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October 24, 2016

Charges against Gov. Perry are a political attack

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  • justaman posted at 5:23 am on Wed, Aug 20, 2014.

    justaman Posts: 213

    There you go again, sterotyping everyone on the actions of a few. Your logic is full of crap...You party zombies argue like gang members over gang signs..We are loosing this country while the political party's try to one up each other. Like firemen arguing over a which size hose to use while your house is burning down... , The attorney defending Perry on these bogus charges is the best in the country and is the former galveston county DEMOCRATchair. Small world isn't it!

    Proves when your own butt is on the line.. party affiliation just ain't that important anymore.lol.. It is the persons ability that counts!

  • carlosrponce posted at 6:22 am on Wed, Aug 20, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 6336

    Not all Democrats favor the heavy handed tactics of the People's Republic of Travis County. Lanny Davis, who served as Bill Clinton’s special counsel from 1996-1998, and is a top Democrat consultant, called the indictment “shameful” and a “perversion of justice.” Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz calls himself a "liberal Democrat who would never vote for Rick Perry," but he's still "outraged" over the Texas governor's indictment Friday on charges of abuse of power and coercion. David Axelrod, political advisor to President Bill Clinton and a campaign adviser to Barack Obama during the 2008 campaign, said "Unless he was demonstrably trying to scrap the ethics unit for other than his stated reason, Perry indictment seems pretty sketchy."
    Travis County has previously indicted Congressman Tom Delay (Conviction overturned on appeal) and La Marque's own Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (Charges eventually dropped). I see a pattern here. Travis County Democrats, you need to reconsider your tactics - they stink.

  • Island Runner posted at 7:06 am on Wed, Aug 20, 2014.

    Island Runner Posts: 401

    The DA is a Republican, he is the one that brought the charges. The attack is only Justice attacking a crook. Perry has always been dishonest and crooked. Time he did the time for his crime.

  • LV1951 posted at 7:41 am on Wed, Aug 20, 2014.

    LV1951 Posts: 119

    Boy, that is a "Smug Shot" What a waste of taxpayers money this is going to be.

  • carlosrponce posted at 8:33 am on Wed, Aug 20, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 6336

    Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg is a Democrat.

  • bvresident posted at 9:59 am on Wed, Aug 20, 2014.

    bvresident Posts: 1763

    Wow, did you see that woman when she was three sheets to the wind? I'd have hated to be in her crosshairs that night or in front of her car. A drunken DA. Some are drunk with political power and some are just drunks. Both kinds are losers and shouldn't be in that office.

  • bvresident posted at 11:18 am on Wed, Aug 20, 2014.

    bvresident Posts: 1763

    Politics involved? Naw, not unless there are democrats involved.


  • carlosrponce posted at 11:25 am on Wed, Aug 20, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 6336

    Rho Chalmers, who disclosed to the Houston Chronicle yesterday that she was a member of the grand jury that indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry, was an active delegate to the Texas Democratic Party convention DURING grand jury proceedings. Chalmers’ active participation in Democratic state politics is important because she claimed yesterday to the Houston Chronicle that her decision to indict Perry, a Republican, was not based on politics. She doesn't get it. Chalmers participated in a Democratic Party event WHILE SERVING ON THE GRAND JURY. Can anybody say "Conflict of Interest"?

  • kevjlang posted at 11:57 am on Wed, Aug 20, 2014.

    kevjlang Posts: 4036

    I think the technical terminology is a possible appearance of a conflict of interest. That doesn't necessarily mean that there actually was one, as one would actually have heavy insight into her decision process.

    This very well could have been politically motivated. It's possible it wasn't. However, on the flip side, it's also quite possible that Perry's actions surrounding the veto were an attempt to be politically manipulative of the structure of an ethics board. That, too, is a potentially slippery slope.

    I think one thing is pretty close to being a given is that the Texas Democratic Party shouldn't have much interest in Perry anymore. He's not running for any more state offices, and by the time this indictment will lead to court proceedings, Perry will be out of office. Greg Abbott is by far a bigger fish for the Texas Democratic Party's concern.

  • carlosrponce posted at 12:29 pm on Wed, Aug 20, 2014.

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    Some Democrats are out to discredit Rick because of his Border Stance and calling out the Guard. Others don't want to see him make another run for President. Others see this as VENGEANCE.

  • gecroix posted at 12:37 pm on Wed, Aug 20, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 6261

    Can you get more 'politically manipulative' than to want to refuse to step down from an 'ethics board' after drunk driving? Does a drunk driver add 'structure' to an ethics board?
    None of this is actually about Perry. He's pretty much done with big league politics after his term is up, anyway.
    It's all about creating an impression of Republican 'guilt by association', by manufacturing the guilt, then pointing out the commonality of Party association to the 'guilty', to try to aid Windy Davis' run for governor by letting her rail against 'Republican corruption', and hope it makes more noise than the Sugar Daddy candidate's opponents make.
    If you'll lie to get your education bills paid for and lie about your lies to get on the ballot, than another few lies don't much cause a personal moral issue...
    She's just hoping to DeLay the inevitable....

  • kevjlang posted at 12:52 pm on Wed, Aug 20, 2014.

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    Yes, but if the Democratic Party wants to see Abbott be defeated, or, at the least, govern with much less partisan clout as Perry, focusing on the outgoing Perry seems to me to have much less potential return that chipping away at Abbott.

    Perry has been a lightning rod for years. I think that if attacking him gives Abbott and easier run, Perry will gladly let the Democrats give this a shot. I don't see this as having any effect on a potential presidential run. Cruz is going to factor much more into the success or failure of a presidential run than these charges ever could. As for the Guard at the border, these charges aren't going to affect anyone's opinion, imho.

    That said, just because it doesn't make sense to me that this doesn't make sense in a political way, doesn't mean it's not political. Much of the politicking that goes on these days serves no purpose other than to merely make noise and say they don't like each other. I guess that in politics, you don't need to add anything sensible to the debate in order to make noise.

  • Concern posted at 5:26 pm on Wed, Aug 20, 2014.

    Concern Posts: 99

    What primitive thinking! You can't honestly believe that Pres. Obama is flooding the border with illegal immigrants. It's a joke right!? I can't stop laughing. Show me the proof. There is none. So this is something you just pulled out of your ... you know what. Perry was indicted by the grand jury. You do know what that is? I'm sure this is something Perry will get out of. After all he has the best lawyers our money can buy. Ironic isn't it, doesn't matter if you're a Republican or a Democrat we all have to pay for his defense.

  • truthserum posted at 11:50 pm on Wed, Aug 20, 2014.

    truthserum Posts: 584

    Will someone please tell me what the hell Obama has to do with the Perry situation? I'm so sick of reading this contrived - pig Latin (tihs).

    The world according Ray Taft. You people need to start making some sense when you try and make the case for the thing that is going on with Perry. Try linking it something substantial like the corrupt DA office in Austin and stop linking it up to a national conspiracy by Obama. Do you honestly think they care?

    Too much Fox News being watched during the day.

  • carlosrponce posted at 8:09 am on Thu, Aug 21, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 6336

    What does Obama have to do with the Perry situation? Well truthserum, there are some Democrats who worship at the altar of Obama and detest anyone like Governor Rick Perry who openly object to the president's border and economic policies. There is a member of the Grand Jury, Rho Chalmers, who attended the Democratic Party Convention where attendees vowed to take back Texas from those "Evil Republicans" and discredit all Republican office holders. And yet she claims politics had nothing to do with her role in the indictment. I am sure you will find other members on this grand jury who light candles at the altar to Obama. (I speak metaphorically of course).

  • mytoby3113 posted at 9:02 am on Thu, Aug 21, 2014.

    mytoby3113 Posts: 429

    To Carlosrponce , please be fair. We know that you are a die hard Rep. and I am die hard Dem. Thats OK we live in the USA.

    Why is it you think its OK to impeach President Obama , but don't bring charges against Gov. Perry. Let the charges go forward, and if he WIN its OK.
    You are not being fair. Just asking why all the hate for all the DEM. stands for, it can not be anything but having President Obame as commander and chief of the USA . This is crazy. [sad] [sad] [sad]

  • carlosrponce posted at 1:45 pm on Thu, Aug 21, 2014.

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    I don't think it is okay to impeach President Obama. Who wants Joe Biden to become President? Read my post: ...here are SOME Democrats..... not all Democrats. Check my first post on 6:22 am on Wed, Aug 20, 2014 where I point out Democrats Lanny Davis, David Axelrod and Alan Dershowitz for having the wisdom to urge fellow Democrats not to pursue this political witch hunt.

  • carlosrponce posted at 3:39 pm on Thu, Aug 21, 2014.

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    The New York Times is no friend of the Republican Party nor of Governor Rick Perry. Yet they say " the indictment handed up against him (Rick Perry) on Friday — given the facts so far — appears to be the product of an overzealous prosecution."

  • kevjlang posted at 4:20 pm on Thu, Aug 21, 2014.

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    At the time of the veto, wasn't she still just "alleged" to have been drunk? Had she been tried and convicted yet? Even politicians have the right to be presumed innocent until convicted, don't they?

  • carlosrponce posted at 5:17 pm on Thu, Aug 21, 2014.

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    No alleged to it. She failed a field sobriety test. Look at the video of her kicking the doors. Listen to her rant during her arrest about who she was. http://dailycaller.com/2014/08/18/texas-dems-indict-rick-perry-to-protect-rosemary-lehmberg-the-drunk-driving-da-of-travis-county/
    Her alcohol level was almost three times the legal limit.
    Charged with DWI: Saturday April 13, 2013
    Lehmberg issues plea of guilty to DWI: Monday April 15, 2013
    Rick Perry Vetos Funding of Public Integrity Unit: Friday, June 14, 2013

  • mytoby3113 posted at 5:37 pm on Thu, Aug 21, 2014.

    mytoby3113 Posts: 429

    To carlosrponce, thanks for englighten me. again thanks. [thumbup]

  • sverige1 posted at 5:41 pm on Thu, Aug 21, 2014.

    sverige1 Posts: 4054

    The poster Concern has the best post. The bottom line is twofold: 1. Perry will be exonerated, with the help of fat-cat highpowered lawyers who wear 3-piece suits even in August. 2. None of this will matter anyway since Perry is on his way out of being our "goobernor". He will make a dire and ill-fated 2nd attempt to be our Prez, then after he falters, he will become an elder statesman and return to his ranch where at one time there was a rock that proudly made reference to the "N" word.

    Then, we'll be rid of Perry and embark upon a new era, with Wendy Davis as our leader.

    - ------ GO WENDY ------------ You can't get her soon enough!

  • carlosrponce posted at 7:19 pm on Thu, Aug 21, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 6336

    Don't worry, Governor Abbott will continue Texas' prosperity!

  • sverige1 posted at 7:51 pm on Thu, Aug 21, 2014.

    sverige1 Posts: 4054

    Hey, ponce:
    What's with Abbott's mother-in-law? I imagine before Mr. Abbott met her daughter, the future mother-in-law was a Democrat who knew where her roots were.

    Then, her daughter got brainwashed into the "republican way" and the whole family turned. Goes to show you that if you begin to amass some $ then your politics change from being a giving and heartful liberal to a wanna-be country club conservative.

  • carlosrponce posted at 9:03 pm on Thu, Aug 21, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 6336

    Mary Lucy Phalen says “Greg is a man who keeps his word and always looks out for his family and his faith." Why can't you accept that or are you declaring a war on madrinas and suegros? Rosie Phalen says "Sus valores son los mismos que los nuestros. La fe, la familia, y la honestidad." -That's where their roots are; Faith, family and honesty. "Por más de 30 años, Greg ha sido alguien con quien podemos contar.""For more than 30 years, Greg has been someone that we could count on." Brainwashed? No. She has always held those values.

  • truthserum posted at 10:59 pm on Thu, Aug 21, 2014.

    truthserum Posts: 584

    Carlos Ponce ..... Still what does Obama have to do with the Rick Perry situation.

    I see this country's fatal epidemic being a plethora of angry retired / senior citizens who watch Fox News all day long. It's making the bunch of them hateful.

    Play some golf and get some fresh air .... Quit watching that cult fiction before that epidemic turns into turning nursing homes into insane asylums.

    The worst problem this country has is the boomer seniors who actually have a lot to offer the community but end up staying at home watching Fox news in a trance all - getting more scared by the minute.

  • truthserum posted at 11:02 pm on Thu, Aug 21, 2014.

    truthserum Posts: 584

    You wanna talk glamor mug shots?

  • carlosrponce posted at 7:32 am on Fri, Aug 22, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 6336

    I have already explained it to you. And I watch CBN News.

  • kevjlang posted at 9:24 am on Fri, Aug 22, 2014.

    kevjlang Posts: 4036

    I believe the question was what does Obama have to do with it. You've cited what Democrats, who you believe worship Obama, have to do with it. However, what does Obama have to do with it?

  • kevjlang posted at 9:29 am on Fri, Aug 22, 2014.

    kevjlang Posts: 4036

    So, if someone is charged, that means they're guilty? I guess that when you're in charge, we'll do away with those goofy trials that do nothing but waste time and money. Until then, I think the rule is that you're innocent until you enter a guilty plea, or you're proven guilty in a court of law.

  • gecroix posted at 10:16 am on Fri, Aug 22, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 6261

    Did Marlon Brando, in 'The Godfather', actually go kill all his enemies with his own hands once he got to be The Boss?

    There's your clue about 'what'...
    Do you need one about 'why', too?
    If so, maybe you should watch Fox news and get both sides of an issue...instead of just the wrong side...[wink]
    The National Network News and their audience (toss in MSNBC simply because they are so utterly hopeless that nobody else would claim them) ...the others besides Eton College that Thomas Gray poetically referred to as places where tis folly to be wise...

    My 3 year old Granddaughter could figure this one out...
    But, she has the great advantage of NOT being raised in a 'progressive' household...[whistling]

  • carlosrponce posted at 10:16 am on Fri, Aug 22, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 6336

    She issued a plea of GUILTY the Monday after the weekend she got plastered DRUNK. She admitted she was DRUNK. She did not plea "No Contest". She did not plea" Not Guilty". She PLEAD GUILTY! How many times do I have to spell it Out?
    "Lehmberg issues plea of guilty to DWI: Monday April 15, 2013" It's a matter of public record. No way around it. She admitted it. Why won't you?

  • sverige1 posted at 11:56 am on Fri, Aug 22, 2014.

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    Response to carlosrponce posted at 9:03 pm on Thu, Aug 21, 2014:

    Some would say she's a "Tía Tomasina".

  • kevjlang posted at 12:18 pm on Fri, Aug 22, 2014.

    kevjlang Posts: 4036

    So, let me see if I've got this straight. Of the high profile Republicans from Texas rumored to be considering bids, Ted Cruz is the darling of the Tea Party and Conservatives, but some of the Tea Party and other conservatives kind of like Perry, too (despite his attempt to order all pre-teen girls to get vaccinated against the papiloma virus). The theory is that if the Republicans put up a conservative candidate in 2016, they can win the presidency. Having Perry and Cruz in the Republican Primary means that they'd be stealing votes from each other, enabling a more moderate Republican to take the nomination, and likely be abandon on Election Day to allow the Democrats to take the presidency again. So, now here comes Obama, supposedly the ultimate politician (about the only thing that conservatives give him credit for) sends his lieutenants to Austin to smudge Perry, presumably to give Cruz one less opponent, and giving him the chance to be the Republican nominee.

    So, what you're implying is that Obama is conspiring to help the conservatives get one of their favored candidates into the White House? They'd rather run against someone that remembers Dr. Seuss over someone that forgets the cabinet departments?

    Seems to me that the Democratic strategy would be to have as many Republicans as possible battling it out, and let them do the mud smearing so that none comes out unscathed or with clear backing from the party.

    I guess my confusion here is a product of NOT being a politician nor political strategist. Either that or not being 3 years old.

  • carlosrponce posted at 12:55 pm on Fri, Aug 22, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 6336

    Behold Readers: The "Progressive" sverige, resorting to an attack on Hispanic women through Name Calling. Just because she has a free will and does not conform to your preconceived notion of how a "Latina" should think, must you resort to such tactics? Sorry sverige, this is still a FREE COUNTRY. Mary Lucy Phalen is free to think and speak her mind without your Liberal guidance!

  • kevjlang posted at 2:26 pm on Fri, Aug 22, 2014.

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    I had hoped we were beyond calling people "Uncle (or, in this case, Aunt) Tom" just because they think and do something that is outside of someone's preconceived stereotype.

    Is there a problem if any of us has politics that don't neatly into someone's idea of a box? If so, I'm afraid I know quite a few middle-aged folks that are going to get rounded up by the politics police.

  • sverige1 posted at 6:30 pm on Fri, Aug 22, 2014.

    sverige1 Posts: 4054

    Response to carlosrponce posted at 12:55 pm on Fri, Aug 22, 2014:

    You ought to know I'm simply throwing out ideas. And my verbage "some would say..." means that I am writing in the vein of a columnist who is drawing attention to the ways politics can be played out.

    Quite honestly, I've never been a fan of parading relatives (especially elderly parents) in front of politicians. It gives a phony atmosphere to the whole process. Now, do you truly think Abbott's mother-in-law is a well-versed individual in politics? I'd be willing to bet a wager that she didn't take GOV 101 at a university. She could very well be one of those low-informed voters you speak about.

  • gecroix posted at 6:59 pm on Fri, Aug 22, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 6261

    No, I'm not implying any such thing.

    As to the confusion, I don't see anything new there.
    As much as it happens, it certainly looks like a chronic, rather than acute condition...

  • kevjlang posted at 7:32 pm on Fri, Aug 22, 2014.

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    Does that mean that you are saying that Obama is behind these charges against Perry? If so, please explain how it benefits Obama, the Democrats, or the United States. I'd love to read it.

    It seems to me that, based on Perry's performance in 2012, he does the Democrats more good by being on the campaign trail with a relatively small amount of rope and, perhaps a small-caliber handgun. As I recall, he did quite well at hanging himself and shooting himself in the foot. Why would the Democrats want to lose that?

    I suppose that if one has a good enough imagination, one might be able to figure out some way that this helps Wendy Davis or Leticia Van de Putte. Whether he's around or not, I can't see how Perry could influence either of those races. Unless either Abbott or Patrick are found to have had abortions, crossed the border illegally, or we find out that they have 25 illegitimate children collecting welfare, or, perhaps if their opponents can prove they're the second coming of the Messiah, I can't see a scenario where either will lose in November.

    So, if you think that Obama really had something to do with this, please share the motive and how Obama might gain from it. I would tend to think that Obama, his advisers, and his operatives would easily see that Perry's Guard Deployment plan isn't a big enough deal to warrant retaliation--especially to the scale of trying to get him out of the Republican Presidential race when he's more valuable to Democrats being in the race. Maybe a t-shirt that reads "I'm with Stupid" with the finger pointing up would be in line as a retaliation prank. Or, maybe a pair of BVD's with all of the cabinet departments on them.

  • Jbgood posted at 7:51 pm on Fri, Aug 22, 2014.

    Jbgood Posts: 2471

    John MCCAIN!!!!! Were are you? Come back!!!! Ohhhhhhhh come back! [crying]

  • Jbgood posted at 7:54 pm on Fri, Aug 22, 2014.

    Jbgood Posts: 2471

    Excuse me John I meant WHERE are you!!!! [smile]

  • gecroix posted at 8:07 pm on Fri, Aug 22, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 6261

    Ego. Payback politics.


    ps: Granddaughter doesn't consult for free - that will cost a Granola bar...dark chocolate/peanut butter/almond, please....

    Clue: The world does NOT rise and set in POTUS backside.
    His adorers simply think it does, and he obliges by acting like it does...except, for POTUS, it's no act.

    No charge for my part....[wink]

  • carlosrponce posted at 6:25 am on Sat, Aug 23, 2014.

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    "She could very well be one of those low-informed voters you speak about." There you go again, attacking a well-spoken Hispanic woman with differing ideas. When will the "Progressive" sverige stop? Do yourself a favor and leave her alone.

  • sverige1 posted at 8:40 am on Sat, Aug 23, 2014.

    sverige1 Posts: 4054

    Well, ponce -

    It's hard to "leave her alone" when our nation tends to sanction these kind of political qualities. To have campaign commercials that's wrought with drama and storytelling. To parade relatives as if the relatives have anything to do with the way the soon-to-be or hopefully-be elected official governs.

    You have to admit it looks hackneyed to have an individual say something like "I was my son-in-law's madrina". That's banal and very anti-intellectual. It has nothing to do with whether the candidate is fitted to represent us Texans.

  • carlosrponce posted at 8:54 am on Sun, Aug 24, 2014.

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    I like commercials that promote one candidate rather than tear down another . Tell us why you should vote for candidate X without besmirching the character of candidate Y with innuendo and half-truths. Face it, "hackneyed" means "old-fashioned" and A LOT of people, especially likely voters, like "old-fashioned". "Banal and anti-intellectual"???? - that sounds like the elitist sverige we all know.

  • sverige1 posted at 9:46 am on Sun, Aug 24, 2014.

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    Well, ponce...you were a teacher. And being such, I hope you have and still promote deep thinking, as opposed to folklore and parables.

  • pflinn posted at 11:22 am on Sun, Aug 24, 2014.

    pflinn Posts: 1313

    I see Perry as Governor turned Repub. lobbyist, once his presidential run is over.

  • gecroix posted at 12:23 pm on Sun, Aug 24, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 6261

    Even probabaly.
    It's unlikely he'd command as much money in the book writing deals or on the gratuitous speech making circuit as others have.

  • kevjlang posted at 1:51 pm on Sun, Aug 24, 2014.

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    If Obama is half the politician the right claims he is, he wouldn't do something like this unless there was a political battle with forward-looking benefits to be won.

    If this were 1974, and this were anywhere near the magnitude of Watergate, then, perhaps we'd be looking at a major guilt-by-association deal. However, neither is anywhere close to the case. Even if Perry were to go down because of this, it would have no negative impact to the balance of power in Texas or the United States. So far, this doesn't even have the indication that it's going to even nick Perry, let alone slice him and dice him.

    I think if Obama really wanted to hit Perry about the National Guard deployment, he'd do it with talks about the deployment being a mutual decision, pitched by Obama.

  • carlosrponce posted at 2:04 pm on Sun, Aug 24, 2014.

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    If Rick Perry's run for the White House turns out bust I would like to see him teaching a Government Course at the University of Texas so that UT students can get a REAL view of government, not that Leftist Marxist Leninist Saul Alinsky form they are currently taught. After a few years he could turn even Travis County RED. Town vs Gown could get interesting!

  • carlosrponce posted at 3:19 pm on Sun, Aug 24, 2014.

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    I love parables and folklore. They promote deep thinking and resoning. The idea that you oppose them is not surprising.

  • sverige1 posted at 6:57 pm on Sun, Aug 24, 2014.

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    Response to carlosrponce posted at 3:19 pm on Sun, Aug 24, 2014:

    Parables and folklore have a time and place, but it is awkward to see it in campaign ads where an elderly great-grandmother tries to subliminally bend the minds of low-informed voters.

    I know the "trick" and the gimmick in this particular commercial. To try to paint Abbott as a caring family man who can even curry some Latino voters. Doesn't work, because true champions of struggling middle class know that the Republican party is no friend. Abbott's mother-in-law is one hoodwinked and hornswaggled madrina!

  • carlosrponce posted at 9:58 pm on Sun, Aug 24, 2014.

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    If you want "trick and gimmick" watch Wendy's ads.
    sverige, let the Hispanic voters decide for themselves who to vote for. Some will vote for Greg, others for Wendy. They don't need Tio sverige leading them by the hand and TELLING them who is the better candidate.

  • sverige1 posted at 8:45 pm on Mon, Aug 25, 2014.

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    Response to carlosrponce posted at 9:58 pm on Sun, Aug 24, 2014:

    Isn't what political beliefs are based upon? Opinionating, telling others one's bases of conclusions? Hearing others' opinions, reading political analyses, weighing the issues. And, yes, some of the decisions are based upon what people say. You seem to think that my saying the truth about hackneyed republican political ads is "leading them by the hand". Really? I don't think so. Ultimately, we all have a mind of our own and no one is holding our hand when we prick the perforatred holes at election booth pages.

  • carlosrponce posted at 9:16 pm on Mon, Aug 25, 2014.

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    It is obvious where their beliefs are. Your postings appear to say, "No, no, you got it all wrong. Let Tio sverige show you the error of your ways. The Republicans hate you. Vote my way." If they want to vote for Wendy, let them vote for Wendy. If they want to vote for Greg, let them. Your posts sound patronizing in a belittling condescending manner. Read your post dated " posted at 7:51 pm on Thu, Aug 21, 2014" " the future mother-in-law was a Democrat who knew where her roots were" - Please, give me a break! They have Conservative and Christians South of the Border too, sverige!