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arrestblankfein Donating Member (99 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:22 PM
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Goldman Sachs Blankfein Lied Under Oath to Congress- What would Republicans Do?
And remember they spent $70 million in an investigation that substantiated only perjury and obstruction of justice.

Tom Delay (R-TX):

"This nation sits at a crossroads. One direction points to the higher road of the rule of law. Sometimes hard, sometimes unpleasant, this path relies on truth, justice and the rigorous application of the principle that no man is above the law. Now, the other road is the path of least resistance. This is where we start making exceptions to our laws based on poll numbers and spin control. This is when we pitch the law completely overboard when the mood fits us, when we ignore the facts in order to cover up the truth.

No man is above the law, and no man is below the law. That's the principle that we all hold very dear in this country."


Rep. Henry Hyde (R-Ill.):

"I suggest impeachment is like beauty: apparently in the eye of the beholder. But I hold a different view. And it's not a vengeful one, it's not vindictive, and it's not craven. It's just a concern for the Constitution and a high respect for the rule of law. ... as a lawyer and a legislator for most of my very long life, I have a particular reverence for our legal system. It protects the innocent, it punishes the guilty, it defends the powerless, it guards freedom, it summons the noblest instincts of the human spirit.

The rule of law protects you and it protects me from the midnight fire on our roof or the 3 a.m. knock on our door."


James Sensenbrenner: (R-WI):

"What is on trial here is the truth and the rule of law. Our failure to bring President Clinton to account for his lying under oath and preventing the courts from administering equal justice under law, will cause a cancer to be present in our society for generations. I want those parents who ask me the questions, to be able to tell their children that even if you are president of the United States, if you lie when sworn "to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth," you will face the consequences of that action, even when you don't accept the responsibility for them."

Chuck Hagel (R-NE):

"There can be no shading of right and wrong. I find that the President abused his sacred power by lying and obstructing justice. How can parents instill values and morality in their children? How can educators teach our children? How can the rule of law for every American be applied equally if we have two standards of justice in America--one for the powerful and the other for the rest of us?"

Bill Frist (R-TN):

"I will have no part in the creation of a constitutional double-standard to benefit the President. He is not above the law. If an ordinary citizen committed these crimes, he would go to jail."

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas):

"To violate that trust is to raise questions about fitness for office. My constituents often remind me that if anyone else in a position of authority -- for example, a business executive, a military officer of a professional educator -- had acted as the evidence indicates the president did, their career would be over.



Of course, we don't normally want to act like Republicans, but by RAISING BLOODY HELL...THEY ALWAYS GET WHAT THEY WANT!

WE are the ones in the right, almost always, and we never get what we want.

Maybe we need to start screaming about the rule of law???

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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:27 PM
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1. Is Barry Bonds free?
Mr. Blankfein and his Wall Street welfare cheat cronie slugs belong behind bars.

PS: A hearty welcome to DU, arrestblankfein. Great moniker!
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arrestblankfein Donating Member (99 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:07 PM
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4. Thanks
:hi:

I say we confiscate the assets of Goldman Sachs and Koch brothers and we will be making a good start on our way to fixing the national debt.
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EmmettKelly Donating Member (105 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:41 PM
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2. Well he is from Goldman Sachs so I imagine the Repubs would
find him a job in the White House somewhere.

The Bastards
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:59 PM
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3. Worthy of the Medal of Freedom, At Least
so he and Poppy could hang together....

(what a wicked image THAT is)
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arrestblankfein Donating Member (99 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:36 PM
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5. How do we make this a more important topic than Sarah Palin?
??
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arrestblankfein Donating Member (99 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:43 PM
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6. I just don't think Waxman and Conyers are doing their jobs
Who do we put the pressure on?
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