…by claiming that the indictment, which claims Perry engaged in an abuse of power, was itself an abuse of power. That kind of reminds me a a schoolground argument among 3rd graders. “You’re a poopyhead.” “Nuh uh, you are a poopyhead.”
Which given the history of this guy does not surprise me much. To think he was a candidate for president a few years ago is almost laughable, if it weren’t such a sad state of our political climate. Guess what? It looks like he is/was planning another stab at being a presidential candidate! If he does, I hope it ends twice as disasterously as it did the first time. The guy is a buffoon.
According to what I know, Perry tried to persuade a D.A. who got a D.U.I., and is also a political rival that runs a public integrity unit, to retire. He used the threat of withholding some 7.5 million dollars earmarked for the public integrity unit, as leverage to get the D.A. to do just that. Imagine that, a republican opposed to public integrity.
The article (here: http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/16/politics/rick-perry-indictment/index.html) goes on to say Perry will have to report to the Travis County jail to be booked, fingerprinted, and get a mugshot. Pardon me for a moment while I lol. After observing the antics of republicans for the last 8 years, I am of the opinion they should ALL report to be booked, fingerprinted, and get their mugshots taken. Losing touch with reality may not be a crime, but it should be. Dividing our country among political lines, and refusing to cooperate on anything sponsored by a democrat is not a crime. But it should be. Participating in damned if you, damned if you don’t politics is not a crime, but it should be. By that I mean this…
For a long time after Obama took office, all you heard every day of the week was “bring our troops home.” Our troops, thank goodness were brought home. Then a militant group ran amok across Iraq and Syria. As far as I know our president had nothing to do with that. Now I am hearing republicans clamoring about how Obama should NOT have brought the troops home! “What on earth was he thinking?” “He should have left troops over there!” Damned if you do, damned if you dont. Having the audacity to partake in such slimy politics is not a crime…but it should be. If anyone is curious why I no longer support the republican party, there you go.