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

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    The position of using his power as an elected official to try to force another elected official to resign?

    How is that position not an abuse of authority?
    Read the entire thread and then you will get your answer. A Governor has veto authority for whatever reason he wants including withholding taxpayer money to a DA that broke the law and put actual innocent people at risk. The ignorance of the left is staggering and very selective especially with the clown in the WH and even the clown as Governor of NY

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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
    Perry gave her the chance to resign and when she didn't he did veto the money
    That is the point. He should have just cut the funding without all the resignation fanfare.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    The position of using his power as an elected official to try to force another elected official to resign?

    How is that position not an abuse of authority?
    He could have simply took away the funding with a veto without strings attached - no muss no fuss. He apparently wanted to go another route.

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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
    Good Sunday morning, CJ. We have rain and cold...again!

    From what I have read, she is refusing to resign because Perry will appoint a *gasp* Republican to take her place, which is SOP - a Democrat governor would do the same thing for his party. I don't know what the current political makeup of the department is, but I gather it is mostly Democrat. Is one Republican voice that scary to her? My question is what her sentencing involved. If she is expected to serve time in jail, how does that benefit anyone? And is there no way to remove an elected official under Texas law if they won't resign?
    Good morning Lady P. - nice here today, but I like it cool, and if the long term forecast is correct, you should have 90s coming your way by Tuesday.

    As for the sentence, I understand she's already served 42 days in jail - not sure if she got out early or that was the entirety of the sentence - seems light to me, considering her level of inebriation and her conduct after the fact.
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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
    Wow.......

    Me ? Deflection ?

    You just absolutely ignored her arrest, the VIDEO of her arrest and the fact she was arrested for driving with a blood alcohol level 3 times the legal limit.

    You ignored Perry's stated reason so you could invent some partisan BS hypothetical.

    Perry didn't act before because she hadn't been busted for driving drunk yet, and making a complete ass of herself.

    Are you sure you don't work for Travis County ?
    What's puzzling is why Democrats would support this behavior. It seems a (D) after a name is more important than the character and substance of the candidate.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager1 View Post
    That is the point. He should have just cut the funding without all the resignation fanfare.
    So, in other words, he should act like a two-faced liberal and not be honest with the voting public about what he's doing - is that it?
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    What was the vote in the legislature to override the veto?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    He could have simply took away the funding with a veto without strings attached - no muss no fuss. He apparently wanted to go another route.

    Niether " route ' broke the law.

    He has the authority to veto and has the authority to discuss his reasoning BEFORE his Veto.

    This is all trumped up BS by a scunmy Liberal DA

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    What's puzzling is why Democrats would support this behavior. It seems a (D) after a name is more important than the character and substance of the candidate.
    The end justifies the means in Liberal LaLa land.

    Hell be acquitted and they'll have a mug shot, thats all they are 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 Conservative View Post
    The money for that office doesn't come from the county, it comes from the state!! If you live in TX you are paying for that office.
    The Travis County 2013 budget shows ~$17 million allocated for the District Attorney's office, and it shows that the vast majority of their revenue is from local (city/county) sources[1].

    The $7.5 million of state money that Perry vetoed was for a state-funded Public Integrity Unit, a subset of the DA's office (and I presume in addition to the ~$17 million budgeted from the county).

    Beware of where you get your information, folks . . . .

    However, the source of the money is irrelevant with respect to the abuse of power involved in withholding it in order to force a resignation outside of the proper lawful channels, so the gentleman's observation quoted above is a red herring intended to divert from the issue at hand.


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