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Tom Delay's Attorney Blames Tea Party for Jail Sentence (Leftist Spin Title)
Yahoo ^ | 01/13/2011 | William Tapscott, Yahoo! Contributor Network

Posted on 01/13/2011 2:29:33 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan

On January 10, 2011, former Majority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, Tom Delay, was sentenced to three years in jail for his participation in a money laundering conspiracy. Now, his attorney blames the Tea Party, in part, for his conviction.

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DeLay's attorney, Dick DeGuerin, explained the Tea Party connection by saying, "We went to trial on the very day people across the country, voters, rebelled against politics." While DeLay presumably does not differ much ideologically from the Tea Party, their inconveniently timed uprising might have irritated liberal jury members, who took their wrath out on Delay.

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1 posted on 01/13/2011 2:29:35 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan
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To: BuckeyeTexan
I wonder how it would have turned out if they had gone to trial at the highlight of Blago’s legal notoriety?
2 posted on 01/13/2011 2:31:27 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: BuckeyeTexan
.......Blames Tea Party for.......

I smell a meme coming....

3 posted on 01/13/2011 2:31:51 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (3(0|\|0/\/\1($ 101: (4P174L1$/\/\ R3QU1r3$ (4P174L. Could it be any more simple?)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

And rush and palin and beck?


4 posted on 01/13/2011 2:33:46 PM PST by muddler (Diligentia, Vis and Celeritas)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I read this as the lawyer criticing the liberal jury, not the Tea Party movement; that the jury consisted of liberal members. Beware of lib media.


5 posted on 01/13/2011 2:34:01 PM PST by holdonnow
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Current events influence jury results all the time. Prosecution chose the venue because they wanted the notoriously foaming at the mouth liberal residents of Travis County judging the case. DeLay’s attorney is probably right.


6 posted on 01/13/2011 2:34:53 PM PST by frithguild (The Democrat Party Brand - Big Government protecting Entrenched Interests from Competition)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

His attorney is making excuses like a Liberal. It didn’t help that the jury decision was backed up to Thanksgiving Holiday either. Wondering how much that had to do with it.

GEEZ! Wondering if I can blame the Tea Party for the Drivers Side door handle breaking on my wifes car today.


7 posted on 01/13/2011 2:35:31 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
If so, this is another successful result. DeLay is bad news. I hope he is still in prison through the 2012 election cycle.

Too bad Abramoff won't be able to keep him company.

8 posted on 01/13/2011 2:35:55 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: BuckeyeTexan

DeLay is no hero to conservatives. He was weak on Border Security/Illegal Alien Amnesty....and he was a hardcore Commie Free Trader....his pushing of CAFTA while as majority whip was disgusting....and his dealing on that vote would make Nancy Pelosi envious.

No surprise that The Sickle would be blaming Tea Party because he got convicted. Only a fool or a commie thinks DeLay was some conservative hero


9 posted on 01/13/2011 2:37:09 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Whenever something is "Global"...it means its bad for America)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Boy howdy, just think what’ll happen if them thar tea party folks ever get their hands on Karl Rove’s weather machine!

/shakes head at the absurdity of it all.


10 posted on 01/13/2011 2:37:17 PM PST by DemforBush (I got three passports, a couple of visas. You don't even know my real name..)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Tea Party’s fault? Lame.


11 posted on 01/13/2011 2:37:23 PM PST by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: holdonnow

Your spot on Mark (as usual). Liberals are totally irrational, which explains it fully.


12 posted on 01/13/2011 2:37:44 PM PST by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: frithguild
"notoriously foaming at the mouth liberal residents of Travis County"

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

This jury was right.

The Republican Party needs DeLay like they need Mark Foley, Jack Abramoff, Ralph Reed, Grover Norquist, David Frum, etc.

13 posted on 01/13/2011 2:38:32 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Tom Delay's Attorney Blames Tea Party for Jail Sentence

I suppose his client's guilt had nothing to do with it.

14 posted on 01/13/2011 2:38:43 PM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: rockinqsranch
GEEZ! Wondering if I can blame the Tea Party for the Drivers Side door handle breaking on my wifes car today.

Let's see....left side of the car.....YUP!! Them violent right wing TEA Partiers musta done it!!!

16 posted on 01/13/2011 2:40:06 PM PST by Roccus
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To: VictoryGal
"Tea Party’s fault"

No. Tea Party's accomplishment! Another political scumbag bites the dust, and if the Tea Party gets credit, all the better!

17 posted on 01/13/2011 2:40:06 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: BuckeyeTexan

AAARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH


18 posted on 01/13/2011 2:40:33 PM PST by Carley (THE MEDIA UNDERSTANDS CREDENTIALS BUT DOES NOT UNDERSTAND PRINCIPLES)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

did I miss an armed rebellion or something?


19 posted on 01/13/2011 2:40:33 PM PST by GeronL (How DARE you have an opinion!!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Rather than blame his poor defense, DeLay’s lawyer blames the Tea Party Revolt. Oh, I got it. We should have delayed the revolt for DeLay’s trial and sentencing and then lived with the Marxist’s controlling the House, Senate and Presidency for two more years. I guess DeLay is more important than the country.

DeLay picked a lawyer who is either a colossal RINO or a demrat. My respect for DeLay has diminished to zero if he approved his lawyer blaming the Tea Parties. I hope DeLay uses his jail time to reflect on his life and make changes where necessary. If I were him the first thing I’d do is fire the lawyer and disown the Tea Party disparagement.


20 posted on 01/13/2011 2:40:41 PM PST by dools0007world
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Wow, can’t believe the detractors here. Yeah, his lib side is sad but this trial should have every conservative crying fowl. This whack job liberal prosecutor went after him on a technicality in the law. He was not judged by his peers, but by his enemies. As it stands, no conservative could get a fair trail in Travis county.


21 posted on 01/13/2011 2:40:52 PM PST by RushingWater
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

I believe it was his fault that Clinton wasn’t removed from office after impeachment. The house was supposed to deliver the articles of impeachment the next day. He held off for months giving the left time to spin it to “it’s all about sex”. I wrote him a letter demanding he send the articles over immediately and never got a reply.

Truthfully, he’s like a lot of them. He went to cash in. That said, I don’t think he’s guilty of this particular crime. What he did was not a crime.


22 posted on 01/13/2011 2:42:49 PM PST by Terry Mross (.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

This is a lawyer talking, he doesn’t care about anything but winning, they would sell their mother to get a win.


23 posted on 01/13/2011 2:43:21 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: holdonnow

“I read this as the lawyer criticing the liberal jury, not the Tea Party movement; that the jury consisted of liberal members. Beware of lib media.”

I agree. If anything, the lawyer is blaming the liberal jury for letting their irritation at the Tea Party movement unfairly influence their decision against Tom DeLay.


24 posted on 01/13/2011 2:43:53 PM PST by Texan Tory
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To: tsmith130
"DeLay presumably does not differ much ideologically from the Tea Party"

The Tea Party stands defiantly against the type of crony capitalism we saw with the banking lobbyists in bed with their congressional accomplices.

DeLay was instrumental in making whores of most Republican congressmen with the johns located on K Street.

I'd say that the Tea Party and DeLay were on opposite sides of one of the major Tea Party issues.

25 posted on 01/13/2011 2:43:57 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: BuckeyeTexan

This is Yahoo trying to bait the right into starting a disagreement among themselves.


26 posted on 01/13/2011 2:44:05 PM PST by oldbrowser (Blaming the prince of fools shouldn't blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that elected him)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Ha! I like the way you think :-)


27 posted on 01/13/2011 2:44:36 PM PST by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: holdonnow

That’s what I took from it too. The liberal jury took their anger out on Delay.


28 posted on 01/13/2011 2:44:57 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Oh...my...GAWD!!! What can one do but fall out laughing?! Incredible...gobsmacked!

The left... Az republicans wetting pants running away from office... now Delay!!!


29 posted on 01/13/2011 2:45:41 PM PST by Irenic
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To: oldbrowser
"This is Yahoo trying to bait the right into starting a disagreement among themselves."

I would hope that the right could all agree on at least a few things like the 2nd Amendment and that DeLay is human scum.

But I guess I'm being too optimistic there.

30 posted on 01/13/2011 2:45:45 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: holdonnow
Exactly! I feel an appeal coming on...

Keep after 'em sir!

31 posted on 01/13/2011 2:45:56 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Terry Mross

Weather up here sucks...Yup, must be the Tea Party’s fault! (sarc)


32 posted on 01/13/2011 2:46:01 PM PST by JayVee (Joseph)
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To: rockinqsranch

No, he really isn’t blaming the Tea Party. He is essentially saying that the liberal jury members took out their anger at the Tea Party movement by recommending jail time for Delay.


33 posted on 01/13/2011 2:47:21 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: MileHi
"Exactly! I feel an appeal coming on"

Was the jury not a representative group of DeLay's peers? Not enough whores, criminals, and lying cheats in the jury pool?

34 posted on 01/13/2011 2:48:11 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: RushingWater

Agreed.


35 posted on 01/13/2011 2:49:49 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
I would hope that the right could all agree on at least a few things like the 2nd Amendment and that DeLay is human scum.

When all of the Democratic human scum are in jail, them we'll talk.

36 posted on 01/13/2011 2:50:06 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: BuckeyeTexan

At the time, Majority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, Tom Delay pushed through more spending and big government bills than the Democrats could manage to do.

He should go to jail for that.


37 posted on 01/13/2011 2:50:33 PM PST by donna (Political Correctness is cultural Marxism - Marxism translated from economic into cultural terms.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

He’s blaming the liberal jury, plain and simple. Liberals get angered over anything, Tea Party included. Liberals will always have someone to blame for their actions, Tea Party or no Tea Party. Anyone who didn’t learn that in the past few days is an idiot.


38 posted on 01/13/2011 2:50:45 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Apparently there was enough there for the demrats to get a hook into DeLay. He played the DC games and got burned. We all know he did nothing more or less than most them when it comes to skirting and/or crossing the legal line. He was close enough or over the line enough to open himself to the charge(s).

It isn’t fair, a liberal would whine, but that’s politics in America today.

Ya can’t get pregnant if you don’t screw around. You make it hard to impossible to be to make a criminal charge stick if you don’t break or stretch the law in the first place.


39 posted on 01/13/2011 2:50:59 PM PST by dools0007world
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To: holdonnow

I thought he was charged by a Dem prosecutor, tried in a Dem stronghold and sentenced by a Dem judge. They were looking to smack DeLay no matter who said what and when. But I DO believe that you’re right.


40 posted on 01/13/2011 2:53:34 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Why do people think they have to defend this man just because there’s an (R) next to his name? He is crooked political scum, the ultimate in career politician. There is nothing conservative about him whatsoever!


41 posted on 01/13/2011 2:55:12 PM PST by Domalais
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To: Hoodat

When this took place there were no laws and it was common practice in BOTH parties. It took EIGHT grand juries to get an indictment.


42 posted on 01/13/2011 2:55:29 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: RushingWater
liberal prosecutor went after him on a technicality in the law

I thought that when this took place there WAS no law and BOTH parties transferred funds this way.

43 posted on 01/13/2011 2:57:02 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Gotcha. Thanks.


44 posted on 01/13/2011 2:57:36 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
Was the jury not a representative group of DeLay's peers? Not enough whores, criminals, and lying cheats in the jury pool?

I didn't opine about Mr. Delay. I certainly don't share you venom for him though. I do assume his attorney will offer the most aggressive defense available to him though.

And no, I don't consider a murder of 0bozo zombies to be a jury of his peers.

45 posted on 01/13/2011 2:58:36 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Domalais

I haven’t read any defense of Delay’s actual crime on this thread. Most agree he that committed a crime. What people take issue with are the prosecutor’s and judge’s motives and the jail sentence.


46 posted on 01/13/2011 2:58:36 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: donna

Amen. DeLay and Fat Hastert along with GWB were able to push through more big govt BS than I care to remember. For that, I would approve of DeLay’s sentence not for campaign contributions he raised in his PAC.


47 posted on 01/13/2011 2:59:23 PM PST by lone star annie
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To: rockinqsranch

Last night my cats had a fight, I forgot and left the backyard faucet running this morning and at lunchtime I spilled some corn - obviously the teaparty caused ALL of this.


48 posted on 01/13/2011 3:01:36 PM PST by sanjoaquinvalley (Longtime Lady Lurker)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I’ve read a lot of defense of him in other threads. Mostly it has to do with “Well, Rangel didn’t go to jail so Delay shouldn’t go to jail.”

Of course, these same people will then go into yet other threads and proclaim that relative morality is a liberal falsehood.


49 posted on 01/13/2011 3:02:00 PM PST by Domalais
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
This jury was right.

Maybe it was. Juries usually do the right thing inspite of the lawyers (I include the Judge in that too). I have not looked into the case. I just recall that the Prosecutor forum shopped the case.

50 posted on 01/13/2011 3:02:16 PM PST by frithguild (The Democrat Party Brand - Big Government protecting Entrenched Interests from Competition)
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