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Nice that the Republicans have such high morals...
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BillW    Posted 11-18-2004 at 09:09:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Taking care of their own or changing the rules as as you go along.

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20041118/D86E9KD80.html


Dave 2N    Posted 11-18-2004 at 09:53:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
They learned their lessons well from Bubba, didn't they?


big fred    Posted 11-18-2004 at 09:37:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Texas politics is rife with that sort of thing, the most memorable was Lyndon Johnson (Landslide Lyndon, they called him) who in a tight Senate election made sure that the last county to report their votes was one that was dominated by his political machine. He won the election by 137 votes at the last minute. He went on to run for Vice President with JFK, where they moved their vote manufactory to Illinois.


big fred - my bad    Posted 11-18-2004 at 09:39:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Should have clarified, it was the primary election, not the general election. 1948 I believe.


Ron/PA    Posted 11-18-2004 at 09:28:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Did you hear the part where the Democrats NEVER had such a rule in place?? hehehe.
Anywho, it ain't that we gots higher morals, we just gots more votes!
Ron


Bob/Ont    Posted 11-18-2004 at 10:13:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ron, go to the site and get a free laptop for voting the right way,I just won one.
Later Bob


Ron/PA    Posted 11-18-2004 at 11:08:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
I need 2, That rich capitolist won't settle for one. Course his Lawyer/Doctor 'splained it all away.
Ron


Cindi    Posted 11-18-2004 at 09:17:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
"....if indicted in a Texas campaign finance investigation..."

Maybe we should wait and see what happens first.


Doc    Posted 11-18-2004 at 09:51:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Perhaps we should do away with jail time for violent crimes also. Then we can wait and see how we feel about it after the next person is convicted and decide whether we did the right thing.

I'm sure this is different though. It should be ok on this board because he's a Republican right? Ever heard of mob mentality?

This should wake everyone up eh? Let's hear it.lol


Cindi    Posted 11-18-2004 at 12:33:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
My point is..."indict" means to accuse formally of a crime. The article says "if indicted". Therefore, he has not even been formally charged.

So it behooves me to wait and see what happens. Or we can hang him now and the gddmmed horse he rode in on...and everyone who supports him. Your call.

Its just another day in politics AND media. This is kind of putting the cart before the horse, wouldn't you say?. IF he gets charged THEN they will...what? Who knows?


Melanie    Posted 11-18-2004 at 13:47:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
((((((((Cindi)))))))))
I don't always agree with your political viewpoints, but I admire a cool head and a logical outlook.
As a digression, because I am reminded of the way that news stories seem to touch off so much political fire here:
Even as a non-Republican, I cannot STAND that [insert list of bad words here] Air America male bovine byproduct. I personally think that propaganda and media interference are bad, shaky things to base your political beliefs on, and I feel it is necessary to go out and do research on what the corporate-owned media outlets tell me. And I don't care which way they lean. They all lean so far left or right that they should be called the Leaning Tower outlets.


Cindi    Posted 11-18-2004 at 13:51:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Amen! You don't hink I'm a (R) by choice do you? I simply think it is the lesser of the evils, but then many people have the exact opposite opinion. When challenged I feel the need to defend my choice. I can't help myself.

The good part is, when challenged I am also forced to research.


Doc    Posted 11-18-2004 at 15:27:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't think you understand Cindi. The damage has nothing to do with the possible indictment. The point is the Republicans changed the rules of the Senate so that "if" he is indicted he will not have to step down from his position as Senate Majority Leader. They changed the rule just for him, a fellow Republican of course.


RusselAZ    Posted 11-18-2004 at 16:23:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
House Majority leader. NOT Senate Majority Leader.


Clod    Posted 11-18-2004 at 15:44:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
" Do we operate under a system of equal justice under law?
Or is there one system for the average citizen and another for the high and mighty? "
~ Senator Ted Kennedy, 1973


REt    Posted 11-18-2004 at 16:30:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
that really refreshed my memory Clod, thanks a lot REt


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