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posted on Aug, 16 2014 @ 12:09 PM
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a reply to: DexteramLucifer

A grand jury put together by Leghman's office with charges cooked up by Leghman's office. "The people" had nothing to do with it. Obvious conflict of interest and agenda is obvious. State Supreme Court should throw out the indictment for obvious reasons. A DA should not bring about indictments about things they are personally involved in.




posted on Aug, 16 2014 @ 12:16 PM
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originally posted by: bbracken677
a reply to: DexteramLucifer

The Grand Jury was composed of democrats who indicted him for threatening to exercise his constitutional right. Not to mention this woman, if Democrats in Texas were for ethics, should have been removed from office instead of being supported by her fellow cronies.



That's exactly what I said, She should've resigned her post immediately. And as for democrats indicting him, like I also said, I ain't touching that. But for Texas traditionally being a red state, I was surprised to find that he was indicted at all. I'm not up to date on Texas law, so just how are grand juries convened and how are they chosen if at all ?



posted on Aug, 16 2014 @ 12:21 PM
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originally posted by: NavyDoc
a reply to: DexteramLucifer

A grand jury put together by Leghman's office with charges cooked up by Leghman's office. "The people" had nothing to do with it. Obvious conflict of interest and agenda is obvious. State Supreme Court should throw out the indictment for obvious reasons. A DA should not bring about indictments about things they are personally involved in.


If that is indeed the case then yes, that is a glaringly obvious case of conflict of interests. It is my fault for assuming, but I had assumed that the grand jury would've been convened by someone other than the D.A. and her office.



posted on Aug, 16 2014 @ 12:23 PM
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originally posted by: crazyewok
So let me get this straight?

The DA broke the law and got jailed.

The governor tried to remove her from office

The governor has just been indicted?


Is that right? Cause its hard to get my head around as that seems so.....well wrong.

It's how the Governor tried to remove her from office is what caused the indictment. Funny how people whine about how Obama is a dictator but is fine with Perry acting like a dictator. Asking for her resignation is fine choosing to withhold funds is fine but he cannot say I'll withhold these funds unless she resigns. That is blackmail.



posted on Aug, 16 2014 @ 12:32 PM
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a reply to: buster2010

I like how some people are CLEARLY IGNORING how the 'affordable' shaft act was passed.

Through THREATS.

Through BRIBERY.

Through BLACKMAIL.

But that's 'fine' !

And Perry didn't give the country that trash.



posted on Aug, 16 2014 @ 12:36 PM
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I just love red state political drama!!




posted on Aug, 16 2014 @ 12:40 PM
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The Indictment Of Rick Perry Looks Weak



Although some Democrats are calling for Texas Gov. Rick Perry's (R) resignation after he was indicted by a grand jury on Friday, a number of left-leaning observers immediately panned the allegations as unimpressive.




Perry, an expected presidential candidate in 2016, is accused of "abuse of official capacity" and "coercion of [a] public servant" by publicly threatening to zero out a state prosecutor's funding and then actually doing it.


There it is the real reason for the so called 'indictment'.



Several pundits, including former Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod, Clinton and Obama administration alum Jonathan Prince, Vox's Matt Yglesias, and New York Magazine's Jonathan Chait, wrote on Twitter they couldn't see what the big deal was.



To take Perry out of the 2016 election.
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posted on Aug, 16 2014 @ 12:47 PM
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originally posted by: neo96

*snip*

There it is the real reason for the so called 'indictment'.


*snip*


To take Perry out of the 2016 election.


You said that as if it was a bad thing. He isn't the cure for the GOP's woes.



posted on Aug, 16 2014 @ 12:52 PM
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a reply to: intrepid

Wasn't an issue.

It sorted itself out last time in the 2012 election.


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posted on Aug, 16 2014 @ 01:13 PM
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Now we have some Left Wing Liberals saying this is weak !!

But don't fall for their malarkey.

They are simply distancing Obama and all the other Progressives from this Red Herring.

Funny just the same. I bet Obama is at least knee-deep in this one. He's jealous about the immigrants/National Guard issues for one.

Always be ware of the Democrat voting pocket areas.

Lots of Gila Monsters in holes.



David Axelrod, a senior aide and confidante to President Obama, wrote: "Unless he was demonstrably trying to scrap the ethics unit for other than his stated reason, Perry indictment seems pretty sketchy."

Even Ben White of the left-wing Politico came to Perry's defense. The left-wing economics writer tweeted Saturday, "It seems quite perverse to indict a governor for exercising his clearly delineated constitutional authority[.]"

David Axelrod: 'Perry Indictment Looks Pretty Sketchy'




posted on Aug, 16 2014 @ 01:13 PM
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Perry should just leave her in office.

She's a great example of progressive politicians.



posted on Aug, 16 2014 @ 01:19 PM
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a reply to: DexteramLucifer

The DA convenes the grand jury in their jurisdiction. As she is the DA for Travis County and the indictment was from the Travis County grand jury, her office would have convened the jury, selected the jurors, and created and presented the charges and "evidence."

Obvious conflict of interest and agenda is obvious.



posted on Aug, 16 2014 @ 01:26 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen


Now we have some Left Wing Liberals saying this is weak !!

But don't fall for their malarkey.

They are simply distancing Obama and all the other Progressives from this Red Herring.

Funny just the same. I bet Obama is at least knee-deep in this one. He's jealous about the immigrants/National Guard issues for one.

Always be ware of the Democrat voting pocket areas.

Lots of Gila Monsters in holes.



If you lived in Texas, you would realize that the corrupt good old boy system controls Texas. Everyone knows that Perry is corrupt, but no Republican is willing to risk their careers by going after him.

The Democrat area you warn about is the only area willing to uphold the law in this case.



posted on Aug, 16 2014 @ 01:31 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen




Funny just the same. I bet Obama is at least knee-deep in this one. He's jealous about the immigrants/National Guard issues for one.


That is what I was thinking.

This comes out of nowhere.

And after Perrys staunch stance on the border 'crisis', and calling up the national guard.



posted on Aug, 16 2014 @ 01:31 PM
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originally posted by: Kaploink

originally posted by: xuenchen


Now we have some Left Wing Liberals saying this is weak !!

But don't fall for their malarkey.

They are simply distancing Obama and all the other Progressives from this Red Herring.

Funny just the same. I bet Obama is at least knee-deep in this one. He's jealous about the immigrants/National Guard issues for one.

Always be ware of the Democrat voting pocket areas.

Lots of Gila Monsters in holes.



If you lived in Texas, you would realize that the corrupt good old boy system controls Texas. Everyone knows that Perry is corrupt, but no Republican is willing to risk their careers by going after him.

The Democrat area you warn about is the only area willing to uphold the law in this case.


Bwahahaha! So a DA convicted of DUI, creating her own kangaroo court to get back at the guy who had the temerity ask her to step down after serving time for DUI and hit and run and evading police and trying to use her position to get out of said DUI is "upholding the law." That's rich.
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posted on Aug, 16 2014 @ 01:51 PM
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originally posted by: LDragonFire
I just love red state political drama!!


Don't you mean blue state political drama?

This BS indictment comes from one of the only Democrat-run counties in Texas.

The despicable part is that the Austin Dems know it won't go anywhere. It's just a petty attempt at harming Perry's 2016 campaign.
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posted on Aug, 16 2014 @ 02:21 PM
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originally posted by: NavyDoc
a reply to: DexteramLucifer

The DA convenes the grand jury in their jurisdiction. As she is the DA for Travis County and the indictment was from the Travis County grand jury, her office would have convened the jury, selected the jurors, and created and presented the charges and "evidence."

Obvious conflict of interest and agenda is obvious.


I'm not arguing that point (Conflict of Interest) as I totally agree with it. And once again, I apologize for assuming it was not her office that convened the grand jury when in fact it was her office(how that was lawfully done I'll never know). I'm not going to comment on the agenda comment other than to say that it does look like she is trying to get back at him for wanting to have her relieved of her duties. Any thing more than that and it starts getting political and I dare not tread there.



posted on Aug, 16 2014 @ 03:14 PM
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More shocking information !!!

Special Prosecutor Who Indicted Rick Perry Has Been Accused Of Misconduct In The Past




He was also considered on the “short list” to be an Obama appointee. So that should give you a good idea of what’s going on here.

What a surrrrr.prize !!!





posted on Aug, 16 2014 @ 03:42 PM
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a reply to: DexteramLucifer

The thing is Texas is Red pretty much everywhere except at the capital (Austin) which is predominantly blue. So whenever you see crazy crap like this it's from the frustrated left in Austin.



posted on Aug, 16 2014 @ 03:53 PM
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a reply to: buster2010

First: either you are for ethical govt, or you are not.

Perry was trying to remove a DA who had PROVED herself through actions as unethical and an inappropriate member of the Public Integrity Unit. Convicted and time spent in jail. Tell me, how many of you would still have your jobs if that happened to you? Would your employer by fine with you taking 45 days off to spend in the pokey?

Let's just forget that this person was supposed to be an upstanding member of the Public Integrity Unit. Let's just forget that Obama has used the same tactics on MULTIPLE occasions. Let's just forget that it is illegal to use the court system to pursue political revenge.

Either you support ethical behavior by public officials, or you do not.



"This clearly represents political abuse of the court system and there is no legal basis in this decision," Botsford said in a statement. "Today's action, which violates the separation of powers outlined in the Texas Constitution, is nothing more than an effort to weaken the constitutional authority granted to the office of Texas governor, and sets a dangerous precedent by allowing a grand jury to punish the exercise of a lawful and constitutional authority afforded to the Texas governor."

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