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Shays: DeLay on 'thinnest ice'
Connecticut Post ^ | 4/10/05 | Peter Urban

Posted on 04/10/2005 1:05:36 PM PDT by Crackingham

In an effort to parry likely Democratic attacks, U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays, R-4, has started to distance himself from embattled House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. Shays, who narrowly won re-election last November, bluntly criticized DeLay as pushing ethics and campaign finance laws "to the very edge" and antagonizing Democrats with his partisan rhetoric.

"He is on the thinnest of ice as far as I'm concerned," said Shays, who noted that the conservative Texan has been reprimanded three times by the House ethics committee. "That is disquieting. It raises huge questions that Democrats have a right to raise."

And raise they have. Two liberal groups are running TV ads demanding that DeLay resign as House majority leader and are urging fellow Republican congressmen to mobilize against him.

The House Standards of Official Conduct Committee reprimanded Delay for, among other things, creating the appearance of giving special access to contributors seeking to influence energy legislation.

A Texas prosecutor has not ruled out indicting DeLay in a fund-raising scandal that has already led to the indictment of three of his political associates.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: backstabbingsob; chrisshays; delay; jeffordsonian; liberal; rino; shays; spineless; turncoat; ushouse

1 posted on 04/10/2005 1:05:36 PM PDT by Crackingham
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To: Crackingham
Shays, who narrowly won re-election last November

I'll donate to anyone who runs against this fool.

2 posted on 04/10/2005 1:13:48 PM PDT by SIDENET (Yankee Air Pirate)
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To: Crackingham

Screw the POS Shays, RINO.


3 posted on 04/10/2005 1:16:17 PM PDT by Certified Horticulturist
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To: Crackingham

Ah, Rep. Shays. The lone (R) Clinton defender during the impeachment proceedings.


4 posted on 04/10/2005 1:17:08 PM PDT by canalabamian (Diversity is not our strength...UNITY is.)
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To: Certified Horticulturist

I hope the Bolshies cream this loser.


5 posted on 04/10/2005 1:17:29 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Crackingham
"That is disquieting. It raises huge questions that Democrats have a right to raise."

Hey Tom, find some way to shut this a-hole up. With "pubs" like this, who needs "dems"?

FMCDH(BITS)

6 posted on 04/10/2005 1:18:05 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Crackingham
RINO


7 posted on 04/10/2005 1:19:08 PM PDT by Vision (When Hillary Says She's Going To Put The Military On Our Borders...She Becomes Our Next President)
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To: Crackingham

DeLay better watch out, Christopher Shays may come out of the closet and slap him silly...


8 posted on 04/10/2005 1:19:15 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Question Liberalism)
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To: Crackingham

Thin Ice!~~~

Hell, Shays has nothing to say about Democrats stealing documents from the National Archive, lying under oath, inciting to riot, giving aid an comfort to the enemy.......

I guess Democrats don't need "no stinkin ice"......for Shays, Democrats walk on water...

Semper Fi


9 posted on 04/10/2005 1:22:03 PM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Luke21

Ditto that, bigtime.


10 posted on 04/10/2005 1:22:14 PM PDT by Certified Horticulturist
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To: canalabamian
Ah, Rep. Shays. The lone (R) Clinton defender during the impeachment proceedings.

Didn't Representative Peter King (R-NY) defend him also? If I recall he was for censure instead of impeachment, don't recall his final vote as it was irrelevant, we got Clinton impeached, then the Senate failed.

Looking back now on that effort, thank god we didn't manage to get rid of Clinton, Gore would of taken over and would of won the election in 2000. Unintended consequences isn't just for gun nuts.

11 posted on 04/10/2005 1:24:13 PM PDT by Joe Miner
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To: Crackingham

Rahm Emanuel Behind DeLay Hit April 8, 2005
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1380961/posts?page=52#52


Rush: Media Circles DeLay - The media's out for his scalp
Rush Limbaugh Radio Show ^ | 4-6-05 | Rush Limbaugh
Posted on 04/07/2005 11:53:53 AM EDT by Matchett-PI
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1379223/posts

LA Times: In Nevada, Reid Is the Name to Know
http://www.latimes.com/la-na-sonsday223jun23,1,1120739.story?ctrack=1&cset=true

LA Times - June 23, 2003 THE SENATORS' SONS: PART TWO
In Nevada, Reid Is the Name to Know
By Chuck Neubauer and Richard T. Cooper Times Staff Writers

Members of one lawmaker's family represent nearly every major industry in their home state. And their clients rely on his goodwill. [snip]

Rush: Media Ignores Rampant Harry Reid Corruption But Goes Nuts Over Martinez, DeLay
Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 4-7-05 | Rush Limbaugh
Posted on 04/07/2005 11:42:50 PM EDT by Matchett-PI
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1379608/posts

DeLay's Backers Launch Offense
Washington Post ^ | April 10, 2005 | Mike Allen
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A40496-2005Apr9.html
Posted on 04/09/2005 10:56:45 PM EDT by FairOpinion
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1380684/posts


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1380961/posts?page=54#54


12 posted on 04/10/2005 1:25:30 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (The DemocRAT Party is a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Crackingham

Hey, hey Chrissy Shays, you sure sound like a stupid craze!!!


13 posted on 04/10/2005 1:43:22 PM PDT by Princip. Conservative
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To: Princip. Conservative

Coward, gutless, opportunist, weak, panderer,RINO, empty suit, has been.

Pick any or all. Every one applies to Shays.

I'll donate to an opponent for him in the Primary if anyones lists their name.


14 posted on 04/10/2005 2:02:34 PM PDT by bgsugar
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To: Crackingham
"Two liberal groups are running TV ads demanding that DeLay resign as House majority leader and are urging fellow Republican congressmen to mobilize against him.

If the republocrats want to get rid of him fine. But no dang liberal should have a say in it.

15 posted on 04/10/2005 2:48:08 PM PDT by vpintheak (Liberal = The antithesis of Freedom and Patriotism)
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To: Crackingham

Who cares what a liberal Democrat has to say.


16 posted on 04/10/2005 2:49:16 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Cleverly Arranging 1's And 0's Since 11110111011...)
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To: Joe Miner
Quite possibly. Shay's, I think was less shy about taking interviews through the whole process.

I think WJC's "legacy" is appropriately preserved for posterity. Listening to his comments and then further explanations of his comments throughout the papal funeral just confirms that liars can't change their character.

17 posted on 04/10/2005 2:56:13 PM PDT by canalabamian (Diversity is not our strength...UNITY is.)
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To: Crackingham
Screw Shays and the whore he road in on.

OOPS.... shame on me, that should be 'rode', not 'road'
:-)

18 posted on 04/10/2005 2:59:48 PM PDT by Condor51 (Leftists are moral and intellectual parasites - Standing Wolf)
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To: Crackingham
In a national election between Shays and Delay, the results would show that Shays is the embarrassment to the Republican party.
19 posted on 04/10/2005 3:01:48 PM PDT by D Rider
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To: Crackingham

Shays is a GIRLIE MAN.


20 posted on 04/10/2005 3:33:35 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: nothingnew
Hey Tom, find some way to shut this a-hole up. With "pubs" like this, who needs "dems"?

How is it that so many elected Republicans can so stupid? They seem to love being on the losing side of every issue and if they're not, they do their best to make it so. I guess they want to be 'liked' by their peers more than they want to serve their constituents.

This whole thing with DeLay has to be yet another media-made scandal. I don't know what to believe anymore.

21 posted on 04/10/2005 3:37:27 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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