.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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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 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.
    Unless there actually is something which makes this different from run of the mill vetoes.
    The words in the article made it sound like part of the problem was the way in which it was done.

    So it's possible that there could be something wrong with a single instance of an act which is not wrong with all instances of an act.
    If that were the case here, then there would be not categorical, catastrophic consequences for executive branches.

    But maybe that other odd, un-workable thing that you're afraid of is what is really going on.
    idk
    don't care too much either
    I may be wrong.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    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.

    You apparently forgot that the evidence she had exonerated Zimmerman of wrong doing.
    She would not have been unable to indict a ham sandwich with such evidence.

    So, do you, or do you not understand the original comment?
    Do you, or do you not understand why it is a common saying?


    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Also, more pertinent to this issue, Lehmberg faced a GJ and was not indicted.
    Matters not to anything I said. As there is no way we can know if the Prosecutor earnestly sought an indictment.

    Me personally? I didn't see any abuse of her Office in what she did.
    But she, through her own actions did not represent her office, and should have been removed.
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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
    Yeah. Kennedy wasn't indicted either. Funny how that works.
    Just pointing out that contrary to the implication of your post, some sort of a complaint actually was was lodged against "the bitch" as well as Perry.
    She wasn't left out.
    It sounds like some sort of standard procedures were followed.

    I guess Texans have a tolerance for politicians getting ****faced and showing their ass.
    Maybe Texans don't see that as disqualifying someone from being able to do their job.
    Maybe Texans get drunk and do stupid things themselves.
    I honestly don't know.

    Ask a Texan you know, "If you knew someone who got ****faced on the weekend and publicly made a total ass out of himself, would you think that person could still be trusted to do their job?"


    I don't know that it would fly in my corner of the world.
    But I don't live in Texas.
    I may be wrong.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Ahh. So anything Obama has the authority to do is acceptable to you.

    Please try to stay focused.

    Perry has the authority to Veto, and his announcing a veto before doing it is what's this ridiculous indictment is all about.

    He didn't stop funding the group that was investigating him.

    You're thinking of Andrew Cuomo.

    This is such a BS indictment it will simply back fire on the Democrats who've perpetuated it.

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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
    Huh ?

    He has the authority to cut funding.

    The '' group" investigating him had to settle on this BS charge because they couldn't find anything else.

    He doesn't have anyw to worry about.

    Its not like he lied about the deaths of 4 Americans.
    He does not have the right to obstruct an investigation, especially when it was he who was being investigated. The State of Texas, in 2012, created a new agency called the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. The Public Integrity Unit's job at the time Perry vetoed the funds was an investigation of Perry himself, who was alleged to have been using it as a personal piggy bank in order to give money to people who donated to his campaign.

    1) That the head of the agency was convicted of a DWI is neither here nor there, and that issue put forward by Perry was a red herring, designed to distract people from the real issue, which was the misdirection of funds by Governor Perry. These funds were supposed to go to cancer researchers, not political buddies. That is why Perry was being investigated.

    2) Again, the head of the agency was investigated by a separate grand jury, which ruled that she could keep her job. At that point, Perry's going through with his threat of withholding of funds for the unit became an illegal act under the laws of the State of Texas.

    3) Finally, is there a political motive to this prosecution? Absolutely yes, but Perry could have avoided making himself red meat for the opposition by not breaking the law.
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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
    Stop with the spin.
    It was over a person who didn't represent, by her actions, the Office she held.

    Can, and or did, the Governor affect/effect her employment by making such a declaration and exercise his legal power in doing so, is what this is about.
    Over a person who didn't represent, by her actions, the Office she held, Perry cut funding to a group investigating him?
    I may be wrong.

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