Don 't they get it? The most important thing is that we are all Americans!
But Tom said that he came to this decision "after many weeks of personal prayerful thinking and analysis ...
"Because I care so deeply about this district and the people in it, I refuse to allow Liberal Democrats an opportunity to steal this seat in a negative, personal campaign. "
What a schmuck! He 's already predicting the focus of the campaign before it transpires. The thing is, he 's predicting a Tom DeLay-style campaign.
Who was it that ran personal attack, negative ads denigrating Ronnie Earle, Austin 's tough on crime of all types, levels and political stripes District Attorney, simply because he dared to serve Smiler DeLay with an indictment for breaking Texas laws? Funny how Tom doesn 't cotton to any officer of any court with whom he disagrees.
If Tom 's so worried about having a "Liberal Democrat " steal the seat, God help us all, why did he run in the primary? And with God on his side, there should be no way a Liberal could get in, anyway.
"Steal " the seat? Wouldn 't it take the will of the voters, the constituents he 's been screwing for 20 years ... I mean, those for whom he holds so much concern, to elect a Democrat?
As to stealing Congressional seats, let me take a moment here to rest my brain before it explodes from the absurd hubris of that statement ...
Stealing Congressional seats is precisely what you 've been indicted for, Tom, you idiot!
Oh, but let a Democrat get elected to one, especially yours, and it 's stealing? No, I don 't think so. That Congressional seat is not your personal property it belongs first to the people of Sugar Land, second to the citizens of the United States.
Here 's the kicker following paragraph upon paragraph of how much he cares about his constituents in the 22nd District, DeLay dumped on his people, telling them that he won 't be back. No, with all the money he accumulated while "laboring " on a Congressional paycheck, he purchased property in Virginia, and that 's where they, and Ronnie Earle, can find him.
I 'd be happy as a cat with nip if I were a resident of Sugar Land right about now.
However, were I a Conservative Republican from thereabouts who wore my Christianity on my sleeve, I would feel victimized by a horrendous betrayal. Like my money manager ran off to Cancun with all my savings, or a hurricane had decimated our town and neither the Federal Government nor our insurer would give us any rebuilding assistance.
At one point Smiler DeLay gazed into that crystal ball conservatives use to predict what evil the Liberals will hatch in a year or two. Here is his version of the nefarious Democratic plot:
"A democrat Congress in 2007 would, without doubt or remorse, raise hundreds of billions of dollars in taxes, summarily cut and run from the war on terror, and immediately initiate an unconstitutional impeachment of president Bush.