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    The Fall of the Hammer

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    The Fall of the Hammer

    Like the rise and fall of many a pugnacious politician, the case of Representative Tom DeLay, the pest exterminator turned power broker, is certainly spellbinding for its individual drama. But it is more important to note that Mr. DeLay's political demise hardly ends the influence-peddling culture to which he devoted himself. The DeLay machine's tooth-and-claw approach to politics lives on, from the Texas delegation he brazenly gerrymandered to his quid pro quo debasing of the lobbying industry.

    Across two decades in Congress, Mr. DeLay pushed every limit of his power base to the extreme. He was ultimately indicted on charges of laundering the easy corporate money of Washington for use in Texas politics to win a statehouse majority and gerrymander Texas Democrats into a permanent minority. The DeLay brand of bare-knuckled triumphalism was clearly an enabling factor in the separate scandal that has prompted the indictment of two of his former lieutenants and his erstwhile ally, Jack Abramoff, the disgraced superlobbyist.

    Incredibly, the G.O.P. majority Mr. DeLay dominated with a mix of campaign lucre and whiplash fear has shown no resolve to face up to his damaging legacy. Last January's vows for ethics and lobbying reform lie fallow in the House, as if the majority is gambling that voters won't notice. Republicans leaders would be foolish to think the departure of Mr. DeLay removes the obvious need to enact strong ethics enforcement and lobbying controls.

    In the smarmy self-justification of Mr. DeLay's statement yesterday, he said he wanted to avoid a "referendum on me" in November. But, of course, that's exactly what the nation needs as voters come to consider a Congress deeply embedded in the easy money and easier ethics of the DeLay era.

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    Delay was nothing but putrid scum right up to the end. His miserable career will be know for scandle and corruption, as will George W. Bush's.
    Tommy, remember how you "forgot" you were a very good friend of Jack Abramoff? That's what's going to happen on the Hill as November comes around. Your sleazy business is going to be all over the newspapers and all those sad ass neocons who are calling you a great guy now will have sudden memory loss.
    You are a festering boil on American politics tommy boy and you are going to be publically and repeatedly lanced from now until November.

    My favorite "Comment"...
    "He's shore got him a purty mouth. I speck he'll be right popular in his cell block". :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by UserName

    My favorite "Comment"...
    "He's shore got him a purty mouth. I speck he'll be right popular in his cell block". :D
    Groaning..... :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by UserName
    Delay was nothing but putrid scum right up to the end. His miserable career will be know for scandle and corruption, as will George W. Bush's.
    Tommy, remember how you "forgot" you were a very good friend of Jack Abramoff? That's what's going to happen on the Hill as November comes around. Your sleazy business is going to be all over the newspapers and all those sad ass neocons who are calling you a great guy now will have sudden memory loss.
    You are a festering boil on American politics tommy boy and you are going to be publically and repeatedly lanced from now until November.

    My favorite "Comment"...
    "He's shore got him a purty mouth. I speck he'll be right popular in his cell block". :D

    Yeah...Funny how the dirt bag claims he's stepping down for the "good of the party". But, DeLay is just the latest cockroach to be flushed out of the nest. We have a real problem in this country. It's 40 million brainwashed, traitorous rat zombies who have been programmed to blindly follow vermin like this: (see link) http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/701583.html http://www.wdcmedia.com/newsArticle.php?ID=937

    DeLay was just cashing in on a good thing but, like most criminals, became a little too complacent and filled with hubris. It gets em everytime. Yet, DeLay is just an amateur. The real pros are still in office.
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    DeLay was just cashing in on a good thing but, like most criminals, became a little too complacent and filled with hubris. It gets em everytime. Yet, DeLay is just an amateur. The real pros are still in office.
    And we get these nut sucking neocons spreading their crap like "Liberals are teaching our children... by example" Do these neocon fascist criminal pigs and their Christian Mullahs think they are setting a good example for our children? Lying, cheating, stealing, child molesters have never been good role models.... unless you're a neocon. Then it seems to be ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UserName
    And we get these nut sucking neocons spreading their crap like "Liberals are teaching our children... by example" Do these neocon fascist criminal pigs and their Christian Mullahs think they are setting a good example for our children? Lying, cheating, stealing, child molesters have never been good role models.... unless you're a neocon. Then it seems to be ok.
    And those are some of their "better" characteristics.

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    As I understand it, Delay used to hang out, play golf and pray with Bugsy Abramoff. According to the South Florida Buisness journal the casino deal is a real life Soprano story.

    Abramoff was in business with a guy, whose mom was wacked by Madoonna's x boyfriend, this guy in turn is currently in the witness protection program. The guy they bought the casinos from ,"Gus", was found shot to death gangland style in his BMW after refusing to sell them the casinos.. Abramoff and his business partner then moved the flotilla of casinos off the coast of Florida to some island where they have business interest or sweat shops.

    Now Delay says that he had teams of lawyers throughout his career fact checking every decision he made so his ennemies could not come back on him To date , while being investigated by a team of 40 federal prosecutors ,2 of Delays top aides have been indicted for fraud, one of them aides telling the feds ther were running a criminal enterprise out of Delays office. which the hammer knew nothing about. Abramoff said they got nothing on Delay, sounds like airline right out of a James Cagny movie.

    In between all that Delay found time to address a "christian" conference the other day . Godfather iV coming to a theater near you.




    Quote Originally Posted by sojustask
    Editorial
    The Fall of the Hammer

    Like the rise and fall of many a pugnacious politician, the case of Representative Tom DeLay, the pest exterminator turned power broker, is certainly spellbinding for its individual drama. But it is more important to note that Mr. DeLay's political demise hardly ends the influence-peddling culture to which he devoted himself. The DeLay machine's tooth-and-claw approach to politics lives on, from the Texas delegation he brazenly gerrymandered to his quid pro quo debasing of the lobbying industry.

    Across two decades in Congress, Mr. DeLay pushed every limit of his power base to the extreme. He was ultimately indicted on charges of laundering the easy corporate money of Washington for use in Texas politics to win a statehouse majority and gerrymander Texas Democrats into a permanent minority. The DeLay brand of bare-knuckled triumphalism was clearly an enabling factor in the separate scandal that has prompted the indictment of two of his former lieutenants and his erstwhile ally, Jack Abramoff, the disgraced superlobbyist.

    Incredibly, the G.O.P. majority Mr. DeLay dominated with a mix of campaign lucre and whiplash fear has shown no resolve to face up to his damaging legacy. Last January's vows for ethics and lobbying reform lie fallow in the House, as if the majority is gambling that voters won't notice. Republicans leaders would be foolish to think the departure of Mr. DeLay removes the obvious need to enact strong ethics enforcement and lobbying controls.

    In the smarmy self-justification of Mr. DeLay's statement yesterday, he said he wanted to avoid a "referendum on me" in November. But, of course, that's exactly what the nation needs as voters come to consider a Congress deeply embedded in the easy money and easier ethics of the DeLay era.

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