Tuesday, January 10, 2006
The Epitaph Of Tom DeLay
He Who Lives By Corruption Dies By Corruption
The king is dead, long live the king. Well, not really, we desperately need a new king and a new court in January 2007. Do not consider this a ringing endorsement of the Democratic Party but rather a condemnation the totally corrupt Republican Party. As of today the Democrats are just the lesser of two evils albeit much less. There is nothing in their recent history to suggest that the Democrats understand this or if they do that they will act upon it. But we can always hope; we don’t even have that under the current regime. The Republican Party has so damaged the fabric of our society that we are on the last throes of life support, only the Democrats offer any chance of resuscitation.
There are those who will say that the Republicans and Tom DeLay only fell victim to Lord Acton’s famous observation that, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” This has been proven true time after time, but it does not apply to our current predicament. The GOP was taken over by thugs, bullies, liars, and cheats. They were already corrupt before taking power. Since then they have continually infused their poisonous bile throughout the body politic. Tom Delay is a perfect example. He was a corrupt coward and bully long before being elected House Majority Whip in 1994. In fact that is why he was elected Whip.
In quintessential Karl Rove-Orwellian doublethink DeLay had this to say when he capitulated and was forced to stand down for reelection as House Majority Leader, "During my time in Congress, I have always acted in an ethical manner within the rules of our body and the laws of our land.” It shows the contempt which he and his fellow Republicans hold for the American people, for he has been admonished by the House 3 separate times and is currently under indictment in Texas. The only reason he has not been kicked out of Congress is because the Republicans are in control. It remains to be seen if his next term is in the ‘big house’.
Lets face it, DeLay could not find a code of ethics if it were tattooed on his rear end and he had an aircraft carrier full of searchlights and the entire 7th fleet to help him. DeLay has made a habit of lying and breaking the law his entire adult life. He was sited by the IRS on multiple occasions for not paying income taxes and for not paying the payroll taxes when he owned an exterminating business (Albo Pest Control). He was twice taken to court by business associates for fraud and cheating and he had to pay court imposed settlements. In one case he lied under oath, this after he was elected to Congress.
DeLay is now and always has been a true believer of the Bush credo,”No sacrifice is too great for others to make.” A prime example in his life would be his fervent support for sending American troops to Iraq. Yet when he had a chance during the Vietnam War to fight for the ideals he paid lip service to, he took a pass. He used student deferments and a high lottery draft number (312) to fight the ‘red menace’ from deep within the heart of Texas. He later claimed that he tried to enlist but all the spots had been taken by minorities who wanted and needed the ‘work’.
Thomas Dale DeLay liar, thief, bully, and coward is politically dead. He lived by corruption; he died by corruption.
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