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    Indictment adds to Rick Perry's 2016 challenges

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry's indictment Friday on abuse of power charges will complicate his plans for a presidential run in 2016. But in reality he was already a very long shot.

    Perry, a Republican, would have almost no chance of being elected if he were found guilty of abuse of official capacity or coercion of a public servant, the two charges he faces from a dispute in which he cut millions in funding from the office of the district attorney in Travis County because she failed to resign.

    Read the article here: http://nbcnews.com/politics/politics...lenges-n183071



    I predict that no matter what happens with this indictment and possible trial, the only way that Rick Perry will ever see the inside of the White House is as a guest.

    There aren't enough far-right homophobes in the USA to put that guy in the White House.

    Wait and see.




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    Re: Indictment adds to Rick Perry's 2016 challenges

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry's indictment Friday on abuse of power charges will complicate his plans for a presidential run in 2016. But in reality he was already a very long shot.

    Perry, a Republican, would have almost no chance of being elected if he were found guilty of abuse of official capacity or coercion of a public servant, the two charges he faces from a dispute in which he cut millions in funding from the office of the district attorney in Travis County because she failed to resign.

    Read the article here: Indictment Adds to Rick Perry's 2016 Challenges - NBC News



    I predict that no matter what happens with this indictment and possible trial, the only way that Rick Perry will ever see the inside of the White House is as a guest.

    There aren't enough far-right homophobes in the USA to put that guy in the White House.

    Wait and see.




    "Better days are coming." ~ But not for today's out of touch, running out of time, GOP.
    While I have no sympathy for that dickhead, I'm confused how promising to veto a bill is "abuse of power." Don't governors and presidents threaten to veto bills...all the time?

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    Re: Indictment adds to Rick Perry's 2016 challenges

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    While I have no sympathy for that dickhead, I'm confused how promising to veto a bill is "abuse of power." Don't governors and presidents threaten to veto bills...all the time?



    They do. I guess that you'd have to read the indictment to totally understand this case.

    Perry was trying to force the Travis County DA to resign.

    And he may end up behind bars because of that.

    It's an abuse of power case.

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    Re: Indictment adds to Rick Perry's 2016 challenges

    Is he the guy who owns a ranch called "Niggerheads" or something like that?

    My guess is that something like that already makes you unelectable outside of places like Texas, Mississipi or Alabama.

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    Re: Indictment adds to Rick Perry's 2016 challenges

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    While I have no sympathy for that dickhead, I'm confused how promising to veto a bill is "abuse of power." Don't governors and presidents threaten to veto bills...all the time?
    The jury probably had something that we don't otherwise there would be no indictment. There's probably more to this story.
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    Re: Indictment adds to Rick Perry's 2016 challenges

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    While I have no sympathy for that dickhead, I'm confused how promising to veto a bill is "abuse of power." Don't governors and presidents threaten to veto bills...all the time?
    it wasn't promising to veto the bill it was following through on the promise. Keeping a promise is considered political malfeasance to liberals.

    There is nothing to this and it won't be any problem for Perry, don't take my word for it listen to captain comb over

    Unless he was demonstrably trying to scrap the ethics unit for other than his stated reason, Perry indictment seems pretty sketchy.

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    Re: Indictment adds to Rick Perry's 2016 challenges

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    The jury probably had something that we don't otherwise there would be no indictment. There's probably more to this story.
    Any good story will keep you guessing.

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    Re: Indictment adds to Rick Perry's 2016 challenges

    I wouldn't count Perry out...he was invited to.speak at the Bilderberg conference
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    Re: Indictment adds to Rick Perry's 2016 challenges

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    I wouldn't count Perry out...he was invited to.speak at the Bilderberg conference
    He's already been carted out and found to have no cross-party appeal. It's for that same reason that I'm dubious about Hillary Clinton's prospects -- she's very unappealing to non-Democrats.
    Last edited by Cardinal; 08-18-14 at 01:19 PM.

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    Re: Indictment adds to Rick Perry's 2016 challenges

    So if President Obama says to the Republicans in congress "I will only pass legislation after specific House members resign", that is okay ?



    Rick Perry has always been "challenged".
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