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  • Tom Delay on Dancing with the Stars

    08/18/2009 8:33:02 AM PDT · by grizzlyfish · 17 replies · 816+ views
    Weekly World News ^ | 8/18/09 | Reginald Cunningham III
    WASHINGTON, DC – Tom DeLay has announced he will be appearing on Dancing with the Stars. Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has announced he will be competing on the 9th season of the popular dancing program. Many in Washington are in no way surprised. DeLay was House Majority Leader during George W Bush’s first term. He rose to national prominence for openly redistricting election zones to favor Republicans, and his role in the Terri Schiavo case. Lesser known is that during during his entire Washington career he remained an avid member of the amateur competitive dance circuit. While serving...
  • Former Majority Leader Tom DeLay to Join 'Dancing With the Stars'

    08/18/2009 3:48:41 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 8 replies · 514+ views
    foxnews ^ | August 17, 2009
    NEW YORK -- Former House Republican Leader Tom DeLay needs to put his dancing shoes on. The former Texas congressman is joining 15 celebrities from the worlds of entertainment and sports on the new season of "Dancing With the Stars" on ABC starting next month. The cast will also feature singers Mya, Macy Gray, Aaron Carter and Donny Osmond, and actors Ashley Hamilton, Melissa Joan Hart and Debi Mazar. There will also be models Joanna Krupa and Kathy Ireland.
  • Tom DeLay to Dance With The Stars

    08/17/2009 1:56:39 PM PDT · by kingattax · 45 replies · 1,323+ views
    The Hill ^ | 8-17-09 | Eric Zimmermann
    Former House Majority Leader Tom Delay (R-Tex.) will be back in the spotlight this fall, but not because of political involvement. The conservative Texan will be a contestant on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars." ABC announced this season's cast today on Good Morning America. DeLay will join the likes of singer Macy Gray, former supermodel Kathy Ireland, former NFL star Michael Irvin, and Donny Osmond. This should be….weird.
  • ABC's Dancing with Tom DeLay; 'Does He Know the Perp Walk?'

    08/17/2009 12:41:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 41 replies · 1,581+ views
    ABC News Internet Ventures ^ | August 17, 2009 | BRIAN ROSS, JUSTIN ROOD and MEGAN CHUCHMACH
    Indicted Former Republican Congressman Named one of the 'Stars' To the amazement of many in Washington, Tom DeLay, the former Republican Congressional leader who became a poster boy for cronyism and ethical lapses, was named one of the 16 celebrity contestants today by the producers of the ABC program "Dancing with the Stars." It is not known if DeLay will wear spandex and sequins. "It would be interesting to see if Mr. DeLay can do the Perp Walk. Does he know that step," said Andrew Wheat, the research director of Texans for Public Justice, the watchdog group whose work helped...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' cast includes Tom DeLay

    08/17/2009 8:13:13 AM PDT · by pissant · 21 replies · 935+ views
    Dallas Morning NEws ^ | 8/17/09 | staff
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Former Republican Majority Leader Tom DeLay will join 15 celebrities from the worlds of entertainment and sports in kicking up their heels on the new season of "Dancing With the Stars. Other hopefuls include entertainer Donny Osmond; singers Mya, Macy Gray and Aaron Carter; actors Melissa Joan Hart, Debi Mazar and Ashley Hamilton (son of George); models Joanna Krupa and Kathy Ireland; reality stars Kelly Osbourne and Mark Dacascos ("the Chairman" on Food Network's "Iron Chef America"); mixed martial artist Chuck Liddell; professional snowboarder Louie Vito; Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin; former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael...
  • OMG Set the Tivo, Tom Delay To Appear On Dancing With The Stars

    08/17/2009 7:49:56 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 7 replies · 558+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 8/17/09 | talkradio03
    I've never seen one episode of this show, but I think I will tune in to watch the Hammer, this is hard to believe...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 9 Cast Revealed on 'GMA'! (Tom DeLay is on the list!)

    08/17/2009 5:49:21 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 16 replies · 1,366+ views ^ | August 17, 2009
    The "Dancing With the Stars" cast for season nine was announced today live on "Good Morning America." The cast of "Dancing With the Stars" for season nine was announced on "GMA." (ABC News) More PhotosThe stage is set for new "DWTS" contenstants to showcase their fancy footwork when "Dancing With the Stars" returns for its ninth season on Monday, Sept. 21. The celebrity cast, which includes an Osmond, a cowboy and a former House majority leader, will team up with professional dancers and face off on television's hit ballroom competition. Gymnast Shawn Johnson was the winner on the last season...
  • CNN Searches for Capitol's 'Jail' in Report on Libs' Desire to Arrest Rove

    08/07/2008 7:50:47 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 25 replies · 324+ views ^ | 8/7/2008 | Matthew Balan
    Now that Congress has recessed, and since the conventions aren’t for a couple of weeks, Thursday’s The Situation Room turned back to the "hot" issue of what many liberals are calling on congressional Democrats to do: arrest and lock-up Karl Rove for his failure to testify on the issue of the firing of U.S. attorneys in late 2006. CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, as part of a report on this possible move by the Democrats, conducted a search for the supposed jail inside the U.S. Capitol. He also addressed the little-used power of the legislature to arrest and try government officials...
  • Is Congressman Murtha About To Become the New Tom DeLay?

    05/13/2009 12:15:50 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 25 replies · 1,014+ views
    Is Congressman Murtha About To Become the New Tom DeLay? By Bill Pascoe | May 13, 2009 9:13 AM Is Rep. John P. "The P is for Power" Murtha about to become the new Tom DeLay? He will if Rep. Pete Sessions and the National Republican Congressional Committee have anything to say about it. DeLay, of course, became the face of Republican congressional corruption in the 2006 cycle. Though DeLay himself has never been convicted of anything -- and continues to maintain his innocence as federal and state prosecutions against him move forward at a glacial pace -- several...
  • Payback Is A . . .

    04/06/2009 9:44:06 PM PDT · by zaphod3000 · 18 replies · 803+ views
    U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, (R-Saks) used a day of his two-week break from his congressional duties in Washington, D.C. to drop in on a few of his constituents at Auburn University Montgomery. SNIP Despite President Barack Obama's commitment to bipartisanship, Rogers says Speaker of House Nancy Pelosi (whom he described as "crazy," "mean as a snake" and "Tom DeLay in a skirt") and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid didn't get that memo. "They don't talk to us," he said. "They've got the vote, and they can do what they want." Rogers said to be fair Democrats are paying Republicans back...
  • Why The Truth Doesn't Matter...........(Because we are the agenda's enemy !)

    04/04/2009 9:27:58 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 35 replies · 1,979+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | April 3rd, 2009 | Phillip Ellis Jackson
    Who are you gonna believe — politicians and the press, or your lying eyes. So, Ted Stevens isn't guilty after all. Imagine that. His case was just tossed out of court for prosecutorial misconduct . . . after the 2008 election, when the charges cost him his seat in the U.S. Senate. Add Ted to the ever-growing number of exclusively Republican non-crooks who are frog-marched by partisan elements in the American justice system in time to ruin their electoral chances, only to see the actual charges vanish in a waft of political smoke once their seat is safely in the...
  • Loose ends, mighty swings and rehabilitation [DA Ronnie Earle retires]

    01/02/2009 11:23:28 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 10 replies · 864+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | Jan. 2, 2009 | Editorial
    Ronnie Earle's legacy as Travis County district attorney If Ronnie Earle were a fisherman, he might spend time talking about the ones that got away. Others certainly do. Earle, who officially vacated his post as Travis County district attorney on Thursday, might be remembered most for the failed prosecutions of some of the biggest names in Texas politics. Indeed, his short-term legacy will be influenced heavily by unfinished business. Yet to be resolved are indictments that caused former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay — the no-compromise conservative firebrand — to step down. Then, of course, there are the unresolved Yogurt Shop...
  • TX: Huffman Takes Senate Seat 17 in Runoff

    12/16/2008 10:53:36 PM PST · by BnBlFlag · 33 replies · 3,767+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 12/16/08 | Alan Bernstein
    Huffman takes Senate Dist. 17 seat in runoff By ALAN BERNSTEIN Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle Dec. 16, 2008, 11:32PM 1 2 STEVE UECKERT CHRONICLE BuzzRepublican Joan Huffman defeated Democrat Chris Bell in Tuesday's runoff election for a Houston-area seat in the Texas Senate, setting a new high for the number of women in the 31-member legislative chamber. With votes from all precincts counted, Huffman, a former judge and prosecutor, had 56 percent against the former congressman and Houston councilman, according to results that will be made final and official in a few days. "I have my supporters and thousands of...
  • Top 10 Things President Bush Should Do Before Leaving Office

    11/25/2008 1:32:52 AM PST · by flattorney · 30 replies · 1,437+ views
    Human Events ^ | November 25, 2008 | Staff
    10. Land use -- Review executive orders concerning the Antiquities Act designations of lands by the government. Under Bill Clinton, millions of acres of lands were locked up by executive fiat and, because these actions were not established by law, they can be undone by executive action of a subsequent President. 9. Oil drilling -- Continue to push the Outer Continental Shelf planning process so that newly opened OCS acreage can be leased for future oil drilling. 8. Oil shale leasing -- Issue the final leasing regulations for oil shale leasing in the Western United States. Without these, the U.S....
  • Rep. calls Obama Marxist, warns of dictatorship

    11/10/2008 1:56:26 PM PST · by pissant · 744 replies · 9,062+ views
    Examiner ^ | 11/10/08 | staff
    WASHINGTON (Map, News) - A Republican congressman from Georgia is calling President-elect Obama a Marxist and warning that he might be planning to form a Gestapo-like security force so he can rule as a dictator. Two-term Rep. Paul Broun of Athens cited a July speech that has circulated on the Internet in which Obama called for a civilian force to take some of the national security burden off the military.
  • Tom DeLay hammers Pelosi-Democrats, “Will run circles around Obama” (More)

    11/06/2008 5:47:05 AM PST · by flattorney · 34 replies · 4,996+ views
    MSNBC Hardball ^ | November 4, 2008 | Chris Matthews TV Interview
    In this election night interview with Chris Matthews, Tom speaks about Pete Olson beating Nick “SorosBoy” Lampson in his old House district (Texas CD-22). He also states that Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats will further destroy the economy with their increased seats and power in the U.S. House of Representatives. - FlA VIDEO - - 11.04.08-SFG: Will Pelosi "run circles" around Obama? - So says one expert on congressional power, former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas, a.k.a. "The Hammer." DeLay told MSNBC tonight that, with Democrats expected double-digit gains in the House, “Pelosi will be the most...
  • Why Republicans Are Getting Whipped

    11/05/2008 7:26:34 PM PST · by lasereye · 53 replies · 2,650+ views ^ | November 05, 2008 | Tom Delay
    When it comes to fundraising, organization and ground game, we Republicans got whipped. Now, Republicans may criticize Sen. Barack Obama for breaking his promise to accept public funding and play by the established rules, but that doesn't take us too far. We shouldn't kid ourselves: Democrats breaking this precedent had nothing to do with their campaign-finance principles, and everything to do with the fact they could afford to. Mr. McCain could never have competed this fall without the federal funds and, in the end, Mr. Obama simply smothered McCain, outspending him in battleground states by three-to-one, with plenty left over...
  • Pete Olson(R) wins Tom DeLay's old TX-22 seat. (Soros Shadow Party takes another beating)

    11/04/2008 10:12:15 PM PST · by flattorney · 26 replies · 1,993+ views
    Houston Chronicle Election Results ^ | November 5, 2008 | Staff/FlAttorney
    No article from the Houston Chronicle yet, probably because they endorsed Nick "SorosBoy" Lampson, (along with NObama) but Pete Olson(R) was just declared the winner of his HR TX-22 race (Tom DeLay's old seat). What a great win to send carpetbagger Lampson and the Soros Shadow Party packing. Thanks everyone that worked very hard to make this happen! As the saying goes… “Don’t Mess With Texas” - FlA U.S. House District 22 In: 94% (Latest, 11.05.08-12:45ET) Nick Lampson, D (I) 135,655 45.4% Pete Olson, R 156,632 52.4% (Declared Winner) John Wieder, L 6,492 2.2% U.S. House District 22 In: 60%...
  • Tom Delay blasts Marxist Obama on John Gibson's Fox News

    11/01/2008 3:59:42 AM PDT · by flattorney · 48 replies · 4,311+ views
    America's News Today ^ | October 31, 2008 | Staff
    On John Gibson's Fox news radio show, Tom "still The Hammer" DeLay says Barack Obama wants to rewrite the Constitution because he is a well established Marxist, not just a Socialist. Gibson states that Obama said the Founding Fathers were "the original sin". Good interview - FlA Listen to Audio (7:21 minutes) | John Gibson Radio # # # # # 10.29.08 Video/Transcript: DeLay Blasts Obama on MSNBC Hardball 10.21.08: Marxists for Obama, by Tom DeLay06.07.08 Video: Tom DeLay Interview: "Unless Obama Proves Me Wrong, He is a Marxist."American Thinker: Another Obama Marxist by Lance Fairchok - - Barack Obama...
  • GOP leading in two key congressional races polls (Pete Olsen +17)

    10/31/2008 3:35:27 PM PDT · by flattorney · 9 replies · 1,063+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 26, 2008 | Alan Bernsetin
    ABSTRACT: Two Houston-area congressmen under political siege likely face opposite fates in the Nov. 4 election, according to a poll conducted for the Houston Chronicle. U.S. Rep. Nick Lampson, D-Stafford, trailed Republican challenger Pete Olson by 17 percentage points early last week, according to the survey by Zogby International. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points. U.S. Rep. John Culberson, R-Houston, led Democratic challenger Michael Skelly more modestly, by 7 percentage points, with virtually the same margin of error. In both Republican-friendly districts, a key factor appeared to be the Democratic candidates' inability...
  • Barney Frank Explains Why Democrats Should Never Be in Charge, and Won’t Be For Long

    10/30/2008 12:47:24 PM PDT · by flattorney · 19 replies · 1,519+ views ^ | October 24, 2008 | Tom DeLay
    Frank Calls for Major Defense Cuts, 'Eventual' Tax Hike The best thing about liberals like this is that they just don’t know when to keep quiet. The worst thing, Barney Frank is actually an able legislator...thankfully the rest of his House leadership is not. All the better for Republican fundraising and political fodder, and for our chances of winning back seats. - Tom DeLay # # # # # Frank Calls for Major Defense Cuts, 'Eventual' Tax Hike The Hill Staff October 24, 2008 Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said Democrats will push for a stimulus package after the November election,...
  • Tom “still The Hammer” DeLay Blasts 0buma on MSNBC Hardball

    10/29/2008 6:59:02 PM PDT · by flattorney · 36 replies · 3,000+ views
    MSNBC Hardball ^ | October 29, 2008 | Tom DeLay
    Full Interview Video - 8:08 Minutes Invoking William Ayers and Rev. Jeremiah Wright on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay declared that Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) is a radical and a Marxist. Matthews asked DeLay if he was comfortable with the McCain campaign using phrases like, socialist, communist, anti-American. DeLay said “absolutely". Referring to his recent interview with Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Matthews said, “We had someone on this show the other day who said Obama should be checked out for being anti-American. Where would you put him, do you think he’s anti-American?” DeLay said,...
  • Conservative Activists Attack Lampson for Legislative Support of ACORN

    10/26/2008 10:30:10 PM PDT · by flattorney · 291+ views
    Coalition for a Conservative Majority ^ | October 16, 2008 | Debbie Guitian Roan
    - - Nick Lampson's Voter Fraud Attacks on Pete Olson "Ironic" HOUSTON - As news came out that the FBI was investigating the liberal organization ACORN for voter fraud, Houston-area conservatives blasted Rep. Nick Lampson for his recent, baseless allegations against Pete Olson. CCM members called on Nick Lampson to repudiate ACORN's actions, citing Congressman Nick Lampson's consistent support of ACORN's legislative efforts in Washington. "I find it ironic that Nick Lampson would make these half-baked, egregious allegations of voter fraud against Pete Olson, when in reality he supports an extremely controversial organization that is currently under investigation by the...
  • TX-22 Pete Olson News: Mitt Romney Fundraiser/Pete Addresses Dems Allegations/More

    10/23/2008 11:20:20 PM PDT · by flattorney · 23 replies · 1,381+ views
    Various/FlA FR “Straight Talk” TX-22 Race ^ | October 23, 2008 | Various/FlAttorney
    Lampson, Olson stake claims on Political Spectrum Houston Chronicle (Endorses both Lampson and Obama - FlA) by Alan Berstein October 22, 2008 Abstract: Rascally liberal Jim Hightower, the former Texas agriculture commissioner, gets credit for the phrase, "There's nothing in the middle of the road but yellow stripes and dead armadillos." Key questions in the Houston-area race between Democratic U.S. Rep. Nick Lampson and Republican former Senate aide Pete Olson are whether Lampson has earned his middle-of-the-road stripes — and whether his political career will die there Nov. 4. Lampson has tried to relieve the odd fit ever since, saying...
  • Marxists for Obama

    10/21/2008 2:40:10 PM PDT · by flattorney · 11 replies · 1,070+ views Blog ^ | October 21, 2008 | Tom “still The Hammer” DeLay
    Turns out the actual communists who vote in this country deny that Barak Obama really does represent their views, but they still argue that he's the best candidate for their cause based on Marxist teachings. Then whoever wrote this (quite oddly) claimed they aren't Marxists ....sounds like Obama fits right in with this crowd. And, since this appears on Obama's official website, I take it he is quite comfortable publicly courting the commie vote. Barack Obama is the single most liberal person to have ever received the nomination of the Democrat Party, and if voters don't quickly realize just how...
  • Gloves come off in Lampson, Olson debate (TX-22 Tom DeLay’s old HR district)

    10/21/2008 7:04:31 AM PDT · by flattorney · 13 replies · 1,578+ views
    KHOU TV 11 ^ | October 20, 2008 | Leigh Frillici
    Fort Bend County – Monday’s debate between District 22’s U.S. Representative Nick Lampson and his Republican challenger Pete Olson lasted a little over an hour. From the moment it started it was certainly charged. The debate was their one and only meeting on the campaign trail, and it was peppered with attacks and wise cracks. Even with the spirited debate, there is still a question as to which direction the district will fall. It is Tom Delay's old seat, and he gave up under a cloud of legal problems and ethical questions. After Delay resigned, election laws kept Republicans off...
  • A Majority Delayed

    08/06/2008 2:34:10 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 8 replies · 185+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 8/4/2008 | W. James Antle III
    Tom DeLay is tired of hearing about the great Republican meltdown of 2006. Instead, he is more interested in planning his party's next victory. "Everybody wants to talk about what happened and who's to blame," DeLay says. "It's time to stop focusing on the past and start rebuilding for the future." DeLay has been out of Congress for two years now but the former House majority leader isn't out of the game. He started First Principles, LLC, a political consulting firm, and a grassroots organization called the Coalition for a Conservative Majority. He still plots strategy with Republican congressmen on...
  • ANN COULTER: THIS IS NOT A DRILL (Pump & Drill Part 2)

    07/16/2008 2:28:30 PM PDT · by Syncro · 56 replies · 166+ views
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | July 16, 2008 | Ann Coulter
    THIS IS NOT A DRILLJuly 16, 2008 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, or as she is called on the Big Dogs blog, "the worst speaker in the history of Congress," explained the cause of high oil prices back in 2006: "We have two oilmen in the White House. The logical follow-up from that is $3-a-gallon gasoline. It is no accident. It is a cause and effect. A cause and effect." Yes, that would explain why the price of oral sex, cigars and Hustler magazine skyrocketed during the Clinton years. Also, I note that Speaker Pelosi is a hotelier ......
  • Lord, Make Me Conservative, But Not Yet [Barfer]

    06/18/2008 4:23:27 AM PDT · by Maceman · 11 replies · 164+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 18, 2008 | Thomas Frank
    The Republican Party is in tatters, but conservatism shares no portion of the blame. Or so former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay wrote in a cheering column a few weeks ago. The movement's ideals of "reform" and "justice" did not fail, intoned this towering figure of virtue; conservatism just never got a proper shot in the first place. "To paraphrase G.K. Chesterton," Mr. DeLay wrote, "conservatism has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried." Did Mr. DeLay's head rotate on his shoulders, Linda Blair-like, when he wrote that line? I don't know. But...
  • DeLay: Long rebuilding process for GOP

    06/09/2008 1:34:28 PM PDT · by TSchmereL · 42 replies · 250+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, June 9, 2008 | Tom Delay
    Two years after he resigned from the House, former Republican leader Tom DeLay says conservatives haven't bottomed out from their 2006 election losses, Democrats are "cleaning their clock," and it will take years before the Republican Party can compete with the operation Democrats have built. "The conservatives refuse to accept that the left is cleaning their clock, and until you hit some bottom, wherever that is, to where it says, 'Well, maybe we ought to do something different,' little or nothing's going to change," Mr. DeLay told editors and reporters at The Washington Times last week. "I think it's going...
  • Action Points: The Rocky-est of the Pennsylvania Primary

    05/29/2008 11:28:49 AM PDT · by GulfBreeze · 8 replies · 116+ views ^ | April 23, 2008 | Tom Delay
    Is there a more inspiring movie than Rocky? Everyone knows and loves the story of the underdog boxer seizing his once-in-a-lifetime chance to fight for the world heavyweight championship. This year’s Democrat presidential primary is turning out just like the first bout between Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed. It’s a grueling match in which neither fighter gives an inch, nor can he can knock the other out. Remember, Rocky lost that match, yet went on to become a great champion in sequels, while Apollo kept his belt but never won another fight. The question conservatives should be asking is this:...
  • TxDOT tries to bridge rifts with Texans in Congress

    05/25/2008 2:55:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies · 209+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | May 25, 2008 | Bennett Roth and Stewart Powell
    WASHINGTON — The Texas Department of Transportation, long viewed as hyperpartisan and arrogant by some members of the state's congressional delegation, has been trying to soften its image by reaching out to lawmakers of both parties in the nation's capital. But while state transportation officials are having some success in easing the personal animus, they still face a stiff challenge in selling their policy agenda to the state's elected officials in Washington. Many Texans on the Potomac cringe at the agency's embrace of toll roads, the controversies surrounding the Trans-Texas Corridor and TxDOT's resistance to many of the highway earmarks...
  • GOP Aims to Retake 2 Texas Districts

    02/25/2008 3:33:59 PM PST · by flattorney · 6 replies · 258+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 23, 2008 | AP on Google
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Republicans are still hot over the loss of two congressional districts to Democrats in 2006 — especially the one that had been held by House Majority Leader Tom DeLay — and they're looking to win them back this fall. But first, they must choose their challengers in the March 4 primary. Both seats drew multiple GOP candidates eager to take on incumbent Democratic Reps. Nick Lampson in the 22nd District and Ciro Rodriguez in the 23rd District. National Republicans have set their sights on finding someone who might evict Lampson and Rodriguez in November. "These are...
  • DeLay Rips McCain for Opposing Medicare Drug Plan

    02/11/2008 2:10:24 PM PST · by bshomoic · 39 replies · 461+ views
    DeLay Rips McCain for Opposing Medicare Drug Plan By Fred Lucas Staff Writer February 11, 2008 Washington ( - Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay criticized likely Republican presidential nominee John McCain - and by extension some of the more conservative members of Congress - by calling McCain's 2003 vote against the Medicare prescription drug plan a non-conservative vote. DeLay made his remarks in an interview with Cybercast News Service at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. While in Congress, DeLay had helped quashed a rebellion by House conservatives, who tried to defeat the...
  • Feb 10 Video: Tom DeLay on ABC's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos

    02/10/2008 3:11:24 PM PST · by flattorney · 6 replies · 270+ views
    ABC "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos ^ | Feb. 10, 2008 | George Stephanopoulos
    Conservatives Frustration with McCain - - Former House Majority Leader Tom "still The Hammer" Delay (R-TX) and Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA), who endorses and is Virginia co-chair for John "Soros Shadow Party" McCain for 2008 President, debate whether Conservatives will unite behind the frontrunner for the Republican nomination. Whether you like Tom DeLay or not this is a very good issues discussion video. VIDEO - 8:24 minutes See related Free Republic Thread:Video Interview from CPAC: Tom DeLay Hammers John McCain After John McCain's speech at CPAC, Tom DeLay said in an interview with Chris Matthews on MSNBC "Hardball", that Mr....
  • Tom DeLay Slams GOP Presidential Hopeful John McCain

    01/19/2008 8:31:15 AM PST · by NavVet · 32 replies · 167+ views
    Mens News Daily ^ | 1/11/08 | Jim Kouri
    When Attorney General Janet Reno deployed federal law enforcement agencies to Waco, Texas to arrest the Branch Davidian leader David Koresh, one of the the tactics used was to constantly blast loud music 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Eventually, men, women and children died from a brutal attack by their own countrymen. And, except for a few Republican lawmakers, the GOP and Democrat senators and congressmen displayed no outrage. And Senator John McCain was among those who remained silent. However, in the new millennium McCain has become the protector of imprisoned terrorists and enemy combatants and fights...
  • Video from CPAC: Tom DeLay Attacks John McCain (“Not sure who’s the most dangerous to be in WH”)

    02/09/2008 6:39:28 AM PST · by flattorney · 69 replies · 277+ views
    Ft. Hard Knox ^ | February 7, 2008 | Orlando
    Tom DeLay went after John McCain on Hardball with Chris Matthews. In it, he discusses McCain’s stand on immigration and global warming. VIDEO - 7:14 mins ------ After John McCain’s speech at CPAC, Tom DeLay said in an interview with Chris Matthews on MSNBC “Hardball”, that Mr. McCain had failed to acknowledge or repent his many votes and campaigns where he had waged war against the Right. Tom said, "He (McCain) didn't make many friends here today." DeLay concluded his interview to Matthews final question by stating “If he continues to be the same old John McCain that has disdain...
  • McCain hit by Hammer on the Hill (Delay says he might sit it out)

    01/21/2008 4:16:25 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 233 replies · 237+ views
    The Hill ^ | January 18th | Jackie Kucinich
    “If McCain gets the nomination, I don’t know what I’ll do,” DeLay said at the Capitol Hill Club, according to a source in the room. “I might have to sit this one out.”
  • Tom DeLay Disses McCain, Calls New Hampshire Win ‘A Blip’

    01/09/2008 12:08:26 PM PST · by flattorney · 44 replies · 135+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 9, 2008 | Chad Pergram
    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...
  • Tom DeLay targets US liberals in media war

    11/03/2007 8:15:12 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 44 replies · 279+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/4/2007 | Philip Sherwell in New York
    For a decade, Tom DeLay ruthlessly enforced Republican rule in Washington with such vigour that he was nicknamed "The Hammer". But the party's former leader in the House of Representatives will this month launch a national grassroots movement to combat the liberal activists who he believes outfoxed and outmanoeuvred Republicans to win the 2006 mid-term elections. Mr DeLay, who revelled in his reputation as a no-holds-barred Washington operator as the party's chief whip and then majority leader from 1995 to 2005, aims to instil an army of conservatives across the country with his political street-fighting skills. Tom DeLay: 'I have...
  • Tom DeLay Says Clinton Will Win Unless GOP Gets Its Act Together

    11/09/2007 8:33:52 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 10 replies · 87+ views
    Tom DeLay Says Clinton Will Win Unless GOP Gets Its Act Together Friday , November 09, 2007 AP OXFORD, England — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton will capture the presidency in 2008 unless the Republican Party can rise to meet the challenge, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said Thursday. DeLay, once a pillar of the Republican establishment and still a fierce Clinton opponent, said the New York senator had the intelligence and organization to beat her Democratic rivals — and her Republican opponents. "Don't kid yourself. She will be the next nominee, and if Republicans don't get their act together...
  • Whatever Happened to Tom DeLay and his legal problems?

    01/04/2008 8:24:28 PM PST · by JustTheTruth · 42 replies · 147+ views
    01.04.2008 | Vanity-All-The-Way
    So... Whatever did happen with Tom DeLay and the charges against him? Inquiring minds want to know....
  • Departing Travis district attorney (Ronnie Earle) endorses top assistant

    01/09/2008 10:00:32 AM PST · by flattorney · 10 replies · 314+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | January 08, 2008 | Steven Kreytak
    - - Ronnie Earle says Rosemary Lehmberg is best of four assistants running for post. Saying he has a duty after more than 30 years in office to tell the public what he thinks, departing Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle announced Monday that he is endorsing his top deputy, Rosemary Lehmberg, in the race to replace him. The decision came as no surprise to courthouse watchers and the three other Democratic candidates for Earle's job, they said. Assistant District Attorney Gary Cobb, 46, one of those candidates, said it would have been "a slap in the face" if Earle...
  • Republicans pass on Travis County DA race (to replace retiring Ronnie Earle)

    01/05/2008 9:50:18 AM PST · by flattorney · 9 replies · 410+ views
    News 8 Austin ^ | January 2, 2008 | Victor Diaz
    After more than three decades as the Travis County District Attorney, Democrat Ronnie Earle's seat is up for grabs. It won't be taken by a Republican since no one from the GOP filed to run in the March primary. The main watchdog position in Texas will stay in the hands of Democrats. "Obviously the issue that sets this particular district attorney position apart from any other in the state of Texas is the presence of the Public Integrity Unit," Travis County Democratic Chairman Chris Elliott said. The district attorney doubles as the primary ethics enforcer for the state government. Republicans...
  • Republican Congressional Candidates now up to 10 (for ex-Tom DeLay’s Texas District 22 seat)

    01/05/2008 9:44:31 AM PST · by flattorney · 7 replies · 670+ views
    Fort Bend Herald ^ | January 3, 2008 | Stephen Palkot
    A conservative member of the state board of education is the newest entrant in the race for the Congressional seat held by Nick Lampson, D-Stafford. Richmond's Cynthia Dunbar joined the race for Congressional District 22, squaring off with nine other Republican candidates in the March primary. Dunbar won election to the SBOE in 2006, the same year Lampson wrested Tom DeLay's former Congressional seat from decades of Republican control. Also new to the race is Kevyn Bazzy, a U.S. Army reservist with a background in military intelligence. By the filing deadline Tuesday, here are the candidates, along with details of...
  • Soros Fingerprints on DeLay Frame-up

    10/10/2005 1:08:02 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 56 replies · 4,692+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 10 OCTOBER 2005 | Richard Poe
    Soros Fingerprints on DeLay Frame-upBy Richard | October 10, 2005 THREE SEPARATE FORCES are attacking Congressman Tom DeLay at the moment. Outwardly, these forces seem independent. On closer inspection, however, we find that all three have something in common. All have significant links to leftwing billionaire, Democrat kingmaker and convicted insider trader George Soros. (1) The first of these attackers is Texas prosecutor Ronald Earle, who has indicted DeLay for alleged violations of state campaign finance laws. The second attacker is Republican Senator John McCain, whose Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is probing the involvement of certain of DeLay's...
  • (Ronnie) Earle (Travis County DA) Announces Retirement

    12/14/2007 1:12:06 PM PST · by anymouse · 44 replies · 755+ views
    Austin American Spokesman ^ | Friday, December 14, 2007 | Laylan Copelin
    Candidates lining up to replace longtime Travis County district attorney. Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle, who has led that office since 1977, told his staff today that he will not seek re-election. He was expected to issue a statement later. Earle, 65, will serve the one year remaining on his term, but his retirement will end an era. "Is the district attorney's job an elective office?" Ken Oden, a former county attorney, once quipped about his friend's long tenure. Earle, a Democrat, might not be done with politics. By retiring, he would be available for a gubernatorial bid in...
  • EXCERPT: THE SECOND CIVIL WAR - Preface: A Day In June

    11/20/2007 8:02:04 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies · 68+ views
    National Journal ^ | Nov. 20, 2007 | Ronald Brownstein
    After two terms as America's first president, George Washington used his farewell address to preach the benefits of unity and warn his young nation about the dangers of "permanent alliances" with foreign powers. Dwight Eisenhower, in his farewell address after his two terms in the White House, urged Americans to restrain the unaccountable power of the "military- industrial complex." When Republican Representative Tom DeLay of Texas retired under fire in June 2006 after nearly twenty-two years in Congress, he chose to warn against a different threat: too much cooperation between the Democratic and Republican parties. This might not have seemed...
  • DeLay Knocks GOP: "The leadership just isn't getting it"

    11/20/2007 1:51:03 PM PST · by StatenIsland · 59 replies · 196+ views ^ | 11/20/07 | Jeff Dufour and Patrick Gavin
    Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay may not be in a leadership position on Capitol Hill anymore, but that doesn't mean he can't weigh in on the current GOP leadership. DeLay told Yeas & Nays that Republicans in Congress are "looking for something to believe in" and "they're not getting it out of this Republican leadership. … The leadership just isn't getting it." "They're looking for some backbone," said DeLay, who also chimed in on the 2008 election. He said the Republican party is "going to get our clocks cleaned in 2008" and unequivocally said that "Hillary [Clinton] will be...
  • The Return of "That'll Teach 'Em" Hillary (Op-Ed by Tom DeLay)

    10/03/2007 1:00:43 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 33 replies · 1,655+ views
    TownHall ^ | October 3, 2007 | Tom DeLay
    Moments after accusing everyone who had the temerity to actually believe her husband was lying about “that woman, Miss Lewinsky” of being part of a “vast right-wing conspiracy,” First Lady Hillary Clinton growled to her beaming staff, “That’ll teach them to [insert four letter word that is not “mess”] with us.”That’s what we used to call the “Hillary charm.” What Mrs. Clinton likes best is jugular-gouging political combat. Unfortunately, Americans usually like their bare-knuckle politics done with a wink and a smile, like her husband always did. Bill Clinton could kiss a baby, squeeze out a crocodile tear for some...