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Feds Clear DeLay. He Calls Pelosi “The Swamp” (THE HAMMER IS LOOSE!)
Fox News ^ | 8/16/10 | Chad Pergram

Posted on 08/16/2010 9:58:44 PM PDT by Libloather

Feds Clear DeLay. He Calls Pelosi “The Swamp”
Chad Pergram | August 16, 2010

It's been a long time since former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) got the chance to come out swinging in public.

But that's exactly what the feisty former GOP leader did Monday when the Justice Department told his attorneys it closed its inquiry of DeLay after a six year probe.

DeLay was his vintage himself during a telephone conference call with reporters.

"They didn't have anything," DeLay boasted. "The case was so weak I never did meet with anyone from the Justice Department and never appeared before the grand jury."

The FBI began to probe DeLay for his links for former superlobbyist Jack Abramoff. Abramoff did jail time after pleading guilty to fraud and for trying to bribe lawmakers. Former Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH) went to jail for his relationship with Abramoff.

"I never understood why it took so long," said DeLay.

While in office, DeLay was known for his abrasive style of politics that earned him the moniker The Hammer. But he swung hard at the tactics of others.

"In the new politics, it's no longer good enough to beat you on policy. They have to completely drown you and put you in prison and destroy your family and reputation and finances and dance on your grave," DeLay said.

**SNIP**

"She is the swamp," hissed DeLay of Pelosi.

(Excerpt) Read more at politics.blogs.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: delay; hammer; innocent; pelosi; sheistheswamp; smearcampaign; swamp; texas; thehammer; theswamp; tomdelay
Bring it.
1 posted on 08/16/2010 9:58:48 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

The rinos threw Delay under the bus because he was so effective(conservative)I wont ever forget that.


2 posted on 08/16/2010 10:06:54 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Libloather

WHAT GREAT NEWS!!!!

THE HAMMER IS BACK.

HE IS VINDICATED.

MAKE A CALL TO SARAH PALIN, TOM!!!!

TOM WILL KNOW EXACTLY HOW TO FIGHT THE OBAMA REGIME!


3 posted on 08/16/2010 10:07:27 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Libloather

Another Pubbie booted on trumped up charges just like Ted Stevens. I hope Begich realizes the blod on his own hands.


4 posted on 08/16/2010 10:10:00 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Libloather

“In the new politics, it’s no longer good enough to beat you on policy. They have to completely drown you and put you in prison and destroy your family and reputation and finances and dance on your grave,” DeLay said.

The liberals are so used to using these tactics
that they have forgotten what men are like who
have gone through the process and now have no fear.

Grrrrrrrr.


5 posted on 08/16/2010 10:10:27 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Libloather

That would be ‘blood’. Too late at night to spell correctly.


6 posted on 08/16/2010 10:11:23 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Libloather
"It's a sad day for America when one of the most corrupt members to ever walk the halls of Congress gets a free pass," chastised Melanie Sloan of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

DeLay is hunted like a dog by Democrats because he was successful at thwarting the Democrat/progressive agenda.

7 posted on 08/16/2010 10:11:31 PM PDT by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenario at a time.)
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To: Libloather

Not yet, but he still has state charges to go. But the Republicans should be bringing forth the Democrats have made bogus ethic violations and even criminal ones for years against Tom Delay, the US Attorney firings, Valerie Plame.

After years of negative statist media coverage proclaims these people guilty then the exhonoration lasts 1 day.

I heard Breitbart talking about Shirley Sherrod and that the settlement that was going to black farmers who were discriminated against. There were only 18,000 black farmers in the Country at the time of the suit, and they were getting billions of dollars. It was something like 50,000 for every black farmer in the country, but only about 100 were on the suit. This is why Obama hushed her up by firing her, Breitbart’s other point was the crowd reaction not just what she said.


8 posted on 08/16/2010 10:13:17 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: Candor7

A 6 year long probe and nothing but political hit job by a rat DA.


9 posted on 08/16/2010 10:14:38 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Libloather

I am trying hard not to get my hopes on on Delay.

After all he was effective as a legislator and a conservative.


10 posted on 08/16/2010 10:16:08 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Standing by the gates of Minas Tirith as Sauron's forces pound the gates...)
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To: imahawk

“The rinos threw Delay under the bus because he was so effective(conservative)I wont ever forget that.”

The RINOS???? As I remember it Delay was done in by the Republicans own ethics rules and an unscruplious Democrat prosecuting attorney who Grand Jury shopped until, after 5 or 6 Grand Juries turned him down, finally got a GJ to indict DeLay..... Rinos??????

Try being tough on the Dems.....They’re the real “enemy.”


11 posted on 08/16/2010 10:19:36 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (..."Down the Dems, in 2010!" "Beat Babs!")
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To: imahawk
The rinos threw Delay under the bus because he was so effective(conservative)I wont ever forget that.

Absolutely!
12 posted on 08/16/2010 10:20:04 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media. There are Wars and Rumors of War.)
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To: imahawk

I have read a lot of comments on this board that said Delay was himself a Rino who spent too much money along with GW and was part of the problem.

I do not subscribe to that thinking however I think it is a curious phenomenon that people should be aware of
B/DDS (Bush/DeLay Derangement Syndrome)?


13 posted on 08/16/2010 10:21:08 PM PDT by woofie
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To: Libloather

Pelosi is scum and events since 2006 have shown her hypocrisy and criminality.

Drain the swamp, voters, and also take out the trash.


14 posted on 08/16/2010 10:22:05 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que)
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To: Steelers6

Everybody seems to have missed the crowd’s reaction to the early vitriol before the redemptive parts.


15 posted on 08/16/2010 10:23:14 PM PDT by pankot
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To: Libloather
Ronnie Earle, Travis Co. (TX) DA, Dances Naked With Other Men While Beating Cooked Chickens
16 posted on 08/16/2010 10:24:50 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: tet68

Delay is a truly good person. He has given a lot of time to children’s charities and adopted foster children.

He ran his own pesticide business and saw first hand what government overregulation can do to the small businessman - one of the reasons he was called to activism because the EPA outlawed a good fire ant product.

A lot of people also don’t know he spent time as a child in Venezuela and understood what freedom costs, as he saw villagers killed by leftists. He is also a strong Christian. Yes he’s tough, but he sees himself as a fighter for the individual American and personal freedom.

I like this guy.


17 posted on 08/16/2010 10:25:20 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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JANUARY 2008 : (TX DELAY ON MCCAIN) John McCain’s win in New Hampshire did not impress former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. Revealing a divide in the Republican Party between moderates and conservatives, DeLay slammed McCain in an interview Wednesday with FOX News. “There’s nothing redeeming about John McCain,” DeLay said. The Texas Republican added that McCain “does betray conservative principles.” When asked on which issues McCain was not a conservative, he said: “Mercy, there’s tons of them” and proceeded to list the Senator’s positions on the environment, immigration, the International Criminal Court, his support for affirmative action and taxes. He also called McCain a “hypocrite” when it came to lobbyists.
. . . .When asked about the divisions in the party between moderates and conservatives, DeLay said “I don’t think there’s a schism in the party. The party doesn’t exist. It’s rebuilding.”
(Excerpt) Read more at youdecide08.foxnews.com ...-———Tom DeLay Disses McCain, Calls New Hampshire Win ‘A Blip’, Fox News ^ | January 9, 2008 | Chad Pergram , Posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2008 3:08:26 PM by flattorney


18 posted on 08/16/2010 10:26:58 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: woofie

Lest folks forget, DeLay was the guy who tried to save Terry Schiavo in Congress. Unfortunately Gov. Jeb Bush washed his hands, and Attorney General Charlie Crist did everything short of pulling out the feeding tube to ensure her death. Of course he also supported earmarks in a misguided effort at party building.


19 posted on 08/16/2010 10:33:18 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: Forty-Niner

Nobody stood shoulder to shoulder with delay and he was handed to the wolves.A good man(effective)was cashiered and the rinos let it happen.It maybe what happens but it doesnt make it right.There is a reason we call them the tupid party.


20 posted on 08/16/2010 10:38:37 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Forty-Niner

The dems are bad but the rinos are worse.When a supposed ally cuts and runs they should be held to account.It destroys the morale of the troops.Bad for warfare and we are indeed involved in warfare against the rats and no, they are not Americans.They are the enemy.


21 posted on 08/16/2010 10:43:07 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: piasa
Tom DeLay: John McCain Has Done the Most to Hurt the GOP
22 posted on 08/16/2010 10:44:15 PM PDT by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: woofie

Delay being considered a rino is news to me.


23 posted on 08/16/2010 10:44:34 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: woofie

They called him the Hammer for a damned good reason.


24 posted on 08/16/2010 10:45:24 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: imahawk

I think he’s the best and I wish him well ...If I was him Id be dam mad though


25 posted on 08/16/2010 10:47:19 PM PDT by woofie
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To: woofie

As do I. Take care FRiend.


26 posted on 08/16/2010 10:53:36 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: I still care
He ran his own pesticide business

The best candidates are the ones who have run their own businesses and have a respect for life.

27 posted on 08/16/2010 11:03:44 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Libloather

Hammer Time!


28 posted on 08/16/2010 11:09:10 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA
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To: imahawk
"Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid"

And it's REALLY a bitch when you're TUPID!

29 posted on 08/16/2010 11:40:54 PM PDT by matthew fuller (2012: Bachman, Bolton, Brewer, Liz Cheney, Coburn, DeMint, Inhofe, Jindal, Palin and Pence.)
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To: Libloather
Maybe he can get a spot on Fox News and take Whoraldo’s spot. I would love to get his opinion on the news of the day. Whoraldo, not so much,.....give me the clicker. Sponge Bob reruns are usually on Nickelodeon at night.
30 posted on 08/17/2010 12:25:39 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: Libloather

I heard him on Mark Levin. The sound of his voice told me that he was under a huge burden that cost him $5 million in legal fees. The same tactic they threw at him was what they tried to do for Sarah Palin. I am not sure if he is out of the water yet. Mark Levin called for raising money for a legal defense fund.

The Tom Delay story is one of heroic courage against evil that dwells in the sewers of America. The source of that sewer is from the influence of Fabian Socialism.


31 posted on 08/17/2010 1:10:08 AM PDT by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: imahawk

I won’t either. They set him up.


32 posted on 08/17/2010 1:10:49 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Libloather
Straight from the swamp!

nancy

33 posted on 08/17/2010 1:13:59 AM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Libloather

Great news! Up yours Pelosi!


34 posted on 08/17/2010 1:14:20 AM PDT by 1035rep
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To: woofie

DeLay hurt himself when he tried to be sarcastic. The scumbag Democrat newsrooms (along with many conservative institutions, including the Heritage Foundation!) acted like he was serious. He said at one point, “There is simply no fat left to cut from the federal budget.” He was obviously joking and I believe it was out of frustration with his fellow Republicans who were acting like rats, knocking each other over at the public trough for “earmarks” and “walking around money” and the kind of ridiculous Democrat-style spending the ‘94 congress was elected to get a handle on.


35 posted on 08/17/2010 1:44:32 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Libloather

Let Tom loose to REALLY drain the swamp now. I wonder if the AJC will have this item in todays’ rag? LOL


36 posted on 08/17/2010 2:26:32 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Libloather

“The nature of the evidence is irrelevant; it’s the seriousness of the charge that matters.”


37 posted on 08/17/2010 2:34:33 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (For the first time in half a century, there is no former KKK member in the US Senate.)
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To: imahawk

Yes I remember when he told President Bush, “We have cut all the fat we can.” This was the mark of a great leader - he was the hammer and President Bush was the nail. Give us pork or get no help in Iraq. One tuff guy that Delay. Now he runs what kind of business?


38 posted on 08/17/2010 4:45:34 AM PDT by q_an_a (a)
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To: TheThinker
It's a sad day for America when one of the most corrupt members to ever walk the halls of Congress gets a free pass.

Sounds like libel to me.

39 posted on 08/17/2010 6:52:09 AM PDT by Tax Government (We ask nothing except that our elected representatives uphold the Constitution.)
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To: Tax Government

Were you referring to Sam Rayburn or Lyndon Johnson??????


40 posted on 08/17/2010 7:01:36 AM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: Captain Peter Blood

The statement was made about DeLay. Of course, democrats *are* the party to which habitual criminals eager to make their mark gravitate. For them, government is the biggest game in town.


41 posted on 08/17/2010 7:05:54 AM PDT by Tax Government (We ask nothing except that our elected representatives uphold the Constitution.)
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To: imahawk

Agreed, it was the oly way then that the Ganf id 14 could get together ub the Sebate, and ruin the conservative agenda.The result ever sice has been a grid locked cogress until the magic negra came along, and fleeced the whole desperate country.

John McCain was very active behind the scenes in getting rid of Tom DeLay.

I hope Tom finds a way to clean the RNC of these RINO treasonous bastards.


42 posted on 08/17/2010 9:19:28 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: imahawk

“When a supposed ally cuts and runs they should be held to account...”

Why pick on just the “RINOs?” What did the conservatives/Conservatives or Republican of any stripe in the House do? Using your logic shouldn’t we be holding them all to account for the actions of the Dems too?

No one stood up for Delay, because the rules that Republicans set for themselves said that if you are under indictment you MUST step down.

The real problem, and the one that you are ignoring, is that the Democrats used the tactic of malicious prosecution to advance a political agenda. It has nothing to do with “RINOs,” conservatives, or Conservatives. There’s that magic word again! Yep RINOs! Beware the RINO. “It’s all their fault....not mine!”

The prosecuter in Texas should be in jail! Why isn’t he?

As long as we allow the Democrats to use our own rules, and the rules of civilized society against us we will experience the result of losing our best leaders to this or similiar tactics.

Let’s put the “Blame” directly where it belongs.....on the Dems, and start doing something about it instead of......

Pointing your index finger outward....

Spinning rapidly around in a circle....

and,

Screaming RINO!

Fix the problem, not the blame!

If there are any fingers to point, be sure that you are standing in front of the mirror when you say....”It’s your fault....”

I know who the real enemy is, even if you don’t.

Hint: Because of Federal Truth In Advertizing Laws, their Party is represented by a Jackass!


43 posted on 08/17/2010 9:19:56 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (..."Down the Dems, in 2010!" "Beat Babs!")
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To: imahawk

“There is a reason we call them the tupid party.”

Don’t look now, but your fingers are lisping.....lololol


44 posted on 08/17/2010 9:37:05 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (..."Down the Dems, in 2010!" "Beat Babs!")
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To: matthew fuller

In the words of Dick Cheney, GFY.:)


45 posted on 08/17/2010 12:52:42 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Forty-Niner

I guess the were.Ha, Thats a good one.I will pay more attention in the future.


46 posted on 08/17/2010 12:54:25 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: imahawk

“I guess the were. Ha, Thats a good one.”

lololol....We’re supposed to be having fun on this forum right? Sometimes things get too serious, and people dig their heels in.

It’s good to have a little ha ha sometimes, even if it was caused by an inadvertant typo.......

imahawk...you have yourself a great evening, and take care my Friend!


47 posted on 08/17/2010 5:16:47 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (..."Down the Dems, in 2010!" "Beat Babs!")
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To: Forty-Niner

Lol,The hits just keep on coming.Take care FRiend.


48 posted on 08/17/2010 10:49:02 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Libloather
I ran into Delay a few times at CPAC back in 2008.

I asked him about the excess spending while he was in the House and he told me that if the Democrats had their way the Budget would have been 300 Billion more every year.

So much for the myth of the crazy spending under Bush. The Rats wanted more than the Republicans would give, but as soon as the Pelosi / Reid gang took over, they made it sound like they had nothing to do with any of the spending before they got there.

Too bad the Gullible Electorate lets itself get spoon fed Liberal Propaganda by the Drive By Media.

49 posted on 08/17/2010 11:09:43 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now...)
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