August 19, 2014

“NYT Editoral Board: The Indictment Against Rick Perry ‘Appears’ to be ‘Overzealous'”

That’s progressive-speak for “I think the comrades in Austin may have overstepped this time.”

After the Walker recall attempt, the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups, and now the clearly political and demonstrably legally phony “indictment” of a sitting governor, the American people — especially those who voted for Obama twice — are perhaps ready to wake up to the fact that “hope and change” carries with it the implicit subtext, “which we’ll be in charge of defining; and if you happen to disagree with any of the moves we make, well, then we have ways of dealing with dead-enders like you, mere bumps in the road to Utopia.”

And maybe, if they’re smart, this has the erstwhile dullards scared shitless.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 3:09pm
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  1. What is interesting is that this was the exercise of a “line item” veto, a power which doesn’t exist everywhere. Any exercise of such a veto regarding any funding could and will be construed as an “abuse,” because by definition, somebody’s ox will be gored.

  2. They’ll get the mugshot this afternoon and that’s really what this is all about.

    I won’t be surprised if the charge goes *poof* sometime in the next month or so.

  3. It isn’t clear that genuine dullards actually scare. I mean, look at the ClownDisaster doubling down: he’s king of his world, and ain’t nobody gonna say different, peasants.

  4. Gov. Rick Perry of Texas is one of the least thoughtful and most damaging state leaders in America, having done great harm to immigrants, abortion clinics and people without health insurance during his 14 years in office. But bad political judgment is not necessarily a felony

    Wow, so the NYTimes calls Perry a “bad man”. Wonder how many “moderate, pragmatic leftists” will call the NYTimes “unhelpful.”

    Even St Mandy of the Perpetual Vaginal Obsession is down with the “yeah, he’s a bad man, but WE are better than this” schtick.

    Couldn’t be because maybe a Perry mugshot might boomerang and they’re scrambling for the foxholes?

  5. Couldn’t be because maybe a Perry mugshot might boomerang and they’re scrambling for the foxholes?

    A similar effort to obtaining this mugshot appears to be ongoing with Paul Ryan’s new book — and yet thus far there is no sign the miscreants think to reevaluate their choice to deface Ryan’s product.

  6. I love it when ‘ol Mandy and the NYT try the “we’re better than this schtick” because, deep down, they know they aren’t. In fact, the only reason these two are against it is they’re starting to realize this crap can cut both ways.

  7. Re: genuine dullards, sdferr. I believe you may be correct about Butch Lehmberg being intractably stupid, drunk or both. The other smarter lefties are burning rubber getting away from this story.

    Of course, that doesn’t mean they won’t bring it up every chance they get from now until doomsday.

    I’m really rooting for Butch to get arrested again for domestic violence or disturbing the peace between now and the end of the month.

  8. If you order a Lehmberg in your favorite tavern, you get a tumbler of warm vodka with your car keys in the bottom.

  9. you know that sabo dude should have fun in austin with this. keep austin weird or sumthing.

  10. leigh, has Lehmburg also been picked up for domestic violence? I knew Lehmburg swung toward carpet munching, but domestic violence? And this is the person Austin thinks is worth keeping around?

    Even Orwell would be surprised.

  11. Not that I’m aware of Blake. But considering her behavior in the local Hoosegow, I wouldn’t be surprised if she hasn’t slapped her femme around a few times.

    An arrest for a barroom brawl would be awesome!

  12. Okay, the “barroom brawl” line made me laugh. Thanks leigh.

  13. Any time, Blake.

  14. The NYT is one of the least thoughtful and most damaging news papers in America, having done great harm to news paper journalism as a profession.

  15. Now I know, as an Austin resident that I can’t make fun of Florida’s DA’s election officials anymore. My house be glassy as dang.

  16. sabo: drunk with a photo will do. mock them!

  17. this is your da on vodka. buy polish vodka.

  18. Actually that’s a pretty good photograph. Perry ought to use it himself.

    What is interesting is that this was the exercise of a “line item” veto, a power which doesn’t exist everywhere.

    I believe several states have the line item veto written into their constitutions. I seem to remember Jesse Ventura, back before he went completely batshit insane using it several times. Maybe I’m wrong.

  19. Darleen, I actually clicked on and read Pandagon – I’d normally say that they were wasted minutes, but they were not. The complete disconnect between hard-left and conservative thought is eye-opening. How do you negotiate, convince or even argue with that thinking? While her position on “oops, our side stepped over the line a bit on Rick Perry” was cogent, the remaining harangue about conservative positions on abortion, contraception and obamacare all being in bad faith was just twisted.
    Where we go from here is “Reply hazy, try again”, or “Outlook not so good”.

  20. several states have the line item veto

    In general terms the few states which do not have some form of line item veto are 7 (leaving 43 Governors possessing it in some form — these states with the veto differ in the particulars of application). So here are the seven without it: Indiana, Maryland, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and Vermont

  21. Seven? I believe you mean 14.

  22. true

    that 57 keeps slipping my mind for some unknown reason

  23. How do you negotiate, convince or even argue with that thinking?

    You don’t.

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