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Old 09-29-2005, 02:12 AM   #31
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Well, then, the justice system should have no problem trying and convicting him, and he should be punished.

It has begun to worry me a lot lately that the court of public opinion tries people before they get an actual trial. Don't get me wrong; I'm no fan of DeLay and everyone here should know that. But if he's done that for which he's been indicted, then the justice system will be able to prove that. And he should then receive appropriate punishment.
The court of public opinion thought Michael Jackson was guilty, yet he was acquitted. Of course, many believe he should have been convicted. I see nothing wrong in discussing cases involving public figures. There are adequate procedures to ensure jury members are not pre-disposed to pre-judge cases.
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If we stepped back and removed the "R" and "D" polarization, we would find a very small, some may call insiginificant, charge. He is not charged with violating campaign laws, he's charged with conspiracy to violate campaign laws. "Conspiracy" is an often used "lesser included" charge when a crime involves more than one person. But he wasn't charged with the base crime.

But, I'm with Pax. If the facts support the charge, he should pay the price.
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If we stepped back and removed the "R" and "D" polarization, we would find a very small, some may call insiginificant, charge. He is not charged with violating campaign laws, he's charged with conspiracy to violate campaign laws. "Conspiracy" is an often used "lesser included" charge when a crime involves more than one person. But he wasn't charged with the base crime.


well, they got Al Capone on tax evasion ...

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Uh oh, looks like someone was so excited that they didn't even notice DeLay wasn't Speaker of the House.


fair enough.

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I don't think it's improper to be happy that maybe he'll finally be held accountable.

http://thinkprogress.org/index.php?p=430

DeLay’s Dirty (Baker’s) Dozen
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has been a busy man these last few years. Whether bribing congressmen, threatening political opponents, vacationing with lobbyists, or gutting House ethics rules, it’s been hard to keep up with all the Hammer’s activities. Here are thirteen highlights from DeLay’s illustrious career:

DELAY KILLS INVESTIGATION INTO LABOR ABUSE IN MARIANAS ISLANDS:

DELAY RAISES CORPORATE CASH FOR TRMPAC

DELAY BRIBES CONGRESSMAN TO VOTE FOR MEDICARE

DELAY USES TAXPAYER MONEY FOR PARTISAN STUNT

DELAY PAYS FOR GOLF TOURNAMENTS WITH CASH MEANT FOR KIDS

DELAY PROMISES ‘SEAT AT TABLE’ FOR DONOR

DELAY TAKES MONEY FROM TEXAS PRISON COMPANY WITH LEGISLATION PENDING

DELAY BLOCKS LEGISLATION FOR PARTISAN VENDETTA

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well, they got Al Capone on tax evasion ...

The best weapon against organized crime. They never pay their taxes.
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witch hunt.

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good one ms democrat
others may choose to live in their denial.

Pax is one of the only sober minded left leaners who have a sense of fair play.
others choose to froth at the mouth, like pavlov dogs not realizing their error.

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Witchhunt my ass. Sigh, Republicans, so disconnected from reality.

District Attorney Ronnie Earle — a Democrat — has investigated four times as many Democrats as Republicans during his time as a prosecutor.
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Witchhunt my ass. Sigh, Republicans, so disconnected from reality.

District Attorney Ronnie Earle — a Democrat — has investigated four times as many Democrats as Republicans during his time as a prosecutor.
anger is a common reaction when exposed.

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District Attorney Ronnie Earle — a Democrat — has investigated four times as many Democrats as Republicans during his time as a prosecutor.
Wait, I thought the Republicans were the party of corruption. Sounds like four times as many democrats to be investigated means four times the corruption on the Dems side.

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Yes, we are totaly disconnected from reality. And since I'm so far gone, would you please tell me what the Democratic platform is? The ideas your party wants to move forward, and how they would actually go about doing that?
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Wait, I thought the Republicans were the party of corruption. Sounds like four times as many democrats to be investigated means four times the corruption on the Dems side.



um, logic? these investigations are in Texas.



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Yes, we are totaly disconnected from reality. And since I'm so far gone, would you please tell me what the Democratic platform is? The ideas your party wants to move forward, and how they would actually go about doing that?

thinking that the Republicans are vessels of evil does not mean that you necessarily love Democrats. are the Dems lost in the woods?

yup.

but they also don't eat puppies for breakfast.
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