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Why do people vote Republican?

Poll closed Apr 22, 2016.
  1. Out of ignorance mostly

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    66.7%
  2. Because Republican voters have little regard for the truth

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    66.7%
  3. Out of stupidity mostly

    2 vote(s)
    66.7%
  4. Out of hate mostly

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    33.3%
  5. Because evil supports evil

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    66.7%
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  1. flacaltenn
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    Texas court overturns Tom DeLay conviction
    Catalina Camia and Susan Davis , USA TODAY3:54 p.m. EDT September 19, 2013
    Travis County District Attorney's Office says it will appeal decision that acquits man who was once one of the most powerful Republicans in Congress.
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    WASHINGTON -- A Texas court threw out the money-laundering conviction of former House majority leader Tom DeLay, saying prosecutors failed to prove that he broke the law in a fundraising scandal from the 2002 elections.


    Seems like some folks don't follow thru with their charges... Eh TBag???
     
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    Like a typical lying sack of shit CON you can't stick to the issues and you can't accept the fact that your heroes are depraved. Just for that verbal diarrhea here's a another Republican treasonous pus bag.

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    "Cheney 'Authorized' Libby to Leak Classified Information"
    Libby "testified to a federal grand jury that he had been 'authorized' by Cheney and other White House 'superiors' in the summer of 2003 to disclose classified information to journalists to defend the Bush administration's use of prewar intelligence in making the case to go to war with Iraq, according to attorneys familiar with the matter, and to court records," Murray Waas reported February 9, 2006, in the National Journal.

    These are your people and you support them. What does that make besides stupid?

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    Your hero Bush denied even knowing Jack Abramoff. Of course, the really big fish was too just too slippery. George Bush, ever the picture of honesty, “didn’t really know” the man who personally raised more than $100,000 for Bush’s re-election bid, the man who charged lobbyists $25,000 a pop to meet the former president face-to-face, the man who stood with him holding a giant check…aww, never mind, just look…

    AGAIN all the scum in this thread are YOUR PEOPLE!

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    Here comes some more GOP SCUM!

    Bribery, Money-Laundering, And Islamophobia: The Sheldon Adelson Story The Media Forgot

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    Normally Republicans molest kids but not Governor Slick Rick Snyder, he prefers to poison them.

    Once again, these are your people! I bet you're proud of that.
     
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    Look in the mirror to see a pus bag.

    Politicians are my heroes. Unlike you, I don't look to an unqualified black man as my messiah.
     
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    The rich can buy justice in Texas. Even the National Review says it.

    Texas Has a Corruption Problem - National Review Online
    Texas Has a Corruption Problem - National Review Online
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    Also: Texas is an insanely terrible place to do business: It has corrupt public officials — law-enforcement officers on the cartel dime, judges selling verdicts, ...
     
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    Jesus was Black. Who is your messiah now?

    Politicians are your heroes? That's pathetic.

    Here are a few more of your heroes. Let's start with Mitt Romney who is a serial liar.

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    Let's move on to Bubbles Rubio the closet faggot and part time senator from Florida. Like your hero Newt, Marco Rubio is a serial liar same as you.

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    Tom Delay is "the rich"?? What part of "this issue should never have gone to trial" don't you understand??

    Most of those complaints happen in most of the 50 states..
     
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    Let's not forget Sarah Palin and her slutty daughter who preaches abstinence yet got knocked up TWICE!

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    OOOOPS I almost forgot her maniac son Track who beat his fiance and pulled an assault rifle on the police.

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    What part of Texas justice being corrupt don't you understand? OJ was found not guilty too.

    CNN.com - The real scandal of Tom DeLay - May 9, 2005



    Tom Delay bought justice. That is what rich people do. He's a slime who was slippery enough to avoid justice.

    The Tom DeLay scandals. - Slate


    A jury convicted Delay.

    A jury in Austin had determined that DeLay conspired with two associates, John Colyandro and Jim Ellis, to use his Texas-based political action committee to send a check for $190,000 in corporate money to an arm of the Washington-based Republican national committee. The RNC then sent the same amount to seven Texas House candidates. Under state law, corporate money cannot be given directly to political campaigns.

    Prosecutors said the money helped the GOP take control of the Texas House, enabling them to push through a DeLay-engineered congressional redistricting plan that sent more Republicans to Congress in 2004, strengthening his political power.
     
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    Continuing to quote crap from 2005 --- doesn't cut it.. The case was OVERTURNED in 2013/14.
    I'm no Republican -- I'm just pointing out that recycling old garbage doesn't make it worth anything..

    Update your act. It would be funny if it was actually true..
     
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    A jury of 12 convicted and a crooked appeals judge let him off the hook. That does not mean that Delay is not a POS.

    Here is some more slime from your hero Tom Delay.

    The Tom DeLay Scandals

    A scorecard.
    By Nicholas Thompson


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    Tom's time?


    Tom DeLay, the second-ranking member of the House of Representatives, has long been a bogeyman to the left for his outrageous rhetoric, strong-arm tactics, and shady dealings. The congressman's supporters and Republican colleagues had been pledging complete fealty, and stories about his dirty linen had stayed on the back pages. But if criticizing DeLay used to be suicidal, recently it's become fashionable. A new Zogby poll shows that the formerly loyal constituents of Sugar Land, Texas, have turned on DeLay, and Republicans have begun muttering about pushing him out. The telltale sign that the piranhas smell blood in the water came when Wednesday's New York Times fronted a story about the well-funded involvement of the congressman's wife and daughter in his operations. The core of the story was old and the Times would likely have buried it a year ago. But the man known as "the hammer" is turning into a nail.


    Here's a scorecard of the key multiplying scandals involving DeLay. Each malefaction is rated on a scale of one to 10 for its stench and the trouble it will possibly cause.


    TRMPAC. Stench: 5. Trouble: 8.



    In 2001, Tom DeLay helped to set up an organization called TRMPAC (Texans for a Republican Majority Political Action Committee) aimed at helping the Texas GOP gain control of the state Legislature. His goal was to force a redistricting of Texas' congressional districts that would increase the Republican majority in Washington.

    DeLay succeeded in sending five more Republicans to Congress. But his tactics created two problems. First, Texas has very strict laws forbidding the use of money raised from corporations in state races, and TRMPAC raised a lot of corporate money. Second, it made for one very shady deal. On Sept. 20, 2002, the director of TRMPAC sent $190,000, including money raised by corporations, to the Republican National State Elections Committee. Exactly two weeks later, that committee sent exactly $190,000 to state candidates favored by TRMPAC. Each transaction, taken alone, appears legal. Bundled together, they look like an effort to funnel corporate money into a race from which it was banned.

    DeLay's defense is that he didn't know the details of what was happening in the organization, that the matching numbers of the $190,000 transfers were just a coincidence, and that the money raised from corporations was spent on administrative office expenses, which is legal in Texas legislative races. But all of those arguments have major weak spots that the experienced prosecutor on the case, Ronnie Earle, could expose. Grand juries have been secretly investigating the allegations of illegal campaign financing, and Earle has already indicted three of DeLay's associates and eight corporate donors. DeLay hasn't been indicted yet, but he could be. And if there's a trial, his indicted associates might choose to squawk about the congressman's misdeeds in exchange for less or no jail time.


    Frequent Flying. Stench: 5. Trouble: 3.

    House ethics rules prevent members from taking trips abroad funded by lobbyists or by "foreign agents," groups or individuals registered to do political work for foreign organizations or governments. DeLay, however, has reportedly taken at least three such trips. In 1997, he went to Russia on the dime of a peculiar company based in the Bahamas and connected to Russian oil interests. In 2000, he went to Britain, his lavish journey paid for in part by a lobbyist. In 2001, he went to South Korea, funded by a recently registered foreign agent.

    DeLay faces little danger because of these trips. Other congressmen, including Democrats, have taken similar trips and the House Ethics Committee, which has chief responsibility for policing such disciplinary infractions, is currently shuttered. After the committee admonished the Texas congressman for three infractions this fall, three Republican members were forced out and replaced with DeLay allies. The committee has not met this year because Democrats are protesting the new rules the committee has to operate under, which (surprise) make it much harder to initiate investigations.

    The risk for DeLay here is that more reporters will unearth more trips, and they'll perhaps find evidence that the funders happened to do particularly well when legislation they favored came before Congress. Worse, perhaps, the trips connect DeLay to the seedy world of lobbyist Jack Abramoff.


    Read this Slate "Assessment" for more about Abramoff and his penchant for referring to his patrons as "troglodytes.") It's almost certain that some of the documents subpoenaed will cause trouble for DeLay. There's even speculation in Washington that McCain is leading the investigation partly to get DeLay and thereby spare the Republican Party his hard-edged tactics and policies.


    The Ethics Committee's Docket. Stench: 9. Trouble: 2.

    Before the House Ethics Committee was waylaid, it admonished Tom DeLay on three different fronts last year. The first was for appearing to offer a bribe to fellow Republican Rep. Nick Smith to win his support for the closely contested Medicare reform bill. The second was for soliciting donations from a company called Westar Energy just as the House considered a bill of crucial import to the company. The third was for using a federal agency, the Federal Aviation Administration, to track down Democratic members of the Texas Legislature who were fleeing the state to block a vote regarding redistricting (see No. 1 above).

    Each of these infractions was serious enough that the then-somnolent, now-comatose Ethics Committee was willing to act. At this point, however, the cases are probably finished. The Justice Department could investigate any of them, and it might already be quietly doing so. But, most likely, DeLay got away with a slap on the wrist.


    Family Circus. Stench: 3. Trouble: 2.

    As revealed in Wednesday's New York Times—to DeLay's fury, as he expressedtoday—his wife and daughter have long been on the payroll of several of the political organizations he controls. Friends and family of congressmen have done this kind of work for a long time, but they don't normally rake in the sums that Christine DeLay and Danielle DeLay Ferro did: $500,000 in four years.

    The payments sound suspicious, but the story will as likely as not blow over. It allows DeLay to play the victim while defending his family's honor; most important, the key issue is whether the two women received a fair day's pay for a fair day's work—which they probably did. Ferro and Christine DeLay clearly put in long hours for their man; they play a major role in what is known in Washington as DeLay, Inc. They will probably go down only if the whole organization goes down.

    And that, of course, is the real danger for Tom DeLay. It's possible that one known bad act, particularly TRMPAC, could do him in. It's also possible that he'll be felled by a misdeed that hasn't been uncovered yet—for example, dirt could come out of DeLay's nonprofit foundation for orphans, which critics charge serves as a backdoor for unregulated donations to him. The much greater risk, though, is that the parade of scandals in its entirety will lead his colleagues to vaporize him one night. DeLay can ask Sen. Trent Lott what that feels like.
     

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