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Wendy Davis is Dodging Big Questions About the Perry Indictment
The PJ Tatler ^ | August 21, 2014 | Bryan Preston

Posted on 08/22/2014 9:18:22 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Is the political indictment of Gov. Rick Perry already backfiring on Democrat governor hopeful Wendy Davis?

Gov. Perry’s official courthouse portrait immediately became the Mugshot Seen ‘Round the World. Instead of becoming a liability, it became a badge of honor. It will probably be on campaign T-shirts, mugs and shot glasses (the Rick Perry “MugShot” is irresistible) before long.

Perry followed that visit up with a trip for ice cream, sealing the win on what the Democrats hoped would be a terrible day for him and the beginning of the end of the Perry era.

The case itself is already ripping the heart out of what’s left of the Texas Democratic Party. The lead investigator has destroyed, as in burned to the ground and salted the earth, the TDP’s narrative that Perry battled Travis County drunk driving DA Rosemary Lehmberg in order to scuttle an investigation into a Texas anti-cancer agency, the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. Not true, says Chris Walling, lead investigator on that case. So, that’s done and dusted.

The CPRIT allegations have been swirling for a while. Back in May, Democrat governor hopeful Wendy Davis was trying to tie the CPRIT investigation around the neck of Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republicans’ nominee for governor. The leftwing Texas Observer dutifully transcribed her attack.

On Tuesday, Davis appeared at the Austin Tex-Mex restaurant Juan in a Million to level some of the same criticisms. “Greg Abbott allowed our cancer institute to become a piggy bank and allowed his donors to siphon off millions of tax dollars from cancer patients and from taxpayers,” she told a crowd of supporters. “When Abbott served on the oversight board of our state’s cancer research institute, he wasn’t looking out for cancer patients. He was looking out for his political donors.”

That was an appalling misuse of a fine restaurant and an Austin institution. Juan in a Million has even been featured on Man Vs. Food. Davis is without excuse for using it as a platform for such a scurrilous attack. A reliable witness tells the Tatler that Davis didn’t even eat the restaurant’s world famous fare during the stop. That’s practically a crime by itself.

Abbott, like Perry, was never tied to the CPRIT investigation and was not a target of it. Never. Despite what Davis said.

Now that the indictment has become a fiasco for the Democrats, Wendy Davis is dodging questions about it, reports the Dallas Morning News Trailblazers blog.

Davis, a state senator from Fort Worth and Democratic nominee for governor, even avoided answering a question about Perry’s link to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, an agency embroiled in scandal.

Davis wants some distance now, but it’s too late for that. Perry’s indictment is world news, and even the likes of the New York Times think that it’s bogus. Liberal professor Alan Dershowitz even compared it to show trials in the Soviet Union.

Davis undoubtedly took her cue to launch the CPRIT attack from Matt Angle’s Lone Star Project. He posted a hit piece on CPRIT the day after Davis’ comments at Juan in a Million.

Here’s how this works. Matt Angle is the out-of-state operative who controls the Democrats’ shadow party in Texas. He lives in Washington, operating off of millions of dollars left to him by the late Fred Barron, the Dallas lawyer who helped John Edwards hide his awful behavior.

It was a Matt Angle hit group, the Soros-funded Texans for Public Justice, who filed the complaint against Perry that got the governor indicted for exercising his constitutional veto power. (George Soros — convicted felon). That complaint went to Lehmberg’s Public Integrity Unit. She handed it off to a judge, who likely for political Pontius Pilate reasons appointed the special prosecutor, Michael McCrum. McCrum won the indictment, using at least two grand jurors who have turned out to be partisan Democrats. One of them even attended the Democratic Party’s state convention while she was weighing the Perry indictment — and sought to meet with a prosecution witness who happens to be an elected Democrat during the convention.

Angle and the TPJ exist to generate complaints against Perry and other elected Republicans, so that the media will report those complaints and thereby stir up an impression with voters that said Republicans are corrupt. That is the heart and purpose of their well-funded operation. The purpose is to drive Republicans out of office, rather than have to try to defeat them at the polls.

Angle’s allies generate the complaint, media run to Angle for comment, and he’s happy to oblige — and brag about it on his own web site.

Most of Angle and his allies’ complaints go nowhere. Deep down they know how frivolous their complaints are. Even the TPJ was surprised that their complaint against Perry actually landed an indictment. They are the dog who caught the car now.

So that’s the anatomy of the indictment of Gov. Perry. Look all the way to the bottom, and the only “there” there is a collection of leftwing activists who are trying to use lawfare to change the state’s politics from red to blue.

Wendy Davis may now consider running away from them, but the damage is done. She is sinking in the polls and the indictment has renewed Gov. Perry’s popularity. That helps Greg Abbott. The Texas Democratic Party has taken politics in this state to a new and dangerous low. They have Matt Angle to thank for it, and would be wise to jettison him and Texans for Public Justice as soon as possible.


TOPICS: Texas; Campaign News; Issues; Parties; Polls
KEYWORDS: 2014; abortionbarbie; democrats; gop; gregabbott; rickperry; texas; wendydavis

1 posted on 08/22/2014 9:18:22 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee, most states don’t let felons vote. How about not letting felons contribute to candidates or to PACs? In other words, why let Soros fund political activities, when he’s a convicted felon?


2 posted on 08/22/2014 9:21:33 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: coloradan

If you excluded convicted felons from contributing the Democratic Party would go down in flames, and not just because of Mr. Soros.


3 posted on 08/22/2014 9:23:42 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

if Perry can be indicted, finger printed, and mug shots taken for this...

THEN WHY HAVEN’T WE DONE THE SAME FOR 0BAMA?!

there are a multitude of laws he’s broken. any one of which would normally result in the prep doing jail time

STOP BEING RACIST AND FOLLOW THE LAW


4 posted on 08/22/2014 9:25:05 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wendy D. must be careful here, or she may lose the support of Mothers Against Drunk Driving if Wendy strongly defends the convicted drunk driver politician.


5 posted on 08/22/2014 9:25:32 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Boo-hoo.

She is all about women being exploited and yet she is trying to propel herself into the governor's mansion by using faulty information surrounding another woman's rape.

6 posted on 08/22/2014 9:27:08 AM PDT by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I honestly don’t know why Wendy Davis keeps getting played up as if she is some viable candidate for governor. She is going to lose. And she’s been horrible on the campaign trail. Who cares what she says, other than for the comedy value of watching her squirm and twist in the wind?


7 posted on 08/22/2014 9:31:30 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Well, that’s kind of what Bryan is doing here, from what I take of it.


8 posted on 08/22/2014 9:33:28 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

9 posted on 08/22/2014 9:36:05 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think most people would agree it's a retty good mug shot. If I were a Texan I'd put it on a mug.
10 posted on 08/22/2014 9:39:38 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (When you see a fork in the road, take it. - Yogi Berra)
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To: Jane Long

I visited the Austin Brooks Brothers store when we were there in April since it was on a street we were walking down anyway. Some things never change. It even smelled like I remember a Brooks Brothers does. I miss the 80’s sometimes.


11 posted on 08/22/2014 9:41:20 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Jane Long

To me, the look on Gov. Perrys face seem to say “you’ve sh!t in your mess kit this time, I’ve got your azz now”.


12 posted on 08/22/2014 9:41:28 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
She is going to lose.

I would like to see her lose spectacularly. Her loss should qualify as "epic fail".

13 posted on 08/22/2014 9:43:54 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: Mrs. Don-o

All that’s missing is a big smile ala Tom Delay. :=)


14 posted on 08/22/2014 9:46:20 AM PDT by Bob
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To: Jane Long

Not my first choice for President 2016.

BUT ...

I hope he absolutely DESTROYS the demonic party in Texas with this.


15 posted on 08/22/2014 9:46:27 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: Jane Long

Nice mug shot. I am far from convinced he would make a good president, but he could prove me wrong. I would at least consider voting for him in the general, unlike some of the other retreads.


16 posted on 08/22/2014 9:48:12 AM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: smoothsailing

Should’ve pinged you ;-)


17 posted on 08/22/2014 9:50:33 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: V_TWIN

LOL Exactly!


18 posted on 08/22/2014 9:53:05 AM PDT by mc5cents ("Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God." - Thomas Jefferson)
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19 posted on 08/22/2014 9:59:40 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The political whores are running scared. This is total fiasco for the left.


20 posted on 08/22/2014 10:04:31 AM PDT by Busko (One thing is certain, nothing is certain.)
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Another Wendy thread if anyone is interested in reading the comments thereon:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3195893/posts?


21 posted on 08/22/2014 10:11:15 AM PDT by deport
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To: Busko

“This is total fiasco for the left.”

Yep, if Gov. Perry runs for Prez he should bring it up at every campaign stop and at every debate......beat the crap out of it every chance he gets.


22 posted on 08/22/2014 10:12:10 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Graewoulf

Interesting statement from MADD...

http://www.madd.org/blog/2014/august/madd-statement-on-austin.html


23 posted on 08/22/2014 10:31:58 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: sten

Because it must go through the Department of Justice. We need to get rid of Holder. There are good Congressmen who are trying. Unfortunately, there are more spineless ones than good ones.

Frankly, I’m waiting for a military Coup.


24 posted on 08/22/2014 10:32:32 AM PDT by Hildy (Falling down is how you grow. Staying down is how you die.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Maybe she will lose, but I still think people could fall for her, as gullible as they are as a whole.


25 posted on 08/22/2014 10:32:50 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: dhs12345

Yet another organization whose primary loyalty is to the Democratic Party.


26 posted on 08/22/2014 10:33:43 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Yup. Did you read the comments below their post? Well worth the read.


27 posted on 08/22/2014 10:35:18 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Some things never change. It even smelled like I remember a Brooks Brothers does. I miss the 80’s sometimes.

It smells the same, but the style of merchandise it carries started to change when the company was acquired by Marks and Spencer from Allied Stores in 1988. When Marks and Sparks sold the golden fleece to Retail Brand Alliance in 2001, all heck broke loose.

In the 1980s, Brooks Brothers wouldn't display pink and green striped dress shirts with two-button barrel cuffs and a white rounded club collar. Brooks Brothers is now a 'fashion' brand. Some traditional items are left in the stores, but a lot of traditional items must now be ordered from the mothership on Madison Avenue.

28 posted on 08/22/2014 10:35:58 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.)
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To: dhs12345

They know damn well if it was Perry drunk driving they would be at the head of the line calling for his impeachment.


29 posted on 08/22/2014 10:36:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This has absolutely nothing to do with Texas. This is for all the voters in the other “56” states.

I asked one of my co-workers, a conservative, what he had heard about Rick Perry. He replied that he was indicted for corruption in Texas, wasn’t he.

The people who pushed this out knew Texas was lost. They are playing for 2016.


30 posted on 08/22/2014 10:39:14 AM PDT by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
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To: Ingtar

As a Texan, I would not vote for Perry as my first choice but if the choices are Bush, Christie, Paul, Ryan and Perry, our entire family would most definitely pull the lever for Perry. If Cruz is added to the mix, however, we’ll go with Cruz.


31 posted on 08/22/2014 10:40:51 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: dfwgator

Exactly. Another political hack organization like NOW.


32 posted on 08/22/2014 10:41:01 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Grams A

Cruz is actually one of the few Republicans that has defended Perry. It’s crickets from the rest of the party.


33 posted on 08/22/2014 10:42:24 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Sure makes me want to dump the Republican party. I am still a registered Republican.


34 posted on 08/22/2014 10:45:12 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Grams A

I was careful to say, in the General election... ie, he had already won the nomination.


35 posted on 08/22/2014 10:45:53 AM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Grams A

Ditto.


36 posted on 08/22/2014 10:49:16 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Abortion Barbie’s 15 min expired along time ago.


37 posted on 08/22/2014 10:50:59 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Read somewhere else that Soros poured $500K into this fiasco.

Poor George....... half a mill won't buy as much corruption as it used too.

38 posted on 08/22/2014 10:53:59 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Everything I needed to know about Islam was written on 11 Sep 2001)
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To: Theodore R.

I am hoping Texans aren’t as stupid and gullible as voters in other states . . .


39 posted on 08/22/2014 11:04:42 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: NorthMountain

Little reported, but Wendy lost the dem primary in Hidalgo, and Cameron counties.


40 posted on 08/22/2014 11:17:52 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: dfwgator; Jane Long

Cruz is actually one of the few Republicans that has defended Perry. It’s crickets from the rest of the party.”

I was surprised that we haven’t heard from Abbott. Re the rest of the party, those that are considering a run at president are probably dancing in the streets and hoping that Perry doesn’t survive. The rest of them don’t know enough about laws so, for once, they are keeping their mouth shut. At least Cruz knows what he is talking about when he speaks on legal matters.


41 posted on 08/22/2014 11:53:55 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: dhs12345
Mrs. Lehmberg offered a monetary donation to MADD Texas, which was accepted and used specifically to serve victims of drunk driving in Texas.

My opinion of MADD just went down 5 notches. Didn't know these wenches were for sale.

42 posted on 08/22/2014 2:29:57 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Everything I needed to know about Islam was written on 11 Sep 2001)
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To: catfish1957

BTTT!


43 posted on 08/22/2014 3:00:22 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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