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    Re: DeLay convicted of money laundering charges

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Comes a point in the issue that even conservatives are capable of embarrassment...
    I am embarrassed every day for our country with the fact that the "swamp" wasn't drained but in fact became more infected during the last 4 years. Although the focus of this thread is on DeLay, the real problem goes much deeper and rests with career politicians who have spent too much time inside the beltway becoming infected with "entitlement" disease, they can do whatever they want, whenever they want, and the hell with the "will of the people."

    Most of the time "personal gain" is the issue in determining punishment but personal gain is ignored when Democrats judge their own. DeLay didn't benefit personally and although it was determined by a jury that he was guilty the belief is the verdict will be overturned on appeal.

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    Re: DeLay convicted of money laundering charges

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    I am embarrassed every day for our country with the fact that the "swamp" wasn't drained but in fact became more infected during the last 4 years. Although the focus of this thread is on DeLay, the real problem goes much deeper and rests with career politicians who have spent too much time inside the beltway becoming infected with "entitlement" disease, they can do whatever they want, whenever they want, and the hell with the "will of the people."

    Most of the time "personal gain" is the issue in determining punishment but personal gain is ignored when Democrats judge their own. DeLay didn't benefit personally and although it was determined by a jury that he was guilty the belief is the verdict will be overturned on appeal.
    The GOP does the same thing when judging their own...and personal gain now may not be the reward as much as political gain later.
    Certainly if Delay had been judged by a jury of his peers, the jury would have had consisted of corrupt politicians.
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    Re: Ex-House Leader DeLay Found Guilty in Texas Case

    Assuming this is not reversed on appeal, DeLay should get the maximum sentence prescribed by law. There is no place in politics (well, there SHOULD be no place) for this type of thing.

    There... I'm a Republican and Conservative, and I think he should rot in jail.... tell me I'm a partisan hack now.

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    Re: Ex-House Leader DeLay Found Guilty in Texas Case

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Assuming this is not reversed on appeal, DeLay should get the maximum sentence prescribed by law. There is no place in politics (well, there SHOULD be no place) for this type of thing.

    There... I'm a Republican and Conservative, and I think he should rot in jail.... tell me I'm a partisan hack now.
    Here is a pretty good recap of the DeLay case. Wonder if anything like this goes on in Democrat bastions like New York, California, Illinois?

    Tom DeLay campaign finance investigation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Ex-House Leader DeLay Found Guilty in Texas Case

    I always thought Delay represented perhaps the worst of what the GOP had to offer, as they became entrenched in congress. He talked fiscal responsibility, as did Junior, yet practiced an entirely different thing althogether. When pressed on that, he had other excuses.

    Also, he had a way of making himself stick out, like a nail needing to be hammered. Obviously this is happening. My guess is that the conviction will be overturned, but regardless he is forever tainted, and the classic example of what Not to do in the future.

    Will the GOP learn from their mistakes? Perhaps, but one things is certain: the GOP leadership is totally clueless, and gutless, when it comes to doing the right thing. I despise all of them, starting with Karl Rove, and the other members of the Ruling Class, in the Republican Wing of the Big Government Party. I tend to label them as the "C&Gs" because they really are clueless and gutless.

    But I dislike the Jackasses even more, because they're............well, Jackasses. What more can be said?

    Anyway, goodbye Tom Delay. Perhaps you can get your cell-mate to teach you better dancing techniques.

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    Re: Texas jury convicts Tom DeLay on money laundering charges

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Love how someone from Minneapolis is such an expert on something that happened in TX. Wouldn't be any bias on your part, would there be? Charles Rangel, Maxine Waters, Bob Livingston, Tim Geithner ring a bell? What they did was far worse than anything DeLay did. I live in TX by the way.
    My father lives in Texas so I am a Texas legal expert now.

    I heard lawyers in L.A. said that O.J. was innocent.
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    Re: Texas jury convicts Tom DeLay on money laundering charges

    Quote Originally Posted by Mustachio View Post
    Sorry, not interested in this conversation. Only interested in talking about Tom DeLay in the Tom DeLay thread. Something you haven't done, by the way. You haven't said anything about him, just attacked others. I guess that's proof of how wrong you are.
    He's defending him like it affects his family.
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    Re: DeLay convicted of money laundering charges

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    Wouldn't be surprised if a few of the people here weren't sitting on the jury acting on their own biases.
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    Re: DeLay convicted of money laundering charges

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    DeLay has been out of office for 8 years now, Waters, Rangel, and Geitner are still holding down their jobs. DeLay resigned doing what was right, Democrats don't believe they did anything wrong and hang on for dear life.
    Why would Delay resign if he isn't guilty?
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    Re: Texas jury convicts Tom DeLay on money laundering charges

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Coming from someone from San Francisco, I don't really have much respect for your opinions on a case you know nothing about.
    I expect you to hold yourself to this strict standard. You are only going to discuss Texas issues, right? There is no possible way you can understand anything that happens outside of Texas.
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