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Texas Gov. Perry Booked on Abuse of Power Charges
WKYT ^ | August 19, 2014 | Staff

Posted on 08/19/2014 4:06:56 PM PDT by lbryce

Gov. Rick Perry has been booked on two felony counts of abuse of power for carrying out a threat to veto funding to state public corruption prosecutors.

Perry, who is mulling a second presidential run in 2016, turned himself in Tuesday at the Travis County courthouse. He vowed he'd fight the charges "with every fiber of my being."

The Republican is accused of coercion and official oppression for publicly promising to veto $7.5 million for the state public integrity unit run by the Travis County district attorney's office.

(Excerpt) Read more at wkyt.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: governorperry; texas; tyranny
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1 posted on 08/19/2014 4:06:56 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Payback can be a b....!


2 posted on 08/19/2014 4:09:00 PM PDT by Mark (Obama Care is now DEMOCRAT CARE)
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To: lbryce

That’s exactly the story the Democrats wanted and planned for.


3 posted on 08/19/2014 4:09:51 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: lbryce

The Nazi DemocRATS are all having orgasms tonight!!! They all should be in prison. Hopefully, Perry will make some of these SOBs pay for taking part in this bogus, political fiasco. Nail the so called “judge” too. It’s time for a little Karma.


4 posted on 08/19/2014 4:10:12 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It's my home!)
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To: lbryce

This is how they booted Tom Delay so the Rats will keep using this method until it blows up in their faces which should be very soon ... hopefully.


5 posted on 08/19/2014 4:11:32 PM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: lbryce

All I want this to do is keep him far far away from the White House. I hope this keeps him tangled in legal problems until Mid-November 2016 and then released without cause.


6 posted on 08/19/2014 4:13:06 PM PDT by napscoordinator (I guarantee every FRiend Misses the lost opportunity of a President Santorum!)
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To: lbryce

Hopefully to be followed by an abuse of process lawsuit. Throw in conspiracy for good measure.


7 posted on 08/19/2014 4:13:31 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: JimSEA

No ba**s.


8 posted on 08/19/2014 4:13:40 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: trapped_in_LA

Tom Delay was a conservative. Rick Perry is a nasty liberal. Disgusted that they are even compared.


9 posted on 08/19/2014 4:13:51 PM PDT by napscoordinator (I guarantee every FRiend Misses the lost opportunity of a President Santorum!)
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To: napscoordinator

How much spending did DeLay cut while he was in Washington?


10 posted on 08/19/2014 4:14:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

A ton more than liberal Perry.


11 posted on 08/19/2014 4:15:20 PM PDT by napscoordinator (I guarantee every FRiend Misses the lost opportunity of a President Santorum!)
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To: lbryce

Civil suit to end sovereign immunity. That’s what Perry needs.


12 posted on 08/19/2014 4:15:25 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: lbryce

Did they mention that Perry was greeted by throngs of cheering supporters? And he was cheered both going into the station and out of it? This resulted in a big outpouring of support for Perry, and the “mug shot” looks like a campaign headshot. I don’t know how much mileage the Dems think they are going to get out of this, but even the NYT and WaPo are running away from this Dem disaster.


13 posted on 08/19/2014 4:15:29 PM PDT by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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To: napscoordinator

You realize that if the Liberals succeed in this, they will come after every real conservative politician.


14 posted on 08/19/2014 4:16:20 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lbryce

They tried this with Sarah too and she had to give up or go broke. I don’t think it will repeat.


15 posted on 08/19/2014 4:17:32 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: napscoordinator; dfwgator

Naps, you know Democrats close ranks when one of their own is attacked. I stand with Perry against the Leviathan.

Give it a rest and aim your fire where it belongs - Progressives.


16 posted on 08/19/2014 4:18:05 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

Ok....I will try. But I really don’t like him. But for your reasoning, I will. I will abstain from these threads until they are done. I absolutely do not want anything to happen to him. I just don’t want him President....why not run for Senate? See you on another thread. I promise you....I will stay away from Perry threads on this subject, but not on Presidential threads.


17 posted on 08/19/2014 4:20:43 PM PDT by napscoordinator (I guarantee every FRiend Misses the lost opportunity of a President Santorum!)
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To: napscoordinator

Real smooth move exlax. Mouth at 95 MPH brain at 35 MPH. As usual.


18 posted on 08/19/2014 4:21:38 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: CA Conservative

I want to see Perry’s mugshot posted next to Rosemary the drunk’s mugshot!


19 posted on 08/19/2014 4:24:24 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: 1010RD

Agreed,,fire at Progressives and specifically at the grand jury and Rosemary the drunk. Let’s perfect it on a local level,,then take it national.


20 posted on 08/19/2014 4:25:09 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: 1010RD

I have to tell you I am sick of the carpola about Perry the RINO. He is not a RINO. He is a thoughtful, mature states rights advocate and he knows how to create business. I am just sorry I bought into that RINO garbage in 2012. I hope the guy runs for President. I would be happy to vote for a mature adult for the Presidency. Cruz and Perry are the only names I have any interest in whatsoever.


21 posted on 08/19/2014 4:25:19 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: napscoordinator

This isn’t a Perry presidential thread dear. It’s ok,you can be here! Come on, we love you. ...and that’s truth. Not sarcasm.


22 posted on 08/19/2014 4:25:55 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Call for a revolt Gov. We’ll follow you.


23 posted on 08/19/2014 4:35:50 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Don Corleone

Hutchinson, DeLay, Palin, Walker, Perry...


24 posted on 08/19/2014 5:00:48 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: lbryce

If left wing fascists can do this to sitting Governors, Congressmen and Senators just think what they can do to you.


25 posted on 08/19/2014 5:02:53 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: FredZarguna

Livingston!!!


26 posted on 08/19/2014 5:08:20 PM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: napscoordinator

You’re sharp. I wish you’d put that to use defending Perry. I appreciate your thoughtfulness, though. Take care.


27 posted on 08/19/2014 5:22:31 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: austinaero

Grind them up with this. Paste her photo and tell the truth all over the place. Let Perry lead the fight against lawfare. Hopefully the Texas Legislature will defund her and appoint a Constitutionalist over public integrity.


28 posted on 08/19/2014 5:25:52 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I am with you. We’re not going to get a perfect candidate, but I like a Gov/Gov ticket. I think Cruz is especially effective in the Senate. We need someone with executive experience to clean up the mess in DC in the Executive. It’s tough to do that with a legislative background. Totally different skill set.


29 posted on 08/19/2014 5:27:19 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I am sick of the attacks by the people on our side too. Perry is a good guy and I like him. He has plenty of fans in Texas.


30 posted on 08/19/2014 5:43:49 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: lbryce
Would love to see:

"Barak Obama has been booked on two felony counts of abuse of power...."

31 posted on 08/19/2014 5:52:39 PM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Ditter

Me too. I’m sick to death of all this RINO talk about Perry. If Ronald Reagan was running right now there would be freepers calling him a RINO because he used to be a Democrat. Read Rick Perry’s book on the 10th amendment. He is a states righter and that is no RINO belief. I think the guy would make a fine President. Besides him and Ted Cruz who do we really have that are mature adults and know what they think about things?

If we are not careful we are going to end up with Jeb or Mitt folks.


32 posted on 08/19/2014 5:53:23 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Mark
Booking photo
uuuumm yearbook photo. Hahaa...


33 posted on 08/19/2014 5:56:56 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: napscoordinator

You want him “tangled up in legal problems” until 2016? Because he wanted a drunken disgrace to resign?

Seriously?

Naps, you’re wishing a terrible thing on a man who doesn’t deserve it, and that’s reprehensible. You’re letting your emotions do the talking. It’s time to get over Rick Santorum, but I can see by your tag line you haven’t, so...


34 posted on 08/19/2014 6:18:07 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Red Steel

i am so glad Rick is smiling on his mug shot. :)


35 posted on 08/19/2014 6:22:28 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: lbryce

Rick Perry turns himself in to authorities: Does he lose in the end?


Even the New York Times editorial board thinks the grand jury indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry is baseless. In an editorial dripping with contempt for their own conclusions, theTimes is compelled to confess that there is really no there there.

“One has to read this editorial to appreciate the angst it engendered in the Gray Lady’s panel of handwringers,” Ed Morrissey observed. “It’s an expert lesson in the use of weasel words.”

Conservatives have rallied to Perry’s side following this baseless indictment. Democrats have scrambled to disassociate themselves from his accusers. Many thought that Perry may end up emerging, paradoxically, in a better political position for having been indicted on corruption charges.

But Rosemary Lehmberg, the local district attorney who managed to secure this indictment and who many believe was exacting political retribution against Perry after he sought her removal from the bench for her DUI arrest, may end up with the last laugh.

“Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to turn himself into authorities Tuesday afternoon at a local Texas jail on the heels of his indictment for alleged abuse of power, a member of the governor’s legal team told Fox News,” a report read on Tuesday. “Fox News has learned Perry will have his mugshot and fingerprints taken.”

That’s really bad news for those who backed Perry’s prospective 2016 presidential campaign. No matter how frivolous the charges Perry faces, and they are frivolous, few politicians can recover from having a police mugshot follow them around wherever they go. And Perry’s mugshot will do just that in 2015 and 2016.

Life isn’t fair, and neither are high-dollar Republican donors – the kind of people a prospective candidate needs to woo in order to mount an even remotely competitive presidential campaign. Perry has been effectively positioning himself as a more conservative but still electable alternative to more centrist candidates like Chris Christie and Jeb Bush in his pitch to donors, but the notoriously skittish GOP donor base will be nervous about backing a candidate with optics as bad as those the Texas governor will earn today.

Maybe Perry can turn this around and turn even his mugshot into an advantage, as he has so effortlessly with the indictment that precipitated it. But that remains to be seen. When the Republican base’s protective instinct has worn off, that mugshot will still be there. Make no mistake, this is a serious blow to Perry’s viability as a national candidate.


The reason these tactics continue to work is because of the Republican Establishment's reluctance to get their hands dirty in national elections.

They always want to appear as being above the fray of the riff-raff that lives in flyover country...the type of complications that result from incidents like the Perry indictment are beneath them.

And it's why they continue to lose.

36 posted on 08/19/2014 6:31:21 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: napscoordinator

Then go somewhere else and vent your dislike. We don’t appreciate you.


37 posted on 08/19/2014 7:03:06 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: Bratch

Too bad Perry isn’t a Democrat, an arrest on his resume would make him a shoo in in 2016.


38 posted on 08/19/2014 7:05:49 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Hillary or Warren 2016! Why? Just to have a woman for Historical Purpose?? That's Retarded Sir.)
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To: tillacum

Newbie....spit.


39 posted on 08/19/2014 8:24:45 PM PDT by napscoordinator (I guarantee every FRiend Misses the lost opportunity of a President Santorum!)
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To: lbryce

Note George Soros gave the group $500,000 to fund the campaign against Perry.


40 posted on 08/19/2014 8:26:11 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Note George Soros gave the group $500,000 to fund the campaign against Perry.

Is that a fact?

41 posted on 08/19/2014 8:33:44 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Irish Eyes

It is.

Listening to Joe Pags show on the drive home.

https://www.facebook.com/JoeTalkShow


42 posted on 08/19/2014 8:46:55 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: napscoordinator

I live in the same county as Rick Perry so I follow him pretty closely but I must have missed the news report about something he did that could fairly be categorized as purely liberal.

Perhaps you could name me a few.


43 posted on 08/19/2014 9:20:23 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: napscoordinator

You are the most useless idiot on FR.


44 posted on 08/19/2014 9:43:04 PM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: napscoordinator

PDS?


45 posted on 08/19/2014 11:24:57 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: txhurl

Go back to DU you liberal. You are the most liberal biased Obama lover I have witnessed on here and add Perry and you are a progressive too....I would rather be an idiot then a liberal like you are.


46 posted on 08/20/2014 4:17:14 AM PDT by napscoordinator (I guarantee every FRiend Misses the lost opportunity of a President Santorum!)
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To: jospehm20

Yep.....wonderful of you to point that out!


47 posted on 08/20/2014 4:20:53 AM PDT by napscoordinator (I guarantee every FRiend Misses the lost opportunity of a President Santorum!)
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To: lbryce

When does Obama get booked on abuse of power charges?


48 posted on 08/20/2014 5:14:05 AM PDT by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of liberty only to see marxism elected at home.)
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To: Bratch

IMO opinion this is the end of Rick Perry’s career. He didn;t stand up to the commies! He’s the Governor for christ sake. If he won;t do it, nobody will...put a fork in him!


49 posted on 08/20/2014 5:21:17 AM PDT by gr8eman (Bill Carson...meet Arch Stanton!)
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To: gr8eman
I don't get why he gave in? A governor's veto power can be subject to arrest and charges? WTF? I live in Canada and I thought things were pretty messed up here but holy shit! Was Toqueville right? Will the Republic collapse on itself? Because if it does we lose all hope for the rest of the worlds’ free peoples.
50 posted on 08/20/2014 12:24:34 PM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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