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Shays: DeLay Should Quit As House Leader
SFC ^ | April 10, 2005 | LOU KESTEN

Posted on 04/10/2005 2:50:39 PM PDT by FairOpinion

"Tom's conduct is hurting the Republican Party, is hurting this Republican majority and it is hurting any Republican who is up for re-election," Rep. Chris Shays, R-Conn., told The Associated Press in an interview, calling for DeLay to step down as majority leader.

DeLay "becomes the poster child for a lot of the things the Democrats think are wrong about Republican leadership. As long as he's there, he's going to become a pretty good target," Dodd said on ABC.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 109th; delay; shays; ushouse
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Isn't it just sweet the way Shays and Dodd worry about the future of the Republican party? (/sarcasm)

Bill Christal said it well on FoxNews earlier, that the Dems want DeLay out, because he is the most effective conservative leader in Congress.

1 posted on 04/10/2005 2:50:40 PM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion

I know how to spell Bill Kristol.


2 posted on 04/10/2005 2:51:32 PM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion

LOL! Pretty darned good, FO.


3 posted on 04/10/2005 2:52:38 PM PDT by Certified Horticulturist
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To: All

As usual, we eat our own. We will never learn.


4 posted on 04/10/2005 2:55:10 PM PDT by sofaman
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To: FairOpinion

Who cares what a liberal Democrat has to say.


5 posted on 04/10/2005 2:56:21 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Cleverly Arranging 1's And 0's Since 11110111011...)
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To: FairOpinion
As long as he's there, he's going to become a pretty good target," Dodd said on ABC.

As long as ANY GOP member who doesn't do what the left wants is there they'll attack him.

When are we simply going to return fire.
6 posted on 04/10/2005 2:56:38 PM PDT by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: FairOpinion
the Dems want DeLay out, because he is the most effective conservative leader in Congress.

Damn straight. DeLay is a good man and Shays should shut his mouth.

7 posted on 04/10/2005 2:57:35 PM PDT by Once-Ler ("They call me 'The Pork King,' they don't know how much I enjoy it." - Sen. Robert Byrd)
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To: sofaman

The Dems can scream and whine, but can do absolutely NOTHING about DeLay, if the Republicans stick together, which they rarely do. In this respect we should learn from the Dems, who always just brazen things out, and close ranks and support the Dem being accused. The Republicans want to throw any Republican off the train immediately to accomodate the Democrats. It boggles one's mind./

This is how the Republicans obliged the Dems and got rid of Gingrich and Lott.


8 posted on 04/10/2005 2:58:07 PM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion
...a lot of the things the Democrats think are wrong about Republican leadership...

Can any one spot the key word in this phrase? Yes! It's "think"! Liberals hate anything and everything that doesn't hold the same beliefs that they do. All they need to know to judge you, your friends, ancestors and acquiantences is that you are Republican. Thinking has been out of style at the DNC for years. Anger and hate is all the rage these days.

10 posted on 04/10/2005 2:59:03 PM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: FairOpinion

Seriously whats the deal with Shays.
This guy must love publicity or when people talk about him.
He's worse then Jesse Jackson


11 posted on 04/10/2005 2:59:18 PM PDT by Lori675
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To: festus

"When are we simply going to return fire."

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Exactly. The Dems know that "the best defense is an offense". The Republicans are always in the defense mode. It's time they change that.


12 posted on 04/10/2005 2:59:32 PM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion
DeLay "becomes the poster child for a lot of the things the Democrats think are wrong about Republican leadership..."

Ooooh! The Democrats think DeLay is wrong! Time to be really, REALLY scared!

'Eff 'em. If they hate DeLay, he must be doing something right.

13 posted on 04/10/2005 3:00:25 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God)
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To: Lazamataz

Shays is a republican.

I am writing and calling DeLay to hang in there.
Interesting that not a big deal was made of Daschle's wife being an airline lobbyist, working on matters her husband would have to vote.
Reed's family also were given "percs" some of these people need to be brought to the attention of folks to.


14 posted on 04/10/2005 3:00:59 PM PDT by Burlem
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To: FairOpinion

It's hilarious to hear the liberals get all sanctimonious about "ethics". Where was their concern about ethics during Bill Clinton's 8 year debauch.


15 posted on 04/10/2005 3:02:08 PM PDT by MisterRepublican
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To: FairOpinion

Shays is a sissy-boy. Ain't he from Rhode Island?


17 posted on 04/10/2005 3:02:31 PM PDT by Mr Ducklips
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To: festus

Exactly.The Libs also targeted Reagan, Bush and the Pope..... Being a "target" of the Liberals usually does not mean you are wrong. On the contrary, it usually means you are a man of principle and are standing up for something you believe in. Shays should try it for a change.


18 posted on 04/10/2005 3:02:48 PM PDT by redgirlinabluestate
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To: FairOpinion

There were a lott of people right here on this forum looking for Lott's ouster. They saw an opportunity to go for the throat and they went for it. Little did they know we'd get fristed by his twin brother separated at birth.


19 posted on 04/10/2005 3:05:15 PM PDT by johnb838 (Santo Subito!)
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To: FairOpinion
Delay is the poster man of how real Congress"men" should act.

ANDRE LENOGE: "Where is Congress? Where are the Senators?
Nobody knows this Buchenwald Anniversary. Their chambers are empty. No one is there.
There has only been only one case like this in all of American history.
That was Roanoke Island [North Carolina] in 1587 when everyone disappeared. Every man, woman and child.
Hope is dimming for the missing residents of the US Congress
but .... there is word carved on the wall of the Senate Chamber, "Croaton".
No one knows what it means. Maybe its a place favored for pork? No one knows.
But I do know one thing. Congress will ALL need to be replaced in the next election."

Pinellas county, Florida murderer uncertified Judgenfuhrer Greer:
"It is April 8th. The US Congress is emasculated
and we have proven that the US Congress are pussies,
who write subpoenas unworthy of a bucket of warm Pinellas spit.
18 USC Section 1505 - I urinate on it. Title 2 of the US code - I deficate on it.
Florida Statute 765.309 [prevents mercy killing and assisted suicide] - void in my Court.
Florida Statute 744.3215 [requires that incapacitated people cannot be deprived of food and water]] - void in my Court.
Florida Statute 765.404 [which says that clear and convincing evidence of the ward's intent for medical treatment must be established] ] - void in my Court."

20 posted on 04/10/2005 3:06:06 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us")
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To: FairOpinion

Shays is an ass. He knows Clinton raped Juanita but voted NO on impeachment. He is the embarrassment.


21 posted on 04/10/2005 3:06:14 PM PDT by doug from upland (MOCKING DEMOCRATS 24/7 --- www.rightwingparodies.com)
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To: FairOpinion

Apparently Shays can't keep his mouth shut. Must come from his propensity to pole-smoke.


22 posted on 04/10/2005 3:06:32 PM PDT by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: Mr Ducklips

What state is Rhode Island in?


23 posted on 04/10/2005 3:06:46 PM PDT by johnb838 (Santo Subito!)
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To: FairOpinion

Rino Shay's throw mama from the train doublecross tactic won't work.


24 posted on 04/10/2005 3:07:22 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: FairOpinion

I don't take seriously anything Congressman Sashays says.


25 posted on 04/10/2005 3:07:31 PM PDT by savedbygrace ("No Monday morning quarterback has ever led a team to victory" GW Bush)
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To: FairOpinion
Rubber meeting road. Rino heading for the high grass.

Frist better get his helmet on and go to war.

26 posted on 04/10/2005 3:07:35 PM PDT by don-o (Don't be a Freeploader. Do the right thing and become a Monthly Donor!)
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To: FairOpinion
I'll go out on a limb and say almost every Republican congressman/senator wants him out. Not because of what he might or might haven't done. Because he's someone who is viewed as being in the way of many things that are being done....and not done(illegal immigration). I bet there's also some internal power grabbing going on withing the Republican Caucus, people want promotions. As for the media, they just hate him like any effective Republican and would like to see him crucified.
27 posted on 04/10/2005 3:10:40 PM PDT by KoRn (~Halliburton Told Me......)
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To: Once-Ler
exactly,my conservative friend. Shays should eat s@#$% and go away.

"The DemRats want Delay out, because he is the most effective conservative leader in Congress". And as unusual, the Reps can't keep it together.

Something smells here; Are the reps not standing firm because they expect the base to provide them with a bigger majority in 06? I suspect so.

My message to the Elected Reps thus far: Don't push your luck. We conservatives worked our butts off to get the majority that we have gotten in 04. Do your jobs, damn it! If you don't , the dems will ( in 08).

T
28 posted on 04/10/2005 3:13:10 PM PDT by HonestConservative (Bless our Servicemen!)
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To: FairOpinion
Each and every elected official, without exception, can be placed into one of three categories: 1. Foul; 2. Fouler; 3. Foulest.

For purposes of providing a benchmark Clinton approached or achieved "Foulest." Gingrich likewise.

Now the problem for the poor slob governed by these classes of "persons" is chosing the least bad. To put it another way the poor decent individual must apply the doctrine of relative filth at voting time. This congress wretch is probably to be placed in the merely "Foul" category. (Though he may have a twelve year old pleasure boy stashed away somewhere-that I don't know!)

29 posted on 04/10/2005 3:13:14 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (Further, the statement assumed)
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To: Mr Ducklips

Shays is a sissy-boy. Ain't he from Rhode Island?



Or there abouts according to the article.......


30 posted on 04/10/2005 3:14:47 PM PDT by deport (You know you are getting older when everything either dries up or leaks.)
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To: FairOpinion
Shays is a pussy. Tom Delay will survive this noise.
31 posted on 04/10/2005 3:15:01 PM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: KoRn
Come back on that limb, cause the Reps LOVE the Hammer.
32 posted on 04/10/2005 3:15:55 PM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: deport
"Shays is a sissy-boy"

You are being generous. I would call him a school girl at best.

33 posted on 04/10/2005 3:16:09 PM PDT by KoRn (~Halliburton Told Me......)
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To: peyton randolph
"Apparently Shays can't keep his mouth shut. Must come from his propensity to pole-smoke."

are you suggesting that Shays has the untasteful habit of a certain percent of the population ( about 2) that rhymes with his surname?
34 posted on 04/10/2005 3:17:26 PM PDT by zygoat
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To: Pukin Dog
I would like to think so, but power has a very corrupting influence. If I were him I would be watching my back, I'm sure someone is gunning for his leadership position.
35 posted on 04/10/2005 3:17:45 PM PDT by KoRn (~Halliburton Told Me......)
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To: FairOpinion

This makes me angry. Republicans simply don't stick by their friends like Democrats do. DeLay suffers in a way that few other politicians suffer for doing what is right. He has not been accused of any crimes. This is what he gets. If the Republican Party follows the advice, they are faithless.


36 posted on 04/10/2005 3:19:38 PM PDT by Zack Nguyen
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To: Lori675
... worse than Jesse Jackson is right, 'cause he knows better.

What the..... is wrong with our people that we can't stick to gether?
37 posted on 04/10/2005 3:19:44 PM PDT by HonestConservative (Bless our Servicemen!)
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To: FairOpinion

Fu#k em! When are we going to grow some balls and go after Grand Master Dragan Imperial Wizard Klu Klux Klan Byrd?


38 posted on 04/10/2005 3:26:07 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: GatorPaul
PING!
39 posted on 04/10/2005 3:27:57 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Kill 'em til they're dead! Then, kill 'em again!)
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To: doug from upland
Shays is an ass. He knows Clinton raped Juanita but voted NO on impeachment. He is the embarrassment.

Hey - that's no way to talk about my congressman! He's an a-hole. Get it right!

40 posted on 04/10/2005 3:29:13 PM PDT by solitas (So what if I support a platform that has fewer flaws than yours? 'Mystic' dual 500 G4's, OSX.3.7)
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To: johnb838
What state is Rhode Island in?

Isn't it a town in Florida?

41 posted on 04/10/2005 3:30:23 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Kill 'em til they're dead! Then, kill 'em again!)
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To: FairOpinion

Prissy Chrissy would rather curry favor with the RATs and the press than defend his own leader.


42 posted on 04/10/2005 3:30:35 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Heteronormative and PROUD!!)
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To: HonestConservative
Something smells here; Are the reps not standing firm because they expect the base to provide them with a bigger majority in 06? I suspect so.

Well Shays has to be concerned about his constituents but calling for DeLay to step down is way overboard. He can distance himself from DeLay without giving comfort to the rats.

The rats think DeLay's comments about impeaching Greer made him vulnerable so they are coming out with a bunch of piddly campaign charges. The fact that they waited until now to release them together shows they are insubstantial. I see no comments from the GOP leadership to indicate DeLay's days are numbers. This is a media fishing expedition.

43 posted on 04/10/2005 3:31:09 PM PDT by Once-Ler ("They call me 'The Pork King,' they don't know how much I enjoy it." - Sen. Robert Byrd)
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To: Once-Ler

Agreed. Whether its a fishing expedition by the left or not, the Reps need to understand their loyalties and step up to the plate.

Whats good for the nation is good for the party! My patience with the Reps is just about gone at this point. If they want to be liked, they are in the wrong business.


44 posted on 04/10/2005 3:36:18 PM PDT by HonestConservative (Bless our Servicemen!)
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To: sofaman
As usual, we eat our own.

Never new it, but this thread, I guess that saying goes even further with Shays.

Get wimmin and fags out of government. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.

FMCDH(BITS)

45 posted on 04/10/2005 3:36:27 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: FairOpinion

Shays sucks citrus fruit.


46 posted on 04/10/2005 3:51:23 PM PDT by mombonn (íViva Bush/Cheney!)
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To: Pukin Dog
"... the Reps LOVE the Hammer."

Do they really? Is this just another media-spawned scandal? I honestly don't know. Although it's nothing new for Shays to team up with the Dims, where is the vocal support for DeLay from the rest of the GOP majority?

47 posted on 04/10/2005 3:53:30 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: FairOpinion; mombonn; PhiKapMom
More like this:

Shays: why should McCain be the media's ONLY favorite Republican?

Dan

Biblical Christianity BLOG
48 posted on 04/10/2005 3:53:40 PM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: BibChr

"Shays: why should McCain be the media's ONLY favorite Republican?"


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I think you may have hit the nail on the head.


49 posted on 04/10/2005 4:03:07 PM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: arasina
This is nothing but a Ralm Emanuel(Gay)driven attack through the Media, picked up on by Chris Shays(Gay) because The Hammer scared them with his comments on Florida Judges(Gay)

The Hammer will survive, but Shays wont.

50 posted on 04/10/2005 4:05:16 PM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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