After Suing Obama Indicted Rick Perry Now Believes Political Disputes Don’t Belong in Court

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Rick Perry supported and joined a lawsuit against the Obama administration in 2012, but now that he has been indicted, the Texas governor believes that political differences should not be settled in court.

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http://youtu.be/451-GfMVRTY?t=3m5s

On Fox News Sunday, Perry was making excuses after being indicted for abuse of power. The Texas governor said, “This is way outside the norm. This is not the way that we settle differences, political differences in this country. You don’t do it with indictments. We settle our political differences at the ballot box.”

It is funny that Perry would say this because in 2012, he supported a lawsuit that sued the Obama administration over contraception being included in the ACA. Perry praised suing President Obama over a very political dispute, “As is becoming all too predictable, the Obama Administration is continuing its unprecedented and unconstitutional intrusion into every facet of American life, this time mandating that our religious institutions violate their own beliefs. It has to stop. I commend General Abbott for taking this much-needed action, part of an ongoing battle over our right to practice our faiths, and live our lives, without Washington interference.” The contraception lawsuit from the states was later thrown out of court due to a lack of standing.

The hypocrisy is unbelievable, because Gov. Perry was indicted for abusing the power of his office while trying to get another elected official to resign. Perry is correct this is something that should have been resolved at the ballot box. The Travis County DA had already announced that she would not be running for reelection.

The key to understanding this story is Perry’s motivation for wanting to get rid of the DA. This is not a political dispute. Rick Perry was anxious to replace the DA with a Republican because she was investigating the suspicious direction of charitable funds under the governor’s control to Perry donors. The scandal at Perry’s Cancer Prevention Research Institute has been bubbling for years, and the last thing the governor needed as he eyed a run for the Republican nomination in 2016 were these chickens coming home to roost.

According to Rick Perry, lawsuits and indictments should never be used to solve political disputes unless Republicans are suing Obama. Gov. Perry broke the law, and his cherry picking of facts doesn’t change the reality that his political career is over.

29 Replies to “After Suing Obama Indicted Rick Perry Now Believes Political Disputes Don’t Belong in Court”

  1. The Republicans have one set if rules for them, and another set for themselves, we know this about them, already.

    I am really enjoying Perry’s downfall and The downfall of the GOP. And right before midterms, no less!. Can wait to see what’s coming up!

  2. I’m LOVING this from LIBERAL California!
    I love how the Texas tea bag/repubs harp about about how important Texas is and they’re the LARGEST ECONOMY in the U.S.
    One even said the economies of CA and NY combined pales to Texas. Must a “size” issue to them

    Then I post…California ranked as world’s eighth largest economy
    http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2014/07/07/tech-construction-drive-california-s-worldwide-gdp.html

    and

    “Analyst predicts $2.5-billion windfall for California”….
    http://www.latimes.com/local/politics/la-me-state-budget-20140517-story.html

  3. Who is next, karma is doing a great job of bringing to full circle all those who have pledge to get rid of the president. And the president is still standing strong. Wonder when they will get the message that they are losing the battle.

  4. After Suing Obama Indicted Rick Perry Now Believes Political Disputes Don’t Belong in Court. How’s that go? “Absolute power corrupts? Yeah, something like that!

  5. If it’s true that he purposely was trying to get an elected official removed from power to shift or stop an investigation in other illegal activities, he is guilty or abuse of power and appears to be guilty of other crimes as more information becomes available. If he thinks the situations are different between himself and the president he is delusional. Scandals seem to be brought up by Republicans on to the president in some lame attempt to shift attention from their own scandals. Christie, now Perry, I fear more down the pike.

  6. Now as a man is like this or like that,
    according as he acts and according as he behaves, so will he be;
    a man of good acts will become good, a man of bad acts, bad;
    he becomes pure by pure deeds, bad by bad deeds;

    And here they say that a person consists of desires,
    and as is his desire, so is his will;
    and as is his will, so is his deed;
    and whatever deed he does, that he will reap.

    —Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, 7th Century BC

  7. Funny how that works.
    What goes around, comes around.
    Sometimes it’s a lot sooner than you think.
    You can Run, but you can’t Hide.

    It’s called KARMA.

    I hope Rick Perry enjoys being on the receiving end of a criminal indictment.

    He EARNED it.

  8. If Perry were truly innocent of ALL the accusations against him, one would think that he would welcome any and all investigations into his conduct and the spending of taxpayer money.

    Instead he lashes out leveling his own accusation that these investigations are just politically motivated.

    To paraphrase Shakespeare, The governor doth protest too much methinks.

  9. Politics aside, the fact remains that the at “the time of Mr. Perry’s veto last year, prosecutors in the unit had been investigating a state agency called the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. The agency — one of Mr. Perry’s signature initiatives — came under scrutiny by state lawmakers after accusations of mismanagement and corruption; a former official there was indicted last year for his handling of an $11 million grant.”
    This, in itself, can be deemed as an effort “to thwart the investigation into the cancer-research agency” — and it confirms that “he was demonstrably trying to scrap the ethics unit for other than his stated reason.”
    As such, the indictment is not at all “sketchy.”

  10. Good by RICK PERRY, you finally got what you had coming to you. The hole you dug for PRESIDENT OBAMA, you are being buried in. Good for you, you got what you deserved.
    The only one you humiliated was yourself. How does it feel.

  11. The standards are always different for the GOPT. They certainly can dish it out, but can’t take it.

    I hope he rots in prison.

  12. It’s difficult to imagine that, even if he is convicted, he would serve any jail time, however deserving it might be. What amuses me most about this is the fact that was a republican judge and a republican prosecutor who believed there was enough evidence to convene a grand jury. Not exactly a partisan witch hunt.

  13. Perry thinks that political disputes shouldn’t be pursued in court, but it’s okay to sue Obama, why? Because Obama is black!

  14. Another “taker” getting caught. Would love to see the entire right indicted for lack of humanity,liars and destructors of this nation. Hope Karma really bites his butt.

  15. Oh, give me a f-ing break. He and his SRepublican meanies try everything in the book to put Obama down and out—unsuccessfully. The law suit and the impeachment cry, then the so called Scandals. Where has it gotten them? Now he, Perry, is bawling and whinning that it is a political hatchet job being waged agains him! The hypocrisy of these Republicans is deplorable.

  16. I don’t fear it, I welcome it. It is way past time to expose the hypocritical Republicans to the core. Their political game playing is nothing but criminal IMHO. Few of them deserve to be in office. Most belong in prison.

  17. Sarbanes–Oxley Act
    An Act To protect investors by improving the accuracy and reliability of corporate disclosures made pursuant to the securities laws, and for other purposes.
    Repo 105 used by Lehman Brothers and others is a criminal act and no one is calling for them to go to jail it cost the entire world to fall into a depression. Too much hypocritical behavior going on. Selective enforcement of Law’s is usually determined by wealth and power of the individual in the cross hairs. Enforce the laws equally and no one can ever complain.

  18. The Bible clearly states “You reap what you sew”
    Rick Perry right along with several others has done nothing but steal, backbite, manipulate and cause nothing but chaos and confusion.
    The Bible also states that where envy and strife is there is confusion and every evil work.”
    Imagine that, in 2 simple statements from the Bible all wickedness is exposed to be dealt with.
    Repent Rick Perry and truly turn over a new leaf, God will have mercy on you and possibly so will the law. If not, enjoy the rest of your life in prison where your works prove you wanted to be in the first place.

  19. Perry was talking about using an indictment in a criminal case, but you apply his comments to a civil lawsuit. That is misleading and dishonest to use that to accuse him of hypocrisy. You are misleading your readers.

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