Rick Perry...a victim of Texas style Justice?

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    Rick Perry...a victim of Texas style Justice?

    Texas Governor Rick Perry has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of abusing the power of his office and coercion.


    The case stems from his veto of funding for the Travis County DA's office. Perry withheld the funding solely because he wanted to pressure Travis County DA, Rosemary  Lehmberg to step down from her post after being arrested for drunk driving.


    Whether or not you agree with Perry's tactics it's kind of ironic that he has now become a victim of a Texas justice system which is known to be rigged...where DA's have too much power and elected judges often make judicial decisions based on politics.


    http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2014/08/19/texas-justice-system-claims-new-victim-rick-perry/GVC44JHuAJia1iF81MV9TL/story.html


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    Re: Rick Perry...a victim of Texas style Justice?

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    Texas Governor Rick Perry has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of abusing the power of his office and coercion.

     

    The case stems from his veto of funding for the Travis County DA's office. Perry withheld the funding solely because he wanted to pressure Travis County DA, Rosemary  Lehmberg to step down from her post after being arrested for drunk driving.

     

    Whether or not you agree with Perry's tactics it's kind of ironic that he has now become a victim of a Texas justice system which is known to be rigged...where DA's have too much power and elected judges often make judicial decisions based on politics.

     

    http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2014/08/19/texas-justice-system-claims-new-victim-rick-perry/GVC44JHuAJia1iF81MV9TL/story.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2014/08/19/texas-justice-system-claims-new-victim-rick-perry/GVC44JHuAJia1iF81MV9TL/story.html

     

    "It is not down in any map...trueplaces never are...." ( Melville)

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    That'll leave a mark....

     
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    Re: Rick Perry...a victim of Texas style Justice?

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    Texas Governor Rick Perry has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of abusing the power of his office and coercion.

     

    The case stems from his veto of funding for the Travis County DA's office. Perry withheld the funding solely because he wanted to pressure Travis County DA, Rosemary  Lehmberg to step down from her post after being arrested for drunk driving.

     

    Whether or not you agree with Perry's tactics it's kind of ironic that he has now become a victim of a Texas justice system which is known to be rigged...where DA's have too much power and elected judges often make judicial decisions based on politics.

     

    http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2014/08/19/texas-justice-system-claims-new-victim-rick-perry/GVC44JHuAJia1iF81MV9TL/story.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2014/08/19/texas-justice-system-claims-new-victim-rick-perry/GVC44JHuAJia1iF81MV9TL/story.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2014/08/19/texas-justice-system-claims-new-victim-rick-perry/GVC44JHuAJia1iF81MV9TL/story.html

     

    "It is not down in any map...trueplaces never are...." ( Melville)

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    That'll leave a mark....

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    I think it puts him out of any presidential bid. Too bad. I though he was entertaining in the debates.

     
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    Texas Governor Rick Perry has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of abusing the power of his office and coercion.

     

    The case stems from his veto of funding for the Travis County DA's office. Perry withheld the funding solely because he wanted to pressure Travis County DA, Rosemary  Lehmberg to step down from her post after being arrested for drunk driving.

     

    Whether or not you agree with Perry's tactics it's kind of ironic that he has now become a victim of a Texas justice system which is known to be rigged...where DA's have too much power and elected judges often make judicial decisions based on politics.

     

    http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2014/08/19/texas-justice-system-claims-new-victim-rick-perry/GVC44JHuAJia1iF81MV9TL/story.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2014/08/19/texas-justice-system-claims-new-victim-rick-perry/GVC44JHuAJia1iF81MV9TL/story.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2014/08/19/texas-justice-system-claims-new-victim-rick-perry/GVC44JHuAJia1iF81MV9TL/story.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2014/08/19/texas-justice-system-claims-new-victim-rick-perry/GVC44JHuAJia1iF81MV9TL/story.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2014/08/19/texas-justice-system-claims-new-victim-rick-perry/GVC44JHuAJia1iF81MV9TL/story.html

     

    "It is not down in any map...trueplaces never are...." ( Melville)

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    I think it puts him out of any presidential bid. Too bad. I though he was entertaining in the debates.

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    Not that he would have gotten the nomination, but yes....his bid is OVER

     
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    Re: Rick Perry...a victim of Texas style Justice?

    You call it ironic?

    The indictment makes a mockery of the rule of law, and is a disgrace. Even his political opponents in Texas admit it is a joke. But that is how politics is played by Democrats today.
    According to the Democratic hack who brought these charges, the Texas Governor has the right to request a local DA convicted of drunk driving to resign. The Governor also has the authority to veto funding for the DA's office. But doing both is supposedly a criminal offense.

    It has been quite the pattern recently that succcessful Republican Governors who may be Presidential material have been harassed with flimsy "corruption" charges by partisan Democrat prosecutors.

    Bob McDonnell, Chris Christie, Scott Walker, now Rick Perry. 

    The Obama-friendly liberal networks do their part : endlessly beating up Christie, a  Republican, though no charges have been brought.

    Shhhh...Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo is similarly under investigation for possible corruption, but no headlines on the networks.

     

     

     
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    Re: Rick Perry...a victim of Texas style Justice?

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    You call it ironic?

    The indictment makes a mockery of the rule of law, and is a disgrace. Even his political opponents in Texas admit it is a joke. But that is how politics is played by Democrats today.
    According to the Democratic hack who brought these charges, the Texas Governor has the right to request a local DA convicted of drunk driving to resign. The Governor also has the authority to veto funding for the DA's office. But doing both is supposedly a criminal offense.

    It has been quite the pattern recently that succcessful Republican Governors who may be Presidential material have been harassed with flimsy "corruption" charges by partisan Democrat prosecutors.

    Bob McDonnell, Chris Christie, Scott Walker, now Rick Perry. 

    The Obama-friendly liberal networks do their part : endlessly beating up Christie, a  Republican, though no charges have been brought.

    Shhhh...Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo is similarly under investigation for possible corruption, but no headlines on the networks.

     

     

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    I do call it ironic because the very idea that a DA can convince a grand jury that such a weak charge merits prosecution is an example of a Texas justice system that is too politicized and powerful. It doesn't matter whether Republican or Democrat. It's an abuse of power. It's ironic that it's now a Dem prosecutor and Perry is the victim.

    Perry's response? Pretty much what your response was. Blame Obama. As if Obama now has jurisdiction over a state and local justice system.

    One has to laugh at the right wingers. They want the Federal government out of everything...yet they complain and blame state and local issues on Obama...lol

     
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    Re: Rick Perry...a victim of Texas style Justice?

    Perry takes a good mug shot.

    This case is like free publicity for Perry 2016.  He acted as the CEO of Texas and got rid of a DA who had a 0.3+ BAC when pulled over for DUI.  That's something to run on.  Once the silliness of the indicted is resolved Perry will be stronger for it.  Even the NYT editorial yesterday backed Perry as most of his 2016 opponents who've commented on it.

     

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    Re: Rick Perry...a victim of Texas style Justice?

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    In response to ComingLiberalCrackup's comment:




    You call it ironic?




    The indictment makes a mockery of the rule of law, and is a disgrace. Even his political opponents in Texas admit it is a joke. But that is how politics is played by Democrats today.
    According to the Democratic hack who brought these charges, the Texas Governor has the right to request a local DA convicted of drunk driving to resign. The Governor also has the authority to veto funding for the DA's office. But doing both is supposedly a criminal offense.




    It has been quite the pattern recently that succcessful Republican Governors who may be Presidential material have been harassed with flimsy "corruption" charges by partisan Democrat prosecutors.




    Bob McDonnell, Chris Christie, Scott Walker, now Rick Perry. 




    The Obama-friendly liberal networks do their part : endlessly beating up Christie, a  Republican, though no charges have been brought.




    Shhhh...Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo is similarly under investigation for possible corruption, but no headlines on the networks.




     




     




     






    I do call it ironic because the very idea that a DA can convince a grand jury that such a weak charge merits prosecution is an example of a Texas justice system that is too politicized and powerful. It doesn't matter whether Republican or Democrat. It's an abuse of power. It's ironic that it's now a Dem prosecutor and Perry is the victim.


     


     


    Perry's response? Pretty much what your response was. Blame Obama. As if Obama now has jurisdiction over a state and local justice system.


     


    One has to laugh at the right wingers. They want the Federal government out of everything...yet they complain and blame state and local issues on Obama...lol


     




    Rick Perry did not blame his indictment on Barack Obama, you are just totally making that up.


     


    One has to laugh at such a delusion. 


     


    Attorney General of Massachusetts Martha Coakley has a veritable smorgasboard in the Bulger Machine Democratic Party to choose from to combat real corruption, but she knows to play along and get rewarded for her party loyalty...she focuses on preventing antiabortion protesters from having First Amendment rights and gets slapped down 9-0 by the US Supreme Court ...


    Corruption among Mass Democrat hacks and union thugs? They are all pure as the driven snow.

     
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    Re: Rick Perry...a victim of Texas style Justice?

    Yes, CLC. The Rs never do anything wrong. It's always only a conspiracy by Ds. Obama is responsible when a janitor misplaces a broom in the FED, but Christie isn't responsible for things happening right under his nose. Redux ad nauseum. Double poopies on the lib, eh?

     

    Maybe this particular incident is a fiasco, but enough with the ceaseless desire to put everyone of your ideology up on a cross.

    The victimhood complex is tiring.

     
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    Re: Rick Perry...a victim of Texas style Justice?

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    Yes, CLC. The Rs never do anything wrong. It's always only a conspiracy by Ds. Obama is responsible when a janitor misplaces a broom in the FED, but Christie isn't responsible for things happening right under his nose. Redux ad nauseum. Double poopies on the lib, eh?

     

    Maybe this particular incident is a fiasco, but enough with the ceaseless desire to put everyone of your ideology up on a cross.

    The victimhood complex is tiring.

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    Your reductio ad absurdum is tiring...pointing out that numerous Republican Governors have been harassed by partisan prosecutors is not a conspiracy theory.

    A grand juror in the Rick Perry grand jury is not only a Democratic activist, but was active in the party while on the grand jury.Rho Chalmers, who disclosed to the Houston Chronicle yesterday that she was a member of the grand jury that indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry, was an active delegate to the Texas Democratic Party convention during grand jury proceedings. Chalmers’ active participation in Democratic state politics is important because she claimed yesterday to the Houston Chronicle that her decision to indict Perry, a Republican, was not based on politics.

     
    In fact, Chalmers participated in a Democratic Party event while serving on the grand jury.

    What is also disturbing is that the juror apparently went to an event with Sen. Kirk Watson while serving on the grand jury. Watson was a witness to the grand jury. The juror posted a picture on her Facebook page on June 27, 2014, at the Watson event. That was during the time the grand jury was meeting.

     
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    Re: Rick Perry...a victim of Texas style Justice?

    Like I said: This incident may very well be a fiasco.


    My comments weren't a reductio ad absurdum this time, actually. Simply a remark on how every single time a thread goes up about a misbevahing R, you post something about how it's all really some plot by Democrats to unfairly demonize Republicans.


    Which is kind of odd, since it usually seems like most people here acknowledge that the vast majority of politicians on both sides aren't worthy to drown in a cesspool.


     


     


    After a while, it becomes just as hard to take seriously as when our resident truther hates on Israel.

     
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    Re: Rick Perry...a victim of Texas style Justice?

    In response to ComingLiberalCrackup's comment:
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    You call it ironic?

    The indictment makes a mockery of the rule of law, and is a disgrace. Even his political opponents in Texas admit it is a joke. But that is how politics is played by Democrats today.
    According to the Democratic hack who brought these charges, the Texas Governor has the right to request a local DA convicted of drunk driving to resign. The Governor also has the authority to veto funding for the DA's office. But doing both is supposedly a criminal offense.

    It has been quite the pattern recently that succcessful Republican Governors who may be Presidential material have been harassed with flimsy "corruption" charges by partisan Democrat prosecutors.

    Bob McDonnell, Chris Christie, Scott Walker, now Rick Perry. 

    The Obama-friendly liberal networks do their part : endlessly beating up Christie, a  Republican, though no charges have been brought.

    Shhhh...Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo is similarly under investigation for possible corruption, but no headlines on the networks.

     

     

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    The case against Perry seems questionable.  McDonnell was blatantly getting paid for political favors.

    I agree with miscricket though......Perry will be missed in GOP primary debates, but fortunately the GOP clown car is still pretty full.

     
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    Re: Rick Perry...a victim of Texas style Justice?

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    Perry takes a good mug shot.


    This case is like free publicity for Perry 2016.  He acted as the CEO of Texas and got rid of a DA who had a 0.3+ BAC when pulled over for DUI.  That's something to run on.  Once the silliness of the indicted is resolved Perry will be stronger for it.  Even the NYT editorial yesterday backed Perry as most of his 2016 opponents who've commented on it.





    That's not within his purview as governor.


    The DA is an elected office in TX and only the voters or a violation of the duties of her office can remove her ... or I would assume impeachment by the legislature of the jurisdiction whom elected her.


    It's funny that you think that governors should have the power to remove elected officials ... but only if they are on the opposite political side of course..


    Ya, that's not a situation ripe for abuse .... */ Sarcasm off /*

     
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    Re: Rick Perry...a victim of Texas style Justice?

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    Perry takes a good mug shot.

    This case is like free publicity for Perry 2016.  He acted as the CEO of Texas and got rid of a DA who had a 0.3+ BAC when pulled over for DUI.  That's something to run on.  Once the silliness of the indicted is resolved Perry will be stronger for it.  Even the NYT editorial yesterday backed Perry as most of his 2016 opponents who've commented on it.

     

    ...the man who really counts in the world is the doer,...  TR 1891

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    Perry has just become the anti-establishment candidate.

     
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    Perry takes a good mug shot.

     

    This case is like free publicity for Perry 2016.  He acted as the CEO of Texas and got rid of a DA who had a 0.3+ BAC when pulled over for DUI.  That's something to run on.  Once the silliness of the indicted is resolved Perry will be stronger for it.  Even the NYT editorial yesterday backed Perry as most of his 2016 opponents who've commented on it.

     

     

     

    ...the man who really counts in the world is the doer,...  TR 1891

     

     

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    That's not within his perview as governor.

     

     

    The DA is an elected office in TX and only the voters or a violation of the duties of her office can remove her ... or I would assume impeachment by the legislature ... of the jurisdiction whom elected her.

     

    It's funny that you think that governors should have the power to remove elected officials.

     

    Ya, that's not a situation ripe for abuse....

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    Perry's success in running Texas scares progressives, so, no surprise the've trumped up charges against him.

    what are they afraid of? Well, things like without the jobs created in Texas, the Obama economy would have produces a net 350k LOSS in jobs over the last six years.

    little things like that.  

    You know, actually getting stuff done.

     
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    Perry takes a good mug shot.

     

    This case is like free publicity for Perry 2016.  He acted as the CEO of Texas and got rid of a DA who had a 0.3+ BAC when pulled over for DUI.  That's something to run on.  Once the silliness of the indicted is resolved Perry will be stronger for it.  Even the NYT editorial yesterday backed Perry as most of his 2016 opponents who've commented on it.

     

     

     

    ...the man who really counts in the world is the doer,...  TR 1891

     

     

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    That's not within his perview as governor.

     

     

    The DA is an elected office in TX and only the voters or a violation of the duties of her office can remove her ... or I would assume impeachment by the legislature ... of the jurisdiction whom elected her.

     

    It's funny that you think that governors should have the power to remove elected officials.

     

    Ya, that's not a situation ripe for abuse....

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    Perry's success in running Texas scares progressives, so, no surprise the've trumped up charges against him.

    what are they afraid of? Well, things like without the jobs created in Texas, the Obama economy would have produces a net 350k LOSS in jobs over the last six years.

    little things like that.  

    You know, actually getting stuff done.

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    Heh, heh, heh ... I always get a kick out of you making up numbers, outright lying or just completely missing reality all together ... it really is quite entertaining.

     
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    Re: Rick Perry...a victim of Texas style Justice?

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    [QUOTE] Perry's success in running Texas scares progressives, so, no surprise the've trumped up charges against him. [/QUOTE]

    Funny how a single D stands for the entire left, but bad-acting conservative......meh I've got a broom, where's a rug?

     
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    Re: Rick Perry...a victim of Texas style Justice?

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    Perry takes a good mug shot.



    This case is like free publicity for Perry 2016.  He acted as the CEO of Texas and got rid of a DA who had a 0.3+ BAC when pulled over for DUI.  That's something to run on.  Once the silliness of the indicted is resolved Perry will be stronger for it.  Even the NYT editorial yesterday backed Perry as most of his 2016 opponents who've commented on it.






    That's not within his purview as governor.


     


    The DA is an elected office in TX and only the voters or a violation of the duties of her office can remove her ... or I would assume impeachment by the legislature of the jurisdiction whom elected her.


     


    It's funny that you think that governors should have the power to remove elected officials ... but only if they are on the opposite political side of course..


     


    Ya, that's not a situation ripe for abuse .... */ Sarcasm off /*





    You dont know what you are talking about. The Governor expressed his desire for a county DA to resign, who was convicted for drunk driving.  He had no power to fire her, he could not do so directly.


    What he did have as Governor was the power to veto funding for her office. He used this power, quite properly.


    Why this constitutes a violation of law and corruption is a mystery to all non-rabid moonbats.


     Governor Perry has been a successful Governor by any objective standard. Texas added an average of 37,433 monthly jobs in the first half of this year, up from an average of 27,760 jobs in the first half of 2013. Texas led the nation with 371,000 jobs in the last 12 months, or a 3.3 percent annualized growth rate.


    Lame misstatements about Texas jobs being minimum wage, or all related to oil, in 3...2...1

     
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    Re: Rick Perry...a victim of Texas style Justice?

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    You dont know what you are talking about. The Governor expressed his desire for a county DA to resign, who was convicted for drunk driving.  He had no power to fire her, he could not do so directly. What he did have as Governor was the power to veto funding for her office. He used this power, quite properly.




    Depriving an entire DA's office of the ability to pay its prosecutors and prosecute crime, in a bid to force a resignation, is "proper" use of a governor's authority?


    I don't know if it's illegal under Texas law, but it's the opposite of proper.


    They're either going to not prosecute legitimate bad guys (a bad outcome) or arrestees will have to spend extra time in jail before trial because the prosecution is on hold (a bad outcome).


    Yeah, a DA shouldn't be getting arrested, but get some perspective.

     
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    Re: Rick Perry...a victim of Texas style Justice?

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    Yeah, a DA shouldn't be getting arrested, but get some perspective.

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    Curious....how often does someone serve 45 days in jail for a first DUI ?

     
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    Yeah, a DA shouldn't be getting arrested, but get some perspective.


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    Curious....how often does someone serve 45 days in jail for a first DUI ?





    I could be wrong, but I'd say it's very rare in a state like MA for a first offense. The usual deal is a CWOF (continued without a finding) conditioned on the defendant taking booze courses, stuff like that.


    We're too lenient on DUI here, imo.


    You're likely to get an easier sentence for DUI than you are A&B, and yet, look at the carnage on US roads....  


     


    If the DA served time it might have to do with TX law, or the judge punishing her more because she was a DA.


     

     
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    Perry takes a good mug shot.



    This case is like free publicity for Perry 2016.  He acted as the CEO of Texas and got rid of a DA who had a 0.3+ BAC when pulled over for DUI.  That's something to run on.  Once the silliness of the indicted is resolved Perry will be stronger for it.  Even the NYT editorial yesterday backed Perry as most of his 2016 opponents who've commented on it.






    That's not within his purview as governor.


     


    The DA is an elected office in TX and only the voters or a violation of the duties of her office can remove her ... or I would assume impeachment by the legislature of the jurisdiction whom elected her.


     


    It's funny that you think that governors should have the power to remove elected officials ... but only if they are on the opposite political side of course..


     


    Ya, that's not a situation ripe for abuse .... */ Sarcasm off /*





    You dont know what you are talking about. The Governor expressed his desire for a county DA to resign, who was convicted for drunk driving.  He had no power to fire her, he could not do so directly.


    What he did have as Governor was the power to veto funding for her office. He used this power, quite properly.


    Why this constitutes a violation of law and corruption is a mystery to all non-rabid moonbats.


     


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    Obviously your political partisanship skews your comprehension of the law and reality.


    Your hilariously misinformed rant only proves why the governor has been indicted.


    The DA is an elected office not an executive appointment. That means the DA is answerable to the people who elected her, not the governor.


    Threatening her office with retaliation for something that is not under his authority is just as political as the resulting charges.


    Even a lemming like you has to recognize the fact that elections to an independent office are outside the purview of the executive branch and are not subject to his control ... which makes his threats and actions a purely political attack.


    It is just amazing how your ideology so badly warps your understanding of the law and the independent electoral process.


    The charges may be overstepping but it was the guv who started this fight ... and now he's surprised the DA's office is pushing back.

     
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    Re: Rick Perry...a victim of Texas style Justice?

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    You dont know what you are talking about. The Governor expressed his desire for a county DA to resign, who was convicted for drunk driving.  He had no power to fire her, he could not do so directly. What he did have as Governor was the power to veto funding for her office. He used this power, quite properly.

     


     



    Depriving an entire DA's office of the ability to pay its prosecutors and prosecute crime, in a bid to force a resignation, is "proper" use of a governor's authority?

     

     

    I don't know if it's illegal under Texas law, but it's the opposite of proper.

     

    They're either going to not prosecute legitimate bad guys (a bad outcome) or arrestees will have to spend extra time in jail before trial because the prosecution is on hold (a bad outcome).

     

    Yeah, a DA shouldn't be getting arrested, but get some perspective.

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    You are convincing yourself the evil Conservative Governor deserves to be indicted for daring to use his lawful veto power....

    This from one who , with good cause, mocks those who want to impeach the President for taking actions at least arguably outside his Constitutional authority...

     
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    Perry takes a good mug shot.



    This case is like free publicity for Perry 2016.  He acted as the CEO of Texas and got rid of a DA who had a 0.3+ BAC when pulled over for DUI.  That's something to run on.  Once the silliness of the indicted is resolved Perry will be stronger for it.  Even the NYT editorial yesterday backed Perry as most of his 2016 opponents who've commented on it.






    That's not within his purview as governor.


     


    The DA is an elected office in TX and only the voters or a violation of the duties of her office can remove her ... or I would assume impeachment by the legislature of the jurisdiction whom elected her.


     


    It's funny that you think that governors should have the power to remove elected officials ... but only if they are on the opposite political side of course..


     


    Ya, that's not a situation ripe for abuse .... */ Sarcasm off /*


     




    You dont know what you are talking about. The Governor expressed his desire for a county DA to resign, who was convicted for drunk driving.  He had no power to fire her, he could not do so directly.

     

     

    What he did have as Governor was the power to veto funding for her office. He used this power, quite properly.

     

    Why this constitutes a violation of law and corruption is a mystery to all non-rabid moonbats.

     

     

     

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    Obviously your political partisanship skews your comprehension of the law and reality.

     

    Your hilariously misinformed rant only proves why the governor has been indicted.

     

    The DA is an elected office not an executive appointment. That means the DA is answerable to the people who elected her, not the governor.

     

    Threatening her office with retaliation for something that is not under his authority is just as political as the resulting charges.

     

    Even a lemming like you has to recognize the fact that elections to an independent office are outside the purview of the executive branch and are not subject to his control ... which makes his threats and actions a purely political attack.

     

    It is just amazing how your ideology so badly warps your understanding of the law and the independent electoral process.

     

    The charges may be overstepping but it was the guv who started this fight ... and now he's surprised the DA's office is pushing back.

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    Yes, high-road, you are not partisan at all.


    Most sane liberals also have looked dubiously on indicting a Governor for merely using his Constitutionally lawful veto power, even though he used it in a way that displeased his political opponents.

    Since even Democrats dont want to been seen as supporting drunken DAs prosecuting drunk driving cases.... 

     
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