Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Perry prevails despite phony indictment (UPDATE)

"The hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbor,
But through knowledge the righteous will be delivered." ~ Proverbs 11:9

"This is what they do..." ~ Tom DeLay to Rick Perry
No doubt by now, you've heard the news, likely with little detail outside the headline: Texas Gov. Perry indicted!

But for what? Oh, nothing criminal, like Ted Kennedy, Bill Clinton or any assortment of other Democratic miscreants. No, he simply performed a veto action as governor that Democrats didn't like, folks. Tis the game that Democrats play.

As soon as news of Perry's indictment hit Friday afternoon, Levin went NUCLEAR...

On Friday's Mark Levin Show: Mark discusses the breaking news regarding an indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry. Mark calls this a witch hunt, a set up and bogus charges against him. Mark says that Perry didn't gain anything here - neither politically nor financially, and he publicly announced what he was doing. Mark says that once again we have a rogue prosecutor who is trying to attack Perry and will have to put him on the defensive even when he didn't do anything wrong. If you want to talk about abuse of power - what about everything President Obama has done? Where's the investigations into him on the IRS, Obamacare and his unilateral Executive Orders and decisions? Also, Mark talks about Nancy Pelosi and the shady business dealings she is doing to benefit her husband, which also should be investigated; she should be called to answer questions about why she is doing certain deals regarding the light rail system she is seeking...
It's of course different for a Democrat. You know.

Then Rush followed suit on Monday pointing out the Democrat Party's ongoing effort to criminalize political differences or opposition...

...which leads to the reality of the Left's goal to delegitimize...
"I don’t care how far gone we are with low-information voters, they are never gonna support an indicted Republican. They’ll support indicted Democrats left and right. So it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter the outcome here. You want to talk about a smear? This is a smear. This is character assassination."

And the media glee is blatantly obvious here, but imagine the hypocritical outrage if the shoe were on the other foot!
"Well, you can bet if the Republicans ever tried something like this to indict a Democrat governor for exercising a veto, I shudder to think what the news would look like that day. I don’t think you could bottle the rage. I don’t think you could keep it contained on TV. I think your TV would be smoking. Your TV might catch fire. The rage of commentators would be so uncontrollable. But when this happened, why, this is a smart, smart move, ’cause they got Perry when he wasn’t looking.

Here’s Perry, he’s really feeling his oats. He’s thinking he’s scoring some major points, and he’s also helping the state. He’s taking on Obama and the left on this illegal immigration business. He’s doing his best to represent not only the people of Texas, but he’s representing a majority of Americans. He’s feeling really good and he’s got a lot of media attention, and he’s on a comeback trail from his previous presidential campaign, where he didn’t shine so well, according to some. But now he’s putting it all together, he’s coming back for a new run, and out of the blue comes this. Governor of Texas indicted."

Related link: Senator Ted Cruz Blasts Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Indictment As 'Politically Motivated'

Gov. Perry's taking everything in stride, though. Still managing to tick off Democrats, even with a handsome mugshot! LegalInsurrection even asks if this is the mugshot that launches a presidential campaign?
FreeBeacon: Gov. Rick Perry (R., Tex.) drew a sharp contrast against President Obama this afternoon. As Obama scurried away from Washington to resume his Martha’s Vineyard vacation, Perry voiced his rousing defense before strutting inside a Texas courthouse for his booking for a grand jury indictment.

Perry was defiant, echoing comments Sunday that the charges are nothing more than a political attack and that he would again defund the anti-corruption unit that earned him his mugshot.

RICK PERRY: I’m here today because I believe in the rule of law. And I'm here today because I believe I did the right thing. I’m going to enter this courthouse with my head held high, knowing the actions that I took were not only lawful and legal, but right. And if I had to do so, I would veto funding for the public integrity unit again. You think any governor, Democrat or Republican, would expect this important unit with jurisdiction over state officials, be led by someone who lives up to the high standard of conduct and personal integrity. And this issue is far bigger than me. It is about the rule of law, it's about the constitution that allows not just a governor but every citizen to speak their mind free of political interference or legal intimidation. This indictment is nothing short of an attack on the constitutional powers of the office of governor. There are important fundamental issues at stake, and I will not allow this attack on our system of government to stand. I’m going to fight this injustice with every fiber of my being, and we will prevail! And we’ll prevail because we’re standing for the rule of law. [cheers and applause]
This is the look of a man who just won his news cycle.

Related link: Come see the graph that should easily send Rick Perry to VICTORY in 2016

Erick Erickson boils this all down for us rather nicely...
RedState: The drunk in charge of the Travis County District Attorney’s Office wants to settle a political grudge with a criminal indictment. It is sad that this has gone so far. It is sad that Rick Perry had to suffer the indignity of a mug shot as Democrats try to fundraise off it.

But I’ll take Perry’s mugshot over Rosemary Lehmberg’s any day of the week. And Perry will make more money off this than the Democrats ever will. Frankly, Republicans should be thanking Rosemary “Vodka” Lehmberg for this opportunity to highlight just what contempt progressives have for the democratic process.

And should anyone ever put handcuffs in a glass of vodka, be sure to name that drink the Lehmberg.
And here's a headline, courtesy of DailyRushbo:
Gov. 'Rick Perry’s Mugshot. Wait, What? Is That Josh Brolin'

Related link: VERY SMART! RUSH: Rick Perry’s Mugshot Looks Like GQ

Honestly, I didn't want Perry to run for President again, no more so than another Romney run or any of the other candidates over the past two failed Republican presidential races (especially the Romney and McCain's of the cast). It's time for some new blood...preferably constitutional conservative, through and through!

As it stands, though, this is gearing up to be strike two in Texas for leftists. But this criminalization of political opposition to Democratic statism, anywhere, along with the incessant lib media cheerleading, is something that cannot continue to stand...particularly when the double-standard is so flagrant...

(courtesy: WND)

Related link: Awesome: Watch Judge Jeanine Absolutely Dismantle Rick Perry’s Liberal Attackers

UPDATE: Dammit! Perry does it every time! Yeah, on this particular account, there's nothing to it. BUT...every time you think the guy is gonna take a conservative stand, he goes running back to the throes of the Establishment!
Breitbart: Texas Governor Rick Perry has reportedly aligned himself with two of the most infamous Republican establishment operatives known for trashing conservatives.

Perry is working with Henry Barbour, whom conservatives want the Republican National Committee to censure for his group's smearing of conservatives in the Mississippi Senate runoff, and Steve Schmidt, who has elevated his profile by maligning conservatives, especially former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

Perry should be aware of scorpions like Messrs. Barbour and Schmidt, especially if he has dirty laundry. And even if he doesn't, he should be no less worried, because those like Schmidt have proven that they may just make things up if things sour.
And for another WTH moment, Perry's also hired top Democratic attorney, Mark Fabiani, to assist in his defense against corruption charges. Fabiani is best known for helping Al Gore during the 2000 Florida recount. WTH with all the establishment hitmen, Rick?!

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