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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:59 PM
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ROFL!!! Tom DeLay must stay on November ballot!!!
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 03:00 PM by originalpckelly
Well I think that does it folks. The winds are with us:
"The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled that former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay must stay on the November ballot for the office he resigned from in June, according to a lawyer for the Texas Democratic Party.

Details of the ruling were not immediately available.

Democrats sued Texas Republican Chairman Tina Benkiser had violated state law and the U.S. Constitution in declaring DeLay ineligible for office so the party could replace him on the ballot.

U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks of Austin agreed with the Democrats' position last month and issued an injunction against Benkiser."

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/4092483.html

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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:01 PM
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1. What if he is elected? Texans in his district love him, don't they?
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:02 PM
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3. He wanted off the ballot for a REASON!!
He was doing bad in the polls and decided to bow out AFTER the primary had been held.
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:52 PM
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10. And I firmly believe
that he wanted to stay through the primary so he could raise the funds for his defense under false pretenses, telling people it was to mount his campaign. He is lower than slug slime ... without the glitter.
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:20 PM
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12. Yes, He Was Bilking the DumbAss Freeps.
Nothing really changed from when he put himself in for the race to when he left it -- he just wanted to spend the money he raised to run for his own defense.
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:33 PM
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17. That's not really fair
to slugs. :)

:hi:
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:10 PM
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20. I did consider that fact
but then I thought even the slugs would find it amusing that someone actually ranks lower than their trails do. :rofl:

:hi: :loveya:
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postulater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:31 PM
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22. Maybe the Greens could give him some money!
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exlrrp Donating Member (598 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 08:45 AM
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30. True, true and true
Edited on Fri Aug-04-06 08:45 AM by exlrrp
especially the slugslime part
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:03 PM
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4. This is my prediction.
Desafortunadamente.
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mahatmakanejeeves Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:11 PM
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5. If that's their choice, then so be it.
.
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:14 PM
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11. Um, I'm not sure I'd say that. I smell a stinky loss in the air.
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:20 PM
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13. Oh He's Gonna Lose HUGE
That's my prediction!
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Ravy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:43 PM
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19. Then he would have to prove he was actually a resident....
.. on the day of election, after his previous attempt to prove he was not a resident.

That was the basis of the lawsuit. All that matters is where he will be a resident ON ELECTION DAY. No one knows now if he will or won't be, which is why he had to remain on the ballot. I bet he votes in his Texas District if it is not to late for him to re-register there.

I suppose if he is elected, but votes in Virginia so it is provable he is not a resident of his district, that the Governor will name a replacement for him.


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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:28 PM
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21. It doesn't matter now
He moved to Virginia and claimed residency there. He's no longer eligible to serve in Texas.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:01 PM
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2. I think this needs to be on the front page...
not being a jerk. I'm just saying it might be a good idea to put it there.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:13 PM
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6. *crackle crunch ... munch munch munch*

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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:20 PM
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7. Somedays you get the bear
other days the bear gets you..... Sorry Tom.....
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Pab Sungenis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:39 PM
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14. You can't miss the bear!

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Justice Is Comin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:24 PM
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8. Even a bush appoiintee turned against you.
Now that's gotta smart for a pantaloon like you.
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:27 PM
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9. Lots of people have been bitten by snakes that they thought...
were dead. Lots of people have died from being shot by guns that they thought were not loaded!

I wish he was behind bars where he belongs.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:17 PM
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15. Damn activist judges!
Sorry, couldn't resist.

Love this: "When Benkiser reviewed the public records sent by DeLay and concluded that his residency in Virginia made him ineligible, she unconstitutionally created a pre-election inhabitancy requirement," said the opinion written by Judge Pete Benavides for himself and Judges James L. Dennis and Edith Clement.

Benavides and Dennis were appointed to the court by former President Bill Clinton. Clement was appointed by President Bush, and he has considered the conservative jurist for an appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.

"Five judges have now looked at this, two of them appointed by conservative presidents," said Democratic lawyer Chad Dunn. "It's time to move on, and Mr. DeLay needs to decide whether he wants to be in the race."


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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:32 PM
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16. So when those fucknuts vote him back in, what happens?
Does he have to resign again? Or does he get to stay until he's jailed or whatever?
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:18 PM
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25. He can't be elected
because he no longer lives in Texas and has officially claimed residency in Virginia. So he is on the ballot for the fucktards that will still vote for him.
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:49 PM
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27. So even if he "wins", the Dem still gets the seat?
That's pretty funny.
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Jim Lane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 02:40 AM
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28. I don't see how that could happen
It depends on Texas law, but I'd guess that the seat would be declared vacant (having been won by someone ineligible to serve) and would then be filled in a special election a few months down the road.

DeLay can prevent that just by announcing that he's moving back to Texas. The whole point of the courts' decisions against him was that ineligibility now doesn't automatically equate to ineligibility on election day.

Our best hope is that DeLay's blatant maneuvering has alienated enough people to cost him the election.
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bananarepublican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 05:01 AM
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29. Every state other than Texas cedes from the Union!!! n/t
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:37 PM
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18. Vote McPukeshoes!!
Prove insanity is nothing to be ashamed of!
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kedrys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:48 PM
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23. MWAH HA HA HA HA HA!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: I'm pretty shure I'm not the only one living in Houston outside that district having a nice giggle right about now.
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consumerwatchdog Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:03 PM
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24. DeLay just doesn't know when to quit
but it sure is fun watching him lose time and again after years of his unrelenting, greedy hammer-time tactics!
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 09:53 AM
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31. Hi consumerwatchdog!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:21 PM
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26. Yeeeeeehaw!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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