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

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    He was convicted by a jury of his fellow Texans.
    In Austin, TX. my question stands. Attorneys in Houston say this will be reversed on appeal as the prosecutors didn't prove their case. We shall see but I await your answer as to how this affects you and your family.

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    Re: Texas jury convicts Tom DeLay on money laundering charges

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    Really? He is going to prison for life? What to place a wager? Attorneys in Houston say this will be reversed on appeal, then what will you say?
    I bet there are lawyers in Nowhere Texas that say the same

    Further how does this affect you and your family?
    Well we are going to have to pay for his 3 square plus a cot for the rest of his natural life.

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    Re: Texas jury convicts Tom DeLay on money laundering charges

    No he won't go to prison but this is AWESOME! Anybody who knows the facts in this case can clearly say that Mr. DeLay is an absolutely horrible human being and unfortunately, he'll never get what he truly deserves. This is a good start. I mean, really, this guy is just Satan incarnate. I hope it holds up, great news and something to be thankful for this year!
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    Re: DeLay convicted of money laundering charges

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I wonder who his cell mate will be? I hope the gets the max.
    Why? What did he do that affected you, your family, or the country? "Your" President is doing a lot worse. Attorneys here claim the prosecution didn't make their case thus this will be overturned on appeal. In the overall scope of things, Obama is doing a lot worse than anything DeLay was accused of doing. The most "transparent" Administration in history hasn't been so transparent.

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    Re: DeLay convicted of money laundering charges

    I am pleasantly surprised that a Texas jury would convict a corrupt, rich, white, Republican (but I repeat myself) of something he was clearly guilty of - there is hope for the state yet.

    Of course, there remains sentencing, in which DeLay may face the usual consequences of being a Republican criminal: Luxurious retirement, a lucrative talk radio career, and the respect and admiration of all Republican-kind. After all, it's not as though he's some homeless guy who stole a candy bar from a convenience store - that's the kind of thing you really need to get tough on. But maybe justice will be done here too.

    If so, then there are appeals, and the overwhelming likelihood that some Bush-appointed judge with bulging pockets will decide that concepts like "fact" and "reality" unduly biased the jury's verdict. Still, I am hopeful.

    Then there's the US Supreme Court, which given its recent history is as likely to declare Tom DeLay an American hero worthy of the Medal of Honor as uphold a conviction against him.

    But the conviction is meaningful in any case. Twelve Americans rendered a verdict - the word verdict meaning literally "true speak" - that Tom DeLay is a criminal: A fact most informed people knew when he was running the US House of Representatives as a one-party extortion ring.

    Texas, I salute you: Decent, responsible citizens are still born there.

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

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    In Austin, TX. my question stands. Attorneys in Houston say this will be reversed on appeal as the prosecutors didn't prove their case. We shall see but I await your answer as to how this affects you and your family.

    Are you saying that when he was convicted of among other things peddling his influence(with the Vice President of the United States ) that it dont effect every American citizen?

    <as jurors heard testimony about large contributions flowing to Mr. DeLay from corporations seeking to influence him and junkets to posh resorts where the congressman would rub shoulders with lobbyists in return for donations.>
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    Re: DeLay convicted of money laundering charges

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Why? What did he do that affected you, your family, or the country? "Your" President is doing a lot worse. Attorneys here claim the prosecution didn't make their case thus this will be overturned on appeal. In the overall scope of things, Obama is doing a lot worse than anything DeLay was accused of doing. The most "transparent" Administration in history hasn't been so transparent.
    what does obama have to do with what delay did?

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    Re: Texas jury convicts Tom DeLay on money laundering charges

    Quote Originally Posted by Mustachio View Post
    No he won't go to prison but this is AWESOME! Anybody who knows the facts in this case can clearly say that Mr. DeLay is an absolutely horrible human being and unfortunately, he'll never get what he truly deserves. This is a good start. I mean, really, this guy is just Satan incarnate. I hope it holds up, great news and something to be thankful for this year!
    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.

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    Re: Texas jury convicts Tom DeLay on money laundering charges

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    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.

    I love how a carpet bagger from Ohio thinks he is an expert on Texas

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

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    Are you saying that when he was convicted of among other things peddling his influence(with the Vice President of the United States ) that it dont effect every American citizen?

    <as jurors heard testimony about large contributions flowing to Mr. DeLay from corporations seeking to influence him and junkets to posh resorts where the congressman would rub shoulders with lobbyists in return for donations.>
    Tell me what affect he had on you based upon this case? Do Maxine Waters, Charles Rangel, and Tim Geithner ring a bell with you? Compare the crimes. I could also add Sheila Jackson Lee along with hundreds of other politicians to the list. You see DeLay with a R after his name and ignore far worse crimes from Democrats.

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