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Posted on 08/15/2014 8:28:38 PM PDT by Boomer

OKAY. It's obvious this is another Tom Delay type witch hunt. My question isn't really if there is any validity to this. It's more about if it will actually work this time against Gov. Perry or will it (hopefully) backfire and shine a big bright light on the corruption that is the Dem party today. Your feedback is much appreciated... Oh, and if "they" can be allowed to get away with this, shouldn't the same thing happen to the two most corrupt gov employees we have right now? Obama and Holder. I'm hoping if we all break out our new $5 LED flashlights together we can shine enough light on the corruption that is Washington DC.

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1 posted on 08/15/2014 8:28:38 PM PDT by Boomer
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To: Boomer

Just when you think they can’t sink any lower; they do.

It must be getting crowded at the lowest part of the ocean these days with all this dem corruption going on.


2 posted on 08/15/2014 8:30:13 PM PDT by Boomer
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To: Boomer

Can’t Austin be imploded over this travesty?


3 posted on 08/15/2014 8:31:13 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Boomer

The left has overplayed their hand. Anyone will see this is political. I’d sue this prosecutors butt, if you can. I’d do whatever I can legally.


4 posted on 08/15/2014 8:33:02 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Boomer

I Like Perry!!


5 posted on 08/15/2014 8:33:03 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Boomer

What’s going on? What are they trying to do to Perry?


6 posted on 08/15/2014 8:35:16 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Boomer

La Raza Rick Perry may be a pro-ILLEGAL alien dumbarse, but this claim is bogus.


7 posted on 08/15/2014 8:35:43 PM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: Boomer

Perry’s not my first choice, but he doesn’t deserve to be destroyed so abortion Barbie could gain a few points.


8 posted on 08/15/2014 8:35:52 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Boomer

Seems to me a lot rests on what judge this comes before. You get some bleeding heart Liberal and all bets are off.

The gray area for me is how close Perry or some of his pals come to some of these investigations. Even if he’s right, if some of his friends (and knowing the Republicans as he obviously does) are involved, that makes it look like he is interceding to clear them of wrong-doing.

This is a case where even if you’re right, you can look wrong.

That’s what is so devious about this Democrat tactic.


9 posted on 08/15/2014 8:36:14 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We'll know when he's really hit bottom. They'll start referring to him as White.)
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To: Still Thinking

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/08/rick-perry-indicted-another-democratic-party-dirty-trick.php


10 posted on 08/15/2014 8:38:40 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Boomer

I think the Dems are using their tactics to take out any and all viable challengers to Hillary, earlier, rather than later.


11 posted on 08/15/2014 8:40:11 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: ltc8k6

Thanks!


12 posted on 08/15/2014 8:40:22 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: DoughtyOne
The gray area for me is how close Perry or some of his pals come to some of these investigations.

He vetoed the funding because the crazy witch running the "ethics" committee got arrested for DWI and went insane with "do you know who I am?" criminality refused to resign. She is a unrepentant criminal. She has no business heading any "ethics" investigation. She has no ethics.

All she has to do is resign and he will reinstate the funding.

13 posted on 08/15/2014 8:42:19 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Boomer
"I'm hoping if we all break out our new $5 LED flashlights together we can shine enough light on the corruption that is Washington DC."

Those flashlites are now obsolete. Go to Home Depot, spend 14.88 plus tax on TWO Defiant 300 lumen flashlites (new Cree technology LED, one instead of 14) barcode #6 943777 200478. They take 4 AAA batteries each. Your $5 flashlite is about 124 lumens. You will thank me.

14 posted on 08/15/2014 8:42:45 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Demonazi's are openly marching us (Jews, Christians, Conservatives) double time to Holocaust II.)
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To: Boomer

Check out both videos at the link (dash cam & booking):

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/08/15/before-you-pass-judgment-on-rick-perry/

“Rick Perry thought her to be a disgrace, and wanted her to resign. She didn’t. So he took the next step and threatened to veto funding for her office.”


15 posted on 08/15/2014 8:43:36 PM PDT by Qiviut ( One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. (W.E. Johns)
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To: Boomer
This is the result of a liberal drunk wanting revenge for her own misbehavior. When District Attny Rosemary Lehmberg was arrested for DWI and tested THREE TIMES above the legal limit she was convicted, served time and had her license suspended.

Rick Perry called for her resignation and said he would exercise his right to veto funding requests from her if she didn't go. This is payback from a slob of woman and activists who took the charges to a liberal judge.

It is designed to keep the threat of indictment alive long enough to end any serious run against Hillary. It probably won't happen.

16 posted on 08/15/2014 8:44:02 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: Boomer

My question is how are they gonna prosecute if they don’t have a budget?


17 posted on 08/15/2014 8:45:55 PM PDT by Hugin ("Do yourself a favor--first thing, get a firearm!")
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To: Boomer
The reason it worked for Delay is that House Republicans had a caucus rule that anyone indicted in a crime must step down from leadership until it is resolved. Democrats had no such rule.

Therefore, the damage was done to Republicans by simply indicting Delay, forcing him to step down as Majority Leader.

No such immediate threat hangs over Perry.

-PJ

18 posted on 08/15/2014 8:46:48 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Baynative

I don’t think a judge is involved in a grand jury indictment. A grand jury is usually used to bypass a preliminary hearing before a judge.


19 posted on 08/15/2014 8:49:12 PM PDT by Hugin ("Do yourself a favor--first thing, get a firearm!")
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To: Boomer

Since “Abuse of Power “ is the legal charge of the day, why not charge Obama and AG “Contempt of Congress” Holder with ABUSES of Power?
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Documentation File for the 2014 Impeachment of B. Hussein Obama, aka “Barry Soetoro” a former Foreign Student from Indonesia, and still a legal Citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.


20 posted on 08/15/2014 8:49:17 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Boomer

Since “Abuse of Power “ is the legal charge of the day, why not charge Obama and AG “Contempt of Congress” Holder with ABUSES of Power?
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Documentation File for the 2014 Impeachment of B. Hussein Obama, aka “Barry Soetoro” a former Foreign Student from Indonesia, and still a legal Citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.


21 posted on 08/15/2014 8:49:18 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Okay, thanks for the background. That is quite reasoned.


22 posted on 08/15/2014 8:50:00 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We'll know when he's really hit bottom. They'll start referring to him as White.)
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To: ltc8k6

So you can now be indicted for politically supporting one or another position???? What’s next, thought crimes?


23 posted on 08/15/2014 8:51:28 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Boomer

He should stay bold. There is nothing to be gained at this point in bashful timidity. Not that Perry is likely ever to be bashful in the presence of his enemies.


24 posted on 08/15/2014 8:52:14 PM PDT by marron
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To: ltc8k6

I mean, if that’s the rule now, I bet half of Democratic politicians could be summarily executed just for their policy positions!


25 posted on 08/15/2014 8:52:33 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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After her cozy ride to the station where she was three times the legal limit...

...DA Rosemary Lemberg had to be cuffed because she was violent and she had to be put in a mask to stop her from spitting on officers.


26 posted on 08/15/2014 8:53:52 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: Boomer

What used to be a rule of law is now a rule of judges. It might knock him out of a 2016 run.


27 posted on 08/15/2014 8:54:25 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Boomer

“Just when you think they can’t sink any lower; they do. ..”

Plus, they keep getting away with it. It is these corrupt leftists who should be in prison.


28 posted on 08/15/2014 8:55:42 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: DoughtyOne

“Complaining about a problem without proposing a solution is called whining...”

Local news reported that the Public Integrity Unit was investigating Perry.
They also reported that the legislature had already approved the funding for the PIU.

The talking head opined that where Perry made a mistake was by threatening to veto first. That can be taken as coercion.


29 posted on 08/15/2014 8:56:16 PM PDT by snarkybob
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To: Boomer

To answer your question...yes it should happen to the corrupt politicians at the federal level (there are more than two). But it won’t.

I would like to believe that this won’t be the DeLay syndrome...but it could well be. Even if not...since he is making noises like he running for president...it could well be a nail in the coffin.

And I don’t think it will be the Dems doing the hammering...it will be other Pub contenders. jmho.


30 posted on 08/15/2014 8:57:04 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Baynative

Lawyers should never drink in public, police love to ticket lawyers


31 posted on 08/15/2014 8:57:07 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Boomer

The case has no merit. I can’t believe they found a grand jury full of idiots that would go for this. Perry isn’t running for gov. again, so this mostly seems like spite to me.


32 posted on 08/15/2014 8:58:33 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“All she has to do is resign and he will reinstate the funding.”

Local news reported that a judge said she can legally keep her job.


33 posted on 08/15/2014 8:58:48 PM PDT by snarkybob
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To: Boomer

Well here’s the thing, speaking as a former Prosecutor. Do let me say first that of course I believe this is politically motivated. But IF they can prove Perry made the threat and then vetoed the Bill for that reason, it is a crime per the Statute.

Now there are other issues like is the Statute even constitutional or is it over broad? Does the State constitutional right to veto win the day?

All of these are issue that will play out. Personally, I think the constitutional right to veto will win the day. But do the facts suggest he violated the Statutes? Yes.


34 posted on 08/15/2014 8:58:59 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Hugin

That is correct. No Judge unless a witness refuses to answer questions, something like that.

And yes. We used the Grand Jury to bypass the prelim all the time.


35 posted on 08/15/2014 9:00:54 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Boomer

Alinsky tactics. Somebody has a whole lot of money to spend on fishing trips.


36 posted on 08/15/2014 9:01:49 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: bringing joy to the hearts of Terrorists everywhere.)
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To: Innovative

Well, Perry is no threat to anyone or to get the nomination but I think there is little question this is politically motivated.


37 posted on 08/15/2014 9:01:51 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: smokingfrog
I can’t believe they found a grand jury full of idiots that would go for this.

Austin is Moonbat Central. Recall that a Travis County grand jury indicted Tom Delay for a crime which didn't exist.

38 posted on 08/15/2014 9:07:51 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: Boomer

Isnt there an old saying that a Grand Jury could indict a ham sandwich?


39 posted on 08/15/2014 9:08:02 PM PDT by aft_lizard
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To: Graewoulf
Why not indite Obama?


40 posted on 08/15/2014 9:08:34 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: bringing joy to the hearts of Terrorists everywhere.)
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To: okie01

Ham sandwiches beware!


41 posted on 08/15/2014 9:10:48 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: garjog

Good idea!

After all, “TURN ABOUT IS FAIR PLAY.”


42 posted on 08/15/2014 9:11:35 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Boomer

The liberal idiots in austin would vote to indict Mother Theresa if she was a conservative.


43 posted on 08/15/2014 9:21:06 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Turmoil in the Middle East? Quick Obama, show them your Peace Prize!)
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To: Qiviut
What a disgrace she is and no wonder Gov. Perry did what he did.

Used to be that people had enough shame that they would naturally slink away knowing that they acted horribly. But this chick is incredible with her "Don't You Know Who I Am" attitude.

The Gov did not destroy her career, she supplied the dynamite and the matches.

44 posted on 08/15/2014 9:22:03 PM 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: Linda Frances

Perry isn’t running for Governor again, thank goodness.

/johnny


45 posted on 08/15/2014 9:40:53 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Slyfox
Used to be that people had enough shame that they would naturally slink away knowing that they acted horribly.

Liberals, as a general rule, are not personally acquainted with shame as an emotion. To them, it is simply a weapon -- to be aimed at conservatives.

46 posted on 08/15/2014 9:44:51 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Please elaborate.

A lot.


47 posted on 08/15/2014 9:53:45 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: snarkybob

The governor has decided that he doesn’t want an unethical person running ethics investigations. We pay him to make executive decisions like that. Do you believe that unethical people should run ethics investigations?


48 posted on 08/15/2014 9:56:24 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Boomer

I got to hear Tom Delay tell the full story of his witch hunt. They’d been after him for years and used the Ethics Commission to do it. It was the DemoRats that wanted I’m too. Sounds familiar...


49 posted on 08/15/2014 10:02:48 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“The governor has decided that he doesn’t want an unethical person running ethics investigations. We pay him to make executive decisions like that. Do you believe that unethical people should run ethics investigations?”

I was just repeating what the local news said.
And if anybody broke the law...anybody our side, their side, then they should be held accountable.

I think the Travis County DA should have resigned.

I also think if Perry got out of bounds trying to make her resign he should have o stand for it.

A judge did rule that she can legally keep her job.
I believe in the rule of law.


50 posted on 08/15/2014 10:26:10 PM PDT by snarkybob
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