April 15, 2005

Hey, Look A liberal!

Rep. Tom Delay is blaming liberals, democrats for all of this problems.

Hammering Away

No matter how many ethics controversies keep popping up, House Majority Leader Tom "The Hammer" DeLay keeps blaming the same people: liberal Democrats, liberal groups, liberal media. It's a one-size-fits-all approach that's likely to intensify in the weeks to come. Here's a chronology of DeLay's recent infractions, followed by The Hammer's responses. You might notice a pattern.
April 13, 2005, after Republicans Chris Shays, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich questioned DeLay's conduct:

"I'm not here to discuss the Democrats' agenda."
April 13, 2005, in an interview with the Washington Times:

""Somebody ought to look at the organizations and ask the New York Times, The Washington Post, the LA Times, Time, Newsweek, AP, why they're spending all these resources they are...Are they collaborating with all these organizations that are funded by George Soros and his heavy hitters?"
April 6, 2005, after the New York Times revealed that DeLay's wife and daughter were on his political payroll:

"It's just another seedy attempt by the liberal media to embarrass me."
Thursday March 31, 2005, after conservative groups promised to from defend DeLay advertisements run by liberal groups:

"Bring it on. It's nothing but a bunch of leftist organizations that have a public strategy to demonize me, and usually they overreach."
March 16, 2005, after the Washington Post reported that lobbyists paid for two of DeLay's lavish trips overseas:

"In recent years, there has been a growing frenzy surrounding the ethics committee, with Democrats and their allies attempting to use it as a partisan tool for partisan ends."
January 6, 2005, after Republicans rescinded their own rule shielding DeLay from a possible criminal indictment by a Texas grand jury:

"There was very little fallout. Most members went home and didn't hear a word, except those with constituents with New York Times subscriptions."
November 19, 2004, after Republicans passed a rule shielding DeLay from a possible criminal indictment by a Texas grand jury:

"I have never participated in this politics of personal destruction. I think it's detrimental to the institution and to both Democrats and Republicans in the institution. It looks bad for all of us. And so I've never done it."
October 7, 2004, after DeLay drew his third rebuke from the House Ethics Committee:

"For years, Democrats have hurled relentless personal attacks at me, hoping to tie my hands and smear my name. All have fallen short, not because of insufficient venom but because of insufficient merit."
September 22, 2004, after three of DeLay's top aides were indicted in Texas:

"This has been a dragged out 500-day investigation, and you do the political math. This is no different than other kinds of partisan attacks that have been leveled against me that are dropped after elections."
June 29, 2003, after DeLay pushed the Texas legislature to redistrict the state's Congressional seats:

"We know that the Left's malevolent campaign to undermine the notion of truth itself comes at a frightful price. Their malignant hold over the intellectual life of this country must be exorcised, and men and women who are willing to speak the truth offer our only hope of reclaiming our culture from the grip of a hedonistic, reckless and destructive descent into nihilism."
The Nation, provide all the information about Tom Delay in this post.


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