by: the Common Constitutionalist
So in the grand tradition of Texas Republicans, Gov. Rick Perry is officially indicted, although I noticed his mug shot was a bit more presentable than was the woman who drew his ire.
So what did he do that was so criminal? Well, Rick Perry threatened to veto funding of an appropriation to support the public corruption unit in Travis County’s district attorney’s office, because it was being run by a drunken old bag, district Atty. Rosemary Lehmberg. He told the public what he would do and then he did it. He vetoed their funding because the convicted lush wouldn’t step down.
Perry didn’t see it as being proper to have a belligerent drunk as head of the office charged with combating public corruption. Go figure.
But we all know politicians aren’t supposed to do that – you know – threaten to do something and actually go through with it. They are supposed to promise to seal the border or cut spending or not raise the debt ceiling – and then do nothing. That’s the way it’s supposed to work. Rick Perry should know this.
So who filed the charges? Well, as some already know, it’s a group innocuously called “Texans for Public Justice” (TPJ). Now right here, one could stop the investigation and know who this group is. The term “public justice” is code for socialism.
But just for fun, let’s take a closer look.
Craig McDonald is the TPJ director. He launched the “watchdog” organization in 1997. Before that he was a “community organizer” in Michigan. Does anyone else come to mind? After the stint in Michigan, he moved to Washington DC to work for Ralph Nader’s “Public Citizen” group. Getting the picture? This guy is no “mainstream” advocate. He is a leftist hack.
So what about his current organization, “Texans for Public Justice”? They must need money to work on behalf of the people of Texas. Where does TPJ a get their funding, I wonder?
As luck would have it, I found out so you don’t have to.
They get funding from various foundations. One is the Piper Foundation which provides educational grants and scholarships which they claim on their own website are “a wide range of charitable or educational needs with special emphasis on projects in the field of higher education, and which projects are mainly student oriented”.
Well that sounds nice, but why on earth would they give money to a leftist political organization? Curious, isn’t it.
Then there’s the “Sunlight Foundation”. Sunlight’s senior fellow Bill Allison, worked for nine years for a George Soros group. Both of the foundation founders, Ellen Miller and Michael Klein are lefty hacks. The foundation gets funding from other Soros foundations such as Open Society and the Tides Foundation. It’s basically a revolving door.
Next up on the donor list is the “Good Jobs Foundation”. Good Jobs is an organization founded by the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation and works closely with the Industrial Areas Foundation founded by Saul Alinsky.
Seeing a pattern?
Oh, and I can’t leave out the “Open Society Foundation”. Founder: George Soros. Enough said.
TPJ is also the benefactor of private donations, but won’t release that list of names. Wonder why?
So that’s the nonpartisan “organization” that brought the charges against Perry. They claim it is not a political witch-hunt. I for one, believe them. How about you?
What about the Grand Jury? Surely it was nonpartisan, right?
Well, PJ media reports that, “One of the grand jurors who spoke, illegally, to the press, Rho Chalmers said: ‘For me, it’s not a political decision. That’s what a Grand Jury is about – take the emotion out of it and look at the facts and make your best decision based on your life experience’”.
And I’m sure that’s what she did. Chalmers is an active delegate to the Texas Democratic Party State convention. In other words she is a rabid partisan party hack, and supporter of Democrat candidate for governor, Wendy Davis – but I’m sure she only looked at the facts. Right!
This is becoming a tradition in Texas – indicting popular Republicans. To date, they’ve had some success but I predict this time around it will backfire on them, big time.
Rick Perry is already a popular Republican governor and he is likely to capitalize on this farce, should he choose to make a run in 2016.