Indictment dropped if you are able to name all three branches of government
So for our two leading contenders for the GOP presidential nomination, one is
indicted on abuse of power in Texas and the other is charged for using his
office to create traffic jams over a bridge in New Jersey to punish a mayor foe.
Recruit Mitt for 2016 -- at least all he's done is invert his
companies to be based in nearby small nations in the Caribbean to avoid paying
taxes in America. At least that's legal! God Bless America!
Remember when Harry Reid lied about Mitt Romney and claimed Romney had not paid
taxes in 10 years? This is just more of the same from the left. Democrats
can't run on their record so what else have they got but to tell lies about
Perry refuses to fund the Public Integrity Unit.He’s indicted
for abuse of power.He says the courts abused their power in
indicting him. . . . Okay, but why did he have so much problem with
the Integrity Unit in the first place?Is there some integrity violation
he’s trying to hide?He’s says he won’t fund the
Public Integrity Unit because the woman who leads the Public Integrity
Unit got a DUI and refused to resign her position.Is that really
it?Was Perry really feeling threatened because a woman DA has a
DUI on her record? Or was he feeling threatened by the very existence of a
Public Integrity Unit.
@ Thid Barker: Please if you would show where it was ever proven
that MR Reid lied, and when did Romney so us the ten years of tax returns. And
if you can do that I will get back on here and say I am sorry. Now it's
your turn to put up, or and I think you know the rest.
@thid baker If you want to make democrats "run on the
record" maybe you should tell republicans to stop breaking the law rather
then blame democrats for republicans illegal behaviors.
I am not thrilled by the possibility of Perry running for president. (While
we're at it, let's encourage Karl Rove to be involved in the 2016
election, we can get Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich to run also, Sarah Palin,
etc.)Having said that, given that he made the threat publicly and
because of the drunken driving arrest of the attorney running the ethics
watchdog committee, it does not appear that this was an unethical or illegal
abuse of power.I am not going to buy into the myth that just because
a Democrat in Texas says they are liberal that it means they are liberal and are
concerned about helping the poor. Ann Richards was a democratic governor and
she introduced a state lottery. How liberal was that?
@ not here. CNN news, "Mitt Romney released his tax returns for the last two
years indicating he made $13.7 million last year and paid $1.94 million in
federal income taxes, giving him an effective tax rate of 14.1%." There you go but I am suprised you missed that information that was widely
publicized. I guess Harry Reid missed it too!@ Intervention. I hope
the Democrats run on their Obamacare mess and the lies, IRS abuses, lies and
cover-ups, Obama's diasterous foreign policy, NSA spying, the decline of
the middle class, Benghahzi cover-ups, the doubling of the national debt, record
number of food stamp recipeints, fast and furious, the "bailout" and
"shovel ready jobs", etc. etc, all Democrat accomplishments! Good luck
in November running on all of your "accomplishments".
Remember when Harry Reid told us about Mitt Romney and claimed Romney had not
paid taxes in 10 years? Remember how Mitt refused to disclose his tax records?
This is just more of the same from the right. Republicans can't run on
their records without exposing corruption so what else have they got but to tell
lies about their opponents?
Let's use the old utah excuse, provided any time the police want to grab
more power. If Perry hasn't done anything wrong or hidden anything, this
shouldn't be a problem.
Democrats are picking on Perry just because he tried get a DA to resign from
office through the use of his veto powers.Democrats say he was wrong
to use his power of veto in order to bully someone into resigning from
office.So the question is . . . Is it right for a Governor to use
his official powers to force someone into quitting?Is that good
governance? Or did he exceed his authority.BTW, if public servants
were denied office because of a history alcohol abuse, GW Bush would never have
been allowed to run for office either.
From the very liberal New York Magazine:"They say a prosecutor
could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich, and this always seemed like
hyperbole, until Friday night a Texas grand jury announced an indictment of
governor Rick Perry. The “crime” for which Perry faces a sentence of
5 to 99 years in prison is vetoing funding for a state agency. The conventions
of reporting — which treat the fact of an indictment as the primary news,
and its merit as a secondary analytic question — make it difficult for
people reading the news to grasp just how farfetched this indictment is.Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg — a Democrat
who oversees the state’s Public Corruption unit — was arrested for
driving very, very drunk. What followed was a relatively ordinary political
dispute. Perry, not unreasonably, urged Lehmberg to resign. Democrats, not
unreasonably, resisted out of fear that Perry would replace her with a
Republican. Perry, not unreasonably, announced and carried out a threat to veto
funding for her agency until Lehmberg resigned."5 to 99 for
doing something entirely within his authority as Governor. Political joke.
Some of you need some updated information.Not Here/Old Man-Two years
ago, PricewaterhouseCoopers released a detailed report covering the last 20
years of the Romney's taxes. Summary of report:-Romneys owed
both state and federal income taxes.-Average annual effective federal tax
rate was 20.20%.-Lowest annual effective federal personal tax rate was
13.66%.-Romneys gave to charity an average of 13.45% of their adjusted
gross income.-Total federal and state taxes owed plus the total charitable
donations deducted represented 38.49% of total AGI.-During the 20-year
period covered by the PWC letter, Gov. and Mrs. Romney paid 100 percent of the
taxes that they owed.Besides that, I thought we, as Americans, are
innocent until proven guilty. He's certainly never been proven guilty, so
he is innocent. There is no shred of evidence to support anything Senator Reid
stated on the Senate Floor.GaryO-Besides the DWI that Ms. Lehmberg
was arrested for, she is also on tape abusing her position and threatening the
officers, telling them that they'd "better do somethin' quick,
because y'all are going to be in jail, not me, if you don't do
something pretty quick."
@JimmyTheLiberal: "Indictment dropped if you are able to name all three
branches of government Governor!"Now, now, it has been over 150
years since the two branches of Texas government were the Colt 45 in your left
hand, and a matching pistol in your right hand.@GaryO: "Was
Perry really feeling threatened because a woman DA has a DUI on her record? Or
was he feeling threatened by the very existence of a Public Integrity
Unit."That is a very good question. As a lifelong Texan, I
respect Governor Perry and have not seen anything amiss in his character. Some
of the refugees from Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans will remember the great
kindness he showed them when they were so destitute. I appreciate his attempts
to build our economy.
Gov Perry may have used some bad judgement. He should have left the judicial
system run it's course. Once the lady was found guilty then he would have
more leverage to work with. No way is this a serious enough crime to warrant a
long prison sentence.
NeilT: "Gov Perry may have used some bad judgement."Neil,
Please google "Lehmberg was arrested after a witness called 911" and
"Rosemary Lehmberg arrest videos". After reading all the details and
watching the videos, tell me you still think Perry used "bad judgment"
in not wanting to turn over $7.5 million for her to run the "Public
Integrity Unit"."He should have left the judicial system run
it's course. Once the lady was found guilty then he would have more
leverage to work with."He did. She had pled guilty and served
part of a 45 day jail sentence two months before Perry vetoed the funding.
Furry,That is a pretty weak defense. Do you even know what
notarized means? From the National Notary website:"Notarization
is the official fraud-deterrent process that assures the parties of a
transaction that a document is authentic, and can be trusted. It is a three-part
process, performed by a Notary Public, that includes of vetting, certifying and
record-keeping. ..Above all, notarization is the assurance by a duly
appointed and impartial Notary Public that a document is authentic, that its
signature is genuine, and that its signer acted without duress or intimidation,
and intended the terms of the document to be in full force and effect...The central value of notarization lies in the Notary's impartial
screening of a signer for identity, willingness and awareness. This screening
detects and deters document fraud, and helps protect the personal rights and
property of private citizens from forgers, identity thieves and exploiters of
the vulnerable."Do you really believe that if those documents
had been false, the IRS wouldn't have been all over it?Sorry,
there's been no proof of wrongdoing. Innocent until proven guilty. Throwing
around baseless accusations during an election is not proof.
@ not here - COLORADO SPRINGS, CO "@ Thid Barker: Please if you would show
where it was ever proven that MR Reid lied, and when did Romney so us the ten
years of tax returns. And if you can do that I will get back on here and say I
am sorry. Now it's your turn to put up, or and I think you know the
rest."You're kidding, right?You want us to
prove to you that Harry Reid lied by (falsely) accusing Mitt Romney of not
paying any federal taxes for 10 years?Please, please tell me you are
@LoveLife - Riverton, UT "Some of you need some updated information.Not Here/Old Man-Two years ago, PricewaterhouseCoopers released a
detailed report covering the last 20 years of the Romney's taxes. Summary
of report:-Romneys owed both state and federal income taxes.-Average annual effective federal tax rate was 20.20%.-Lowest annual
effective federal personal tax rate was 13.66%.-Romneys gave to charity an
average of 13.45% of their adjusted gross income.-Total federal and state
taxes owed plus the total charitable donations deducted represented 38.49% of
total AGI.-During the 20-year period covered by the PWC letter, Gov. and
Mrs. Romney paid 100 percent of the taxes that they owed."Excellent, factual information there, Sir/Ma'am.But, hey,
let's not confuse a certain portion of the population with little things
like "facts" and "truth"....
Some people, foolishly continue believing liberal democrat lies.Crazy!
@ GaryO:You are once again making an incomplete and irrelevant
comparison. Bush was never arrested for a DUI or any anything else for that
matter. This DA in question was. It's not against the law for drinking
alcohol. But it is for endangering the public while driving drunk. Big, big
difference. DA's sometimes have to prosecute people for drunk
driving. How can they do so without hypocrisy when they themselves have been
proven guilty for doing so. They can't. Therefore, yes, it is good
governance to deny that DA of that particular job, since she had then lost court
and legal standing... and the credibility necessary to do her job effectively.
And in answer to the question in your first comment, yes... that was
Hey liberal Democrats!"Thou shalt not lie".