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Tom DeLay Brings Good News for Democrats

The good news for Democrats is that Tom DeLay is on a mission:

Rob Boston reports in "Man On A Mission: Tom DeLay Says God Has Sent Him On A Crusade To Save The GOP"

It's good to know that TV preacher Pat Robertson isn't the only one who gets messages from God these days. The Almighty has also been talking to Tom DeLay, the former majority leader of the House of Representatives.

God is apparently worried about the rough patch the Republican Party is going through, and he's tapped DeLay to fix it up.

DeLay explains it all in the latest issue of The New Yorker.

"God has spoken to me," DeLay told the magazine. "I listen to God, and what I've heard is that I'm supposed to devote myself to rebuilding the conservative base of the Republican Party, and I think we shouldn't be underestimated."

DeLay said the GOP's minority status is not such a bad thing.

"I see this as a cleansing process, where you can return to your principles, which are order, justice, and freedom - the basic principles of the conservative movement," he said. "We have to redefine government based on conservative principles, we have to win the war against our culture, and we have to win the war on terror."

It's curious that God would pick DeLay - a controversial, ethically challenged figure currently under indictment in Texas for money laundering - to spearhead this project. During his tenure in Congress, DeLay was known as "The Hammer" for his take-no-prisoners style. He was notorious for his extreme partisanship and philosophy of winning at any cost.

After his indictment, DeLay defiantly announced his intention to run again for his seat. Republican Party leaders had other ideas and engineered DeLay's resignation from Congress. Still convinced he has done nothing wrong, DeLay has just authored a book titled No Retreat, No Surrender.

Let's all contribute financially to DeLay's efforts. I can think of nothing that would help Democratic prospects for the White House more than having a slime-ball crook like Tom DeLay speaking for the Republican party.

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Comments (2)


we can put him right up there on the poster next to William Jefferson, Harry Ried, or Dianne Feinstein, or Obey (why does he want to hide the earmarks?).

Let's face facts. Corruption is not a Republican issue. Nor is it a Democratic issue. It's a politicians issue. What we need is transparency in the process.

Lee Ward:

Tom DeLay is pathetic.


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